Sweet Baby James

  • Sat, Feb 11, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hasskarl Auditorium - The Barnhill Center

    111 West Main Street
    Brenham, Texas 77833
Ticket Price $40.00-$55.00 Buy Tickets

Spend a romantic evening at The Barnhill Center with the people and music you love. 


This special event starts with a Sweet Valentine Treat, and champagne or coffee, in Morriss Hall with music to set an amorous mood.


Then you’ll move into Hasskarl Auditorium for a cozy concert by Bill Griese, known as “Sweet Baby James.” Settle into the comforting songs that were made popular by six-time Grammy winner, James Taylor.


The Nashville-based Sweet Baby James is America’s #1 tribute to James Taylor. The artist has more Facebook followers than all other JT tribute acts combined. He is also #1 on Instagram and YouTube.


Griese is not a James Taylor impersonator. He just happens to have a singing voice that closely resembles Taylor’s voice. His amazing guitar performance is also a close match to Taylor’s original recordings. 


Using only his guitar and his spot-on vocals, Griese delivers the timeless music in a natural, authentic way. His spellbound audiences often sing along, and they are invited to request their favorite songs. Amazingly, Griese takes the impromptu requests and belts-out any James Taylor song, perfectly recalling the lyrics to all.


It’s a show you must hear to believe. Expect the ultimate James Taylor experience with favorites like "Fire & Rain," "You've Got a Friend," "Shower the People," "How Sweet It Is," "Steamroller," “Handy Man” and many more.


Whether you're a diehard fan or a casual listener, this show is not to be missed! 



What fans are saying:


The next best thing to James himself.


It was like having James Taylor in my living room.


If I close my eyes, I think I’m listening to James Taylor!


We were mesmerized!


He knows all the songs!

Learn more on his website.

Click here to watch him perform.

Date & Time

Sat, Feb 11, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Hasskarl Auditorium - The Barnhill Center

111 West Main Street
Brenham, Texas 77833 Hasskarl Auditorium - The Barnhill Center
The Barnhill Center
Built-in 1925, in the grand architectural style of Beaux-Arts Classical Revival, the Simon Theatre provided a splendid setting for many theatrical performances, film screenings and ballroom dances. The James Simon family commissioned Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, whose career included designing a number of prominent Houston buildings as well as the San Jacinto Monument, to design the theatre for the community of Brenham. Today, after a meticulous million-plus dollar renovation, the glamour and grand style lives on for future generations in the newly named Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre.

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