About Poodie's Party

Poodie's Party was created to give back to the community in Poodie's name.  General Admission for the Music Concert is only $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds will be donated to the Helping Hand of Spicewood Crisis Ministry and Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center Organizations. Poodies Party is a 501C3 Organization (Public Charity)
Directions from Austin to Willie Nelson’s Cut-N-Putt:
Look for Balloons & banners to guide you to the Poodie Party.
• 0. Travel West on Texas Hwy 71 about 18 miles past Bee Cave.
• 1. Turn onto FM 2322, also known as Pace Bend Road
• 2. Go 2 miles to Briarcliff subdivision.
• 3. Turn Right into the Entrance (you’ll see the big granite stones) of Briarcliff subdivision.
• 4. Follow the road past the 3 flag poles and take the second right at Paisley Drive.
• 5. Park and walk to the Pro Shop at the end of the parking lot, and come on in!

There will be parking attendants to help you park. No parking will be permitted on Briarcliff residential streets.

About Poodie Locke

James Randall (Poodie) Locke was born on Oct. 3, 1948 in Waco, Texas.  As a baby, Poodie was once voted the “Prettiest Baby in Waco.”  After finishing high school in Waco, Poodie attended North Texas State University in Denton and worked at the Marriott in Dallas.  During this time he also served in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division.  He started in the music business in 1973 working for B. W. Stevenson.  In November 1975, Willie Nelson hired Poodie as an equipment set-up and load-out man.  After several years as a roadie, he worked his way up to stage manager.  He traveled the world with Willie for 34 years making many lifelong friends along the way.  Poodie was the “King of the Roadies.” He was known in almost every major town in the country and as far away as Japan and the entire European continent. 

Poodie coined unique phrases, such as “No Bad Days,” “Baby Boy” and many more.  He gave everyone their own special nickname.  He loved playing golf at Willie Nelson’s Cut-N-Putt, where a foursome might have as many as 10 or 12 players on a single hole.  Through Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse, he helped many musicians get their start, and many went on to become successful recording artists.  He showcased some of the finest musicians not only from Texas but from all over the country.  Poodies Hilltop continues to be a famous music venue that is an important part of the Austin Music Scene.  Poodie passed away suddenly on May 6, 2009.  His funeral was S.R.O. (standing room only), even though his services were held at one of the biggest auditoriums in Waco.  His friends came from all over the world to bid him farewell.  He will always be remembered and greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  
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