Acoustic Music Workshop & Concert in Kerrville – 1/29

Pops Bayless

Ukulele master Pops Bayless will be one of the featured instructors at the first January Acoustic Music Workshop & Concert in Kerrville on January 29, 2011. Students of guitar, ukulele, and banjo can sign up for limited seats now through Club Ed at or by calling 830-895-4386.

Musicians of all levels can build their skills at a new one-day January Acoustic Music Workshop in Kerrville on Saturday January 29, sponsored by Kerrville ISD’s Club Ed and Bob Miller’s Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp.

The workshop will feature three world-class musicians: Alan Munde on Banjo, David Hamburger on Guitar and Pops Bayless on Ukulele. All three play Americana and Roots music ranging from Folk to Blues and Bluegrass.

The Workshop consists of each instructor teaching three classes on Saturday, topped off by an exclusive faculty “House Concert” at the Union Church on the Schreiner University campus.

Alan Munde is a recording artist and author of several instructional publications. He has taught Bluegrass and Country Music at South Plains College in Levelland since 1986. Munde’s Banjo Workshops are – Rolls and how to use them; Chords and how to use them; and Songs & accompaniment styles.

David Hamburger is a renown guitarist who has appeared at Merle Fest and the Kerrville and Philadelphia Folk Festivals, toured with Joan Baez, and performed with the great string players. His guitar, slide guitar and dobro playing can be heard on many albums. David is also a contributing editor to Acoustic Guitar and the author of a dozen books. He will teach Guitar Workshop – Theory; 6 degrees of Travis Picking; and Fingerpicking Blues.

Pops Bayless brings over three decades of performing experience on the ukulele. An accomplished teacher, Pops has presented a myriad of uke-based workshops at different schools and fests across the country including the Augusta Heritage Center, Blue Stone Folk School, Midwest Ukulele Festival, Ukulele Expo, and the Dallas Uke Fest. His Uke Workshops will feature Strums; 3 chord songs; and Chord Shapes.

Workshops will meet at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St, Kerrville. Class Times are:

Class Period 1, 10:00am to 11:15am
Class Period 2, 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Class Period 3, 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Each class period is $40, or students can sign up for all three workshops by one instructor for a discount price of $100.

The day will be finished with an exclusive “House Concert” featuring all Workshop instructors. The workshop is Saturday evening, January 29, 2011, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Union Church at the corner of Broadway, Water, and Travis Streets in Kerrville. Concert admission is $20, and guests are welcome to bring a snack and beverage to share.

Class sizes are limited. Students can reserve their seats through Club Ed by several methods:

Online at
Email at
Phone at 830-895-4386
Fax at 830-257-0566
In person at the Auld Center, 1121 Second Street, Kerrville TX 78028.

Rockin’ in the New Year

Rockbox Theater, 109 North Llano, closes out the 2011 season with two performances of its trademark variety and rock n roll music shows.  Rockin’ In The New Year will once again feature the talents of our regular cast of professional entertainers who love to energize and uplift with music.

As always, our show content is family-friendly, and our theater is alcohol and smoke-free.  Bring in the New Year with the music of your life.  Reserved seating.  Call 866-349-6688 now for the best seats and group rates. Or purchase them from us when you make a reservation online.

Van Der Stucken Festival – March 21

DSC_1980A concert to honor Fredericksburg-born composer Frank Van der Stucken and featuring performances by the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra, guest speaker Larry Wolz and presenting the winner of the Van der Stucken composition contest.  At historic St. Joseph’s Hall.  The event is free and open to the public. Wine and cake will be served following the concert to celebrate the 158th birthday of Frank Van der Stucken.

Dr. Wolz is an authority on the German composer’s life, and will be available to answer questions during the reception following the program.

Van der Stucken, who was born in Fredericksburg in 1858, led the “Sangerbund” movement, training singers in the tradition of German male choruses. He also was a champion of contemporary American composers, conducting the first concert devoted exclusively to them.

For information, call (806) 549-2483.

Rockbox Theater

Funtabulous entertainment with live music performances from the Golden Age of Rock ‘n Roll at Rockbox Theater, 109 North Llano Street. Showtimes are: Friday 8 PM; Saturday 4:30 PM and 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM.

For tickets please call 830-997-ROCK, or buy Will Call tickets when you make your reservation with us on-line.

New Years Eve Dance at Turner Hall – December 31

The Wagon Aces return to the Turner Hall, 103 West Travis Street, to ring in the New Year.  Dance in 2012 on December 31, from 8:30 to 12:30 at Turner Hall.  Tickets go on sale December 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Turner Hall located at 103 W Travis Street, Fredericksburg.  Tickets will be $15.00 per person.  Tickets will also be sold every Wednesday and Thursday thereafter from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the hall.  For more information please call Nichole at 830-998-9019 or leave a message at the hall at 830-997-2204.

Canto Chamber Choir Christmas Concert – December 9

Tickets are now on sale for the Fredericksburg’s Canto Chamber Choir’s 10th annual Christmas Concert to benefit The Good Samaritan Center on Monday, Dec. 9. The concert will be held at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 and available at four locations around Fredericksburg, including The Good Samaritan Center, Grasshopper and Wild Honey, Memorial Presbyterian Church and Hill Country Evangelical Free Church. For tickets by phone, persons can call The Good Samaritan Center at 830-990-8651.

Roots Music Concert Series: “Texas Tunes Night” – June 29

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum! Listen to emerging and established artists at these live, outdoor concerts. Dance on the dance floor beside the stage and under the trees. Get comfortable in your favorite lawn chair under the stars. Dine on some of the best cooking in the county with a cold beer, wine, water or soft drinks for sale. Every month brings a different genre and menu. All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).

June 29:

6:45pm – 7:45pm – Rankin Twins

8:20pm & 9:30 pm – Gary P. Nunn

“Urinetown” on stage this weekend at Fredericksburg High School

The Community Education department of the Fredericksburg Independent School District presents “Urinetown”, a high-energy, dance-intensive musical about a city experiencing severe drought conditions, this weekend at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium on Hwy 16 S. Shows run Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m., with a Sunday, July 17 matinee at 2:00 p.m. For details, call the Community Education office at 830-997-7182.