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Fri 10/19
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Shooter Jennings
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Shooter Jennings

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 10/19
8 PM
(Garrett Bryan opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
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(Garrett Bryan opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

For nearly two decades, Shooter Jennings has defied expectation while constantly expanding the parameters of country, rock ‘n’ roll, and beyond. The scion of American music royalty, he has affirmed his own place in histories still to come as a truly limitless artist whose ambitious experimentation spans myriad genres and creative platforms, from releasing seven solo LPs, countless EPs, and founding his own label and multimedia outlet, Black Country Rock, to hosting his “Shooter Jennings’ Electric Rodeo” on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel, producing music by Jamey Johnson, Wanda Jackson, and his mom, Jessi Colter, and the creation of acclaimed BBS Door games. Ever the outlaw, Jennings has now crafted what might well be his most truly idiosyncratic work thus far, SHOOTER. Produced by longtime friend and collaborator, Low Country Sound founder Dave Cobb, at the renowned RCA Studio A on Nashville’s Music Row, the album sees Jennings staking out a fairly straightforward goal: to simply make a great country record. It should be noted, Jennings’ last studio album was a genuinely visionary tribute to Giorgio Moroder so in some ways, making a straight up country record is as much of a left turn as anything else in his brilliantly mercurial career thus far. But with songs like “Fast Horses & Good Hideouts” or the raucous “I’m Wild & My Woman Is Crazy,” Jennings more than affirms his mission by returning to country’s original, if oft misplaced, mandate: singing songs about growing up and getting older, about going out and getting trashed. In short, making music for real people with real lives. With SHOOTER, Jennings truly puts his own mark on country music, living up to his extraordinary birthright with unparalleled passion, experience, and heart.

Thu 10/18
8 PM
(The Reed Brothers open)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Rock
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Dennis Quaid (The Reed Brothers open)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM

Known for his movies such as “The Right Stuff”, The Big Easy”, “Flesh & Bone” which was shot at Gruene Hall, “Great Balls of Fire!”, “Wyatt Earp”, “The Rookie”, “The Alamo”, “In Good Company”, “Soul Surfer”, “A Dog’s Purpose” and more, Dennis Quaid is more than an actor. He is passionate about music and even when he’s working, he plays every few weeks with his band, The Sharks. Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist and with The Sharks they play many originals as well as classic hits such as “Spill the Wine”, “Gloria” and “Great Balls of Fire”. Dennis Quaid and the Sharks have received rave reviews and the shows are as much fun for those in the crowd as they are for the band.

Wed 10/17
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 10/16
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 10/15
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 10/14
5:30-9 PM
(formerly with Muddy Waters Band)
Blues
free show
(formerly with Muddy Waters Band)

Sun 10/14
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 10/14
12:30-4:30 PM
Country
free show

Sat 10/13
12:45-5 PM
(Kane Alvarado opens)
Blues / Country
free show
(Kane Alvarado opens)

Sat 10/13
9 PM
(Scotty Alexander opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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(Scotty Alexander opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

Born and raised outside of Austin, Kyle Park started playing country venues when he was 15 years old. Since then, he’s impressively had ten singles on the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10, including two #1 singles (“The Night Is Young” and “True Love”). His ‘Fall EP’ peaked at No. 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. Park’s latest album, ‘The Blue Roof Sessions’ is out now via Thirty Tigers. His current single, the anthemic “Rednecks With Paychecks” continues to climb the charts. Known for his clever songwriting and guitar-heavy tracks, he’s reaped consistent national press coverage from CMT, ZUUS, Taste of Country, Country Weekly, All Music and Guitar World. Park has shared with the stage with numerous notable and legendary artists including George Strait, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Clint Black, Eli Young Band and more.

Fri 10/12
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Bri Bagwell
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Bri Bagwell

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 10/12
8 PM
(Wynn Williams opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Bri Bagwell (Wynn Williams opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM

Bri Bagwell’s latest album, In My Defense, is a collection of ten carefully crafted songs that give her fans an inside peek of how this girl chasing a dream for over fifteen years, has blossomed into the woman living those dreams.

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

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

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

Mon 10/8
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 10/7
1-6 PM
$20 in advance / $25 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM at The Grapevine Grounds
Americana
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$20 in advance / $25 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM at The Grapevine Grounds

Ticket price includes admission to The Grapevine Grounds (including + Craft Beer Event, over 75 craft beers for tasting and wines for purchase, live Texas tunes featuring Aaron Stephens, Jesse Dayton and Guy Forsyth, 5 taste tickets (additional taste tickets available for purchase), “Le Cordon Gruene” food trucks and artisan market with 20 vendors. ). 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

1-2:15 pm – Aaron Stephens
2:35-4 pm – Jesse Dayton
4:20-6 pm – Guy Forsyth

Sun 10/7
1-10 PM
$40 in advance / $50 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM; Check in at Gruene Hall
Americana
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$40 in advance / $50 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM; Check in at Gruene Hall

Ticket price includes admission to Gruene Hall and The Grapevine (including + Craft Beer Event, over 75 craft beers for tasting and wines for purchase, 8+ hours of live Texas tunes on 3 stages, 5 taste tickets (additional taste tickets available for purchase), “Le Cordon Gruene” food trucks and artisan market with 20 vendors. ). 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

GRUENE HALL
2:00 pm – Parker McCollum
2:50 pm – Jason Boland (acoustic)
3:30 pm – Courtney Patton
4:25 pm – Bart Crow Band
5:15 pm – Jon Roniger & The Good For Nothin’ Band
6:10 pm – Max Stalling
7:00 pm – Jamie Lin Wilson
8:00 pm – Dalton Domino (acoustic)
8:45 pm – Micky & The Motorcars

THE GRAPEVINE STAGE
1-2:15 pm – Aaron Stephens
2:35-4 pm – Jesse Dayton
4:20-6 pm – Guy Forsyth

*lineup and schedule subject to change

Sat 10/6
12-6 PM
$25 in advance / $35 at the door (if available)
Doors: 12 PM
Americana
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$25 in advance / $35 at the door (if available)
Doors: 12 PM

Taste over 90 different Texas wines from over 30 different wineries, try the stellar cuisine at Le Cordon Gruene Food Alley and shop the craft market all to the beat of live, original Texas music featuring Dirty River Dixie Band, Beat Root Revival and Sophia Band. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

12-1:40 pm – Dirty River Dixie Band
2-3:30 pm – Beat Root Revival
4-6 pm – Sophia Johnson Band with Erik Hokkanen

Sat 10/6
9 PM
(Brian Pounds opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
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Hal Ketchum (Brian Pounds opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 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.

Sat 10/6
1-5 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Fri 10/5
5:30-8:30 PM
Featuring Aaron Watson
Tickets: Starting at $580 | DOORS: 5:30 PM
Country
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Featuring Aaron Watson
Tickets: Starting at $580 | DOORS: 5:30 PM

Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet with Aaron Watson, catered dinner by Gristmill River Restaurant and a wine tasting with three featured Texas wineries. Silent auction and The Great Guitar Auction. Admission includes 9:30 pm concert with Aaron Watson. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Fri 10/5
5:30-8:30 PM
Featuring Aaron Watson
TICKETS: $85 | DOORS: 5:30 PM
Country
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Featuring Aaron Watson
TICKETS: $85 | DOORS: 5:30 PM

Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet with Aaron Watson, catered dinner by Gristmill River Restaurant and a wine tasting with three featured Texas wineries. Silent auction and The Great Guitar Auction. Admission includes 9:30 pm concert with Aaron Watson. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Fri 10/5
9:30 PM
TICKETS: $40 | DOORS: APPROX. 9 PM
Country
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Aaron Watson TICKETS: $40 | DOORS: APPROX. 9 PM

Aaron Watson continues to dominate as a true independent in the country music arena. Wrapping a milestone 2017 that included headlining stops at Houston Rodeo and historic Ryman Auditorium, the Texas troubadour’s single “Outta Style” hit Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart after a record-breaking 50-week climb, Watson continues his nationwide tour in support of his highly acclaimed album, Vaquero, with a slew of 2018 dates, highlighted by a hometown arena show in Abilene, a Texas Independence Day show in New York City, and Stagecoach in Indio. Watson’s newest release Vaquero launched into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with his biggest career sales debut to date. Texas Monthly, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, CMT, The Boot and more have all praised the new music. Vaquero is the follow up to his history-making album The Underdog, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making him the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot. Watson’s rise has been paved by years of hard work and perseverance. Eighteen years, over a dozen recorded albums and more than 2,500 shows in the U.S. and Europe, the Texas native is determined to stay true to his roots and deliver music directly to his fans.

Thu 10/4
5:30-7:30 PM
$15 in advance / $20 at the door (if available)
Doors: 5:30 PM
Americana
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$15 in advance / $20 at the door (if available)
Doors: 5:30 PM

Specially curated wine and beer tasting, live music featuring Mike & The Moonpies. Ticket includes three wine tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Thu 10/4
5:30-7:30 PM
$25 in advance only (limited quantity available)
Doors: VIP Early admission at 5 PM
Americana
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$25 in advance only (limited quantity available)
Doors: VIP Early admission at 5 PM

Specially curated wine and beer tasting, live music featuring Mike & The Moonpies. VIP Ticket includes early admission at 5 pm, souvenir wine glass and five wine tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Thu 10/4
8 PM
(Sarah Pierce opens)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Michael Martin Murphey (Sarah Pierce opens)
TICKETS: $35 | 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.* Michael Martin Murphey’s musical journey has taken many unpredictable paths over the past 50 years. Topping the Pop, Country, Western and Bluegrass charts, Murphey has never been one to rest on his laurels. A loyal American son from Texas, Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits “Wildfire,” Carolina In The Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” and many more across his 35 albums released to date. Murphey’s original songs have been recorded by The Monkees, Kenny Rogers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver, Hoyt Axton, Johnny Cash, Tracy Byrd, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dolly Parton, Johnny Rivers, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others. During the early 1970s in Austin, TX along with artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn, Murphey created the “Cosmic Cowboy” movement, which was pivotal in drawing artists like Willie Nelson to the scene and helped birth the “Outlaw” Country movement. Then, in the early 1980s, twelve years after his first hit in Pop music, Murphey was awarded “Best New Artist” by the Academy of Country Music (beating out George Strait). He continued to top the country charts throughout the decade with hits like “What’s Forever For,” the Grammy nominated “A Face In the Crowd,” (with Holly Dunn), the number one “A Long Line of Love”, “I’m Gonna Miss You Girl”, and many more. In 2009, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame, joining old friends Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Allen Shamblin. In 2018, Murphey will release Austinology, celebrating his early days as a pioneer of the Austin Music Scene of the ‘70s with guest artists that include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and many more.

Thu 10/4
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Sarah Pierce
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Sarah Pierce

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Wed 10/3
6-10 PM
Texas - Folk
free show

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

Mon 10/1
6-10 PM
Country
free show

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

Sun 9/30
5-9 PM
with special guests Adam Carroll, Cary Swinney and Mike McClure
Americana
free show
with special guests Adam Carroll, Cary Swinney and Mike McClure

Sat 9/29
9 PM
(Beat Root Revival opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 8 PM
Blues / R&B
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The Subdudes (Beat Root Revival opens)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 8 PM

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, The Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians. Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, 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, Steve Amedée, for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass. Their music features an intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music, not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any musicians. More than a just a concert, the “dudes” leave you feeling like they’re having a party and you were lucky enough to be invited.

Sat 9/29
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 9/28
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Aaron Stephens
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Aaron Stephens

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 9/28
8 PM
(Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Funk / Rock / Jazz
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Trombone Shorty (Aaron Stephens 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. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. 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. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s “Treme,” and has recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Conan.” In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At 2014’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. 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 9/27
8 PM
(Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Funk / Rock / Jazz
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Trombone Shorty (Aaron Stephens 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. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. 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. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s “Treme,” and has recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Conan.” In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At 2014’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. 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.

Wed 9/26
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 9/25
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 9/24
6-10 PM
Country
free show

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

Sun 9/23
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 9/22
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 9/22
9 PM
(The Broken Spokes open)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
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Max Stalling 2018 (The Broken Spokes open)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Texas based songwriter, Max Stalling, had no expectation of ever being in the music business. After attending high school in South Texas, Stalling studied at Texas A&M – College Station, where he earned a masters degree in Food Science. He followed the corporate road from there and eventually landed in Dallas working in product development. Inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, and Jerry Jeff Walker, Stalling started writing songs, recording albums, and eventually touring with a full band to back him. Sixty thousand CDs later, Stalling joined musical greats Kris Kristofferson, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, Selena, Guy Clark and many others when he received a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi. His song “Scars and Souvenirs” was used as the title for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in 2007 and he was featured on the CW Network’s Troubadour, TX television series. 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 9/21
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Los Lobos
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Los Lobos

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 9/21
8 PM
(Lisa Morales opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM

Rock / Latin / Blues
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Los Lobos (Lisa Morales opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM

Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their major label debut How Will The Wolf Survive? in 1984. Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well — and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973. Steve Berlin is Los Lobos’ saxophonist, flutist and harmonica player who met the band while still with seminal L.A. rockers The Blasters. He joined the group after performing on and co-producing (with T-Bone Burnett) their breakthrough 1983 EP …And A Time To Dance. Hidalgo, the band’s lead vocalist/guitarist (whose arsenal includes accordion, percussion, bass, keyboards, melodic, drums, violin and banjo) met Perez at Garfield High in East LA and started a garage band. Rosas, who plays guitar and mandolin, had his own group, and Lozano launched a power trio. As Los Lobos celebrated their fourth decade together, they looked back at their roots in acoustic music with 2013’s Disconnected in New York City and in 2015, Los Lobos released the bold and eclectic album Gates of Gold.

Thu 9/20
8 PM
(Erin Rae opens)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Indie / Folk / Soul
sold
Jenny Lewis (Erin Rae opens)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM

One of the most celebrated and respected performers of her generation, Jenny Lewis got her start as the dynamic frontwoman of influential LA group Rilo Kiley in 1998. She has since released three albums under her name, most recently 2014’s The Voyager. In addition to her solo work, she was a member of The Postal Service, part of the duo, Jenny and Johnny, as well as the lead vocalist for Nice As F**k. Lewis has collaborated with Beck, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams and M. Ward, among others. She has also written music for films such as the musical/drama, Song One, starring Anne Hathaway and Very Good Girls starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen.

Wed 9/19
8 PM
Tickets: $75 | Doors: 7 PM
Rock / Pop / Country
sold
Melissa Etheridge Tickets: $75 | Doors: 7 PM

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. In February 2007, Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy® Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. On October 7, 2016 Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, a 12- track album that features original material as well as interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy and spotlighting the vital role Stax Records played in the Civil Rights Movement.

Tue 9/18
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 9/17
6-10 PM
Country
free show

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

Sun 9/16
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 9/15
9 PM
(Kyle Hutton and Market Junction open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Country / Americana
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Cory Morrow (Kyle Hutton and Market Junction open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

An Austin legend, by way of Lubbock and his native Houston, 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. In seventeen years, Cory Morrow has released nine full-length albums and an EP in Spring 2010, selling over 200,000 records, and has entertained audiences across the United States. 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.” Cory Morrow’s new release, Whiskey and Pride, is due out Friday, September 14th.

Sat 9/15
1-5 PM
Folk-Roots
free show

Fri 9/14
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Cory Morrow
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Cory Morrow

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 9/14
8 PM
(Kyle Hutton and Market Junction open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Country / Americana
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Cory Morrow (Kyle Hutton and Market Junction open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

An Austin legend, by way of Lubbock and his native Houston, 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. In seventeen years, Cory Morrow has released nine full-length albums and an EP in Spring 2010, selling over 200,000 records, and has entertained audiences across the United States. 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.” Cory Morrow’s new release, Whiskey and Pride, is due out Friday, September 14th.

Thu 9/13
6-10 PM
Indie / Folk
free show

Wed 9/12
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 9/11
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

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

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 9/9
5-9 PM
Country / Swing
free show

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

Sat 9/8
9 PM
(David Adam Byrnes opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Curtis Grimes 2015 (David Adam Byrnes 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.

Fri 9/7
7-11 PM
Americana / Country
free show

Fri 9/7
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Brian Pounds
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Brian Pounds

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 9/6
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 9/5
6-10 PM
Blues
free show

Tue 9/4
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 9/3
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Mon 9/3
6-10 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 9/2
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 9/2
8 PM
(Jake Worthington opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Josh Ward (Jake Worthington opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

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

Sat 9/1
1-5 PM
R&B / Soul
free show

Sat 9/1
9 PM
(Travis Parker opens)
Tickets: $18 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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Blue Water Highway (Travis Parker opens)
Tickets: $18 | Doors: 8 PM

Blue Water Highway comes from the working class, coastal town background that has informed the work of so many of rock’s greatest writers and artists. They take their name from the roadway that links their hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas to Galveston, where the cops, the teachers, the baristas and the chemical plant workers travel to work hard and to play hard, blowing off steam, dancing to their favorite bands. Blue Water Highway’s music is the soundtrack for their lives. “Best Friend” is the first single from their upcoming album Heartbreak City, coming out on Blue Water Highway Records/Thirty Tigers on June 8th. With a hook that’s a mile wide, it chronicles the lives, loves and friendships that sustain us. Blue Water Highway was started by two “best friends” from high school – Zack Kibodeaux (lead vocals, guitar) and Greg Essington (guitar). They were later joined by Catherine Clark (keyboards), Jared Wilson (drums) and Kyle James Smith (bass).

Fri 8/31
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Garrett LeBeau
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Garrett LeBeau

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 8/31
8-11:30 PM
Blues / R&B
free show

Thu 8/30
7-11 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Wed 8/29
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 8/28
7-11 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 8/27
7-11 PM
Vintage Rock
free show

Sun 8/26
5-9 PM
Americana Rock
free show

Sun 8/26
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 8/25
9 PM
(Bonnie Whitmore opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Americana / Rock
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James McMurtry (Bonnie Whitmore opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

James McMurtry spins stories with a poet’s pen and a painter’s precision. Proof: The acclaimed songwriter’s new Complicated Game. McMurtry’s first collection in six years spotlights a craftsman in absolutely peak form as he turns from political toward personal. Further evidence: McMurtry’s Just Us Kids (2008) and Childish Things (2005). The former earned his highest Billboard 200 chart position in nearly two decades and notched Americana Music Award nominations. Meanwhile, Childish Things scored endless critical praise and spent six full weeks topping the Americana Music Radio chart in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, Childish Things won the Americana Music Association’s Album of the Year and “We Can’t Make It Here” was named the rapidly rising organization’s Song of the Year.

Sat 8/25
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 8/24
8 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Fri 8/24
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 8/23
7-11 PM
Texas Country
free show

Wed 8/22
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Tue 8/21
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 8/21
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.

Mon 8/20
7-11 PM
Americana / Roots
free show

Sun 8/19
5-9 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Sun 8/19
12:30-4:30 PM
Country
free show

Sat 8/18
9 PM
(The Tender Things open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Hayes Carll (The Tender Things open)
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 8/17
8 PM
(The Tender Things open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Hayes Carll (The Tender Things open)
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 8/17
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Hayes Carll
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Hayes Carll

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 8/16
7-11 PM
Classic Country
free show

Wed 8/15
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 8/14
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 8/14
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 8/13
7:30-11 PM
Americana
free show

Mon 8/13
3-7 pm
Closed 3-7 PM for Private Event
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Sun 8/12
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 8/12
1-5:15 PM
Country
free show

Sun 8/12
6-9 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Sat 8/11
9 PM
Tickets: $10 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Dale Watson Tickets: $10 | DOORS: 8 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.

Sat 8/11
1-5 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Fri 8/10
8 PM
(Doug Kent opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Radney Foster (Doug Kent opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 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 8/10
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Radney Foster
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Radney Foster

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 8/9
7-11 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Tue 8/7
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 8/7
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.

Sun 8/5
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 8/5
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 8/4
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 8/4
9 PM
(Strahan & The Good Neighbors open)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country / Soul
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Kevin Galloway (Strahan & The Good Neighbors open)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM

“The Change” is the debut solo album from singer/songwriter and longtime Uncle Lucius front man Kevin Galloway. “It’s a love letter, and a promise to my newly formed family”, says Galloway. “My wife and I have two children under the age of 3 now. After touring almost incessantly with a band for over a decade, I’ve decided to take a different approach. This album is a sincere reflection of my mindset while reorganizing priorities.” As for the sound, Galloway and producer Vorpahl call it “Gulf Coast Country Soul”. Of the band, Kevin comments, “We put together some great players and they really found something special. It’s organic and undeniably in the pocket.” “The Change” will be released August 3rd on Nine Mile Records.

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 8/3
8 PM
with special guests The Peterson Brothers
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Blues / R&B
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Jackie Venson with special guests The Peterson Brothers
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence. Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. Enthralled with music since the age of 8, this young singer/songwriter/musician instantly captures your attention with a vibrant musical soul and passionate control of her instruments, that reach far beyond her tender age. As she mindfully blends Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul and more, with her introspective lyrics, the message is clear. When you’re listening to Jackie you hear the “Truth in Music”. Her live performances revisits what makes music so powerful: emotion and passion. She thrives without the flash, instead favoring a clean sound, genuine soul, and meaningful connection with her audience. Music is not only what Venson does – but also defines who she is and reminds her where she wants to be: performing. Having finished her second tour of Europe and the recent declaration of “Jackie Venson Day” (May 21st) in the “Live Music Capital of the World” Austin, TX, there’s no doubt she has every reason to lead the way with the trademark smile that accompanies her magnificent musicianship.

Tue 7/31
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 7/31
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 7/29
5-9 PM
Americana Rock
free show

Sun 7/29
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 7/28
9 PM
(Eli Buddy & Sweet Mesquite opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Folk Rock / Americana
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Chris Knight (Eli Buddy & Sweet Mesquite opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM

Chris Knight doesn’t like to say much. He won’t chat about his worldview or engage in conversations on his creative approach. For 15 years, 7 acclaimed albums and a hard-nosed career, Knight has always let his music do most of the talking. And on record – as well everywhere across America, from roadhouse taverns to major-city concert halls – his songs have had plenty to say. But with his album Little Victories, Chris Knight has taken the discussion to a whole new level. So after 15 years, 8 albums and a still uncompromised reputation as one of the best singer/songwriters in America, what has Chris Knight learned from it all? “I’ve learned that I’m pretty lucky to do what I do and make a living at it,” he says.

Sat 7/28
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 7/27
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring BJ Barham (of American Aquarium)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring BJ Barham (of American Aquarium)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 7/27
8 PM
(Dalton Domino opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Alt-Country
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American Aquarium (Dalton Domino opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

American Aquarium’s seventh studio album, Things Change, offers the band’s finest collection of folk-infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ’s signature storytelling – always deeply personal but also instantly relatable – the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope. Much has changed for the band and BJ since their acclaimed last effort, Wolves. Featuring a new band lineup that includes Shane Boeker on lead guitar, drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel and electric guitar, as well as a reinvigorated frontman in BJ, Things Change is American Aquarium’s first release on a label after selling thousands of records on their own. Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Things Change was produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson.

Thu 7/26
7-11 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

Wed 7/25
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 7/24
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 7/24
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 7/23
7-11 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Sun 7/22
12:30 - 4:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 7/21
1-5 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sat 7/21
9 PM
(Broken Spokes opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Country
sold
Roger Creager (Broken Spokes opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions.

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 7/20
8 PM
(Kaitlin Butts opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Roger Creager (Kaitlin Butts opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions.

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 7/20
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kaitlin Butts
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kaitlin Butts

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 7/19
8 PM
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Roger Creager TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions.

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.

Wed 7/18
8 PM
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Roger Creager TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions.

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.

Tue 7/17
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 7/17
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 7/15
5-9 PM
Rock / R&B
free show

Sun 7/15
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 7/14
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 7/14
9 PM
(Jeff Crosby & The Refugees open)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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(Jeff Crosby & The Refugees open)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM

The band’s co-founders Willy and Cody Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. They performed on The Tonight Show twice while sharing the stages with the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Merle Haggard. Their father taught his sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. The band took its name from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, and moved to Austin in the autumn of 1996, where they carved a niche of their own. They evolved, adding Jay Nazz, David Abetya and Kansas-bred bassist Joe Miller. They listened, watched and interacted with the creative dynamos of the outlaw country scene – Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and others – and joined them in a redefinition of what contemporary country music had become. Theirs was gritty, hard-edged, uncompromising and convincing. They turned country music real again. Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums– set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. No band exemplifies the broad genre better. The group’s latest album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. It reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity. Reckless Kelly is a great band with an apt name. The outlaw’s spirit pervades the ambiance. They are rugged individualists who dedicate themselves to advancing the state of their art.

Fri 7/13
8 PM
(Jeff Crosby & The Refugees open)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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(Jeff Crosby & The Refugees open)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM

The band’s co-founders Willy and Cody Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. They performed on The Tonight Show twice while sharing the stages with the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Merle Haggard. Their father taught his sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. The band took its name from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, and moved to Austin in the autumn of 1996, where they carved a niche of their own. They evolved, adding Jay Nazz, David Abetya and Kansas-bred bassist Joe Miller. They listened, watched and interacted with the creative dynamos of the outlaw country scene – Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and others – and joined them in a redefinition of what contemporary country music had become. Theirs was gritty, hard-edged, uncompromising and convincing. They turned country music real again. Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums– set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. No band exemplifies the broad genre better. The group’s latest album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. It reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity. Reckless Kelly is a great band with an apt name. The outlaw’s spirit pervades the ambiance. They are rugged individualists who dedicate themselves to advancing the state of their art.

Fri 7/13
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Willy Braun (of Reckless Kelly)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Willy Braun (of Reckless Kelly)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 7/12
7-11 PM
Country / Swing
free show

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

Tue 7/10
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 7/10
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 7/8
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 7/8
12:30-4:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 7/8
5-9 PM
Folk-Roots
free show

Sat 7/7
1-5 pm
Blues
free show

Sat 7/7
9 PM
(Jomo & The Possum Posse opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Alt-Country
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Shinyribs (Jomo & The Possum Posse opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 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 7/6
12-4 pm
Country /
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 7/6
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Big Joe Walker
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Big Joe Walker

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 7/6
8 PM
(Big Joe Walker opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
sold
Jack Ingram (Big Joe Walker 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 was released in August 2016.

Thu 7/5
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Wed 7/4
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Wed 7/4
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 7/3
1-5 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

Tue 7/3
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 7/3
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 7/2
1-5 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Mon 7/2
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 7/1
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 6/30
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 6/30
9 PM
(George Navarro opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
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Max Stalling (George Navarro 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.

Fri 6/29
8 PM
(Jaime Wyatt opens)
Tickets: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas Country
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Ray Wylie Hubbard (Jaime Wyatt opens)
Tickets: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

Ray Wylie Hubbard is a well-respected Texas Country singer-songwriter who is most known for his songs “Snake Farm” and “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother” and made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker’s 1973 recording. The renowned Americana hero returns with a lean ’n’ mean follow-up to 2012’s triumphant The Grifter’s Hymnal with his latest album, The Ruffian’s Misfortune. Soon to be followed by his uproarious, hair-raising autobiography, A Life…Well, Lived, The Ruffian’s Misfortune was co-produced by Hubbard and bassist George Reiff and showcases Hubbard’s bluesy slide alongside the twin guitar leads of Gabe Rhodes and Hubbard’s son, Lucas.

Fri 6/29
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 6/28
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Wed 6/27
7-11 PM
Texas Country
free show

Tue 6/26
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 6/26
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 6/25
7-11 PM
Folk / Blues
free show

Sun 6/24
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sun 6/24
5:30-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 6/23
9 PM
(Mike Stinson opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Country
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Old 97s (Mike Stinson opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

To say that rock and roll has been good to the Old 97’s (guitarist/vocalist Miller, bassist/vocalist Murry Hammond, guitarist Ken Bethea, and drummer Philip Peeples) would be an understatement. The band 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 New York Times has described their major label debut, ‘Too Far To Care,’ as “a cornerstone of the ‘alternative country’ movement…[that] leaned more toward the Clash than the Carter Family.” They’ve released a slew of records since then, garnering praise from NPR and Billboard to SPIN and Rolling Stone, who hailed the band as “four Texans raised on the Beatles and Johnny Cash in equal measures, whose shiny melodies, and fatalistic character studies, do their forefathers proud.” The band performed on television 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 told The Hollywood Reporter that he put the band on a continuous loop on his iPod while writing the show’s final scene. ‘Most Messed Up’ finds the Old 97’s at their raucous, boozy best, all swagger and heart. Still shifting gears between country and rock, Old 97’s released Graveyard Whistling in 2017.

Sat 6/23
1-5 PM
Blues / R&B
free show

Sat 6/23
12-2 PM
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Frank Schlather

Also known as Frank’s Tranquilizer Hour, this event commemorates the legendary former “Mayor” of Gruene with special offers at Gruene Hall, including 50¢ beers from noon to 2 pm. Click here for more information.

Fri 6/22
8 PM
(Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Kelly Willis 2018 (Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner opens)
TICKETS: $15 | 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. Kelly Willis is the alluring voice and songwriting talent who pioneered both Americana and the Texas young country scene with her debut album in 1990, and has since over the course of five more gems proven how she can do it all from contemporary to traditional and beyond with finesse, smarts and irresistible charm. Kelly Willis continues to record and perform with her husband, Bruce Robison and is working on her own new release for Spring 2018 on Premium-Thirty Tigers. Stay tuned, you’re going to love it! “…alternative country’s golden goddess.” – NPR “…stunning voice that combines honky-tonk sass with bruised vulnerability…” – Los Angeles Times

Fri 6/22
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kelly Willis
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kelly Willis

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 6/21
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 6/19
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 6/19
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 6/18
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 6/17
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 6/17
12:30-4:30 PM
Folk / Country
free show

Sat 6/16
1-5 PM
Cajun / Country / Rock
free show

Sat 6/16
9 PM
(The Wicks open)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 8 PM
Blues
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Josh Weathers (The Wicks open)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 8 PM

Rock-n-soul infused, high energy powerhouse band based out of Fort Worth Texas. Mr. Weathers, (singer/songwriter) leads a powerful army of talented musicians through an exciting journey of R&B, funk, rock and soul. Since 2005, Josh has delivered countless memorable performances all over Regions of the South and has shared the stage with national acts including The Wood Brothers, Galactic, Monte Montgomery, Average White Band, Eddie Money, George Clinton and master of space and time, the one and only Leon Russell.

Fri 6/15
8 PM
(The Powell Brothers open)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas / Country
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Larry Joe Taylor (The Powell Brothers open)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM

Larry Joe Taylor has become one of the most respected men in the Texas music business. Not only is he one of the top songwriters in the state, he also helps promote young singer-songwriters. The “costal & western” innovator continues his take on life’s joys and challenges as seen through a seaside perspective. The varied moods of Taylor’s songs keep the crowds on their toes while he shifts from his loud-and-proud dancing tunes to soulful ballads. Not only does Taylor write most of the songs for his own albums, he’s also proud of the many other artists who have cut his tunes, including Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band, Keith Sykes, Richard Leigh, Gary P. Nunn, Michael Hearne, Joe Pat Hennen, Mike Graham, Doc Wesson, Tommy Alverson and Brian Burns.

Fri 6/15
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Larry Joe Taylor
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Larry Joe Taylor

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 6/14
7-11 PM
Country Swing
free show

Wed 6/13
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 6/12
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 6/12
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 6/11
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 6/10
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 6/10
5-9 PM
Country / Swing
free show

formerly The Railhouse Band

Sat 6/9
1-5 PM
Folk-Roots
free show

Sat 6/9
9 PM
(Matt & The Herdsmen opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Kyle Park (Matt & The Herdsmen opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

Born and raised outside of Austin, Kyle Park started playing country venues when he was 15 years old. Since then, he’s impressively had ten singles on the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10, including two #1 singles (“The Night Is Young” and “True Love”). His ‘Fall EP’ peaked at No. 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. Park’s latest album, ‘The Blue Roof Sessions’ is out now via Thirty Tigers. His current single, the anthemic “Rednecks With Paychecks” continues to climb the charts. Known for his clever songwriting and guitar-heavy tracks, he’s reaped consistent national press coverage from CMT, ZUUS, Taste of Country, Country Weekly, All Music and Guitar World. Park has shared with the stage with numerous notable and legendary artists including George Strait, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Clint Black, Eli Young Band and more.

Fri 6/8
8 PM
(Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers open)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Zack Walther (Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers open)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM

The Zack Walther Band is an Americana roots rock power band based in New Braunfels, Texas. As versatile as the Texas landscape, the Zack Walther Band can rock the house with high energy, or slow it down with story songs from their life experiences. With Zack Walther on lead guitar, harmonica, and strong vocals, combined with Matthew Briggs’ unique stand-up performance on drums and piano, and Shawn Hart on bass and vocals, they can entertain any crowd. Three part harmonies rarely go unnoticed by their listeners. Recently they’ve been collaborating with singer-songwriter Mike Atkins on the keys, who often joins in for live shows. Zack and Matthew have been friends since the third grade, and making music together since junior high. Zack and Matthew, along with other collaborators have recorded nearly a dozen studio and live records over the last 15 years and their music is currently being used on two cable television outdoor shows. They tour around Texas where their fans never seem to get enough.

Fri 6/8
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Zack Walther
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Zack Walther

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 6/7
8 PM
(Cindy Alexander opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 7 PM
Folk / Rock
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The Bacon Brothers (Cindy Alexander opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 7 PM

Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since about the same time they may have been fighting over Lincoln Logs or little green Army guys. In fact, the cover of their first album, Forosoco, shows as much; the picture, taken in 1972, shows Kevin and Michael onstage playing congas and guitar, respectively. The look of communication between the two is telling: although the Bacon Brothers have only been a working band since 1995, they too, run decades deep. This has been their hallmark; writing songs that, through bare self-expression and humor, echo the lives of others. It’s an art they’ve refined over three albums and in the 50 to 60 shows they play each year. And with each album and tour, the Bacon Brothers move further away from perceived “don’t tap on the glass” sideshow to a “raise your lighter and sing along” rock band, garnering fan after fan and shattering the obstacle of perception. The band began when Michael received an invitation to play a one-off gig at a local club in their hometown of Philadelphia. It went off well, and Kevin and Michael decided to explore its potential. Sold-out gigs in New York, LA, Nashville, Chicago and San Francisco followed, as well as a high-profile show opening for The Band at Carnegie Hall and appearing alongside the likes of Shania Twain and Wyclef Jean on the TNT Network’s “The Gift of Song” special. In eight years of recording and touring, the band has become a top live draw and continues to build momentum. “When we first started, the people who attended our shows came strictly to see Kevin Bacon, the movie star,” says Michael. “Now people come to see and hear The Bacon Brothers.”

Wed 6/6
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 6/5
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2018 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 6/5
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. Click here for more information.

Mon 6/4
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 6/3
5-9 PM
Texas / Country
free show

Sun 6/3
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 6/2
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 6/1
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring DESURE
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring DESURE

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 6/1
8 PM
(DESURE opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Midland (DESURE opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

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

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

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

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

Tue 5/29
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

Sun 5/27
8 PM
(Grant Gilbert opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Country / Americana
sold
Flatland Cavalry 2018 (Grant Gilbert opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

At some point between Lubbock and Midland, the land shifts from endless cotton rows and rich farmland into pump jacks and mesquite tree filled pastures. Lubbock roots-country outfit Flatland Cavalry straddles that line between the Panhandle and the badlands of West Texas with their bright, earthy country ballads and gritty folk ramblers. Vocalist and chief songwriter Cleto Cordero’s honest, smooth songwriting revolves around the vernacular world of West Texas that he’s constructed with dusty, sun-soaked character sketches, brooding self-evaluations, and candid love songs that all have the ability to turn into singalong anthems. Formed in the fall of 2012, the quintet was rounded up by Cordero after stretches of acoustic outings around the Panhandle town of Lubbock. With guitarist Reid Dillon, fiddler Laura Jane, bassist Jonathan Saenz, and drummer Jason Albers joining Cordero, Flatland quickly garnered the attention of the masses with the release of the debut EP, Come May, in the spring of 2015. Building off the success of Come May, Cordero and company released their full-length follow-up, Humble Folks, in April 2016.

Sat 5/26
1-5 PM
Country
free show

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

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

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

Fri 5/25
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Jason George (of The Georges)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Jason George (of The Georges)

The Boot Campaign will be on site to help us kick off Memorial Day Weekend 2018. Plus, enjoy an ice cold Shiner chilled on site with the Shiner Chill machine and register to win special giveaways including a Shiner wrapped guitar and more!

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 5/25
7:30-11:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

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

Tue 5/22
6-10 PM
Acoustic-Rock
free show

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

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

A celebration of Americana music featuring exceptional artists of the genre. Co-sponsored by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. Proceeds benefit CASA of Central Texas.

12:30 pm – Randy Rogers (acoustic)
1:10 pm – Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
1:50 pm – Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers
2:30 pm – Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros
3:10 pm – Jonathan Tyler
3:55 pm – Austin Meade
4:25 pm – Ray Wylie Hubbard
5:00 pm – Jack Ingram (acoustic)
5:35 pm – Jesse Dayton
6:15 pm – Zack Walther Band
6:45 pm – Kelly Willis
7:30 pm – Jeff Plankenhorn Band
8:10 pm – Seth James Band
8:50 pm – The Statesboro Revue
9:20 pm – Cody Canada & The Departed
10:00 pm – Kevin Galloway (formerly of Uncle Lucius / acoustic)
10:30 pm – Dalton Domino

*Lineup and schedule subject to change.

Sat 5/19
9 PM
(AHI opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 8 PM
Folk / Rock
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Patty Griffin (AHI opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 8 PM

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

Fri 5/18
8 PM
(The Marfa Lights open)
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM
Rock
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Three Dog Night (The Marfa Lights open)
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM

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

Fri 5/18
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring The Marfa Lights
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring The Marfa Lights

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

Mon 5/14
6-10 PM
Texas Country
free show

Sun 5/13
8 PM
Tickets: $65| Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Tickets: $65| Doors: 7 PM

This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. Jerry Jeff has lived – and is living again – the troubadour’s life. Most folks know that story – how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin in the early ’70s and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.

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

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

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

Sat 5/12
9 PM
Tickets: $65 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
sold
Tickets: $65 | Doors: 8 PM

This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. Jerry Jeff has lived – and is living again – the troubadour’s life. Most folks know that story – how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin in the early ’70s and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.

Fri 5/11
8 PM
(School of Rock opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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(School of Rock opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

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

Fri 5/11
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Cody Canada
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Cody Canada

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 5/10
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 5/9
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

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

Mon 5/7
6-10 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 5/3
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 5/1
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
Song Swap
free show

Mon 4/30
6-10 PM
Texas Country
free show

Sun 4/29
5-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sun 4/29
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 4/28
9 PM
(Seth James opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 8 PM
R&B
sold
Delbert McClinton (Seth James opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 8 PM

Born in Lubbock, Texas, 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. Delbert won a Grammy in 1991 for his duet with Bonnie Raitt, “Good Man, Good Woman,” and another in 1993 for his duet with Tanya Tucker, entitled “Tell Me About It,”. 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 4/28
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 4/27
8 PM
(Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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Stoney LaRue 2014 (Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 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.

Fri 4/27
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Austin Meade
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Austin Meade

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Tue 4/24
11 AM - 4 PM
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Tue 4/24
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 4/22
5-9 PM
Tex-Mex / Blues
free show

Sat 4/21
9 PM
(Brennen Leigh opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Swing / Blues / R&B
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Charley Crockett (Brennen Leigh opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett. Hitchhiking across the country exposed Crockett to the street life at a young age, following in the footsteps of his relative, American folk hero Davy Crockett, who also lived a wild life on the American frontier. After train hopping across the country, singing on the streets for change in New Orleans’ French Quarter, busking in New York City and performing across Texas and Northern California, Crockett set off to travel the world and lived on the streets of Paris for nearly a year before searching for home in Spain, Morocco, and Northern Africa. The blues artist returned home to Texas and released his debut solo album titled A Stolen Jewel in 2015, receiving critical acclaim in Dallas and ultimately landing him a Dallas Observer Music Award that year for “Best Blues Act”. He released his sophomore record In The Night, an admirable nod to his Texas country and Louisiana blues roots, in 2016. In 2017, he found time to get back to Austin, Texas to record a collection of his favorite honky tonk songs called Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.’s Honky Tonk Jubilee which was his first release under his new label deal with Thirty Tigers (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).

Fri 4/20
8 PM
(The Vandoliers open)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Lee Ann Womack (The Vandoliers open)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

Artists don’t really make albums like Lee Ann Womack’s THE LONELY, THE LONESOME AND THE GONE anymore, a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues. “I could never shake my center of who I was,” says the East Texas native. “I’m drawn to rootsy music. It’s what moves me.” Recorded at Houston’s historic SugarHill Recording Studios and produced by Womack’s husband and fellow Texan, Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’), THE LONELY, THE LONESOME AND THE GONE marks the culmination of a journey that began with Womack’s 2005 CMA Album of the Year ‘There’s More Where That Come From,’ moving her toward an authentic American music that celebrates her roots and adds to the canon. It also underscores the emergence of Womack’s songwriting voice: She has more writing credits among this album’s 14 tracks than on all her previous albums combined.

Fri 4/20
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Joshua Fleming (of The Vandoliers)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Joshua Fleming (of The Vandoliers)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Tue 4/17
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 4/16
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 4/15
5-9 PM
American Roots
free show

Sat 4/14
9 PM
(Hunter Hutchinson opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
sold
Josh Ward (Hunter Hutchinson opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 8 PM

Through tenacity and hard work, Houston native Josh Ward has grown into one of the most respected and appreciated musicians in the state. A well versed songsmith with a hauntingly traditional voice, his honest and visceral delivery of every song compels audiences to feel his lyrics with him as he takes them on his musical journey. Since the release of both his second studio album “Promises” and his latest studio album “Holding Me Together,” Josh has amassed seven consecutive #1 hits on the Texas Regional Radio Chart over two solid years and counting, distinguishing him as a new generation heavy weight champion of old school country music. Ward was named the Texas Regional Radio’s New Male Vocalist of the Year in 2013. His third full length album “Holding Me Together” proved yet another triumphant collaboration. All four singles went to #1 on the TRRR Chart starting with “Highway,” the 12-cylinder engine that takes you steadily through the steep grade and back down to TRRR’s Song of the Year, “Whiskey & Whitley”.

Fri 4/13
8 PM
(Chris Hennessee opens)
TICKETS: $49.50 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Jamey Johnson (Chris Hennessee opens)
TICKETS: $49.50 | DOORS: 7 PM

Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs. His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 ambitious double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification. In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. In 2012, the Alabama native released his fifth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard. In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album. (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s The Guitar Song as the year’s best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.)

Fri 4/13
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Chris Hennessee
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Chris Hennessee

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 4/12
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 4/11
6-10 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

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

Mon 4/9
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Sun 4/8
5-9 PM
Rock / R&B
free show

Sun 4/8
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
sold
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel group, The Levites. They have appeared multiple times at Austin City Limits Festival, The House of Blues, SXSW Music Festival and T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest Conference. Their style can best be described as a fusion of Roots Gospel, Jazz, Soul and R&B. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sat 4/7
9 PM
(Beat Root Revival opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Alt-Country
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Shinyribs (Beat Root Revival opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 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 4/6
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Jesse Stratton
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Jesse Stratton

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Fri 4/6
8 PM
(The Big Noise opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
Wynonna (The Big Noise opens)
Tickets: $49.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).” Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit.

Thu 4/5
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 4/3
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 4/2
6-10 PM
Acoustic Blues
free show

Sun 4/1
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 3/31
9 PM
(Morningbird opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Blue Water Highway (Morningbird opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

Blue Water Highway runs just outside of Freeport up towards Galveston along the Texas Gulf Coast, where the cultures of Texas and Louisiana collide in a unique melting pot. It is here, in the town of Lake Jackson, TX, that Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington became high school friends after Zack witnessed Greg playing Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and immediately enrolled in piano lessons himself. Their partnership included performing in musicals and local coffee shops, until the friends went their separate ways after high school. Greg headed to New York City to pursue a degree in music technology. Zack went to Texas State in San Marcos to study vocal performance, specifically opera. Soon, Zack was writing songs and sending them to his friend in New York. Finally, he coaxed Greg back to Texas to form the band he had been hearing in his head. Although they had landed in their adopted hometown of San Marcos, when it came time to name the band the first thing that came to mind was the landmark back home on the coast. The two dubbed the band, Blue Water Highway Band. Zack turned to Catherine Clark, a fellow opera singer, to complete the three part harmonies that the band would soon to be known for. Kyle James Smith was enlisted as the bassist and Zach Landreneau joined on keyboards, lap steel, guitar, accordion, and pretty much any other instrument you can think of. The band released a self-titled, six song, EP in 2013 and then followed that up with the full length LP “Things We Carry” in 2015.

Sat 3/31
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 3/30
8 PM
(Charlie Stout opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 7 PM
Folk Rock / Americana
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Dirty River Boys (Charlie Stout opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 7 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.

Fri 3/30
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Dirty River Boys
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Dirty River Boys

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 3/29
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

Tue 3/27
11 am - 5 pm
Closed for Private Event
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Tue 3/27
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 3/26
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/25
7 PM
TICKETS: $76 | DOORS: 6 PM
Country
sold
TICKETS: $76 | DOORS: 6 PM

Click here to purchase a ticket for a bus reservation. 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 3/25
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 3/24
9 PM
(Sophia Johnson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Western Swing
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(Sophia Johnson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 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.

Sat 3/24
1-5 PM
Folk-Roots
free show

Fri 3/23
8 PM
(Lew Card opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
sold
(Lew Card opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

Gruene Hall hosts the final stop in Uncle Lucius’ farewell tour! 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 3/23
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kevin Galloway (of Uncle Lucius)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Kevin Galloway (of Uncle Lucius)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 3/22
8 PM
(Folk Family Revival opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
sold
(Folk Family Revival opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

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

Tue 3/20
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 3/19
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sat 3/17
9 PM
(Randall King opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 8 PM
Texas Country
sold
Roger Creager (Randall King opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 8 PM

Roger Creager is an adventurist; he does not like to sit still while the world passes by. He tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer, and all it finds its way into Roger’s music and live shows. His passion for life invigorates everyone around him, including his fan base. Those who get hooked on his charisma and high energy come back show after show, year after year, and record after record. Creager’s latest record, Surrender, released January 2012, marks a “back-to-basics” approach for Roger. As always, Roger creates an interesting collection with songs that are very different from each other and will keep the listener’s attention start to finish. He co-wrote all songs except “Redemption Song”, a Bob Marley classic. Creager may travel the world, but he never strays far from his small-town South Texas roots and his music encompasses all of him.

Fri 3/16
8 PM
(The Powell Brothers open)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas Country
sold
Roger Creager (The Powell Brothers open)
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 3/16
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring The Powell Brothers
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring The Powell Brothers

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 3/15
1-5 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Thu 3/15
6-10 PM
Acoustic Folk-Rock
free show

Wed 3/14
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 3/13
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 3/13
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 3/13
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Mon 3/12
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/11
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
sold
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by The New Soul Invaders, a Gospel group from the small town of Industry, Texas whose original members started singing as teenagers over 30 years ago. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 3/11
7 PM
(Lisa Morales opens)
TICKETS: $59.50 | DOORS: 6 PM
Tex-Mex / Rock
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(Lisa Morales opens)
TICKETS: $59.50 | DOORS: 6 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.

Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band by the time they recorded their major label debut How Will The Wolf Survive? in 1984. Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well — and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973. As Los Lobos celebrated their fourth decade together, they looked back at their roots in acoustic music with 2013’s Disconnected in New York City and in 2015, Los Lobos released the bold and eclectic album Gates of Gold.

Sat 3/10
9 PM
(Kody West opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Kody West 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 3/10
1-5 pm
Blues
free show

Fri 3/9
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Shooter Jennings
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Shooter Jennings

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Mon 3/5
6-10 PM
Country
free show

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

Sat 3/3
1-5 PM
Texas / Red Dirt
free show

Sat 3/3
9 PM
(Motel Radio opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 9 PM
Folk / Americana
sold
Parker McCollum (Motel Radio opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 9 PM

Parker McCollum released his second album, Probably Wrong, in November 2017. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Lloyd Maines, the 10-track LP is the most honest McCollum has ever been in song. McCollum introduced his upcoming project to fans in a three-part roll out. Probably Wrong: Session One came out July 2017, reaching the top of iTunes Country Albums chart and Top 10 All Genre upon release. It includes his current single “I Can’t Breathe,” hailed as “the most powerful song on [Session One]” by the Temple Daily Telegram. Probably Wrong: Session Two dropped September 2017 and features “Misunderstood,”, earning over 100,000 views online. Racking up nearly 90,000 weekly steams, McCollum is the most streamed artist on Spotify according to Texas Music Picker’s Chart for the past six weeks and counting with his single “I Can’t Breathe.” The Austin-based singer and multi-instrumentalist broke out in 2013 with the revealing and critically adored debut The Limestone Kid. In the wake of its release, and its lead single “Meet Me in the Middle” finding success at regional radio, McCollum says “in the blink of an eye” his life drastically changed.”

Fri 3/2
8 PM
(Isaac Jacob Band opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Jason Boland & The Stragglers (Isaac Jacob Band 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.” Released in October 2015, their eighth album, Squelch, is angry, subversive, pointed and powerful.

Fri 3/2
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Isaac Jacob
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Isaac Jacob

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 3/1
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 2/28
6-10 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Tue 2/27
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 2/26
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 2/25
5-8 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 2/25
2:30-4:15 PM
R&B
free show

Sat 2/24
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 2/23
8 PM
(Django Walker opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Zane Williams (Django Walker opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 7 PM

Bringin’ Country Back” is more than a catchphrase for Zane Williams. It is a rallying cry for a return to authenticity and substance in mainstream country music, and a fitting title for his sixth studio album. That plain-spoken, down-home honesty has now become the calling card for Zane’s own career, landing him four #1 songs on the Texas radio charts, opening gigs with heroes like George Jones and Alan Jackson, and even an invitation to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 2015. The genuine quality of his music is no fluke. In a world where most popular music is created by committee, Zane writes the vast majority of his songs alone, whenever the inspiration strikes. In 2006, Zane released his first studio album Hurry Home, the title track of which later became a top-20 Billboard hit for then-Sony artist Jason Michael Carroll. Four more independent records followed, each attracting a wider audience than the last. When Zane put together his first band at age 33, he was a decade older than most of the new artists on the scene, and much more experienced as a songwriter, yet his obvious love of performing and connecting with his fans infused his shows with a youthful passion. Bringin’ Country Back melds that passion with his hard-earned experience as a performer and producer to create his most confident work yet.

Wed 2/21
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 2/20
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 2/19
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 2/18
8 PM
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
LeAnn Rimes - 2017 Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM

LeAnn Rimes is an internationally multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. She recently inked a worldwide deal with RCA UK who released her 16th studio album, Remnants. The album dropped on February 3, 2017 in the U.S. and debuted at # 4 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart and peaked at #3 on iTunes overall charts in its first week. The first single released in the U.S. was “Long Live Love”, which has peaked at # 1 on Billboard’s Dance Chart and held the #1 spot for multiple weeks. Globally, she has sold more than 44 million units, released over 40 charted sings, won two Grammy Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; two World Music Awards; three Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award. Out of the 42 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, LeAnn’s song “How Do I Live,” continues to rank #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs,” and it holds the record for being the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” which went #1 in 11 countries.

Sat 2/17
9 PM
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
sold
LeAnn Rimes - 2017 Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 8 PM

LeAnn Rimes is an internationally multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. She recently inked a worldwide deal with RCA UK who released her 16th studio album, Remnants. The album dropped on February 3, 2017 in the U.S. and debuted at # 4 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart and peaked at #3 on iTunes overall charts in its first week. The first single released in the U.S. was “Long Live Love”, which has peaked at # 1 on Billboard’s Dance Chart and held the #1 spot for multiple weeks. Globally, she has sold more than 44 million units, released over 40 charted sings, won two Grammy Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; two World Music Awards; three Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award. Out of the 42 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, LeAnn’s song “How Do I Live,” continues to rank #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs,” and it holds the record for being the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” which went #1 in 11 countries.

Sat 2/17
1-5 PM
Folk-Roots
free show

Thu 2/15
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 2/14
8 PM
Tickets: $10 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Dale Watson Tickets: $10 | 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.

Tue 2/13
6-10 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Mon 2/12
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 2/11
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by The New Soul Invaders, a Gospel group from the little small town of Industry, Texas. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 2/11
4-8 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 2/10
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 2/10
9 PM
(Johnny Nicholas opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Rock
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(Johnny Nicholas opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

For over 35 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 2/9
8 PM
(Chubby Knuckle Choir opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Rock
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Midnight River Choir (Chubby Knuckle Choir opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM

The story of Midnight River Choir is proof that sometimes great bands just happen. One night, four strangers ended up on a late night float trip down the Guadalupe River. As they made their way down the river singing songs, the beautiful harmonies floated into the heads of sleeping campers. The next morning, the boys overheard a man telling a friend that he was “awakened by a midnight river choir.” That was all it took. Eric Middleton (lead singer and guitarist), Justin Nelson (lead guitarist), Jeromy Yager (former bassist), and Mitchell Pyeatt (drummer), realized the magic of their combined talents and began writing and performing together under that River-God given name. The formation of Midnight River Choir was nothing short of a force of nature that now translates seamlessly during their live shows. This band needs no labels or comparisons. Their music speaks volumes about who and what they are. Their lives have been woven together by a strong thread of energy both on and off stage. That energy is raw and natural and soaked up from the earth through their bare feet. They believe that what you get is what you give and they give everything they have to their crowds. When that kind of energy lands back at the feet of the boys it is something of supreme intensity. And no one ever forgets it.

Thu 2/8
6-10 PM
Blues
free show

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

Mon 2/5
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 2/4
5 PM
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Sun 2/4
12-3:30pm
Blues
free show

Sat 2/3
9 PM
(Rachel Laven opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Junior Brown (Rachel Laven opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 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.

Sat 2/3
1-5 PM
Country / Americana
free show

Fri 2/2
8 PM
(Grant Gilbert opens)
Tickets: $30 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas / Americana
sold
Unleashed Live 2018 (Grant Gilbert opens)
Tickets: $30 | Doors: 7 PM

In 2000, Texas singer/songwriters Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison and Bruce Robison released an equally divided concert album recorded live at Gruene Hall in late 1999. 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. Almost twenty years later, the trio will return to the Gruene Hall stage for this very special Unleashed Live Reunion.

Thu 2/1
6-10 PM
Tex-Mex Country
free show

Mon 1/29
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sat 1/27
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Sat 1/27
9 PM
(Ruckus opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Folk Rock / Americana
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Dirty River Boys (Ruckus 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.

Thu 1/25
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 1/23
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sat 1/20
1-5 PM
Texas / Red Dirt
free show

Sat 1/20
9 PM
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM
Country
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Dalton Domino & Deryl Dodd Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Domino is filled with the wandering spirit of a storyteller that’s never content with simply drawing from the tales of others. At the age of 14, Domino began to explore the depths of personally vulnerable songwriting to cope with the loss of his grandfather, the man that had raised him for the first 10 years of his life. Over the years, Domino has kept the fuel for creating original music from his own viewpoint burning on high. With musical heroes ranging from Lubbock legend Terry Allan, to Bright Eyes, to another young singer-songwriter with West Texas ties, Charlie Shafter, it’s clear Domino wants his music to hit the listener in both the gut and the mind, just as his favorite artists’ best tunes always manage to.

Texas born musician, singer, songwriter and producer, Deryl Dodd, has had a long and colorful career, entering the music scene in Waco, Texas in 1987. After four years of constant touring, Deryl had the opportunity to open a show for legendary songwriter Dean Dillon. As a result of this 1991 visit, Dodd circulated through Nashville for several months and found himself employed as lead guitar player and singing background vocals for Martina McBride. In 1995, Deryl signed his first recording contract, releasing his debut album, One Ride In Vegas. This critically acclaimed album produced his first hit single, “That’s How I Got to Memphis”. His second album, self-titled, Deryl Dodd, produced the national hit, “A Bitter End”. Pearl Snaps, was Dodd’s third album. The first single and title track, “Pearl Snaps”, reached number one on the newly created Texas music chart. In 2009, Dodd recorded a new album, Together Again, that produced three top five hits and a chart-topping number one. Following the excitement of this album, Deryl went back in the studio to record his Random As I Am, released July 2011. Dodd released Long Hard Ride in April 2017. It’s a collection of his best loved songs reimagined as duets with his Texas friends.

Tue 1/16
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 1/14
4-8 PM
Blues
free show

Wed 1/10
6-10 PM
Acoustic-Rock
free show

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

Sun 1/7
4-8 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sun 1/7
12-3:30 PM
Blues
free show

Fri 1/5
1-5 PM
Folk
free show

Thu 1/4
6-10 PM
Acoustic-Rock
free show

Tue 1/2
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Due to the frigid weather, the shows scheduled for today, Tuesday, January 2nd, have been cancelled. Gruene Hall will remain open normal hours with everyone enjoying the warmth of the pot belly stove in the front of the Hall.

Mon 1/1
12-11:30 PM
Americana
free show

12-4 pm – Guy Forsyth Band
4-8 pm – Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros
8-11:30 pm – Zack Walther Band

*limited capacity

Sun 12/31
8 PM
(Garrett LeBeau opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 7 PM
Alt-Country
sold
Shinyribs (Garrett LeBeau opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 7 PM

NOTE: Due to New Braunfels law prohibiting alcohol consumption past midnight, New Year’s will be celebrated at 11pm. Ticket purchase includes free tamales and popcorn. Champagne splits will be available for purchase. 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.

Sat 12/30
1-5 PM
Country
free show

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

Fri 12/29
8 PM
(Carlton Anderson opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
Pat Green (Carlton Anderson 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 12/28
1-5 PM
Vintage Swamp-Rock
free show

Thu 12/28
8 PM
(Cash Campbell opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
Granger Smith (Cash Campbell opens)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 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.

Tue 12/26
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.

Sat 12/23
9 PM
with special guest Shotgun Rider
TICKETS: $29 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
sold
Aaron Watson with special guest Shotgun Rider
TICKETS: $29 | DOORS: 8 PM

Aaron Watson isn’t interested in what someone else thinks he should do. But instead of getting lonely as he sidesteps expectations, he’s gaining followers – hundreds of thousands of them. Delivered with a warm smile and fueled by a wild spirit, Watson’s rebellion echoes the land that helped make him. Throughout his 17-year career that spans a dozen albums and more than 2,500 shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, 39-year-old Watson has stubbornly and sincerely identified with the everyman – even as he’s proven to be the exception to the rule. The latest evidence of Watson’s homespun singularity is Vaquero, an ambitious 16-song set of character-driven storytelling, level-headed cultural commentary, and love songs for grown-ups that promise to further solidify his status as one of today’s finest torch-bearers of real country music.

Fri 12/22
8 PM
with special guest Bradley Banning
TICKETS: $29 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
sold
Aaron Watson with special guest Bradley Banning
TICKETS: $29 | DOORS: 7 PM

Aaron Watson isn’t interested in what someone else thinks he should do. But instead of getting lonely as he sidesteps expectations, he’s gaining followers – hundreds of thousands of them. Delivered with a warm smile and fueled by a wild spirit, Watson’s rebellion echoes the land that helped make him. Throughout his 17-year career that spans a dozen albums and more than 2,500 shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, 39-year-old Watson has stubbornly and sincerely identified with the everyman – even as he’s proven to be the exception to the rule. The latest evidence of Watson’s homespun singularity is Vaquero, an ambitious 16-song set of character-driven storytelling, level-headed cultural commentary, and love songs for grown-ups that promise to further solidify his status as one of today’s finest torch-bearers of real country music.

Thu 12/21
8 PM
with special guest Bri Bagwell
TICKETS: $29 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Aaron Watson with special guest Bri Bagwell
TICKETS: $29 | DOORS: 7 PM

Aaron Watson isn’t interested in what someone else thinks he should do. But instead of getting lonely as he sidesteps expectations, he’s gaining followers – hundreds of thousands of them. Delivered with a warm smile and fueled by a wild spirit, Watson’s rebellion echoes the land that helped make him. Throughout his 17-year career that spans a dozen albums and more than 2,500 shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, 39-year-old Watson has stubbornly and sincerely identified with the everyman – even as he’s proven to be the exception to the rule. The latest evidence of Watson’s homespun singularity is Vaquero, an ambitious 16-song set of character-driven storytelling, level-headed cultural commentary, and love songs for grown-ups that promise to further solidify his status as one of today’s finest torch-bearers of real country music.

Tue 12/19
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.

Sun 12/17
4-8 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sun 12/17
12-3:30pm
Americana - Roots
free show

Sat 12/16
1-5 PM
Blues - Rock
free show

Wed 12/13
6-10 PM
Americana Rock
free show

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

Sat 12/9
1-5 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Sat 12/9
9 PM
(Grant Gilbert opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Grant Gilbert 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.

Thu 12/7
8 PM
(Zach Nytomt opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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(Zach Nytomt 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. The Josh Abbott 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.

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

Sun 12/3
8 PM
TICKETS: $95 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
sold
Lyle Lovett TICKETS: $95 | DOORS: 7 PM

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.

Fri 12/1
8 PM
(Jake Ward opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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(Jake Ward opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Texas tornado Casey Donahew kicked off perhaps his biggest year yet in October 2011 with the release of his fourth studio album, Double Wide Dream. Selling out venues across the country, the Casey Donahew Band continues to thrill crowds each week with a combined frenetic onstage energy and everyman likeability, and media outlets around the country are starting to catch on to what the fans have known all along – this guy knows how to rock it. A testament to Casey Donahew’s growing popularity, the song “Double Wide Dream” is a perfect example of the Burleson native’s ability not to take himself or anything else too seriously and just enjoy the ride – and what a whirlwind of a ride it is becoming for this Texas sensation as he skyrockets closer and closer to country superstardom!

Tue 11/28
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriters
free show

Sun 11/26
4-8 PM
Rock-a-billy / Country
free show

Fri 11/24
8 PM
(Kaitlin Butts opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
sold
Pat Green (Kaitlin Butts 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.

Wed 11/22
8 PM
(The Mismatch opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Wade Bowen (The Mismatch opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Across five independent albums and a decade-plus of touring, Wade Bowen has amassed a string of regional hits and awards, and also a fan base that is passionate about music. Indeed, in the fourteen years since Bowen launched his career, he’s risen from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band and others had made the major-label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America. Now Bowen is poised to bring that Red Dirt and independent spirit to country music at large.

Tue 11/21
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 11/19
12-3:30pm
Australian Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 11/19
4-8 PM
Americana / R&B
free show

Sat 11/18
1-5 PM
Texas / Red Dirt
free show

Thu 11/16
8 PM
(Bret Graham opens)
TICKETS: $79.50 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Charley Pride (Bret Graham opens)
TICKETS: $79.50 | DOORS: 7 PM

Becoming a trailblazing Country Music superstar was an improbable destiny for Charley Pride, especially considering his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in Sledge, Mississippi. Charley unofficially started his music career in the late 1950s as a ballplayer with the Negro American League’s Memphis Red Sox singing and playing guitar on the team bus between ballparks. After a tryout with the New York Mets, Pride decided to return to his Montana home via Nashville. In 1966, Chet Atkins took Charley under his wing, nurtured his talent and oversaw a shrewd promotional campaign that successfully navigated the racial challenges of mid-1960s America. Charley’s single “Just Between You and Me” caught fire in 1967, breaking into the Top-10 Country chart and garnering Charley his first Grammy nomination. He quickly became Country Music’s first African-American superstar. Between 1967 and 1987, he amassed no fewer than 52 Top-10 Country hits. In 1971, Charley won two Grammy Awards. Later that year, his #1 crossover hit “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin” sold over a million singles and helped him to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award and the ‘Top Male Vocalist’ awards of 1971 and 1972, and also brought him a ‘Best Male Country Vocal Performance’ Grammy Award in 1972. Some of Charley’s unforgettable hits include “All I Have To Offer You Is Me,” “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” “Amazing Love,” “Mississippi Cotton Pickin’ Delta Town,” “Burgers and Fries,” “Roll On Mississippi” and “Mountain of Love.” In 1993, Pride was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and in 1994, Pride was honored by the Academy of Country Music with its prestigious Pioneer Award. In 2000, Pride was honored with an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Tue 11/14
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 11/12
4-8 PM
Folk / Country
free show

Sun 11/5
12-3:30pm
Folk / Country
free show

Sat 11/4
1-5 PM
Folk
free show

Sat 11/4
9 PM
(John Evans opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
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(John Evans 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 11/3
8 PM
(The Peterson Brothers open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas Rock
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(The Peterson Brothers open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

For over 35 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.

Thu 11/2
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 10/31
6-10 PM
Cajun / Rock
free show

Sun 10/29
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

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

Sun 10/22
4:30-5:30 PM
American Roots
free show

Sun 10/22
12:30-4 PM
Indie-Folk
free show

Fri 10/20
8 PM
Nikki Lane: 8-9:15 pm
JD McPherson: 9:45 pm
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

Blues / Country
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Nikki Lane & JD McPherson Nikki Lane: 8-9:15 pm
JD McPherson: 9:45 pm
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 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. 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.

Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen, out February 17th, 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence’s Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. In 2014, Lane’s second album All or Nothin’ (New West) solidified her sandpaper voice beneath a ten-gallon hat as the new sound and look of outlaw country music. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the record’s bluesy Western guitars paired with Lane’s Dusty Springfield-esque voice earned glowing reviews from NPR, the Guardian and Rolling Stone.

Wed 10/18
6-10 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Sat 10/14
9 PM
(Max Rios & The Waysiders open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Frankie Ballard (Max Rios & The Waysiders open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

When Frankie Ballard was growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan, his father played him one classic album over and over again: Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, featuring Robbins’ signature hit “El Paso.” Now Ballard, a quick-draw guitarist and rough-hewn singer, has cut his own metaphorical gunfighter album, decamping from Nashville to a gritty El Paso studio to record the follow-up to his 2014 breakout Sunshine & Whiskey. For Ballard, who scored three consecutive Number One singles off Sunshine & Whiskey – “Helluva Life,” the title track and “Young & Crazy” – it was imperative that he leave behind the safety of Nashville for the wilds of the Mexico border. Setting up shop at the famed Sonic Ranch, Ballard, producer Marshall Altman and his band threw themselves headlong into the music, eating and sleeping at the studio. The goal: make a bona fide album. Ballard’s latest album, El Rio, was released in June 2016 and debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 68 and on the Top Country Albums chart at No. 9.

Fri 10/13
8 PM
(Scooter Brown Band opens)
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Charlie Daniels (Scooter Brown Band 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.

Wed 10/11
6-10 PM
Folk
free show

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

Fri 10/6
9:30 PM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9 PM
Western Swing
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TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9 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 10/5
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 9/30
9 PM
(The New Offenders open)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana / Rock
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Midnight River Choir (The New Offenders open)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 8 PM

The story of Midnight River Choir is proof that sometimes great bands just happen. One night, four strangers ended up on a late night float trip down the Guadalupe River. As they made their way down the river singing songs, the beautiful harmonies floated into the heads of sleeping campers. The next morning, the boys overheard a man telling a friend that he was “awakened by a midnight river choir.” That was all it took. Eric Middleton (lead singer and guitarist), Justin Nelson (lead guitarist), Jeromy Yager (former bassist), and Mitchell Pyeatt (drummer), realized the magic of their combined talents and began writing and performing together under that River-God given name. The formation of Midnight River Choir was nothing short of a force of nature that now translates seamlessly during their live shows. This band needs no labels or comparisons. Their music speaks volumes about who and what they are. Their lives have been woven together by a strong thread of energy both on and off stage. That energy is raw and natural and soaked up from the earth through their bare feet. They believe that what you get is what you give and they give everything they have to their crowds. When that kind of energy lands back at the feet of the boys it is something of supreme intensity. And no one ever forgets it.

Sun 9/24
5-9 PM
Western Swing
free show

Fri 9/22
8 PM
(Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $85 | DOORS: 7 PM
Folk / Pop / Rock
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Boz Skaggs (Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $85 | DOORS: 7 PM

Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late ’60s with the Steve Miller Band; 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. The two perform the song as a kind of prayer for deliverance, each of their voices yearning for a redemption that alternately seems barely within reach or drifting just out of reach. 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.

Thu 9/21
6-10 PM
Texas Folk
free show

Tue 9/19
6-10 PM
Songswap
free show

Sat 9/16
9 PM
(The Reed Brothers open)
TICKETS: $10 | DOORS: 8 PM
Blues
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Josh Weathers (The Reed Brothers open)
TICKETS: $10 | DOORS: 8 PM

Rock-n-soul infused, high energy powerhouse band based out of Fort Worth Texas. Mr. Weathers, (singer/songwriter) leads a powerful army of talented musicians through an exciting journey of R&B, funk, rock and soul. Since 2005, Josh has delivered countless memorable performances all over Regions of the South and has shared the stage with national acts including The Wood Brothers, Galactic, Monte Montgomery, Average White Band, Eddie Money, George Clinton and master of space and time, the one and only Leon Russell.

Fri 9/15
8-11:30 PM
Blues / Rock
free show

Wed 9/13
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

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

Fri 9/8
7-11 PM
Rock / R&B
free show

Tue 9/5
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 9/3
8 PM
(Kody West opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Kody West 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 9/2
9 PM
(Kody West opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Kody West 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 9/1
8 PM
(Jeff Whitehead opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Bruce Robison (Jeff Whitehead opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM

Bruce Robison has been making music professionally for decades. He still discusses his craft with so much enthusiasm he sounds almost like a kid raving about superheroes. That infectious energy is evident in every note of his new album, Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band, as well as his new project, The Next Waltz, a blossoming community of artists, fans and friends gathering both virtually and at his recording studio in Lockhart, just outside of Austin. In both cases, the point is to celebrate country music’s rich traditions while giving creativity free rein to go where it might, as long as it’s somewhere worth traveling. It’s also about celebrating Robison’s “love of the craft of song.”

Tue 8/29
7-11 PM
Songswap
free show

Mon 8/28
7-11 PM
Swing
free show

Sun 8/27
5-9 PM
Recession Era Classics
free show

Mon 8/21
7-11 PM
Texas Folk
free show

Sat 8/19
9 PM
(The Powell Brothers open)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Swing
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Gary P. Nunn (The Powell Brothers open)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 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.

Fri 8/18
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.

Thu 8/17
7-11 PM
Blues / R&B
free show

Mon 8/14
7-11 PM
Country Roots
free show

Sat 8/12
9 PM
(Carson McHone opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana /
Roots / Rock
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(Carson McHone 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 8/10
7-11 PM
Country Swing
free show

Wed 8/9
7-11 PM
Country
free show

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

Sun 8/6
12:30-4:30 PM
American / Roots
free show

Sat 8/5
9 PM
(Yarn opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM
Americana
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Sean McConnell (Yarn opens)
TICKETS: $15 | DOORS: 8 PM

Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor and others of the like. Now an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as “Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” A live show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. As well as being an artist, Sean also boasts a successful songwriting career. His songs have been recorded by Plain White T’s, Jason Castro, Phil Stacey, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Eli Young Band, David Nail and many others. Whether in his Nashville home, in a hotel room, or in the back of his van, Sean is always writing.

Fri 8/4
8 PM
(Drew Kennedy opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Sean McConnell (Drew Kennedy opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM

Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor and others of the like. Now an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as “Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” A live show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. As well as being an artist, Sean also boasts a successful songwriting career. His songs have been recorded by Plain White T’s, Jason Castro, Phil Stacey, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Eli Young Band, David Nail and many others. Whether in his Nashville home, in a hotel room, or in the back of his van, Sean is always writing.

Sun 7/30
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 7/29
9 PM
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country /
Rock-a-billy
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TICKETS: $12 | 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.

Jesse Dayton has been building a cult following around the globe playing festivals in North America and Europe for years with his guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound. As a critic’s darling for his first record, Raisin’ Cain (1995), and a number one Americana radio ranking, Jesse was hired at a young age to play lead guitar on some of the last recordings, and play live, by country legends Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson & Glen Campbell. While recording five solo records, one duet record, one live record, all on his label Stag, as well as two soundtrack recordings (Devil’s Rejects, Halloween 2) for rocker/director Rob Zombie, Jesse managed to act in movies and music videos, produce several records for other artists, write two screenplays, and most recently wrote and directed a new horror movie, “Zombex,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Doe, and Lew Temple (“Walking Dead).

Mon 7/24
7-11 PM
Texas Country / Rock
free show

Sun 7/23
5-9 PM
R&B / Rock
free show

Sun 7/23
12:30-4:30 PM
Americana
free show

Mon 7/17
7-11 PM
Swamp Rock
free show

Sat 7/15
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Thu 7/13
7-11 PM
R&B
free show

Mon 7/10
7-11 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Sat 7/8
9 PM
(Jonathan Terrell opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
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Stoney LaRue (Jonathan Terrell opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 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.

Thu 7/6
7-11 PM
Country / Folk
free show

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

Sat 7/1
1-5 PM
Americana / R&B
free show

Sat 7/1
9 PM
(Jamie Lin Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Americana
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Jack Ingram (Jamie Lin Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 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 was released in August 2016.

Fri 6/30
8 PM
(Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Radney Foster (Austin Meade opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

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

Sun 6/25
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Thu 6/22
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 6/21
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 6/20
11 am
Closed for Private Event (11am – 3:30pm)
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Sat 6/17
9 PM
(Market Junction opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Country / Americana
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Cory Morrow (Market Junction opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

An Austin legend, by way of Lubbock and his native Houston, 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. In seventeen years, Cory Morrow has released nine full-length albums and an EP in Spring 2010, selling over 200,000 records, and has entertained audiences across the United States. 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.”

Fri 6/16
8 PM
(Dustin Schaefer opens)
Tickets: $12| Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Bluegrass
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The Black Lillies (Dustin Schaefer opens)
Tickets: $12| Doors: 7 PM

The Black Lillies are a band for the ages: rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they play “Tennessee music” – combining strains of swampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville’s classic country and East Tennessee’s traditional Appalachian style – while Rolling Stone describes it as “country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras’ smart songwriting and tight musicianship.” Either way, it’s music that stirs your soul, touches your heart and makes you want to dance. On October 2, 2015, the band released their fourth album Hard to Please (Attack Monkey/Thirty Tigers), which American Songwriter sums up as “a soulful mix of upbeat Americana and tender ballads,” while Vanity Fair notes that “their sound continues to cross generations and musical genres – country, folk, blues and add in a touch of the Dead, for good measure.”

Thu 6/15
7-11 PM
Blues / R&B
free show

Mon 6/12
7-11 PM
Folk / Bluegrass
free show

Sun 6/11
5:30-9 PM
Country
free show

Sat 6/10
1-5 PM
Alt-Americana
free show

Sat 6/10
9 PM
(The Statesboro Revue opens)
Tickets: $28 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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Whiskey Myers 2017 (The Statesboro Revue opens)
Tickets: $28 | Doors: 8 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.

Fri 6/9
9 AM - 1 PM
Homes for Our Troops

Please join Homes for Our Troops and HEB Tournament of Champions as the keys to two specially adapted custom homes in New Braunfels are presented to SGT Jeffrey Hemenger and SGT Juan Carlos Vasquez and their families. Key ceremony begins at Gruene Hall at 9 am and buses depart at 9:30 am for the home presentations. Please contact Community Outreach Manager, Brianne McNamara at BMcNamara@hfotusa.org or click here for additional information. Help welcome SGT Hemenger and SGT Vasquez and their families into the community!

Fri 6/9
8 PM
(Grady Spencer opens)
Tickets: $28 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Whiskey Myers 2017 (Grady Spencer opens)
Tickets: $28 | 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.

Mon 6/5
7-11 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Thu 6/1
7-11 PM
Roots / Americana
free show

Tue 5/30
6-10 PM
Acoustic Rock
free show

Sun 5/28
1-5 PM
Country / Rock
free show

Tue 5/23
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 5/21
12:30 - 11 PM
Tickets: $50 | Doors: noon
Americana
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Tickets: $50 | Doors: noon

A celebration of Americana music featuring exceptional artists of the genre. Benefits Hope Hospice and Communities In Schools of South Central Texas. Co-sponsored by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels.

12:30 pm – Randy Rogers (acoustic)
12:55 pm – Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
1:30 pm – Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros
2:10 pm – Drew Kennedy & Josh Grider
2:50 pm – The Statesboro Revue
3:25 pm – Austin Meade
3:45 pm – Wade Bowen (acoustic)
4:15 pm – Bruce Robison
4:55 pm – Zack Walther Band
5:30 pm – Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers
6:05 pm – Jeff Plankenhorn
6:55 pm – Robert Earl Keen (acoustic)
7:25 pm – Cody Canada & Mike McClure
8:05 pm – Josh Weathers
8:40 pm – Dalton Domino
9:15 pm – Flatland Cavalry
9:55 pm – William Clark Green (acoustic)
10:25 pm – Seth James Band & Monty Byrom

*Lineup and schedule subject to change.

Fri 5/19
8 PM
(Sonia Langham opens)
Tickets: $39.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country
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Tanya Tucker (Sonia Langham opens)
Tickets: $39.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Edgy. Classic. Country. From the signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tanya Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent. Her style has proven to be timeless ever since she recorded her debut single “Delta Dawn,” at age 13. The single earned a Grammy nomination and launched Tucker into the national spotlight. In 1972, she earned the “Top New Female Vocalist” award by the Academy of Country Music. With a wildly growing career at such a young age, the Tucker craze continued with her first number one single, in 1973, “What’s Your Mama’s Name.” As additional hits continued, Tucker added an edgy rock image, which she still embraces, to her musical taste with the album T.N.T, which was released in 1978. With four additional number one charted hits between 1986-1988, Tucker’s career, nearly two decades already underway, was proving to be one for the record books. The 1990’s gave rise to some of Tucker’s most recognizable and career defining songs, “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” and “It’s a Little Too Late.” New albums, along with multiple versions of greatest hits and live compilation projects, propelled Tucker to become one of the bestselling female artists in country music. With a 1994 Super Bowl XXVIII halftime appearance, Tucker was a household name to stay. Tucker’s latest honor, a special exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville gives visitors the chance to step into Tucker’s rich personal life.

Thu 5/18
8 PM
(The Georges open)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Rock
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Dennis Quaid (The Georges open)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 7 PM

Known for his movies such as “The Right Stuff”, The Big Easy”, “Flesh & Bone” which was shot at Gruene Hall, “Great Balls of Fire!”, “Wyatt Earp”, “The Rookie”, “The Alamo”, “In Good Company”, “Soul Surfer”, “A Dog’s Purpose” and more, Dennis Quaid is more than an actor. He is passionate about music and even when he’s working, he plays every few weeks with his band, The Sharks. Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist and with The Sharks they play many originals as well as classic hits such as “Spill the Wine”, “Gloria” and “Great Balls of Fire”. Dennis Quaid and the Sharks have received rave reviews and the shows are as much fun for those in the crowd as they are for the band.

Wed 5/17
6-10 PM
Folk
free show

Tue 5/16
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 5/14
7 PM
(Rick Brantley opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 6 PM
Country
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Kiefer Sutherland (Rick Brantley opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 6 PM

Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over 30 years, starring in movies like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Young Guns’, Flatliners’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘Dark City’, ‘Melancholia’ and most recently, a western called ‘Forsaken,’ as well as the TV series ‘24.’ But unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) in the team roping circuit. He ran a successful ranch with partner John English for almost a decade. In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks to record local musicians and distribute their music at a time when the music industry was going through a monumental shift. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out what he was going to do next. In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Kiefer Sutherland’s upcoming debut album: ‘Down In A Hole’.

Fri 5/12
8 PM
with special guest Robert Ellis
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM
Rock
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White Denim with special guest Robert Ellis
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 7 PM

Austin’s White Denim latest album ‘Stiff,’ was released in 2016, three years after the critical and commercial breakout of ‘Corsicana Lemonade’, which landed the band bookings with Kimmel (from SXSW), Austin City Limits, Letterman, Conan, and Jools Holland, raves from Rolling Stone, SPIN, WSJ, Gorilla vs. Bear + more, and headlining slots at their biggest venues to date by far. Turns out they were just getting warmed up. For ‘Stiff,’ White Denim enlisted producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling), the first time the band has worked with an outside producer for an entire album. The album was recorded completely live to 16-track tape with few overdubs, and the resulting 9 adrenaline-fueled tracks signal a return to White Denim’s frenetic rock band roots.

Thu 5/11
6-10 PM
R&B
free show

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

Tue 5/9
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sat 5/6
9 PM
(Devon Gilfillian opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Americana Rock
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Green River Ordinance (Devon Gilfillian opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

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

Fri 5/5
8 PM
with special guest The Texas Gentlemen
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Rock
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Band of Heathens with special guest The Texas Gentlemen
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM

Duende, the title of The Band of Heathens’ fifth studio album (and eighth overall), marks their tenth anniversary as a group, and it certainly applies to its overall theme about the collective search for connection and communion in a technology-fueled world increasingly splintered, distracted and lonely. As band co-founder Ed Jurdi, who first learned of the term, explains, “It’s the essence of the artist,” or as partner Gordy Quist says, “It’s a word we don’t have an equivalent for in English, Artistically, that’s where we tried to set the bar, to do what this band does best.” Indeed, Duende lives up to those high ideals, a stylistically diverse effort that takes a leap beyond their last, more acoustic, introspective effort, 2013’s Sunday Morning Record, with an eclectic batch of material that shows where The Band of Heathens has been, but more importantly, where they are going.

Wed 5/3
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Tue 5/2
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Closed for Private Event
Thu 4/27
6-10 PM
Country / Swing
free show

Mon 4/24
6-10 PM
American Roots
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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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Mon 4/3
6-10 PM
American Roots
free show

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

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”!

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

Sat 3/18
1-5 PM
Americana / Country
free show

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

Wed 3/15
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

Sat 3/4
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
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.

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

Sat 2/11
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

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

Sun 2/5
5 PM
Hall Closes at 5 pm
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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.

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
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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.

Tue 1/10
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Wed 10/26
6-10 PM
Bluegrass
free show

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

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

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.”

Sun 10/2
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon 8/15
7-11 PM
Bluegrass
free show

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

Thu 8/4
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Mon 8/1
7-11 PM
Bluegrass
free show

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.”

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

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

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

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
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
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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.

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

Sat 6/4
1-5 PM
R&B
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 5/14
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.

Sun 5/8
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 5/7
1-4 PM
Country / Folk
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

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
sold
(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 Will