2012 Roots Music Schedule

2012 Roots Music Series
Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas
Effective Feb 1, 2012
Get ready for a brand new season of Roots Music Series in the Texas Hill Country!
Created and hosted by the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas.

2012 Dates and Genres
May 19 – Jazz Night
June 23 – Swing Night
July 28 – Multi-Culture Night
Aug 18 – R&B/Blues Night
Sept 22 – American Decades Night

• All concerts take place on Saturdays 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
• Gates open at 5 p.m.
• Museum exhibits remain open for Roots guests until 7 p.m.
(For up-to-date details check: www.pioneermuseum.net/roots-music)

A series of live, open-air eclectic Roots music concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg.
Entrance is on Milam Street.

Admission is $12. Kids under 18 are free.
Special! $2 off for advance online tickets, or bring web page printout to gate for $2 discount.

Other Information:
During the outdoor concert, guests can purchase a meal and refreshments of wine, beer, sodas, and water. Free parking.

Proceeds Benefit:
Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society

Pioneer Museum
Gillespie County Historical Society
312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg TX 78624
830-997-2835 – FAX 830-997-3891
www.pioneermuseum.net •Email: info@pioneermuseum.net

For media info and access:
Email phil@fullhouseproductions.net

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.

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.

Van Der Stucken Music Festival – March 29

Music fans are invited to help celebrate the life and music of Fredericksburg native son Frank Van der Stucken at the Van der Stucken Festival this Saturday, Mar 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg TX. The event is free and open to the public.

The Van der Stucken Festival was established in 1991 by Friends of Van der Stucken to increase appreciation for the life and work of Fredericksburg native composer Frank Van der Stucken. This will be the first year that the nonprofit Fredericksburg Community Orchestras (FCO) presents the festival. This year’s program will introduce the first Van der Stucken Composition Contest. The winner of this nationwide competition will be announced at the festival and the winning composition will be premiered by an ensemble of FCO.

Also on the program:
Hermann Sons Mixed Choir and the Arion Men’s Choir, led by Mark Hierholzer

Soprano, Brynn Bowyer singing Ave Maria by Franz Schubert; Du bist die ruh by Franz Schubert; and Gedenken-Vergessen by Frank van der Stucken, Op. 17, No. 7.

The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra, directed by Theresa Britt
-Incantations by David Hinds
-Tango D’Amour by Susan Day
-Vistas de Mexico by Ken Keuning II. Cancione de Amor, III. Fiesta
-Brook Green Suite by Gustav Holst I. Prelude II. Air. III. Dance

Traditionally the evening concludes with the audience joining in singing Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God).

Refreshments will be served following the performances.

The Van der Stucken Festival is supported with contributions from the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, Monterrey Iron & Metal Works, and Jack Vexler, whose wife, Bette, is a direct descendant of Frank Van der Stucken.

Information at www.fredericksburgorchestra.com.

Roots Music Concert Series: “Texas Tunes Night” – June 29

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum! 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. All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).

June 29:

6:45pm – 7:45pm – Rankin Twins

8:20pm & 9:30 pm – Gary P. Nunn

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.

Fredericksburg Music Club Presents Ava Pine – January 20

AvaPineFredericksburg Music Club hosts monthly classical concerts and April’s concert will be at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano Street, and begins at 3 pm. By Donation.

Praised by audiences and critics alike for her “sheer vocal beauty, ease and eloquence” and “rewarding musicianship,” Ava Pine excels in music ranging from Baroque to Contemporary. She draws from a rich well of experience in both classical music and the theatrical stage, which she uses to maximum effect to communicate with her audiences, whether singing opera, oratorio, or giving …a recital. In her role debut as Pamina with Florentine Opera, she was praised as the production’s “vocal queen … who sang and acted Pamina with heartbreaking, honeyed sweetness. Her big voice reads as beautiful not only because of its richness, but because she conceals all effort and gets the meaning of the word legato.”