"Woodstock" At Lewisville "Texas International Pop Festival"

by Tamera H. Bennett Labor Day weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the "Texas International Pop Festival" held just a few miles south of my office at the old speedway.

Over 100,000 folks were "Lewd in Lewisville" listening to artists including B.B. King, Canned Heat, Chicago Transit Authority, Freddie King, James Cotton, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, Led Zeppelin, Nazz, Sam and Dave, Santana, Slay and the Family Stone, Spirit, Ten Years After and Tony Joe White.

Impromptu concerts rocked all night at the campground at Lewisville Lake. (Just a mile north of my office).

Read this great article and this great article in the Dallas Morning News.

Go to the official event website to learn more and view the event program, see more photos, and learn about the book that is in the works.

James Polser, mentioned in the Dallas Morning News article as working security at the event, runs the historic Lewisville Feed Mill that is located a

Lewisville Feed Mill
Lewisville Feed Mill

half-block from my office in Old Town Lewisville.  Read here for the history of Lewisville, Texas.

So, yes we are hip in Lewisville, just maybe not so many hippies anymore.  Hope you enjoyed this tid-bit of Texas History.

Update: Our local Dallas ABC affiliate featured the Texas International Pop Festival today.  Click here to watch a video of the story.