Pilot Point, TX – Pilot Point’s Main Street Program today announced that its 10th Annual Bonnie and Clyde Days (being held Saturday, October 12, 2019 on the historic downtown square from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) will feature a free evening concert at 6:30 p.m., headlined by Jarrod Morris, with Tyler Rogers opening.
BACKGROUND: The annual festival is held to commemorate and reenact the 1967 filming of the “bank robbery scene” in the Warner Brothers movie “Bonnie and Clyde,” (starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty), at the historic bank building on the town square. In addition to the movie filming, Pilot Point was a known hangout of the REAL Bonnie and Clyde and the Barrow Gang. Local legend has it that a family member lived in the area and offered the gang a safe haven.
TWO BANK ROBBERY SCENE RE-ENACTMENTS: The featured event – the “Bank Robbery Scene Re-enactment” – complete with gangsters and police squad cars – occurs at high noon and at 3:00 p.m.
ANNUAL CABINET MAKERS’ SOAP BOX CHALLENGE: The popular Annual Soap Box Challenge takes place at 12:30 p.m. on the town square. Practice runs and qualifying events are held between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Challenge drivers must be between the ages of 6-12. Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Awards are presented immediately following the elimination round. Soap Box Challenge entry is open to all businesses, clubs, families, and individuals. For more information, or to register, visit the festival’s website (see below).
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: During the all-day festival, Pilot Point becomes a piece of living history with 1930’s-era family fun! Festivalgoers step back in time with a Classic Car Show and historic exhibits and demonstrations. Attendees enjoy family fun, craft and food vendors, live musical entertainment throughout the day, and a FREE Kids Zone featuring children’s activities.
CONCERT DETAILS: The concert is held on the Historic Town Square and is free to the public. For more info about Jarrod Morris, visit www.jarrodmorrismusic.com.
MORE INFO: For more information, sponsorship and vendor opportunities, visit the event website at BonnieAndClydeDays.org.
LOCATION: Pilot Point, Texas is 11 miles north of Denton on 377.