We’re so pumped about live music in Fayette County, Texas! These are historical dance halls, intimate concert venues and classic small town roadhouses, all jammin’ with a variety of blues, Americana, new country and a little jazz. Escape the big city and get to know some local and well-known musicians in small, personal venues and crash the sack down the street in a sweet B&B. Here’s how, when and where.
Local bands, sweet surroundings and crash the sack.
At the Burton Roadhouse you can cozy up to a lot of local bands, singer/songwriters and even international bands. Even look for an occasional open mike night! We’re talking stone and brick walls, warm lighting and a welcoming atmosphere for friends and the whole family. And there’s no cover. It’s located in three historic buildings off of N. Railroad St. in Burton, TX right next to the post office. Hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 10:00, Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday brunch is served: Think homemade pizza in stone ovens and homemade soups…. Get here any way you can. Ask Melissa anything. She’s wonderful. Instagram: burtonroadhouse and FB.
Just to be clear, Burton is 10 minutes from Round Top so you can party at the Burton Roadhouse and call it a night in one of three places nearby. The Hideaway at Comforts comfortably sleeps two and it’s right down the street in Round Top. Or grab your gang and chill at Round Top Farms, two blocks walking distance south of the Round Top Town Hall Square and within two blocks of four local restaurants. And the magic Eagles Nest Lodge is only a few minutes away down the winding Muske-Ullrich Rd.
Not a bad seat in the house and a little benevolence.
The Bugle Boy in La Grange is worth talking up, again! Located on 71N, The Bugle Boy concert hall is actually an intimate Listening Room with a maximum of 80 seats housed in an old WWII army barracks. There isn’t a bad seat in the house. On Friday and Saturday nights, it’s all live, independent music. No cover bands here. This popular, intimate venue features all kinds of genres: folk, Americana, country, a little Jazz, blues and rock. Talent ranges from not-yet-known singers and songwriters to Ray Wiley Hubbard (just sold out) and the bluesy Marcia Ball.
It’s a 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to elevate live music and boy, do they. They take live music to veterans, into the local schools and their Swan Song Concerts showcase local talent to hospice patients, their family and friends.
And one more thing: Big name artists love to come here because there are no distractions. You can hear the inspiration behind the music. We’re telling you that this place stands above anything you’ll find in the big city. Check out their FB page, Instagram: bugleboy1051 and Twitter: @BugleBoyTX.
Two-hand sandwiches, no cover and Marimba.
Zapp Hall highlights local and well-known music talent and serves up two-hand sandwiches and 25 varieties of beer. There’s a live show every night during the Round Top Antique Fair in the spring and fall. And there’s never a cover. This full music venue on FM 237 in Warrenton holds two to three hundred folks easily. The music kicks off during the day until 6:00 p.m. then the main band kicks in at 8:00 and goes until midnight. Zapp Hall was one of the very first music venues in our area and is still going strong, featuring music from class rock to new country. You’ve heard of Gary P. Nunn….Any ? Go to their FB page or just email Jim. This rockin’ hall is all about family and friends and is home to the infamous Junk Gypsy Prom. Did we mention there’s no cover?
Ask The Wine Haus in Flatonia about their live tunes on Fridays and Saturdays. Teague’s Tavern in Round Top offers live music on Saturday nights and at Sunday brunch. You can chow down at both places. Oh, and have you heard of Marimba? It’s time you did. Check it out at the Round Top Festival Institute on January 13th.
There’s so much to say about live music in our county, that we’re sharing much more in our February blog. It should launch February 1st so mark that down. Or just email us with anything you want to know about music that really means something around these parts. And as always, our FB page keeps you up on the latest events around here.
Grab a chair. Sip something that gets you all warm and fuzzy and take in tunes that are more than worth the short drive from Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Word.
Fayette County: Come experience everything.