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LIVE MUSIC EVERY DAY! Call 830-629-5077 to confirm ticket prices and information.
Wed 9/26
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 9/27
8 PM
(Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Funk / Rock / Jazz
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Trombone Shorty (Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated “Backatown,” followed by “For True” in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, “Say That to Say This,” was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s “Treme,” and has recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Conan.” In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At 2014’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

Fri 9/28
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Aaron Stephens
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Aaron Stephens

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 9/28
8 PM
(Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Funk / Rock / Jazz
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Trombone Shorty (Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated “Backatown,” followed by “For True” in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, “Say That to Say This,” was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s “Treme,” and has recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Conan.” In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At 2014’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

Sat 9/29
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 9/29
9 PM
(Beat Root Revival opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 8 PM
Blues / R&B
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The Subdudes (Beat Root Revival opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 8 PM

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, The Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians. Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée, for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass. Their music features an intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music, not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any musicians. More than a just a concert, the “dudes” leave you feeling like they’re having a party and you were lucky enough to be invited.

Sun 9/30
12-3:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 9/30
5-9 PM
with special guests Adam Carroll, Cary Swinney and Mike McClure
Americana
free show
with special guests Adam Carroll, Cary Swinney and Mike McClure

Mon 10/1
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 10/2
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 10/3
6-10 PM
Texas - Folk
free show

Thu 10/4
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 10/4
5:30-7:30 PM
$25 in advance only (limited quantity available)
Doors: VIP Early admission at 5 PM
Americana
sold
$25 in advance only (limited quantity available)
Doors: VIP Early admission at 5 PM

Specially curated wine and beer tasting, live music featuring Mike & The Moonpies. VIP Ticket includes early admission at 5 pm, souvenir wine glass and five wine tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Thu 10/4
5:30-7:30 PM
$15 in advance / $20 at the door (if available)
Doors: 5:30 PM
Americana
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$15 in advance / $20 at the door (if available)
Doors: 5:30 PM

Specially curated wine and beer tasting, live music featuring Mike & The Moonpies. Ticket includes three wine tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Thu 10/4
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Michael Martin Murphey (Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM

Michael Martin Murphey’s musical journey has taken many unpredictable paths over the past 50 years. Topping the Pop, Country, Western and Bluegrass charts, Murphey has never been one to rest on his laurels. A loyal American son from Texas, Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits “Wildfire,” Carolina In The Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” and many more across his 35 albums released to date. Murphey’s original songs have been recorded by The Monkees, Kenny Rogers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver, Hoyt Axton, Johnny Cash, Tracy Byrd, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dolly Parton, Johnny Rivers, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others. During the early 1970s in Austin, TX along with artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn, Murphey created the “Cosmic Cowboy” movement, which was pivotal in drawing artists like Willie Nelson to the scene and helped birth the “Outlaw” Country movement. Then, in the early 1980s, twelve years after his first hit in Pop music, Murphey was awarded “Best New Artist” by the Academy of Country Music (beating out George Strait). He continued to top the country charts throughout the decade with hits like “What’s Forever For,” the Grammy nominated “A Face In the Crowd,” (with Holly Dunn), the number one “A Long Line of Love”, “I’m Gonna Miss You Girl”, and many more. In 2009, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame, joining old friends Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Allen Shamblin. In 2018, Murphey will release Austinology, celebrating his early days as a pioneer of the Austin Music Scene of the ‘70s with guest artists that include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and many more.

Fri 10/5
5:30-8:30 PM
Featuring Aaron Watson
Tickets: Starting at $580 | DOORS: 5:30 PM
Country
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Featuring Aaron Watson
Tickets: Starting at $580 | DOORS: 5:30 PM

Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet with Aaron Watson, catered dinner by Gristmill River Restaurant and a wine tasting with three featured Texas wineries. Silent auction and The Great Guitar Auction. Admission includes 9:30 pm concert with Aaron Watson. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Fri 10/5
5:30-8:30 PM
Featuring Aaron Watson
TICKETS: $85 | DOORS: 5:30 PM
Country
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Featuring Aaron Watson
TICKETS: $85 | DOORS: 5:30 PM

Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet with Aaron Watson, catered dinner by Gristmill River Restaurant and a wine tasting with three featured Texas wineries. Silent auction and The Great Guitar Auction. Admission includes 9:30 pm concert with Aaron Watson. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Fri 10/5
9:30 PM
TICKETS: $40 | DOORS: APPROX. 9 PM
Country
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Aaron Watson TICKETS: $40 | DOORS: APPROX. 9 PM

Aaron Watson continues to dominate as a true independent in the country music arena. Wrapping a milestone 2017 that included headlining stops at Houston Rodeo and historic Ryman Auditorium, the Texas troubadour’s single “Outta Style” hit Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart after a record-breaking 50-week climb, Watson continues his nationwide tour in support of his highly acclaimed album, Vaquero, with a slew of 2018 dates, highlighted by a hometown arena show in Abilene, a Texas Independence Day show in New York City, and Stagecoach in Indio. Watson’s newest release Vaquero launched into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with his biggest career sales debut to date. Texas Monthly, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, CMT, The Boot and more have all praised the new music. Vaquero is the follow up to his history-making album The Underdog, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making him the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot. Watson’s rise has been paved by years of hard work and perseverance. Eighteen years, over a dozen recorded albums and more than 2,500 shows in the U.S. and Europe, the Texas native is determined to stay true to his roots and deliver music directly to his fans.

Sat 10/6
12-6 PM
$25 in advance / $35 at the door (if available)
Doors: 12 PM
Americana
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$25 in advance / $35 at the door (if available)
Doors: 12 PM

Taste over 90 different Texas wines from over 30 different wineries, try the stellar cuisine at Le Cordon Gruene Food Alley and shop the craft market all to the beat of live, original Texas music featuring Dirty River Dixie Band, Beat Root Revival and Sophia Band. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Sat 10/6
1-5 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Sat 10/6
9 PM
(Brian Pounds opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
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Hal Ketchum (Brian Pounds opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM

Hal Ketchum is a carpenter who builds things made with wood and crafts songs made of silk. Hal moved to the Gruene area from upstate New York where he was born and bred. He stumbled onto Gruene Hall by accident and fell in love with the music scene. He scored his own Sunday afternoon show after recording a four song demo in his basement that contained the first songs that he ever wrote, including “The Preacher and Me”, which still stands strong today. He soon recorded his first album which triggered a quick ticket to fame with his first single, a song called “Small Town Saturday Night”, which hit number one in 1991. A subsequent string of hits soon followed and he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1994. After a four year hiatus from the music business due to health and personal problems, Hal is back and sounding better than ever.

Sun 10/7
1-10 PM
$40 in advance / $50 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM; Check in at Gruene Hall
Americana
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$40 in advance / $50 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM; Check in at Gruene Hall

Ticket price includes admission to Gruene Hall and The Grapevine (including + Craft Beer Event, over 75 craft beers for tasting and wines for purchase, 8+ hours of live Texas tunes on 3 stages, 5 taste tickets (additional taste tickets available for purchase), “Le Cordon Gruene” food trucks and artisan market with 20 vendors. ). 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

THE GRAPEVINE STAGE – Aaron Stephens, Jesse Dayton and Guy Forsyth

GRUENE HALL – Jason Boland (acoustic), Parker McCollum, Micky & The Motorcars, Dalton Domino (acoustic), Jamie Lin Wilson, Courtney Patton and more…
*lineup schedule TBD

Sun 10/7
1-6 PM
$20 in advance / $25 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM at The Grapevine Grounds
Americana
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$20 in advance / $25 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM at The Grapevine Grounds

Ticket price includes admission to The Grapevine Grounds (including + Craft Beer Event, over 75 craft beers for tasting and wines for purchase, live Texas tunes featuring Aaron Stephens, Jesse Dayton and Guy Forsyth, 5 taste tickets (additional taste tickets available for purchase), “Le Cordon Gruene” food trucks and artisan market with 20 vendors. ). 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Mon 10/8
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 10/9
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 10/10
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 10/11
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Fri 10/12
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 10/12
8 PM
(Wynn Williams opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Bri Bagwell (Wynn Williams opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM

Bri Bagwell’s latest album, In My Defense, is a collection of ten carefully crafted songs that give her fans an inside peek of how this girl chasing a dream for over fifteen years, has blossomed into the woman living those dreams.

Sat 10/13
12:45-5 PM
(Kane Alvarado opens)
Blues / Country
free show
(Kane Alvarado opens)

Sat 10/13
9 PM
(Scotty Alexander opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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(Scotty Alexander opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

Born and raised outside of Austin, Kyle Park started playing country venues when he was 15 years old. Since then, he’s impressively had ten singles on the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10, including two #1 singles (“The Night Is Young” and “True Love”). His ‘Fall EP’ peaked at No. 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. Park’s latest album, ‘The Blue Roof Sessions’ is out now via Thirty Tigers. His current single, the anthemic “Rednecks With Paychecks” continues to climb the charts. Known for his clever songwriting and guitar-heavy tracks, he’s reaped consistent national press coverage from CMT, ZUUS, Taste of Country, Country Weekly, All Music and Guitar World. Park has shared with the stage with numerous notable and legendary artists including George Strait, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Clint Black, Eli Young Band and more.

Sun 10/14
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 10/14
12:30-4:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 10/14
5:30-9 PM
(formerly with Muddy Waters Band)
Blues
free show
(formerly with Muddy Waters Band)

Mon 10/15
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 10/16
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 10/17
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Thu 10/18
8 PM
(The Reed Brothers open)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Rock
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Dennis Quaid (The Reed Brothers open)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM

Known for his movies such as “The Right Stuff”, The Big Easy”, “Flesh & Bone” which was shot at Gruene Hall, “Great Balls of Fire!”, “Wyatt Earp”, “The Rookie”, “The Alamo”, “In Good Company”, “Soul Surfer”, “A Dog’s Purpose” and more, Dennis Quaid is more than an actor. He is passionate about music and even when he’s working, he plays every few weeks with his band, The Sharks. Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist and with The Sharks they play many originals as well as classic hits such as “Spill the Wine”, “Gloria” and “Great Balls of Fire”. Dennis Quaid and the Sharks have received rave reviews and the shows are as much fun for those in the crowd as they are for the band.

Fri 10/19
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 10/19
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 10/19
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
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(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

For nearly two decades, Shooter Jennings has defied expectation while constantly expanding the parameters of country, rock ‘n’ roll, and beyond. The scion of American music royalty, he has affirmed his own place in histories still to come as a truly limitless artist whose ambitious experimentation spans myriad genres and creative platforms, from releasing seven solo LPs, countless EPs, and founding his own label and multimedia outlet, Black Country Rock, to hosting his “Shooter Jennings’ Electric Rodeo” on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel, producing music by Jamey Johnson, Wanda Jackson, and his mom, Jessi Colter, and the creation of acclaimed BBS Door games. Ever the outlaw, Jennings has now crafted what might well be his most truly idiosyncratic work thus far, SHOOTER. Produced by longtime friend and collaborator, Low Country Sound founder Dave Cobb, at the renowned RCA Studio A on Nashville’s Music Row, the album sees Jennings staking out a fairly straightforward goal: to simply make a great country record. It should be noted, Jennings’ last studio album was a genuinely visionary tribute to Giorgio Moroder so in some ways, making a straight up country record is as much of a left turn as anything else in his brilliantly mercurial career thus far. But with songs like “Fast Horses & Good Hideouts” or the raucous “I’m Wild & My Woman Is Crazy,” Jennings more than affirms his mission by returning to country’s original, if oft misplaced, mandate: singing songs about growing up and getting older, about going out and getting trashed. In short, making music for real people with real lives. With SHOOTER, Jennings truly puts his own mark on country music, living up to his extraordinary birthright with unparalleled passion, experience, and heart.

Sat 10/20
1-5 PM
Texas / Red Dirt
free show

Sat 10/20
9 PM
(Randy Collier and Grassland opens)
Tickets: $40 | Doors: 8 PM
Bluegrass
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Ricky Skaggs 2018 (Randy Collier and Grassland opens)
Tickets: $40 | Doors: 8 PM

*This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve.* Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs’ burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn’t already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. He became a recording artist in his own right in 1981 when his Epic label debut album Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine topped the country charts and yielded a pair of #1 hits. Overall, his productive stay at Epic Records would result in a total of 12 #1 hits. Additionally, he garnered eight Country Music Association Awards–including the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy in 1985. Skaggs’ 1997 album Bluegrass Rules! marked a triumphant return to bluegrass—which he’s solidified ever since with a series of Grammy Award winning albums, recorded with his amazing bluegrass band, Kentucky Thunder (8-time winners of the IBMA ‘Instrumental Group of the Year’). Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and he continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. Clearly his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.

Sun 10/21
12:30-4:30 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 10/21
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Mon 10/22
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 10/23
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 10/24
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 10/25
8 PM
(Ross Ellis opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Eli Young Band (Ross Ellis opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM

The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. They’d even go so far as to call themselves “misfits,” but with their fourth major label album, Fingerprints, they’re finally embracing what makes them different once and for all. Eli founded the band with guitarist James Young, bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson at the University of North Texas in 2000, building a grass-roots fanbase that propelled each of their previous three albums into the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart, with 2014’s 10,000 Towns bowing at No. 1. Three No. 1 singles gave the band an edgy, romantically-charged identity (“Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Drunk Last Night”). Their stable of hits collected Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications that lead to Grammy and CMA Award nominations, Billboard Awards and an ACM trophy for Song of the Year (“Crazy Girl”).

Fri 10/26
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 10/26
8 PM
(Ross Ellis opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
sold
Eli Young Band (Ross Ellis opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM

The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. They’d even go so far as to call themselves “misfits,” but with their fourth major label album, Fingerprints, they’re finally embracing what makes them different once and for all. Eli founded the band with guitarist James Young, bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson at the University of North Texas in 2000, building a grass-roots fanbase that propelled each of their previous three albums into the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart, with 2014’s 10,000 Towns bowing at No. 1. Three No. 1 singles gave the band an edgy, romantically-charged identity (“Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Drunk Last Night”). Their stable of hits collected Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications that lead to Grammy and CMA Award nominations, Billboard Awards and an ACM trophy for Song of the Year (“Crazy Girl”).

Sat 10/27
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 10/27
9 PM
(Christian Sparks and the Beatnik Bandits open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Rock
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(Christian Sparks and the Beatnik Bandits open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

Bob Schneider’s fellow Texans as well as his rabid U.S. fanbase will testify to his abilities, as he has become the most awarded singer songwriter in Austin’s history, winning over thirty Austin Music Awards. His scruffy good looks and strong, husky voice provide a good complement to his semi-confessional songwriting. The real beauty of Schneider’s artistic career is about the freedom to constantly write, record and stockpile songs. While he’s already released hundreds of songs with his bands, Schneider estimates there were at least a thousand songs that didn’t fit his band’s concepts.

Sun 10/28
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 10/28
4-8 PM
Blues
free show

Mon 10/29
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Thu 11/1
TBA
TICKETS: Visit TexasDancehallTour.com | DOORS: 6 PM
Western Swing
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TICKETS: Visit TexasDancehallTour.com | DOORS: 6 PM

Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel are excited to present the Texas Dance Hall Tour. Think of it as a “land cruise” with the port-of-calls being several of the state’s historical dance halls, featuring a range of notable Western Swing, Country and Texas artists. Filled with history, romance and a way of life, these halls have been the breeding grounds of Texas music for over a century – and now you have a chance to be a part of that! Join us to experience Texas music heritage at its finest and most importantly, make memories that will Two-Step their way right into your music-loving heart! Visit TexasDancehallTour.com/ for tickets and information.

Fri 11/2
8 PM
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Rock
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The Mavericks TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny. Brand New Day flexes the category-defying approach that has been a unique hallmark of the Mavericks’ sound since the band’s top-20 hits on the country charts. The album’s 10 new songs seamlessly merge strains of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

Sat 11/3
1-5 PM
Americana / R&B / Blues
free show

Sat 11/3
9 PM
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Rock
sold
The Mavericks TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 8 PM

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny. Brand New Day flexes the category-defying approach that has been a unique hallmark of the Mavericks’ sound since the band’s top-20 hits on the country charts. The album’s 10 new songs seamlessly merge strains of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

Sun 11/4
12-4 pm
Country / Swing
free show

Sun 11/4
8 PM
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Rock
sold
The Mavericks TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny. Brand New Day flexes the category-defying approach that has been a unique hallmark of the Mavericks’ sound since the band’s top-20 hits on the country charts. The album’s 10 new songs seamlessly merge strains of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

Mon 11/5
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 11/6
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 11/7
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 11/8
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 11/9
8 PM
(Dalton Domino opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Jon Wolfe (Dalton Domino opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he’s a country singer and songwriter. And to learn his life story — from small town Oklahoma to the bustling big city commodities trading floor to the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma to Music Row. Wolfe’s 2010 album “It All Happened in a Honky Tonk” introduced a modern country singer/songwriter whose music struck a perfect balance between the best country traditions and contemporary energy and vision. Warner Music Nashville re-released this album in 2013 as a Deluxe Edition. “I feel connected with the tradition,” Wolfe concludes. “There’s something a little bigger than just my dreams going on in country music. That’s why I feel so strongly about doing what I do.” And to make it all even sweeter, “I’m doing what I love.”

Sat 11/10
9 PM
(John Evans Band opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Jon Wolfe (John Evans Band opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM

The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he’s a country singer and songwriter. And to learn his life story — from small town Oklahoma to the bustling big city commodities trading floor to the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma to Music Row. Wolfe’s 2010 album “It All Happened in a Honky Tonk” introduced a modern country singer/songwriter whose music struck a perfect balance between the best country traditions and contemporary energy and vision. Warner Music Nashville re-released this album in 2013 as a Deluxe Edition. “I feel connected with the tradition,” Wolfe concludes. “There’s something a little bigger than just my dreams going on in country music. That’s why I feel so strongly about doing what I do.” And to make it all even sweeter, “I’m doing what I love.”

Sun 11/11
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

Tickets on sale Oct 14 at 1 pm. The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 11/11
12:30-3:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 11/11
4-8 PM
Folk
free show

Mon 11/12
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 11/13
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 11/14
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 11/16
8 PM
(Kaitlin Butts opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Flatland Cavalry 2018 (Kaitlin Butts opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

At some point between Lubbock and Midland, the land shifts from endless cotton rows and rich farmland into pump jacks and mesquite tree filled pastures. Lubbock roots-country outfit Flatland Cavalry straddles that line between the Panhandle and the badlands of West Texas with their bright, earthy country ballads and gritty folk ramblers. Vocalist and chief songwriter Cleto Cordero’s honest, smooth songwriting revolves around the vernacular world of West Texas that he’s constructed with dusty, sun-soaked character sketches, brooding self-evaluations, and candid love songs that all have the ability to turn into singalong anthems. Formed in the fall of 2012, the quintet was rounded up by Cordero after stretches of acoustic outings around the Panhandle town of Lubbock. With guitarist Reid Dillon, bassist Jonathan Saenz, and drummer Jason Albers joining Cordero, Flatland quickly garnered the attention of the masses with the release of the debut EP, Come May, in the spring of 2015. Building off the success of Come May, Cordero and company released their full-length follow-up, Humble Folks, in April 2016.

Sat 11/17
1-5 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
free show

Sat 11/17
9 PM
(Charlie Shafter opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Country / Americana
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Flatland Cavalry 2018 (Charlie Shafter opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM

At some point between Lubbock and Midland, the land shifts from endless cotton rows and rich farmland into pump jacks and mesquite tree filled pastures. Lubbock roots-country outfit Flatland Cavalry straddles that line between the Panhandle and the badlands of West Texas with their bright, earthy country ballads and gritty folk ramblers. Vocalist and chief songwriter Cleto Cordero’s honest, smooth songwriting revolves around the vernacular world of West Texas that he’s constructed with dusty, sun-soaked character sketches, brooding self-evaluations, and candid love songs that all have the ability to turn into singalong anthems. Formed in the fall of 2012, the quintet was rounded up by Cordero after stretches of acoustic outings around the Panhandle town of Lubbock. With guitarist Reid Dillon, bassist Jonathan Saenz, and drummer Jason Albers joining Cordero, Flatland quickly garnered the attention of the masses with the release of the debut EP, Come May, in the spring of 2015. Building off the success of Come May, Cordero and company released their full-length follow-up, Humble Folks, in April 2016.

Sun 11/18
12-3:30 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Sun 11/18
4-8 PM
Americana / Country
free show

Mon 11/19
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 11/20
6-7 pm
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Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class – perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! You don’t even need a partner to join in on the fun! Show off your new moves at Two Ton Tuesday when Two Tons of Steel takes the stage at 8:30 pm. Click here for more information.

Tue 11/20
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Tons of Steel 2016 Doors: 7:30 PM

Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons Of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his band rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk. The San Antonio-based band continues to push the line between country and punk with these special holiday editions of the popular Two Ton Tuesday summer series. Their Christmas album, Tangled in Tinsel, will be available for purchase at the show. If you haven’t caught Two Ton fever yet, grab your dancing shoes and get ready. Come early for Swing Dance Lessons from 6 to 7pm ($8 per person).

Thu 11/22
CLOSED
Happy Thanksgiving!
Fri 11/23
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Fri 11/23
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Swing / Blues / R&B
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Charley Crockett (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM

Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett. Hitchhiking across the country exposed Crockett to the street life at a young age, following in the footsteps of his relative, American folk hero Davy Crockett, who also lived a wild life on the American frontier. After train hopping across the country, singing on the streets for change in New Orleans’ French Quarter, busking in New York City and performing across Texas and Northern California, Crockett set off to travel the world and lived on the streets of Paris for nearly a year before searching for home in Spain, Morocco, and Northern Africa. The blues artist returned home to Texas and released his debut solo album titled A Stolen Jewel in 2015, receiving critical acclaim in Dallas and ultimately landing him a Dallas Observer Music Award that year for “Best Blues Act”. He released his sophomore record In The Night, an admirable nod to his Texas country and Louisiana blues roots, in 2016. In 2017, he found time to get back to Austin, Texas to record a collection of his favorite honky tonk songs called Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.’s Honky Tonk Jubilee which was his first release under his new label deal with Thirty Tigers (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).

Sat 11/24
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sun 11/25
12-3:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 11/25
4-8 PM
American Roots
free show

Mon 11/26
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 11/27
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Fri 11/30
8 PM
(Amy Helm opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Blues
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The Wood Brothers (Amy Helm opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

From early in their childhood in Boulder, CO, Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. Oliver played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis’s touring act. At Ellis’s behest, Oliver began to sing and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that would release six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and formed Medeski Martin & Wood in the early ‘90s, which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music. After pursuing separate musical careers for some 15 years, the brothers performed together at a show in North Carolina. Oliver sat in with MM&W following King Johnson’s opening set. Soon after, the pair recorded a batch of Oliver’s songs, channeling the shared musical heroes of their youth while seizing on their own individual strengths – Oliver’s classic songwriting, Chris’s forward-thinking musicianship. The Wood Brothers’ latest album, ‘Paradise’, was release in October 2015.

Sat 12/1
9 PM
(James Steinle opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Americana
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Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison (James Steinle opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

*This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve.* Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis are often described as one of the finest roots duos working in Texas with organic harmonies that can only come from a whole lotta life lived together. This annual family-friendly tradition puts concertgoers of all ages in the holiday spirit with a warm celebration. The only place where number one hits like George Strait’s Wrapped are played alongside classics like Santa Baby, this Texas country staple is now a syndicated television show! “Until our most recent albums, we had tried our best to keep our careers separate. The holiday shows started out as our one cheat, our few shows we’d perform together each year, and it turned into this beautiful annual celebration of coming together around the holidays.” – Bruce Robison

Sun 12/2
12-3:30 PM
Blues
free show

Mon 12/3
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 12/4
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 12/5
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 12/7
8 PM
(Adam Carroll opens)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Todd Snider (Adam Carroll opens)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM

This very special solo performance is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. Singer/songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues”. In the mid-80s and after establishing residency at a local club in Memphis, Snider was discovered by singer/songwriter Keith Sykes, a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. After Sykes passed on demo tapes of Snider to Buffett, he was signed to the star’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet was released in the fall of 1994 and on his second effort, 1996’s Step Right Up, Snider and his band continued blending bluegrass, blues, folk-rock and country-rock to forge their own distinctive sound. On his third album, 1998’s Viva Satellite, Snider took a Tom Petty approach, replacing much of his acoustic setup with twang-drenched electric guitar. In 2000, he signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy label and returned to his singer/songwriter roots with Happy to Be Here followed by New Connection, Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live, and East Nashville Skyline. In March 2012, Todd Snider released the album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables which debuted in the Top 20 of four separate Billboard charts. The New York Times hailed it as “among his best” and Rolling Stone called it “the sharpest musical response yet to the excesses of the one percent.” In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

Sat 12/8
1-5 PM
Americana / Country
free show

Sat 12/8
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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Todd Snider (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM

This very special solo performance is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. Singer/songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues”. In the mid-80s and after establishing residency at a local club in Memphis, Snider was discovered by singer/songwriter Keith Sykes, a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. After Sykes passed on demo tapes of Snider to Buffett, he was signed to the star’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet was released in the fall of 1994 and on his second effort, 1996’s Step Right Up, Snider and his band continued blending bluegrass, blues, folk-rock and country-rock to forge their own distinctive sound. On his third album, 1998’s Viva Satellite, Snider took a Tom Petty approach, replacing much of his acoustic setup with twang-drenched electric guitar. In 2000, he signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy label and returned to his singer/songwriter roots with Happy to Be Here followed by New Connection, Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live, and East Nashville Skyline. In March 2012, Todd Snider released the album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables which debuted in the Top 20 of four separate Billboard charts. The New York Times hailed it as “among his best” and Rolling Stone called it “the sharpest musical response yet to the excesses of the one percent.” In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

Sun 12/9
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

Tickets on sale Nov 11 at 1 pm. The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 12/9
12:30-3:30 PM
Country
free show

Mon 12/10
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 12/11
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 12/12
8 PM
(Town Mountain opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
Tyler Childers (Town Mountain opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place. The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County, Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that’s simultaneously modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold. The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a semiautobiographical sketch of Childers’ growth from wayward youth to happily married man, told in the tradition of a Southern gothic novel with a classic noir antihero who may just be irredeemable. Purgatory is a chiaroscuro painting with darkness framing light in high relief. There’s catharsis and redemption. Sin and temptation. Murder and deceit. Demons and angels. Moonshine and cocaine. So much moonshine and cocaine. All played out on the large, colorful canvas of Eastern Kentucky. Childers had been searching for a certain sound for his debut album for years as he honed his craft, and was finding it elusive when his friend, drummer Miles Miller, introduced him to Simpson, the Grammy Award-winning musician and fellow Kentuckian. Childers sent Simpson a group of his songs, then went to visit him in Nashville. “And he said, ‘There’s this sound. I know what you’re trying to get at, the mountain sound,'” Childers recalled. “‘So I asked, ‘What are you doing?'” Intrigued, Simpson enlisted the aid of Ferguson, the Grammy Award winning sound engineer. They assembled a band that included multi-instrumentalists Stuart Duncan, Michael J. Henderson and Russ Pahl, bassist Michael Bub and Miller on drums, of course, and helped Childers make a debut album of consequence that announces an authentic new voice.

Thu 12/13
8 PM
(Town Mountain opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Tyler Childers (Town Mountain opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place. The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County, Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that’s simultaneously modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold. The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a semiautobiographical sketch of Childers’ growth from wayward youth to happily married man, told in the tradition of a Southern gothic novel with a classic noir antihero who may just be irredeemable. Purgatory is a chiaroscuro painting with darkness framing light in high relief. There’s catharsis and redemption. Sin and temptation. Murder and deceit. Demons and angels. Moonshine and cocaine. So much moonshine and cocaine. All played out on the large, colorful canvas of Eastern Kentucky. Childers had been searching for a certain sound for his debut album for years as he honed his craft, and was finding it elusive when his friend, drummer Miles Miller, introduced him to Simpson, the Grammy Award-winning musician and fellow Kentuckian. Childers sent Simpson a group of his songs, then went to visit him in Nashville. “And he said, ‘There’s this sound. I know what you’re trying to get at, the mountain sound,'” Childers recalled. “‘So I asked, ‘What are you doing?'” Intrigued, Simpson enlisted the aid of Ferguson, the Grammy Award winning sound engineer. They assembled a band that included multi-instrumentalists Stuart Duncan, Michael J. Henderson and Russ Pahl, bassist Michael Bub and Miller on drums, of course, and helped Childers make a debut album of consequence that announces an authentic new voice.

Mon 12/17
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 12/18
6-7 pm
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$8

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class – perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! You don’t even need a partner to join in on the fun! Show off your new moves at Two Ton Tuesday when Two Tons of Steel takes the stage at 8:30 pm. Click here for more information.

Tue 12/18
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Tons of Steel 2016 Doors: 7:30 PM

Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons Of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his band rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk. The San Antonio-based band continues to push the line between country and punk with these special holiday editions of the popular Two Ton Tuesday summer series. Their Christmas album, Tangled in Tinsel, will be available for purchase at the show. If you haven’t caught Two Ton fever yet, grab your dancing shoes and get ready. Come early for Swing Dance Lessons from 6 to 7pm ($8 per person).

Wed 12/19
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 12/21
8 PM
(Shea Abshier opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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(Shea Abshier opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

William Clark Green is not one for pulling punches. Where some songwriters trade in subtlety and dancing around blunt truths with clever feints and metaphor, Clark aims his words straight to the point and, when needed, right through the heart. His music is unrelentingly direct and hard-hitting, too, charged with a palpable rock ’n’ roll immediacy that’s as evident in his most intimate solo acoustic performances as it is in the full-tilt band shows that have packed rooms across his native Lone Star State. And with the April 21st release of Ringling Road, his eagerly awaited fourth album, Green is set to make his biggest impact on the booming Texas/Red Dirt music scene – and beyond – yet.

Sat 12/22
1-5 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
free show

Sat 12/22
9 PM
(Grant Gilbert opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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(Grant Gilbert opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM

William Clark Green is not one for pulling punches. Where some songwriters trade in subtlety and dancing around blunt truths with clever feints and metaphor, Clark aims his words straight to the point and, when needed, right through the heart. His music is unrelentingly direct and hard-hitting, too, charged with a palpable rock ’n’ roll immediacy that’s as evident in his most intimate solo acoustic performances as it is in the full-tilt band shows that have packed rooms across his native Lone Star State. And with the April 21st release of Ringling Road, his eagerly awaited fourth album, Green is set to make his biggest impact on the booming Texas/Red Dirt music scene – and beyond – yet.

Mon 12/24
3 PM
Closed at 3 pm for Christmas Eve
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Tue 12/25
CLOSED
Merry Christmas!
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Wed 12/26
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 12/28
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Roger Creager (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

Roger Creager is an adventurist; he does not like to sit still while the world passes by. He tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer, and all it finds its way into Roger’s music and live shows. His passion for life invigorates everyone around him, including his fan base. Those who get hooked on his charisma and high energy come back show after show, year after year, and record after record. Creager’s latest record, Surrender, released January 2012, marks a “back-to-basics” approach for Roger. As always, Roger creates an interesting collection with songs that are very different from each other and will keep the listener’s attention start to finish. He co-wrote all songs except “Redemption Song”, a Bob Marley classic. Creager may travel the world, but he never strays far from his small-town South Texas roots and his music encompasses all of him.

Sat 12/29
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sun 12/30
12-3:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Mon 12/31
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $45 | DOORS: 7 PM
Alt-Country
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American Aquarium (Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $45 | DOORS: 7 PM

NOTE: Due to New Braunfels law prohibiting alcohol consumption past midnight, New Year’s will be celebrated at 11 PM. Ticket purchase includes free tamales and popcorn. Champagne splits will be available for purchase.

American Aquarium’s seventh studio album, Things Change, offers the band’s finest collection of folk-infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ’s signature storytelling – always deeply personal but also instantly relatable – the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope. Much has changed for the band and BJ since their acclaimed last effort, Wolves. Featuring a new band lineup that includes Shane Boeker on lead guitar, drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel and electric guitar, as well as a reinvigorated frontman in BJ, Things Change is American Aquarium’s first release on a label after selling thousands of records on their own. Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Things Change was produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson.

Mon 1/7
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Fri 1/11
7-11 PM
Americana / Country
free show

Sat 1/12
1-5 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Mon 1/14
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 1/21
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 1/28
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 2/4
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 2/11
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 2/18
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 2/25
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 3/4
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Fri 3/8
8 PM
(The Sadies open)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Indie-Rock
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Kurt Vile (The Sadies open)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years. If Vile has become something of a rock guitar god – a mantle he would dismiss out of humility but also out of a desire to keep getting better, to continue absorbing new music, new sounds, new ideas – it’s due to his precise, witty playing style, which turns every riff and rhythm into points on a map and takes the scenic route from one to the next. In April 2017, he trekked out to Indio, California, to catch the Stagecoach Festival and sit in with his friends the Sadies (“my favorite modern band”). Inspired by Willie Nelson’s epic set, Vile spent a few days in Los Angeles working with producer Rob Schnapf, who he had previously worked with on “Pretty Pimpin,” the leadoff track on b’lieve that became a number-one AAA radio hit. Months later, when a lengthy Violators tour ended in Salt Lake City, Vile let the momentum carry him further west, where he recorded several more songs with engineer/producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, the War on Drugs) at The Beer Hole in Los Angeles. The bulk of Bottle It In was bottled up at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with Peter Katis (Interpol, the National) engineering and producing. Bottle It In captures the spontaneity of these impromptu sessions, revealing Vile as a diligent and singularly determined musician.

Mon 3/11
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 3/18
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Mon 3/25
6-10 PM
Country
free show