4th Annual Thomas Micheal Riley Music Festival – July 15-16

Thomas Micheal Riley's 4th annual music festival at Luckenbach, TexasTexas Music’s 2010 & 2011 “Entertainer of the Year “ nominee Thomas Michael Riley returns to Luckenbach, Texas for his 4th annual Music Festival.

The fun begins on Firday with Cow Pasture Pool Celebrity Golf Tournament has a 9 am shot-gun start at Lady Bird Municipal Golf Course. Fest fun starts at 7pm with Jake Martin, Thomas Michael Riley, and Randy Brown. Friday night Music is FREE with a suggested donation to benefit our Wounded Warriors.

Saturdays bands include Gary P. Nunn, Max Stalling, Tejas Brothers, Blacktop Gypsy, Chris Wall, and The Wolf Sisters as they take stage with Thomas Michael Riley.

Call (888) 311-8990 for more information.

Krewe de Nimz Mardi Gras Ball – February 18

Sugar & Smoke invites you to the first annual Krewe de Nimz Mardi Gras Ball at Barons Creek Conference Center, 201 South Washington . This is a free of charge, festive evening open to the first 100 respondents. There will be music by 7stories band out of Albany, Texas.

Beer and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Sugar & Smoke will be provided. Feel free to bring your own wine and/or spirits if you wish! Attire for the evening is up to you: costume, casual, formal. Masks and beads will be available at the door. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 830-307-3051.

Scooter Pearce Benefit at Becker Vineyards – August 13

Benefit for Scooter Pearce at Becker Vineyards August 13Local musician Scooter Pearce was involved in a near fatal car accident and needs assistance for medical expenses. Friends of Scooter Pearce are having a benefit for her at the Becker Vineyards Tasting Room Verandah on Saturday, August 13 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. The admission fee of $20 (includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and 3 wine samples) goes toward her medical expenses. Musicians Jon Hogan, Maria Moss, and Sol Patch will perform live. Scooter Pearce will also be present signing her musical CDs. There will also be a silent auction. Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg, 3 miles west of Stonewall, off US Hwy 290 at Jenschke Lane. For more information contact: Kay or Nichole at 830-644-2681 x 302.

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.

Music at St. Joseph’s – November 27

Mark Hierholzer presents his new series of concerts, Music at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 West San Antonio Street.  These concerts are held regularly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at historic St. Joseph’s Hall.  The music will be the original compositions and improvisations of Hierholzer.  The concert will also feature the works of other composers whose work is exemplified by clarity, hope, beauty and honesty.  This concert will feature dance movements of Johann Sebastian Bach from his French and English Suites.

7 pm.  Admission is by donation.

Roots Music Series “Doo-Wop Sock-Hop Night” – June 1

A series of four outdoor, eclectic concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. Come tour the museum buildings, enjoy a meal with beer, wine or beverages for sale and bring the whole family! Performing will be The Moonlites, Men in Black and the New Buddy Holly Band.

Gates open at 5 pm; music starts at 6:30 pm. $12 at the gate or $10 with online pre-purchase or printed $2 coupon. Kids under 18 are free

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.