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5 Memorial Day Weekend Concerts to Catch in the Hill Country

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There’s no better way to enjoy Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial kick-off to summer, than a concert in the Hill Country. From local favorites to Nashville stars, the Texas music scene is alive and rockin’ close to home this weekend! Read on for five great chances to experience some amazing live music right here in the Hill Country.

1. The Kerrville Folk Festival

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The Kerrville Folk Festival begins this weekend, and runs through June 12. With a variety of musical performances slated for Memorial Day weekend, including Terri Hendrix, The Deer, and Johnsmith on the Main Stage, as well as workshops, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and delicious food, the Kerrville Folk Festival is a great time for the entire family!

Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Hwy (Texas 16), Kerrville. Tickets are $35-$45. Find out more at:

2. Hal Ketchum at Gruene Hall

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One of the best places in the Hill Country to experience great country music is Texas’ oldest dance hall. Gruene Hall has a great line up set for Memorial Day Weekend, kicking off with hometown singer turned country music legend Hal Ketchum. Ketchum sold more than 5 million albums beginning in the 1990s, with #1 hits including “Small Town Saturday Night” and “Hearts Are Gonna Roll.”

8 p.m. Friday, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. Tickets are $20. Find our more at:

3. Eli Young Band at Floore’s

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The Grammy-nominated Eli Young Band will be playing at John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes on Friday. If you’ve never gotten to experience a concert at Floore’s, you’re missing out on a southern classic. This authentic Texas dance hall and café has been in business since 1942, and is an unique experience all its own. With number one hits like “Crazy Girl” and “Even if it breaks your heart”, the Eli Young Band concert is a great way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend.

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