The wave of music washes over the Waco weekend | Music
What a difference a year – or maybe a COVID-19 vaccine – makes.
After a spring of 2020 when most Waco music venues were closed or silent, live music and their audiences are making noise again.
This weekend is the loudest, or the most musical, in about a year with a big sold-out rap show from Nelly; a three-day country music festival with six groups and Texas artists who draw crowds; a local Holly Tucker show; and live jazz.
For those craving live music after pandemic restrictions, this is something to sing about – or listen to someone else sing along.
Nelly, 8:30 p.m. Friday, The Backyard, 511 S. Eighth St .; out of print.
During the time it took people to say or think, “Nelly? In Waco? », This concert is sold out. Well, more like less than a day, but it turned out to be too quick for many fans of the Austin-born, St. Louis-raised, rapper, singer, and actor.
Three-time Grammy Award-winning Nelly (“Dilemma,” “Hot In Herre,” “Shake Ya Tailfeather”) comes to Waco after a Wednesday night show at The Colony and only a handful of shows scheduled for this summer.
A HOT music festival, Friday through Sunday, Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd .; $ 45 day of show, $ 75 two-day pass.