In 2009 five organizers came together to create a unique music and spoken word experience called Rock The Republic (RTR). RTR’09 was a three night event featuring over 100 acts of rock, hip-hop, folk, blues, indie music and HBO Def poets, with an attendance of just over 3,500. In year two RTR returned to Downtown Bryan with an all new lineup and it’s unique blend of concert length spoken word poetry and music performances. Dancers, visual artists, DJ’s, rock musicians, hip-hop heads and slam poets came together for an exhilarating, uplifting and original event. This year RTR is going back to it’s roots presenting an intimate two day music and spoken word experience in downtown Bryan.