On Sunday, October 21st, Gruene Hall & KNBT92.1FM teamed up to host benefit concert Texas Music Heals, a benefit for BrentLowak, local survivor of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Held at Gruene Hall, the benefit featured artists Houston Marchman, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Wade Bowen and Bleu Edmondson. The time people donated and spent with Brent was truly amazing! An autographed Robert Earl Keen guitar raised $2,200 in the silent auction! The finally amount donated to Brent will be released on Monday, October 29, so stay tuned! And look for Gruene Hall and KNBT to team up again next May for the Annual Americana Music Jam benefit!
Don’t miss… the 29th Annual Tour de Gruene coming up November 3 & 4. The event features recreational and team time trials and benefits the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Come ride with us!
Then, also coming up next month, Photos with Cowboy Kringle in collaboration with Old Gruene Market Days on November 17th & 18th will donate a portion of their proceeds to Communities in Schools of South Central Texas, presenting a check during Gruene’s annual Town Lighting on Saturday, December 1st. Get a start on your holiday shopping in Gruene's relaxed atmosphere -- you're bound to find something special for everyone on your list. Nearly 100 vendors offer Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Admission is free, so come on out!
And now for Gruene’s most impressive charitable gift of 2012… drum roll please… The 26th Annual Gruene Music & WineFest presented the United Way of Comal County with a check for $125,199.23 on Tuesday, October 23rd! The annual event is presented by Gruene Hall and KNBT. Many sponsors and staff helped to make it possible, sooo not to toot our own horn, but… Toot! Toot! Gruene is so proud of all the hard work put into this event and to all the people who came out to the 26th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Fest this year! It truly took so many people to put this event on and Gruene appreciates every one of you.
All of these wonderful deeds couldn’t have been accomplished without the support of the wonderful town of New Braunfels, visitors from near and far, and of course, our honky-tonk fans of Gruene. We thank you!