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.

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.

Canto Chamber Choir Concert – September 11

This program, which starts at 3 pmat Marienkirche (Old St. Mary’s Church) on the corner of San Antonio and Orange Streets,  will be a commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Tickets will be $20 for a single adult or $15 each for 2 or more adults, $5 each for students through high school age. Half of the profits will go to Fredericksburg Salutes Our Wounded Warriors, Inc. Tickets available in advance at Memorial Presbyterian Church office, Grasshopper & Wild Honey, Bierschwale-Rees Insurance and also at the door.

Thanksgiving Dance at Turner Hall – November 26

After all that Thanksgiving turkey bring the family and dance away the pounds to the music of The Meyer Anderson Band who will be playing from 8 to midnight .  Doors open at 7 pm and tickets will be $10.00 a person.  Beer and set-ups available for purchase.  Turner Hall is located at 103 W Travis Street, Fredericksburg, TX.  If anyone needs additional information they may call Nichole at (830) 998-9019.

Roots Music Concert Series “Americana Night” – June 25

Bluegrass Cello player for Rockin' Acoustic CircusJune 25 is Americana Night at the Roots Music concert at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg. Featured acts are Shawn Nelson, The Trishas, and Rockin Acoustic Circus.

6pm Shawn Nelson
Texas native Shawn Nelson grew up on the kind of music he now performs – “feel-good music played by people who felt good playing it, and everyone felt good hearing it.” It is pure Austin/Americana/Roots that reflects influences from cowboy to hippie, for kids as well as their grandparents.

7pm The Trishas
These four unrelated yet musically bound artists have opened for the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Crowell, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and sang with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Joe Walsh. Liz channels Motown; Jamie leans more to country/folk; Kelley brings the bluesy, southern soul; and Savannah adds her strong voice with the most delicate breaks.

8:40 Rockin Acoustic Circus
Rockin’ Acoustic Circus lives up to the name. Their rockin’ acoustic sound comes from outstanding instrumentalists on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and cello. And as most band members are still in their teens, their show is a circus for the audience, with so much going on there is always a musical surprise. The Tulsa-based group creates a fresh fusion bluegrass sound that sounds like no other act.

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

The Longhorn Street Cafe is serving up grilled-to-order Ribeye or chicken-fried ribeye, green bean almandine, mashed potato, dinner roll and peach cobbler – all for $10. Serving begins at 5 p.m., with music underway from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests can purchase wine, beer, sodas, and water.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with event entrance on Milam 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.

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

Canto Chamber Choir Concert – December 5

The annual Christmas Concert fundraiser benefitting the Good Samaritan Center at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, 107 East Lower Crabapple Rd at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and will be sold in advance at the Good Samaritan Center, Grasshopper & Wild Honey, Memorial Presbyterian Church Office, Bierschwale-Rees Insurance, Hill Country Evangelical Free Church and also at the door.

Sängerfest German Chorale Concert – September 21

Bringing more than 300 singers to Fredericksburg, this German chorale concert will feature eight different choirs from San Antonio, New Braunfels, Corpus Christi and Fredericksburg. This year, the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir will host the event, the 122nd Sängerfest of the Texanischer Gebirgssaengerbund, a tradition begun in 1881. For the festival, a commemorative “Festscrift” program will be printed. Event to be held at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center, 306 W. San Antonio Street.

1 pm. Admission is free. Call 830-997-3936 for more information.