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LIVE MUSIC EVERY DAY! Call 830-629-5077 to confirm ticket prices and information.
Sat 4/29
9 PM
(Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Rock
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(Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

For over 20 years, Joe Ely has been one of the most magical performers to rock the floors at Gruene Hall. He’s been penned a wandering minstrel, gypsy cowboy, visionary song poet, and houserocker on fire, and of course, a Texas legend. Aside from fronting his own band, Joe is also one of the founding members of The Flatlanders (Butch Hancock, Jimmie Gilmore), and member of the Grammy Award winning group, Los Super Seven. Joe Ely’s music crosses the line over several genres of music such as country and rock. His often sold-out crowds at Gruene Hall won’t allow for much dancing at his show, but his music, his songs, and his all-star band will move your feet and rock your soul.

Sat 4/29
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 4/28
8 PM
(Bo Porter opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Junior Brown (Bo Porter opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

Combining the soul of country and the spirit of Rock-n-Roll, Junior Brown’s music appeals to country purists, alternative country rebels, rock-n-roll lovers and to mainstream music lovers. Junior expresses his virtuosity on his distinctly unique instrument, the twin-necked “guit-steel,” which is an efficient combination of a steel guitar and an electric guitar, one which he affectionately calls “Big Red”. In Junior’s hands, the guit-steel is an amazing tool, a means to creating some of the hottest, most heartfelt playing heard in years.

Fri 4/28
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Bo Porter
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Bo Porter

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!

Thu 4/27
6-10 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Wed 4/26
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 4/25
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 4/24
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

Sun 4/23
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Sun 4/23
5-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 4/22
9 PM
(Kree Harrison opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 8 PM
R&B
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Delbert McClinton (Kree Harrison opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 8 PM

Delbert McClinton has been singing R&B, blues, rockabilly and country for 35 years, starting on the Texas honky-tonk circuit. This soulful, roadhouse-bred musician has enjoyed such distinctions as songwriter, singer, bandleader, and harp player. His name appears in the Book of Lists as one of the top 20 harp players in the world. McClinton’s voice still has the uncanny ability to transport the listener to a dusty Texas barroom that’s soaked in roadhouse blues. Such are his performances at Gruene Hall . . . this Texas musical treasure’s rockin’, bluesy style is all his own. And there’s a lot more good rockin’ to come from this enduring, original and ever-soulful artist.

Sat 4/22
1-5 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Fri 4/21
8 PM
(The Reed Brothers open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Jason Boland & The Stragglers (The Reed Brothers open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Jason Boland has a reputation of being a modern day country music outlaw. Both he and his band have been leaders in the Texas and Oklahoma music scene for many years. Though Jason is the primary songwriter and singer, this is no one-man show. Jason Boland & The Stragglers have always been true: that of self-reliance, determined professionalism and bringing the best music possible to fans. While at first glance Jason Boland & The Stragglers’ music may seem easy to stereotype as Texas or Country, intent listening makes it harder to categorize their music easily, revealing the influence of the land and life that got them to where they are. Boland knows he can’t shy away from questions about how to classify his music but simply states, “The Chinese don’t call it Chinese food, it’s just food. I’m just making music.” Released in October 2015, their eighth album, Squelch, is angry, subversive, pointed and powerful.

Fri 4/21
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring The Reed Brothers
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring The Reed Brothers

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!

Thu 4/20
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 4/19
6-10 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Wed 4/19
11 am - 5 pm
Closed for Private Event (11am – 5pm)
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Tue 4/18
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 4/17
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

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

Sun 4/16
5-9 PM
Texas Folk-Rock
free show

Sat 4/15
9 PM
(The Powell Brothers open)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Granger Smith (The Powell Brothers open)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM

Granger Smith has been busy reinventing the face of traditional country music one chart-topping single at a time. By consistently providing blended hits that are well outside the realm of “typical”, Granger’s music provides a refreshing and unique variation on the growing independent country music scene. Granger has had 10 Top 10 singles on the Texas Music Charts including 4 Top 5’s and the most recent singles “Miles and Mud Tires” and “Silverado Bench Seat” both landed at the #1 spot, the latter of which debuted on ESPN’s Sports Center. He’s even successfully launched a crowd-pleasing alter-ego, “country boy” Earl Dibbles Jr. He could never have imagined the viral success Dibbles has become, with his own singles “The Country Boy Song” and “Country Boy Love” with music videos, TV shows on CMT and CBS Sports Network, “YEE YEE” clothing lines and legions of fans all over the globe.

Sat 4/15
1-5 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Fri 4/14
12-4 PM
Country
free show

Fri 4/14
8 PM
(Amanda Cevallos & The High Hands opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 7 PM
Tex-Mex
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Los Texmaniacs (Amanda Cevallos & The High Hands opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 7 PM

Grammy Award winners, Los Texmaniacs are the new kings of Tex-Mex. Anointed by Flaco Jimenez , Los Texmaniacs feed the masses, with only the best in musical fare. Founded by Max Baca (bajo sexto, vocals), the TexManiacs are a product of his wide-ranging experience touring and recording with Flaco Jimenez, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and even the Rolling Stones. Max has participated on eleven Grammy winning projects. Max is the premiere first call bajo sexto player in the world.

Fri 4/14
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Max Baca (of Los TexManiacs)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Max Baca (of Los TexManiacs)

Stop by the Hall or tune in to KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels for the 21st Annual KNBT 92.1FM Americana Music Jam on Sunday, May 21st lineup announcement! Tickets will go on sale at Gruene Hall and online once the announcement is made at 5pm.

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!

Thu 4/13
6-10 PM
R&B
free show

Wed 4/12
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 4/11
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 4/10
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

Sun 4/9
12:30-5 PM
Country
free show

Sun 4/9
6-9 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Sun 4/9
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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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.

Sat 4/8
9 PM
(Kaitlin Butts opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Americana
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Wade Bowen (Kaitlin Butts opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 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.”

Sat 4/8
3:15-5 PM
R&B
free show

Sat 4/8
1-2:45 PM
Americana / Tex Mex
free show

Fri 4/7
8 PM
(Kathryn Legendre opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Rock
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(Kathryn Legendre 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.

Fri 4/7
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kathryn Legendre
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kathryn Legendre

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!

Thu 4/6
6-10 PM
Western Swing
free show

Wed 4/5
6-10 PM
Country Rock
free show

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

Tue 4/4
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Closed 11 am – 2 pm for Private Event
Mon 4/3
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

Sun 4/2
5-9 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Sun 4/2
12:30-4:30 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Sat 4/1
9 PM
(Aaron Einhouse opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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Stoney LaRue (Aaron Einhouse 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. 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 his latest release, 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.

Sat 4/1
1-5 PM
Texas Folk
free show

Fri 3/31
8 PM
(Hunter Hutchinson opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Zane Williams (Hunter Hutchinson opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM

Authenticity. Self-reliance. Hard work. Camaraderie. Gratitude. These are the qualities Zane Williams sings about in his rootsy anthem “Texas Like That”–the title track of his 5th studio album–and so it comes as no surprise that these are also the qualities on which his rapidly-growing career is built. 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, 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.

Fri 3/31
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Zane Williams
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Zane Williams

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!

Thu 3/30
6-10 PM
Country / Bluegrass
free show

Wed 3/29
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 3/28
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 3/27
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/26
7 PM
DOORS: 6 PM
Country
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DOORS: 6 PM

Tickets for this event are sold exclusively through Tried & True Music at shop.jerryjeff.com/ticket. 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 3/26
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 3/25
9 PM
(Devin Dawson opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Maren Morris (Devin Dawson opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 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 3/25
1-3 PM
Country
free show

Fri 3/24
8 PM
(Jonathan Terrell opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Hal Ketchum (Jonathan Terrell opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 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.

Fri 3/24
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Hal Ketchum
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Hal Ketchum

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!

Thu 3/23
8 PM
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Rick Cavender Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

Rick Cavender is known to many as the face and voice of his family’s car dealerships. But when the lights go down on his show room, his stage lights appear on the local party scene. The Rick Cavender Band has been entertaining and captivating audiences for over 30 years. He has become one of the great front men on the local music scene performing songs from every category imaginable with his very talented seven piece band. He showcases variety and wit with a collection of 16 original songs on his new CD release “Renegade Fire”. Produced and recorded at legendary BAM Studios locally under the direction of Texas Music Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Flores, this new collection features the talent of some of Texas’s and Nashville’s greatest musicians. Join Rick Cavender along with his special friends as he debuts “Renegade Fire”!

Wed 3/22
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 3/21
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 3/20
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/19
12:30-4:30 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Sun 3/19
5-9 PM
Country
free show

Sat 3/18
9 PM
(Randall King opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Roger Creager (Randall King 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 3/18
1-5 PM
Americana / Country
free show

Fri 3/17
12-4 PM
Texas Rock
free show

Fri 3/17
8 PM
(John Baumann opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas Country
sold
Roger Creager (John Baumann 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.

Fri 3/17
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring John Baumann
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring John Baumann

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!

Thu 3/16
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 3/15
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Wed 3/15
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 3/14
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 3/14
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 Spring Break Show. See below for details.

Tue 3/14
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Mon 3/13
1-5 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 3/13
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/12
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
sold
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 3/12
12:30-4:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/12
5-9 PM
R&B
free show

Sat 3/11
9 PM
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
sold
LeAnnRimes_2016 Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 8 PM

LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With forty-four million albums sold, two GRAMMY Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards, she has made her mark in the world of music. Unstoppable from the age of 11, LeAnn was the youngest person to ever win a GRAMMY Award and was the first country artist to win the GRAMMY Best New Artist. She had her first national hit at age 13 with the 1996 release of Blue, which remained at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart for more than three months. She has had 42 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and her version of “How Do I Live” is the second-longest charting song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart; the smash hit “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” topped the charts in 11 countries. She had a hand in penning every song on her 2007’s release Family, which received two GRAMMY nominations. Her last album with Curb Records, Spitfire, was released in June 2013 and was immediately a critics darling, debuting at number nine on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and number four on iTunes. An album of greatest hits dance remixes, Dance Like You Don’t Give A ….Greatest Hits Remixes, released the summer of 2014 and went to #1 on the iTunes Dance chart. LeAnn Rimes’ new album, Remnants, is due out February 3rd.

Sat 3/11
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Fri 3/10
8 PM
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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LeAnnRimes_2016 Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM

LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With forty-four million albums sold, two GRAMMY Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards, she has made her mark in the world of music. Unstoppable from the age of 11, LeAnn was the youngest person to ever win a GRAMMY Award and was the first country artist to win the GRAMMY Best New Artist. She had her first national hit at age 13 with the 1996 release of Blue, which remained at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart for more than three months. She has had 42 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and her version of “How Do I Live” is the second-longest charting song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart; the smash hit “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” topped the charts in 11 countries. She had a hand in penning every song on her 2007’s release Family, which received two GRAMMY nominations. Her last album with Curb Records, Spitfire, was released in June 2013 and was immediately a critics darling, debuting at number nine on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and number four on iTunes. An album of greatest hits dance remixes, Dance Like You Don’t Give A ….Greatest Hits Remixes, released the summer of 2014 and went to #1 on the iTunes Dance chart. LeAnn Rimes’ new album, Remnants, is due out February 3rd.

Fri 3/10
4-7 PM
Americana
free

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!

Thu 3/9
6-10 PM
Blues / R&B
free show

Wed 3/8
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 3/7
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 3/6
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/5
4-8 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sun 3/5
12-3:30 PM
Blues / R&B
free show

Sat 3/4
1-5 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Sat 3/4
8 PM
(Emmy Rose opens)
Tickets: $85 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
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 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.

Fri 3/3
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 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.

Fri 3/3
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Emmy Rose
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Emmy Rose

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!

Wed 3/1
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 2/28
6-10 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Mon 2/27
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 2/26
12-2:30 PM
Cajun / Rock
free show

Sun 2/26
5:45-8 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Sat 2/25
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 2/25
9 PM
(Jonathan Terrell opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
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(Jonathan Terrell opens)
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.

Fri 2/24
8 PM
(Jomo & The Possum Posse opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Alt-Country
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Shinyribs (Jomo & The Possum Posse opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books. Luckily, he chose the guitar. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path he landed in Shreveport, LA where he formed his first band. Picket Line Coyotes was a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that lived and died between the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders much like their unfortunate animal namesake. That’s what took him to Austin where The Gourds were born from those Coyote ashes. That storied band of pumpkins came to an end after 18 years of good times and hard travelin’. From that point on Russell, has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle. A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit, truly something not to be missed. It’s a unique musical experience and an original expression of colorful musical heritage.

Fri 2/24
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kevin Russell (of Shinyribs)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kevin Russell (of Shinyribs)

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!

Thu 2/23
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Wed 2/22
6-10 PM
Acoustic Folk-Rock
free show

Tue 2/21
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 2/20
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 2/19
12-3:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 2/19
4-8 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 2/18
9 PM
(Zach Nytomt opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Folk Rock / Americana
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Dirty River Boys (Zach Nytomt opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

Playing upwards of 200 dates a year, giving heartfelt, unrestrained performances, and winning over a loyal audience show-by-show, the Dirty River Boys have notched a number of significant milestones, opening for legend Willie Nelson several times, and selling out the famed Gruene Hall. Indeed, The Dirty River Boys have an incredible number of strengths. All four members have a hand in the songwriting, and all four sing as well, while members often switch off instruments during shows. This isn’t just a vehicle for a songwriting frontman, with an interchangeable crew of instrumentalists bringing those ideas to life. And so, after a pair of EPs and an album, “Science of Flight,” that served as a tour calling card, the time couldn’t be better for an anthemic, hook-laden declaration of intent, served up to an audience beyond DRB’s Texas diehards. The record is both a cohesive statement and a dizzying testament to the band’s capabilities, as it shifts gears between genres with the skill of a long-haul trucker.

Fri 2/17
8 PM
(Kody West opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
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Shooter Jennings (Kody West opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

When you hear about the son of two country music legends, the product seems inevitable…But what you get from Shooter Jennings is a little bit of that, and a whole lot of what you didn’t realize you wanted. A musician, song writer, producer and video game creator, Jennings has released eight studio albums, two live records, and has produced and released various projects courtesy of his own record label Black Country Rock. Jennings’ career hasn’t ever stuck to one format, and you can find him all over the map when it comes to where he is at in the game. His latest album, released in 2016, Countach (For Giorgio), features songs with various artists including Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile and Steve Young. His 2005 debut solo record, Put The O Back In Country, included southern rock tracks “4th Of July” and “Steady At The Wheel”. The record debuted at #22 on the US Country chart. Fast forward to 2010, and you’ll find Jennings releasing Black Ribbons, a heavy, psychedeliccountry-rock concept album that included narration from Stephen King as the album’s character Will O’ The Wisp. At the time, the album was a left turn for Jennings, but created a new path for fans of all genres, and somewhat of a cult-following of the record. Black Ribbons was re-released on November 8th, 2016 (Election Day) as an “Ultimate Edition”. While some stay in the safe-place of their genres, Jennings continues to place himself where he wants to be, and creates exactly what he feels is needed for the time. Music.

Thu 2/16
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 2/15
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 2/14
8 PM
DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Dale Watson DOORS: 7 PM

Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter, so after relocating to Austin, Dale wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville. Dale released The Trucking Sessions in 1998. Including 14 original driving songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music. Just two years after this success, Dale’s fiancee died in a car accident. He turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her loss and nearly died of an overdose. Dale then checked himself into a mental institution and left a year later, releasing his tribute album to her called Every Song I Write Is For You (2001). Back in Texas and on the road in 2006, Dale has been trucking ever since. Dale released his 20th album called The Sun Sessions. Hailed as “one of the best country albums of the year”, it was recorded at Memphis’ legendary Sun Studios with The Texas Two in the stripped-down style of Johnny Cash’s earliest recordings. He followed this with El Rancho Azul, 14 fresh honky tonk originals about marriage, heartbreak and honkytonkin’, which propelled Dale into the national spotlight with multiple appearances on late-night television and NPR.

Mon 2/13
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 2/12
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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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 2/12
12:30-3:30 PM
Country
free show

Sat 2/11
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 2/11
9 PM
(The Bottom Dollar String Band opens)
Tickets: $40 | Doors: 8 PM
Bluegrass
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Ricky Skaggs (The Bottom Dollar String Band 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. 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. 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.

Fri 2/10
8 PM
(Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 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.

Thu 2/9
6-10 PM
Texas Blues
free show

Wed 2/8
6-10 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

Tue 2/7
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 2/6
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 2/5
12-4 PM
Country /
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sun 2/5
5 PM
Hall Closes at 5 pm
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Sat 2/4
9 PM
(John Baumann opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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(John Baumann opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 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 2/4
1-5 PM
Folk / Bluegrass
free show

Fri 2/3
8 PM
(Jared Deck opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Jon Wolfe (Jared Deck opens)
Tickets: $10 | 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.”

Thu 2/2
6-10 PM
Country Swing
free show

Wed 2/1
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 1/31
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriters
free show

Mon 1/30
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 1/29
12-3:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 1/29
4-8 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

Sat 1/28
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 1/28
9 PM
(Travis Linville opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Americana
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Hayes Carll (Travis Linville opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, he is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and smallminded thinking. Carll connects with music lovers across genres lines. Playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, he and his band merge a truculent singer/songwriter take that combines Ray Wylie Hubband’s lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider’s brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people. After releasing Flowers & Liquor in 2002, Carll was voted the Best New Artist of 2002 by The Houston Post. He would go on to release Little Rock on his own Highway 87 label, which became the first self-owned project to the top the Americana charts. Each album expands on his already extreme vintage country, extreme thumping bad road boogie, extreme heartbroken ache – and finds new ways to take on the fate of the nation. Whether it’s the GI protagonist in the propulsive title track of KMAG YOYO, the train wreck objet d’amour of “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” also recorded by Hubbard, the road warrior of both “I Got A Gig” and “Little Rock” or the stoner liberal and the uptight Republican vixen of “Another Like You,” Carll paints vivid pictures of humanity as it really is. Thickheaded. Avaricious. Squalid. Hungry. Angry. Getting by.

Fri 1/27
8 PM
(Aaron Copeland opens)
TICKETS: $18 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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(Aaron Copeland opens)
TICKETS: $18 | DOORS: 7 PM

Kyle Park is a country singer-songwriter and music producer from Austin. After two years of study at Texas State University, he took the money that was supposed to pay for the last half of his education and recorded an album, releasing it on his own record label. He writes and produces his own music, and performs more than 175 shows a year with his band. His singles have regularly settled in the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10, with his 2013 single “The Night Is Young” reaching No. 1 and his Fall EP peaking at No. 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. Kyle has opened for artists such as George Strait, Gary Allan, Clint Black, Eli Young Band and other country headliners.

Thu 1/26
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Wed 1/25
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 1/24
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 1/23
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 1/22
4-8 PM
Rock / R&B
free show

Sun 1/22
12-3:30 PM
R&B
free show

Sat 1/21
1-5 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
free show

Sat 1/21
9 PM
(Dalton Domino opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Country
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American Aquarium (Dalton Domino opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

For nearly a decade, American Aquarium has spent the majority of their days on the road, burning through a sprawl of highways during the day and playing hours of raw, rootsy rock & roll at night. Sometimes, the job is a grind. Most times, it’s a blessing. American Aquarium’s songs, filled with biographical lyrics about last calls, lost love and long horizons, have always explored both sides of that divide. For every drunken night at the bar, there’s a hangover in the morning. For every new relationship, there’s the chance of a broken heart. It’s that kind of honesty – that sort of balance – that makes the band’s newest album, Wolves, their strongest release to date.

Fri 1/20
8 PM
Texas Blues
free show

Thu 1/19
6-10 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Wed 1/18
6-10 PM
Cajun / Rock
free show

Tue 1/17
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 1/16
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 1/15
4-8 PM
Texas Country / Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 1/14
9 PM
(The Last Bandoleros open)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Josh Abbot Band (The Last Bandoleros open)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

When Josh Abbott Band recorded “Ghosts” for its fourth album, Front Row Seat, Abbott expected to redo the vocals. The final chorus had some technical imperfections, and he figured he could improve on the performance once his heart settled down. The band won four times during the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards behind an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation – particularly banjo and fiddle – to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude. The band has lobbed three singles onto the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – including “Oh, Tonight,” the first charted track to feature Grammy-winning Kacey Musgraves – and nabbed a Top 10 album with the 2012 release Small Town Family Dreams and reached No. 12 with the 2014 EP Tuesday Night. But Front Row Seat steps beyond the band’s honky-tonk inclinations for a more personal journey as the album traverses the emotional course of Abbott’s first marriage and subsequent divorce. It was not his original intention to depict his private life in a public way, but as he wrote the songs for Front Row Seat, beginning before the split actually occurred, he naturally mined his emotional life for a set of songs that were profoundly honest and revealing.

Sat 1/14
1-5 PM
Gospel / R&B
free show

Fri 1/13
8 PM
(The Last Bandoleros open)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
Josh Abbot Band (The Last Bandoleros open)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

When Josh Abbott Band recorded “Ghosts” for its fourth album, Front Row Seat, Abbott expected to redo the vocals. The final chorus had some technical imperfections, and he figured he could improve on the performance once his heart settled down. The band won four times during the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards behind an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation – particularly banjo and fiddle – to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude. The band has lobbed three singles onto the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – including “Oh, Tonight,” the first charted track to feature Grammy-winning Kacey Musgraves – and nabbed a Top 10 album with the 2012 release Small Town Family Dreams and reached No. 12 with the 2014 EP Tuesday Night. But Front Row Seat steps beyond the band’s honky-tonk inclinations for a more personal journey as the album traverses the emotional course of Abbott’s first marriage and subsequent divorce. It was not his original intention to depict his private life in a public way, but as he wrote the songs for Front Row Seat, beginning before the split actually occurred, he naturally mined his emotional life for a set of songs that were profoundly honest and revealing.

Thu 1/12
6-10 PM
Americana Rock
free show

Wed 1/11
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 1/10
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 1/9
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 1/8
12-3:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 1/8
4-8 PM
Rock-a-billy / Country
free show

Sat 1/7
1-5 PM
Country / Rock
free show

Sat 1/7
9 PM
(The Railhouse Band opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Dale Watson & Ray Benson (The Railhouse Band opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 8 PM

…Just Two Young Country Singers. Dale Watson and Ray Benson were meant to sing together. Both hailing from, in and around Bedsore, TX, Dale and Ray have both individually worked their way through the local honky tonks and beer joints, entertaining the crowds with their own classic country and western styles. But, they have never recorded a record together… until now! “Dale and Ray,” to be released in January 2017, is sure to be a classic country record for the ages. Channeling from the likes of Willie and Merle, The Louvin Brothers, Buck Owens and Don Rich, Dale and Ray will be showcasing their own new original songs like “Bus Breakdown,” “It’s Crying Time Again,” “Dale and Ray,” “Feeling Haggard,” to covers like “Write Your Own Songs” (Willie and Waylon) and “I Wish You Knew” (The Louvin Brothers). Get ready to see and hear country’s newest duo from Texas!

Fri 1/6
8 PM
(Garrett LeBeau opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Funk / Rock / Jazz
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Trombone Shorty (Garrett LeBeau 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. 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. 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.

Thu 1/5
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Wed 1/4
6-10 PM
Folk - Rock
free show

Tue 1/3
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 1/1
12-9 PM
Americana
free show

12-2 pm – Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers
2-5 pm – Guy Forsyth
5-9 pm – Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros

*limited capacity

Sat 12/31
9 PM
with special guest Cameran Nelson
Tickets: $60 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
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Kevin Fowler with special guest Cameran Nelson
Tickets: $60 | Doors: 8 PM

Ticket purchase includes free tamales and popcorn. Champagne splits will be available for purchase.

Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler took a couple of years to take stock of his artistic career, launch his own record label, then write and record How Country Are Ya? the old-fashioned way. The album’s first single, “How Country Are Ya?,” is quintessential Fowler. The song crackles with all the beer joint energy that characterizes every creative fiber in Kevin Fowler’s body. The point behind each lyric, each guitar lick, and each twanging-rocking melody is the live show. Fowler has earned his reputation as one of the most amped-up concert performers to emerge from the modern day Texas country movement. For those that have experienced Fowler onstage, then you know he brings unbridled musical muscle to the platform. Backed by his trusty band he’s a dynamo – cracking jokes, hitting high notes, strumming his guitar and putting each of his fans in two-stepping mode.

Sat 12/31
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 12/30
8 PM
(Troy Cartwright opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Pat Green (Troy Cartwright opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM

After rising through Texas’ college-town and dancehall scene years ago, Pat Green earned himself major-label support in Nashville and became the poster child of Texas music for a whole generation of fans. His list of achievements includes over 2 million albums sold, three Grammy nominations and a sold out Houston Astrodome. But after releasing six albums in eight years, sending singles like “Wave on Wave” and “Let Me” up the charts, touring with powerhouses like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and dealing with accusations of “selling out,” the meat grinder of mainstream stardom proved to be too much. He was spent. Now, after breaking the cycle for a three-year recharge, Green is back in his comfort zone and playing by his own rules again. His is new independent album Home is his first set of originals in several years, and directly speaks to the hardcore fans that have been with him since the beginning. The album’s first single, “Girls From Texas,” is a prime example, and also features the first of Home’s stellar guest appearances. A sugary, grown-up lullaby that explains why Texan girls are just a little bit better than the rest, the track spent 10 weeks on top of the Texas Music chart. Green calls recording the song face-to-face with Lyle Lovett a highlight of the whole project.

Thu 12/29
8 PM
(Sunny Sweeney opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Cody Jinks (Sunny Sweeney opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

With his smooth baritone and lonesome, dark-hued country songs, Cody Jinks evokes classic styles from outlaw country to classic Southern rock. A native of Haltom City, Texas, Jinks spent the early part of his career fronting the Fort Worth-based thrash metal outfit Unchecked Aggression before returning to his country roots and recasting himself as a honky tonk balladeer in the late-2000s. Beginning with 2010’s Less Wise, Jinks issued a handful of independent releases, touring heavily with his backing band, the Tone Deaf Hippies. His first chart success came with 2015’s Adobe Sessions, which was named after the Adobe Room at Tornillo, Texas’ Sonic Ranch studio where it was recorded. The album peaked at number two on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, bringing Jinks into wider mainstream exposure. Returning to Sonic Ranch, he recorded his follow-up, I’m Not the Devil, which jumped to number four on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its release in August 2016.

Thu 12/29
1-5 PM
Country /
Rock-a-billy
free show

Wed 12/28
1-5 PM
Swamp Rock
free show

Tue 12/27
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Tons of Steel 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).

Tue 12/27
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.

Sun 12/25
CLOSED
Merry Christmas!
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Sat 12/24
3 PM
Closed at 3 pm for Christmas Eve
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Wed 12/21
1-5 PM
Texas / Folk
free show

Tue 12/20
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Tons of Steel 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).

Tue 12/20
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.

Sun 12/18
4-8 PM
Folk / Variety
free show

Sat 12/17
9 PM
(Brian Pounds opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Rock
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(Brian Pounds 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.

Fri 12/16
8 PM
(Whitney Rose opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison (Whitney Rose opens)
TICKETS: $25 | 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.* 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

Thu 12/15
6-10 PM
Roots / Americana
free show

Tue 12/13
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sat 12/10
9 PM
Tickets: $60 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
sold
Tickets: $60 | 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.

Fri 12/9
9 PM
Tickets: $60 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Tickets: $60 | 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.

Thu 12/8
6-10 PM
Americana / Country
free show

Wed 12/7
6-10 PM
Indie Rock
free show

Sun 12/4
12-3:30 PM
Roots / Blues
free show

Sun 12/4
4-8 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 12/3
9 PM
(Silo Road opens)
Tickets: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Swing
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Gary P. Nunn (Silo Road opens)
Tickets: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

Gary P. Nunn is one of the best known artists on the Texas music scene. He helped kick-start the Outlaw Country movement as a member of the Lost Gonzo Band and continues to spread music across the Lone Star State with dance classics like “What I Like About Texas” mixed with new tunes, including “Taking Texas to the Country.” He has earned several gold and platinum records for writing, publishing and performing.

Fri 12/2
8 PM
(Ben Sollee opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Blues
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The Wood Brothers (Ben Sollee opens)
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.

Thu 12/1
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 11/29
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 11/27
12:30-4 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Remembering GatorBait

Sat 11/26
9 PM
(Troy Cartwright opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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Stoney LaRue 2014 (Troy Cartwright 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.

Sat 11/26
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 11/25
9 PM
(Nathan Bonnes opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas Country / Americana
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Cory Morrow (Nathan Bonnes opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Cory Morrow has been a consistent fixture on the Texas Country scene – establishing himself as a pioneer of the growth of the Lone Star State’s brand of Country music in the past decade. Now married and actively touring with a new band, with a renewed outlook on his life and career, Cory is set to release the latest volume of Red Dirt poetry in his musical tapestry. Listen to Cory Morrow’s music and you’ve got a pretty good idea of the man, because this is one singer who just can’t fake it. When Cory Morrow sings about the emotionally charged breakup of a relationship – you believe him. When he sings about night-life good timin’ – you trust that he’s been there. When he shares wisdom – you know he’s earned it. Because if any single word sums up a performer as multifaceted as Cory Morrow, it’s “authentic.”

Thu 11/24
CLOSED
Happy Thanksgiving!
Tue 11/22
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 11/20
5-8 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 11/20
12-3:30 PM
Blues / R&B
free show

Sat 11/19
9 PM
(Mitch Webb & The Swindles open)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Tex-Mex Rock
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Texas Tornados (Mitch Webb & The Swindles open)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

The Texas Tornados, with their infectious, party-ready sound, blending early rock & roll, Mexican folk music, R&B, blues and whatever other roots music crosses their paths, are back! Look for Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers and Shawn Sahm as well as original Tornado members Louie Ortega and Speedy Sparks, Ernie Durawa and Nunie Rubio to take everyone on a Tex-Mex celebration in honor of Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender. This special tribute to Doug Sahm, the original founder and leader of the Texas Tornados and one of the most important figures in Tex-Mex music, is one performance not to be missed!

Sat 11/19
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Thu 11/17
8 PM
(Drew Kennedy opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Blues / Rock
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Seth James 2014 (Drew Kennedy opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM

Born in Fort Worth and raised in the ranch country of West Texas, Seth James has fashioned his own brand of music from a list of influences as diverse as it is long. Stemming from a tall family tree of musicians, Seth’s grandfather was a honky tonk piano player from the Texas clubs of the ’40s and ’50s, while his father carried his gold sparkle Slingerland drums all over the great Lone Star State. Seth’s father gave him his first guitar, a Gibson Southern Jumbo, along with a short lesson on how to play “Sultans Of Swing” by Dire Straits. After that day, Seth taught himself how to play by listening to Lighting Hopkins, Freddie King, and Credence Clearwater Revival. In 1996 Seth got his hands on his first Fender Stratocaster and discovered the raw power of the electric guitar. He has shared the stage with a various array of artist such as Percy Sledge, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton and Billy Joe Shaver. Seth released three albums as a solo artist including 2009’s critically acclaimed That Kind of Man before forming The Departed with longtime friend, Cody Canada in 2010. After three years and two albums, Seth decided step down as a band member of The Departed and return to his primary passion of playing the blues. With a fresh set of tunes and a great group of musicians, James continues to play for sold out rooms and has plans for a new album for he and the band, as well as another with his beautiful wife, Jessica Murray Walker.

Wed 11/16
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Tue 11/15
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sat 11/12
9 PM
(Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Rock
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(Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

For over 20 years, Joe Ely has been one of the most magical performers to rock the floors at Gruene Hall. He’s been penned a wandering minstrel, gypsy cowboy, visionary song poet, and houserocker on fire, and of course, a Texas legend. Aside from fronting his own band, Joe is also one of the founding members of The Flatlanders (Butch Hancock, Jimmie Gilmore), and member of the Grammy Award winning group, Los Super Seven. Joe Ely’s music crosses the line over several genres of music such as country and rock. His often sold-out crowds at Gruene Hall won’t allow for much dancing at his show, but his music, his songs, and his all-star band will move your feet and rock your soul.

Fri 11/11
8 PM
(Danielle Howle opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 7 PM
Folk Rock
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Indigo Girls (Danielle Howle opens)
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.

Wed 11/9
6-10 PM
Roots / Americana
free show

Sun 11/6
12-3 PM
Roots Rock
free show

Sun 11/6
8 PM
Tickets: $95 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Folk Rock
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Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Tickets: $95 | 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.* A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or ‘The Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

Over thirty-five years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters. Hiatt’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Milsap, Iggy Pop, the Neville Brothers, Rosanne Cash (the #1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), Willie Nelson, Steve Earle and Linda Ronstadt. He earned a Grammy nomination for his album Crossing Muddy Waters, and B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. In 2007, John Hiatt was honored with his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame and his legacy was even further cemented with a pair of accolades in the fall of 2008: the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in September, and his October induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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

Fri 11/4
8 PM
(The Peterson Brothers open)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM
Tex-Mex / Rock
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Los Lonely Boys (The Peterson Brothers open)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM

Beloved Texan brother trio recorded its eponymous debut album in 2003 at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales studio in Austin, with Willie himself guesting on the sessions. The album quickly won the band a large national audience. Its lead single “Heaven” became a Top 20 pop hit and eventually won a Grammy Award. Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with 2006’s Sacred, which brought two more Grammy nominations, and 2008’s Forgiven, as well as the holiday-themed Christmas Spirit. The band continued to build its reputation as a singularly powerful live act. On the 2014 release, Revelation, the band collaborated with an eclectic cast of co-writers including alt-country icon Radney Foster, in-demand pop tunesmiths Matthew Gerrard and David Quiñones, Black-Eyed Peas collaborators George Pajon Jr. and Keith Harris, and Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli.

Thu 11/3
8 PM
Tickets: $95 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Country
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Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett Tickets: $95 | 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.* A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or ‘The Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers.

Robert Earl Keen made a splash in Central Texas with his debut album in 1984, No Kinda Dancer. Starting off in the front room of the Hall, he rotated Sunday afternoon free shows with folks like Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith. He did so well that he soon landed a weekly gig, playing every Wednesday night for a while. REK built his crowd with hard work, good songs, great stories and an excellent stage presence that soon earned him a spot on the Hall’s main stage where he has since sold out show after show. In 2012, Robert Earl Keen was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late, great Van Zandt and his college buddy, Lyle Lovett.

Tue 11/1
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

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

Fri 10/28
8 PM
(Kelley Mickwee opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Blues
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Johnny Nicholas (Kelley Mickwee opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM

Acclaimed roots musician Johnny Nicholas has announced a September 2nd release date for his new album, Fresh Air, which showcases his multiple talents on various guitars and soulful vocals for an album surely to be one of the best musical revelations of the year. 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. 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 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.

Wed 10/26
6-10 PM
Bluegrass
free show

Sun 10/23
5-9 PM
R&B / Rock
free show

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

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

Sat 10/22
9 PM
(Kyle Hutton opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Radney Foster (Kyle Hutton opens)
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.

Fri 10/21
8 PM
(Randall King opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Zane Williams 2016 (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.

Thu 10/20
6-10 PM
Texas Country / Folk
free show

Tue 10/18
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 10/16
5:30-9 PM
Country / Folk
free show

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

Sat 10/15
9 PM
(Troy Cartwright opens)
Tickets: $18 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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(Troy Cartwright opens)
Tickets: $18 | Doors: 8 PM

Kyle Park is a country singer-songwriter and music producer from Austin. After two years of study at Texas State University, he took the money that was supposed to pay for the last half of his education and recorded an album, releasing it on his own record label. He writes and produces his own music, and performs more than 175 shows a year with his band. He’s frequently shared stages with the likes of Gary Allan, Jack Ingram and Eli Young Band.

Fri 10/14
8 PM
(The Bellfuries open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOOR: 7 PM
R&B / Rock
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JD McPherson (The Bellfuries open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOOR: 7 PM

You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that “’Keep a Knockin’ by Little Richard is the best record ever made. It’s so insanely visceral, you feel like it’s going to explode your speakers. If I’m listening to that in the car, I find myself having to brake suddenly. I can listen to that and it makes me feel like I’m 20 feet tall. And the feeling of joy I get from that record is always going to be the real push behind trying to make music.” But in a very real sense, McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. He’s knocking at the door of something that arguably hasn’t yet been accomplished – a spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique and 21st century singer/songwriter idiosyncrasies that Richard Penniman would not recognize. Let the Good Times Roll, his second album, is a stranger, and more personal affair than its Fats Domino-redolent title might at first suggest, but the name isn’t exactly ironic, either. If you, too, brake for pleasure, you’ll screech to a halt at the enrapturing sound of these Good Times. His first album, 2012’s Signs & Signifiers, was hailed as “an utterly irresistible, slicked-back triumph” by Mojo and “a rockin’, bluesy, forward-thinking gold mine that subtly breaks the conventions of most vintage rock projects” by All Music Guide.

Thu 10/13
8 PM
(The Peterson Brothers open)
Tickets: $40 | Doors: 7 PM
Blues
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Taj Mahal (The Peterson Brothers open)
Tickets: $40 | Doors: 7 PM

With more than 40 albums and countless collaborations to his credit, Taj Mahal is one of the recording industry’s most celebrated contemporary blues artists. Now a legendary performer, songwriter, composer, and producer, Taj grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts in a home that cherished sounds from around the globe. A self-taught musician, Taj plays more than 20 instruments, including the National Steel and Dobro guitars. To date, Taj Mahal has received nine Grammy nominations and two wins. He walked away with the trophy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Señor Blues (1997) and again for Shoutin’ in Key (2000). Famous for his musical collaborations, Taj has played with innumerable other musicians, everyone from Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters to Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton. His excitement for music and musicians of all kinds is infectious. Taj’s music resonates as true today as it did in 1969.

Sat 10/8
9 PM
(Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 8 PM
Southern Rock
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Marshall Tucker Band (Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 8 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.

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

Thu 10/6
8 PM
(The Cerny Brothers open)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Margo Price (The Cerny Brothers open)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 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.”

Wed 10/5
6-10 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

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

Sun 10/2
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 10/1
9 PM
(Austin Meade opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
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(Austin Meade opens)
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.

Thu 9/29
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 9/27
6-10 PM
Songswap
free show

Mon 9/26
6-10 PM
Country Rock
free show

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

Sat 9/24
9 PM
(Robyn Ludwick opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Americana
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(Robyn Ludwick opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

With rockabilly roots and a heartache-meets-honky-tonk voice, Kelly Willis has been labeled a country ingénue. As a new traditionalist singer/songwriter, her tunes effortlessly combine the storytelling and strings aspects of country music and the driving force of rock. After the last two joint releases (Cheater’s Game in 2013 and Our Year in 2014) with husband Bruce Robison featuring duets with beautifully organic close harmonies, the reigning Austin all-Americana couple will take a creative break and pursue their own ventures this year. Kelly has a solo project currently in the works, which will tentatively be released later this year.

Fri 9/23
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 9/22
6-10 PM
Swamp Rock
free show

Wed 9/21
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

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

Sun 9/18
12:30-4:30 PM
Vintage Rock
free show

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

Fri 9/16
7-11 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Thu 9/15
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

Sun 9/11
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 9/10
9 PM
(Blue Water Highway Band opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Rock
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(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.

Fri 9/9
8-11:30 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Mon 8/29
7-11 PM
Blues
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.

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.

Thu 8/25
7-11PM
American Roots
free show

Wed 8/24
7-11 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Tue 8/23
7-11 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Mon 8/22
7-11 PM
Country-Folk
free show

Sat 8/20
1-5 PM
Gospel / Folk Rock
free show

Sat 8/20
9 PM
(Mayeux and Broussard opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Hayes Carll (Mayeux and Broussard opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Failure has always been a favorite topic of Texas troubadour Hayes Carll. Much of the songwriting catalog he’s built up over the last dozen-plus years revolves around dashed dreams, doomed romance and drunken predicaments. Very often, though, he’s leavened the losing with cleverly deployed gallows humor, self-deprecation and yarn spinning, linking his work to his native state’s tradition of wryly winning musical wit, a writing trait he shares with Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett and even Miranda Lambert. Some of Carll’s most beloved hits — to the extent that there is such a thing in the singer-songwriter and Americana scenes that he straddles — features situational humor and hooky punch lines delivered over shambling, down-home grooves in a fractured twang that plays up a badly sprained ego. Carll’s latest album, Lovers and Leavers, was released in April 2016.

Fri 8/19
8 PM
(Graham Wilkinson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Hayes Carll (Graham Wilkinson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Failure has always been a favorite topic of Texas troubadour Hayes Carll. Much of the songwriting catalog he’s built up over the last dozen-plus years revolves around dashed dreams, doomed romance and drunken predicaments. Very often, though, he’s leavened the losing with cleverly deployed gallows humor, self-deprecation and yarn spinning, linking his work to his native state’s tradition of wryly winning musical wit, a writing trait he shares with Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett and even Miranda Lambert. Some of Carll’s most beloved hits — to the extent that there is such a thing in the singer-songwriter and Americana scenes that he straddles — features situational humor and hooky punch lines delivered over shambling, down-home grooves in a fractured twang that plays up a badly sprained ego. Carll’s latest album, Lovers and Leavers, was released in April 2016.

Tue 8/16
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 8/16
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.

Mon 8/15
7-11 PM
Bluegrass
free show

Sun 8/14
5-9 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Sat 8/13
9 PM
(Zach Nytomt opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Folk Rock / Americana
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Dirty River Boys (Zach Nytomt opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

Playing upwards of 200 dates a year, giving heartfelt, unrestrained performances, and winning over a loyal audience show-by-show, The Dirty River Boys have notched a number of significant milestones, opening for legend Willie Nelson several times and selling out the famed Gruene Hall. All four members of DRB have a hand in the songwriting, and all four sing as well, while members often switch off instruments during shows. This isn’t just a vehicle for a songwriting front man, with an interchangeable crew of instrumentalists bringing those ideas to life. And so, after a pair of EPs and an album, “Science of Flight,” that served as a tour calling card, the time couldn’t be better for an anthemic, hook-laden declaration of intent, served up to an audience beyond DRB’s Texas diehards. The record is both a cohesive statement and a dizzying testament to the band’s capabilities, as it shifts gears between genres with the skill of a long-haul trucker.

Sat 8/13
1-5 PM
Texas Country
free show

Fri 8/12
8 PM
(Kaitlin Butts opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Kelly & Bruce (Kaitlin Butts opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

Kelly Willis’ and Bruce Robison’s individual artistic achievements already sum up to impressive totals, but when they unite as an ongoing musical act, the sum of the parts is a musical quantity is far greater than the whole. Willis has reigned as a critically acclaimed roots music singer and Robison has made his mark as both a writer of smash #1 hits like “Wrapped” (George Strait), “Angry All The Time” (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill) and “Travelin’ Soldier” (Dixie Chicks) and an artist in his own right. When playing together occasionally over the years turned into a real collaboration, this couple in life, love and parenthood now unite as a band all its own. It’s more about the promise and thrills of the new than their considerable solo legacies and the laurels they have already earned.

Thu 8/11
7-11 PM
Alt-Country
free show

Wed 8/10
7-11 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Tue 8/9
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 8/9
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Mon 8/8
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Sun 8/7
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sat 8/6
9 PM
(Prophets and Outlaws opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Curtis Grimes 2015 (Prophets and Outlaws opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Already a chart-topping country star on the Texas circuit, Curtis Grimes swings for the fences – and embraces a bigger, broader audience – with his new EP, Bottom of the Fifth. Curtis sticks to his small town roots, taking you through the heart of country music for the 21st century. An impressive career as a collegiate and all-state baseball pitcher took him all around the state, and his growing success as a musician – including a stint on the first season of The Voice, where he competed on Cee Lo Green’s team – gave him the opportunity to expand his reach. He hasn’t forgotten his past – and with a catalog that include Number One singles like “Cowboy Kind” and “Our Side of the Fence,” both of which climbed to the top of the Texas country charts. With one boot planted in traditional country and the other pointing toward something new and progressive, Curtis is turning Bottom of the Fifth into his biggest release to date. Game on.

Thu 8/4
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Tue 8/2
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 8/2
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.

Mon 8/1
7-11 PM
Bluegrass
free show

Sat 7/30
9 PM
(Austin English opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
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Max Stalling (Austin English opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Max Stalling’s style is modern with a vintage feel, creating a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set for a hundred. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics pull him in a different direction.

Thu 7/28
7-11 PM
Vintage Rock
free show

Tue 7/26
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 7/26
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.

Mon 7/25
7-11 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sun 7/24
8 PM
Tickets: $79.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
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Kevin Costner Tickets: $79.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Kevin Costner: “Modern West really got its start when my wife (Christine) encouraged me to reconnect musically with John Coinman. For a long time now I have felt the need to connect with people in a more meaningful way than just the autograph. I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment for me. It would create the opportunity for a genuine exchange much greater than the movie, TV interview or magazine. It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all there would be the chance to have some fun. I asked John to get some guys together starting with Blair Forward who was in the first and only band I was ever in. John would pick the rest. If we were to play together the majority of our music would have to be our own compositions. Whatever else we played would be old favorites of mine. They would come from friends, some famous and some who probably should be. The rest would be from artists that I have enjoyed over the years. If we played it would be live, loud and long. The idea was simple. Don’t stop the party.”

Sun 7/24
12:30-4:30 PM
'20s-'30s Era Variety
free show

Tue 7/19
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 7/19
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.

Mon 7/18
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Sat 7/16
1-5 PM
Country / Rock
free show

Thu 7/14
7-11 PM
Roots / Americana
free show

Tue 7/12
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 7/12
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.

Mon 7/11
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 7/10
5:30-9 PM
Texas Soul / Americana
free show

Thu 7/7
7-11 PM
Texas / Country
free show

Wed 7/6
7-11 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Tue 7/5
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 7/5
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.

Mon 7/4
7-11 PM
Country / Rock
free show

Sun 7/3
8 PM
(Aaron McDonnell opens)
DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Swing
$12 cover
Gary P. Nunn (Aaron McDonnell opens)
DOORS: 7 PM

Nunn is one of the best known artists on the Texas music scene. He helped kick-start the Outlaw Country movement as a member of the Lost Gonzo Band and continues to spread music across the Lone Star State with dance classics like “What I Like About Texas” mixed with new tunes, including “Taking Texas to the Country.” He has earned several gold and platinum records for writing, publishing and performing.

Sat 7/2
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 7/2
9 PM
(Scott Wiggins Band opens)
Doors: 8 PM
Americana / Rock
$10 cover
The Statesboro Revue 2016 (Scott Wiggins Band opens)
Doors: 8 PM

The Statesboro Revue dates back to 2008, but the evolving vision of front man and primary songwriter Stewart Mann goes back much further. It’s a journey down many roads, from Texas to Tennessee and to California and back, all in a search for that perfect, unspoiled place for his music to grow roots. Year after year, in city after city, it became clear that those roots had taken hold on stage, and from there grew into a groove-oriented, old school rock and roll band, the likes of which have not been seen in quite some time. Never being afraid to aim high, The Statesboro Revue released its debut album, Different Kind Of Light, in 2008. Hitting the Texas Music Chart with two Top 20 singles, the blues rock effort quickly drew a dedicated fan base to their stages, but was just a prelude to the tour de force that is their 2013 album, Ramble On Privilege Creek. Their latest album, Jukehouse Revival, was released in August 2015. The Statesboro Revue has played with the Los Lonely Boys, the Allman Brothers Band, Willie Nelson, Ryan Bingham, Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, Marshall Tucker Band and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Thu 6/30
8 PM
(Nakia opens)
Tickets: $65 | Doors: 7 PM
Rock
sold
Chris Isaak (Nakia opens)
Tickets: $65 | Doors: 7 PM

From the beginning, Chris Isaak has consistently delivered excellent work, both onstage and in the studio. Some of Isaak’s hits include “Wicked Game”, “Can’t Do a Thing (To Stop Me)”, “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing”, “Somebody’s Crying” and “Breaking Apart” (duet with Trisha Yearwood). In between albums and tours, Isaak has appeared in numerous films including Married To The Mob, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me , the Academy Award-winning Silence Of The Lambs and Tom Hanks’ rock & roll movie, That Thing You Do! In 2011, Isaak paid tribute to the classic ’50s rockabilly and country music with his album Beyond the Sun. Recorded at Sun Studios, Isaak delivered cuts originally recorded by such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and others.

Tue 6/28
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 6/28
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.

Mon 6/27
7-11 PM
Acoustic Folk
free show

Fri 6/24
8 PM
(Jonathan Terrell opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
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(Jonathan Terrell opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 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.

Thu 6/23
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 6/22
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Tue 6/21
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 6/21
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.

Sun 6/19
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas Swing / Jazz
free show

Sun 6/19
5-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 6/18
1-5 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

Tue 6/14
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 6/14
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.

Mon 6/13
7-11 PM
Acoustic Folk
free show

Sat 6/11
9 PM
(Paul Cauthen opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 8 PM
Blues / Rock
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Jonathan Tyler (Paul Cauthen opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 8 PM

Jonathan Tyler did the rock star thing. He played Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest and the Voodoo Experience. He performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and toured alongside AC/DC, ZZ Top, Grace Potter and Kid Rock. His 2010 LP, Pardon Me, with backing band The Northern Lights reached No. 8 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. His songs were featured in TV shows Boardwalk Empire and Friday Night Lights. It was everything he thought he’d wanted. It was everything he’d signed up for. But it wasn’t really him. These days, Tyler really does come off as a changed man – in person and on record alike. He’s more introspective, more focused. Holy Smokes, his forthcoming third proper LP to be released August 7th, finds Tyler shed of major-label constraints, bearing his soul as songwriter who’s seen the top of the mountain and now seeks a different kind of climb, one filled less with flash and more with substance.

Tue 6/7
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 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 their wildly 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 ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 6/7
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.

Mon 6/6
7-11 PM
Acoustic Folk
free show

Sat 6/4
1-5 PM
R&B
free show

Fri 6/3
8 PM
(Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 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.

Thu 6/2
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy / Country
free show

Tue 5/31
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Mon 5/30
7-11 PM
Rock / R&B
free show

Thu 5/26
6-10 PM
Tex-Mex / Roots Music
free show

Tue 5/24
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sat 5/21
9 PM
Tickets: $60| Doors: 8 PM
Country
sold
Tickets: $60| 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.

Mon 5/16
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sun 5/15
8 PM
(Kimberly Dunn opens)
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Charlie Daniels (Kimberly Dunn opens)
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Formed in 1972, The Charlie Daniels Band scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then, the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979, as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards. The band’s latest release, “Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan,” features 10 Bob Dylan songs by CDB, and is their first CDB studio release since 2007. Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame. He’s been presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He’s received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.

Sat 5/14
9 PM
(The Randall King Band opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Ronnie Milsap (The Randall King Band opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 8 PM

Ronnie Milsap has used pop, rock and R&B elements to test country’s borders, and did so in a way that connected fiercely with the music-buying public. He compiled 40 #1 country hits. Milsap’s sales accrued eight gold albums; his Greatest Hits made him one of the first acts in any genre to obtain double-platinum status after the RIAA introduced the multi-platinum honor in 1984. Milsap won six Grammys; eight Country Music Association awards, including Entertainer of the Year; and four more Academy of Country Music trophies, including the lifetime honor, the Pioneer Award. Milsap helped establish the boundaries for what country could be – then pushed them further, most notably in his rockin’ 1983 single “Stranger In My House.” Milsap had guitarist Bruce Dees infuse bits of Grand Funk’s classic-rock landmark “We’re An American Band” into the solo section, a risky, envelope-busting decision that had many radio stations of the time balking. Time would prove Milsap’s artistic judgment to be correct. Even resistant stations eventually added it. Many of country’s newest hitmakers are still applying ideals that are key to Milsap’s legacy.

Fri 5/13
8 PM
(MilkDrive opens)
TICKETS: $22.50 | DOORS: 7 PM
Western Swing
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Asleep At The Wheel (MilkDrive opens)
TICKETS: $22.50 | DOORS: 7 PM

Going on four decades of keeping the pilot light on Western swing, Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel have earned multiple Grammy Awards, and kept a buzz on a genre that might be described as “fringe”, while maintaining a musical integrity that has never wavered. It’s been over 30 years since the birth of this musical American landmark, which has yielded the band 23 albums and 20 Grammy nominations. The long time veterans of Gruene Hall bring the full band to the stage for what is always a stellar performance. Asleep at the Wheel has always worn its affinity for Bob Wills proudly, but never more so than on its most recent album, Still The King, released March 2015.

Thu 5/12
8 PM
(Jamie Lin Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $22.50 | DOORS: 7 PM
Western Swing
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Asleep At The Wheel (Jamie Lin Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $22.50 | DOORS: 7 PM

Going on four decades of keeping the pilot light on Western swing, Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel have earned multiple Grammy Awards, and kept a buzz on a genre that might be described as “fringe”, while maintaining a musical integrity that has never wavered. It’s been over 30 years since the birth of this musical American landmark, which has yielded the band 23 albums and 20 Grammy nominations. The long time veterans of Gruene Hall bring the full band to the stage for what is always a stellar performance. Asleep at the Wheel has always worn its affinity for Bob Wills proudly, but never more so than on its most recent album, Still The King, released March 2015.

Sun 5/8
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 5/7
9 PM
(Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $85 | DOORS: 8 PM
Folk / Pop / Rock
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Boz Skaggs (Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $85 | DOORS: 8 PM

Fans that have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late ‘60s with the Steve Miller Band and his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976), Middle Man (1980), Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. “I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.” You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks. Two guests, in particular, make definitive contributions to A Fool to Care. Bonnie Raitt duets sassily with Scaggs on vocals, and adds her characteristically sizzling slide guitar to “Hell to Pay,” a knowing indictment of corruption on both the personal and political level that Scaggs wrote himself. Finally, Lucinda Williams closes out the album with Scaggs on “Whispering Pines.” Scaggs believes that this album and Memphis, its immediate predecessor, might turn out to be the first two parts of a trilogy, a three-album collaboration with producer Steve Jordan and the band of extraordinarily empathetic musicians they love to work with.

Sat 5/7
1-4 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Thu 5/5
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 5/3
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 5/1
12:30-4:30 PM
Indie-Rock
free show

Sun 5/1
5-9 PM
Americana / Folk
free show

Thu 4/28
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 4/26
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriters
free show

Sun 4/24
5:30-9 PM
Texas-Soul
free show

Sat 4/23
1-5 PM
Americana / Rock
free show

Sat 4/23
9 PM
(Buick 6 opens)
TICKETS: $39.50 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Americana
sold
(Buick 6 opens)
TICKETS: $39.50 | DOORS: 8 PM

Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana, where her iconoclastic upbringing helped her forge the stunning Lucinda Williams (aka, the Rough Trade album). Somehow, that milestone 1988 set eventually disappeared from shelves, but was reissued 25 years later, as a deluxe edition that garnered unanimous acclaim — including Jim Farber of New York’s Daily News hailing it by calling it “A perfect work. There’s not a chord, lyric, beat or inflection that doesn’t pull at the heart or make it soar.” For much of the ‘90s, Lucinda moved around the country, turning out work that won immense respect inside the industry – as borne out by the Grammy afforded Mary-Chapin Carpenter’s interpretation of Williams’ “Passionate Kisses.” While her recorded output was sparse for a time, the work that did was invariably hailed for its indelible impressionism – like 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which notched her a second Grammy Award. Over the next decade, she crafted such classic sets as West (2007), and Blessed (2011), which the Los Angeles Times dubbed “a dynamic, human, album, one that’s easy to fall in love with.” Lucinda credits the injection of vitality and passion that emerged in part to Tom Overby, her partner in both life and music, who’s acted as both a sounding board and collaborator, contributing production ideas and offering encouragement to forge forward in directions that she might not have otherwise explored. That creative connection has grown increasingly electric over the years, as borne out by 2014’s Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, which won the 2015 Americana Music Association Award for Album of the Year. On February 5th, Lucinda Williams will release her 12th studio album, The Ghosts of Highway 20, which gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life.

Fri 4/22
8 PM
(Buick 6 opens)
TICKETS: $39.50 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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(Buick 6 opens)
TICKETS: $39.50 | DOORS: 7 PM

Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana, where her iconoclastic upbringing helped her forge the stunning Lucinda Williams (aka, the Rough Trade album). Somehow, that milestone 1988 set eventually disappeared from shelves, but was reissued 25 years later, as a deluxe edition that garnered unanimous acclaim — including Jim Farber of New York’s Daily News hailing it by calling it “A perfect work. There’s not a chord, lyric, beat or inflection that doesn’t pull at the heart or make it soar.” For much of the ‘90s, Lucinda moved around the country, turning out work that won immense respect inside the industry – as borne out by the Grammy afforded Mary-Chapin Carpenter’s interpretation of Williams’ “Passionate Kisses.” While her recorded output was sparse for a time, the work that did was invariably hailed for its indelible impressionism – like 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which notched her a second Grammy Award. Over the next decade, she crafted such classic sets as West (2007), and Blessed (2011), which the Los Angeles Times dubbed “a dynamic, human, album, one that’s easy to fall in love with.” Lucinda credits the injection of vitality and passion that emerged in part to Tom Overby, her partner in both life and music, who’s acted as both a sounding board and collaborator, contributing production ideas and offering encouragement to forge forward in directions that she might not have otherwise explored. That creative connection has grown increasingly electric over the years, as borne out by 2014’s Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, which won the 2015 Americana Music Association Award for Album of the Year. On February 5th, Lucinda Williams will release her 12th studio album, The Ghosts of Highway 20, which gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life.

Thu 4/21
8 PM
(The Roosevelts open)
TICKETS: $50 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
sold
Robert Earl Keen (The Roosevelts open)
TICKETS: $50 | DOORS: 7 PM

Robert Earl Keen made a splash in Central Texas with his debut album in 1984, No Kinda Dancer. Starting off in the front room of the Hall, he rotated Sunday afternoon free shows with folks like Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith. He did so well that he soon landed a weekly gig, playing every Wednesday night for a while. REK built his crowd with hard work, good songs, great stories and an excellent stage presence that soon earned him a spot on the Hall’s main stage where he has since sold out show after show. In 2012, Robert Earl Keen was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late, great Van Zandt and his old college buddy, Lyle Lovett.

Wed 4/20
6-10 PM
Piano Rock
free show

Mon 4/18
6-10 PM
Bluegrass
free show

Sun 4/17
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 4/16
1-5 PM
Texas Country
free show

Fri 4/15
8 PM
(Nathan Bonnes opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Micky & The Motorcars (Nathan Bonnes opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM

Thirteen years can put a hell of a lot of wear and tear on even the hardiest of rock ’n’ roll bands. But don’t be fooled by all those hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars’ odometer: pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band’s seventh album, and you’ll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for at least as many more miles still ahead. And behind the wheel? Two brothers — Micky and Gary Braun — who by their own admission haven’t been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas and wider Americana music scenes.

Mon 4/11
6-10 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 4/10
5-9 PM
R&B
free show

Clay McClinton – 5-6:15 pm
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps – 6:30-9 pm

Fri 4/8
8 PM
(The Peterson Brothers open)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM
Tex-Mex / Rock
sold
Los Lonely Boys (The Peterson Brothers open)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM

Beloved Texan brother trio recorded its eponymous debut album in 2003 at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales studio in Austin, with Willie himself guesting on the sessions. The album quickly won the band a large national audience. Its lead single “Heaven” became a Top 20 pop hit and eventually won a Grammy Award. Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with 2006’s Sacred, which brought two more Grammy nominations, and 2008’s Forgiven, as well as the holiday-themed Christmas Spirit. The band continued to build its reputation as a singularly powerful live act. On the 2014 release, Revelation, the band collaborated with an eclectic cast of co-writers including alt-country icon Radney Foster, in-demand pop tunesmiths Matthew Gerrard and David Quiñones, Black-Eyed Peas collaborators George Pajon Jr. and Keith Harris, and Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli.

Wed 4/6
6-10 PM
Acoustic Folk Rock
free show

Sun 4/3
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Wed 3/30
6-10 PM
Piano Rock
free show

Fri 3/25
8 PM
(Bobby Mack & Seth James open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Blues
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Tab Benoit (Bobby Mack & Seth James open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. Benoit landed a recording contract with the tiny, Texas-based Justice Records and released a series of well-received recordings, beginning in 1992 with Nice and Warm, an album that prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Despite the hype, Benoit has done his best over the years to maintain a commitment to his Cajun roots. Benoit’s 2006 album, Brother to the Blues, received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis. In 2010, Benoit received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year for 2009 from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.

Thu 3/24
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 3/23
6-10 PM
Acoustic Folk Rock
free show

Fri 3/18
12-4 PM
Acoustic Swing-Jazz
free show

Sun 3/13
5:30-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 3/11
8 PM
(Dawn & Hawkes opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas / Americana
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The Trishas (Dawn & Hawkes opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

The four principal members of Austin’s The Trishas would have you believe that they’re not blood related. But a DNA test might be in order. True, their individual bios may support their claims of having all had separate lives before meeting each other; but to hear them sing together, you’d swear they were harmonizing from the womb. Then again, sometimes luck and fate sing in perfect harmony, too, and uncontested magic just happens — just as it did the very first time Jamie Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, Liz Foster and Savannah Welch ever shared a stage together. The Trishas have nabbed plumb opening-act gigs with the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Raul Malo, Rodney Crowell, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Todd Snider, as well as studio work singing on two of 2010’s most acclaimed Americana releases, Kevin Welch’s A Patch of Blue Sky and Ray Wylie Hubbard’s A. Enlightenment, B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C). Hubbard also secured them a spot onstage singing backup for Joe Walsh at his 2011 Grit ’N Groove Festival in the Texas Hill Country.

Thu 3/10
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

Sat 3/5
1-5 PM
Gospel / Acoustic Rock
free show

Fri 3/4
8-11:30 PM
Texas Country
free show
Houston Marchman

Houston Marchman and the Contraband deliver country music that packs the punch of rock, while it carries on the tradition of Texas Folk, conjunto, polka and blues.

Wed 3/2
1-10 pm
Country
free show

Bob Livingston (1-5pm) | Mike & The Moonpies (6-10pm)

To celebrate the 180th anniversary of Texas independence, Gruene Historic District is throwing a Texas-sized celebration with special offers and free shows with Bob Livingston and Mike & The Moonpies. Click here for more information.

Tue 3/1
6-10 PM
Singer/Songwriter
free show

Fri 2/26
8 PM
(Carson McHone opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
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(Carson McHone opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 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.

Wed 2/24
6-10 PM
Acoustic Folk Rock
free show

Fri 2/19
8 PM
(Brandon Clark opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Jason Boland & The Stragglers (Brandon Clark opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Jason Boland has a reputation of being a modern day country music outlaw. Both he and his band have been leaders in the Texas and Oklahoma music scene for many years. Though Jason is the primary songwriter and singer, this is no one-man show. Jason Boland & The Stragglers have always been true: that of self-reliance, determined professionalism and bringing the best music possible to fans. While at first glance Jason Boland & The Stragglers’ music may seem easy to stereotype as Texas or Country, intent listening makes it harder to categorize their music easily, revealing the influence of the land and life that got them to where they are. Boland knows he can’t shy away from questions about how to classify his music but simply states, “The Chinese don’t call it Chinese food, it’s just food. I’m just making music.”

Wed 2/17
6-10 PM
Piano Rock
free show

Sun 2/14
4-8 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 2/12
8 PM
(Strangetowne opens)
Doors: 7 PM
Americana
$12 cover
Micky & The Motorcars (Strangetowne opens)
Doors: 7 PM

Thirteen years can put a hell of a lot of wear and tear on even the hardiest of rock ’n’ roll bands. But don’t be fooled by all those hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars’ odometer: pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band’s seventh album, and you’ll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for at least as many more miles still ahead. And behind the wheel? Two brothers — Micky and Gary Braun — who by their own admission haven’t been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas and wider Americana music scenes.

Thu 2/11
6-10 PM
Indie / Folk
free show

Sun 2/7
5 PM
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Thu 2/4
6-10 PM
Country
free show

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

Sat 1/30
9 PM
(John David Kent opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
sold
(John David Kent opens)
Tickets: $12 | 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.

Fri 1/29
8 PM
(Red Shahan opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
sold
(Red Shahan opens)
Tickets: $12 | 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.

Tue 1/26
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 1/24
4-8 PM
New-Grass / Bluegrass
free show

Sun 1/24
12-3:30 PM
New-Grass / Bluegrass
free show

Sat 1/23
9 PM
WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE WAGONEERS
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Americana
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WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE WAGONEERS
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

With rockabilly roots and a heartache-meets-honky-tonk voice, Kelly Willis has been labeled a country ingénue. As a new traditionalist singer/songwriter, her tunes effortlessly combine the storytelling and strings aspects of country music and the driving force of rock. After the last two joint releases (Cheater’s Game in 2013 and Our Year in 2014) with husband Bruce Robison featuring duets with beautifully organic close harmonies, the reigning Austin all-Americana couple will take a creative break and pursue their own ventures this year. Kelly has a solo project currently in the works, which will tentatively be released later this year. “Did you know my first record, Well Travelled Love, turns 25 this year? Radio Ranch (Brad Fordham on Bass, Mike Hardwick on the electric lap steel, David Murray on Guitar and Mas Palermo on Drums!) and I are getting back together to celebrate in January!!” – Kelly Willis

Fri 1/22
8-11:30 PM
Texas Soul
free show

Thu 1/21
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

Wed 1/20
6-10 PM
Piano Rock
free show

Tue 1/19
6-10
Folk / Blues
free show

Sun 1/17
Noon-3:30 PM
Folk
free show

Thu 1/14
6-10 PM
Country Swing / Texas Jazz
free show

Tue 1/12
6-10 PM
Singer/Songwriter
free show

Sun 1/10
4-8 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Sat 1/9
1-5 PM
Cajun / Americana
free show

Tue 1/5
6-10
Folk / Blues
free show

Sun 1/3
4-8 PM
American Roots
free show

Wed 12/30
8 PM
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Folk / Blues
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Shakey Graves Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

Alejandro Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground – emotionally and sonically – broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts. Roll the Bones established the powerful, mesmerizing Shakey Graves sound of Rose-Garcia accompanying himself on guitar and a handmade kick drum built out of an old suitcase. Paste included him in a “Best of What’s Next” feature, praising his “gnarly composite of blues and folk,” while The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.” An experienced actor, Rose-Garcia started making music as part of New York City’s “anti-folk” scene.

Tue 12/29
1-5 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Tue 12/29
8 PM
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Folk / Blues
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Shakey Graves Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

Alejandro Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground – emotionally and sonically – broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts. Roll the Bones established the powerful, mesmerizing Shakey Graves sound of Rose-Garcia accompanying himself on guitar and a handmade kick drum built out of an old suitcase. Paste included him in a “Best of What’s Next” feature, praising his “gnarly composite of blues and folk,” while The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.” An experienced actor, Rose-Garcia started making music as part of New York City’s “anti-folk” scene.

Mon 12/28
1-5 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 12/27
Noon-4 PM
Country
free show

Wed 12/16
6-10 PM
Piano Rock
free show

Tue 12/15
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Adam Carroll with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch

Thu 12/10
6-10 PM
Southern Rock
free show

Wed 12/9
6-10 PM
Country / Rock
free show

Tue 12/8
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Adam Carroll with Betty Soo and Gurf Morlix

Sun 12/6
12-3:30 PM
Bluegrass
free show

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

Sat 12/5
9 PM
(Drew Womack opens)
TICKETS: $22.50 | DOORS: 8 PM
Western Swing
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Asleep At The Wheel (Drew Womack opens)
TICKETS: $22.50 | DOORS: 8 PM

Nine-time GRAMMY award winner, Asleep at the Wheel, is proud to announce the return of the popular holiday themed concert series “Merry Texas Christmas Y’all” for the 2015 holiday season. The Wheel has recorded two albums of Texas-centric holiday music through its four-decade history, but it was just a few years ago that the group launched this first-ever western swing holiday concert. The band has been touring the country this year promoting their new Bob Wills tribute “Still the King”. Expect a wonderful evening that combines Asleep at the Wheel’s most popular songs, new material, and holiday favorites such as “Christmas in Jail”, “Merry Texas Christmas Y’all”, “Mele Kalikimaka”, “Swingin’ Silent Night” and many more. Don’t miss your chance to see these Texas Legends give a Holiday Fun Filled Evening of Texas Music.

Tue 12/1
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Adam Carroll with Chris Carroll and Mark Jungers

Sat 11/28
9 PM
(Rob Baird opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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(Rob Baird opens)
Tickets: $12 | 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.

Tue 11/24
6-10 PM
Singer/Songwriter
free show

Sun 11/22
4:30-8 PM
R&B
free show

4:30-5:30 PM – Miss Lavelle White
6-8 PM – Clay McClinton Band

Fri 11/20
8 PM
(Tony Martinez opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM
Honky-Tonk
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Whitey Morgan (Tony Martinez opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM

The history of country music has no shortage of characters hit by hard luck: the hard-working man who can’t seem to make ends meet, the heart-of-gold drunk who just can’t seem to put down the bottle, the woman who wants to do right but ends up, time and again, doing wrong. No matter the tragedies at the center of the songs, in most cases those characters come off like just that – characters; inventions of either a particularly gifted songwriter looking to spin a tall tale or a lazy one looking to pad out an album. But in the case of Whitey Morgan, those characters – the drinker, the troublemaker, the struggling, hard-working man – all seem arrestingly real. That’s largely because the stories on Sonic Ranch — a big, nasty, whiskey-slugging, bare-knuckle bruiser of a country record – are pulled from Morgan’s own back pages. A native of the economically depressed city of Flint, Michigan, Morgan practically bleeds straight into each of the album’s 10 songs, making for a kind of rough-and-tumble honky-tonk noir record that can pack the dance floor while doing Bukowski proud.

Sun 11/15
12-3:30 PM
Swing / Jazz
free show

Sun 11/15
4:30-8 PM
Acoustic Blues
free show

Sun 11/8
4-8 PM
Blues / Roots
free show

4-5 PM – The Peterson Brothers
5:30-6:45 PM – Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
7-8 PM – The Peterson Brothers

Sat 11/7
9 PM
(Jeff Crosby opens)
TICKETS: $22 | DOORS: 8 PM
Americana
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(Jeff Crosby opens)
TICKETS: $22 | DOORS: 8 PM

Austin’s own Reckless Kelly is currently touring behind their eighth studio album, “Long Night Moon.” When Willy Braun, frontman and principal songwriter for the band began writing songs for Long Night Moon, he quickly found a theme emerging. “About halfway through writing this record, I noticed that almost all of the songs I was writing, whether they were songs about the road, life, or love, had something to do with traveling. It started as an accident and I decided to just go with it. Before we knew it, there was a definite theme.” It’s honest, original and constantly evolving. The group is known for their explosive live shows and a passion for making albums of substance. Long Night Moon is no exception to this rule.

Tue 11/3
6-10 PM
Singer/Songwriter
free show

Sun 11/1
12-3:30 PM
Blues / R&B
free show

Sat 10/31
9 PM
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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Todd Snider 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, Snider was discovered by a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and was then signed to the Buffett’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, was released in 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 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. In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

Fri 10/30
8 PM
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Todd Snider 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, Snider was discovered by a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and was then signed to the Buffett’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, was released in 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 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. In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

Wed 10/28
6-10 PM
Piano Rock
free show

Fri 10/23
8 PM
(Crooks opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Cody Jinks (Crooks opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM

Conceived in a honky tonk long, long ago, Cody now makes his living in them. Accompanied by the Tone Deaf Hippies, he rolls across the land and the oceans onto other lands to sow a collective musical seed. Not like the brazen giant of “Texas/Red Dirt” fame, he is a fair-sized man with a Zippo whose flame longs to be ignited by the sound of real music.

Thu 10/22
8 PM
(Somebody’s Darling opens)
Tickets: $29.50| Doors: 7 PM
Alt-Rock
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Toadies (Somebody’s Darling opens)
Tickets: $29.50| 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.* They are masters of eerie, downright evil, tunes—that rock. So what happens when you recontextualize the songs? Suppose you wanna “take it down a notch,” as they say? See how they sound without amplification, with Lewis’s impassioned caterwauling dialed back… and with electric piano? In calling their new album Heretics, the Toadies acknowledge they’re messing with something that ain’t broke. But they know they have the luxury of a very accepting fan base—the kind that followed them through a quarter-century that included tough times as well as figurative and literal near-death experiences. They’re attentive, willing to roll with some changes.

Sat 10/17
1-5 PM
Vaudeville / Oldtime
free show

Fri 10/16
8 PM
(Bee Caves opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM
Alt-Country / Rock
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Drive-By Truckers (Bee Caves opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM

English Oceans, the 12th release by Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. All but one of the collection’s 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with longtime producer David Barbe. The album was recorded with a compact, retooled lineup. Jay Gonzalez, who joined the band in 2008 as keyboardist, stepped into an expanded role by adding guitar to his duties, while bassist Matt Patton was drafted from the Tuscaloosa group The Dexateens. Looking at the accomplishments of English Oceans from the perspective of DBT’s nearly three-decade history, both Cooley and Hood decline to hedge their bets on the quality of their latest work.

Wed 10/14
6-10 PM
Piano Rock
free show

Mon 10/12
6-10 PM
Acoustic Country-Rock
free show

Sat 10/10
9 PM
(Zac Wilkerson opens)
Tickets: $69.50 | Doors: 8 PM
R&B
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Aaron Neville (Zac Wilkerson opens)
Tickets: $69.50 | 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.* Neville’s first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which held the Number One spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967. He went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, and reached the Country charts with the title track of 1993’s The Grand Tour. A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, his recent project was the gospel album I Know I’ve Been Changed in 2010. With Neville’s latest release, MY TRUE STORY, one of the world’s finest singers is revisiting the music he grew up with, and adding a few new spins along the way. It is a collection of twelve classic doo-wop numbers, performed in his utterly inimitable vocal style. Twenty-three songs were cut in five days, all of them live and many in the first take.” MY TRUE STORY represents a culmination of Aaron Neville’s incredible career, which has seen him move seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers.

Sun 10/4
12:30-4:30 PM
Swing / Jazz
free show

Sun 10/4
5-9 PM
Americana / Rock
free show

Sat 10/3
9 PM
(John Baumann opens)
Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
$12 cover
Max Stalling (John Baumann opens)
Doors: 8 PM

Max Stalling’s style is modern with a vintage feel, creating a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set for a hundred. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics pull him in a different direction.

Fri 10/2
8 PM
(Natalie Stovall & The Drive opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Aaron Watson 2015 (Natalie Stovall & The Drive 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.

Wed 9/30
6-10 PM
Vintage Rock / Cajun
free show

Tue 9/29
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Adam Carroll and Friends

Sun 9/27
5-9 PM
Italian R&B
free show

Thu 9/24
8 PM
(Homer Henderson opens)
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Folk
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Cooder-White-Skaggs (Homer Henderson opens)
Tickets: $59.50 | 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.* RY COODER is a virtuoso roots guitarist who is steeped in the blues but has spent much of his career exploring new musical worlds from Tex-Mex to Cuban bolero. He has won 6 GRAMMY awards, most recently for Best Traditional Latin Album and Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 1997, Ry Cooder traveled to Cuba to produce and play with a group of son musicians. The resulting album, Buena Vista Social Club, was an international success and earned Cooder another GRAMMY. SHARON WHITE is a member of beloved country-gospel family band, The Whites, and has been making music alongside her father and sister for more than four decades. Originally a bluegrass group, the family trio became well known for their string of Country hits in the 1980s, including “Hangin’ Around,” “Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling,” and “Pins and Needles,” and have since gone on to win multiple awards, including GRAMMY, CMA and Dove Awards. RICKY SKAGGS is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music with 12 #1 hit singles, 14 GRAMMY Awards, eleven IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards and eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year). He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY- nominated albums.

Tue 9/22
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Robert Cline Jr. with Charlie Stout and Bonnie Whitmore

Sun 9/20
12:30-4:30 PM
Bluegrass
free show

Fri 9/18
7-11 PM
Tex-Mex Honky Tonk
free show

Tue 9/15
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sat 9/12
9 PM
(Jake Ward opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Curtis Grimes 2015 (Jake Ward opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 8 PM

Purchase your tickets in advance and receive a free copy of his new EP, Bottom of the Fifth, at the show! Available at the merch table! Already a chart-topping country star on the Texas circuit, Curtis Grimes swings for the fences – and embraces a bigger, broader audience – with his new EP, Bottom of the Fifth. Curtis sticks to his small town roots, taking you through the heart of country music for the 21st century. An impressive career as a collegiate and all-state baseball pitcher took him all around the state, and his growing success as a musician – including a stint on the first season of The Voice, where he competed on Cee Lo Green’s team – gave him the opportunity to expand his reach. He hasn’t forgotten his past – and with a catalog that include Number One singles like “Cowboy Kind” and “Our Side of the Fence,” both of which climbed to the top of the Texas country charts. With one boot planted in traditional country and the other pointing toward something new and progressive, Curtis is turning Bottom of the Fifth into his biggest release to date. Game on.

Tue 9/8
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Adam Carroll and Friends

Mon 9/7
1-5 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Sun 9/6
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Sun 9/6
8 PM
(Jamie Lin Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Jamie Lin Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 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. In 2000, Charlie became part of history when the “Unleashed Live” Record was recorded at Gruene Hall. The album is a combined effort with Bruce and good friend Jack Ingram. 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.

Fri 9/4
8 PM
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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Damn Quails Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM

The Damn Quails started as a weekly jam session in Norman, Oklahoma. Looking back, the fact that the band began so organically, could be considered somewhat of a miracle. At the epicenter of these weekly jams were Bryon White and Gabe Marshall. Some of the musicians became more and more regular and the semblance of a band was formed. A guy known only as Biggie showed up with his harmonica. Luke Mullenix played the bass and Thomas Young became the resident drummer. In addition to this a multi-instrumentalist named Jon Knudson came with a variety of instruments including, keyboard, resonator guitar, saxophone, and mandolin to name a few. Their first record “Down The Hatch” was released in 2011 and received rave reviews from across the country. Combining the sounds of folk music, country, Americana and rock ‘n’ roll, the band has developed an extremely loyal and well listened following. The Damn Quails’ new album, Out of The Birdcage, will be released on the day of the show, Friday, September 4th. Purchase your tickets in advance and receive a free copy of their new CD, Out of the Birdcage, on the night of the show!

Tue 9/1
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Adam Carroll and Friends

Fri 8/28
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Tue 8/25
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Mon 8/24
7-11 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Wed 8/19
7-11 PM
Texas Rock
free show

Sun 8/16
12:30-4:30 PM
Alt-Bluegrass
free show

Thu 8/13
7-11 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Thu 8/6
7-11 PM
American Roots
free show

Wed 8/5
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sun 8/2
12:30-4:30 PM
Swing / Jazz
free show

Sun 8/2
5-9 PM
Roots Rock
free show

Sat 8/1
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Thu 7/30
7-11 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Mon 7/20
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 7/18
9 PM
(Casey Berry opens)
DOORS: 8 PM
Country
$12 cover
Cooder Graw (Casey Berry opens)
DOORS: 8 PM

Formed in 1998, the fledgling group released its debut album, Home At The Golden Light, which credits Matthew McConaughey, a fraternity brother of Matt Martindale, as executive producer. In 2000 came the debut studio release simply titled Cooder Graw, co-produced by multiple Grammy Award-winner Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel and Hayden Nicholas, nine-time #1 country songwriter and guitarist for Clint Black. Although front man Matt Martindale has gone on to perform with his individual outfit The Matt Martindale Band, he ultimately initiated the idea of a reunion after repeated requests from fans over the years, and he couldn’t be happier.

Sun 7/12
5:30-9 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 7/11
9 PM
(Cowboy Dave opens)
DOORS: 8 PM
Country
$10 cover
Wayne Hancock (Cowboy Dave opens)
DOORS: 8 PM

Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing – that alchemist’s dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band. Always an anomaly among his country music peers, Wayne’s uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is in fact what defines him: steeped in traditional but never “retro;” bare bones but bone shaking; hardcore but with a swing. Like the comfortable crackle of a Wurlitzer 45 jukebox, Wayne is the embodiment of genuine, house rocking, hillbilly boogie. Wayne makes music fit for any road house anywhere. With his unmistakable voice, The Train’s reckless honky-tonk can move the dead. If you see him live (and he is ALWAYS touring), you’ll surely work up some sweat stains on that snazzy Rayon shirt you’re wearing. If you buy his records, you’ll be rolling up your carpets, spreading sawdust on the hardwood floor, and dancing until the downstairs neighbors are banging their brooms on the ceiling.

Wed 7/8
7-11 PM
American Roots
free show

Sat 7/4
9 PM
(The Last Bandoleros open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Americana
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Jack Ingram (The Last Bandoleros open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

Jack Ingram, the Texas-based modern-day honky tonker, first carved out a niche for himself in the bars and roadhouses between Dallas and Houston. By the mid-’90s after extensive touring with his Beat Up Ford Band, he had released two well-received independent albums. The end of 1996 brought about a deal with Warner, which reissued his first two indie albums, and in 1997 issued his major-label debut, Livin’ or Dyin’. Moving to Sony’s Lucky Dog label in 1999, Ingram released his fifth roots rock album, Hey You. Three years later, he hooked up with Lee Ann Womack’s producer, Frank Liddell, for Electric. Young Man, a compilation of recordings of many of his earliest songs, and Live at Gruene Hall: Happy Happy both arrived in 2004. Live Wherever You Are, a live recording featuring two studio singles, was released in 2006 and was his first for Big Machine Records. A second release from Big Machine, called This Is It, followed in 2007. Big Dreams & High Hopes appeared in 2009.

Wed 7/1
1-5 PM
Roots Rock
free show

Mon 6/29
1-5 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 6/29
7-11 PM
Swing / Folk Rock
free show

Wed 6/24
7-11 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Mon 6/22
7-11 PM
Swing / Folk Rock
free show

Sun 6/21
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 6/21
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas Folk
free show

Thu 6/18
7-11 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
free show

Sun 6/14
5-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 6/13
1-5 PM
Americana / Rock
free show

Mon 6/8
7-11 PM
Swing / Folk Rock
free show

Sat 6/6
1-5 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Thu 6/4
7-11 PM
Americana / Folk
free show

Mon 6/1
7-11 PM
Swing / Folk Rock
free show

*Due to a last minute schedule change, Marvin Dykhuis will be filling in for Warren Hood with Warren Hood’s band.

Thu 5/28
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Wed 5/27
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Mon 5/25
6-10 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Sat 5/23
1-5 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Tue 5/19
6-10PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Bo Porter and T. Gozney Thornton

Wed 5/13
6-10 PM
Roots / Americana
free show

Tue 5/12
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Nick Verzosa with guests Joe Teichman and Nathan Lockhart

Fri 5/8
8 PM
(Emilie Clepper opens)
DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Swing
$12 cover
Gary P. Nunn (Emilie Clepper opens)
DOORS: 7 PM

Nunn is one of the best known artists on the Texas music scene. He helped kick-start the Outlaw Country movement as a member of the Lost Gonzo Band and continues to spread music across the Lone Star State with dance classics like “What I Like About Texas” mixed with new tunes, including “Taking Texas to the Country.” He has earned several gold and platinum records for writing, publishing and performing.

Thu 5/7
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 5/3
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas Country
free show

Thu 4/30
8 PM
(Jamie Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $22.50 | DOORS: 7 PM
Western Swing
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Asleep at the Wheel (Jamie Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $22.50 | DOORS: 7 PM

Going on four decades of keeping the pilot light on Western swing, Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel have earned multiple Grammy Awards, and kept a buzz on a genre that might be described as “fringe”, while maintaining a musical integrity that has never wavered. It’s been over 30 years since the birth of this musical American landmark, which has yielded the band 23 albums and 20 Grammy nominations. The long time veterans of Gruene Hall bring the full band to the stage for what is always a stellar performance. Asleep at the Wheel has always worn its affinity for Bob Wills proudly, but never more so than on its upcoming album, Still The King, due out March 3rd.

Fri 4/24
8 PM
(Judson Cole Band opens)
Tickets: $17 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Whiskey Myers 2015 (Judson Cole Band opens)
Tickets: $17 | Doors: 7 PM

Loud and proud, Whiskey Myers sings about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Some call it rebel music, but it’s more like everyday soul. Their songs are stories, with relatable characters and situations. Through the quality of these songs, and the band’s undeniable power in concert and on record, Whiskey Myers has attracted a devoted army of fans who pack venues, sing the band’s praises online, and continue to make them a growing word-of-mouth sensation.

Thu 4/23
8 PM
(Natalie Prass opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Alt-Country
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Ryan Adams (Natalie Prass opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with the brashness of a garage rocker, Ryan Adams is at once one of the few artists to emerge from the alt-country scene to achieve mainstream commercial success and the one who most strongly refused to be defined by the genre, leaping from one spot to another stylistically while following his increasingly prolific muse. While country music was a major part of his family’s musical diet when he was young (he’s cited Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash as particular favorites), in his early teens Adams developed a taste for punk rock and began playing electric guitar. In 2000, he released his solo debut, Heartbreaker, on Bloodshot Records followed by his Lost Highway debut album, Gold, in 2002 which went on to sell nearly a million copies worldwide to date. Gold received three Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “New York, New York”, and Best Male Country Vocal Performance for “Lovesick Blues” from Hank Williams tribute album Timeless. Ryan Adams released his most recent self-titled album in 2014.

Tue 4/21
11 AM - 4 PM
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Fri 4/17
8 PM
Tickets: $42.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
sold
Steve Earle Tickets: $42.50 | 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. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’ (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009). I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011) is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.” Steve Earle and his latest edition of the Dukes cut a blues-based album, Terraplane, which was released by New West in February 2015.

Thu 4/16
8 PM
Tickets: $75 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
sold
Kevin Costner Tickets: $75 | Doors: 7 PM

Kevin Costner: “Modern West really got its start when my wife (Christine) encouraged me to reconnect musically with John Coinman. For a long time now I have felt the need to connect with people in a more meaningful way than just the autograph. I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment for me. It would create the opportunity for a genuine exchange much greater than the movie, TV interview or magazine. It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all there would be the chance to have some fun. I asked John to get some guys together starting with Blair Forward who was in the first and only band I was ever in. John would pick the rest. If we were to play together the majority of our music would have to be our own compositions. Whatever else we played would be old favorites of mine. They would come from friends, some famous and some who probably should be. The rest would be from artists that I have enjoyed over the years. If we played it would be live, loud and long. The idea was simple. Don’t stop the party.”

Wed 4/15
6-10 PM
Texas / Folk
free show

Tue 4/14
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Adam Carroll with special guests Jonny Burke and Paul Cauthen

Sun 4/12
8 PM
Tickets: $75 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
sold
Kevin Costner Tickets: $75 | Doors: 7 PM

Kevin Costner: “Modern West really got its start when my wife (Christine) encouraged me to reconnect musically with John Coinman. For a long time now I have felt the need to connect with people in a more meaningful way than just the autograph. I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment for me. It would create the opportunity for a genuine exchange much greater than the movie, TV interview or magazine. It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all there would be the chance to have some fun. I asked John to get some guys together starting with Blair Forward who was in the first and only band I was ever in. John would pick the rest. If we were to play together the majority of our music would have to be our own compositions. Whatever else we played would be old favorites of mine. They would come from friends, some famous and some who probably should be. The rest would be from artists that I have enjoyed over the years. If we played it would be live, loud and long. The idea was simple. Don’t stop the party.”

Fri 4/10
8 PM
(Jason James opens)
Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
$12 cover
Max Stalling (Jason James opens)
Doors: 8 PM

Max Stalling’s style is modern with a vintage feel, creating a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set for a hundred. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics pull him in a different direction.

Thu 4/9
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 4/7
6-10 PM
Acoustic Singer / Songwriters
free show

Sat 4/4
1-5 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 4/2
CLOSED
Closed for Private Event

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Wed 4/1
6-10 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Tue 3/24
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Adam Caroll, Chris Carroll and Mark Jungers

Fri 3/20
8 PM
(Rosehill opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Chase Bryant (Rosehill opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM

Chase Bryant’s heritage is defined by music. His upbringing, his craft, his inspiration and his obsessions are all centered in the same – which is good – because there’s no other way to explain how a 22-year-old Texan could already be a top-flight guitar player, head-turning songwriter, RED BOW recording artist and co-producer of his debut album. Raised in Orange Grove, TX (pop. 1,200), Bryant’s grandfather played piano in Roy Orbison’s first two bands and, later, for Waylon Jennings. His uncles co-founded the group Ricochet, which had several hits in the ’90s. Because of his Roy Orbison connection, someone suggested a meeting with Roy’s widow, the late Barbara Orbison, a prominent Nashville publisher, who signed Bryant on the spot, making him her final signing before she passed. That road led Bryant to BBR Music Group imprint Red Bow Records, to which he signed in August 2013.

Tue 3/17
12:30-4:30 PM
Swing / Jazz / Roots
free show

Sun 3/15
12:30-4:30 PM
Alt-Bluegrass
free show

Sun 3/15
5-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 3/7
9 PM
(Bryan Hayes opens)
Doors: 8 PM
Americana / Rock
$12 cover
James McMurtry (Bryan Hayes opens)
Doors: 8 PM

Texas troubadour/populist singer/songwriter James McMurtry and his band have been living on the road, barnstorming across the country with McMurtry’s plainspoken words and a gritty musical approach that can go from an impassioned whisper to a full-on rock ‘n roll cry. McMurtry’s highly anticipated new release, Complicated Game, is his first collection in six years and due out February 24, 2015. The album spotlights a craftsman in absolutely peak form as he turns from political toward personal.

Fri 3/6
8 PM
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Folk
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Hurray For The Riff Raff Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, a 26-year-old of Puerto Rican descent whose slight frame belies her commanding voice. Segarra grew up in the Bronx, where she developed an early appreciation for doo-wop and Motown from the neighborhood’s longtime residents. It was downtown, though, that she first felt like she found her people, traveling to the Lower East side every Saturday for punk matinees. The Lower East Side also introduced her to travelers, and their stories of life on the road inspired her to strike out on her own at 17, first hitching her way to the west coast, then roaming the south before ultimately settling in New Orleans. NPR has said that Hurray for the Riff Raff’s music “sweeps across eras and genres with grace and grit.” These songs belong to no particular time or place, but rather to all of us. These songs are for the riff raff.

Tue 3/3
7:30pm
Tickets: $40| Doors: 7 PM
Twin Forks: 7:30 pm | Lucero: 8:30 pm
Americana
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Ryan Bingham-Lucero Tickets: $40| Doors: 7 PM
Twin Forks: 7:30 pm | Lucero: 8:30 pm

By the time Ryan Bingham came to Gruene Hall in 2005, he was already a veteran at heart. At 24 years old, the kid from Hobbs, New Mexico had already traveled the world and soaked up enough song writing material for a lifetime. The Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy wins for his song “The Weary Kind” from 2009’s movie Crazy Heart caused a wonderful commotion that was at times humbling and overwhelming to Bingham, who was named the Americana Music Association’s 2010 artist of the year. Without taking a breather, Bingham recorded 2010’s critically acclaimed Junky Star, and returned to the road, caught up in an endless swirl of touring. Tomorrowland, the title of Ryan Bingham’s 2012 album, sounds futuristic, but the Oscar winning singer/songwriter hints, “Maybe it’s not so much about looking ahead as it is about leaving things behind. There are no more rules.” Bingham’s 5th studio album Fear And Saturday Night will be released January 20, 2015.

Sat 2/28
9 PM
(The Peterson Brothers open)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Blues Rock
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Paul Thorn (The Peterson Brothers open)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM

Paul Thorn was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and raised among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before. Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Durán on national television, signed with and been dropped by a major label, opened for Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler and John Prine among many other headliners, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time.

Tue 2/24
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Hardin & Burns with special guest Kelley Mickwee

Sun 2/22
4-8 PM
Jazz / Swing
free show

Sun 2/15
12-3:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 2/12
8 PM
(The Peterson Brothers open)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Rock / R&B
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Chubby Checker (The Peterson Brothers open)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM

In June of 1959, Chubby Checker recorded “The Twist” and by the summer of 1960, the song was a hit. “The Twist” was not only the #1 song but it introduced the concept of “dancing apart to the beat”. In 1961, Chubby recorded “Pony Time” which went to #1. In the fall of 1961, record industry history was made when Checker’s original hit record, “The Twist”, re-entered the charts and by January of 1962, it was back in the #1 position. No other record before or since has accomplished that feat. His success continued for years with the release of one dance record after another. More hit records followed. “Slow Twistin'”, Dancin’ Party”, “Popeye the Hitchhiker” and “The Limbo Rock” all came along in 1962. 1963 saw Checker return to the hit parade with “Birdland” and “Twist It Up”, after which he followed with “Loddy Lo” and a series of other novelty type tunes. In 2007, Chubby returned to the charts yet again with “Knock Down The Walls”, Billboards #1 dance track. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio rewarded Chubby in July of 2008 with a special award presentation.

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

Tres Womack and Friends

Thu 2/5
6-10 PM
Texas / Rock
free show

Tue 2/3
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Hardin & Burns with special guest Jimmy “Daddy” Davis

Sun 2/1
7 PM
Hall Closes at 7 PM
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Tue 1/27
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Betty Soo, Curtis McMurtry and Michael Fracasso

Thu 1/22
6-10 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Tue 1/20
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Nathan Hamilton with Ali Holder and J. Wagner

Sun 1/18
12-3:30 PM
Alt-Bluegrass
free show

Sat 1/17
1-5 PM
Cajun / Zydeco
free show

Thu 1/15
6-10 PM
Texas Country / Rock
free show

Tue 1/13
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Betty Soo, Curtis McMurtry and Michael Fracasso

Sun 1/11
3-4:30 PM
Country / Americana
free show

Sat 1/10
9 PM
(Jesse Raub Jr. opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Cody Johnson (Jesse Raub Jr. opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM

Texas Music fans met Cody Johnson’s honest style through the radio singles “Nobody to Blame”, “Pray for Rain” and “Texas Kind of Way” from his Six Strings, One Dream album. Cody received the Texas’ Regional Music Awards’ “New Male Vocalist of the Year award in 2011 and expanded his boundaries beyond Texas when he flew to Nashville to record a new CD with Nashville studio musicians hand-picked by his “big brother,” Nashville-based fellow Texan, Trent Willmon, producer of the 2011 album, A Different Day.

Thu 1/8
4 PM
Private Event – Hall Closes at 4 pm
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Tue 1/6
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Nathan Hamilton with Nicolette Good and Matt Harlan

Fri 1/2
1-5 PM
Western Swing
free show

Fri 1/2
8-11:30 PM
Country
free show

Sat 12/27
9 PM
(John Slaughter opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
sold
Aaron Watson (John Slaughter 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.

Sat 12/20
1-5 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Sun 12/14
5-8 PM
Acoustic Blues
free show

Sat 12/6
9 PM
(Jimmy Davis with Kelley Mickwee opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 8 PM
Country / Rock / Blues
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Rosanne Cash (Jimmy Davis with Kelley Mickwee opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 8 PM

Encompassing country, rock, roots and pop influences, Rosanne Cash inherited a reverence for song and profound artistry – and an equal duty to find insights of her own. The oldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash, she holds a lineage rooted in the very beginning of American country music, with its deep cultural and historical connections to the South. Over a three-decade career, she has responded to this heritage with 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned a Grammy Award and nominations for 12 more, the Americana Honors and Awards’ Album of the Year Award, and 21 top-40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles. Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash and her band’s new show celebrates the release of her much anticipated new album, The River and the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South. Rosanne follows her acclaimed Grammy nominated and award winning album The List (2009) with her collaborator, musical director and husband, John Leventhal.

Tue 11/25
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Bo Porter and Friends

Mon 11/24
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock / Swing
free show

Sun 11/23
12:30-3:30 PM
Indie / Rock / Jazz
free show

Sat 11/22
9 PM
(John Baumann opens)
Tickets: $39.50 | Doors: 8 PM
Country Rock
sold
Turnpike Troubadours (John Baumann opens)
Tickets: $39.50 | Doors: 8 PM

Over the past five years, Turnpike Troubadours – which took its name from the Indian Nation Turnpike that connected so many of the smaller towns where they cut their teeth – gradually evolved from offering acoustic explorations of tunes by Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker to kicking out three or four sets a night of full-throttle roadhouse country – tinged with the punk rock attitude that was in the air during the members’ teen years. Their 2007 debut, Bossier City, cut on a shoestring budget and aimed squarely at getting boots on the dance floor earned raves from many corners. The quintet broadened its horizons on its sophomore outing, Diamonds and Gasoline, which spawned the Americana favorite “Every Girl” and brought them to the attention of folks throughout the country, and overseas. And with Goodbye Normal Street – the name a reference to another longtime band residence as well as a state of mind that they left behind long ago – they set their sights on conquering even more expansive territories.

Fri 11/21
8 PM
(Dub Miller opens)
Tickets: $39.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
sold
Turnpike Troubadours (Dub Miller opens)
Tickets: $39.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Over the past five years, Turnpike Troubadours – which took its name from the Indian Nation Turnpike that connected so many of the smaller towns where they cut their teeth – gradually evolved from offering acoustic explorations of tunes by Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker to kicking out three or four sets a night of full-throttle roadhouse country – tinged with the punk rock attitude that was in the air during the members’ teen years. Their 2007 debut, Bossier City, cut on a shoestring budget and aimed squarely at getting boots on the dance floor earned raves from many corners. The quintet broadened its horizons on its sophomore outing, Diamonds and Gasoline, which spawned the Americana favorite “Every Girl” and brought them to the attention of folks throughout the country, and overseas. And with Goodbye Normal Street – the name a reference to another longtime band residence as well as a state of mind that they left behind long ago – they set their sights on conquering even more expansive territories.

Thu 11/20
8 PM
(Mike & The Moonpies opens)
Tickets: $39.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
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Turnpike Troubadours (Mike & The Moonpies opens)
Tickets: $39.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Over the past five years, Turnpike Troubadours – which took its name from the Indian Nation Turnpike that connected so many of the smaller towns where they cut their teeth – gradually evolved from offering acoustic explorations of tunes by Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker to kicking out three or four sets a night of full-throttle roadhouse country – tinged with the punk rock attitude that was in the air during the members’ teen years. Their 2007 debut, Bossier City, cut on a shoestring budget and aimed squarely at getting boots on the dance floor earned raves from many corners. The quintet broadened its horizons on its sophomore outing, Diamonds and Gasoline, which spawned the Americana favorite “Every Girl” and brought them to the attention of folks throughout the country, and overseas. And with Goodbye Normal Street – the name a reference to another longtime band residence as well as a state of mind that they left behind long ago – they set their sights on conquering even more expansive territories.

Mon 11/17
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock / Swing
free show

Sun 11/16
7 PM
(Billy Joe Shaver opens)
Tickets: $105 | Doors: 6 PM
Country
sold
Willie Nelson (Billy Joe Shaver opens)
Tickets: $105 | Doors: 6 PM

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. Released May of 2012 is Heroes, showcased new songs and deep country classics. Later that year he launched his book, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times’s best-seller list. In 2013, Willie’s albums included April’s Let’s Face The Music and Dance and October’s To All The Girls, which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers including Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Shelby Lynne. Willie Nelson’s 2014 release, Band of Brothers, is the artist’s first album of predominately new original material in nearly two decades.

Sat 11/15
1-5 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Fri 11/14
8 PM
(Garrett LeBeau opens)
Tickets: $30| Doors: 7 PM
R&B / Rock
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the subdudes (Garrett LeBeau opens)
Tickets: $30| Doors: 7 PM

Founding members of the subdudes, Tommy Malone, John Magnie and Steve Amedee, along with longtime member Tim Cook, will be returning to Gruene Hall in celebration of the life of original bandmate Johnny Ray Allen. 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 for a drummer. The band came together after backing artists such as Joni Mitchell and Rosanne Cash, and released its eponymous debut in 1989. Like the group’s subsequent albums, the subdudes featured a mix of covers and originals.

Thu 11/13
8 PM
(Micky & Gary Braun (acoustic) open)
DOORS: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Ray Wylie Hubbard (Micky & Gary Braun (acoustic) open)
DOORS: 7 PM

Hubbard is a well-respected Texas Country singer and songwriter. He is most known for his songs “Snake Farm” and “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother”, made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker’s 1973 recording.

Wed 11/12
6-10 PM
Alt-Bluegrass
free show

Mon 11/10
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock / Swing
free show

Sat 11/8
9 PM
(Amanda Cevallos opens)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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Todd Snider (Amanda Cevallos opens)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM

Singer/songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues,” a folk-rock song that struck a chord with younger people fed up with angry alternative rock bands, and at the same time, appealed to aging rockers who grew up with the folk revival of the 1960s.

Thu 11/6
8 PM
Tickets: $69.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Rock
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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Tickets: $69.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo are the powerhouse duo behind one of the largest arsenals of rock hits including “Love is a Battlefield”, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Heartbreaker”, “We Live For Love”, “Promises In The Dark,” “We Belong” and more. Together, with Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail-blazing work as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo have forged one of the most successful partnerships in rock & roll history. Since their initial collaboration 35 years ago on the debut album “In The Heat of the Night,” they have sold more than 26 million albums and charted 19 Top 40 singles, earning four consecutive Grammy Awards and three American Music Awards. Billboard Magazine ranked Benatar as one of the most successful female rock vocalist of all-time. Her emergence as a fearless, fighting force has helped forge a path for other female rock stars around the world. Theirs is a chemistry that will, undoubtedly, be thrilling music lovers forever.

Tue 11/4
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Tommy Elskes and Mike Addington

Wed 10/29
6-9 PM
featuring The Groovehounds
Rock / Blues
$10 cover
featuring The Groovehounds

Open to the public. Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. Admission included in raffle ticket purchase. $10 cover at the door for those without a raffle ticket. Click here for more info.

Tue 10/28
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Tres Womack and Friends

Mon 10/27
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 10/26
5-9 PM
Cajun / Zydeco
free show

Born in Dallas, raised in San Antonio, lived 15 years in Lubbock and a huge part of the Texas music scene since the ’80s, accordionist Ponty Bone turns 75 years old in October. Like his 70th birthday bash five years ago, we are planning a huge celebration with Ponty & his Squeezetones, along with many special musical guests. Years and years of live work have contributed to Ponty’s fan base that literally spans the planet. We will all be celebrating Ponty’s birthday with him!

Sat 10/25
9 PM
(Slim Bawb opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 8 PM
Reggae
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Ziggy Marley (Slim Bawb opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 8 PM

A six-time Grammy winner, Emmy Winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released twelve albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys. To coincide with the release of his latest album “Fly Rasta,” Ziggy is putting out his debut children’s book “I Love You Too,” a multicultural picture book based on one of Ziggy’s most beloved songs of the same title from his Grammy Award-winning album “Family Time,” which explores a child’s relationship with parents, nature and the unstoppable force of love. ($1 from each ticket will be donated to the U.R.G.E. Foundation)

Fri 10/24
8 PM
(John & Jacob opens)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 pm
Singer / Songwriter
sold
Kacey Musgraves (John & Jacob opens)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 pm

Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kacey Musgraves released her Mercury Records Nashville debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, this past spring to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. 1 with a rookie release. The album includes her top 10, gold-certified single “Merry Go ‘Round,” “Blowin’ Smoke,” “Follow Your Arrow” and current single “Keep It To Yourself.” Musgraves recently won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song (“Merry Go ‘Round”) and Best Country Album (Same Trailer Different Park) and this past April took home the ACM Award for Album of the Year. She has toured with Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and will team up with Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour in August.

Thu 10/23
8 PM
(John & Jacob opens)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 pm
Singer / Songwriter
sold
Kacey Musgraves (John & Jacob opens)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 pm

Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kacey Musgraves released her Mercury Records Nashville debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, this past spring to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. 1 with a rookie release. The album includes her top 10, gold-certified single “Merry Go ‘Round,” “Blowin’ Smoke,” “Follow Your Arrow” and current single “Keep It To Yourself.” Musgraves recently won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song (“Merry Go ‘Round”) and Best Country Album (Same Trailer Different Park) and this past April took home the ACM Award for Album of the Year. She has toured with Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and will team up with Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour in August.

Sun 10/19
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 10/17
8 PM
(Owen Temple opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas Country
Hal Ketchum (Owen Temple opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 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.

Thu 10/16
6-10 PM
Texas Country
free show

Tue 10/14
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mark Jungers with Nathan Hamilton and Jordan Minor

Sat 10/11
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 10/8
7:45 PM
(Nikki Lane opens)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Indie Rock
sold
Jenny Lewis (Nikki Lane opens)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Jenny Lewis is one of the most celebrated and well-respected performers of her generation. Beginning her career in 1998 as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley, the band rose from the burgeoning independent music community in Los Angeles to become one of the most dynamic and influential bands of the early 2000’s. By 2006, Lewis began her solo career with the album “Rabbit Fur Coat” and soon followed it up with 2008’s “Acid Tongue”, establishing herself as a songwriter moving beyond the confines of indie-rock into more timeless territory once occupied by artists like Laura Nyro and Emmylou Harris. She has collaborated with many other artists and bands, most notably with Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, T. Bone Burnett and M. Ward. In the summer of 2010, Lewis formed the duo Jenny and Johnny with songwriter Johnathan Rice and released the album “I’m Having Fun Now.”

Sun 10/5
12:30-4:30 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 9/21
5-9 PM
Bluegrass
free show

Fri 9/19
8-11:30 PM
Texas Country / Rock
free show

Fri 8/29
8 PM
featuring members of George Strait’s Ace In The Hole Band
(The Doo-Wah Riders open)
Doors: 7 PM
Country
$10 cover
Texas Jamm Band featuring members of George Strait’s Ace In The Hole Band
(The Doo-Wah Riders open)
Doors: 7 PM

What began as a weekly jam session for some of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band members has grown into a successful honky-tonking, hard-driving country band of seasoned musicians. Their popularity has expanded from that weekly local jam to festivals and special events. George Strait fans will recognize some of the band members – Mike Daily (founding member of Ace in the Hole), Ron Huckaby (Ace in the Hole band leader) and Benny McArthur (Ace in the Hole member since 1983). It only gets better with the addition of Haydn Vitera and Joe Manuel and others that drop by to jam every now and then. Put your dancin’ boots on and come on out!

Thu 8/28
7-11 PM
Texas / Americana
free show

Sun 8/17
12:30-4:30 PM
Folk / Swing
free show

Sat 8/9
9 PM
(Folk Family Revival opens)
Doors: 8 PM
Americana
$12 cover
Wheeler Brothers (Folk Family Revival opens)
Doors: 8 PM

Making music continues to be a family affair for Wheeler Brothers. The Austin group traces a personal lineage of rock, folk, roots, Americana and blues, cooking up an irresistible and inimitable gumbo of styles in the process.

Fri 8/8
8 PM
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Tex-Mex Rock
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Joe King Carrasco Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

Known as the King of Tex-Mex Rock ‘n’ Roll, Joe King Carrasco, creates a stylistic borderland of pop rock and Latin rhythms. His cross-cultural stew blends cumbias, vamp, salsa, surf, reggae, blues and Latin-tinged polkas. To spice up the show – Albert Besteiro, former member of the Del Castillo Band, will be joining Joe on guitar, along with Chuggy Hernandez on bass and Vince Mejia on drums. This band is not to be missed.

Sat 7/19
9 PM
(The O's open)
DOORS: 8 PM
Country
$12 cover
Cooder Graw (The O's open)
DOORS: 8 PM

Those who have seen Cooder Graw will tell you that they’re fun to watch, their music is catchy, their performance is rowdy and energetic, and they’re obviously accomplished musicians.

Fri 7/18
9 PM
TICKETS: $40 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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The Mavericks TICKETS: $40 | DOORS: 8 PM

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country gave the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes the Rain,” and “Dance the Night Away.” The “most interesting band in the world” has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their latest release, In Time, and has once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.

Thu 7/17
9 PM
TICKETS: $40 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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The Mavericks TICKETS: $40 | DOORS: 8 PM

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country gave the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes the Rain,” and “Dance the Night Away.” The “most interesting band in the world” has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their latest release, In Time, and has once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.

Sun 7/13
5-9 PM
Texas Country / Rock
free show

Sat 6/28
9 PM
(Hill Country Gentlemen opens)
DOORS: 8 PM
Americana
$15 cover
(Hill Country Gentlemen opens)
DOORS: 8 PM

Rhyder pushes boundaries and delivers fresh material, all while maintaining his signature sound that fans across the country have grown to adore. His eighth full-length album over the span of 12 years, That’s Just Me, was produced by both Rhyder and his longtime guitar player Matt Powell and includes co-writes from fellow Texan powerhouses and friends Josh Abbott and Wade Bowen.

Sun 6/22
5-9 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Fri 5/30
8 PM
(Two Hoots and a Holler opens)
DOORS: 7 PM
Alt-Country
$12 cover
The Derailers (Two Hoots and a Holler opens)
DOORS: 7 PM

Fronted by lead guitarist Brian Hofeldt, The Derailers deliver plenty of infectious fun with a blend of Buck Owens and the Beatles on tunes such as “Bar Exam,” “Hey, Valerie!” and “Cold Beer, Hot Women & Cool Country Music.”

Mon 5/26
7-11 PM
New Orleans Jazz / Swing
free show

Thu 5/15
8 PM
(DAVID RAMIREZ OPENS)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Folk Rock
sold
Patty Griffin (DAVID RAMIREZ OPENS)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

American Kid, Patty Griffin’s seventh album, is her first album of mainly new material since Children Running Through in 2007. In between, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church (2010), her version of classic gospel (though it featured three original songs). She also became a member of Band of Joy, the group in which leader Robert Plant and his cohorts meld British and American folk, rock and spiritual music. American Kid, much of which Griffin says “was written to honor my father,” returns to typical Patty Griffin territory, which is to say that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. Yet Griffin’s catalog is among the most unified in modern popular music, because her singing is as unmistakable and inimitable as her songwriting.

Sat 5/10
9 PM
(MOUNT MORIAH OPENS)
TICKETS: $22 | DOORS: 8 PM
Singer / Songwriter
sold
M. Ward (MOUNT MORIAH OPENS)
TICKETS: $22 | DOORS: 8 PM

Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter M. Ward grew up listening to gospel and country, two genres that figure prominently in his breezy, West Coast take on Americana. He developed a penchant for dusty, timeless narratives and bluesy, back-porch ballads, but it wasn’t until 2003 that Ward would begin to penetrate the mainstream. His first release for Merge Records, Vincent, firmly established Ward as a major player in the burgeoning indie folk/adult alternative rock scene. In 2008, after collaborating with actress Zooey Deschanel, the unlikely duo released a well-received album of covers and Deschanel originals called Volume One under the moniker She & Him. Ward’s next full-length offering featured guest vocals from Deschanel, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), and Lucinda Williams. The release of two more She & Him outings was followed in 2012 by his seventh proper solo outing, A Wasteland Companion, which was recorded in eight different studios and featured contributions from 18 different musicians.

Sun 5/4
7 PM
TICKETS: $95 | DOORS: 6 PM
Country
sold
Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group TICKETS: $95 | DOORS: 6 PM

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician. Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me since its release in February 2012, which was #1 for several weeks on the Americana charts. Release Me is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

Fri 4/18
8 PM
(Madison King opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Alt-Country
sold
Old 97's (Madison King opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

The Old 97’s, made up of guitarist/vocalist Rhett Miller, bassist/vocalist Murry Hammond, guitarist Ken Bethea and drummer Philip Peeples, emerged from Dallas twenty years ago at the forefront of a musical movement blending rootsy, country-influenced songwriting with punk rock energy and delivery. The band performed on TV, from Letterman to Austin City Limits, and had their music appear in countless film and TV soundtracks (they appeared as themselves in the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston movie ‘The Break Up’). Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan put the band on a continuous loop on his iPod while writing the show’s final scene. Their latest release, ‘Most Messed Up’, finds the Old 97’s at their raucous, boozy best, all swagger and heart and is due out April 29th.

Fri 4/11
8 PM
(ELIJAH FORD & THE BLOOM OPENS)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Blues
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The Fabulous Thunderbirds (ELIJAH FORD & THE BLOOM OPENS)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band, incorporating Cajun, Blues, Rock and R&B sounds. The Grammy nominated band was founded in 1974 in Austin, TX by front man and internationally acclaimed harmonica player Kim Wilson and the famed guitarist Jimmie Vaughan. In the 1980’s the band had a string of hits including, “Tuff Enuff”, “Wrap it Up”, “How Do You Spell Love” and “Powerful Stuff”. They have toured with the likes of Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound is influenced by a diversity of musical styles. The band’s Severn Records debut, On The Verge, was released in 2013. Returning to Gruene Hall to celebrate their 40th anniversary, The Fabulous Thunderbirds will be playing their hits at the show!

Sat 3/1
9 PM
(CLAY THRASH OPENS)
DOORS: 8 PM
Americana
$15 cover
(CLAY THRASH OPENS)
DOORS: 8 PM

Rhyder pushes boundaries and delivers fresh material, all while maintaining his signature sound that fans across the country have grown to adore. His eighth full-length album over the span of 12 years, That’s Just Me, was produced by both Rhyder and his longtime guitar player Matt Powell and includes co-writes from fellow Texan powerhouses and friends Josh Abbott and Wade Bowen.

Fri 2/14
8 PM
(THE RANKIN TWINS OPEN)
DOORS: 7 PM
Country
$5 cover
(THE RANKIN TWINS OPEN)
DOORS: 7 PM

Bri Bagwell is real country music, and what country music should strive to be. She fell in love with music at an early age, and started playing in a band with her older brothers while just a teenager growing up in New Mexico. A couple of weeks after turning 18, she moved to Austin to study at UT and begin her music career in the live music capital of the world. She learned to gain a crowd’s attention with her beautiful voice, singing songs she wrote herself.

Sun 2/9
8PM
TICKETS: $50 | DOORS: 7PM
Country / Americana
sold
TICKETS: $50 | DOORS: 7PM

Robert Earl Keen and Randy Rogers, both influential artists in the Texas Music scene, are teaming up for a special acoustic performance at Gruene Hall. Robert Earl Keen made a splash in Central Texas with his debut album in 1984, No Kinda Dancer. Starting off in the front room, rotating Sunday afternoon free shows with folks like Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith, he did so well that he landed a weekly gig, playing every Wednesday night for a while. REK built his crowd with hard work, good songs, great stories and an excellent stage presence that soon earned him a spot on the Hall’s main stage. Similar to Robert Earl, Randy Rogers has grown a loyal fan base as front man of the Randy Rogers Band. Randy Rogers recorded one of REK’s songs, I’ll Be There for You, as a part of the tribute album, Undone. “For our generation of songwriters, he is the Townes Van Zandt, the songwriter’s songwriter,” says Randy Rogers.