Music News – April 11, 2019

Willie Nelson Returns To Whitewater

Whitewater Amphitheater kicks off their 2019 season this weekend with the iconic Willie Nelson. He’s been playing at the outdoor venue every April for several years now so it’s become an annual tradition. He will be there for two nights, Friday and Saturday, and newcomer Tyler Childers will open both nights. Nelson continues to tour and record at a pace for greater than most acts half his age. On July 4th he will once again headline his annual picnic, a trend started back in the early 70’s. Guests at this years picnic include Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver and Johnny Bush, just to name a few. As with anything Willie does, you never know who will show up unannounced to join in the fun. Tickets to all of his concerts can be purchased from


Americana Jam Announces Lineup for 2019

The 23rd Annual Americana Jam will take place on Sunday May 19 at Gruene Hall. Last Friday afternoon they announced this year’s lineup and as always, it’s the cream of the Americana music crop. Scheduled to appear are Robert Earl Keen, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram, Cody Canada, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Darrell Scott, Jamie Lin Wilson, Willy & Cody Braun, Seth James, Walt Wilkins, Drew Kennedy, Josh Grider and John Baumann plus more to be announced later. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will benefit The Crisis Center of Comal County and Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at


Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines Are a Perfect Music Match

When Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines joined forces years ago, it was a match made in heaven. Hendrix was a respected singer songwriter known for her independent do it yourself approach to her music. Lloyd Maines was one of the best musicians and producers in Texas. Put these two on-stage together and it’s pure magic. This week, in addition to being in the studio recording new music, Terri and Lloyd will make their debut performance at the Brauntex Theatre. Calling from the studio, Terri brought me up to date on all her recent projects. “We are recording a lot of new music,” explained Hendrix, “I can’t wait to play some of these songs live. Some of these new songs are hard to play and are more complex.” Terri also retold the story of how she and Lloyd joined forces. “It was around 1997 and I was starting to work on the Willory Farm album and a friend suggested I contact Lloyd about possibly producing it. So I sent him a tape of some songs and we met and discussed the album. From there, things happened very organically. We recorded the album, we started playing some shows together and everything evolved from that.” They make a great team, preferring to do everything themselves, from booking the shows, writing and recording the songs and handling the publishing duties plus the hundreds of other tasks it takes to maintain a career in the music business. Terri also started OYOU, which stands for Own Your Own Universe, a 501c3 non-profit that helps make the arts accessible to everyone. Come to her show on Friday to hear all your favorite tunes plus some new songs she’s been writing lately. Tickets are available now at or at 830-627-0808.


Downtown Groove Fest This Sunday

Three of the best bands in town will join forces this Sunday on the stage at the Phoenix Saloon for a special Downtown Groove Fest. The all-day event will feature 3 Man Front, Knotty Grove and Soul Sessions playing a variety of sets throughout the day. Things kick off at 2pm with 3 Man Front then Knotty Grove at 2:40pm followed by Soul Sessions at 3:20pm. As many of you know, Soul Sessions often use different singers and on Sunday you can hear Ange K, Curtis Lee and Robert Carter. After Soul Sessions complete their set, the lineup starts over again with another set by each band. This gives their fans a chance to see all three bands at different times regardless of what your schedule is on Sunday. There is a planned grand finale at the end of the day so be sure you are there for that. Tickets are just $6 in advance and $12 on Sunday. To purchase tickets, go to and click on the event on the calendar page.


Top 5 Female Singers Coming to San Antonio

Five of the biggest female singers in America are coming to San Antonio for concerts at the AT&T Center. Starting May 6, country superstar Carrie Underwood will take the stage to prove why she’s the most successful American Idol winner of all time. Ariana Grande will be bringing her Sweetener World Tour to San Antonio on May 17. When Jennifer Lopez plays the AT&T Center on June 21 for her It’s My Party Tour, maybe she will bring new boyfriend Alex Rodriguez with her. Cher actually embarked on a retirement tour a few years ago, so when she plays the Alamo City on December 17 it will be called the Here We Go Again Tour. She will have Nile Rogers and Chic as her special guests. Last but not least, Celine Dion has halted her Las Vegas residency for a while to go on tour, bringing her Courage World Tour to San Antonio on January 30, 2020. Tickets to all of these concerts are on-sale now at





Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Tony Taylor – 6:30pm

Fri – JJ Garrett Band – 6:30pm

Sat – Don Reilly – 6:30pm


Anhalt Hall (2390 Anhalt Rd, Spring Branch 830-438-2873)

Sat – Ca Va Bien / Troy Le Jeune Cajun Revue/ Don Fontenot – 11am


Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Fri – Morat – 7:30pm

Sat – Bidi Bidi – Selena Tribute – 7pm

Wed – Whitesnake – 7pm


Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm

Fri – Pop Gun – 8:30pm

Sat – Roadside Libby – 9:30pm

Sun – Tom Gillam – 5pm


Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry – 9pm


Brauntex Theatre (290 W. San Antonio, 830-627-0808)

Tonight – Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss – 7:30pm

Fri – Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines – 7:30pm


Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Reed & Lava – 6pm

Sat – Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes – 6pm


Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Fri – Wyatt Weaver Band – 8pm

Sat – Jake Ward – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Monte Good – 9:30am


Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – Lucas Taylor – 6pm

Fri – Nate Guthrie – 7pm

Sat – Matt Kirk Band – 7pm


Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – Nick Lawrence – 7pm

Sat – Kody West / Cody Canada & Departed / Koe Wetzel – 7pm


Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Tonight – Jason Boland – 7pm

Fri – Cooper Wade – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm


Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – Colton’s Kin – 5pm

Sat – Robert Irwin – 1pm / Colton’s Kin – 5pm

Sun – John Arthur Martinez – 1pm


Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Sat – Clifton Jansky – 6pm

Sun – Colton’s Kin – Noon


Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Reed Brothers – 6pm

Fri – Ben Danaher / Aaron Lewis – 7pm

Sat – Jeff Plankenhorn – 1pm / Clay Hollis / Kyle Park – 8pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / Bill Kirchen – 5pm

Mon – Rod Picott & Brock Zeman – 6pm

Tue – Nick Garcia & Adam Johnson – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm


Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Cactus Flats – 7:30pm

Sat – Slim Bawb & Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 3pm


Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – The Craze – 8pm

Sat – Open Mic – 12:30pm

Wed – Off The Grid Polka Band – 6pm


Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Bo Porter – 5pm

Fri – Ryan Bingham’s Western Music Festival – 6pm

Sat – Ryan Bingham’s Western Music Festival – 1pm

Sun – Fort Defiance – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm


Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Silver & Gold – 7pm

Sat – John Inmon & Friends – 7pm

Sun – Bob Rose Duo – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm


NB House Concerts (250 Timber Wild, 210-617-3765)

Sun – Moors & McCumber – 4:30pm


Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Ethan Hanson – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Jorge Gallegos – 9pm

Sat – Caleb & Homegrown Tomatoes – 9pm

Sun – 3 Man Front / Soul Sessions / Knotty Grove – 2pm / Lucas Taylor – 8:30pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm


Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Jay Bleu – 8:30pm

Fri – Scott Wiggins – 8:30pm

Sat – Natalie Rose – 9:30pm

Sun – Tony Taylor – 3pm / Brent Michael Wood – 7pm

Mon – Myles Smith – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Cody Coggins – 8:30pm


Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Joel Hofmann & Mark Stuart – 7pm

Fri – Mark Jungers – 6pm / Scott H. Biram – 9pm

Sat – Beth Lee & the Breakups – 9pm

Wed – Mike Ethan Messick – 9pm


River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Slim Bawb & Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 5pm

Sat – SA Woman – Tribute to the Doors – 7pm

Sun – Songwriter Showcase w/ Tyler McCollum – 2pm


Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Pete Williams – 5:30pm


Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Marfa Lights / Eddie Heinzelman – 7pm

Fri – Radney Foster & Darden Smith – 7pm

Sat – Jimmy Spacek / Albert Cummings – 7pm

Sun – Chris Duarte Blues Fest – 1pm


Tobin Center (100 Auditorium, 210-223-8624)

Sun – Indigo Girls – 7:30pm

Tue – Joan Baez – 7:30pm


Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – BJ Thibodeaux – 7pm

Fri – Bill Ayers – 7pm

Sun – Bo Brumble & Garrett Man – 4pm

Wed – Fast Movin Trio – 7pm


Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Gregory Grant – 7pm

Fri – Pete & Sean Williams – 8pm

Sat – Beau Daniels Band – 8:30pm


Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes – 8pm

Sat – LC Rocks – 9:30pm

Whitewater Amphitheater (11860 FM 306, 830-964-3800)

Fri – Tyler Childers / Willie Nelson & Family – 8:30pm

Sat – Tyler Childers / Willie Nelson & Family – 8:30pm

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