July - Texas Music Events Calendar 2017

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Austin Symphonic Band Summer Concert Series
July 1

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

Austin Symphonic Band
P.O. Box 6472; Austin, TX 78762
(512) 956-7420
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Bastrop Patriotic Festival

Austin Symphonic Band Summer Concert Series
July 4

Old Settlers' Park ; 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX

Austin Symphonic Band
P.O. Box 6472; Austin, TX 78762
(512) 956-7420
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
July 4th Frontier Days Celebration

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 121 years. Centennial Park in Friendswood, Texas will be the center for games, rides, food, music, and a fireworks spectacular.

Austin Chamber Music Workshop—Young Artists Division (ages 11-18)
July 6-22

Brentwood Christian School; 11908 North Lamar, Austin, TX

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!

Basically Beethoven Festival
July 9, 16, 23, 30

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

Fine Arts Chamber Players
Rachel Assi, Executive Director
3630 Harry Hines Blvd., Suite 302; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-2219
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
Fine Arts Chamber Players presents the 2017 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.

Tall City Blues Fest
July 14-15

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 more than 24 performances across multiple stages.

Camp Bluegrass
July 16-21

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.

Austin Chamber Music Workshop—Adult Division (ages 18 & up)
July 5-20

University of Texas Austin Butler School of Music; 2406 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX

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
Amateur musicians of all ages will work with professional musicians in small ensembles, meet new people, and explore new music. There is also a chamber orchestra for musicians that want to perform in a larger ensemble.

Evenings With the Songwriter ~ 2
July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28

Eugene Clark Library; Lockhart, TX

Evenings With the Songwriter
P.O. Box 82; Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 376-0340
Music: Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Concert season
Hosted by Fletcher Clark the last Tuesday of each month, this series is free to the public as these artists present the art and craft of their songwriting. Evenings With The Songwriter is back for their 7th Season in 2017. Featuring Dan Weber on January 31, Bernice Lewis and Ken Gaines on February 28, Shelly King on March 28, Sarah Pierce on April 25, Bill Oliver, Paul Pearcy and Beth Galiger on May 30, Walt Wilkins on June 27, Mo McMorrow on July 25, Craig Hillis on August 29, Bianca De Leon & Butch Morgan on September 26, Freddie Krc on October 31, and Claudia Nygaard on November 28. Host Fletcher Clark says, “This is not strictly a performance, nor interview, nor song swap, nor workshop – the program incorporates all these, exploring the art and craft of songwriting.”

Great Texas Balloon Race
July 28-30

East Texas Regional Airport Campus; 200 Airpark Dr. Longview, TX

Great Texas Balloon Race
Dan Droege, President / Kent Bryson
P.O. Box 1952; Longview, TX 75606
(903) 753-3281; (903) 753-3281; janderson@texasbankandtrust.com
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country
Activities: Music festival, Sporting event
Celebrating its 40th year in 2017, 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.