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Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider


Eclectic Austin musician Bob Schneider will headline Central Texas Medical Center’s annual Hats Off For Hospice barbecue next month.

The event is 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at the Texas Old Town events center, 205 Roland Ln in Kyle.

Schneider combines traces of funk, country, rock and folk for a trans-genre style that has charged 15 solo albums. His sixteenth, “Burden of Proof,” is scheduled for release in May. Schneider has won two dozen Austin Music Awards including Band of the Year twice, Musician of the Year five times and Album of the Year three times.

In addition to Schneider, the event will feature children’s’ activities like hayrides, a photo booth, face-painting and a Moonwalk.

In its eighth year, the fundraiser supports CTMC Hospice’s “Dream A Dream Program,” which grants patients’ last wish. The program has arranged a ride in a hot air balloon, a family portrait and a wedding, said Lisa Adams, the hospice’s spokesperson. The fundraiser is catered by sponsor Black’s BBQ.

Live auction items include a framed jersey signed by Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin and Houston Texan Arian Foster; a football signed by New England Patriot Tom Brady; and guitars signed by George Strait and Alan Jackson. The event also features a silent auction and a raffle for a trip to Ruidoso, N.M.

For information, call 512-754-6159 or visit the event’s website here.


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3 thoughts on “Bob Schneider to perform for hospice benefit

  1. Since I was lambasting City staff for not supporting local businesses when awarding contracts, I think it’s only fair to criticize CTMC when they choose to have an event like this in Kyle instead of San Marcos.
    Not only is the event in Kyle, but they’re using an out-of-town vendor to cater the event as well.

    While I do believe this is a worthy event, it loses a lot of its attractiveness to me because of this. I believe it’s important for our local government, our local charities, and our local business leaders to support local businesses whenever possible.

    Was there no place in San Marcos to have this event? Was there no restaurant in San Marcos to cater this event?

  2. I may be wrong, but I think CTMC Hospice covers most of (if not all of) Hays County, not just San Marcos. I’ve not had any personal dealings with Hospice, but the few friends and family that have received services from Hospice have only positive, caring and loving statements regarding Hospice.

    “The fundraiser is catered by sponsor Black’s BBQ.” Perhaps there were no restaurants in San Marcos who volunteered to sponsor the event in a catering fashion. Texas Old Town has a San Marcos phone number, pretty darn close to San Marcos. Perhaps Texas Old Town gave a discounted rate; maybe better than any venue could offer in San Marcos.

    I’ve already purchased my tickets for this worthy cause. To me this is about giving and donating, not about venues or who provides the food. Let’s look at the bigger picture.

    I hope this is a huge success!

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