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Winter Texan Wednesday: Tumbleweed Band
February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Texans, retirees and those interested in the region’s history are invited to participate in “Winter Texan Wednesday: Tumbleweed Band, Country Music from the Rio Grande Valley” featuring country musician Casey Cantu on Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg. “Winter Texan Wednesday” is a half-hour multimedia presentation followed by a half-hour mini-tour of part of a museum exhibit.
They say in Texas, that “if you’re going to play country music in Texas, you’re going to need a fiddle in the band.” However, country music in the Rio Grande Valley—sometimes called cross or Tejano country—often replaces the fiddle for an accordion. Many bands from across South Texas are famous for this particular type of genre including the Tumbleweed Band.
Local musician and front man of the legendary Tumbleweed Band, Casey Cantu, will present the timeline of the band’s rise from playing local gigs to playing at famous Texas honkeytonks such as Gilley’s in Pasadena, Texas, in the 1970s. Cantu, a native from Hargill, Texas, will also showcase posters and audio recordings. The presentation will be followed by a guided tour of the second half of MOSTHistory’s River Crossroads exhibit, which covers Valley history from the growth of the citrus industry in the 1920s to the present.
Winter Texan Wednesday is included in the regular museum admission fee: Adults (18+) $8; Seniors (62+) $6. Museum admission also includes access to the signature Rio Grande Legacy exhibition. Park and resort groups are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911.
FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and must present their FRIENDship card at the Admissions Desk.