Historic Waco Suspension Bridge to reopen with Texas-sized celebration

Waco Parks and Recreationhttps://www.facebook.com/wacoparksandrec is preparing for a Texas-sized celebration to mark the reopening of the iconic Waco Suspension Bridge and the start of the 2023 Brazos Nights concert series. The festivities will kick off on April 21 with a concert featuring Grammy-winning country western band Asleep at the Wheel, along with Mariachi Azteca Waco and Austin blues guitarist Jackie Venson. The event will take place at Indian Spring Park, 101 N. University Parks Dr., and will also feature food trucks and a unique aerial show with 150 drones creating displays above the Brazos River.

The celebration will continue on April 22 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, cattle drive over the Suspension Bridge, and family activities. The bridge, which was built in 1870, has been closed to the public for the past two years for major renovations. The reopening of the bridge will mark the return of a beloved public gathering space that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Following the opening celebration, additional Brazos Nights concerts will take place on May 5 and June 9, with the series concluding on July 4 with the annual Fourth on the Brazos celebration at McLane Stadium’s Touchdown Alley.

Waco Parks and Recreation invites everyone to join in the festivities and enjoy an evening of live music and family fun. The full weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday schedule: • 7 p.m. – Mariachi Azteca Waco • 7:45 p.m. – Jackie Venson • 8:30 p.m. – Drone display over the Brazos River • 9 p.m. – Asleep at the Wheel

Saturday schedule: • 11 a.m. – Ribbon cutting ceremony, longhorn cattle drive across the Waco Suspension Bridge and community celebration featuring food and activities

Don’t miss out on this exciting Texas-sized celebration of history, music, and community in Waco!