The walls of the Texas dance halls are filled with history, romance, and a way of life – and now you have a chance to be a part of that! As Ray Benson says, “There wouldn’t be Texas music without our Texas dance halls…They’re like the Carnegie Hall of Western Swing and Texas Music!”
Check out the Concert & Dance Hall schedule below. We’ll kick the week off with an Evening Welcome Event on Monday, March 20, and the last event will be held on Saturday, March 25. Guests will depart the tour on Sunday, March 26.
March 20: Pearl Stable
San Antonio, TX
Ray Benson (acoustic)
Once a grand home to the Pearl Brewery’s draft horses in the late 1800s, our evening welcome reception will be held at Pearl Stable in San Antonio. We’ll provide food and drinks, and Ray Benson will greet everyone with a short acoustic set in this charming and historic building.
March 21: Twin Sisters Dance Hall
Asleep at the Wheel, Dale Watson
We have a fun-filled day planned with a private tasting of bourbon, rye whiskey and gin at the Ben Milam Distillery, along with Texas Two Step, Swing and Waltz lessons. We’ll also tour Blanco’s Buggy Barn, which has over 140 buggies dating back to the 1860s. Asleep at the Wheel and Dale Watson will take the stage at Twin Sisters to kick off the week of dancin’ in the halls.
March 22: Fischer Dance Hall
Dale and Ray, Heybale
The Texas Dance Hall Preservation will take us on a historical tour of several halls in the Hill Country during the day before we spend the evening at the charming Fischer Dance Hall with Dale and Ray (Dale Watson and Ray Benson’s new project) and Heybale featuring Tom Lewis, Redd Volkaert, Earle Pool Ball, Kevin Smith and Dallas Wayne.
March 23: Luckenbach Dance Hall
High Plains Jamboree
We’re going to explore Fredericksburg’s Main Street and the quaint town of Luckenbach in the morning and afternoon. High Plains Jamboree will entertain us at Luckenbach Dance Hall with their country bluegrass before we head to Bastrop to get everyone who purchased Texas Two Step and Cotton Eye Joe packages settled at Lost Pines Resort & Spa.
March 24: Sengelmann Hall
Lee Ann Womack, Hot Club of Cowtown
The Texas Dance Hall Preservation will be taking us on historical tours of the dance halls in Fayette County and the surrounding areas to entertain and educate us during the day before we spend the evening in Schulenburg at Sengelmann Hall with Lee Ann Womack and Hot Club of Cowtown!
March 25: Fair Pavilion (Round-Up Hall)
La Grange, TX
Asleep at the Wheel, The Quebe Sisters
Our daytime plans are TBA, but we’ll be closing out the magical week at Fair Pavilion (Round-Up Hall) with a dance featuring Asleep at the Wheel and The Quebe Sisters!