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Josh Abbott Band Announces Lineup for 2019 JAB Fest

Gary Dorsey

The Josh Abbott Band help kick off the fall leg of tour season on Sept. 20-21 with JAB Fest at Lubbock, Texas' Lonestar Theater.

Instead of charging big bucks for the usual festival co-liners, JAB Fest keeps things small and local. In addition to the Josh Abbott Band, the initial round of artist announcements includes Whiskey Myers, Koe Wetzel, Parker McCollum, Grant Gilbert, Kylie Rae Harris, Sunny Shipley and Texwestus. It's an impressive collection of young, hungry Texans, playing an event with two-day general admission tickets selling for only $40.

The first JAB Festival was held in 2011 and featured appearances by Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Since then, featured acts for the annual two-day fall gathering included Bri Bagwell, Wade Bowen and even '90s star Mark Chesnutt.

The lineup announcement comes fresh off the June 28 release of the Josh Abbott Band's Catching Fire EP. The festival namesakes' first album since 2017's Until My Voice Goes Out includes the nostalgic single "Little More You."

If Lubbock isn't on your fall itinerary, check out the Josh Abbott Band at one of the following tour stops.

The Josh Abbott Band Catching Fire Tour Dates

Aug. 10-- West Point, Neb.-- Cuming Country Fair
Aug. 15-- Fort Worth, Tex.-- The Yard
Aug. 17-- Royse City, Tex.-- Southern Junction
Aug. 24-- Waco, Tex.-- Margarita & Salsa Festival
Sept. 13-- College Station, Tex.-- Hurricane Harry's
Sept. 26--Little Rock, Ark.-- Revolution! Music Room
Sept. 27-- Miami, Okla.-- Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
Oct. 4-- Norman, Okla.-- Riverwind Casino
Oct. 5-- Paris, Tex.-- Heritage Hall
Oct. 11-- Denver, Col.-- Grizzly Rose
Oct. 19-- Houston, Tex.-- Sam Houston Race Park
Oct. 23-- New York, NY--Gramercy Theater
Oct. 24-- Washington, DC-- 9:30 Club
Oct. 26-- Raleigh, NC-- City Bar
Nov. 1-- Tampa, Fla.-- Dallas Bull
Nov. 2-- Fort Myers, Fla.-- The Rach Concert Hall and Saloon
Nov. 7-- Nashville, Tenn.-- Cannery Ballroom
Nov. 8-- Springfield, Ill.-- Boondocks
Nov. 9-- Chicago, Ill.-- Joe's Sports Bar
Nov. 15-- Stillwater, Okla.-- Tumbleweed Dance Hall
Nov. 30- Odessa, Tex.-- Dos Amigos
Dec. 6-- Indianapolis, Ind.-- 8 Seconds Saloon
Dec. 7-- Rootstown, Ohio-- Dusty Amarillo

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