KENNEDY'S 80TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT
From the Heart
February 2, 2010
- 10:30 p.m.
Paramount Theater - 713 Congress Ave
Ball * Ray Benson * Bobby Bridger
Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock)
Foster * Eliza Gilkyson * Paul Glasse * Joel Guzman
Hendrix * Lloyd Maines * Jimmy LaFave * John Inmon
Earl Keen, Jr * Randy Rogers * Brady Black
Center for Texas Music History
Texas State University, San Marcos
Once in a Lifetime Event!
Join us for this star-studded tribute to a truly legendary
figure in Texas music. Rod Kennedy is perhaps best
known as the Kerrville Folk Festival's founder, which,
during its 38 years helped launch the careers of such
artists as Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, the Dixie Chicks,
Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, and countless others.
However, Kennedy's mucical career stretches back to the
1940s when he performed as a big band singer.
the following decades, Kennedy organized hundreds of events
throughout Texas and the rest of the country, featuring a
diverse range of musicians, including Willie Nelson, Van
Cliburn, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Peter Paul & Mary, Asleep
at the Wheel, Tish Hinojosa, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Jeff
Walker, Townes van Zandt, Teddy Wilson, Michael Martin
Murphy, and many others. Kennedy also helped start
Austin's first FM radio station and its second television
of his enormous contributions to the cultural heritage of
Texas and the nation, the Center for Texas Music History,
Dickson Productions, and some of the state's most popular
artists will gather to play tribute to Rod Kennedy's
remarkable life and musical legacy. For
tickets and info, call the Paramount Box Office at (512)
472-5470 or order online by clicking HERE.
help make this special event possible by becoming a
sponsor. In addition to sharing in what promises to be
a truly "magical" evening of music and
entertainment, your contributions will help support the
Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, an
non-profit 501(c)3 educational program that has been
recognized nationally for its efforts to preserve and study
the unique musical history of the Lone Star State. To
learn more about the Center for Texas Music History and its
many programs please visit www.txstate.edu/ctmh.