"I've heard rumors that songwriter Ron Kewin has two new songs about Dripping Springs to introduce at Thirsty Thursday this week," said venue host Nancy Fierstien. "How appropriate, given the fact that Thirsty Thursday is a proud sponsor of the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival coming up this weekend!"
Fierstien's venue opens at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16, in the ranch house at DS Ranch Park off RR 12. The Songwriters Festival runs from Oct. 17-19 on Mercer Street. Fierstien's monthly venue just turned 7 years old in September. The Songwriters Festival, organized by Jim and Laurie Halfpenny, is making its debut.
Admission is always free to Thirsty Thursday programs. A good deal of entertainment is also offered free on Mercer Street this weekend, with paid admission concerts held on Friday and Saturday night.
"I'm excited about all of the opportunities people have to get acquainted with local talent in this area," Fierstien said. "When I heard that the festival was coming to town, I knew that Thirsty Thursday would simply have to offer its support!"
Her monthly gathering is open to area poets, songwriters, musicians and storytellers. She's constantly in search of featured guests, and an Open Mike segment is always offered. This month's suggested theme is "Before I Was A Butterfly...," but subject matter is not limited.
Thirsty Thursday is co-sponsored by The City of Dripping Springs and New Life Lutheran Church. Anyone needing more information can call 512-858-2024.
Thirsty Thursday schedule for 2014