DeWitt announces headliners for Weekend in Old DeWitt festival

Organizers are preparing for a free, family-friendly event called Das Zwielichts Fest, also known as Weekend in Olde DeWitt

Dewitt County Downtown

CUERO, Texas – On Saturday, September 25, DeWitt County is having its “Weekend in Olde De Witt” festival.

The event starts at 7 p.m. with an opening act from the Tanners of the Dr. Bushrod and their Medicine show at the Cuero City Pavilion.

Peggy Ledbetter, Commission Chairman said attendees should prepare for some humor.

“I suggest you prepare for a lot of laughs, you will not want to miss the opening act,” Ledbetter said.

Mary Gayle Brindley, Chairman of the 175th Celebration Committee, said the Medicine Show is still considered a longtime favorite at many historical state festivals.

The show remains popular at the Texian Market Days festival annually held at the George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond.

“While many might not remember the Medicine show, it was an old-time comedy and musical review featuring some talented and experienced musicians. We feel very fortunate to be able to offer such a run variety of talent to top off the first day of Weekend in Old DeWitt,” Brindley said.

Don Drachenberg plays a central character in the Medicine show, as the longtime band leader of a popular south Texas rock and roll band called The Triumphs.

A famous old school 1960’s band called The Moods start playing at 8:00 p.m.

“Yes, we are making it official. What many in the county have heard is true, the longtime Central Texas and South-Central Texas favorite 50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll Band. The Moods will be playing for listening and dancing pleasure,” Ledbetter said.

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