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October 2011

Release Date: Oct. 27, 2011ASU Logo

ASU Sets Annual Red Dirt Roundup

Angelo State University will host its sixth annual Red Dirt Roundup on Friday, Nov. 4, in the courtyard of the Centennial Village residence hall, 2675 W. Ave. N.

The southwestern-themed program will begin at 7 p.m. and is open free to the public. Activities will include live music by San Angelo-based band Bryce Jones and the Bad Decisions, a mechanical bull, a chili cook-off, a roving fiddler, roping lessons, decorating your own bandana and an appearance by ASU’s Rambouillet ram mascot, Dominic.

Fort Concho living history volunteers will join the festivities this year to offer information about the history of San Angelo and the fort. The volunteers will also fire their cannon at the beginning of the festival and several more times during the evening. The cannon firing will end by 9 p.m., and other activities will wrap up by 10:30 p.m. in consideration of the neighborhood.

“Red Dirt” refers to the color of soil found in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, and a style of country music popular in both states. Red dirt festivals mainly revolve around the music, but can include other activities typically found at community festivals.

The ASU Red Dirt Roundup is sponsored by the Residential Programs Office as well as the Centennial Village and Carr Hall residence halls.

For more information on the roundup or to enter the chili cook-off, send an e-mail to