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Fri 3/1
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition 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 3/1
8 PM
(Ghost of Paul Revere opens)
Tickets: $30 | Doors: 7 PM
Bluegrass / Folk-Rock
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Trampled By Turtles (Ghost of Paul Revere opens)
Tickets: $30 | Doors: 7 PM

Trampled by Turtles released their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates’ background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn’t until 2008 and the band’s fourth release, Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. When Palomino arrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top Ten for more than a year. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album, Stars and Satellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. In 2014, the band returned with the darker-toned Wild Animals, which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Trampled released their latest album Life Is Good On The Open Road on May 4th, 2018.

Sat 3/2
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 3/2
9 PM
(Tanner Fenoglio opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Jason Boland & The Stragglers (Tanner Fenoglio opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

Our favorite songs are like one-night stands: passionate or sad, capable of recalling moments with Proustian power. Our favorite artists are lifelong companions: fixtures we turn to for comfort and highs. Over the last two decades, Jason Boland & The Stragglers have delivered and become both. The band has featured only a handful of members over the last 20 years, all of whom – whether they’re currently Stragglers or not – are like brothers. As they’ve independently sold more than half a million albums, the outfit has packed iconic dancehalls, theaters, and other big rooms across the country. With their new record Hard Times are Relative, Boland and the Stragglers stack the smart, road-ready outlaw country longtime fans have come to expect alongside creative risks that flirt with punk and psychedelic sounds. The 10-song collection is a rare blend of instantly gratifying and rewarding of closer listens. No one has combined Woody Guthrie’s conscience with Waylon Jennings’ panache quite like Boland and the Stragglers. Since debuting in 1999 with the Lloyd Maines-produced Pearl Snaps, the band has matured without taming their refreshing irreverence. As he mulls over where the Stragglers have been and where they’re headed, Boland comes back to one idea over and over again: he and his band are who they are, and with that genuineness comes grit, beauty, and staying power. Here’s to the next 20 years.

Sun 3/3
4-8 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Mon 3/4
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Thu 3/7
6-10 PM
Texas Country
free show

Fri 3/8
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 21st 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 3/8
8 PM
(The Sadies open)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Indie-Rock
sold
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.

Sat 3/9
1-5 PM
Roots-Rock
free show

Sat 3/9
9 PM
(Dustin Sonnier opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Josh Ward (Dustin Sonnier opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM

“All grit and no quit.” These are the deeply rooted words that Josh Ward lives by to an absolute fault. An anchored mindset that has led this Texas country music rising star from a drifter’s adolescence to the jeopardous game of the rodeo circuit to the punishing toil of the Texas oil fields, and on into the fickle arms of the music business. Some might argue whether it is having nine consecutive #1 hit singles in Texas under his belt that has garnered him staying power, or that he is killing it in the social media world with over 2 million views on YouTube and over 3 million streams globally on Spotify. Maybe it’s his three venerated album releases, or maybe because he can not only bat a full house on a 200 plus dates a year touring average, but also rope in crowds on a first-time performance in an unfamiliar town. While impressive, all those distinctions can come and go in the world of music. The reason for his staying power turns out to be quite a simple one. And that is because Josh Ward is country music blood to bone, and both Josh Ward and country music are simply not going to go away.

Sun 3/10
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 The New Soul Invaders, an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 3/10
12-3:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/10
4-8 PM
R&B
free show

Mon 3/11
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 3/12
6-7 pm
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$10/person

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 Spring Break Show. See below for details.

Tue 3/12
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$7 cover
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 this special Spring Break edition of the popular Two Ton Tuesday summer series. If you haven’t caught Two Ton fever yet, grab your dancing shoes and get ready. The band takes the stage at 8:30pm. Come early for Swing Dance Lessons from 6 to 7pm ($10 per person). Click here for more information.

Wed 3/13
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 3/15
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 21st 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 3/15
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 3/16
1-5 pm
Blues
free show

Sat 3/16
9 PM
(Prophets & Outlaws opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
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Roger Creager (Prophets & Outlaws opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 8 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.

Sun 3/17
12:30-3:30 PM
Folk-Roots
free show

Sun 3/17
5-9 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Mon 3/18
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Tue 3/19
6-7 pm
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$10/person

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 Spring Break Show. See below for details.

Tue 3/19
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$7 cover
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 this special Spring Break edition of the popular Two Ton Tuesday summer series. If you haven’t caught Two Ton fever yet, grab your dancing shoes and get ready. The band takes the stage at 8:30pm. Come early for Swing Dance Lessons from 6 to 7pm ($10 per person). Click here for more information.

Wed 3/20
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 3/21
6-10 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Fri 3/22
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 21st 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 3/22
8 PM
(Christian Sparks & The Beatnik Bandits open)
Tickets: $18 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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Blue Water Highway (Christian Sparks & The Beatnik Bandits open)
Tickets: $18 | Doors: 8 PM

Blue Water Highway comes from the working class, costal town background that has informed the work of so many of rock’s greatest writers and artists. They take their name from the roadway that links their hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas to Galveston, where the cops, the teachers, the baristas, and the chemical plant workers travel to work hard and to play hard, blowing off steam, dancing to their favorite bands. Blue Water Highway’s music is the soundtrack for their lives. “Best Friend” is the first single from their album Heartbreak City, which came out on Blue Water Highway Records/Thirty Tigers on June 8th 2018. With a hook that’s a mile wide, it chronicles the lives, loves and friendships that sustain us. Said lead singer Zack Kibodeaux, “We wrote this as a band, and we wanted to tap into the feeling of that special friendship where you know you can count on one another. Even though I wrote characters that are not the band members, our relationship definitely informed the writing of the lyrics.” Blue Water Highway was started by two best friends from high school-Kibodeaux (lead vocals/guitar) and Greg Essington (vocals/guitar). Zack then turned to Catherine Clarke (vocals/keyboard), to complete the three-part harmonies that the band would soon to be known for, and they were joined by Kyle Smith (bass), and Jared Wilson (drums).

Sat 3/23
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 3/23
9 PM
(Carolina Story opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Rock
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(Carolina Story 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 3/24
12-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 3/24
7 PM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 6 PM
Country
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TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 6 PM

*These are limited seating concerts with tables and chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve.* Since Jerry Jeff Walker is dipping his toe back into performing and not able to do his Texas Bash at Gruene Hall this year, we are going to have a special one-of-a-kind event billed as “¡Viva Jerry Jeff! Pals of Scamp Share Stories & Songs.” This event will feature musicians who definitely have some J.J.W. stories to tell!

Mon 3/25
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Wed 3/27
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 3/28
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 3/29
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 21st 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 3/30
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 3/30
9 PM
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana / Rock / Country
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Band of Heathens and Texas Gentlemen Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM

The Band of Heathens: Americana stalwarts The Band of Heathens recently went into their hometown studio in Austin, TX deciding to record their own version of the classic Ray Charles album, A Message From The People. In a time where the downtrodden need a voice again, the Heathens have delivered the message paying homage to one of the most important voices in American song history. Trevor went to an obscure and out-of-print Ray Charles album that he had ripped from vinyl to mp3 to listen to on the road, A Message From The People…how appropriate. Some of us were vaguely familiar with the context of this record — that it was released in the early 70’s (April ’72) during a time of great social upheaval in America. Breaking the ensuing silence, Gordy turned around and said, “What if we covered this album? People really need to hear these songs again.” The idea was hatched right then and there. In December 2017, they were working as a backing band on a variety of projects for other artists being produced by Gordy. The sessions took place at the Finishing School, a studio built by close friend, producer, and musical collaborator, George Reiff, who tragically succumbed cancer in May ’17 after a 10-month fight. Feeling confident that what they had accomplished was going to be worthy of a release, they unanimously agreed that it would be dedicated to the memory of George and that proceeds would go to a charitable organization that focused on social justice. Going forward, their hope is that their performance of these songs has sufficient merit to carry the listener to the musical feeling that they strived to infuse in these recordings — a spirit of brotherhood, hope and understanding, liberty, and justice for all.

The Texas Gentlemen: Sometimes authenticity can sneak up on you. The first sounds you hear on The Texas Gentlemen’s debut studio album, TX Jelly, is that of a band slowly coming together. Touching on blues, soul, folk, country, rock, and gospel, TX Jelly is real, raw, and righteous. Recently named one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone Country, The Texas Gentlemen is an ever-evolving cast of characters based around the core sextet of Beau Bedford, Nik Lee, Daniel Creamer, Matt McDonald, Ryan Ake, and Scott Lee. Bedford originally assembled the Gents as an all-purpose backing band for singer-songwriters such as Leon Bridges and Nikki Lane. The Lone Star-bred collective has quickly become the go-to group of players, continuing to back an incredible array of artists including George Strait, Ed Sheeran, Shakey Graves, Shawn Mendes, Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ray Benson, Joe Ely (who described them as “the best backing band I have ever played with. Seriously.”), and many more. Last year, they were they were joined by iconic troubadour Kris Kristofferson at the Newport Folk Festival for what Rolling Stone Magazine called one of the festival’s “most exciting sets.” The Texas Gentlemen have released a remix of Depeche Mode’s “Cover Me” adding a gritty, funky vibe to the acclaimed electronic band’s new single from their recent album, Spirit. Of the remix, the Gents’ bandleader and producer, Beau Bedford, offers, “It was an honor to get Depeche Mode’s tracks and David Gahan’s vocals set up on tape and to have the opportunity to play new music as a band to DM’s ‘Cover Me.’

Sun 3/31
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 3/31
5-9 PM
Bayou Honky Tonk
free show