Parks and Recreation

Posted on: March 14, 2017

Entertainment Announcement for the 2017 Bloomin’ Temple Festival

Temple Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that Texas country star, Josh Ward, will perform on the Mac Haik Stage at the 12th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival presented by H-E-B on Friday, April 28th.

A native of Houston, Josh Ward stays true to his country roots playing live shows composed of true honky-tonkin’, lovin’ & leavin’ songs. Releasing his third studio album, Holding Me Together, in 2015, Ward saw four number one singles including Highway, Whiskey & Whitley, Somewhere Between Right & Wrong and Broken Heart. With seven consecutive number one hits under his belt, Josh Ward recently brought home the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Song of the Year in 2016 for Whiskey & Whitley. Through tenacity and hard work Josh has grown into one of the most respected and appreciated musicians in the state.

The 2017 Bloomin’ Temple Festival presented by H-E-B will be held near E. Central Avenue and S. 4th Street in downtown Temple on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. The festival will feature all day entertainment, two musical stages, 21 bands featuring the acts in Hip Hop, Tejano, Red Dirt, and Country Music, a Kid’s Zone, carnival, vendors, food trucks & more!

Additional artist announcements will be made in the coming days. Please visit for the latest festival news and information, as well as vendor and volunteer opportunities. For additional information on Josh Ward, please visit