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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.

Fri 10/20
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring JD McPherson
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring JD McPherson

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 10/19
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 10/18
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

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

Mon 10/16
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 10/15
12:30-4:30 PM
Soul / Blues
free show

Sun 10/15
5-9 PM
Blues/Americana
free show

Sat 10/14
1-5 PM
Country / Americana
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.

Fri 10/13
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Scott Brown (of Scooter Brown Band)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Scott Brown (of Scooter Brown Band)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 10/12
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Wed 10/11
6-10 PM
Folk
free show

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

Mon 10/9
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 10/8
1-6 PM
Adv Tickets: $15 | Day of Show: $20
Doors: 1 PM at The Grapevine Grounds
Americana
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Adv Tickets: $15 | Day of Show: $20
Doors: 1 PM at The Grapevine Grounds

The Grapevine Grounds – Specialty beer tasting, haute eats, crafts and wine. Original Texas tunes featuring The Powell Brothers, Zac Wilkerson and Seth James showcased live throughout the day. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Sunday proceeds benefit The United Way of the Coastal Bend. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

1-2:20 pm – The Powell Brothers | 2:40-4:10 pm – Zac Wilkerson | 4:30-6 pm – Seth James

Sun 10/8
1-10 PM
Adv Tickets: $35 | Day of Show: $45
Doors: 1 PM; Check in at Gruene Hall
Americana
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Adv Tickets: $35 | Day of Show: $45
Doors: 1 PM; Check in at Gruene Hall

Eight full hours of the very best in Americana music on two stages featuring Cory Morrow, Roger Creager (acoustic), Bruce Robison, Uncle Lucius, Two Tons of Steel, Charley Crockett, Jamie Lin Wilson, The Statesboro Revue and Zack Walther Band. Ticket price includes admission to Gruene Hall and The Grapevine (including Specialty beer tasting, haute eats, crafts, wine and original Texas tunes showcased live throughout the day – see above). 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Sunday proceeds benefit The United Way of the Coastal Bend. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

2:00 pm – Cory Morrow
2:45 pm – Bruce Robison
3:30 pm – Charley Crockett
4:30 pm – Jamie Lin Wilson
5:15 pm – Roger Creager (acoustic)
6:00 pm – Zack Walther Band
6:45 pm – Two Tons of Steel
7:45 pm – The Statesboro Revue
8:45 pm – Uncle Lucius

*Lineup and schedule are subject to change.

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

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The 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. Sunday proceeds benefit The United Way of the Coastal Bend.

Sat 10/7
12-6 PM
Adv Tickets: $25 | Day of Show: $35
Doors: 12 PM
Americana
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Adv Tickets: $25 | Day of Show: $35
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. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Beat Root Revival (12-1:45pm) | Charlie and The Regrets (2-3:45pm) | The Peterson Brothers (4:15-6pm)

Sat 10/7
1-5 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sat 10/7
9 PM
(Charlie & The Regrets open)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Americana
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Jack Ingram (Charlie & The Regrets open)
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 10/6
5:30-8:30 PM
Featuring Ray Benson
Tickets: Starting at $540 | DOORS: 5:30 PM
Texas / Americana
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Featuring Ray Benson
Tickets: Starting at $540 | DOORS: 5:30 PM

Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet, 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. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Fri 10/6
5:30-8:30 PM
Featuring Ray Benson
TICKETS: $75 | DOORS: 5:30 PM
Texas / Americana
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Featuring Ray Benson
TICKETS: $75 | DOORS: 5:30 PM

Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet, 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. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

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
5:30-7:30 PM
Adv Tickets: $10 | Day of Show: $12
Doors: 5:30 PM
Americana
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Adv Tickets: $10 | Day of Show: $12
Doors: 5:30 PM

Wine tasting featuring five of Texas’ favorite wineries and live music by Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros. Ticket includes three wine tasting tickets. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Thu 10/5
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 10/5
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Jason George (of The Georges)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Jason George (of The Georges)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Wed 10/4
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

Mon 10/2
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 10/1
5-9 PM
Rock / R&B
free show

Sun 10/1
12:30-4:30 PM
R&B
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.

Sat 9/30
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 9/29
7-11 PM
Texas Country
free show

Fri 9/29
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Houston Marchman
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Houston Marchman

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 9/28
6-10 PM
Texas Country
free show

Wed 9/27
6-10 PM
Roots-Rock
free show

Tue 9/26
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 9/25
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sun 9/24
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

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

Sat 9/23
1-5 PM
Red Dirt / Americana
free show

Sat 9/23
9 PM
(Kody West opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Folk Rock / Americana
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Chris Knight (Kody West 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.

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.

Fri 9/22
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Garrett LeBeau
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Garrett LeBeau

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

Wed 9/20
6-10 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 9/19
6-10 PM
Songswap
free show

Mon 9/18
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sun 9/17
5-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Sun 9/17
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas / Americana
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

Fri 9/15
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Van Wilks
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Van Wilks

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 9/14
6-10 PM
Texas Country / Americana
free show

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

Tue 9/12
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Mon 9/11
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sun 9/10
12:30-5 PM
Country
free show

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

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The Warrior Gospel Band, a Gospel group who’s special vocal style has pleased lovers of folk and Gospel music in and around Austin, Texas. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

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

Sat 9/9
1-5 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sat 9/9
9 PM
(Matthew Ryan opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Alt-Country
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American Aquarium (Matthew Ryan opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

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

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

Fri 9/8
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring South Austin Moonlighters
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring South Austin Moonlighters

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 9/7
6-10 PM
Country
free show

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

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

Mon 9/4
6-10 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sun 9/3
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
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.

Sat 9/2
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

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.”

Fri 9/1
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Bruce Robison
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Bruce Robison

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Wed 8/30
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

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

Sun 8/27
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 8/26
9 PM
(Mayeux & Broussard open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Hayes Carll (Mayeux & Broussard 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.

Sat 8/26
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 8/25
8 PM
(Charlie & The Regrets open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana
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Hayes Carll (Charlie & The Regrets 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 8/25
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Charlie Harrison (of Charlie & The Regrets)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Charlie Harrison (of Charlie & The Regrets)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Wed 8/23
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

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

Sun 8/20
5-9 PM
Americana / Rock
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.

Fri 8/18
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Micky Braun (of Micky & The Motorcars)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Micky Braun (of Micky & The Motorcars)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

Wed 8/16
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 8/15
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 8/15
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 8/14
7-11 PM
Country Roots
free show

Sun 8/13
5-9 PM
Country
free show

Sun 8/13
12:30-4:30 PM
Country
free show

Sun 8/13
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The Warrior Gospel Band, a Gospel group who’s special vocal style has pleased lovers of folk and Gospel music in and around Austin, Texas. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sat 8/12
1-5 PM
Rock-a-billy
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.

Fri 8/11
8 PM
(Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Alt-Rock
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(Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 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 8/11
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

Wed 8/9
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Tue 8/8
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 8/8
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 8/7
7-11 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

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

Sat 8/5
1-5 pm
Country
free show

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

Fri 8/4
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Sean McConnell
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Sean McConnell

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 8/3
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Wed 8/2
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 8/1
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 8/1
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 7/31
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 7/30
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 7/30
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
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).

Sat 7/29
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 7/28
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 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 7/27
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 7/26
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 7/25
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 7/25
6-7 pm
---
$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 7/24
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

Sat 7/22
9 PM
(Ray Johnston opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Country
sold
Roger Creager (Ray Johnston 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.

Sat 7/22
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Fri 7/21
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

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 7/21
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 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 7/20
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 7/19
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.

Tue 7/18
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 7/18
6-7 pm
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$8

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class – perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! You don’t even need a partner to join in on the fun! Show off your new moves at Two Ton Tuesday when Two Tons of Steel takes the stage at 8:30 pm. Click here for more information.

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

Sun 7/16
5-9 PM
Americana Rock
free show

Sat 7/15
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 7/15
9 PM
(Colton O'Neill Band opens)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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(Colton O'Neill Band opens)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in Idaho and toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. Reckless Kelly, its name taken from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, moved to Austin in 1996, where they carved a niche of their own. Willy Braun wrote half the songs of Millican, 1998’s self-released debut, in an abandoned school bus, where he had lived for six months in Bend. The effect of that album was to emblazon Reckless Kelly with a reputation as a band of no-nonsense insurgents that could raise the rafters while still retaining a heart and soul of honesty, soul and conviction. The group’s new album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. Self-produced and recorded in Austin’s renowned Arlyn Studios (where Millican was made two decades ago), it reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity. Twenty years since its founding, Reckless Kelly continues to fight for wider recognition, secure in the knowledge that fans, critics and contemporaries will continue to sing its praises.

Fri 7/14
8 PM
(Shotgun Rider opens)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
sold
(Shotgun Rider opens)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in Idaho and toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. Reckless Kelly, its name taken from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, moved to Austin in 1996, where they carved a niche of their own. Willy Braun wrote half the songs of Millican, 1998’s self-released debut, in an abandoned school bus, where he had lived for six months in Bend. The effect of that album was to emblazon Reckless Kelly with a reputation as a band of no-nonsense insurgents that could raise the rafters while still retaining a heart and soul of honesty, soul and conviction. The group’s new album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. Self-produced and recorded in Austin’s renowned Arlyn Studios (where Millican was made two decades ago), it reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity. Twenty years since its founding, Reckless Kelly continues to fight for wider recognition, secure in the knowledge that fans, critics and contemporaries will continue to sing its praises.

Fri 7/14
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Shotgun Rider
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Shotgun Rider

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

Wed 7/12
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 7/11
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 7/11
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 7/10
7-11 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

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

Sun 7/9
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The Warrior Gospel Band, a Gospel group who’s special vocal style has pleased lovers of folk and Gospel music in and around Austin, Texas. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sat 7/8
1-5 PM
Rock-a-billy
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.

Fri 7/7
8 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.

Fri 7/7
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Jonathan Terrell
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Jonathan Terrell

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

Tue 7/4
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Tue 7/4
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 7/4
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 7/3
8 PM
(Chubby Knuckle Choir opens)
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Blue Water Highway (Chubby Knuckle Choir opens)
Tickets: $10 | 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.

Mon 7/3
1-5 PM
Texas Country
free show

Sun 7/2
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
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.

Fri 6/30
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Radney Foster
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Radney Foster

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 6/29
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Wed 6/28
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 6/27
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 6/27
6-7 pm
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$8

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class – perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! You don’t even need a partner to join in on the fun! Show off your new moves at Two Ton Tuesday when Two Tons of Steel takes the stage at 8:30 pm. Click here for more information.

Sun 6/25
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sun 6/25
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 6/24
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 6/23
8 PM
Tickets: $10 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas / Country
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Larry Joe Taylor 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 6/23
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 6/23
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 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 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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Tue 6/20
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 6/20
6-7 pm
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$8

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class – perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! You don’t even need a partner to join in on the fun! Show off your new moves at Two Ton Tuesday when Two Tons of Steel takes the stage at 8:30 pm. Click here for more information.

Sun 6/18
12:30-4:30 PM
Texas Folk
free show

Sat 6/17
1-5 PM
Texas Country
free show

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.”

Fri 6/16
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Cruz Contreras (of The Black Lillies)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Cruz Contreras (of The Black Lillies)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

Wed 6/14
7-11 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Tue 6/13
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 6/13
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 6/12
7-11 PM
Folk / Bluegrass
free show

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

Sun 6/11
12:30-5 PM
Country
free show

Sun 6/11
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
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TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The 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.

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.

Fri 6/9
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Whiskey Myers
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Whiskey Myers

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 6/8
8 PM
(Tommy Elskes opens)
Tickets: $45 | Doors: 7 PM
Folk / Rock
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The Bacon Brothers (Tommy Elskes 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. 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. 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.”

Tue 6/6
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Two Ton Tuesday 2017 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 6/6
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 6/5
7-11 PM
Folk-Rock
free show

Sun 6/4
5-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

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

Sat 6/3
1-5 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Sat 6/3
9 PM
(Max Rios & The Waysiders opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country / Americana
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(Max Rios & The Waysiders opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 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, on his own Almost Country Entertainment label. Armed with an indomitable, can-do spirit and a handful of new songs that instantly struck a chord with fans everywhere, and he hasn’t looked back since. Selling out venues across the country, 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.

Fri 6/2
8 PM
(Jonny Burke opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 PM
Americana / Rock
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James McMurtry (Jonny Burke opens)
TICKETS: $12 | DOORS: 7 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.

Fri 6/2
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring James McMurtry and Jonny Burke
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring James McMurtry and Jonny Burke

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 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

Sun 5/28
8 PM
(Charley Crockett opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Alt-Country
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Shinyribs (Charley Crockett opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM

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

Sat 5/27
1-5 PM
Country
free show

Fri 5/26
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Midnight River Choir
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Midnight River Choir

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 5/25
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

Mon 5/22
6-10 PM
Cajun / Folk
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.

Sat 5/20
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.

Sat 5/20
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

Fri 5/19
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Tanya Tucker
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Tanya Tucker

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
sold
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

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

Sun 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’.

Sat 5/13
9 PM
(The Peterson Brothers open)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 8 PM
Rock
sold
Dennis Quaid (The Peterson Brothers open)
Tickets: $29.50 | Doors: 8 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.

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.

Fri 5/12
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Robert Ellis
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Robert Ellis

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 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

Mon 5/8
6-10 PM
Folk / Rock
free show

Sun 5/7
12:30-4:30 PM
Blues
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.

Fri 5/5
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Ed Jurdi & Gordy Quist (of The Band of Heathens)
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Ed Jurdi & Gordy Quist (of The Band of Heathens)

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Wed 5/3
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Tue 5/2
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Closed for Private Event
Mon 5/1
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Closed for Private Event
Sun 4/30
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 4/29
9 PM
(Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM
Texas Rock
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(Garrett LeBeau opens)
TICKETS: $20 | DOORS: 8 PM

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

Sat 4/29
1-5 PM
Country
free show

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

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

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 4/20
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

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.

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

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Authenticity. Self-reliance. Hard work. Camaraderie. Gratitude. These are the qualities Zane Williams sings about in his rootsy anthem “Texas Like That”–the title track of his 5th studio album–and so it comes as no surprise that these are also the qualities on which his rapidly-growing career is built. Zane has earned a reputation for releasing albums on which every song is worth listening to over and over, and “Texas Like That” is no exception to that rule. Zane is an anomaly in today’s country music….a modern-day “throwback” who is equal parts bar-room entertainer and introspective poet. What makes Zane Williams stand out is his songs… Like mini movies, they pull you in, tell you a story, make you laugh, and remind you of life’s deepest truths. Zane wrote all eleven songs on his latest album, and while they cover a broad range of sonic and lyrical territory, his unique voice runs through them like a thread that ties them all together.

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

Tickets for this event are sold exclusively through Tried & True Music at shop.jerryjeff.com/ticket. Jerry Jeff has lived – and is living again – the troubadour’s life. Most folks know that story – how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin in the early ’70s and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.

Sun 3/26
12:30-4:30 PM
Cajun / Folk
free show

Sat 3/25
1-3 PM
Country
free show

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

Hal Ketchum is a carpenter who builds things made with wood and crafts songs made of silk. Hal moved to the Gruene area from upstate New York where he was born and bred. He stumbled onto Gruene Hall by accident and fell in love with the music scene. He scored his own Sunday afternoon show after recording a four song demo in his basement that contained the first songs that he ever wrote, including “The Preacher and Me”, which still stands strong today. He soon recorded his first album which triggered a quick ticket to fame with his first single, a song called “Small Town Saturday Night”, which hit number one in 1991. A subsequent string of hits soon followed and he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1994. After a four year hiatus from the music business due to health and personal problems, Hal is back and sounding better than ever.

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

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

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

Sat 3/18
9 PM
(Randall King opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Texas Country
sold
Roger Creager (Randall King opens)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

Thu 3/16
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 3/15
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 3/14
8:30 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
Rock-a-billy
$5 cover
Doors: 7:30 PM

Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons Of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his band rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk. The San Antonio-based band continues to push the line between country and punk with this special Spring Break edition of the popular Two Ton Tuesday summer series. If you haven’t caught Two Ton fever yet, grab your dancing shoes and get ready. The band takes the stage at 8:30pm. Come early for Swing Dance Lessons from 6 to 7pm ($8 per person). Click here for more information.

Tue 3/14
6-7 pm
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$8 /person

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class – perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! You don’t even need a partner to join in on the fun! Show off your new moves at Two Ton Tuesday Spring Break Show. See below for details.

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

Mon 3/13
6-10 PM
Country
free show

Sun 3/12
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
sold
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Fri 3/10
4-7 PM
Americana
free

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

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

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

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

This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. For fifty years now, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful – and as culturally significant – as any female performer you’d care to name. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike. The Coal Miner’s Daughter – the refers to a hit single, an album, a best-selling autobiography, an Oscar-winning film and to Lynn herself – has journeyed from the poverty of the Kentucky hills to Nashville superstardom to her current status as an honest-to-goodness American icon. Loretta’s instantly recognizable delivery is one of the greatest country-music voices in history and has earned her 52 Top 10 hits and 16 #1’s. Almost on the exact date of her golden anniversary in show business, the Recording Academy gave her its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1972, she became the first woman in history to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year trophy and in 1988, she entered the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2004, Loretta won two Grammy Awards for Van Lear Rose, a collaboration with rocker Jack White.

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

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended!) This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Some that have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!

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

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

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

Sat 2/25
1-5 PM
Country
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu 2/16
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

Sun 2/12
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gospel
sold
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 9:30 AM

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

Sat 2/11
1-5 PM
Americana
free show

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

*This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve.* Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs’ burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn’t already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.” His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact. He became a recording artist in his own right in 1981 when his Epic label debut album Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine topped the country charts and yielded a pair of #1 hits. He garnered eight Country Music Association Awards – including the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy in 1985. Skaggs’ 1997 album Bluegrass Rules! marked a triumphant return to bluegrass – which he’s solidified ever since with a series of Grammy Award winning albums, recorded with his amazing bluegrass band, Kentucky Thunder. Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and he continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. Clearly his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.

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

A sixth-generation Texan, Charlie Robison hails from tiny Bandera, Texas. He and his brother, noted musician Bruce Robison, found an interest in music early on, and by the age of 15, Charlie and his brother began playing gigs around Bandera. Later, he made his way to the Austin scene, where he was a part of such bands as Chapparal, Two Hoots and a Holler, and The Millionaire Playboys. In 1995, he released his debut album, Bandera, followed in 1998 by Life of the Party, his first disc on Sony’s Lucky Dog label. In 2000, Charlie became part of history when the “Unleashed Live” Record was recorded at Gruene Hall for Sony’s “Lucky Dog” label. The album is a combined effort with Bruce and good friend Jack Ingram, and culminated with the successful Lucky Dog tour of the US. A second studio effort, Step Right Up, was issued in 2001 followed by his album, Good Times, in 2004. Charlie’s self-produced album, Beautiful Day, was released in 2009 followed by his 2013 release, High Life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 1/28
1-5 PM
Country
free show

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

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

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

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

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

Fri 1/20
8 PM
Texas Blues
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated “Backatown,” followed by “For True” in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, “Say That to Say This,” was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

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

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

Sun 1/1
12-9 PM
Americana
free show

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

*limited capacity

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

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

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

Sat 12/31
1-5 PM
Country
free show

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

Tue 12/20
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 12/4
4-8 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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

From early in their childhood in Boulder, CO, Chris and Oliver were steeped in American roots music. Oliver played guitar in cover bands before earning a spot in Tinsley Ellis’s touring act. At Ellis’s behest, Oliver began to sing and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that would release six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country. Chris, meanwhile, studied jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music, moved to New York City and formed Medeski Martin & Wood in the early ‘90s, which over the next two decades would become a cornerstone of contemporary jazz and abstract music. After pursuing separate musical careers for some 15 years, the brothers performed together at a show in North Carolina. Oliver sat in with MM&W following King Johnson’s opening set. Soon after, the pair recorded a batch of Oliver’s songs, channeling the shared musical heroes of their youth while seizing on their own individual strengths – Oliver’s classic songwriting, Chris’s forward-thinking musicianship.

Thu 12/1
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

Remembering GatorBait

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

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

Sat 11/26
1-5 PM
Country
free show

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

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

Tue 11/22
6-10 PM
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Sun 11/20
5-8 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

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

Sat 11/19
1-5 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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

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

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

The Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) released their sixteenth studio album, One Lost Day, in June 2015. Vast in its reach, but unified by the traveler’s sense of wonder, gratitude and empathy, One Lost Day moves like a centrifuge, pulling the listener close to linger in the small moment, then casting out onto sonic currents. These songs are rooted in tradition and inventive, too: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous. The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Saliers and Ray live separate lives, take on independent projects, but share “the same set of values,” says Saliers. “We both embrace the struggle, share the same energy. We are sisters in our embrace of life. Observers.” That sort of artistic kinship is rare and cosmic. Here, then, are the stars of that labor, the next chapter.

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

Sun 11/6
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.

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

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

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

Acclaimed roots musician Johnny Nicholas has announced a September 2nd release date for his new album, Fresh Air, which showcases his multiple talents on various guitars and soulful vocals for an album surely to be one of the best musical revelations of the year. For four decades Johnny’s consummate musicianship and vocal skills have graced live music scenes across the country and abroad. He has toured, performed and recorded with many true blues and Americana Roots Music legends. He recorded and toured with Johnny Shines and Snooky Pryor, producing and playing guitar on their W.C. Handy Award-winning album, Back to the Country. He was a lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with Asleep at the Wheel when they won their first of many Grammy Awards. He has also shared the stage and performed with the likes of BB King, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Delbert McClinton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Jimmie Vaughan among many others.

Wed 10/26
6-10 PM
Bluegrass
free show

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

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

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

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

Zane has earned a reputation for releasing albums on which every song is worth listening to over and over, and “Texas Like That” is no exception to that rule. Zane is an anomaly in today’s country music, a modern-day “throwback” who is equal parts bar-room entertainer and introspective poet. What makes Zane Williams stand out is his songs… Like mini movies, they pull you in, tell you a story, make you laugh, and remind you of life’s deepest truths. Zane wrote all eleven songs on his latest album, Texas Like That, and while they cover a broad range of sonic and lyrical territory, his unique voice runs through them like a thread that ties them all together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Marshall Tucker Band began in the early ’70s in Spartanburg, SC. Still led by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, the band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated with hit singles like “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Take The Highway.” Gray is quick to credit the band’s current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of the band’s sound that satisfies loyal fans of several generations, as well as winning over new young fans. Current members include the Gray, B.B. Borden, Marcus Henderson, Pat Elwood and Rick Willis. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour and be powerful force in the world of music.

Fri 10/7
9:30 PM
Tickets: $40 | Doors: Approx 9:30 PM
Texas / Americana
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In 2000, Texas singer/songwriters Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison and Bruce Robison released an equally divided concert album recorded live at Gruene Hall. The three constituted a kind of South Central Texas version of the Flatlanders, the occasional trio of Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Bruce Robison, who lead things off with four songs, came off as the most sensitive and literate of the three. Charlie Robison, who took the lead on the middle four songs, was a crowd pleaser, filling his songs with humor and melodrama. Closing out the show, Jack Ingram rocked hard as the audience hoot ‘n’ hollered and sang along. This was the kind of live album that made you wish you were there, with a beer in your hand and another couple under your belt. Sixteen years later, the trio will return to the Gruene Hall stage for this very special Unleashed Live Reunion.

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

First impressions matter. Especially on a debut album. Time and attention-strapped listeners size up an artist within a song or two, then move on or delve in further. Fortunately, it only takes Margo Price about twenty-eight seconds to convince you that you’re hearing the arrival of a singular new talent. Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. Price grew up in Aledo, Illinois, and after dropping out of college, she moved to Nashville in 2003. She soon met bass player – and future husband – Jeremy Ivey, and formed a band called Buffalo Clover. They self-released three records and built a local following, but it was personal tragedy that brought Price’s calling into even sharper focus. “I lost my firstborn son to a heart ailment,” Price says, “and I was really down and depressed. I was drinking too much. I was definitely lost. I did some things that I regret very much now that resulted in a brush with the law. Thank God I had my friends and family to keep me going. Coming through that, I thought, ‘I’m just going to write music that I want to hear.’ It was a big turning point.” After recording their recording sessions at Sun Studio, Price shopped the album to a number of Nashville labels, and reached another critical career moment when a friend brought up Third Man Records and told her, “You’re on Jack’s radar, he wants to hear the record.” Price says, “I sent it over, and it just felt like home. A good creative space to be involved in, and everyone is so down to earth. It was awesome when I met with Jack. He told me he thought my voice was a breath of fresh air, and that he loved the record.”

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

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

Sun 10/2
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

Sat 10/1
12:30-4:30 PM
Country /
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 9/29
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

Tue 9/27
6-10 PM
Songswap
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 9/11
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

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

Mon 9/5
6-10 PM
Americana / Rock
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

Mon 8/29
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 8/27
9 PM
(Cameran Nelson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Country
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Aaron Watson 2015 (Cameran Nelson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM

Watson’s earliest musical influences were the gospel hymns he sang in church with his family and the classic country records by George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. With an uncanny knack for mixing great songs and unforgettable performances with good, old-fashioned business savvy, Watson has grown night-by-night, fan-by-fan, album-by-album, one honky-tonk stage at a time into an unstoppable force in Texas Music with his sights firmly set on the national stage.

Fri 8/26
8 PM
(Hunter Hutchinson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Aaron Watson 2015 (Hunter Hutchinson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Watson’s earliest musical influences were the gospel hymns he sang in church with his family and the classic country records by George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. With an uncanny knack for mixing great songs and unforgettable performances with good, old-fashioned business savvy, Watson has grown night-by-night, fan-by-fan, album-by-album, one honky-tonk stage at a time into an unstoppable force in Texas Music with his sights firmly set on the national stage.

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

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

Mon 8/15
7-11 PM
Bluegrass
free show

Sun 8/14
5-9 PM
Country / Folk
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

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

Mon 8/8
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Thu 8/4
7-11 PM
Country
free show

Mon 8/1
7-11 PM
Bluegrass
free show

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

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

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

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

Sun 7/24
8 PM
Tickets: $79.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Country Rock
sold
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.”

Mon 7/18
7-11 PM
Country
free show

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

Mon 7/11
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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
sold
Chris Isaak (Nakia opens)
Tickets: $65 | Doors: 7 PM

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

Thu 6/23
7-11 PM
Americana
free show

Wed 6/22
7-11 PM
Country
free show

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

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

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

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

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

A sixth-generation Texan, Charlie Robison hails from tiny Bandera, Texas. He and his brother, noted musician Bruce Robison, found an interest in music early on, and by the age of 15, Charlie and his brother began playing gigs around Bandera. Later, he made his way to the Austin scene, where he was a part of such bands as Chapparal, Two Hoots and a Holler, and The Millionaire Playboys. In 1995, he released his debut album, Bandera, followed in 1998 by Life of the Party, his first disc on Sony’s Lucky Dog label. In 2000, Charlie became part of history when the “Unleashed Live” Record was recorded at Gruene Hall for Sony’s “Lucky Dog” label. The album is a combined effort with Bruce and good friend Jack Ingram, and culminated with the successful Lucky Dog tour of the US. A second studio effort, Step Right Up, was issued in 2001 followed by his album, Good Times, in 2004. Charlie’s self-produced album, Beautiful Day, was released in 2009 followed by his 2013 release, High Life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 5/8
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Sat 5/7
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 Williams will release her 12th studio album, The Ghosts of Highway 20, which gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life.

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

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

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

Mon 4/18
6-10 PM
Bluegrass
free show

Sun 4/17
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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

Mon 4/11
6-10 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu 3/24
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed 3/2
1-10 pm
Country
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 12/27
Noon-4 PM
Country
free show

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

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

Adam Carroll with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch

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

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

Adam Carroll with Betty Soo and Gurf Morlix

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Carroll with Chris Carroll and Mark Jungers

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

William Clark Green is not one for pulling punches. Where some songwriters trade in subtlety and dancing around blunt truths with clever feints and metaphor, Clark aims his words straight to the point and, when needed, right through the heart. His music is unrelentingly direct and hard-hitting, too, charged with a palpable rock ’n’ roll immediacy that’s as evident in his most intimate solo acoustic performances as it is in the full-tilt band shows that have packed rooms across his native Lone Star State. And with the April 21st release of Ringling Road, his eagerly awaited fourth album, Green is set to make his biggest impact on the booming Texas/Red Dirt music scene – and beyond – yet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 10/31
9 PM
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM
Americana
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Todd Snider Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM

This very special solo performance is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. Singer/songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues”. In the mid-80s, Snider was discovered by a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and was then signed to the Buffett’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, was released in 1994 and on his second effort, 1996’s Step Right Up, Snider and his band continued blending bluegrass, blues, folk-rock and country-rock to forge their own distinctive sound. On his third album, 1998’s Viva Satellite, Snider took a Tom Petty approach, replacing much of his acoustic setup with twang-drenched electric guitar. In 2000, he returned to his singer/songwriter roots with Happy to Be Here followed by New Connection, Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live, and East Nashville Skyline. In March 2012, Todd Snider released the album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables which debuted in the Top 20 of four separate Billboard charts. In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

Fri 10/30
8 PM
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Todd Snider Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM

This very special solo performance is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve. Singer/songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues”. In the mid-80s, Snider was discovered by a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and was then signed to the Buffett’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, was released in 1994 and on his second effort, 1996’s Step Right Up, Snider and his band continued blending bluegrass, blues, folk-rock and country-rock to forge their own distinctive sound. On his third album, 1998’s Viva Satellite, Snider took a Tom Petty approach, replacing much of his acoustic setup with twang-drenched electric guitar. In 2000, he returned to his singer/songwriter roots with Happy to Be Here followed by New Connection, Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live, and East Nashville Skyline. In March 2012, Todd Snider released the album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables which debuted in the Top 20 of four separate Billboard charts. In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

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

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

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

Thu 10/22
8 PM
(Somebody’s Darling opens)
Tickets: $29.50| Doors: 7 PM
Alt-Rock
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Toadies (Somebody’s Darling opens)
Tickets: $29.50| Doors: 7 PM

*This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve.* They are masters of eerie, downright evil, tunes—that rock. So what happens when you recontextualize the songs? Suppose you wanna “take it down a notch,” as they say? See how they sound without amplification, with Lewis’s impassioned caterwauling dialed back… and with electric piano? In calling their new album Heretics, the Toadies acknowledge they’re messing with something that ain’t broke. But they know they have the luxury of a very accepting fan base—the kind that followed them through a quarter-century that included tough times as well as figurative and literal near-death experiences. They’re attentive, willing to roll with some changes.

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 10/10
9 PM
(Zac Wilkerson opens)
Tickets: $69.50 | Doors: 8 PM
R&B
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Aaron Neville (Zac Wilkerson opens)
Tickets: $69.50 | Doors: 8 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Carroll and Friends

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

Thu 9/24
8 PM
(Homer Henderson opens)
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana / Folk
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Cooder-White-Skaggs (Homer Henderson opens)
Tickets: $59.50 | Doors: 7 PM

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

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

Robert Cline Jr. with Charlie Stout and Bonnie Whitmore

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Carroll and Friends

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

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

Sun 9/6
8 PM
(Jamie Lin Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM
Texas / Americana
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Charlie Robison (Jamie Lin Wilson opens)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

A sixth-generation Texan, Charlie Robison hails from tiny Bandera, Texas. He and his brother, noted musician Bruce Robison, found an interest in music early on, and by the age of 15, Charlie and his brother began playing gigs around Bandera. Later, he made his way to the Austin scene, where he was a part of such bands as Chapparal, Two Hoots and a Holler and The Millionaire Playboys. In 1995, he released his debut album, Bandera, followed in 1998 by Life of the Party. In 2000, Charlie became part of history when the “Unleashed Live” Record was recorded at Gruene Hall. The album is a combined effort with Bruce and good friend Jack Ingram. A second studio effort, Step Right Up, was issued in 2001 followed by his album, Good Times, in 2004. Charlie’s self-produced album, Beautiful Day, was released in 2009 followed by his 2013 release, High Life.

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

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

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

Adam Carroll and Friends

Fri 8/28
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

Tue 8/25
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sat 8/1
1-5 PM
Country
free show

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

Mon 7/20
7-11 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 6/21
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu 5/28
6-10 PM
Country
free show

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

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

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

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

Bo Porter and T. Gozney Thornton

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

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

Nick Verzosa with guests Joe Teichman and Nathan Lockhart

Thu 5/7
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tue 4/21
11 AM - 4 PM
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Fri 4/17
8 PM
Tickets: $42.50 | Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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Steve Earle Tickets: $42.50 | Doors: 7 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Carroll with special guests Jonny Burke and Paul Cauthen

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

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

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

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

Thu 4/9
6-10 PM
Americana
free show

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

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

Thu 4/2
CLOSED
Closed for Private Event

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

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

Adam Caroll, Chris Carroll and Mark Jungers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hardin & Burns with special guest Kelley Mickwee

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

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

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

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

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

Tres Womack and Friends

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

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

Hardin & Burns with special guest Jimmy “Daddy” Davis

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

Betty Soo, Curtis McMurtry and Michael Fracasso

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

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

Nathan Hamilton with Ali Holder and J. Wagner

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

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

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

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

Betty Soo, Curtis McMurtry and Michael Fracasso

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

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

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

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

Nathan Hamilton with Nicolette Good and Matt Harlan

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

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

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

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

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

Encompassing country, rock, roots and pop influences, Rosanne Cash inherited a reverence for song and profound artistry – and an equal duty to find insights of her own. The