March 10, 2017
You know you’re a true Texan if you’ve ever enjoyed live music while two-stepping across the floor of a Texas Dance Hall. If you haven’t been lucky enough to experience this – your luck is about to change!
Moonshine Sweet Tea is proud to be a sponsor of the Texas Dance Hall Tour which kicks off Monday, March 20, and continues through Sunday, March 26, 2017. The 7-day tour is being organized by Grammy-award winning producer and musician, Ray Benson, in support of Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc., a non-profit effort dedicated to preserving the iconic venues that were once the heart of so many rural Texas communities.
”We have always wanted to do a tour showcasing our Texas Dance Halls. When I moved to Texas in the early 70’s, the Dance Hall scene was hoppin’, and it was where we learned how to entertain and keep people dancing for 3-4 hours a night,” said Ray Benson. “There wouldn’t be what is called “Texas Music” without our Dance Halls. From Bob Wills, Willie Nelson to George Strait, Texas Dance Halls were and are the breeding ground for our Texas Music Icons.”
Moonshine Sweet Tea is excited to be the official non-alcoholic beverage for this unique “land cruise” that allows music fans to board a bus and experience some of the best dance halls in Central Texas.
“It’s a way to enjoy great live entertainment and learn about these iconic music venues while sipping on some delicious Moonshine Sweet Tea,” said CEO Remmy Castillo. “With our company’s deep Texas roots, we are proud to help preserve dance halls that reflect our state’s rich history and music.”
Tickets for the Texas Dance Hall Tour are available – including the popular Weekend Only Package. Stops on the tour include the Twin Sister Dance Hall in Blanco and the Luckenbach Dance Hall in Fredericksburg.
About Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc.
The TDHP promotes public awareness and use of Texas dance halls as living venues for community assembly, music, and social dancing; keeps an inventory of all traditional dance halls in Texas, including those that have been lost; documents and publishes the history of Texas dance halls, individually and as a collection of resources, for the purposes of education and outreach; serves as a clearinghouse for information that can aid the preservation of Texas dance halls; provides assistance to list dance halls on the National Register of Historic Places or to complete grant applications for preservation projects; and provides financial, technical, or organizational assistance for the restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation of historic dance halls.
About Moonshine Sweet Tea
Moonshine Sweet Tea started in 1946 out in the Texas Hill Country, in the small town of Mason, Texas, by Leo Cobb Porter: the great grand-dad of Joele Porter. The mission to make a much sweeter and more robust tea started with late night brewing, earning this “outlaw brew” its name way back then. Today Moonshine is still brewed, one kettle at a time using only hand-picked black tea leaves, clean filtered water and 100% cane sugar. Nothing else. Founder Leo Cobb Porter’s great grandson still puts his seal of approval on every batch of this non-alcoholic Moonshine. You’ll taste the difference in its unique flavored teas, in addition to unsweet and a concentrated bottle. Every bottle of Moonshine Sweet Tea that’s sold, contributes to Moonshine’s corporate commitment to donate money directly to children’s charities across the country.e the