Pioneer Days Entertainment

Pioneer Days Entertainment is a listing and brief Bio about our artist coming for our great event

Thursday, Aug 18 at First Baptist Church - 7:00 PM

Jeff & Sherri Easter

Jeff & Sherri EasterJeff & Sheri have been nominated for numerous Dove Awards and won six. They’ve also received two career Grammy nominations, and Sheri has been named the Singing News Favorite Alto eleven times and the Singing News Female Vocalist four times. In 2012 Sheri received Alto of the Year by the National Quartet Convention's first annual awards. Jeff & Sheri’s wall of awards also include three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association, nine Voice Awards for Female Artist, five Voice Awards for Song/Single of the Year, two Voice Awards for Christian Country Group, four SGM Fan Fair/USGN awards, seven SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards, and three Cash Box awards. They have also participated in the Gaither Homecoming Video Series since 1993, which has sold over 15 million units.Apart from their frequent appearances on the Gaither Homecoming tour and videos, Jeff & Sheri have a fairly heavy touring schedule of their own. “When we perform, we want people to leave a little different than when they came in,” Sheri explains. “We want them to have a great time smiling, laughing, crying and healing. We want them to know God loves them and that He is in control.”


Thursday, Aug 18 at the New Boston Pavilion - 8:30 PM

BACK IN BLACK (AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND)

BACK IN BLACK (AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND) The Back in Black tribute band is an incredible, exciting, high energy reproduction of a concert performance of AC/DC . All the members of Back in Black live in Dallas/Fort Worth area and are experienced musicians not only dedicated to the sound and look, but also capturing the power and excitement of AC/DC. We stand above the other AC/DC tributes because we include tribute performances of both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson. 

Back in Black has also performed with Cheap Trick, Foghat, Bad Company, Loverboy, Jackyl, Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk Railroad, Head East, Seven Mary Three, Cardboard Vampires, Living Colour, Better than Ezra, Ted Nugent, Warrant, April Wine, Great White, Night Ranger, Kansas, Quiet Riot, Violent Femmes, Badfinger and Vince Neil of Motley Crue.


Friday, Aug 19 at The New Boston Pavilion - 8:30 PM

Janie Fricke

Janie Fricke“All I ever wanted to do was sing.” Janie Fricke has gone from Indiana farm girl to internationally acclaimed recording artist throughout her career. She was born in South Whitley, Indiana, and raised on a 400-acre farm where her father taught her how to play guitar. From county fairs to corporate trade shows, live concerts, in recording studios, or before millions on television, Fricke’s individual sound and performance personality has captivated audiences around the world. 

Fricke soon began to dominate the country charts with smash hits such as Don’t Worry ‘ Bout Me Baby, He’s a Heartache and You’re Heart’s Not In It. It was only a matter of time before she started winning awards. Included among them are: Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year, Music City News Female Vocalist of the Year, “Billboard” Top Country Female Vocalist, “Cash Bed’ Top Country Female Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year, British-based Country Music Round Up Most Popular International Female Solo Act, and she was chosen to the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars. Twice she has been nominated for the coveted (Grammy Award, once for her It ain’t Easy Being Easy In her recording career, Janie has released 23 albums and 36 hit singles.

Dion Pride

Dion PrideDion connects with crowds of all types, and works feverishly, through His performances, to win over crowds of all ages. Dion Pride is the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride. Dion is also a songwriter and multi talented Instrumentalist. He plays guitar, piano, drums and bass. At fourteen, he was performing. One of his songs titled “I Miss My Home” was recorded by his father and released on Charley Pride’s “Choices” album in 2011.

Dion played lead guitar and keyboards for his father, and opened His Father’s show for 5 years, but while touring on his father’s show, Dion began to incorporate some of his own material. The audiences were so responsive that Dion decided to strike out on his own and has not looked back. He has sung and performed for audiences around the world in countries like England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and all the continental United States, entertaining crowds of 10,000 or more.

Marty Haggard

Marty Haggard Marty was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Of course, everyone knows his Dad, Merle Haggard. Marty considers his dad the greatest singer/songwriter ever and I’m sure a lot of people agree with that. Growing up, Marty was able to travel with his dad and witness the writing and recording of all his great songs. He also had the opportunity to know many of the country greats, like Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell, and Johnny Cash, just to name a few. It’s obvious Marty was influenced by the legendary artists and their music while traveling with his dad. In 1979, Marty began touring with his own band, signing with Dimension Records in 1981. From 1983 to 1985, Marty toured with his dad, playing guitar and singing harmony. Marty signed with MTM Records in 1986 and released Trains Make Me Lonesome, which garnered him a nomination as best new male vocalist. Marty signed with Critique/BMG in 1995 and after some time decided to leave the Nashville lifestyle behind.

Marty’s love for his dad and his music eventually inspired him to begin a new project, which he titled, A Tribute to Merle Haggard “My Dad”. In 2010, he recorded the first album of this project with a 15-song CD of Hag classics. This led to a tribute show in Branson, Mo.


Saturday, Aug 20 At The New Boston Pavilion - 8:30 PM

Mo Pitney

Mo PitneyWhen the time came for Mo Pitney to choose a title track for his new album, there was little doubt as to which song it should be. After years spent both honing his sound and growing his family, Pitney reached something of a turning point: He knew who he was as an artist and a person, and felt it was time to introduce himself in song. The title of new track "Ain't Lookin' Back" summed things up better than anything else could, and Pitney's long-awaited sophomore album was born. Ain't Lookin' Back follows Pitney's 2016 debut Behind This Guitar, an acclaimed LP that cracked Billboard's Top Ten Country Albums Chart the first week of its release. Pitney recorded Behind This Guitar with veteran producer Tony Brown, an experience he says greatly informed how he approached his time in the studio for Ain't Lookin' Back.

"Since then, I feel like I’ve learned a lot being in the studio," Pitney says. "I almost learned so much it made me partially gun-shy on this second album. When you’re in the middle of making an album, at least my first album, everything was exciting and sounded good to me. I didn’t know what I really wanted and what I didn’t." In the years following Behind This Guitar's release, Pitney found himself "writing for the sake of writing," as he puts it, following his passion to "write every day" and see what comes of the practice. "I don’t know that I was even thinking much about making my next album," he says. "But when I had about five or six songs that I really started to want to play live, the thought came into my mind, ‘It’s time to make a record.’"

The New Boston Chamber of Commerce hopes you enjoy as many of these Free Concerts as you can!!
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Titanium Level Sponsorship

City of New Boston, 301 E North Front St., New Boston, TX

City of New Boston, 301 E North Front St., New Boston, TX has always helped our Chamber celebrate Pioneer Days. Mayor Ron Humphrey along with City Council Members: Rob Carr, Don Evans, Steve Williams, Jacki Laney and Sue Anderson; City Administrator Elizabeth Lea and City Secretary Pollyanna Moore welcome everyone to the Pioneer Days Festival in New Boston, TX


Diamond Level Sponsorship

Skaggs Country Store & Grill, 3070 W Hwy 82, New Boston, Tx 75570

Skaggs Country Store & Grill, 3070 W Hwy 82, New Boston, Tx 75570 has been here for 26+ years serving our area. Jane Skaggs and her son Sean Banks keep everything flowing just right! They've been voted Best Burgers, Breakfast and Fish in town for 4 years running!! That kinda says it all. Plus, they offer straight non-ethanol gasoline too. Skaggs hours are: Mon-Thus = 4:30 am till 8:30 PM; Fri = 4:30 am till 9:30 pm; Sat = 5am till 9:30 pm & Sunday 6am till 8:30.They can be reached at: 903-628-7351


Wes Fraser, Hwy 82 E, New Boston, TX 75570

West Fraser, Hwy 82 E, New Boston, TX 75570West Fraser was founded in 1955 when three brothers – Sam, Bill and Pete Ketcham – pooled their resources to buy a small planing mill in Quesnel, B.C.

The sweat and hard work of three young men, along with a founding group of pioneering employees, have laid the foundation for the Company, West Fraser, that thrives to this day. More than six decades later, the Company has grown from the original 12-person crew at Two Mile Flat to be the largest lumber producer in North America.

West Fraser's heritage is a story about people who came together to build so much more than those three young men imagined was possible. 

"More than anything, I want to give all sorts of opportunities to the next generation. I want them to be proud of the success we’ve had."
Hank Ketcham, Chair


New Boston TX SIDC, 1 Trailhead Park Plaza, New Boston, TX 75570

New Boston TX SIDC, 1 Trailhead Park Plaza, New Boston, TX 75570 is a Special Industrial Development Corp to support the development, expansion and relocation of new and existing companies to our New Boston TX area. The CDC is the Community Development Board that is also involved within the SIDC and the City of New Boston. The SIDC is an organization with a mission to work to create an environment in which community-oriented businesses can thrive. The phone number is: 903-628-6340


New Boston Property Management, 303 Rice St., New Boston, TX 75570

New Boston Property Management, 303 Rice St., New Boston, TX 75570, is a part of NETX Properties. Their Mission is to provide decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for eligible elderly and families and promote self-sufficiency and economic independence for residents. The officers and employees of the NETX Properties strive to provide an exceptional living environment for all residents with the assistance of law enforcement and residents through our Neighborhood Watch Programs. 

As one of the largest property management agencies in northeast Texas, NETX Properties prides itself with professional staff that comprises a winning team wherever they are working. Being involved in so many activities around the region is a key element in making NETX Properties such a big part of the local communities. Giving back to the community is our heart. They can be reached at: 903-628-2951


Platinum Level Sponsorship

Rip England Premier Realty, 102 E Main St., New Boston, TX 75550

Rip England Premier Realty, 102 E Main St., New Boston, TX 75550. With unparalleled industry knowledge, experience, and local expertise, we're the New Boston Real Estate experts you've been looking for. Whether you're buying or selling, we can help you get the sbest deal. Just looking? That's OK. Good luck on your house hunt! We hope to hear from you soon. Phone Number: 903-628-1234


State Bank, 102 SW Runnels St, DeKalb, TX 75559

State Bank102 SW Runnels St, DeKalb, TX 75559 is one of our oldest New Boston Chamber of Commerce members.

They are committed to helping you and your business grow. Get flexible financing, especially designed for your business, to handle any business expense. Contact your personal banker today to get started on growing your future. They also have branches in Clarksville, Atlanta, Nash, Texarkana and soon New Boston. Their main number is: 903-667-2553


Texarkana College, 2500 North Robinson Rd., Texarkana, Texas 75599

Texarkana College, 2500 North Robinson Rd., Texarkana, Texas 75599, has the highest 3-Year Completion Rate among Texas Community Colleges. Texarkana College offer Certifications or degree programs in many fields - such as: Nursing, Welding, Cosmetology, General Studies and Fine & Studio Arts Programs. They have a 97.5% Certification and Licensure Pass Rate. They have over 300+ Scholarships available with over $500,000 awarded in Scholarships each year.. They can be reached at: 903-823-3456


Gold Level Sponsorship

Waste Management, locally at 1030 Hwy 82 W, New Boston TX 75550

Waste Management, locally at 1030 Hwy 82 W, New Boston TX 75550Waste Management, Inc., doing business as WM, is a waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company operating in North America. Founded in 1968, the company is headquartered in the Bank of America Tower in Houston, Texas. Phone Number: 903-628-6595


Silver Level Sponsorship

Twin City Title, 300 E Hoskins, New Boston, TX 75570.

Twin City Title, 300 E Hoskins, New Boston, TX 75570. Twin City Title is locally owned and operated. The combination of innovative technology employed by skilled professionals makes us unique, as we provide precision and exceptional service through every aspect of the closing process. Twin City Title has been serving the Texarkana area since 1981. Phone number: 903-628-4141


Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, 117 North St., Douglasville, TX 75560

Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, 117 North St., Douglasville, TX 75560Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a rural utility cooperative headquartered in Douglassville, Texas that was formed in 1937. The cooperative currently serves 35,152 meters with 6,073 miles of line. They can be reached at: 903-846-2311


Vyve Broadband

At Vyve, we are driven to deliver the most stellar products and services you could ask for. We’re freeing up—and speeding up—the way you live it up. Get the most out of your new Smart Assistant, stream your favorite shows with Roku, and protect your home and office with a connected Nest Camera. With Vyve Broadband, the speed you’ll need in the future is already here. They can be reached at: 1-855-367-8983


Guaranty Bank & Trust, 750 James Bowie Dr., New Boston, TX 75570

Guaranty Bank & Trust, 750 James Bowie Dr., New Boston, TX 75570. Guaranty Bank & Trust is one of the oldest community banks in Texas. We provide our customers with a full array of relationship-driven commercial and consumer banking products and services, as well as mortgage, trust, and wealth management services. Guaranty Bank & Trust has over 30 banking locations across 26 Texas communities located within the East Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth, greater Houston and Central Texas regions of the state. Phone Number: 903-628-6270


Bronze Level Sponsorship

Bowie County Citizens Tribune, 139 NE Front St, New Boston, TX 75570

Bowie County Citizens Tribune, 139 NE Front St, New Boston, TX 75570 was established in 1895!! They have been serving the news to our New Boston area for many generations. The Publisher is Heather Russell. They can be reached at: 903-628-5801


Red River Credit Union, 308 E Hoskins, New Boston, TX 75570

Red River Credit Union, 308 E Hoskins, New Boston, TX 75570 is located right off I-30 and just west of Texarkana. You can always expect a smiling face and great customer service whether you’re choosing to make a quick banking transaction with one of our tellers or something a bit more such as an auto loan or applying for a credit card. Take a look below to learn more about the services we offer at our branches and for details on the hours and location of our New Boston branch. Their number is: 903-735-3000



Judge & Mrs. James Carlow



S & P Discount, 129 E North Front St., New Boston, TX 75570

S & P Discount, 129 E North Front St., New Boston, TX 75570 is owned by Scarlett & Patrick Bray. They specialize in New, Overstocked and Discontinued items with discounts sometimes up to 75% off. They can be reached at: 903-314-5577


Bates-Rolf New Boston, 502 S McCoy Blvd., New Boston, TX 75570

Bates-Rolf New Boston, 502 S McCoy Blvd., New Boston, TX 75570 When you have experienced the loss of a loved one, you can trust Bates-Rolf New Boston to guide you through the process of honoring their life. At Bates-Rolf New Boston, we pride ourselves on serving families in New Boston and the surrounding areas with dignity, respect, and compassion. Our staff is experienced in a variety of funeral services and can help you celebrate your loved one no matter your religion, culture, or budget. Phone Number: 903-628-2511


Rawls Furniture, 103 N McCoy Blvd., New Boston, TX 75570

Rawls Furniture, 103 N McCoy Blvd., New Boston, TX 75570 had its grand opening in New Boston, Texas in 1996 to simply provide the absolute best furnishings, deliver extraordinary customer service and provide our customers with finer design resources. Years later and the business keeps getting better and better. Whether it is your bedroom, living room or kitchen, we are able to make your home characteristically yours. They can be reached at: 903-628-2908


Emerald Level Sponsorship

J & D Tire, 16 County Road 1004, New Boston, TX 75570

J & G Tire, 16 County Road 1004, New Boston, TX 75570 ~ 903-628-5121

Diary Queen, 707 N McCoy Blvd., New Boston, TX 75570

Dairy Queen, 707 N McCoy Blvd., New Boston, TX 75570 ~ 903-628-3881

AEP - Swepco

AEP - Swepco ~ 1-(888) 216-3523

A Special Thanks to the following who we could not do without!!

New Boston Police Department
New Boston Fire Department
City of New Boston
New Boston Public Works Dept
First Baptist Church
New Boston Independent School District