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Michael Hearne, Shake Russell, Jimmy Stadler and South by Southwest

An incredible performance.

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WR Tucker and 20 years of Nocona Nights

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.

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Winner of People’s Choice

Bill Crowe

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Art of the Song

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 Russell Michael Hearne

Larry Lemon’s Art Studio
McLaughlin’s studio

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Art of the Song Festival

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2022-2023 Nocona Nights Season

ADVANCE NOTICE ONLY. TICKETS WILL BE OFFERED IN JULY

October 14-16th- Art of the Song- Downtown Music and Art Show, celebrating 20 years of Nocona Nights of bring Texas music to Nocona.

December 10th- Two Tons of Steel

February 25th- Wilder Blue

April 15th- Prophets and Outlaws

This is advance notice only of schedule, and tickets will be offered as usual in July. Current Patrons will have first opportunity to buy.

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WR Tucker

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.

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Art of the Song Festival

Save the Date! “Art of the Song Festival” – 

October 14-16th, 2022

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 

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Dale Watson and the Lone Stars

Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.  Dale has established himself as one of the forerunning crusaders against the “Nashville Rash” that has been plaguing the country music industry.  He also championed his own genre of original music called “Ameripolitan”, a genre Dale Watson describes thus: “Americana is original music with prominent rock influence, Ameripolitan is original music with prominent ROOTS influence.”

This year has seen Dale Watson release his 21st album, El Rancho Azul which was recorded at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio in Austin to critical acclaim. This 2nd album on Grammy Award 

Sorry we are sold out for April 2.

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Tejas Brothers

Official Tex-Mex Honky Tonk

Tejas Brothers is the original Tex-Mex Honky Tonk band from Ft. Worth, Texas. Founded in 2006, the band has been recognized as one of the best live acts in the Lone Star State, with fans often traveling hundreds of miles to catch a live performance. Committed to providing fans and talent buyers alike with fun, energetic and uplifting music experiences, it’s no wonder the band gets brought to play for events year after year. The group specializes in recording and performing original Americana/Country/Folk music, influenced by Country, Rock, Blues and Tex-Mex.

The Tejas Brothers have been recognized as one of the best live acts in the state of Texas

Coming to Nocona Nigths Feb 12th at the Veranda Inn

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

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