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06/17/18 – SouthPop’s 14th Anniversary Exhibition!

Wow man, can you believe SouthPop is finishing up its 14th year?! Please join us on Sunday, June 17th (Father’s Day!) to celebrate with us! We’re opening an exhibition featuring a selection from our permanent collection to kick off our 14th exhibition season, and of course hosting live music, refreshments, and all the trimmings needed to enjoy a great Father’s …

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CANCELED – 05/03/2018 – From Deep In The Heart: SouthPop’s Annual Fundraiser

** Due to incliment weather, we have had to cancel our Dinner with a Dillo Event. Please stay tuned as we reorganize and plan another event. Thank you all so much for your support. **   Please join us at Threadgill’s beer garden on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for our annual “Dinner with an Armadillo” fundraiser! Just like in previous years, we’ll …

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4/1/2018 – April Fool’s Day and Easter Hat Parade with the Uranium Savages

April Fools with the Uranium Savages Please join us at SouthPop on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 for a special day of tomfoolery presented to you by the masters in the art of tomfoolery – The Uranium Savages – and hosted by the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture! Events begin at 2:30pm with an Easter Egg Hunt for the …

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3/11/2018 Austin Aqua Fest

From a small debutante ball sponsored by The Austin Admiral’s Club to a major Cultural Festival hosting the likes of Ringo Starr and Dolly Parton until it all came crashing down, Austin Aqua Fest celebrated a side of Austin most people don’t think of. With humble beginnings as an effort by the Austin Admirals Club to bring awareness to local …

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3/25/2018 SouthPop Salutes Shiva’s Headband!

SOUTH AUSTIN MUSEUM OF POPULAR CULTURE SALUTES SHIVA’S HEADBAND MARCH 25th On the occasion of a “Shiva’s Headband Day” proclamation, the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture wishes to salute Shiva’s Headband.  A special proclamation will be presented by David Murray from the City of Austin Music and Entertainment Division. Widely regarded as Psychedelic Blues Rock pioneers, Austin-based group Shiva’s …

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Elbow Grease: The Art of Jon Narum, Nic Russell, and Sam Yeates

SouthPop’s 2017-2018 exhibition season kicks off with Elbow Grease: The art of Jon Narum, Nicholas Russell, and Sam Yeates – paintings created by three artists who have been involved in the music scene since the early 1970s. Narum, Yeats, and Russell have been mainstays of the Austin art and music scene for 40+ years. Their fine art and design will …

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Bob Wade’s Tangoing Frogs Reinstalled at Taco Cabana in Dallas

In the News… SouthPop friend and Armadillo Artist Bob Wade has been featured in the New York Times! Three of the original 6 10-foot tall dancing frogs he created for the Tango Nightclub in Dallas are being reinstalled at their original location, by the space’s new owners…Taco Cabana. If you’re in the area, go check them out as early as June …

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Jack Jaxon: Exile into Consciousness

View a portion of the exhibition online Jack Jackson (pen name Jaxon), artist, designer, art director, writer, illustrator, historian, and Austinite began a search for answers in the 1960s. His odyssey dove inward, illustrating his acid trips in pen and ink as he explored his own subconscious and moved to San Francisco to join the counter-culture revolution. He became art …

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Live Music & Dead Clubs: A Visual History Through T-Shirts

December 1st marks the opening of SouthPop’s holiday exhibit Live Music and Dead Clubs: a visual history through t-shirts. Music.  T-shirts. Rock n Roll Images.  A modest article of clothing, the T-shirt, can tell a real story.  Of bands, clubs, musical and artistic performances, political events or what ever happens to be on someone’s mind that shows up in print …

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Austin Opera House: Way Down Texas Way

The South Austin Popular Culture Center is proud to announce an exhibit focusing on the Austin Opera House.  This concert hall, a partnership between Tim O’Connor and his friend Willie Nelson, opened in July 1977 with a special performance featuring Waylon Jennings.  This club was not your typical Austin-hippie-hangout; it was more known for its “outlaw” country slant. The Austin …

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