The Bugle Boy takes its name from the Andrews Sisters' 1940's hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. The barracks now housing the Bugle Boy originated at the WWII Camp Swift Infantry Base in Bastrop, Texas. In 1948, the La Grange Sons of Hermann Lodge purchased the building from the U.S. Army and had it relocated to La Grange where they conducted their meetings until 2004.
Since doors opened in January of 2005, The Bugle Boy has presented more than 1,000 performances of original, independent music and has become one of the premier listening rooms in the country.
In 2008, supporters of The Bugle Boy created The Bugle Boy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to sustain and elevate original live music through the operation of the listening room and a variety of other exciting projects in our community.
In January 2012, we became the first "Fair Trade" music venue in Texas, in recognition of our payment guarantees to performing artists.
We rely on your donations and a dedicated crew of volunteers to sustain the high quality of our programs. If you're interested in volunteering, our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Eilers, would love to hear from you. ().
To learn more about our history, have a look at our archives.