Texxas Jam ’78 Dallas Cotton Bowl 7-4-78

On July 4th weekend in 1978, almost 100,000 people crammed into the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on the hottest day of the decade for the first Texxas Jam ’78  to watch Van Halen, Heart, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Journey, Eddie Money, Walter Egan, Head East, & Frank Marino. It was one of the first stadium rock shows of this magnitude ever held in the South, and more importantly, it was the first of more than a decade of Texxas Jams to follow. To tell the story in an independent film documentary has been the long odyssey of producer/ actor Brian Hedenberg . Against all odds in the worst economy since the Great Depression, Hedenberg  completed his dream and  unveiled this thorough telling of the tale by the promoters who imagined it, bankrolleded it, and organized it; the bands who played the first Texxas Jam that day in 1978; and the fans who made rock history. Check out the video from Texxas Jam ’78 , truly a labor of love from Hedenberg.  – Redbeard