Briscoe Center Announces “For the Sake of the Song,” Winedale Spring Symposium

Feb. 25, 2011

ROUND TOP, Texas — The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History will host its annual Winedale Spring Symposium, "For the Sake of the Song," on April 9

This year's symposium explores modern Texas music, and includes presentations by Bruce Bryant and Jim Barham, the creators of the acclaimed documentary film "For the Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair"; David Brown, executive producer of KUT's "Texas Music Matters," on the Armadillo World headquarters; and Briscoe Center Sound Archivist John Wheat on Texas poster art. The symposium concludes with musical performances by award-winning singer/songwriters Denice Franke and Clive Gregson.

The symposium takes place at the Winedale Historical Complex near Round Top, Texas. Guests will enjoy a barbecue lunch, as well as cigar-box guitar-making demonstrations by Austin artists Bobby Bergland and Taylor Green. Historic homes on the Winedale property, including the Lewis-Wagner House and Hazel's Lone Oak Cottage, will be open during lunch for self-guided tours.

Tickets are $45, and are on sale now at the Briscoe Center's Web site: www.cah.utexas.edu.

The Winedale Historic Complex, a division of the Briscoe Center at The University of Texas at Austin, is four miles northeast of Round Top, Texas, at 3738 FM 2714 (off FM 1457).

For more information, contact: Erin Purdy, Center for American History, 512 495 4692.