Down on Main Street joined about 800 bars in Texas for “Freedom Fest” to protest Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to re-close bars. From left are bartenders Suzy Hutchins, Lacy Fabre, Sasha Reed and Autumn Black. 

Down on Main Street Saloon in Baytown joined an estimated 800 bars across Texas defying Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to shut down with a fundraiser Saturday night. 

The statewide event, called Freedom Fest, was developed by a Fort Worth music venue owner named Chris Palone whose establishment was raided by Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officers during a July 4 Tea Party Protest concert. 

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