Country star Zane Williams to highlight Nazareth German Festival

LUBBOCK — Country star Zane Williams will highlight Nazareth’s 44th annual German Festival, and later this month the popular singer and songwriter will also perform in Amarillo.


Saturday evening brings the 2016 Suds and Sounds outdoor concert and dance. Along with Zane Williams, artists include Lee Scheetz and Borderline, Texas Tumbleweed Junction and Drake Hayes.

The festival pays tribute to Nazareth’s German culture. Nazareth was established in the early 20th century by a Catholic priest, Joseph Reisdorf. Ever since, the town’s Holy Family Catholic Church has played a big role in the community.

The first German Festival came in 1972. Since then, the event’s activity lineup has gradually expanded.

Proceeds benefit local organizations.

Nazareth is located just over an hour north of Lubbock, between Tulia and Dimmitt.

Coming to Amarillo, Williams will perform here on July 29 at Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St.

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Nazareth German Festival

9:30 a.m.: Boy Scout-guided walking tour of Nazareth, Home Mercantile

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Arts and crafts show

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Dinner with German sausage, German potatoes, sauerkraut, green beans, fresh fruit and German chocolate cake; Nazareth Community Hall; tickets $12 for adults and $8 for children

9-11 a.m.: Playa lake tour, meet at Home Mercantile

12:30 p.m.: finish — Paige’s Garden, German and domestic beer and live music stage

1-4 p.m.: Art exhibit by Gary Ward

1-4 p.m.: Car show, hall parking lot

4 p.m.: Gospel hour at Paige’s Garden

1-5 p.m.: Snack shack (ice cream and soft drinks), senior citizens center

2 p.m.: Flag retirement ceremony by Boy Scouts, in front of City Hall

5:30 p.m.: Barbecue meal at Paige’s Garden

6:30 p.m.: Sno cones and outdoor movie for children

6 p.m.: Suds and Sounds outdoor concert and dance, Nazareth Ballpark, tickets $30 each