The streets around the Historic Courthouse Square will be THE place to be on Saturday May 29, 2010 in San Saba. The "Pecan Capital Street Dance" is an event which will be the "icing on the cake," following a special edition of "Pecan Capital Trade Days" held that morning from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m., on the square in San Saba, Texas…" The Pecan Capital Of The World." It’s a FREE Dance as a gift to the city from 8 p.m. till Midnight and an opportunity to showcase our city, celebrating the progress that we have made with Historic Downtown. It’s Graduation weekend and Memorial day weekend, bringing friends and family home to San Saba for the third celebration in the series. "Live" on the City Stage will be Bobby Flores.
Bobby Flores is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger, producer, composer and first call session musician. He studied music theory and classical violin at Trinity University under the late Domenick Saltarelli, jazz guitar with Jackie King and classical guitar with David Underwood. Bobby is featured on over four hundred albums, CD’s and singles, including performances with numerous artists on major labels. He composes music for radio and television commercials airing throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia. While Bobby feels at home in the country, pop-rock, jazz, blues, Latin and classical genres, he also enjoys composing for and performing with string quartets. In 1968, at the age of seven, Bobby started his professional career by performing at local functions and Texas area circuits in a gospel duo with his mother Mary Jane Flores. By the middle 80’s, Bobby had become bandleader, show opener and fiddle player for Johnny Bush, vocalist/guitarist for Top 40 and rock bands, "Gone City" and "The Boiz," and was also performing with the Trinity University Community Orchestra. In 1988, along with brother, Greg and sister, Sandra, Bobby formed the band "Angel Fire" and played the Texas "A" circuit until 1997, opening for numerous country superstars, including George Strait and Garth Brooks. Shortly thereafter, he toured the U.S. and Canada with David Kersh including performances for Prime Time Country on TNN and numerous radio shows. As fate would have it, this turn of events led him to his dream job of becoming first violin/fiddle player for Ray Price through 2001. This also inspired Bobby to record his debut CD, "Just For The Record." In 2002, Bobby received a Grammy Award for string and brass arrangements and violin performances on Freddy Fender’s CD, "La Musica de Baldemar Huerta."
Pecan Capital Street Dance is a FREE dance, but if you would like a table they are available from the San Saba Volunteer Fire Department by calling 325-372-5544. The event is BYOB and set ups will be sold by Mission San Saba. The crew from Pepperbelly’s Mexican Food Restaurant will be cooking up fajitas and other goodies. Happy Jack’s will also be there with cotton candy, popcorn, candy and fresh squeezed lemonade for the kids. Pecan Capital Street Dance III would not be possible without the support of our fabulous sponsors: Harry’s, Double G Pit Stop, Everett’s Furniture & Emporium, Millican Pecan Company, Chemical Universe, Rick’s, The San Saba River Golf Course, River City Paint, Pepperbelly’s Mexican Food Restaurant, Ice House Liquor, Hamrick’s Automotive Center, Hoffpauir Outdoor Superstore, and the GO Texan Rural Communities Program. This is a family event and everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Tony Guidroz at 325-372-8291 and visit www.sansabatexas.com