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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lyndon Johnson at the first Kerrville Folk Festival

I attended the very first Kerrville Folk Festival in 1972 as a lad of 10.  It was held in the Kerrville Municipal Auditorium (which is now the Cailloux Theater), and was part of the Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair.  Rod Kennedy was asked to provide some entertainment for the fairgoers, and those first performances were the beginning of something very special.  This is the second of two posts on these 1972 Kerrville Folk Festival images.
Some people might be surprised who was in the audience during the first year of the Kerrville Folk Festival: Lyndon Baines Johnson and his wife Lady Bird, along with UT Coach Darrell Royal.  From the images below, it looks like the former president and party had a good time.  LBJ's hair was a little long, don't you think?

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Presidential party at the first Kerrvile Folk Festival, Kerrville, 1972
Darrell Royal, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon Johnson

Lady Bird and Lyndon Johnson at the first Kerrville Folk Festival, 1972

UT Coach Darrell Royal, Lady Bird Johnson, and Lyndon Johnson
at the first Kerrville Folk Festival, 1972

Kenneth Threadgill, Kerrville Folk Festival, 1972
Threadgill really put on a show that night.

Kenneth Threadgill, Kerrville Folk Festival, 1972

2 comments:

  1. Hello. Thanks so much for posting these photos of President Johnson, Lady Bird and Darrell Royal at the Kerrville Folk Festival. In the first two photos, the young woman with the long hair, on the next row, just between Lady Bird and Royal is me! I'm so glad Royal leaned to the left so I would be in the picture with the President and First Lady! Gail Reaben

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    1. I was at the '72 Kerrville Folk Festival & I thought it was only at the Quiet Valley Ranch. Were there events happening in town too?
      kev

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