Hey East Texas: Two Shows Coming Up Soon!

Hey East Texas Friends:

I’m gonna be spending some significant time in East Texas, playing two shows in two weekends. One is with the band, and one is a solo show. Here are all the details:

Connections Tribute to Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder
March 5th, 7 pm
Mabank High School Auditorium
Hwy 175 at Hwy 198

The Methodist churches of that area are working hard to create an incredible show that night. They’re hoping to pack out Mabank High School Auditorium.

We’ll be raising money for “Imagine No Malaria.” The ambitious goal of the program is to eradicate malaria from the face of the planet. I get to sing some of my favorite songs from these artists. Songs like “Scenes from An Italian Restaurant,” “Piano Man,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” and “My Cherie Amour.”

Click here for the official concert page.

Eric Folkerth plays
“The Forge” in Ben Wheeler, Texas
March 11th 7 pm

I’m really excited to be playing a solo show at the Forge, a great restaurant that’s taken over the space of the old blacksmith shop in Ben Wheeler. They feature singer-songwriters every weekend. If you haven’t been aware of the very cool things going on in Ben Wheeler, you need to learn more. Click here to learn about The Forge, as well as the rest of the town. There’s tons to do in this small little town, and it’s very cool stuff. Come have dinner and hang out!

Even if you aren’t able to attend this shows, maybe you know somebody nearby the area that might be interested in going. So, please spread the word!

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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