Outlaws & Legends Music Festival - 8th Annual
March 23 - 24th 2018
The 8th Annual Outlaws & Legends Music Festival (benefitting Ben Richey Boys Ranch), returns to The Back Porch of Texas on March 23rd and 24th in a BIG way, featuring: Dwight Yoakam, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Reckless Kelly, Mark Powell, Augie Myers & Flaco Jimenez (of the Texas Tornados), Jason Boland, Gary P. Nunn, Josh Ward, Phil Hamilton, Sarah Hobbs, and many more! This awarded music festival showcases another role call of only top-notch purists in Country and Texas Country music. This year promises to be bigger and better than the last 7 years, that have averaged 7,000 music fans, more than 300 RVs, 40 Tailgates, and 500 VIP patrons from all over the U.S. and overseas.
Local statistic: 97% - 98% of the time when children are physically or sexually abused it's at the hands of a family member or close acquaintance. "Stranger danger" happens only rarely. These statistics cross all boundaries of ethnicity, education and income. (Statistics from Abilene/Taylor County Child Advocacy Center)
"Stop Child Abuse" and "Stop Child Sexual Abuse" produced by the Carver Youth Council and Regional Victim Crisis Center, in collaboration with Abilene/Taylor County Child Advocacy Center, Abilene Police Department and the Taylor County Child Fatality Review Team.
Ribbons and Colors
Blue - Child abuse awareness and prevention "Go Blue" (Month of April)
Teal - Sexual assault awareness and prevention (Month of April)
Purple - Family violence
Resources and Links
- www.txabusehotline.org - Report suspicions of child physical or sexual abuse in Texas.
- Myths, facts and signs of child sexual abuse
- Regional Victim Crisis Center - Assistance for child and adult victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes.
- Noah Project - Assistance for victims of family violence.
- Abilene/Taylor County Child Advocacy Center
- HSU Social Work Program
- Region 14 Education Service Center
- MCH Family Outreach
- Betty Hardwick Center