New Braunfels Event Preview: September

Country legend Loretta Lynn will be performing at Gruene Hall this month.

Summer Art Exhibit - Jump In!

When: Ends Tuesday, September 6th
Where: Sophienburg Archives and Museum of History in New Braunfels

If you haven’t already, stroll on down to the Sophienburg Archives and Museum of History for an off-beat exhibit on early 20th century swimwear. This exhibit will highlight the often-overlooked history of water recreation in Texas, and provide a window into the lives of many early New Braunfel residents. Whether you’re a real history buff or a just someone who’s interested in the history of their community, this is not to be missed. Hurry in, because the exhibit’s last day is September 6th. More info here.

Loretta Lynn

When: Friday, September 23, 2016, Doors at 7pm
Where: Gruene Hall

Coming off the heels of her well-received 60th(!) album “Full Circle”, Lynn is proving that she’s still as skilled a songwriter as ever. The new album is filled with the kind of catchy, striped-down songs that used to be a staple of popular country music. Lynn writes songs about love and love lost, and she sings her songs with an affecting, sometimes heart-breaking power.  At 83, Lynn’s voice has only grown more compelling, and she’s still more than capable of achieving impressive vocal force. Even if country music isn’t necessarily your thing, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a legendary country star at legendary Gruene Hall. More info and tickets here.

The Weeping Willows

When: September 14th, 8:00 PM
Where: The Phoenix Saloon

Given the Weeping Willows country of origin (Australia) it’s a little strange to classify their music as “Americana”. But there’s no doubt that the duo’s music fits squarely into that category, and that the quality of their craft rivals anything coming out of the states. Fronted by a male and female vocalist, the Willows create melancholy melodies that are often paired with cryptic lyrics. And while many of their songs are of the slow and melancholy sort, that doesn’t mean that this band is a chore to listen to; their catalogue includes many bluegrass-infused tunes that have an uptempo energy, and will get many listeners heading to the dance floor. The event is free, and you can find more info here.

Photo Credit: By Gene Pugh ( [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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