SOUTH TEXAS MUSIC WALK OF FAME

Teresa Palomo Acosta

SOUTH TEXAS MUSIC WALK OF FAME. The South Texas Music Walk of Fame was established in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2004 to honor South Texas musical artists who represent a wide diversity in musical traditions from the Tejano onda to rock-and-roll and from country to jazz. Each year on the first Friday of June, six new stars are added to the South Texas Music Walk of Fame during the WaterStreet Market Music and Art Fest. The Walk of Fame is a volunteer-led effort that is completely funded by WaterStreet. Artists who are honored with stars at the South Texas Music Walk of Fame are nominated year-round at Surf Club Records in Corpus Christi. All the nominees must be South Texas natives who were born between San Antonio and the southern tip of the Lone Star State or musicians who live in that area.

The South Texas Music Walk of Fame is located one block from the bay in downtown Corpus Christi, stretching from Agua Java, a coffee shop, and circling the fountain at the Executive Surf Club—a restaurant, music venue, and home of Surf Club Records. The stars etched at the Walk of Fame are handmade by artists at the Aloe Tile Works company in the city. Each star consists of Texas flags flying on musical notes on each point of the star. The name of the honored artist appears in the center of the star. Musicians recognized by the South Texas Music Walk of Fame have achieved national and international fame. Among the honorees are Guy Clark, Selena, Roger Creager, the Bubble Puppy band, the Galvan Brothers, Chris Layton, Freddie Martínez, Sr., Freddy Fender, Sunny and the Sunliners, Flaco Jiménez, Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers, George Strait, Esteban “Steve” Jordan, Allen Wayne Damron, Leo Majek Orchestra, Randy Garibay, Tony Joe White, and Kris Kristofferson.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

South Texas Music Walk of Fame (http://www.executivesurfclub.com/records/SouthTexasMusicWalkofFame.cfm), accessed November 23, 2011. “South Texas Music Walk of Fame,” Texas Music Office (http://governor.state.tx.us/music/tour/south-texas-music-walk-of-fame), accessed August 26, 2015.

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Handbook of Texas Online, Teresa Palomo Acosta, "SOUTH TEXAS MUSIC WALK OF FAME," accessed September 18, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/xlstx.

Uploaded on May 27, 2015. Modified on August 26, 2015. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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