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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
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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.

Thu 12/13
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.

Fri 12/14
7-11 PM
Soul / Rock
free show

Sat 12/15
1-5 PM
Texas Country
free show

Sun 12/16
8 PM
(The Mastersons open)
TICKETS: $59.50 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Steve Earle (The Mastersons open)
TICKETS: $59.50 | DOORS: 7 PM

Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, he has released twenty albums – a number of them were as Steve Earle and the Dukes, one was Colvin and Earle, another was Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band, etc. Earle’s songs have been recorded by such music legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill and Joan Baez. He has created such country successes as “When You Fall in Love,” “Guitar Town,” “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” “A Far Cry From You” and “Nowhere Road.” During his four-decade career, Earle has also become a novelist, a film, TV and stage actor, a playwright, a short story author, a record producer and a radio host. Always musically adventurous, Steve Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly and bluegrass recordings. His diverse collaborators on disc have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Fairfield Four, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin.

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
(Jarrod Birmingham opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Roger Creager (Jarrod Birmingham opens)
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

Sat 12/29
9 PM
(Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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Stoney LaRue (Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

Stoney LaRue makes real-life, thinking man’s music. The Texas native-turned-longtime Oklahoma resident has been chasing his own dream down many roads for a long time. Stoney LaRue’s newest album project, Aviator, his debut for eOne Entertainment. Don’t be fooled…LaRue has lit up and burned down a honky-tonk a time or two, becoming a Red Dirt/Texas Music circuit mainstay known for high-energy shows, and that intensity is found on AVIATOR as well, on tracks like “It’s Too Soon”, “Golden Shackles” and an album ending “Studio A JAM” not to be missed. But its tunes like “First One To Know,” the opener “One And Only” and the vivid, memory-filled title track that give AVIATOR it’s thread, trying to find a path amidst loss and life changes, redemption and reinvention.

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

Mon 12/31
1-5 PM
Soul / Rock
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.