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.

New Year’s Blast at Rockbox Theater – December 26-31

Join us for our New Year’s show as we let you “Blast” out of 2014 and into 2015. We’ll have special Tribute artists joining us in this show that will add just the right touch for letting you enjoy one more treat for the season. We are taking the best of all of 2014 and putting it into one show! You can’t miss this – it will be a Blast! Please visit the website for a complete schedule of showtimes and to reserve tickets.

Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 4:30 and 8 pm; Sunday at 3 pm; Tuesday at 8 pm; New Year’s Eve at 8 pm. No show on Monday, December 29.

Adults $32-$42; youth $17. Group rates available.

Address: 109 N. Llano
Phone: (830) 997-7625

Roots Music Series “Electric Blues Night” – July 26

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.! 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. This month is “Electric Blues Night” featuring The Peterson Brothers Band at 6:30 pm, Bobby Mack at 7:45 pm and Chris Duarte Group at 9:15 pm. All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).

Gates open at 5 pm; music starts at 6:30 pm. $15 per person at the gate or $13 online. Kids under 18 are free.

Austin Baroque Orchestra & Chorus present “A Cantata by Any Other Name . . .” – March 15

Austin’s period-instrument orchestra and chorus presents a program of sacred and secular baroque music including J. S. Bach’s Jesu, der du meine Seele, Charpentier’s regal Te Deum, and works by Buxtethude, Galuppi and Jerusalem performed on replicas of instruments from the 18th century. To be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 306 West San Antonio.

Informal pre-concert talk begins at 3:30 pm; concert from 4 to 6 pm. Donations gratefully accepted. (512) 912-6827

PCAA Concert in the Park – August 24

Come listen, dance or both!

Free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz.  Listen, dance or both!  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks.  This month featuring Almost Patsy Cline Band.

Bring your chairs, eats and drinks.  At the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz along N. Adams. 6:30 to 8 pm. For more information call 830-997-8515

Maifest German Choral Concert – May 3

Mark Hierholzer, the Arion Maennerchor and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir will perform in a Maifest German Choral Concert this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle at 212 W. San Antonio Street in Fredericksburg. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Admission is by donation. For details, call 830-997-3936.

David Gaschen in Concert at Fredericksburg Theater Company Saturday and Sunday

The noted singer/actor famous for being the youngest chosen to play the role of Phantom in the most successful play in Broadway history makes a return visit to the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 Highway 87 South!

Lubbock native, world renowned vocalist and performer, David Gaschen brings his artistry to the Broadway hits and Pop classics that have thrilled generation after generation.

The Saturday performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance begins at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for youth ages 18 and under. For more information, call (830) 997-3588

USO Hanger Dance – December 31

Head out to the Hangar Hotel, 155 Airport Road in Fredericksburg, Texas, and help support the United Service Organization (USO) while ringing in (or swinging in) 2011 in style, 1940s style that is.

The Hangar Hotel and Conference Center will be hosting another New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance on Saturday, December 31, 2011. A percentage of the event’s proceeds will be donated to USO Ft. Hood, which delivers programs and services to more than 40,000 service members and their families.

The dance will feature big band music by Fredericksburg local Bill Smallwood and The Lonestar Swing Orchestra. Attendees can participate in swing dance lessons from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the band will play from 9:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $40 a person ($10 per person discount for anyone who purchases two nights at the Hangar Hotel) and includes a complimentary champagne toast, party favors, black-eyed peas and cornbread at midnight.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their best 1940s inspired outfit and participate in the costume contest. Those donning a military uniform will receive a coupon for a free drink.

The Hangar Hotel, located adjacent to the Gillespie County Airport, was designed to mimic the look of a WWII airplane hangar, providing the perfect setting for a USO style dance. The event will be held in the Pacific Showroom, located next to the hotel, which is decorated in South Pacific/WWII style complete with palm trees and tiki bar. For more information or to purchase a ticket to the dance contact the Hangar Hotel at (830) 997-9990.