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290 TEXAS HOUSE CONCERTS

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.


Most of our 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. Membership is $300 per person / $600 per season.

 

Our Membership Drive for the 290 Texas 2024-2025 Season (June 2024-May 2025) is now open with just a few slots remaining available.  Please visit our Membership & Events tab to renew or join our next season!     

Membership Benefits:

  • Attendance for One Person for remaining 2023-2024 events, plus all 2024-2025 House Concerts in the Johnson City area

  • Priority, Space Available Reservations for non-member guests

  • Automatically become a member of Texas Heritage Music Foundation

 

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 2024 on your memo line or select our MEMBERSHIP tab to pay by credit card. 

 

upcoming 290 texas events

  • Mar 23, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Johnson City, TX, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    "Being stoned and broke down isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I would hate to be sober and broke down, you know? It's a happy metaphor," says Tate Mayeux, explaining the philosophy behind Mayeux and Broussard’s new single "Stoned and Broke Down," his personal anthem for living well.
  • Apr 06, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Johnson City, TX, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    The Austin-American Statesman wrote “Wendy Colonna is not just a singer-songwriter, she’s a force of nature.” In addition to being a 20+ year touring and recording artist, Wendy empowers artists and entrepreneurs alike.
  • Apr 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Untamed Wine Estates, 202 Ranch to Market Rd 1320, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    Muriel Anderson is the first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and Guitar Player Magazine lists her as one of the top 50 guitarists of all time. She performs on a 20-string harp-guitar and her gentle sense of humor and facility across multiple genres is revered by audiences.
  • May 25, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Johnson City, TX, Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    "WHEN IT COMES TO WRITING AND SINGING, LAVEN IS MATURE BEYOND HER YEARS. SHE WRITES LOVE SONGS THAT AREN'T SAPPY, PROTEST SONGS BUILT ON COMMON SENSE AND COMMON-SENSE SONGS BUILT ON EXPERIENCE. PAY ATTENTION." - JIM BEALE JR.
  • May 31, 2024, 11:50 PM – Jun 01, 2024, 11:50 PM
    Thanks Ya'll! , Johnson City, TX 78636, USA
    Thanks to our members, guests, performers and supporters for a fantastic season of music!

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, Almost Patsy Cline Band, Ty Herndon, Susan McDonald, Dawn &Hawkes, Sister Golden Hair, The Presley Project

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.   

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