Roots Music Series “Country Music Night” – May 31

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main! 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 “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.

Easter Eve Dance at Pat’s Hall – March 30

Marty White and Blue Clear Sky will be at Pat’s Hall (406 Post Oak Rd) Saturday, March 30, to play their great dance music. This band specializes in George Strait covers, but they play so much more. Marty sounds and looks like George! The crowd loved him last time–they play great dancing music.

This is our Easter Eve Dance. So attend the Easter Fires, then come on over to enjoy Blue Clear Sky. We’ll reserve seats with advance ticket purchase, but please call or email if several couples would like to share a table — we’ll do our best to accommodate you. The show starts at 7 pm.

Tickets available online and at the door when not sold out.

Fredericksburg Community Orchestra Fundraiser playing in Luckenbach Texas

Fans of violin and fiddle music are invited to enjoy both, along with fun and fundraising as the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras present their 3rd Annual “Bach at the ‘Bach” event to be held at Luckenbach TX on Thursday, June 12. The music begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person, and include a boxed dinner of pulled pork or barbecue sandwich, cookie and chips, served by the Feed Lot at Luckenbach. T-shirts are available for purchase at $15. Tickets are available online at fredericksburgorchestra.com.

The program includes selections by the Community Orchestra, an ensemble of around 20 performers of all ages, from middle-school to retirement. Musicians in the Suzuki ensemble will perform, as will the orchestra’s youngest members, the Twinkle Group.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit orchestra, which promotes string education and performances in Fredericksburg and the surrounding community. For information, visit www.fredericksburgorchestra.com, or call (806) 549-2483.

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.

Symphony of the Hills in Kerrville – October 3

The Symphony of the Hills will open its 2012-2013 season with “Bach to Rock” on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, Texas.

This concert is designed to display the musical versatility of the Symphony of the Hills, according to Dr. Jay Dunnahoo, Conductor and Artistic Director.

The repertoire consists of classical pieces by Bach, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky, along with rock selections from “A Fifth of Beethoven” and the musical “Hair.”

The concert will begin with Brahms’ masterpiece “Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 77,” performed by concertmaster, Long Zhou. Bach will be represented by the well-recognized “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major,” followed by Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien, op. 45,” a piece he wrote after a trip to Italy.

The concert includes “A Fifth of Beethoven,” a rocking treatment of a classic which became a surprise pop music hit in the 1970s and led to rock renditions of other classical pieces; and selections from “Hair,” the musical that stirred up the stage and American culture in 1968.

Guests are invited to a free pre-concert reception starting at 6:30 p.m. Wine will be provided by Kerrville Hills Winery.

Good seats remain at several pricing levels, and may be purchased online at www.symphonyofthehills.org, by calling the Symphony office at (830) 792-7469, or via Email: info@symphonyofthehills.org.

Upcoming concerts are: “Christmas Through the Ages” on December 6, 2012; “Pops Symphony” on January 12, 2013; “If the Schu Fits” on March 7, 2013; and the “Symphony’s Greatest Hits” on May 2, 2013.

Symphony of the Hills concerts are funded through season ticket sales, corporate and individual donations, grants and other assistance, and program advertising. Orchestra musicians come from the Hill Country area and include professionals, Schreiner University faculty, and advanced music students. The Symphony is committed to expanding the appreciation of symphonic music throughout the Texas Hill Country and in developing the musical talents of young people throughout the community.

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.

Zion Music Festival – June 28

high-res-promoZion Music Festival is an event meant to connect with families & friends, worship God, and see hearts changed. Our mission is the fight against drug & alcohol abuse and our target group is our Youth…the next generation, and to reach them through the ministry of music.

We recognize the powerful message and influence music can have on a person’s life. Music can inspire & uplift a person through song and encouraging lyrics. We believe we need to meet a person “where they’re at” and create an environment for the whole family to enjoy.

BEC Recording Artists, Seventh Day Slumber, will be headlining Zion Music Festival 2014, on Marktplatz!

Steaks, ribs, chicken on June Roots Music menu – “Swing” is theme for June 23 concert at Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg

Grilled-to-order ribeyes from the Longhorn St. Cafe are on the menu for the next Roots Music concert at the Pioneer Museum on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

The Longhorn Street Cafe will be serving up grilled-to-order ribeye, chicken breast, or thick-cut pork chop to go with the Swing Music at the next Roots Music Series in the Texas Hill Country on Saturday, June 23.

Beginning at 5 p.m., guests can enjoy the grilled meats along with sides of green beans, twice-baked potato, dinner roll, and peach cobbler for dessert, all for $10.

The music starts at 6:30 with the Lucky Strikes
. Founded and fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Crag Marshall, The Lucky Strikes perform a mix of originals that sound like standards and standards that sound fresh. Swinging with horns, rhythm section, and smoky vocals, The Lucky Strikes recreate that Big Swing sound for a whole new generation.

At 7:40, The Bordertown Bootleggers take the stage playing Western Swing, Classic Country, and Jazz. The band covers classics by Bob Wills, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams, Spade Cooley, and The Texas Troubadours.

Finishing out the evening from 9:10 to 10:30 is the The Nash Hernandez Orchestra, Austin’s longest running big band. The band was established in 1949 by Nash Hernandez, who began his career playing trumpet in German polka bands in Fredericksburg. The orchestra continues today under the direction of his youngest son, drummer Ruben Hernandez. The group plays a wide repertoire, from Glenn Miller to country, to some good old polkas.

Refreshments of wine, beer, sodas, and water will be available on the grounds. Parking is free, and guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair. The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with event entrance on Milam Street. All museum buildings will remain open until 7 p.m. for Roots guests.

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.

Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Upcoming concert dates and genres are:
July 28 – Multi-Culture Night
Aug 18 – R&B/Blues Night
Sept 22 – American Decades Night

For information: 830-997-2835, www.pioneermuseum.net, info@pioneermuseum.net.