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100% Texan: Kevin Fowler
100% Texan: Kevin Fowler (Photo By Gary Miller)


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It's rodeo time, y'all: The 69th annual Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo gets under way this weekend at the Travis County Expo Center. As it predates SXSW by 49 years, going head-to-head with the music festival has never been a problem. "Our attendance has continued to grow, and brought increasing awareness to our mission of promoting youth education [and] preserving Western heritage," says spokeswoman Katy Berdoll. The Western fun starts 6am Friday with the free cowboy breakfast at Auditorium Shores. Tickets at Texas Box Office (477-6060), HEB, and www.rodeoaustin.com. Your 2006 headliners, taking the stage at 7pm each night. Freebird!

Saturday: Cross Canadian Ragweed

Sunday: Dwight Yoakam

Monday: Ashlee Simpson

Tuesday: Pat Green

Wednesday: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Thursday: Sara Evans

March 17: Kevin Fowler

March 18: LeAnn Rimes (also 1pm)

March 19: Duelo

March 21: Bow Wow

March 22: Montgomery Gentry

March 23: George Jones

March 24: Joe Nichols

March 25: Gary Allan

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