Special to the Journal
On Friday, May 6 from 6-9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Salado will host Tablerock’s Annual Gospel Festival for an evening and a full day of “Old Fashioned” gospel music. Jim and Alvalin Woodul from Killeen are the directors of the festival, and will also perform at the two-day event.
The Gospel Festival will feature many artists who perform all over Texas. A partial list of artists includes Angel Erfurt from West; Steve Coleman from Chalk Bluff; Beaux Jones from Waco; the Gospel Crossroads from Beeville; The Armstrong Family from Garland; Cliff Underwood from Temple; Joyce Emile from San Antonio; Loretta Williams Gurnell from Houston; Joyful Sound from Fort Worth and the Revelation Singers from San Antonio.
Admission for adults is $5, children aged seven through 12 is $3. Tickets which come in the form of yellow wrist bands are sold at the gate and are good for all day Saturday allowing attendees to visit downtown to shop. A different colored wrist band will be sold on Friday evening. On both days, the concession stand will be open for hot pulled pork sandwiches, hot chili dogs, soft drinks, coffee and homemade desserts.
Tablerock’s Goodnight Amphitheater is located at 409 Royal Street in Salado, Texas. Go to www.tablerock.org for a map. For more information, please contact Jim or Alvalin Woodul at 254-634-4658 or Tablerock at 254-947-9205.
Salado, located on Interstate I-35 between the cities of Waco and Austin, was an original stop for the stagecoach lines and was home to the first co-educational college in the State of Texas. Salado was founded at the Old Military Road crossing of Salado Creek on October 8, 1859, coincident with the conception of Salado College.
Founded by early Scottish settlers because of its plentiful springs and rich farmland, Salado became a center for commerce and culture. Today, Salado is a destination for a thriving creative arts and business community with an emphasis on providing visitors a unique shopping, dining and lodging experience.