Celebrate Texas Independence at "Independence Eve"

March 1


Sundown Social

04/21/2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Rocking Star Ranch

The Washington on the Brazos State Park Association will celebrate 182 years of Texas—where the stars are big and bright—at its annual Sundown Social at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Rockin’ Star Ranch, Brenham, Texas.

Featured entertainment will be Dale Watson—dubbed the silver pompadoured, Lone Star beer drinkin’, honky-tonk baritone by the Austin Chronicle. “Seeing honky tonker Dale Watson live is much different than listening to his studio recordings. Sure, you still get great lyrics booming from Watson’s distinctive voice, but the live shows have an energy and a playfulness that doesn’t always come through on a studio cut. And Watson’s live shows are always top-notch experiences.” (Pittsburg City Paper)

Featuring a gourmet steak dinner by a team of chuck wagon cookers led by Jimmy Detro, cocktails, Dale Watson concert and auctions filled with Texian treasures, all proceeds from this Texas-size party will benefit the Washington on the Brazos State Park Association and its educational programming and expansion of the 293-acre park encompassing Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site

“The Park Association is launching a renewal project in 2018 to greatly improve the experience for visitors with enhanced visuals, landscaping and signage that this venerable landmark deserves,” says Park Association President Cyndee Smith.  “It is important for people to know that every dollar raised at the Sundown Social directly benefits Washington on the Brazos and that the money stays here: ‘Where Texas Became Texas.’” Washington on the Brazos is where 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to formally declare independence from Mexico.

The gala will honor the Fultz Family of Navasota, longtime and ardent supporters of Washington on the Brazos and the Park Association.

Tickets are limited; the event has sold out the last two years. Contact Ginger Moreland, Park Association Administrator, at 979-830-1824 or office@wheretexasbecametexas.org for tickets and sponsorship information. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 13, 2018.   Overnight accommodations are available at the Sundown Social venue: Rockin’ Star Ranch.

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