SWING INTO SUMMER
Calendar of Events - Summer 2013
Riding the River & Live Tunes at Gruene Hall
Beat the heat with the cool water of the Guadalupe River. Whether you choose an inner toob, a raft or a canoe,
jump in the water and enjoy a leisurely float along one of Central Texas' most beautiful waterways. Contact outfitters
Rockin 'R' River Rides at (830) 629-9999 or 1-800-55FLOAT or Gruene River Company at (830) 625-2800 for information.
Dry off and head on over to Gruene Hall! Gruene Hall features live music everyday year 'round. Most shows are free Monday
through Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Friday and Saturday evenings are generally ticketed or
cover shows. For band schedule and availability, visit GrueneHall.com, or call (830) 606-1601.
Friday Afternoon Club
A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 15th year, and still going strong! Get your weekend kickin' at Gruene Hall every Friday from 4-7pm. Enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways and the best in Texas tunes, broadcasted live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels with Mattson Rainer. Need another reason to come out? You never know who might stop by -- Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard have all stopped by for a chat, just to name a few. Good times!
Tuesday Nights: May 28 - August 20
Two Ton Tuesdays & Swing Dance Lessons
It wouldn't be summertime without popular rock-a-billy band Two Tons of Steel holding court in Gruene Hall every
Tuesday evening. If you haven't caught Two Ton fever yet, grab your dancing shoes and get ready. The band takes the
stage at 8:30pm. Come early for Swing Dance Lessons from 6pm to 7pm. Call Gruene Hall toll free from San Antonio at
(830) 606-1281 for more information.
Second Sundays: June 9 | July 14 | August 11
Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist in Gruene Hall*
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. Advance tickets are recommended.
Third Full Weekend: June 15-16 | July 20-21 | August 17-18
Old Gruene Market Days
Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. Open at 10am. Free admission. Visit GrueneMarketDays.com or call (830) 832-1721 for information.
Third Thursdays: June 20 | July 18 | August 15
Come and Taste It
Meet Texas’ best winemakers and craft brewers at The Grapevine the third Thursday of each month except January. Throughout the year, eleven wineries and the 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 a great opportunity to learn direct from these craftsmen, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings 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.
Frank Schlather Day in Gruene
Also known as Frank's Tranquilizer Hour, this event commemorates the legendary former "Mayor" of Gruene with special offers at Gruene Hall, including 50¢ beers! Call (830) 629-5077 or click here for information.
*Advance tickets are recommended