The deadline to purchase tickets to the Empire-Tribune’s Best of Erath Awards gala is 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

The second annual event will begin with a red carpet walk and cocktails at 6 p.m. Saturday at Twisted J Live followed by dinner catered by Greer’s Ranch Cafe, live music by Cottonwood Crows and Courtney Patton and an awards ceremony. 

The first, second and third place winners of each category will be announced at the gala and the E-T will publish a magazine in July with photos from the big night. 

(For a full list of finalists, see Wednesday’s edition of the E-T on stands now.)

Individual tickets to Saturday’s gala can be purchased for $85 and VIP tables of 10 are also available. 

“We’ve been working with Cody Johnson at Twisted J Live and it’s going to be a fantastic night honoring the best of the best in Erath County,” said E-T Managing Editor Sara Vanden Berge. "If you have not yet been to see this new venue, you are in for a treat. The lights, sound system, everything is just spectacular. This is going to be a very special night.”