In This Issue — Come to the Old West: Come to Celebrate Bandera, Shakespeare Under the Stars, Let's Rodeo in Johnson City, David Gaschen Performs at FTC, Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
Cover Photo — Photo by 1881 Old West Photography.
Come to the Old West
Come to Celebrate Bandera
Step back in time this Labor Day Weekend as Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World will be transformed into a town of yesteryear, celebrating the Cowboys and Indians who tamed the Texas countryside. This small, classic Old West town, with its honky-tonks, cowboy culture, surrounding dude ranches, and horse-friendly hitching posts, will turn back the clock to the 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s, bringing back old-fashioned cattle drives, rodeo skills, Native American Indians, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild Wes ... Read More
FTC Presents Vocalist, Performer David Gaschen in Concert
On August 18 and 19, the Texas Hill Country will be filled with the voice of internationally renowned vocalist and stage performer David Gaschen. The two performances will take place at the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Hwy 87 South in Fredericksburg.
David remains best known for the years he devoted to the title character in “The Phantom of the Opera.” That success did not arrive overnight; it only seems that way.
Gaschen graduated from Tex ... Read More
Johnson City, featured in the August issue of Texas Monthly, is located at the crossroads of the Texas Hill Country and provides the perfect getaway where you can visit our historic areas and enjoy our art galleries which include Taste Wine + Art, Western Art & Artifacts, A. Smith Gallery, and LMC Murals. Read More
Shakespeare Under the Stars
No town in Texas, regardless of size, has anything as special as the Emily Ann Theatre—showcased by its annual Shakespeare Under the Stars (July 30-August 11).
This isn’t any ordinary Shakespeare nor is it an ordinary theater.
This is a first class production by middle and high school students who do everything—act, sew costumes, build sets, and work lighting.
“You get a lot of opportunities to learn things here that you can’t learn anywhere else,” says Mary Rath, this season’s ... Read More
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Amazes
If you’re a Texan, it’s a good bet you like country music, so you should love the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s not in the Hill Country, but it makes a great day trip.
Located in Carthage, the Hall of Fame is run by Tommie Ritter Smith who wanted a Tex Ritter Museum because her father and Tex were first cousins and she had lots of Ritter memorabilia. Read More