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