A new year brings New Braunfels an annual void of some of our talent that has planted their roots here, as the Dickson Productions’ “The Music Fest” in Steamboat Springs, Colorado typically happens during the second week of January. Last year, TX Citizen and myself (Music of New Braunfels) built a local music festival from the dust of those left behind during “Steamboat”, and we decided to take the concept of both building up a little jealousy of the folks that were able to go to “Steamboat”, and a welcome home for the folks that were able to venture to Colorado for a week, so we called it the “Blowin’ Off Steamboat Music Festival”.
This grew from a short evening conversation on Facebook into a fully planned and booked music festival in a period of less than 48 hours. Despite my inexperience and short tenure as a music blogger, we actually put together a really fun event, and managed to pull it off without too many issues.
This year on January 18th at Freiheit Country Store we’ll bring you full band shows by Tom Gillam’s Kosmic Messengers, Aaron Stephens, The Groove Hounds, The Hillbilly Jug Band, The Captain Legendary Band, Slim Bawb and 2-Way Street. There will also be many great song swap sets by some of our finest singer/songwriters, as well as some amazing sets from locals such as Alli Mattice, TBA (yes, TBA) and many more! There is a full line-up on musicofnb.com as well as more information about the event, such as the fact that all proceeds are going to the New Braunfels Puppy Playland and that we have some very generous sponsors such as The Hippy Gypsy Boutique, Rambling Gypsy Productions, and M&S Engineering that have helped us start out with a nice donation to the NBPP folks before we even start.
End of January Concerts around NB
Jan 24th – The Kinfolk (The Phoenix Saloon)
Jan 24th – The Groovehounds (The Pourhaus)
Jan 25th – Jason Eady w/Mike and the Moonpies (Gruene Hall)
Jan 25th – Midnight River Choir (Billy’s Ice)
Jan 25th – Whey Jennings & The Unwanted w/Ghosts of Dixie (River Road Ice House)
Jan 25th – Manzy Lowry Band (Tavern in the Gruene)
Jan 25th – John Evans Band (The Phoenix Saloon)
Jan 25th – Kurt Grien Band (The Pourhaus)
Jan 26th – South Austin Moonlighters (Gruene Hall)
Jan 26th – Whiskey Rodeo (Tavern in the Gruene)
Jan 26th – Megan Ford & Anthony Castelleja (The Pourhaus)
Jan 29th – Tom Gillam’s Kosmic Messengers (Gruene Hall)
Jan 30th – The Georges (Gruene Hall)
Jan 30th – The Kinfolk (Billy’s Ice)
Jan 30th – Brian Pounds (The Pourhaus)
Jan 31st – The Whiskey Sisters (Gruene Hall)
Jan 31st – The Rusty Brothers (Billy’s Ice)
Jan 31st – The Hillbilly Jug Band (River Road Ice House)
Jan 31st – Monty ‘Guitar’ Tyler (Tavern in the Gruene)