Start Your Year with January Music and Dances
January events can sometimes seem slow to get off the mark following an active holiday season. Often, though, the events are there but hidden by lack of promotion because of time crunches and missed deadlines after the onslaught of holiday madness.
In the Brazos Valley, January 2019 brims with opps to hear live music and dance to the music. Here are a just a few of the January chances to brighten your new year with music or dance.
January 6 – Day of Dance Open House: Hosted by Dance Barre in Bryan, Texas, the annual Day of Dance Open House offers a day dedicated to free dance classes, giveaways, refreshments, dance demos, and socializing. The day’s activities are free, but registration is requested.
January 12 – For the Love of Quartet: The musical group Men of Purpose will perform a concert featuring traditional and gospel quartet music. Men of Promise includes more than four singers, but they will combine in quartet groups to bring their music alive. The concert will be held at the Brazos Community Outreach Center in Bryan, Texas. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.
January 13 – Dinner Under the Stars 2019: Hosted by and held at The Stella Hotel in Bryan, Texas, Dinner Under the Stars is presented by the Brazos Valley Restaurant Association. It’s not a live music event, but food features popular regional chef creations and proceeds benefit College Station High School, Rudder High School, and Bryan High School Culinary & Hospitality Programs. Tickets are required, and ticket sales end on January 9.
January 19 – Brazos County Go Texas Dance and Scholarship Fundraiser: Go Texan events are organized under the umbrella of the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, and they provide funds for scholarships and other expenses of Texas youth. The Brazos County event will be held at the Brazos Center in Bryan, Texas.
January 20 – Fandango! Concerts on Carter Creek has been bringing exceptional performers to the Brazos Valley for years. The concert series kicks off their 2019 performances with Fandango! Made up of four award-winning musicians from around the world, the group has received rave reviews from international publications. Held at First Presbyterian Church of Bryan, Texas, the concert is free and no tickets are required. A reception follows the concert.
January 25 – Grimes County Go Texan Kick-Off Dance: Held at the Grimes County Fairgrounds in Navasota, Texas, the dance with music by Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings kicks off a weekend of festivities for Go Texan Days. The weekend will include barbecue and chili cook‑off competitions, rodeo events, and more.
January 26 – A Tribute to Blind Willie Johnson: Home Sweet Farm Market in Brenham, Texas, offers a treat to all lovers of live music, and especially lovers of the blues genre. Performances by The Mighty Orq, My Buddy Todd, and Adam Johnson honor the blues great Blind Willie Johnson. Born in 1897, Johnson is considered on of the original master of blues, influencing many who followed. A barbecue dinner will be served before the concert; check the event notice for details. Advance tickets recommended.
January 26 – Rocky King Band and Jeff Woolsey Battle Dance: A “battle dance” isn’t nearly as violent as it sounds. Bands “battle” it out for patrons to see who can get the most dancers the dancefloor. This is boot-scootin’ music at its best, held at Silver Wings Ballroom in Brenham, Texas. No reservations are required, and tickets are available at the door.
In addition to special music and dance events, you can find regularly scheduled live music at many Brazos Valley venues including the following locations:
- 4 Star Concert Hall and Sidebar in Brenham, Texas
- 5 Knocks Speakeasy at the LaSalle Hotel in Downtown Bryan, Texas
- Century Square in College Station, Texas
- Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas
- Mo’s Irish Pub in College Station, Texas
- New Republic Brewing Company in College Station, Texas
- The Canteen at Cavalry Court in College Station, Texas
- Rockies Grill & Saloon in College Station, Texas
- The Stella Hotel in Bryan, Texas
- The Village Café in Downtown Bryan, Texas
- Whisky Bar at The George Hotel in College Station, Texas
- Whisky Tango Bar in Navasota, Texas