KEOS is the area’s hottest non-commercial, community-supported radio station, and now’s the time to show your support! The Lone Star Jam is a benefit concert overlooking the tranquil Lake Bryan, and Sunday, Oct 7 may be your last chance to see this event at the Lakeside Icehouse. The restaurant and venue is now closed to the public, but it’s opening for a day to host the Lone Star Jam. Krista May, President of the KEOS Board of Directors said, “Having it at Lake Bryan in a beautiful outdoor setting with a great view of the water and sunset has been wonderful for us.”
Part of the Lone Star Music Series, the Jam celebrates the talent and variety of Texas music. You’ll hear local talent and familiar voices. Ride the Panda! opens at 2 p.m., Manzy Lowry Band at 3 p.m., Eugene, Eugene at 4 p.m., Jacob Appelt & Friends at 5 p.m., Brooke Graham at 6 p.m. and Great American Boxcar Chorus at 7 p.m. In addition to being local performers, a couple of the musicians are radio personalities on KEOS. Jacob Appelt presents “Texas Music Workforce” on Monday nights. Eugene Smith plays the piano at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and he also hosts the KEOS show “Back to Basics” on Saturday nights.
Admission to Lake Bryan is $5 per vehicle, so you may want to arrive early and explore the scenic nature trails and work up an appetite. The doors open at 12, and the suggested donation is $10 for the Jam. Proceeds go to the non-profit radio station KEOS 89.1. Food and drinks will be available at the event. If you haven’t experienced the southwest soulfood offered by the Crafty Pig food truck, grab a Texican Porkadilla (a BBQ pork quesadilla). There will also be a silent auction from noon to 4 p.m. Auction items include date night packages and donations from Stage Center, Star Furniture and La Gabriella Coffee & Pastries. KEOS shirts and tote bags will also be available for purchase.
Focused on serving the BCS community, KEOS provides a platform for all kinds of voices and perspectives, both through music and educational content. Driven and produced by volunteers, KEOS depends on community support and connections with residents, businesses and venues. “As of right now, we’re looking for a new venue for next year’s Jam,” May said. “We will miss the Icehouse. We’ve had some of our most successful Jams at the Icehouse, and listeners have told us that they love the venue.”