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Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe

Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe Introducing Smithville's newest Wine Bar and Live Music venue. Our goal is to provide an opportunit

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Come check out this wonderful event.
09/21/2022

Come check out this wonderful event.

IMPORTANT HEALTH ALERT - Neurologists have discovered that listening to live music regularly has incredibly positive eff...
09/21/2022

IMPORTANT HEALTH ALERT - Neurologists have discovered that listening to live music regularly has incredibly positive effects on our brain and our general health. Listening to music stimulates distinct areas of the brain, increasing dopamine production, regulating mood, reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure and pain levels, and helping with sleep disorders. All of those benefits are enhanced greatly when that music is performed live in front of you. Increased social interaction, lower stress hormones, and positive mental feelings that are higher than yoga and dog walking can help increase life expectancy by up to nine years.
Add the antioxidants found in red wine, the cardio from dancing, and the emotional lift from getting together with friends and the best thing you can do for your overall health might just be a night out at the Fat Cat. Come test this theory Saturday Night at 7pm when Miss Lavelle White's backing band "The L men" return with Austin's Blues Musician of the Year, Oscar Ornelas. This music will definitely get those neurons firing and your butt up and dancing. See you there....for your health!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/397824633187

It's just about time for the party to start in Smithville! Oscar and the L-men will be hitting the stage Saturday Night....
09/19/2022

It's just about time for the party to start in Smithville! Oscar and the L-men will be hitting the stage Saturday Night. Known internationally as the backing band for Miss Lavelle White, these guys play that old school Funk and Blues that gets you up and dancing. Oscar just returned from a major tour of Europe and the release of his latest album. This will be a great show so get a group of friends together and make it an event to remember.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/397824633187

09/18/2022

Alyssa Hankey live now at the Fat Cat.

09/18/2022

Free show happening right now with Alyssa Hankey. Come check her out. She's got an incredible voice.

Last night's wine class "olfactorium" was a great success with a lot of enthusiastic people expanding their palate and e...
09/16/2022

Last night's wine class "olfactorium" was a great success with a lot of enthusiastic people expanding their palate and exploring the aromatic diversity of some delicious wine. If you missed out this time or just want to do it again, more classes are being scheduled as we speak.

Alyssa Hankey, traveling here from Philly, will be performing a free show Saturday Night and will be joined by Erica Mic...
09/14/2022

Alyssa Hankey, traveling here from Philly, will be performing a free show Saturday Night and will be joined by Erica Michelle. To make sure you get a seat reserve tickets at the link below.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/388882426807

We have a great week coming up with Game Night on Wednesday, Lori's Olfactorium wine class on Thursday, Bluegrass Group ...
09/12/2022

We have a great week coming up with Game Night on Wednesday, Lori's Olfactorium wine class on Thursday, Bluegrass Group "Sugar Tree Band." On Saturday Afternoon and Philadelphia Native "Alyssa Hankey" Saturday Night. Lots of great food features and huge selection of wine. Come visit us this week.

We are hiring for the back of the house at the Fat Cat. Come work with us! Great atmosphere and a fun team. Call 281-236...
09/11/2022

We are hiring for the back of the house at the Fat Cat. Come work with us! Great atmosphere and a fun team. Call 281-236-8007

09/11/2022

Roots Rock band Belldiver from Austin just started playing here at the Fat Cat. Get down here and join the party.

Belldiver is a unique band. They have a  sound reminiscent of early R. E. M. , Wilco, and Son Volt, with a dash of Lucin...
09/09/2022
Belldiver - Drive Another Day (Official Music Video)

Belldiver is a unique band. They have a sound reminiscent of early R. E. M. , Wilco, and Son Volt, with a dash of Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle. They have six members that create a full rich sound complete with keyboards, sax, a lot of backing vocals. Lastly, they play mostly original songs instead of relying on cover songs. This is a super fun show with very talented musicians that really like to hang out together and interact with their fans. Don't miss the show tomorrow Sat. September 10th 7-9.
To hear one if their songs check out this video
https://youtu.be/Fo95VLM0_9Y

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/388357456607

Official Video for Drive Another Day from our debut EP "In the V***r" now available at http://belldiver.bandcamp.com or streaming on Spotify, Amazon, Apple M...

Still a few tickets left for Larry Wilson and Jeff Haney on Friday Night. This will be an incredible collaboration. http...
09/07/2022
Friday Night Blues with Larry Wilson and special guest Jeff Haney

Still a few tickets left for Larry Wilson and Jeff Haney on Friday Night. This will be an incredible collaboration. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/388360295097
On Saturday we have one of my favorite bands as Belldiver returns. This 6 piece alt Country/ roots rock band, playing mostly original songs, harkens back to the early days of R.E.M., Wilco, and Son Volt. This is a band on the rise, and definitely worth checking out.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/388357456607

Larry Wilson and the Larrylanders host their monthly jam session Friday Night Blues at the Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe. Come enjoy.

We have something for every taste coming up in the next few weeks. This Saturday the incredible Soul Man Sam brings his ...
09/02/2022

We have something for every taste coming up in the next few weeks. This Saturday the incredible Soul Man Sam brings his full SMS band and his feisty brand of Soul, Blues, and Funk. Next Friday, Sept. 9th Larry Wilson returns for Friday Night Blues with special guest Smithville's Jeff Haney. On Saturday the 10th roots rock band Belldiver comes back to the Fat Cat for a night of original music in the vein of R.E.M., Wilco, and Son Volt. On the following Saturday we have two bands as Bluegrass trio Sugar Tree Band play a free show from 1-3 and Philadelphia native Allysa Hankey plays from 7-9. She's inspired by Dylan, Cash, Springsteen, and Tom Petty but sings like Melissa Etheridge.
Come experience this diverse array of talent for yourself and bring a group of friends to make it a party to remember.

09/01/2022

Don't forget tonight is the Young Artists Series. Come support the next generation of Smithvilles musicians.

Our kitchen staff has been killing it lately, so we finally got them some new uniforms so they can look as good as they ...
08/26/2022

Our kitchen staff has been killing it lately, so we finally got them some new uniforms so they can look as good as they cook. Stop by and give them some love.

08/25/2022
Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe

Want to get your nose into some serious wine? On Sept. 15th Lori will be hosting an Olfactorium- a class dedicated to the exploration of wine aromas. By discovering the diverse scents and smells of different grape varieties, you can unlock a greater understanding of the hidden world inside your glass. The Olfactorium contains at least 50 different scents to explore, plenty of wine to try and some yummy food for pairing. Plus it's just a whole lot of fun. Class goes from 6-8 and the cost is $75. Call Lori for reservations.

Introducing Smithville's newest Wine Bar and Live Music venue. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to try unique and hard to find wines in a cozy yet intimate atmosphere, while listening to amazing music.

Soul Man Sam is coming back next week and if you haven't seen this amazing performer get your tickets today! Sam grew up...
08/25/2022

Soul Man Sam is coming back next week and if you haven't seen this amazing performer get your tickets today! Sam grew up in Memphis, was raised on the music of Beale Street and performed with all the great soul singers of the era. After a long detour in Alaska, he came and conquered Texas. He's now a living legend and a musical memory of a better time. His voice can still inspire and elevate and his down home humor will crack you up. Don't miss this event!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/382277661777

ATTENTION ALL TEACHERS - As an educator of 30 years, I know how stressful the first week back can be. Come decompress fo...
08/24/2022

ATTENTION ALL TEACHERS - As an educator of 30 years, I know how stressful the first week back can be. Come decompress for a few hours after school this Friday at the Fat Cat with your colleagues and get primed for the journey ahead. We'll have $5 wine and champagne on all open bottles (up to $13 value) and offer a meat/cheese/dip trio appetizer for two for only $12. Bring some friends and your school ID (any local district)
EVERYONE ELSE- Stop by and buy a teacher a drink or an appetizer. Support these folks as they prepare for another year with all our kiddos.

Game night tonight. Play Chess, backgammon, or any game you want to bring. Weekly Features are Ribeye or New York Strip ...
08/24/2022

Game night tonight. Play Chess, backgammon, or any game you want to bring.
Weekly Features are Ribeye or New York Strip steaks with sides.
Ahi Tuna Wraps
Bison BBQ Burgers.

NextDoor just announced that the Fat Cat has been awarded a Neighborhood Favorite designation for 2022, as voted on by o...
08/23/2022

NextDoor just announced that the Fat Cat has been awarded a Neighborhood Favorite designation for 2022, as voted on by our community. Thanks so much for all the support everyone has given us over the last two years. It means a lot to us.
-Be careful out there today as all the kids are going back to school today in Smithville.

Take a look at our Fall Music Schedule at the Fat Cat. We're lucky enough to attract some of the best artists around to ...
08/21/2022

Take a look at our Fall Music Schedule at the Fat Cat. We're lucky enough to attract some of the best artists around to play in this historic, intimate venue. Come enjoy the unbeatable wine list, delicious food, and amazing music.
Sign up for our newsletter on our website for newly added shows, weekly featured food dishes, and lots more.
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We have a special Blues Guitarist tonight as the Chris Ruest Band makes their Fat Cat debut. Described as savage but sop...
08/20/2022

We have a special Blues Guitarist tonight as the Chris Ruest Band makes their Fat Cat debut. Described as savage but sophisticated guitar playing, the Connecticut native has been attracting attention in Texas.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top said that "You all are what the Blues needs now!"
Tom Hysop said "The essence of blues tradition, past, present and future, is in good hands with Chris Ruest".
With 6 acclaimed albums under his belt. Chris has a lot of material to draw from. Check him out tonight from 7-9.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/388226545047

Steak tonight! Come out and enjoy a great glass of wine and dine on some great steaks! Your choice of strip, ribeye, way...
08/19/2022

Steak tonight! Come out and enjoy a great glass of wine and dine on some great steaks! Your choice of strip, ribeye, waygu, or bison ribeye. Supplies limited

08/13/2022

We are hiring! Great atmosphere and we are a growing company. Come by or call us at 281-236-8007 for details

08/10/2022

This week we are bringing back an all-star line-up of our most fan favorites. Our featured dishes are:
Fried Calamari
Grilled Snapper with Hatch Pepper sauce
Quail Egg Carbonara with Shrimp or Chicken
Spicy Sesame Ginger Ahi Tuna Wraps
Bacon Bison BBQ Burger

pics coming soon.
Don't forget tonight is Game Night!

Jacqui Walker is coming back to to sing this week at the Fat Cat. Jacqui has such a powerful, expressive voice and blend...
08/08/2022

Jacqui Walker is coming back to to sing this week at the Fat Cat. Jacqui has such a powerful, expressive voice and blends her gift effortlessly with the talented guitar playing of Glenn Rexach. Thus is a fun night with a more relaxed feel. Call for reservations or hit the link below for tickets.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/331879870627

Kathy and the Kilowatts will be bringing their full band and playing songs from their new album "Fully Charged". This al...
08/05/2022

Kathy and the Kilowatts will be bringing their full band and playing songs from their new album "Fully Charged". This album has been rising up the blues charts all year and their last record was nominated for a Grammy. Come hear this exciting band play live at the Fat Cat.

Only 2 more days to vote for Best of Bastrop County. If you haven't already logged in and voted, please do. We're nomina...
07/29/2022
Bastrop County's Best

Only 2 more days to vote for Best of Bastrop County. If you haven't already logged in and voted, please do. We're nominated for a bunch of categories and would really appreciate your support.
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Double header concert today Sugar Tree Band from 1-3 and Birdlegg from 7-9. If you love you some bluegrass and are out s...
07/23/2022

Double header concert today Sugar Tree Band from 1-3 and Birdlegg from 7-9. If you love you some bluegrass and are out shopping this afternoon , check out Sugar Tree for there free concert. Tonight Birdlegg brings all the energy and swagger of an authentic Blues Legend. Can't miss with either.

07/16/2022

Unfortunately our singer Elisa Jade was just in a traffic accident and will not be able to perform tonight. There is still great food and a lot of wine to sample tonight so come on by.

Did you know we have a selection of over 130 wines here at the Fat Cat and that Lori is a certified Wine Specialist? She...
07/16/2022

Did you know we have a selection of over 130 wines here at the Fat Cat and that Lori is a certified Wine Specialist? She's worked in every end of the Wine Business from retail to distributor to national sales for multiple wineries. She's been a judge at the Houston Livestock Rodeo Wine Competition since it started almost 20 years ago. If you really like wine and want an expert to find that perfect glass for you, at ridiculously reasonable prices this is the place.
Support us in the Best of Bastrop voting by logging in and selecting us for "Best Wine Selection"

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If you haven't been to the Fat Cat lately for lunch or dinner, then you are truly missing out. If you have, then please ...
07/15/2022

If you haven't been to the Fat Cat lately for lunch or dinner, then you are truly missing out. If you have, then please log in and vote for us for Best in Bsstrop County at https://bastropcountysbest.com

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301 Main St.
Smithville, TX
78957

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(281) 236-8007

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Billy J and I are planning a great show...hope to see you this Friday at the Fat Cat Lounge! https://www.facebook.com/events/338173068218953
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Austin got a whole 🥘 full of Blues for ya:⬇️ Thu Dec 9, 2021 4pm W. C. Clark @ Buck's Backyard Where: Buck's Backyard, 1750 Farm to Market 1626, Buda, TX 78610, USA 8pm Thursdays with Alan Haynes @ Poodies Roadhouse Where: Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse, 22308 State Hwy 71, Spicewood, TX 78669, USA 10pm SoulfFood Plays the Blues @ Seven Grand Austin Where: Seven Grand, 405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:30am Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan @ C-Boy's Where: C-Boy's Heart & Soul, 2008 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA 5:30pm Howlin' Waters @ Steiner's Where: Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, 5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd, Austin, TX 78732, USA 6pm Sonny Wolf @ Suds Monkey Brewing Where: Suds Monkey Brewing Co. (Brewery & Pizza), 12024 US-290, Austin, TX 78737, USA 6:30pm The Blues Specialists @ The Continental Club Where: 1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA 7pm Friday Night Blues, Brews, & BBQ with The Larry Harris Band Where: 307 E. Braker Lane, Austin, TX 7pm Spicewood Blues Connection @ Pizzeria Sorellina Where: 23526 State Hwy 71, Spicewood, TX Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:30pm Debra Watson and the Smokin' Aces @ Central Market South Where: Central Market, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78745, USA 7pm Matthew Robinson @ Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe Where: Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe, 301 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957, USA 8pm Gary Cain Band w/ opener: Alex Winters Band @ Black Sparrow Where: Black Sparrow Music Parlor, 113 W 2nd St, Taylor, TX 76574, USA 8pm Sha Alheem @ The Skylark Lounge Where: The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78722, USA Sun Dec 12, 2021 2pm Sunday Blues, Brews, & BBQ with The Larry Harris Band Where: 307 E. Braker Lane, Austin, TX Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:30pm The Peterson Brothers @ The Continental Club Where: 1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA 8pm Blue Monday Blues Jam @ Historic Victory Grill Where: Historic Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA 8pm Blue Monday with Soulman Sam Evans & the S.M.S. Band @ Antone's Where: Antone's Nightclub, 305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA 8pm The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band @ Sagebrush Where: Sagebrush, 5500 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745, USA Tue Dec 14, 2021 12am Blue Monday Blues Jam @ Victory Grill Where: Historic Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA 5pm WC Clark at Giddy Ups Where: 12010 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748 7pm Van Wilks @ Saxon Where: Saxon Pub, 1320 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA 7:45pm Breck's Open Blues Jam at Giddy Ups Where: 12010 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748 8pm Kathy Murray & the Kilowatts @ Sagebrush Austin Where: Sagebrush, 5500 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745, USA Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:30pm Lots of Blues @ C-Boy's Heart & Soul Where: 2008 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA 7pm Ace Pepper's Blues Jam @ Jack's Roadhouse Where: Jack's Roadhouse, 1625 Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
Hello! We are Blue Midnight and Friday, September 17th we will bring you an EPIC Blues Rock show with songs from Otis Rush and Etta James to some EXCEPTIONAL Soul music and the Mighty Led Zeppelin! We'll be playing from 7 until 9:30pm so, come grab some grub, your favorite beverage and jam out with the band! Featuring the John Bonham of Blue Midnight Grady Humble on drums, the incomparable Eric Przygocki on bass, Frank Craven(Frankie FingerZ) on guitar and adding a little Robert Plant into the vocal, Luci Craven on vocals. $10 to get in. It's going to be an AWESOME night for the Blues in the town of Smithville. Come out to see us, you won't be disappointed! It's my BIRTHDAY SHOW! 🥳
Hello! We are Blue Midnight and Friday, September 17th we will bring you an EPIC Blues Rock show with songs from Little Walter and Janis Joplin to some EXCEPTIONAL Soul music and the Mighty Led Zeppelin! We'll be playing until 9:30pm so, come grab some grub, your favorite beverage and jam out with the band! Featuring the John Bonham of Blue Midnight Grady Humble on drums, the incomparable Eric Przygocki on bass, Frank Craven(Frankie FingerZ) on guitar and adding a little Robert Plant into the vocal, Luci Craven on vocals. $10 to get in. It's going to be an AWESOME night for the Blues in the town of Smithville. Come out to see us, you won't be disappointed! It's my BIRTHDAY SHOW!🎉 🤘
Hello! We are Blue Midnight and Friday, September 17th we will bring you an EPIC Blues Rock show with songs from Otis Rush and Etta James to some EXCEPTIONAL Soul music and the Mighty Led Zeppelin! We'll be playing until 9:30pm so, come grab some grub, your favorite beverage and jam out with the band! Featuring the John Bonham of Blue Midnight Grady Humble on drums, the incomparable Eric Przygocki on bass, Frank Craven(Frankie FingerZ) on guitar and adding a little Robert Plant into the vocal, Luci Craven on vocals. $10 to get in. It's going to be an AWESOME night for the Blues in the town of Smithville. Come out to see us, you won't be disappointed! It's my BIRTHDAY SHOW!🎉 🤘
Reconnected tour coming towards you this fall! 08/27 Monks Jazz 08/28 Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe 09/07 Austin Jazz Society 09/14 UMHB College of Visual & Performing Arts/ UMHB Music Department 09/15 Texas State University | Jazz Studies 09/16 Sam Houston State University
More pics! Huge thanks to Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe for having us out over the weekend. What a beautiful venue, great people and fantastic food. And amazing architecture in this historic old building - it created such an amazing atmosphere for a kickass night of music. 🎶 🎷 #belldiver #smithville #livemusicsmithvilletx #livemusicaustin #fatcatlounge #saxophone #saxophoneduet
Friday wine down • Come check out Smithville's newest Wine Bar and Live Music venue Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe with Belldiver taking the stage from 7-9pm 🎶 🎷 🍷