Kent Finlay Memorial Concert + Song Swap Set for May 10
From Stevie Ray Vaughn to George Strait countless musicians have loaded in through the doors of Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas. It was on Texas Independence Day of this year, when owner and face of the historic venue Kent Finlay passed away.
"Bucketfuls more – including celebrated guitarists Eric Johnston and Monte Montgomery, deep-browed songwriters Adam Carroll and Walt Wilkins, fiery live acts Joe King Carrasco and Charlie and Will Sexton – have emerged from his humble honky tonk stage. Additionally, legendary singer-songwriters such as Marcia Ball, Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Ernest Tubb, Townes Van Zandt and dozens upon dozens more regularly stepped on the Cheatham stage throughout the 1970s Cosmic Cowboy heyday."
The memorial concert and song swap is set for Sunday, May 10 at 6:30pm. Songwriters spanning the Cheatham Street Warehouse generations – from Marcia Ball and James McMurtry to Kevin and Dustin Welch and Owen Temple – will gather at Evans Auditorium in San Marcos for a huge memorial show.
After the official memorial, everyone will head over to Cheatham Street for an all night song swap. And you never know who else will show up.
Get full concert details, directions, or make a donation to the Cheatham Street Music Foundation here.