Fifty years ago the town of Lewisville hosted a first in Texas.
The Texas International Pop Festival.
Featuring acts such as Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Chicago and many more, the event took place just twelve days after Woodstock. Staged just off I-35 at what was then an auto racing complex known as Dallas International Speedway, a historical marker now commemorates the festival at DART’s Green Line Hebron Station. Exact attendance is unknown, but an estimated crowd of 150,000 people showed up for three days of music.
This Labor Day Weekend, the Texas International Pop Festival returns to Lewisville – produced by the same man who brought it to town in 1969: Angus Wynne III.