On Sunday night (June 3), Wade Bowen and the Bowen Family Foundation hosted the 20th Annual Bowen MusicFest in Waco, TX. More than 7,500 fans turned out to hear some of today’s biggest country and rock artists and to support the Foundation, and raised over $600,000.

The annual event featured headlining performances by REO Speedwagon, Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Jason Eady, plus a star-studded “Wade Bowen & Friends Jam” featuring Joe Nichols, Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott, Randy Rogers, Roger Creager, Cody Canada, William Clark Green, Radney Foster, Suzy Bogguss, Stoney LaRue and Kevin Fowler.

Wade, who is still recovering from vocal chord surgery recruited his oldest son, Bruce, to kick off the “Wade Bowen & Friends Jam” with a special rendition of his dad’s famous tune “Sunshine on a Dreamer.” The event was a true family affair, with Wade’s brother-in-law Cody Canada also bringing his sons on stage to perform guitar and vocals for a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction.” The group of jam session artists all returned to the stage to close out the show with a lively cover of The Beatles’ “Revolution.”

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