Texas singer-songwriters John Arthur Martinez and Pauline Reese will join Drew Womack for a benefit concert at Quail Point in Horseshoe Bay. Photo by Ronnie Madrid/Divine Radiance Photography

Burnet County hosts live music by Texas talent in September

Live music is making a comeback in the Highland Lakes of Burnet County, including the featured event of September, a benefit concert for local songwriting musicians who have been hit hard by restrictions designed to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, some of the area’s biggest names are holding a concert on the lakeside grounds of Quail Point in Horseshoe Bay.

Performing are John Arthur Martinez, Pauline Reese, and Drew Womack.

Martinez won Song of the Year at the Academy of Western Artists Awards in August with his song “For the Love of Western Swing,” the title track of his most recent album.

Tickets for the Horseshoe Bay Cultural Enrichment Society event are limited to 150 at $10 each. All proceeds go to the musicians.

Bring chairs, beverages, and snacks. Masks and social distancing are required. Hand sanitizer will be available. Musicians will have tip jars for additional donations and will be selling CDs.

Tickets can be purchased at hsbenrichment.org. Quail Point is located at 107 Twilight Lane in Horseshoe Bay.

Here are some other events you might be interested in during your visit to the Highland Lakes of Burnet County.

6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10


Trailblazer Grille

216 Main St., Burnet

Mike Blakely, John Arthur Martinez, and Kurt Baumer perform at Trailblazer Grille on Burnet’s historic Courthouse Square.

6 p.m. every Saturday night

Local musicians take the stage at Trailblazer Grille while diners enjoy some of the best Hill Country food around.

8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19


The Globe Theatre

132 W. Vaughan St., Bertram

Performing songs from his 2019 album “Call Me Lucky,” Dale Watson plays in the style of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson.

7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26


Cadillac Dance Hall

1375 FM 1855, Marble Falls

Live country, blues, and rock music from 7 p.m. to midnight the last Saturday of every month.

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