In 1975, Gruene Hall was purchased and went through a few unavoidable repairs, but the 6,000 square-foot, open-air dance hall was in pretty good shape. It quickly became a destination for many of Texas’ up-and-coming performers and the heart of Gruene.
Gruene has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, and many of the buildings that were rescued have been awarded a Texas medallion from the Texas Historical Commission. It has also been recognized by the Texas travel industry as a premiere attraction for visitors.
There are great options happening in Gruene to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17.
St. Patrick’s Day at Mozie’s
Mozie’s in Gruene Historic District is offering Guinness & Smithwick’s for $2.50 each (regularly $4.75) all day. After enjoying a drink, head over to Gruene Hall to see Roger Creager (advance tickets recommended).
Greg Harris & the Bandini Brothers
Greg Harris & the Bandini Brothers will be offering a free show on St. Patrick’s Day from noon until 4:00 PM at Gruene Hall.
Friday Afternoon Club
A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 19th year, St. Patrick’s Day at the Friday Afternoon Club is sure to be extra special. Locals from all walks of life will gather to celebrate the holiday and the start of the weekend with beer, prize giveaways and a live radio broadcast with KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There will also be a special guest interview. Club takes place from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM with no charge.
Another free show on St. Patrick’s Day taking place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.
John Baumann will open for Roger Creager at this performance at Gruene Hall. Doors open at 7:00 PM, and show starts at 8:00. Roger’s passion for life will shine through this show as it has year after year and record after record. His latest record, Surrender, was released in January 2012, and marks a “back-to-basics” approach for his music. He co-wrote all songs except “Redemption Song,” a Bob Marley classic. Tickets are $25.