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Thistle Affair 2023


The Thistle Affair is the 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 Thistle Affair we invite you to step into a 1940's USO style Hangar Dance, complete with the Swing Dancers and the Big Band sound of West Texas Jazz Orchestra. 

A 1943 SNJ-4 Texan provided by Sam Strahan will serve as the backdrop for the evening at 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. 


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

Modern cocktail attire or best dressed 1940’s wear


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) to sponsor this event



Dancing will begin during the cocktail hour. If you’re unfamiliar with Swing Dancing, we’ve got you covered, with local Swing Dancers to help you learn some steps.

The auction will begin at 6:30 for opportunities to bid on incredible travel experiences including Game of Thrones in Ireland, Fiji Paradise, and Broadway in New York City 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!
All parking will be at Skyline Aviation at 8926 Hangar Road.
Peasant Village special 1940's Menu 

Thistle Affair Menu Presented by Chef Jason & Peasant Village


Cocktail Hour

Old Fashioned


Beer, Wine, and Select Spirits


Grazing Table

Meats, Cheeses, Fruits, & Nuts



Beggar’s Bag Chicken

Classic Roasted Veggies

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Focaccia Bread


Carving Station

Roasted Pork Loin

Slow Cooked Ribeye



Confection Collection from Halfman’s Cake Cottage