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Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival
April 3-5

Oakdale Park; 1019 NorthEast Barnard

Oakdale Park
Billy Huckabay
P.O. Box 900; Glen Rose, TX 76043
(254) 897-2321
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Music festival
The Bluegrass Jamboree in Oakdale Park, the Bluegrass Music Capital of Texas, features 3 days of traditional bluegrass music. Although it typically runs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, musicians will gather a week ahead of time and informal jam sessions will be scattered throughout the tree-shaded park.

Brazos Nights
April 4, May 5, June 6, July 7

Indian Spring Park; Downtown Waco

City of Waco Parks & Recreation Department
Megan Davis, Special Events Manager
P.O. Box 2570; Waco, TX 76702
(254) 750-5781; (254) 750-5627; Fax JonathanC@ci.waco.tx.us
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Polka, Pop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, Street dance, Children's area
Brazos Nights is Waco’s free annual concert series in the park. One night each month from April to July, the city of Waco provides free entertainment and a festive environment for its citizens. Additional attractions include children’s games, art activities, food vendors and, on July 4, fireworks.

Chilifest
April 4-5

Snook, TX; 4 Miles From Snook

Chilifest Incorporated
PMB 328, 1511 South Texas Avenue; College Station, TX 77840
(979) 695-2998
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Chilifest is one of the most anticipated events each year in the Brazos Valley. It's organized by Chilifest Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The annual event draws over 20,000 people. All the proceeds from the festival go to local community organizations. Last year it was over $100,000. Friday features music from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday events start @ 10 a.m. and end promptly at 7:30 p.m. (artist lineup TBA).

Ingleside Round-Up Days Festival
April 4-5

N.O. Simmons Park; 2355 Highway 361

Ingleside Chamber of Commerce
Brandi Jenkins
P.O. Box 686; Ingleside, TX 78362
(361) 776-2906; (888) 899-2906
Music: Country, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Music festival
This hometown event takes place in the middle of town and right off of the highway at N.O. Simmons Park! Musical guests for Friday night are Pear Ratz and Kevin Fowler. Saturday's musical guests are Los Nuevo Campeones and Michael Salgado. Come check our local entertainment throughout Saturday. Help us celebrate with a parade, vendors, carnival, and contest!

KD JAZZ...Bring it Home! ~ 2
April 4

The Depot X; 615 Post Oak Road, Fairfield, Texas 75840

Trinity Star Arts Council, Inc.
Janie Richards, President
P.O. Box 1546; Fairfield, TX 75840
(903) 388-4765
Music: Jazz
Trinity Star Arts Council will pay homage to Fairfield's native son and the late, famed bebop trumpeter, Kenny Dorham. Music by Black Red Black, Austin, Texas Dinner, Dancing, Cash Bar Admission: $40.00 open seating; Reserved seating - $400.00 table for 8.

Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend
April 4-6

Historic Lantex Theater; 113 West Main Street, Llano, TX 78643

Llano Fiddle Fest
John Caballero, Director
12340 South Hwy 16; Llano, TX 78643
(325) 247-3979
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Western Swing
Activities: Fiddling contests, Music festival, Breakfast
Plan on the Paramount show to be a really good, listening, story telling JJ show that he does so well. To tell you the truth, it means a lot that we had so much feedback from you fans not wanting the Paramount show to end. You enjoy that show, you have fun there, and that's what matters. After the show, please plan to join us across the street at the lovely Driskill hotel for our always lively after party. Cash bar, great music provided by Conrad and friends and a silent auction benefiting the Tried and True Foundation.

Montgomery County Fair
April 4-13

Montgomery County Fairgrounds; FM 1484

Montgomery County Fair Association
Beth Traylor
P.O. Box 869; Conroe, TX 77305
(936) 760-3631; (936) 760-3247
Music: Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
The Montgomery County Fair, Rodeo and Barbecue Cook-Off has a little bit of something for everyone. Bring the whole family to enjoy the competitions, concerts, exhibits, carnival and much, much more! Each year, new attractions and events are added, so you never know what you might find! This year marks our 56th Annual Montgomery County Fair, Rodeo and Barbecue Cook-Off on April 5-14, 2013. The combined support of our 600 volunteers, 2,000 members and the surrounding community businesses and residents has made the Fair the largest event in Montgomery County, and we are still growing! We cannot wait for next year to welcome back more than 60,000 guests, 1,000 exhibitors and 122 cook-off teams.

Pearland Crawfish Festival
April 4-6

Shadow Creek Ranch ; Highway 288 at Discovery Bay Dr. & Business Center Dr.

Turn To Productions, LLC
Bob Fuldauer, General Manager
P.O. Box 25111; Houston, TX 77265-2511
(281) 802-2656; (281) 802-2776
Music: Americana, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Arts and Crafts
April 4 - 6 the bugs will be boiling and a "bon temp" will be had by all with the return of the Pearland Crawfish Festival. The Pearland Crawfish Festival takes the friendly, relaxed fun and community feel of a small town fair and serves it up big. The mix of flavors includes the live music. The Houston Blues Society will fill the Blues Society Stage with even more of the top local and regional blues favorites and rising newcomers. More of the area's best Zydeco, Texas Country, and Classic Rock raise the roof of the U.S. Backline/Texas Hot Country Stage. A huge selection of vendors of unique wares, arts and crafts, a world-class carnival and children's area will provide plenty of activities and fun for adults and kids alike. All of Pearland is ready to show the world all that makes life here so special. Houston Blues Society Stage - Performances By: John Egan, Luther and The Healers, Vince Converse and New Shoes Band, Sonny Boy Terry, DelGrosso Del Toro Richardson Band, Trudy Lynn with Steve Krase, The Mighty Orq, Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats, Tommy Dardar, Annika Chambers and the House Rules Band, Brad Absher and Swamp Royale, John McVey and The Stumble, Eugene Moody, Texas Johnny Boy, Big Cletus & The Littles, Tony Vega Band. U.S. Backline/Texas Hot Country Stage - Performances By: Jesse Roach of "American Idol", Sawdust Road, Cecil Shaw, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers, Nick Michael Taylor, The Classix (featuring members of Radio London), Randy Meadows, Kevin Anthony, Zach Tate, Come See My Dead Person, Van Wilks.

Poteet Strawberry Festival
April 4-6

Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds; Texas Highway 16 (20 minutes south of San Antonio)

Poteet Strawberry Festival Association
Carol Rivera
P.O. Box 227; Poteet, TX 78065
(830) 742-8144; (830) 276-3323
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Dance/Electronic, Tejano
Activities: Fiddling contests, Rodeo
The annual Poteet Strawberry Festival is recognized as one of the oldest and most popular events in the state. The Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival stages 12 areas of continuous family entertainment, featuring outdoor concerts with nationally known country/western and Tejano stars in addition to two nightly dances. The famous strawberry judging and auction, various contests, special children's entertainment, rodeo performances, and quality exhibits are only some of the many events featured during the festival.

South Coast Music Festivals ~ 2
April 4-5, 11-12, 25-26, May 2-3

Flour Bluff High School, Corpus Christi, TX and 1894 Grand Opera House, Galveston, TX

Masterpiece Tours: South Coast Music Festival
Paul Davis
202-A West Parker Road; Plano, TX 75075
(972) 509-5395; (800) 934-7687
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
Rules for Performing: Compositions performed are expected to exemplify the ability of the group, AAAAA First Bands and Full Orchestras have a total of 45 minutes. All other groups have a total of 30 minutes (including setup, onstage warm up and stage exit). Performance times are not guaranteed until registration is complete and $100 group registration fee is paid.

Good Oil Days
April 5

Main Street, Humble; Main Street, Humble

Humble Area Civic Center - Attn: Marketing Dept.
Sergio Corrales, Festival Chair
8233 Will Clayton Parkway; Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-4140
Music: Children's, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Activities: County fair, Street dance, Trade show/convention
The City of Humble and the Humble Senior Activity Center, are proud to present the 33rd Annual Good Oil Days Festival. There will be many opportunities for shopping with vendors from all over, coming to sell their wares. There will be great food and fun family activities including a new petting zoo, a new and improved Kidz Zone, a live entertainment stage hosted by our Humble Area Seniors and a live music stage featuring music by fantastic artists from near and far. All this is located on historic Main Street, Humble. Proceeds benefit the Humble Area Seniors. Booth fees, donation and in-kind services are tax deductible.

Heritage Festival
April 5

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center; 1435 Main Street, Cedar Park, TX

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center
Samantha Roos
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500; (512) 401-5500
Music: Country
The Heritage Festival will have many different family activities, including a washer tournament beginning at 1 p.m. with the festival starting at 1 p.m. The event will feature live country music with a dance. Enjoy a washer tournament, pony rides, carnival games, petting zoo, food concessions, face painting, photos with a longhorn, inflatables, train rides, historical displays, demonstrations, sack races, stick horse rodeo, corn on the cob eating contest and much more fun. You are welcome to bring your own ice chest. The festival will be held in conjunction with the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Cedarfest, which includes a Kansas City Bar-B-Que Society sanctioned BBQ Cookoff.

Jackson Street Market Days
April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Jackson Street ; Between Fourth and Commerce

Jackson Street Market Days / The Antique Emporium
June Ramirez
123 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-4041
Music: Blues, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Jackson Street Market Days is an old-fashioned, open air market featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, plants, and more. Food vendors and live music too. Free and open to the public from 9 am - 3 pm.

La Follia Austin Baroque Concert Season
April 5-6

Austin, TX

La Follia Austin Baroque
P.O. Box 29773; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 879-6404
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
La Follia celebrates its 26th anniversary season this year as part of Austin's lively and diverse musical scene. Focusing on music of the 17th and 18th centuries, we use instruments and performing styles appropriate to that period. We delight in unearthing little-known composers and musical treasures and sharing them with our audiences. Our goal is to bring this fascinating music back to life by recreating the original sounds, which are lighter, sweeter, and more transparent than those of modern instruments, and by mastering such lost arts as ensemble improvisation. We are dedicated to blending thorough scholarship with passion and sheer fun. Expect to be entertained, enlightened, and inspired!

Roughneck Chili and Barbecue Cookoffs ~ 2
April 5

Downtown Luling; Luling, TX

Luling Area Oil Musuem Association
Trey Bailey, Director
P.O. Box 710; Luling, TX 78648
(830) 875-3214 ext. 4
Music: Bluegrass, Country
Activities: Awards show, Cook-off
The Roughneck Chili and Barbecue Cookoff benefits the Central Texas Oil Patch Museum and features entertainment, arts and crafts, and a dance in the evening. This year will also feature the 23rd annual Oil City Car Show.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
April 5 - May 26

Scarborough Faire; 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Helaine Thompson, PR/Communications Manager
P.O. Box 538; Waxahachie, TX 75168
(972) 938-3247 ext. 22; (903) 814-5044; Fax rex@srfestival.com
Music: Classical, Folk/Acoustic
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is amazing, interactive family fun - 16th Century style! It’s the thrill of full combat jousting, falconry demonstrations, non-stop entertainment on 21 stages and so much more! Discover the unique music of rockin’ bagpipes, harpists, hammered dulcimers, carillon bells and more. Explore 200 craft shoppes and be amazed at the artisan demonstrations. Enjoy Renaissance rides & games and meet the mysterious mermaids of Mermaid Lagoon. Feast on food fit for a king including our famous giant roasted turkey legs. You can even have an audience with King Henry VIII and his royal court and mingle with hundreds of merry villagers. Come step back in time, for the time of your life! April 5 – May 26, 2014. Just 30 minutes south of Dallas/Fort Worth. Discount tickets at Tom Thumb & Randalls. Details at www.SRFestival.com.

Lowrider Festival
April 6

Mateo Camargo Park; 5500 Castroville Road, San Antonio, TX

Centro Cultural Aztlan
ccaztlan@swbell.net
1800 Fredericksburg Rd, Suite 103; San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 432-1896
Music: Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Car show
This one-day, family-oriented event features local and regional competitors who creatively enhance their once factory-standard cars and trucks into imaginative mobile works of art. In addition to the car show, afficionados will be treated to music by Joe Jama & the Proof, Ernie Garibay & Cats Don't Sleep, Danny Acosta &QVO, Rocky Hernandez &OBG, Wilbert Beasly and Liza Ybarra. The event is sposored by the City of San Antonio/Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Halo Distributing, SA Express-News.

Tuesday Night Jazz
April 8, May 13

St. Paul United Methodist Church; 1806 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201

St. Paul United Methodist Church
Lynette DeBose
1816 Routh Street; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-000
Music: Blues, Gospel, Jazz
Activities: Concert season
Now in its 17th season, Tuesday Nite Jazz offers the best in live jazz through a series of concerts in a historic sanctuary older than jazz itself. Concerts take place at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, The Soul of the Dallas Arts District. The only church in downtown Dallas rooted in African-American traditions of worship, St. Paul is the sole survivor of what was, for over a century, a neighborhood of monumental black churches. The congregation that greets you today is the same community that has worshiped on this very site since its establishment by a visionary body of recently freed slaves in 1873. Reception with the artists following each performance. Jazz lovers of all ages are welcome.

B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Contest
April 10

Poor David's Pub

Poor David's Pub
David Card
1313 South Lamar Street; Dallas, TX 75215-1001
(214) 565-1295
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Soul/R&B, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Singing contests, Songwriting contests
The B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Contest offers the chance for singer-songwriters to be heard. From the music that is sent in, 12 entries are pre-selected. Those artists perform in front of a panel of three judges, who will choose the final six artists. The first place winner receives a cash prize and an opening gig at Poor David's Pub.

Fiesta San Antonio ~ 2
April 10-27

San Antonio, TX; San Antonio, TX

Fiesta San Antonio Commission
John R. Melleky, CEO
2611 Broadway Street; San Antonio, TX 78215-1022
(210) 227-5191; (877) 723-4378
Music: Americana, Big Band, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Polka, Pop, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Rodeo, Mariachi Festival , Jazz Festival, Marching Band Festival, Athletic Events, Art Exhibitions, Parades, art exhibits, etc.
Fiesta San Antonio is the biggest festival in Texas. More than 100 events, many featuring all kinds of music, take place over 11 days all around the Alamo City. Every official Fiesta event is sponsored by a local nonprofit organization, and all funds raised go back into the community.

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival
April 10-14

Downtown Fort Worth, TX; Main Street

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc.
Jay Downie, Director of Events
777 Taylor Street, Suite 100; Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 336-2787; Fax judybeaumier@mindspring.com
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Latin/Spanish, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Arts festival
Fort Worth Arts Festival is an annual event that showcases a nationally recognized fine art and fine craft juried art fair, live concerts, performance artists and street performers on the streets of downtown Fort Worth, stretching nine blocks on Main Street from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center. The mission of MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is to produce a free, high-quality, annual arts festival that promotes the diversity, vibrancy and life of Downtown Fort Worth; to promote the qualities of Downtown to regional and national audience; and to contribute to the overall quality of life for Downtown Fort Worth residents.

Music On Main
April 10-13

Sundance Square, Fort Worth; Sundance Square

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival
Judy Beaumier
777 Taylor Street, Suite 100 ; Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 336-2787
So, what's your plan for the top Music Festival in Texas? "MUSIC ON MAIN" is where literally hundreds of performers give it their all on three stages along the streets of downtown, rockin' and rollin' for four days at Fort Worth's largest music festival. We're pleased to announce the entertainment line-up for our 27th Anniversary has been confirmed! Sundance Square, Green Mountain Energy and University of Texas at Arlington are graciously sponsoring our three major stages, bringing you some of the best entertainment from our own local community, as well as from across the country and around the world. We're also very pleased to have the Dallas-Fort Worth Professional Musicians Union Trust Fund as a supporter of our daytime entertainment, providing direct funding for most of our daytime musician stipends.

Old Settler's Music Festival
April 10-14

Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Austin, TX; Farm Road 1826, 11 miles south of Highway 290 West, Austin, TX

Old Settler's Music Festival, Inc.
Jean K Spivey, Executive Director
P.O. Box 151947; Austin, TX 78715
(512) 383-1748; (512) 383-1748
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Folk/Acoustic, Regional Mexican, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests, Kids Talent contest
Old Settler's Music Festival is Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy award-winning Americana, arts $ crafts, camping, food & libations. Roots music and more-- bluegrass, old-time, jamgrass, folk, gospel, local faves & award-winning artists from around the world. Late night jams around the campfires are a special highlight as well as swimming in beautiful Onion Creek that surrounds the campground.

Burnet Bluebonnet Festival
April 11-13

Town Square; Burnet, TX

Bluebonnet Festival Committee / Burnet Chamber of Commerce
Jo Karr Tedder
229 South Pierce; Burnet, TX 78611
(512) 756-4297; (512) 756-4297
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock, Tejano, Texas acts
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
The Burnet Bluebonnet Festival, held the 2nd weekend in April each year is a fun filled event for the whole family. There are activities for all ages to enjoy including a carnival, 5K Run, arts and crafts vendors, the Highland Lakes Air Show, destruction derby and a huge parade. Live entertainment throughout the event featuring the best in local and Texas music. For a schedule of events, go to "http://www.bluebonnetfestival.org.

Chopinesque!
April 11-12

First Unitarian Church; 4700 Grover Avenue

Austin Chamber Music Center
Michelle Schumann, Aristic Director
3814 Medical Parkway; Austin, TX 78756
(512) 454-0026
Music: Classical, Chamber Music
Activities: Concert season
Celebrating the world’s most beloved romantic composer.

Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival ~ 2
April 11-12

Wells Fargo Pavilion at San Angelo Fairgrounds; 50 East 43 Street, San Angelo, TX 76903

Concho Valley Home for Girls/Children's Emergency Shelter
Sammye Ruppeck
PO Box 3772; San Angelo, TX 76902
(325) 655-3821
Music: Bluegrass, Country
Activities: Music festival
Fans of bluegrass music can enjoy listening in a comfortable indoor venue.

Fiesta Oyster Bake
April 11-12

Campus of St. Mary's University; One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX, 78228

St. Mary's University Alumni Association
Steve Rosenauer, Executive Director/Alumni Relations Director
One Camino Santa Maria; San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 436-3324; (800) 699-9932
Music: Country, Latin Pop, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Carnival, Fireworks
In 1916, fifty St. Mary’s alumni gathered for their annual meeting and officer elections at their Alma Mater, St. Mary’s College, located on the banks of the San Antonio River where the Omni - La Mansion Del Rio Hotel is now located. The meeting was a success, and oysters were served. In 2014, on the current campus of St. Mary’s University, the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association celebrates its 98th Anniversary of Oyster Bake. The event features 100,000 oysters served baked, raw and fried, and 70,000 patrons enjoying 70+ food and beverage items, continuous live musical entertainment, a carnival / family area and a Friday Night Fireworks Spectacular. Join 7,000 volunteers as they contribute their time and talent to help raise money for scholarships and programs benefiting St. Mary’s University students and alumni, as well as the San Antonio community.

Movies in the Park
April 11, May 9, September 5, 19

Milburn Park; 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. Cedar Park, TX

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500; Fax tara.mcalister@cedarparktexas.gov
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as there will be plenty of area available. Concessions will not be available; you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited.

April in Edom ~ 2
April 12-13

Downtown Edom

Mary Ellen Malone

(214) 478-8999
An old-fashioned small town street fair. Unique hand made items, tasty fair food, live music, pet parade, live auction, children's activities, classic car show, and more, all amongst a backdrop of the quaint artists colony of Edom, Texas. 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily.

Art City Austin
April 12-13

Cesar Chavez between Guadalupe and Lamar

The Austin Fine Arts Alliance
Kim Eckert, Festival Chair
P.O. Box 5705; Austin, TX 78763
(512) 609-8591
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival, Juried Art Festival, Hands on Art Activities, Food
Art City Austin takes place in the heart of downtown Austin where Lady Bird Lake meets the award winning 2nd Street District. Stretching along Cesar Chavez Street from Guadalupe to Lamar Blvd. the festival offers the perfect urban to green setting that allows you to experience the city like never before. VIP Experience: Enjoy the inside track with access to the Collector's Lounge at Art City Austin, featuring complimentary food and drinks throughout the weekend. Purchase your Collector Badge at "http://www.artallianceaustin.org/product-category/tickets

Bayou City Cajun Festival ~ 2
April 12-13

Traders Village Houston; 7979 North Eldridge Road, Houston, TX 77041

Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana - Houston Heritage Chapter
Helen Pulnik
P.O. Box 2488; Cypress, TX 77410-2488
(281) 890-5500; Fax (281) 890-6568
Music: Cajun/Zydeco
Activities: Music festival
Bands for Saturday: Zydeco Dots (11 am to 2 pm), Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers (2:30 pm to 5 pm) Bands for Sunday: Bruce Daigrepont (11 am to 2 pm), Waylon Thibodeaux (2:30 pm to 5 pm). Gumbo, boudin, and jambalaya will be served.

Depot Day ~ 2
April 12

Old Depot ; Buddy Riley Blvd.

Magnolia Historical Society
Beverly Tucker
P. O. Box 186; Magnolia, TX 77353-0399
(281) 723-4823; (281) 356-8514
Music: Country, Rock
Depot Day is an all-day festival with live music all day, 40+ arts and crafts booths, Johnny's Famous Barbeque, Elsie the Cow and various activities for children. April 27th is the rain date.

Green Apple Concert Series: An Evening with Slaid Cleaves
April 12

Green Apple Art Center; 301 South Main Street Eden, TX 76837

City of Eden
Celina Hemmeter
P.O. Box 915; Eden, TX 76837
(325) 869-2211
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Concert season
The Green Apple Art Center and Guild in Eden, Texas is bringing back Slaid Cleaves to kick off this concert season. "An Evening with Slaid Cleaves" will kick off a series of concerts featuring some of the finest singers and songwriters in the country, and all in Eden's very own musical venue. The former Eden Locker Plant has been transformed into a comfortable and intimate music venue that will seat approximately 130. It will have an outdoor patio feel to it, with open windows and doorways, all covered by a 90% sun blocking awning. The Guild plans to have approximately one weekend show per month spring through fall, focusing on great songwriting talent.

Squeezebox Mania 8
April 12

Threadgills World Headquarters ; 301 W Riverside Drive Austin, TX 78704

Guzman Fox Creative, Inc.
Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox
809 Cypress Lane; Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657-9464
(512) 745-3544
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Polka, Regional Mexican
Activities: Music festival
Internationally recognized accordionist Joel Guzman and Producer/Vocalist Sarah Fox return to Threadgills World Headquarters to present the 8th Annual Squeezebox Mania Concert. The annual event is rapidly becoming recognized as the home where Accordion Masters and Maniacs from around the world meet. This year's event will feature Los Aztex, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys plus Texas accordion man - Ponty Bone and his Squeezetones!

Texas Community Music Festival
April 12-27

Central Market North; 4001 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX

Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
Herb Holland
PO Box 9893; Austin, TX 78766
(512) 789-4372
Music: Americana, Big Band, Bluegrass, Blues, Classical, Country, Cover/Tribute, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Polka, Pop, Soul/R&B, Rock, World Beat
Activities: Music festival
The 9th Annual Texas Community Music Festival promises to be the biggest and best yet, with a lineup of musical performers as great as Texas itself and with the kind of variety that makes Austin the Live Music Capital of the World. This year’s festival features everything from Classical to Country; R&B to Dixieland, Hot Club Jazz, Big Band Swing and Modern jazz, including several Grammy-winning artists. We will even showcase a zombie street band. Groups will range in size from soloists to 75-piece symphonic bands. Every performance is family friendly and every performance is free! TCMF is presented by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble and Central Market and sponsored by HEB and Strait Music Company.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
April 12-13

The Woodlands Waterway and Town Green Park; 2099 Lake Robbins Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council 501
Jenny Wright, Festival Director
P.O. Box 8184; The Woodlands, TX 77387
(281) 745-7126
Music: Blues, Children's, Classical, Country, Jazz
Activities: Awards show, Arts festival
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is ranked among the top ten arts festivals in the country. The venue, located along a meandering waterway, will be home to 200 national fine artists who have been juried into our show to sell their original creations. The festival offers children's activities, great live music performances and delicious food. Proceeds from the event go to local non-profit organizations and to fund scholarships for deserving art students. The Festival also highlights local, Texas talent on its stages. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival has featured artists including Ruthie Foster, and local musicians from the Houston metro area.

Spring Egg-Stravaganza
April 13

Milburn Park; 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. Cedar Park, TX

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500; Fax tara.mcalister@cedarparktexas.gov
Bring your basket to hunt for candy, prizes and goodies. Photos with the bunny until 2:45 pm (bring your own camera). Enjoy jumping in the inflatable and train rides. There will also be face painting for a fee. The egg hunt is for ages 12 and under.

The Woodlands Township Concert in the Park Series
April 13, July 4, September 7, October 26

Northshore Park; 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive

The Woodlands Township
Stephanie Johnson
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard; The Woodlands, TX 77381
(281) 210-3950; (281) 210-3956
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
All concerts are held at Beautiful Northshore Park. 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Come and Taste It at the Grapevine
April 17

The Grapevine at Gruene Historic District; Gruene, TX

Gruene Historic District
Krista Butler, Gruene Historic District
1601 Hunter Road; New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-5077; (830) 606-0093
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
Meet Texas’ best winemakers and craft brewers at The Grapevine the third Thursday of each month except January. Throughout the year, eleven wineries and their winemakers are showcased on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room in Gruene Historic District. Complimentary tastings will be offered of the craft beer and three of the wineries newest releases, top-selling and hardest to find wines. This a great opportunity to learn direct from these craftsmen, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and prize giveaways. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

Symphony Arlington
April 17, May 8, October 16

Arlington Music Hall; 224 North Center Street, Arlington, TX

Symphony Arlington
Bethany Thomey, General Manager
P.O. Box 202051; Arlington, TX 76006
(817) 385-0484
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
2013-2014 Season Shall We Dance? It is likely that the very earliest music ever created was for the dance; the first time our distant ancestors first banged on a log with a stick, someone undoubtedly broke into the Neanderthal shuffle! Things have come a long way. From ballet to breakdancing, music and dance are now inseparable partners. Many great composers have done their finest work when inspired by the beauty of dance. Some, like Stravinsky with Petrushka, Delibes with Coppélia, or Copland with Rodeo, have written full-length ballets intended for virtuoso dancers. Other compositions, like Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, or Bartok’s Dance Suite, use thecompelling rhythms of dance in works intended for concert performance. For the 2013-14 Concert Season, Symphony Arlington will bring to you all these masterworks and more, plus music for the dance by Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Kodaly, Verdi, and many more. Joining the orchestra will be a stellar array of distinguished guest artists, including guest conductors Leandro Carvalho from Brazil and Alberto Correa from Colombia. Texas pianist and 2013 Van Cliburn competitor, Alex McDonald will return for a solo appearance. It’s music that will set your soul afire and your feet a-twitchin’! So waltz over to the computer, fax, or phone, and subscribe now!

Austin Reggae Fest ~ 2
April 18-20

Auditorium Shores; Austin, TX

Capital Area Food Bank
Pat Costigan
2200 FM 2001; Buda, TX 78610
(512) 312-0435; (512) 312-0435
Music: Reggae, World Beat
Activities: Music festival
Dates for the 2013 Austin Reggae Festival are Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21. Come to Auditorium Shores for top-quality world music, arts & crafts, ethnic food, and premium people watching. Founded in 1994, the event will again occur at Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin, Texas. Stay tuned to this site for complete information on bands, tickets, lodging, parking, what to bring (and what not to bring), plus all other relevant details. For specific Austin Reggae Festival questions, e-mail us at austin reggae fest at gmail dot com. The 2012 Austin Reggae Festival will again benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

East Texas Gusher Days
April 18-20

Downtown Gladewater; Located on U.S. Highway 80 and State Highway 271

Gladewater Chamber of Commerce
Leon Watson
P.O. Box 1409; Gladewater, TX 75647
(903) 845-5501; (903) 845-5501
Music: Country
Activities: Street dance
Enjoy a variety of events revolving around the nostalgia of the Oil Boom Days! Includes a Kick-Off luncheon, Heritage Parade, Bass Tournament, Chili Cook-Off, Fun Activities, Antique Car Show, Brownie Bowl Lick-Off, live musical entertainment, street dance, arts & crafts, food concessions and commercial area.

Austin Symphonic Band Indoor Concert Series ~ 2
April 19

McCallum Fine Arts Center; 5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin, TX

Austin Symphonic Band
Dan L. Wood
P.O. Box 6472; Austin, TX 78762-6472
(512) 345-7420
A Very “Saxey” Evening - The band returns to the beautiful McCallum Fine Arts Center for its third indoor concert, featuring the Todd Oxford Saxophone Quartet. Starts at 8:00 p.m.

Big Band Benefit Concert and Dance
April 19

MacArthur High School; 3700 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75062

MacArthur High School
Darrin Duff, Jazz Band Director
3700 N MacArthur Blvd; Irving, TX 75061
(817) 793-1696; (972) 600-7240
Music: Big Band, Jazz
Activities: Concert season, Dinner, Dance
Join us for our 2nd Annual Big Band Benefit with hours of live entertainment by Mac Jazz on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at MacArthur High School, Irving, TX. The evening will include dinner, dancing and our not-so-silent auction with special appearances by Jazz II and Dominant 7 bands. Many of the successes to ‘Make Mac Music’ would not be possible without people who offer support beyond the classroom and performance arenas -- so, bring your family and friends, invite your colleagues and associates for an evening of band-tastic live music, dancing and competitive bidding! This USO-themed event offers tickets in advance for $10, $15 at the door, and discount admission of $5 to all Veterans and active military personnel. All proceeds will go directly to the MacArthur High School Band program. Visit our web site for tickets, videos and more information on the Big Band Benefit at: "http://www.wix.com/macband/home#!big-band-benefit

FWOpera Festival
April 19 - May 5

Bass Performance Hall; 3505 West Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76107

Fort Worth Opera
Holland Sanders, Marketing Communications Manager
1300 Gendy Street; Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 731-0726; Fax keith@fwopera.org
Music: Classical, Opera
Activities: Concert season
Come join us for this annual coming together of superb performances, marvelous music and great venues. All in the city "Where the West Begins" and Opera thrives. The 2011 Fort Worth Opera Festival will feature "The Mikado", "Il Trovatore" and "Julius Caesar" staged at Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. "Hydrogen Jukebox", a collaboration by Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, will be performed at Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Come for one opera or come for all, but don't miss this Festival

Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition ~ 2
April 19

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center; 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Kristin Carpenter, Youth Programs Coordinator
2301 Flora Street, Suite 300 ; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-4006; Fax (214) 953-1218
Music: Classical
Activities: Awards show, Competition
2014 marks the 13th anniversary of the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition, hosted by The Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This competition identifies and encourages the highest level of musical talent in the south central United States. The competition for Strings & Piano is open to applicants between the ages of 8-18 (inclusive) who reside in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, or Arkansas. The final round takes place in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Saturday morning, April 19th. Complimentary coffee service starts at 9:30am, with the finalists’ performances beginning at 10am. Free tickets, which allow admittance to the awards ceremony and celebration at 1pm, may be obtained by visiting www.dallassymphony.com. Winners of the competition receive substantial scholarships for further music study, with the first place winner also earning an invitation to perform as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony at a later date.

Kirbyville Magnolia Festival
April 19

Magnolia Park Grounds; Hwy 96 at Hebo Street

Magnolia Festival / Directors
Vondol Bailey
P.O. Box 687; Kirbyville, TX 75956
(409) 423-6500
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock
Activities: County fair, Singing contests
The annual Kirbyville Magnolia Festival is held the third weekend in April at the Magnolia Park on US Highway 96 at Hebo Street. The Festival is sponsored by the Magnolia Festival Committee. All proceeds are used for community development. The event begins with the opening of the carnival on the Wednesday night prior to the third weekend. The carnival runs Wednesday through Saturday, with special arm band nights and rides to suit every age group. Events for Friday and Saturday include arts and crafts, novelty and food vendors; a Saturday morning parade at 10:00 a.m.; a pet show at 1:00 p.m.; and continual entertainment under the pavilion.

Dallas Chamber Music Concert Season
April 21

SMU Caruth Stadium; 6101 Bishop Boulevard Dallas, TX

Dallas Chamber Music Society
Candace Bawcombe
6611 Hillcrest Avenue, Suite 220; Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 390-4788
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Dallas Chamber Music's mission is to develop and sustain a love for great chamber music as interpreted by today's most prestigious, established and emerging ensembles from around the world. Serving the North Texas area, Dallas Chamber Music presents concerts and related educational events in order to provide opportunities to hear these outstanding groups perform great music in the classical tradition.

Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival and Chili Cookoff
April 21-26

Melody Mountain Ranch; Stephenville

Melody Mountain Ranch, Inc
Sherry Taylor
4217 County Road 423; Stephenville, TX 76401
(254) 968-8505; (254) 968-8505
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival
The "Best Outdoor Music Event in the State", Larry Joe Taylor's 26th Annual Texas Music Festival and C.A.S.I. sanctioned Chili Cook-off is once again scheduled to be held at Melody Mountain Ranch just outside of Stephenville, TX April 21-26, 2014. This long-standing annual spring celebration of original music draws over 30,000 people from across the US and Europe and has gained international recognition for showcasing the most talented singer/songwriters in the nation. The 2012 entertainment lineup will include many original songwriters and bands from across the U.S. include Hayes Carll, Josh Abbott Band, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Pat Green, Kevin Fowler, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, and of course, Larry joe Taylor. For additional information or to purchase tickets please visit www.larryjoetaylor.com, or call the festival office at 254.968.8505 Monday through Friday from 10am-4pm.

2014 Light Crust Doughboys Enduring Legend
April 22, July 15, October 14

Pocket Sandwich Theatre; 5400 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas Texas 75206

Light Crust Doughboys/Pocket Sandwich Theatre
Art Greenhaw, Series Coordinator
105 South Broad Street; Mesquite, TX 75149
(214) 821-1860
21st annual Dallas, Texas concert series joining a quintessential Texas band, Light Crust Doughboys and last remaining Dallas supper theatre, Pocket Sandwich Theatre.

Downtown Rhythms
April 24

Downtown Victoria

Victoria Symphony
2112 North Navarro; Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 576-4500
Victoria Symphony proudly invites you to join us for an evening of food and fun at our annual FREE family concert, Downtown Rhythms. The Symphony will perform selection from pops, jazz, and movie favorites. From 5:30 pm-8:30 pm in Downtown Victoria!

Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolic ~ 2
April 24-27

Knights of Columbus Hall P.O. Box 46, 77964; Highway 77 South

Texas State Championship Fiddlers' Frolics Inc.
Frank Zaruba, (361) 798-3953
321 US Highway 77 South; Hallettsville, TX 77964
(361) 798-2311
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Fiddling contests, Music festival, BBQ Cookoff , Sausage Cookoff
The Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolic features more than 100 contestants competing in age divisions for the $1,500 top prize and state championship trophy. The event's lineup is as follows: jam session for early arrivals on Thursday; Cajun and Bluegrass Night on Friday with Cajun bands and Cajun food; a dance with Nashville stars, contests, and barbecue, sausage, and chili cookoffs on Saturday; and on Sunday, induction of worthy fiddlers to the Hall of Fame, fun run, cookoffs, and the State Championship Fiddler contest finals. The Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolic will include an Out of State Division with $2,500 in prizes, a Guitar division with $1,000 in prizes; Freshman Fiddling Division with a $2,000 violin as first prize plus $500 for other entries, $5000 in prizes for the top twenty in Championship Texas Division, and a Senior Division for fiddlers over 65 years of age. Visitor sampling of barbecue entries (Attendees can purchase tickets to take to participating barbecue contestants and receive a sample of their various entries.)

Art in the Square
April 25-27

Southlake Town Square; South Carroll Ave. & Southlake Blvd.

Southlake Women's Club
Terri Messing
P.O. Box 92611; Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 421-6792
Music: Children's, Country, Jazz
Activities: Fine Art Show
The annual Art in the Square Festival is a three-day community event. Now in its 15th year, the festival has raised over $1,000,000 for area charities. The 2014 event will be held April 25-27th in Southlake Town Square. Art in the Square is a juried art fair hosted by The Southlake Women's Club, Inc. at the Southlake Town Square in the city of Southlake. In addition to the numerous art displays, the Art in the Square Festival also offers music, activities, and food for all ages.

Austin Food & Wine Festival
April 25-27

Auditorium Shores & Republic Square Park; 800 West Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 900 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX

Austin, TX
Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the first-ever Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, presented by FOOD & WINE Magazine. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, two-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live performances by Lucinda Williams and Mayer Hawthorne & The County. Throughout the weekend, you'll experience up-close and personal access to culinary, wine and spirit talent at over 35 cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars. Between sessions, drop by the VIP or Weekender Lounge for complimentary beer, wine and cocktails. Then sip and nibble your way through The H-E-B Grand Tasting Pavilion showcasing over 80 wine, spirit and artisanal food exhibitors, along with celebrated local and regional restaurants. Plus, pick-up copies of inspiring cookbooks and get them signed by your favorite chefs in the BookPeople autograph tent. From tacos and tequila to grilling and grapes, spoil yourself with the sights, sounds and laid-back flavor only the Live Music Capital of the World can offer.

Burton Cotton Gin Festival
April 25-26

Main Street; 307 North Main, Burton, TX

Texas Cotton Gin Museum, Inc.
Dean Edmundson
P.O. Box 98; Burton, TX 77835
(979) 289-3378; (979) 289-3378
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Polka
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, pie-eating, bubble-gum blowing
This event started in April 1990 and has continued over the years to remain a small family oriented festival. The Burton Farmers Gin was built in 1914 and closed in 1974. We also have a parade on Saturday morning that includes antique tractors and cars. We have entertainment on Saturday. We have children's entertainment during the day and also Folklife Interpretation. We have an average attendance of 5,000 people. Come celebrate the oldest operating cotton gin in America. Nine acres of family fun!

Concert in the Park ~ 2
April 25

Milburn Park; 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park

City of Cedar Park - Parks & Recreation
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613-7670
(512) 401-5508; (512) 401-5500
Music: '80s music
Activities: Music festival
The City of Cedar Park is bringing the 1980's back in 2013 for a special concert in the park from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Milburn Park. We are excited to bring back Radiostar, which was voted one of the best performing bands in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets as there will plenty of area available, but don't get to comfortable in your chair as you will be sure to dance the night away. Food concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own ice chest. Glass containers are prohibited. Includes an 80s costume contest.

Creole Heritage Zydeco & Crawfish Festival
April 25-26

San Jacinto Mall ; Baytown

The Broussard Endowment
Shannon Broussard
14211 Wildwood Springs Lane; Houston, TX 77004
(832) 347-0098
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Zydeco
Activities: Music festival
Creole Heritage Zydeco & Crawfish Festival, is taking place at San Jacinto Mall - Baytown, Texas. The Broussard Endowment project event will feature eleven of the hottest Zydeco, Cajun, & Blues bands in the country -- even more than appeared at last year's great festival. Saturday, April 30, 2011 (12noon - 12am) Ruben Moreno, Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Leon Chavis & the Zydeco Flames, Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers and J. Paul Jr. & The Zydeco NuBreeds. Sunday, May 1, 2011 (12noon - 9pm) Jerome Batiste & the Zyde Ko Players, Keyun & the Zydeco Masters, Curtis Poullard & the Creole Zydeco Band, Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws and Chris Ardoin & NuStep.

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
April 25-27

Denton Quakertown Park and Facilities; 321 East McKinney

Denton Festival Foundation, Inc.
Carol Short, Director
P.O. Box 2104; Denton, TX 76202
(940) 565-0931
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Polka, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Fine Arts Show
The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is an annual three-day arts in the park featuring the best in professional jazz and cross-cultural music on three stages. Come hear the sounds, experience the art and taste the flavors of the DENTON ARTS AND JAZZ FESTIVAL, a FREE three-day event in the heart of the city in beautiful Quakertown Park. Over 2,700 performers on seven stages, fine arts and crafts, children's art activities and food and games make up the event. Produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival emerged from an incredible pool of professionals and amateurs and proceeds from concession booths benefit local arts in a community where arts and music are nurtured at every level, every day. 2013 Headliners are David Sandborn, The "Original" blues Brothers Band and Brave Combo.

Euphoria Music & Camping Festival ~ 2
April 25-26

Carson Creek Ranch; 9501 Sherman Road, Austin, TX

Vivid Sounder Entertainment
Mitchell Morales & Oscar Voigt
19112 FM 1093; Richmond, TX 77407
oscar.h.voigt@gmail.com
Music: Dance/Electronic,
Activities: Music festival,
Euphoria Music + Camping Festival, a two-day multi-stage music and camping festival held every spring in Austin, Texas falling this year on April 25 – 26. Euphoria offers a unique married between live electronic acts and DJ acts by showcasing a diverse and creative lineup each year, basically anything that makes you dance. Highlighting this enhanced festival experience is the Euphoria Art Experience, a wooded area along the Colorado River that features stunning art installations, psychedelic lighting and projections. Remember, there are no strangers at Euphoria, only friends who haven't met yet.

La Feria del Mariachi
April 25-26


Texas State University-School of Music
John Lopez
601 University Drive ; San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2651
Feria del Mariachi is a two-day mariachi festival held in San Marcos, TX. Fesitivities include a mariachi competition for scholastic and community groups, mariachi workshops and a mariachi concert featuring the competition winners, Texas State University's mariachi ensembles, Mariachi 7 Leguas and a presentation of our lifetime achievement award, “La Voz de Oro,” to a prominent figure in the mariachi community. Feria del Mariachi's mission is to promote mariachi education and culture in the schools and the community by exposing students to successful figures in the mariachi community and providing them a chance to meet other young musicians.

Freer Rattlesnake Roundup
April 25-26

Freer Cactus Corral; East Highway 44; 2 miles east of Freer

Freer Chamber of Commerce
Tina Holbein
P.O. Box 717; Freer, TX 78357
(361) 394-6891; (361) 394-6891
Music: Country, Tejano
Activities: Singing contests, Carnival, Vendor Booths, Food Booths, Horseshoe Tournament
The Freer Rattlesnake Roundup attracts more than 35,000 visitors who gather at the Freer Cactus Corral for the biggest party in Texas. The event is a weekend salute that celebrates the area's most famous resident. Fun for all ages, the Freer Rattlesnake Roundup includes indoor concerts featuring country and Tejano music stars. Other attractions include a Saturday parade, carnival, arts and crafts fair, dances, stage shows, strolling grounds entertainment, daredevil snake shows, and traditional rattlesnake hunt and contest. Fried rattlesnake and other foods available. For more information, contact the Freer Chamber of Commerce at (361) 394-6891.

Germanfest ~ 2
April 25-27

City Park; Highway 82 and Maple Street

Muenster Chamber of Commerce
John Broyles
P.O. Box 714; Muenster, TX 76252
(940) 759-2227; (800) 942-8037
Music: Bluegrass, Blues, Children's, Country, Cover/Tribute, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Metal, Polka, Pop, Rock, Western Swing
Activities: County fair, Music festival, Bicycle rally, Fun Run, BBQ cook off , Professional wrestling tournament
Muenster was founded in 1889 by people of German heritage and Catholic faith. This unique German community located in North Texas, of approximately 1,500, is a close-knit family in both kinship and kindred spirit. This family, of common heritage and faith, throws one of the biggest parties in Texas, Germanfest, the last full weekend in April. This three-day festival attracts thousands to mouthwatering German sausage, scrumptious apple strudel, hearty cheeses and homemade bread, cakes and pies. So, come to Muenster and let us be your host for food, fun and frolic. Be sure to bring a "guten apetit." Plan to participate in one or more of our exciting activities. Events include a 5k and 15k Germanfest Fun Run, a Metric Century Bicycle Rally, a Sausage and Rib Cook-Off, and other assorted competitions. There will be entertainment for the whole family, including mimes, magicians, clowns and storytellers, or the Karneval and Kinder Theater for the children, while Mom and Dad delight in dancing, music, arts and crafts, a rock-climbing wall, folk dancing, and two stages with non-stop entertainment. Located on U.S. Highway 82, 14 miles west of I-35, about 70 miles north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Muenster is waiting to welcome you to their community and entertain you at Germanfest.

Katy Jazz Festival
April 25-26

Katy HS Performing Arts Center; 6331 Highway Blvd., Katy, TX, 77494

Katy ISD/City of Katy
Bob Bryant, Executive Director of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 130; Katy, TX 77492
(281) 396-2270
Music: Jazz, Big Band
Activities: Music festival
"Like Music? You'll Love Katy!" Mark your calendar and save the dates--April 25-26, 2014. You will not want to miss out on this GREAT weekend of Live Jazz and Art! The Katy Jazz Festival is once again proud to offer world renown professional jazz artists, student jazz groups, and professional visual artworks. A merge of jazz education, jazz entertainment, and visual art nestled 35 miles away from the bustling traffic of Houston, Texas. Beginning on April 25, outstanding student Big Bands will be providing live concerts at 4, 5, and 6 pm. At 7:30 pm, the sounds of The Dennis Dotson Quintet will begin the feature concert. That night's headliner is world-renown LA jazz trombonist, Andy Martin and the MSM Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Noe Marmolejo. On Saturday, April 26, the day is filled with 3 different performance areas featuring student jazz Big Bands, student jazz combos, professional combos from throughout Texas and nearby Louisiana, as well as a professional art exhibit/sales known as ARTkaty/Fotofest/Katy! Saturday is capped off with a feature concert beginning with the Big Band sounds of the Katy ISD All-Star Jazz Band at 7:30 pm. Saturday's headliner group is The Mike Vax Sextet featuring the talents of Stan Kenton Orchestra alumni, under the direction of trumpeter Mike Vax. Information about the Saturday professional performance line-up, student performance line-up, and professional bios of all professional artists will be available on the event's website: www.katyjazzfestival.com after March 1, 2014.

Llano Crawfish Open
April 25-26

Llano Gold Club & City Park; Llano

Llano Chamber of Commerce
Mary Rhodes
100 Train Station Drive; Llano, TX 78643-1660
(325) 247-5354; (325) 247-2270
Music: Children's, Jazz
The Llano Crawfish Open is the Texas Hill Country event you don’t want to miss. There’s great food, live music, a golf tournament and much more.

Real. Texas. Festival.
April 25-26

Resistol Arena and environs; 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite

City of Mesquite and Mesquite Championship Rodeo
Daren Watkins
1515 Galloway; Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 216-6499 ; (972) 989-5396
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Latin Pop, Pop, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, Celtic
Activities: Music festival, Rodeo, Carnival, Car Show, BBQ Cook-off
The Real. Texas. Festival. Features two days of concerts by national and regional recording artists. Friday, April 26, Pat Green will perform. Saturday, April 27, features Kevin Fowler. The event also includes the Cowboys & Chrome Car Show and incorporates performances of the Mesquite Pro Rodeo Series.

Spring Concert in the Park
April 25

Elizabeth Milburn Park; 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park, TX

City of Cedar Park
Samantha Roos
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78641
(512) 401-5528
Activities: Concert season
Join us to listen to the sounds of the past and today. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets as there will plenty of area available. Food concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. Glass containers are prohibited. Admission is free. TIME: 7 pm - 10 pm

Terrell Heritage Jubilee
April 25-26

Ben Gill Park; Highway 80

Terrell Chamber of Commerce
Sara Kegerreis
P.O. Box 97; Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 563-5703
Music: Country, Gospel
Activities: Fiddling contests, Rodeo
Heritage Jubilee, held the third weekend in April at Ben Gill Park, is a fun-filled celebration for the whole family. Events include a BBQ cook-off, museum tours, arts & crafts exhibition, carnival, live music, a quilt show, an auto show, and other special attractions. The celebration traces its origins to a livestock show first held in 1981. In subsequent years the show added entertainment, games, contests, food. The Heritage Trail Tour of Homes joined the spring festival in 1983. Heritage Jubilee retains the western flavor of the original livestock show. Entertainment includes trick ropers, gun fighters, horses, and a cowboy poet. Terrell Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau volunteers and staff. work with the Christian Academy, Poetry 4-H, Terrell Heritage Society, and the City of Terrell, to put together a full weekend of activities and entertainment. More than 12,000 are expected to attend the event. Admission to the Heritage Jubilee is free. There is an admission charge for the Carnival rides and games, Tour of Homes, and Rodeo.

Texas Crawfish and Music Festival
April 25-27, May 2-4

Historic Old Town Spring; 130 Spring School Road Spring, Texas 77373

Old Town Spring Preservation League
Clarence Williams
123-F Midway; Houston, TX 77373
(281) 353-9310
Music: Big Band, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Cowboy, Pop, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival, Street Festival, Carnival, Talent Shows, Arts and Crafts, Dance Groups
The Texas Crawfish & Music Festival is the largest and most established crawfish festival in the South and a favorite annual event for Houstonians and tourists alike. The festival features live entertainment on three stages from some of the top country and Texas country bands, zydeco, indie and rock acts along with carnival rides, midway games, exhibitions and interactive educational stations and activities for kids of all ages, plus the best Southern Louisiana food, Cajun-style crawfish and the spiciest fixings in the land! The 27th Annual festival benefits the Spring Preservation League organization, a nonprofit foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation and beautification of Old Town Spring, community projects and maintains contributions to a variety of service organizations. So come "pass a good time cher" and LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER (let the good times roll) at the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival in Old Town Spring. The festival also showcases local, regional and national entertainment on three stages from country, rock and zydeco acts. Please check back often for the 2013 Texas Crawfish & Music Festival entertainment lineup!

Texas Food Truckin' Fest
April 25-26

Globe Life Park; Arlington, TX

Arlington Visitors Information Center
Decima Cooper, Director of Public Relations
1905 East Randol Mill Road; Arlington, TX
(8170 461-3888
Activities: Music festival, Food Truck Festival
Hungry for live music and gourmet cuisine? Texas Food Truckin' Fest offers free parking, food trucks, live bands, and activities for kids (including bounce houses, balloon artists and face painters). The two-day fest will give food and music lovers much to swoon about! Benefiting Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Arbor Daze
April 26-27

Euless City Hall; 201 North Ector, Euless, TX 76039

City of Euless Parks & Community Services
Suzanne Hendrickson
201 N. Ector Drive; Euless, TX 76039
(817) 685-1662; (817) 685-1429
Music: Children's, Country, Cover/Tribute
Activities: County fair
Arbor Daze was founded on the premise set forth by the National Arbor Day Foundation… “Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.” Arbor Day, founded by Nebraska Senator J. Sterling Morton in 1872, is now observed with events throughout the world. Attendees can take home a free tree, listen to great music, visit business and arts and crafts booths, enjoy an array of food, enjoy kid’s activities and celebrate the value of family.

Bancroft Family Concerts
April 26, May 10

Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Arts District

Dallas Museum of Art
Margaret Barrett, Executive Director
1717 North Harwood; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 520-2219
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Fine Arts Chamber Players will present seven concerts of classical chamber music and world music during the 2013-2014 season of the Bancroft Family Concerts. These free concerts are held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday afternoons from October through May. Concerts feature outstanding professional musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in an informal setting. This popular series attracts capacity crowds filled with music enthusiasts, young professionals, families with children, senior citizens, and symphony, opera, and museum patrons from across the entire North Texas area.

The Big Squeeze Semi-Finals Playoff and Free Concert ~ 2
April 26

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum; 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

Texas Folklife
Sarah Rucker, Program & Events Manager
1317 South Congress Avenue; Austin, TX 78704
(512) 441-9255
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Polka, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, accordian contest
Join us for the Big Squeeze accordion contest semi-finals to see the most talented accordion players and up and coming musical talent this state has to offer. The contest is followed by a free concert featuring zydeco, conjunto, polka and more!

Edgefest ~ 2
April 26

Toyota Stadium; 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX

KDGE-FM
Kevin Maus
14001 North Dallas Parkway, No. 300; Dallas, TX 75240
(214) 866-8000
Music: Rock
Activities: Music festival
Starting in 1992, Edgefest has grown to become THE largest ongoing radio rock festival in the Southwest! Every spring, 102.1 The Edge kicks off the concert season with the biggest and best names in rock.

King William Fair
April 26

King William Historic District; San Antonio, TX

King William Association
Zet Baer
1032 South Alamo Street; San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 271-3247; (210) 227-8786
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Mariachi, Polka, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Music festival
The King William Association invites you to celebrate the History and Diversity of Texas' first historic neighborhood. The King William Fair strives to bring you a family-oriented event, favoring local flavor for food, arts and crafts, entertainment, plus the best little parade around. Corporate sponsorships available.

New Ulm Art Festival
April 26

Downtown New Ulm; Pecan Street

Pat London
P.O. Box 231; New Ulm, TX 78950
(979) 992-3699; (979) 992-3337
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Awards show, arts and crafts
The New Ulm Art Festival features craft and food booths, high school and middle school art contests, exhibition of regional artists, jewelery, woodworking, ceramic, handmade clothing , and household accessories, antiques, music by Houston , Austin, and local musicians.

Sylvan Beach Festival
April 26

Historic Sylvan Beach Park; La Porte

LaPorte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 996; La Porte, TX 77572-0996
(281) 471-1123
Music: Americana, Country, Cover/Tribute
The 58th Annual Sylvan Beach Festival and Crawfish Jam will kick off with a parade which will begin at 10:00am. The parade will start on the corner of Fairmont Parkway and Broadway. Gates will open at 9:00am at historic Sylvan Beach Park on lovely Galveston Bay. Activities at the park begin immediately following the parade with many exciting things to enjoy including live entertainment, food, arts & crafts booths, a cook-off, a carnival, pageant, and much more. An outdoor concert will include the following acts: Mark 4 Band (1:15 p.m.), Brian Evans (3 p.m.), Jason Cassidy (5 p.m.), Bart Crow (8 p.m.), Stoney LaRue (10 p.m.).

Texas Early Music Project Concert Season
April 26-27

various; Austin, TX

Texas Early Music Project
Daniel Johnson
2905 San Gabriel #204; Austin, TX 78705
(512) 377-6961
Music: Classical, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
Texas Early Music Project (TEMP) invites you to explore more than 700 years of musical change and evolution. Over the course of six programs, you'll be transported by the sounds of rich and diverse cultures while tasting the harmonic palettes and musical delights of our ancestors. You'll hear some old (very old) classics and discover many "new" ancient tunes.

Texas Rising Stars
April 26

Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas, Butler School of Music; 2420 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX

Austin Civic Orchestra
Steven Coufal
P.O. Box 27132; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 200-2261
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
The concert combines the best of the Austin community orchestras with the best from the Butler School of Music string studios in a collaborative concert free of charge to the Austin community. This concert will be a dazzling presentation beginning with a world premiere, followed by a display of impressive talent from the Butler School of Music string studios and topped off by Russian romantic music.

Linden Wildflower Trails of Texas
April 26

Downtown Linden, Texas; Downtown Square - Linden, Spring Park, Hughes Springs Downtown, Avinger

Linden Wildflower Trails
Mary Dowd, Director
410 Barker Street; Linden, TX 75563
903-240-1394; Fax marydowd601@msn.com
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Gospel, Texas Music
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Arts & Crafts, Art Show, Wildflower Education, Quilt Show, Trail Ride, Parade
Linden Wildflower Trails is a festival that offers fun events for the whole family. With wide community support, local organizations participate in the parade, vendors and activities.

Lone Star Music Awards
April 27

The MARC; 120 East San Antonio Street San Marcos, Texas 78666

Lone Star Music Magazine
Zach Jennings
202C University Drive; San Marcos, TX 78666-5780
(512) 392-8030; (800) 896-8742
Music: Americana, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rockabilly
Activities: Awards show
Come be a part of the 5th Annual Lone Star Music Awards where your favorite music will be honored by all! Awards include best country album, best roots rock album, best songwriter, best music festival, best venue, best album art, best musician and many more. Sunday, April 28th Doors at 6pm. Voting begins March 1st and the line up will be announced soon! Please visit lonestarmusic.com for all details!

Pride of Texas Festival
April 28-30

Arlington, Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio; Arlington, Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, TX

World View Travel
P.O. Box 13949; Arlington, TX 76094
(800) 228-6587
Activities: Concert season
Performance Festival for ALL sizes of Elementary, Middle School, and Junior High Bands, Orchestras, Choirs and other ensembles. 2011 dates: Corpus Christi: April 13; Dallas: May 1-4; Arlington: May 8-11; Austin: May 15-16; San Antonio: May 18, Houston May 25.

Kerrville Fall Music Fundraiser
August 29-31

Quiet Valley Ranch; 3876 Medina Highway (16 South)

Kerrville Folk Festival
Dalis Allen
P.O. Box 291466; Kerrville, TX 78029
(830) 257-3600; (800) 435-8429
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Reggae,
Activities: Music festival, Texas Wine Tasting and Seminars , Arts and crafts
Each year over Labor Day Weekend, music enthusiasts gather at the Quiet Valley Ranch to celebrate the art of songwriting and winemaking. This Texas Hill Country setting is perfect for introducing our audiences to the newest and best wines & beers that Texas has to offer, in addition to performances by many of the world’s best songwriters. The Kerrville Fall Music Festival (formerly the Kerrville Wine & Music Festival) features three, 5-hour evening concerts and two, 2-hour afternoon concerts by two dozen singer-songwriters. During the evening concerts, we have booths set up for Texas’ top winemakers, who offer tastes, glasses, or bottles of current vintage wines. We are pleased to additionally feature booths with Texas craft beers & microbrews, which offer options for beer tastes & full pints. Craft Vendors, Food, Beer and Wine Booths are located in the Kennedy Outdoor Theater and will be open each festival day at 6 p.m., with the music starting at 7.