Our Summer 2017 Issue

Written By: Greg Forest and Karyn Lyn


skinnyblueBAR2Welcome to the Summer 2017 Issue of Heart Beat. Hot fun in the summertime – those are our marching orders for the Hill Country’s busiest time. 100 pages of the best in music, dining, lodging and shopping in Central Texas!

Wondering where the best live music is this summer? Heart Beat has a two-page guide  on Page 82 to help you make your selections.

Anyone in the business will tell you that it can be a long hard struggle to keep afloat in the free magazine business. We have been fortunate to have great advertisers, some of whom have been with us since the first issue. We also couldn’t have made it this far without a talented and dedicated team of some of the Hill Country’s best writers.

From New Braunfels to Utopia, Uvalde to Wimberley, we have lined out the cream of the crop of summer events across the Hill Country. Some of the biggest outdoor venues are coming online already – The Kerrville Folk Festival,  The Roddy Tree Ranch, 11th Street Cowboy Bar, The House Pasture Concert Series, Gruene Hall, you name it – all have great Summer lineups to keep any music lovers listenin’ and dancin’ – check it out. We begin distributing our Summer the first week of June and it takes about a week to get them placed all over the Hill Country. If you find a distribution location that has run out of magazines, please give us a call (830) 746-8041 and we will be happy to restock you. Heart Beat literally flies off the shelves.

Don’t forget to sign up for our subscriber list and stay up to date on events and articles that you may not find in the print edition. Stay in the loop 24/7/365! We have also updated the Android app that gives you news updates, advertiser specials and advance notices on the best of Texas music. Download the app for any Android portable device. We are very serious about using the technology to better server our readership and community. Take a look at our competitors web sites and you will see how seriously we take. Hey while your at it – drop by Facebook and shoot us a like.

If you would like to promote your venue or event, we will give you a free plug the week of the event if you let us know its coming up. First come, first serve – just email events@texasheartbeat.com. We also have lots of other affordable options for web promotions should you want to start your event promotion earlier.

You, as a reader, can help Heart Beat by letting our great advertisers know that you heard about their products and services through Heart Beat. Our advertisers support the magazine and we only ask that our readers support them. So just walk in and say “Hey! I saw you in Heart Beat!” and make our day. Hey! Buy something and make our advertiser’s day too.



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