The Roof is Coming off in June 01

I love it when I look at the calendar and see a whole month full of exciting and fun shows! I think the month of June offers something for almost every type of music fan!

We start out the month with the fabulous Doug Allen Nash performing his amazing Tribute to Neil Diamond! I cannot image even the most discriminating Neil Diamond fan not liking this show! Backed by a full band Doug will sing all the great Neil Diamond hits the whole world loves! Doug sells this show out all over the country and receives rave revues. This will be special.

We are also starting a new trend at Granbury Live with our “Thursday Night Start Your Weekend Right!” shows. Our first group is the fantastic “Confederate Railroad” on June 6th and then Jason Petty in “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes” on June 13. Both shows are on a Thursday evening and set so you can go grab a bite before the show, have a glass of wine, and then come see a terrific show and still make It home by ten o’clock! Confederate Railroad has sold over 5 million albums and Jason Petty has made this show famous on the stages of Broadway, Nashville and around the country! These are big names who will provide a dynamite show you will not soon forget!

You think we are finished? No hardly, on June 29th we have “An Innocent Man: A Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel” starring Tim Georgeff, the “Texas Piano Man”. The real Billy Joel is going to be touring Texas this summer and ticket prices begin with three digits! This is a chance to hear Billy Joel music in a real listening room, rather than a ballpark, and have a true professional deliver this powerful music in a way that will truly touch your heart. I don’t know how a Billy Joel fan could miss this show!

One of my favorites is always “The Best Show Ever”. The June 22nd edition of this great musical variety show features Grammy winner and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Bryan White, nationally recognized standup comedian Jan Norton, as well as a tap-dancing act, a fortune teller, a magician, and all sorts of special surprises! This fast-moving show will absolutely fill all your senses! Great music, comedy, specialty acts, and more! America Has Got Talent has nothing on this show; that is why it is the Best Show Ever! Fun Fact: this show is presented like a live tv show so there are even in show commercials just like those famous television shows like Ed Sullivan and the Dean Martin Show! This show is a hoot!

If you are looking for a terrific musical sound come to the New Granbury Live on June 15 and see the Rosemont Kings. These guys all grew up on Rosemont street in the Oak Cliff section of south Dallas and they play a great variety of music from pop, rock, Motown and more. The last time these guys were here the audience literally got up and was dancing in the theater. FUN FUN FUN is the only way to describe this show! You may not know this band, but you will know the music and you have my personal guarantee these guys can deliver! How about this: If you come to this show and don’t like it, I will give you your money back! That sounds like a guarantee to me! Pretty confident, aren’t I?

Happily, The Granbury Live Follies will be back on June 8th with two shows of “Rockin and Rollin” featuring some of the best music from the 60; and 70’s! You will hear the Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, Carole King, and a whole lot more. Some of the greatest music ever recorded performed by some of the top musicians and vocalists in Texas! This show is always a big hit!

There you have it! Great shows which will appeal to almost everyone! Get your tickets today and come and join the fun and see one of these great performances in ‘the most intimate venue in Texas”! You won’t be disappointed!

See you at the shows!

Jason Petty

Whoever wrote that song sure had it right because we have some great, big time performers coming to The New Granbury Live in the next few months. I am especially excited about our new “Thursday night start your weekend right” shows! Let’s face it’ by the time a person gets through hump day on Wednesday, we are all ready for the weekend to start!

Confederate Railroad
Confederate Railroad

To get the ball rolling, on June 6th at 8pm The New Granbury Live will present Confederate Railroad! Confederate Railroad first rolled onto the national country music scene in the early 90’s with its unique sound and style. With hits like “Queen of Memphis”, “She took it like a Man”, “Jesus and Mama”, and “Trashy Women” they have become favorites to a wide range of music lovers. Grammy nominated, and the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s “Best New Group” award, Confederate Railroad has sold over 5 million albums and has had 18 charted hits! This is a special Thursday night presentation so start the weekend a little early and enjoy one of the special sounds in country music.

On June 13th at 7pm Jason Petty brings “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes” to the New Granbury Live. Jason Petty took New York’s theatre district by storm over two decades ago, first starring in ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway,’ which played to sold out audiences at the Little Shubert Theater. Audiences and critics alike were taken back by Petty’s amazing acting ability in his portrayal of the legendary icon which forever shaped the world of country music – Hank Williams. He won rave reviews from all the major critics, including the New York Times, Variety and Rolling Stone. The NY Post stated it best, “At times it seems as if Petty is not just offering an impersonation of Williams but channeling his ghost.” His brilliant performance was honored with an Obie Award for “Outstanding Actor”.

Since then, this veteran actor and singer has performed in theatres across the United States, Canada and Europe. Petty began portraying the country music legend in 1996 at the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Since that time, he has appeared in national tours of “Lost Highway” and “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes”, a musical revue which Petty authored, and stars and his acting ability has afforded Petty roles in film, television and theatre. His musicianship and songwriting abilities have won him numerous performances on The Grand Ole Opry. In the latter production, Petty takes his audience on a time-travel visit with several of the greatest entertainers and influencers on the future world of country music as we know it today. Audiences coast-to-coast are floored each time they see this masterful singer, actor and historian re-create the magic that echoes the larger than life personalities which come to life on stage through Jason Petty the performer. If you are a fan of traditional country music and its origins….do not miss this stunning performance!

Two big time shows which are sure to please! Get your tickets today and come to “Thursday Night and Start Your Weekend Right” at the New Granbury Live. You will not be disappointed!

See you at the shows!

crowd hero

Can you believe we are right in the middle of spring and good old summertime will be here before you know it! The kids will be out of school and people will be heading to vacations, and a whole bunch of folks will be coming to Granbury to either enjoy our lake or to visit our terrific square! Fortunately, we have some great shows coming up in June which will satisfy almost anyone’s taste!

Tribute shows are a popular attraction at Granbury Live and in June we have a Neil Diamond Tribute show starring Doug Allen Nash on June 1. Doug has been selling out theaters all over the country and if you enjoy Neil Diamond you will love the voice, energy and sound of Doug Allen Nash. A true fan favorite!

On June 29th we have “An Innocent Man” a tribute to Billy Joel at 2pm and again at 7pm. I am so excited about this show because “The Texas Piano Man” Tim Georgeff will be slapping the piano keys! He has worked and studied with some of the band members who work with Billy Joel and I truly believe this show will be incredibly like an actual Billy Joel production. This is going to be a tremendous experience for all of you Billy Joel fans out there. Don’t miss it!

One of my favorite shows is The Best Show Ever on June 22 at 2pm and 7pm. For those of you who don’t know, this show is very similar to the classic Ed Sullivan shows! It features great music, comedy, variety acts and always a few surprises! This edition features Grammy award winning performer Bryan White, who was also the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year! The great comedian Jan Norton will also be part of the show, along with the Best Show Ever Band! Where else can you go and see a Grammy winner, great comedians, specialty acts, with a hall of fame band, and have it all in one show. There is a reason it is called “The Best Show Ever!”: It is terrific!

I do hope that if you are a regular patron of Granbury Live, or simply making a visit, you will come and experience the New Granbury Live; “the most intimate venue in Texas”. I think you will fall in love with our shows, the sound, the theater, and our hospitality!

See you at the shows!

Sam Houston
General Manager/Granbury Live