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Your generous donation will help secure our 2015 concert season, and give support to our "0utreach Programs" that include: Soldier Songs & Voices workshops for Veterans, in-school artist-led music programs for students, Music & Memory therapy to Nursing Home residents & Swan Songs bringing end of life musical wishes to Hospice patients.


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Sat
11 29


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Fri
12 5

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 35


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"A.J. Croce has wisdom beyond his years. With his music, he represents his generation with a profound sense of honesty in his lyrics and quality in his delivery. The future of entertainment is safe in his hands!" - Willie Nelson
AJ Croce
AJ Croce
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From his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road. Now, with Twelve Tales, A.J. unveiled his most ambitious recording project to date: A dozen new tracks recorded by legendary producers across a variety of American cities, released one song each month in 2013. A.J.’s notable producers on Twelve Tales are Nashville’s illustrious late "Cowboy" Jack Clement (Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis); New Orleans’ ambassador of funk Allen Toussaint (Dr. John, Paul McCartney); five-time Grammy winner Kevin Killen (Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel) in Stamford, CT; Grammy and Golden Globe nominee Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Los Lobos) and Tony Berg (Fiona Apple, Bob Dylan) in Los Angeles; and finally Greg Cohen (Tom Waits, John Zorn) in New York City.

The son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with his first tour at age 18 opening up for B.B. King. In the span of a 20+-year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. He has been seen and heard on shows including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, E!, and CNN.

A dedicated family man, an adventurous artist and a confident creator; in this phase in his life and career, A.J. is focused less on expectations and more on instincts. “I generally want to do the stuff that makes me feel good,” he says. And like the blues greats who influenced him, A.J. Croce continues to create stellar music with longevity, authenticity and truth. Twelve Tales marks the latest milestone on his illustrious journey.

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Sat
12 6

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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Award-Winning Songwriters
Kevin Welch &
Dustin Welch

Kevin Welch

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Dustin  Welch

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Kevin Welch: Kevin is known as a songwriter’s songwriter. He was honored as the “Artists Tribute to a Legend” at the 2009 Steamboat Springs Colorado MusicFest where his peers performed his songs to him in the packed theater.

Kevin has long been recognized as an awesome writer, musician, and vocalist, but he is much more than that; he is a man who has truly lived life, and has created music that is REAL in the purest sense. You don’t sit and listen to Welch’s music because you are told to; you do so because you are mesmerized. Welch’s lyrics and music capture you and bring you into his world, and through that journey you are able to find a piece of yourself.

Dustin Welch: Raised among the sons and daughters of songwriters, fiddle players, guitarists, banjo dobro piano players, publishers, song pluggers, hippie kids from Gaskin's Farm, painters, pot throwers, and potgrowers, Dustin Welch drank deep. Probably inspired largely by his early exposure to Bela Fleck's evolutionary approach to the banjo, Dustin began devising a unique style of his own. Bare-fingered, open tuning, Appalachian flavored grooves and melodies coupled with literate lyrics, strange and beautiful, and the songs kept coming.

One evening in 2006, Dustin was playing in the house band for a tribute to Townes Van Zandt at the venerable old Belcourt Theater in Nashville. The drummer that night was Ken Coomer from Wilco, who told him that he knew a band in San Diego who was looking for a guy like him. Within a week he flew out for an audition and didn't go home for 6 months, touring with the Scotch Greens all over the US and Europe, opening for acts like Reverend Horton Heat and Flogging Molly, playing disciplined slamming shows night after night. By now, Dustin has relocated to Austin, where he now resides. The songs keep coming, and one thing keeps leading to another.

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Sun
12 7

Door 2:30 PM
Show 3 PM
Close 6 PM


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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
12 12

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 28


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“She doesn’t place her songs above her listeners; she’s down inside them” – All Music Guide
Eliza Gilkyson
Eliza Gilkyson

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Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in Folk and Americana music circles. The daughter of songwriter Terry Gilkyson, whose songs were recorded by artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, the White Stripes, and Dean Martin, Eliza was headed for a career in music at an early age.

She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, Etown, Sirius/XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside legends Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith, received a Grammy nomination for her 2006 CD “Paradise Hotel”, and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle’s various music awards, as well as the Folk Alliance Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of the Year.

Eliza’s music has always reflected her vivid vision of the world around her, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”

Her previous release on Red House Records, Roses at the End of Time, illuminates the issues, the inspirations and the agonies of our time, and the struggle to remain human in the midst of multi-dimensional crises. Her newest recording, The Nocturne Diaries, is out now and already earning accolades.

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Sat
12 13

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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"That's the most infectious stuff I've ever heard!" - Bill Cody, WSM 650 AM
The Carper Family
The Carper Family
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"They're great instrumentalists, singers and songwriters and they have this unique way of blending contemporary with traditional. The result is this beautiful mix of timeless music." - Cindy Cashdollar (Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame)

The Carper Family is a family band like no other, spinning out the effortless harmonies of a born-family with the range and diversity of a made-family. Whatever the bloodline, the music hits the ear with both depth and simplicity, capturing the essence of true country music. The Austin-based trio of Melissa Carper [upright bass], Beth Chrisman [fiddle], and Jenn Miori [guitar] applies their signature, stunning three-part harmonies to bluegrass, old-time, country and swing tunes of the standard and original variety, pushing and honoring American musical traditions at every step.

In the last few years, the Carper’s rise has impressed and entertained audiences and their fellow musicians all over the place. They’ve shared stages with any number of country notables, including steel-guitar master Cindy Cashdollar, West Virginia’s Ginny Hawker, and Kansas City fiddle legend, Betse Ellis. And, like any country band worth its salt, they tour hard, crisscrossing North America and Europe to play gigs at festivals from Alaska and Arkansas to Norway, and at storied venues like Nashville’s Station Inn.

Their original songs range from the deeply-moving to the profoundly quirky and their catalogue of lesser known country music is impressive for such a young group. The Carper Family’s dedication to the rich and sprawling history of American country music and the joy they bring audiences with their crystalline sound guarantee that these ladies will be introducing this new-old music to folks for years to come.

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Fri
12 19

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 42


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PROMISE OF A BRAND NEW DAY
Ruthie Foster
Touring New Release!
Ruthie Foster

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From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy — sometimes in a single song. Her last two albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster and 2012’s Let It Burn, moved the Recording Academy to deliver Best Blues Album Grammy nominations.

From 2011 to 2013 she also earned three consecutive Blues Music Awards, plus an Austin Music Award for Best Female Vocalist and a Living Blues Critics’ Award for Female Blues Artist of the Year. Ruthie is currently touring in support of her her latest, Promise of a Brand New Day produced by Meshell Ndegeocello.

“Ruthie's voice is such a singular, powerful instrument, and she has such mastery of it,. She can turn it on, belt it out and bring you to your knees, all in an instant.”- Meshell Ndegeocello

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Sat
12 20

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 28


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"What makes these Heathens so refreshingly different is the overall musicianship and seamless blending of alt-rockers, folk tales, gutbucket blues and heartland anthems.” — Chicago Sun Times
The Band of Heathens
Band Of Heathens
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In the course of evolving from loose assemblage to world-class rock ’n’ roll outfit, the Band of Heathens has built a potent body of recorded work that’s won the Austin, Texas ensemble a fiercely loyal fan base and a reputation as one of its hometown’s most vital musical resources. BoH is also known as one of America’s hardest-working touring acts, while revealing a musical and lyrical depth that consistently enriches an infectious songcraft. Sunday Morning Record, the Band of Heathens’ fourth studio album (and seventh overall), marks a milestone in the resilient outfit’s development, capturing the musicians’ remarkable creative chemistry along with the deepening melodic and emotional resonance in the songwriting of founding singer-guitarists Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist.

The Band of Heathens’ imposing reputation as a live act was reflected in their decision to launch their recording career with a pair of live albums, 2006’s Live From Momo’s and 2007’s CD/DVD Live at Antone’s. 2008 saw the release of an eponymous
first studio effort, produced by iconic Texas troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard. That album won widespread fan approval and copious critical acclaim, as did 2009’s One Foot in the Ether, which, like its predecessor, reached the #1 slot on the national Americana charts. Also in 2009, the band gained substantial TV exposure, performing live sets on PBS’ Austin City Limits and the legendary German music show Rockpalast, as well as being honored as Best New Band at the Austin Music Awards.

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Sat
1 3


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Closed for the Holidays!

from Dec 21st - Jan 8th

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Fri
1 9

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"Mixing in elements of Americana and swing, one of the most promising new bands on Austin's bluegrass and acoustic scene." - SXSW.com
Wood and Wire
Wood and Wire
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Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than the band’s name, which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire.

Founded in 2010, Wood & Wire’s core members are Tony Kamel on lead vocals and guitar, Dominic Fisher on Bass, and Trevor Smith on Banjo. Their sound, as Smith puts it, is “a modern take on traditional mountain, hillbilly, and country music”. In just a few short years, the band has had the honor of playing notable festivals and venues across the country like The Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Old Settlers Music Festival. Later in 2014, they’ll make their way across the country playing Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY and the IBMA Street Fair in Raleigh, NC. After that the guys will make their way home to Austin to play the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

In February 2013, the band released their self-titled debut album to much critical acclaim. In March of this year, the guys began work on their follow up album working again with Grammy nominated producer/engineer Erick Jaskowiak in Nashville, TN. Their second effort is a coming of age collection of original songs based on real and personal experiences with a coastal theme and is set for release in early 2015. Wood & Wire is poised to have a another breakout year; as they bring fiery bluegrass footstompers and loose, acoustic jams to packed venues across the country, it’ll be hard to say who’s having a better time: the band or the crowd.

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Sat
1 10

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 35


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One of the most impressively powerful voices recently heard anywhere. Able to boon, cajole, promise and growl with equal power, she plays guitar with much the same forcefulness! - Dallas Observer

Carolyn Wonderland
Carolyn Wonderland

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As seen on Austin City Limits and at the Janis Joplin tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Carolyn Wonderland is a triple threat with her diverse songwriting, soulful vocals, and guitar goddess status -- all featured on over twenty CDs, six of which are her releases -- she has a pedigree in this business that's hard to match.

Wonderland is a true legend in her time, equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis Joplin and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray Vaughan. She is a bit of a renegade, she likes to incorporate elements of Blues, Country, Swing, Zydeco, Surf, Gospel, Soul, and some nights, maybe even a Cumbia into the musical mix...

Carolyn has won tons of awards including recent accolades as
2009 Best Female Vocalist at the Austin Music Awards
also sharing 2009 Best Blues Band with her bandmates Lefty and Cole!
... and, for several previous years,Houston Press Music Awards' songwriter of the year, musician of the year,release of the year, and best guitarist and best vocalist!

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts
for assisting with funding for this event!


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Fri
1 16

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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Award-winning Songwriters
Shake Russell and Michael Hearne
Shake Russell

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Michael Hearne

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SHAKE RUSSELL
For more than three decades, Shake Russell has been entertaining audiences throughout the region with his unique, Americana style of folk-rock. A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of melodies. Through the years, Shake's songs and albums have frequented the Billboard charts, with many, including "Deep in the West", "You've Got a Lover", "Put Yourself in My Shoes", "One More Payment", and "Our Kind of Love" being recorded by such distinguished artists as Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Ricky Skaggs, Clint Black, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Ricky Skagg's hit recording of "You've Got a Lover" has appeared on three of Ricky's albums. In 1983 Shake was commissioned by the Texas State University in San Marcos to write a song,''River of Innocence'' for a documentary filmed and produced by the university. In 1986, Shake was asked by longtime friend Bruce Bryant, creative producer at Houston television station KTRK, to compose a theme song commemorating the Texas sesquicentennial. He obliged and wrote the regional favorite, "Traveling Texas".

Shake is a two-time recipient of the BMI "Million Air" award for Clint Black's recordings of "Put Yourself in My Shoes" and "One More Payment", both of which he co-wrote with Clint, and a four-time recipient of the BMI Writer's Award. Shake made history by being named Entertainer of the Year for the third time (2004, 2008, 2011) in the Texas Music Awards!

MICHAEL HEARNE
How do you say "Acoustic Southwestern Americana Musical Guitar Genius" in just two words? Michael Hearne, that's how. Since the 1970s, this native Dallas Texan has strolled down a musical path inspired by the great folk and country singer-songwriters who typify and have characterized the Americana "roots" scene.

A consistent winner of the "Best of Taos" awards for performer and singer for the past 10 years, Hearne's songwriting credits are impressive. Awards include Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Production at the 2001 New Mexico MIC AWARDS, for "A Taos Christmas Eve," 2002. He has penned songs for Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn ("Lesson to be Learned from Love") and his New Mexico anthem, "New Mexico Rain," recorded by his uncle and aunt, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, and country music legend Johnny Rodriguez.

His critically acclaimed CD "Sight and Sound" – 11 songs written about 11 different works of art – won seven awards at The New Mexico Music Awards, making him the biggest winner in their history. This CD includes the song The Songwriter, co-written with Grammy winners Mentor Williams and Andy Byrd. Michael Hearne has also written songs with his good friends Shake Russell, Keith Sykes, and many others.

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Sat
1 17

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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“Blessed with a seemingly effortless melodic gift and one of the warmest, most penetrating vocal deliveries in American music” — No Depression
Darden Smith
Darden Smith
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For Darden Smith, the creatively expansive Texas troubadour, Love Calling represents both. The album opens a new chapter in the artist’s prolific career, and circles back to his musical roots. The release is Smith’s first in three years and the first for his new label, Compass Records. Yet for Smith, whose career has taken him all over the map, musically as well as geographically, the release also represents an artistic homecoming. The organic arrangements invoke the sound that established him as a breakout artist from the Texas club circuit in the mid-1980s, when he forged his style and found an audience that extended from country-folk traditionalists to those more attuned to contemporary trends.

Born in Brenham, Texas, in the wide open spaces between Houston and Austin, Smith released the indie Native Soil in 1986. Strong critical response led to a deal with Epic Records in Nashville. His 1988 Darden Smith debut for the label landed two singles on the country charts. But country music was changing, and so was Darden. He switched to the New York division of Columbia Records, began a fruitful songwriting partnership with Britain’s Boo Hewerdine (with whom he released Evidence, 1989), and earned critical raves and a wider audience beyond country with Trouble No More (1990) and Little Victories (1993). The former included “Frankie & Sue” and “Midnight Train,” both of which received significant airplay on the emerging adult album alternative (or Triple A) radio format. Little Victories featured “Loving Arms,” a Top Ten hit. Next, Smith moved to an independent label, Dualtone Music Group, with whom he produced a more personal trio of acclaimed albums: Sunflower (2002), Circo (2004), and Field of Crows (2005).


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Sun
1 18

Door 1:30 PM
Show 2 PM
Close 5 PM


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Ken Gaines
hosting

Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
1 23




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Come Celebrate with Us...
The Bugle Boy's
10 year Anniversary
Weekend Celebration!

Friday night: Multi-Artist Concert Fundraiser
Saturday Night: Dinner & Dance Fundraiser

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10 Year Anniversary Multi-Artist

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Fri
1 23

Door 6 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10:30 PM



Tickets $ 75


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10 year Anniversary Weekend!
Multi- Artist Fundraiser
"Shelley King & Friends"
Featuring

Shelley King,
Carolyn Wonderland,
Michael O'Connor
& Woody Russell

All sharing the stage in this
one-of-a-kind organic night of music!

Shelley King & Friends
Shelley King
"With her smoky, sultry vocals and smart, soulful songs, King is easily one of the finest singer/songwriters on the Austin music scene. She is a powerful, formidable presence on stage and her live performances are legendary among local music fans."— The Examiner

Carolyn Wonderland
“A dollop of Janis Joplin, a slice of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a big load of soulful individuality… that’s Wonderland, a seething-hot Texas singer-guitarist...” – Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald

Michael O'Connor
"Michael O'Connor's guitar chops and heartstring-tugging tenor vocals bring the musicality up to the level of the storytelling."
- Michael Ethan Messik, Texas Music Magazine

Woody Russell
“Woody Russell has crafted a lovely collection of original blues and soul music… appealing guitar tones; his crisp, inventive lines blend funk and blues with Jeff Beck’s fearlessness.” – Tom Hyslop, Blues Review

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts
for assisting with funding for this event!



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Sat
1 24

Door 6 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 11:30 PM



Tickets $ 150


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10 Year Anniversary
Celebration Weekend Continues!


Dinner & Dance
featuring
Matt Wilson Band

Join us at The Frish Auf Valley Country Club (In La Grange)
10 Year Anniversary Matt Wilson
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We are so excited about this huge milestone and we hope you can join us at The Frish Auf Valley Country Club.

This event includes full sit down dinner, silent auction and dance featuring
the Matt Wilson Band. (yes you can talk & dance)
Attire: Dressy casual

EXTRA COOL STUFF
to spice up your celebration experience!

Collectable 10 Year Anniversary Poster
We worked with Hatch Show Print, the iconic music poster printer out of Nashville to create a limited first edition run on our collectible 10 Year Anniversary Posters. These posters are available for purchase when you make your ticket selections.

10 Year Anniversary T-shirt
In addition to the posters, we will print by order, a 10 Year Anniversary "old style cool" T-shirt with the collectible poster printed on the front which you can also purchase at the same time you make your ticket purchase.

About MATT WILSON BAND
"Although he didn't start the fire, Matt Wilson is considered one of the hottest young pianists in the country today. Wilson's intense, red-hot piano playing literally has Houston audiences roaring on the edge of their seats and clamoring for more."- Houston Weekly

Matt Wilson is a consummate performing musician. He first gained national exposure wowing sold-out audiences as the “Piano Man” in the First National Tour of the Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp's Tony-award winning musical “Movin’ Out.” The Austin-based singer-songwriter’s big gospel voice and the down-home flavor of his tasty piano playing made him ideal to represent Joel’s music.

His band, Matt Wilson Band, has a deep catalog of original and classic soul, R&B, rock n’ roll, blues, funk, and gospel it performs with warmth, wit, and white-gloved showmanship. Wilson believes there is an art to presenting these treasured tunes in a way that’s reverent but relevant. Wilsons’ band’s soul-revue personality imbues its interpretations of standards by Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers with spirited sincerity.

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