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Pioneer Museum becomes a “Texas Dance Hall”
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 • Posted June 11, 2008

The Pioneer Museum celebrates Texas Dance Hall music, with two swinging examples of hot two-stepping acts, for the next Roots Music in the Texas Hill Country concert, coming Saturday, June 28 on Main Street in Fredericksburg.

This is the 7th season of the successful Roots Music series, a set of live, open-air concerts featuring emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting.

Texas Dance Hall night featuring...

Dale Watson, one of the last authentic country music voices

Jesse Dayton, playing his brand of “turbo country”

Gates open at 5 p.m., with the concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10, with tickets sold at the gate. Visitors can receive a $2 discount by printing out the web page at Students age 17 and younger are free.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 309 West Main Street in Fredericksburg. Guests can bring lawn chairs or use folding chairs that are provided.

Catered meal for purchase from 5:30 until it is gone. Guests can also enjoy beer, wine, soft drinks, and water.

Upcoming 2008 concerts are July 26, Newgrass & Mountain featuring the South Austin Jug Band; August 16, Western Swing featuring Billy Mata; and September 27, Celtic & New World with the Blaggards.

Proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society. More information is available by calling 830-997-2835, or by visiting

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