Bluegrass on Ballard
10 am - 9 pm
Historic Downtown Wylie
Ballard Ave. (Hwy. 78 to Brown St.) & Olde City Park
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It's almost here! Head for historic downtown Wylie June 30 for the biggest and best Bluegrass on Ballard ever. Come early and stay late -- there's lots to see and do all day.
Wylie will indeed be wide awake June 30 for this free festival featuring top bands, a car show, arts and crafts and great food. The event in historic downtown Wylie breathes new life into the city’s longtime moniker, "Wide Awake Wylie," and continues the tradition of drawing citizens and visitors into the heart of the city.
The day begins at 10 am with arts and crafts vendors, a chili cook-off, and great food and goes through the evening with a 200+ car show and bands performing on stage (this year, in Olde City Park) from 3 to 9 pm.
Don't forget to stop by the Carter BloodCare bus and donate blood, then vote for the Wylie Police Department or Wylie Fire Rescue as they compete for bragging rights in the Battle of the Badges.
Picking and Jamming
Bring your instrument and pick and jam with other musicians on the street or in shops and restaurants throughout the day!
Schedule of Events
Music in Olde City Park; 3 – 9 pm
Car Show on Ballard Avenue; 4 - 9 pm
Chili Cook-off; 4 - 7 pm
Arts & Crafts; 10 am – 9 pm
Pony Rides; Noon - 4 pm
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive: 10 am – 6 pm
Check back for 2018 Performance Schedule as plans are finalized!
2017 Performance Schedule
Phil Ferguson & Texas True, 3 pm
Robertson County Line, 3:55 pm
Bethlehem Bluegrass Band, 5 pm
Texas & Tennessee, 5:55 pm
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band, 7 pm
Becky Buller Band, 8:30 pm
Best Western Plus Wylie Inn
2011 N Highway 78
Wylie, Texas 75098
Phone: 972/429-1771 | Fax: 972/429-1775
The Wylie Jubilee Bluegrass on Ballard is presented by Wylie Downtown Merchants Association, City of Wylie, and Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.
Car Show pre-registration