Labor Day Weekend: First Annual Million Barrel Blowout historical Texas tribute from Red Dirt musicians
The First Annual Million Barrel Blowout will begin a continuing annual tribute to a Texas historical treasure, the Million Barrel Tank and also honoring the men who worked so hard to provide that black gold in Texas. The event will be held Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 30, Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the historic location of the Million Barrel Tank, 400 Museum Boulevard, Monahans, Texas.
The 2013 Million Barrel Blowout is the inaugural event to revive and honor this pinnacle time in Texas. The tank was built in Monihans, Texas to house the millions of barrels of black gold during Texas’ 1928 oil boom’s early years.
Scott Wilson and Dawn Foreman of Get Stoned Picks organized the event to remember and revive the history of Texan determination and spirit. Scott explains, “The Million Barrel Museum and Tank is what remains of a time when the oil boom was young and the spirit surrounding it was one of kinship and hard work.”
He continues, “It is a lasting monument and a historical wonder. In 1928 the need to house and store an almost unimaginable amount of crude oil was met with the engineers of Shell Oil designing and building this giant tank. In only 90 days it was completed. With just the bottom of the tank equaling 5 football fields you can only imagine the sweat, blood, and determination it took to complete.
“Upon completion it housed one million barrels of crude oil. What makes this such an achievement? Crews of men worked around the clock with nothing but mules and hand tools for 90 days 24 hours a day. It stands as a monument dedicated to our Texas spirit. It stands as a reminder of how we, as Red Dirt Texans, view our communities, our beautiful state, our neighbors, and our culture. It is a celebration of who we are and what we can achieve because of the determination and kinship we hold so dear.”Scott continued.
Dawn’s explanation is just as passionate, “Get Stoned Picks wants to keep that fire inside all of us alive by reviving the memory and story of the Million Barrel Tank. We are promoting this 20 band festival in our community and throughout the U.S. This event will become a part of Texas history by holding the First Annual Million Barrel Blowout event in Monahans, Texas at the Million Barrel Tank & Museum as a Texas historic annual event which will continue for many, many years to come.” Dawn says.
- One day admission $20.00
- Weekend admission $35.00
- VIP weekend admission $150.00
- Available campsites $100.00
- Weekend campsite $75.00
- Available VIP campsites (27) $200.00
- Tents and RV’s are welcome!
Vendor spots are filling up fast. There are still a few spots available.
Sponsorship Opportunities – Sponsorships range from $500 to $10,000
All sponsors who chose the Main Stage, Gold, or Silver Sponsorship Package will get their company logo placed on the Million Barrel Blowout official concert shirts that will be available for purchase by the general public both online and at the event. All others will get their company name listed on the Million Barrel Blowout concert shirts.
If you have any questions or suggestions about sponsorship levels, tickets vendor space or camping information please contact:
Dawn Foreman, Get Stoned Picks 432-557-7065 getstonedpicks@gmail
or Teresa Burnett of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce at 432-943-2187
Main event contact information:
Get Stoned Picks
Scott Wilson 432-557-6134
Dawn Foreman 432-557-7065
For more about the history of the Million Barrel Museum and Tank in Monahans, Texas contact the Monahans, Texas Chamber of Commerce, 400 Museum Boulevard, Monahans, Texas 79756 (432) 943-8401
For more information on these and other local attractions, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (432) 943-2187 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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