Roanoke to take the spotlight on Good Morning Texas show

Posted Tuesday, May. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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As the self-described Unique Dining Capital of Texas, Roanoke’s downtown attracts scores of residents and visitors on a typical Friday night.

On Friday, the city is inviting everyone out a little earlier – about 8:15 a.m. to be exact. Roanoke will be featured on the May 17 episode of Good Morning Texas. The WFAA/Ch. 8 program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. weekdays.

The show will be live that day from Austin Street Plaza on Oak Street. The funk/rock band BluPrint will entertain the crowd as will an assortment of other performers, including the Byron Nelson High School cheerleaders and the Hawaiian Falls dance team.

And true to its Dining Capital moniker, Roanoke has teamed up with local businesses to supply breakfast tacos, chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, breakfast pizza, pastries and muffins and more. Vendors include Babe's, Hard Eight BBQ, Tacos & Avocado's, Inzo's, Susie's Sweet Boutique, Hey Sugar and Fuzzy's Taco.

Balloons and other treats will be provided for children and free T-shirts will be offered to the first 100 people to arrive. The city’s rec center is the fall-back location if the weather is rainy.

“Everybody’s trying to pitch in to make it fun,” said Amy Radford, Roanoke’s director of marketing. “We’re getting a lot of support from our business community.”

Radford said Roanoke is one of four north Texas cities that is being featured on GMT this spring. “We’re hoping for a great turnout,” she said. “We hope we can hold our own with those other fine cities.”

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