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Celebrate for a Good Cause at the Gruene Music and Wine Festival

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Don’t miss the 30th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Festival, happening October 6-9, 2016. Gruene (pronounced “Green”) is a historical district area in New Braunfels, Texas, where tourists regularly flock for its many things to do, including great places to eat and drink, shop, dance, stay, and play. Gruene will be even more fun and exciting than usual at this year’s Music and Wine Festival, benefiting United Way of Comal County. There are concerts, food and wine tastings, shopping, and fun activities each day of the festival – four days / four distinct events.

Gruene Hall

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Thursday, October 6, 2016: “That’s Right. It’s Not From Texas”

From 5:30–7:30 p.m., at Gruene’s Grapevine Gardens, there will be over 30 German and New World wines, live music, food, and “not from Texas” door prizes, including vacation packages to New York, Nashville, Napa Valley, and more. Following that, Margo Price is in concert at 8 p.m., at Gruene Hall.

Autographed guitars

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Friday, October 7, 2016: “Rockin’ With Texas Wine & Food”

From 5:30–8:30 p.m., at Gruene Hall, there will be a seated dinner catered by Gristmill River Restaurant, along with wines from local Texas wineries. A private acoustic music set from Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison will accompany the meal, and there will be a silent auction and Great Guitar Auction including signed guitars from various famous artists. Following that, Ingram, Robison and Robison will be in concert at 9 p.m., at Gruene Hall.

Hula Hooping, festival banner
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Saturday, October 8, 2016: “Texas Tastings & Tunes”

From 12–6 p.m., on the grounds of The Grapevine, enjoy live music on two stages, tastings of over 100 Texas wines from more than 30 Texas wineries, food from various food trucks in Le Cordon Gruene food alley, and shop for handmade wine accessories and gifts in the vendor market. Following that, The Marshall Tucker Band will be in concert at 9 p.m., at Gruene Hall.

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