December - Texas Music Events Calendar 2017

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The 2017 TMEC lists annual events featuring live music. To update listing information for your 2017 event, please contact the Texas Music Office at music [at] gov.texas.gov .

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Sembrando Herencia
December 2-3

The Mexican American Cultural Center; 600 River Street, Austin, TX

Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center
Dr. Ana Maria Maynard
15228 Quiet Pond Court; Austin, TX 78728-4555
(512) 251-8122
Music: Puerto Rican
Activities: Music festival, Dance
Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for our original, bilingual musical that brings history to life through community theater, featuring live music and dance.

Austin Chamber Music Center - 2016-2017 Season: In Motion
December 10

Stateside at the Paramount; Austin, TX

Austin Chamber Music Center
7600 Burnet Road, Suite 190; Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Latin Pop, Regional Mexican
Activities: Concert season
A Charlie Brown Christmas Featuring a live performance of all the music from this beloved television classic. Hear all your favorite pieces and more! Stateside at the Paramount Featuring Utah Hamrick, bass | Michelle Schumann, piano | David Sierra, drums

Candlelight
December 10-11

Dallas Heritage Village; 1515 South Harwood Street, Dallas, TX

Dallas Heritage Village
Melissa Prycer
1515 South Harwood Street; Dallas, TX 75215-1273
(214) 421-5141; (214) 421-5141
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Classical, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Holiday
Activities: Exhibits, Carriage rides, Crafts
Candlelight is a holiday celebration for the entire family. Witness the holidays as they were celebrated from 1840-1910. Visit Mrs. Blum and learn the traditions of Hanukah. Learn the 1901 Tejano Catholic holiday traditions from Mrs. de Léon. Enjoy strolling carolers, telling St. Nicholas your Christmas wishes and riding around the Village in Nip and Tuck's donkey pulled carriage. The kids can make an ornament for your tree or a dreidal to share with friends. Come celebrate the holidays December 12-13 from 3 - 9pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior 65+, $8 for children 4 -12, children under 4 and members are free. Discounted tickets available online in the Fall.

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar ~ 2
December 14-24

Palmer Events Center; 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Anne Johnson, Associate Producer and General Manager
4428 Gillis; Austin, TX 78745
(512) 447-1605; music@armadillobazaar.com
Music: Americana, Blues, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Soul/R&B, Rock, Rockabilly, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is an iconic arts and music festival featuring three music performances per day over an eleven day run. The show has a tradition of booking Austin A-List and emerging bands with a large fan base. Performers on the Armadillo stage enjoy excellent sound quality and an intimate stage experience. An art fair and music festival rolled into one, it has long been Austin's favorite scene for holiday shopping, live music and fun. Open daily at the Palmer Events Center from December 14-24, 2017.

Austin Chamber Music Center - 2016-2017 Season: In Motion
December 14


Austin Chamber Music Center
Michelle Schumann
7600 Burnet Road, Suite 190; Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Beethoven’s Birthday, December 14 - A special thank you event for ACMC donors and sponsors. To get your invitation, become an ACMC donor today! Invitation based on giving level ($100+ given within the calendar year). Featuring Invoke String Quartet.

Day For Night ~ 2
December 16-17

401 Franklin Street, Houston, TX

Free Press Houston and Work-Order
Houston, TX
Music: Dance/Electronic
Activities: Music festival
Day for Night is both a current snapshot of popular music, as well as a showcase for trailblazers who continue to crossover from fringe to influential. The focus across multiple musical genres is on acts that specialize in an inventive and highly visual approach to performing.