Texas Onion Fest is proud to announce this year’s headliner, Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band, who is set to perform at this year’s event happening Saturday, March 25 at Mayor Pablo G. Pena City Park. In addition, Valley native Bo Garza will return to the Texas Onion Fest Hermes Music main stage.
Born in Texas City, Texas, Johnny Lee is best known for his hit song “Lookin’ for Love”, which was featured in the John Travolta film Urban Cowboy. The song went on to become Lee’s first gold record, and it spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Music Chart in 1980. Lee had been performing at Gilley’s, the world famous honky tonk in Pasadena, Texas, when he was approached to record a song for the Urban Cowboy soundtrack. In 1979, Lee appeared in his first screen role in the TV movie “The Girls in the Office”, starring Barbara Eden and Susan St. James. Johnny Lee was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004, and his top ten hits include: "One In A Million", "Bet Your Heart On Me", "Cherokee Fiddle," "Sounds Like Love," "Hey Bartender" and "You Could've Heard a Heart Break."
Texas country radio star Bo Garza will return to Texas Onion Fest for a second time. The Rio Grande Valley native began his musical career in 1980 as a side man for the Junction Band, who regularly played at the Kings X Lounge in McAllen. He went on to start his own group with bandmate Wally Garza and Brooks Ausborn and called themselves the South Texas Wailers. They won the Dodge Wrangler Country Showdown sponsored by KTEX radio and Sonny Laguna at Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth. In the mid 1980's, Garza went on to open for many legends at the Villarreal Convention Center in McAllen, including Merle Haggard, George Jones, and George Strait.
Texas Onion Fest would like to thank entertainment sponsors Jeff Everitt Insurance, Progreso International Bridge and AEP Texas. Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Sweet Texas Onion which was developed in Weslaco at the Texas A&M University Extension Service. The event features live entertainment, food demonstrations, dancing horse shows, kiddie rides, arts and crafts and more.
Tickets are available online at www.topboxtickets.com, by phone at 1-800-514-3849, or by visiting the following Valley-wide retail outlets: The Boot Jack stores in McAllen and Brownsville, Ticket Zone in Edinburg, and Hermes Music locations in Weslaco, McAllen, and Brownsville. For a limited time, purchase one adult ticket and get one FREE! Limit two per household. For more information about the event, visit www.weslaco.com/onionfest.