Pro wrestling returns to the Expo Center, and more ahead in Abilene

WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event will be back at the Taylor County Expo Center for the first time in three years this weekend, with a headline bout between Drew McIntyre and Sami Zayn.

The first bell will ring at 7:30 pm Saturday, with other events including a match between Ricochet and Gunther with Ludvig Kaiser and appearances by Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Raquel Rodriguez and more.

Tickets start at $20. For tickets or information, go to

Coffee time again

Country singer Coffey Anderson returns to the Big Country for a free show at 5 pm Friday at the new Allsup’s store in Merkel.

Anderson previously performed at new convenience stores in Tuscola and Abilene.

The store in Merkel is at 1101 North Seventh St.

There is no admission charge. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs or something to sit on. Also, by mindful of the ongoing heat – the show is outdoors.

Anderson, who is from Bangs, has a new eight-song recording out – “Come On With It.”

‘The Mysterious Circus’

Performances of “The Mysterious Circus” — featuring acrobatics, stunts, contortionists and more — will continue at 6 and 9 pm Friday and Saturday, and at 3 and 6 pm Sunday, in a tent at the Mall of Abilene.

For tickets or information, go to

Riders carrying flags enter the prairie theater stage during rehearsal for Albany's Fort Griffin Fandangle June 16.


ALBANY — The 84th annual Fort Griffin Fandangle outdoor musical will continue with performances at 8:30 pm Friday and Saturday at the Prairie Theater, 1490 FM 1084.

Reserved seating is $15. For tickets or information, go to or call 325-762-3838.

In conjunction with the Fandangle, a pet parade will begin at 10 am Saturday at the bank park in Albany. Pets are invited to be dressed in wild west costume, with awards presented.

Pet parade registration will open at 9:30 am For information, call 325-762-3838.

Summer Jam

Randy Rogers sings with Wade Bowen during a concert for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in August 2020.

POTOSI — The two-night Summer Jam outdoor concert series will be presented at 7 pm Friday and Saturday at Potosi Live, 897 FM 1750, with headliners Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue and Casey Donahew.

Doors will open at 5 pm nightly. Tickets, which include both days, are $49 for standing room and $79 for reserved seating. Tickets are available via

Make Your Mark

The Make Your Mark Gala, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters in honor of the life of Mark Rogers, will begin at 5:30 pm Thursday at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

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