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Panel Discussion: Home with the Armadillo

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 02:00pm

​The legendary Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas, hosted thousands of performances in the 1970s as the primary venue on the city’s booming music scene. The Armadillo provided a place where hippies and “rednecks” could come together to listen to artists such as Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, bluesman Freddie King, and roots and country favorites Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. Armadillo World Headquarters co-founders Jim Franklin (the club’s artistic director and frequent emcee), attorney Mike Tolleson, and Eddie Wilson will discuss the venue’s colorful history and its enduring impact in Austin and beyond. Rounding out the panel will be Gary P. Nunn, whose signature song “London Homesick Blues” salutes the venue and contains the lyric, “I wanna go home with the Armadillo/Good country music from Amarillo and Abilene.” The refrain was adopted as the musical theme for television series Austin City Limits. Longtime Texas music journalist Joe Nick Patoski—author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life and writer and director of a documentary film about Doug Sahm—will moderate. Presented in support of the exhibit Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ʼ70s. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.


PROGRAM ADMISSION

Admission is included with Museum ticket or Museum membership. Seating is limited.



OUTLAWS & ARMADILLOS EXHIBIT-RELATED PROGRAMMING

FRIDAY, MAY 25 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

FRIDAY, MAY 25 | 1:00 p.m.
Panel: Outlaws on Film with Eric Geadelmann, Kelly Magelky, and Jack Ingram

FRIDAY, MAY 25 | 8:00 p.m.
Country’s Roaring ‘70s: Outlaws And Armadillos Exhibit Opening Concert

SATURDAY, MAY 26 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

SATURDAY, MAY 26 | 10:30 a.m.
Songwriting 101: Willie Nelson Style

SATURDAY, MAY 26 | 1:00 p.m.
Songwriter Session: Joe Ely

SATURDAY, MAY 26 | 2:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Home With The Armadillo

SUNDAY, MAY 27 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Outlaw Style - Vests

SUNDAY, MAY 27 | 12:00 p.m.
Musician Spotlight: Bobby Earl Smith With Special Guest Kimmie Rhodes

SUNDAY, MAY 27 | 2:00 p.m.
Film Preview: Outlaws on Film with Jessi Colter and filmmaker Eric Geadelmann

MONDAY, MAY 28 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Outlaw Style - Vests

TUESDAY, MAY 29 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Outlaw Style - Vests

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

THURSDAY, MAY 31 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 | 10:30 a.m.
Family Program: Singing In Harmony For Beginners

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 | 11:15 a.m.
Family Program: Singing In Harmony For Beginners

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Outlaw Style - Vests

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 | 10:30 a.m.
Family Program: Beginner Guitar Workshop: Willie Nelson

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 | 11:15 a.m.
Family Program: Beginner Guitar Workshop: Willie Nelson

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 | 11:30 a.m.
Songwriter Session: Chris Gantry

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 |2:00 p.m.
Panel: Beyond Music Row: Tompall Glaser And His Renegade Studio, Hillbilly Central

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Outlaw Style - Vests

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 | 10:00 a.m.
Film Screening: Heartworn Highways (1976)

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 | 2:00 p.m.
Interview: Kinky Friedman

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 | 10:30 a.m.
​Family Program: Beginner Electric Guitar Workshop: Waylon Jennings Style

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 | 11:15 a.m.
​Family Program: Beginner Electric Guitar Workshop: Waylon Jennings Style

MONDAY, JUNE 11 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Hip Hats

TUESDAY, JUNE 12 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Hip Hats

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Hip Hats

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Hip Hats

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Hip Hats

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Hip Hats

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 | 2:00 p.m.
Nashville Cats: Salute To Harminca Player Mickey Raphael

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 | 10:00 a.m.
Creative Zone: Hip Hats

SATURDAY, JUNE 30 | 10:30 a.m.
Family Program: Beginner Fiddle Workshop Outlaws Style

SATURDAY, JUNE 30 | 11:15 a.m.
Family Program: Beginner Fiddle Workshop Outlaws Style