Music News – May 2, 2019

The big news this week is the 16th Annual Wein & Saengerfest on Saturday in our beautiful downtown New Braunfels. The fun kicks off at noon and ends at 10pm with lots of fun activities for the entire family. Admission is free but if you want to sample all the great wine and beer, you will need to purchase drink tickets. There’s plenty of live music to enjoy as you stroll around downtown on our brand new sidewalks. The New Braunfels School of Rock will kick things off on the Main Stage at 12:30pm. At 2pm you can catch Austin’s White Ghost Shivers on the Hill Avenue Stage. Knotty Grove will blast out some awesome classic rock on the Main Stage at 4pm. The Zack Walther Band moves the music back to the Hill Avenue Stage at 5:45pm and Zoodust closes out the festival from the Main Stage at 7:30pm. The music lineup offers a wide variety of formats that will entertain all age groups. Proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit the New Braunfels Parks Foundation and the New Braunfels Downtown Association. For more information on the events, check out their website at


Local Live Series Tributes Motley Crue

The local live series was created back in 2012 at the Brauntex Theatre to give area bands a chance to perform a one-time only tribute to their favorite artist. After seven years and over 40 shows, the series is still going strong. Tonight is the last show of the season so come out and support local musicians doing an all-star tribute to 80’s rock band Motley Crue. When the Crue played their final concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Years Eve 2015, they signed a group contract that prohibits them from performing a live show again. Local guitarist Steven Vee organized an all-star band to pay a final tribute to this hard rock group from Hollywood. Vocalist Larry Norman will handle the singing, just as he’s done for his band Phantom 46. Josh Holden, from 3 Man Front, tackles bass guitar and backing vocals. Mark Tokach, formerly of Charlie Robison’s band, will provide lead guitar riffs for the show. Drummer Scott Gerard, also from Phantom 46, may not have a drum kit on a rollercoaster like Tommy Lee but he will amaze you with his rock solid skills. Steven Vee, from Knotty Grove, rounds things out with blistering rhythm guitar licks. Special guest Howard Yeargan will help on keys and harmonica, plus he produced some cool videos just for this show. What a perfect way to close out the 2019 Local Live season will a real hard rock bang! Tickets are still available at or by phone at 830-627-0808.


NB House Concerts Welcome Wood & Wire

New Braunfels House Concerts will present their final show of the season with Grammy nominated Wood & Wire on Sunday May 5. Normally they perform at huge festivals all over the world so this is a rare chance to see them in such an intimate setting. The band consists of lead singer and guitarist Tony Kamel, bassist Dom Fisher, banjo player Trevor Smith and Billy Bright on mandolin. Their latest CD, North of Despair, is packed full on incredible songs that earned the band their Grammy nomination. Doors open at 4:30pm and music starts at 5pm. For ticket information, contact Elaine Hayden at 210-617-3765.


Willie Nelson Celebrates 86th Birthday

When you are an icon like Willie Nelson, you get to celebrate your birthday twice each year. He was born just before midnight on April 29 in Abbott, Texas but the doctor accidentally wrote the wrong date on his birth certificate as April 30. It wasn’t until many years later that the mistake was revealed, so Willie did the only logical thing, he started celebrating his birthday on both days. He just turned 86 years old this week and in typical Nelson fashion, he was a constant blur of activity. He is gearing up for his annual 4th of July Picnic in Austin and he’s putting together the second leg of his Outlaw Tour that will feature Luke Combs, Bonnie Raitt and Robert Plant. If that wasn’t enough, he’s releasing his 131st album, titled Ride Me Back Home,  on June 21and he’s on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. Not bad for someone who’s been playing music for 80 years. I’m 61 years old and I get tired just walking to my mailbox so I’m amazed at everything he does. Follow the adventures of this Texas legend at Willie


Cory Morrow Hosts New Festival

Last but certainly not least is Cory Morrow’s Go Wheels-Up Festival scheduled for May 3, 4 & 5 at the San Marcos Regional Airport. The fun begins Friday afternoon at 5pm with an exotic car show featuring rare collectible cars, a Red Bull Air Force night jump and live music that includes Garrett Bryan and Cory Morrow. On Saturday the gates open at 10am and there’s a full day of events and music. Saturday’s featured music includes Terri Hendrix, Dale Watson, Radney Foster, Cory Morrow, Kevin Fowler and Bret Michaels, lead singer for the rock band Poison. The festival concludes on Sunday with a gospel brunch by Josh Weathers and then a full band show by Tejano stars Los Texmaniacs. For tickets and a full schedule, go to and click on the Go Wheels Up tab.





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

Tonight – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm

Fri – Don Reilly – 6:30pm

Sat – The Percolators – 6:30pm

Sun – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm


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

Tonight – Bru Erdman – 8:30pm

Fri – Clockwork – 8:30pm

Sat – Jamie Talbert – 9pm

Sun – Karl Henzen Benefit – Noon

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Nick Garcia – 9pm


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

Tonight – Looks That Kill – Tribute to Motley Crue – 7:30pm

Fri – Quebe Sisters – 7:30pm


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

Fri – All Mixed Up – 6pm

Sat – Rockstar Karaoke – 6pm


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

Tonight – Rich O’Toole – 8pm

Fri – Cowboy Rindler / Zane Williams – 8pm

Sat – Parker McCollum Street Party – 5pm

Mon – Joshua Ray Walker / American Aquarium – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Tony Taylor – 9:30am


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

Tonight – BDP Jazz Night – 6pm

Fri – Chad Boyd – 7:30pm

Sat – Ryan Kennedy & Green River Revival – 7pm


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

Fri – Folk Uke / Kinky Friedman – 7:30pm

Sat – Kolby Cooper / Sam Riggs / Josh Abbott Band – 7pm


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

Fri – Curtis Grimes – 8pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm


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

Fri – Rodney Hayden – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 1pm / Dan McCoy – 5pm


Gruene Grove (1263 Gruene Rd, 830-765-0300)

Tonight – Sonny Wolf Band – 7pm

Fri – Stray Dog & the Wolves – 7pm


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

Tonight – Ben Balmer – 6pm

Fri – Joshua Ray Walker / American Aquarium – 7pm

Sat – Beat Boot Revival – 12:30pm / James Hand / Charlie Crockett – 8pm

Sun – Peterson Brothers – 12:30pm / Pat Byrne Band – 5pm

Mon – Drew Moreland – 6pm

Tue – Nick Garcia & Friends – 6pm

Wed – Mitch Webb & the Swindles – 6pm


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

Fri – LC Rocks – 7pm

Sat – Jordan Minor & Bottom Dollar Band – 8:30pm


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

Fri – Jeffrey Ryan Vaughn – 5pm / Aaron Stephens – 7pm

Wed – The Oompahs – 6pm


Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – Sam Watson & Friends – 4pm


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

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Hayden Whittington – 1pm / Wagon Aces – 6pm

Sat – Kevin Deal – 1pm / Frank Gomez Band – 6pm

Sun – Walt Wilkins & Friends – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm


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

Fri – Silver & Gold – 7pm

Sat – Dallas Burrow – 7pm

Sun – Brent Warren Duo – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/Bill Middleton & Kenny Penny – 6pm


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

Sun – Wood & Wire – 4:30pm


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

Tonight – Jason Uher – 5:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / Jackson Parten & Silvercloud – 9pm

Sat – Sons of Johnny Cash – 9pm

Sun – Jeffrey Ryan Vaughn – 3:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Wed – Open Mic Night w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Anthony Wright – 8:30pm

Fri – Soul Sessions – 8:30pm

Sat – Myles Smith – 3pm

Mon – BMW Jam – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Natalie Rose – 8:30pm


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

Fri – The Jonathans – 6pm

Sat – The Grinders – 9pm

Wed – Nate Guthrie – 7pm


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

Tonight – Piano Punch – 6pm

Fri – Kimberly Dunn / Colby Keeling – 6pm

Sat – Thomas Csorba / Jamie Lin Wilson / Sean McConnell – 7pm

Sun – Tyler McCollum – 1pm


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

Tonight – Tyler Cannon – 5:30pm


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

Tonight – Marcus Rezak – 8pm

Fri – Q – The Music of Queen – 8pm

Sat – RDGLDGRN – 8pm

Sun – Deadeye – Tribute to Grateful Dead – 8pm


Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Fri – 3 Man Front – 9pm

Sat – Larry Dial – 11am / Alli Mattice Band – 2pm / File 13 – 9pm

Tue – Modern Day Jesters w/ Shawn Hart – 7:30pm

Wed – Jazz Night w/ Brett Cline – 8pm


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

Tonight – Myles Smith – 7pm

Sat – Austin Gilliam – 4pm / Logun Timberlake – 7pm

Sun – Alli Mattice Band – 3pm

Wed – Bo Brumble & Garrett Man – 7pm


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

Tonight – Daniel Phipps – 7:30pm

Fri – Mark Heymann – 8pm

Sat – The Vagabonds – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Sean Garrison & 3rd Watch – 8pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 8pm

Sat – Brandon Michael – 9pm

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