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Luckenbach

This tiny hill country hamlet where “Everybody’s Somebody” was established as a Trading Post in 1849 making it one of the oldest settlements in Gillespie County. The Post Office/General Store/Beer Joint, was first opened in 1886. In 1970, Luckenbach, which remained in the hands of the Engel family the whole time, fell into eclipse. Benno Engel retired as postmaster and placed an ad in the local paper: “TOWN FOR SALE”—lock, stock and dancehall. In 1977, Bobby Emmons and Chips Moman penned “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics)”, which became a massive hit for Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson, bringing Luckenbach to its ultimate worldwide fame. The legendary dance hall still hosts monthly dances by some of the best Texas musicians. Today, Luckenbach reflects an eclectic mix of it’s early history and an unrivaled legacy of great music that makes us feel that Everybody’s Somebody in Luckenbach! Head out on Sunday afternoons when you’ll hear any number of folks sitting around pickin’ on the guitar!

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