This 20th Anniversary Season of Nocona Nights is dedicated to WR Tucker. WR conceived the idea of Nocona Nights as a dinner/concert series and was instrumental in making it the success it’s been for the last 20 years. Thanks to him we’ve enjoyed over 150 concerts in our community. And we’ve learned from him to be quiet and appreciate the music ! Oil by Don McLaughlin.
What an amazing weekend of art and music! Art walk at Lemon’s and McLaughlin’s studios , concert and art show at Justin Building , and capped by an incredible performance by Michael Hearne, Shake Russell, Jimmy Stadler and South by Southwest (Carmen and Zeke) at Veranda Event Center. Special thanks to Don McLaughlin for outstanding portraits of WR, Michael and Shake and to the Chisholm Trail Art Association and the Nocona Chamber of Commerce for partnering with us to make this happen. Shake RussellMichael Hearne
Many of you already know, but in case you aren’t aware, W.R. passed away Thursday afternoon, May 12th.
W.R. was the founder of Nocona Nights, and with the help of Patti has been its inspiration and guidance for the last 20 years. His idea created one of the most successful and long-running entertainment venues in North Texas, enjoyed by so many of us over the years.
He was the music producer and talent scout for the shows, booking the best performers from Texas and New Mexico. They considered it an honor to be invited by W.R. to come to Nocona to perform. He had a great reputation in the Texas music scene.
We all owe him a debt of gratitude for his creativity and for providing us with many wonderful years of entertainment; introducing us to musicians we may never have heard before.
Next season, our 20th year, will be dedicated to his memory.
Nocona Nights is celebrating 20 years of bringing the hottest musical acts to Nocona. And with this celebration, we are joining with the Chisholm Trail Art Association and the Nocona Chamber of Commerce and bringing back the popular “Art of the Song Festival” on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16.
Plans are still being finalized but the musical acts are set Michael Hearne, SXSW, Shake Russell, and Jimmy Stadler. There will be a Saturday afternoon music event, art show and awards at The Justin Building located in historic downtown Nocona. Sunday, October 16 will feature an all-community Gospel Singing in the downtown park and more.
The downtown music and art show is free to the public to attend. So,make plans to enjoy the “Art of the Song Festival” as Nocona Nights celebrates 20-years of bringing Texas music to Nocona.
Our scheduled Nocona Nights dinner /concert for our Patrons will be Saturday night the 15th