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Grand Opening John Wayne Birthplace Museum May 23-25, 2015

Musical headliner for the 2015 John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner country music legend MARTY STUART

The John Wayne Birthplace is thrilled to announce that our musical headliner for our John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner will be country music legend Marty Stuart. Marty is a life-long John Wayne fan and an early supporter of our museum and says he’s looking forward to helping us ”wave the flag” at this historic event.

Years from now when they’re talking about the great personalities in country music—Jimmie Rogers, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe—they’ll include Marty Stuart. He’ll be among those personalities because he’s never been afraid to follow his vision to stretch the boundaries of country music. When country strays too far from its heartbeat, he’s been there to snap it back.

Marty went solo after working with Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash and dragged country music into the 1990s clinging to the tassels of Lefty Frizzell and hollering like James Brown. Along the way, he got a Golden Globe nomination for scoring Bily Bob Thornton’s All the Pretty Horses, collected five Grammys, married beautiful country music legend Connie Smith, joined the Grand Ole Opry, brought together his Fabulous Superlatives—Kenny Vaughn, Harry Stinson and Paul Martin—unveiled the Marty Stuart Show on RFD-TV and took the last photograph of Johnny Cash.

He’s a songwriter, unsurpassed performer, outlaw, student, teacher, star-spangled instrumentalist, photographer, philosopher, historian, and ”Jumpin’ Jack Flash” master.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event! Reserve your tickets for the Dinner NOW!

#8775, 2015 John Wayne Birthplace Museum Benefit Dinner Saturday, May 23rd


Click the “Add To Cart” link above to buy here, or call toll-free (877) 462-1044

The Iowa Military Veterans Band (
will perform in concert before the ribbon ceremony.


Scott Eyman
Saturday, May 23rd
12 o’clock Noon
Birthplace Museum Plaza

Scott Eyman, New York Times bestselling author of John Wayne, The Life and Legend will be the keynote speaker at the ribbon cutting to officially open the new John Wayne Birthplace Museum.

Book Signing: Mr. John Farkis will be signing copies of his soon-to-be-released book Not Thinkin’ … Just Rememberin’ … The Making of John Wayne’s THE ALAMO during the John Wayne Birthplace Museum’s Grand Opening.

Tours of the John Wayne Birthplace House and the New Museum

Due to the anticipated popularity of tours over the Museum Grand Opening weekend, you’ll need to get tickets for a specific time slot over the three days of the Celebration. Each ticket is a combination tour of both the Birthplace house and the new Museum. You will be able to visit both locations as you wish within your time slot. Tickets are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Reserve your tickets below or by calling us toll-free at (877) 462-1044. Don’t wait—get the time you want early for best selection!


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