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Written by Cody Box, for camphouseconcerts.com

Camp House Concerts is proud to present the 65 & Sides Society’s Fall Music Festival and Dinner on October 14th, 2017.  The power-packed lineup will deliver over 8 hours of great live music.  The SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse and Outlaw Country radio personality, Dallas Wayne will make his first appearance at the Camp House.  James Steinle will return to the Camp House to serenade the audience with his unique style while shining some light on his first full length album, "South Texas Homecoming".  The Texas County Music Association Finalists for Christian Country Songwriter of the Year, Kelly Kenning will be performing acoustically as he displays his powerful songwriting ability.  Rex Allen McNiel will be bringing nothing short of a power packed set as the Rex McNiel Band is sure to have everyone on their feet!

Read on for ticket information, lodging and more!

Concert Lineup

James Steinle   |    3:00-5:00 PM

AUTHENTIC. TEXAS. MUSIC.  Just three words needed to sum up the singer/songwriter, James Steinle.  He described his unique style as, “a style of Texas Country Music that fuses blends of Norteno, Tex-Mex, Tejano, Country and Western, Bluegrass, and Rock together into a style that is representative of me as an individual.”  Steinle, University of Texas-Austin graduate, was born in San Antonio, Texas, grew up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and spent some time in Landstuhl, Germany.  Later, he went on to say, “I have been fortunate enough to see many places in this wonderful world we inhabit.  I have always taken pride in being aware and observant, so many of my songs come from vivid memories I recall from different times in my life.”

When asked “Why do you do what you do?”, James said “There is a heavy burden and inherent responsibility placed on being a Folk singer/songwriter in Texas. Of all the greats, Guy, Terry, Townes, Rodney to name a few; their collective catalogue and feelings they are able to conjure is what keeps me constantly inspired and focused on becoming the best songwriter I can be.” Steinle says that he draws inspiration from the great characters of the world of songwriting- Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, Terry Allen, Ryan Bingham – and infuse my stories into the melodies they have helped me to hear.

Kelly Kenning   |   5:00-7:00 PM

Kelly Kenning is a native Texan, born with Country Music in his blood. At 14 years of age, Kelly began singing & playing country music in a little town called Alice.  Kenning has been named as one of the finalists for the Christian Country Songwriter of the Year by the Texas Country Music Association.

Kelly has recorded two CD's which held songs that hit various charts such as "She Beat the Cheat Of Me", "Pure Strait Country", "Daylight Wasting Time", "Memories of You", "Broken Bones", & "Nothing But Smoke".

Rex McNiel   |   7:00-9:00 PM & 10:00-11:00 PM

The Rex Allen McNiel Band will be rocking out the stage as the sole full-band performance that night.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas.  Grew up in rural Bexar County.  Rex was hooked on the guitar by the age of 8.  He Played and sang all through high school at local clubs and Texas Dancehalls.  After high school, he left Texas and toured the U.S. and Canada for four years.

Rex McNiel went on to enlist in the USAF (United States Air Force) and was accepted into the USAF Band for the next 10 years performing vocals and guitar.  He played lead guitar for many local bands and opened for legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, John Conlee, Steve Wariner, Marie Osmond, Dwight Yoakum and many others.  McNiel and his bad has over 40 years’ experience keeping the dance floor full.

The Rex McNiel Band will have everybody on their feet as they perform music from a wide variety of genres and decades!

Dallas Wayne   |     9:00-10:00 PM

Dallas is a singer, songwriter, radio, DJ, voice-over artist, actor and music producer who has performed throughout North America and Europe.  Ray Waddell from Billboard Music said this about Wayne, "If you don't get Dallas Wayne, you ain't country."  Wayne will be one of the most decorated artists to perform at the Camp House as he has a storied career with the awards to show for it.

Dallas Wayne was named the 2014 Ameripolitan Disc Jockey of the Year for his work with SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  Wayne was recently inducted into the Disc Jockey Hall of Fame by the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  When he is not pickin’ and writing music, you can listen to Dallas Wayne weekdays from noon to 6 p.m. eastern time on Willie’s Roadhouse, channel 59 and Tuesday thru Friday on Outlaw Country, channel 60 from 10 a.m. to noon eastern time, all on SiriusXM’s Satellite Radio.

The Camp House expects to hear music from his new album, “Songs The Jukebox Taught Me” while he entertains the audience with stories from his illustrious career.

The 65 & Sides Society

The Camp House is a live music venue hidden back in the brush of southern Texas and home to the exclusive 65 & Sides Society Concert Series.  Bringing friends and family together to create an unforgettable experience while enjoying the illustrious sounds of country music is the mission.  The Camp House's one-of-kind setting emits an intimate vibe reminiscent of a private house concert underneath a Big Texas Sky.

The 65 & Sides Society is a unique group of 65 couples or 130 total friends drawn together by the Camp House and its yard/private concert setting that delivers 65 side dishes plus over 6.5 hours of live music.  People enjoy music for various reasons and we believe it is important to experience a musician’s work in its purest form – live!

What makes the 65 & Sides Society different than other musical music loving groups or communities is the way they invoke a bond between their members by coming together over sides. Yep, sides!  At any 65 & Sides Society Concert Series, you’ll find a mouth-watering main course of brisket, cooked by award winning Cody Turberville, served with more than 50 side dishes and desserts.  Is there a better way to build a friendship than over music and food?  The Camp House doesn’t think so!


Tickets are offered to our 65 & Sides Society members first and then opened up to our wait-list members.  Ticket pricing is as follows: Couples (2-tickets) $65 + Side Dish and Singles (1-ticket) $35 + Side Dish.

There are only 130 Tickets, however, you can sign up to be on the wait-list.  The way the wait-list works is; when a club member chooses not continue his/her pair of tickets, their tickets are then offered to the next member on the wait list.  Your pair of tickets is yours for as long as you want them.  (Much like season tickets)  If you are unable to attend the event, no problem, you can give your tickets out to friends or family members.  You still own your spot for future events!

Want to join the waiting list?  By joining, you will be the first to hear of concerts and exclusive events. Since you are on the waiting list, you will be the first ones we turn to when we have extra tickets.  We tend to provide a limited number of guest passes for concerts and by being on the waiting lists, you just might be gifted those passes!  Join the list here!


This year, we are proud to announce that we will be working with All Tucked Inn in Nixon and Stockdale, TX!  All Tucked Inn will offer our guests a special rate when you mention “Camp House Concerts.” They will also offer a shuttle service to and from the Camp House.  For more information, please contact Jennifer at (830) 582-2100, or visit their website at www.alltuckedinncabins.com

See You There

Members of the 65 & Sides Society, mark your calendars for October 14th, 2017!  Gates open at 2:00 p.m.  Come out early to claim good parking and jump into a game of horseshoes, dominoes, washers, cards or just to visit.   Music will begin at 3:00 pm and is expected to last until nearly 11:00 or so out at The Camp House.  Members will leave The Camp House with an unforgettable experience!

This is a cost sharing event!  Not for profit!  All money is put into food, music, and everything needed to have the event!

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