8th Annual Flip Flop Festival

How do you wanna spend the end of summer? Why on the beach of course! Where do they have a great events right on the water this year?

 

Port Lavaca of course!

 

 

 

The City of Port Lavaca is proud to present the only festival that’s dedicated to the shoe that flops right on to your feet and is excited to bring you the 8th Annual Flip Flop Festival!  What can be better than 2 full days of stellar live music, food, games, an IBCA BBQ Cook-off, shopping and fun, fun, fun on the Texas coast!

 

The annual Flip Flop Festival is an exciting, family-friendly event that everyone looks forward to each year and is held right on the water! What more could you want for the perfect end of the summer beach party?!!

 

The festival kicks off Friday evening with the arrival of the IBCA cook-off teams!  Get there at 6pm when the gates open, settle in and get ready for an evening full of great food, drink and fun featuring live music from recording artists and bands across the state. Friday night can’t come fast enough but when it does everyone in Port Lavaca will be dancing on the beach.

 

Opening for Friday night’s headliner, The Electric Cowboys is San Antonio Lights a five man Journey Tribute Band.  This high energy group has been playing together for the past 5 years and brings any stage they land on to life!! You’ll be held captive by their perfected covers of Journey songs and your favorite classic rock tunes. These guys are awesome and perform their shows in both English and Spanish!! This bank was voted San Antonio’s best tribute band in 2013 and 2014, and they’ve been featured on the city’s local television stations! These guys will get you up and dancing in the aisles.

 

But that’s just the start because headliner, The Electric Cowboys are up next and you’ll be swinging from the lights! These guys have won more awards than you can keep track of. Over the course of their career The Electric Cowboys have received multiple awards in some of the country’s major music categories, including three Grammy nominations, over 1 million views on YouTube and a top eight-7 million vote finish on CMT’s Music Madness Video Contest! They toured with the Dixie Chicks on their “Fly” Tour and have shared the stage with such acts as Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, Joe Ely, Jo Dee Messina, Clay Walker, Toby Keith, SHeDAISY, Kevin Fowler, Dwight Yaokam, Kyle Parks and many others as well as have performed at many Country Thunder events throughout their career. This is a complex, unpredictable, ball of talent and energy. Recently, The Electric Cowboys were declared one of CMT’s Music Madness’ finalists!  A huge indication of what effect this group can have on an audience so you’re in for a treat on Friday night!

 

And this is just the first night! Saturday they’ve got you covered with more awesome musical talent so you’d best plan on spending the night! Opening for the Josh Abbott Band on Saturday night is Hudson Moore who has one great reputation as a great live performer! So much so that it has earned him opening slots for music greats like ZZ Top, Alan Jackson, Pat Green, Rascal Flatts and Gary Clark Jr!!! Moore’s music has always been his biggest passion and he loves it all! Whether it’s performing live, writing songs or recording in the studio, he writes or co-writes all of his songs and plays the vast majority of guitar. And it’s working! Extremely well!!

 

But what’s up next? In one word it’s gonna get REAL! Real is the operative word for the Josh Abbott Band. This band has lobbed three singles onto the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – including “Oh, Tonight,” the first charted track to feature Grammy-winning Kacey Musgraves – and nabbed a Top 10 album with the 2012 release Small Town Family Dreams and reached No. 12 with the 2014 EP Tuesday Night. While JAB is truly a group, the name is centered on Abbott – the lead singer, primary songwriter and band namesake – with good reason. He is a determined force of nature, and his ability to lead – to, in essence, turn something small into something much bigger – has been a hallmark of the band since its inception and you have a chance to hear them up close and personal right on the Texas coast in Port Lavaca!! How’s that for some great musical entertainment?

 

What goes best with awesome live music than cold beer and frozen drinks? They have them! It’s the best of everything, all while enjoying great Texas music right on the beach!

 

With all the adult fun going on there’s also plenty of fun for the kids. “Kid’s Zone” is everything children love! Full of rides, games, contests and best of all - FUN!  FREE rides and games – ALL DAY, including a splash pad to keep them cool! There is so much excitement, fun and more!! Did we mention there will be tons of food? With so much food and so many different things to eat, even your pickiest eater will scarf it right up.  In addition to all the yummy food vendors there is also an  IBCA-Sanctioned BBQ Cook Off for those folks who are deadly serious about their BBQ skills!! If you have what it takes, come and show us what you’ve got!!

 

Great food will satisfy your appetite and then it’s time to satisfy another – let’s go shopping!  There will be vendors from around the state showcasing their incredible and unique items. Chances are good that you’ll find that one-of-a-kind item you just can’t live without! And, since it is the Flip Flop Festival after all, there will also be some super cool vendors selling what else but FIP FLOPS!! These are no ordinary shoes you flop on your feet but super cool one-of-a-kind, specialty flip flops that will have all your friends simply pea-green with envy!!

Are we having fun yet or what??? Getting a little hot out there under the sun? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of shade in the HUGE beer garden, food pavilion and shopping pavilion! Can’t say they don’t make it comfortable because the folks at the festival want to make sure EVERYONE is happy and content!

 

But save some of that energy so you can compete in the Annual Fling Flong Contest! Better start practicing now and don’t forget to bring those special flip flops to win the prize. They’ve also got a Horseshoes & Washers Tournament, a Frozen T-Shirt Contest (that’ll cool you off) and a Children’s Sand Castle Building Contest!

 

Does it get any better than that?

 

It does if you plan on staying overnight. Port Lavaca has plenty of options for your overnight stay. Got an RV? Bring it! They’ve got you covered. How about renting a house for the whole gang? There are lots of choices on vacation rentals or grab a stay at one of the many great hotels. It’s your Labor Day Weekend so plan it YOUR way and have a worry-free fantastic weekend!!

 

Oh and BTW, don’t fret about parking because they’ve got you covered there too with FREE shuttle service both Friday evening and ALL-DAY on Saturday!  Park the car at the Bauer Community Center’s HUGE parking lot and jump on the shuttle. The Bauer Community Center is located at 2300 Hwy 35. You can’t miss it AND it’s hassle free!!

 

Mark your calendars, practice flipping your flop and work on those BBQ skills, because this party will be even bigger and better than ever!

With all these great events going on in Port Lavaca all summer long…where else would you want to be!! Sea ya there!

 

 

 

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The City of Port Lavaca is proud to present the only festival that’s dedicated to the shoe that flops right on to your feet and is excited to bring you the 8th Annual Flip Flop Festival!  What can be better than 2 full days of stellar live music, food, games, an IBCA BBQ Cook-off, shopping and fun, fun, fun on the Texas coast!

 

The annual Flip Flop Festival is an exciting, family-friendly event that everyone looks forward to each year and is held right on the water! What more could you want for the perfect end of the summer beach party?!!

 

The festival kicks off Friday evening with the arrival of the IBCA cook-off teams!  Get there at 6pm when the gates open, settle in and get ready for an evening full of great food, drink and fun featuring live music from recording artists and bands across the state. Friday night can’t come fast enough but when it does everyone in Port Lavaca will be dancing on the beach.

 

Opening for Friday night’s headliner, The Electric Cowboys is San Antonio Lights a five man Journey Tribute Band.  This high energy group has been playing together for the past 5 years and brings any stage they land on to life!! You’ll be held captive by their perfected covers of Journey songs and your favorite classic rock tunes. These guys are awesome and perform their shows in both English and Spanish!! This bank was voted San Antonio’s best tribute band in 2013 and 2014, and they’ve been featured on the city’s local television stations! These guys will get you up and dancing in the aisles.

 

But that’s just the start because headliner, The Electric Cowboys are up next and you’ll be swinging from the lights! These guys have won more awards than you can keep track of. Over the course of their career The Electric Cowboys have received multiple awards in some of the country’s major music categories, including three Grammy nominations, over 1 million views on YouTube and a top eight-7 million vote finish on CMT’s Music Madness Video Contest! They toured with the Dixie Chicks on their “Fly” Tour and have shared the stage with such acts as Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, Joe Ely, Jo Dee Messina, Clay Walker, Toby Keith, SHeDAISY, Kevin Fowler, Dwight Yaokam, Kyle Parks and many others as well as have performed at many Country Thunder events throughout their career. This is a complex, unpredictable, ball of talent and energy. Recently, The Electric Cowboys were declared one of CMT’s Music Madness’ finalists!  A huge indication of what effect this group can have on an audience so you’re in for a treat on Friday night!

 

And this is just the first night! Saturday they’ve got you covered with more awesome musical talent so you’d best plan on spending the night! Opening for the Josh Abbott Band on Saturday night is Hudson Moore who has one great reputation as a great live performer! So much so that it has earned him opening slots for music greats like ZZ Top, Alan Jackson, Pat Green, Rascal Flatts and Gary Clark Jr!!! Moore’s music has always been his biggest passion and he loves it all! Whether it’s performing live, writing songs or recording in the studio, he writes or co-writes all of his songs and plays the vast majority of guitar. And it’s working! Extremely well!!

 

But what’s up next? In one word it’s gonna get REAL! Real is the operative word for the Josh Abbott Band. This band has lobbed three singles onto the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – including “Oh, Tonight,” the first charted track to feature Grammy-winning Kacey Musgraves – and nabbed a Top 10 album with the 2012 release Small Town Family Dreams and reached No. 12 with the 2014 EP Tuesday Night. While JAB is truly a group, the name is centered on Abbott – the lead singer, primary songwriter and band namesake – with good reason. He is a determined force of nature, and his ability to lead – to, in essence, turn something small into something much bigger – has been a hallmark of the band since its inception and you have a chance to hear them up close and personal right on the Texas coast in Port Lavaca!! How’s that for some great musical entertainment?

 

What goes best with awesome live music than cold beer and frozen drinks? They have them! It’s the best of everything, all while enjoying great Texas music right on the beach!

 

With all the adult fun going on there’s also plenty of fun for the kids. “Kid’s Zone” is everything children love! Full of rides, games, contests and best of all - FUN!  FREE rides and games – ALL DAY, including a splash pad to keep them cool! There is so much excitement, fun and more!! Did we mention there will be tons of food? With so much food and so many different things to eat, even your pickiest eater will scarf it right up.  In addition to all the yummy food vendors there is also an  IBCA-Sanctioned BBQ Cook Off for those folks who are deadly serious about their BBQ skills!! If you have what it takes, come and show us what you’ve got!!

 

Great food will satisfy your appetite and then it’s time to satisfy another – let’s go shopping!  There will be vendors from around the state showcasing their incredible and unique items. Chances are good that you’ll find that one-of-a-kind item you just can’t live without! And, since it is the Flip Flop Festival after all, there will also be some super cool vendors selling what else but FIP FLOPS!! These are no ordinary shoes you flop on your feet but super cool one-of-a-kind, specialty flip flops that will have all your friends simply pea-green with envy!!

Are we having fun yet or what??? Getting a little hot out there under the sun? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of shade in the HUGE beer garden, food pavilion and shopping pavilion! Can’t say they don’t make it comfortable because the folks at the festival want to make sure EVERYONE is happy and content!

 

But save some of that energy so you can compete in the Annual Fling Flong Contest! Better start practicing now and don’t forget to bring those special flip flops to win the prize. They’ve also got a Horseshoes & Washers Tournament, a Frozen T-Shirt Contest (that’ll cool you off) and a Children’s Sand Castle Building Contest!

 

Does it get any better than that?

 

It does if you plan on staying overnight. Port Lavaca has plenty of options for your overnight stay. Got an RV? Bring it! They’ve got you covered. How about renting a house for the whole gang? There are lots of choices on vacation rentals or grab a stay at one of the many great hotels. It’s your Labor Day Weekend so plan it YOUR way and have a worry-free fantastic weekend!!

 

Oh and BTW, don’t fret about parking because they’ve got you covered there too with FREE shuttle service both Friday evening and ALL-DAY on Saturday!  Park the car at the Bauer Community Center’s HUGE parking lot and jump on the shuttle. The Bauer Community Center is located at 2300 Hwy 35. You can’t miss it AND it’s hassle free!!

 

Mark your calendars, practice flipping your flop and work on those BBQ skills, because this party will be even bigger and better than ever!

With all these great events going on in Port Lavaca all summer long…where else would you want to be!! Sea ya there!