The popular Thirsty Horse Saloon 2013 Live Music Series at The County Line concerts, which benefit the San Antonio Food Bank, are going on every Wednesday though July 31 from 6:30 – 10 p.m.
The location is the County Line restaurant at 10101 I-10 W. (between Wurzbach and Huebner roads, near the Colonnade).
Over the years, the concert series has raised more than 610,000 pounds of food for Food Bank. Plus, this year, they are also selling CDs featuring music from the series. Proceeds from these sales also benefit the Food Bank.
Now in its 13th year, the music series has featured some of the best Texas and national country musicians, such as Blake Shelton, Bart Crow Band, Kyle Park, Gary P. Nunn, Cory Morrow, Stoney LaRue, Randy Rogers, Jason Boland, Roger Creager, Wade Bowen, Pat Green, Aaron Watson, Radney Foster, Kevin Fowler, Bleu Edmondson, The Rick Cavender Band and many more.
A new feature this season is an after-party (also with live music) at the Thirsty Horse Saloon immediately following each concert. The saloon is at 2335 NW Military Highway.
These performers are booked as of June 14, with the headliners listed first, followed by the opening acts:
- June 19: Roger Creager with Brian Keane
- June 26: Dirty River Boys with The Crooks
- July 3: William Clark Green with Bonnie Lang
- July 10: The Cadillac Black with Midnight River Choir
- July 17: Bart Crow with Eric Neznik
- July 24: Band of Heathens with Bexar Creek Boys
- July 31: Brandon Rhyder with Jeffrey Charles
The live music series is free; however, all who attend are asked to make a food or monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank. Last year’s music series alone raised more than 114,300 pounds of food for the Food Bank.
“County Line BBQ is an integral partner in our mission to fight hunger,” said Eric Cooper, San Antonio Food Bank president and CEO. “The 2012 Music Series collected enough donated food and money to provide 114,000 much-needed meals last summer. The rising cost of groceries coupled with the ongoing drought is impacting our community, and families are struggling to put food on the table. We look forward to fighting hunger and feeding hope with the County Line and its patrons this summer.”
Held on the restaurant’s open-air patio, the opening act comes on at 6:30 p.m.; the headliner plays from 8 – 10 p.m. Concerts are rain or shine. Drink specials run from 3 to 7 p.m. on concert days in the bar and outside in the concert area.
Sponsors thus far include Bud Light, Comfort Air/Primo Plumbing, Dulce Vida Organic Tequila, Enchanted Rock Vodka, KJ 97, Ozarka, Pure Party Ice, Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Red Bull and U.S. Disposal.
The County Line folks have thought of another way to bring this excellent music to Texas music fans — and help the Food Bank even more: They have produced a compilation CD of songs performed at their concerts by some of their most popular artists (all but two were actually recorded at the concerts on County Line’s patio during the 2012 music series). Proceeds from the CD sales benefit the San Antonio Food Bank, and are now on sale at both County Line restaurants in San Antonio (IH-10 in the Colonnade and on the Riverwalk) for $8.
Follow the County Line on I-10 on Facebook for updates on all of the restaurant’s music events, Pitmaster cooking classes and other specials at County Line. Call 210-641-1998 for more information.
The County Line continually updates the concert line-up on its website.