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And “the Beat Goes On” in Bandera

Special to the Courier

The “Pickers Circle”, hosted by the Bandera Music Hall of Fame, usually takes a break in the summertime – but not this year! The “Beat Goes On” as local musicians will be performing June 10, July 8 and August 12, indoors at the Bandera American Legion Hall. These Second Sunday events will be held from 1 – 4 pm. This is an OPEN pickers circle. All songs and genres welcome! All acoustic! Your original songs are welcomed and encouraged. There is no age limit on participation.
Doc Williams headlined the most recent May 14 show, held outdoors at the Frontier Times Museum. The partnership between the Museum and the Music Hall of Fame began with the Fall Showcase in November 2016, with the induction ceremony for Paul Hilliard, Boone Holding, Three Peace Band, and The Gibson Sisters. The Spring Showcase in April 2017 inducted the Texas Country Band (Dale Burkett, Linda Wilder, Bob Argo and Matt Mydland), Breand Horton and the Toman Brothers Band (Randy and Russ Toman and Scott Williams).
“We have enjoyed a variety of area musicians during our quarterly community breakfast and holiday events. The least we could do is offer a cool venue for some incredibly cool music and musicians,” said Dennis Birchall, Commander, Bandera American Legion.
The music will continue uninterrupted! This is an opportunity to jam, have fun, get feedback, relax, and play away – in a cool environment. There will be light refreshments available by donation and all proceeds go to support the BMHOF scholarship program. Brandon Custer was awarded the 2016 $1000 Scholarship and Summer Hughes is the 2017 winner.
There is no admission fee – visitors, listeners, and all musicians are encouraged to attend. The Bandera American Legion is located at 205 12th St, Bandera, across from the Chevron Ice House and the Western Trail Antiques & Mercantile. For more information, contact Boone Holding at Boone_jbh@yahoo.com.
“We are excited to continue the music uninterrupted this summer and continue the Bandera Music Hall of Fame Mission to ‘preserve, record, and honor the music, musicians and venues that have contributed to the rich musical landscape of Bandera County’, said organizer, Boone Holding.