Legendary Austin City Limits’ Executive Producer Terry Lickona to Speak at May 15th JAMen Event
JAMen co-chair Burt Kunik, Rabbi Daniel Septimus, Shalom Austin CEO, guest speaker Chris Del Conte, University of Texas Vice President and Director of Athletics, and JAMen co-chair Jay Rubin show off UT pride at JAMen’s February event. Credit: Wendy Goodman.
February JAMen Event Attendees Treated to University of Texas’ Athletic Director Chris Del Conte’s Best Matthew McConaughey Impression
Jewish Austin Men, or JAMen, Shalom Austin’s dynamic men’s group, welcomed University of Texas Vice President and Director of Athletics Chris Del Conte Feb. 23. Along with his insider’s view and long-term plans for the UT athletic program, Del Conte kept the audience wanting for more with riveting stories about UT Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey, his relationships with—and a few impressions of—rival coaches, and his strategy for bringing back the Texas-Texas A&M game.
Nationally recognized for developing winning programs, upgrading facilities, improving the fan experience and helping student-athletes excel on and off the field, Del Conte’s presentation, “Advancing the Rich Longhorn Legacy,” was a JAMen Season Four audience favorite.
May 2019 JAMen
Do not miss the final JAMen event of the 2018-2019 Season. On May 15 (rescheduled from May 8), guest of honor Terry Lickona, the legendary executive producer of “Austin City Limits,” the longest-running music series in American television history, will take a look back at the Austin music scene he helped put on the world stage with his presentation, “Celebrating Four Decades Inside Austin’s Eclectic Music Scene.”
Lickona has been the producer, now executive producer, of "Austin City Limits" since 1978. He has also produced other specials and series for public television, cable, domestic and foreign syndication, home video and DVD—more than 800 programs, with artists ranging from Ray Charles and Johnny Cash to Juanes, Coldplay and Neil Young to Willie Nelson, Arcade Fire, Radiohead and Pearl Jam.
He has been the co-producer of the Grammy Awards Show on CBS since 2012. He served as National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences board of trustees chairman from 2005 to 2006. He also currently serves on the Board of the Latin Recording Academy.
Lickona will share his eye-opening tales and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories with the JAMen audience and might reveal what you have always wanted to know about your favorite performer.
Thanks to Lickona and “Austin City Limits,” the city has become synonymous with authentic, eclectic music. For music fans and Austin history buffs, JAMen’s May event is not one to be missed.
Tickets to the event are $20 for JAMen members and $50 for nonmembers. Tickets include access to the cocktail hour, a buffet dinner with beer and wine pairings and seats at Lickona’s presentation Registration is open now and seats are limited. ■
For more information, visit shalomaustin.org/JAMen or contact Carly Karten at 512-735-8044 or Carly.Karten@shalomaustin.org.