Lookin’ for Love at Bayou Fest with Johnny Lee
FREE ADMISSION/FREE PARKING
This year’s event features legendary musical guest Johnny Lee and The Urban Cowboy Band. In addition to music, Bayou Fest features a barbecue cookoff (Oct. 19-20), arts & crafts booths, a children’s fishing tournament, a model airplane show, an adult softball tournament, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, kids activities and plenty of food.
There will be free parking and a shuttle service at Gulf Greyhound Park to make your trip easy and enjoyable.
Johnny Lee was born on July 3 in Texas City and grew up in Alta Loma, Texas, on a dairy farm. His 1980 single, “Lookin’ for Love” not only spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart in the second half of 1980 but also went to the Top 5 on the Pop charts, and Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary survey. He racked up a series of country hits in the early and mid-80s.
In high school he formed a rock n’ roll band, “Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners”. After school, Lee enlisted in the United States Navy and served a tour of duty on the USS Chicago, a guided missile cruiser. After his discharge, he played cover tunes in Texas nightclubs and bars through the 1960s.
Lee worked with Mickey Gilley for 10 years both on tour and at Gilley’s Club in Pasadena, Texas. The 1980 hit movie Urban Cowboy was largely shot at Gilley’s club. It was the soundtrack from the movie that catapulted Lee to fame. The record spawned several hit singles, one of which was Lee’s “Lookin’ for Love.”
Lee had five songs reach the top of the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. In addition to “Lookin’ For Love,” those songs are “One in a Million” (1980); “Bet Your Heart on Me” (1981); “The Yellow Rose” (1984, a duet with Lane Brody and the theme song to the NBC TV-series of the same name); and “You Could Have Heard a Heartbreak” (1984). His other major hits include “Pickin’ Up Strangers” (1981), “Prisoner of Hope” (1981); “Cherokee Fiddle,” “Sounds Like Love” and “Hey Bartender” (1983); and “Rollin’ Lonely” and “Save the Last Chance” (1985).
- 4 to 6:30 p.m.: Pee Wee Bowen Band & Posse Band
- 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Johnny Lee & The Urban Cowboy Band with special guests from the movie “Urban Cowboy”