Jimmie Vaughan might have grown up in Dallas, but he was raised in rhythm and blues. According to his official bio, local radio stations, such as KNOX and XERB, ignited his passion for music. After sustaining a football injury at 13, Vaughan received his first guitar to keep him company on the long road to recovery. Two years later, The Swinging Pendulums — his first band — began playing the city’s nightclubs. Another year, another band, and Vaughan — as part of The Chessman — opened for Jimi Hendrix.
Forty-five years have passed since Jimmie Vaughan gave a live performance in his hometown of Oak Cliff. Around 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, that particular drought will end at The Texas Theatre on Jefferson Boulevard. For three hours, and $45, attendees will be offered a glimpse into the musician’s life, the life he had in Oak Cliff and the life he has had on the country’s stage.
The evening show will begin with an on-stage conversation with Vaughan, as well as a few old classmates and band members, about his time in Oak Cliff with his younger brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. The conversation will be followed by a concert with Vaughan’s Tilt-A-Whirl Band.
While the VIP tickets are sold out, general admission is still available. Go online to purchase tickets.
Also, in anticipation of the event, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center is featuring The Vaughan Brothers in Dallas: A Photo Exhibit through Thursday. Admission is free.