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Gruene Hall

Owner
Address
1281 Gruene Rd., Gruene, TX, USA, 78130
Telephone
(830) 629-5077
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Visited
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Gruene Hall
the New Braunfels music scene can be easily traced back to its most famous building, the historic Gruene Hall, located at 1281 Gruene Road. Pronounced "Green," this legendary dancehall has remained virtually unchanged since it was built in the late 1800's. Built by founding father H.D. Gruene, it was home to all public events in the tiny settlement of Gruene. In the mid-70's, Gruene was a virtual ghost town. Businessman Pat Molak had a vision for the small community and purchased Gruene Hall as well as several other Gruene businesses in 1974. Today Gruene is a hub of activity, with Gruene Hall being the focal point. Many rising artists don't feel as though they've "made it" until they get to play the historic venue. In the summer months, Two Tons of Steel, a popular band from San Antonio, host “Two Ton Tuesday” and local favorites, Zack Walther & the Cronkites, host “Walther Wednesdays.” Such superstars as George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum, Pat Green and Robert Earl Keen all got their start playing regular gigs at the famous dancehall. In the winter months, visitors gather around a wood-burning stove in the front room to listen to acoustic music by such local artists as Bret Graham, Rodney Hayden or Dan McCoy. Take a few minutes to check out the hundreds of signed photos that adorn the walls. It’s a testament of how important Gruene Hall is to the history of Texas music. In the summer months, they open the windows and crank up the antique Hunter ceiling fans. Major all-day festivals like Texas Summer Nights, the Americana Music Jam and the Gruene Music & Wine Fest offer a chance for music fans to get together to enjoy great live music and contribute to worthy charities. Gruene Hall is open 7 days a week, with most shows requiring no cover charge. There's usually a cover charge on weekends and for major touring acts.