Asleep At The Wheel And Ray Benson Present Texas Dance Hall Tour

Asleep At The Wheel & Ray Benson are excited to present the Texas Dance Hall Tour, a week-long destination tour from March 20 – 26, 2017 in the Texas Hill Country and further east into Schulenburg and La Grange!

Think of it as a “land cruise” with our port-of-calls being several of the state’s historical dance halls, featuring a range of notable Western Swing, Ameripolitan and Texas artists. Filled with history, romance and a way of life, these halls have been the the breeding grounds of Texas music for over a century – and now you have a chance to be a part of that!

Artists performing include Asleep At The Wheel, Lee Ann Womack, Dale Watson, Hot Club of Cowtown and The Quebe Sisters. Performances will take place at Twin Sisters Dance Hall, Anhalt Hall, Sengelmann Hall and Fair Pavilion (Round-Up Hall).

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Asleep At The Wheel Concert Recap

We would like to thank everyone who came out to our event on November 12th at Round Up Pavilion Hall and joined us for an evening of fun, dancing, live music and more. We were very excited to have Asleep at The Wheel and The Ennis Czech Boys perform at our big event! Keep reading to see photos and a recap of our first ever student art contest.

All photos by Deb Fleming and Gary McKee.

Fayette County Youth Art Contest

TDHP hosted its first ever art contest as a part of its November Dance event held in La Grange's Round Up Pavilion Dance Hall. All schools were invited to participate and we welcomed entries from students ages 12 through 18 years of age. There were 14 total entries submitted.

Judges for the contest were adult artists: Gordon Fowler (not Gordon Ramsey as noted in the caption), Austin TX, Pat Johnson, Fayetteville, TX and Kathy Durst, Wharton, TX.

Allyson Hoffman, 1st place, Fayetteville High School, Grade 11 ($100)
Hector Aguilar, 2nd Place, Round Top Carmine High School, Grade 10 ($75)
Justin Hickman, 3rd Place, Round Top Carmine High School, Grade 12 ($50)
Alyssa Hayden, Honorable Mention, Round Top Carmine High School, Grade 11 ($25)

Winners received a cash award along with an Award Certificate, a signed print of Cat Spring Agricultural Hall by Fayetteville artist, Pat Johnson (image first appeared on Robert Earl Keen's first record, No Kinda Dancer) and a goodie bag from Polka Beat along with a subscription to Texas Polka News.

All other entrants received the signed print of Cat Spring Agricultural Hall by Fayetteville artist, Pat Johnson and a goodie bag from Polka Beat.