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Dance the night away to live music in the Texas Hill Country

Live music can be found year-round at venues all over the Texas Hill Country. Staff photo by Jared Fields

When it comes to music in the Texas Hill Country, live is better. And right here in the Highland Lakes, you have a plethora of choices when it comes to taking in some live music — whether it’s a local venue, a concert or even a concert series. Here are a few places and events worth checking out. You can go to for upcoming shows.

Albert Dance Hall, 5435 RR 1623 South in Albert-Stonewall — People have been dancing away the nights at Albert Dance Hall since 1922. It’s a great place to meet friends or make new ones. You can enjoy a beverage and live music most nights along with a food truck. Go to or call 830-644-2042.

Brass Hall, 909 Third St in Marble Falls — While Brass Hall typically sticks to country music and brass ensembles, pop and hip-hop shows are occasionally thrown into the mix. Go to or call 888-503-8842.

Cadillac Dance Hall, 1375 FM 1855 in Marble Falls — "The Best Little Dance Hall in Texas," proclaims its website. It offers country music, dancing, food, and fun the last Saturday of the month. The house band, The Not Guilties featuring Bode Barker, plays new and old country, blues, and rock. It's BYOB (cans only). Go to or call 830-385-4745.

Globe Theatre, 132 W. Vaughan St. in Bertram — First opened in 1935 as a single-screen theater, the Globe Theatre has a historic feel and is a great venue for live music and more. You can even check out some classic movies throughout the year. Go

Hye Dance Hall, 10260 U.S. 290 West in Hye — After years in disrepair, Hye Dance Hall is open for dancing. It hosts live music, offers dance lessons, and creates great memories. Go to their website or call 830-868-2300.

Llano Country Opry at the LanTex Theater, 113 Main St. in Llano — The Opry books numerous touring acts as well as some of the best singers and songwriters country music has ever witnessed. Go to or call 325-597-1895.

Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop near Fredericksburg — Tiny Luckenbach is home to a legendary country dancehall that has shows every night of the week. Music legends Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and “and the boys” have all performed in Luckenbach, Texas. Go to or call 830-997-3224 or 888-311-8990.

Pardners, 15615 Texas 29 East in Buchanan Dam — Go two-steppin' on Pardners’ wood floors — no spurs. The club offers happy hour and live bands on some nights. Go to or call 512-793-2432.

Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse, 22308 Texas 71 West in Spicewood — Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse has hosted music legends Willie Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, and many more. Randall "Poodie" Locke was Nelson's stage manager for 34 years until his death in 2009 and ran the famous Spicewood roadhouse. Go to or call 512-264-0318.

Putters & Gutters Fun Center, 4100 N US Highway 281 in Marble Falls — A one stop shop, Putters & Gutters is a live music venue and entertainment center. They offer mini-golf, bowling, arcade games, go carts, skating, and food in addition to live music shows. Check out their Facebook page or call 830-217-6940 for the current lineup.

The Ragtime Oriole, 202 Main St. in Marble Falls – This joint on Historic Main Street features piano ragtime music, traditional jazz, Dixieland, classical music, and sometimes bluegrass. You can also enjoy coffee while listening to the live performances. Go to

Ramblin’ Rose, 809 Young St. in Llano — The Ramblin’ Rose is a Llano venue that hosts up-and-coming artists as well as more established acts. Go to or call 325-247-5473.

Reverend Jim's Dam Pub, 19605 Texas 29 East in Buchanan Dam — Reverend Jim's offers live music and dancing on the outdoor patio with views of the dam. The pub also serves cold beer and the best burgers outside of your mother's, according to one review on its website. Go to or call 512-793-3333.

Spicewood Arts concerts at Spicewood Vineyards Event Center, 1419 CR 409 — Spicewood Arts hosts concerts year-round. Its mission is to promote performing and visual arts along with arts education for youths in the Highland Lakes. Go to or call 512-264-2820.

Twin Sisters Dance Hall, 6720 U.S. 281 South in Blanco — Opening in 1870, it claims to be the oldest dancehall in Texas. Listen and boot scoot to live music in a family-friendly atmosphere. Go to or call 830-833-5773.

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