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Photos with Cowboy Kringle


December 1

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December 2

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December 3

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December 4

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Pat Green (7pm) @ Gruene Hall
Pat Green (10pm) @ Gruene Hall

December 5

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Turnpike Troubadours @ Gruene Hall

December 6

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12th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride
Photos with Cowboy Kringle
Gruene Christmas Market Days
Gruene Town Lighting

Turnpike Troubadours @ Gruene Hall

December 7

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Gruene Christmas Market Days
Photos with Cowboy Kringle
Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist @ Gruene Hall

December 8

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December 9

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December 11

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December 12

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Jerry Jeff Walker @ Gruene Hall

December 13

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21st Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Photos with Cowboy Kringle
Pookie Jane's Open House

Jerry Jeff Walker @ Gruene Hall

December 14

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Photos with Cowboy Kringle

December 15

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December 16

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3rd Annual Two Ton Tuesday Christmas Show @ Gruene Hall

December 17

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The Mavericks @ Gruene Hall

December 18

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Come and Taste It @ The Grapevine
The Mavericks @ Gruene Hall

December 19

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The Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Holiday Shindig @ Gruene Hall

December 20

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Photos with Cowboy Kringle
Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall

December 21

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Photos with Cowboy Kringle

December 22

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December 23

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Christmas Eve

December 24

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Merry Christmas!

December 25

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Cory Morrow @ Gruene Hall

December 27

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Roger Creager @ Gruene Hall

December 28

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Casey Donahew Band @ Gruene Hall

December 29

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Kevin Fowler @ Gruene Hall

December 31

       

★ December 1, 2013

EVENTS

Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Time: 12:00PM

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with photo ornaments, Christmas cards and other special order items. For more info, including future dates and hours, click here.


SHOWS

Jamie Wilson w/ Brandy Zdan and Courtney Patton

Country/Americana (Free Show; 12:00PM)


Lost & Nameless Orchestra

Blues/Swing (Free Show; 4:00PM)

The Austin-based fiddle-driven folk rock quartet gets you out of your chair and onto the dance floor with dueling fiddles, vigorous guitar playing, and an air-tight rhythm section that compels your body to move.



★ December 2, 2013

SHOWS

Bret Graham

Country (Free Show; 6:00PM)



★ December 3, 2013

SHOWS

Roger Marin w/ Adam Carroll and Mark Jungers

Singer/Songwriter (Free Show; 6:00PM)



★ December 4, 2013

SHOWS

The Georges

Rock-a-billy (Free Show; 6:00PM)

The Georges are a full-fledged dose of rock-a-billy and sock hop fun. See them live and you will be taken aback to their classic sound, high energy performances and easy dancin' shufflin' beats. The Georges began at Texas State University and still hail from San Marcos. They can write originals that sound like classics and perform plenty of '50s & '60s dance tunes.



★ December 5, 2013

SHOWS

Pat Green

Texas Country (Advance Tickets Recommended; 7:00PM)


Pat Green

Texas Country (Advance Tickets Recommended; 10:00PM)



★ December 6, 2013

SHOWS

Turnpike Troubadours

Genre: Country/Folk

Folk Family Revival Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM

The Turnpike Troubadours cut their teeth in roadside dance halls and honky-tonks that made a serious impact on the band’s musical style. Their music walks the line between Woody Guthrie and Waylon Jennings, combining folk, country, Cajun and bluegrass with stories of longing, humor, tragedy and general life in rural America.



★ December 7, 2013

EVENTS

12th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride

Time: 10:00AM

Gruene Historic District will receive Pony Express riders from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels at 10:00 am. Relay riders carry a "Christmas Greetings" message from the Governor of Texas. A temporary post office will be set up next to Gruene Outfitters in Gruene to cancel stamps for mailing. Bring your Christmas cards to have the stamps cancelled with the 2012 commemorative stamp representing Gruene.


Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Time: 10:00AM

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with photo ornaments, Christmas cards and other special order items. For more info, including future dates and hours, click here.


Gruene Christmas Market Days

Time: 10:00AM

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am - 5pm. Free admission. For more information, visit GrueneMarketDays.com or call (830) 832-1721.


Gruene Town Lighting

Time: 5:00PM

Watch as Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and lights Gruene for the Holidays. We'll be celebrating with live musical performances and festival food and wine will be available for purchase. Afterwards, get some holiday shopping done at Gruene's 30+ stores, cozy up to a fireplace for dinner at the Gristmill, head over to Mozie's for a cold one or stop by the Hall  for the show that evening. Call (830) 629-5077 for information.


SHOWS

Danny Brooks

Blues (Free Show; 1:00PM)


Turnpike Troubadours

Genre: Country/Folk

Sons of Fathers Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 9:00PM

The Turnpike Troubadours cut their teeth in roadside dance halls and honky-tonks that made a serious impact on the band’s musical style. Their music walks the line between Woody Guthrie and Waylon Jennings, combining folk, country, Cajun and bluegrass with stories of longing, humor, tragedy and general life in rural America.



★ December 8, 2013

EVENTS

Gruene Christmas Market Days

Time: 10:00AM

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10am - 5pm. Free admission. For more information, visit GrueneMarketDays.com or call (830) 832-1721.


Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Time: 12:00PM

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with photo ornaments, Christmas cards and other special order items. For more info, including future dates and hours, click here.


SHOWS

Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist

Gospel (Advance Tickets Recommended; 10:30AM)

In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet, catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. Brunch hours are 10:30am-12:00pm. For information or to purchase tickets, visit GrueneHall.com, call (830) 629-5077 or toll free from San Antonio (830) 606-1601, or stop by Gruene Hall in person. Advanced tickets are recommended.


Bret Graham

Country (Free Show; 12:30PM)



★ December 9, 2013

SHOWS

Bret Graham

Country (Free Show; 6:00PM)



★ December 11, 2013

SHOWS

The Georges

Rock-a-billy (Free Show; 6:00PM)

The Georges are a full-fledged dose of rock-a-billy and sock hop fun. See them live and you will be taken aback to their classic sound, high energy performances and easy dancin' shufflin' beats. The Georges began at Texas State University and still hail from San Marcos. They can write originals that sound like classics and perform plenty of '50s & '60s dance tunes.



★ December 12, 2013

SHOWS

Bo Porter

Country (Free Show; 6:00PM)



★ December 13, 2013

SHOWS

Jerry Jeff Walker

Country/Texas (Advance Tickets Recommended; 9:00PM)

Jerry Jeff has lived – and is living again – the troubadour’s life. Most folks know the story – how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin in the early ’70s and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.



★ December 14, 2013

EVENTS

21st Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Time: 9:00AM

Registration begins at 7:30am/ Race starts at 9:00am

This 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Ks event benefits a local charity. Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher, the top male and female masters, the top 3 finishers in each age group (All ages - 5 year increments through 75+) and the top three wheelchair athletes. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club. Call (830) 708-2991 or click here for more information.


Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Time: 10:00AM

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with photo ornaments, Christmas cards and other special order items. For more info, including future dates and hours, click here.


Pookie Jane's Open House

Time: 1:00PM

Join Pookie Jane's Boutique for the annual Open House! Find tons of great stocking stuffers, great gifts for everyone on your list and maybe a little something for yourself too


SHOWS

Ted Russell Kamp

Americana (Free Show; 1:00PM)


Jerry Jeff Walker

Country/Texas (Advance Tickets Recommended; 9:00PM)

Jerry Jeff has lived – and is living again – the troubadour’s life. Most folks know the story – how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin in the early ’70s and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.



★ December 15, 2013

EVENTS

Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Time: 12:00PM

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with photo ornaments, Christmas cards and other special order items. For more info, including future dates and hours, click here.


SHOWS

Hot Club of Cowtown

Western Swing (Free Show; 4:00PM)



★ December 16, 2013

SHOWS

Bret Graham

Country (Free Show; 6:00PM)



★ December 17, 2013

SHOWS

3rd Annual Two Ton Tuesday Christmas Show

Rock-a-billy (Cover at the Door; 8:30PM)

Roots-rock meets country with a passionate punch! Two Tons of Steel is one of the Lone Star state's musical treasures. Their Christmas album, Tangled in Tinsel, will be available for purchase at the show.



★ December 18, 2013

SHOWS

The Mavericks

Country (Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM)

The Mavericks are back! The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer, Raul Malo, emerged from Miami with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity and vintage influences. But time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life – and two decades has passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain” and “Dance The Night Away.” With their new album, time melts once again and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres and made everybody feel good, is back. The "most interesting band in the world" has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their first release on The Valory Music Co., In Time. For Malo, the lead singer with the rich supple voice that’s second to only Roy Orbison in its ability to convey lonesome, desire and vivre; drummer Paul Deakin and multi-instrumentalist Robert Reynolds; as well as longtime collaborator keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and seasoned guitarist Eddie Perez, life has made them richer in terms of experience, playing acumen and a sense of their own musicality. It has also deepened the connection between them in a way that heightens the singular chemistry that made the Grammy-winning band one of the most exciting live propositions in any musical genre



★ December 19, 2013

EVENTS

Come and Taste It @ The Grapevine

Time: 5:00PM

Meet Texas' best winemakers and craft brewers at The Grapevine the third Thursday of each month except January. Throughout the year, eleven wineries and their winemakers are showcased on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room in Gruene Historic District. With The Grapevine's new addition of select craft beers on tap, each month will also feature one brewery which will offer samples alongside the wine. Complimentary tastings will be offered of the craft beer and three of the wineries newest releases, top-selling and hardest to find wines. This is a great opportunity to learn direct from these craftsmen, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surrounds and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and prize giveaways. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.


SHOWS

The Mavericks

Country (Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM)

The Mavericks are back! The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer, Raul Malo, emerged from Miami with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity and vintage influences. But time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life – and two decades has passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain” and “Dance The Night Away.” With their new album, time melts once again and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres and made everybody feel good, is back. The "most interesting band in the world" has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their first release on The Valory Music Co., In Time. For Malo, the lead singer with the rich supple voice that’s second to only Roy Orbison in its ability to convey lonesome, desire and vivre; drummer Paul Deakin and multi-instrumentalist Robert Reynolds; as well as longtime collaborator keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and seasoned guitarist Eddie Perez, life has made them richer in terms of experience, playing acumen and a sense of their own musicality. It has also deepened the connection between them in a way that heightens the singular chemistry that made the Grammy-winning band one of the most exciting live propositions in any musical genre



★ December 20, 2013

SHOWS

The Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison Holiday Shindig

Genre: Texas Country

The Warren Hood Band Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM

The first couple of Texas-Country cool are preparing for their annual series of informal holiday concerts, mixing choice Yuletide classics with favorite obscurities and a few songs from their own repertoire.



★ December 21, 2013

EVENTS

Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Time: 10:00PM

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with photo ornaments, Christmas cards and other special order items. For more info, including future dates and hours, click here.


SHOWS

Reckless Kelly

Americana (Advance Tickets Recommended; 9:00PM)



★ December 22, 2013

EVENTS

Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Time: 12:00PM

Create a Christmas memory with photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa! Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with photo ornaments, Christmas cards and other special order items. For more info, including future dates and hours, click here.


SHOWS

Tish Hinojosa

Folk/Singer/Songwriter (Free Show; 4:30PM)

Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and Latino styles, Tish Hinojosa's  music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. Combining a vision that embraces all of these musical styles, this Texan singer-songwriter has gained a loving and loyal audience throughout America, Europe and beyond. Now living with her husband in Germany, we don't get to see Tish but once every couple of years so come on out and listen to her new and old songs.



★ December 23, 2013

SHOWS

The Kirks

Rock/Folk (Free Show; 6:00PM)



★ December 24, 2013

EVENTS

Christmas Eve

Time: 3:00PM

Gruene businesses will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve.



★ December 25, 2013

EVENTS

Merry Christmas!

Time: 10:00AM

Gruene businesses will be closed Christmas Day.



★ December 27, 2013

SHOWS

Cory Morrow

Genre: Americana/Texas Country

The Washers Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM

From humble beginnings playing Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top as a teenager, Cory Morrow has grown into one of Texas’ premiere songwriters. Upholding a uniquely Texas mix of blues, country, swing and bluegrass, Morrow is known, along with college friend, Pat Green, as one of the Lone Star State’s most popular country musicians.



★ December 28, 2013

SHOWS

Flat Top Jones

Country (Free Show; 1:00PM)


Roger Creager

Texas Country (Advance Tickets Recommended; 9:00PM)

In 1997, Roger Creager left an accounting position at a Fortune 500 company in Houston to pursue a life of music. Roger wanted to begin his musical journey and career in the same fashion that so many of his heroes had chosen. 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.



★ December 29, 2013

SHOWS

Slim Bawb

Swamp Music (Free Show; 12:00PM)


Casey Donahew Band

Country/Americana (Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM)

Casey Donahew Band has the ability to pack the house, yet their everyman persona and remarkable ability to connect with cans are what make Casey Donahew a bona fide rock star on the Texas music scene. The latest album, Double-Wide Dream, was released in 2011.



★ December 31, 2013

SHOWS

Kevin Fowler

Genre: Texas Country

The Rankin Twins Opens

Advance Tickets Recommended; 8:00PM

Fowler delivers one of the most entertaining, high-energy performances with a blend of in-your-face rockin’ intensity, tongue-in-cheek humor and captivating country storytelling. He describes his own music as “Country with a bad attitude. It’s country with an edge. It’s just beer-drinkin’, hell-raisin’, good-time music.


More InfoSeptember 5
FREE SHOW FRIDAY
with Warren Hood Band
at Gruene Hall


More InfoSeptember 6
Gary P. Nunn
at Gruene Hall


More InfoSeptember 13
Gruene 10k
In front of Gruene Hall


More InfoSeptember 12
Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist at Gruene Hall


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