Fri 8/17
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring Hayes Carll
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring Hayes Carll

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

Fri 8/17
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Fri 8/17
7-10 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Fri 8/17
8 PM
(The Tender Things open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Gruene Hall
Americana
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Hayes Carll (The Tender Things open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Gruene Hall

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 8/18
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sat 8/18
12-3 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 8/18
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Country / Soul
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 8/18
2-5 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 8/18
6-9 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 8/18
7-10 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 8/18
9 PM
(The Tender Things open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Gruene Hall
Americana
buy_ticket
Hayes Carll (The Tender Things open)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 7 PM

Gruene Hall

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.

Sun 8/19
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sun 8/19
12-3 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sun 8/19
12:30-4:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 8/19
1-4 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sun 8/19
5-9 PM

Gruene Hall
Country / Swing
free show

Gruene Hall

Mon 8/20
7-11 PM

Gruene Hall
Americana / Roots
free show

Gruene Hall

Tue 8/21
6-7 pm

Gruene Hall
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$8

Gruene Hall

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

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

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.

Wed 8/22
7-11 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 8/23
7-11 PM

Gruene Hall
Texas Country
free show

Gruene Hall

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

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

Fri 8/24
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Fri 8/24
7-10 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Fri 8/24
8 PM

Gruene Hall
Blues / Rock
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 8/25
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 8/25
2-5 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 8/25
7-10 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

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

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.

Sun 8/26
12:30-4:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Cajun / Folk
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 8/26
5-9 PM

Gruene Hall
Americana Rock
free show

Gruene Hall

Mon 8/27
7-11 PM

Gruene Hall
Vintage Rock
free show

Gruene Hall

Tue 8/28
7-11 PM

Gruene Hall
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Gruene Hall

Wed 8/29
7-11 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 8/30
7-11 PM

Gruene Hall
Country / Swing
free show

Gruene Hall

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

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

Fri 8/31
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Fri 8/31
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Fri 8/31
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Fri 8/31
8-11:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Blues / R&B
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 9/1
12:30-3:30 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 9/1
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
R&B / Soul
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 9/1
2-5 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 9/1
6-9 PM

The Grapevine
Blues
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 9/1
6:30-10:30 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

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

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

Sun 9/2
12-3 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sun 9/2
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Blues
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 9/2
1-4 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sun 9/2
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sun 9/2
6:30-10:30 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

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

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

Mon 9/3
12-3 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Mon 9/3
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Americana
free show

Gruene Hall

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

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

Fri 9/7
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 9/8
8 AM

Gruene Historic District

Gruene Historic District

Participants enjoy a leisurely or competitive run through the Texas Hill Country with medals for each age group. Post race music at Gruene Hall with food and beer for all participants. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club and benefiting a local New Braunfels’ charity. For more information or to register, visit AthleteGuild.com or call (830) 708-2991 for an entry form.

Sat 9/8
2-5 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 9/8
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 9/8
9 PM
(David Adam Byrnes opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
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Curtis Grimes 2015 (David Adam Byrnes opens)
Tickets: $12 | Doors: 8 PM

Gruene Hall

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.

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

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

Sun 9/9
12:30-4:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 9/9
1-4 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Mon 9/10
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Tue 9/11
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Gruene Hall

Wed 9/12
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 9/13
6-10 PM

Indie / Folk
free show

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

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

Fri 9/14
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
Country
free show

The Grapevine

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

An Austin legend, by way of Lubbock and his native Houston, Cory Morrow has been a consistent fixture on the Texas Country scene – establishing himself as a pioneer of the growth of the Lone Star State’s brand of Country music in the past decade. Now married and actively touring with a new band, with a renewed outlook on his life and career, Cory is set to release the latest volume of Red Dirt poetry in his musical tapestry. In seventeen years, Cory Morrow has released nine full-length albums and an EP in Spring 2010, selling over 200,000 records, and has entertained audiences across the United States. Listen to Cory Morrow’s music and you’ve got a pretty good idea of the man, because this is one singer who just can’t fake it. When Cory Morrow sings about the emotionally charged breakup of a relationship – you believe him. When he sings about night-life good timin’ – you trust that he’s been there. When he shares wisdom – you know he’s earned it. Because if any single word sums up a performer as multifaceted as Cory Morrow, it’s “authentic.” Cory Morrow’s new release, Whiskey and Pride, is due out Friday, September 14th.

Sat 9/15
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sat 9/15
12-3 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 9/15
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Folk-Roots
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 9/15
2-5 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 9/15
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

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

An Austin legend, by way of Lubbock and his native Houston, Cory Morrow has been a consistent fixture on the Texas Country scene – establishing himself as a pioneer of the growth of the Lone Star State’s brand of Country music in the past decade. Now married and actively touring with a new band, with a renewed outlook on his life and career, Cory is set to release the latest volume of Red Dirt poetry in his musical tapestry. In seventeen years, Cory Morrow has released nine full-length albums and an EP in Spring 2010, selling over 200,000 records, and has entertained audiences across the United States. Listen to Cory Morrow’s music and you’ve got a pretty good idea of the man, because this is one singer who just can’t fake it. When Cory Morrow sings about the emotionally charged breakup of a relationship – you believe him. When he sings about night-life good timin’ – you trust that he’s been there. When he shares wisdom – you know he’s earned it. Because if any single word sums up a performer as multifaceted as Cory Morrow, it’s “authentic.” Cory Morrow’s new release, Whiskey and Pride, is due out Friday, September 14th.

Sun 9/16
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sun 9/16
12-3 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sun 9/16
12:30-4:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Blues
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 9/16
1-4 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sun 9/16
5-9 PM

Gruene Hall
Folk / Rock
free show

Gruene Hall

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

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

Thu 9/20
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free
Come and Taste It
The Grapevine

Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District. On the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January), a featured winemaker showcases three of their newest released, top-selling or hardest to find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Each event features live music and prize giveaways. Food is available for purchase. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the winery and The Grapevine staff, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

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


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


Gruene Hall

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

Fri 9/21
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

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

Fri 9/21
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

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


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


Gruene Hall

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

Sat 9/22
2-5 PM

The Grapevine
Country
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 9/22
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sun 9/23
1-4 PM

The Grapevine
Country
free show

The Grapevine

Sun 9/23
5-9 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Wed 9/26
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 9/27
8 PM
(Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Funk / Rock / Jazz
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Trombone Shorty (Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated “Backatown,” followed by “For True” in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, “Say That to Say This,” was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s “Treme,” and has recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Conan.” In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At 2014’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

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

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

Fri 9/28
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Fri 9/28
8 PM
(Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Funk / Rock / Jazz
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Trombone Shorty (Aaron Stephens opens)
Tickets: $35 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated “Backatown,” followed by “For True” in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, “Say That to Say This,” was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO’s “Treme,” and has recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Conan.” In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At 2014’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

Sat 9/29
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 9/29
2-5 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 9/29
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

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

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

Sun 9/30
12-3 PM

Gruene Hall
Cajun / Folk
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 9/30
1-4 PM

The Grapevine
Country / Folk
free show

The Grapevine

Sun 9/30
5-9 PM

Gruene Hall
Americana
free show

Gruene Hall

Tue 10/2
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Gruene Hall

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

Tickets on sale August 28 at 3 PM. Specially curated wine and beer tasting, live music featuring Mike & The Moonpies. VIP Ticket includes early admission at 5 pm, souvenir wine glass and five wine tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

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

Tickets on sale August 28 at 3 PM. Specially curated wine and beer tasting, live music featuring Mike & The Moonpies. Ticket includes three wine tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Thu 10/4
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country
Michael Martin Murphey (Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

Tickets on sale August 28 at 3 pm. Michael Martin Murphey’s musical journey has taken many unpredictable paths over the past 50 years. Topping the Pop, Country, Western and Bluegrass charts, Murphey has never been one to rest on his laurels. A loyal American son from Texas, Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits “Wildfire,” Carolina In The Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” and many more across his 35 albums released to date. Murphey’s original songs have been recorded by The Monkees, Kenny Rogers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver, Hoyt Axton, Johnny Cash, Tracy Byrd, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dolly Parton, Johnny Rivers, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others. During the early 1970s in Austin, TX along with artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn, Murphey created the “Cosmic Cowboy” movement, which was pivotal in drawing artists like Willie Nelson to the scene and helped birth the “Outlaw” Country movement. Then, in the early 1980s, twelve years after his first hit in Pop music, Murphey was awarded “Best New Artist” by the Academy of Country Music (beating out George Strait). He continued to top the country charts throughout the decade with hits like “What’s Forever For,” the Grammy nominated “A Face In the Crowd,” (with Holly Dunn), the number one “A Long Line of Love”, “I’m Gonna Miss You Girl”, and many more. In 2009, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame, joining old friends Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Allen Shamblin. In 2018, Murphey will release Austinology, celebrating his early days as a pioneer of the Austin Music Scene of the ‘70s with guest artists that include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and many more.

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

Tickets on sale August 28 at 1 PM. Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet with Aaron Watson, catered dinner by Gristmill River Restaurant and a wine tasting with three featured Texas wineries. Silent auction and The Great Guitar Auction. Admission includes 9:30 pm concert with Aaron Watson. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

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

Tickets on sale August 28 at 1 PM.Admission includes private show and meet ‘n’ greet with Aaron Watson, catered dinner by Gristmill River Restaurant and a wine tasting with three featured Texas wineries. Silent auction and The Great Guitar Auction. Admission includes 9:30 pm concert with Aaron Watson. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Fri 10/5
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

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

Tickets on sale August 28 at 1 pm. Aaron Watson continues to dominate as a true independent in the country music arena. Wrapping a milestone 2017 that included headlining stops at Houston Rodeo and historic Ryman Auditorium, the Texas troubadour’s single “Outta Style” hit Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart after a record-breaking 50-week climb, Watson continues his nationwide tour in support of his highly acclaimed album, Vaquero, with a slew of 2018 dates, highlighted by a hometown arena show in Abilene, a Texas Independence Day show in New York City, and Stagecoach in Indio. Watson’s newest release Vaquero launched into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with his biggest career sales debut to date. Texas Monthly, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, CMT, The Boot and more have all praised the new music. Vaquero is the follow up to his history-making album The Underdog, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making him the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot. Watson’s rise has been paved by years of hard work and perseverance. Eighteen years, over a dozen recorded albums and more than 2,500 shows in the U.S. and Europe, the Texas native is determined to stay true to his roots and deliver music directly to his fans.

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

Tickets on sale August 28 at 3 PM. Taste over 90 different Texas wines from over 30 different wineries, try the stellar cuisine at Le Cordon Gruene Food Alley and shop the craft market all to the beat of live, original Texas music featuring Beat Root Revival, Sophia Band and more. 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Benefiting United Way of Comal County. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Sat 10/6
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 10/6
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Gruene Hall
Texas Country
Hal Ketchum (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 8 PM
Gruene Hall

Tickets on sale August 28 at 3 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.

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

Gruene Historic District
$40 in advance / $50 at the door (if available)
Doors: 1 PM; Check in at Gruene Hall

Gruene Historic District

Tickets on sale August 28 at 3 PM. Ticket price includes admission to Gruene Hall and The Grapevine (including + Craft Beer Event, over 75 craft beers for tasting and wines for purchase, 8+ hours of live Texas tunes on 3 stages, 5 taste tickets (additional taste tickets available for purchase), “Le Cordon Gruene” food trucks and artisan market with 20 vendors. ). 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

The Grapevine Stage – Aaron Stephens, Jesse Dayton and Guy Forsyth
Gruene Hall – TBA

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

Tickets on sale August 28 at 3 PM. Ticket price includes admission to The Grapevine Grounds (including + Craft Beer Event, over 75 craft beers for tasting and wines for purchase, live Texas tunes featuring Aaron Stephens, Jesse Dayton and Guy Forsyth, 5 taste tickets (additional taste tickets available for purchase), “Le Cordon Gruene” food trucks and artisan market with 20 vendors. ). 21+ ONLY EVENT! No one under 21 will be admitted. Visit GrueneMusicandWineFest.org for more information.

Wed 10/10
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Fri 10/12
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 10/13
12:30-3:30 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 10/13
1-5 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Gruene Hall
Blues / Country
free show
(Opening Band - TBA)
Gruene Hall

Sat 10/13
2-5 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

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

Tickets on sale Sep 9 at 1 pm. The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 10/14
12:30-4:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Tue 10/16
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 10/18
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free
Come and Taste It
The Grapevine

Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District. On the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January), a featured winemaker showcases three of their newest released, top-selling or hardest to find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Each event features live music and prize giveaways. Food is available for purchase. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the winery and The Grapevine staff, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

Fri 10/19
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Fri 10/19
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country Rock
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(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

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

Sat 10/20
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sat 10/20
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Texas / Red Dirt
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 10/20
4-7 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 10/20
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 10/20
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $40 | Doors: 8 PM

Gruene Hall
Bluegrass
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Ricky Skaggs 2018 (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $40 | Doors: 8 PM

Gruene Hall

*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. Overall, his productive stay at Epic Records would result in a total of 12 #1 hits. Additionally, 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 (8-time winners of the IBMA ‘Instrumental Group of the Year’). 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.

Sun 10/21
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sun 10/21
12:30-4:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Americana
free show

Gruene Hall

Tue 10/23
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Gruene Hall

Wed 10/24
5:30-8:30 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Wed 10/24
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 10/25
5:30-8:30 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Thu 10/25
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country
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Eli Young Band (Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. They’d even go so far as to call themselves “misfits,” but with their fourth major label album, Fingerprints, they’re finally embracing what makes them different once and for all. Eli founded the band with guitarist James Young, bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson at the University of North Texas in 2000, building a grass-roots fanbase that propelled each of their previous three albums into the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart, with 2014’s 10,000 Towns bowing at No. 1. Three No. 1 singles gave the band an edgy, romantically-charged identity (“Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Drunk Last Night”). Their stable of hits collected Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications that lead to Grammy and CMA Award nominations, Billboard Awards and an ACM trophy for Song of the Year (“Crazy Girl”).

Fri 10/26
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Fri 10/26
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country
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Eli Young Band (Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $30 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. They’d even go so far as to call themselves “misfits,” but with their fourth major label album, Fingerprints, they’re finally embracing what makes them different once and for all. Eli founded the band with guitarist James Young, bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson at the University of North Texas in 2000, building a grass-roots fanbase that propelled each of their previous three albums into the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart, with 2014’s 10,000 Towns bowing at No. 1. Three No. 1 singles gave the band an edgy, romantically-charged identity (“Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Drunk Last Night”). Their stable of hits collected Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications that lead to Grammy and CMA Award nominations, Billboard Awards and an ACM trophy for Song of the Year (“Crazy Girl”).

Sat 10/27
10-5 PM

Gruene Historic District
free
Clay Fest
Gruene Historic District

Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display, sell their wares, and demonstrate a variety of techniques. Hands-on activities are available for children. Contact Kyle or Angie White at (830) 629-7975 for more information or visit www.texasclayfestival.com.

Sat 10/27
12-3 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sat 10/27
12-3 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 10/27
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 10/27
4-7 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sat 10/27
6-9 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sun 10/28
10-5 PM

Gruene Historic District
free
Clay Fest
Gruene Historic District

Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display, sell their wares, and demonstrate a variety of techniques. Hands-on activities are available for children. Contact Kyle or Angie White at (830) 629-7975 for more information or visit www.texasclayfestival.com.

Sun 10/28
12-3 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Sun 10/28
12:30-4:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Cajun / Folk
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 10/28
1-5 PM

The Grapevine
free show

The Grapevine

Sun 10/28
4-8 PM

Gruene Hall
Blues
free show

Gruene Hall

Wed 10/31
5:30-8:30 PM

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
free show

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Thu 11/1
TBA
TICKETS: Visit TexasDancehallTour.com | DOORS: 6 PM
Gruene Hall
Western Swing
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TICKETS: Visit TexasDancehallTour.com | DOORS: 6 PM
Gruene Hall

Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel are excited to present the Texas Dance Hall Tour. Think of it as a “land cruise” with the port-of-calls being several of the state’s historical dance halls, featuring a range of notable Western Swing, Country and Texas artists. Filled with history, romance and a way of life, these halls have been the breeding grounds of Texas music for over a century – and now you have a chance to be a part of that! Join us to experience Texas music heritage at its finest and most importantly, make memories that will Two-Step their way right into your music-loving heart! Visit TexasDancehallTour.com/ for tickets and information.

Fri 11/2
8 PM
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country / Rock
sold
The Mavericks TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny. Brand New Day flexes the category-defying approach that has been a unique hallmark of the Mavericks’ sound since the band’s top-20 hits on the country charts. The album’s 10 new songs seamlessly merge strains of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

Sat 11/3
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Americana / R&B / Blues
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 11/3
9 PM
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 8 PM
Gruene Hall
Country / Rock
sold
The Mavericks TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 8 PM
Gruene Hall

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny. Brand New Day flexes the category-defying approach that has been a unique hallmark of the Mavericks’ sound since the band’s top-20 hits on the country charts. The album’s 10 new songs seamlessly merge strains of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

Sun 11/4
12-4 pm

Gruene Hall
Country / Swing
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 11/4
8 PM
TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country / Rock
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The Mavericks TICKETS: $55 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny. Brand New Day flexes the category-defying approach that has been a unique hallmark of the Mavericks’ sound since the band’s top-20 hits on the country charts. The album’s 10 new songs seamlessly merge strains of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

Wed 11/7
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Fri 11/9
8 PM
(Dalton Domino opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country
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Jon Wolfe (Dalton Domino opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he’s a country singer and songwriter. And to learn his life story — from small town Oklahoma to the bustling big city commodities trading floor to the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma to Music Row. Wolfe’s 2010 album “It All Happened in a Honky Tonk” introduced a modern country singer/songwriter whose music struck a perfect balance between the best country traditions and contemporary energy and vision. Warner Music Nashville re-released this album in 2013 as a Deluxe Edition. “I feel connected with the tradition,” Wolfe concludes. “There’s something a little bigger than just my dreams going on in country music. That’s why I feel so strongly about doing what I do.” And to make it all even sweeter, “I’m doing what I love.”

Sat 11/10
9 PM
(John Evans Band opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Gruene Hall
Country
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Jon Wolfe (John Evans Band opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Gruene Hall

The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he’s a country singer and songwriter. And to learn his life story — from small town Oklahoma to the bustling big city commodities trading floor to the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma to Music Row. Wolfe’s 2010 album “It All Happened in a Honky Tonk” introduced a modern country singer/songwriter whose music struck a perfect balance between the best country traditions and contemporary energy and vision. Warner Music Nashville re-released this album in 2013 as a Deluxe Edition. “I feel connected with the tradition,” Wolfe concludes. “There’s something a little bigger than just my dreams going on in country music. That’s why I feel so strongly about doing what I do.” And to make it all even sweeter, “I’m doing what I love.”

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

Tickets on sale Oct 14 at 1 pm. The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 11/11
12:30-3:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 11/11
4-8 PM

Gruene Hall
Folk
free show

Gruene Hall

Tue 11/13
5-8 PM

Gruene Historic District

Gruene Historic District

Stroll through Gruene Historic District enjoying complimentary beverages and special offers at many participating shops. This event is also the official “Kringle Cash” kickoff, available at select retailers. Stroll as long as you can, then rest your feet at Gruene Hall with live music from 6-10pm. For more information, visit HolidaysInGruene.com .

Tue 11/13
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 11/15
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free
Come and Taste It
The Grapevine

Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District. On the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January), a featured winemaker showcases three of their newest released, top-selling or hardest to find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Each event features live music and prize giveaways. Food is available for purchase. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the winery and The Grapevine staff, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

Fri 11/16
8 PM
(Kaitlin Butts opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country / Americana
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Flatland Cavalry (Kaitlin Butts opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

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

Sat 11/17
7:30 AM

Rockin' R River Rides

Rockin' R River Rides

THE PRETTIEST RACE IN TEXAS! Set in beautiful Gruene, the heart of Central Texas between Austin and San Antonio, the Chosen Half Marathon & 5K is a perfect destination race. Half Marathoners run alongside the beautiful Guadalupe River surrounded by lush green trees, rolling hills, and picturesque cliffs…. making it the PRETTIEST RACE IN TEXAS! 5K runners start and finish at Rockin’ R in Gruene. This out-and-back course offers a start line view of the beautiful Guadalupe River and travels through a peaceful community with winding streets and rolling hills. Chosen also hosts a Kids Fun Run (1/3 mile). This is truly a full-family event!

Sat 11/17
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Get a start on your holiday shopping in Gruene’s relaxed atmosphere. You’re bound to find something special for everyone on your list. Nearly 100 vendors offer Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sat 11/17
10 AM - 5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sat 11/17
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Red Dirt / Americana
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 11/17
9 PM
(Charlie Shafter opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Gruene Hall
Country / Americana
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Flatland Cavalry (Charlie Shafter opens)
Tickets: $15 | Doors: 8 PM
Gruene Hall

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

Sun 11/18
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Get a start on your holiday shopping in Gruene’s relaxed atmosphere. You’re bound to find something special for everyone on your list. Nearly 100 vendors offer Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sun 11/18
12-5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sun 11/18
12-3:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Texas / Americana
free show

Gruene Hall

Wed 11/21
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 11/22
6:30 AM

Gruene Hall
Turkey Trot
Gruene Hall

5K Run/Walk & 1/4 Mile Kids’ Turkey Chase

Fun for the whole family! Start your Thanksgiving Day with an exhilarating 5K run/walk through Gruene Historic District. Kids under 12 years old will have a blast chasing a Turkey Mascot for a 1/4 mile through Gruene. Registration begins at 6:30 am. Races begin and end in front of Gruene Hall. Benefiting local charities, including the Comal County Sheriff’s Green Santa Program and the New Braunfels Police Department Blue Santa Program. Register online at ComalCopsForKids.org or email ccfk@comalcopsforkids.org for more information.

Fri 11/23
10 AM - 5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Fri 11/23
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Blues
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 11/24
10 AM - 5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sat 11/24
12 - 5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sat 11/24
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 11/25
12-3:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Cajun / Folk
free show

Gruene Hall

Fri 11/30
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Americana / Blues
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The Wood Brothers (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $25 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

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. The Wood Brothers’ latest album, ‘Paradise’, was release in October 2015.

Sat 12/1
10 AM

Gruene Historic District
Pony Express Ride
Gruene Historic District

Gruene Historic District will receive a Pony Express rider from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels at 10 am. Relay riders carry a “Christmas Greetings” message from the Governor of Texas. A temporary Post Office will be set up next to Gruene Outfitters in Gruene to cancel stamps for mailing. Bring your Christmas cards to have the stamps cancelled with the 2018 commemorative stamp representing Gruene.

Sat 12/1
10 AM - 4 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sat 12/1
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Get a start on your holiday shopping in Gruene’s relaxed atmosphere. You’re bound to find something special for everyone on your list. Nearly 100 vendors offer Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sat 12/1
6 PM

Gruene Historic District
free
Cowboy Kringle
Gruene Historic District

Gruene closes out the many festivities of the day with a brass band street performance at 5pm followed by the annual town lighting at 6pm when Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and hands out candy canes to the kids. Free admission.

Sat 12/1
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Gruene Hall
Country / Americana
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Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison (Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $25 | DOORS: 8 PM
Gruene Hall

*This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve.* Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis are often described as one of the finest roots duos working in Texas with organic harmonies that can only come from a whole lotta life lived together. This annual family-friendly tradition puts concertgoers of all ages in the holiday spirit with a warm celebration. The only place where number one hits like George Strait’s Wrapped are played alongside classics like Santa Baby, this Texas country staple is now a syndicated television show! “Until our most recent albums, we had tried our best to keep our careers separate. The holiday shows started out as our one cheat, our few shows we’d perform together each year, and it turned into this beautiful annual celebration of coming together around the holidays.” – Bruce Robison

Sun 12/2
10 AM - 5 PM

In Front of Adobe Verde

In Front of Adobe Verde

Get a start on your holiday shopping in Gruene’s relaxed atmosphere. You’re bound to find something special for everyone on your list. Nearly 100 vendors offer Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com for more information.

Sun 12/2
12-5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sun 12/2
12-3:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Blues
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 12/2
1 PM

The Grapevine
Bah Humbug
The Grapevine

It’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with an amazing twist — one actor plays all the roles in this powerful tale of hope and compassion! Award-winning stage actor Damian Gillen transforms before your eyes into all those beloved characters…from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, in this magical and imaginative re-telling of the holiday classic! Complete with numerous costume changes, special effects and traditional Celtic Christmas tunes! Great fun for the whole family! Click here for a preview of the show.

Tue 12/4
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Gruene Hall

Wed 12/5
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Fri 12/7
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Americana
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Todd Snider (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

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 and after establishing residency at a local club in Memphis, Snider was discovered by singer/songwriter Keith Sykes, a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. After Sykes passed on demo tapes of Snider to Buffett, he was signed to the star’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet was released in the fall of 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 signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy label and 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. The New York Times hailed it as “among his best” and Rolling Stone called it “the sharpest musical response yet to the excesses of the one percent.” In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

Sat 12/8
8 AM

Gruene Hall

Gruene Hall

Registration begins at 6:30am/ Race starts at 8:00am. This 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Ks event benefits St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher, the top male and female masters, the top 3 finishers in each age group (All ages – 5 year increments through 75+), and the top three wheelchair athletes. Sponsored by Comal ISD and held in Gruene Historic District. Call (830) 708-2991 or click here for more information.

Sat 12/8
10 AM - 5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sat 12/8
9 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM
Gruene Hall
Americana
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Todd Snider (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $22 | Doors: 8 PM
Gruene Hall

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 and after establishing residency at a local club in Memphis, Snider was discovered by singer/songwriter Keith Sykes, a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. After Sykes passed on demo tapes of Snider to Buffett, he was signed to the star’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet was released in the fall of 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 signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy label and 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. The New York Times hailed it as “among his best” and Rolling Stone called it “the sharpest musical response yet to the excesses of the one percent.” In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

Sun 12/9
10:30 AM
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gruene Hall
Gospel
TICKETS: $35 | DOORS: 9:30 AM
Gruene Hall

Tickets on sale Nov 11 at 1 pm. The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.

Sun 12/9
12-5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here .

Sun 12/9
12:30-3:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Tue 12/11
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Singer / Songwriter
free show

Gruene Hall

Wed 12/12
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country
sold
Tyler Childers (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place. The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County, Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that’s simultaneously modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold. The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a semiautobiographical sketch of Childers’ growth from wayward youth to happily married man, told in the tradition of a Southern gothic novel with a classic noir antihero who may just be irredeemable. Purgatory is a chiaroscuro painting with darkness framing light in high relief. There’s catharsis and redemption. Sin and temptation. Murder and deceit. Demons and angels. Moonshine and cocaine. So much moonshine and cocaine. All played out on the large, colorful canvas of Eastern Kentucky. Childers had been searching for a certain sound for his debut album for years as he honed his craft, and was finding it elusive when his friend, drummer Miles Miller, introduced him to Simpson, the Grammy Award-winning musician and fellow Kentuckian. Childers sent Simpson a group of his songs, then went to visit him in Nashville. “And he said, ‘There’s this sound. I know what you’re trying to get at, the mountain sound,'” Childers recalled. “‘So I asked, ‘What are you doing?'” Intrigued, Simpson enlisted the aid of Ferguson, the Grammy Award winning sound engineer. They assembled a band that included multi-instrumentalists Stuart Duncan, Michael J. Henderson and Russ Pahl, bassist Michael Bub and Miller on drums, of course, and helped Childers make a debut album of consequence that announces an authentic new voice.

Thu 12/13
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Country
sold
Tyler Childers (Opening Band - TBA)
Tickets: $20 | Doors: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place. The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County, Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that’s simultaneously modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold. The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a semiautobiographical sketch of Childers’ growth from wayward youth to happily married man, told in the tradition of a Southern gothic novel with a classic noir antihero who may just be irredeemable. Purgatory is a chiaroscuro painting with darkness framing light in high relief. There’s catharsis and redemption. Sin and temptation. Murder and deceit. Demons and angels. Moonshine and cocaine. So much moonshine and cocaine. All played out on the large, colorful canvas of Eastern Kentucky. Childers had been searching for a certain sound for his debut album for years as he honed his craft, and was finding it elusive when his friend, drummer Miles Miller, introduced him to Simpson, the Grammy Award-winning musician and fellow Kentuckian. Childers sent Simpson a group of his songs, then went to visit him in Nashville. “And he said, ‘There’s this sound. I know what you’re trying to get at, the mountain sound,'” Childers recalled. “‘So I asked, ‘What are you doing?'” Intrigued, Simpson enlisted the aid of Ferguson, the Grammy Award winning sound engineer. They assembled a band that included multi-instrumentalists Stuart Duncan, Michael J. Henderson and Russ Pahl, bassist Michael Bub and Miller on drums, of course, and helped Childers make a debut album of consequence that announces an authentic new voice.

Sat 12/15
10 AM - 5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sun 12/16
12-5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Wed 12/19
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Thu 12/20
5-8 PM

The Grapevine
free
Come and Taste It
The Grapevine

Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District. On the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January), a featured winemaker showcases three of their newest released, top-selling or hardest to find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Each event features live music and prize giveaways. Food is available for purchase. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the winery and The Grapevine staff, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

Fri 12/21
10 AM - 5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sat 12/22
10 AM - 5 PM

near The Grapevine
Cowboy Kringle 2014
near The Grapevine

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene’s own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with Christmas cards and other special order items. For more information, including future dates and hours, click here.

Sat 12/22
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Red Dirt / Americana
free show

Gruene Hall

Mon 12/24
3 PM

Gruene Businesses Close at 3 pm

Gruene Businesses Close at 3 pm

Tue 12/25
CLOSED

Gruene Businesses Closed

Gruene Businesses Closed

Wed 12/26
6-10 PM

Gruene Hall
Rock-a-billy
free show

Gruene Hall

Sat 12/29
1-5 PM

Gruene Hall
Country
free show

Gruene Hall

Sun 12/30
12-3:30 PM

Gruene Hall
Cajun / Folk
free show

Gruene Hall

Mon 12/31
8 PM
(Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $45 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall
Alt-Country
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American Aquarium (Opening Band - TBA)
TICKETS: $45 | DOORS: 7 PM
Gruene Hall

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

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