Get your tickets for the 2nd Texas Dance Hall Tour!

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Asleep At The Wheel & Ray Benson are excited to present the 2nd Texas Dance Hall Tour after the successful and fun week-long destination tour in March 2017 that visited halls in the Texas Hill Country and further east into Schulenburg and La Grange! This 2nd Tour is four days beginning October 26 and running through October 29, 2017 and will visit several of the uniquely beautiful round halls starting in Galveston and spending three days in the Austin County area, the home of many round/multi-sided halls.

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, Dale Watson, Bruce Robison and Kelly Wilis and The DeRailers along with others. Performances will take place at Garten Verein, Peters Hall, Cat Spring Agricultural Hall and Bellville Turnverein.

For more info, visit their site at
www.texasdancehalltour.com

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Posted on August 22nd, 2017


The Twin Sisters Dance Hall By Patrick Cox, Ph.D.

Twin Sisters Dance Hall

A one. A two. And away we go with the flow of Texas music on a Saturday night at the Twin Sisters Dance Hall, located just off US Hwy. 281 about six miles south of Blanco. The region is a hotbed of dancehalls that includes venerable venues in nearby Kendalia, Luckenbach and Fischer. Twin Sisters fits right in.

The nineteenth century dance hall stands among the stately Live Oak trees. The exact date of the venue’s origin is undetermined, but most estimates cite the mid-1870’s. The hall’s exterior is a checkboard tin pressed in the pattern of stone blocks and is multicolored from years of exposure to the sun and rain. Multiple casement windows surround the building to allow sunlight during the day. At nighttime inside the dance hall, thousands of tiny white lights wrap around the wooden columns and are strung across the ceiling to illuminate the aged wooden dance floor that dates back to 1911. On either side of the interior floor, dancers and visitors sit at long communal tables – just as their predecessors have done since the 19th century.

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Posted on April 18th, 2017


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