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Charro Days Festival
March 1-5

Amigoland Convention Center; 1000 Mexico Blvd., Brownsville, TX

Charro Days, Inc.
Elsa Cisneros, Interim Executive Director; E.J. Martinez, President
P.O. Box 3247; Brownsville, TX 78523-3247
(956) 542-4245
Music: Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Parades
Charro Days includes public dances, live entertainment, Youth Parade, Twilight Parade, costume ball, Grand International Parade, carnival and Noche Mexicana.

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Season
March 3-4

Civic Center Theater; Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Mary Jones Saathoff, President and CEO
601 Avenue K; Lubbock, TX 79401-1842
(806) 762-1688
Music: Classical, Pop
Activities: Concert season
Tchaikovsky Pathétique - Guest Conductor Daniel Myssyk leads the LSO alongside a solo performance by Andrew Staupe of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor. Adding to the concert, American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral is performed for the first time by the LSO. Lastly, the emotional melodies of Tchaikovsky are exemplified in his Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, also considered a last statement before his death. This final symphony stands alone among others and is nothing short of a special performance.

North Texas Irish Festival
March 3-5

Fair Park, Dallas, TX; 1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX

Southwest Celtic Music Association
Marsha Singer, Director
7324 Gaston No. 124-382; Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 823-4370;
Music: Folk/Acoustic, Celtic, Irish
Activities: Music festival, Arts & Crafts
Three day festival celebrating Celtic music, dance, food and beverage. Live music on 13 stages; Urchin Street kids area, horse demos and activities, culinary demos, craft beer sampling, whiskey tasting and much more.

Somervell County PRCA Rodeo
March 3-4

Expo Center; 202 Bo Gibbs Drive, Glen Rose, TX

Somervell County Horse Show and Rodeo Association
Terry Starnes, Event Coordinator
P.O. Box 8; Glen Rose, TX 76043
(254) 897-4171; (254) 897-4509
Music: Country
Activities: Rodeo
Somervell County PRCA Rodeo features some of the world's greatest professional cowboys and cowgirls in competition and great country music. Some of the exciting events will be bronco riding, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, rodeo clowns, goat milking and of course Mutton Bustin. The Mutton Buston' will be at 7:00pm each night. Mutton Bustin' Contestants must weigh 50 pounds or less. Sign-ups at Rodeo at 6:00pm, limited to first 25 each night -- $10 entry fee. Rodeo performance 7:30 p.m. each night with top professional cowboys & cowgirls. Great Action! Thrills, Spills & Fun!

Austin Classical Guitar 2016/2017 Season
March 4

AISD Performing Arts Center; 1530 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX

Austin Classical Guitar
P.O. Box 4072; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 300-2247 ; James Fidlon, Director of Operations
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
International Series: Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Tango Duo - Every time they come to Austin you ask us to bring them back! These guys are so much fun. Be sure to reserve your seats early.

Carver Community Cultural Center Performance Season
March 4, April 8, May 5, 20, 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
Music: Jazz, Pop, Soul/R&B
Activities: Concert season
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. Multiple GRAMMY nominee and jazz great Nnenna Freelon brings her theatrical project, THE CLOTHESLINE MUSE to the Carver on Saturday, March 4th. The multigenerational story examines the fragile relationships between women and also highlights the history of the main character, Grandma Blu, a laundress, and her granddaughter, a budding screenwriter focused on the future. The play encourages discussion between grandparents, parents and children about what happened at the clothesline. This multilayered plot creates a spellbinding, powerful, and beautiful story.

La Follia Austin Baroque Concert Season
March 4-5

First Presbyterian Church ; 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX

La Follia Austin Baroque
P.O. Box 29773; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 879-6404
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
A Chamber Concert with Anton Nel On Classical Period Instruments. Chamber music on period instruments by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Featured is Beethoven’s piano quartet, Op. 16. The incomparable Anton Nel is on fortepiano, with Stephen Redfield, violin, Marcus McGuff, flute, Bruce Williams, viola, and Katie Rietman, cello. The Program Mozart - Violin Sonata No. 27 in G major, K. 379; Haydn - Flute Trio Sonata in D major, HOB XV:16; INTERVAL; Beethoven - Piano Quartet, Op. 16.

Lenten Meditations
March 4

First Presbyterian Church; 1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan, TX

Brazos Valley Chorale
Larry Lippke, Administrative Director
P.O. Box 10644; College Station, TX 77842
(979) 476-8199
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
As we begin the forty days and forty nights of Lent, come begin the journey at our “Lenten Meditations” offering. The concert will feature John Rutter’s “Requiem” with soprano soloist Jeannie Barrick and her crystal clear soprano tones. Rounding out the program will be other reflective pieces by Mozart, Casals, Stainer, and Martin.

Round Top August To April Series - James Dick in Concert ~ 2
March 4

Festival Hill at Round Top; 248 Jaster Road, Round Top

The International Festival-Institute at Round Top
The James Dick Foundation
P.O. Box 89; Round Top, TX 78954-0089
(979) 249-3129; (979) 249-3086
Music: A cappella, Americana, Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin/Spanish
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The 2016-2017 August-to-April Series presents: Split Second Piano Duo Concert on Saturday August 20, 2016 at 3:00pm, Celil Refik Kaya, Guitar on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 3:00pm, University of Texas Wind Ensemble on Saturday November 19, 2016 at 3:00pm, PraiSingers Holiday Choral Concert on Saturday December 3, 2016 at 3:00pm, The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday December 10, 2016 at 4:00pm, Texas Guitar Quartet on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 3:00pm, Valentine's Concert with Dick Smith and Friends on Saturday February 11, 2017 at 2:00pm, James Dick in Concert on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 3:00pm, and Piano Duo: Elena Martin and Jose Meliton on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 3:00pm.

Temple Symphony Orchestra Season
March 4

Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center, Temple College; 2600 South First Street, Temple

Temple Symphony Orchestra
Rick Thomssen
100 West Adams Ave; Temple, TX 76501-7644
(254) 534-4101
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Family Pops Concert 7:30PM Cowboys and ..... a Texan! Featuring Two Time Texas State Accordian Champion Mike Middleton performing Rodeo - Aaron Copeland and other Symphonic selections.

Texas Western Swing Fiddling Showcase
March 4

Bell County Expo Center; 301 West Loop 121, Exit 292, Belton, TX

Texas Western Saving Heritage Association
Roye Nell Love, Tourism Director
5290 South I-35; Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-3551; (254) 939-8390
Music: Country, Cowboy, Swing
Activities: Music festival, Dinner and Dance, Fiddling
The Texas Western Swing Fiddling Showcase's 2012 performers include Dave Alexander with featured fiddlers and musicians: Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band, Ricky Turpin, Brooke Wallace Deaton and the Austin Lake Travis ISD Fiddlers.Our mission is to promote and preserve Texas Western Swing music heritage by providing and entertaining an educational Western Swing Showcase.

National Accordion Convention ~ 2
March 8-11

Hyatt Regency Hotel; Richardson, TX

National Accordion Association, Inc.
Greg Klugiewicz, Convention Chair
P.O. Box 2298; Allen, TX 75013
(214) 938-5984; (214) 538-5651
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Folk/Acoustic, Polka, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
Accordion training, instruction, workshops, performance techniques, educational how-tos. All levels and age groups of accordion enthusiasts are invited. Accordion ensembles and orchestra. Evening events are open to the public. They include accordion performances and (accordion) orchestral concerts. Dance instructions in various styles will be taught. All musical styles will be explored: big band, bluegrass, blues, Cajun, folk, rock, acoustic accordion, electronic accordion, polka, conjunto, tejano. Accordion dealers, trade representatives, repair workers, accessories, and sales. Related electronics equipment will be displayed, demonstrated, and offered. New/used equipment swap shop. Don’t want to fly with your accordion? Not a problem, we have accordions for rent this year.

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show ~ 2
March 8-19

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Grounds; 1000 North Texas, Mercedes, TX

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
Sam Magee
P.O. Box 867; Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 565-2456;
Music: Country
Activities: Concert season, County fair, Rodeo, Parade, Carnival, Concessions
The Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, Inc. chartered in 1940, is a nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to help educate and develop young people, particularly in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, in the care, grooming, management, showing and marketing of livestock. Funds to operate the Show come solely from donations, revenues realized from gate, carnival receipts, commercial exhibit rental, entry and concession fees. Hundreds of volunteers from throughout Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy and Starr Counties, working without any financial compensation whatsoever, make the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show possible.

La Salle County Fair and Wild Hog Cookoff
March 9-12

La Salle County Fairgrounds; Highway 97, Cotulla, TX

La Salle County Fair Association
Ernesto Galvan
P.O. Box 553; Cotulla, TX 78014
(830) 879-2852; (830) 879-2852
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
The La Salle County Fair & Wild Hog Cookoff is a four-day event filled with activities. Events include a livestock show, cookoffs, parade, childrens' contests, arts and crafts, science fair, races and more. Entertainment includes folk and Tejano music as well as a country western dance.

Texas Steel Guitar Association Jamboree
March 9-12

Sheraton Grand Hotel-DFW; 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway at Esters Road

Texas Steel Guitar Association
Albert Talley, President
2500 West Henderson Street; Cleburne, TX 76033
(817) 558-3481
Music: Country, Cowboy, Gospel, Jazz, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The TSGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting steel guitar music, performance, and education in Texas, the United States, and the world! The Jamboree brings together steel guitarists and enthusiasts in a concert setting with education and product availability from the top manufacturer's in the steel guitar industry.

Young Texas Artists Music Competition
March 9-11

Crighton Theatre; 236 North Main Street, Conroe, TX

Young Texas Artists, Inc.
Susie Pokorski, CEO
1608 Pine Oak Drive; Conroe, TX 77304
(713) 574-9820; (936) 756-7017
Music: Classical
Activities: Awards show, Singing contests, Classical instrumental and voice competition
The Young Texas Artists Music Competition, an official music competition of the State of Texas, is a multidisciplinary classical music competition for ages 18-30 (20-32 for singers). Over $20,000 in prizes and performance opportunities are available for winners in divisions of Piano; Voice; Strings; and Winds, Brass, Percussion, Harp, and Guitar.

High Plains Public Radio presents the Living Room Concert Series
March 10, May 6, June 24

Chalice Abbey; 2717 Stanley, Amarillo, TX

High Plains Public Radio
Jenny Inzerillo, Music Director
104 SW 6th Ave., Suite. B-4; Amarillo, TX 79101; (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.

South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW)
March 10-19

Austin Convention Center; 500 East First Street, Austin, TX

South By Southwest, Inc.
Roland Swenson
P.O. Box 685289; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 467-7979
Music: A cappella, Ambient, Americana, Big Band, Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Classical, Country, Cover/Tribute, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Metal, New Age, Polka, Pop, Punk, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Reggae, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, Western Swing, World Beat
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo / Rodeo Austin
March 11-25

Travis County Expo Center; 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX

Star of Texas
9100 Decker Lake Road; Austin, TX 78724
(512) 919-3000
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Latin Pop, Pop, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Cowboy poetry, Fiddling contests, Rodeo
The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, contributes over $1.5 million annually to the youth of Texas with the help of over 2,800 volunteers, donors and sponsors. Through its acclaimed Livestock Show, Fair, and Rodeo, the Star of Texas continues to work towards the advancement of its mission, Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage. In 2008 STFR awarded $337,000 in scholarships to students in Texas. Go to for more information!

Nederland Heritage Festival
March 14-19

Main Street; 1500 Boston Avenue, Nederland, TX

Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation, Inc.
Wanda Hollier, Manager
P.O. Box 1176; Nederland, TX 77627
(409) 724-2269
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Jazz, Rock
Activities: County fair, Singing contests, Arts & Crafts, Car Show, Cook-off
Nederland Heritage Festival is a homecoming, six-day block party with every civic organization involved. We are the last free festival in Southeast Texas. Every night there is a different type of music, from Cajun, R&B, and country, to rock and roll. Activities include booths, a crafts market, chili cook-off, petting zoo, free entertainment, motorcycle show, carnival, and the best food in Southeast Texas (all homemade).

Heart of Texas Rockfest
March 15-18

6th Street Entertainment District; Austin, TX

Adam Brewer - founder / organizer
814 E 45th St; Austin, TX 78746
(323) 440-2802;
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Pop, Punk, Rap/Hip Hop
Activities: Music festival
The event is strategically scheduled to coincide with Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Media, Film and Music Festival. Now in its 15th year, the 2014 Heart of Texas ROCKFEST will boast more than 200 indie acts in several nightclubs and bars and also on their enormous downtown outdoor stages. ROCKFEST has played host to bands like Tom Morello, George Lynch, Blue October, Ghostland Observatory, Pepper, Bob Schneider, Gary Clark Jr, Kenny Aronoff, Dirty Heads, Fair to Midland, Candlebox, Alien Ant Farm, Twisted Sister and many more.

Symphony Arlington Season - Symphony Goes Wild!
March 16, April 13, May 11

Arlington Music Hall; 224 North Center Street, Arlington, TX

Symphony Arlington
Bethany Thomey, General Manager
P.O. Box 202051; Arlington, TX 76006
(817) 385-0484
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
For our spring performance, Symphony Arlington will feature Texan pianists and brothers, Robert and Alex McDonald, performing Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals! In addition to the McDonald brothers’ performance, Symphony Arlington will also perform Auber’s Overture to The Bronze Horse and Anderson’s Old MacDonald Had A Farm. Plus the 12th Annual Movie Scores Quiz!! Symphony Arlington will perform selections from soundtracks of famous films about animals, as the audience tries to identify the film titles and composers.

Chamber Music International Concert Season
March 17

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

Chamber Music International
P.O. Box 140092; Dallas, TX 75214
(972) 385-7267
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Thrill to the virtuosic beauty of Martinů and the ever-popular German Romanticism that includes the most popular Piano Quintet of all time. Program: Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola - Bohuslav Martinů; Sonata #1 in G Major, Op. 78 - Johannes Brahms; Piano Quintet in E♭, Op. 44 - Robert Schumann.

Jazz Wine Trains
March 17-18

Cotton Belt Depot; 705 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
636 South Main Street; Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 410-3185
Music: Jazz
There’s nothing like good jazz, fine wine and a trip back in time. This one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience will showcase some of the best wines from Grapevine's winery tasting rooms. This event features wine, a delicious box dinner and live jazz entertainment in each car. So grab your girlfriends or that someone special for a truly unique night out on the town! Tickets are $59 and include a box dinner, entertainment, souvenir wine glass and wine from each participating winery. Two trips to choose from.

Azalea Festival
March 18

Courthouse Square; Downtown Jasper, TX

Jasper/Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce
Liz Street, Special Events Coordinator
246 East Milam; Jasper, TX 75951
(409) 384-2762
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Awards show, Poetry contest
The Azalea Festival is held each year on the third Saturday in March. It is a day long event that includes arts and crafts, live entertainment, activities for everybody in the family and so much more! We also have our Annual Azalea Trail that takes visitors on a tour of some of the most beautiful Azalea blooms in our city. They begin to bloom in the middle of March and stay for about a month. For more information on the events of our festival or if you are interested in being involved, please contact our Chamber Office at (409)384-2762.

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra Season - Symphony Goes Wild
March 18, April 15, May 13

Irving Arts Center; 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 141446; Irving, TX 75014
(972) 252-4800
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
For our spring performance, the LCSO will feature Texan pianists and brothers, Robert and Alex McDonald, performing Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals! In addition to the McDonald brothers’ performance, the LCSO will also perform Auber’s Overture to The Bronze Horse and Anderson’s Old MacDonald Had A Farm. Plus the 12th Annual Movie Scores Quiz!! The LCSO will perform selections from soundtracks of famous films about animals, as the audience tries to identify the film titles and composers.

Dallas Chamber Music Concert Season
March 20

SMU Caruth Auditorium; 6101 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas, TX

Dallas Chamber Music Society
Candace Bawcombe
6611 Hillcrest Avenue, Suite 220; Dallas, TX 75205
(844) 326-7844
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
ROOMFUL OF TEETH - 2014 Grammy winner Roomful of Teeth is a vocal ensemble founded in 2009 by nine classically trained singers, whose mission is to “mine the expressive potential of the human voice.” Their interest in world music and non-classical music took them to expand their vocabulary of singing techniques, creating a unique place in the world of vocal music.

Head for the Hills Music and Arts Festival
March 23 -25

Quiet Valley Ranch; 3876 Medina Hwy, Kerrville, TX

Spacial Collaborations
116 Hughson Ct; San Marcos, TX 78666
(830) 739-7457;
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Dance/Electronic, Metal, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Head for the Hills is a 3 day gathering of creative and inspiring artists of all shapes. We aim to bridge the gaps between each unique scene that defines us as a whole, and unite us all for one weekend of music, art, community, and healing. Heady Hills brings a wide range of music ranging from bluegrass to metal and jambands to psytrance. We strive to bring a broad spectrum of music that is all encompassing and brings as many unique and different people together as we possibly can. Heady Hills is located on the stunning Quiet Valley Ranch in Kerrville, TX. Nestled comfortably in the hill country. QVR is a welcoming property with full amenities including showers, RV with full hookups, bathrooms, and fully covered stages. QVR is host to two other festivals which have 40 years of love and tradition planted in this land and we are proud to evolve and bring something fresh and new to a truly incredible property.

Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival
March 23-25

Museum of East Texas Culture,; 400 Micheaux Street, Palestine, TX

Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival
Margaret and Jerry Wright
P.O. Box 46; Kennard, TX 75847
(936) 222-1892
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
If it's heritage music you're craving, then this event is the place to be. This is a festival with a laid back attitude, but with really great music. It is a good opportunity to see many really great musicians in one place. They are good at what they do, they are friendly, and they are folks that you like to be around. Admission Cost From $25 for Single day with no workshops, $40 for single day with workshops, to 55 for all three days with no workshops to $80 for everything all three days. Also, a family plan of $160 for two adults and children are free.

South Texas Polka and Sausage Festival
March 24-26

Knights of Columbus Hall; 321 U.S. Highway 77 South

Knights of Columbus
Linda Pavliska
P.O. Box 46; Hallettsville, TX 77964
(361) 798-5430; (361) 798-2311
Music: Polka
Activities: Music festival
- a Polka Mass, Czech food, dancing, live polka music, and a hobo band concert. Events: Friday 5:00 p.m. FISH FRY at the Hall (Dine In or Plates to Go); from 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. is the Texas Legacy Czech Band and The Moravians (Young college group you need to hear). Saturday 3:00 p.m. – POLKA MASS at the Knights of Columbus Hall featuring St. Mary’s Czech Singers; meal to be served beginning at 4:00 p.m., dance 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Dujka Brothers and Jodi Mikula Orchestra. Sunday - Meal begins at 10:30 a.m. – Serving throughout the afternoon - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shiner Hobo Band; 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. – BATTLE DANCE with concert at 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. featuring The Red Ravens, The Czechaholics, and The Ennis Czech Boys. All proceeds benefit Knights of Columbus fund for Sacred Heart School Athletic Program. “A fun filled weekend with great Czech food, music and dancing for the ENTIRE family in a small town atmosphere.” Come meet up with old friends or come make new friends either way a good time will be had by all..

Austin Civic Orchestra - Texas Rising Stars
March 25

Bates Recital Hall; 2406 Robert Dedman Drive, 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
On Saturday, March 25th, the ACO returns to Bates Recital Hall at the University of Texas for the 5th annual Texas Rising Stars Concert. The concert combines the best of the Austin community orchestras with the best from the Butler School of Music string studios in a collaborative concert free of charge to the Austin community. Featured on this program will be the winners from the Butler School of Music String Concerto Competition as well as guest pianist Artina McCain who will perform final movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20. In addition to the program’s concerti, the orchestra will perform William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony. The winners of the Butler School of Music Competition will be announced in February. Come experience the talent of these young artists who are on the precipice of a career in music with ACO members who have a life-long dedication to music in Bates Recital Hall, one of the premiere performance spaces in Austin. Admission is free.

Bancroft Family Concerts
March 25, April 15, May 13

Dallas Museum of Art; 1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX

Dallas Museum of Art
Virginia Haak, Office Manager/Education Director
1717 North Harwood; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 520-2219
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Fine Arts Chamber Players presents the Bancroft Family Concert series: FREE classical chamber music concerts held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday afternoons from October through May. Concerts feature outstanding professional musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in an informal setting. This popular series attracts capacity crowds filled with music enthusiasts, young professionals, families with children, senior citizens, and symphony, opera, and museum patrons from across the entire North Texas area. Concerts begin at 3 p.m., doors to the auditorium open at 2:30. Overflow seating available as needed.

Texas Early Music Project Concert Season
March 25-26

St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street; First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive; Austin, TX

Texas Early Music Project
Daniel Johnson
2905 San Gabriel, No. 204; Austin, TX 78705
(512) 377-6961
Music: Classical, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
Notre Dame Cathedral, c. 1200- Stepping back 400 years to around 1200, the Notre Dame school of polyphony was prominent in mastering the change from single-voice chant to three- and four-part polyphony with the composer Pérotin being the impetus of this new style. Even though single-voice chant continued to thrive and grow, the excitement generated by the new multi-voice texture dominated European sacred music for centuries. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8PM St. Mary Cathedral, 203 East 10th Street; Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3PM First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive.

Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse Spring Season
March 25, April 15, May 20

144 East Mosley Lane, Huntsville, TX

Pam Johnson
144 East Mosley Lane; Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 661-4313
Music: Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Concert season
Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse, located at 144 East Mosley in Huntsville, hosts eclectic blend of acoustic singer-songwriters in a smoke free, family friendly environment. Gourmet Fair Trade coffee and a variety of pastries and snacks are available during each show. The Spring 2017 Season includes February 18: Bernice Lewis with The Great Trumpet opening; March 25: Rhett Butler with Jordi Baizan opening; April 15: Libby Koch with Amanda Pascali opening; May 20: Berkley Hart with Grifters & Shills opening

Evenings With the Songwriter ~ 2
March 28, April 25, May 30, 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.”

Walker County Fair
March 30-April 8

Walker County Fairgrounds; 4 miles west on IH-45/Highway 30

Walker County Fair Association
Bobby Lane
P.O. Box 1817; Huntsville, TX 77342-1817
(936) 291-8763
Music: Country
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
Welcome to the Walker County Fair & Rodeo in Huntsville, TX. The WCFA plans a week of fun and exciting family activities for those of all ages. Activities include family entertainment, carnival attractions, professional rodeo and youth projects. The fair is the youth's week to shine as they exhibit their skills and show what they have learned from their projects. A schedule of events is available online.

Austin Chamber Music Center - 2016-2017 Season: In Motion
March 31-April 1

First Unitarian Church; 4700 Grover Avenue, Austin, TX

Austin Chamber Music Center
7600 Burnet Road, Suite 190; Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Latin Pop, Regional Mexican
Activities: Concert season
Red Snapper, March 31/April 1 Combining poetry and music, song and images, with a playful and brilliant nod to one of the greatest-ever pieces of chamber music. Friday – Private Home, 7:30 PM – $80 Saturday – First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue 7:00 PM complimentary pre-concert wine reception, 7:30 PM concert

March 31-April 1

Snook, TX; 4 Miles From Snook

Chilifest Incorporated
PMB 328, 1511 South Texas Avenue; College Station, TX 77840
(979) 695-2998
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Chilifest is one of the most anticipated events each year in the Brazos Valley. It's organized by Chilifest Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The annual event draws over 20,000 people. All the proceeds from the festival go to local community organizations. Last year it was over $100,000. Friday features music from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday events start @ 10 a.m. and end promptly at 7:30 p.m. (artist lineup TBA).

Montgomery County Fair
March 31-April 9

Montgomery County Fairgrounds; FM 1484

Montgomery County Fair Association
Beth Traylor
P.O. Box 869; Conroe, TX 77305
(936) 760-3631; (936) 760-3247
Music: Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
The Montgomery County Fair, Rodeo and Barbecue Cook-Off has a little bit of something for everyone. Bring the whole family to enjoy the competitions, concerts, exhibits, carnival and much, much more! Each year, new attractions and events are added, so you never know what you might find! The combined support of our 600 volunteers, 2,000 members and the surrounding community businesses and residents has made the Fair the largest event in Montgomery County, and we are still growing!

Texas Independence Day Gala 2017
March 31

Stockman's Club; 130 East Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX

Cowtown Opry
Nicole Foley
131 E Exchange Ave No. 140 ; Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 336- 9675; (940) 595-5544
Music: Western Swing
$90 per person if not registered by March 24, 2017 The 2017 Gala is honoring Grammy winner, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger, producer, composer, and first call session musician : Bobby Flores The gala will take place at the Stockman’s Club in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6p.m. In addition to great entertainment, the gala will include a delicious dinner, and silent auction. The gala is the only annual fundraising event for Cowtown Opry. Besides raising funds for operating costs, it will also raise funds for youth music scholarships. Cowtown Opry is a 501c3 nonprofit, IRS approved organization located in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, that is dedicated to preserving, promoting and performing Texas Heritage and Western Swing music; and is supported by donations, sponsors, grants, membership fees, and an annual gala fundraiser.