Ceremony planned for Pop Festival historical marker

(Denton County) Texas Historical Commission has recognized the 1969 Texas International Pop Festival in Lewisville as a significant part of Denton County history by awarding it an official Texas Historical Marker.

A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Denton County Transportation Authority Hebron Station in the 900 block of Lakeside Circle in Lewisville. The dedication is free and open to the public.

The 1969 event’s original stage was located near the area where DCTA’s Hebron Station recently opened. The Dallas International Motor Speedway, which had opened in July 1969, was the site of the three-day event held 42 years ago on Labor Day weekend. The Texas International Pop Festival is the first event that has been recognized with a state marker in Denton County. More than 150,000 attended the event to see acts such as Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, B.B. King, Santana and more.

 For more information on the Texas Historical Commission or the Denton County Historical Commission Marker Programs contact Beth Stribling, DCHC Marker Chairman, 940-241-2523.

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