A Celebration of Texas Music: Getting in the 'Swing' of Things

March 20, 2012

A Celebration of Texas: Literature, Music & Film officially kicks off Thursday, March 29 with A Celebration of Texas Music: Getting in the 'Swing' of Things at 7 p.m. in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Memorial Library.

Texas-style swing music will take center stage as "Dick Gimble and Friends" provide live music and the Baylor Swing Dance Society not only steps to the music, but also teaches some basic swing moves.

Baylor Musicology Professor and expert in Western Swing, Jean Ann Boyd will discuss the writing of Texas Swing as well as her latest book, Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands: Past and Present. Boyd will also be available after the discussion to sign copies of her most recent work.

A Celebration of Texas Music is free and open to the public and Texas-style refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by The Texas Collection, Baylor Libraries, Humanities Texas, the Baylor English Department, and the Baylor School of Music.