Submitted by Barby O’Brien
That’s right - Elvis will be performing at the Buggy Barn Museum the first Saturday of May. Activities begin at 10 am, with the Dry River Band performing from 11 am to 2 pm. And then, live from Canyon Lake, home of this Elvis impersonator, there will be an afternoon of total Elvis entertainment. Rob Carter, long-time impersonator and entertainer, will perform from 2 to 5 pm. NO CHARGE – however, donations accepted to the Museum would be appreciated.
Rob Carter has been a volunteer at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo for several years as a member of the Communications committee and the Cowboys For Jesus Church committee. He has performed at the rodeo as Elvis and performs his original gospel shows.
Other performances have been at the Mercedes Stock Show and Rodeo in the Valley, especially for the Elvis birthday celebration, where hundreds of Elvis impersonators gather. Rob is a favorite among RV park goers and has performed for thousands of RVers wintering in Texas.
The Officers Club at Randolph Air Force Base requests Rob to perform the first Friday of every month. His performances bring back memories that are shared across the military family network.
Not only does this entertainer perform Elvis, he also specializes in 1950s and 1960s music and has an extensive country and western repertoire. His favorite is George Strait. Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Jerry Lee Lewis, however, are but a few of the artists in his playbook; in addition, he does nearly all the classic country artists such as George Jones, Glen Campbell, Roger Miller, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Hank Williams, and of course Waylon and Willie.
Rob also plays as a regular at the Amarillo Club in Amarillo, Texas every month where his musical gamut runs all the way from Frank Sinatra standards to the classics, all danceable. Besides doing Elvis Las Vegas Shows and Rob Orbison Shows, Rob also does a show of 1950s music as Bobby DoWop including vintage brocade tuxes with flashy ties and white bucks with a fedora to complete the look as he sings everything from At the Hop to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.
Whether you're having a party, reunion, birthday, wedding reception or rehearsal dinner, anywhere from your backyard to a concert arena, Rob is at home and you will not be disappointed.
Returning monthly to the 1st Saturday event are members of the National Knife and Tomahawks Throwing teams. From ages 14 to 80, they will be performing exciting skills with their sharp objects for your enjoyment.
Free rides will be provided in one of the many horse-drawn carriages all afternoon. Remember going to grandma’s for Sunday chicken dinners? The ride was long and bumpy but so worth it. Traveling in one of these spectacular vehicles today is an honor one should definitely take the opportunity to do, at least once. Snuggle up under a warm throw blanket during a quiet hillside ride. The experience is remarkable!
There will be vendors, arts and crafts, facing painting, and BBQ. Vendor space is still available. Contact Blancobarby@hotmail.com or 512 825-6284 for more details. Listen to KKYX 680AM Talk About Texas show with Roy Holley, at 9:30 am every Saturday morning for more happenings at the Buggy Barn Museum.
So don’t miss out, join us at this month’s Saturday May 4th, for fun activities.
The Buggy Barn Museum located in the Texas Hill Country just north of downtown Blanco, is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, which is dedicated to providing a unique opportunity to step back in time. You can experience these timeless transportation vehicles and artifacts which had such a significant role in our history and heritage. All fund raising effort is used to expand the museum and collection while promoting the preservation of this important era. There are various opportunities for educational programs highlighting the historical role of carriages in the cultural, social, and economic development of our country. Most visitors to the museum find memories of a simpler time and appreciation of the leaders of a unique time of our lives.
www.Buggybarnmusuem.com for contact information or 830 833-5708