There’s a new country music joint on the island and it’s jumping into what can only be described as Galveston’s entertainment district.

The 2-Steppin Saloon is down at 2413 Strand, right by venues like Vanishing Point, Contenders, Crow’s Southwest Cantina and Brews Brothers. And, true to its name, the venue plans to feature country bands Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The venue is going into the old Stand Pizzeria space, which I was very sad to see close, and is the work of Diane Cowart of Crow’s Southwest Cantina. Crow’s has tons of live music and Cowart is going straight to work at the Saloon with two bands tonight and another two on Saturday.

Headlining tonight is the Chad Ware band:

And Saturday brings Brian Shayne:

I’m hoping this will be a cool new addition to the island’s music scene.

Skipping across downtown to a venue that’s been around for a while, the Old Quarter Acoustic Café is hosting Galveston’s own Robert Kuhn Friday night. Kuhn has a special guest coming to the island: Legendary Houston blue’s man Little Joe Washington.

I’ve seen these guys together — in fact, Kuhn once got me to play bass with Little Joe — and I’ve seen them bring a room to a standstill.

Should be a good weekend of music.

Here is the weekend lineup:



The Marty Monte Band – Loading Dock Too in Bacliff at 9 p.m.

Cassette Tape – Zone 504 in Kemah at 10 p.m.

Myrna Sanders – 517 Bar in Dickinson at 9 p.m.


Robert Kuhn; Little Joe Washington – Old Quarter Acoustic Café at 8 p.m.

Sherita Perez – Float Pool and Patio Bar at 10 p.m.

Marty Monte band – Crow’s Cantina at 4 p.m.

Ramzie Redd-20/20 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Chad Ware from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – 2 Steppin Saloon .

Shaun Michael – The Spot at 9 p.m.

The Line Up – Yaga’s at 10:30 p.m.


Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reef – Stingaree Restaurant in Crystal Beach at 7 p.m.



Jerry Diaz & Hanna’s Reff – Jackie’s Brickhouse in Kemah at 9 p.m.

Thee 007’s – Roger’s Bar and Grill in Kemah at 9 p.m.

Gaby Veray – Zone 504 in Kemah at 9 p.m.

Leannasarus Rez – Katie’s in Bacliff at 8 p.m.

BlueMoon Rock Band – Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack in Kemah at 2 p.m.


The Marty Monte Band – The Beach Hut at 3 p.m.

Shaun Michael – Brickhouse Tavern at 6 p.m.

Mesquite from 4 to 8 p.m. and Brian Shane from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – 2-Steppin Saloon.

Matt Begley & Bitter Whiskey – Woody’s Beach Bar at 3 p.m.

The Line Up – Yaga’s at 10:30 p.m.

Freddy Steady Krc and Emily Grace Berry – Old Quarter Acoustic Café at 8:30 p.m.


Jamie Talbert; Matt Stell; John Evans – Stingaree Restaurant in Crystal Beach. Music starts at 6 p.m.


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