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Crazy Concert/Festival Next Week

Crazy Concert/Festival Next Week
September 26
14:00 2022

Drive through town and you will likely notice festival signs adorning the streets and that means only one thing. It’s about to get CRAZY around here!

Next week is the annual Crazy Water Festival that has been happening for decades in Mineral Wells.

Live music is always a treat during the event and many bands are scheduled throughout Saturday, but this year, the festival is actually kickstarting on Thursday and we are sure you don’t want to miss biggest musical act of the event.

On Thursday night, the Crazy Concert is happening at Texas Frontier Trails Park. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to listen to the live music under the stars.

Headlining the event is the legendary band The Great Divide and Texas Musician Kaitlin Butts will open the concert at 7pm. Gates will open at 5:30pm for those looking to grab a spot close to the stage.

Tickets for the show should be purchased here in advance and cost $30. Parking is $10 and if you purchase four tickets, parking is free. Children under 2 do not need a ticket.

This is a family friendly event and kids are welcome. There will be food and drink for purchase from different vendors throughout the evening and Rickhouse Brewing will be there with their original crafted “Crazy Beer.” Here is a link to all of the Crazy Water Festival Events

If you are not familiar with The Great Divide, don’t worry, you will love them, especially if you love Texas Country or Oklahoma Red Dirt music. Check out one of their biggest hits, Break In The Storm below.

The Great Divide: Break in the Storm


If you were remotely invested in the roots music scenes in Oklahoma and Texas in the early 2000s, you knew who The Great Divide was and likely had seen them play a time or two – whether it was their own show or as part of a festival lineup. The band was playing 200 shows a year and released five albums together; they eventually signed a record deal with Atlantic Records in Nashville and garnered some chart success. Garth Brooks even recorded one of their songs.

When frontman Mike McClure left for a solo career in 2003, marking the end of the band as its original lineup—McClure, bassist Kelley Green and brothers Scotte and JJ Lester on rhythm guitar and drums—the break seemed definite. McClure moved on, releasing nine albums on his own, and for anyone who knew of their turbulent end, it was assumed the band would never reunite, let alone restore faith in one another.

Fast forward a decade, and The Great Divide found themselves playing shows together again, a starting point in moving past the chaotic time surrounding the band’s breakup. Fast forward another decade, and they’ve added a new member, keyboardist Bryce Conway, and are releasing their first new studio album in 20 years.

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