September - Texas Music Events Calendar 2017

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Kerrville Fall Music Festival
September 1-4

Quiet Valley Ranch; 3876 Medina Highway (16 South) Kerrville, TX

Kerrville Folk Festival
Mary Muse, Executive Director
P.O. Box 291466; Kerrville, TX 78029
(830) 257-3600; (800) 435-8429
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Reggae
Activities: Music festival, Texas Wine Tasting and Seminars , Arts and crafts
Each year over Labor Day Weekend, music enthusiasts gather at the Quiet Valley Ranch to celebrate the art of songwriting and winemaking. This Texas Hill Country setting is perfect for introducing our audiences to the newest and best wines & beers that Texas has to offer, in addition to performances by many of the world’s best songwriters. The Kerrville Fall Music Festival (formerly the Kerrville Wine & Music Festival) features three, 5-hour evening concerts and two, 2-hour afternoon concerts by two dozen singer-songwriters. During the evening concerts, we have booths set up for Texas’ top winemakers, who offer tastes, glasses, or bottles of current vintage wines. We are pleased to additionally feature booths with Texas craft beers & microbrews, which offer options for beer tastes & full pints. Craft Vendors, Food, Beer and Wine Booths are located in the Kennedy Outdoor Theater and will be open each festival day at 6 p.m., with the music starting at 7.

Annual Labor Day Bluegrass Festival ~ 2
September 3 - 6

Salmon Lake Park; 357 Salmon Lake Road

Texas Bluegrass Music, LLC
Colee Biller/Littlefield, Festival Manager and Promoter
26717 Bayou Tesch Drive; Magnolia, TX 77354
(936) 697-5949; (281) 259-5453
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Gospel
Activities: Music festival
Texas Bluegrass Music hosts 3 outdoor events for the entire family with as many as a dozen live bluegrass and gospel bands performing at each festival. No alcohol is sold. The event features great food vendors and arts and crafts, and miscellaneous other merchandise. Full RV hookups are available, 30 and 50 amp., water and sewer.

Splash Jam
September 3

Milburn Park; 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. Cedar Park, TX

City of Cedar Park - Parks & Recreation
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5536; (512) 401-5508;
Music: Country, Pop
Activities: Music festival, Fireworks
A washer tournament will begin at 4:00 p.m. Starting at 5:00 p.m. enjoy free live music with a dance and inflatables. Fees apply for the following: food concessions, face painting, hamster balls, quad jump, spinner ride, super slide and rock wall. The night will end with a fabulous fireworks display. Milburn Pool will also be open (regular pool admission rates apply).

Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion Fiddle Contest
September 8

Reunion Pavilion and Grounds; 111 Reunion Drive, Alvarado, TX

Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association
Rocky Biggs, Association Director
P.O. Box 217; Alvarado, TX 76009
(817) 783-8114
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Western Swing
Activities: Awards show, Fiddling contests, Music festival, Baby Contest, Arts and Crafts, County Fair, Parade, Carnival, Queens Contest, Car Show, Gospel Music, Battle of the Bands
Please bring the family out to enjoy some evening entertainment! The Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association is hosting an evening fiddle contest in conjunction with the 125th Annual Johnson County Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion. Please join us at the fairgrounds September 8th at 7pm in Alvarado, Texas. Order of play will be 66+, 0-15, 16-25, 26-45, 46-65, Accompanist, and Championship divisions. Prize Money will be awarded as follows.

Sanger Sellabration
September 9

Downtown Sanger; Town Square, Sanger, TX

Sanger Chamber of Commerce
Debbie Reaves, Administrator
P.O. Box 537; Sanger, TX 76266
(940) 458-7702; (940) 458-7702;
Music: Country
Activities: County fair, Street dance
Annual event with an attendance of over 3,000 people. Well over 150 vendors and food trucks. Full day of stage events to include talent show, Little Miss & Mr. Sanger Pageant; street dance and live entertainment.

Pasadena Livestock Show, Rodeo and Championship Bar-B-Que
September 14-16, 22-30

Pasadena Fairgrounds; 7601 Redbluff, Pasadena, TX

Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Association
Sherry Free
7601 Red Bluff Road; Pasadena, TX 77507-1003
(281) 487-0240
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Cowboy, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, County fair, Rodeo, Singing contests, Street dance, Trade show/convention
Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo believes that we are one team, one association and one vision. We are a group of volunteers with a common goal working as one unit to achieve success through student education. Our vision is to benefit the community, support youth and education, and preserve cowboy heritage. We strive to promote education and preserve the way of the cowboy. Area businessmen and cowboys & cowgirls work side by side to bring the community together in one working unit. Our organization strives to meet and expand those expectations. By continuing with the dream of our forefathers our volunteers will help make this association a success and improve the quality of citizens that this community produces. Livestock Show and Rodeo September 23- October 1; BBQ October 6-8

El Grito De Independencia Cultural Celebration
September 15

Pioneer Event Center; 1025 West Pioneer Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX

Hispanic Heritage Ambassadors DFW
Mary Dominguez-Santini CWEP
613 Thornwood Trail; Grand Prairie, TX 75052
(972) 480-7501
Music: Latin/Spanish, Regional Mexican
Activities: Music festival
Traditional El Grito event, reenactment of the Cry of Dolores by Father Miguel Hidalgo, marking Mexico and Latin America celebrating independence day, traditional dances, culinary tasting, proclamation, great family event

Wind Energy Capital of Texas Cook-Off & Festival
September 15-17

Santa Fe Park; McCamey, TX

McCamey Chamber of Commerce
Ramon Venegas, Director
P.O. Box 906; McCamey, TX 79752
(432) 652-8202
Music: Americana, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, BBQ cookoff, 5K Run
Come get your taste of West Texas! Competitive BBQ cookers and live music, food trailers and vendors fill McCamey’s tree-lined Santa Fe Park at annual Wind Energy Capital of Texas Cook-Off. This family-friendly BBQ and Music Festival offers activities for kids, as well as Hot Dog and Jalapeno eating contests (for the brave). BBQ Teams set-up on Friday, Saturday heats up with a 5K & Fun Run in the morning, and keeps cooking with waterslides, horseback rides, washer tourneys and fun for families, and DJs. BBQ competition awards presentation in the afternoon. Saturday evening, chill out in the Park, enjoy night shopping and great food. Join us for a street dance with live performances by popular Texas bands on the Historic Santa Fe Depot Stage.

The Garage Birthday Bash
September 16

The Garage; 1110 North Main Street, Fort Stockton

The Garage CMM LLC
Renee Gaylor
1110 N Main Street; Fort Stockton, TX 79735
(432) 701-0588
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Metal, Punk, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival
All day live music venue featuring a wide variety of music styles, free to attend!

September 18-20

Outdoor in park; Jefferson, TX

KING Country Radio
Glorya Wilson
5904 South Cooper, Suite 104-207; Arlington, TX 76017
(817) 240-5970
Music: Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Jazz, Rock
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Singing contests, Songwriting contests, Arts & Crafts
This free four day event will be held on an outdoor stage with indoor entertainment in area restaurants. The Agapefest will feature some of the greatest Christian Country Gospel Artists. There will be special events throughout the four days as well as seminars for aspiring song writers and performers. A beautiful small town setting will make this a perfect week end to come to East Texas.

Larry Joe Taylor's Rhymes & Vines Music Festival and Home Brew Contest ~ 2
September 20-23

Melody Mountain Ranch; 1290 Private Road 707 Stephenville, TX 76401

Melody Mountain Ranch, Inc.
Zack Taylor
4217 County Road 423; Stephenville, TX 76401
(254) 968-8505; (254) 968-8505
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Homebrew competition
Larry Joe Taylor's 12th Annual Rhymes and Vines Music Festival and Home Brew Competition scheduled at Melody Mountain Ranch, just outside of Stephenville, TX. Event includes 3 days of original acoustic and band music. Attendance is approximately 5000 and plenty of onsite camping is available. Visit our web site for updates on camping, prices, and artist lineup "

Panhandle South Plains Fair
September 22-30

The Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds; 1012 Avenue A

Panhandle South Plains Fair Association
Herbert F. Higgs, Jr. C.F.E.
P.O. Box 208; Lubbock, TX 79408
(806) 763-2833
Music: Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: County fair
The Panhandle South Plains Fair is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)5 organization which operates as a regional fair for the purpose that all fairs exist, which is, the promotion of Agriculture and Livestock Production, the support of Youth and Education, and to provide an entertainment venue for the people in our trade area. The Fair is a member of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, Texas Association of Fairs and Expositions, the Outdoor Amusement Business Association, and the North American Livestock Show & Rodeo Manager's Association.

Evenings With the Songwriter ~ 2
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.”

Western Days Festival
September 29-30

Old Town Lewisville; Main & Church Streets

City of Lewisville
Daren Watkins
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-3710
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Rockabilly, Western Swing
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Fiddling contests, Rodeo
Old Town Lewisville will be filled with staged gunfights, stick horse rodeo riders, world champion competitive eaters, gourmet chefs, Old West artifacts, and the best of Texas country music at the annual Western Days festival.