Mark Roy Long

Mark Roy Long's various incarnations have included college English instructor, book publisher, freelance writer, editorial content manager, and professional lawn mower. He is a devotee of craft beer, disc golf, and live music. A long-time Waco resident, he was tired of asking, “What’s going on around town?” and decided to answer that for himself... and anyone else who wanted to know.

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Waco Live Music: Essential Sounds (5/5–5/9/2023)

La Fiera de Ojinaga with Los Texmaniacs | Indian Spring Park | 7 pm, Friday, May 5 The Brazos Nights concert series continues on Friday…

Waco Live Music: Essential Sounds (4/29–5/3/23)

Jordan Tyler Haynes with Clint Bracher | Texas Music Cafe | 8 pm, Saturday, April 29 Jordan Tyler Haynes brings his electrifying fusion of bluegrass…

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Brazos Nights: A Riverside Musical Hullabaloo

Brazos Nights isn’t your average concert series — it’s a full-blown, no-holds-barred, all-out musical extravaganza with riverside revelry, eclectic tunes, and a crowd that knows how to…

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Essential Sounds: Waco Live Music (4/20–4/26/23)

Ryan The Son | Freight Bar | 8 pm, Thursday, April 20 Ryan The Son (aka Ryan Thomas) has seemingly been keeping a low profile…

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Essential Sounds: Waco Live Music (4/14-4/19/23)

Dave Wild Trio | WXYZ Bar at Aloft | 7 pm, Friday, April 14 Along with local jazz guitarist Chuck Jennings, pianist Dave Wild is…

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Essential Sounds: Waco Live Music (4/7–4/10/23)

The Union Revival | Pivovar | 7 pm, Friday, April 7 Aaron Konzelman was on TV screens across America a couple of years ago during…

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Essential Sounds: Waco Live Music (3/30–4/3/23)

Randy Rogers | Backyard Bar Stage & Grill | 8:30 pm, Thursday, March 30 Randy Rogers has been a staple of Texas country music for…

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Essential Sounds & Best Bets (3/24-3/30)

Waco Live Music Holly Tucker| Freight Bar | 8 pm, Friday, March 24 Holly Tucker may look fresh-faced and squeaky clean, but she’s logged over…

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Essential Sounds & Best Bets (3/15–3/19/23)

Waco Live Music Pirscription | Backyard Bar Stage & Grill | 8:30 pm, Wednesday, March 15 Nappy Roots may be the headliner at the Backyard…

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Essential Sounds & Best Bets

Waco Live Music (3/10–3/15/23) Painting Fences, Rad Dragon & Bedtime Stories | Brotherwell Brewing | 6 pm, Friday, March 10 Local punk rockers Rad Dragon…

Welcome to the New Waco Insider

In the spring of 2018, I started working on the first version of Waco Insider: a clunky-looking Google calendar embedded in a single-page, free WordPress…

Today's Events

Foster Meet Up

Street Dog Cafe 406 Elm Ave, Waco, Texas

Come meet the Humane Society of Central Texas foster community at this event for fosters to get to know each other.

Event Series Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday

Pivovar 320 S 8th St, Waco, TX

Thirsty Thursday just got even better with Pivovar's all-day happy hour. Enjoy your favorite beers for $5.99, refreshing wells for $3, and 50% off wine from 11 am to 9 pm.

39th Annual 10-2-4 Club Convention

Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute 300 S 5th St, Waco, TX

The Dr Pepper Museum invites Dr Pepper's biggest fans to the 39th Annual 10-2-4 Club Convention for a weekend of Dr Pepper excitement with other Dr Pepper enthusiasts! This year's convention theme is "Cooking with Dr Pepper," a celebration of the culinary world and the delicious possibilities of incorporating Dr Pepper into various recipes and...

$125 – $150

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