Signature Events

Texas Monthly LIVE

Come to an evening you’ll never forget and see Texas Monthly stories unfold on stage.

Early bird starting Feb. 25

Texas Monthly LIVE returns for a second season, where attendees will experience a live issue of the magazine reimagined for a theatre audience. Mixing music, video, and narration, this special 90-minute presentation will take audience members on a storytelling journey they’ll never forget. Texas Monthly LIVE will feature performances curated by the magazine’s editors showcasing the rich tapestry of our state, hosted by the beloved columnist, The Texanist. Be our guest, as we explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of Texas.

Austin  and Houston early bird tickets on sale now.


Submit Your Story

Would you like a chance to be a part of Texas Monthly LIVE?
Take a look at our Pitch Guide and submit your story to [email protected].



Paramount Theatre

Austin | May 22, 2019


Showtime: 7:00-8:30PM


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.


Solving Mysteries with the Celestial Sleuth of Texas/ Associate Editor, Charley Locke explains how some of the world’s greatest astrological mysteries have been solved right here in Texas—by Don Olson, an unassuming physics professor at Texas State University.


‘Cue & A with the BBQ Snob / BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn answers the audience’s burning questions about Texas BBQ.


Patient ObservationExecutive 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.


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.


Dad, Dogs, & Grief / Following the death of her father and his beloved corgi, Executive Editor Mimi Swartz explores the way her family expresses love through their pets.


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


The Ultimate Foragers / Executive Editor Katy Vine tells the story of one man in Austin who has been cataloguing all of the plants in Texas since 1971.


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

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

Cullen Theater

Houston | June 7, 2019


Showtime: 7:00-8:30PM

Texas Southmost College Performing Arts Center

Brownsville | July 9, 2019

Tickets coming soon

The Witte Museum

San Antonio | December 9, 2019

Tickets coming soon

Come back for more tour dates and locations coming to a city near you!

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When do tickets go on sale?

Early bird tickets go on sale Monday, February 25 to Monday, March 18, 2019.


How do I purchase tickets?

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


What is included with the purchase of a VIP ticket?

VIP ticket holders will receive access to the VIP after-party with complimentary cocktails and music following the show.


Are tickets refundable?

No, tickets are non-refundable once purchased. You can always transfer your tickets to someone else if you are unable to attend via Eventbrite.


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, Texas 78520)

San Antonio – December 5, 2019 @ The Witte Museum (3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209)


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.


Do I need a separate ticket for each event?

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


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

We recommend bringing cash/credit cards for extra purchases.


Can I buy alcohol at the events?

Some of the theaters have bars where you can purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. VIP tickets include complimentary drinks at the after-party following the show.


What happens if it rains during one of the events?

The show will go on rain or shine!


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 and any special skills.


Who should I contact for general questions?

For general inquiries, please email [email protected]


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.