ARCHIVE: Lively Live Music Venues Rock Leon Springs

Story and photograph by Pamela Price

This story originally appeared in the Leon Springs Community News, July 2010 edition.

The stage at Scenic Loop Cafe (Image copyright Pamela Price)

Live music has been part of the Leon Springs community at least since the days when locals and Camp Stanley soldiers mingled at the old “B-29 Club.”

Recently and as the community has become suburban in character, a crop of new restaurants pairing music and food has appeared. Of these, the majority are open-air, family friendly venues that provide residents of all ages a chance to enjoy live performances under starry skies.

To help readers explore the combo food and music scene better, we’ve put together this overview of neighborhood hotspots. For more detailed information on upcoming musical acts–including ticket prices, please visit the venues’ respective websites except where noted.

Leon Springs Dance Hall – The big, eye-catching barn went up alongside IH-10 in the early 1990s, giving then-upstart musicians like The Dixie Chicks a place to perform. Things at the dance hall have been comparatively slow the last several years, but that will change in August. Thanks to a new booking agent, the venue will feature local and national acts Thursday through Saturday evenings. Owner Richard Ojeda promises Sundays will be family friendly with cheap eats, snow cones, popcorn and a moon bounce, too. 24135 W IH-10 • 210-698-7070 • http://www.leonspringsdancehall.com Continue reading “ARCHIVE: Lively Live Music Venues Rock Leon Springs”