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John A. Lomax Gathering

The Bosque Museum is proud to announce our John A. Lomax Gathering on September 17, at 6 pm in the John A. Lomax Musical Amphitheater in Meridian, Texas. John Avery Lomax, raised in Meridian, was a folklorist and musicologist of note in the early 20th century. In his work with Harvard University, he documented the burgeoning music scene of the American South, focusing on folk music that ranges from prison work songs to cowboy trail songs.

The 2022 Lomax Gathering will honor his work through an evening of entertainment from Pipp Gillette,  Jeff Gore, and Kristyn Harris. 

Join us for an evening of music and fun!

About the Musicians

Pipp Gillette

Pipp Gillette lives and works on the family ranch near Lovelady, Texas, where his grandfather started raising cattle and cotton in 1912. Pipp and his late brother Guy received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Album of 2011 and the 2013 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition for their performance of the Waddie Mitchell song "Trade Off.”

Drawing on a lifelong interest in Western history and music, Pipp plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and bones. Pipp’s first solo CD, Singing Songs by Waddie and Pipp received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Album of 2016. His newest CD, Pipp Gillette with Lloyd Wright was released fall 2018.

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Jeff Gore

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Jeff Gore has been performing since he was four years old. He has spent he last 30 years traveling and singing Cowboy and Gospel music all over the US and abroad. The recipient of Male Vocalist of the Year award in Cowboy Music from the Academy of Western Artists (1997), and a lifetime achievement award for Western Music by the American Cowboy Culture Assn. in 2005.  He has also produced and acted on television, has appeared in film.  (The Good Old Boys and Nail 32 most notably) In spite of these and other accomplishments, he is proudest when he is asked to ride out with a crew of cowboys at the wagon on ranches from Texas to Idaho. He and his wife Donna of over 38 years have two daughters who live with their husbands in Abilene, and five grandsons. Jeff grew up working on ranches and still does, living out and singing about the cowboy life.

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Kristyn Harris

Kristyn Harris, a Texas-bred musical powerhouse, is the 4-time currently reigning International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year, and the youngest person to have received this honor. She is known for her powerful vocals and energetic stage presence, which are complimented on stage by her swing guitar playing, yodeling, and songwriting.

Now 27, Kristyn tours across the U.S. and internationally. When she’s not playing music, her passions find her training horses, raising cattle and trick riding. She was most recently awarded the highly prestigious 2021 Best Western Album from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for her latest release, “A Place to Land”.



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Hailey Sandoz is the 2-time IWMA Instrumentalist of the Year known for her exceptional fiddling and jazzy vocals. While currently studying at Texas A&M, Hailey is a highly sought after touring musician, and at age 18 was hired full-time with Grammy-Award Winner, Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band.

Combined, Kristyn & Hailey make the perfect complement to each other’s talents. Although both are award winning, energetic, and unique individual performers, they create musical magic when they hit the stage together.  With an impressive repertoire of both classic and original western and western swing tunes, these gals prove to be dynamic, engaging and encore worthy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of seating is available?

A: The Amphitheater has plenty of seating on limestone rocks. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or stadium seat cushions if you need more support.

Q: What will happen if it rains?

A: The event will happen rain or shine! If it is raining, we will move the venue across the street to the Meridian Civic Center.

Q: Where do we park?

A: Parking is available at the Meridian Civic Center.

Q: How much are the tickets?

A: Individual tickets are available for $50 each. Tickets can be purchased at the museum, on the day of the event, or online (see the link above)!

Q: Can I bring food?

A: Yes. We'll also have a few food trucks on-site to keep your tummy full, and toes tapping. Robbin's Nest Cafe will be joining us for the evening and serving their sweet and savory fare. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum, so come hungry! Keep checking in here to see any food-related updates.

Q: Do I need to print off a ticket?

A: Nope! We'll have a list of all purchased tickets at the gate. Just check in with us, and you're all set to pick your seat!

Q: What time should I arrive?

A:  Gates open at 5:30 pm and the show will begin at 6:00 pm.  We anticipate the show will end around 9:00 pm. The John A. Lomax Musical Amphitheater has added lighting so you will be able to find your way to your car after a wonderful evening of songs.

Event Sponsors

We are so grateful to our event sponsors. Their generosity allows us to bring these performers to y'all and still raise money for the museum's mission of protecting and preserving Bosque County's history.

Gold Sponsors

Glen Chesshir

Silver Sponsors

2 C Ranches, LLC; Rancho Escondido; Janice & Jeff Conner

First Securities State Bank

Kathy & Steve Harr

Sue & Bill Watson

Bronze Sponsors

Leslie & B.C. Bennett 

Joanne & Tom Blossom

Patricia Ferguson

Susan & Richard Frazier

Punky & Wally Penberthy

Jennie & Stuart Reeves

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