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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: January 14, 2019

Entertainment Announcement for the 2019 Bloomin’ Temple Festival

Temple Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that internet star and country music recording artist, Kris Jones, will perform on the Mac Haik Stage at the 14th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival on Friday, April 26th.

A pickup truck, a soundtrack and some encouragement from his daughter was all it took for Kris Jones to become one of the most talked about internet stars of 2017. With a voice as smooth as “Tennessee Whiskey,” Jones belted out the tune of the same name from the front seat of his work truck as his daughter recorded the performance.
The video went on to garner roughly 60 million views and earn the hard-working dad an impressive social media following as well as appearances on radio and television shows worldwide, including the Emmy Award-winning The Ellen Show and CMT’s Pickler & Ben.

Influenced by the country sounds of George Jones and Garth Brooks, the edgy contemporary style of Christian singer Carman, and the impeccable harmonies of The Temptations, Jones developed his own vocal styling that appeals to lovers of every musical genre.
The talented father of three put his musical dreams on hold to raise his family, but he never stopped singing. In fact, he sang at every opportunity, even if it was just for his family in the car. Little did he know that an impromptu video recorded on a cell phone in a Home Depot parking lot would be the first step in seeing his lifelong dream come true.
In the summer of 2017, Jones released his debut single, “Big Black Truck.”

The 2019 Bloomin’ Temple Festival will be held at the Martin Luther King Festival Grounds located at 301 South 4th Street in downtown Temple. The festival, held Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th, will feature entertainment on two musical stages featuring acts in Hip Hop, Tejano, Red Dirt, and Country Music, a Kid’s Zone, carnival, arts & crafts vendors, food and much more!

Additional artist announcements will be made in the coming days. Please visit for the latest festival news and information as well as vendor opportunities. For additional information on Kris Jones, please visit ,on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

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