Luckenbach’s Birthday Bash

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Luckenbach, Texas. Friday night featuring Wade Bowen at 8 pm, $20 per person.  Saturday night featuring a Don Williams Tribute by Thomas Michael Riley at 9 pm, $10 per person.  Sunday Ice Cream Social with ShinyRibs from 1 to 5 pm.  Monday featuring Chris Berardo & The Desberardos at 1 pm.  Tickets and more information available online.

Roots Music Series “Electric Blues Night” – July 26

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.! 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 “Electric Blues Night” featuring The Peterson Brothers Band at 6:30 pm, Bobby Mack at 7:45 pm and Chris Duarte Group at 9:15 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.

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.

“Celebrate America” Show at Rockbox Theater – July 4-5

What if you could gather all those great bands of yesterday to perform their greatest hits for you live and in person, all together and on the same stage? The original and “authentic” sounds of the bands of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James and more? It sounds like an impossible dream, but it isn’t. The great sound of the greatest bands of the swing era…”the Greatest Music of the Greatest Generation”… is alive and well, and can once more be heard in person, courtesy of the dedication and musical artistry of the Sentimental Journey Orchestra.

An authentic 19-piece big band featuring full sections of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, rhythm and vocalists, under the direction of leader Ted Conerly, serves up a banquet of the Big Band’s Greatest Hits. Tickets available online.

Friday showtime is 4:30 pm. Saturday showtimes at 4:30 and 8 pm. $37 – $47 adults; $17 youth. Rockbox Theater is at 109 South Llano. Call (830) 997-7625 for details.

Malt Shop Memories Presents: “Remember When” – September 24

Remember When…

  1. you could understand the words in a song?
  2. you could slow dance?
  3. music before the Beatles?
  4. sock hops, malt shops and poodle skirts?

It has been a long, hot summer with the drought, the heat and the slow economy.  So come back in time when life was simple and fun!

 

Attend an old-fashioned sock hop with all of the classic songs from the 50’s and early 60’s.

 

Bring your kids and grandkids to Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein (Turner Hall) at
103 W. Travis Street Saturday from 7-11pm, and show them how grandma and grandpa rocked and

 

$35/couple…$20/person…children under 12 FREE…no credit cards accepted.

 

Beer and; set-ups available, BYOB.

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.

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.

Musical Stew served up at next Roots Music Concert – July 28

Guests can dig into Irish Stew while listening to a musical mix at the next Roots Music concert at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on Saturday, July 28.

Multi-Cultural Night features three bands playing an international selection of styles.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m., Rennie and the Happy Travelers start the evening off with polka. The group has performed for 40 years and played at all major German festivals in the country, including backing up accordion legend Myron Floren.

From 7:50-9:00, Rising Gael takes the stage with high-energy traditional and modern Celtic and Irish music.

Capping the event from 9:20-10:30, Lisa Morales steps with her unique brand of Americana Rock, laced with influences of Mexican, country, and folk.

From 5 p.m. until the food is gone, the Longhorn Street Cafe will serve Jagerschnitzel or Irish Stew served with cabbage, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, and peach cobbler, all for $10.

Wine, beer, sodas, and water are available for purchase. Parking is free, and guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair. 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.

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

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

Remaining 2012 concert dates and genres are:

Aug 18 – R and B/Blues Night

Sept 22 – American Decades Night