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Fri 8/26
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Hunter Hutchinson
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Hunter Hutchinson

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 18th 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 8/26
8 PM
(Hunter Hutchinson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Aaron Watson 2015 (Hunter Hutchinson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Watson’s earliest musical influences were the gospel hymns he sang in church with his family and the classic country records by George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. With an uncanny knack for mixing great songs and unforgettable performances with good, old-fashioned business savvy, Watson has grown night-by-night, fan-by-fan, album-by-album, one honky-tonk stage at a time into an unstoppable force in Texas Music with his sights firmly set on the national stage.

Sat 8/27
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 8/27
9 PM
(Cameran Nelson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
sold
Aaron Watson 2015 (Cameran Nelson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

Watson’s earliest musical influences were the gospel hymns he sang in church with his family and the classic country records by George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. With an uncanny knack for mixing great songs and unforgettable performances with good, old-fashioned business savvy, Watson has grown night-by-night, fan-by-fan, album-by-album, one honky-tonk stage at a time into an unstoppable force in Texas Music with his sights firmly set on the national stage.

Sun 8/28
12-3:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 8/28
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Mon 8/29
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Tue 8/30
7-11 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 8/31
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 9/2
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Dolly Shine
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Dolly Shine

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 18th 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 9/2
8 PM
(Dolly Shine opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Jack Ingram (Dolly Shine opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

When Jack Ingram won the 2008 Academy of Country Music award for “Best New Male Vocalist,” thousands of people in the audience had to be smiling to themselves about that whole “new” thing. They knew the thirty-something, steel-eyed veteran accepting that trophy on that stage in Vegas had been rocking roadhouses, theaters and stadiums relentlessly since 1997, that he’d been celebrated by critics and fans of hard-core country music for more than a decade, and that as a Texas-born songwriter and performer, he’d been on the short list of next generation artists who could fill the boots of Lone Star legends like Willie and Waylon and the boys. But the award did mean that Ingram, after trials and setbacks that would have buckled other artists, had at last matched the commercial success he’d always wanted with the integrity on which he’d always insisted. So he told the crowd with no small measure of pride and triumph that night that “big dreams and high hopes” can come true. As if to validate and amplify that truth, Ingram remained in the forefront of country music with his album Big Dreams & High Hopes, the seventh studio disc of his career. Inspired by the music of his heroes Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and many others, Ingram’s latest album, Midnight Motel, is his first album in seven years and will be released on August 26th.

Sat 9/3
1-5 PM
(Landry and Company opens)
Red Dirt / Americana
free show
(Landry and Company opens)

Sat 9/3
9 PM
(Dalton Domino opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Dalton Domino opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

A sixth-generation Texan, Charlie Robison hails from tiny Bandera, Texas. He and his brother, noted musician Bruce Robison, found an interest in music early on, and by the age of 15, Charlie and his brother began playing gigs around Bandera. Later, he made his way to the Austin scene, where he was a part of such bands as Chapparal, Two Hoots and a Holler, and The Millionaire Playboys. In 1995, he released his debut album, Bandera, followed in 1998 by Life of the Party, his first disc on Sony’s Lucky Dog label. In 2000, Charlie became part of history when the “Unleashed Live” Record was recorded at Gruene Hall for Sony’s “Lucky Dog” label. The album is a combined effort with Bruce and good friend Jack Ingram, and culminated with the successful Lucky Dog tour of the US. A second studio effort, Step Right Up, was issued in 2001 followed by his album, Good Times, in 2004. Charlie’s self-produced album, Beautiful Day, was released in 2009 followed by his 2013 release, High Life.

Sun 9/4
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 9/4
8 PM
(Strangetowne opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Strangetowne opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

A sixth-generation Texan, Charlie Robison hails from tiny Bandera, Texas. He and his brother, noted musician Bruce Robison, found an interest in music early on, and by the age of 15, Charlie and his brother began playing gigs around Bandera. Later, he made his way to the Austin scene, where he was a part of such bands as Chapparal, Two Hoots and a Holler, and The Millionaire Playboys. In 1995, he released his debut album, Bandera, followed in 1998 by Life of the Party, his first disc on Sony’s Lucky Dog label. In 2000, Charlie became part of history when the “Unleashed Live” Record was recorded at Gruene Hall for Sony’s “Lucky Dog” label. The album is a combined effort with Bruce and good friend Jack Ingram, and culminated with the successful Lucky Dog tour of the US. A second studio effort, Step Right Up, was issued in 2001 followed by his album, Good Times, in 2004. Charlie’s self-produced album, Beautiful Day, was released in 2009 followed by his 2013 release, High Life.

Mon 9/5
1-5 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

Mon 9/5
6-10 PM
Americana / Rock
free show

Wed 9/7
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Thu 9/8
6-10 PM
Texas Country
free show

Fri 9/9
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Van Wilks
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Van Wilks

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 18th 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 9/9
8-11:30 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Sat 9/10
1-5 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Sat 9/10
9 PM
(Blue Water Highway Band opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Rock
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BobSchneider_2016 (Blue Water Highway Band opens)
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 9/11
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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Gospel Brunch w/ a Texas Twist TICKETS: $30 | 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 accompanies The Gospel Silvertones, one of Austin’s most uplifting Gospel groups. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 9/11
12:30-4:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 9/11
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 9/13
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Thu 9/15
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 9/16
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 18th 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!

Sat 9/17
1-5 PM
Rock-a-billy / R&B
free show

Sat 9/17
8 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sun 9/18
5-9 PM
R&B / Rock
free show

Fri 9/23
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 18th 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 9/23
8 PM
(Emmy Rose opens)
Tickets: $85 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Loretta Lynn (Emmy Rose opens)
Tickets: $85 | Doors: 7 PM

This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. For fifty years now, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful—and as culturally significant—as any female performer you’d care to name. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike. The Coal Miner’s Daughter—the tag refers to a hit single, an album, a best-selling autobiography, an Oscar-winning film, and to Lynn herself—has journeyed from the poverty of the Kentucky hills to Nashville superstardom to her current status as an honest-to-goodness American icon. Loretta’s instantly recognizable delivery is one of the greatest country-music voices in history and has earned her 52 Top 10 hits and 16 #1’s. Almost on the exact date of her golden anniversary in show business, the Recording Academy gave her its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1972, she became the first woman in history to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year trophy and in 1988, she entered the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2004, Loretta won two Grammy Awards for Van Lear Rose, a collaboration with rocker Jack White. Emmy Rose, Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter opens the show.

Sat 9/24
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 9/24
8 PM
(Emmy Rose opens)
Tickets: $85 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Loretta Lynn (Emmy Rose opens)
Tickets: $85 | Doors: 7 PM

This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. For fifty years now, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful—and as culturally significant—as any female performer you’d care to name. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike. The Coal Miner’s Daughter—the tag refers to a hit single, an album, a best-selling autobiography, an Oscar-winning film, and to Lynn herself—has journeyed from the poverty of the Kentucky hills to Nashville superstardom to her current status as an honest-to-goodness American icon. Loretta’s instantly recognizable delivery is one of the greatest country-music voices in history and has earned her 52 Top 10 hits and 16 #1’s. Almost on the exact date of her golden anniversary in show business, the Recording Academy gave her its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1972, she became the first woman in history to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year trophy and in 1988, she entered the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2004, Loretta won two Grammy Awards for Van Lear Rose, a collaboration with rocker Jack White. Emmy Rose, Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter opens the show.

Sun 9/25
12-3:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 9/25
5:30-9 PM
Americana / Country
free show

Wed 9/28
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 9/29
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 9/30
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Guy Forsyth
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Guy Forsyth

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 18th 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 9/30
8-11:30 PM
Roots / Blues
free show

Sat 10/1
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
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UncleLucius2015 (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM

South Austin’s Uncle Lucius is a dream, conjured in the minds of five sonic mercenaries, a clarion call to arms for true believers. It is the voice that shakes you from complacency, grabs you with both hands and implores: Get in the van!!! Like the city that brought them together, UL is a gumbo, with hints of Americana and folk juxtaposed with a slow-cooked roux that is steeped in classic rock n roll and the blues. The resulting flavor is familiar and unique, roots at its most refined, albeit with a gutbucket foundation. After eight years of touring across Texas and to both coasts and back, UL was named 2014’s Best New Band by the Texas Regional Radio Report. The band’s latest album, The Light, was released June 2015.

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

Thu 10/6
5:30-7:30 PM
Adv Tickets: $15 | Day of Show: $20
Doors: 5:30 PM
MWF_ThursdayIcon(small) Adv Tickets: $15 | Day of Show: $20
Doors: 5:30 PM

Tickets on sale August 30 at 3 pm. The kick-off event featuring New World & German wines, live jazz music and, best of all, spectacular “Not From Texas” vacation package door prizes. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Thu 10/6
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
Margo Price (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

Tickets on sale August 30 at 3 pm. First impressions matter. Especially on a debut album. Time and attention-strapped listeners size up an artist within a song or two, then move on or delve in further. Fortunately, it only takes Margo Price about twenty-eight seconds to convince you that you’re hearing the arrival of a singular new talent. Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. Price grew up in Aledo, Illinois, and after dropping out of college, she moved to Nashville in 2003. She soon met bass player – and future husband – Jeremy Ivey, and formed a band called Buffalo Clover. They self-released three records and built a local following, but it was personal tragedy that brought Price’s calling into even sharper focus. “I lost my firstborn son to a heart ailment,” Price says, “and I was really down and depressed. I was drinking too much. I was definitely lost. I did some things that I regret very much now that resulted in a brush with the law. Thank God I had my friends and family to keep me going. Coming through that, I thought, ‘I’m just going to write music that I want to hear.’ It was a big turning point.” After recording their recording sessions at Sun Studio, Price shopped the album to a number of Nashville labels, and reached another critical career moment when a friend brought up Third Man Records and told her, “You’re on Jack’s radar, he wants to hear the record.” Price says, “I sent it over, and it just felt like home. A good creative space to be involved in, and everyone is so down to earth. It was awesome when I met with Jack. He told me he thought my voice was a breath of fresh air, and that he loved the record.”

Fri 10/7
5:30-8:30 PM
Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison: Unleashed Live Reunion
Tickets: Starting at $540 | DOORS: 5:30 PM
Texas / Americana
29th MWF Logo Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison: Unleashed Live Reunion
Tickets: Starting at $540 | DOORS: 5:30 PM

Tickets on sale August 30 at 1 pm ONLINE ONLY. Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet with Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison and Bruce Robison, 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 featuring Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison: Unleashed Live Reunion. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Fri 10/7
5:30-8:30 PM
Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison: Unleashed Live Reunion
TICKETS: $75 | DOORS: 5:30 PM
Texas / Americana
29th MWF Logo Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison: Unleashed Live Reunion
TICKETS: $75 | DOORS: 5:30 PM

Tickets on sale August 30 at 1 pm ONLINE ONLY. Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet with Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison, 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 featuring Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison: Unleashed Live Reunion. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Fri 10/7
9:30 PM
Tickets: $40 | Doors: Approx 9:30 PM
Texas / Americana
29th MWF Logo Tickets: $40 | Doors: Approx 9:30 PM

Tickets on sale August 30 at 1 pm. In 2000, Texas singer/songwriters Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison and Bruce Robison released an equally divided concert album recorded live at Gruene Hall. The three constituted a kind of South Central Texas version of the Flatlanders, the occasional trio of Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Bruce Robison, who lead things off with four songs, came off as the most sensitive and literate of the three. Charlie Robison, who took the lead on the middle four songs, was a crowd pleaser, filling his songs with humor and melodrama. Closing out the show, Jack Ingram rocked hard as the audience hoot ‘n’ hollered and sang along. This was the kind of live album that made you wish you were there, with a beer in your hand and another couple under your belt. Sixteen years later, the trio will return to the Gruene Hall stage for this very special Unleashed Live Reunion.

Sat 10/8
12-6 PM
Adv Tickets: $25 | Day of Show: $35
Doors: 12 PM
Americana
MWF_SaturdayIcon(small) Adv Tickets: $25 | Day of Show: $35
Doors: 12 PM

Tickets on sale August 30 at 3 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 Susan Gibson Band (noon-1:40pm), Linda Gail Lewis (2-3:45pm) and South Austin Moonlighters (4-6pm). Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Sat 10/8
1-5 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 10/8
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 8 PM
Southern Rock
Marshall Tucker Band (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 8 PM

Tickets on sale August 30 at 3 pm. The Marshall Tucker Band began in the early ’70s in Spartanburg, SC. Still led by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, the band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated with hit singles like “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Take The Highway.” Gray is quick to credit the band’s current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of the band’s sound that satisfies loyal fans of several generations, as well as winning over new young fans. Current members include the Gray, B.B. Borden, Marcus Henderson, Pat Elwood and Rick Willis. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour and be powerful force in the world of music.

Sun 10/9
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
Gospel Brunch w/ a Texas Twist TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

Tickets on sale August 30 @3 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 accompanies The Gospel Silvertones, one of Austin’s most uplifting Gospel groups. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 10/9
1-6 PM
Adv Tickets: $15 | Day of Show: $20
Doors: 1 PM
Americana
MWF_SundayIcon_Beer(small) Adv Tickets: $15 | Day of Show: $20
Doors: 1 PM

Tickets on sale August 30 at 3 pm. The Grapevine Grounds – Specialty beer tasting, haute eats, crafts and wine. Original Texas tunes showcased live throughout the day featuring TBA (1-2:30pm), Mike & The Moonpies (2:45-4:15pm) and Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros (4:30-6pm). Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Sun 10/9
1-10 PM
Adv Tickets: $TBA | Day of Show: $TBA
Doors: TBA
Americana
MWF_SundayIcon_MusicFest(small) Adv Tickets: $TBA | Day of Show: $TBA
Doors: TBA

Tickets on sale August 30 at 3 pm. Eight full hours of the very best in Americana music on two stages! Ticket price includes admission to Gruene Hall and The Grapevine (including Specialty beer tasting, haute eats, crafts, wine and original Texas tunes showcased live throughout the day – see above). Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

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

Thu 10/13
6-10 PM
Texas Country / Folk
free show

Sat 10/15
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 10/16
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas-Folk
free show

Sun 10/16
5-9 PM
Country / Folk
free show

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

Fri 10/21
8 PM
(Randall King opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Zane Williams (Randall King opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM

Zane has earned a reputation for releasing albums on which every song is worth listening to over and over, and “Texas Like That” is no exception to that rule. Zane is an anomaly in today’s country music, a modern-day “throwback” who is equal parts bar-room entertainer and introspective poet. What makes Zane Williams stand out is his songs… Like mini movies, they pull you in, tell you a story, make you laugh, and remind you of life’s deepest truths. Zane wrote all eleven songs on his latest album, Texas Like That, and while they cover a broad range of sonic and lyrical territory, his unique voice runs through them like a thread that ties them all together.

Sat 10/22
1-5 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Sat 10/22
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Radney Foster (Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

Singer/songwriter/producer Radney Foster has always been revered in the music community as a lyricist and a dry West Texas poet. One look at the folks who have covered his songs (everyone from Hootie and the Blowfish and the Pistoleros to the Dixie Chicks and Guy Clark) and you realize this guy is not easily categorized. As one half of the duo Foster and Lloyd, he recorded three groundbreaking albums, becoming one of the first acts to be played simultaneously on Country and College radio. When the duo split up in the late ‘80s, Foster recorded two solo albums that yielded a handful of hits and a reputation as one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. His songs, like “Nobody Wins” and “A Fine Line” had a lyrical edge and pop sensibilities that often challenged mainstream Country conventions. Throughout his solo career, folks like Emmylou Harris, Hootie and the Blowfish’s Darius Rucker and Dierks Bentley have jumped at the chance to work with him and lend vocal support to his projects – a further testament to Foster’s influence. Foster has served as host for the critically acclaimed CMT Crossroads, and has produced projects by Jack Ingram, Randy Rogers Band, Brandon Rhyder and others.

Sun 10/23
12:30-4:30 PM
Country Rock
free show

Sun 10/23
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 10/28
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Blues
Johnny Nicholas (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM

Tickets on sale September 1 at 1 pm. For four decades Johnny’s consummate musicianship and vocal skills have graced live music scenes across the country and abroad. He has toured, performed and recorded with many true blues and Americana Roots Music legends including Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Lockwood Jr., Big Walter Horton, Roosevelt Sykes, Nathan Abshire, Robert Pete Williams, as well as many others. He recorded and toured with Johnny Shines and Snooky Pryor, producing and playing guitar on their W.C. Handy Award-winning album, Back to the Country. He was a lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with Asleep at the Wheel when they won their first of many Grammy Awards. He gave blues guitar icon Ronnie Earl his first gig in the now legendary band Guitar Johnny and the Rhythm Rockers. He has also shared the stage and performed with the likes of BB King, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Delbert McClinton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Jimmie Vaughan among many others.

Sat 10/29
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sun 10/30
12-3:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 10/30
5-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

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

Sat 11/5
9 PM
(Castro and The Roosevelts open)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana Rock
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Green River Ordinance (Castro and The Roosevelts open)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Castro (9-9:20 pm) | The Roosevelts (9:30-10:15 pm) | Green River Ordinance (10:30 pm)

At the core of Fifteen, the third studio album from Green River Ordinance, is a simple message: hold fast to the things that are true. Much of the freedom found on Fifteen comes from the fact that the band recorded it on its own terms. In 2011 they set out to make the kind of music that was true to them, away from the demands and restrictions of commercial music. “In that world, everything is about the three minute pop hit,” explains Jenkins. “We wanted the freedom to dig in and create our own sound.” Their first experiment out of the gate validated their instincts: “Dancing Shoes” became a breakout hit. As a band that makes music on their own terms with a focus on the things that matter most, Green River Ordinance constantly challenges the borders of genre, walking the lines of Country, Rock, Pop and Folk. This sense of freedom has evolved over the group’s 15-year career, and radiates throughout their latest album, Fifteen, which was released in January 2016.

Sun 11/6
4-8 PM
Blues
free show

Fri 11/11
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 7 PM
Folk Rock
sold
Indigo Girls (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 7 PM

The Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) released their sixteenth studio album, One Lost Day, in June 2015. Vast in its reach, but unified by the traveler’s sense of wonder, gratitude and empathy, One Lost Day moves like a centrifuge, pulling the listener close to linger in the small moment, then casting out onto sonic currents. These songs are rooted in tradition and inventive, too: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous. The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Saliers and Ray live separate lives, take on independent projects, but share “the same set of values,” says Saliers. “We both embrace the struggle, share the same energy. We are sisters in our embrace of life. Observers.” That sort of artistic kinship is rare and cosmic. Here, then, are the stars of that labor, the next chapter.

Sat 11/12
1-5 PM
Bayou-Honky Tonk-Soul
free show

Sun 11/13
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
Gospel Brunch w/ a Texas Twist TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

Tickets on sale October 9 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 accompanies The Gospel Silvertones, one of Austin’s most uplifting Gospel groups. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 11/13
12:30-3:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 11/13
4-8 PM
Americana Rock
free show

Tue 11/15
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sat 11/19
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 11/20
4-8 PM
Americana
free show

Thu 11/24
CLOSED
Happy Thanksgiving!
Fri 11/25
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 11/26
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sun 11/27
12:30-3:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 11/27
4-8 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Thu 12/1
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 12/2
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Blues
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The Wood Brothers (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | 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.

Sun 12/4
4-8 PM
Blues
free show

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

Sun 12/11
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
Gospel Brunch w/ a Texas Twist TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

Tickets on sale November 13 at 1 pm. Gruene decks its Hall for Christmas in the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, but with our own special Lone Star touches. Enjoy awe-inspiring gospel music, Christmas tunes and a savory buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The Gospel Silvertones, one of Austin’s most uplifting Gospel groups.

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

Sat 12/24
3 PM
Closed at 3 pm for Christmas Eve
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Sun 12/25
CLOSED
Merry Christmas!
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Sat 12/31
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sun 1/1
TBA
Americana
free show

Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros

Sat 1/14
1-5 PM
American Roots
free show