May - Texas Music Events Calendar 2014

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FWOpera Festival
May 1-5

Bass Performance Hall; 3505 West Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76107

Fort Worth Opera
Holland Sanders, Marketing Communications Manager
1300 Gendy Street; Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 731-0726; Fax
Music: Classical, Opera
Activities: Concert season
Come join us for this annual coming together of superb performances, marvelous music and great venues. All in the city "Where the West Begins" and Opera thrives. The 2011 Fort Worth Opera Festival will feature "The Mikado", "Il Trovatore" and "Julius Caesar" staged at Bass Performance Hall in downtown Fort Worth. "Hydrogen Jukebox", a collaboration by Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, will be performed at Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Come for one opera or come for all, but don't miss this Festival

Greater Southwest Music Festival
May 1-3

Amarillo Convention Center and Polk Street United Methodist Church; 3rd and Buchanan, Amarillo, TX

Greater Southwest Music Festival
Kathy Fishburn
1000 South Polk; Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 679-6066; (800) 444-4763
Music: Classical, Jazz
Activities: Awards show, Concert season, Music festival, Singing contests
The Greater Southwest Music Festival is a competition in May for Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, Jazz Bands and Show Choirs. The adjudicators are the best in the their fields and are hired for the 3 day festival. Best in Class, Outstanding, and First Division Trophies are awarded, The Greater Southwest Music Festival is a non-profit and has a 501C3 accommodation.

May 1-4

Trinity Park; 2900 Trinity Park Drive, Fort Worth

Mayfest, Inc.
Elizabeth Basham, Executive Director
6115 Camp Bowie Boulevard, No. 160; Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 332-1055
Music: Country, Cover/Tribute, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Tejano, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Family Fun
Mayfest is a Fort Worth favorite family festival. 33 acres of fun in Trinity Park for the whole family with 7 stages of live entertainment, including 3 dedicated live music stages, special attraction shows, carnival rides, activities, confetti eggs, the best in festival food and beverages, an art & gift market and special children's area. Mayfest is proud to showcase the best in local and Texas music. 2013 performers include Josh Weathers, Poo Live Crew, 26 or 5 to 4, Me and My Monkey, Black Top Gypsy, Whiskey Bent, Casey Thompson, Three Fools on Three Stools, Reno Perez and more!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1-26

Scarborough Faire; 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Helaine Thompson, PR/Communications Manager
P.O. Box 538; Waxahachie, TX 75168
(972) 938-3247 ext. 22; (903) 814-5044; Fax
Music: Classical, Folk/Acoustic
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is amazing, interactive family fun - 16th Century style! It’s the thrill of full combat jousting, falconry demonstrations, non-stop entertainment on 21 stages and so much more! Discover the unique music of rockin’ bagpipes, harpists, hammered dulcimers, carillon bells and more. Explore 200 craft shoppes and be amazed at the artisan demonstrations. Enjoy Renaissance rides & games and meet the mysterious mermaids of Mermaid Lagoon. Feast on food fit for a king including our famous giant roasted turkey legs. You can even have an audience with King Henry VIII and his royal court and mingle with hundreds of merry villagers. Come step back in time, for the time of your life! April 5 – May 26, 2014. Just 30 minutes south of Dallas/Fort Worth. Discount tickets at Tom Thumb & Randalls. Details at

May 2-4

Downtown; Longview, TX

One Hundred Acres of Heritage
Elaine Reynolds
410 North Center Street; Longview, TX 75601
(903) 237-4040; (903) 237-4000
Music: Pop, Rock, Red Dirt
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
AlleyFest is Longview’s summer signature event, held in downtown. AlleyFest offers fine art, arts and crafts, various genre’s of music, Kids Fest, a 10k and 5k run, great food, and more. Arts and craft vendors are encouraged to apply. See web site for updates.

Austin Psych Fest ~ 2
May 2-4

Carson Creek Ranch; 9501 Sherman Road, Austin, TX

Reverberation Appreciation Society
Rob Fitzpatrick
2507 South Third Street; Austin, TX 78745
(512) 796-5557
Music: Rock, Psychedelic
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
Austin Psych Fest was founded in 2008 to honor the legacy of Austin's musical history as the birthplace of psychedelic rock through the creation of a music and multimedia art festival. The festival showcases the best of vintage, modern, established and up-and-coming acts that push the envelope in mind expanding music.

Corporate Battle of the Bands
May 2

Antone's from 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; 2015 East Riverside Drive, Austin, TX

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
Christopher Alberts, Director of Development
P.O. Box 301496; Austin, TX 78703
(512) 324-3414; (512) 322-5177
Music: Cover/Tribute, Pop, Soul/R&B, Rock
Activities: Awards show, Rodeo, Battle of the Bands
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Corporate Battle of the Bands returns Friday May 2 to Antone’s. Local company's such as H-E-B and Cirrus Logic take the stage to battle for the crown of Best Corporate Band in Austin. The annual concert raises money for HAAM to provide affordable healthcare to Austin musicians.

Greater Southwest Guitar Shows • The Dallas International Guitar Festival
May 2-4

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

Mark Pollock, Producer
3622 Shoreside Drive; Garland, TX 75043-1968
(972) 240-2206; (972) 260-4201
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Pop, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Trade show/convention
The Annual Dallas Guitar Show and MusicFest is the world's largest and oldest guitar show, blending musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one musical extravaganza. Buy, sell, trade or just browse amongst the thousand upon thousands of new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, straps and strings, effects pedals, keyboards, music memorabilia and more. Rub elbows with guitar legends and up-and-coming artists. Listen to the best local and regional bands at MusicFest's indoor and outdoor stages. This Show of Shows will feature 400+ booths, exhibits and clinics, and live concert performances from 30+ bands on two stages. More than 13,000 are expected to attend, with over $1 million of instruments and memorabilia trading hands. New this year -- Drumworld -- with 16,000 sq. ft of vintage, new and used drums, accessories, clinics and more.

Hill Country Run
May 2-4

Luckenbach; Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Optimist Club
Debbie Farquar-Garner
PO Box 726; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-8515
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Jazz, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Motorcycle Rally
Hill Country Run is hosting its annual motorcycle rally to bring you four days of live entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of Shiner Bock to go around. Registration starts on Thursday at 1pm-8pm so get signed up early. This year, the ralley will be held inside the beautiful Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park located just 3 miles south of downtown Fredericksburg, just off State Hwy 16 South. Camping is encouraged so check out our website to register.

Mitch and Artha Wright Concerts-In-The Park Series
May 2,9,16,23,30 June 6,13,20,27

Stevenson Park; 1100 South Friendswood Drive

City of Friendswood
James Toney
910 South Friendswood Drive; Friendswood, TX 77546-4856
(281) 996-3220
Music: Children's, Country, Rock
Summer concert series in the heart of Friendswood, TX. Cool summer nights and beautiful Stevenson Park provide the back drop for the annual, family tradition.

MusiClyde ~ 2
May 2-3

Downtown Clyde; 209 South First Clyde, TX 79510

Clyde, Texas Inc.
Jennifer Rector
P.O. Box 257; Clyde, TX 79510
(325) 893-4221; (325) 698-7900
Music: Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Gospel
Activities: Music festival
MusiClyde is the largest Music Festival Clyde has ever seen! This will be a two day event filled with great food, great people, and of course great music! All music will be performed live and the line-up is an eclectic grouping of Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, local talent, and comedic satire. Friday nights event and Saturday's brunch are both being held at Callahan Hall. Saturday night will be the inaugural event at the new Platform in downtown Clyde. This will be a weekend to remember filled to the brim with live performances and the best of what Clyde has to offer! Don't miss out, tickets will sell quickly! Get yours online at "

Tablerock Gospel Festival
May 2-3

Tablerock Amphitheater; Royal Street

Tablerock Festival of Salado, Inc.
Jim Woodul, Director
P.O. Box 312; Salado, TX 76571
(254) 947-9205; (254) 947-5100
Music: Gospel
Activities: Music festival
On Friday May 2nd, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, and on Saturday May 3rd, from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM, you are invited to enjoy the best Texas has to offer in gospel singers, bands, groups, trios, duets and individuals. $5.00-Adults, $3.00-Children age 12 and under. Concession stand open both days for your pleasure. Contact event coordinators Jim & Alvalin Woodul at 1-254-634-4658 or E-mail Information:

Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games
May 2-4

Maverick Stadium at UT-Arlington; 1307 West Mitchell

Arlington Highland Games Association
Ray McDonald, Executive Director
P.O. Box 511; Clifton, TX 76634
(800) 363-7268; (254) 675-3992
Music: Children's, Folk/Acoustic, World Beat, Celtic
Activities: Fiddling contests, Music festival
The Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games includes Scottish music and dancing, Scottish breed dog show, sheep dog trails, fiddlers contest, shortbread contest, photo contest, and a bagpipe contest. Live continuous entertainment in four tents. Past performers include Alex Beaton, Ed Miller, The Irish Rouges, Hamilton Pipes and Drums, Battlefield Band, Don Edwards, Donnie MacDonald, Margaret Gravitt, Claymohr, U.S. Air Force Pipe Band, Alastair Fraser, Battlefield Band, Brian McNeill, Andy M. Stewart, Glengary Boys, Natalie McMaster, and Brother.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May 3

Civic Center/ Quakertown Park; 321 East McKinney

Blanca Govea
P.O. Box 1572; Denton, TX 76202
(940) 594-9146
Music: Latin/Spanish, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration begins when the parade (line-up begins at 8:30 a.m.) arrives at Quakertown Park. Activities include two entertainment stages with live bands, dance groups, and community performances; a variety of vendors, children's arts and crafts, adult soccer tournament, the La Reina paegant, and lots more.

Cinco de Mayo - La Celebracion
May 3

Downtown Victoria

Victoria Chamber of Commerce
Randy Vivian
3404 North Ben Wilson; Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 573-5277
Music: Tejano
Activities: Street dance
This year’s Cinco de Mayo, la Celebracion will be a celebration of music, contests, and family-oriented traditions, featuring Hispanic foods, crafts and entertainers from the Gulf Coast of Texas. The Festival opens at noon and continues until 11:30pm on May 5, 2012 in Downtown Victoria! A celebration of music and family orientated traditions featuring food, crafts, children's fun area and entertainers from the Gulf Coast of Texas. Mariachi, VISD Ballet Folklorico, The Crystals, Chente Barrera, A.S.G Los Amigos, Fabuloco, Vallejo and Jimmy Gonzales Grupo MAZZ.

Foard County Fair & Concert ~ 2
May 3

The Celebration Park; Downtown Crowell, TX

The Foard County Belles
Carli Dunham, President

(940) 655-4913
Music: Country
Activities: County fair, Arts and Crafts, Cook off, Parade
The Belles will be hosting The First Foard County Fair this May! Join us downtown at the courthouse square Saturday, May 3rd! To start the morning off right with a Chuck Wagon Breakfast, followed by a Mini Parade, Ol' fashion fair events and carnival style games, Vendor booths, Dunkin' Booth, Mechanical Bull, Horse Shoe Tournament and so much more. Join The Belles that evening with The Blaine Gillespie Band, Walker McGuire, and Rodney Parker and The 50 Pesos Reward as they perform in The Foard County Fair Concert. Join us for a family fun filled day and evening!

Jackson Street Market Days
May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Jackson Street; Between Fourth and Commerce

Jackson Street Market Days / The Antique Emporium
June Ramirez
123 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-4041
Music: Blues, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Jackson Street Market Days is an old-fashioned, open air market featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, plants, and more. Food vendors and live music too. Free and open to the public from 9 am - 3 pm.

Lone Star Jam
May 3-4

LBJ Library Lawn; University of Texas, Austin, TX

415 Productions
Dave Lytle
Austin, TX 78709
(512) 940-1662
Music: Americana, Country
Activities: Music festival
Biggest Texas Country & Red Dirt Festival in Central Texas.

New Braunfels Wein & Saengerfest
May 3

Historic Downtown New Braunfels; Main Plaza, New Braunfels

City of New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Department
Monique Vernon, Downtown Development Coordinator
424 South Castell Avenue; New Bra