June 5, 2015

Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend (June 5th-7th, 2015)


1. CASA Casino Night Kick-Off Party – 5:30-8:30pm at High Cotton, 922 Man Street, Bastrop, TX. CASA is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Casino for CASA next week with a kick-off party, so get ready for a great night that is only just the beginning! Call 512-303-2272 for tickets!

2. First Friday Art Walk – 5:30-8pm in downtown Bastrop. Experience Bastrop’s thriving art scene for yourself with Bastrop’s artistic version of a pub crawl with extended business hours downtown, food, live music and more. Cascade Rye will be playing at Eclectic Perfection during this month’s Art Walk and will feature special musical guest Ace Grant. FREE!

3. Music in the Park featuring Weldon Heston – 8-10pm at Veterans Park, 109 Depot St, Elgin, TX. Celebrate the return of nice weather with a night of dancing under the stars! There are paid concessions, and you can bring your own adult beverages. FREE!

4. Pickin’ on the Porch – 8-10:30pm at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, 601 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX. Larryland  is hosting its monthly Pickin' on the Porch at Neighbor's. Come hang out and enjoy this interactive music experience. If you're musically inclined, bring your instrument and join the fun! FREE!

5. Smithville First Saturday Art Festival – Enjoy art created by local artisans, live music, children's crafts, food, fun and more! Admission FREE! Call (512) 633-9972 for more information. 

6. Elgin Flea Market Days – 7am-5pm at 1127 N Main Street, Elgin, TX. Discover collectibles, found treasures and an eclectic assortment of merchandise in Elgin! For information or to participate, contact Aletha Kribbs at  512-285-4025.

7. Garage Sale at the Owl Wine Bar – 8am-2pm at the Owl Wine Bar and Home Goods Store, 106 N. Main Street, Elgin, TX. The Owl Wine Bar is cleaning out their storeroom of awesome things that just don't work for them, as well as selling some personal items. Come down and help them find new homes!

8. River Valley Farmer’s Market – 9am-1pm at Veteran’s Park, 109 Depot Street, Elgin, TX. The first Saturday of each month, River Valley Farmer’s Market  makes shopping for the freshest produce even fresher with live music, so you can shop and listen local while children engage in activities and crafts at this growers only market! This month features Patty Finney, Sarah Page and Dewey Lyon!

9. Wild by Nature Hike – 10am-12pm at McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 State Highway 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX. Get out there and enjoy the return of sunny skies to Bastrop County with an interpretive hike as a park naturalist brings together a unique blend of human and natural history to tell the story of the Colorado River. Discover how the river influences animal, plant and human life along its banks. This is the last Wild by Nature hike scheduled for this year, so don’t miss out! Call 512-303-5073 for more information. FREE!

10. Wild West Fun Run – 10am-2pm at Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch, 394 County Road 321, Cedar Creek, TX. Come for the 5k and obstacle course, stay for the BBQ, live music and kids games! Adults 12 and up - $45. Children 6-11 - $30. Children 5 & Under - Free.  Sponsor a foster kid for $25. Proceeds benefit the Love Colton Foundation to raise public awareness to prevent child abuse in Texas and throughout the country.

*But that's not all! There's even more fun to be had this weekend in Bastrop County! For even more events, visit our interactive online calendar here. And for the Live Music Lowdown, click here.

June 3, 2015

Scream Hollow "Scream Queen" Audition

Locally owned Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park will open in mid-September for its inaugural Halloween season. But before Scream Hollow launches, the park will search and crown its 1st Annual Scream Queen.
 

Scream Hollow is looking for the loudest, scariest, creepiest, horrorish, most badass screamer in the Austin, Bastrop, San Marcos, Round Rock, San Antonio and surrounding areas. Norm Glenn, Scream Hollow founder, owner asks, “Do you have the beast inside that needs to be heard?”

The winner of the auditions will be crowned this year’s Scream Queen and will be the face of Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park for the 2015 season. The Scream Queen will have their own feature in a commercial, have a professional photo session done at the park, possibly have one of their shots plastered on a billboard or two, and ride around town in ‘Alice’, a 1953 beefed-up custom hearse to promote the park.

Auditions will be held at Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park on Saturday, June 6th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, on a first-come basis, so get there early! For directions to the park, please visit www.screamhollow.com.


About Scream Hollow:

Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park includes three main attractions — Mansion of Terror, Zombie City, and Slaughter Circus. The grounds also include a family friendly area with a stage for live music, a movie screen, fall harvest and carnival foods, a beer and wine bar, and retail shops.

The Scream Hollow legacy began as the Mansion of Terror Haunted House which reigned in Austin for 7 years as the Scariest Haunted House in Central Texas. Featured on the Travel Channel as one of the top 8 in the US and rated the #1 Haunted House in the country by Lions Gate Films, the Mansion of Terror is back as one of the three haunted houses at Scream Hollow, the two-story abandoned Victorian mansion build into the forest. 

For more information, visit Scream Hollow's website here, or follow them on Facebook here.

Live Music Lowdown (June 3-7, 2015)

 
Wednesday, June 3rd
  • Karaoke/DJ Night – 7-10pm at La Hacienda Restaurant, 1800 Walnut Street, Bastrop, TX. Sing and dance your way into the final stretch of the work week! Call (512) 308-1100 for more information.
  • Karaoke – 7-11pm at Viejo’s Tacos y Tequila, 811 Main Street, Bastrop, TX. Get over the mid-week hump in style! Call (512) 988-7544 for more info.
  • Lynn’s Kroaking Karaoke – 8pm-midnight at Up A Creek, 1374 Texas 21, Cedar Creek, TX. Krank it up and kroak it out at this kicking karaoke night! 

Thursday, June 4th
  • Farm Street Opry – 7-9pm at the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX. This month's show features the talents of Rhonda Race, Boogie Allen, Margie LeBlane and the Farm Street Opry Band! Tickets are $5 for adults. Children under 12 get in free. Doors open at 5:30pm. Show Starts at 7pm.
  • Karaoke – 7-11pm at La Hacienda Restaurant, 1800 Walnut Street, Bastrop, TX. Wind down the week by belting out some tunes with your friends at La Hacienda Restaurant.
  • Blair Boys – 9:00-10:30pm at Ironwood Icehouse, 5496 Hwy # 71, Garfield, TX. Say thank goodness it’s almost Friday with some live music to ease you into the home stretch to the weekend.

Friday, June 5th
  • Cascade Rye with Ace Grant – 5-9pm at Eclectic Perfection, 601D Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX. Start the weekend off right with Cascade Rye featuring special musical guest Ace Grant at Eclectic Perfection! Call (617) 797-5701 for more info.
  • Frank and Jessica Duo – 6-8pm at Haley Dais CafĂ©, 426 TX 21, Cedar Creek, TX 78612. Enjoy good music, fun and friends! Call (512)763-2068 for more info. 
  • Ten Feet Taller – 6-8pm at Vibe Tribe, 1022 Main Street, Bastrop, TX. Come hear some tunes and see some local art during the First Friday Art Walk. Main Street in downtown Bastrop is always a good time!
  • The Lucky Dogs – 6:00-8:30pm at Pocket's Grille, 205 Fawcett Street, Elgin, TX. Enjoy great food and drinks while The Lucky Dogs serenade you with their classic country tunes.
  • Dunn Deal – 6-9pm at Maxine’s on Main, 905 Main Street, Bastrop, TX. Get the weekend started out right with local favorites. Call (512) 303-0919 for more info.
  • Fiesta Friday with Live Mariachis – 7-9pm at El Nuevo Mexico Restaurant, 201 Childress, Bastrop, TX. Enjoy an authentic Fiesta atmosphere with Mariachi Los Gallos playing while you sip margaritas!
  • Live Mariachis – 7-9pm at La Hacienda Restaurant, 1800 Walnut Street, Bastrop, TX.  It's a fiesta every Friday night at La Hacienda with good food, good drinks and live mariachis to chase it all down!
  • Open Mic & Game Night – 7-10pm at the Owl Wine Bar & Home Good Store, 106 N. Main Street, Elgin, TX. Join the Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods Store and play Bananagrams, Apples to Apples, the Settlers of Catan and more! Bring your own game or use one of theirs. It is also open mic night for musicians, poets and spoken word artists.
  • Sweetwater Band – 7-11pm at the Grace Miller, 706 Pine Street, Bastrop, TX. Enjoy good food, drinks, fun, friends and live music! Call (512) 332-2991 for more info.
  • Weldon Henson – 8-10pm at Veteran’s Park, 109 Depot Street, Elgin, TX. Dance under stars as Friends of Elgin Parks continues their spring concert series! Paid concessions. Bring your own adult begerages.
  • Live Music  – 8-10pm at Sheller’s Bar, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, TX. Enjoy live music, drinks, fun and friends at Shellers Bar at the Hyatt Lost Pines.
  • Pickin’ on the Porch – 8:00-10:30pm at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, 601 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX. Larry Wilson, owner of Larryland in The Crossing, is hosting his monthly Pickin’ on the Porch. Grab an instrument to join in on the fun or just hang out and enjoy this interactive music experience.
  • Karaoke – 8pm-midnight at the American Legion Post 533, 3003 Loop 150 E, Bastrop, TX. Raise your voice and the roof at the Bastrop American Legion. Call (512) 321-5555 for more info.
  • Lynn’s Kroaking Karaoke – 8pm-midnight at Up A Creek, 1374 Texas 21, Cedar Creek, TX. Kick off the weekend at this kicking karaoke night!
  • Karaoke – 8pm-midnight at Huebel’s Bier Garden, 207 NW 2nd St, Smithville, TX 78957. Get down to Huebel’s and sing goodbye to the work week!
  • Karaoke – 8pm-midnight at Charlie’s Bar, 1200 NE Loop 230, Smithville, TX. Sing it loud and proud at Charlie’s Bar until midnight! Call (512) 237-3382 for more information.
  • DJ Vic Rodriguez  – 8pm-midnight at the Cistern Country Store, Texas 95 at FM 2237, Flatonia, TX. Come out for a night of karaoke, dancing and music by Vic Rodriguez! Rock, Hip Hop and Country.
  • Lee County Three Band – 8pm-midnight at Roadhouse Paige, 147 Old Hwy 20 E, Paige, TX. Don’t miss out on good music and fun with your friends and Lee County Three Band!
  • Karaoke – 8:30pm-1:00am at the American Legion Post 295, 115 Main Street, Elgin, TX. Sing in the weekend at the American Legion! Call (512) 285-6317 for more info.

Saturday, June 6th
  • Live Music – 9am-1pm at River Valley Farmer’s Market in Veteran’s Park, 109 Depot Street, Elgin, TX. Shop and dance local every first Saturday of the month at the River Valley Farmer’s Market!
  • Jim Talbot – 12-1pm at Olde World Bakery, 112 Main Street, Smithville, TX. Don’t miss out as Olde World Bakery brings back the sounds of Jim Talbot!
  • Frank and Jessica Duo – 1-3pm at Olde World Bakery, 112 Main Street, Smithville, TX. Grab some afternoon delight with the Frank and Jessica Duo.
  • Wynn Taylor – 6-9pm at Maxine’s on Main, 905 Main Street, Bastrop, TX. Wind down the weekend with Maxine’s and great music! Call (512) 303-0919 for more information.
  • The Escape – 7-11pm at The Grace Miller, 706 Pine Street, Bastrop, TX. Escape this weekend at The Grace Miller with music by The Escape! Call (512) 332-2991 for more information.
  • Ricky Stein Live – 7:30-9:30pm at the Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods Store, 106 N. Main Street, Elgin, TX. Head out to Elgin on Saturday night. Austin-born singer/songwriter, Ricky Stein, will be singing from his heart and his three critically acclaimed albums.
  • Live Music – 8-10pm at Shellers Barrelhouse Bar, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, TX.  Enjoy live music, drinks, fun and friends at Shellers Bar at the Hyatt Lost Pines!
  • Glen Collins Band – 8-11pm at Roadhouse Paige, 147 Old HWY 20 E, Paige, TX. Glen Collins Band will be performing live at Roadhouse Paige. Head on down for fun, live music and friends!
  • Chasing Gypsy – 8pm-midnight at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, 601 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX. Don’t chase a great Saturday night, Neighbor’s has it covered! 
  • Wyatt Ellis – 8pm-midnight at Ronnie's One Oak Bar, 816 FM 1441, Bastrop, TX. Enjoy live music along with a cold beer and a game of pool!
  • Karaoke – 8pm-1am at Charlie’s Bar, 1200 NE Loop 230, Smithville, TX. Sing it loud and proud at Charlie’s Bar until the small hours of the morning! Call (512) 237-3382 for more information.
  • Karaoke – 8:30pm-12:30am at Peggy’s Bar, 1591 TX-71, Cedar Creek, TX. Sing your heart out at Peggy’s Bar!
  • The Good Ole Boys – 9pm-1am at Cistern Country Store, Texas 95 at FM 2237, Flatonia, TX. Come out for live light rock, country variety and dancing!
  • Frankly Country – 9pm-1am at Up a Creek, 1374 Texas 21, Cedar Creek, TX. There’s no other way to describe Up a Creek this weekend except to say that they are Frankly Country.

Sunday, June 7th
  • Local Live Music – 11am-3pm at The Grace Miller, 706 Pine Street, Bastrop, TX. Enjoy a lazy afternoon with good food, drinks, fun and friends with local favorites providing the soundtrack. Call (512) 332-2991 for more information.
  • Linda Green Band – 12:00-2:30pm at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, 601 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX. Enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the river punctuated by the sweet sounds of gospel.

If you have any live music or karaoke to add to the list, please email us at info@365bastrop.com. Thanks!

May 15, 2015

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (May 15-17, 2015)


1. Downtown Bastrop Girls Night Out – May 15th until 8pm in downtown Bastrop. Shopping, dining, and socializing! Participating shops, marked with balloons, will be open until 8pm and will host an in-store drawing for a gift certificate or other prizes.

2. Grand Opening Party for the Mansion at Colovista – May 15th, 5:30-8:00pm at ColoVista Golf Club, 100 Country Club Drive, Bastrop, TX. Enjoy a steak dinner, live music by Princeton Runaway and cash bar at one of the premier destinations in Bastrop. Pre-sale tickets $35 and $40 at the door. Call (512) 629-4585 for tickets and more information.

3. "Love, Loss & What I Wore" – May 15th-17th, 7:30pm on May 15th and 16th and 2:30pm on May 17th at Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, TX. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. It is organized as a series of monologues and uses a rotating cast of five principal women. The subject matter of the monologues includes women's relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman's life. Adult tickets $12. Seniors $10. Military $8.

4. Beto y Los Fairlaines Concert – May 15th, 8-10pm at Veteran’s Park, 109 Depot Street, Elgin, TX. Dance under the stars as friends of Elgin Parks kicks off their spring concert series with Beto y los Fairlaines. Free!

5. Relay for Life Bastrop/Smithville – May 15th-16th, 8pm-6am at Bastrop High School, 1614 Chambers Street, Bastrop, TX. Join the fight against cancer and support our local teams at this year Relay For Life event. There will be friends, fun, a raffle and more. Survivor Dinner at 6pm. Opening ceremony is at 8pm with Luminaria Ceremony at 9pm.

6. Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event – May 16th, 9am-3pm at Buescher State Park, Park Road 1-C, Smithville, TX. Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Take away a fishing fun pack and enter the drawing for door prizes. Equipment and bait provided or bring your own. No license necessary. Adults must accompany children. Free after park entry fees.

7. Paws on the Patio Fundraiser – May 16th, 10am-2pm at Pockets Grille, 205 Fawcett Street, Smithville, TX. Every animal deserves a second chance. Help the shelter animals of Bastrop County get theirs.

8. Smithville Trades Day – May 16th, 10am-3pm on Main Street in Smithville.  Enjoy local vendors, music, antiques, clothing, art, home decor, arts/crafts, good ol' junk and loads of fun!

9. TAFF Invitation Skate Contest – May 16th, 11am-3pm at Smithville Recreation Center Skate Park, 106 Royston, Smithville, TX. Smithville PARD is presenting a TAAF invitational Skate Contest on Saturday, May 16. Register early for the event at the Smithville Recreation Center. Entry is $10 per person for game of skate and $10 per person for best trick competition. Or enter both events for $15. Skate competition starts at 2 p.m. with open skate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information call 512-237-3282 ext. 2320.  *Postponed until June 13th due to weather!!!

10. Red Rock Steakhouse and Saloon's Grand Opening Celebration – May 16th, 2pm-midnight at Red Rock Steakhouse and Saloon, 101 S. Lentz Street, Red Rock, TX. Live music with the Logan Tucker Band, washers tournament, kids activities, and more.

11. Smithville Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser – May 17th, 11am-3pm at Riverbend Park, FM 153, Smithville, TX. Support the local volunteer fire department while enjoying food, fun and friends! Fried chicken, sausage and sides plates are $8. Fantastic raffle featuring a home theater system.

12. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Spring Festival – May 17th, 11am-5pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockne, TX. Lunch, kids' games, Bingo, horseshoes and washers tournaments, refreshments, and more.

*But that's not all! There's even more fun to be had this weekend in Bastrop County! For even more events, visit our interactive online calendar here. And for the Live Music Lowdown, click here.

Relay for Life - 2015

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And they won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer!

 
Relay for Life Bastrop/Smithville will be held on Friday, May 15th beginning at 8pm through Saturday, May 16th at 6am. Due to weather, the event will be held at Bastrop High School, located at 1614 Chambers Street in Bastrop, TX.

CALLING ALL CANCER SURVIVORS! You're invited to attend the Relay For Life of Bastrop/Smithville Survivor Dinner being provided by Papa's Smokehouse on Friday, May 15th beginning at 6pm. Due to weather, the dinner will be held at Bastrop High School, located at 1614 Chambers Street in Bastrop, TX. Dinner is FREE for survivors and $5/person for other guests.


Everyone is welcome to come join the event whether they are a "registered" participant/survivor/caregiver or not! This is a community event, and everyone is invited to come and celebrate the survivors and remember those we have lost.

For more information, email rflbastropsville@gmail.com or visit Relay for Life Bastrop/Smithville online here. For updates, visit them on Facebook here.