TexPop in San Antonio to host Margaret Moser life celebration

In the midst of the Hurricane Harvey madness over the weekend, the Austin music scene lost one of its greatest boosters, when former Austin Chronicle writer and Austin Music Awards director, Margaret Moser died late Friday night.

Margaret Moser smiles after receiving a proclamation signed by governor Greg Abbott thanking her for her server to Texas Music for more than 3 decades and while severing as Producer for the Austin music awards and being a Journalist for 30 plus years. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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In 2014, facing what she brushed off as a “stage 4 death sentence,”colon cancer, Moser moved from Austin to San Antonio with her husband, Steve Chaney and set up shop in the city where she came of age. There she helped found the South Texas Popular Culture Center, or Tex Pop, collecting artifacts and memorabilia to celebrate the city’s musical heritage.

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“TexPop wouldn’t exist if Margaret Moser and MK didn’t have the vision to make it happen,” a recent post on the museum’s Facebook page, celebrating the successful end to a “Summer of Love” event said.

The event at the museum is set for Saturday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m.  It is being described as a casual memorial and also a potluck. “Bring a dish to pass/share, your favorite beverage, your memories of Margaret, and your guitar, if you choose to use the open mic for the evening, because we’re celebrating her life and legacy,” the event listing says.

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There’s no word yet on whether an Austin memorial event for Moser is in the works.


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