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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 opportunity to try unique and hard to find wines in a cozy yet intimate atmosphere, while listening to amazing music.

Operating as usual

Great to see and hear Soul Man Sam again Saturday night as he destroyed the place with his amazing  voice and his sense ...
03/14/2022

Great to see and hear Soul Man Sam again Saturday night as he destroyed the place with his amazing voice and his sense of humor. For more laughs come check out our first Comedy night this Friday night at 7. We have 5 comedians performing and it should be a lot of fun.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/293160389617

Tickets still available for both Larry Wilson on Friday and Soul Man Sam on Saturday. Two great shows by two great artis...
03/11/2022

Tickets still available for both Larry Wilson on Friday and Soul Man Sam on Saturday. Two great shows by two great artists. Soul food specials this week as we are serving Ham and Beans, Southern Fried Catfish Nuggets, and Liver and Onions, plus all our regular menu items. Come sample the best wine list anywhere between Austin and Houston with 155 different wine choices and plenty of craft beer options as well.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/243223848077

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/266405876147

Anyone out there feel like meeting a living legend tonight. Texas Music Hall of Fame member Ernie Durawa, drummer for th...
03/05/2022

Anyone out there feel like meeting a living legend tonight. Texas Music Hall of Fame member Ernie Durawa, drummer for the Texas Tornadoes and Delbert McClinton will be playing at the Fat Cat Lounge tonight. He'll be signing copies of his autobiography and CDs before and after the show. Know then song "Hey Baby Que Paso", known as the San Antonio National Anthem? Thats Ernie on drums with Freddy Fender, Doug Sahm, and Flaco Jimenez. He's played on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Show, Austin City Limits, and dozens of other shows. He's played with Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, and hundreds more. I could go on and on but come talk to him yourself.
He's playing tonight with Blues guitarist Murali Coryell, son of Jazz great Larry Coryell, who has had an amazing career himself. He's made over 10 critically acclaimed albums and has flown in from his home in New York to play with Ernie. They are joined by bassist Chris Alcaraz and will absolutely blow you away. Come meet these phenomenal musicians for yourself and enjoy an intimate evening out with great food, the best wine list around and plenty of premium beer,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/266409035597

Come out tonight to hear Kathy and The Kilowatts at the Fat Cat Lounge starting at 7pm. Their new CD is currently the #2...
03/04/2022

Come out tonight to hear Kathy and The Kilowatts at the Fat Cat Lounge starting at 7pm. Their new CD is currently the #2 Blues Album in the Country. Listen to Kathy's sultry voice and Bill "Monster" Jones on guitar while they play a duet set. Come early for some delicious Cajun Food specials or some of the great food on our regular menu.

03/02/2022

The Fat Cat Lounge will be closed all day today on Ash Wednesday. See you tomorrow.

Soul Man Sam is Back!!! Come out to the Fat Cat Lounge on Saturday March 12th to see one of the greatest showman we have...
03/01/2022

Soul Man Sam is Back!!! Come out to the Fat Cat Lounge on Saturday March 12th to see one of the greatest showman we have left. Sam's voice is simply astonishing and his band is phenomenal, together trandporting us all back to a simpler time. Sam will make you swoon to the soulful ballads, dance to the classic hits, and laugh out loud with his slightly wicked humor. With tickets only $25, this event will sell out quickly, so get yours now.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/243223848077

If you missed Drumming Legend Ernie Durawa teaming up with Guitar great Murali Coryell a few months ago, you missed quit...
02/28/2022
Ernie Durawa and Murali Coryell

If you missed Drumming Legend Ernie Durawa teaming up with Guitar great Murali Coryell a few months ago, you missed quite a show. Ernie played for decades with The Texas Tornados with Freddy Fender, Doug Sahm, and Flaco Jimenez. He went on to work with everyone fron Bonnie Raitt to Elvis Costello.
Murali, Son of Jazz great Larry Coryell, has had an incredible career as well, as a virtuoso guitarist. Sounding like an edgier John Mayer, he has recorded 10 critically acclaimed albums and played with everyone from George Thorogood to Wilson Pickett.
Come hear these two incredible musicians joined by bassist Chris Alcaraz Saturday March 5th from 7-9. Here's a video of them playing "Hideaway"
https://youtu.be/Bw7nU9op3Zc

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/266409035597

Multiple Grammy winning drummer Ernie Durawa (Texas Tornados) and Blues vocalist/guitarist Murali Coryell return to the Fat Cat.

Congratulations to Kathy and the Kilowatts on their new record "Fully Charged" . Roots Music Report, which is like the B...
02/28/2022

Congratulations to Kathy and the Kilowatts on their new record "Fully Charged" . Roots Music Report, which is like the Billboard charts for Blues, Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk music, lists their new record as the #2 Contemporary Blues album in the Country. Come hear them play this Friday at the Fat Cat and buy a copy of their CD at the show. You can get it signed by them as well. Their last album Premonition of Love was nominated for a Grammy. Invite some friends and make it a party!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/258926083887

#KathyMurray

02/25/2022

Sir Jay Asling has returned home to his family in Sweden because of the conflict in the Ukraine. We'll reschedule his show but there will be no concert this Saturday Night. Please come out on Friday to hear Jacqui Walker with Guitarist Glenn Rexach. It'll be great show.

One of my favorite things about running the Fat Cat Lounge is that we get to see and hear some of the best musicians in ...
02/23/2022

One of my favorite things about running the Fat Cat Lounge is that we get to see and hear some of the best musicians in the state (and beyond) every weekend. What really makes it special is getting to meet these dynamic, creative artists and spend some time with them. They have all been gracious, humble, and appreciative of the venue. Many have become good friends.They also spend time talking to our patrons after the show, take pics and sign autographs, etc. Please help us support these wonderful artists in this difficult time as touring is their chief source of income.
This weekend we have Jacqui Walker with Glenn Rexach on Friday and Sir Jay Asling flying in from Sweden to play with the Intercontinental Revue on Saturday.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/258910978707
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/234357057267

It's just about time to dust off the beads and baubles and get ready for Mardi Gras. To get you started were serving up ...
02/22/2022

It's just about time to dust off the beads and baubles and get ready for Mardi Gras. To get you started were serving up some Cajun staples we know you'll love - Seafood Gumbo or Red Beans and Rice, both with #mardigras #livemusic #smithville #fatcatloungeandcafe a piece of homemade Cornbread. Come out and hear Jacqui Walker on Friday or Sir Jay Asling on Saturday Night and keep the party going.

If you haven't heard Jacqui Walker sing yet, then you are really missing one of the best voices in Central Texas. Whethe...
02/20/2022

If you haven't heard Jacqui Walker sing yet, then you are really missing one of the best voices in Central Texas. Whether it's funky Soul, Blues, or straight up Rock, Jacqui's impassioned vocals are just sublime. Hear her sing with Guitarist Glenn Rexach this Friday from 7-9 for a truly remarkable experience. Here's a video of her last show here.
https://youtu.be/rpSLQW5wnwI

Sweden's "King of the Blues" is making his 2nd trip to the US and has gathered a supergroup of Austin musicians to back ...
02/20/2022
Rollin' man - J. Åsling & Kim Thomas (feat. N. Lindgren, J. Melen & H. Persson)

Sweden's "King of the Blues" is making his 2nd trip to the US and has gathered a supergroup of Austin musicians to back him. They are playing a handful of select gigs here in Texas over 10 days and then are taking the Intercontinental Revue on a tour of Europe. This is an incredible opportunity to see this amazing collection of talent, right here in Smithville for only $15. Check out a video of them below
https://youtu.be/sD_njmKdjJQ

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/234357057267

From the album "Love that burns - A tribute to Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac"Played byJörgen Åsling - Vocal/guitarKim Thomas - Vocal/guitarKarin Tingne - Vocal...

If you are looking for some live Blues tonight, come out to the Fat Cat Lounge and hear Howlin' Waters and his band. The...
02/19/2022

If you are looking for some live Blues tonight, come out to the Fat Cat Lounge and hear Howlin' Waters and his band. These guys are veterans of the Blues scene and have played with everyone. They're mixture of Texas Blues and Classic Rock is guaranteed to get you moving. Tonight we have Chicken or Shrimp Risotto, Seafood Chowder, Gourmet Burgers, Crab Cakes, and a whole lot more. Music starts at 7, see you then.

Click the link below or call 281-236-8007 for reservations
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/266398132987

This Saturday night come see veteran bluesman  Howlin Waters as his band drops some serious rockin' Blues on the Fat Cat...
02/17/2022
Howlin' Waters Band Live! @ Shenanigan's Nightclub, Austin, Texas

This Saturday night come see veteran bluesman Howlin Waters as his band drops some serious rockin' Blues on the Fat Cat. They've opened for Steppenwolf,, Canned Heat, Humble Pie, and Hank Williams Jr and more. Definitely going to be a lot of fun.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/266398132987
https://youtu.be/8NHpqffrHAE

Howlin' Waters Band fires on all cylinders for a burning rendition of "Folsom Prison Boogie"!Howlin' Waters - Guitar, vocal'Rockin' Rene Lopez - Drums'Rippin...

This Friday cone out and see the legendary Singer/Songwriter Tommy Elskes. Lyle Lovett says they when Tommy sings I stop...
02/17/2022
Tommy Elskes & the Kings of Dixie - Eight Miles High

This Friday cone out and see the legendary Singer/Songwriter Tommy Elskes. Lyle Lovett says they when Tommy sings I stop and listen. Singing a mixture of raw Americana, Blues, and Cajun swamp music, Tommy has the weathered voice of a true Texas Troubadour and his lyrics speak of the pain we have all felt at some time. Come see this this absolutely original artist.
https://youtu.be/jHoG5Fc36lc

Tommy Elskes & the Kings of Dixie - Eight Miles HighStudio rendition for booking contact: [email protected] date: 10/2/2019(c) 2019 Performan...

Attention Amateur Photographers,  the Fat Cat Lounge is hosting a Photo Contest. Go back and find the best pictures or v...
02/17/2022

Attention Amateur Photographers, the Fat Cat Lounge is hosting a Photo Contest. Go back and find the best pictures or video you've taken of our joint and send them in. It could be your food, wine, musicians, decor, even selfies and group shots in the restaurant. We'll pick the best photo and video and each winner will get a very nice bottle of wine. Entries must be submitted by March 1st. Send a copy of your pics/video or a link to [email protected] . Any entry may be posted on our social media and website or even printed and displayed in the restaurant. Come by and take new photos during the next two weeks to get even better shots.

The pics shown above were taken this weekend by photographer Kyle Daniels.

Fellas, if you screwed up and didn't make plans for Valentines, we got you covered. Live music with the Oscar Ornelas Ba...
02/14/2022

Fellas, if you screwed up and didn't make plans for Valentines, we got you covered. Live music with the Oscar Ornelas Band. Dinner with choice of Steak and Shrimp. Salmon, or Pasta. Lots of Wine, Champagne, and Beer. Take her out and show her how much you care. Call Lori for reservations at 281-236-8007.

We are also open today for lunch starting at 12:00.

This Friday night welcome singer Winter Dawn as she makes her debut at The Fat Cat Lounge. Please come out and support t...
02/09/2022

This Friday night welcome singer Winter Dawn as she makes her debut at The Fat Cat Lounge. Please come out and support this young lady as she sings a mix of Country and Pop songs. This is a free show with no Cover. Larry Wilson was scheduled to play on Friday, but that show has been postponed until March 11th for health reasons.

The Fat Cat is open today. Come by for some Chicken Pot Pie.The Selfless Lovers concert tonight will be rescheduled for ...
02/05/2022

The Fat Cat is open today. Come by for some Chicken Pot Pie.
The Selfless Lovers concert tonight will be rescheduled for April.

02/04/2022

We remain closed today. Stay warm and safe.

02/02/2022

Due to the weather and staffing issues with schools closures tomorrow, we will close early tonight and will stay closed all day tomorrow. We will follow the school districts concerning Friday. The Selfless Lovers concert has also been postponed on Saturday night. Stay warm and safe everybody.

01/30/2022
Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe

Take a look at all the great shows we have going on at the Fat Cat Lounge this month. Click on Events on this page to get tickets or more information about the featured artists. It's hard to find another venue with such good food, wine selection, atmosphere, and incredibly talented musicians. Come join the fun.

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.

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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 🎶 🎷 🍷