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August 2014

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Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall
Radney Foster @ Gruene Hall

August 1

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Micky & The Motorcars @ Gruene Hall

August 2

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August 3

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August 4

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Swing Dance Lessons
Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall

August 5

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August 6

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August 7

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Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall
Joe King Carrasco @ Gruene Hall

August 8

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Wheeler Brothers @ Gruene Hall

August 9

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Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist @ Gruene Hall


August 10

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August 11

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Swing Dance Lessons
Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall

August 12

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August 13

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Chris Isaak @ Gruene Hall

August 14

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Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall
Seth James Band @ Gruene Hall

August 15

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Old Gruene Market Days

The Marshall Tucker Band @ Gruene Hall

August 16

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Old Gruene Market Days


August 17

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August 18

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Swing Dance Lessons
Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall

August 19

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August 20

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Come and Taste It @ The Grapevine

August 21

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Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall
Hayes Carll @ Gruene Hall

August 22

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Hayes Carll @ Gruene Hall

August 23

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August 24

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August 25

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August 26

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August 27

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August 28

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Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall
The Texas Jamm Band @ Gruene Hall

August 29

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Charlie Robison @ Gruene Hall

August 30

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Charlie Robison @ Gruene Hall

August 31

           

★ August 1, 2014

EVENTS

Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall

Time: 4:00PM

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 16th year, and still going strong! Get your weekend kickin’ at Gruene Hall every Friday 4-7pm. Enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes, broadcasted live by KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels. Need another reason to come out? There’s 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, Ray Price and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!


SHOWS

Radney Foster

Genre: Country

Bonnie Bishop Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM

Initially a songwriter in Nashville, Radney Foster made his recording debut as part of the Foster & Lloyd duo, recording three studio albums with nine singles on the country charts. Foster began his solo career in 1992 and his album Del Rio, TX 1959 produced four consecutive Top 40 hits. Two decades later, Foster’s new Del Rio, TX Revisited: Unplugged and Lonesome reinvents his hallmark solo debut as an ambitious and haunting acoustic collection. Foster has had thirteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Top Ten hits “Just Call Me Lonesome” and “Nobody Wins”. His songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban and Jack Ingram and he has produced albums for the Randy Rogers Band.


SOLD OUT!

★ August 2, 2014

SHOWS

Ted Russell Kamp

Americana (Free Show; 1:00PM)


Micky & The Motorcars

Genre: Americana

Aaron Einhouse Opens

Cover at the Door; 9:00PM

With their own band of Americana rock, Micky & The Motorcars bring an optimism and integrity a band only acquires when it’s been performing so long the only thing left to tell is the truth. The Braun family’s musical legacy extends far beyond the Motorcars, formed by brothers Micky and Gary Braun. Along with their brothers, Willy and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly, all four brothers played in their father’s western swing band.



★ August 3, 2014

SHOWS

Nick Verzosa

Americana (Free Show; 12:30PM)


Bill Kirchen

Rock-a-billy (Free Show; 5:00PM)



★ August 4, 2014

SHOWS

The CBGB (Colin Gilmore, Bonnie Whitmore and Graham Weber Band)

Americana/Texas (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 5, 2014

EVENTS

Swing Dance Lessons

Time: 6:00PM

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class held before each Two Ton Tuesday show all summer long at Gruene Hall. This class is perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! The one-hour lesson begins at 6pm and is just $8 per person. You don’t even need a partner to join the fun! Hang around Gruene for dinner and to try out your moves with popular rock-a-billy group Two Tons of Steel that evening. Call (830) 629-5077 or click here for more information.


SHOWS

Two Ton Tuesday

Rock-a-billy (Cover at the Door; 8:30PM)

It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rock-a-billy band, Two Tons of Steel, holding court in Gruene Hall every Tuesday evening. 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). Call Gruene Hall toll free from San Antonio at (830) 606-1281 or click here for more information.



★ August 6, 2014

SHOWS

Chubby Knuckle Choir

American Roots (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 7, 2014

SHOWS

Greg Reichel

Americana (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 8, 2014

EVENTS

Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall

Time: 4:00PM

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 16th year, and still going strong! Get your weekend kickin’ at Gruene Hall every Friday 4-7pm. Enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes, broadcasted live by KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels. Need another reason to come out? There’s 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, Ray Price and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!


SHOWS

Joe King Carrasco

Rock/Tex-Mex (Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM)

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



★ August 9, 2014

SHOWS

Greg Harris & The Bandini Brothers

Country Rock (Free Show; 1:00PM)


Wheeler Brothers

Genre: Americana

Folk Family Revival Opens

Cover at the Door; 9:00PM

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



★ August 10, 2014

SHOWS

Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist

Gospel (Advance Tickets Recommended; 10:30AM)

In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet, catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. Brunch hours are 10:30am-12:00pm. For information or to purchase tickets, visit GrueneHall.com, call (830) 629-5077 or toll free from San Antonio (830) 606-1601, or stop by Gruene Hall in person. Advanced tickets are recommended.


Bret Graham

Country (Free Show; 12:30PM)


Guy Forsyth's Hot Nut Riveters

Early American Roots / Jazz (Free Show; 5:00PM)



★ August 11, 2014

SHOWS

Rodney Hayden

Country (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 12, 2014

EVENTS

Swing Dance Lessons

Time: 6:00PM

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class held before each Two Ton Tuesday show all summer long at Gruene Hall. This class is perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! The one-hour lesson begins at 6pm and is just $8 per person. You don’t even need a partner to join the fun! Hang around Gruene for dinner and to try out your moves with popular rock-a-billy group Two Tons of Steel that evening. Call (830) 629-5077 or click here for more information.


SHOWS

Two Ton Tuesday

Genre: Rock-a-billy

Bo Porter Opens

Cover at the Door; 8:30PM

It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rock-a-billy band, Two Tons of Steel, holding court in Gruene Hall every Tuesday evening. 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). Call Gruene Hall toll free from San Antonio at (830) 606-1281 or click here for more information.



★ August 13, 2014

SHOWS

The Georges

Rock-a-billy (Free Show; 7:00PM)

The Georges are a full-fledged dose of rock-a-billy and sock hop fun. See them live and you will be taken aback to their classic sound, high energy performances and easy dancin' shufflin' beats. The Georges began at Texas State University and still hail from San Marcos. They can write originals that sound like classics and perform plenty of '50s & '60s dance tunes.



★ August 14, 2014

SHOWS

Chris Isaak

Rock (Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM)

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


SOLD OUT!

★ August 15, 2014

EVENTS

Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall

Time: 4:00PM

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 16th year, and still going strong! Get your weekend kickin’ at Gruene Hall every Friday 4-7pm. Enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes, broadcasted live by KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels. Need another reason to come out? There’s 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, Ray Price and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!


SHOWS

Seth James Band

Genre: Blues/Rock

Bobby Mack Opens

Cover at the Door; 8:00PM



★ August 16, 2014

EVENTS

Old Gruene Market Days

Time: 10:00AM

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am - 5pm. Free admission. For more information, visit GrueneMarketDays.com or call (830) 832-1721.


SHOWS

White Ghost Shivers

Vaudville/ '20s & '30s (Free Show; 1:00PM)


The Marshall Tucker Band

Genre: Country Rock/Southern Rock

Tom Gillam Band Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 9:00PM

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


SOLD OUT!

★ August 17, 2014

EVENTS

Old Gruene Market Days

Time: 10:00AM

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am - 3pm. Free admission. For more information, visit GrueneMarketDays.com or call (830) 832-1721.


SHOWS

Lost & Nameless Orchestra

Blues/Swing (Free Show; 12:30PM)

The Austin-based fiddle-driven folk rock quartet gets you out of your chair and onto the dance floor with dueling fiddles, vigorous guitar playing, and an air-tight rhythm section that compels your body to move.


Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones

Cajun/Zydeco (Free Show; 5:00PM)



★ August 18, 2014

SHOWS

Chris Ruest

Blues (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 19, 2014

EVENTS

Swing Dance Lessons

Time: 6:00PM

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class held before each Two Ton Tuesday show all summer long at Gruene Hall. This class is perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins! The one-hour lesson begins at 6pm and is just $8 per person. You don’t even need a partner to join the fun! Hang around Gruene for dinner and to try out your moves with popular rock-a-billy group Two Tons of Steel that evening. Call (830) 629-5077 or click here for more information.


SHOWS

Two Ton Tuesday

Rock-a-billy (Cover at the Door; 8:30PM)

It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rock-a-billy band, Two Tons of Steel, holding court in Gruene Hall every Tuesday evening. 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). Call Gruene Hall toll free from San Antonio at (830) 606-1281 or click here for more information.



★ August 20, 2014

SHOWS

Chubby Knuckle Choir

American Roots (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 21, 2014

EVENTS

Come and Taste It @ The Grapevine

Time: 5:00PM

Meet Texas' best winemakers and craft brewers at The Grapevine the third Thursday of each month except January. Throughout the year, eleven wineries and their winemakers are showcased on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room in Gruene Historic District. With The Grapevine's new addition of select craft beers on tap, each month will also feature one brewery which will offer samples alongside the wine. Complimentary tastings will be offered of the craft beer and three of the wineries newest releases, top-selling and hardest to find wines. This is a great opportunity to learn direct from these craftsmen, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surrounds and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and prize giveaways. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.


SHOWS

Midnight River Choir

Americana/Texas (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 22, 2014

EVENTS

Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall

Time: 4:00PM

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 16th year, and still going strong! Get your weekend kickin’ at Gruene Hall every Friday 4-7pm. Enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes, broadcasted live by KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels. Need another reason to come out? There’s 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, Ray Price and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!


SHOWS

Hayes Carll

Genre: Americana

Matt Hillyer Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM

Hayes Carll honed his tunes at The Old Quarter, a quaint Galveston rebuild of the Houston club that Townes Van Zandt frequented. Hayes' first album quickly garnered comparisons to other great songwriters from Texas, i.e. Van Zandt, Guy Clark, etc. As he made his way to Central Texas, he paid his dues playing Sunday afternoons at the Hall, where he practiced new songs and infused enough humor into his shows to win over everyone that turned out to his early shows. Now he's winning awards for his songwriting, and selling out Texas venues on a regular basis.



★ August 23, 2014

SHOWS

Hot Texas Swing Band

Country (Free Show; 1:00PM)


Hayes Carll

Genre: Americana

John Evans Band Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 9:00PM

Hayes Carll honed his tunes at The Old Quarter, a quaint Galveston rebuild of the Houston club that Townes Van Zandt frequented. Hayes' first album quickly garnered comparisons to other great songwriters from Texas, i.e. Van Zandt, Guy Clark, etc. As he made his way to Central Texas, he paid his dues playing Sunday afternoons at the Hall, where he practiced new songs and infused enough humor into his shows to win over everyone that turned out to his early shows. Now he's winning awards for his songwriting, and selling out Texas venues on a regular basis.



★ August 24, 2014

SHOWS

Bob Livingston

Texas Country (Free Show; 12:30PM)


The Tejas Brothers

Rock/Tex-Mex (Free Show; 5:00PM)



★ August 25, 2014

SHOWS

Bo Porter

Country (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 26, 2014

SHOWS

Adam Johnson Band

Blues (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 27, 2014

SHOWS

The Georges

Rock-a-billy (Free Show; 7:00PM)

The Georges are a full-fledged dose of rock-a-billy and sock hop fun. See them live and you will be taken aback to their classic sound, high energy performances and easy dancin' shufflin' beats. The Georges began at Texas State University and still hail from San Marcos. They can write originals that sound like classics and perform plenty of '50s & '60s dance tunes.



★ August 28, 2014

SHOWS

Texas Renegade

Americana/Texas (Free Show; 7:00PM)



★ August 29, 2014

EVENTS

Friday Afternoon Club @ Gruene Hall

Time: 4:00PM

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 16th year, and still going strong! Get your weekend kickin’ at Gruene Hall every Friday 4-7pm. Enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes, broadcasted live by KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels. Need another reason to come out? There’s 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, Ray Price and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Good times!


SHOWS

The Texas Jamm Band featuring members of George Strait's Ace in the Hole Band

Country (Cover at the Door; 8:00PM)

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



★ August 30, 2014

SHOWS

Flat Top Jones

Country (Free Show; 1:00PM)


Charlie Robison

Genre: Americana/Texas

Thieving Birds Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 9:00PM

Charlie Robison hails from the tiny town of Bandera, Texas. He and his brother, noted musician Bruce Robison, began playing gigs around Bandera by the age of 15. In 2000, “Unleashed Live” was recorded at Gruene Hall as a combined effort with Bruce and Jack Ingram. His music portrays not only the family man that he has become, but also the party boy he's been.



★ August 31, 2014

SHOWS

Slim Bawb

Swamp Music (Free Show; 12:30PM)


Charlie Robison

Genre: Americana/Texas

Aaron Einhouse Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM

Charlie Robison hails from the tiny town of Bandera, Texas. He and his brother, noted musician Bruce Robison, began playing gigs around Bandera by the age of 15. In 2000, “Unleashed Live” was recorded at Gruene Hall as a combined effort with Bruce and Jack Ingram. His music portrays not only the family man that he has become, but also the party boy he's been.


More InfoAugust 29
The Texas Jamm Band
at Gruene Hall


More InfoSeptember 12
Los Lonely Boys
at Gruene Hall


More InfoSeptember 13
Gruene 10k
In front of Gruene Hall


More InfoSeptember 12
Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist at Gruene Hall


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