Parks and Recreation

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Entertainment Announcement for the 2017 Bloomin’ Temple Festival

Temple Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that Red Dirt musician and Ft. Worth native, Austin Allsup, will perform on the Mac Haik stage at the 12th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival presented by H-E-B on Saturday, April 29th.

Burning up the nation’s highways and building his fan base one show at a time, this singer songwriter has been on the Red Dirt Music Scene since 2005. In 2016 Allsup released his latest album, The Weary Land, in April 2016, which he later followed up with a run as a contestant on season 11 of NBC’s The Voice in the fall. Competing on Blake Shelton’s team, Austin made it to the Top 10 finalists on the show.

Allsup performs approximately 150 shows each year and has shared the stage with artists from all over the musical spectrum including John Mellencamp, LeAnn Womack, Jason Aldean, Stoney Larue, Blake Shelton, Cody Canada, Randy Rogers and more.

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 Austin Allsup, please visit