Founders Day Festival Headliner Announcement

March 8, 2019
by Andrew Ainsworth

Who is the 2019 Founders Day Festival Headliner?

Every year the City of Rockwall hosts its annual birthday celebration that we call, The Founders Day Festival. This birthday party takes place this year on Saturday, May 18th in Harry Myers Park. Headline acts at past Founders Day Festivals have been everything from the Marshall Tucker Band, Sawyer Brown Band, Diamond Rio, Casey Donahew, and even Robert Earl Keen. This years headliner will be a surprise and we’ll be making the big announcement Saturday, March 16th though our social media pages so keep an eye out and we hope to see you at Founders Day 2019!

The festival is perfect for families with kids that are looking to get outside for a full day of entertainment in the park. Here’s a few reasons you should visit:

  • Huge FREE kid Zone! We’ll have a variety of bounce houses, interactive games, and even a climbing wall at this year’s Founders Day Festival. Did I mention it’s all FREE?
  • Over 50 vendor booths selling unique and desirable products and services. Browse our retail area and find a unique gift or item you’ve been needing.
  • Amazingly delicious food vendors offering everything from Turkey Legs to Brisket Egg Rolls!
  • FREE Live Music All Day! Come early to watch 4 bands play on the day stage prior to seeing our opener and headliner on the Main Stage!


I’m originally from Round Rock just north of Austin. I’m a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station(Whoop!). I love to be outside and probably my greatest outdoor activity would have to be fishing or camping. I like to kayak fish on Phelps Lake here in Rockwall or on Hubbard if the weather is nice.