Music City Texas Theater is a project of Linden – Music City, Texas, Incorporated, an autonomous nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization conceived by the Linden Economic Development Corporation in an effort to promote tourism in Linden, Cass County and the surrounding area.
The facility itself is a result of the artful renovation of the Linden American Legion Auditorium built in 1948-50 which is now owned by the City of Linden and leased to Linden – MCT, Inc. The renovation has been accomplished mainly by the volunteer work of the MCT Board of Directors and local citizens, with the necessary funds made available by donations from the Linden Lions Club, the Linden EDC, private individuals and a loan to MCT from the EDC revolving loan fund.
Celebrating its Grand Opening in May of 2003, the theater is now and will continue presenting an array of quality entertainment, ranging from nationally known artists to regional and local entertainers from all genres of music. The theater is also being made available for rental to other organizations that present entertainment as well as for civic and privation functions. Plans for the theater’s activities also include the presentation of “Community Theater” and educational workshops in the fields of music and the arts.
Several of the Directors on the MCT Board are professional or amateur musicians from the Linden area. As such, they are uniquely qualified proponents of the best experience possible, not only for the audience, but for the performers as well. Their efforts and attention to detail combined with the Theater’s intimate setting assure a quality experience for patrons and performers alike.
Donations from private Patron Donors, Sustaining Patron Donor memberships and revenues from the shows that are being presented are currently supporting the theater. A portion of the proceeds in excess of operating expenses will be allocated to community improvement projects.
Founded in 2003, Music City Texas has as its mission to share the gift of music by providing an artful venue for community events and quality entertainment from all genres of music. The theater will promote and encourage the love and appreciation of music to area youth through education, donation of musical instruments and opportunities to perform.
What To Expect When You Visit
Our inside concession stand offers a variety of snacks and soft drinks including fresh popped popcorn and frito pies. All snacks and drinks can be obtained for various donation amounts. We also serve a delicious homemade BBQ sandwich that has become a crowd favorite. Soft drinks are served in cans, accompanied by a free cup of ice. We also have a variety of MCTT logo t-shirts and caps available for a $15.00 donation.
MCT Theater does not serve alcohol. However, when appropriate, events are on a BYOB basis. Small coolers are allowed (that will fit under a chair), but all alcoholic beverages must be kept in a cup, with no open display of alcohol containers. All local, state and federal laws concerning alcohol, drugs and firearms must be observed.