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Texas Monthly LIVE

An unforgettable night of storytelling from some of our favorite writers, performers, and musicians.

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Texas Monthly LIVE is returning for a second season! Attendees will experience a live issue of the magazine reimagined for a theater audience. Mixing music, video, and narration, this special ninety-minute performance takes audience members on a storytelling journey they’ll never forget. Texas Monthly LIVE features performances curated by the magazine’s editors that showcase the rich tapestry of our state, and it’s all hosted by beloved advice columnist the Texanist. Be our guest as we explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of Texas.

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Featured Talent

Shows

Upcoming Shows

San Antonio

The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
Showtime: 7:00–8:30 p.m.

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December 4, 2019

Past Shows

Dallas

The Bomb Factory
2713 Canton St. Dallas, TX 75226
Showtime: 8:00–9:30 p.m.

 

November 8, 2019

Austin

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

 

May 22, 2019

Houston

A portion of the ticket proceeds from Texas Monthly LIVE Houston, sponsored by Frost Bank, was donated to the non-profit organization Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. You can find out more information about the non-profit or donate here: https://www.imgh.org/

Cullen Theater
559-575 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002

 

June 7, 2019

Brownsville

Texas Southmost College Performing Arts Center
90 Taylor Ave, Brownsville, TX 78520

 

July 9, 2019

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Lineup

San Antonio

Texas Monthly LIVE HOST – Senior Editor David CourtneyTexas Monthly’s popular advice columnist known as The Texanist, will leads us on our storytelling journey as we explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of Texas.

Carrie Rodriguez – “Frio En Alma”

The Lion Tamer Associate Editor Cat Cardenas shares the story of her how her grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, and how his stories have shaped a giant Mexican family that revolves around a little green house in San Antonio.

Confessions of a Skinny Bitch Executive Editor Patricia Sharpe fondly reflects on her upbringing as a picky eater and how it led her on her journey to becoming Texas Monthly’s food editor.

Patient Observation Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth recounts his younger years in Wichita Falls, Texas when he stepped inside the gates of the local state hospital and realized that every town has another side.

Star Hunter / The Rio Grande Valley is steeped in lore. Senior Editor Carlos Sanchez tells the tale of one Brownsville resident that began 1.3 billion years ago.

Snow’s Queen BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn tells the story of Tootsie Tomanetz and her rise to becoming one of the most well-known and beloved BBQ Pitmasters in the country while remaining true to her roots.

Carrie Rodriguez “Z” 

Life, In Dog Years Following the death of her father and the inheritance of his beloved corgi, Executive Editor Mimi Swartz explores the way her family expresses love through their pets.

The Biggest Wild Plant Catalog in the World Executive Editor Katy Vine tells the story of one man in Austin who has been cataloguing all of the plants in Texas since 1971.

G-L-O-R-I-A Executive Editor Michael Hall tells the story of the Gloriathon, when, in the summer of 1999, he and dozens of Austin’s finest musicians, performed Van Morrison’s song “Gloria” for 24 hours as a way to say goodbye to a beloved club — and a beloved era.

Dallas

Texas Monthly LIVE HOST – Senior Editor David CourtneyTexas Monthly’s popular advice columnist known as The Texanist, will leads us on our storytelling journey as we explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of Texas.

Carrie Rodriguez – “Frio En Alma”

The Lion Tamer Associate Editor Cat Cardenas shares the story of her how her grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, and how his stories have shaped a giant Mexican family that revolves around a little green house in San Antonio.

Confessions of a Skinny Bitch Executive Editor Patricia Sharpe fondly reflects on her upbringing as a picky eater and how it led her on her journey to becoming Texas Monthly’s food editor.

Patient Observation Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth recounts his younger years in Wichita Falls, Texas when he stepped inside the gates of the local state hospital and realized that every town has another side.

Madame Talon Novelist and Texas Monthly Writer-At Large Stephen Harrigan tells the story of what is believed to be the first poem written in Texas and how it inspired him to pursue a career writing about the mystery of the past.

Snow’s Queen BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn tells the story of Tootsie Tomanetz and her rise to becoming one of the most well-known and beloved BBQ Pitmasters in the country while remaining true to her roots.

Carrie Rodriguez “Z” 

The Biggest Wild Plant Catalog in the World Executive Editor Katy Vine tells the story of one man in Austin who has been cataloguing all of the plants in Texas since 1971.

G-L-O-R-I-A Executive Editor Michael Hall tells the story of the Gloriathon, when, in the summer of 1999, he and dozens of Austin’s finest musicians, performed Van Morrison’s song “Gloria” for 24 hours as a way to say goodbye to a beloved club — and a beloved era.

Austin

Texas Monthly LIVE Host – Senior Editor David Courtney, better known as Texas Monthly’s popular advice columnist The Texanist, leads us on our storytelling journey as we explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of Texas.

 

The Lion Tamer Associate Editor Cat Cardenas shares the story of how her grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and how his stories have shaped a giant Mexican family that revolves around a little green house in San Antonio.

 

Confessions of a Skinny Bitch Executive Editor Patricia Sharpe fondly reflects on her upbringing as a picky eater and how it led her on her journey to becoming Texas Monthly’s food editor.

 

Patient Observation Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth recounts his younger years in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he stepped inside the gates of the local state hospital and realized that every town has another side.

 

’Cue & A With the BBQ Snob Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn answers the audience’s burning questions about the popular Texas fare.

 

Life, in Dog Years Following the death of her father and her inheritance of his beloved corgi, Executive Editor Mimi Swartz explores the way her family expresses love through their pets.

 

The Biggest Wild Plant Catalog in the World Executive Editor Katy Vine tells the story of one man in Austin who has been cataloguing all of the plants in Texas since 1971.

 

G-L-O-R-I-A Executive Editor Michael Hall tells the story of the Gloriathon. In the summer of 1999, he and dozens of Austin’s finest musicians performed Van Morrison’s “Gloria” for 24 hours as a way to say goodbye to a beloved club—and a beloved era.

Houston

Texas Monthly LIVE Host – Senior Editor David Courtney, better known as Texas Monthly’s popular advice columnist The Texanist, leads us on our storytelling journey as we explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of Texas.

 

The Lion Tamer Associate Editor Cat Cardenas shares the story of how her grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and how his stories have shaped a giant Mexican family that revolves around a little green house in San Antonio.

 

Patient Observation Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth recounts his younger years in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he stepped inside the gates of the local state hospital and realized that every town has another side.

 

Where We Come From (a novel excerpt) / Writer-at-Large Oscar Cásares reads an excerpt from his new novel, which follows an American family in Brownsville, Texas, who reluctantly become involved with smuggling immigrants into the United States.

 

G-L-O-R-I-A Executive Editor Michael Hall tells the story of the Gloriathon. In the summer of 1999, he and dozens of Austin’s finest musicians performed Van Morrison’s “Gloria” for 24 hours as a way to say goodbye to a beloved club—and a beloved era.

 

Life, in Dog Years Following the death of her father and her inheritance of his beloved corgi, Executive Editor Mimi Swartz explores the way her family expresses love through their pets.

 

For Those Harvey Left Deborah MoutonHouston’s poet laureate and the executive director of VIP Arts Houston, tells her story about the night Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston and how one poem inspired a community during a time of tragedy.

 

Confessions of a Skinny Bitch Executive Editor Patricia Sharpe fondly reflects on her upbringing as a picky eater and how it led her on her journey to becoming Texas Monthly’s food editor.

 

The Biggest Wild Plant Catalog in the World Executive Editor Katy Vine tells the story of one man in Austin who has been cataloguing all of the plants in Texas since 1971.

 

“Astrodome” / Bruce Robison featuring Musical Director Carrie Rodriguez / Video by Jeff Nichols

Brownsville

Texas Monthly LIVE HOST – Senior Editor David CourtneyTexas Monthly’s popular advice columnist known as The Texanist, leads us on our storytelling journey as we explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of Texas.

 

The Lion Tamer / Associate Editor Cat Cardenas shares the story of her how her grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, and how his stories have shaped a giant Mexican family that revolves around a little green house in San Antonio.

 

Confessions of a Skinny Bitch Executive Editor Patricia Sharpe fondly reflects on her upbringing as a picky eater and how it led her on her journey to becoming Texas Monthly’s food editor.

 

Patient Observation Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth recounts his younger years in Wichita Falls, Texas when he stepped inside the gates of the local state hospital and realized that every town has another side.

 

Star Hunter / The Rio Grande Valley is steeped in lore. Senior Editor Carlos Sanchez tells the tale of one Brownsville resident that began 1.3 billion years ago.

 

Brownsville’s Bicycle Revolution / Writer-at-Large Wes Ferguson tells the story of how the Rio Grande Valley is getting outside, hitting the trail, and pursuing a visionary project to transform itself from one of the unhealthiest regions in the nation to one of the fittest.

 

Life, In Dog Years Following the death of her father and the inheritance of his beloved corgi, Executive Editor Mimi Swartz explores the way her family expresses love through their pets.

 

The Biggest Wild Plant Catalog in the World Executive Editor Katy Vine tells the story of one man in Austin who has been cataloguing all of the plants in Texas since 1971.

 

G-L-O-R-I-A Executive Editor Michael Hall tells the story of the Gloriathon, when, in the summer of 1999, he and dozens of Austin’s finest musicians, performed Van Morrison’s song “Gloria” for 24 hours as a way to say goodbye to a beloved club — and a beloved era.

Production Credits

Texas Monthly LIVE is directed by Natalie George, with production coordination and support by Natalie George Productions

Video and lighting Sadie Langenkamp

Stage Manager Kelli Bland

Musical composition, music direction, and lead performance Carrie Rodriguez

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

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FAQ

Tickets
When do tickets go on sale?

San Antonio tickets go on sale Monday, August 19, 2019.

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How do I purchase tickets?

Please go to the website of the specific show you would like to attend to purchase tickets.

San Antonio tickets will be available on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Dallas tickets coming soon.

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What is included with the purchase of a VIP ticket?

VIP ticket holders will receive premium/preferred seating.

Are tickets refundable?

No; tickets are nonrefundable once purchased. However, you can always transfer your tickets to someone else via Eventbrite if you are unable to attend.

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General Information
Where and when is the event?

Austin – May 22, 2019 @ the Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701)

Houston – June 7, 2019 @ the Cullen Theater (559-575 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002)

Brownsville – July 9, 2019 @ Texas Southmost College Performing Arts Center (90 Taylor Ave, Brownsville, TX 78520)

Dallas – November 8, 2019 @ the Bomb Factory (2713 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226)

San Antonio – December 4, 2019 @ the Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209)

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What if I don’t see my city on here?

Texas Monthly LIVE is coming to a stage near you! Come back for future dates, and hopefully we’ll see you soon.

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Do I need to buy a separate ticket for each event?

Yes; each show is in a different city and will require a separate ticket.

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Do I need to bring cash/credit cards for purchases?

We recommend bringing cash/credit cards for extra purchases.

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Can I buy alcohol at the events?

Some of the theaters have bars where you can purchase alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.

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What happens if it rains during one of the events?

The show will go on, rain or shine!

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Can I be a Texas Monthly volunteer?

Texas Monthly loves volunteers! Are you a people person? Are you a foodie? Are you passionate about live music and interactive events? If yes, we have a job for you! Email us at [email protected], and tell us why you’d like to be a Texas Monthly volunteer. Please let us know your availability close to the event as well as any special skills.

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Who should I contact for general questions?

For general inquiries, please email [email protected].

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Is there a lost and found?

After the events, please email [email protected] to inquire about lost items. Texas Monthly will not be held responsible for unclaimed items.

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