Dance Under the Summer Stars JUN 01 2019
Historic dance halls are a big part of Texas history and culture. Many a Texan took their first dance steps on wooden floors, polished by generations of scooting boots.
The Fredericksburg area is home to two legendary dance halls where you can still pull on your boots and jeans and be carefree, dancing the night away—sometimes even under the Hill Country stars.
Our most famous dance hall is Luckenbach Texas. The dance hall was built in the late 1880s, but Luckenbach’s fame was fueled in the 1970s when Jerry Jeff Walker recorded “Viva Terlingua” live in the dance hall; and later that same decade, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson sang the hit song, “Back to the Basics of Love,” otherwise known as “Luckenbach Texas.”
You’ll find live music here almost every day, along with dances on Friday and Saturday nights, and popular festivals throughout the year. For a full schedule of live music happening in Fredericksburg, click here.
Just a few miles down the road in Albert, Texas you’ll find the Albert Ice House and Dance Hall. Coincidentally, both Luckenbach and Albert were named after the same man: Albert Luckenbach.
The Albert Dance Hall was built in the early 1920s, but closed its doors in the mid 1980s. Within the past decade, it has been fully restored. Today, Albert Ice House and Dance Hall is a vibrant place—open five days a week, offering ice-cold beer and live music. Dances, concerts and private parties are held here on a regular basis.
So when you feel the need to get back to the basics, Fredericksburg’s legendary dance halls are only a two-step away. Come experience an authentic Texas tradition, right here under the Hill Country stars.
In addition to historic dance halls, Fredericksburg has a happening live music scene that would make anyone want to get up and dance!
The Backyard Amphitheater is one of the newest spots to catch some great artists while scooting around the dance floor. This outdoor venue hosts the best bands with great food and libations for a night everyone is sure to enjoy.
Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse is home to not only great food, but top-notch talent. Every Thursday – Sunday you can find local and regional bands and artists entertaining locals and tourists throughout the night. Don’t worry there is a large dance floor so you can be sure to test out your skills and maybe pick up a few new ones along the way.
Hondo’s on Main is another great stop on the tour of live music venues in Fredericksburg. With indoor and outdoor areas for dancing, it is the perfect spot to dance the night while enjoying the best in Texas food, drink and music.
If your dancing feet need a little rest, but your ears are still craving melodies, don’t worry, we have a variety of other places around town offering catchy tunes in a multitude of genres. Here are just a few places around town that have some great Live Music line-ups you should be sure to check out: The Officer’s Club at Hangar Hotel, Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille, Lincoln Street Wine Market, numerous wineries, El Milagro and so many more!
Click here for a full list of upcoming Live Music in Fredericksburg, your ears and feet will thank you!