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ROD KENNEDY'S 80TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT

Music From the Heart

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

7:00 - 10:30 p.m.

Austin's Paramount Theater - 713 Congress Ave

 

Marcia Ball * Ray Benson * Bobby Bridger

The Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock)

Ruthie Foster * Eliza Gilkyson * Paul Glasse * Joel Guzman

Terri Hendrix * Lloyd Maines * Jimmy LaFave * John Inmon

Robert Earl Keen, Jr * Randy Rogers * Brady Black

 

Benefiting: The Center for Texas Music History

at Texas State University, San Marcos

A Once in a Lifetime Event!

 

Please 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.

 

Over 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 station.

 

Because 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.

 

Please 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.