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


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, many original songs, too. The band will dress in vintage era costumes. Showtime: 7:30 pm. Adults $10.00 Children 12 & under $5.00 Group rate for ten 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 Children 12 & under $5.00 Group rate for ten or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

October 3, 2015 -- The Almost Patsy Cline Band Will Present Two Soliloquies one on Sat. and one on Sun
An utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present (often used as a device in drama to disclose a character's innermost thoughts): Saturday night it will be Charles Goodnight and on Sunday Afternoon it will be Molly Goodnight. Presnted as a part of the Performances of the Almsot Patsy Cline Band. Showtime: Saturday 7:30 pm. Sunday 2:30 pm Adults $10.00 Children 12 & under $5.00 Group rate for ten or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.

October 3, 2015 -- THE ALMOST PATSY CLINE BAND From Bandera, Texas will do the Soliloquy of Charles Goodnight
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: For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187. (Note because this is the Showtime: 7:30 pm. Adults $10.00 Children 12 & under $5.00 Group rate for ten or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.''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 Will include the Soliloquy of Molly Goodnight.
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 has been scheduled for 2: 30 pm on Slunday aften. Adults $10.00 Children 12 & under $5.00 Group rate for ten or more on one check. For Information and Reservations 806-226-2187.rnoon.

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 Children 12 & under $5.00 Group rate for ten 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 $3.00. Speak to a staff member about the benefits of a museum membership. Call 806-226-2187 for information.




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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