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LIVE MUSIC EVERY DAY! Call 830-629-5077 to confirm ticket prices and information.
Wed 5/2
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 5/3
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 5/4
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Mitchell Tenpenny
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Mitchell Tenpenny

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 5/4
8 PM
(Mitchell Tenpenny opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Maren Morris (Mitchell Tenpenny opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM

Twenty-six year-old Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal styling’s that reflect her country, soul and pop influences. Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Morris has entered the Country music genre like a lioness. The Arlington, Texas native was named as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country as well as a CMT Listen Up Artist of 2016 and many 2016 Watch Lists including USA Today, Billboard, and Huffington Post to name a few. Morris’ label-debut album, HERO, was released in June 2016 and one week after it was available, HERO entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans across all genres. With this, Morris became the first artist in the history of Columbia Nashville to open at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Charts with a debut album in the Soundscan era.

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

Sat 5/5
9 PM
(Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Tex-Mex
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Shawn Sahm (Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM

This very special Cinco de Mayo performance with Shawn Sahm (of Texas Tornados) & Friends features Charlie Sexton, Joe King Carrasco, John Jorgenson (of Desert Rose Band, Elton John), Bobby Flores (of Ray Price Band) and Dwayne Verheyden (accordion, Holland) playing all your Texas Tornados and Doug Sahm classics and much more.

From the moment he sat on the knee of his father Doug Sahm on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1968, there was never a question as to what Shawn’s path in life would be: it’s always been on the road. And after his father passed away in 1999, Shawn wasn’t about to slow down. Having spent the better part of the last six years overseeing the estate and various projects, he returned to his first musical love: the amalgam of rock & roll and across-the-border rhythms that define the Tex-Mex sound. “The idea was to take the influences, the sound, the real stuff, what’s in your heart and in your soul,” Shawn enthuses. “That music is a part of me. What makes the band unique is that we are doing music for the love of it. It’s not the ‘in’ thing or the popular thing, it’s something I’ll be doing one way or another for the rest of my life. Even when I was young playing in rock bands, I was always playing with Dad and writing songs.” Shawn Sahm also learned how to put together the right musicians for the right sound.

Sun 5/6
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 5/6
5-9 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Mon 5/7
6-10 PM
Blues
free show

Tue 5/8
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Thu 5/10
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 5/11
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 5/11
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

Cody Canada was the lead singer/songwriter of the Oklahoma-based rock-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed from their inception in 1998 to their dissolution in 2010. In that time they sold over a million albums. Cody Canada has returned to vintage Cross Canadian form, seizing the opportunity to take the lead of his four-piece band, The Departed, with a newly energized inspiration to get back to his roots. The time he spent pursuing new creative paths with The Departed was a blessing, allowing him time to develop a rejuvenated appreciation of Ragweed’s legendary body of work and the connections it made with fans.

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

Sat 5/12
9 PM
Tickets: $65 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
sold
Tickets: $65 | 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. Jerry Jeff has lived – and is living again – the troubadour’s life. Most folks know that story – how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin in the early ’70s and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.

Sun 5/13
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
sold
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

Tickets on sale Apr 8 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 5/13
12:30-4:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 5/13
8 PM
Tickets: $65| Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Tickets: $65| 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. Jerry Jeff has lived – and is living again – the troubadour’s life. Most folks know that story – how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin in the early ’70s and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.

Tue 5/15
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 5/16
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 5/17
6-10 PM
R&B
free show

Fri 5/18
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 5/18
8 PM
(The Marfa Lights open)
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 8 PM
Rock
sold
Three Dog Night (The Marfa Lights open)
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 8 PM

Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, celebrating nearly 5 decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Three Dog Night hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night’s continuing popularity. This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on its legacy alone. The hit filled concerts are performed for generation-spanning audiences by Danny Hutton (founder/lead vocalist) and Michael Allsup (guitar), Paul Kingery (bass/vocals), Pat Bautz (drums), Howard Laravea (keyboards) and David Morgan (vocals).

Sat 5/19
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 5/19
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 8 PM
Folk / Rock
sold
Patty Griffin (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $49.50 | 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. Patty Griffin is a Grammy-Award winning artist who has achieved great acclaim for her songwriting as well as her powerful voice. Her first two albums, “Living With Ghosts” and “Flaming Red” are considered seminal albums in the singer-songwriter genre, while “Children Running Though” won Best Album and led to her being named Best Artist at the 2007 Americana Music Awards. She won the Grammy for “Downtown Church,” her 2010 gospel album. Her songs have been covered by a myriad of artists including Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez and Bette Midler. Very much in the traditions of American transcendental writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, and mystical poets like Rumi and Rainer Maria Rilke, Patty Griffin grounds her themes of love and mystery in the experience and rhythms of the everyday, the stuff of life. “Servant Of Love” takes on big ideas, but does so in the vernacular of folk tales, blues cants and jazz gestures. Griffin’s characteristic expressive vocals – equal measures passion and poignancy – and her potent songwriting blur the lines between the personal, the spiritual and the political. These songs move and persuade while they dive deep.

Sun 5/20
12:30 PM
Tickets: $50 | Doors: noon
Americana
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Tickets: $50 | Doors: noon

A celebration of Americana music featuring exceptional artists of the genre including Randy Rogers (acoustic), Jack Ingram (acoustic), Cody Canada & The Departed, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kelly Willis, Jonathan Tyler, Kevin Galloway (formerly of Uncle Lucius / acoustic), Jesse Dayton, Dalton Domino, Seth James Band, Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Jeff Plankenhorn Band, The Statesboro Revue, Austin Meade, Zack Walther Band and Tom Gillam Band. *Lineup subject to change. Co-sponsored by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. Proceeds benefit CASA of Central Texas.

Mon 5/21
6-10 PM
Acoustic Folk-Rock
free show

Wed 5/23
6-10 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Thu 5/24
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy / Country
free show

Fri 5/25
8 PM
(Mason Lively opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Wade Bowen (Mason Lively opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Across five independent albums and a decade-plus of touring, Wade Bowen has amassed a string of regional hits and awards, and also a fan base that is passionate about music. Indeed, in the fourteen years since Bowen launched his career, he’s risen from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band and others had made the major-label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America. Now Bowen is poised to bring that Red Dirt and independent spirit to country music at large. According to The New York Times, Wade Bowen is “…an earnest and direct singer who wrings feeling from a small vocal gestures and whose songwriting…is graceful, with a twists like small sighs.” Wade Bowen’s new release, Solid Ground, is his first release with Thirty Tigers which blends the many flavors of Texas music into a cohesive and captivating album while paying tribute to his deep Texas roots.

Sat 5/26
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 5/26
9 PM
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana / Country
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Paul Cauthen and The Texas Gentlemen Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Paul Cauthen remembers sitting alone after a weekend-long bender. Wide awake with nothing to lose, he fell on his hands and knees right there, bowed his head, and threw down a divine gauntlet. “I dared Him,” Cauthen says, recalling his desperate challenge to God. Most people don’t plead in the form of a dare. Whether it was by heavenly intervention or sheer force of will, Cauthen emerged with My Gospel, his mesmerizing full-length solo debut. Americana music fans will remember Cauthen’s name from Sons of Fathers, the raucous Texicana group he co-founded in 2011 with bassist David Beck. The band earned glowing praise from Rolling Stone, NPR and others, thanks to two albums that climbed into the Top 10 of the Americana Music Chart. That was three years ago – and the impetus for ending up in that apartment in Austin. Cauthen has since learned to channel his racing mind and rumbling baritone into the blues, gospel and rock-and-roll that fuel My Gospel with gale-force power. Ultimately, Cauthen is on a mission: to make music he can be proud of that also serves a higher purpose.

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. It’s deceptive, because it creates the impression these Gentlemen might be hesitant about their first record, but any hint of uncertainty vanishes as the core quintet – Beau Bedford, Nik Lee, Daniel Creamer, Matt McDonald and Ryan Ake – tears into the opening track, Habbie Doobie, a low-slung piece of vintage country-funk that slams out of the speakers and announces the Texas Gentlemen as a force to be reckoned with. Bedford assembled The Texas Gentlemen as an all-purpose backing band for an eclectic array of singer-songwriters, including Leon Bridges, Nikki Lane, Jonathan Tyler and Paul Cauthen. In 2016, the Gentlemen were lured out of the studio to the Newport Folk Festival, where they were joined by iconic troubadour Kris Kristofferson, making his first Newport appearance in more than 45 years. Rolling Stone called it one of the festival’s “most exciting sets.”

Sun 5/27
12-4 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 5/27
8 PM
(Grant Gilbert opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Flatland Cavalry (Grant Gilbert 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, fiddler Laura Jane, 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.

Mon 5/28
1-5 PM
Texas Country
free show

Mon 5/28
7-11 PM
Texas Country
free show

Wed 5/30
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 5/31
8 PM
(Josh Desure opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
Midland (Josh Desure opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

Midland, a trio of friends based in Dripping Springs, Texas, is undeniably refreshing. Made up of singer Mark Wystrach, lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy, Midland is the embodiment of ‘70s California country, all smooth Eagles harmonies and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics. Their songs are intoxicating, sung with the twang of George Strait. And it’s impossible to resist. Now, after endearing themselves to fans with the hit radio single “Drinkin’ Problem” and a self-titled EP, Midland unveil their full-length debut, On the Rocks. A collection of 13 tracks all written or co-written by Midland – the guys took their name from a Dwight Yoakam song – On the Rocks excels at setting a mood, transporting the listener to another place and time. It’s an album made for wide-open skies, endless deserts and wondering where the road is going to take you next. Whether they intended it or not, Midland is filling a void in country, with songs that run the gamut from lush Urban Cowboy anthems to loose campfire sing-alongs. Putting their own spin on a classic sound, they’re making something old relevant again. With On the Rocks, Midland has captured a sound decades in the making that is just right for today.