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KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove
June 1, 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, 27, August 3, 17, 24, September 7, 14

Shady Grove Restaurant; 1624 Barton Springs Road

KGSR & The Shady Grove
Stephanie Kralik - Marketing Manager
1624 Barton Springs Road; Austin, TX 78704
(512) 474-9991; Marsha@milamandcompany.com
Music: Americana, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Pop
Activities: Concert season
Starting early April thru mid-September, people of all ages have the opportunity to experience Austin’s longest-running free live music series on Shady Grove’s beautiful pecan tree shaded patio. Music begins at 8:00pm every Thursday night from April 13- September 14. Unplugged goers will enjoy the finest live music this city has to offer, as well as a signature patio menu of Austin-inspired home cooking and refreshing drink specials. “At Shady Grove we are privileged and grateful to present one-of-a- kind live music performances every week, under the stars, in the coolest city on the planet," says managing partner Rusty Zagst. Unplugged will be featuring exceptional local, regional, and national acts.

The Big Pines Blues Festival
June 2-3

Maude Cobb Activity Center Complex; 100 Grand Boulevard, Longview, TX

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival, Inc 501(c)(3)
Marc Welch, Festival Producer
P.O. Box 5044; Longview, TX 75608
Activities: Music festival
The festival is a celebration of the blues heritage of the Piney Woods which covers much of the southern states. We feature national, regional, and local artists with two days of blues music. On site vendors offer both arts, crafts, food.

Chisholm Trail Roundup
June 2-3, 8-10

Lockhart City Park; 504 East City Park Road, Lockhart, TX

Lockhart Chamber of Commerce
Angela Rawlinson
P.O. Box 840; Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 398-2818
Music: Country, Latin/Spanish, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Rodeo, Arts & Crafts, Cook Off, Parade
The Annual Chisholm Trail will kick off with a Chili and BARBEQUE CAPITAL OF TEXAS Cook Off. There will be events throughout the following week such as a Cowboy Breakfast on the Courthouse Lawn. There will be a parade moving through Downtown Lockhart on Saturday morning. After the Parade, festivities will be moved to the City Park where there will be a Carnival, Rodeo, Arts & Crafts and Live Music! The live concert on Saturday night will feature the Bellamy Brothers and Reckless Kelly.

Accordion Kings & Queens Festival and The Big Squeeze
June 3

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
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! In keeping with its mission to preserve and present Texas’s diverse musical heritage, the concert will feature Texas accordion music legends in polka, Cajun, zydeco, and conjunto.

Addison Summer Series
June June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Shelbi Stofer
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2800; Shelbi Stofer
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
June 3

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
The Carver Community Cultural Center announced its 2016-2017 Performance Season filled with a dynamic collection of quality music, dance & stage performances. Performances include multiple GRAMMY winners featuring a prominent trumpeter, a powerful baritone voice and a pianist whose contributions to Afro-Cuban jazz has garnered him much respect. In the genre of dance, the season will feature two dance companies who share the love of movement whether traditional African dance, modern, jazz or spiritual works. Theatre performances share their passion for history and storytelling. Our season concludes on Saturday, June 3rd with THE SUFFERS, Houston’s own award-winning 10-piece ensemble that has redefined the sound of Gulf Coast Soul with elements of ska, Southern hip-hop, classic soul, rock ’n’ roll and reggae. The band, featuring frontwoman, Kam Franklin, has played more than 150 shows across North America, including their national television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman and performances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band officially released their much anticipated self-titled album in February 2016. thesuffers.com

Free Press Summer Fest ~ 2
June 3-4

Eleanor Tinsley Park; 500 Allen Parkway, Houston

Free Press Houston
Omar Afra
3410 Garrott Street; Houston, TX 77006-4418
(713) 527-0014; (713) 936-5965
Music: Dance/Electronic, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Indie, Alternative
Activities: Music festival
Free Press Summer Fest is an annual two-day music festival held in Houston, Texas at Buffalo Bayou's Eleanor Tinsley Park. The festival was started to emphasize local musical performers, visual arts, and artists. A recycling program, carbon off-set credits and a partnership with the Texas Campaign for the Environment are implemented to help this festival become a greener experience.

Lois Alba Aria Competition
June 4-5

Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas; 4001 Mount Vernon, Houston, TX

Soma International Foundation, Inc.
Shelley Townsend, Treasurer
1415 South Voss, Suite 110-448; Houston, TX 77057
(713) 822-0176; (713) 334-7367
Music: Classical
The Lois Alba Aria Competition is a presentation of Soma International Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to offering aspiring opera singers the opportunity to perform in public settings, such as concerts, galas and competitions in order to earn recognition and audience approval. Competition participants are judged by professionals in the field who offer career advice, direction and encouragement. Participants also have the opportunity to earn prize money in order to further their studies and careers in the field of opera. Semi-final Rounds: Saturday, May 1, 10:00am - 6:00pm Finals & Awards Program: Sunday, May 2, 3:00pm - 6:00pm Parking is available in the Moran Parking Facility on the corner of Graustark and West Alabama for $2.00.

Addison Summer Series
June August 5, 12, 19, 26

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Shelbi Stofer
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2800; Shelbi Stofer
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.

Girls Rock Camp Session One
June 5-9

Trinity United Methodist Church; 4001 Speedway, Austin, TX

Girls Rock Austin
P.O. Box 300897; Austin, TX 78703
Activities: Day camp
Ages 8-17. Girls Rock Austin is a day camp for girls, genderfluid/non-binary and trans youth ages 8 to 17. Qualified instructors teach campers guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, or vocals. No musical experience is required. Campers then form bands and write original songs. Camp is divided between music instruction/band practice, and workshops designed to cultivate discussions about our experiences with the world, as well as delve further into musical skills. The camp week ends on Saturday with a public showcase where the youth perform their songs.

Sounds of Lewisville Concert Series
June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25

Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville; 150 West Church Street, Lewisville, TX

City of Lewisville
Jamie Milstead, Events Specialist
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-3710
Music: Cover/Tribute
Activities: Music festival, Food Trucks, Dog Pool
Sounds of Lewisville is a free, outdoor concert series featuring a variety of genres and great for families.

Victoria Bach Festival
June 6-10

Various; Victoria, TXvic

Victoria Bach Festival Association
Nina Di Leo, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1086; Victoria, TX 77902
(361) 570-5788; contracts@victoriabachfestival.org
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
The Victoria Bach Festival, led by Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez Valdez, 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.

Austin Civic Orchestra - Audience By Request
June 9-10

Zilker Hillside Theater; 2201 Barton Springs Road., Austin, TX

Austin Civic Orchestra
Steve Coufal, Business & PR Manager Austin Civic Orchestra
P.O. Box 27132; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 200-2261
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
The ACO will once again present its annual FREE Pops Concerts at the Sheffield Hillside Theater in Zilker Park. Join us as we perform music by the Beatles as well as music YOU will choose during our 10-month season! 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.

Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park ~ 2
June 9

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

Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
Scott Waller
424 North Street; 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. 2017 Band line-up includes The Baker Family, The Purple Hulls, Sabine River Bend, and Blake Brothers Bluegrass Band.

Crosby Annual Fair and Rodeo
June 9-13

Crosby Fairgrounds; FM 2100 in Northeast Harris County, Crosby, TX

Crosby Fair and Rodeo Association
Kris Dahlquist
P.O. Box 1546; Crosby, TX 77532
(281) 328-2113
Music: Country, Cowboy, Rockabilly
Activities: County fair, Rodeo, carnival, commercial activities, cookoff
The Crosby Fair and Rodeo is an official PRCA sanctioned event featuring top Nashville entertainers. The fair features many activities for children.

Texas Folklife Festival ~ 2
June 9-11

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.

Thomas Michael Riley's Music Festival at Luckenbach ~ 2
June 9-11


Luckenbach
Linda Worley
PO Box 710; China Spring, TX 76633
(210) 274-1081; Thomas Michael Riley
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Come on out and join us for this three day festival and see some amazing artists! For more info and sponsoring details go to www.thomasmichaelriley.com Hope to see you there!

Big D BBQ Battle
June 10

Addison Circle Park; 4970 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Geoeffery Williams
10707 Preson Road; Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 368-6991; Geoeffery Williams
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, BBQ Cook Off
Eat all the fall-off-the-bone succulence you can take at Big D BBQ Battle cook off. Ticket includes barbecue (brisket, ribs, beans, etc.), local craft beer by Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Four Corners Brewing Co., Oak Highlands Brewery and Tupps Brewery, other refreshments, live music by Atlantis Aquarius and Vincent Neil Emerson, a car show midway, kids zone, fun and more. Benefits Café Momentum and Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas. Local meat (by The Local Yocal Farm to Market), local beer, local nonprofits, local bands!

The Blue Bash
June 10

Renaissance Austin Hotel in the Arboretum; 9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX

Austin Chamber Music Center
7600 Burnet Road Suite 190 ; Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-0026; Madeline Warner
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
The evening includes a full program of music, multi-course plated dinner, signature cocktails and wines, and will be hosted by UT and KUT's Dr. Robert Duke, one of the world's brightest thinkers of music and learning! All proceeds will benefit ACMC's education programs including our 70+ school concerts, Workshop and Academy scholarship program, and in-school coaching program.

Celebrando 2017 - 20th Anniversary Salsa & Heritage Festival
June 10

Austin State Theatre; 719 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

PUERTO RICAN FOLKLORIC DANCE
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
We'll be celebrating our 20th anniversary! Each year this elegant, semi-formal event celebrates Puerto Rico's rich traditions with folklore direct from Puerto Rico, Salsa dancing for all, handcraft artisans, and authentic comida Criolla. Special surprises will enhance our celebration! Our 2016 event was so successful that we rented a larger ballroom for 2017!

Great Americana Music Fest
June 10

The Great Lawn; 700 Crockett Street, Beaumont, TX

City of Beaumont
Ashlynn Lalonde, Marketing Coordinator
P.O. Box 3827; Beaumont, TX 77704
(409) 838-3435
The City of Beaumont is excited to announce The Great Americana Music Fest, Saturday, June 10, at 12:00 pm at The Great Lawn near the Event Centre in Downtown. The event brings an incredible line-up of national and local Americana musicians, a market featuring unique goods from local vendors, the ultimate craft beer experience, wrestling, food and fun for the entire family. Headliner, Shooter Jennings, son of country music legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, encompasses a wide range of talents. A musician, song writer, producer, and video game creator, Jennings has released eight studio albums, two live records, and has produced and released various projects courtesy of his own record label Black Country Rock. He has carved his own path in the industry mixing country with Southern rock. Other acts include Paul Childers & The Nashville Three, Mayeux & Broussard, Cranford Hollow, Cody Schaeffer, Ramblin’ Boys, Ashlynn Ivy, David Varnado, and Barelands.

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
June 10

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 and the 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.

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
June 10

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 and the 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.

Kolache-Klobase Festival
June 10

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; (713) 203-2628
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: Music festival, arts and crafts
Plenty of live music, dancing & lively entertainment with bands and entertainers all day. Plate lunch available to purchase 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.

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series
June 10

Levitt Pavilion Arlington; 100 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX

Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Patti Diou
505 East Border Street; Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 543-4308; (817) 543-4301
Music: Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Latin Pop, Rock
Activities: Concert season
Levitt Pavilion Arlington is a nonprofit organization providing over 50 free concerts to our community each year. We have open lawn seating so bring your chairs or blankets to sit on. You may also bring coolers with food and/or drinks, just no glass containers please. All of our concerts are family friendly. Come enjoy some free music under the stars!

Starlight Music Series
June 10

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: Americana, Country, Cowboy, Rock, Zydeco
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests, Songwriting contests, 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. Musicians can now compete in a Voters' Choice Contest for the chance to play at the Starlight Music Series concert. 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. The three artists with the most votes each will receive one hour of stage time and prizes.

Unity One Music Festival ~ 2
June 10

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!

'Classical Minds' International Guitar Festival & Competition
June 12-17

Episcopal High School; 4650 Bissonnet, Bellaire, TX

Rena Bond, Vice President, Classical Minds Guitar Festival LLC
Valerie Hartzell, Artistic Director
8100 Cambridge Street, No. 58; Houston, TX 77054
(713) 305-2336; classicalmindsfestival@gmail.com
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention, Eductaional
CM International Guitar Festival & Competition seeks to promote fine arts, music education as well as fostering artistic growth and creativity through the classical guitar while creating a sense of community for professionals and aficionados alike. The festival is open to all ages and levels. Our guest artists for 2017 include Rene Izquierdo, Irene Gomez, and Frank Wallace. Joining them are core faculty members: Valérie Hartzell, Jay Kacherski, Eddie Healy, Andrea Cannon and flamenco guitarist Jeremy Garcia. CM offers private lessons, large guitar ensemble, technique and theory classes, master classes, lectures, workshops, group guitar classes for middle school students, guitar orchestra, student recitals, a national level composer competition, and an international level classical guitar competition. Our goal is to increase sight-reading skills, improve technique, gain performance experience, and to help our students reach their individual goals.

Girls Rock Camp Session Two
June 12-16

Trinity United Methodist Church; 4001 Speedway, Austin, TX

Girls Rock Austin
P.O. Box 300897; Austin, TX 78703
Activities: Day camp
Ages 7-9. Girls Rock Austin is a day camp for girls, genderfluid/non-binary and trans youth ages 8 to 17. Qualified instructors teach campers guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, or vocals. No musical experience is required. Campers then form bands and write original songs. Camp is divided between music instruction/band practice, and workshops designed to cultivate discussions about our experiences with the world, as well as delve further into musical skills. The camp week ends on Saturday with a public showcase where the youth perform their songs.

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
June 17

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 and the 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.

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series
June 17

Levitt Pavilion Arlington; 100 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX

Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Patti Diou
505 East Border Street; Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 543-4308; (817) 543-4301
Music: Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Latin Pop, Rock
Activities: Concert season
Levitt Pavilion Arlington is a nonprofit organization providing over 50 free concerts to our community each year. We have open lawn seating so bring your chairs or blankets to sit on. You may also bring coolers with food and/or drinks, just no glass containers please. All of our concerts are family friendly. Come enjoy some free music under the stars!

Austin Symphonic Band Father's Day Concert in the Park
June 18

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

Austin Symphonic Band
Amanda Turley
P.O. Box 6472; Austin, TX 78762-6472
(512) 956-7420; Amanda Turley
Music: Classical, Modern
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.

Austin Symphonic Band Summer Concert Series
June 18

Zilker Hillside Theater ; 2206 William Barton Dr. Austin, TX

Austin Symphonic Band
P.O. Box 6472; Austin, TX 78762
(512) 956-7420
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Father's Day in the Park. Celebrate Dad's day with a concert in the park. The band will play marches, light classics and patriotic medleys. Bring a picnic basket and spread your blanket under the trees at the beautiful Hillside Theater.

Funtastic Fourth Festival
June 23-24

Downtown Big Spring; Big Spring, TX

Big Spring Downtown Revitalization Association
Christy Brorman
P. O. Box 167; Big Spring, TX 79721
(432) 466-2268
Music: Country, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
The Funtastic Fourth is a free 2-day outdoor music event for the whole family with national recording artist headlining Friday and Saturday night's lineup. Food vendors, Craft vendors, and a Kid zone will provide additional entertainment for both the young and young at heart. Come be part of this wonderful event at the Howard County Courthouse in the streets of downtown Big Spring.

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
June 23-24

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 and the 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.

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series
June 23-24

Levitt Pavilion Arlington; 100 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX

Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Patti Diou
505 East Border Street; Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 543-4308; (817) 543-4301
Music: Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Latin Pop, Rock
Activities: Concert season
Levitt Pavilion Arlington is a nonprofit organization providing over 50 free concerts to our community each year. We have open lawn seating so bring your chairs or blankets to sit on. You may also bring coolers with food and/or drinks, just no glass containers please. All of our concerts are family friendly. Come enjoy some free music under the stars!

Sutton County Days and PRCA Rodeo
June 23-24

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; (903) 753-5452
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 7 p.m. -10 p.m. Dances are on Friday and Saturday night.

Elgin Western Days
June 24

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!

High Plains Public Radio presents the Living Room Concert Series
June 24

The Fibonacci Space; 3306 SW Sixth Street, Amarillo, TX

High Plains Public Radio
Jenny Inzerillo, Music Director
104 SW 6th Ave., Suite. B-4; Amarillo, TX 79101
music@hppr.org; (806) 367-9088
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series provides an open forum for live music on the High Plains, enriching our community connections and cultural awareness. Primarily hosted in Amarillo, TX and Garden City, KS, these shows support musicians from our region, as well as those passing through the Plains. January 27: Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow at Chalice Abbey, February 11: Beppe Gambetta at Chalice Abbey, March 10: David Berkeley at Chalice Abbey, May 6: Gabrielle Louise at Chalice Abbey and June 24: Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines at Fibonacci.

Starlight Music Series
June 24

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: Americana, Country, Cowboy, Rock, Zydeco
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests, Songwriting contests, 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. Musicians can now compete in a Voters' Choice Contest for the chance to play at the Starlight Music Series concert. 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. The three artists with the most votes each will receive one hour of stage time and prizes.

Evenings With the Songwriter ~ 2
June 27, 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.”