Fredericksburg Music Club presents Guidonian Trombone Quartet – Tonight!

Fredericksburg Music Club hosts monthly classical concerts and October’s concert will be at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano Street, and begins at 3 pm. Hailed by the New York Times for their “expertly played” performances displaying “meaty lower brass textures,” the Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet is New York City’s leading modern trombone collective. They have performed and premiered works at the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Master Class Series as well as Le Poisson Rouge, The Stone, The Juilliard School, Galapagos Art. By donation.

Area New Year’s Eve Dances and Celebrations

Albert Dance Hall – 5435 S. RR 1623, Albert; dinner and dance; tickets online are $12 for dance in advance or $27 for dinner and dance; purchased at door dance cost is $15 (no dinner tickets sold on day of event); music at 8:00 p.m.by the Sam Bentley Band. 830-644-2042

Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse – 305 W. Main St., Fredericksburg; $75 or $100 per person for dinner, dancing and champagne toast (or $50 for entertainment only); music by Freeride. 830-997-0485

Hangar Hotel Pacific Showroom – USO-Style Hangar Dance, 9:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 155 Airport Rd., Fredericksburg; $40; big band sound by Bill Smallwood and the Lone Star Swing Orchestra. Swing dance lessons from 8:00-9:00 p.m. 1940’s costume contest. Complimentary champagne toast, black-eyed peas and cornbread and party favors at midnight. 830-997-9990

Hill Top Cafe – 10661 N US Highway 87, Fredericksburg; reservations required; two dinner seatings – early 5-9 p.m. ($90) and late 9 p.m.-1:00 a.m. ($125); music by Johnny Nicholas and Hell Bent. 830-997-8922

Hondo’s on Main – 312 W. Main St., Fredericksburg; no cover; music by The Dust Devils from 8:00-11:30 p.m. 830-997-1633

Luckenbach Texas – RR 1376 off Hwy 290, Luckenbach; limited number of tickets ($65 each) available for 9:00 p.m. dance with music by Randy Brown. 830-997-3224

Turner Club – 103 W. Travis, Fredericksburg; $15 per person; 8:30 p.m.; music by Sammy Geistweidt and the Wagon Aces. 830-997-3936

Thanksgiving Dance at Pat’s Hall – November 29

Oh yeah, dance off that extra helping of turkey and dressing and dessert to the music of Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band. This is always a popular Pat’s Hall Dance – so we encourage you to get your tickets early! Beer and wine cash bar. Sorry, no BYOB. Tickets are also available at the Pat’s Hall office Monday through Friday, 8 amto 4 pm and at the door.

Pat’s Hall is at 406 Post Oak Road. Doors at 7 pm; dance at 8 pm. $15 per person. Rain or shine – no refunds! Call 830-997-7574 for more information.

Roots Music Series “Country Music Night”

977318_586196408091736_1056243595_o (1)Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main in Fredericksburg, Texas! 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 Texas Hill Country 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 “Country Music Night” featuring Mark Powell and Lariat at 6:30 pm and Bruce & Kelly Robison at 8:10 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.

Roots Music Concert Series Cajun/Zydeco – July 30

Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters provide the live music At the Roots Music Series July 30The Roots Music Series celebrates Cajun/Zydeco Night at thePioneerMuseuminFredericksburgon Saturday, July 30. Zydeco Blanco starts the evening at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces. From 8:40 p.m. to 10 p.m., Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters provide the live music. Dancing is encouraged.

Beginning at 5 p.m., guests can enjoy the Longhorn Street Cafe’s signature grilled-to-order 12-oz ribeye, or choose the Shrimp Etoufee or Jambalaya, all with rice and beans, salad and Irish cream crisp apple cobbler, for $10. Wine, beer, sodas, and water are also offered.

ThePioneerMuseumis located at325 West Main StreetinFredericksburg, with event entrance onMilam Street. Parking is free, and guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs.

Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free. A $2 discount is available for advance online ticket sales or web page printout at www.pioneermuseum.net.

Upcoming genres include Blues in August, a Roots “Remix” in September, and an added indoor concert for October. (Detailed schedule at www.pioneermuseum.net)

Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society. For information: 830-997-2835, www.pioneermuseum.net, info@pioneermuseum.net.

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 $20.00 per person.  Tickets will be sold at Turner Hall from 6 to 8 pm on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.  Any unsold tickets will be sold at the door on December 31 at 7 pm.  For more information please call Nichole at 830-998-9019 or leave a message at the hall at 830-997-2204.

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.

Kirsten Yon concert presented by Fredericksburg Music Club – February 16

The Fredericksburg Music Club originated in 1937 as a small study club in a private home and has now emerged into a music organization of international reputation.  Kirsten Yon–an acclaimed teacher, performer and clinician–will present a violin concert .

3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 1800 N. Llano in Fredericksburg. Donations are welcome. For details, call 830-997-5413.