Please join us in recognizing the 2018 Museum of the Big Bend Heritage honoree, John B. Poindexter. Your presence and support will help us honor this remarkable man. A third generation Texan, John is the Chairman of the Board of J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc., which he formed in 1985. He earlier co-founded KD/P Equities, a private equity investment firm, and served as its Managing Partner. As an officer in the United States Army, he commanded tactical units in the United States, Europe, and the Republic of South Vietnam. Mr. Poindexter holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from New York University. Before dinner, be one of the very first to see and learn about the Museum Annex project. Larry Speck, principal at PageSoutherlandPage architectural firm will discuss his bold vision and design for this building.
Sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association, the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo provides an opportunity for working cowboys to show real cowboy skills and at the same time celebrate our ranching heritage and create exposure for a unique American lifestyle. Held at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. Arena.
A two-day celebration of song and story in far west Texas. Hosted by the Gage Hotel in Marathon. Intimate performance by five master songwriters in a setting that exudes luxurious comfort and charm surrounded by a landscape that captivates and inspires.
Since 2008 the Marfa Film Festival has attracted talented filmmakers, international press, industry professionals, and attendees from around the world to a remote corner of far west Texas. We screen a diverse mix of features, shorts, music videos, and experimental works, including a full afternoon schedule followed each evening by outdoor classics screenings in a starlit desert, with special happenings and spaces.
A tour through the Big Bend region to visit the filming locations of the 1985 movie, . Actors from the movie will participate throughout the weekend, and two nights of activities in Alpine will include a screening of the movie.
A celebration of music and Texas. Viva Big Bend’s seventh year will showcase more than 50 bands at venues in Alpine (including on the patio at The Reata Restaurant), Marfa, Fort Davis and Marathon. VBB also hosts family friendly activities.
Theatre of the Big Bend presents Bleacher Bums Friday, Saturday amd Sunday evenings in the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre.
Written by Joe Mantegna – In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they bet among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game.
A family friendly event with dancing, food, shopping, summer games and a scavenger hunt throughout our downtown area.