Music News – Nov. 15, 2018……

Even if the concerts are over for this year, Whitewater Amphitheater is already announcing new shows for the 2019 season. Pop star Nya starts the season on March 31 with her Still Standing Tour. Up next is the annual Willie Nelson & Family shows, starting Friday April 12 and continuing through Sunday April 14. Newcomer Tyler Childers will open all three shows. On May 10, Lucas Nelson and his band Promise of the Real will open the first night of a two night stand for the Avett Brothers. Trombone Shorty will handle opening duties on May 11. Tickets for the three Willie Nelson shows will go on-sale tomorrow at 10am. Tickets for all the other concerts listed above are already for sale at


Iron Maiden on Tour

Iron Maiden, certainly one of the best and most popular hard rock bands in the world, are continuing their Legacy of the Beast Tour with stops all across north and south America in 2019. Texas loves Iron Maiden and they are showing the love by playing three cities in our state. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow for the September 21 stop in Dallas, the September 22 show in Houston and last but not least, September 25 in San Antonio. In all of their years on the road, I don’t think they have ever skipped San Antonio. It was one of the first cities in America to embrace the band and this hasn’t gone un-noticed by the band. In addition to another leg of their tour, the band will re-release their entire album catalog in remastered digi-pack sleeves with exact recreations of the original album artwork. They will be issued in four album increments beginning Friday November 16 through June of 2019. Get your tickets at any Ticketmaster outlets or on-line at


Flatland Cavalry at Gruene Hall

Flatland Cavalry, the popular Americana band playing two nights at Gruene Hall this weekend, formed back in 2012 in Lubbock. Singer Cleto Cordero founded the group and recruited guitarist Reid Dillon, bassist Jonathan Saenz, drummer Jason Albers and violinist Laura Jane. They captured the public’s interest with their 2015 EP titled Come May. Their full length album Humble Folks came along in 2016 and put them at the top of the touring circuit in the Lone Star State. In 2017, Wesley Hall joined the band to replace violinist Laura Jane. They have a brand new CD, Homeland Insecurity, scheduled for release in January. They will surely be premiering some new tunes over the course of their two night stand at Gruene Hall on Friday and Saturday. Kaitlin Butts will open the first show and Charlie Shafter will open the Saturday night show. Get your tickets now at


The Homebodies

There’s finally a band in town with a name I can truly identify with. They are The Homebodies and they are playing tonight at the Watering Hole Saloon at 8pm. The band consists of a three guitar army of Bruce Weldy, Ace Pepper and Grant Mazak. Handling the rhythm section is Mike Taylor on drums and Mel Nolte on bass. Like all great southern rock bands they have two girl singers, Jill Holechek and Tracy Mock, affectionately known as the Fabulous Homebabes. They play everything from the Allman Brothers to Aretha Franklin, so that means something for everyone. With my insane schedule, I’m finding that being a homebody sure gets more fun when you get older. However, if you stay at home too much you’ll miss good bands like this one. On every third Friday, which happens to be tomorrow, they play an early show at Riley’s Tavern at 6pm. That gives you plenty of time to get back home to the recliner in time to catch a new episode of Live PD. Keep up with the group by following their Facebook page at


Local Music

Old man winter put a damper on outdoor music last weekend but hopefully this week things will warm up and we can get out to see some live music. Tonight go check out Shawn Hart’s show in the basement of the Phoenix Saloon. His guests will be Alli Mattice and Walt Wilkins. Prophets & Outlaws will be at Conway’s Dance Hall on Friday night. Zac Wilkerson will unleash his amazing vocals at River Road Icehouse on Saturday. Stop by the Grapevine in Gruene on Sunday at 1pm to catch Rodney Hayden then hop down to the Villa at Gruene to catch The Percolators at 4pm. Bret Graham’s regular shows at Gruene Hall on Monday nights are legendary, so check those out when you can. Aaron Stephens plays on Tuesday nights at the Black Whale Pub downtown. Last but not least, next Wednesday Wade Bowen will return to Gruene Hall for his annual pre-Thanksgiving show.





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

Fri – The Percolators – 6:30pm

Sat – Don Reilly – 6:30pm


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

Sat – Jeff Woolsey & Dance Hall Kings – 8pm


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

Tonight – Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra – 7pm

Fri – The Internet – 7pm

Sat – The Cadillac Three – 7pm


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

Sat – Logan Ryan Band – 8:30pm

Sun – Chris Edwards, Jonathan Garcia, Keith Hickle – 8:30pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm


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

Tonight – Jefferson Starship – 7:30pm


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

Sat – Landon Bullard & Mostly Sober – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Conway’s Dancehall  (262 W. Jahn St.  830-620-5376)

Fri – Prophets & Outlaws – 9pm

Wed – Jake Worthington – 9pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Bethaney Becker – 9:30am


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

Fri – Tex Porter Band – 7pm

Sat – Highway Hypnosis – 7pm


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

Fri – Huser Brother Band / Read Southall Band – 7pm

Sat – Lisa Morales / Bob Schneider – 7pm


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

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm


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

Tonight – Rodney Hayden – 5pm

Fri – Phil Luna – 4pm

Sat – Rodney Hayden – Noon / Bret Graham – 4pm

Sun – Rodney Hayden – 1pm


Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Sat – Dan McCoy – Noon & 6pm

Sun – Dan McCoy – Noon


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

Tonight – Austin Meade Band – 6pm

Fri – Kaitlin Butts / Flatland Cavalry – 7pm

Sat – Bo Phillips – 1pm / Charlie Shafter / Flatland Cavalry – 8pm

Sun – Bob Livingston – Noon / Barbara Nesbitt Band – 4pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Two Tons of Steel – 7:30pm

Wed – Randall King / Wade Bowen – 7pm


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

Fri – Wyzer – 8pm

Sat – Squeezbox Bandits / Tejas Brothers – 8pm


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

Fri – Comal Community Band – 7:30pm


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

Tonight – Jen & Ted Frumkin – 5pm

Fri – Powell Brothers / Stoney LaRue – 8pm

Sat – Adam Carroll / Hayes Carll & Jack Ingram – 8pm

Sun – Chris Saucedo Band – 1pm

Wed – Dale Watson – 8pm


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

Sat – Longtooth – 3pm / Adam Johnson – 7pm

Sun – Bluegrass Sunday – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 6pm


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

Tonight – Junior Nash – 5pm / Shawn Hart & Guests – 7:30pm

Fri – Ethan Hanson – 5:30pm / Finite Fidelity – 9pm

Sat – Jeff Warren Johnson – 9pm

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

Wed – Open Mic with Billy Roy – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Brent Michael Wood – 8:30pm

Fri – MC & the Mystic – 8:30pm

Sat – Dirty White Horse – 9:30pm

Sun – Steven Adams – 8:30pm

Mon – Tony Taylor – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Doug Garrett & Friends – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Bo Brumble – 8pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 6pm / Audrey Malone – 9pm

Sat – Whey Jennings – 9pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Tue – Troy Stone Band – 8pm

Wed – Nate Guthrie – 8pm


River House (1617 New Braunfels Ave, 830-608-0690)

Sun – Supper & A Song w/ Jim Lauderdale – 5:30pm


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

Fri – Chris Shiflett / Paul Cauthen – 6pm

Sat – Zac Wilkerson – 7pm


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

Tonight – Logun Timberlake – 5:30pm


The Rustic (17619 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 204, San Antonio, 210-245-7500)

Fri – Chris J. Norwood – 9:30pm

Sat – Radio Romance – 9:30pm


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

Tonight – Max & Heather Stalling – 7pm

Fri – Skyrocket – 8pm

Sat – Shawn Pittman & Jason Moeller – 8pm

Sun – Sam Morrow – 8pm

Mon – Two Tons of Steel – 7pm


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

Fri – Funkland – 9pm

Sat – Tom Gillam & Kosmic Messenger – 9pm

Sun – 3 Piece & a Biscuit – 9pm

Wed – Statesboro Revue – 9pm


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

Fri – Broken Duckfeet – 8pm

Sun – The Percolators – 4pm

Wed – Fast Movin Trio – 7pm


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

Fri – Bob & Derek – 8pm

Sat – The Hendersons – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – The Homebodies – 8pm

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