Fowler decks the halls on Texas tour
Thursday, November 21, 2013
– Kevin Fowler announced his annual Deck The Dancehalls tour this morning.
Kicking off on Friday, Nov. 29 at Big Texas Dance Hall in Spring, Texas, the yearly holiday-infused run will bring the Texas singer to dance halls across the region.
Fowler is once again spearheading the Fowler Food Drive and will partner with Meals on Wheels Association of Texas. All donations collected at each show will go directly to the city's specific Meals on Wheels chapter. For each $5 donation made, fans will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a custom signed guitar from Fowler. The raffle winner will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Fans can also contribute their donation online at: www.kevinfowler.com/fowlerfooddrive.
"The Fowler Food Drive is a great way for our fans to be able to help those in need locally in their area. The folks at Meals on Wheels provide a great service year round to our communities. This is a way for my band and our fans to show the Christmas spirit by giving to others," he said.
Fowler recently released the debut single and title track from his forthcoming release, "How Country Are Ya?," set to drop on March 4, 2014.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 29: Big Texas Dance Hall, Spring, TX
Nov. 30: Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, TX
Dec. 5: Graham Central Station, Longview, TX
Dec. 6: Billy Bob's, Fort Worth, TX
Dec. 13: Whiskey River, Beaumont, TX
Dec. 14: Wild Country, Harker Heights, TX
Dec 15: United Music Fest - Poteet, TX
Dec. 20: Big Texas Dance Hall, Webster, TX
Dec. 21: Brewster Street Icehouse, Corpus Christi, TX
Dec. 28: Schroeder Hall, Goliad, TX
Dec. 30: Wild West, Cedar Park, TX
Dec 31: Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, TX
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