October 12th and 13th saw the Texas Red’s Steak and Grape Festival held annually in Downtown Bryan. Friday’s admission was free and was filled with dozens of food and craft booth from local BCS businesses. Everything from new cowboy hats to fried Oreos were available for festival goers.
As pictured above, The Queen Theatre was lit up, and members of the “Save the Queen” campaign were present. The Queen included a projector to show the efforts thus far and later broadcast the Aggie football game.
Saturday night was the meant to be the main even, however, with both Johnny Lee opening for headliner Roger Creager. Luckily the event was two nights because Saturday night welcomed that terrible thunderstorm which caused Roger Creager to be unable to play for the hundreds in attendance.
As you can see above though, there were many fun festivities had before the rain hit. Johnny Lee played several of his big hits including “Looking for Love” and “Cherokee Fiddle”.
Local aggies showed some love for him as seen in one of our pictures above. Many attendees also danced to the classic songs. Though many were looking forward to Roger Creager’s performance, Johnny Lee more than entertained the audience.
The much needed rain began just before 8PM, and many locals took refuge in the restaurants where the Texas A&M football game provided a satisfying alternative to the cancelled outdoor festivities. Though drenched, many enjoyed watching the Aggies secure a close victory.
Despite the rain, the event was a success and I am sure many more years of the Texas Red’s Festival are in the future of downtown Bryan.