Our 290 Texas House Concert Series showcases Texas musicians in a true salon fashion. House concert attendance is Membership driven with guests attending by invitation only.  These events are generally held in a member’s home or backyard, providing an intimate setting to enjoy live music without interruption.

Events begin with a friendly social prior to the house concert, a conversation with the artist and catching up with fellow music lovers. The social hour is potluck-style where members share a snack and enjoy a beverage they bring.

We believe that house concerts are among the best ways to enjoy Texas music. To provide compensation to the artists, the program is funded by through Membership in the 290 Texas House Concert Series.


Base Membership for 290 Texas 2022-2023 has been sold out.  Please Contact Us to get more information or to inquire about reserve membership and seating.  

Membership Benefits:

  • Attendance for One Person for all 2022-2023 House Concerts in the Johnson City area

  • Bring guests for free as space is available, though we ask all guests to tip our musicians

  • Priority, Space Available Reservations for non-member guests

  • Automatically become a member of Texas Heritage Music Foundation

  • Enjoy our membership appreciation events throughout the year


You may send your membership dues payable to Texas Heritage Music Foundation, PO Box 445, Johnson City TX 78636 - be sure to include 290 Texas 2022 on your memo line or select our MEMBERSHIP tab to pay by credit card. 


2022/2023 Season

  • Jul 30, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM CDT
    Little Chihuahuas Ranch, 504 One River Point Drive, Johnson City TX 78636
    Hot Pickin 57s is a 4-piece band featuring acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and upright bass, along with lead and harmony vocals. They can also play as a trio or 5-piece band.
  • Aug 20, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Venue Pending, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    Join us for the legendary Almost Patsy Cline band. “This little Texas band plays with heart and is the most enjoyable road music in the Texas hill country.” - TABJohnson
  • Sep 30, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Little Chihuahuas Ranch, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    Ty Herndon is a master of the ties that bind. The Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning recording artist has the ability to connect with an audience far beyond his onstage performance. More than 20 years into his career, Herndon shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Oct 29, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Private Residence, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    Take a musical journey to the Amazon with us!
  • Nov 12, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Chapulin, Private Residence, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes first met when he crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. The first time they sang together they found a sound Texas Monthly calls “undeniably intimate". Their initial duo effort, Golden Heart,  climbed to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk Chart.
  • Dec 17, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Venue Pending, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    Jeff Wood is a singer/songwriter born in Springfield, MO. From an early age, Jeff was writing and composing his own music. His love for writing led him to the University of Missouri - Kansas City where he excelled, and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.
  • Jan 14, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Venue Pending, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
  • Feb 04, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Venue Pending, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    “Shelley King is the complete superlative package - a powerhouse singer, a smart literary songwriter, and a savvy businesswoman. She has inspired and motivated me and led me into some really fun musical adventures.” – Marcia Ball, Grammy nominated, ACL Hall of Famer and Texas State Musician
  • Mar 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Venue Pending , Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    Sister Golden Hair The Band is an all-female-fronted cover band based in Central Texas that pays tribute to the harmony-rich hit songs of the ’60s and ’70s.
  • Apr 29, 2023, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Memorial Park, 109 East Main St, Johnson City TX
    The Presley Project is a Central Texas band committed to the music of Elvis Presley. With an emphasis on the Vegas years, TPP focuses on the style and arrangements you would have heard from Elvis and the TCB Band in the 70’s. No jumpsuits or sideburns here, just great musicians bringing back the mem

A look back at Our 2020 ONLINE Season!

During this time of COVID19, in an effort to keep our programming alive and our musicians performing, 290 Texas transitioned it's monthly House Concert Series into a weekly ONLINE Premiere platform, with the potential to reach a larger audience and provide income to a greater number of musicians.  We sat out 2021 and have successfully sold out our 2022-2023 season. 

Click any past performance to view it.  Click any performance to watch life as it premieres.  

Previous performers include:

Mayeux & Broussard, Bett Butler & Jel Dilley, Wldon Henson, Jaimee Harris, Colin Gilmore, Devin Jake, Jeff Plankenhorn, Jeff Lofton, Hip Shakin Mama, Jackie Venson, Luke Redfield, Josh Murley, Malford Milligan, Willow City, Will Owen Gage, Stephanie Urbina Jones, Shelley King, John Andrew Parks, Tish Hinojosa, Josh & Kristi Grider, Oliver Rajamani, Non John, Ghosts of the American Road, Soul Track Mind, Johnny Nicholas, Patricia Vonne, Tommy Elskes, Eric Taylor, Nathan Hamilton, Lex Land, Curtis McMurtry, Betty Soo, Red & Sylvie Young, Mike Blakely, John Arthur Martinez, Hogan & Moss, Shoulders, Max Zimmet Band, Donovan Keith, Art & Lisa, Staehely Brothers, Luis Ibanez Band, Susan Gibson,  Hardened & Tempered, Courtney Cox & Suburban Beat, Mayeux & Broussard, Rachel Laven  / Nathan Evans Fox, Jesse Stratton Band, Mike Blakely, Patricia Vonne, American Dreamer, Barbara Nesbitt, Codey Belew, Beth Williams

290 Texas Available-Seating Protocol

290 Texas is first and foremost a membership-based concert series which is intended to offer an intimate exchange between musicians and their audience, reminiscent of Salon concerts of the Victorian era.


We struggle to be inclusive and friendly while retaining the intimacy that makes these events unique. 


Our program’s experience has shown that an audience of 30-40 members is optimal, with an audience exceeding 50 becoming hard to manage, both for the organizers and our Member Hosts.  290 Texas’ performers set their contract expectations based on the size of group we present when we contact them. 


The 290 Texas Available-Seating Protocol places an emphasis on members first, then guests of the member hosting that event, then guests of other members, and finally non-members requesting seating.  Requests for seating should be made via email to 290Texas@gmail.com or through the THMF Website RSVP System.


Anyone can RSVP at any time for events.  An RSVP does not guarantee non-member seating, but it does place that seat in waitlist order. 


Members will be reminded to RSVP for concerts one month prior to the event.  Members who know they will not attend are asked to advise the committee at 290Texas@gmail.com so that those seats can be made available to other Member-Guests.  Member seats are subject to being made available if not reserved 2 weeks prior to the event.


Member Hosts will receive up to 6 free Available-Seats for the concert they are hosting.  All other non-member seating which is reserved and confirmed will be charged $35 per seat for attendance. 


Concert capacity varies based on the venue and the performer.  Capacity will be calculated as concerts are contracted and venues assigned.  As the event nears and RSVPs are requested, Available-Seating will be released in order requested 10 days prior to the event.