Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Year's Eve Java Jam

Come and join us for a great way to ring in the new year.  Starting at 7 pm, we will ring in the new year each hour as the time zone travels the world.  Bring a dish of food to share for the buffet and your own bottle of wine if you wish.  Doc Blakely and the Java Jam Band plus Bill Holt will be the featured entertainers.  You won't want to miss out on the hourly prize drawings, great music and one of a kind food items! 
200 West Milam Street, Wharton, Texas
on Historic Downtown Square

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November 2013 Java Jam

Loves It” will be at the next Java Jam, Friday, November 22nd, 6-9 pm at Milam Street Coffee Shop, Wharton, Texas. This unique couple uses harmony driven acoustic music and comes to us from Austin. 

**Here's the way the Java Jam works:


6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music


What you'll need to enjoy the evening:


    1. Bring your own wine if you wish.
    2. Bring $15 per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money to out of town musicians.
    3. Bring a covered dish for yourself with a little extra to share.
    4. Door prizes will be given away featuring the November Business of the Month – Selections on the Square.
 

Book Signing

Local Whartonian Susan Shell Winston has a new book "Singer of Norgondy" which she will be selling and signing on Saturday, November 16th from 3 to 5 pm! Come by and visit with her about her fantasy world!

Monday, August 12, 2013

August Java Jam 2013

Don’t miss Wharton’s most unique dining/live music venue.





Friday, August 23rd at 6 pm
Hailing from East Bernard, Texas, Marc “Tex” Krenek's music interest began at a very young age playing for imaginary crowds with his Roy Rogers guitar. Around age 12 he traded in his Roy Rogers guitar for a real guitar and improved his guitar playing skills in his first experience playing with the Holy Cross Catholic Youth Choir. In his later teens, admiring the songwriting skills of some of his heroes such as Hank Williams, Waylon, Willie, Merle and others, he took up his pen and started writing his own songs. Some of which have been recorded by fellow performers. In his 20's Tex made guest appearances with several bands and performed as a soloist. Traveling to Nashville seemed like the next step in his musical career. While in Nashville, he performed open mic at several well known establishments like the Blue Bird and Tooties Orchid Lounge. Finding Nashville not suitable for his style of music, he returned to Texas and continued his music discovering the Austin scene more to his liking. Playing at multiple open mics, he soon found himself being asked to be the featured artist. Due to circumstances beyond his control, he left Austin and was forced to put music on hold. Now after much encouragement from family and friends, he has returned to performing and writing music. He has recently performed at the Milano Opry and Scheller's Bar & Grill.
Special for this month – food cooked by Rocking S BBQ/Catering!! Keith Stolle has started a new catering business and would like all of us to have supper on him! The menu will consist of -
½ Bar B Que chicken per person
German Potatoes
Green Beans
If you would like to bring something for dessert or to go with the meal, please free feel to do so.

**Here's the way the Java Jam works:
6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music
What you'll need to enjoy the evening:
    1. Bring your own wine if you wish.
    2. Bring $15 per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money to out of town musicians.
    3. Door prizes will be given away featuring the August Business of the Month – My Storehouse Mini Storage.
Directions from Houston, Sugarland or Rosenberg, Texas --
Take Highway 59 South, take first Wharton exit which is Business 59 to Hwy 60 (Bay City), turn left, go around the Courthouse Square on one way streets. We are on the northwest corner of the square. If you need any help, please call 979-282-9771.


Linda King

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Victoria Advocate article

 Kathleen Duncan from the Victoria Advocate newspaper visited our store and here is the link to read the wonderful article she wrote about us.  Thanks so much Kathleen for the nice things you said about us.



http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2013/jul/24/whartonbooks_kd_072513_214808/

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 26th Java Jam

The Friday, July 26, 6-9 pm, Java Jam at Milam Street Coffee will feature not one but TWO members of the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. Bill Holt (bass), Wharton, and David Waters (electric guitar), Victoria, have for years played all over the country with the well known, Texas based, Billy Mata band. They have also graced the Java Jam stage with their talents before, so this is an encore appearance. Fans of Western Swing can expect to get plenty of Texas Swing music and great food. Don’t miss Wharton’s most unique dining/live music venue.

Special for this month – food cooked by Rocking S BBQ/Catering!! Keith Stolle has started a new catering business and would like all of us to have supper on him! The menu will consist of -
Chicken Spaghetti
Garlic Bread
Green Salad
Buttered Corn

If you would like to bring something for dessert or to go with the meal, please free feel to do so.


**Here's the way the Java Jam works:

6-7 pm opening music
7-8 pm buffet
8-9 pm second round of music

What you'll need to enjoy the evening:

    1. Bring your own wine if you wish.
    2. Bring $15 per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money to out of town musicians.
    3. Door prizes will be given away featuring the July Business of the Month – Bohemian Rhapsody II.
Directions from Houston, Sugarland or Rosenberg, Texas --
Take Highway 59 South, take first Wharton exit which is Business 59 to Hwy 60 (Bay City), turn left, go around the Courthouse Square on one way streets. We are on the northwest corner of the square. If you need any help, please call 979-282-9771.

Linda King

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 24th, 2013 Java Jam



Duke Davis, a former member of The 13th Floor Elevators, infamous for those who followed the hot Texas bands of 30 years ago, will perform at the Milam Street Coffee “Java Jam,” Friday, May 24, 6-9 pm. In 1979 Duke, a native of Schertz, Texas, moved to Los Angeles and formed The Buckshot Band which included Vince Gill, Thumbs Carlisle and many others. Many from his original band went on to solo careers as well as to play for Garth Brooks, Dwight Yoakum, Highway 101, Desert Rose, and The Mavericks.
Duke has toured with the likes of Waylon Jennings, Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels and has opened for George Strait, Hank Williams, Jr., Bobby Bare, The Bellamy Brothers and Doug Kershaw, just for starters. After many years on the road Duke switched careers to raise and train horses, first on his ranch in New Mexico, later Colorado. But as they say, “You can take the boy out of Texas but you can’t take Texas out of the boy,” so Davis, along with his wife Ruth and beloved pet, Bo the Wonder Dog, moved back home, this time to Fredericksburg. In 2007 Duke and the boys launched “Westward Ho,” a 27 song, 90 minute, one act theatrical musical play that presents the history of Western Music. The versatile Duke Davis, this time, will be presenting his Trio, “Buckshot,” in the opening guest slot at 6 pm and then trading licks with the locals in the Java Jam in the second set.

Some Dates to Keep in Mind

Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th, The Wharton City Wide Garage Sale!! You can pick up maps here at the coffee shop, the Wharton Chamber of Commerce and several other locations closer to the actual sale.

Saturday, June 15th – Juneteenth Celebration here in Wharton. A great day of food, fun and music down by the Colorado River and around Monterey Square in downtown Wharton.

Friday, June 21st – Next Java Jam. Guests are Terry Barrett and the Swinging on Band!

Friday, June 28th and 29th, Freedom Fest! Two full days of food, fun and music to celebrate our country's independence. Come and join the fun.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – June 27th through 30th – The Plaza Theater presents “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Go to whartonplazatheatre.org for tickets and information.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 29th Java Jam

Java Jam, Friday, March 29, 6 pm, Milam St. Coffee, features Pat Gavin and The Buckaroo Band.
The Buckaroo Band, back by popular demand, will feature great Western Music in the style of the Silver Screen Cowboys. The music ranges from songs written on the cattle drive trails of the 1870s thru the era of the B Western Movie Cowboy Heroes such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers in the 1940s. They also throw in a few Bob Wills style Western Swing tunes and some of the Marty Robins style gunfighter ballads along with more recent cowboy melodies focusing on the daily life of the cowboy. Bring a covered dish and $15 per person to experience Wharton’s unique dining/live music show. See www.milamstcoffee.com for directions.

Monday, February 25, 2013

La Pavoni Coffee Grinders!

We now sell La Pavoni Coffee Grinders!!  If you are looking for that perfect gift for the coffee connoisseur, we have the answer -- great whole been coffee choices, La Pavoni coffee grinder, cups, and much more.  Come by and see our great selection!

Monday, February 4, 2013

180 Party

Sunday, February 10th, at 2 pm, join us for a Shaklee 180 Party.  This is the perfect time to learn all about the wonderfully easy ways to loose those extra pounds. 

Make a 180 degree turn in your life and live your life to the fullest with great Shaklee products! 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

It's Super Bowl Party Time at Milam Street Coffee

Join us on Sunday, February 3rd at 5 pm for the 2nd Annual 47th Super Bowl Party!!  We will have door prizes, cheer leaders, great food and lots of fun for the whole family.

Jan Bard and Lulu Meek are our very own cheer leaders!  You have never seen cheer leading like this!

Giant chalk board for the kids, door prizes every quarter and for the serious football fan -- serious discussions with Carl King that you won't soon forget!!

Bring some food to share, your pom poms and your cheering voice!

Friday, January 11, 2013

January Java Jam 2013

JAVA JAM FRIDAY, JAN 25, 6 PM, FEATURES A “MELODY MASTER”