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Delbert McClinton Performing at Gruene Hall in April


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Delbert McClinton

The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University, Reid Hackney is a retired financial executive who worked primarily in the retail sector. In retirement, Reid Hackney resides in San Antonio and enjoys attending shows at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels.

The oldest continually operating dance hall in Texas, Gruene Hall hosts live musical performances every day. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, rhythm and blues artist Delbert McClinton will perform a set beginning at 9 p.m., with Seth James serving as the opener. A native of Lubbock, Texas, McClinton has worked more than 35 years as a recording artist, songwriter, and harp player. He has produced 19 studio albums, including his latest release, Prick of the Litter, which highlights his soulful energy across a variety of musical styles. Additionally, he is listed as one of the world’s top-20 harp players by the Book of Lists.

McClinton won his first of two Grammy Awards in 1991 for his “Good Man, Good Woman” duet with Bonnie Raitt. He won his second Grammy two years later for his “Tell Me About It” duet with Tanya Tucker.

Three Must-See Shows Playing at Gruene Hall in March


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Gruene Hall

The recipient of a bachelor’s in accounting from Penn State University, Reid Hackney is a retired retail executive who recently served five years as senior vice president and chief financial officer with San Antonio, Texas’ A’GACI. In retirement, Reid Hackney enjoys visiting Gruene Hall in New Braunfels.

As Texas’ oldest continually operating dance hall, Gruene Hall hosts a variety of musicians and bands from up-and-coming country acts to established folk singers. Below are three must-see shows taking place in March.

1. The Peterson Brothers – The musical style of this real-life brother duo can be best characterized as a mix of funk, soul, and blues. Their first self-titled album was the winner of the 2015 Living Blues Critics Award for Best Debut Blues Album and they have played at prominent festivals such as Ogden Roots and Blues, the Minnesota State Fair, and the Chicago Blues Festival. They’re playing at Gruene Hall on March 4 from 12 to 3:30 p.m.

2. Bret Graham – A regular MC of the monthly Gospel Brunches at Gruene Hall, Graham has produced several albums since his debut tape in 1997 and is best known for songs such as “Honkin’ Out Some Hank” and “She Caught Me Not Fishing.” In addition to leading the March 11 Gospel Brunch, he’ll be playing live sets every Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. in March.

3. Slim Bawb – A multi-talented musician who plays an eclectic mix of instruments from the banjo to electric guitar, Slim Bawb has had a monthly residency at Gruene Hall for the past four years. He’s scheduled to play a free show on March 25 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Popular Music Acts to Play San Antonio in the Fall

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Guns N’ Roses

A graduate of Penn State University, Reid Hackney is a retired retail executive who most recently served as the vice president of A’GACI. Reid Hackney loves rock music and enjoys attending concerts in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas.

For a number of years, Guns N’ Roses was one of the most popular rock bands in the world. Since reuniting last year and headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Guns N’ Roses has continued to play sold-out stadiums worldwide as part of its “Not in This Lifetime” reunion tour.

By the end of 2017, Guns N’ Roses will have played 70 concerts in the tour, including a September 8 show at the Alamodome in San Antonio, which includes ZZ Top as the opening act. That same night at the AT&T Center, popular rock band Green Day is performing its first of back-to-back shows with opening act Catfish and the Bottlemen.

The following Wednesday, September 13, Janet Jackson is performing at the AT&T, while Bryan Adams is at the WhiteWater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas. Other prominent acts coming to San Antonio in September include Ben Folds, Against Me!, Gavin DeGraw, and Dwight Yoakam.