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Superstars Tracy Lawrence, Joan Jett headline new “Quefest” this weekend

By Brittnee Lee and J.J. Smith. Multi-award winning, country-music superstar Tracy Lawrence, plus Rock ‘N Roll superstar Joan Jett, will headline the Rowlett Exchange Club’s first-annual “Quefest” Independence Day Celebration, July 2-4, at Elgin Robertson Park.

The park is located at I-30 and Dalrock Rd, next to Bayview Marina.

During his career which began in 1991, Lawrence has sung and written numerous No. 1 and Top-Ten hits such as “Time Marches On,”“Can’t Break It To My Heart,” “My Second Home,” “If the Good Die Young” and “Better Man, Better Off.”

Jett began her career in the 80s and is perhaps best known for her No. 1 hit, “I Love Rock “N Roll.” As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums, plus nine Top-40 singles, including the classics: “Bad Reputation,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and “Crimson and Clover.”

Also performing will be national recording artists Cory Morrow and Jonny Lang, July 2; Black Tie Dynasty with Jett, July 3; plus Charlie Robison with Lawrence, July 4.

According to the Exchange Club’s publicity chairperson, Heidi Vento of Rockwall, the entertainers will perform each evening beginning at 8 pm and then be followed by a fireworks show.

The fireworks will be at 9:30 pm Friday – between entertainers – and at 10:45 pm, Saturday and Sunday – after their performances.

Gates open Friday at 6 pm and at Noon Sat. and Sun.

Local bands will perform all day both weekend days. There will also be carnival rides and a children’s play area.  Texas-style BBQ will be sold, along with such State Fair-style food as Fletcher’s Corny Dogs, fried cookie dough, chicken and sausage on a stick, fried green tomatoes and more.  Sponsors Bud Light and Coca-Cola will serve ice cold drinks.

She added that the event will benefit the Club’s community service programs which focus on child abuse prevention, Americanism, youth, scholarships and community service. Programs include the Rowlett Holiday Parade, Angel League, Kitefest, Flags of Freedom and the Child Abuse Prevention Center.

According to Club president Kyle French, the Rowlett Club is attempting to replicate an event produced by an Exchange Club in Illinois where they raise $1 million each year for their local service programs.

Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12.  Children under age five are free.  Active military personnel get in free with a military ID.  A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $95, including free food and drinks.

Onsite parking is $7 and remote parking is $5 per automobile.

Vento said numerous volunteers are needed and they will receive free admission in exchange for their help.

No outside food or drinks will be allowed and fireworks are prohibited, she added.

QueFest sponsors include 96.3 KSCS Radio and The Dallas Morning News. Additional advertising sponsorships for businesses are still available depending on the level of sponsorship selected.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.QueFest.org or at the gate.

For more information about the festival or sponsorships, call the QueFest Hotlines at 214-364-1632, 469-366-7302.

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