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Shinyribs

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Dawn & Hawkes 8pm
Shinyribs: 9:30pm

Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books. Luckily, he chose the guitar. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path he landed in Shreveport, LA where he formed his first band. Picket Line Coyotes was a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that lived and died between the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders much like their unfortunate animal namesake. That’s what took him to Austin where The Gourds were born from those Coyote ashes. That storied band of pumpkins came to an end after 18 years of good times and hard travelin’. From that point on Russell, has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle. A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit, truly something not to be missed. It’s a unique musical experience and an original expression of colorful musical heritage.

GEN ADM: $15

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Nathan Bonnes 8pm
Jason Boland & The Stragglers: 9:30pm

Jason Boland has a reputation of being a modern day country music outlaw. Both he and his band have been leaders in the Texas and Oklahoma music scene for many years. Though Jason is the primary songwriter and singer, this is no one-man show. Jason Boland & The Stragglers have always been true: that of self-reliance, determined professionalism and bringing the best music possible to fans. While at first glance Jason Boland & The Stragglers’ music may seem easy to stereotype as Texas or Country, intent listening makes it harder to categorize their music easily, revealing the influence of the land and life that got them to where they are. Boland knows he can’t shy away from questions about how to classify his music but simply states, “The Chinese don’t call it Chinese food, it’s just food. I’m just making music.” Released in October 2015, their eighth album, Squelch, is angry, subversive, pointed and powerful.

GEN ADM: $25

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American Aquarium

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Red Shahan 9pm
American Aquarium: 10:30pm

For nearly a decade, American Aquarium has spent the majority of their days on the road, burning through a sprawl of highways during the day and playing hours of raw, rootsy rock & roll at night. Sometimes, the job is a grind. Most times, it’s a blessing. American Aquarium’s songs, filled with biographical lyrics about last calls, lost love and long horizons, have always explored both sides of that divide. For every drunken night at the bar, there’s a hangover in the morning. For every new relationship, there’s the chance of a broken heart. It’s that kind of honesty – that sort of balance – that makes the band’s newest album, Wolves, their strongest release to date.

GEN ADM: $15

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Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas


“A New Orleans style gospel brunch with a Texas twist”

Buffet includes oven roasted turkey breast, seasoned roast beef, smoked Polish wedding sausage, Falls City pepper bacon, garlic mashed potatoes, migas, fresh hot sauce, tomatillo verde sauce, scrambled eggs, Texas French toast, buttermilk biscuits, cream gravy, fried apples, fresh seasonal fruits, fresh juices, iced tea, coffee and soft drinks. Adults also receive one free champagne drink, otherwise beer, wine, champagne, and mimosas are charged separately. The buffet is open beginning at 10:30am to completion of brunch and is catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The Gospel Silvertones, one of Austin’s newest and uplifting Gospel groups, perform all over central Texas and their latest CD release, “On The Battlefield”, can be purchased at the show.

Click here for a sneak peek.

ADULT: $30.00
CHILD: $15.00

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Sean McConnell

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Troy Cartwright 8pm
Sean McConnell: 9:30pm

Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor and others of the like. Now an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as “Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” A live show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. As well as being an artist, Sean also boasts a successful songwriting career. His songs have been recorded by Plain White T’s, Jason Castro, Phil Stacey, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Eli Young Band, David Nail and many others. Whether in his Nashville home, in a hotel room, or in the back of his van, Sean is always writing.

GEN ADM: $15.00

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Chris Knight

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Harvest Thieves 9pm
Chris Knight: 10:30pm

Chris Knight doesn’t like to say much. He won’t chat about his worldview or engage in conversations on his creative approach. For 15 years, 7 acclaimed albums and a hard-nosed career, Knight has always let his music do most of the talking. And on record – as well everywhere across America, from roadhouse taverns to major-city concert halls – his songs have had plenty to say. But with his album Little Victories, Chris Knight has taken the discussion to a whole new level. So after 15 years, 8 albums and a still uncompromised reputation as one of the best singer/songwriters in America, what has Chris Knight learned from it all? “I’ve learned that I’m pretty lucky to do what I do and make a living at it,” he says.

GEN ADM: $15

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Roger Creager's Birthday Show (Acoustic w/ special guests)

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Roger Creager with special guests Larry Joe Taylor, Deryl Dodd & Dave Perez: 8pm

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions. In 1997, Roger Creager left an accounting position at a Fortune 500 company in Houston to pursue a life of music. Rather than moving to Nashville like most people would do, he took the road less traveled. Creager carried his hopes and dreams to the musical and cultural mecca of College Station, Texas. For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he’s been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Creager is soaring toward the top of the Texas Music Scene.

GEN ADM: $20

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Roger Creager's Birthday Show (Acoustic w/ special guests)

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Roger Creager with special guests Sam Riggs & TBA: 8pm

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions. In 1997, Roger Creager left an accounting position at a Fortune 500 company in Houston to pursue a life of music. Rather than moving to Nashville like most people would do, he took the road less traveled. Creager carried his hopes and dreams to the musical and cultural mecca of College Station, Texas. For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he’s been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Creager is soaring toward the top of the Texas Music Scene.

GEN ADM: $20

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Roger Creager's Birthday Show (Full Band)

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAY NIGHT:
Doors: 7pm
Opener: Aaron Einhouse 8pm
Roger Creager: 9:30pm

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Doors: 8pm
Opener: Cameran Nelson 9pm
Roger Creager: 10:30pm

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions. In 1997, Roger Creager left an accounting position at a Fortune 500 company in Houston to pursue a life of music. Rather than moving to Nashville like most people would do, he took the road less traveled. Creager carried his hopes and dreams to the musical and cultural mecca of College Station, Texas. For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he’s been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Creager is soaring toward the top of the Texas Music Scene.

GEN ADM: $25
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An Evening w/ Kevin Costner & Modern West

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Kevin Costner & Modern West: 8pm

Kevin Costner: “Modern West really got its start when my wife (Christine) encouraged me to reconnect musically with John Coinman. What did I have to lose but maybe some of the best times of my life? I made the call to Tucson. “John what do you think?” He never hesitated, willing to explore the idea. For a long time now I have felt the need to connect with people in a more meaningful way than just the autograph. I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment for me. It would create the opportunity for a genuine exchange much greater than the movie, TV interview or magazine. It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all there would be the chance to have some fun. I asked John to get some guys together starting with Blair Forward who was in the first and only band I was ever in. John would pick the rest. If we were to play together the majority of our music would have to be our own compositions. Whatever else we played would be old favorites of mine. They would come from friends, some famous and some who probably should be. The rest would be from artists that I have enjoyed over the years. If we played it would be Live, Loud and Long. The idea was simple. Don’t stop the party. Teddy Morgan out of Nashville is our lead guitarist and producer. Larry Cobb from Tucson keeps the beat. Park Chisolm on vocals and guitar covers all my mistakes and hails from Nashville. Bobby Yang, from Atlanta, and Luke Bulla, from Nashville, burn fiddle for us when they aren’t killing it with their own bands.”

GEN ADM: $79.50

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Kyle Park

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Kyle Park: 9:30pm

Kyle Park is a country singer-songwriter and music producer from Austin. After two years of study at Texas State University, he took the money that was supposed to pay for the last half of his education and recorded an album, releasing it on his own record label. He writes and produces his own music, and performs more than 175 shows a year with his band. His singles have regularly settled in the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10, with his 2013 single “The Night Is Young” reaching No. 1 and his Fall EP peaking at No. 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. Kyle has opened for artists such as George Strait, Gary Allan, Clint Black, Eli Young Band and other country headliners.

GEN ADM: $15

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Max Stalling

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Max Stalling: 10:30pm

Max Stalling’s style is modern with a vintage feel, creating a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set for a hundred. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics pull him in a different direction.

GEN ADM: $12

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Zane Williams

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Zane Williams: 9:30pm

Authenticity. Self-reliance. Hard work. Camaraderie. Gratitude. These are the qualities Zane Williams sings about in his rootsy anthem “Texas Like That”–the title track of his 5th studio album–and so it comes as no surprise that these are also the qualities on which his rapidly-growing career is built. Zane has earned a reputation for releasing albums on which every song is worth listening to over and over, and “Texas Like That” is no exception to that rule. Zane is an anomaly in today’s country music….a modern-day “throwback” who is equal parts bar-room entertainer and introspective poet. What makes Zane Williams stand out is his songs… Like mini movies, they pull you in, tell you a story, make you laugh, and remind you of life’s deepest truths. Zane wrote all eleven songs on his latest album, and while they cover a broad range of sonic and lyrical territory, his unique voice runs through them like a thread that ties them all together.

GEN ADM: $12

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Curtis Grimes

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Curtis Grimes: 10:30pm

Already a chart-topping country star on the Texas circuit, Curtis Grimes swings for the fences – and embraces a bigger, broader audience – with his new EP, Bottom of the Fifth. Curtis sticks to his small town roots, taking you through the heart of country music for the 21st century. An impressive career as a collegiate and all-state baseball pitcher took him all around the state, and his growing success as a musician – including a stint on the first season of The Voice, where he competed on Cee Lo Green’s team – gave him the opportunity to expand his reach. He hasn’t forgotten his past – and with a catalog that include Number One singles like “Cowboy Kind” and “Our Side of the Fence,” both of which climbed to the top of the Texas country charts. With one boot planted in traditional country and the other pointing toward something new and progressive, Curtis is turning Bottom of the Fifth into his biggest release to date. Game on.

GEN ADM: $12

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Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, July 5th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $20.00

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Dirty River Boys

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, July 5th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $15.00

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Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Sunday, July 10th at 1PM!

ADULT: $30.00
CHILD: $15.00

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Hayes Carll

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Hayes Carll: 9:30pm

Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, he is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and smallminded thinking. Carll connects with music lovers across genres lines. Playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, he and his band merge a truculent singer/songwriter take that combines Ray Wylie Hubband’s lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider’s brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people. After releasing Flowers & Liquor in 2002, Carll was voted the Best New Artist of 2002 by The Houston Post. He would go on to release Little Rock on his own Highway 87 label, which became the first self-owned project to the top the Americana charts. Each album expands on his already extreme vintage country, extreme thumping bad road boogie, extreme heartbroken ache – and finds new ways to take on the fate of the nation. Whether it’s the GI protagonist in the propulsive title track of KMAG YOYO, the train wreck objet d’amour of “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” also recorded by Hubbard, the road warrior of both “I Got A Gig” and “Little Rock” or the stoner liberal and the uptight Republican vixen of “Another Like You,” Carll paints vivid pictures of humanity as it really is. Thickheaded. Avaricious. Squalid. Hungry. Angry. Getting by.

GEN ADM: $25

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Hayes Carll

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Hayes Carll: 10:30pm

Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, he is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and smallminded thinking. Carll connects with music lovers across genres lines. Playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, he and his band merge a truculent singer/songwriter take that combines Ray Wylie Hubband’s lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider’s brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people. After releasing Flowers & Liquor in 2002, Carll was voted the Best New Artist of 2002 by The Houston Post. He would go on to release Little Rock on his own Highway 87 label, which became the first self-owned project to the top the Americana charts. Each album expands on his already extreme vintage country, extreme thumping bad road boogie, extreme heartbroken ache – and finds new ways to take on the fate of the nation. Whether it’s the GI protagonist in the propulsive title track of KMAG YOYO, the train wreck objet d’amour of “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” also recorded by Hubbard, the road warrior of both “I Got A Gig” and “Little Rock” or the stoner liberal and the uptight Republican vixen of “Another Like You,” Carll paints vivid pictures of humanity as it really is. Thickheaded. Avaricious. Squalid. Hungry. Angry. Getting by.

GEN ADM: $25

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Aaron Watson

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Thursday, July 7th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $25

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Aaron Watson

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Thursday, July 7th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $25