The Backstreet Bash is a large and exciting community
street event with local vendors from our area, as well as
many others from the metroplex and beyond to showcase their
talents, crafts, FOOD, demonstrations, goods and services.
The heart of the Bash begins in the backstreets of downtown
along Jordan between St. John and Wesley Streets, and infiltrates
along the side streets of that area. This is a truly unique
event that allows folks in our community and other patrons
to experience our historic downtown Greenville from a different
angle, while enjoying all aspects of our downtown’s
history and local shops too!
The Backstreet Bash encourages you to bring your pet(s)
out for a day of fun too!! Our Bark section will have LOTS
of PET-FRIENDLY activities including weenie dog races, pet
talent show, other games and prizes, petting zoo, pony rides,
pets available for adoption from local and DFW area animal
rescues, pet supplies, Dog House Building Contest, McGruff
the Crime Dog, and police dog demonstrations from Greenville’s
K9 police unit, agility demonstrations and other active canine
events! We’ll have live music, food vendors, LOTS of
activities and games for the kiddos!
This year we've added a few new events and attractions that
are guaranteed to be fun, challenging, entertaining, and oh...did
I mention FUN!?! We've added a 5K run to the Hot Diggity Dog
Jog, a Crossfit Competition, a BBQ cook-off and a return of
Landon's annual Crawfish Boil! Plus, LOTS of pet friendly
activities and demos, music, antique car show, petting zoo,
pony rides, FOOD, crafts...and so much more!
Here's the music lineup for this year's
Backstreet Bash. There's something for everyone in this schedule
for listening or dancing to. Plan to make it part of your
day on Saturday April 27.
9:00 Marty Phillips with the Quinlan Ford Jazz
10:00 Ricky Nelson and Friends
11:00 5th Street with Roy and Owen Pierce
12:00 Shaun Michaels
1:00 Diamond Jack - Birthright Blues Project
2:00 Alias Charlie Smith
3:00 Krissy Green
Landon's Winery will feature Backstreet Bash Briscuit Tacos
- Awesome entertainment and delicious food!
Hot Diggity Dog Jog is back! This year we've
added a 5K race to the event, so tell your friends (and canine
running buddies) to let the conditioning begin! For more info
on the event and registration, visit our website
To help those wanting to enjoy or participate in several
activities during the weekend of the Bash, we have arranged
special pricing at some local hotels.
To stay from April 26th (BBQ competition begins and there's
a performance of the Follies) through April 28 (Crossfit competition
continues through Sunday after another performance of the
Follies) the offer code is "Backstreet Bash". The
hotels and rates are:
Best Western $84/night plus tax. (Pet Friendly)
Holiday Inn Express $84/night (Pet Friendly)
Hampton Inn $89/night
Give the hotel of your choice a call, say the offer code
phrase, and get ready to have a great weekend.
Learn about Tom King and his mistress Kate Austin's
Ghost hunters and curiosity-seekers find Greenville, Texas
full of mystery and unsolved happenings.
Wealth, scandal, and notorious figures from the past stir
Weekend Ghost Walks feature a haunted winery, a theater where
famous actors from the past still perform and a depot where
ghostly passengers wait for trains that no longer arrive.
Hear about a Victorian triple-drowning, Civil War conflicts,
an early red light district , and moving objects at the site
of a former gallows.
Tour conducted by guide in Victorian costume, Fridays and
Saturdays, beginning at 6:30 pm at the "The Spot"
Garden, 2800 Lee Street in downtown Greenville. $12 per person.
Contact Steven Reese for more details, 903-217-8851.
Winery, winery tours Saturdays at 2 p.m.
about all aspects of wine making (and taste samples!) at Landon
Winery wine tours each Saturday beginning at 2 pm. This winery
on the north side of the Hunt County Courthouse Square (2508
Lee Street) is now Texas' 10th largest
production winery. Housed in a former 1930s Kress Department
Store, Landon Winery features many award-winning wines and
ambience to match.
All shows start at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted -
no cover charge (tips encouraged for musicians) No beverages
of any kind (including water, sodas, etc.) may be brought
in, but you are encouraged to bring your own food, if desired
(cheese trays, pizza, etc.).