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Thistle Affair 2023


An unexpected issue arose during our final planning and coordination that requires us to move the date to the Summer on Friday, 2 June.  We will provide more information as we get closer to that date.  Guests may receive a refund if they are unable to attend the alternate date.
The Thistle Affair is the premier, annual fundraising event for the San Angelo Performing Arts Center.  Established in 2019, the Thistle Affair is centered around providing exceptionally, unique and fun experiences while promoting awareness of the vibrant performing arts ecosystem in San Angelo and the Concho Valley. 
This year for the Thisle Affair we invite you to step into a 1940's USO style Hangar Dance, complete with the Swing Cats Dancers and the Big Band sound of West Texas Jazz Orchestra.
We will have a vintage warplane at Skyline Aviation flying in from the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force!
A 1943 T-6 SNJ Texan will serve as a backdrop for the evening just outside of Skyline Aviation. 
We invite you to hit the dance floor, enjoy great food, delight in amazing music, and celebrate everything wonderful about the performing arts in the Concho Valley. 


Limited Seating.

To reserve through our Box Office services call 325-284-3825

Modern cocktail attire or best dressed 1940’s wear (+jacket)


WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT - San Angelo is home to a growing performing arts scene and San Angelo PAC is the home for many LIVE performances.  As the only independent, non-profit performing arts center in West Texas, we rely on the generous support of private donors, businesses, and the City to help us provide state-of-the-art facilities to local, national, and international artists; program diverse cultural and educational experiences; and, enrich the quality of life for the people who live in our community.    




Call 325-284-3825 (Box Ofice) or 812-734-3345 (Michelle) to sponsor this event


To start the night off right, during the cocktail hour the ACU "Swing Cats" dance team will provide swing dance instructions to those interested in participating. 
The auction will begin at 6:30 for opportunities to bid on incredible travel packages including Game of Thrones in Ireland, Fiji Paradise, New York, and the Country Music Awards Show to name a few!
Wine, Beer, Cocktails, and Food are included in the table & ticketing price.
The West Texas Jazz Orchestra will play a few sets of era specific music to keep the mood electric as you visit with friends and share an amazing "one of a kind" event for San Angelo.  A 360 camera will be on hand to capture the fun of the night while you strike a pose with the Vintage aircraft behind you & friends.
We cannot WAIT to welcome you to Mathis Field for the Thistle Affair!
Signage directing you for parking will be on-site. For individual tickets and non-VIP~ please park in the overflow lot near Skyline and shuttled a block to Skyline via Trolley to the red-carpet event. The Trolley seats up to 25 people at time and the rotation will be quickly expedited. A limited amount of parking is available at the event available for VIP table reservation. VIP parking is located at Skyline Aviation parking lot.
Peasant Village special 1940's Menu 
Cocktail Hour:
Signature Cocktails from the 1940'sOld Fashioned, The Airman & a few surprises!
Hors d'oeuvres:
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Smoked Salmon Crostini
Grazing Table with Bacon Cheddar dip & Veggies
Main Course Carving station:
Prime Rib & Pork Tenderloin
Salisbury Steak
Green Bean Almondine
Macaroni & Cheese
Petit Fours