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Texas Independence Day Celebration

  • Hill Country BBQ 410 7th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

Thursday, March 2 5-7pm
Hill Country BBQ

Join us for an evening of Tex-Mex and drinks, a reading of the William Barret Travis letter, remarks by Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor for NBC News, a special live musical performance by Austin-based Bluegrass band Wood & Wire, a Kendra Scott pop up shop and silent auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia and more - all benefiting the DC Texas Exes scholarship fund.

Cowboy hats, boots and burnt orange attire encouraged.
All ages event (must be 21 to consume alcohol). 

General Admission $35:

  • Tex-Mex Food 

  • Speakers & Concert

  • Silent Auction

  • Kendra Scott Pop Up Shop

VIP Tickets $50 (limited):

  • Tex-Mex Food

  • Speakers & Concert

  • Silent Auction

  • Kendra Scott Pop Up Shop

  • Official Texas Exes T-shirt

  • Republic Kolache Dessert

  • Bonus Goodies

All proceeds benefit the DC Texas Exes Scholarship fund. 

Stick around after for a public concert by Wood & Wire at Hill Country ($12-15 Tickets sold separately must be purchased in advance)  

About the Speaker

Mark Murray is the Senior Political Editor at NBC News, where he covers politics for the network, writes and edits its popular First Read blog, and appears daily on MSNBC and Washington DC’s NBC affiliate to discuss the latest political news. He also serves as a key manager of NBC’s political coverage, giving direction to the network’s reporters and producers. Before joining NBC News in 2003, Murray spent five years as a reporter at National Journal. And he has written freelance articles published in the New York Times (Sunday op-ed page), the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Monthly, Washingtonian magazine, and Washington City Paper. Murray is a 1996 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A.), and he lives in Washington DC with his wife Sasha and son Caleb.

About the Band

It's been five years now since Wood & Wire sprouted out of the rich musical soil of Austin, Texas. In that time, they've written music, recorded albums, and performed at some of the most notable festivals and venues across the country. In the often tightly defined genre of bluegrass music, Wood & Wire's ethos is not unheard of. Nor are the elements of song crafting, so often associated with their Texas home, that permeate their sound. That said, what comes out of the Wood & Wire blender is something entirely its own.  Website

Concert Tickets $12-15


Earlier Event: March 1
Online Auction
Later Event: March 5
DC Exes Rec Volleyball Team