Tickets on Sale for Indoor Gospel Roots concert

Austin-based Leigh has been hailed as a dazzling young artist with an authentic voice for bluegrass, country, Texas swing, and Irish folk. Leigh will be doing a Gospel set she performs at Threadgill’s in Austin.Limited tickets are now on sale for a night of gospel, soul, and spirit dancing at the Indoor Encore Gospel Night at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on Saturday, Oct 22.

This special Roots Music concert will be held indoors at the Historic Sanctuary of the Pioneer Museum and features three musical acts:

7:00-7:15pm    Jessica Hyde
A new singer from Austin making her Fredericksburg debut.

7:20-8:10pm    Brennen Leigh Trio
Austin-based Leigh has been hailed as a dazzling young artist with an authentic voice for bluegrass, country,Texas swing, and Irish folk. Leigh will be doing a Gospel set she performs at Threadgill’s in Austin.

8:30-9:20pm    Barnett Chapel United Methodist Church Choir & Spirit Dancers, Kerrville
Singers from the oldest African-American churches in the area will present a concert of gospel and spirituals, featuring accompanied and a cappella choir, solos, and a special praise dance choreographed for this concert by Lorraine LeMon.

Doors open at6 p.m. Beer, wine, water, and sodas will be for sale. The former Sanctuary is located at 312 W. San Antonio Street in Fredericksburg.

Seating is limited for this indoor concert. Tickets are $15 per person and available online at www.pioneermuseum.net. Children under 17 admitted free.

Roots Music is 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. Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Information at 830-997-2835, www.pioneermuseum.net, info@pioneermuseum.net.

2012 Roots Music Series Kickoff May 19 with Jazz Night

The Pioneer Museum will kick off its 11th year of the Roots Music Series in the Texas Hill Country on May 19, with a rare “Jazz Night” lineup of music, food, and family fun.

The May 19 concert will feature the following lineup:

6:30-7:25 Kris Kimura Quartet
7:40-8:50 Los Jazz Vatos
9:10-10:30 The Magnificent 7

All concerts take place on Saturdays from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., with gates open at 5 p.m. Guests can purchase a meal and refreshments of wine, beer, sodas, and water. Parking is free. The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with event entrance on Milam Street.

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:
June 23 – Swing Night
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.

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.

“What’s it Worth?” Returns to Pioneer Museum April 15-16

The public is invited to have antiques appraised at the “What’$ It Worth” event returning to the Pioneer Museum on April 15 & 16, 2011.The Gillespie County Historical Society’s popular “What’$ It Worth?” event returns to the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on April 15 & 16, 2011.

This year’s event includes a new, juried photo contest, new, informative seminars, and added expert appraisers.

Eight independent antique appraisers will be available from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday to appraise treasures and collectibles, including furniture, paintings, sculpture, art, photographs, books, silver, glass, toys, guns, knives, western and Fredericksburg memorabilia. The event will follow a format similar to the popular TV antiques appraisal show.

Individual appraisals will be offered at $10 per item. Large items can be appraised by bringing in a high-quality photograph with written detail if available.

Visitors can also purchase tickets for seminars on Saturday conducted by experts in Antique Guns and Firearms, Texas Art and Furniture, Antiques 101, and Incorporating Antiques in Today’s Homes. Seminars are $10 each, or guests can purchase VIP tickets for $50. A VIP ticket will admit the holder to up to four seminars by antique experts and includes two appraisals.

On Friday evening, April 15, guests are invited to a catered cocktail reception from 6:30 – 9:00 pm inside the historical Sanctuary and Social Hall of the Museum. The reception features Bruce Shackelford, frequent appraiser in the PBS series Antiques Roadshow, as the guest speaker. Shackelford is the former director of the Creek Indian Council House Museum and has served as curator for a number of exhibits for the Wittee Museum and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members and will include one free appraisal on Saturday.

The public is invited to submit entries for the new, juried photo contest. The theme is black and white historical images from a creative point of view, and is to be the photographer’s original work.

The jury will award prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for top entries in each of two categories: the Youth category is for anyone in 12th grade or below; the Open category is for those aged 19 and above.

Entry fees are $10 per image or 3 images for $25 and contestants may enter as many images as they wish. This is to be a clothesline art show and no framing costs will be involved.

Contest entries are due with payment by April 12 at the Society office, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624. Further details will be made available on the website.

Event appraisers are independent of the museum and society. Appraisals are for fair-market value, and not intended for insurance and tax purposes. No appraisals offered on jewelry or Oriental items. The Museum holds no liability for inaccuracies or damaged items.

For information and to purchase tickets, call 830-997-2835.  Tickets are also available online.

Family Fun Day and Picnic on the Ground at Pioneer Museum – July 2

Family Fun Day at the Pioneer Museum!   Adults $5.00, ages 6-17 $3.00, 5 and under FREE!  Pioneer Museum/GCHS Members-FREE! Including sack races at 10:30 a.m., watermelon eating and seed spitting contest at 11:30 a..m., seed art under the wagon shed 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. home-made ice cream contest, All day: horseshoes, washer pitching, croquet. Bring your own picnic and have a day of old-fashioned fun!   Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street.  For more info, please call 997-2835.

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.

Lenz Fest 2015- April 16 – 18

You are invited to three very special events celebrating Spring in Fredericksburg. Benefitting the Gillespie County Historical Society. Tickets available online.

“Fredericksburg Finery” Luncheon and Style Show on Thursday, April 16. Enjoy a catered luncheon and lively style show featuring spring fashions from unique Fredericksburg shops. 11:30 am at the St. Mary’s Event Center, 306 W. San Antonio. $65 per person.

“Evening Elegance” Catered Cocktail Party and Presentation of the 2nd Annual Pioneer Spirit Award. Friday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mansfeldt Sheep Barn in Cherry Spring. $50 per person.

“Gardens Galore” Tour of Extraordinary Fredericksburg Gardens. Explore a variety of delightful spring home gardens and enjoy light refreshments in the peaceful setting of an amazing Biblical Garden maintained by Master Gardeners. Saturday, April 18, from 11 am to 4 pm. $25 per person.

Call (830) 992-2996 for more information.