This Week at the Cactus Cafe

Monday, July 17th – Open Mic (Hosted by Kacy Crowley) – 7:30pm Signup [FREE]

Free open mic!

Tuesday, July 18thViews & Brews: Hollow [Suggested Donation – All Proceeds Benefit Views & Brews]

Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with Rabbi Neil Blumofe, and the host of KUT’s podcast The Write Up, Owen Egerton for a conversation about love, tragedy, hollow earth theory, and the power of humor.

Owen’s new book Hollow explores how we make sense of devastating loss, and nurture compassion in a fragmented world. Rabbi Blumofe will discuss what mystical interpretations of life and death can teach us about this present moment.

Wednesday, July 19th

Tyler Jordan w/ Alabama Deathwalk – 8:00pm [$5]

Tyler Jordan is a crafter of feeling, awordsmith piecing together the most uncomfortable truths into bold declarations of triumph. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Tyler is a former founding member of the locally-loved band, The Gents, and now fronts his current project, Tyler Jordan and the Negative Space. 2016 marked the release of his inaugural album, Everything You Have and Are, giving way to a West Coast tour and the continued expansion of Tyler’s musical catalog.

Friday, July 21st

Joe Ely (Night One) – 8:00pm [$40]

Panhandle Rambler is Joe Ely back home, returned to the always dusty, perpetually windy, generally arid, frequently smoldering, and seemingly barren landscape around Lubbock where he grew up and first began playing music. A place that has hosted generations of dry land farmers and wildcatters. It’s where Joe found his calling as a writer and performer. First located that unmistakable voice. Learned to carry himself upright and open, to move with determination.

In the rock’n’roll era, the vast spaces of west Texas have been filled with great music. Joe Ely stands in a tradition born out on these gritty plains. It includes Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Guy Clark, Delbert McClinton, Don Walser, Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines, his daughter Natalie Maines, and Joe’s enduring musical partners, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

Saturday, July 22nd

Joe Ely (Night Two) – 8:00pm [$40]

Night two of Joe Ely’s intimate performance.

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