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3 Places to Hear Live Music Near Spring Branch

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Located just to the north west of New Braunfels, to the south of Canyon Lake and at the easternmost edge of San Antonio’s latest sprawl, sits the quiet and scenic Spring Branch, Texas. Spring Branch and the neighboring community of Bulverde are emerging as destinations for Hill Country visitors. What used to be a dusty area of primarily ranches has become a booming destination with fabulous shopping, good eating, and fun entertainment.

Guadalupe River State Park draws in visitors year-round and this patch of highway along 281 catches the eye of many as they tour the Texas Hill Country. So, where does one find live, family-friendly music and a frosty beverage in the Spring Branch area? Check out these three choices.

1. The Shade Tree Saloon and Grill

The Shadetree

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A self-proclaimed “diamond in the rough,” The Shade Tree Saloon offers good food, cold drinks, shuffleboard and pool as well as a great line up of regular, live and local music. Additionally, every Wednesday at the Shade Tree is the Lamplighters Songwriter Circle, hosted by Nashville Singer/Songwriter, David Lee. The Songwriter’s Circle is open to established as well as up-and-coming songwriters and makes for an entertaining evening for spectators as well. The Shade Tree Saloon is open daily at 11 a.m. 

When you go:
13430 Hwy 281 N
Spring Branch, Texas

2. Max’s Roadhouse

Max's Roadhouse

Photo: Facebook/MaxsroadhouseTX 

Located 9 miles down the road from The Shade Tree sits Max’s Roadhouse. Max’s Roadhouse boasts live music on the weekends with an extensive menu and beverage offerings. Max’s Roadhouse is very family friendly prior to 9 p.m. most nights. There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained between the pool tables, foosball, shuffleboard and darts. Max’s Roadhouse is open daily at 11 a.m. 

When you go:
5375 US-281
Spring Branch, TX

3. The Roundup

The Roundup

Photo: Facebook/TheRoundupTX

The Roundup’s address might say Boerne, but it’s located between Spring Branch and Boerne, a bit off the beaten path. The journey is worth it though because The Roundup has an extensive live music calendar and offers visitors a chance to see live music (some of the shows are free and some are ticketed) and entertain the whole family with food trucks and a playground. The Roundup is open Thursdays through Saturdays only.

When you go:
531 FM 3351 N
Boerne, TX