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.

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