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Cactus Music Series

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"Bringing world class Jazz performance to our classrooms
and the historic Cactus Hotel for over two decades"

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
(reserved seating ONLY available to sponsors or SACAC Members)
(individuals and businesses)

Call 325-653-6793 for details or CLICK HERE for form


With the Cactus Music Series, San Angeloans and local students can enjoy the sophisticated sounds of the big city without ever leaving the heart of West Texas. Surrounded by the historic grandeur of the Cactus Hotel, music lovers will savor a concert experience unlike any other. The setting is intimate and the energy is palpable (concerts are usually produced on 2nd Fridays of the autumn months).  CLICK HERE to see a list of the twenty years of performances!

THURSDAY, October 13, 2016 - John Adams Trio click to listen

 This powerful yet elegant ensemble performs a wide spectrum from originals, standards and smooth-jazz, to arrangements of contemporary pop and movie themes.  Led by bassist and composer John Adams, The JOHN ADAMS GROUP is comprised of some of the finest, most versatile studio/jazz musicians and vocalists in the Southwest.  Adams’ group regularly appears in a variety of configurations, from duo to six-piece, at festivals, concert series, colleges, churches, and special events of all kinds in the DFW area and throughout Texas and the southern U.S.  As an accomplished acoustic and electric bassist, John Adams is one of the Southwest’s most versatile and in-demand musicians.  Adams holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of North Texas, where for ten years he was the jazz bass instructor.  He is also active as producer, arranger, composer, music contractor, and workshop clinician.



FRIDAY, November 18, 2016 - Bobby Shew with the West Texas Jazz Orchestra click here to listen

SACAC is partnering with the newly formed West Texas Chapter of the International Trumpet Guild to bring legendary Bobby Shew to San Angelo on November 18, 2016 along with a trumpet clinic for high school and college students from across West Texas!  Bobby was a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and also played in top casino show bands for many years.  He has toured as the lead trumpeter for Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Robert Goulet, Steve Allen, Paul Anka, Connie Stevens, and Tom Jones.  He has designed trumpets, flugelhorns, and mouthpieces for Yamaha, Kelly, and the Marcinkiewicz Company. He has three GRAMMY nominations, a Jazz Album of the Year award from RIANZ, and was awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance and Education from the International Trumpet Guild, the Lifetime Jazz Award from the Jazz LeJENd Award from the Jazz Educators’ Network, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Elmhurst College.  He will be accompanied by the West Texas Jazz Orchestra and all students attending the symposium at Angelo State University will receive complimentary tickets to this legendary show!



FRIDAY-March 31, 2017 -Brave Combo 

 More details coming soon..........


OTHER THINGS TO KNOW about Fall Concerts:
Cactus Hotel (36 East Twohig)

General Admission

Time: Doors/Bar/Opening Act (local school-based jazz bands) at 7:00 PM

Ticket Prices:
$20/person general admission ($10/person military and student. Please provide i.d.)

Season Tickets: $50/person general admission ($25/person military and students with valid i.d.) Season tickets include one non-reserved seat to each of the concerts at the Cactus Hotel.

Ticket Outlets: Blair's Western Wear (4230 Sherwood Way), Pinkie's on Bryant,  and In Vino Veritas (2007 Knickerbocker)

Tickets by Phone:
(325) 653-6793

Tickets at Will Call: Unpaid Will Call tickets will be released to the public if not picked up by 8:30pm the night of the concert.

Tickets at the Door: If available

Payment Options: cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express

Beer, wine and cocktails are available. Food is not available.

Smoking: The Cactus Hotel is a non-smoking facility.

CD Sales: The artists are allowed to sell their CDs.

tca_horizontal_blueThe Cactus Music Series is funded in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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