Strap on your boots and pull on a swim suit, because Two Tons of Steel is playing at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels! This local rockabilly group is taking the Lagoon stage on Saturday, July 27th for the Rock the Bahn music festival. Known for blending Americana and Texas Country sounds together, Two Tons of Steel have been a San Antonio favorite for years. Keep reading to learn more about their history and why we are ecstatic to have them playing at Schlitterbahn.
The Legend of Two Tons
Two Tons of Steel grew in popularity during the late nineties, packing local bars and hangouts throughout the Alamo city. In 1996, they scored the cover of Billboard Magazine and shot into stardom. With a sponsorship deal with Lone Star Beer, they began travelling outside of Texas to play shows. Many people embraced their unique Texas sound, reaching the Grand Ole’ Opry in Nashville and various European tours.
For the last 24 years, they have played the Two Ton Tuesday Show live from Gruene Hall. They have drawn over 230,000 fans from this annual summer event. They have earned a number of awards including “Best Country Band” by the San Antonio current ten times!
Kevin Geil rocks on vocals, Jake “Sidecar” Marchese strums on the Upright Bass, Will Owen-Gade shreds on lead guitar and Rich Alcorta pounds on drums. Together they make Two Tons of Steel and they are bringing original Texas Country to Rock the Bahn.
Want to hear that Texas Country sound? Take a look at their music video for Not That Lucky:
Ready to two-step your way on over to Rock the Bahn? We are thrilled to have these local country legends take over the Lagoon stage. Follow all the social media links below for updates on the band. Don’t forget that Two Tons of Steel are playing on Saturday, July 27th at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels in the original park. Grab your waterpark tickets, and we’ll see y’all there!