Gruene Hall celebrated its 45th anniversary under current ownership in May at 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels.

Built in 1878, the hall is Texas’ oldest continually operating dance hall and has hosted well-known musicians such as Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and the Dixie Chicks.

The hall was purchased in 1975 by Pat Molak and opened with business partner Mary Jane Nalley.

The venue reopened May 22 after being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus.