The Broken Spoke: Last Honky Tonk Standing

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South Austin Popular Culture Center says
In 1964, 3201 South Lamar Boulevard was little more than a field and a few oak trees when James White decided to build a beer joint. Shortly thereafter the jukebox and dancing took over the bar and pool tables as the draw of the place. Now, more than 50 years later, the little beer joint has hosted some of the world’s foremost country music stars, sits in the shadows of the 704 complex, and still offers the most authentic country-western dancing this weird, new city of Austin has to offer.

Please join us at the South Austin Popular Culture Center, just a mile up the road from the Broken Spoke, as we chronicle the history that has stayed pristine within the walls of the Broken Spoke. A selection of artwork that exhibits the sights and experiences that makes the Broken Spoke the greatest honky tonk in Texas while telling the story of how this little beer joint managed to remain the last of the true Texas dance halls right as Austin grew up around it will be on display for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday, April 25th at 7:09pm we will kick off the long awaited exhibit with a party at our location 1516-B South Lamar Blvd. $5 suggested donation. Members enjoy a special free preview at 6pm. Live music and light refreshments will be provided. No parking is allowed at the Center, please park on Collier Street, and contact SouthPop with any questions at 512-440-8318, and check out our website at
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By: South Austin Popular Culture Center

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