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Big Events Planned for 25th Gruene Music and Wine Festival

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Tickets for the 25th annual Gruene Music and Wine Festival, scheduled for Oct. 6-9, are now on sale. And, as the old song says, you better hurry, ’cause they’re going fast.

Several of the events always sell out, and this year’s silver anniversary lineup includes one of the best bluesmen ever on the scene: B.B. King. The great singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams performs both a private and a public show, and Los Lonely Boys put in an appearance, all of which makes the weekend a must for music lovers.

What will interest wine lovers? The sounds of corks popping, of course. You’ll hear those at the kick-off event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The theme, That’s Right – It’s Not From Texas, will be held at the Grapevine and the wines will include selections from the New World (again, not from Texas) and Germany along with live jazz music and door prizes. At 8 p.m., B.B. King takes the stage at Gruene Hall.

The Texas wine will be poured at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 during Rockin’ with Texas Wine & Food. This event features a private show with Lucinda Williams, dinner catered by the Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar, a wine tasting with three featured Texas wineries, a silent auction and the annual Great Guitar Auction. Lucinda Williams performs the late show after 9 p.m. at Gruene Hall.

Texas Tastings & Tunes begins at noon Oct. 8 with tastings from more than 40 Texas wineries and samples from Texas food producers. Live music, crafts and more are offered at the event, which runs until 6 p.m. At 9 p.m. in Gruene Hall, Los Lonely Boys perform.

The Texas-Style Musicfest begins at 10:30 a,m. Oct 9 and includes the Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist at Gruene Hall.

The Musicfest continues at 1 p.m. at the Grapevine with specialty beer tasting, football on big screen TVs, crafts and live music.

From 2 to 10 p.m., Gruene Hall offers a full slate of the best in Texas and Americana music.

The event benefits United Way of Comal County. For full ticket prices and information on the event, click here.

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