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Thu 5/6
6-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 5/7
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition now in its 23rd year, Friday Afternoon Club is where hipsters and oldsters, locals and drifters mix it up to start the weekend off right! This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with special beer prices, free giveaways and the best in Texas tunes. Broadcasting 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 include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. How do you join the Club? Ramble in, just as you are!

Fri 5/7
8 PM
(Caleb Young Band opens)
DOORS: 7 PM
Country
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Kyle Park- Gruene Hall (Caleb Young Band opens)
DOORS: 7 PM

This event is age 18+ only.
Growing up during a time when mainstream radio could still show love to throwbacks, Kyle Park was soaking up the tunes of Roger Miller, Merle Haggard, George Jones and the list goes on. It was his Dad that introduced him to classic country, the lyrically driven storytelling of Opry legends that would eventually help mold him into the artist that he is today. After the loss of his dad in 1998, Kyle found healing in country music. He picked up a guitar at the age of 14 and never looked back, with his first paid gig coming one year later. By the time he had released his debut album (‘Big Time’) in 2005 at the age of 20, Kyle was performing hour-long shows with more than fifty-percent of his own music. He’s impressively had seven #1 singles on the Texas Regional Radio Report and eleven singles on the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10. His limited edition ‘Fall EP’ (now part of the “Make or Break Me full-length album) peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. He was direct support for numerous notable and legendary artists including George Strait, Clint Black, Mark Chestnutt, Gary Allan and more. Kyle’s latest project, his sixth studio album Don’t Forget Where You Come From leans exactly in the direction you would expect. Inspired by the style of music he grew up listening to, this new album is a return to Kyle’s signature neo-traditional country sound brimming with honkytonk-fueled fiddle, pedal steel and searing guitar riffs punctuated by his most honest and contemplative lyrics to date.

Sat 5/8
12-3:30 PM
Folk-Roots
free show

Sat 5/8
8 PM
(Max Baca & Josh Baca open)
DOORS: 7 PM
Tex-Mex
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Los TexManiacs featuring Augie Meyers - Gruene Hall (Max Baca & Josh Baca open)
DOORS: 7 PM

This event is ages 18+ only.
Culture ambassadors and Smithsonian Folkways artists, Los TexManiacs return to Gruene Hall with Tex-Mex legend and founding member of the Texas Tornados, Augie Meyers! Grammy Award winners and new kings of Tex-Mex, Los Texmaniacs, were founded by Max Baca (bajo sexto, vocals) who has participated on eleven Grammy winning projects and is the premiere first call bajo sexto player in the world. Los TexManiacs’ latest album, Cruzando Borders, is available on Smithsonian Folkways which features guest vocals by Lyle Lovett & Rick Trevino.

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

Sun 5/9
5:30-9 PM
Soul / Motown
free show

Tue 5/11
6-9 PM
Song Swap
free show

Wed 5/12
6-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Thu 5/13
6-9 PM
Americana
free show

Fri 5/14
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition now in its 23rd year, Friday Afternoon Club is where hipsters and oldsters, locals and drifters mix it up to start the weekend off right! This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with special beer prices, free giveaways and the best in Texas tunes. Broadcasting 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 include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. How do you join the Club? Ramble in, just as you are!

Fri 5/14
8 PM
(The Lowdown Drifters opens)
Doors: 7 PM
Americana
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(The Lowdown Drifters opens)
Doors: 7 PM

This event is age 18+ only.
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.

Sat 5/15
12:30-3:30 PM
Country / Folk
free show

Sat 5/15
8 PM
Doors: 7 PM
Country / Rock
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Brent Cobb & Kendell Marvel- Gruene Hall Doors: 7 PM

This event is ages 18+ only.

For his fourth album, Keep ‘Em on They Toes, Brent Cobb is giving his songs the space they need to speak for themselves, a reflection of his own decision to write about the way he sees the world. At his core, Cobb still writes country songs, so there’s a continuity between Keep ‘Em on They Toes and past projects like 2016’sShine on Rainy Day (a Grammy nominee for Best Americana Album) and 2018’s Providence Canyon. After living in LA and Nashville to develop his music career, Cobb and his family moved back to Georgia a few years ago–a decision that affected his songwriting. Cobb and his band recorded the project in Durham, North Carolina, with producer Brad Cook. Inspired by the spaciousness of classic country albums like Jerry Lee Lewis’ 1977 Country Memories, the new project allows the listener to hear everything that’s going on, yet the songs remain the star of the show. Keep ‘Em on They Toes, Cobb captures the mindset of a man who values a simpler time despite living in a modern world.

Kendell Marvel wrote and recorded his new album, Solid Gold Sounds, in a matter of days, but it took a lifetime in country music to get there. Marvel and The Black Keys’ Auerbach co-wrote nine of the album’s 10 songs, drawing on the country sounds of the ‘70s as well as Marvel’s own experiences. Their songwriting collaborators include country legend John Anderson on the album’s first track, “Hard Time With the Truth.” A native of Southern Illinois, Marvel moved to Nashville at 28, shifting his goal of being an artist to raising his family while working as a songwriter. Marvel’s writing credits include Gary Allan’s “Right Where I Need to Be” and Chris Stapleton’s Grammy-winning single, “Either Way.” Brothers Osborne, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Lee Ann Womack have also cut his songs.

Sun 5/16
12:30-4 PM
R&B
free show

Sun 5/16
5-9 PM
Americana
free show

Mon 5/17
6-9 PM
Retro-Revivalist / Piano Rock
free show

Tue 5/18
6-9 PM
Song Swap
free show

Wed 5/19
6-9 PM
Blues
free show

Thu 5/20
6-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 5/21
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition now in its 23rd year, Friday Afternoon Club is where hipsters and oldsters, locals and drifters mix it up to start the weekend off right! This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with special beer prices, free giveaways and the best in Texas tunes. Broadcasting 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 include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. How do you join the Club? Ramble in, just as you are!

Sat 5/22
12-4 PM
Texas / Red Dirt
free show

Sat 5/22
8 PM
(Harper O'Neill opens)
DOORS: 7 PM
Country / Americana
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Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - Gruene Hall (Harper O'Neill opens)
DOORS: 7 PM

This event is ages 18+ only.
In regard to the Lone Star State’s finest tunesmiths, Bruce Robison lands at the top of the heap. His songwriting turned the heads of some of the industry’s biggest artists and took them to the top of the charts (Dixie Chicks’ No. 1 version of “Travelin’ Soldier,” George Strait’s recording of “Wrapped” and the beautiful Tim McGraw/Faith Hill rendition of “Angry All The Time,” to name a few). Not one to rest on laurels, in 2016 Bruce turned his focus toward his other passion project, The Next Waltz, a “virtual social house” of music, videos and interviews spotlighting the artists and songs that make up the pedigree of this generation’s cream of the crop. Kelly Willis is Back Being Blue, to take a color-coded cue from the title of her seventh album. It’s a shade she wears well, though long-patient fans might just say: You had us at back. The Austin-based singer/ songwriter has hardly been MIA in the intervening years, having recorded and toured as part of a duo with husband, Bruce Robison. While both Bruce and Kelly have pursued separate careers, they have collaborated on many projects as well. Together, they have released three duo albums, hold an annual Christmas tour, Robison produced Willis’ latest album, Back Being Blue, and most recently, the release of their fourth duo album, Beautiful Lie.

Sun 5/23
12-4 PM
Americana / Folk
free show

Sun 5/23
5-9 PM
Blues
free show

Wed 5/26
6-9 PM
Rock-a-billy
free show

Fri 5/28
4-7 PM
Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA
Americana
free
Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall Brief Guest Interview featuring TBA

A Gruene Hall tradition now in its 23rd year, Friday Afternoon Club is where hipsters and oldsters, locals and drifters mix it up to start the weekend off right! This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with special beer prices, free giveaways and the best in Texas tunes. Broadcasting 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 include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard. How do you join the Club? Ramble in, just as you are!

Fri 5/28
8 PM
Doors: 7pm
Americana/Country
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Doors: 7pm

This show was originally scheduled for 2/20.
This event is age 18+ only.

Jamie Lin Wilson lives and works in that sweet spot where folk and country meet––Guy Clark territory. It’s her comfort in and commitment to two distinct worlds––that of the dream-chasing artists and the dirt-under-their-nails realists––that makes Jamie and her songs not just inviting, but cathartically important. Jamie’s anticipated new record Jumping Over Rocks marks her second full-length solo album, but she’s not the new kid. She cut her teeth fronting and co-fronting beloved bands including the Gougers and the Trishas, winning over listeners and peers across the country. Now, her place as an acclaimed singer-songwriter on her own seems fated, imbued with a singular blend of freshness and road-earned wisdom.

Courtney Patton is a storyteller. She’s also a mother, a wife, a producer, a singer, a songwriter, a tour-van driver and a musician. Following her previous solo albums, Triggering a Flood (2013) and So This Is Life (2015), and her acoustic collaborative project with her husband and fellow Texas troubadour Jason Eady, Something Together, (2017), Patton has drawn on true life day-to-day autobiographical life experiences and released her third album, What It’s Like To Fly Alone, in 2018. It debuted as high at #4 on the i-Tunes country chart and made a mark across four different Billboard album charts (including a Top 20 mark on their Americana Albums Sales chart) all the more remarkable.

Kaitlin Butts is a thunderstorm. A tornado warning. Behind her flowing locks of auburn hair, Oklahoma twang, and wry grin, grows a demanding voice and equally devastating storyteller. This high-rising Oklahoma native is steadily blooming into a quick-witted writer who has the ability to pick the right details to make a song and story believable and real. She shifts between infectious Cosmic Cowgirl flare with lush desert-swept pastels, desired & heartfelt tearjerkers, and hard-bitten & calloused murder ballads. Through them all, she’s exhibits a knack for character and a nose for narrative. They come in like a summer shower patting down the dust. Other times, Butts is torrential downpour wreaking havoc.

Sat 5/29
6 PM
Doors: 5 PM
Western Swing
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Asleep at the Wheel- Gruene Hall Doors: 5 PM

This event for age 18+ only.
Still “Comin’ Right At Ya!” – Celebrating 50 Years of Asleep at the Wheel. The number of individual artists and bands who have sustained a thriving career for a half century is infinitesimally small. Against all odds, Asleep At the Wheel is one of these. The stars aligned in 1970 when three friends Ray Benson, Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston moved to Paw Paw, West Virginia (it’s not a made-up place, you can look it up). It was there that their dream of forming a band began after a mutual friend gave them access to his uncle’s cabin on an apple orchard just outside of town. The three friends began to – quite literally — woodshed and found others who would join them in their mission to play old style Roots/Americana music. This was long before the genre/movement even had a name. After a trip to the outhouse, Lucky lived up to his name and suggested the band be called Asleep at the Wheel and so it was to be for the next 50 years. Since inception, Asleep at the Wheel has been received 10 GRAMMY® Awards, was cited by the Country Music Association as 1976 Touring Band of the Year and were given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association in 2009. They have released 31 albums, charted more than 20 singles on the country charts. Billboard commented on the band’s catalog most succinctly: “Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular. Most recently, Asleep at the Wheel has been invigorated by a fresh new lineup and the release of New Routes, their latest album that is a bracing blend of original songs and vibrant cover material along with some unanticipated new musical tangents. Asleep At the Wheel have demonstrated convincingly, that they are more relevant, enjoyable and musically nimble than at any time in its 50-year history. The 6’7” Ray Benson has been the one constant in Asleep At the Wheel since 1970. He notes, “I’ve been told that I’m relentless, so I guess I am…. I’m just doing what I believe I’m meant to do — I’m singing and playing and writing better than I ever have. My role and concept of leading a band has never changed, It’s gathering the best musicians I can find or convince to play to the best of their ability, and I just try and make the best decisions possible and kick some ass every night onstage. I’ve made it this far and don’t feel like I or the band will be slowing down anytime soon.”

Sat 5/29
9 PM
Doors: 8 PM
Western Swing
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Asleep at the Wheel- Gruene Hall Doors: 8 PM

This event for age 18+ only.
Still “Comin’ Right At Ya!” – Celebrating 50 Years of Asleep at the Wheel. The number of individual artists and bands who have sustained a thriving career for a half century is infinitesimally small. Against all odds, Asleep At the Wheel is one of these. The stars aligned in 1970 when three friends Ray Benson, Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston moved to Paw Paw, West Virginia (it’s not a made-up place, you can look it up). It was there that their dream of forming a band began after a mutual friend gave them access to his uncle’s cabin on an apple orchard just outside of town. The three friends began to —quite literally— woodshed and found others who would join them in their mission to play old style Roots/Americana music. This was long before the genre/movement even had a name. After a trip to the outhouse, Lucky lived up to his name and suggested the band be called Asleep at the Wheel and so it was to be for the next 50 years. Since inception, Asleep at the Wheel has been received 10 GRAMMY® Awards, was cited by the Country Music Association as 1976 Touring Band of the Year and were given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association in 2009. They have released 31 albums, charted more than 20 singles on the country charts. Billboard commented on the band’s catalog most succinctly: “Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular. Most recently, Asleep at the Wheel has been invigorated by a fresh new lineup and the release of New Routes, their latest album that is a bracing blend of original songs and vibrant cover material along with some unanticipated new musical tangents. Asleep At the Wheel have demonstrated convincingly, that they are more relevant, enjoyable and musically nimble than at any time in its 50-year history. The 6’7” Ray Benson has been the one constant in Asleep At the Wheel since 1970. He notes, “I’ve been told that I’m relentless, so I guess I am…. I’m just doing what I believe I’m meant to do — I’m singing and playing and writing better than I ever have. My role and concept of leading a band has never changed, It’s gathering the best musicians I can find or convince to play to the best of their ability, and I just try and make the best decisions possible and kick some ass every night onstage. I’ve made it this far and don’t feel like I or the band will be slowing down anytime soon.”

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

Sun 5/30
8 PM
(Pat Byrne opens)
Doors: 7 PM
Alt-Country
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Shinyribs - Gruene Hall (Pat Byrne opens)
Doors: 7 PM

This event is for ages 18+ only.
Once you’ve seen Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell on-stage and heard his band’s music, it’s impossible to forget. Known for his outrageous outfits and antics, he’s a regular fashion icon, liable to turn up in anything from his lime-green sherbet leisure suit to a flashing LED cloak, which he recently donned for a soulful performance of “East Texas Rust” on the award-winning PBS show Austin City Limits. Born and raised in Beaumont, East Texas, Russell’s been variously dubbed (mostly by himself), the Baryshnikov of the Big Thicket, the Pavarotti of the Pineywoods, the Shakespeare of Swamp Pop, or the Shiniest Man in Showbidniz. One of the pioneers of Americana as a member of The Gourds, Russell took his musical inspiration from the fertile Ark-La-Tex turf. In the immortal words of the title track to their most recent album, “I Got Your Medicine,” Shinyribs have the cure to whatever ails you, moving that ass until you’re a helpless member of the Kevin Russell-led “all-in” conga line which snakes through the audience at the close of every show. As Austin royalty, Shinyribs are one of the music world’s best-kept secrets, but not for long. The eight-piece outfit was recently named Best Austin Band for 2017, while I Got Your Medicine was tapped as Album of the Year at the Chronicle’s prestigious Music Awards. Kevin Russell might not take himself too seriously, but he is dead-on serious about the eclectic blend of music he favors, combining Texas blues, New Orleans R&B funk, horn-driven Memphis soul, country twang, border music, big band swing, roots-rock, Tin Pan Alley and even punk into a raucous mix that includes out-of-the-blue cover nods.

Mon 5/31
6-9 PM
Retro-Revivalist / Piano Rock
free show