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 has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. 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. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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