Campus News 2008

Contact: Kathleen Hudson
Director, Texas Heritage Music Foundation
Tel: (830) 792-7409

Update 06.13.08 from the office of Dr. Kathleen Hudson:
This event has been changed to a one-day only event to be held on Friday, September 26, 2008 at Schreiner University.

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2008

New Songwriter’s Symposium Added to Texas Heritage Living History Weekend, September 26 - 27, 2008

KERRVILLE, Texas—The Texas Heritage Music Foundation is proud to announce that the 12th annual Texas Heritage Living History Weekend will be expanded to include a songwriter’s symposium on Saturday, Sept. 26-27, at Schreiner University in Kerrville.

Texas Heritage Music Foundation Officially billed the Jimmie Rodgers Texas Songwriter’s Symposium, the symposium will showcase a nationally recognized songwriter and a Hill Country-based songwriter who will share their stories as well as their songs. The symposium also will investigate the cultural significance of these songwriters who choose to interact with today’s culture through their songwriting. There will be a question and answer session with the songwriters following each of their performances. The symposium will be open to the public and the admission will be free. Performers and times TBA.

The main event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion on Schreiner University campus. The event is open to the public and admission will be free. More than 50 performers and presenters will be spread throughout the park surrounding the pavilion to both entertain and educate, including chuck wagons and cowboy cooking demonstrations, teepees with Native American exhibits and stories, Texas heritage demonstrations, storytellers and oral historians, The Texas Camel Corps, Texas singers and songwriters and many, many more. Central to the event will be the annual noon tribute to former Kerrville resident and “Father of Country Music” Jimmie Rodgers. Come and listen to the stories of Jimmie Rodgers as told by Tony Navarra while area musicians play Rodgers’ legendary songs on stage.

Texas Heritage Music Foundation extends thanks to the following sponsors: Schreiner University and The Center For Innovative Learning, Maverick Internet BBS, Glaze Designs of Texas, ACprint, Inc., Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dr. Pepper, Culligan Water, KRVL, KFAN, Kerrville Sunrise Lions Club, Mini Mart, Sodexho Campus Services and many other generous Hill Country business and individuals who believe that songs and stories can bring a diverse community together. The foundation Web address is

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