The Friends of Blue Hole 
Blue Hole Concerts For The Park©  2013
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Blue Hole Concerts For The Park 2013
Here are the general guidelines for this years music festival. General admission tickets grant you a spot on the lawn bring a small blanket 4'x6' per person or one folding lawn chair. You may bring a couple of bottles of water per person but no coolers. The exception to this rule is a small cooler for infants or children with special needs. All bags are subject to search at the door. The following items are prohibited; firearms, drugs, outside food and beverage, alcohol oversized tents and umbrellas.

There will be food and beverage vendors on hand. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from 5-10pm on Friday and 4-10pm on Saturday. Friday night the on-sight food vendors will be providing sample hors d'oeuvres. These vendors will also have meals for purchase. On Saturday the same general rules apply. Swimming will be cut off at 4pm that's when we start selling beer and wine. Food vendor s will be on hand. Sunday there will be no alcohol sales but food and snacks will be available for purchase. VIP grants you seating within 20 rows of the stage all of these seat provide excellent viewing. With a VIP pass you also get access to the best parking. Please bring your receipt to the show we will have a will call with the exact items you have purchased. If you are using passes purchased by someone else please provide the name of the purchase at the gate for VIP do the same.

The scoop on this years performers.

RUTHIE FOSTERLet It Burn (2012 Blue Corn Music)

Ruthie Foster’s latest album features special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama, Soul legend William Bell, and the rhythm section of The Funky Meters. Recorded in New Orleans with producer John Chelew.2012 GRAMMY Nominee - Best Blues Album for Let It Burn 2010 GRAMMY Nominee - Best Contemporary Blues Album for
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster 2013 Blues Music Award Nominee- Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2012 Blues Music Awards
Winner - Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year Winner - DVD of the Year for Live At Antone's DVD
Nominee - B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
2011 Blues Music Award Winner
- Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2010 Blues Music Award Winner
- Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
2009 Blues Music Award Nominee - Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year 2008 Blues Music Award Nominee - Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
2012 Blues Blast Music Awards Nominee - Best Female Blues Artist 2012 Living Blues Award Nominee - Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
2011 Living Blues Award Nominee - Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
2010 Living Blues Critics' Poll Winner - Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Featured in Austin Live: Tick Tock, a video short produced by the City of Austin (November 2012).
Featured on the cover of Pollstar Magazine (May 17, 2010)
Featured on the cover of Blues Revue Magazine (Oct./Nov. 2009)
2009 Featured Performance on NPR's Mountain Stage (July 2009), her second appearance there in 10 months. Ruthie returns to Mountain Stage January 15, 2012
Featured on the cover of Keyboard Player Magazine (June 2009) Featured Song of the Day on NPR (May 2009): "I Really Love You" from
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster: #1 on Roots Blues Chart (May 2009)

"She sounds long-suffering, forthright, resilient and thoroughly at home"
The New York Times

"There's no denying the power of Foster's monstrous voice..."
Paste Magazine

"..a full-on blast of soul and blues.."
"The first half of Foster's seventy-minute set layed down enough gospel rock to qualify for two Sundays in church
- but it's a lot more fun than that...Her voice has a
Bonnie Raitt-like uniqueness that makes it impossible to ignore; and her smile and charismatic stage presence make you a willing participant in whatever storyshe wants to weave. She finished off this show with knockout renditions of two songs on her current CD, Let it Burn..."
Blues Revue"I love Ruthie Foster. That's my little sister.
A phenomenal woman, yes indeed. She's great." Mavis Staples 

Rick Trevino

Ricardo Treviño, Jr. (born May 16, 1971, in Houston, Texas), known professionally as Rick Trevino, is a Mexican American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Records in 1993, Trevino began his career that year with the release of his debut single, "Just Enough Rope", the first mainstream country music single to feature separate English and Spanish-language versions. The song was included on his debut album Dos Mundos; a self-titled album followed a year later. Trevino has charted a total of fourteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and recorded seven studio albums. His highest-charting single, "Running Out of Reasons to Run", spent one week at Number One in 1997.


Early years:

Trevino is the son of Ricardo Trevino, Sr., a Tejano musician, and Linda Chavez. His music career began when he started taking piano lessons at the age of five. He plays rhythm guitar as well as keyboards.

Trevino graduated from Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. Although he was offered a baseball scholarship to Memphis State University, Trevino chose instead to study music at Texas A&M University. While a student, he played his brand of country music in local clubs. In December 1991, a representative of the Sony label, Paul Jarosik, was stranded in Austin due to flooding conditions and visited a small club where Trevino regularly played. Although Trevino was not performing that evening, the representative saw several articles on the walls which praised Trevino. Employees of the club gave him a tape of Trevino's music, which the label representative then passed onto music producer Steve Buckingham. Buckingham made a special trip to Austin just to hear Trevino perform and signed him immediately to Sony. Trevino left school to pursue his music career.

1993: Dos Mundos:

At the insistence of Columbia Records, his first album, Dos Mundos was an almost entirely Spanish country album. Trevino, who is not a native Spanish speaker and needed lessons before he could record the album, was displeased with the decision. "I didn't like that a bit because I didn't want people to think I was a Tejano artist...Everybody thinks I'm a Tejano singer crossing over to the country format." The album was certified gold.

1993-1995: Rick Trevino:

Seven months later, in 1994, Sony released his first English album, Rick Trevino.Rick Trevino was certified gold (selling over 500,000 copies) and featured two Number One hits, "She Can't Say I Didn't Cry" and "Doctor Time." His debut single, "Just Enough Rope" ("Bastante Cordón"), appeared in English on Rick Trevino and in Spanish on Dos Mundos, while a version of the song which combined the two languages was also released to radio. This became the first mainstream country single to be released in both English and Spanish. The album's third single, "She Can't Say I Didn't Cry", became Trevino's first chart-topper, spending one week at the top of the Gavin Report country singles charts.

1995-1996: Looking for the Light:

The follow-up English album, Looking for the Light, was released in 1995 and included the top-ten hit "Bobbie Ann Mason." Trevino also recorded a Spanish version of the album, titled Un Rayo de Luz ("A Ray of Light").

In the late 1990s he joined an all-star group of Mexican-American singers, including members of Los Lobos, Freddy Fender, Ruben Ramos, and Flaco Jimenez, to create the supergoup Los Super Seven. The group won a Grammy in 1998 for Best Mexican-American Music Performance for their self-titled debut album. Another two albums followed - Canto in 2001 (also released live on DVD) and Heard It On The X in 2005 (both albums included Raul Malo of The Mavericks among others).

1996-1997: Learning as You Go:

Trevino's 1996 album Learning as You Go, produced his first and only Billboard Number One single in "Running Out of Reasons to Run". As with Looking for the Light, Learning As You Go also featured a separate Spanish-language version, titled Mi Vida Eres Tú ("My Life Is You").

1998: Departure from Sony:

Trevino asked to leave his contract with Sony in the hopes of moving in a different musical direction. Sony refused to release him from the contract, and Trevino cut a new album and released the single "Only Lonely Me" in 1998. Before the album could be released, Sony fired Trevino, and the album was shelved. The same year Trevino appeared on compilation CD Tribute To Tradition (released on Columbia label) with a cover version of "City Lights" (#1 country classic recorded by Ray Price in 1958).

1999-2002: Continued touring and Mi Son:

Undaunted, Trevino continued to tour and released a Spanish-language album, Mi Son, that contained only ballads and had little hint of his country music roots. Without a new album or record deal, however, Trevino's touring schedule slowed, and most of his band quit.

During this time Trevino began collaborating with Raul Malo, former frontman of country band The Mavericks. The two had met while working on the second Los Super Seven album. Their collaborations helped bring Trevino to the attention of producer Paul Worley, who helped Trevino get a contract with Warner Brothers.

2002-2004: In My Dreams:

For his next album, In My Dreams, Trevino "wanted to do a country record that had a Latin flavor to it." He wrote or cowrote every song on the album except for the final track, a cover of the Bryan Adams song "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" The title track, "In My Dreams" became a single and remained on the charts for twenty weeks, falling just shy of the Top 40 on the Billboard country charts (although it reached a peak of #34 on the Radio & Records country charts). Trevino was disappointed with the final ranking, but said the album "opened a lot of doors for me. It made people take me a little more seriously than 'Bobbie Ann Mason.'"

2004-Present: Single releases and Whole Town Blue:

Trevino's Warner Brothers single release, "Separate Ways," failed to reach the Top 40 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Personal life

Trevino currently resides in the Austin area with his wife, Karla, and their children. He was featured in the 2007 Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas calendar.

Blue Hole Concerts For The Park began in 2012 as a non-profit fund raiser for

Blue Hole Regional Park
Sponsored by

The Friends of Blue Hole

Peter Way, Director and President, Jim Braniff, Director Marilee Wood,  Stephen Klepfer, Executive Director

Director Bob Dussler, Treasurer Tevis Grinstead, Director, Suzanne McCord, Director Andy Sansom, Director
Mel Hildebrandt, Director David Berman, Director
Stephen Thurber, Advisory Director

Valarie Bristol, Advisory Director


 The idea is to bring live music to this beautiful 126 acre park. The purpose of this concert is to raise money for the continued support, protection, and mindful eco-conscious development of Blue Hole Regional Park. Our mission is to celebrate and enjoy one of nature's gifts through art and music. Last years event was a great success! A big thank you to all who attended, produced, managed, and performed at this event. Our performers from last year included
Monte Montgomery, Slaid Cleaves, Eric Tessmer, Amada Mora Jones and Jill Jones.  The sound was provided by local musician and producer John Price. All of these artists either donated or performed at a discounted rate, to benefit the park. Without these artists last year would not have been a success. 

This year concerts for the park will be a three day event beginning with an opening concert at the swimming hole stage on Friday, June 7th featuring Elizabeth Lee, Susan Gibson, and Hal Ketchum and Sahara Smith  from 5pm- 10pm. This will be a catered event with limited seating available. During this concert there will be a silent auction featuring an incredible selection of art and craft from local Wimberley Artists. All proceeds from this event will go to support Blue Hole Regional Park. You can learn more about Blue Hole Regional Park at

On Saturday, June 8th Blue Hole Regional Park will Host 9 Bands from 11am-10pm on one stage. Two date, we have booked the following artist ; Ruthie Foster, Rick Trevino, Texas Renegade, Eric Tessmer Band, Travis Walker Band, Susan Arbuckle Band, Opie Hendrix, Spilt Milk,and T-Bone and the Bluetones.  We are continuing to build the line-up for this day so stay tuned. This will be a great event for the family as Blue Hole will be open for swimming during the concert until 5pm and kids 11 and under will get for $10. Kids under 3 get in free. 
If you or your Band are interested in playing this years
Concerts for The Park
please contact
Rhett Ryan @ 512-925-1372

On Sunday, June 8th  Blue Hole Concerts For The Park will Host Folk and Gospel Musicians all day with Big Daddy Weave Headlining from 5-7pm. This event will wrap our weekend of music for the Benefit of Blue Hole Regional Park. During the event enjoy music from local musicians Carrie Ann, Walker Pickens, Justin Black and Chris Kipp. This will be a great event for the family as kids 12 and under will get in for $10. Stay to swim through out the day.












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