1489 IH-35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: (830) 643-1100
Fax: (830) 643-1112
Only about a 30-minute drive from downtown San Antonio, this hall's tiny stage has hosted more legendary musicians than you'd think possible. It is also not uncommon to encounter a film crew using the historic hall as a backdrop for a major motion picture or music video. The hall is basic, with its wooden floor, long bar, and cold beer, but it is also authentic. The building was constructed in the late 1880s as the social center of a small cotton farming community. In the 1970s it was saved from sure destruction by its current owners, and it has since become an institution in Texas music. Past performers have included Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Kelly Willis, Marty Stuart, Joe Ely and many, many more.
The Brauntex aims to provide great live entertainment, changing up the schedule each season. Many have performed here from comedians to jazz bands and more. See the website or call for more information.
Located near a tributary of the Comal River, Wurstfest Grounds is the home of the famous Wurstfest, one of Texas' much loved festivals. Dedicated solely for this event, the grounds transform into a magical place with a carnival atmosphere, delish sausage stalls, German food corners, beer taverns, rides, live music and dancing that will make any German proud.
The Texas Theatre, also known as the Stephen and Mary Birch Texas Theatre adds to the rich theater scene of Seguin. Originally established in 1931, this refurbished theater affords nostalgic charm by preserving its original architectural elements. Golden mica lamps, quaint projectors and murals with a Mediterranean touch offer a glamorous ambience to enjoy a lively performance.
Located at Wonderworld Drive in San Marcos, Starplex is a contemporary movie theatre , which showcases all the latest movies on celluloid. To book your tickets, or know the show timings, please call ahead, or log on to their website.
This cineplex has 12 screens in auditoriums with stadium seating for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
If you are looking for some excellent live music while in San Marcos, then head to the Texas Music Theater. This excellently equipped concert venue offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and has a capacity of 1000 guests, which also includes its balcony seating. Though food is not served here, and outside food is not allowed, the venue does serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. See the website to know more.
Texas Cinemas Showplace is a movie theater located in San Marcos, close to the City Park and Texas State University at San Marcos. Given its proximity to the Texas State University, expect to find the ticket line full of students. Check out what this small cinema will be showing next every Tuesday at 4p on their website.
All the hippest bands and hottest performers burn the stage at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheter in San Antonio. From the Anger Management Tour 3 featuring Eminem, 50 Cent and more, Vans Warped Tour 2005, Dave Matthews Band with Victor Wooten, the line-up is impressive for music lovers of different genres. This stage sure will be hotter that the Texan chili this year, we reckon. Call for event details.
Located off County Road 304, Rio Cibolo Ranch is a functioning ranch-cum-event venue in Marion, TX. Spread over an impressive 103 acres (41.6 hectares), this ranch offers three venues - RCR Coral, Zuehl's Hall, and Lazy Lily River House- that can be rented for a variety of purposes, from weddings and banquets to conferences and concerts. Do see the website to know more.
Located at Dupuy Ranch Road in Martindale, this awesome concert venue lies to the south of Austin city. A cozy venue amidst green landscapes and San Marcos river, it sees a huge footfall, during major live performances. With a horde of talent being presented here, the venue is one among the favorite of music lovers. Music shows across all genres are hosted here on a timely basis, and passes for the same are let out well in advance. To catch an event at the Cool River Ranch, just log on to their website and stay updated.
If your memories of movie theaters include sticky floors and shabby seats, the new Live Oak 18 cinema will surprise and delight. Featuring 18 screens, all of which have stadium-style seating, this spotlessly clean multiplex offers a good selection of first-run movies. There is a large concession area with fresh popcorn, cold drinks, nachos and candies. One thing hasn't changed from the old days of movie theaters is that Raisinets and Twizzlers licorice are still sold by the boxful. The spectacular sound system and comfortable, roomy seating, however, are all new. Call for show times and current releases.