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Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Texas travel news and more
"...30 pitmasters in attendance, this festival outgrew the beer hall at Saint Arnold Brewery. The cooks will be handing..."

Feb. 2, 2024 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
Learn something new and explore what's out there this fall
"...Come and Taste It Nov. 16, Gruene, grapevineingruene.com/comeandtasteit..."

Nov. 2, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Catch up on news from around Texas and travel destinations for fall
"...and Gladys Fowler purchased the Port Aransas Club billiard hall in 1946. Gladys, who went by “Shorty,” ran the..."

Sept. 1, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
A celebration of Bobbie Nelson, a big birthday for Carousel Lounge, and more recommended shows
"...Gruene Hall, Sunday 9..."

July 7, 2023 Music Column by Abby Johnston

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Summer fun is heating up around the state
"...Historical Museum. Gibson was paid $26,725 for the unique hall of justice, but the county stiffed him on $2,700..."

June 30, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
School’s out and June is the beginning of summer fun
"...Po was built in stages. It began as Nelson Hall in 1929. Moonshine was sold in the parking lot,..."

June 1, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Women of Antone's, underground MCs, FuckEmos, and more recommended shows
"...The word "showcase" shall get shelved indefinitely after its annual 10 days of..."

March 24, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Texas travel tips from Llano lights to Kerrville craftsmanship
"...Functional art. When you look around the large exhibition hall at the Kerrville Arts and Cultural Center, you have..."

Nov. 30, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

What We’re Listening to Right Now
DJ Jester & DJ Marz, Willie Nelson on Billy Joe Shaver, Lisa Morales, High Heavens, and ZZ Top
"..."In those deliriously brief Gruene Hall segments, ZZ Top's alchemic music miracle endures." So..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Courtney Barnett, Kid Cudi, Butch Hancock, Marisa Nadler, Robert Earl Keen, and more
"...Dale Gilmore, plus maybe Joe Ely's Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction this October reconvenes the super trio...."

Aug. 26, 2022 Music Column by Alejandra Ramirez

We Have an Issue: Struggling to Find the Words
In this week's issue, we explore Austin's response to the overturn of Roe v. Wade
"...Hernandez, Zeke Barbaro, Jared Sosa, Tamar Price, David Brendan Hall, Mike Bartnett, James Renovitch, and Elizabeth Westwood, nominated in..."

July 1, 2022 Column by Kimberley Jones

Steve Earle, Fresh Off Jerry Jeff Tribute, Deepens Songbook at Gruene Hall
Vagabond resilience & bristling resistance potently commune
"...now Jerry Jeff Walker. Friday night, at a sold-out Gruene Hall, the San Antonio-raised folksinger ultimately proved his own..."

June 27, 2022 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Summer travel opportunities and news from all over Texas
"...Country: “Our legendary music mecca, Luckenbach Texas, is being challenged by a developer who is actively working to build..."

June 2, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
It's a great time to get out and explore
"...Come and Taste It May 19, Gruene, www.grapevineingruene.com..."

May 5, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Waterloo Records Celebrates 40th Birthday with Two In-Store Performances
Ray Wylie Hubbard, Heartless Bastards, and in-store memories
"...Ely released his video [Live From Texas recorded] at Gruene Hall. Joe played and we sold the VHS tapes,..."

March 29, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Spring is full of festivals and flowers
"...this year’s Texas Historical Commission annual conference, Texas Dance Hall Preservation was presented with the Governor’s Award for Historic..."

March 3, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Texas Songwriting Legend Robert Earl Keen Announces Retirement From the Road
The roots musician will tour through September
"...in venues like the Cactus Cafe and the famous Gruene Hall in New Braunfels...."

Jan. 16, 2022 Music Post by Robert Penson

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Enjoy fall foliage, festivals, and fairs
"...Most of the time the old dance hall in Fischer sits vacant except for an occasional Saturday..."

Oct. 1, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

It’s a Celebration
Deezie Brown and Jake Lloyd throw a gala
"..."I'm in Gruene Hall two-steppin' like I'm a legend with my hand..."

Feb. 19, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Venue Relief Pending as COVID-19 Spike Stalls Restarted Gigs
Also, sampling Flobama's beats, and remembering landmark pianist Margaret Wright
"...from any prolonged illness or COVID-19. The Austin Music Hall of Fame member became a fixture at the Skylark..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Checking In: Ray Wylie Hubbard Heard You Shout Freebird
Wimberley bard misses his band and maybe even that heckler
"...got back from L.A. Plane was almost empty. Lost Gruene Hall where we were going to video the show..."

April 12, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Local Music to Livestream, Download, and Otherwise Enjoy Digitally
What we’re watching and listening to
"...seeing the most enduring of all power trios at Gruene Hall. ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas..."

March 20, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Spring is the season for Texas travel
"...donating at www.gofundme.com/halketchummedicalfund or view a three-song film at www.thedancehalltapes.com and leave a voluntary cover charge...."

Feb. 29, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Plenty of fun still to be had in 2019
"...Festival of Texas Fiddling Dec. 6-7, Blanco, www.twinsistersdancehall.com..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
From Día de los Muertos celebrations to holiday lights in November
"...door to the very cool and historic Albert Dance Hall and Icehouse on FM 1623 south of Stonewall. Nov...."

Nov. 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Find fall foliage in Texas and stop and smell the roses
"...West Texas Book Festival Oct. 4-6, Abilene, www.abilenetx.gov/city-hall/departments/community-services/library/friends-of-the-library/book-festival..."

Oct. 3, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

10 Not-To-Miss Oktoberfest Events in Central Texas
We know you’ve been waiting to bust out the dirndl and lederhosen!
"...our beer gardens, those weekend trips to the dance halls for polka music and camaraderie?..."

Sept. 25, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Garth Brooks Packs Into Gruene Hall
Promotional tour takes tiny town by storm
"...Dive Bar Tour rolled into the tiny town of Gruene on Monday like a carnival takeover. The logistics alone..."

Sept. 24, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Tons of Texas travel news for the dog days of summer
"...The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. presents Kacey Musgraves: All..."

Aug. 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Get ready for baby sea turtles, balloon launches, and more
"...Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Gruene, www.gruenehall.com..."

April 30, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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