Texas International Pop Festival: 50 Years Later opening reception
- Date: August 30, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Location: MCL Grand
100 N. Charles
Lewisville, Texas 75057
Texas International Pop Festival: 50 Years Later
Aug. 31 – Oct. 19
Opening reception: Friday, Aug. 30, 7-9 p.m.
On Labor Day weekend in 1969, more than 120,000 music fans came together to watch live performances by the biggest names in pop, rock, and blues at the Texas International Pop Festival. Just two weeks after Woodstock, an open field near Dallas International Motor Speedway staged iconic performances for three days under the Texas sun. Curious locals gawked as Lewisville became flooded with hippies from across the country spreading peace and free love. Lake Lewisville served as the temporary home to festival-goers who recalled the event as a life-changing experience. Now, 50 years later, we take another look at this groundbreaking festival through rare photographs, archival video footage, oral histories, and artifacts that share a glimpse into that unforgettable weekend.
To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center.
For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.
Exhibit is a partnership between the City of Lewisville and the Denton County Office of History & Culture.