Here’s to live music played in intimate surroundings, open-air barns and classic country bars. From honky-tonk to classical to blues, we’ve got you covered. Toss your bags in the back of the car and head toward Fayette County for the weekend. We’re sharing places to eat, where to stay, who to hear and how to get to it all.

A little slide guitar in an open-air barn.

On your own, or even better with a group, you must visit Majek Vineyard & Winery South of Schulenburg. Randy and Lynne Majek are so chill. And all that beautiful acreage… we can’t get there enough. Singer Libby Koch is serving up some slide guitar in the open-air barn across from the tasting room on January 7th from 3:00 – 5:00. Schulenburg is directly off of I10 and it’s only a half an hour from La Grange.

Music, meals and a motel.

The Bugle Boy in La Grange has been appropriately described as “part neighborhood watering hole, part Sunday revival tent.” Their Listening Room is the perfect intimate setting for Carolyn Wonderland to belt out the blues on Friday, January 6th.  On Saturday the 7th, Cliff Eberhardttakes the stage. On Saturday the 13th, it’s a one-of-a-kind hybrid of blues and rock. And the history of the place is honestly worth reading about.

Hungry? The Bodega Wine Market is an unexpected treat right on the square at 201 W. Travis. Seriously good sandwiches. And Butternut Squash soup. Eat in or take out. More options? Sure! Go here.  La Grange is about 65 miles from Austin off of Hwy 71E. From Houston, it takes a little less than two hours. As you head west on I10, take Hwy 71W (Exit 695).

Check in to the Best Western, La Grange, right off of 71E. Or, there are some wonderful B&B’s in town and they’re really close by. For more on where to stay and all that’s taking place in La Grange, click here.

We’re talking small town honky tonk.

Anytime you come, the Cistern Country Store and Bar in the tiny town of Cistern will give you the full experience of small town honky tonkin’. From La Grange, take FM 609 south to FM 2237. Head west till you reach 95. We’re talking minutes. Order the fried pickles and shoot pool until the lively entertainment kicks off. If you’re still hungry, the classy Red Vault in Flatonia is just a breath away. From Cistern, continue on 95S to South Main in Flatonia. Gabriel and Elizabeth are the perfect hosts.

 A concert hall, chili and cowbells.  Yep.

If you’re visiting on January 21st, stop by our booth in Round Top at noon at the 13th Annual Round Top Chili Festival. You get to sample all kinds of chili, with fixn’s! We have a pretty good idea of who’s going to take the win this year….Also on the 21st, If you get tickets now, you might get in to see the Texas Guitar Quartet at 3:00 at the nothing-else-like-it Round Top Festival Hill. This concert hall isn’t like anything you’ve experienced before. The acoustics, the ornately carved seating, the grounds…..just go. If you miss this fabulous foursome, Festival Hill’s schedule is packed throughout the year.

There’s nothing quite like live music, fresh air and a few cowbells in the distance.  Won’t you join us?

In February, we’re going to let you in on a few romantic getaway ideas for your Valentine’s weekend. Who cares if it’s on a Tuesday? And guys, we’ll throw in some other stuff.

Fayette County. Once you get here, you’ll get it.