County Line Restaurant’s 'Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 2016 Live Music Series' Launches April 7

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Concert Series is first of its kind; has raised more than 934,742 lbs. of meals for Food Bank

Cody Canada

Live music nights at The County Line are the place to be,” says Eric Cooper, President and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank. “For 15 years, two great institutions have come together with food, music and philanthropy.

The popular “Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 2016 Live Music Series at The County Line” that benefits the San Antonio Food Bank is back—on a new night. This very popular live music event is moving from its 15-year Wednesday night perch to Thursday nights from April 7 through September 30, 2016 at The County Line Bar-B-Q restaurant at 10101 IH-10 West (between the Wurzbach and Huebner Road exits, near the Colonnade).    

Also new this year, full seating and dining will be available on the patio beginning each concert night at 6 p.m. through the end of the concert at 9:30 p.m. Happy hour will run inside and outside of the restaurant, from 3 to 9:30 p.m. on concert days. Held on the restaurant's open-air patio, the headliner goes on at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are held rain or shine. Parking is available at Hallmark College, less than one block away.

Here are the performers for the 2016 series as of March 21:

  • April 7: Shane Smith & The Saints
  • April 14: James McMurtry
  • April 21: The Statesboro Revue
  • April 28: Prophets & Outlaws
  • May 5: Sam Riggs
  • May 12: Mike Ryan Band
  • May 19: The Damn Quails
  • May 26: Band of Heathens
  • June 2: Ruby Jane
  • June 9: Cody Canada - solo
  • June 16: Blue Water Highway Band
  • June 23: John Baumann
  • June 30: Mike & The Moonpies
  • July 7: Matt Kimbrow
  • July 14: Dawn & Hawkes
  • July 21: Southern Brothers Tour featuring Adam Hood and Jason Eady
  • July 28: Folk Family Revival
  • August 4: Cameran Nelson
  • August 11: Bri Bagwell
  • August 18: Jake Ward
  • August 25: TBA
  • September 1: Dale Watson
  • September 8: TBA
  • September 15: TBA

As always, there is no charge for the live music concerts. However, all who attend are asked to make a food or monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank. Since it started, the series has raised more than 934,742 lbs. of food for the San Antonio Food Bank. In the 2015 series alone, it raised 47,278 lbs.

In 2015, the County Line was recognized by the San Antonio Food Bank for raising enough food to feed over 1 million people since the series started.

“Live music nights at The County Line are the place to be for all hunger fighters,” says Eric Cooper, President and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank. “We are so very thankful to the team at The County Line for their effort and passion and making the Food Bank a beneficiary of this great concert series. For 15 years, two great institutions have come together with food, music and philanthropy to feed Southwest Texas.”

Sponsors thus far include Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; Rebecca Creek; Enchanted Rock Vodka; Twilight Services; KSYM 90.1 FM; Comfort Air; Red Bull; Ozarka; Hallmark College; and Pure Party Ice.

The County Line Live Music Series has featured some of the very 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.

County Line’s Friday Night Live series will also begin again April 1. Held on the restaurant’s plush patio (weather permitting), “FNL” features full-service dining under the stars, with San Antonio’s favorite singers/songwriters/musicians—usually acoustical—performing from 7 – 10 p.m. from April through June, 2016. Diners can come early for Happy Hour in the restaurant’s bar, patio and dining room from 3 – 7 p.m. Reservations are welcome; please call 210-641-1998 to reserve a table, at no charge. In the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be cancelled, so please call restaurant for update.

The County Line continually updates the concert line-up on its website at Follow the County Line on IH-10 on Facebook for updates on the Friday Night Live series, and all of the restaurant’s events, Happy Hours and specials. Call 210-641-1998 for more information.

NOTE: Photos, advance interviews, etc. are available from Jeanne Albrecht at (210) 392-9047 or jca(at)jeannebiz(dot)com.

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