Longest Running Band in Recorded Music History to Perform at the Museum
Having formed in 1931 by Texas music legend and Fort Worth native Bob Wills, the Light Crust Doughboys are the longest running band in recorded music history. While the rest of the country was enthralled in the great American Jazz Age, the Light Crust Doughboys were introducing Texas to Western Swing which blends rural, cowboy, folk, blues and jazz with swing. The genre’s up-tempo beat is known to get everyone out of their seat.
The Light Crust Doughboys are inductees of the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The band is now led by Grammy Award-winning artist and producer, Art Greenhaw. Kristyn Harris from season 16 of American Idol will join the Light Crust Doughboys during their performance at the Museum.
Live at the Museum: Amplify Your Knowledge takes place in the Museum’s spring traveling exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, giving guests the opportunity to explore the exhibit after-hours while enjoying live music. Guests can purchase drinks and light refreshments from the cash bar and grab a seat in the lounge area for the performance.
All ages are welcome at Live at the Museum: Amplify Your Knowledge. Doors open at 6 PM. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.