The Armstrong County Museum's
Gem Theatre Presents...


March 7, 2015 -- From Lubbock, Texas, The Gem Theatre proudly presents the The Joe and Mackie Familhy Reunion accopanied by Desert Pearl
Historic Gem Theatre (1915), welcomes Joe Gillis and his eqully talented brother Mackie who will present their first perfomance together on the Gem stage. Lubbock native Joe Gillis brings close to forty years of experience to Desert Pearl as a singer/songwriter. Gillis will perform at the historic Gem Theatre next to the Armstrong County Museum on Sat. March 7, 2015, along with Juli Handley, Darryl Lemons and Patrick Herzog. We now have this additional word from Joe, One of my new found brothers is an accomplished singer/ songwriting /performer, who lives in New Mexico and is a horse trainer. I have invited him to come to the Gem where he and I will perform together for the first time anywhere! Desert Pearl will still be there along with Kathy my sister in law who plays bass with my brother Mackie, and hopefully, Brandon Gower the poet I had last time will all be there. It will be a variety show of sorts. I want to spread the word about this. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

April 4 thru April 19, 2015 -- UPCOMING EVENTS FOR APRIL
The MUSEUM BANQUET is now scheduled for April 4 and will be held at the Armstrong Couunty Activity Center on South Highway 207 at 6:00 PM. The ALL FEMALE ODD COUPLE will be AT THE GEM Theatre on April 11 at 7:30 PM. Written by Neal Simon, and performed by Kim Klarich and Millie Strawn, the story is about two opposites who are, through dubious means, thrust into a living situation where neither can stand the other but maybe, just maybe, they can rub off on each other. True to the title, their arrangement parallels a marriage of sorts.Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

May 2, 2015 -- THE TEJAS BROTHERS From Granbury, Texas
When rock 'n' roll meets Tex-Mex in a honky tonk that is home to the blues, you get the Tejas Brothers. This quartet absolutely disregards any notions of staying within a certain ''genre.'' If it feels good, and makes people happy, it ought to be a Tejas Brothers song. Shows are family-friendly and focus on the idea that we only live once, and we should all get the most out of life. In 2013, the Dallas Observer Music Awards named the Tejas Brothers ''Best Country Act.'' Their latest CD, ''Live a Little More,'' was produced by Lloyd Maines. In 2009, they had the #7 album on the Americana Radio Airplay Charts. The Tejas Brothers is a four-piece band comprising accordion, upright bass, guitar, and drums. Show time is 7:30 PM Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

June 6, 2015 -- BRAVE COMBO From Denton, Texas
For more than three decades this Denton, Texas-based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha-cha, the blues, and more. They are America's Premier Dance Band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey-- prompting one reviewer to proclaim, ''Even if you come for the party, you'll leave with something of a musical education.'' Around the world at venues of all sizes, Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and garnered many honors, including two GRAMMY Awards and the prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award from the Greater Denton Arts Council. Brave Combo’s repertoire of hundreds of songs in styles ranging from polka to pop hits allows for a performance that can flex to be compatible with a family-friendly audience or with the stages of the biggest festivals and rock clubs in the world. Featured are group and organized dances that get the crowd up on their feet. Also, more than twenty of Brave Combo’s original compositions have been scored for a full symphony orchestra. Showtime begins at 7:30 pm. Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

July 11, 2015 -- CAPROCK ROUNDUP, RODEO AND OLD SETTLERS REUNION
The Caprock Roundup is an annual event that has been taking place in Claude for over eighty years. Records show that Claude had an event called the ''Grand Old Picnic'' taking place in 1892. This was perhaps the beginning of the ''free barbecue.'' The celebration in the 90's included an event called ''Riding for the Purse'' which was followed by a baseball game between teams from Washburn and Claude. The annual rodeo, sponsored by the American Legion Post 344 began in 1932 and is now held in the Bert Wooldridge Arena.

August 1, 2015 -- THE TEXAS GYPSIES From Allen, Texas
The Texas Gypsies describe their music as ''vintage jazzy swingin' cool hep cat sounds of the 20's-30's along with a taste of western swing, with a mix of gypsy jazz magic sprinkled over the top and a pinch of retro deco rockabilly!'' This award-winning band mixes passionate violin, a blazing horn section, rocking swinging guitars, slapping upright bass, and retro style drumming to harmoniously create their own unique, fun and artistic sound! The band will perform with from 4 members for a great and memorable show! The band performs a mix of classic instrumental and vocal music of American swing and jazz music of the 1920's, 30's, 40's, European gypsy jazz, and many original songs, too. The band will dress in vintage era costumes. Showtime begins at 7:30 pm. Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

September 19, 2015 -- WARREN HOOD From Austtin, Texas
Warren Hood hails from the fertile musical grounds of Austin, Texas. The son of music legend Champ Hood, Warren began playing the violin at eleven, and graduated with honors from the Berklee College of Music. Warren became recognized as a virtuosic fiddler, and as an accomplished instrumentalist, songwriter, and singer as a founding member of the South Austin Jug Band. Warren has been recognized three times as String Player of the Year in the Austin Chronicle Music Awards. Warren tours extensively with the Waybacks and the BoDeans. He has also performed and/or recorded with Lyle Lovett, Ben Kweller, Little Feet, Elvis Costello, and Alejandro Escovedo. The Warren Hood Band features Warren Hood on fiddle and vocals, Austin guitar ace Willie Pipkin. Showtime: 7:30 pm. Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

October 3, 2015 -- THE ALMOST PATSY CLINE BAND From Bandera, Texas
Entertaining, poignant, educational, respectful, fun, and even “cute” are a few words that have been used to describe the Almost Patsy Cline Band! Since 2001, Bandera’s award-winning Official Goodwill Ambassadors have toured Texas performing a wide selection of classic country and variety dance music: everything from Frank Sinatra to Patsy Cline, with an emphasis on two-step, waltz, polka, cha-cha, and classic rock. The Stories and the Songs'' explores country music history through the songs of legends. This show, featuring the songs of Patsy Cline, is a perfect blend of history, narration, voice, and instrumentation. Showtime: 7:30 pm. Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187. (Note because this is the ''100th anniversay month'' for the opening of the historic Gem Theatre, a matinee performance may be scheduled on the 4th at 2:30 pm.)

October 4, 2015 -- THE ALMOST PATSY CLINE BAND From Bandera, Texas Specil Matinee Performance
Entertaining, poignant, educational, respectful, fun, and even “cute” are a few words that have been used to describe the Almost Patsy Cline Band! Since 2001, Bandera’s award-winning Official Goodwill Ambassadors have toured Texas performing a wide selection of classic country and variety dance music: everything from Frank Sinatra to Patsy Cline, with an emphasis on two-step, waltz, polka, cha-cha, and classic rock. The Stories and the Songs'' explores country music history through the songs of legends. This show, featuring the songs of Patsy Cline, is a perfect blend of history, narration, voice, and instrumentation. Showtime: 7:30 pm. Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187. (Note because this is the ''100th anniversay month'' for the opening of the historic Gem Theatre, a matinee performance may be scheduled on the 4th at 2:30 pm.)

October 9 thru January 6, 2016 -- The Historic Gem Theatre,
The historic Gem Theatre opened as a movie theater October 8, 1915. Initially named the Claudia Theatre, it was renamed as the Rialto in the 1920's and it became the Gem Theatre in the 1930's. Since 1997 the Gem Theatre has been a ''Presenting Theatre'' for the Texas Commission on the Arts. This means that Texas Touring Artists from the Commission on the Arts Touring Artists Roster can have fee support when performing at the Gem Theatre in Claude, Texas. The Gem Theatre is a very family friendly theater and we look forward to having you celebrate the 100th year of the Gem Theatre.

November 7, 2015 -- THE TEXAS GUITAR QUARTET From Houston, Texas
The Texas Guitar Quartet members bring their unique passions and talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality. The quartet has developed an exciting repertoire by commissioning new works and creating their own arrangements and compositions. Recently, the quartet commissioned Tracks, a major new work by composer Peter Lieuwen. They have also premiered works by Andrew Dickinson, Alfredo Barros, Mark Anthony Cruz, and Joseph Williams II. Their daring arrangements, such as Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, offer fresh perspective on works from other repertoires and push the boundaries of the medium. Touring repertoire includes Symphony No. 40, K. 550 by W. A. Mozart; Egmont Overture, Op. 84 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Pavane pour une enfante défunte by Maurice Ravel; Red by Joseph Williams II; and Tracks by Peter Lieuwen. Showtime: 7:30 pm. Adults $10.00 K-12 $3.00 Group rate for seven or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

December 9 thru March 8, 2016 -- THE CHARLES GOODNIGHT HISTORICAL CENTER
The restoration of the Charles Goodnight House has been completed and the new Reception Center is now open. Across the road Buffalo Gold is maintaining a small herd of the Original Charles Goodnight Buffalo herd preserved by Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight. The Quanah Parker Arrow is now standing sentinel over the whole estate. There are many things to see and do. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

December 12 thru March 11, 2016 -- A GREAT EXHIBIT IN THE MUSEUM: THE PALO DURO RANCH
The JA Ranch was the first ranch established in the Palo Duro Canyon. Originally created by the Panhandle Plains Museum, this display is now a permanent display in the Armstrong County Museum. While visiting the museum, you can also see the works of photographer George Williams. Visiting hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Admission is Free, Donations Welcomed.




Funded in part by: The Texas Commission on the Arts, The Mary E. Bivins Foundation of Amarillo, Texas and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Adults $10.00 · Children $3.00

Call 806-226-2187 for Reservations

Ask about group rates for 10 or more.
(Group rate requires payment by ONE check.)


Unless otherwise indicated, shows begin at 7:30 PM


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