Week in and week out there is one place in Huntsville that students can rely on to continually provide a constant venue for entertainment. The Jolly Fox.
Throughout this semester the Fox has brought some of the top Texas country artists to Huntsville and offered the few students who do stay here on weekends something to do.
The Fox plans to continue this tradition and offer a service to troops overseas simultaneously by teaming up with a local radio station and bringing in five more bands this Saturday for its 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil.
K-Star Country radio is going to be broadcasting live from The Jolly Fox from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in an effort to bring audiences in and have a provisions drive for the troops overseas.
Donations to the troops will also give audiences a $2 discount off the door price of a ticket, which is $12, and can include towellettes, shaving crme, etc.
Students can receive an additional discount on tickets to the Crawfish Boil by brining the coupon available at Friday night’s Sigma Chi “Fight Night”.
The 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil will kick off at 3 p.m. and run until the late hour of 1 a.m.
All you can eat crawfish, corn and potatoes are available to everyone who purchases a ticket to sit at one of the tables. Tables for the event will cost a total of $250 and can seat between eight and 10 people.
Drink specials for the bash will include $2 big wells and $2 16 oz. stadium bottles of domestic beers.
Reckless Kelly and Honey Browne will play inside the Fox with Reckless Kelly headlining the event. Django Walker, Phil Pritchett and the Full Band and Deryl Dodd will play outside the venue in the Jolly Fox’s parking lot.
Reckless Kelly, like most other Texas country artists, is based out of Austin and has a strong fan base in the Austin bar scene.
Honey Browne is also making another return to Huntsville for the event.
Each of the acts playing at the event are statewide and nationally known country artists with some of the bands being more well known than others.
With such an impressive line-up this year’s Crawfish Boil looks to be an exciting event.
“I expect this year’s show to be great, simply because of the genre of music we have playing here,” said Jolly Fox’s owner George Spentzos. “We have also gotten a lot of exposure from everybody that’s worked with us including K-Star country and the support from students and local Greek organizations.”
With tickets selling like hotcakes this years’ Crawfish Boil is expected to sell out so Spentzos is urging everyone in town to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.
“This year is going to sell out,” Spentzos said. “This is something that Huntsville doesn’t normally have. This is a chance to see five great Texas-country bands.
“I want everybody to come out and relax, have a great time, and enjoy themselves in a save environment,” he said
Pre-sale tickets are available for $8 at Humphrey’s, Cavender’s Boot City, and the Jolly Fox. Tickets at the door will be $12.
For more information please visit the Jolly Fox’s Web site at http://www.jollyfoxclub.com or contact them by phone at (936) 293-1411.