Music News – Oct 31, 2019

MusicFest at Steamboat, Colorado is just around the corner and many Texas acts are gearing up for the trip. The five-day music festival starts on January 5 and features a huge list of Americana and Country artists. The festival was the brainchild of founder John Dickson and he’s been at it for over 30 years. Three decades will give you time to learn how to host a festival and few do it better than Dickson. It features over 200 hours of live music stretched across five days of skiing, snowboarding and dozens of other fun things to do. The list of performers is way to long to include here but it includes a range of talent from Aaron Watson to Reckless Kelly to Wade Bowen. It also features newcomers like Chris Colston and Kaitlin Butts as well as legendary country acts like Lorrie Morgan and Johnny Rodriguez. Each year the folks at MusicFest selects one artist to pay tribute to. Past honorees include Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen and Rodney Crowell. This year’s pick is New Braunfels resident Cody Canada and the music of his former band, Cross Canadian Ragweed. Many of the acts at Steamboat will perform their favorite Ragweed song during a special tribute show that will be recorded for a live CD release later in 2020. You can find more information at their website


Halloween Party Time Tonight

Halloween is a fun time in our city and several venues are joining in on the festivities. Going alphabetically down the list we can start at Adobe Verde. Tonight they are hosting a cool Halloween party starting about 6:30pm. Over at Billy’s Ice they are featuring live music by Clockwork for their Halloween party. The Craze will be rocking out tonight at Krause’s Café at 8pm. Riley’s Tavern is having their Halloween Bash tonight and cash prizes will be given to best costume. Tommy Alverson will be providing the live music at 8pm. Though its not actually a music event, the Wurst-A-Ween Pub Crawl will kick off tonight at the Faust Hotel & Brew Pub at 5:30pm and will make stops at Krause’s Café, the Phoenix Saloon and finish up at the Pour Haus at 10:15pm.


George Strait Continues Good Deeds

Just being the King of Country Music is a full-time job but George Strait has added two more duties on his To Do List. On November 25 he will perform a benefit concert for the island of Abaco in the Bahamas at the Moody Theatre in Austin. Last month, Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, hit the island and remained stationary for almost 24 hours. The damage was catastrophic and left thousands of citizens without food, water, electricity and housing. Ticket’s for Strait’s concert sold-out in minutes which isn’t surprising since it’s one of the smallest venues he’s played in several decades. His normal artist fee is well over $1,000,000 per night so this is a major donation on his part. The Abaco Relief program was started by the Discovery Land Company Foundation, an organization that assists in helping children all over world. Closer to home, Strait is helping raise money for the 100 Club in San Antonio in honor of National First Responders Day. The 100 Club, a non-profit organization founded in 1973, that helps area police, firefighters and other first responders. Strait’s latest album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, contains the hit single titled The Weight of the Badge. Strait wrote the song with his son Bubba and friend Dean Dillon about the life of a police officer shot in the line of duty.


Miranda Lambert Plans Her Wildcard Tour

Miranda Lambert has always been a rebel and risk taker in country music and continues that attitude with her latest album, Wildcard, scheduled for release tomorrow. She just announced the Wildcard 2020 tour featuring a variety of opening acts that includes our very own Randy Rogers Band. The album contains fourteen songs, all written by Lambert and fellow songwriters Lori McKenna, Brent Cobb, Ashley Monroe and Jack Ingram. To help promote the album she has released videos for four songs, Locomotive, Way to Pretty For Prison, Tequila Does and It All Comes Out in the Wash. The tour kicks off on January 16 in Tupelo, Mississippi and winds down on May in Ottawa, Canada. Texas cowboy Cody Johnson will open most shows but Randy Rogers and Parker McCollum will handle opening act duties in Kansas City, Tulsa and Dallas. At press time, the only Texas date is on February 8 in Dallas. It’s hard to imagine that Lambert will only play one show in her home state so I’ll keep a watch on her website in case another show is announced. Tickets to all shows are on-sale now at





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

Tonight – Halloween Party – 6pm

Fri – Blues Like It Usta Wuz – 6pm

Sat – Ryan Baker – 6pm


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

Tonight – Fobia – 7pm

Fri – El Show en Vivo de Bely y Beto – 6pm

Sat – Sabrina Claudio – 7:30pm


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

Tonight – Halloween Bash w/ Clockwork – 8:30pm

Fri – Luca Jagneaux – 9pm

Sat – Jamie Talbert & Band of Demons – 9pm

Sun – School of Rock – 4pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm


Black’s BBQ (936 Loop 337, 830-358-7006)

Fri – Manzy Lowry & Tommy Alverson – 6pm

Sat – Richie Allbright – 6pm

Sun – Bill Hearne – 1pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 9pm


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

Fri – Fallon Franklin – 6pm

Sat – Tony Taylor – 6pm


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

Tonight – Logan Samford & Triston Marez – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Dam Red Barn (16520 S. Access Rd, Canyon Lake 830-964-3276)

Sun – Jason Custer – 6pm


Devil’s Backbone Tavern (4041 FM 32, Fisher, TX)

Sat – Tessy Lou & Shotgun Stars – 1pm / Jeff Plankenhorn & Michael O’Connor – 9pm

Sun – Drew Kennedy & Friends – 1pm

Tue – Garrett Bryan – 7pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Sandpaper Tree – 9:30am


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

Fri – Chad Boyd – 7pm

Sat – Blackboot Family Band / Highway Hypnosis – 6pm


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

Fri – Chris Colston / Kody West – 7pm

Sat – Humor For Heroes – 5pm


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

Tonight – Kevin Daniel / Johnny Chops – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 7pm


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

Fri – Bret Graham – 4pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – 2pm


Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Tonight – Dan McCoy – 5:30pm

Sat – Dan McCoy – Noon


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

Fri – Landon Bullard – 7pm

Sat – Sean Garrison – 7pm

Sun – Grant Ewing – 2pm


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

Tonight – Lucas Jack – 6pm

Fri – Jarrod Morris / Jason Boland & the Stragglers – 8pm

Sat – Bill Hearne Trio – 1pm / Tyler Stuckey/ Dirty River Boys – 8pm

Sun – Powell Brothers – Noon / Dawn & Hawkes Family Band – 5pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm


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

Fri – Canaan Bryce – 8:30pm

Sat – RAGE – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – The Craze – 8pm

Fri – The Oompahs – 7pm

Sat – The Oompahs – 7pm


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

Tonight – Sam Watson – 5pm

Fri – Wagon Aces – 8pm

Sat – David Touchton – 1pm / Garrett Bryan/ Kody West – 8pm

Sun – Jake Martin – 5pm


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

Fri – Sunrise Kings – 7pm

Sat – The Ramblewoods – 7pm

Sun – Chuck Shaw – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm


Muck & Fuss (295 E. San Antonio Street, 830-312-5387)

Fri – Nate Guthrie – 6:30pm

Sat – Colton’s Kin – 6:30pm


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

Sun – Kerrville New Folk Winners – 4:30pm


Pale Horse & Sky Bar (2031 Central Plaza, Creekside 830-743-1067)

Sat – Soul Ethos (Lounge) – 6:30pm / Gunnar Lathan (Sky Bar) – 6pm


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

Tonight – Steven Vee – Noon / Paul Handelmann – 5:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / Texas T & Shine Runners – 9pm

Sat – Concrema / Paul Handelmann Band – 9pm

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

Wed – Steven Vee – Noon / Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm


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

Tonight – Tommy Alverson – 8pm

Fri – The Jonathans – 6pm / Earl Poole Ball – 9pm

Sat – Andrea Marie & Magnolia Band – 4pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry & Tyler Cannon – 7pm


River Hofbrau & Beer Garden (1515 Kuehler Ave, 830-626-2200)

Fri – Rich Bermea – 6pm

Sat – Wayne Wilson – 6pm


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

Sat – Ian Moore – 8pm


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

Tonight – Code 2 – 6pm


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

Fri – Third Eye – Tribute to Perfect Circle – 8pm

Sat – John Baumann – 8pm


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

Fri – 3 Man Front – 9pm

Sat – Slim Bawb & Fabulous Stumpgrinders – 9:30pm

Sun – Tony Taylor – 2pm


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

Fri – San Antonio Symphony plays the Beatles – 7:30pm

Wed – Snoop Dogg – 7pm


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

Tonight – Rick Rice Band – 8pm

Fri – Cadillac Drive – 8pm

Sat – Rick Reyna Band – 9pm

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