More Gilley’s event posters.

The old Gilley’s Pasadena, Texas was more than just a country bar. It was also a special events center and concert hall. Did you know they regularly held professional boxing matches there? Here is a 14 x 22 fight poster from December 14, 1982 featuring heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney. Also fighting were well known fighters Wilford Scypion and Mike Ayala.

Gilley's Gerry Cooney Dec. 14, 1982 Boxing Poster

Gilleys December 14, 1982 Gerry Cooney Boxing Poster

Here is another early 1980’s poster for Gilley’s Rodeo. This annual event was a popular draw for cowboys and fans everywhere. Heavy paper posters like this are extremely hard to find in any condition. Again, it’s the standard 14 x 22 poster size.

Early 1980's Gilley's Rodeo Poster

Early 1980s Gilleys Rodeo Poster

Vintage concert posters are always cool. This one is for the July 13th, 1985 George Strait concert at Gilley’s in Pasadena, Texas for two late shows.  Anyone know the ticket prices? Also the standard 14 x 22 poster size.

Gilley's George Strait Concert Poster

George Strait Concert Poster July 13th, 1985.

Last, but certainly not least, is this rare Loretta Lynn concert poster. It promotes her April 5, 1986 show at Gilley’s in Pasadena, Texas with T. Graham Brown and Dwight Yoakum. Nice colors and the standard 14″ x 22″ size. Being one of the most important artists in country music history, we are very proud and happy to have found this great poster for our collection.

Gilley's Loretta Lynn concert poster.

Loretta Lynn Gilleys concert poster from 1986.

Here’s a new addition we picked up in January of 2012. It’s a very rare vintage original Stevie Ray Vaughan concert poster for his May 1, 1986 performance at Gilley’s in Pasadena, TX. Like the others, it’s the standard 14″ x 22″ size.

May 1, 1986 Stevie Ray Vaughan Gilley's Poster.

May 1, 1986 Stevie Ray Vaughan Gilley’s Poster.

This particular poster has a very common reproduction that is sold all over the internet. Notice the musical note to the right of Stevie’s picture? The reproductions all have 2 musical notes to the left and 2 to the right of his picture, so if you see one like that you know it’s not a vintage original. See our Beware Rip-Offs! page for details and pictures.

Here’s another new addition as of early July, 2012. It’s the classic Gilley’s October 7, 1971 Willie Nelson concert poster. Again, it’s 14″ x 22″ on heavy paper. Like all of the above, this REAL, original concert poster is part of the GilleysMuseum.com collection.

REAL vintage original Gilley's 1971 Willie Nelson Concert Poster

REAL vintage original Gilley’s 1971 Willie Nelson Concert Poster

Like the Stevie Ray Vaughan poster above, this poster has been reproduced in large numbers but with several variations that are obvious. Before purchasing any of these posters, read our explanation and see the comparison pictures on our Beware Rip-Offs! page so you know what you’re buying.

Were you at any of these events? Do you have any interesting stories or info to pass along? We’d love to hear from you. And please let us know if you have any Gilley’s posters. We are always looking to add to our collection and always love to see pictures of them.

See ya,

Bubba

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2 Responses to “More Gilley’s event posters.”
  1. Barbara Walker says:

    Good morning,
    I have an original poster that came from Gilley’s, just after the fire, that has been given to me recently. It is the 1st picture you show on your website when entering. It has been framed but not professionally. The size is appx. 27″ x 39″ and the condition, I would guess, is fair. Can someone tell me what the value might me. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

  2. Hi Barbara.

    First, I would refer you back to my response to a similar question posted under “GILLEYSMUSEUM.COM WELCOMES ALL GILLEY’S FANS!” That was my first post on this blog.

    I don’t know if your original Gilley’s poster is the same one referred to in that response that the seller wanted over $700 for, but whether it is or it isn’t my answer is the same. I don’t think coming out of the club after the fire has any pricing significance, especially without any credible support for the claim. If you have proof that it hung in Gilley’s Pasadena before and after the fire, as opposed to just being in a pile of posters on a shelf, that might add value. If not, I would look at it as I would any other original vintage Gilley’s Pasadena, Texas poster. As always, condition is the most important valuation issue.

    By “fair” condition I don’t know if you mean faded, torn, folded, burned or some other kind of damage or wear, so I would have to guess that it is a piece of memorabilia that most likely has more value to you, having received it as a gift, than monetary value to a collector. Collectors want perfection, especially since this poster was originally sold in large numbers, being only $3.50 at Gilley’s in the 1980’s.

    Hopefully you love the poster. If so, display it with pride. Just don’t expect it to replace your need to save for your retirement.

    Bubba

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