gruene hall

The Lost Gonzo Band Talks Jerry Jeff Walker, Austin Music in the ’70s, and Reuniting at Gruene Hall

October 15, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

The old band getting back together again is a familiar trope. But this isn’t any old band.

Gruene Hall’s Frank Schlather Day Celebrates the Man With the Big Thirst and Bigger Heart

June 22, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

As Hondo Crouch was to Luckenbach, and beer-drinking goat Clay Henry was to Terlingua, so was Frank Schlather to Gruene.

As Texas Clubs and Musicians Struggle to Host Live Shows, One Sure Bet Is Grateful Fans

November 9, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

When Kevin Russell declared “my business model has been ruined” by Covid-19 on social media a couple months ago, the front man for the Austin band Shinyribs could have been speaking on behalf of almost everyone involved in live music in Texas.

Dance Hall Devotion

February 7, 2017 | By Melissa Gaskill

People pack the wall-to-wall tables in Gruene Hall, and the band has hit full swing when I walk in one summer Sunday morning.

The Scene in Gruene

December 28, 2012 | By Lori Moffatt

Seated at an oak-shaded picnic table overlooking the Guadalupe River, I’m digging into a tenderloin-and-spinach salad at the Gristmill Restaurant in the Gruene Historic District of New Braunfels and wondering what it must have been like here at the turn of the 20th Century.

The Gruene Scene

April 20, 2010 | By Lori Moffatt

The Central Texas hamlet of Gruene—first settled in the mid-1840s and now a vibrant tourist destination—celebrates year round, as anyone who wanders into its famous 1880s dance hall or tubes its lazy stretch of the Guadalupe River can attest.

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