Bob Gill

Tribute artist Bob Gill, like Waylon Jennings, sings with a style that seems to come from the soul and reflects the joy and pain of a man who has experienced both.

If any one performer symbolizes the outlaw country movement of the 70's, it's Waylon Jennings.

Fans loved his imposing baritone and stripped down, updated honky tonk style.

When he died, country music lost a superstar.

His fans won’t want to miss a chance to relive one of his concerts by attending Bob Gill’s “Waylon Jennings Tribute Show,” July 14, at the Palestine High School Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit BARC, the Humane Society.

“This is a very important fund raiser for BARC,” said Pam Smith, event co-ordinator. “We depend on the money raised from our summer event to help the large influx of pets that come through our doors, and to help fund our spay/neuter clinic. I hope everyone will come out and support us”

Gill maintains a vast repertoire of Waylon's music.

Facebook comments include: “Your show was unbelievable. Your tribute to Waylon gave us all goose bumps. You have captured his mannerisms and looks perfectly.”

“Wow, this guy did his homework. He is an awesome talent.”

“If I close my eyes, I can believe Waylon was really singing. You sound great.”

Since Waylon's death in February 2002, Gill has focused on preserving his idol's music by perfecting a Legends Waylon Jennings tribute show.

When you look at Gill on stage, you think immediately of Waylon Jennings.

Like Waylon, Gill sings with a style that seems to come from the soul, reflecting the joy and pain of a man who has experienced both in an adult dose.

Tickets to the event – $25 – are on sale at the Animal Shelter, PetSense, Hometown Pharmacy, and Prosperity Bank. Also online at www.outhousetickets.com.

Other local weekend events and activities:

Thursday, July 12

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Lake Creek Blueberry Farm

Lake Creek Blueberry Farm 2018 picking season began June 1. Schedule is Monday thru Saturday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Proudly gallon prices will remain the same. You pick $14. We pick $20. Locations: 1471 East Fm 321 Montalba, TX 75803 - 903-386-8200

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Railroad Heritage Center

Palestine’s Railroad Heritage Center develops a portal to Palestine history; it justifies the title of UP "Train Town." Relish the romance of the rails, as depicted by the Domis Model RR. Enjoy the various exhibits that illustrate many facets of railroading. Sponsored by local donors; developed and operated by members of the non-profit Texas State Railroad Society, 808 W. Oak Street in Palestine.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Texas State Railroad Summer Excursion.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Museum for East Texas Culture.

The museum is a must-see spot for all visitors. Inside this historic site, they can spend hours viewing Palestine and Anderson County artifacts and displays. Educational and inexpensive. Open Wednesday through Saturday. Adults $3 and students $1. Call 903-723-1914, or visit www.MuseumPalestine.org.

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Thirsty Thursdays at Granny Muffin Wines

Come on in on Thursday and rest up a spell. Granny will have a some specials with tidbits. 903-729-1262

Friday, July 13

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Lake Creek Blueberry Farm.

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Railroad Heritage Center.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Museum for East Texas Culture.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Texas State Railroad Summer Excursion.

5:30 to 8 p.m. — Live Music at Bishop's Brisket House.

Enjoy a great evening at Bishop's Brisket House (in the Palestine Mall, outside entrance) in a relaxing atmosphere while listening to live music. Entrees start at $5.95 with choices of ribs, brisket, turkey, sausage, ham, and chicken, with fresh sides and homemade desserts.

Saturday, July 14

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Lake Creek Blueberry Farm.

9:30-10:30 a.m. — Tai Chi.

Palestine Public Library, 2000 South Loop 256, Suite 42, 903-729-4121.

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Railroad Heritage Center.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Museum for East Texas Culture.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. — Texas State Railroad Summer Excursions.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Curious Museum.

11 a.m. — Lunch at Texas Vineyard & Smokehaus

2144 Anderson County Road, 2133, Palestine. Sirloin Burger Meal: Premium burger; chips, choice of soft drink or specialty iced tea, $6.50; German sausage meal: German sausage, chips, choice of soft drink or specialty iced tea, $7.50

7 p.m. - Waylon Jennings Tribute Concert

Featuring Bob Gill with Fever, The Band at the Palestine High School Auditorium. Benegits BARC. Tickets $25 at www.outhousetickets.com. Check out BARC Facebook Page for details.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Palestine Blues Fest

Doors open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets $20. BYOB Setups and food available for purchase. Palestine Civic Center, 1819 W Spring Street, Palestine. For More Information 469-245-8828

Sunday, July 15

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Lake Creek Blueberry Farm.

11 a.m. — Lunch at Texas Vineyard & Smokehaus.