The Texas Dance Hall Tour hosted by Asleep at the Wheel and Ray Benson, presented by Central Market and benefiting The Texas Dance Hall Preservation, returns June 13th – 16th in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. The Tour aspires to bring attendees the truest form of the Texas Dance Hall experience with a four-day weekend at four historic and one of a kind dance halls. Featuring the best in Texas music with performances by Hot Club of Cowtown, Jason Roberts, Asleep at the Wheel, Big Cedar Fever and Summer Dean, guests will be two stepping their way through an unforgettable weekend.
The Texas Dance Hall Tour entertains, educates and engages the public around Texas’ cultural and musical heritage by introducing visitors to the state’s historic dance halls. In the late 1800s and into the early 1900s, dance halls flourished and at one time there were over 1,000 halls in Texas. Although there are now fewer than 400 remaining, there are more historic dance halls in this state than anywhere else in the country. Over the last century they have represented the culture, romance, history and musical roots of Texas.
“There wouldn’t be Texas music without our Texas dance halls. They’re like the Carnegie Hall of Western Swing and Texas Music! This is where Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and George Strait cut their teeth. We are losing this important slice of history and need to support the communities and these establishments.” – Ray Benson
The dance halls and artists featured on the Texas Dance Hall Tour include:
Saturday, June 15th – Jason Roberts and Summer Dean at The Stagecoach Ballroom in Fort Worth, Texas
Sunday, June 16th – Asleep at the Wheel at The Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas, TexasThree and Four-day weekend packages are currently available at www.texasdancehalltour.com. A limited amount of General Admission tickets to the Friday and Saturday evening dances are available online.Tickets to Asleep at the Wheel on Thursday and Sunday night will not be available to the public unless you are a Lifetime members of Texas Dance Hall Preservation. Become a Texas Dance Hall Preservation Lifetime Member at www.texasdancehall.orgProceeds will go to the Texas Dance Hall Preservation, committed to saving historic Texas dance halls and the authentic music and culture that is still found in them. If you’re interested in how you can become a member of the Preservation or how you can donate directly please go to: http://texasdancehall.org/