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Fusebox Festival
April 1-12

Various locations across Austin; Austin, TX

Refraction Arts Project
Ron Berry, Artistic Director
2023 East Cesar Chavez Street; Austin, TX 78702-4511
(512) 800-3066
Activities: Music festival
Welcome to the 2014 Fusebox Festival! This year's festival features 12 days of programming with 50+ events in 20+ different sites around the city. Fusebox is part performance festival, part film festival, part music and visual art festival, part culinary and social event, part public art project, and everything in between. The colliding and encountering of different ideas, perspectives, forms, etc., is central to our understanding of creativity and plays an important role in how we shape the festival each year.

Sammons Jazz Spring Series ~ 2
April 1

Sammons Center for the Arts; 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas

Sammons Center for the Arts
Joanna St. Angelo
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-7789
Music: Jazz
Sammons Jazz is the only regular ongoing jazz performance series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area featuring local jazz artists. If you enjoy jazz, you'll probably enjoy this showcase of local jazz artists in an intimate, relaxed, non-commercial and smoke-free setting . . . and at a nominal price for the evening! Sammons Jazz performances are developed around a theme (for example, a be-bop night or a jazz vocal night) and feature two performing groups; the fall series of Sammons Jazz runs from September through December; the spring series from February through May; Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30, ending by 10:00 p.m; there is a short intermission between the two groups; and many patrons appreciate the smoke-free environment of Sammons Jazz. Refreshments and valet parking included in ticket price. As an adjunct to Sammons Jazz, the Center has started a new series called Sammons Cabaret, taking place on the third Thursday of each month from February-May. See web site for details.

Deep Ellum Arts Festival 2
April 3-5

Main Street

Main Events International
Amber LaFrance
2630 E. Commerce St. ; Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 855-1881 ; (800) 538-1881
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
The Deep Ellum Arts Festival first debuted in 1995 as a one block street party and has since become one of the largest visual and performing Arts Festivals in the region achieving international recognition for presenting the finest in original performing and visual artists. The festival now consists of over 100 original bands and singer songwriters performing on 5 stages, 200-juried visual artists displaying and selling their one of a kind works, spontaneous street performances, over 30 restaurants serving scrumptious trendy and classic foods & beverages, and great people watching covering six city blocks and adjacent spaces in the heart of the Deep Ellum Entertainment district. The festival has always been free to attend due to sponsorship underwriting and in-kind support, various grants, exhibitor booth fees and keeping a percentage of all food and beverage sales generated at the festival.

Walker County Fair
April 3-11

Walker County Fairgrounds; 4 miles west on IH-45/Highway 30

Walker County Fair Association
Bobby Lane
P.O. Box 1817; Huntsville, TX 77342-1817
(936) 291-8763
Music: Country
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
Welcome to the Walker County Fair & Rodeo in Huntsville, TX. The WCFA plans a week of fun and exciting family activities for those of all ages. Activities include family entertainment, carnival attractions, professional rodeo and youth projects. The fair is the youth's week to shine as they exhibit their skills and show what they have learned from their projects. A schedule of events is available online.

Jackson Street Market Days
April 4

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
Activities: Arts and crafts
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.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
April 4-May25

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! Just 30 minutes south of Dallas/Fort Worth. Discount tickets at Tom Thumb & Randalls.

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival
April 9, 10, 11, 12

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.

Art Car Ball ~ 2
April 10

2402 Munger St., Houston, TX

The Orange Show Foundation
Mary Headley
2402 Munger; Houston, TX 77023
(713) 926-6368; (713) 926-CARS
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Jazz, Polka, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Art car event
The Orange Show Art Car Ball is part of the Art Car Weekend, an annual celebration of the drive to create. The Art Car Ball is the most fun fundraiser and the best party in Houston. Past Art Car Ball live music performers include Joe Ely, El Vez, Brave Combo, the Naughty Ones, Drop Kick Chihuahuas, ReBirth Brass Band, Carolyn Wonderland and the Imperial Monkeys, and Santiago Jimenez, Jr. Proceeds support the Art Car Weekend which features the nations largest and oldest Art Car Parade.

Burnet Bluebonnet Festival
April 10-12

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.

April 10-11

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).

D'Vine Wine on the Square Presents: Music, Massage and Merlot
April 10, 24

D'Vine Wine on the Square; 107 East Bridge Street

D'Vine Wine on the Square
Granbury, TX 76048
(817) 573-7200
Come on in and enjoy our great selection of over 20 fine wines. Listen to great music, enjoy a massage ($1 per minute) or all three. Or you can make your own wine, bottle it, create your own label. A great place for parties, weddings, birthdays, showers and more. Call for more information. We're are closed on Mondays. Music, Massage and Merlot occurs on the 2nd and Last Friday of each month.

Euphoria Music & Camping Festival ~ 2
April 10-12

Carson Creek Ranch; 9501 Sherman Road, Austin, TX

Vivid Sounder Entertainment
Mitchell Morales & Oscar Voigt
19112 FM 1093; Richmond, TX 77407
Music: Dance/Electronic
Activities: Music festival
Euphoria Music + Camping Festival, a three-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.

Galveston County Fair and Rodeo
April 10-18

Jack Brooks Park; No. 10 Jack Brooks Park, Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX

Galveston County Fair and Rodeo, Inc.
Melondy Bender
P.O. Box 889; Sante Fe, TX 77510
(409) 986-6010;
Music: Children's, Country, Rock
Activities: County fair, Rodeo, Singing contests
The Galveston County Fair and Rodeo festivities include a carnival with midway, live music, livestock shows, auction, rodeo events, a parade, trail ride, talent show, jackpot bullriding, jackpot barrel racing, petting zoo, pony rides, and an arts and crafts show. Musical entertainment includes Kyle Bennett, Casey Donahew, John Slaughter, Sunny Sweeney, Raul Navaira, Grupo Vida, Spazmatics, Breelan Angel, Jarrod Birmingham, 3Peace

Montgomery County Fair
April 10-19

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! 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!

Nelson McGee Memorial Bluegrass Festival ~ 2
April 10, 11

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

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

Pearland Crawfish Festival
April 10-12

; Highway 288 at Discovery Bay Dr. & Business Center Dr., Pearland, TX

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 10- 12 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. We'll be back in a new location, serving even more hot, fresh crawfish at a great price, along with the best of Cajun dishes and classic festival fare. The overwhelming response of people coming to enjoy this great event means we'll be bringing out more this year: more food - including more Cajun food, more vendors, more activities, more carnival rides, and more fun! Specialty entertainment like last year's popular Splash Dogs will be back and bigger than before, with armadillo races, contests, and more. 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 join in and help show the world all that makes life here so special.

Poteet Strawberry Festival
April 10-12

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

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.

The San Marcos Main Street Program
April 10, 11, 12

Art Squared and the San Marcos Arts Advocates
Allison Gouskos
San Marcos, TX
(214) 437-8506
he event will feature works from local artists hosted inside more than a dozen downtown establishments, and wine tastings at each stop. Downtown merchants will be serving a variety of wine and hors d’oeuvres at each location, and a live art demonstration and live music will also take place throughout the evening. On Saturday, participants can browse the works of more than 50 local artists at Art Squared, and visit additional wine tasting stops while enjoying art demos, kid’s crafts, music and more. Participants will have the chance to meet the artists and purchase artwork at the event. Children under 12 are free. The weekend ends with a gospel brunch on the Courthouse Lawn for $7.

Big City Music Revue Presents: Surfin' Through the 60's
April 11, 25

Granbury Live Theatre; 114 North Crockett Street

Big City Music Revue
114 North Crockett Street; Granbury, TX 76048
(855) 823-5550
Wow, come surf with us through the music of our youth. Family friendly entertainment that will have you up dancing and singing! Enjoy Sean Mitchell and the whole gang.

Dallas Bach Society Concert Season
April 11

Caruth Auditorium; Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Dallas Bach Society
Yoori Marti, Executive Director
P.O. Box 140201; Dallas, TX 75214
(682) 325-2224
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
For the first time in ten years, the great Mass in B Minor of Sebastian Bach, with soloists Anna Popov, Soprano, Agnes Vojtko, Mezzo-Soprano, Nicholas Garza, Countertenor, Dann Coakwell, Tenor, and Curtis Stree—tman, Bass. Bach’s most famous mass was composed piecemeal, starting with the Missa (Kyrie and Gloria), common to both Lutheran and Catholic services, which he dedicated to the new monarch of Saxony, Augustus III, a Catholic. As he hoped, he was made “Electoral Saxon Court Composer” in 1736. Bach then reworked a Sanctus from 1724, and wrote the Symbolum Nicaeum and the remaining movements just before his death, finishing in 1749. While he never heard the whole mass at one sitting, we can now enjoy the magnificence of the work his son Carl Philipp Emanuel called “The Great Catholic Mass.”

Heritage Festival
April 11

Elizabeth 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; (512) 401-5500
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
This year's Heritage Festival will be held in conjunction with the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-off.  For more information regarding the BBQ Cook-off, please visit the above website or call (512) 260-7800.  You are welcome to bring your own ice chest, no glass containers please. Dance to live music, free inflatables, train rides, pony rides, and petting zoo.  Fees apply for face painting, carnival games, rock wall, super slide, quad jump, spinner ride, hamster balls, and mechanical bull. Enjoy historical displays, washer tournament, food concessions, free photos with a longhorn (bring your own camera), sack races, stick horse rodeo for ages 3 - 8, demonstrations, and a corn on the cob eating contest.

Round Top August To April Series ~ 2
April 11

Festival Hill at Round Top; 248 Jaster Road, Round Top

The International Festival-Institute at Round Top
The James Dick Foundation
P.O. Box 89; Round Top, TX 78954-0089
(979) 249-3129; (979) 249-3086
Music: A cappella, Americana, Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin/Spanish
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The 2014-2015 August-to-April Series offers music and choral concerts, ballet and forums. Tickets are available online. Concert ticket prices range from $25 to $30 for adults. All student tickets are $10. Forum registration is available online as information becomes available. Lunch is available prior to four of the concerts. Dinner follows the performance by James Dick on March 14. All meals are "reservation only." Overnight accomodations are available during all concert and forum events. Call the office at 979-249-3129 to reserve a room. The complete line up of concerts and ballet includes: Split Second Piano Duo, August 23, Texas Master Chorale, November 15, Houston Chamber Ringers, December 6, The Nutcracker Ballet, December 13, Linda Patterson and Friends, January 17, Valentine's Day Concert, February 14, James Dick, Piano, March 14 and TAMU Wind Symphony and Singing Cadets, April 11.

San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival
April 11-12

Helotes Festival Grounds; 12210 Leslie Road

San Antonio Highland Games Association
Tamara Carroll
P.O. Box 5526; San Antonio, TX 78201-0526
(210) 833-2954; (210) 464-2545
Music: Celtic
Activities: Music festival, Highland dancing, Bagpipe Bands, Scottish Highland Games
As our Highland Games festival attendees will attest, it is not a Highland Games without bagpipes. Normally held in conjunction with the opening ceremony of the games, several pipe bands and piping soloists will march and play together. The result is a thunderous rendition of traditional bagpipe favorites such as Scotland the Brave or Amazing Grace, and other crowd-pleasing favorites. The music of the bagpipe has come to symbolize music at the Games and is reminiscent of Scotland itself. But the pipes and drums are not the only music which can be heard at the San Antonio Highland Games. The San Antonio Highland Games features a wide variety of Celtic music each year playing on three stages throughout the weekend. Many such performances feature fiddling, harp, Celtic bands and other forms of musical entertainment. Though the actual bands will vary year to year, the music performances will typically feature nationally recognized Celtic bands and Celtic folk music performers. In past years, fans packed the main stage to tune in to Celtic rock bands such as Seven Nations and Needfire. These bands have artfully blended bagpipes and Celtic fiddles, with modern rock band instruments to create a unique sound that draws in listeners and creates new fans instantly.

Second Saturdays
April 11

Historic Downtown McKinney; 111 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069

McKinney Main Street
Merry Canter - McKinney Main Street Assistant
111 North Tennessee Street; McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-2660
Music: Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Cover/Tribute, Jazz, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival, food, art
Come to Historic Downtown McKinney and enjoy an evening of art, music and wine! Explore the local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and taste some of the areas best eateries. Many places in Downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7 - 10 p.m. every 2nd Saturday of the Month.

Stone Valley Music Festival
April 11

Stone Valley Music Park; 7508 U.S. Highway 290 Johnson City, TX

Stone Valley Music Park
307 North Austin; Buda, TX 78610
(512) 312-9740 ; 830-330-0380
Music: Country
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, washer pitcher tournament, horseshoe pitching
The first of seven Stone Valley Music Festivals outside of Dripping Springs will be held on Saturday, April 11th; headlining Doug Stone the Country Music Legend & Doug's special Guest Jade Jack with confirmed additional performers Jake Ward, Mary Sarah, the Bret Mullins Band, Jake Penrod and Bobby Flores & The Yellow Rose Band. Gates will open at 10:00am and the live music lasts until midnight with a large dance floor. There will be BBQ, Hot Dogs, Beer, among other food & drink items on the menu. There will be a washer pitching tournament as well as a horseshoe pitching tournament with prize money. Great place to be with the whole family, friends & the kids. VIP areas will be available. We have recently bought out the summer's performances and headliners include Johnny Bush, Hal Ketchum, Cody Johnson, Dale Watson, Mickey Gilly and Tracy Byrd. Check our website for festival information throughout the summer.

Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral
April 12

San Fernando Cathedral; 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Musical Bridges Around the World
Sarah B. Gabriel, Office Manager
23705 Interstate Highway 10 West No. 101; San Antonio, TX 78257
(210) 464-1534; (210) 900-3081
Activities: Concert season
The Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral are free and open to the public. The Musical Evenings will feature one of a kind musical collaborations. These wonderful performances will take place in the oldest cathedral in the nation, in the heart of downtown San Antonio. All listeners are invited to meet the artists at the catered dessert reception following every concert. The New York City based all-women’s Metropolitan Klezmer sextet will take us back to the spirited folk songs of a soulful Jewish tradition.

Come and Taste It at the Grapevine
April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

The Grapevine at Gruene Historic District; Gruene, TX

Gruene Historic District
Nicole Heath, Party & Events Coordinator
1601 Hunter Road; New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-5077; (830) 606-0093
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
COME AND TASTE IT. Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District. On the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January), a featured winemaker showcases three of their newest released, top-selling or hardest to find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and three prize giveaways. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the winery and The Grapevine staff, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

Fiesta San Antonio ~ 2
April 16-26

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.

Old Settler's Music Festival
April 16-19

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 and 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.

Symphony Arlington
April 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
From 18th century pioneers like Vivaldi and Corelli to modern masters such as Puccini and Respighi, Italian composers have enchanted us with melodies as rich as fettuccini alfredo and rhythms as seductive as a vintage Brunello. Italian sunshine and Mediterranean breezes have also beckoned to composers from other lands: Berlioz’ Paganini-inspired Harold in Italy, and Tchaikovsky’s folk music fantasy Capriccio Italien, to name but a few. This season Symphony Arlington will bring you masterworks by these composers and many more, all in celebration of Italy’s glorious and enduring musical heritage. The 15th Anniversary Season will feature guest artists such as pianist Lindsay Garritson performing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody of a Theme by Paganini and Antonio di Cristofano performing Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor. Symphony Arlington will also feature Paul Silverthorne, Principal Viola of the London Symphony performing Paganini's Sonata per la Gran' Viola è Orchestra and Berlioz – Harold in Italy!

The Tejano Explosion
April 16-25

The Embroiderers; 612 West Commerce, San Antonio

Tejano Explosion
Thelma Gonzalez
6012 Trone Trail; San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 663-8682; (210) 333-2997
Cattleman's Tejano Explosion started as a small Fiesta event over ten years ago. It has evolved over the years into the "Must See" Tejano Music Event for Tejano music lovers the world over. The people who attend represent every walk of life, sharing their love of Tejano Music. We have been visited by guests from other cities, towns, states, countries, and of course our loyal following from San Antonio and our surrounding area. To one and all we say "Welcome" to another great year of entertainment and fun. The event is recognized locally and nationally as having the best line-up of Tejano Artists in the Tejano Music Industry. The fans come to enjoy the best Tejano entertainers over a ten day period, at the Biggest Firsta Tejano Party, listening to music of Little Joe Y La Familia, Ruben Ramos, Michael Salgado, Jay Perez, Ram Herrera, Jimmy Edwards, Ricardo Castillon y La Differenzia, Los Garcia Bros., Los Desperadoz, Jaime y Los Chamacos, Chente Barrera, The Hometown Boys, La Tropa F, Stampede, Johnny Hernandez, Eddie Gonzalez, etc. Tejano Explosion 2009 offers a living experience of our culture, as it relates to Tejano music, traditional foods, crafts, and fellowship.

Austin Reggae Fest ~ 2
April 17-19

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.

Dayton Old Tyme Days
April 17-19

Downtown; Dayton, TX

Dayton Ole Tyme Days Festival Committee
Kleve Kirby
P. O. Box 456; Dayton, TX 77535-0008
(936) 258-2642; (936) 257-2393
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
Activities: Street dance, BBQ cook-off, classic car show, TX4x4 competition
You are invited to the annual Dayton Old Tyme Days, in the downtown aread of Dayton, Texas. Activities include a carnival, pony rides, train rides, a petting zoo, face painting, BBQ cookoff, junior chili cookoff championship, "Family Night"(Friday), street dance/concert(Saturday), local entertainment, food, arts & crafts galore! Nightly Days Festival is held annually to promote Dayton, Texas and to raise money for local youth scholarships. The Festival has grown considerably in past years. Admission is free. A free hourly shuttle service is available to and from the festival Saturday and Sunday, from both Dayton High School and Highway 321 and Woodrow Wilson Junior High School on Highway 146. All proceeds made from the festival go to benefit the Dayton Ole Tyme Days Youth Scholarship Fund.

Fiesta Oyster Bake
April 17-18

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.

Keller Zestival
April 17, 18

Keller Town Center; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, just off the intersection of Keller Parkway (FM1709) and Rufe Snow Drive - in the heart of Keller.

Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce
Rudy Martinez
420 Johnson Road; Keller, TX 76244
(817) 431-2169
Music: Children's, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Keller Fest, hosted by the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce, is a true Hometown Celebration featuring activities for all ages. Plan to spend time over the weekend with the family enjoying the festivities including: outdoor concerts, fireworks display, arts & crafts booths, business booths, carnival rides, food, family olympics, bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides, rockwall climbing, self defense clinics and a Battle of the Bands.

Kirbyville Magnolia Festival
April 17-18

Magnolia Park Grounds; Hwy 96 at Hebo Street, Kirbyville, TX

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.

Llano Crawfish Open
April 17-18

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.

Shriners Country Fest • Texas Woodstock
April 17

Oasis-HD Productions, LLC
2920 Pin Oak Street; Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 597-4289
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Featuring T. Graham Brown, Janie Frickie, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, Loretta Lynn, Bellamy Brothers, Johnny Rodriquez, and T. G. Sheppard. Gates open at noon and music starts at 3:00 pm. 12 years and under are free with a parent or adult. There will be plenty of food vendors at the event. Tickets will also be sold at the gate. Beverages will be BYOB and no glass containers, or weapons allowed. The event will have plenty of security to insure a safe and great time for everyone.

Austin Classical Guitar International Concert Series
April 18

GT Austin; 2700 Northland Drive, Austin, TX

Austin Classical Guitar
P.O. Box 4072; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 300-2247
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
It’s quite possible: there’s no more fun duo to watch than guitar and bandoneon tango masters Giampaolo Bandini and Cesare Chiachiaretta! Anton Baranov Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at GT Austin. For the third straight year, ACG enthusiastically welcomes a young Russian virtuoso to our International Series, fresh from winning the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition – the classical guitar world’s most prestigious. The Lodger Friday & Saturday January 16th-17th at the Alamo Drafthouse Superstar cellist Bion Tsang joins the Texas Guitar Quartet to perform live the world premiere of an original silent film score by ACG Composer in Residence Joseph V. Williams II, created to accompany cinematic giant Alfred Hitchock’s early silent masterpiece, The Lodger. Beijing Guitar Duo Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at GT Austin. Fabulous artistry, enthralling precision, gorgeous interpretation–legend has it that the Beijing Guitar Duo plays so perfectly together that they sound like one person. How Little You Are Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Bass Concert Hall. ACG is proud to work with Conspirare and Texas Performing Arts in an unprecedented performance collaboration of a new work by Nico Muhly. This world premiere performance, written for voices and guitars, will be conducted by Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare’s artistic director, and will feature the LA Guitar Quartet, Dublin Guitar Quartet, and Texas Guitar Quartet. The program begins with a performance by the Conspirare Youth Choir and Austin Classical Guitar Youth Orchestra!

Depot Day ~ 2
April 18

Old Depot; Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia, TX

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.

Downtown Street and Art Fair
April 18

26th Street, Downtown Bryan, TX; 26th Street, Downtown Bryan, TX

Downtown Bryan Association
Amanda Reynolds, Events Manager
P.O. Box 233; Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 822-4920
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Arts and Crafts
The event features artists and artisans as well as live music and street performers. An arts demonstration and hands on art activity area for all ages will also be part of the festivities. MonuMetal entries (scrap metal sculptures) will be displayed and exhibited in conjunction with the Art Fair.

East Texas Gusher Days
April 18

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

Gladewater Chamber of Commerce
Nick Foster
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.

Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition ~ 2
April 18

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

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jenny Fridge, Education Coordinator
2301 Flora Street, Suite 300; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-4006; Fax (214) 953-1218
Music: Classical
Activities: Awards show, Competition
2015 marks the 14th 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.

Texas Tech/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival
April 18

Hemmle Recital Hall at Texas Tech University; 18th Street and Boston Avenue, Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University School of Music
Stephen Jones, Director of Jazz Studies
Box 42033; Lubbock, TX 79409-2033
(806) 742-2270 ext. 293
Music: Big Band, Jazz
Activities: Awards show, Music festival
The Texas Tech/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival features performances from high school jazz ensembles from around the state, and major international jazz performers. This Saturday, April 20 at 8pm in TTU's Allen Theatre will feature in concert international jazz trombone artist CONRAD HERWIG with the TTU Jazz Ensemble I.

Untapped Austin ~ 2
April 18

Carson Creek Ranch; 9507 Sherman Road, Austin, TX

Untapped, LLC
Annette Marin
508 Young St; Dallas, TX 75202
(469) 555-8172
Music: Americana, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Craft Beer Festival
Now in its fourth year, Untapped energetically encapsulates the eclectic culture of quality craft beer while highlighting both emerging bands and established musical talent. Sold-out crowds experience expertly curated lists of breweries and bands. The goal of Untapped is to bring thoughtfully paired music to seasoned craft beer drinkers and to introduce new and exciting craft beers to discerning music fans. As the festival continues to assist in making the connection between beer and music communities, organizers hope to celebrate artists and breweries they know and love. This year's band lineup will feature eight performers including Manchester Orchestra, Phosphorescent, Black Joe Lewis, Jean Grae, Bear Hands, In The Valley Below, Bop English (featuring members of White Denim) and Calliope Musicals.

Dallas Chamber Music Concert Season
April 20

SMU Caruth Auditorium; 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
The Dallas Chamber Music Society 2014-15 season promises captivating performances that demonstrate the intimacy of music making that only our art form can provide. Once again, we are privileged to present this season’s concerts at Caruth Auditorium at the Meadows School of the Arts on the SMU campus. From its excellent acoustics to its inviting ambience, this ideal venue will find you enjoying the company of fellow concert goers as well as savoring the fine music we have selected. One goal in choosing music for this season was to feature a wide range of both the familiar and the new. From the very pinnacle of string quartet writing to a marked diversity of style and instrumentation, this season is certain to stimulate, surprise, and satisfy. The Takács String Quartet is esteemed world-wide and has given splendid performances on our series in past years. From the second of the Beethoven Rasoumovsky quartets to the second Janáček quartet, we can count on a very special evening of music making. The same will be true when we hear the Mendelssohn C minor and Brahms B major piano trios, performed by the celebrated David Finckel and Wu Han duo joined by violinist Philip Setzer, known as the Finckel-Han-Setzer Trio. The Music of the Spheres Society will bring pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse together with celebrated violinist Stephanie Chase. The centerpiece for the concert will be Bartok’s “Contrasts,” an iconic trio for this combination of instruments written for Benny Goodman and first performed in its current form by Goodman, the great violinist Joseph Szigeti, and Bartok himself in 1940. In the final concert, the Modigliani String Quartet will present their Dallas debut, arraying us on a journey from Beethoven to Shostakovich and rounding out our season.

Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival and Chili Cookoff
April 20-25

Melody Mountain Ranch; 1290 Private Road 707 , Stephenville, TX

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. 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.

Downtown Rhythms
April 23

Downtown Victoria

Victoria Symphony
2112 North Navarro; Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 576-4500
Music: Classical
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!

Main Street Fest
April 24-25

Downtown Grand Prairie

City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation
Erin Whitlock
400 College Street; Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 237-8110
Music: Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, arts and crafts
The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is hosting the 4th Annual Main Street Fest, scheduled for April 24-25th on the 200 block of W. Main Street and surrounding areas. Along with our selected performers, this FREE festival will celebrate the fun, festive, family atmosphere of Grand Prairie with LIVE! music and headlining performances, spectacular BMX/Skate Street Shows, Local Entertainment, Carnival rides, Arts & Crafts, Food and Beer Gardens, a KIDZONE and so much more

Art in the Square
April 24-26

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 24-26

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.

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
April 24-26

Denton Quakertown Park and Facilities; 321 East McKinney, Denton, TX

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.

Germanfest ~ 2
April 24-26

City Park; Highway 82 and Maple Street, Muenster, TX

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 24-25

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.

Mr. Fest
April 24-25

San Marcos Square

601 University Drive, Old Main, No. 106; San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
(512) 245-3485
Music: Rock
Activities: Music festival
Since its creation in 2008, the award-winning My Radio Festival, or MR Fest (pronounced “mister”), has become a platform for local and regional indie artists to showcase their talent in a live and exciting atmosphere. Held in San Marcos’s entertainment mecca, “The Square,” MR Fest includes the participation of many local businesses, venues and bars. MR Fest has grown over the last six years from entertaining 200 fans to nearly 5,000 in 2012. Headliners have included some of Austin’s most accomplished acts: White Denim, Quiet Company, The Bright Light Social Hour, Zeale, Ume, and Black Joe Lewis and The Honey Bears. Mayor Daniel Guerrero and the city of San Marcos have declared the last weekend of April, “MR Fest Weekend,” an official San Marcos holiday. The festival has also garnered national attention from College Broadcasters Incorporated, winning first place for “Best Community Involvement” in 2010 and again in 2012.

Real. Texas. Festival.
April 24-25

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.

Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
April 24, 25, 26

Historic Old Town Spring; 130 Spring School Road, Spring, TX

Old Town Spring Preservation League
Clarence Williams, Festival Director
P. O. Box 1808; Spring, TX 77383
(281) 350-1900
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Pop, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival
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, and rock acts along with carnival rides, midway games, exhibitions and activities for kids of all ages, plus the best Southern Louisiana food, Cajun-style crawfish and the spiciest fixings in the land! The 29th 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. Please check often for the 2015 Texas Crawfish & Music Festival entertainment lineup!

Art City Austin
April 25-26

Cesar Chavez between Guadalupe and Lamar; 211 East 7th Street #102l, Austin, TX

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

Bancroft Family Concerts
April 25

Dallas Museum of Art; 1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX

Dallas Museum of Art
Virginia Haak, Office Manager/Education 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.

Edgefest ~ 2
April 25

Toyota Stadium; 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX

iHeart Media 102.1 The EDGE, KDGE-FM
Jay Shannon, Program Director
14001 North Dallas Parkway, No. 300; Dallas, TX 75240
(214) 866-8000; Fax Robin Phillips, Senior Talent Buyer at AEG Southwest
Music: Rock
Activities: Music festival
102.1 The Edge presents Edgefest, a one day festival, held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The day long festival brings Alternative rock artists from around the globe, both upcoming and established artists. Headlining acts have ranged from Pearl Jam, Beck, The Black Keys and many more.

Gumbo Cookoff - Cajun Fesitval
April 25

Anhalt Hall; Anhalt Road at Highway 46

Germania Farmers Verein
David Davenport
1080 Madeline; New Braunfels, TX 78132-4723
(830) 438-2873; (210) 240-2456
Music: Cajun/Zydeco
Activities: Music festival, Gumbo Cook-Off
Germania Famers Verein will sponsor a Cajun Music and Food Festival featuring two cajun bands 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors open: 4 p.m. Directions from San Antonio: Highway 281 North to Highway 46, turn left, go 4.1 miles to Anhalt Road, turn right, go straight to fork, veer left to hall. Also look forward to: Renovated 1800's-style farmer's social hall with large wooden dance floor. Plenty of room inside and out. Cajun and Non-Cajun Food, Soda, Beer, Setups--Do not bring beer or wine.

King William Fair
April 25

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.

Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
April 25

Buda City Park; 204 San Antonio Road, Buda TX 78610

Roadway Productions, LLC
French Smith
12305 Twin Creek Drive; Manchaca, TX 78652-3719
(512) 441-9015
Music: Cajun/Zydeco
Activities: Music festival
Music includes Cajun, Zydeco, Funk, Blues, Rock, & Jazz plus dance & burlesque (No Nudity). Schedule: 11:20a.m. to 12:20p.m.-Bluesqueezebox; 12:40 to 1:40p.m. Jean-Pierre & The Zydeco Angels; 2:00 to 3:00p.m. Dr. Zog; 3:20p.m. to 4:20p.m. Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band; 4:40 to 5:40p.m. Sean Ardoin & Zydekool; 6:00 to 7:00p.m. Stooges Brass Band; 7:30 to 8:30p.m. Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet; 9 to 10p.m. Robert Randolph & The Family Band. BRING AN APPETITE! 7,000 POUNDS OF FREE CRAWFISH! Increased quantity and cooking capability due to popular demand. Limit 1 plate at a time while supplies last and we're hoping 7,000 pounds lasts quite a while! Kids Activities include Monster Water Balls and Bounce Houses plus free playscape.

Song to the Moon
April 25

First Unitarian Church; 4700 Grover Avenue

Austin Chamber Music Center
Michelle Schumann, Artistic Director
3814 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756; Austin, TX
(512) 454-0026; Fax Michelle Schumann
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Our season finale, featuring the music of Dvorak, Janacek, and Mahler!

Squeezebox Mania ~ 2
April 25

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
This year's festival features fellow squeezer Sunny Sauceda, known for his legendary stage presence. Sauceda was tapped to join Joel Guzman and David Lee Garza and vocalist Sarah Fox on Grammy award winning Polkas, Gritos y Acordeones, as well as being named Billboard Magazine's Accordion player of the year. Squeezebox Mania will take place at Threadgills World Headquarters in the heart of South Austin, with special performance by Los Aztex, The UTES Accordion Kids, Zhenya Rock & the Flying Balalaika Brothers, plus many more of Austin's top squeezebox players. Wristbands are $15.

Temple Symphony Orchestra Season
April 25

Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center, Temple College; 2600 South First Street, Temple

Temple Symphony Orchestra
Rick Thomssen
100 West Adams Ave; Temple, TX 76501-7644
(254) 534-4101
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Temple Symphony Orchestra founded in 1994 will begin its 21st season of performances on September 13, 2014 with “Great Beginnings” featuring W. A. Mozart: Overture to Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 58 G Major featuring Frances Renzi, pianist and Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 Op. 90 A Major (Italian). October 25, 2014 features finalists from 2013 International Van Cliburn Piano Competition. December 6, 2014 is our Holiday concert: The Many Moods of Christmas featuring the Temple College Chorale and the San Gabriel Chorus. March 7, 2015 is our Family Pops concert: Gershwin and Friends with American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue featuring Jeff Helmer, pianist. March 28, 2015 features the Temple Jazz Orchestra (repertoire TBA). April 25, 2015 is our Season Finale and selections include Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio Overture Op. 72c, Alexander Arutunian: Trumpet Concerto featuring Dave Scott, trumpet and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.

Texas Rose Round Up
April 25

RR Mingus Lake Ranch; "http://rrgameranch.com/the-ranch/our-facilities

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Northeast Office
Allan Meyer, Chair
3840 Hulen Street, Suite 600; Fort Worth, TX 76107-7275
(817) 249-7744
Music: Country, Rock
Texas Rose Round Up is a charity concert benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help fund research to one day cure the disease. The concert is located at RR Mingus Lake Ranch, a luxury hunting ranch in Mingus, TX. Previous artists of this event include: The Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew Band, Wade Bowen, Cross Canada Ragweed, and Jason Eady. For sponsorship and booking, contact Brian Brooks at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Fort Worth, (817) 249-7744 or mhannae@cff.org

Wharton County Youth Fair and Exposition
April 25-May 2

Wharton County Fair Youth and Exposition; FM 960 and 6036 FM FM 961

Wharton County Youth Fair and Exposition
Cindy Blaha
P.O. Box 167; Glen Flora, TX 77443-0167
(979) 677-3350
Music: Country, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
The Wharton County Youth Fair and Exposition events include a rodeo, dances, livestock show, carnival, arts and crafts, and a barbecue cookoff.

Linden Wildflower Trails of Texas
April 25

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

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.

April 30-May 3

Trinity Park; 2900 Trinity Park Drive, Fort Worth, TX

Mayfest, Inc.
Elizabeth Basham, Executive Director
6115 Camp Bowie Boulevard, No. 160; Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 332-1055
Music: Country, Cover/Tribute, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Tejano, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Family Fun
Mayfest is a Fort Worth favorite family festival. 33 acres of fun in Trinity Park for the whole family with 7 stages of live entertainment, including 3 dedicated live music stages, special attraction shows, carnival rides, activities, confetti eggs, the best in festival food and beverages, an art & gift market and special children's area. Mayfest is proud to showcase the best in local and Texas music. 2013 performers include Josh Weathers, Poo Live Crew, 26 or 5 to 4, Me and My Monkey, Black Top Gypsy, Whiskey Bent, Casey Thompson, Three Fools on Three Stools, Reno Perez and more!