GRAMMY-WINNING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL WAS LIVE IN CONCERT AT ROUND UP PAVILION HALL IN LA GRANGE IN NOVEMBER
Grammy-winning Western Swing standard bearers Asleep At the Wheel headlined a special show at Round Up Pavilion Hall in La Grange. The show, at one of Central Texas’ most venerable and historic dancehalls, was presented by Texas Dancehall Preservation, Inc., a non-profit organization working to preserving historic dancehalls across the state and building on the community, music and culture that are an integral part of these small-town Texas institutions.
“There wouldn’t be Texas music without our Texas dance halls…They’re like the Carnegie Hall of Western Swing and Texas Music!” says Ray Benson, bandleader for Asleep at the Wheel.
Round Up Fair Pavilion Hall, at the Fayette County Fairgrounds (250 W. Fairgrounds Rd. in La Grange) was built in 1925 and has served as a gathering spot for the community ever since. It’s an ideal setting in which to present the nine-time Grammy winners Asleep At the Wheel, who tour coast to coast, but still finds themselves most at home in dancehalls and honky-tonks across the Lone Star State.
Joining the Wheel on this special evening will be the Ennis Czech Boys. The event will also feature the Fayette County Youth Art Contest and Display competition.
Sponsoring organizations are the Round Top Register, Texas Polka News and the Best Little Cowboy Gathering.
Advance tickets can also be purchased at local establishments until Friday, November 11th (Round Top Mercantile, Czech Heritage Center, Latte on the Square and Latte Columbus) at the $18 advance price for general admission and special $100 VIP tickets. VIP assures preferred reserved seating in the hall and a meet and greet with Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel.
Doors open at 7 pm, music begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 at the door. Advance general admission tickets and VIP tickets are also available. For more ticket information, go to http://texasdancehall.org/special-events/.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Texas Dancehall Preservation Inc., 512-921-1250, [email protected]
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