Johnny Nicholas performs at Susanna's Kitchen - July 19th
Johnny Nicholas may not be a household name, but among musicians his is a name looked up to. A multi-instrumentalist and singer described as having a "warm, toasty growl of a voice that can roll from rumble to croon and back," Nicholas is also a consummate songwriter. Johnny Nicholas takes the stage at Susanna's Kitchen Coffeehouse on the third Thursday in July.
Early in his five-decade career, Nicholas learned firsthand from legendary musicians Robert Lockwood Jr., Howling Wolf, and Big Walter Horton, to name a few. His music reflects the many flavors of music from cities where he soaked up vibrant music scenes such as Ann Arbor, Chicago, South Louisiana, and Texas, which has been his home for the last forty years. His music is a rich mix of the blues, Cajun, swing, folk, and barrelhouse rock 'n' roll.
Nicholas takes the elements of the American roots music tradition and "writes instant classics and sings them to break your heart and rock your soul," says Marcia Ball, who calls him "an extremely engaging innovative traditionalist." And the late Stephen Bruton declared that "Johnny Nicholas is one of the best bluesmen ever, black or white."
He has recently released his long out-of-print album, Too Many Bad Habits, along with previously unreleased material. Goldmine Magazine rated the album, which originally came out in 1977, as one of their Top Ten Albums of the year.
Susannas Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall. It is open to the public. Pie, tamales and organic coffee are available. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with music starting at 7:30. Proceeds benefit The Barnabas Connection, Operation Good Shepherd, Camp Good Sam Wimberley, and Bright Beginnings Preschool. This is smoke free, alcohol free venue. Tickets: $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18. (at the door only)
Camping available or Fischer Haus may have rooms available for certain shows~ (check ahead for rooms)
No Smoking in the Cantina when the sides are down
Non-smoking tables available when sides are up
Tables and chairs are setup in the Cantina but you can bring your lawn chairs or blankets for outside viewing and listening
We typically have a Campfire Jam after an evening show, feel free to join in.... No minors at the Campfire Jam please
They are run by volunteers, we appreciate each and every one of you
Gary P. Nunn has been TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now,
establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement who continues to oversee his own record label and song publishing company, manage his own career (with the help of his wife Ruth), he plays most every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond.
In addition to these events, there are more things to do in Wimberley and the surrounding area. Some of these are seasonal. recurring or activities. Cooking classes, wine tours, horseback riding, bingo, water related and more... CLICK
2020-01-01 - WimFarmersMarket
Every Wednesday, 3 to 6 PM
Wimberley Farmers Market RR 12 and River Road in Thrift Shop Parking Lot
The closest market for most Wimberley residents who prefer to eat seasonally and buy locally. Plenty of parking and variable numbers of vendors. Even when the vendor numbers are small, the produce offered is fresh and tempting. Home-made breads and cakes and candles are also regularly offered. A well-kept secret among those who love to eat fresh from the garden, but don't want to contend with the hassle and expense of garden maintenance in the rocky hill country "soil." CLICK
Farmers markets, flea markets, arts and crafts shows, trade days, and pick-your-own farms... around Wimberley and the Wimberley area. Check out these Market Day guides with resources for locally grown food and recycled treasures every week of the year, including featured vendors and products. CLICK
Brushy Mountain Bluegrass Boys - July 19th "Summer in the Park." Different bands of various genres come to San Marcos, Texas during the hot summer Thursday nights to perform for the community, family, and friends of the San Marcos community. The concerts begin on the first Thursday of June, every Thursday night until the second Thursday of August. In 2018, 11 concerts total.
These are FREE concerts! CLICK
Susannas Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall. It is open to the public. Pie, tamales and organic coffee are available. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with music starting at 7:30. The event will benefit Operation Good Shepherd. This is smoke free, alcohol free venue. Ticket prices vary: $15~$25 for adults, $5 for kids (at the door only). CLICK
Market Day is held on the grounds of the Old Blanco County Courthouse the 3rd Saturday of the month, March through November. For Market Day information call the Old Blanco County Courthouse Visitors Center at 830-833-2211 or email. CLICK
Gruene Market Days
July 21st-22nd Sat-Sun
Gruene Market Days 830-832-1721 1724 Hunter Road in the Adobe Verde parking lot Gruene, Texas
Gruene Market Days take place at 1724 Hunter Road in the Adobe Verde parking lot, just up the road from 'downtown Gruene' in New Braunfels, Texas. CLICK
Come join Gary P Nunn at Fischer Haus Cantina for an entertaining evening under the Stars in Fischer - TEXAS! Gates open at 7:00 ~ Concert starts at 8:00. CLICK
Hot Glass Cold Beer
Saturday July 28th 2PM~5PM
Hot Glass Cold Beer 800.929.6686 6469 Ranch Road 12 San Marcos
Wimberley Glass Works - "Welcome the weekend with hot glass and a cold beer!"
Enjoy a beer from Middleton Brewery, listen to music from guitarist Carlos Sanchez, watch a glassblowing demo and take a look at our assortment of individually hand crafted glasses and mugs! CLICK
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