Hosted by Texas Dance Hall Preservation and Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel with presenting sponsor Central Market, the official Texas Dance Hall Tour sets out to bring you the truest form of the Texas Dance Hall experience there is. Featuring the best in Texas music, there’s no doubt you’ll be two-stepping your way to an unforgettable weekend, and it all benefits TDHP, supporting our ever-expanding programs.
The Texas Dance Hall Tour aims to entertain, educate, and engage the public around Texas’ cultural and musical heritage. The great state of Texas is filled with historic dance halls. In the late 1800s and into the early 1900s, dance halls flourished, with as many as 1,000 halls built in Texas over the years. Although now fewer than 400 remain, there are more historic dance halls in the state of Texas than anywhere in the country. They represent authentic music, culture, and history.