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Kerrville Folk Festival
June 1 - 12

Quiet Valley Ranch; 3876 Medina Hwy Kerrville, TX

Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, Inc.
Rachel Brown
P.O. Box 291466; Kerrville, TX 78029
(830) 257-3600; (800) 435-8429
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Reggae, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival, Songwriting contests, 80 Crafts Booths, Music Business Seminars, Teachers Professional Development Program
The Kerrville Folk Festival is perhaps the best known of all Texas music festivals. Stretching over 18 days, the festival features more than 120 accomplished international, national and regional songwriters. The festival includes: ten evening concerts, eight Sundown concerts, three New Folk concerts, six Children's concerts, Blues Project, special concerts at Threadgill Theater, campfire singing, food, camping plus song writing, and a Music in Schools Program for teachers. If you are an artist and would like to submit material for consideration, please email a link to your EPK to Dalis Allen, Festival Producer at booking@kerrville-music.com. Please be advised that the Kerrville Music Festivals are technically Songwriters Festivals, therefore all those making submissions must write and perform their own original (and excellent) material. The musical genres for our festivals are not specific. Although we are called a "Folk Festival", we offer everything from singer / songwriters, to blues, country, americana, acoustic rock, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, and even reggae. Please keep in mind that in most cases artists must have been seen Live by our producer in order to be considered for the festival.The best way to get your songs heard more quickly is to enter the "New Folk" Songwriting Competition. The contest is held each year at the Spring Festival. Advertising: advertising@kerrville-music.com, Festival Crafts Booths: crafts@kerrville-music.com, General Information: info@kerrville-music.com, Festival Volunteering: visit www.KerrStaff.org

The Ranch Texas Music Series
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater; 1700 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX

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’ CONCERT Series will be held every Thursday, June - August, from 8pm–10pm. It will showcase a wonderful musical group each week for your entertainment. Music will be LIVE—in a variety of genre from rock, country, world beat, jazz, blues and more. The Bay Jammin’ CINEMA Series will be held every Friday, June - August, beginning at dark. The audience can enjoy an entire summer filled with action, adventure and comedy. All films are family-friendly and will be closed captioned. The Bay Jammin' Concert & Cinema Series are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Since 1989, the CONCERT SERIES has offered a variety of musical formats during the summers—we are CELEBRATING 26 YEARS in 2015! The series presents performances by local and Texas bands from a variety of genrés, like rock, blues, funk, soul, Latin, jazz, salsa, adult contemporary, alternative rock, reggae, calypso, merengue, Top 40, club and party music. Since 2003, the CINEMA SERIES has been offered during the Spring through the Fall. Movies are family-friendly and range from animation, comedy, drama, romance, adventure, science fiction, action, fantasy and more. All concerts and movies are FREE and everyone is invited , so come out and bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the great entertainment with family and friends. All the films are closed captioned.

Courtyard Texas Music Series 2
June 2

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
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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.

PianoTexas International Academy & Festival
June 2-26

PepsiCo Recital Hall, Ed Landreth Auditorium; TCU Campus

Presented by The School of Music, TCU
Dr. Tamás Ungár, Executive Director
TCU Box 297456; Fort Worth, TX 78278
(817) 257-7456
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival, Piano Competition
World renown artists and teachers are invited to participated in the program that focuses in bringing the profession closer to academia. It features a recital series, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and concerts by talented young pianists. There are three programs: Young Artists, Teachers, and Amateurs. In 2016 we will feature the music of Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann.

Rock The Dock
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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!

Summer in the Park, Concert Series
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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.

Thursday Twilight Tunes
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Historic Downtown Denton, Courthouse on the Square lawn; 110 West Hickory

Denton Main Street Association
Christine Gossett, Marketing & Events Consultant
215 East McKinney Street; Denton, TX 76201-4229
(940) 349-8529
Music: Bluegrass, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Western Swing, Zydeco Blues, Texas Folk, Swamp Boogie
Every Thursday evening in May and June, the Denton Main Street Association will present a FREE concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This concert series features a variety of musical styles and is a great way to kick-start an early weekend. Bring the family, a picnic basket, a blanket or chairs and enjoy an evening of great live music. The rain location will be Dan's Silverleaf at 103 Industrial Street. May 4 - La Onda Tropical (Salsa/Merengue/Cumbia), May 11- Rivers West (Texas Acoustic Rock), May 18- Songwriter Showcase (Texas Singers/Songwriters Jeff Glover & Texas artists), May 25 - High School Caesar (Rockabilly), June 1 Tenacious Root (Folk/Rock/Reggae), June 8 - Inner City All Stars Brass Band (Party/Funk Brass Band), June 15 - Ray Davis Trio (Funk/Blues/Jazz/Reggae), June 22 - Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward (Americana Country), June 29 - The Big D'Licious (Eclectic Mix of Classic Tunes).

Alabama-Coushatta Music Festival & Fireworks
June 3-4

Alabama-Coushatta Reservation Ballpark; 190 East, 15 miles from Livingston, 90 miles north of Houston, TX

Alabama-Coushatta Powwow Association
Mary Williams
571 State Park Road 56; Livingston, TX 77351
(936) 563-1220; (337) 584-2376
Music: Blues, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival
On Saturday, July 5th, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe will host its annual music festival & fireworks. This event will be held beside the Special Events Center, directly across from the Cultural Center at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. Located in the Big Thicket for over 230 years, we invite you & your family to come settle in for an evening of entertainment. Music starts at 6PM with Paul’s Journey, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Dancers, Nu Jac, and Bernie Alan! Authentic Indian tacos, t-shirts, and more food vendors will be there for all your festival needs! Fireworks Bring your lawn chars. Family friendly J Camp with us at the Lake Tombigbee Campgrounds! Call for “reservations” (936) 563-1221 or call the Cultural Center for additional information (936) 563-1100.

Alfresco Fridays
June 3, 10, 24

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.

Concerts in the Garden
June 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

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

Gonzales Main Street Concert Series and Star Spangled Spectacular
June 3, 10, 17, 24

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.

Hot Summer Sounds
June 3, 10, 17, 24

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!

Music On Main
June 3, 10, 17, 24

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.

Raz on the Braz
June 3-4

HillBilly Haven 'A Two Bridges Resort'; Millsap, Texas

Trote Productions
Terry Rasor
547 Joy Drive; Fort Worth, TX 76108
Music: Americana, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Campout, Ice Cream Contest
Raz On The Braz is an annual three day music festival featuring more than 20 various Texas Artists. Past performers include Billy Jo Shaver, Steven Fromholz, Leon Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rusty Wier, Tommy Alverson, John Nitzinger, Davin James, Larry Jo Taylor, James Hinkle & Johnny Mack, Cosmic Dust Devils, Ronny Spears, Black Top Gypsys, Terry Rasor and a host of other Texas singers / songwriters.

Summer Zephyr - Ars Lyrica’s 2015/16 Season
June 3

Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts; 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX

Ars Lyrica Houston
Kinga Ferguson, Executive Director
4807 San Felipe Suite, 202; Houston, TX 77056
(713) 622-7443; (713) 315-2525
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Ars Lyrica’s 2015/16 Season comes to a close with a program celebrating the warm and sometimes unpredictable winds of summer. Virtuosic flights of fancy abound on this program, which features Vivaldi’s Summer, J. S. Bach’sHarpsichord Concerto in D Minor, W. A. Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, and three outstanding soloists.

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival
June 3-4

Maude Cobb Event Center; 100 Grand Blvd., Longview, TX

T-Bone Walker Blues Fest, Inc.
Marcus Wren
P.O. Box 5044; Longview, TX 75608
(903) 746-5608
Music: Soul/R&B, Blues
Activities: Music festival, car show
The festival is sanctioned by the Estate of T-Bone Walker and is hosted by his daughter, Bernita Walker. "T-Bone" Walker was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and influential pioneer and innovator of the jump blues and electric blues sound. The event lasts two days and is held on two stages (indoor and outdoor) featuring all styles of blues music from local, regional, and national blues artists. In addition, there is a junior showcase competition featuring school age musicians, a car show, and beverage and food vendors. The 2016 Festival will be the 11th Annual Festival, and the 3rd year at its new home in Longview, TX. The festival is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Longview Arts and the support of generous sponsors. Proceeds generated by the festival will be reinvested in Longview and the regional community through Blues in Schools educational events, donation of guitars and workshops to youths who are interested in music and unable to afford instruments, and donations for youth music-therapy programs.

Texas! A Musical Drama of Panhandle History
June 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, 28-30

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.

Tom Tom Festival ~ 2
June 3 - 4

Yoakum City Park; South Park Road, Yoakum, TX

Yoakum Area Chamber of Commerce
Bill Lopez
P.O. Box 591; Yoakum, TX 77995
(361) 293-2309
Music: Country, Cowboy, Polka
Activities: Rodeo, Singing contests, Street dance, BBQ Contest
The Tom Tom Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the region and features entertainment all during the event. We have live entertainment on Friday evening, live entertainment during the day in the Park and a dance on Saturday evening. The festival also features PRCA Rodeo, Barbeque Cook Off, Salsa Contest, Volleyball and Horseshoe tournaments, arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival and a Parade. This year's Tom Tom Festival will feature Texas country artist, Wade Bowen at the Yoakum Community Center as well as High Speed Hayride.

Accordion Kings & Queens Festival and The Big Squeeze
June 4

Miller Outdoor Theatre; Hermann Park, 100 Concert Drive, Houston, TX

Texas Folklife
Nancy Bless
1317 South Congress Avenue; Austin, TX 78704
(512) 441-9255
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Folk/Acoustic, Polka, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
This is the 24th annual "Accordion Kings & Queens," and it just might be the very best, ever! So put on your dancing shoes and bring your friends, family and a picnic to Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston for the best, free squeezefest on the planet!

Addison Summer Series
June 4, 11, 18, 25

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.

Carver Community Cultural Center Performance Season
June 4

Carver Community Cultural Center; 226 North Hackberry, San Antonio, TX

Carver Community Cultural Center
Teresa Vásquez-Romero
226 North Hackberry; San Antonio, TX 78202
(210) 207-2234; (210) 207-7211
Music: Jazz, Pop, Soul/R&B
Activities: Concert season
The Carver Community Cultural Center announced its remarkable 2015-2016 performance season featuring many masters of the art. This season, Carver performances include a rock blues icon considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation,” several all female ensembles in dance and in music, 2 world-class drummers, each with their rhythmic domination, and a Tony Award-winning artist whose style of dance has revolutionized the art form of tap. Highlights of the 2015-2016 Performance Season include: Urban Bush Women on October 17, 2015, Robert Cray on November 7, 2015, The Jones Family Singers on December 12, 2015, The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour on January 23, 2016, The Renaissance Guild on Jan. 29, 31, Feb. 5 & 6, 2016, Jazz in Pink on March 12, 2016,Tamara Adira ~ Arte y Pasión on April 9 & 10, 2016, Lisa Fischer on April 29, 2016, Alfredo Rodriguez on May 13, 2016, An Evening with Savion Glover & Jack DeJohnette on May 28, 2016 and Sheila E. on June 4, 2016. Season subscriptions for the 11 performances are available for only $300 per seat and are available through the Carver Box Office. For additional season subscription information, please call the Carver Box Office (210) 207-2234.Sheila E. - June 4, 2016, 8 p.m. The 2015-2016 Season concludes with the impeccable rhythms of world-class drummer/percussionist and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter, SHEILA E. Her fierce, dynamic verve onstage has made her a major concert draw since the ‘90’s. The gifted drummer’s career reads like a music history book working with such icons as Gloria Estefan, Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and Prince. After a 13 year hiatus, her most recent album, ICON (2013), unleashes her feisty hit single, “Mona Lisa.”

Celebrate Highland Village ~ 2
June 4

Pilot Knoll Park; 218A Orchid Hill Rd. Argyle, TX

City of Highland Village
Andra Foreman, Recreation Manager
1000 Highland Village Road; Highland Village, TX 75077
(972) 317-7430
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Celebrate Highland Village is an opportunity for the community to welcome summer with festivities for all ages. The event begins at Doubletree Ranch Park, with a 1K/5K run through the city and a family fish-out. Attendees will spend the evening at Highland Village’s hidden gem, Pilot Knoll Park, where they’ll enjoy music, food, drink and activities for the kids. The event finishes with a spectacular fireworks show from the shores of Lewisville Lake. This event is free to the public. Evening Events at Pilot Knoll Park: 6:00 P.M. gates open, 7:30 Party Machine, Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza.

Front Porch Showdown
June 4

Dallas Heritage Village; 1515 South Harwood, Dallas, TX

Dallas Heritage Village and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Melissa Prycer, President/Executive Director
1515 South Harwood ; Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-5141; atompkins@prodigy.net
Music: Bluegrass
Dallas Heritage Village and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation proudly present the Front Porch Showdown. Performing on the Main Street Stage, ten bluegrass bands will compete for cash prizes and the winners will be chosen by the audience. Come early to explore Dallas Heritage Village (exhibit buildings close at 4 p.m.), but stay for the music. Picnics, blankets and lawn chairs welcome.

Hot Summer Nights
June 4, 11, 18, 25

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, Cowboy, 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.

Lone Star First Saturday
June 4

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.

Pops in the Park
June 4, 11, 18, 25

Comanche Trail Amphitheater; Comanche Trail Park, Big Spring, TX

Pops in the Park Committee
Kelly Seales, Chairman
215 W. 3rd St.; Big Spring, TX 79721
(432) 263-7641
Music: Classical, Pop
Activities: fireworks display
"Pops in the Park” is Big Springs celebration of our Independence Day. We honor our Veterans with flag ceremony, military fly-over and video tribute. We celebrate our freedom with Music and food vendors beginning at 6:00 p.m. At dark, our own Big Spring Symphony plays with fireworks displayed behind them.

Songwriter Saturdays
June 4, 11, 18, 25

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Shelbi Stofer
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851; (972) 450-6231
Music: Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop
Activities: Music festival
Songwriter Saturdays gives you the opportunity to enjoy summer evenings under the stars in beautiful Beckert Park. Listen to live music from the area's best singer/songwriters while you picnic or dine in one of the great Addison Circle restaurants. Concerts are from 8-10 p.m.

Guadapalooza Music Festival
June 5

Saengerhalle; New Braunfels, TX

Texas Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Patti Derr
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 944-9972
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, TX will be the host of the 6th Annual Guadapalooza Music Festival, bringing together over 50 Texas Music artists to raise money for the Texas Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (TXFFCMH). With 14 chapters throughout Texas, TXFFCMH is the center of a Statewide Family Network of parents who have children with mental illness.

San Antonio International Piano Series Concert Season
June 5-12

St Marks Episcopal Church; 315 E Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX

Piano Texas International Academy
Dr. Tamás Ungár, Executive Director
PO Box 781146; San Antonio, TX 78278
(210) 270-3829; Suzan Lambillotte
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
All ages welcome

Round Top Music Festival
June 5-30

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) 249-3129; (979) 249-3086
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.

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
June 7-30

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.

Sounds of Lewisville Summer Concert Series
June 7, 14, 21, 28

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.

Victoria Bach Festival
June 7-11

Various; Victoria, TX

Victoria Bach Festival Association
Nina Di Leo, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3522; Victoria, TX 77903
(361) 570-5788
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
The Victoria Bach Festival, led by Grammy-nominated conductor Craig Hella Johnson and Creative Team members Michelle Schumann and Faith DeBow, celebrates the work of composers spanning the ages. Orchestral, choral, and chamber works are performed by local and nationally acclaimed artists in various venues in Victoria, Texas.

Round-Up Rodeo in Gladewater
June 8-11

Downtown Gladewater, Gladewater Rodeo Grounds; Gladewater, TX

Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo Association
Jackie Wood, President
P.O. Drawer 1523; Gladewater, TX 75647
(903) 845-5501; (903) 845-5586
Music: Country
Activities: Rodeo, Street dance
The Round-Up Rodeo features a parade, four day rodeo, and street dancing on Tuesday night. Music performances will be featured throughout the event. The Round-Up Rodeo is proceeded by a parade, chuck wagon cookoff and Booneville Dance on June 4th.

Swing Fest
June 8-11

Holiday Hills Country Club; Mineral Wells Highway, Mineral Hills, TX

Cowtown Society of Western Music
Joyce Miller
3709 East Highway 67; Cleburn, TX 761031-8189
(817) 558-7580
Music: Cowboy, Western Swing, Western Swing
Activities: Awards show, Dancing, Live Music
Swingfest is presented by The Cowtown Society of Western Music. The 2014 festival will be held in Mineral Wells, TX and will honor Heroes of Western Music, inducting 27 Heroes. Bands include: Brady Bowen & Swing Country, Pat Jacobs & the Heroes Band and Bobby Wynn and the Western Swing Band. From noon to 10 p.m.

West Texas Western Swing Music Festival ~ 2
June 8-11

The Coliseum; 900 East Coliseum Drive

Snyder Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Calley
P.O. Box 840; Snyder, TX 79550
(325) 573-3558; (325-) 573-3559
Music: Country, Cowboy, Western Swing, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
The West Texas Western Swing Festival is the second week in June. From Tuesday evening through Saturday evening, this festival is a gala showcase for Texas Swing Music performed by approximately 90 members of the best swing bands in Texas. Approximately 90 RVs are parked at our coliseum for a week and there is not a motel room to be found.

Let’s Get Moving! Alexander Technique and Body Mapping Activities for Musicians
June 9-10

Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

Department of Music and Drama
Nicki S. Cohen
Denton, TX 76204
(940) 898-2523
Music: Varied
Activities: Educational Workshop for Musicians
During this unique and interactive workshop, MaryJean Allen will teach participants how to improve freedom of movement, balance, support, and coordination. By applying anatomical knowledge directly to movement, participants will learn how to correct and refine their body map. MaryJean will also teach participants how to eliminate habits that interfere with free movement; thus improving alignment, breathing, tone, and expressiveness. Throughout the workshop, participants will learn a concept, and then embody the concept via movement activities. Participants will utilize physio-balls, pool noodles, orthopedic foam rollers, and other educational and playful devices to understand and embody course concepts.

Nacogdoches Heritage Festival
June 9-11

Fredonia Convention Center

Nacogdoches Historical Trust Foundation
Betty Shinn
3101 Chalon Road; Nacogdoches, TX 75961
(936) 569-6314; (936) 554-7457
Music: Big Band, Country, Jazz
Activities: City heritage festival
The Nacogdoches Heritage Festival is an event celebrating the city's heritage with a charity ball, tour of homes, arts and crafts, food, and a Taste of Nacogdoches.

Republic of Texas Biker Rally Parade and Concert ~ 2
June 9-12

Travis County Expo Center; Austin, TX

Roadway Productions, LLC
French Smith
12305 Twin Creek Drive; Austin, TX 78652-3719
(512) 441-9015
Music: Country, Cowboy, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Motorcycle Display; Motocross Parade
The World’s largest Motorcycle Parade as certified by the Guiness Book of World Records. Free Live Music in the heart of downtown. Major national bands will perform at the Travis County Expo Center and Rally Grounds. Hundreds of Motorcycle & accessory vendors.

Texas Fine Arts Summit ~ 2
June 9-10

Austin Airport Hilton; 9515 Hotel Drive, Austin, TX

The Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts
Kris G. Andrews
9233 Partridge Circle; Austin, TX 78758
(512) 491-8087
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Children's, Classical, Country, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Polka, Pop, Tejano
Activities: Trade show/convention
Since 2000, CEDFA has organized six successful statewide fine arts summits that focus on teaching strategies aligned with the TEKS. The CEDFA Summits served as the only venue for educators from all four fine arts disciplines to meet and discuss relevant issues. Education service centers replicated each statewide summit at the regional level. Topics for the past four CEDFA summits ranged from designing standards-based instruction and fine arts technology applications to fine arts for all students.

Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park ~ 2
June 10

Festival Park; 507 S. Pecan St. Nacogdoches, TX

Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
Scott Waller
424 North St.; Nacogdoches, TX 75961
(936) 569-1992; (936) 552-6234
Music: Bluegrass
Activities: Music festival, Arts and Crafts
Free family-friendly Bluegrass concert from 6:00 until 10:00 pm on Friday night leading into the Texas Blueberry Festival held in downtown Nacogdoches the following day Saturday, June 11. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Festival Park, a beautiful outdoor venue with timber frame stage pavilion. No alcohol or coolers. Parking with free shuttle service at First Baptist Church, 411 North St. See website or Facebook for further parking instructions. Food concessions, crafts, homemade items and farmers market vendors on site. 2016 Band line-up includes The Baker Family, Catahoula Drive, The Coleman Brothers and the Lone Star Boys, and Bottom Dollar String Band. This year, Nacogdoches is celebrating the 300th Anniversary of its founding in 1716.

Brazos Nights
June 10

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.

Oscar Winners
June 10 - 11

Zilker Hillside Theater; 2301 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX

Austin Civic Orchestra
Steven Coufal
P. O. Box 27132; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 200-ACO1 (2261)
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The ACO will once again present its annual FREE Pops Concerts at the Sheffield Hillside Theater in Zilker Park, featuring music from Oscar-winning motion pictures. In addition, our annual raffle drawing will award one lucky audience member (per night) a chance to conduct John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever.

Music in the Park
June 10, 24

Pfluger Park; 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville, TX

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.

June 10 - 12

Aransas Pass Community Park; Johnson & Commercial, Aransas Pass, TX

Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce
Rosemary Vega
130 West Goodnight Avenue; Aransas Pass, TX 78336-2508
(361) 758-2750; (800) 633-3028
Music: Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Seafood cookoff, Shrimp peeling contest
68 years of celebrating the Shrimporee Heritage in Aransas Pass. over 130 craft booths, carnival, 3 stages of music, bands, dancing and cooking demonstrations. A great line-up of bands performing continuously from opening on Friday to closing on Sunday. Along with great performers, visitors can expect to enjoy a wide variety of music from up and coming, as well as local artists. All three stages will be providing continuous entertainment that should appeal to young and old alike.

Texas Folklife Festival ~ 2
June 10-12

Institute of Texan Cultures; 801 East Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX

Institute of Texan Cultures
Jo Ann Andera, Director, Special Events
801 East Cesar East Chavez Blvd.; San Antonio, TX 78205-3209
(210) 458-2249; texasfolklifefestival@utsa.edu
Music: A cappella, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Polka, Soul/R&B, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano, World Beat
The Texas Folklife Festival gathers more than 40 Texas cultures to celebrate their heritage through music, food, artisanship and more. Music plays an integral role in the Institute of Texan Cultures' signature event. Folklife has hosted Grammy winners, mom-and-pop choirs and old buddies who've played together for years. It's a festival where Scottish bagpipes can be heard in the distance, as the band parades through the festival grounds. At one stage, a group of firemen play classic rock 'n' roll; and a short distance away, Chinese drums pound out a Lion Dance. The banjo and resonator guitar playing old folksongs. Music is an essential part of the Texas Folklife Festival and the variety is sure to appeal to any Texan or traveler who visits.

Texas Pickin' Park - Public Jam Sessions
June 10-12

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.

June 11

Austin State Theatre; 719 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

Dr. Ana Maria Maynard, Founding Director
15228 Quiet Pond Court; Austin, TX 78728
(512) 251-8122
Music: Folk/Acoustic, World Beat, Puerto Rican Folk/Traditional
Activities: Music festival
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance the rich culture of Puerto Rico with their largest performance of the year, Celebrando - Con Cuerdas, Bailes y Costumbres, with Guateque Ballet Folklorico direct from Puerto Rico. This production will merge Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance with Masters from Guateque.

Kolache-Klobase Festival
June 11

Riverside Hall; 14643 Buls Rd. Highway 90-A, East Bernard, TX

KJT St. Wenceslaus Society No. 40
Edwin C. Marik
P. O. Box 26; East Bernard, TX 77435
(979) 335-7907; (979) 531-9747
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: Music festival, arts and crafts
Plenty of live music, dancing & lively entertainment with bands and entertainers from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Plate lunch available featuring home-cooked BBQ chicken/sausage, sauerkraut & trimmings, hamburgers available PM, arts/crafts, raffle prizes, family fun. Air conditioned hall & water-fan cooled pavilion. Plenty of kolaches for sale.

Starlight Music Series
June 11, 25

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

Tomato Fest
June 11

Downtown; Commerce Street, Jacksonville, TX

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
526 E Commerce Street; Jacksonville, TX 75766
(903) 586-2217; (800) 376-2217
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Rock
Activities: Singing contests, Street dance
Tomato Fest offers, among many other festivities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children's activities, street dancing, a talent contest, a motorcycle show, a gospel concert, a salsa contest, a tomato eating contest, a tomato peeling contest, and much more.

Unity One Music Festival
June 11

Historic Downtown Ennis; 101 North Main Street West, Ennis, TX

City of Ennis Main Street EDC & Unity in the Community
Becky McCarty
P.O. Box 1237; Ennis, TX 75120
(972) 878-4748; charlottewtsn@yahoo.com
Music: Country, Jazz, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop
Activities: Music festival, Farmer's Market
Celebrating UNITY through MUSIC! This one day family friendly event will feature food, craft and retail vendors, childrens activities, and of course hours of live musical performances!

Richardson Community Band Summer Concert Series
June 12, 26

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.

H-E-B Tournament of Champions Summer Jazz Workshop
June 13-30

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.

Summer Jazz Workshop ~ 2
June 13-17, 20-24, 27-30

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 Music Festival Classical Minds Guitar Festival
June 14-18

Dudley Recital Hall, University of Houston; 120 School of Music Building

University of Houston, Moores School of Music
Valerie Hartzell, 'Classical Minds' Director
120 School of Music Building; Houston, TX 77204-4017
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The Classical Minds Festival is open to classical guitarists of all levels and ages. The goal of this festival is to increase each student's sight-reading abilities, gain ensemble experience through the Guitar Orchestra Class and reach individual goals through the private lessons and/or master classes. There are concerts & lectures given by the faculty artists for the festival participants and for the Houston community to enjoy. All-Texas faculty: Adam Holzman, Isaac Bustos, Valerie Hartzell, Jonathan Dotson, Solero Flamenco, Mark Cruz, Chad Ibison, Jay Kacherski, Enric Madriguera, Fernand Vera During the last three days of the festival, there is a competition featuring three levels (NO professional management, GFA International Competition 1st Prize Winners, or Professional Recording Contracts): Division 1 (Open to All Ages), Division 2 (High School – Ages 13-19 & must be enrolled in High School or be a 2014 recent graduate), Division 3 (Junior – Ages 9-13)

Come and Taste It at the Grapevine
June 16

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.

Legends of Western Swing Music Festival ~ 2
June 16 - 18

Multi-Purpose Events Center; 1000 5th Street Wichita Falls, TX

Gloria Miers Productions
Gloria Miers Productions
4461 Ringgold Lane; Plano, TX 75093-3764
(318) 792-3303
Music: Country, Cowboy, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention, Dance, Arts and Crafts
The Legends of Western Swing Music Festival include 9 bands during the 3 day festivities. It will be held on June 16-18, 2016 in Wichita Falls, TX, in the Multi Purpose Events Center (MPEC). It will be 3 days of the best Western Swing Music around, featuring the Legends of Western Swing bands and vocalists, each playing an afternoon set and an evening set. The MPEC is a comfortable, air-conditioned, alcohol, drug and smoke free facility with two large dance floors and a very wholesome atmosphere. Music from noon till 11:00 p.m. each day for great listening and dancing. We were happy to accept the prestigious Ameripolitan Music Award for being the best festival in the country for 2015.

Boerne Berges Fest
June 17-19

Main Plaza; Boerne, TX

Berges Fest Committee
Jeremiah Bowman, President
P.O. Box 748; Boerne, TX 78006
(210) 883-8534; Music@bergesfest.com
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
The Annual Boerne Berges Fest, held at Boerne's Main Plaza, is three days of fun! Great food, non-stop entertianment, crazy contests, egg toss, watermelon eating, wheelbarrow races, Dachshund races and more. Carnival and live music.

Fort Griffin Fandangle
June 17-18, 24-25

The Prairie Theatre; 1490 FM 1084 Albany, TX

Fort Griffin Fandangle Association, Inc.
Betsy Parsons
P.O. Box 2017; Albany, TX 76430
(325) 762-3838; (325) 762-2525
Music: Musical
Activities: Arts and crafts, Parade
Fort Griffin Fandangle is a show that people of Albany present beneath the summer stars of the Texas sky for four nights of the last two weekends of June. With singing, dancing, pantomime and pageantry, it recreates the look and feel of life in the frontier days of the Old West. Fandangle tells of the settling of the Texas frontier west of Fort Worth. Relive the story of the Indians who inhabited the prairie, the early white men who displaced them and the many settlers who followed the call to settle this land. Fort Griffin Fandangle is Texas' oldest outdoor musical. Covered wagons and buggies, a replica of the first Texas Central railroad train, galloping prairie fires, a frontier town street, gushing oil derricks, more that 300 performers -- the Fandangle recaptures with theatrical charm the look and feel of the Old West.

June 17-18

Riverside Plaza; Riverside Drive & Berry Street

Texas Festivals, Incorporated
Cornelius Hudson
P.O. Box 50702; Fort Worth, TX 76105
(817) 886-7001;
Music: Children's, Jazz, Rap/Hip Hop, Reggae
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, Singing contests, Street dance, Carnival
Fort Worth's Juneteenth Celebration is one of the largest culturally-based festival and carnival in Fort Worth. In it's 15th year the Juneteenth Festival has become a much anticipated event for families. With main stage concerts and over 200 food vendors and 450 other types of vendors, and the largest carnival rides doing the season, the Juneteenth Festival is billed to bring families from many cultures, background, and economic mixes. Mark your calendar today for the festival of festivals.

June 17-18

Seadrift Bayfront; San Antonio Bay

Seadrift Chamber of Commerce
Nan Burnett
P.O. Box 3; Seadrift, TX 77983
(361) 237-0406
Music: Country
Activities: County fair, Music festival, Street dance
Events include Karaoke, beer garden, horseshoe and washer tournaments, volley ball, shrimp eating contest, gumbo cook-off, beauty pageants including one for the men the Ms. Bayrat Contest and food of all kinds and arts and craft booths. 33rd Annual Shrimpfest with live music, kids fishing contest, Miss Shrimpfest Pageant, horseshoe and washer tournaments, volleyball tournament, food and craft vendors, and beer garden.

Stonewall Peach JAMboree & Rodeo
June 17-18

Stonewall Chamber of Commerce Grounds; Highway 290 in Stonewall @ 250 Peach Street, TX

Stonewall Chamber of Commerce
Jason Englert, President
P.O. Box 1; Stonewall, TX 78671
(830) 644-2735
Music: Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Rodeo
During the Peach Jamboree's Golden anniversary, we anticipate attracting a large number of visitors from throughout the Hill Country, Austin, and San Antonio along with other areas of the state. During the three days of festivities, our Peach Queen will be crowned, area peach growers will be awarded for their harvests, and activities celebrating our historic community will take place. In the evening hours, our guests will enjoy two nights of CPRA rodeo events along with musical entertainment.

Austin Record Convention Spring
June 18-19

Crockett Center; 10601 North Lamar, Austin, TX

Doug Hanners
P.O. Box 90806; Austin, TX 78709-0806
(512) 288-7288
Activities: Trade show/convention
The Austin Record Convention is the largest sale of recorded music in the USA. There is more music and related memorabilia available here, at one time, than anywhere else. Ranging from the 78s of the 1930s to the latest compact discs of today, over one million 78s, 45s, LPs, CDs, cassettes, posters and collectibles (probably even a few 8-track tapes!) are in the auditorium. Over 300 different dealers from all over the USA and Europe are spread out over 50,000 square feet of floor space. The show is so big that to see everything takes most of the weekend, so if you're in a hurry we have search announcements at 12, 2, and 4 o'clock from the concession area to help in locating specific items. The show brings together collectors and dealers from all over the world for a weekend of activity in Austin. Early Shopper Admission: $25.

Jim Bowie Days
June 18-25

Rodeo Grounds at Pelham Park; Wise and Pelham Street, Bowie, TX

Jim Bowie Days Association
Dave Knouse
P.O. Box 84; Bowie, TX 76230
(940) 872-1173; (940) 577-1184
Music: Bluegrass, Country
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Music festival, Rodeo, Parade
During the last weekend of June, Bowie comes alive with the Jim Bowie Days Festival and Rodeo. The nightly Rodeo is one of the largest amateur rodeos in Texas. Daytime activities include a parade, games for young and old (such as frog jumping and turtle racing), a Rodeo Queen contest, Bass Tournament, Quilt Show, Indian Artifact Show, and Car Show. Find out more about this exciting family event by visiting Bowie, Texas on the 'ol Chisholm Trail.

Fiesta Juan Seguin
June 18

Downtown Central Park; 100 East Donegan

Seguin-Guadalupe County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Ernest Leal
P.O. Box 1154; Seguin, TX 78155
(830) 557-3864; (830) 372-0620
Music: Latin Pop, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Washers tournament, Chihuahua dog races
Fiesta Juan Seguin begins on Friday, June 2, 2006 from 7:00-11:30 and Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 7:00pm- 12:30. There will be food, drinks and Latino music. Artists in the past include: Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, Elida Reyna and Grupo Massore.

Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration
June 18

Hunter's Glen Park; 1340 Independence Boulevard

Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation
Derrick L. Woods
P.O. Box 1007; Missouri City, TX 77489
(281) 582-8181; (281) 816-6441
Music: Country, Jazz, Pop, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, World Beat
Activities: Music festival
The Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (MCJCF), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the largest of its kind in the nation, now in our eleventh (11th) year, announces our weeklong line-up of Texas-Sized family related events and activities. The foundation’s planned events and activities are set to occur beginning June 16th through the 21th with most events free and open to the general public. Thousands of attendees and participants are again expected to join in the citywide celebration of Juneteenth in Missouri City.

Austin Symphonic Band 2015 -16 Season
June 19, July 2, 4

Zilker Hillside Theater; 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin, TX

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
Father's Day in the Park. ASB performs under the stars at the picturesque Zilker Hillside Theater.

Father's Day Concert in the Park
June 19

Zilker Hillside Theater; 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Austin Symphonic Band
Amanda Turley, Executive Director
P.O. Box 6472; Austin, TX 78762-6472
(512) 956-7420
Music: Classical, Modern, Concert Band
Activities: Concert season
ASB celebrates your Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar works are the order of the day - selections that will have your Dad's toe tappin' - as well as your own! Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the Pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre.

Holland Corn Festival
June 19-20

Holland City Park; 105 Park Road, Holland, TX

Holland Corn Festival, Inc.
Jill Marwitz, Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 267; Holland, TX 76534
(254) 760-5311; (254) 760-3204
Music: Country, Cowboy
Activities: Street dance, 5K run, BBQ Cook Off
The Corn Festival is always on the third Saturday in June. Come enjoy a full day of fun, games, music, dancing, good eating, and fellowship. The festival includes a 5K run, corn cob relays, corn eating contests, corn cob throwing contests, and corn seed spitting contests for all ages. There is plenty of arts and crafts from several vendors, as well as a BBQ Cookoff and horseshoe tournament. At night, a street dance is featured. Past performers include Reckless Kelly, The Trishas, Casey Donahew Band, Kevin Fowler, Peter Dawson, Dub Miller, Phil Pritchett, Kenny Orts, Roger Creager, Wade Bowen, Bleu Edmondson, Cody Widner, Stoney LaRue, Mike McClure, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rodgers Band, Brandon Rhyder, Jack Ingram, and Honeybrowne.

West of the Pecos Rodeo Celebration
June 22-25

Buck Jackson Arena; South Cedar and East Walthall Streets Pecos, TX

Reeves County Sheriff's Posse
Andy Hannah
P.O. Box 1127; Pecos, TX 79772
(432) 447-2847; (432) 445-2406
Music: Country
Activities: Rodeo, Barn dance
West of the Pecos Rodeo Celebration includes a parade, rodeo, dance, food, Old Timers reunion, A Night in Old Pecos, sheriff's posse barbecue, and much more. Plus The West of the Pecos Rodeo Dance.

Luling Watermelon Thump
June 23-26

Downtown Luling; 412 East Davis Street, Luling, TX

Luling Watermelon Thump Association
Jamie Nickells
P.O. Box 710; Luling, TX 78648
(210) 602-0877; (830) 875-3214 ext. 303; Delane Bassett
Music: Americana, Country
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Carnival, Arts and Crafts, Beer Garden
We are a unique 4 day festival held annually for the past 62 years. We offer entertainment & activities for all age groups in the historic business district of downtown Luling. Highlights include seed spitting & melon eating contests, 3 live music stages, beer garden, carnival, giant parade & much more.

June 24-26

Cheatham Street Warehouse; 119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, TX 78666-6801

Cheatham Street Music Foundation
Big John Mills, chairman, BIGFest 2016 Committee
119 Cheatham Street; San Marcos, TX 78666
(832) 496-5646
Music: Americana, Country, Rockabilly, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
A three-day fundraiser for the Cheatham Street Music Foundation , featuring bands, songswaps and individual performers.

Funtastic Fourth Festival
June 24-25

Downtown Big Spring; Big Spring, TX

Downtown Revitalization Association
Ellen Barefoot
P. O. Box 3059; Big Spring, TX 79721
(432) 394-4908
Music: Country, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
Funtastic Fourth Festival battle of the bands, laser show, food vendors,

Polski Dzien • Polish Day ~ 2
June 24-25

Downtown Bremond; Main Street, Bremond, TX

Bremond Chamber of Commerce
Jeanne Wierzbicki
P.O. Box 487; Bremond, TX 76629
(254) 746-7636; (254) 746-7771
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: Street dance
The Polski Dzien • Polish Day events include a 5-K run at 8 a.m., volleyball, arts and crafts booths, large parade, Polish food and music. We will be featuring a band during the afternoon (free of charge). There will be a street dance at 9:00 p.m. ($10 charge per person). Friday night's entertainment starts at 8 p.m. (no admission).

Sutton County Days and PRCA Rodeo
June 24-25

Sutton County Park; Loop 467, Sonora, TX

Sonora Chamber of Commerce/Sutton County Days Association
Donna Garrett
P.O. Box 1172; Sonora, TX 76950
(325) 387-2880
Music: Blues, Children's, Country, Cowboy, Latin/Spanish, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Music festival, Rodeo
Sutton County Days includes three nights of PRCA Rodeo performances, rodeo dances Friday and Saturday night, parade on Saturday, local musical talent, arts and crafts, contests, food booths on Saturday. Dance after the rodeo. Parade on Saturday. Sutton County Days has arts, crafts, food booths, children's activities, and entertainment. PRCA Rodeo from 10-5. Dances are on Friday and Saturday night.

Austin County Fair Summer Music Fest
June 25

Austin County Fairgrounds; 1076 East Hill Street, Bellville, TX

Austin County Fair Association
Ann Pleasant, Facility Administrator
P.O. Box 141; Bellville, TX 77418
(979) 865-5995; (979)865-5216
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Event Description: The 16th Annual Austin County Fair Summer Music Fest is on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Music Fest features country music, BBQ Cook-off, Kick Ball Tournament, Mutton Bustin', country music talent show, Bean Bag Tournament, and food/craft vendors. Past performers include Turnpike Troubadours, Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Gene Watson, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Eli Young, Aaron Watson, John Conlee and the Rankin Twins.

Elgin Western Days
June 25

Elgin Memorial Park and Downtown; Memorial Park Elgin, Texas 78621

Greater Elgin Chamber of Commerce
Gena Carter, President
P.O. Box 408; Elgin, TX 78621
(512) 285-4515
Music: Bluegrass, Country
Activities: Rodeo, Street dance
Grand parade at 10am starting at 11th and Main Streets through downtown. Arts and crafts, live music, carnival, food, kids activities, softball volleyball and horseshoe tournaments - family fun all day!

Keep Austin Weird 5k & Music Festival
June 25

Auditorium Shores; Town Lake- South First and Riverside Drive, Austin, TX

Event Production Services
Jeff Miller
P.O. Box 150461; Austin, TX 78745
(512) 282-3366
Music: Americana, Children's, Country, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Come enjoy the festival that celebrates everything and everyone Austin. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. and the music starts at 3:00. The Festival includes a Kid’s Zone featuring a stage with performers and activities, Arts/Crafts & Food/Drink Vendors, and Special Misting Areas to keep cool. You don’t have to run the race to go to the Music Festival. Past performers include: Roky Erickson & The Explosives, Dale Watson & The Lonestars, Grady, The Mother Truckers, Larry, The Steps and Coopers Uncle. Check the website for updates on this year's performers.

Mimir Chamber Music Festival
June 27-30

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.

Spring Music Festival
June 29-30

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.

Texas Cowboy Reunion
June 29-30

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.

Belton 4th of July Rodeo ~ 2
June 30

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, July 1-3 ,2010. The Western Gift Show is now taking vendor applications. Enjoy the Carnival July 1-3, 2010 outside the Bell County Expo Center.