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Gruene - Oldest Dance Hall in New Braunfels

Posted by Vintage Oaks

Topics: Articles About Texas Hill Country, San Antonio/ Surrounding Areas

Gruene Dance Hall is the oldest dance hall in the state of Texas. It was built in 1878 and is the oldest continually running dance hall in all of Texas. When it was first built, it immediately became the social center of the community, and it still continues to entertain today. Gruene Dance Hall has produced performers such as George Straight, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, and Robert Earl Keen, to name just a few. Gruene Dance Hall was also featured in the film Michael, which starred John Travolta.

New people are always playing and performing at Gruene’s Dance Hall , and it is just a few miles from Vintage Oaks. Each year, the dance hall hosts a music and wine festival, which is a terrific way to enjoy the Texas Wine Country while also putting on your dancing shoes. Gruene music hall offers live music seven nights a week, and also has dining options. The food is delicious, and you will surely enjoy the fine Texas cuisine. Vintage Oaks provides entertainment options, but it is sometimes nice to explore the local venues and celebrate a historical place in Texas. When big performers come into town to play at this legendary music venue, there are advanced ticket options, and kids are allowed when there is no cover.

The dance hall is packed on weekend nights, and they post their list of scheduled performers months in advance so that you can make plans! Gruene Music Hall is 11 miles away from Vintage Oaks and is fun for the entire family!