The Grackle

Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Things to do in Waco this Weekend

January 10-13

5 years ago

By Richelle Braswell

Live music is here, there and everywhere this #WacoWeekend! Let us know what you’re up to by tagging @wacoan and using our hashtag, #WacoWeekend. You just might be featured in Monday’s Waco Weekend Recap. For more events, head over to our website at or check out our magazine at Enjoy!


Throughout the Weekend


Horse enthusiasts, one and all, head to the Extraco Events Center for the Big Country Quarter Horse Association Mini Circuit. Watch riders and their horses compete in a variety of events from western pleasure to hunter to reining and more. The show starts at 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Visit for a full schedule of events.

Thursday, January 10

Live Music
• Pat McKee & Trammell Kelly (jazz), DiamondBack’s, 6 p.m.
• Live Music, The Grape, 7 p.m.
• “Piano Man” Russell Boyd (piano), The Backyard, 9 p.m.

Friday, January 11

Look out! Teens are taking over the library at Teen After Hours: Bad Movie Night. All teens are welcome to join the fun and watch movies so bad they’re almost good. Snacks and crafts will be available during the movie. The event will take place from 5:45-8 p.m. at the South Waco Library. For details, visit

What’s that? Who’s there? Lauren January and Josh Barnard will perform at Big’s Mayberry Tavern. Have a drink and enjoy some boot-kicking country songs. The music will start at 8:30 p.m.
Live Music
• Live Music, Taste by Kissing Tree Vineyards, 6 p.m.
• Amy Hooper (pop), Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7 p.m.
• Live Music, The Grape, 7 p.m.
• Neal McCoy (country), Waco Hippodrome, 7 p.m., $25-$60
• Brian & Jeremy (acoustic), Waco Winery, 8 p.m.
• Colton Hawkins (country), Papa Joe’s, 8 p.m.
• Jennifer Pisarcik (Americana/folk), Blue Dog Wine & Martini Bar, 8 p.m.
• Brazos Brothers Band (Texas blues), Klassy Glass, 8:30 p.m.
• Josh Ward (country), Smiley’s Country Club, 9 p.m., $12-$15

Saturday, January 12

Good morning, Waco! Start your day at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. Eat some delicious breakfast or shop at any of the great vendors. The farmers market is located at 500 Washington Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Waco Mammoth National Monument invites all Junior Rangers for a special Junior Ranger Day. Partake in some fun activities for a chance to earn some badges, including Eclipse Explorer and Jr. Paleontologist. The mammoth site is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument Facebook page for a schedule of events.

Help save lives by donating blood at the Carter BloodCare Drive. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Magnolia Market. For details, visit

Jump on your feet and cheer for the Baylor Men’s Basketball team! They face the University of Kansas in the Ferrell Center at 3 p.m.

Guts, truth, growth and love weave through all of Cory Morrow’s Texas country songs. Hear him perform at Waco Hippodrome at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $15. Visit to purchase tickets.
Live Music
• Live Music, Taste by Kissing Tree Vineyards, 6 p.m.
• Noah Peterson (jazz), Kissing Tree Vineyards, 7 p.m.
• Jeff Hubert, Sip & Swirl, Valley Mills Vineyards, 8 p.m.
• Jennifer Pisarcik (Americana/folk), Waco Winery, 8 p.m.
• Out of the Blue Band (country), Papa Joe’s, 8 p.m.
• Bobby Dean & The Timeless Country Band (country), Big’s Mayberry Tavern, 8 p.m.
• Dave Wild Band (jazz), Klassy Glass, 8:30 p.m.
• Canaan Bryce and Billy Latham (country), Smiley’s Country Club, 9:30 p.m.
• Cherokee Rose Band (country), The Melody Ranch, 10 p.m.

Sunday, January 13

Admire original works of seven artists from Central Texas at the Texas Fine Artists Exhibit Art Reception. Art displays will feature mostly oil paintings and a few watercolor paintings of Southwestern landscapes and abstracts. The reception will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Whitehall Center at the Carleen Bright Arboretum. The exhibit runs through February 3. Visit or for details.