August 2016 Newsletter
Don't forget that we will be meeting in Irving at the Texas Musician's Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX. It is a very nice place and Tom and Marianne Kreason are excited about us being there. It does have a café on site, so plan to try it out while you're with us! The venue is located downtown Irving with plenty of parking a short walk to the TRE Heritage station. It is a short drive from 183 and Loop 12. The museum will be open also so that you may visit while you are there. It is a donation of $5 to tour the museum. The "indoor venue" is air conditioned and can seat about 150 people. The outside stage venue can seat several hundred. The museum has other concerts at this venue and we feel very blessed to be a part of their location. You will find lots of information about their other concerts posted at http://texasmusiciansmuseum.com
Our meeting, as usual, is open to the public. We really look forward to being in the Texas Musician's Museum as our new home for our monthly meetings. The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau is advertising for us in the news media and the local cable TV. The meeting will start at 1:30pm, as we have in the past. Make plans to be there with us on August 14!!
We also want to thank the Buckner Retirement Center for providing our meeting location for the past several years. They have been very good to us. Wayne and Peggy Smith help set up the availability at the retirement center for us. A big thank you to them for their support of the TSGA.
This last meeting was a lot of fun with David Wright and Dennis Bailey. Ronnie Ray came and played guitar and was joined by Rene Best on guitar. Dean Baxter and Raymond Keller were with us, also. A new drummer joined us, Mack Coffman. Ray Brown has done a great job for us the past few years, but has had to step down due to health reasons. Please keep him your prayers.
The Denver Jam was held in June 12. The International Steel Guitar Club inducted Del Mullen of Mullen Steel Guitars and Neil Flanz as a part of the jam. A big congratulations to them!!
Talented brothers, Jerry and Johnny Case, were inducted into the Southwest Society of Western Swing Music on July 16 in Oklahoma. Jerry plays a mean guitar and Johnny, an awesome piano. Two very deserving musicians, and longtime friends.
We are getting ready for the 2017 show and tickets will go on sale on August 1. Be sure to make your hotel reservations asap…it's filling up fast!!
Let us hear from you and any news you may have! See you soon!!