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Independence Eve

03/01/2024, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate the 188th Anniversary of Texas Independence with us on March 1st! “Independence Eve” will feature a performance by Nashville recording artist Glen Templeton at the outdoor amphitheater. Gates will open at 6pm. The opening band, Drifters and Grifters will perform at 6:45, Nite Moves at 8:00 and Glen Templeton 9:30. Admission to the concert is free. Beer, wine and food will be for sale.

There is limited seating in the built in amphitheater so guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets for the additional lawn seating. No coolers or outside food and drink will be allowed.

VIP Tickets available for $75 a person and include a fajita meal, two drink tickets, tent seating on the overlook, a private bartender and liquor available for sale. Access to a designated restroom. Exclusive parking next to the Visitor Center.  Meet and Greet with Glen Templeton is available after the concert. (ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT, EMAIL OFFICE@WHERETEXASBEACMETEXAS.ORG TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE) 


Washington-on-the-Brazos is undergoing extensive renovation projects going on throughout the park which make it necessary for us to amend our typical Texas Independence Day Celebration. Instead of the traditional celebration with vendors, performances and large-scale living history demonstrations, we have opted to celebrate Independence Eve, with a concert on Friday night and a solemn remembrance ceremony on Saturday, presented by the Sons of the Republic of Texas. It will be a different Texas Independence Day that in the past, but once the renovation is complete in 2025, we will be back to our traditional celebration!


Independence Eve is sponsored by Texas Historical Commission, HEB, Washington County, the City of Navasota, the Arts Council, Bluebonnet Electric, Bluebell Ice Cream.

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