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Sponsored: Central Market presents The Texas Dance Hall Tour on October 26-29th

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Get your best pair of boots! Central Market is presenting The Texas Dance Hall Tour, a four-day weekend destination tour from October 26-29th, 2017 in Galveston and throughout Austin County, which is one of the oldest counties in Texas. Think of it as a “land cruise” with the port-of-calls being several of the great state of Texas’s historical dance halls, featuring a range of notable Western Swing, Ameripolitan and Texas artists, hosted by Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel

The Texas Dance Hall Tour aims to entertain, educate and engage the public around Texas’ cultural and musical heritage. In the late 1800s and into the early 1900s, dance halls flourished, and at one time there were over 1,000 halls in Texas! Though fewer than half that number remain, there are more historic dance halls in the state of Texas than anywhere in the US. 

“There wouldn’t be Texas music without our Texas dance halls,” said Ray Benson. “This is where Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and George Strait cut their teeth. We are losing these establishments and need to support the communities and these establishments.” 

PACKAGES

All packages for the Texas Dance Hall Tour include access to the concerts. For packages including shuttle transportation, all shuttles will pick-up and drop-off attendees at Hyatt Place Houston/Katy located at 1401 N. Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX 77449. (This is the only shuttle location that will be available for evening concertgoers who bought a package with a shuttle). Package options include:

“Texas Two-Step” VIP Couples Package – $1776.40

Four nights of hotel accommodations, access to all four evening dance hall concerts, transportation to/from all four evening dance hall concerts, reserved seating per concert, tour poster, and drink tickets.

“Cotton-Eye Joe” VIP Singles Package – $1263.20

Four nights of hotel accommodations, access to all four evening dance hall concerts, transportation to/from all four evening dance hall concerts, reserved seating per concert, tour poster and drink tickets.

“Independent Traveler” Couples Package + Shuttle – $595.38

Weeklong General Admission for two to all four evening dance hall concerts and transportation to/from all four evening dance hall concerts.

“Independent Traveler” + Shuttle – $297.69

Weeklong General Admission to all four evening dance hall concerts and transportation to/from all four evening dance hall concerts.

“Independent Traveler” Couples Weeklong General Admission Package – $346.40

General Admission to all four evening dance hall concerts.

“Independent Traveler” Weeklong General Admission Package – $173.20

General Admission to all four evening dance hall concerts.

“General Admission Ticket” – October 26th Concert – $43.30

One General Admission ticket to the October 26th concert at Garten Verein in Galveston, TX featuring Asleep at the Wheel and Dale Watson.

“General Admission Ticket” – October 27th Concert – $43.30

One General Admission ticket to the October 27th concert at Peters Hacienda in Sealy, TX featuring The Derailers and Amber Digby.

“General Admission Ticket” – October 28th Concert – $43.30

One General Admission ticket to the October 28th concert at Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall in Cat Spring, TX featuring Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis and Jamie Lin Wilson.

“General Admission Ticket” – October 29th Concert – $43.30

One General Admission ticket to the October 29th concert at Bellville Turnverein in Bellville, TX featuring Asleep at the Wheel.

MORE INFO

A portion of the proceeds from The Texas Dance Hall Tour will go to the Texas Dance Hall Preservation, which is committed to saving historic Texas dance halls and the authentic music and culture still found in every Texas dance hall. For more information, please visit www.texasdancehall.org and www.texasdancehalltour.com.