Event Calendar For August 2016

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Summer Fun Evenings at Round Top Church Christian Fellowship
August 1
Join us for a fun-filled evening for kids ages PK-6th grade!

Round Top Church Christian Fellowship
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
440 E Mill St, Round Top
979-249-5085

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Basic Computer & Smartphone Class
August 3
Join instructor, Randy Melton, for a Basic Computer & Smartphone Class! No registration, just show up and learn.

Round Top Family Library
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
206 W. Mill St., Round Top
979-249-2700
Free

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Karaoke and Live Music at The Stone Cellar
August 4-6
Join us at The Stone Cellar for karaoke and fantastic live music!
August 4: Karaoke, 6:30-11pm
August 5: Sam Murski Live, 7-11pm
August 6: The Black Cat Choir Live at Round Top Dance Hall, $5, 7:30-11:30pm

The Stone Cellar
550 N. Washington Street, Round Top
979-249-3390

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Jamie Lin Wilson Live at The Bugle Boy
August 5
When describing Jamie Lin Wilson's voice, two aspects come to mind: that honeyed tenor twang that's become known as one of the sweetest instruments in modern folk music, and that poignant, poetic, down-to-earth point of view she brings to her songwriting. The spotlight shines brighter than ever on both with Holidays & Wedding Rings, her January 2015 release. Even fans may be surprised to realize it's the first full-length solo album from one of brightest and busiest stars in her recent years amid the folk/Americana/independent country music scene. Jamie broke into the Texas country/folk scene as one of the co-lead vocalists of the Gougers before the band gradually gave way to the higher-profile musical adventures with The Trishas, an all-female singer-songwriter band that has toured through some of the state and nation's best venues. Scoring one of the best albums of 2012 with "High Wide & Handsome," the Trishas lit up the genre for a few years while always leaving Wilson room for solo gigs, guest spots on over a dozen albums by now, and song-swaps with like-minded artists all over Texas and beyond. Multiple approaches, countless gigs, several years and nearly a million miles into what promises to be a grand career, Jamie Wilson not only runs with a good crowd: she never fails to stand out.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange
(979) 968-9944
$18.00

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Joe King Carrasco, Danny B. Harvey and Linda Gail Lewis Live at The Bugle Boy
August 6
Known as the King of Tex-Mex rock and roll, Joe King Carrasco creates a stylistic borderland of pop rock and Latin rhythms. His cross-cultural stew blends cumbias, vamp, salsa, surf, reggae, blues and Latin-tinged polkas. In 2003, Joe King Carrasco was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and in 2012 Joe was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame for a second time with his band The Crowns. The Academy of Texas Music awarded Joe King Carrasco a Lifetime Achievement Award in March of 2012, and he gave them a taste of his endless energy when he played as the closing act at the award ceremonies running through the audience only to end up back on stage taking a leap from the 4 foot drum rise while still playing his guitar. In March of 2013, Joe was honored with the Entertainer of the Year Award by the Academy of Texas Music.
 
Legendary Rockabilly guitarist, Danny B. Harvey is best known as the guitarist for the super group HeadCat (a band he formed with Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead and Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats), for 16 years they kept the Rock'n'Roll world excited ending with Lemmys passing on Dec 28, 2015. Danny was also a founding member of The dynamic alt country duo, "The White Stripes of Country", The Lonesome Spurs that he started with Linda Kay Parker. Danny has produced, recorded, and performed with Wanda Jackson, Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Ramone, BP Fallon, Levi Dexter, The Rockats and now David Vincent from Morbid Angel. As a film composer, Danny B has produced, composed and recorded six film scores including the number one box office film The Rage: Carrie Il for MGM in 1999. This past couple years Danny B has been receiving lots of international attention for his Goth'n'Roll band The 69 Cats, a band he started with "The Helsinki Vampire", Jyrki 69, front man for The 69 EYES.

Linda Gail Lewis, an American singer and pianist, started her music carrier at the age of 14 when she left home to go out on tour with her older brother, Jerry Lee Lewis as his backing vocalist. She started a solo career in the late eighties, recorded several solo albums and is permanently on tour performing all over Europe and USA. Linda was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2005. She released a critically acclaimed album of duets performed with Irish rocker Van Morrison in 2000. Linda Gail Lewis garnered an ASCAP award for her song "Smile, Somebody Loves You," a top 40 country hit. MOJO Magazine recently lauded Linda Gail Lewis with a 4-star review for her latest, Hard Rockin' Woman on Lanark Records. They call the record "explosive" and that it captures her "pumping the piano on a series of boogies in the style of her more famous brother Jerry Lee."

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N. Jefferson St., La Grange
979-968-9944
$25.00

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Basic Computer & Smartphone Class
August 10
Join instructor, Randy Melton, for a Basic Computer & Smartphone Class! No registration, just show up and learn.

Round Top Family Library
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
206 W. Mill St., Round Top
979-249-2700
Free

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Karaoke and Live Music at The Stone Cellar
August 11-13
Join us for Karaoke and Live Music at The Stone Cellar!
August 11: Karaoke Thursday, 6:30-11pm
August 12: Frank Martin Gilligan, 7-11pm
August 13: Sean Orr Band at Round Top Dance Hall, $5, 7:30-11:30pm

The Stone Cellar
550 N. Washington Street, Round Top
979-249-3390

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Jazz Destroyers Live at Bistro Napoletana
August 12
Join us for this incredible concert!

Bistro Napoletana
6:00 p.m.
204 E. Mill St., Round Top
979-249-2021

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Dawn & Hawkes Live at The Bugle Boy
August 12
It started with a dance. That is how Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes
crossed paths. It just so happened that both write songs and play music.  The pair pooled their efforts and a duo was born.  Perhaps it was fate that lined up the conclusion of the duo's West Coast tour and an audition for NBC's television show, "The Voice," where judge Adam Levine called their version of the Beatles' "I've Just Seen a Face" his "favorite performance on the show - ever." Their iTunes single for "I've Just Seen A Face" charted #1 in iTunes Rock and #22 across all genres selling 24,000 copies in the first week as a Billboard charts "Hot Shot Debut".  Their previously released "Golden Heart" EP followed, climbing to #2 in the singer/songwriter chart and Billboard Magazine's top 25 folk chart. They have toured and performed with Bob Schneider, Chris Isaak, Patty Griffin, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Earl Keen and Hayes Carll among others.  Acoustic Guitar magazine featured them in "guitar duos on the rise" in
the February 2016 issue and the Acoustic Guitar Sessions video series.  Yours and Mine debuted in the top 10 folk albums chart at #7 and hit #3 on Roots Music radio report.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange
979-968-9944
$20.00

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The Round Top Area Historical Society Open!
August 13
The Round Top Area Historical Society invites you to visit our museums every second Saturday!  Check out their webpage for photos and more information about this organization and historical community as well as upcoming events at the link below.

The Round Top Area Historical Society
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
304 N Washington St, Round Top
979-249-5058
Free

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ARTS Emerging Artist Competition
August 13
ARTS for Rural Texas is inviting students in grades 6 - 12 (in the year 2016) to submit 2 pieces of art in the Emerging Artists Competition. Over $3000 in cash will be awarded including a Best of Show. A First Place, a Second Place and a Third Place.  Entry forms are available online at the link below or sign up by calling 979-378-2113 or via email below. To honor all talented contest participants, an exhibition of all artwork will be displayed from August 13th - August 27th, 2016.  A reception announcing the winners will be on August 13th, 2016 at 5 PM in the Ross Gallery.  

Art categories include:
Color Drawing (Pastel, Pencils, Markers); Black and White Drawing (Pencil, Pen & Ink, Charcoal); Painting (Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil); Mixed Media; 2 Dimensional Design; Photography. All work must be original, designed and executed exclusively by the student for this contest.  Artwork must be framed, matted and/or be mounted on mat board for support. Work that is not matted or mounted or framed will not be accepted. All art work must be brought to The Ross Gallery no late than August 8th, 2016.  ARTS will receive a 35% commission on all sales.
ARTS will receive a 35% commission on all sales.

ARTS for Rural Texas
5:00 p.m.
114 N Live Oak St, Fayetteville
979-378-2113

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Frank Martin Gilligan Live at The Bugle Boy
August 13
In the late 70's, Frank Martin Gilligan formed MASON DIXON, a Texas vocal
group that enjoyed a pretty good run on the charts and on the road in the
1980's and 90's.  They played with just about everyone who was big in Country music at the time and racked up 13 Billboard chart singles as well.  The group had 9 #1 records on the Independent Country Music Charts 1983 to 1987 and were the Cashbox magazine "Independent Vocal Group of The Year 1987."  They also had 13 nationally recognized songs on the BILLBOARD charts to go with numerous appearances on The Nashville Network.  The group's signature song "When Karen Comes Around" was a # 5 CMT hit video.  Mason Dixon's run lasted until 1993 and Gilligan put music aside for some time.  That might have been the end of it had it not been for a bout with cancer
in 2009. Chemo ruined the nerves in his hands and feet and left him unable to play guitar.  When he got his hands back, a lot of good songs came with it. And come
they did. Gilligan was the Songwriter Serenade winner in 2013. He followed that
with a Kerrville New Folk Songwriter win in 2014 and was Wildflower Arts & Music Festival winner in 2015.  "Silver Dollar," his first solo effort, released in 2015 was very favorably received by independent radio. The title song "Silver Dollar" spent 4 weeks at #1 on the Roots Americana Chart and was rated #13 overall for the year!

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange
979-968-9944
$18.00

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Adam Carroll & Chris Carroll Live at The Bugle Boy
August 19
A Texas Songwriter born and raised, Adam Carroll takes the events of ordinary lives and turns them into deeply moving, often humorous songs. With seven Indie CDs supporting regular tours across the USA, Canada and Europe as "one of the hippest songwriters on the Texas music landscape", this engaging Americana guitar-picker has earned further critical acclaim with song placements in the Grammy nominated film, Country Strong and others. "The core of what I do is songwriting; it's the one thing I'm passionate about. It's the most fulfilling and challenging job I can imagine." explains Adam.

From his studio records produced by Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines (South of Town, Lookin' Out the Screen Door, Live at Cheatham Street, Far Away Blues) through to his latest releases (Old Town Rock N Roll, Hard Times with Michael O'Connor, Live at Flipnotics), the quality of his songwriting stands out.

Chris Carroll is originally from St. Catharines, Ontario. She now lives in San Marcos, Texas with her husband and music partner Adam Carroll. Carroll's music does a little bit of genre hopping, pulling in influences from all over the map, but her music is still deep within the Americana roots and has the ability to draw in an audience. Chris released her debut record, "Trouble & Time" in 2014, produced by David Beck (Sons of Fathers & Blue Healer). Susan Gibson says of Chris' work: "Her recording, Trouble & Time, has so many expressions...just like a human face. Tracks like "Mister" smirk at you while "Dreaming You Up" has a Mona Lisa smile quality to it. Each song emotes such intimate eye contact, just like her live performance, and I don't think Chris will be the first to blink."

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange
979-968-9944
$18.00

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Split Second Piano Ensemble: Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin
August 20
Four Hands, Two Keyboards... A Rich Combination of Sounds and Colors
    Experience the music of Marc Peloquin and Roberto Hidalgo in concert.

Marc Peloquin and Roberto Hidalgo perform as the Split Second Piano Ensemble. The program, merging North American and Latin American influences, is thoroughly crowd-pleasing but never lightweight.

Round Top Festival Institute
3:00 p.m.
248 Jaster Rd, Round Top
979-249-3129
$25.00

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Round Top Garage Sale
August 20
Join us for the Round Top Garage Sale!

The Stone Cellar
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
550 N. Washington Street, Round Top
979-249-3390

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Josh Tiemann Live at Bistro Napoletana
August 20
Join us for this exciting concert!

Bistro Napoletana
7:00 p.m.
204 E. Mill St., Round Top
979-249-2021

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Doug MacLeod Live at The Bugle Boy
August 20
Doug MacLeod is one of the last remaining bluesmen who learned from the old masters, lived the music, survived the life and carries forward that valuable tradition. Within the blues world, MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of this is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters from the faceless to the legendary to strikingly real life.

During the last ten years most of Doug's activities have been in Southern California (he is living in LA) or outside the US in Europe, Canada and Australia. But finally the US media, venues and audiences are starting to realize what they have been missing. In recent years Doug played several prestigious US blues & folk festivals, was nominated for Blues Music Award a few years in a row and was invited for XM Radio three times.

"Aside from being one of the finest guitar players in the business, MacLeod really connects with his audience. His sets are more than music. They are "homegrown lessons" in life and love. . . .MacLeod is one of the finest songwriters, storytellers and performers in the blues. . . . In a world intoxicated with electric-everything MacLeod is preserving a lost art... A must for any serious fan of the blues and any soul who needs the healing of the blues." - Sing Out (USA)

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange
979-968-9944
$20.00

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Bethlehem Lutheran Anniversary Service
August 21

The series of special services commemorating Bethlehem Lutheran Church's 150th Anniversary continues.  This is the seventh of ten special services.  Like the others, it will include memories offered by long-time congregation members, a brief History Moment, and prayer in German.    Special music and hymns will be shared.  Please come and enjoy this special service.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
9:30 a.m.
412 S. White St., Round Top
979-249-3686
Free

Q & A with James Dick, Lamar Lentz, Richard Royall & Larry Birkelbach
August 25

Join us in the beautiful Festival Concert Hall with Founder, James Dick, Lamar Lentz, Richard Royall and master woodworker, Larry Birkelbach to hear a brief history of Festival Hill followed by a question and answer session with the panel.  Larry is the wood craftsman at Festival Hill.  He began in 1975 and became the foreman of the many craftsmen who have worked on the Hall.  Come hear about his journey as a master craftsman over the last 40 years and view his beautiful woodworking. This wonderful evening is presented by FYI and The James Dick Foundation at Festival Hill.

Round Top Festival Institute
7:00 p.m.
248 Jaster Rd., Round Top
(979) 249-2700
Free

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Karaoke and Live Music at The Stone Cellar
August 25-27
Come join in the fun at The Stone Cellar!

August 25: Karaoke Thursday, 6:30-11pm
August 26: Brickyard Kane, 7-11pm
August 27: The Lost Cause Band at Round Top Dance Hall, $5, 7:30-11:30pm

The Stone Cellar
550 N Washington St, Round Top
(979) 249-3390

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Danielle Reich Live at Bistro Napoletana
August 26
Join us for this exciting concert!

Bistro Napoletana
6:00 p.m.
204 E. Mill St., Round Top
979-249-2021

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Radney Foster
August 26
SOLD OUT

Considered an elder statesman of Texas singer-songwriters, Radney Foster has been a friend and mentor to many younger artists on the Texas scene. He's written and produced songs for Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, Cory Morrow and many others. His songs are regularly mined by superstar acts like Keith Urban ("Raining on Sunday," "I'm In,"), Sara Evans ("Real Fine Place," "Revival") and the Dixie Chicks ("Godspeed").

Foster grew up in two worlds - herding cattle on horseback at his grandfather's East Texas ranch in the summers and hunkering over a transistor radio in West Texas hometown, listening to border radio. "My house in Del Rio was a mile from Mexico, so I heard everything growing up - from country to conjunto." That hybrid of influences may be why Foster's always been tough to categorize; his first success was with the seminal country/cowpunk duo Foster & Lloyd, whose first single, "Crazy Over You," went straight to #1. His subsequent solo albums told tales through a honky tonk lens and yielded enduring hits "Just Call Me Lonesome" and "Nobody Wins." Throughout his 30 year career, Foster has continuously stretched the boundaries. "I strive to challenge myself as a writer, a musician and a singer everyday." As his voice has deepened and grown richer, so, it seems, has his focus. These are the songs of a full-grown man, who long ago left fear by the side of the road.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy. 77), La Grange
979-968-9944
$45.00

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Ruby Jane & The Reckless
August 27
Ruby Jane is a fiddle prodigy turned singer/songwriter/national touring artist. When Ruby Jane was 9, she became the youngest person to ever be invited to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. At the age of 11, she won the Mississippi State Fiddle Championship and went on to win numerous contests all over the South.

Ruby Jane moved to Austin, TX in Sept. 2007 and since then she has opened for/toured with Willie Nelson, Blues Traveler, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Drake Bell, Lyle Lovett, Local Natives, Big and Rich, and many more, as well as playing Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival with her own band. She now resides in Austin, TX and tours nationally.

Ruby Jane's unique style blends rock, folk, jazz, and funk into an exciting and stunning amalgamation of sounds. She recently took the stage at SXSW with Lady Gaga and worked with musical director Michael Bearden (known for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour among others). Her latest CD, "Celebrity: Empire of Emptiness" was released in June 2012. Her new single and music video, "Ticket Out", was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Mario Marchetti (Black Eyed Peas, JoJo, Jennifer Lopez, Pussycat Dolls, etc.) and was released as the first track on her upcoming album.

The Bugle Boy
8:00 p.m.
1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy. 77), La Grange
979-968-9944
$22.00

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Senior Citizen Gaming Party
August 28
Come enjoy the fellowship at Round Top Family Library's Senior Citizen Gaming Night! You may even win a prize.

Round Top Family Library
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
206 W. Mill St., Round Top
979-249-2700
Free

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