An Impressive Lineup Highlights the Inaugural Cindy Walker Days
The inaugural Cindy Walker Days, benefitting the Cindy Walker Foundation, premieres this year with two full days of live music in downtown Mexia, TX. Each day, July 21st and 22nd, there will be daytime festivities with a full marketplace, food and drinks, a carnival, and two stages of live music.
Bring the entire family. The evening gates will open at 6:30pm each night at the mainstage at historic Old Fort Parker in Groesbeck (just a few miles from downtown Mexia) at the park.
Come on out for live music from The Bellamy Brothers, Rick Trevino, Kaitlin Butts, Sunny Sweeney, and many more.
If you aren't familiar with Cindy Walker you are certainly familiar with the Country Music Hall of Fame Songwriter's work. Her songs have become standards including, “You Don’t Know Me,” sung by Eddy Arnold and recorded by Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and used in many motion pictures.
More hits include “Dream Baby” recorded by Roy Orbison and her Western swing songs recorded by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Ernest Tubb and more can be heard whenever a Western swing band takes the stage.
Cindy is in the National Cowgirls Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame and Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. She was the first woman elected to the Country Music Association Board.
In 2022, the Cindy Walker Foundation was established to purchase and maintain her historic home on Brooks Street as a place where music can once again fill its rooms whether with music lessons for area youth, songwriter retreats or Christmas carols being sung during Cindy’s favorite time of the year. New music as well as a new archive was discovered when the home was purchased in 2022 by the CWF.
The restoration of the Cindy Walker Home is underway and the annual Cindy Walker Days is its premier fundraiser. Come check it out! It’s held surrounding the birthday of Cindy Walker on the third weekend in July.