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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

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.

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.

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 from 10:30 am to 8 pm.  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.

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.

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

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. This event runs from 5:00PM to 11:30PM on Friday, June 23rd and from 12:00PM to 11:30PM on Saturday, June 24th.

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.

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.”