Signature Events

Texas Monthly LIVE ’18

May 4, 2018 — Austin, TX

Presented by Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation and TOYOTA

Texas Monthly took the stage for the first time ever at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin to a packed house of over 900 guests! Mixing live performances, music, video, and narration, this special 90-minute editorial performance took audience members on a gritty storytelling journey through the eyes of our Texas Monthly editors. The event continued across the street at 800 Congress for the VIP after-party with cocktails and music in celebration Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” theme. Paramount guests, editors, storytellers, and special guests alike all came together to celebrate a night full of legendary Texas stories!

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Performance Highlights

O Sister, Where Art Thou? / Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth tracks down one of the first all-female country and western musical groups in history — who just happened to be behind bars.

Journey to Mars / Executive Editor Katy Vine takes you on a hoped-for journey to Mars courtesy the latest leap in space travel: the plasma engine.

The Greatest Producer You’ve Never Heard Of / Executive Editor Michael Hall explores the little-known history of the most influential music producer ever to come out of Waco.

A Love Unearthed / Contributor Sarah Wilson excavates the prehistoric past of Big Bend and finds both personal and paleontological evidence of our shared human history.

Borges in Texas / Senior Editor Eric Benson sheds light on an international literary figure and his late-in-life adoration of Austin.

Mom – In Touch / Senior Editor Abby Johnston discovers a forgotten notebook with clues that, twenty years on, connect her to her mother.

Staking Claims / Contributor Amparo Garcia-Crow draws connections between being the inaugural director of Austin’s Mexican American Cultural Center and heir to Spanish land grant acreage to reveal an untamed Texas tale of invention and legacy.

How to be a BBQ Snob / BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn answers the audience’s burning questions about Texas BBQ.

Tips from The Texanist / Senior Editor David Courtney, Texas Monthly’s popular advice columnist known as The Texanist, offers wisdom on everything Texan.

Musical composition, music direction, and lead performance by Carrie Rodriguez

Musical accompaniment by Luke Jacobs (guitar), Roscoe Beck (bass), and Alex Marrero (drums, percussion)

2018 Highlights




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