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Alfresco Fridays
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Arts Festival Plaza; One Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX

El Paso Live
Ricky Nichols, Summer Programs Specialist
One Civic Center Plaza; El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 534-0609; (915) 534-0633
Music: Big Band, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Regional Mexican, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Alfresco! Alfresco! Fridays provides a casual way to experience some of the best established and upcoming local bands. Originally conceived as a way of keeping employees downtown at the start of the weekend, the concerts quickly became a draw for visitors to downtown. The upcoming season will feature Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classic Rock, Salsa, Funk, Mariachi and more. No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed. No Pets Allowed.

Belton 4th of July Rodeo ~ 2
July 1-4

Bell Country Expo Center; 301 West Loop 121, Belton, TX

Belton Area Chamber of Commerce
Roye Nell Love
P.O. Box 659; Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-3551
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival, Rodeo, Belton 4th of July Parade
Enjoy 3 days of live PRCA Rodeo action inside the air-conditioned Bell County Expo Center. The Western Gift Show is now taking vendor applications.

Concerts in the Garden
July 1-4

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
David Hadlock, VP of Marketing
330 East Fouth Street, No. 200; Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 665-6500
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Join us this summer for Concerts In The Garden – a 5-week music festival offering 16 nights of outdoor concerts, June 3–July 4, 2016 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on University Drive and Interstate 30 with fireworks every night. Festival dates: June 3-July 4, 2016 Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden Times: Gates open at 6:30 PM, concerts begin at 8:15 PM

Annual 4th of July Festival on Nolan Creek & PRCA Rodeo
July 1-4

Bell Country Expo Center; 301 West Loop 121, Belton, TX

Belton Chamber of Commerce
Judy Garrett, Keith Smith
P.O. Box 659; Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-3551
Music: Country, Cowboy
Activities: Fiddling contests, Rodeo, arts and crafts, carnival, food vendors
Enjoy 3 days of live PRCA Rodeo action inside the air-conditioned Bell County Expo Center, July 2-4,2015. The Western Gift Show is now taking vendor applications. Enjoy the Festival on Nolan Creek on July 4th in Yettie Polk Park and Carnival July 2-5 at Confederate Park in Belton.

H-E-B Tournament of Champions Summer Jazz Workshop
July 1-16

Trinity Episcopal Church and Willowridge HS; 1015 Holman St, Houston, TX

Jazz Education, Inc
Denise Kennedy
P.O. Box 8031; Houston, TX 77288
(713) 839-7000; Sydnee Simpson
Music: Jazz
Activities: Houston International Jazz Festival, The Mayor’s Scholarship Jazz Brunch
The Summer Jazz Workshop was founded in 1972 by Houston Jazz greats Conrad Johnson and Bubbha Thomas. The workshop offers students an alternative in music education. The workshop is a five-week intensive, program that focuses on the fundamentals of music, jazz and its associated business aspects for young musicians. This program has trained more than 10,000 student musicians throughout its history of more than four decades. Students enrolled in the workshop perform every Friday during the workshop at public venues around the city between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. This year is the 45th Anniversary of the Summer Jazz Workshop, alumni and current students will host a public Jazz Concert at the Hobby Center on July 16th, tickets will go on sale in April. The students will also play at the renowned Houston International Jazz Festival and this is not a sleepover camp. Cost is $500.00 for the 5 week session.

Hot Summer Sounds
July 1, 8, 15, 22

Miller Park; 1919 North First Street

City of Temple Parks and Recreation Department
2 North Main Street, No. 201; Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5440; (254) 298-5565
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Pop, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
One of Temple’s best summer traditions! The 17th Annual Hot Summer Sounds is an 8-week free concert series held on Friday evenings, June 5th -July 24th , from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Miller Park. Hot Summer Sounds provides a unique variety of entertainment for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music and relaxation!

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
July 1-2

University of Houston Moores School of Music; Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion; 120 School of Music Bldg. Houston, TX; 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX

University of Houston • Moores School of Music
Alan Austin, General and Artistic Director
3333 Cullen Blvd., Room 120; Houston, TX 77204-4017
(713) 743-3167; tmf@uh.edu
Music: Classical, Jazz, Baroque
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, Musical training, Master Classes
Over 50 public events open to the general public featuring a concerts presented by Festival Orchestra, faculty, and institutes for high school jazz musicians, high school pianists, young professional opera singers, and flutists.

Mimir Chamber Music Festival
July 1-8

TCU's PepsiCo Recital Hall; Walsh Center for the Performing Arts

Mimir Chamber Music Festival
Curt Thompson
P.O. Box 297500; Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-5443
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
The Mimir Chamber Music Festival, named for the Norse god of wisdom, features outstanding artists from the world's leading orchestras and music schools who share a love for chamber music. Mimir is the premiere Festival in the South Central United States dedicated exclusively to the study and performance of chamber music. Artists are selected not only for their superb performing skills, but also for their ability to teach. Throughout the two-week Festival, guest artists hold master classes for aspiring pre-professional musicians, selected for participation through a rigorous audition process. In the evenings, guest artists present a series of five exciting and distinctly different musical performances.

Music On Main
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

Round Top Music Festival ~ 2
July 1-17

Festival Hill at Round Top; Highway 238 at Jaster Road, Round Top, TX

The James Dick Foundation
James Dick
P.O. Box 89; Round Top, TX 78954-0089
(979) 250-3815; (979) 249-3129
Music: A cappella, Children's, Classical, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
Located in historic Round Top, Texas, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts and its sole project, the Round Top Festival Institute, were founded in 1971 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick. Begun with a handful of gifted young pianists in rented space on the town square, the project is now an internationally acclaimed European-styled music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty. Over a thirty nine-year period and with the help of its patrons and friends, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts has developed superb year round education and performance programs. It has created also an unique 210-acre campus – Festival Hill – containing major performance facilities, historic houses, extensive gardens, parks and nature preserves. Through its singular collection of rare books, manuscripts, archival material, music and historic recordings, photographs and objects, the Round Top Festival Institute is also known as an important center for research and scholarly study. See website for schedule of events.

Spring Music Festival
July 1-3

Auslander Biergarten; 323 East Main Street, Fredricksburg

The Auslander
Jeff Jeffers
323 East Main; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-7714
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Described as “Fredericksburg’s #1 venue for Texas Country Music”, The Auslander offers one of the most unique live music venues anywhere in Texas. Originally just a traditional German restaurant in beautiful downtown Fredericksburg, The Auslander has been transformed into a haven for Texas music, with live performances every week and an annual festival. Similar to Bocktoberfest in Shiner, Texas, the Spring Music Festival features ten straight days of some of the best and most popular musical performers in Texas. Performances include Billy Joe Shaver, Joe Ely, Bruce Robison, Walt Wilkins, Two Tons of Steel, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Fastball, Cory Morrow, Monte Montgomery, Bob Scheidner, Seth James, Ruthie Foster and more. The capacity of The Auslander is somewhat limited, so we suggest purchasing tickets as early as possible.

Summer Jazz Workshop ~ 2
July 1, 4-8, 11-16

Texas Southern University; 3100 Cleburne

Jazz Education, Inc.
Denise Kennedy/Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 8031; Houston, TX 77288
(713) 839-7000
Music: Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Soul/R&B
Activities: Music festival
The Summer Jazz Workshops were founded in 1972 by Houston Jazz greats Conrad Johnson and Bubbha Thomas. The H-E-B “Tournament of Champions” Summer Jazz Workshop is a five-week intensive, youth-oriented program that focuses on the fundamentals of music and its associated business aspects. This program has trained more than 10,000 student musicians throughout its history of more than four decades. Many former students have gone on to become successful Jazz recording artists, band and music instructors, doctors, lawyers and productive members of their communities. Notable attendees include Brandon Munoz, the inspiring trumpeter who marches within the Willowridge High School band, despite blindness. Other participants include Raven Moran, niece of Jazz Pianist Jason Moran, Conrad Johnson’s grandson, and Lawrence Turner, son of Jazz Saxophonist Kyle Turner

Texas Cowboy Reunion
July 1-2

Texas Cowboy Reunion Grounds; Business Loop 277, Stamford, TX

Texas Cowboy Reunion
Gary Mathis
P.O. Box 928; Stamford, TX 79553
(325) 773-3138
Music: Country, Cowboy
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Fiddling contests, Rodeo, Trade show/convention, Chuckwagon, Barbeque Cook-offs
The Texas Cowboy Reunion is a celebration and gathering of cowboys and old-timers from all over Texas and the Southwest. The rodeo is billed as the world's largest amateur rodeo and the dance is one of the largest outdoor dances of its kind in this area. County, western swing, and honky tonk music is featured and enjoyed by young and old alike. Also an old timer's fiddler contest and cowboy poetry gathering is featured.

Texas! A Musical Drama of Panhandle History
July 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31

Pioneer Amphitheatre; Palo Duro Canyon State Park, near Amarillo, TX

TEXAS Musical
Justin George, Executive director
1514 Fifth Avenue; Canyon, TX 79015
(806) 655-2181; (806) 655-2185; (806) 655-4730
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Regional Mexican
Activities: Outdoor musical drama
A lone horseman, carrying the flag of the great state of Texas appears atop a 600 foot cliff, signaling the beginning of the most spectacular outdoor musical drama in the world. Suddenly, a cast of more than 60 actors, singers and dancers takes the stage to kick off the show that millions of fans from all around the world have come to see. The theatre is located in the second largest canyon in the USA, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Set against an authentic tapestry of history, the show’s fictional characters bring to life the stories, struggles and triumphs of the settlers of the Texas Panhandle in the 1800s. Song and dance abound with a generous helping of good ol’ Texas humor, fascinating lighting, special fire and water effects, including the Dancing Waters of TEXAS and fireworks. You’ll want to come early and enjoy a delicious old fashioned Chuck Wagon BBQ Dinner on our covered patio.

Austin Symphonic Band 2015 -16 Season
July 2, 4

Austin Symphonic Band
Dan L. Wood, Business Manager
P.O. Box 6472; Austin, TX 78762-6472
(512) 345-7420
Music: Classical, Modern, Concert Band
Activities: Concert season
Bastrop Patriotic Festival. Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm at Fisherman's Park, Bastrop, TX. This family-friendly event on the banks of the Colorado River concludes with fireworks at dusk. July 4th Frontier Days Celebration. Monday, July 4, 2016 - 8:00 pm at Old Settlers' Park, Round Rock, TX. Festivities begin with free watermelon at the Lakeview Pavilion and include skydivers, fireworks and patriotic band music.

Bastrop Patriotic Festival
July 2

Fisherman's Park; 1200 Willow Street, Bastrop, TX

Bastrop Chamber of Commerce
927 Main Street; Bastrop, TX 78602
(512) 303-0558
Music: Classical, Country
Activities: Music festival, Fireworks
This family-friendly event on the banks of the Colorado River concludes with fireworks at dusk.

4th on Broadway Celebration
July 2-4

Downtown Lubbock, Texas; Broadway Avenue, Lubbock, TX

Broadway Festivals, Inc.
Stephanie Nairn
P.O. Box 1643; Lubbock, TX 79408
(806) 749-2929; (806) 749-2929
Music: Country, Cowboy, Pop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Street Fair, Fireworks Display, Parade
Annual Independence Day celebration featuring a parade with over 100 entries, a Street Fair with 7 music stages playing a variety of different genres of music, a kids area with jumpers, rock wall, spider wall, arts & crafts, and games. At night there is a Picnic in the Park with a Fireworks Extravaganza. There are also two Street Dances, one the night of July 3rd featuring popular Tejano Bands and one the night of July 4th featuring popular Texas country bands. All events include food vendors.

Freedom Fiesta ~ 2
July 2

Central Park, Downtown Seguin; 101 East Court, Seguin, TX

Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce
Dana Overstreet
116 North Camp Street; Seguin, TX 78155-5600
(830) 379-6382; (830) 379-6382
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
Freedom Fiesta, established in 1967, is Guadalupe County's celebration of Independence Day. The outdoor street dances take place in downtown Seguin under the huge pecan trees in Central Park. Popular bands each night, carnival, food booths, washer-pitching tournament, and more.

Granbury Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
July 2-4

Historic Downtown Granbury, Over Lake Grandbury, Reunion Grounds; 100 Pearl Street

Granbury Chamber of Commerce
Sondra Walton, Events Director
3408 East Highway 377; Granbury, TX 76048
(817) 573-1622
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
Activities: County fair, Music festival, Rodeo, Street dance, parade, fireworks, carnival , old fashioned games, plays at historic opera house
Granbury's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration honors our nation's independence with an event featuring over 100 Arts and Crafts vendors, food vendors, Hometown Parade, Rodeo, Extreme Fire Works Show, car show Live Music Entertainment, 5K run Shall We Dance Event.

July Jazz ~ 2
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Barbara Kovacevich
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851
Music: Jazz
Activities: Music festival
Enjoy summer evenings under the stars in beautiful Beckert Park. Listen to live music from some of the top area jazz musicians while you picnic or dine in one of the great Addison Circle restaurants.

July Jubilee
July 2-4

Brady Lake Park; Brady, TX

Brady / McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce
Erin Corbell, CFO/ Member Services
101 East First Street; Brady, TX 76825
(325) 597-3491
Music: Country
Activities: Street dance, Street parade, Carp fishing tournament, Fireworks
The 88th Annual July Jubilee Celebration features a street dance Friday evening featuring Rick Trevino, The Lost Immigrants, and Aaron Kothman and a street parade, mud volleyball tournament, and fireworks on Saturday. The street dance and parade are held in downtown Brady around the historic square and the volleyball tournament and fireworks are held at Brady Lake.

July Jubilee ~ 2
July 2

Courthouse Square; Highway 83 - Downtown Leakey, TX

Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce
Russell Glass
P.O. Box 743; Leakey, TX 78873
(830) 232-5222
Music: Country
Activities: Rodeo, Street dance, Arts and Crafts Show
The July Jubilee features a parade at 10 a.m. as well as a rodeo. The July Jubilee also features arts and crafts. Rodeo - Friday; July 4th - 6-10 p.m. Arts & Crafts - Saturday; July 5th - 8-4 p.m. Street Dance - Saturday; July 5th - 8-12 midnight.

Lone Star First Saturday
July 2

Montgomery Trace Shopping Center; SH 105 and FM 149

Historical Montgomery Business Association
Claudia Childress
27 Royal Dalton; Conroe, TX 77304
(936) 597-5004.; (936) 597 4566
Multiple acoustic open jams during Lone Star Days each 1st Saturday in Historic downtown Montgomery. The Historic Montgomery Farmers' Market is held each month in conjunction with "Lone Star First Saturday," a citywide sales event which occurs in Montgomery on the first Saturday of each month; and features special activities, hospitality, and/or bargains at all participating restaurants and historic district shops.

Rockport Arts Festival
July 2-3

Waterfront in Ski Basin Area; 902 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX

Rockport Art Association
Taylor Hendrix, Festival Chairman
902 Navigation Circle; Rockport, TX 78382-2780
(361) 729-5519; (361) 729-5519
Music: Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Activities: Kids tent with art activities, Festival Store
The Rockport Arts Festival features food, fine arts and master crafts, and a variety of music, including jazz, blues, folk, classical, country, and pop/rock, also a children's activity area. The primary focus of the festival is the artwork sold by the 120 artists juried into the Art Festival. Musicians are local.

Starlight Music Series
July 2

Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater; 1015 Colgate Drive, College Station

The City of College Station Parks & Recreation Department
Gerry Logan
P.O. Box 9960; 1000 Krenek Tap Road; College Station, TX 77804
(979) 764-3486
Music: Country, Soul/R&B, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Singer/Songwriter Contest
Lovers of all types of music have ventured to Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater since 2002 to enjoy free, family-friendly entertainment in the Starlight Music Series. The series is known for quality shows, beautiful grounds, and down home hospitality. Families, friends and visitors can load up their picnic baskets, coolers, blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of entertainment under the stars. For the first time ever, musicians can compete in a Voters' Choice Contest for the chance to play at the final Starlight Music Series concert on July 2. The contest is open to bands or singer/songwriters 16 years or older. After a panel of community judges choose the 10 finalists, the public will vote from May 10-June 10. The three artists with the most votes each will receive one hour of stage time! For more information on the contest and for music samples from each artist, visit cstx.gov/starlight. Have questions? Contact parks@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3486. ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE April 16: Prophets & Outlaws, with guest Austin Jones Band May 7: Satisfaction (international Rolling Stones show), with guest Def Leggend (Def Leppard tribute) May 28: Two Tons of Steel, with guests Colton O’Neill and Chubby Knuckle Choir June 11: Memphis Train Revue, with guests Gabrielle Ayers, G.R.A.C.E. and Dysfunkshun Junkshun June 25: Shane Smith & the Saints, with guests John Baumann and Katye Hamlin July 2: VOTERS’ CHOICE

Sulphur Springs Independence Day Celebration
July 2

Courthouse Square; Downtown Sulphur Springs, TX

Sulphur Springs Symphony League
Kayla Price
PO Box 251; Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
(903) 243-2708
Music: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Patriotic
Activities: Fireworks, Veteran's march, Wreath laying ceremony, Speeches, Antiques Sidewalk Sale
Outdoor symphony orchestra concert performed by the professional musicians of the Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra; followed by aerial fireworks show.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 3-4

Towle Memorial Park; South College Avenue

Snyder Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 840; Snyder, TX 79550
(325) 573-3558; (325) 573-3559
Music: Country, Gospel, Pop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Trade show/convention, Bike race
This Fourth of July Celebration includes an early morning prayer breakfast with gospel music. Other activities include local quartets or groups, patriotic music, a parade, food booths, craft show, volleyball and washer tournament, carnival, and fireworks.

Kaboom Town! ~ 2
July 3

Addison Arts & Events District; 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Barbara Kovacevich
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851; Shelbi Stofer
Music: Big Band, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Activities: Fireworks Show and Air Show
Kaboom Town! is Addison's most explosive party of the year, which features dazzling fireworks choreographed to music, plus food, live music by military bands and popular local acts, spectacular Cavanaugh Flight Museum's historic warbird flyovers, and more. Rated one of the top 10 fireworks shows in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more, Kaboom Town! promises spectacular views from just about anywhere in Addison. Avoid the traffic delays and stay after the fireworks for a free movie. Bands may submit materials via the website at: "http://www.addisontexas.net/events/KaboomTown/Applications_and_Forms/

Taste of Dallas
July 3-5

Fair Park; 1200 South Second Avenue (Grand Avenue)

Taste of Dallas, LLC
Scott Farace, GM
2740 SW Martin Downs Blvd #337; Palm City, FL 34990
(972) 533-5655
Music: Latin/Spanish, Rock, 70s. 80s
The Taste of Dallas is a festival featuring a variety of cuisine from over 75 restaurants from all over DFW. Cooking demos, live music, beer & wine tasting, kids activities, arts/crafts and much more!

All Area Fourth of July Victory Band Parade
July 4

Broadway; Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Independent School District
Will Burks, Director of Fine Arts
1628 19th Street; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 766-1045
Music: Americana, Classical, Pop
500 member band. Every other year event. Lubbock! volunteer parade band will assemble again in July 2011. We are part of the "4th on Broadway" Parade hosted by Broadway Festivals.

Aqua Boom 4th of July Celebration
July 4

Kingsland Chamber Grounds; Highway 1431, Kingsland, TX

Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce
Wendy Taylor, Aqua Boom Chairwoman
P.O. Box 465; Kingsland, TX 78639
(325) 388-6211; (325) 388-0733; fitness80@verizon.net
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Street dance, Parades, Golf Tournament, BBQ/Chili Championship
The largest 4th of July Celebration in the Highland Lakes. Parades (Kids/Land/Water), Arts/Crafts Vendors, Remote Control AirCraft Show, Steak/BBQ/Chili Championship Cookoff, Classic Car Show, Food, Golf Tournament, Horseshoe/Washer Tournament, Poker Run on the River, Street Dance, Water Activities and FIREWORKS at the River Bridge. Events for the Entire Family!

Brazos Nights
July 4

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; 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.

Family Fourth Celebration
July 4

Seabourne Creek Park; 3831 Highway 36 South

City of Rosenberg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lydia Acosta, Programs Coordinator
P. O. Box 32; Rosenberg, TX 77471
(832) 595-3520
Music: Oldies
Activities: Fireworks display
Rosenberg's Family Fourth Celebration is all about patriotism, family and fun, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. July 4th. The event is held at Seabourne Creek Park located at 3831 Highway 36 South in Rosenberg. There is no admission to Family 4th and activities include a children's carnival, dunking booth, Clydesdale-drawn wagon rides, food vendors and a free concert by The Triumphs, an eight piece, Rosenberg-based band that traces its roots to the early days of rock 'n roll when the band launched the career of 5-time Grammy award winner B.J. Thomas. Since 1992, the band's original members (minus B.J. Thomas), have been performing hits from the '50s and '60s and transporting audiences back to the glory days of rock and roll. Family 4th finishes off with the best "Oooooh - Aaaaaah" fireworks display west of the Brazos River. For additional information, please call 832-595-3520 or visit rosenbergevents.com.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4

Briscoe Park; 3201 South Highway 35, Alvin, TX

City of Alvin
Michelle Nesrsta
216 West Sealy; Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 388-4299
Music: Patriotic
Activities: Music festival, Fireworks
Fourth of July Celebration features live music and fireworks at dusk.

Fourth of July Celebration on the Neches River
July 4

Riverfront Park; 701 Main Street, Beaumont, TX

Beaumont Civic Center
Claudie Hawkins
P.O. Box 3827; Beaumont, TX 77704
(409) 838-3435; (800) 782-3081
Music: Classical, Country, Pop
Activities: Fireworks
Fourth of July Celebration on the Neches River offers a rollicking salute to our nation's past with events that include local musical groups performing at 6 p.m and an 8 p.m. Concert by the Symphony of Southeast Texas. The orchestra will perform aboard a barge anchored in the Neches River as the audience savors the music from the park's grassy knoll. At 9 p.m., fireworks explode in the sky while the explosive and dramatic delight to eye and ear continues for about 30 minutes. Food and beverage booths are set up only in the park.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4

City Park; 7th and Grove, Wheeler, TX

Wheeler Chamber of Commerce
Marla Ford
P.O. Box 221; Wheeler, TX 79096
(806) 826-3408
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Country, Jazz, Rock
Activities: Street dance
Wheeler's 4th of July Celebration is reminiscent of old fashioned celebrations like our grandparents enjoyed. The entire town joins in on the fun. The celebration features all day entertainment; food booths; activity booths; punt, pass and kick; fun run; tug-of -war; and a first class fireworks display. Don't forget " The Outlaws", who show you the wild west at it's best!

Fourth of July Fireworks & Concert
July 4

Auditorium Shores; 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX

Austin Symphony
Anthony Corroa
1101 Red River ; Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-6064
Music: Americana, Classical
Be part of the largest Independence Day celebration in the State. The Austin Symphony performs patriotic classics and the 1812 Overture! The concert finale backdrop is the spectacular mile-high fireworks display over the city's skyline. Free and open to the public. Music starts at 8:30 p.m.; fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

City of Friendswood 4th of July Celebration ~ 2
July 4

Centennial Park; 2200 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX

City of Friendswood
James Toney
910 South Friendswood Drive; Friendswood, TX 77546-4856
(281) 996-3220; jtoney@ci.friendswood.tx.us
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Fireworks
The City of Friendswood 4th of July Celebration is a family tradition running consecutively for 119 years. Centennial Park in Friendswood, Texas will be the center for games, rides, food, music, and a fireworks spectacular.

Frontier Days Celebration
July 4

Old Settler's Park; Round Rock, TX

City of Round Rock
221 East Main Street; Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 218-5400
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival, Fireworks
Festivities begin with free watermelon at the Lakeview Pavilion and include skydivers, fireworks and patriotic band music.

Gonzales Main Street Concert Series and Star Spangled Spectacular
July 4

Confederate Square; Saint Joseph Street

City of Gonzales, Texas - Main Street
Barbara Friedrich, Main Street Administrator
P.O. Box 547; Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-2815
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, antique cars, and vendors
Gonzales Main Street Concert Series: New - Fourth of July concert and fireworks show at Confederate Square. o Features - Variety of music, additional attractions like antique cars, games for children, vendors. o Benefits - Provides entertainment alternative for residents, brings revenue into the downtown area, family oriented. o Community support - The business community, as well as the community as a whole, responded very favorably to the concert series. The event is supported by the Gonzales City Council, the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce as well as heavily backed by The Gonzales Cannon and The Gonzales Inquirer, Texas Thunder Radio and KCTI-AM 1450. o Sponsor benefits - Information placed in all advertising, logo on the poster which is distributed throughout South Texas (if agreement reached by March 30), featured in news stories, donation photo placed in The Gonzales Cannon and The Gonzales Inquirer, banner featured on stage for each weekend, announced repeatedly during each concert. *All concerts will be held at Confederate Square in downtown Gonzales.

Jefferson Salutes America Fourth of July Celebration ~ 2
July 4

Otstott Park and Riverfront; Jefferson, TX

Marion County Chamber of Commerce
George & Michelle Otscott
P.O. Box 967; Jefferson, TX 75657-0967
(903) 665-2672; (888) 467-3529
Music: A cappella, Big Band, Classical
The Jefferson Salutes America Fourth of July Celebration activities include live music, cake and pie auction, children's parade, children's games, homemade ice cream contest, local music acts, and the Shreveport Municipal Concert Band.

July 4th Family Fun Fest
July 4

Miller Park; Temple

Temple Chamber of Commerce
Dietre Burns
2 North Main Street; Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5401; (800) 479-0338
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Arts and Crafts
This annual Independence Day celebration includes activities for the entire family! Spend the day at Miller Park, and enjoy live entertainment, arts & crafts, food and games for the kids. The highlight of the evening is the amazing fireworks display! Don't miss this opportunity for patriotic summer fun.

Lake Cities 4th of July Celebration
July 4

City Park in Lake Dallas; 101 E Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas

City of Lake Dallas
Lynn Hillis
212 Main Street; Lake Dallas, TX 75065
(940) 497-2226 Ext. 132
Music: Country, Pop
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests, Fireworks, Cook Off, Parade
This is a spectacular, one-of-a-kind celebration that unites the communities of Lake Dallas, Corinth, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores in celebration of our Nation’s birth. The festivities begin with a patriotic parade followed by food, contests, vendors, inflatable water slides, horseback rides and toe tappin’ music. The day is brought to a close with one of the largest, most dazzling fireworks displays in the area.

Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic
July 4

Billy Bob’s; Fort Worth, TX

Billy Bob's Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza; Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 624-7117
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Billy Bob's Texas announces the return of Willie Nelson's Legendary 4th of July Picnic to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The long-standing Texas tradition now in it's 40th year will again be held outside and inside of the famed Billy Bob's Texas. Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic is designed to provide guests a not-to-be-missed afternoon and evening of exceptional performances by artists from all musical genres, along with some unexpected jam sessions. Although Willie Nelson has not announced his entire picnic line-up, early confirmations include Corey Smith, Whiskey Myers, and Deadman. Past performers include a who's who of country music and rock. Willie Nelson's new album "Heros", will be released in May and features Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow, and Kris Kristofferson, along with his sons Micah and Lukas, so you never know who will show up at the picnic! This year's setup will again feature the air-conditioned comfort of Billy Bob's opening to the landscaped beauty of Rodeo Plaza in the Stockyards. Doors will open at 11:30 am with the first artist taking the stage at 12 noon. This event will be held inside and outside Billy Bob's Texas. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No chairs - No umbrellas - No pets - No Coolers.

Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza ~ 2
July 4

Town Green Park and Waterway Square; Town Green Park (2099 Lake Robbins Drive), The Woodlands; Waterway Square (31 Waterway Square Place)

The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau
Casey Snyder
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard; The Woodlands, TX 77381-3901
(281) 363-2447; (877) 963-2447; Megan.Lichenstein@thewoodlandscvb.com
Music: Country, Pop, Rock
Activities: Awards show, Music festival
The Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza in The Woodlands celebrates our nation's independence with one of the area's largest fireworks displays, live music, children's activities, vendors, eating contests and more. The Festival is free and open to the public and draws in over 50,000 attendees to the Festival locations which are along The Woodlands Waterway, a 1.4 mile long corridor, that is just 30 minutes north of Houston.

Red, White and Lewisville
July 4

Vista Ridge Mall area

City of Lewisville
Daren Watkins, Event Coordinator
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-3710
Activities: Fireworks
The Red, White and Lewisville fireworks show is held in the Vista Ridge Mall area.

Richardson Community Band Summer Concert Series
July 4, 17, 31

Richardson Civic Center; 900 Civic Center Drive

Richardson Community Band
George W. Jones
P.O. Box 832964; Richardson, TX 75083
(972) 487-3174; (214) 693-2549
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Richardson Community Band offers a summer concert series every other Sunday at 7p.m., Memorial Day through August. Each concert has a fun and different theme. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic supper and enjoy an evening of music. Conductor of the Richardson Community Band is G.W. Jones.

Schertz Annual Jubilee Celebration
July 4

Pickrell Park; 703 Oak Street, Schertz, TX

Schertz Parks & Recreation Foundation
Mary Spence
1400 Schertz Parkway; Schertz, TX 78154
(210) 619-1630; (210) 619-1000
Music: Country, New Age, Pop, Rock
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Carnival, Fireworks, Parade, BBQ Ribs Cook-Off
While most folks waited to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of American Independence, in Schertz, we love our freedom so much we started the party a year early. In 1975, a handful of volunteers organized the first Jubilee. Now, nearly 40 years later, Schertz’ Jubilee celebration has become one of South Texas’ largest tributes to freedom, and the men and women who serve in the armed forces! Complete with music, entertainment, food and fun, Schertz has something for the whole family. Visitors are treated to one of the longest 4th of July Parade’s in the region, a carnival with classic arcade games, musical entertainment and a BBQ ribs cook-off. And what would the Fourth of July be without the rockets red glare? Nothing! Schertz is proud to be the home of the only annual Star Spangled Spectacular that goes off in rain, shine, drought or flood. At Jubilee we celebrate freedom!

Spring Ho Festival
July 4-10

Courtyard Square, W.M. Brook Park; Lampasas, TX

Lampasas Spring Ho Festival, Inc.
Parks Committee
P.O. Box 985; Lampasas, TX 76550
(512) 556-5301; (512) 556-5301
Music: Country
Activities: County fair, Singing contests, Street dance
What can you expect at Spring Ho? Well, there's the Spring Ho Beauty Pageant, the Hayloft Party Talent Contest, the Kiddie Fishing Derby, the County Fair, the Keystone Square Museum special exhibits, the Spring Ho Carnival, a Dance Contest, the Arts & Crafts Fair, a Pet Parade, the Diaper Derby, a BBQ Cook off, the Spring Ho Dance on the Square in the National Registered Historic District in Downtown Lampasas, the 10K & 1 mile run, a huge Spring Ho Grand Parade, Washer and horseshoe Pitching contest, and loads music, clogging, singing in the Park and in Historic Downtown Lampasas and much more!

July 4

San Marcos Plaza Park; 401 East Hopkins, San Marcos, TX

Summerfest Steering Committee
Lisa Morris
630 East Hopkins; San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-8400
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
Summerfest is an old-fashioned celebration that takes place at San Marcos Plaza Park featuring fun for families with live music, food booths, and activities as well as fireworks in the evening.

US Family Health Plan Freedom Over Texas
July 4

Eleanor Tinsley Park at Buffalo Bayou; 500 Allen Parkway

City of Houston
Susan Christian, Director
808 Travis, Suite 1100; Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-9115
Music: Country, Latin/Spanish, Pop, Soul/R&B, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Fireworks, Kids Zone
Freedom Over Texas is Mayor Sylvester Turner’s official Fourth of July celebration that recognizes our nation’s birthday. The annual festival brings out more than 40,000 people into the heart of Houston for fun, food, entertainment, and one of the nation's largest land-based fireworks shows! The event is located at downtown in Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou from 4 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Austin Chamber Music Workshop—Adult Division (ages 19 & up)
July 5-21

Brentwood Christian School; 11908 North Lamar

Austin Chamber Music Center
Jeni Gossard, Director of Education
7600 Burnet Road, Suite 190; Austin, Texas 78757
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Lectures, Workshops, Instruction
Enjoy a fun and motivational environment where you can CREATE new sounds, PLAY with other small ensembles, and EXPLORE new music with musicians who have the same passion for chamber music!

Cactus Pear Music Festival
July 5-17

Coker United Methodist Church, Boerne First United Methodist Church, New Braunfels Presbyterian Church; 231 East North Loop Road; 205 James Street; 373 Howard Street

Cactus Pear Music Festival
Renee' Davis, Executive Director
P.O. Box 880; Converse, TX 78109-0880
(210) 838-2218
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
It's hard to believe but the 15th season is here and gone with lots of wonderful memories of great performances still running through our heads. It's always sad to hear that last note of the last concert; but, it reminds us of how much more music there is to experience, whether with another CPMF season a mere 9 months away or, better yet, with a great SAS season in swing as well as concerts by Olmos Ensemble, Camarata, Tuesday Musical Club and San Antonio Chamber Music Society.

Sounds of Lewisville Summer Concert Series
July 5, 12, 19, 26

Old Town Lewisville Wayne Ferguson Plaza; Main & Church Streets

City of Lewisville
Mallori James
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-5082
Music: Country, Cover/Tribute, Jazz, Latin Pop, Latin/Spanish, Pop, Western Swing
Activities: Concert season
The popular “Sounds of Lewisville” concert series, a free family favorite since 1991, is held in Old Town Lewisville. Concerts start at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night in June and July. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for their comfort. Well-behaved pets on a leash are allowed at the shows.

The Ranch Texas Music Series
July 6, 13, 21, 27

Downtown Fort Worth; corner of Third and Commerce streets

The Ranch Radio Group
Rick Lovett
115 West Third Street; Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 332-0959
Music: Country, Cowboy, Rockabilly
Activities: Concert season
The Fifth Season of the Weekly Free Concert Series Brings the Best in Texas Music To Downtown Fort Worth Every Wednesday! The FREE outdoor concert series will be held every Wednesday evening for 25 weeks throughout the spring and summer on the 8.0's tree-shaded outdoor patio at the corner of Third and Commerce streets. Ranch Program Director Rick Lovett emphasizes, "Our music series is great for anyone and everyone. It appeals to downtown professionals, students, families, and other music fans can come enjoy a cross-section of great Texas Music without staying up past midnight on a weeknight". The Ranch Texas Music Series starts at 5:30 every Wednesday.

Austin Chamber Music Workshop—Young Artists Division (ages 11-18)
July 7-23

Brentwood Christian School; 11908 North Lamar

Austin Chamber Music Center
Jeni Gossard, Director of Education
7600 Burnet Road, Suite 190; Austin, Texas 78757
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Lectures, Workshops, Instruction
Enjoy a fun and motivational environment where you can CREATE new sounds, PLAY with other small ensembles, and EXPLORE new music with musicians who have the same passion for chamber music!

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
July 7, 14, 21, 28

Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater; 1700 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department
Laura Jasso
1581 North Chaparral; Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 826-3410; (361) 826-3417; JJ Nelson, (361) 244-0442
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The Bay Jammin' Summer Concert Series has been expanded to include movies. Beginning in June and going through August, the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series will continue to feature a wide variety of live music through concerts every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition, every Friday will feature a PG, G or non-rated movie beginning at dark-thirty (times change throughout the seasons). Cole Park's Anderson Ampitheater is a beautiful location, right on the bay. Food and drinks (non-alcoholic) are available from vendors. Bring your chairs or spread a blanket and enjoy the balmy breezes and beautiful starlight nights overlooking Corpus Christi.

Courtyard Texas Music Series 2
July 7

Courtyard Theater; Downtown Plano, TX

City of Plano Parks & Recreation Department
Michelle Burdeauz, Venue Supervisor
1509 H Ave, Plano, TX 75074; Plano, TX 75074
(972) 941-5202; (972) 941-7250; michelleb@plano.gov
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Concert season
The series occurs in Plano's “His fingers dance along the guitar strings and his soulful voice reverberates throughout the room. You are a few feet from the stage. He looks in your direction, and—for a moment—it is as if he is singing just to you. Welcome to the brand new Courtyard Texas Music Series which will deliver this intimate concert experience with legendary singer-songwriters Radney Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Bellamy Brothers, Jack Ingram, Chris Knight, Joe Ely and more.” The event takes place in the pastoral Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, in the beautiful Amphitheater at Oak Point Park and is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. Featured entertainment for this year include Satisfaction (a Rolling Stones tribute band) on April 28 and Hard Day's Night (a Beatles tribute band) on June 2. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Cool Canyon Nights ~ 2
July 7, 14, 21, 28

McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre; 1500 McKelligon Canyon Drive, El Paso, TX

Townsquare Media, El Paso Live
Em Beardmore, Event Coordinator
4180 N. Mesa; El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 521-6308; (915) 534-0633; emily.beardmore@townsquaremedia.com
Music: Big Band, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Regional Mexican, Rock
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, Food and Drinks
Cool Canyon Nights is the coolest free concert series in El Paso. Every Thursday, beginning May 12th, the series features our city’s top talent in the beautiful McKelligon Canyon amphitheatre. Relax with a night full of music, cocktails, craft beers, food trucks, prize giveaways, the cool canyon breeze and more. Patio acts start at 6:00 p.m. Headlining bands take the amphitheatre at 7:00 p.m. Cool Canyon Nights VIPs enjoy free h’ordeuvres in the VIP Lounge. Become a VIP by grabbing a Cool Canyon Nights VIP card the KISS-FM Studios at 4180 N. Mesa. Want to keep the party going? Head to Pershing Inn for the official after party and drink specials.

Rock The Dock
July 7, 14, 21, 28

Kemah Boardwalk; Kemah

George Coward
1435 Heights Blvd.; Houston, TX 77008
(713) 869-6100; (281) 334-9880
Music: Latin Pop, Pop, Rock
Rock the Dock – All Summer long, visitors enjoy a great mix of musical talent every Thursday evening May-August on the Boardwalk. Local and Texas cover bands entertain with the best of blues, country, rock and more!

Rockin' The River ~ 2
July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 13

Panther Island Pavilion; 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX

Trinity River Vision Authority
307 West Seventh Street, Suite 100; Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 698-0700
Music: Americana, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Concert season, Tubing
Rockin' The River Live on the Trinity Summer Tubing & Music series is a free weekly summer concert series with a cool twist, the stage is right on The Trinity River in the shadow of downtown Fort Worth. You can enjoy the show floating in the river or, if you're a land lubber, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a great view from the shore. The Headliner plays on the Coors Waterfront Stage first then, on the Southshore Stage, The After Party Band keeps playing right up to the nightly fireworks show. We offer tubes to rent, great food from Salsa Limon and cold beer to boot. It's a uniquely-Fort Worth experience!

Rodeo Roundup Weekend
July 7-9

Fort Mason Park Arena and Dance Slab; 1 mile south of Mason on Highway 87, Mason, TX

Mason County Chamber of Commerce
Tommy Bierschwale
P.O. Box 156; Mason, TX 76856
(325) 347-5758
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Fiddling contests, Rodeo
We invite you to participate in the Mason Roundup Weekend! Activities in Mason will be a fabulous Arts and Crafts Festival on the square, street parade (start time is 10:00 am on Sat. am, line up is at 7:30 near the historic jail) Donkey directly race-following the parade, Rodeo queen contestant’s presentation-on the square, live entertainment on the lawn, and the rodeo and dance on Saturday evening at the fairgrounds at Ft. Mason City Park-The Entertainment this year will be country music performer Aaron Kothnmann. For Arts and crafts booth, Jackass Race or Parade applications please contact us at 325-347-5758 or e-mail your request to masontexas@hctc.net

Summer in the Park, Concert Series
July 7, 14, 21, 28

San Marcos Plaza; 206 North CM Allen Parkway

The San Marcos Performing Arts Association, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, and the San Marcos Arts Commission
Barry Britton, Event Coordinator
P.O. Box 651; San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-8400; (512) 739-7240
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season
Free concert series featuring live music shows from Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm, along the banks of the San Marcos river. Summer in the Park promotes area musicians and presents a variety of musical styles in a family-friendly environment.

Summer Showcase
July 7, 14, 21, 28

Buddy Holly Center; 1801 Crickets Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401

Buddy Holly Center
Tonja Hagy-Valdine, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator
1801 Crickets Ave; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566; thagy@mylubbock.us
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Mariachi, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, Free Children's Activities
Summer Showcase is a concert series held in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center weekly from May through September. Summer Showcase features regional musicians, and the series provides area songwriters a forum to present their original compositions to a receptive and diverse Lubbock audience. Showcases are traditionally held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30pm and are free to the public.

Williamson County Old Settlers Celebration
July 7-9

Old Settler's Park; Highway 79 East of Round Rock, TX

Old Settlers Association
Irene K. Michna
3300 East Palm Valley Blvd.; Round Rock, TX 78664-3905
(512) 388-1733; (512) 388-1733
Music: Bluegrass, Country
Activities: Fiddling contests, Music festival
Williamson County Old Settler's Reunion includes a bluegrass festival; gospel, country and western music, and a very popular fiddlers contest all over a PA system. Food and drink concessions available. Past performers include Johnny Gimble, Bill Maynard, Light Crust Doughboys, Pappy Self, Stamps Quartet, Ray Price, and Bobby Bear. Full RV Hookups. Past fiddle contest participants include Bobby Bare, Ray Price, Rick Trevino.

Austin Chamber Music Festival
July 8-10, 15-17, 22-24

Various locations

Austin Chamber Music Center
Michelle Schumann
7600 Burnet Road, Suite 190; Austin, Texas 78757
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562; michelle@austinchambermusic.org
Music: Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop
Activities: Concert season, Music Festival, Lectures
For three weeks every July we revel in glorious chamber music indulgence! We invite the finest touring ensembles in the world to Austin to give share with us the richest experiences they can muster. The festival also offers a variety of free concerts, “Behind the Scenes with the Artists” presentations, and a chamber music workshops for students of all ages. This summer, orchestra your escape, with classical greats like Ida Kavafian and Peter Serkin, cello rock sensation Break of Reality, the American String Quartet, Time for Three, Miro Quartet, and more, there is something for every music lover!

Music in the Park
July 8, 22

Pfluger Park; 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville, TX 78660

City of Pflugerville
Pamela Cosel
P.O. Box 589; Pflugerville, TX 78691
(512) 990-6113; events@pflugervilletx.gov
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Activities: Concert season
The 2016 summer outdoor concert series features musicians from a variety of genres, performing onstage every other Friday night. One week is set aside as a Movie in the Park night. Food and desserts are available for purchase at 6:30 p.m., or bring a picnic dinner. Music is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free admission. With a playground onsite, children and families enjoy the swings, slides and playscape. The sounds of nearby Gilleland Creek cools those hot summer nights, while the musicians on stage heat up the crowd for dancing, or relaxing on blankets and lawn chairs. Giveaways at intermission. Pets on leashes and alcohol are allowed in the park, but no glass containers permitted. Limited parking on site, but parking in nearby neighborhoods is allowed.

Odell Days
July 8-9

Odell; Main Street

Odell Volunteer Fire Department
15369 Jones Street; Odell, TX 79247-3010
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Food, Auction, Games

Tall City Blues Fest
July 8-9

Centennial Plaza; downtown Midland, TX (Centennial Plaza)

Promising Projects
Lisa Grissom, Promoter
3001 W. Loop 250 North, Suite C-105 PMB 263; Midland, TX 79705
(432) 262-0034; (432) 262-0034; ronn@promisingprojects.com
Music: Blues
Activities: Music festival, Silent Auction, Educational Workshops
Tall City Blues Fest showcases award-winning and emerging talent, introduces new opportunities into the community, offers a culturally diverse attraction in West Texas, contributes positively to the quality of life and creates tourism. This year’s Fest will showcase 17 performances across multiple stages.

Texas Pickin' Park - Public Jam Sessions
July 8-10

Fayetteville's Courthouse Square; State Hwy. 159 in Fayetteville

City of Fayetteville - Texas Pickin' Park
Dorothy Stall
P.O. Box 3; Fayetteville, TX 78940
(979) 378-2753
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
Activities: Public Jam Sessions
The Texas Pickin' Park is a venue where you just show up...a place where you'll always find someone to jam with. this is an infomal gathering of musicians to play improvised and impromptu music. Acoustic instruments only. Jam on Fayetteville's Courthouse Square and in the visitor center. It is a family-friendly environment with no alcohol or drugs allowed. The season runs daily from April first through November each year. Directed Slow Jam at 6 p.m. each month - all instruments. Free The 2010 season will include workshops and concerts, and open stage. Check the Texas Pickin' Park website for schedule www.texaspickinpark.com, and to sign up for our free monthly newsletter. Jam anyday and anytime. Scheduled jams are every second Saturday of each month - April through November.

Addison Summer Series
July 9, 16, 23, 30

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Barbara Kovacevich
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851; (800) 233-4766; sstofer@addisontx.gov
Music: Salsa
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
Enjoy summer evenings under the stars in beautiful Beckert Park. Listen to live music while you picnic or dine in one of the great Addison Circle restaurants.

Frontier Days
July 9

Public Square

Ladonia Chamber of Commerce
Doug Franklin, President of Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 44; Ladonia, TX 75449
(903) 367-7011; (903) 367-7353
Music: Country
Activities: Rodeo, Street dance
Frontier Days events include a rodeo, square dance, and gospel singing.

Hot Nights, Cool Tunes
July 9, 16, 23, 30

Downtown Brenham around the Square; Brenham, TX

Main Street Brenham
Jennifer Eckermann, Community Development Manager
P.O. Box 1059; Brenham, TX 77834
(979) 337-7384
Music: Cover/Tribute
Activities: Concert season
Free concerts each Saturday in July around the square in Brenham’s Downtown National Register District. Bring your lawn chairs for family fun and enjoy a free concert of great music in a quaint, small-town Texas, downtown setting!

Hot Summer Nights
July 9, 16, 23, 30

Municipal Building grounds; Corner of Elm and Rusk, Sherman, TX

Sherman Department of Tourism
Katie Turner
P.O. Box 1106; Sherman, TX 75091
(903) 892-7230
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Polka, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Concert season
Sherman Rocks! And swings and shuffles and polkas – every summer during June and July. ON Thursday nights during the summer, bring the kids, the lawn chairs, your granny and your dog to enjoy live music every Thursday evening. Music starts at 7:30pm and goes until the performers are pooped. Past performers: Brave Combo, Slaid Cleaves, Steve Fromholz, Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, Bugs Henderson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Sara Hickman, Jack Ingram, David James, Kenny & the Kasuals, Jim Lauderdale, Charlie Robinson, Willis Alan Ramsey, Max Stalling, Larry Joe Taylor, Hank Thompson, Trout Fishing, Doyle Bramhall, The Gourds, Radney Foster, Billy Joe Shaver – the list (and the beat) goes on.

Parker County Peach Festival
July 9

Historic Downtown; Weatherford, TX

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce
Tammy Gazzola, President
P.O. Box 310; Weatherford, TX 76086-0310
(817) 596-3801
Music: Children's, Country, Gospel, Pop, Rock
Activities: County fair, Arts and Crafts
More than 35,000 folks flocked to Weatherford for this outstanding ONE DAY event last year! This year’s organizers are planning for an even better event held in Historic Downtown Weatherford on Saturday, July 12th, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be plenty of your peachy favorites still found at this year’s Peach Festival! There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by enjoying some peachy treats! Visitors can get their fill of homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach juleps, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches and much more! There’s food, fun and non-stop entertainment for the entire family. Take your children to the Kiddie Korner for slides, rides and face painting. Enjoy a ride through the famous festival on the popular mini train that is big enough for children and their parents to enjoy! More than 225 quality arts and crafts, produce & food vendors will line the historic streets of downtown and as you shop with the charming Parker County Courthouse as the backdrop! Many antique and specialty stores will have specials throughout the day so be sure and visit the downtown merchants as well. Pull up a seat at one of our three Entertainment Stages and enjoy the local talent! With an array of local celebrities and entertainers, the fun never stops on these stages! This family friendly festival is good ol’ fashion fun! Hope you will join us on this “peachy” day!

Basically Beethoven Festival
July 10, 17, 24, 31

Dallas City Performance Hall; 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX

Fine Arts Chamber Players
Rachel Assi, Executive Director
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. , No. 302; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-2219
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
Fine Arts Chamber Players presents the 2016 season of the Basically Beethoven Festival. These free classical music concerts are held in the Dallas City Performance Hall in the downtown Arts District on Sunday afternoons in July starting at 2:30. Concerts feature outstanding professional musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in an informal setting. The afternoons also include Rising Star Recitals showcasing virtuosic student musicians from the area. This popular series attracts crowds filled with music enthusiasts, young professionals, families with children, senior citizens, and symphony, opera, and museum patrons from across North Texas.

Austin Chamber Music Workshop—Primary Division (ages 7-10)
July 11-23

Brentwood Christian School; 11908 North Lamar

Austin Chamber Music Center
Jeni Gossard, Director of Education
7600 Burnet Road, Suite 190; Austin, Texas 78757
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Lectures, Workshops, Instruction
Enjoy a fun and motivational environment where you can CREATE new sounds, PLAY with other small ensembles, and EXPLORE new music with musicians who have the same passion for chamber music!

Red River Valley Fair
July 12-17

Paris and Lamar County Fairgrounds; Sixth Street and Center Street

Red River Valley Fair Association
Rita Jane Haynes, Executive Director
570 East Center Street; Paris, TX 75460
(903) 785-7971; (903) 783-1111
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock
Activities: County fair
The Red River Valley Fair includes a carnival, livestock show, live entertainment, a chili cookoff, children's barnyard, community contests such as antique tractor exhibit, food, clowns, and family entertainment. A different group performs each evening on the outdoor stage which includes Gene Watson and The Plain Label Band. There is also a showcase of agriculture, a home & garden showcase, commercial exhibits, and community exhibits. Aq-Venture, Pre-School Day, and Senior Citizens Day.

Leonard Picnic
July 13-16

City Park; Leonard

Beth Anderson
Beth Anderson
P.O. Box 1108; Leonard, TX 75452
(903) 587-3334; (903) 587-3303

Night in Old Fredericksburg ~ 2
July 16

Fair Grounds; Downtown Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Debbie Garner
302 East Austin; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-2359
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: Music festival, Ethnic festival
Night in Old Fredericksburg features German country music, folk dancers, and the best food in the Hill Country, including our famous Opa's sausage. Polka bands perform Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and night. In a nod to local nostalgia, the Wagon Aces will take the stage Friday night. Those who grew up in Fredericksburg will remember the Wagon Aces as a staple at local events, weddings and dance venues. If you have not heard the Wagon Aces, you simply must! Saturday our headliner is Max Stalling with opening performance by Thomas Michael Riley.

ASG Annual Songwriter Conference
July 17-19

Thompson Center; Austin, TX

Austin Songwriters Group
Lee Duffy, Chairman
P.O. Box 2578; Austin, TX 78768
(512) 203-1972
Music: Country, Pop, Rock, Songwriters Seminars
Activities: Awards show, Songwriting contests
The conference comprises classes and workshops featuring top songwriting and industry professionals as instructors. The conference kicks off on Friday evening with a concert featuring some of the songwriters/instructors. Past performers and songwriter instructors have included Country Music legend Sonny Throckmorton, Monte Warden, Will Sexton, Stephen Doster, Sara Hickman, Kimmie Rhodes, Jim Photoglo and Freebo among others. There are workshops on topics ranging from publishing to song pitching and performance to songcrafting and all things in between intended to benefit the developing songwriter. ASG members receive discounts on conference fees, but conference is open to non-members as well. Enrollment begins in August. For more info, go to: www.austinsongwritersgroup.com .

Camp Bluegrass
July 17-22

South Plains College; 1401 South College Avenue, Levelland

Camp Bluegrass and South Plains College
Paula Carr, Joe Carr, Alan Munde
210 Tanglewood Lane; Levelland, TX 79336
(806) 894-9611 Ext. 2341; (806) 239-2587
Music: Bluegrass
Activities: Instructional Music Camp
Camp Bluegrass is a one-week residential picking camp for bluegrass musicians. It is held each July at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas located 30 miles West of Lubbock. Campers stay in dorms on campus or in conveniently located RV sites. Motels are also available in town. Food service is provided in the SPC cafeteria. Camp Bluegrass 2012 celebrates Bill Monroe’s 100th birthday year with a special week of activities dedicated to the Father of Bluegrass Music! Faculty includes former members of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys: Roland White (guitar ‘67-‘69,) Robert Bowlin (fiddle ‘93-‘96) and Jim Moratto (banjo ‘73-‘74.) Faculty will devote class time to Monroe’s music.

Fayette County Fair
July 18-23

Fairgrounds; Highway 77 to Giddings North

Fayette County Fair Association
Larry Hatfield
P.O. Box 544; La Grange, TX 78945
(979) 968-3911
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: County fair
The Fayette County Country Fair is four days of fun during the Labor Day weekend. Events include a livestock and poultry show, agricultural exhibits, culinary exhibits, hay show, talent show, a parade, free dancing every night, and a German-Czech mart with good food, drinks and live music. Various arts and crafts and a Queen's contest is included. The fair also boasts Nashville entertainment, a large carnival, shuttle buses and plenty free parking. Also special events for children

Concerts In the Park ~ 2
July 20

Recreation Center; 1435 Main Street, Cedar Park

City of Cedar Park - Parks & Recreation
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5508; (512) 401-5000
Music: Steel Band
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Arts & Crafts
Free admission! Bring a picnic and your blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the sounds of the summer. Bands perform from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Featuring Sarah Pierce (Country/Folk Rock) on June 15, Zach Willard Band (Country/Rock) on July 20, and UndisKovered (Variety Cover) on August 17.

Come and Taste It at the Grapevine
July 21

The Grapevine at Gruene Historic District; 1612 Hunter Road, New Braunfels, 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.

Texas Bandmasters Association Convention Clinic ~ 2
July 21-24

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center; 200 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX

Texas Bandmasters Association
Michael Brashear, Executive Director
1002 Central Parkway South; San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 492-8878
Music: Big Band, Classical, Jazz, Marching Band
Activities: Trade show/convention
The Texas Bandmasters Association has worked diligently over the past 68 years to further the cause of instrumental music education in the communities throughout the Lone Star State. As a professional service organization, TBA reaches out through its membership to constantly improve the quality of music education in Texas elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities. Meeting the needs of instrumental teachers and the youth of Texas is a never ending challenge.

Texas Choral Directors Association Convention
July 21-23

Henry B Gonzales Convention Center; 200 E Market Street, San Antonio, TX

Texas Choral Directors Association
Sharon Lutz
7900 Centre Park Drive, No. A; Austin, TX 78754
(512) 474-2801
Music: A cappella, Classical, Gospel
Activities: Trade show/convention
TCDA and Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA) jointly hold an annual convention in summer at Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. The Texas Choral Directors Association invites choral directors to explore music literature and performance by participating in special workshops and masterclasses during the Annual TCDA Convention. Special Event Entertainment, new music reading sessions; composers forum; conducting clinics; comprehensive musicianship through performance (CMP); and over 300 music industry exhibitor booths!

Great Texas Balloon Race
July 22-24

East Texas Regional Airport; 269 Terminal Circle Longview, TX

Great Texas Balloon Race
Frankie Parsons
410 North Center Street; Longview, TX 75601
(903) 237-4000; (903) 753-3281
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country
Activities: Music festival, Sporting event
It's a world class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world. Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985. In 2013 Gregg County was proclaimed "The Balloon Race Capital of Texas" by the 83rd Texas Legislature. Balloon flights begin Friday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over the East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather. Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. It's one of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate. Live concerts Friday and Saturday nights following the Balloon Glow extend the entertainment into the late night. Kids Land is a safe restricted area for children that requires a small separate entry fee. Activities and attractions differ from year to year but it is always a fun time. Vendors display their arts, crafts and other merchandise in booths lined up along an improvised midway. Food Vendors make sure there is always enough to eat and drink during the day and evening.

Salado Legends -- Outdoor Musical Drama
July 23, 30

Tablerock Amphitheater; 409 Royal Street Salado, TX

Tablerock Festival of Salado, Inc.
Jackie Mills, Director
P.O. Box 312; Salado, TX 76571
(254) 947-9205; tablerock1@aol.com
Music: Children's, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Scottish
Activities: Outdoor musical drama
Salado Legends: central Texas' favorite outdoor musical drama! Tablerock's Amphitheater is where history, legend and memories meet. An original song, "Be Careful What You Wish For," weaves the legends of the Tonkawa Indians, the dreams of Spanish explorers, and the hopes of the Scottish settlers into a panoramic tale. Written by Salado playwright / lyricist Jackie Mills, music by local composers, directed by Donnie Williams and featuring a cast and crew of more than 100. Dinner at 7:15PM - $10.00 (child or adult), reservations required. Theater at 8:15 PM - $20.00 adults, $5.00 for children 12 and under. Call (254) 947-9205 for group rates and information.

Great Texas Mosquito Festival
July 28-30

Clute Municipal Park; 100 Park View Drive, Clute, TX

City of Clute
Dana Pomerenke
P.O. Box 997; Clute, TX 77531
(979) 265-8392; (800) 371-2971
Music: Country, Rock, Texas Country
Activities: Street dance, Athletic Events: Skating, Biking, Running, Horseshoes, Washers, Dodgeball
The Great Texas Mosquito Festival activities include live national entertainment acts, a mosquito calling contest, 5K fun run, barbecue and fajita cookoffs, horseshoe and washer tournaments, a carnival, and a variety of both food and arts and crafts booths. Also featured are fun contests for youth and adults.

Kueckelhan Rodeo
July 28-30

Kueckelhan Ranch; Route 3, Bonham, TX

Haynes Kueckelhan
Haynes Kueckelhan
7036 North Highway 78; Bonham, TX 75418
(903) 583-5337; (903) 583-0888
Music: Country
Activities: Rodeo
The rodeo falls on the last full weekend of July. The rodeo is located 8 miles north of Highway 78 Bonham, TX. 8:30 pm nightly.

Viva Big Bend
July 28-31

Alpine/Marfa/Fort Davis/Marathon; Alpine, TX

Viva Big Bend
Stewart Ramser
P.O. Box 50273; Austin, TX 78763-0273
(512) 472-6630
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Pop, Rock, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
Viva Big Bend is a celebration of music and Texas. Produced by Texas Music Magazine, Viva Big Bend is part music festival and part music-industry conference, which showcases the best of the state: extraordinary natural beauty, talented people and a diverse culture. Approximately 55 music acts (representing a wide variety of styles) are expected to be showcased in at least eight venues. In addition to the music, events will be offered for music-industry representatives. Confirmed venues hosting music showcases include: Railroad Blues (Alpine), Granada Theatre (Alpine), Reata (Alpine), Padre's (Marfa), Planet Marfa (Marfa), Lost Horse (Marfa), Gage Hotel (Marathon), and the Kelly Outdoor Theater (Fort Davis).

Old Mobeetie Texas Music Festival
July 29-31

Mobeetie Jail Museum; Court House Square, Mobeetie, TX

Old Mobeetie Texas Association
Gina Seitz
P.O. Box 66; Mobeetie, TX 79061
(806) 845-2028
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Gospel
Activities: Music festival
The Old Mobeetie Music Festival is a family-oriented three-day music jamboree with stage shows as well as "shade-tree pickin" around the camp sites. Camping in the rough is available along with over 100 electrical hookups. The Old Mobeetie Jail Museum is open to visitors during the festival. Performers include local bands as well as musicians from the surrounding states.

Town and Country Jamboree ~ 2
July 29-31

City Park; 102 Veterans Drive, Moulton, TX

Moulton Chamber of Commerce
Nicole Ebner
P.O. Box 482; Moulton, TX 77975
(361) 596-7205
Music: Country, Polka, Rock
The Town and Country Jamboree activities include a barbecue, chili and bean cookoffs, dances, carnival and parade as well as a variety of country, modern, and polka bands. You will also find arts and crafts, food booths, and softball and basketball tournaments.

Wallis Fun Festival
July 30

Wallis American Legion Hall; 330 Legion Road, Wallis, TX

Wallis Chamber of Commerce
Mark Walger
6810 Guyler Street, Suite 800; Wallis, TX 77485
(979) 478-6362; (979) 478-2349
Music: Cowboy, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The festival includes a cookoff, queen's pageant, auctions, arts and crafts, rides, food, and games.

Houston International Jazz Festival
July 31

Bayou Music Center; 500 McKinney, 610 Preston

Jazz Education, Inc.
Sydnee-Jane Simpson, Executive Producer
P.O. Box 8031; Houston, TX 77288
(713) 839-7000; Simpson/jazzed@jazzeducation.org
Music: Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Soul/R&B
Activities: Music festival
The Houston International Jazz Festival represents a rich tradition of musical expression. With Jazz being a ‘language’ spoken internationally, and the mother of many other music genres, The Houston International Jazz Festival features international, national, regional, and local jazz musicians, and helps to enhance Houston’s reputation as an arts center and attracts jazz aficionados worldwide. Every year, the festival serves as one of the major fundraisers for Jazz Education, Inc., a non-profit organization more than four decades old, aimed at keeping students involved in uplifting, and enriching personal educational activities instead of being consumed by more dangerous paths. Some of its initiatives include year-round, in-school Jazz programs (Jazz & Poetry) for more than 20,000 elementary school students, and an annual five-week Summer Jazz Workshop for more than 150 teenage musicians. The organization’s recognition includes the American Can, Centering the Arts, and the Barbara Jordan Award, all earned for exemplary service to the community. Festival Founder Bubbha Thomas recognized the need for Jazz to be shared with the entire city of Houston.