Fans of real Texas music will enjoy just that at this weekend’s Roots Music Concert at Fredericksburg’s Pioneer Museum on Saturday, Aug 21.
The headliner is the Entertainer of the Year and Western Music Male Performer of the Year Doug Moreland, appearing for the first time in Fredericksburg. Moreland grew up in the Davis Mountains where he picked up a penchant for music, fiddling, storytelling, and chainsaw art. His band plays authentic western swing, with a solid musicianship and a polished show.
Brian Milson & the Short Road Band start the evening at 6 p.m. with traditional country mixed with a taste of Texas, playing everything from Bob Wills to rock and roll classics.
Eleven Hundred Springs follows at 7 pm with more real country music, including a bit of Hank Thompson honky-tonk, Waylon Jennings country/rock, and Bob Wills Western Swing.
The Longhorn Street Cafe will serve guests their choice of 12 oz. rib-eye charbroiled to order on site, or Grilled Chicken Breast. Sides of dinner roll, butter, mashed potatoes, green beans, plus dessert - all for $9. Tea, sodas, beer, wine and water for sale on the grounds.
The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg. All concerts take place on Saturdays, 6 - 10 p.m. Gates open and food is served beginning at 5 p.m. Guests enter on Milam Street. There is free parking.
Gate admission is $12, but only $10 for those who buy advance online tickets or bring the web page printout to the gate. Students high school age and younger are free. More information at www.pioneermuseum.net.
The 2010 Roots seasons finishes on Sept 25 with Latin/Conjunto Night. Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.