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Kimble Kounty Kow Kick ~ 2
September 1

City Park

Kimble County Chamber of Commerce
402 Main Street; Junction, TX 76849
(325) 446-3190
Music: Country
The Kimble Kounty Kow Kick features arts, crafts, food booths, fiddlers contest, and rides at City Park along the south Llano River. The United Fiddler's Association competes for $600 in prizes plus trophies.

Sammons Jazz Fall Series
September 3

Sammons Center for the Arts; 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas

Sammons Center for the Arts
Joanna St. Angelo
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-7789
Music: Jazz
Activities: Music series
Sammons Jazz is the only regular ongoing jazz performance series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area featuring local jazz artists. If you enjoy jazz, you'll probably enjoy this showcase of local jazz artists in an intimate, relaxed, non-commercial and smoke-free setting . . . and at a nominal price for the evening! Sammons Jazz performances are developed around a theme (for example, a be-bop night or a jazz vocal night) and feature two performing groups; the fall series of Sammons Jazz runs from September through December; the spring series from February through May; Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30, ending by 10:00 p.m; there is a short intermission between the two groups; and many patrons appreciate the smoke-free environment of Sammons Jazz. Refreshments and valet parking included in ticket price. As an adjunct to Sammons Jazz, the Center has started a new series called Sammons Cabaret, taking place on the third Thursday of each month from February-May. See web site for details.

The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration
September 4-7

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds; 1501 Mac Davis Lane

The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, Inc.
Monica Hightower, Manager
P.O. Box 6638; Lubbock, TX 79493
(806) 798-7825; (806) 798-5929
Music: Cowboy, Western Swing, Poetry
Activities: Awards show, Cowboy poetry, Music festival, Trade show/convention, Chuck Wagon Cook-off, Youth activities & contests
The 25th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is September 5-8, 2013, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center in Lubbock, Texas. The purpose remains to celebrate, preserve, and pass along our American Western heritage and cowboy culture for those who know and love it, and for those who have never known it before to learn from and enjoy it as well. The event includes entertainers, poetry and storytelling, western writers and authors panels, film and movie seminars, a Youth Wild West Day, horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, Native American Indian activities and presentations, the ever-popular Chuck Wagon Cookoff, and exhibits of Western artworks and merchandise. Featured this year are 80+ cowboy and cowgirl poets, 70+ musical acts, 30+ storytellers, some 200 exhibit spaces filled with the best in Western art and goods, 20+ chuck wagons, and more.

Alfresco Fridays
September 5, 12, 19

Arts Festival Plaza; One Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX

El Paso Live
Ricky Nichols, Summer Programs Specialist
One Civic Center Plaza; El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 534-0609; (915) 534-0633
Music: Big Band, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Regional Mexican, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 12th Anniversary in 2014 at its new location at the Convention Center Plaza! Alfresco! Fridays provides a casual way to experience some of the best established and upcoming local bands. Originally conceived as a way of keeping employees downtown at the start of the weekend, the concerts quickly became a draw for visitors to downtown. The upcoming season will feature Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classic Rock, Salsa, Funk, Mariachi and more. No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed. No Pets Allowed.

Island Folk Festival ~ 2
September 5-6

Laguna Bob, Louie's Backyard, Tequila Sunset; South Padre Island

Hartwell Talent & Production
Jason Weems, Co-Founding Producer
P.O. Box 2285; South Padre Island,TX 78597
(512) 569-2638
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
The Island Folk Festival takes place in three venues over two days featuring Happy Band, Andrew Keating, Bill Davis, The Loveleighs, Dana Falconberry, Joel Melton, Jason Weems, Emilie Clepper, J.Wagner, Tish Hinojosa, Jack Hartwell, Shawnee Kilgore, Grace Park, Warren & Marshall Hood, J. Michael Laferty, Josh Murley, Graham Wilkinson, Danny Malone, Wilson Marks, Amylou Weatherford, Colin Brooks, Third Coast, Amy Sue Berlin, Lizze Lehman and Grace Park.

Longview Jaycees Gregg County Fair and Expo
September 5-13

Gregg County Fairgrounds; 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview

Longview Jaycees
Billy Clay
P.O. Box 1124; Longview, TX 75606
(903) 753-4478; Fax (903) 753-5452
Music: Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Tejano
Activities: County fair
The Longview Jaycees Gregg County Fair and Expo features a wide variety of entertainment including an array of exhibits, a carnival, magic shows, local musical acts and the Miss Gregg County Pageant. Acts include: Cooke County Line Band, Mr. Jones Band, Coyote Moon Band, Lauren Anderson Band, and the Del Rio Band. Events include: Eugene Wilkes Magic Show, Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo, Show-Me-Swine Racers, D.A.R.E. Program, FFA Livestock Show, balloon artist by Happy Magic-Doug Sapp, the crowning of Miss Gregg County, and Miss Ashley Alm from Spring Hill High School. We have plenty of good food and exhibitors inside and outside. The Gregg County Fair & Expo is a place for clean family entertainment.

Movies in the Park
September September 5, 19

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

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500; Fax
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as there will be plenty of area available. Concessions will not be available; you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited.

Septemberfest ~ 2
September 5-7

Museum of the Southwest; 1705 West Missouri Avenue, Midland, Texas

Museum of the Southwest
Audrie Palmer
1705 West Missouri Avenue; Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-2882 ext 304
Music: Blues, Children's, Country, Rock, Western Swing
Activities: for children, art festival
Septemberfest is a three day event with a preview party on Friday night. Held the weekend after Labor Day, the event features artists, entertainers, and a children's area with games and crafts. Always popular, the entertainment area features local dancers, individual musicians, bands and choirs.

West Texas Fair and Rodeo
September 5-13

Taylor County Expo Center; 1801 East South 11th Street, Abilene, TX

Taylor County Expo Center
Rochelle Johnson
1700 Highway 36; Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 677-4376; Fax
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Rodeo, Trade show/convention, Regional Fair
Annual fair & PRCA rodeo, livestock shows, carnival, commercial exhibits, creative arts, celebrity kitchen, parade.

Gillespie County First Annual Crimestoppers Fundraiser
September 6

Pat's Hall; 406 Post Oak Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Pat's Hall
Byron Bullock
110 North Milam, PMB No. 140; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-7574; (830) 998-8666
Music: Country
It is 2014 and Gillespie County Crime Stoppers is needing your help in raising funds to reward those who come forward with a valid tip. Our event will be held on the Weekend following Labor Day at the iconic outdoor Pats Hall, where one can dance around the 100 year old live oak. Tickets are sold at the door or online at for $10!!! This year we are having a few music acts including Thomas Michael Riley & Chris Wahl, as well Down Home BBQ! Tickets for food are sold at the door as well. We also have a Silent Auction and a Raffle Event. We hope that we can get the community excited about this next event!

Jackson Street Market Days
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.

The Most Good Music Festival
September 6

Panther Island Pavilion; 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX

The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command
Sekenya Briggs
P.O Box 36006; Dallas, TX 75235
(817) 344-1835; (817) 344-1820
Music: Americana, Country
Activities: Music festival
As an organization with deep musical roots, The Salvation Army is proud to announce The Most Good Music Festival, a Texas country music experience at Fort Worth's Panther Island on September 6, 2014. Strap on your boots and grab your friends for an exciting day of music and entertainment featuring Stoney LaRue, Jack Ingram, Folk Family Revival, Stewart Mann and the Statesboro Revue, Mike and The Moonpies and Marshall Young Band. Proceeds from each ticket, and food items purchased, will help The Salvation Army in its efforts to provide nearly 1 million meals to hungry North Texans. Tickets at the door will be $45 for GA and $175 for VIP. Buy your tickets now!

Wortham Blues Festival
September 6

Main Street; Wortham, TX

Wortham Area Chamber of Commerce
Brent Jones
P.O. Box 185; Wortham, TX 76693
(254) 765-3453
Music: Blues
Activities: Music festival
Get ready, Blues Fans, the 2014 Wortham Blues Festival is coming back to the historic brick streets of Beautiful Downtown Wortham! The stage is set, the music is sizzling -- Where Will YOU Be When the Blues Comes to Town?! In 1997, Wortham held its first “Blind” Lemon Jefferson Blues Festival. Organized by the Wortham Area Chamber of Commerce (a non-profit organization), the event (now known as the Wortham Blues Festival) has grown into a much-anticipated annual showcase of sizzling Texas Blues, and is sponsored by individuals, organizations, and businesses dedicated to the preservation of Jefferson’s legacy in American music. The Wortham Blues Festival is held on the first or second Saturday each September, and is reasonably priced for families to come out and enjoy some live up-and-coming Texas Blues. All proceeds from the Wortham Blues Festival are used to support future events, as well as projects and activities in the Wortham community.

Buddy Holly's Birthday Bash
September 7

The Buddy Holly Center; 1801 Crickets Ave

The Buddy Holly Center
Vassandra Okoruwa
1801 Crickets Avenue; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566
The Buddy Holly Center (Lubbock, TX) invites the public to attend Buddy Holly's Birthday Bash to honor Lubbock's most famous native son. Enjoy live music by Texas musicians, guided tours, educational activities, family activities, screenings of The Real Buddy Holly Story, and birthday cake.

KUTX Live Free Music Series ~ 2
September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2,9

Uncle BIlly's Brewery & BBQ; 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX

LiveVibe Music
Christina Shipley
1605 West 35th Street; Austin, TX 78703
(512) 917-9484
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Activities: Concert season
KUTX Live Free Music Series, Every Sunday 2 PM-6 PM, September 7th - November 9th. Free and open to the public with band performances at 4 PM and DJ Mixer Rogers from 2-6 PM. Featuring 9/7-The Rocketboys, 9/14-Tameca Jones, 9/21-Reed Turner, 9/28-Matthew Mayfield, 10/19-Calliope Musicals, 10/26-HoneyHoney, 11/2-Katie Holmes and 11/9-Sip Sip.

The Woodlands Township Concert in the Park Series
September 7, October 26

Northshore Park; 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive

The Woodlands Township
Stephanie Johnson
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard; The Woodlands, TX 77381
(281) 210-3950; (281) 210-3956
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
All concerts are held at Beautiful Northshore Park. 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Austin Classical Guitar International Concert Series
September 11-12, 20, October 11, November 8

GT Austin; 2700 Northland Drive, Austin, TX

Austin Classical Guitar
P.O. Box 4072; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 300-2247
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
The 2014-2015 International Concert Series lineup features The Unknown Thursday & Friday September 11th-12th, 2014 at the Alamo Drafthouse. We are simply thrilled to present the return of the 1929 silent masterpiece The Unknown starring Lon Chaney Sr. and Joan Crawford. It’s dark, bizarre, and brilliant. In 2012 we commissioned European-based ultra-inventive duo Les Frères Méduses to compose an original film score for two guitars and violin. They’ll perform it live with violinist William Fedkenheuer (of Miró Quartet fame!). Season Benefit Concert with Les Frères Méduses Saturday, September 20th, 2014 Randall Avers and Benoit Albert, two of ACG’s favorite creative geniuses, will treat us to an intimate and unforgettable performance. Always a highlight of our season, this magical evening includes a wonderful gathering of friends, a unique concert experience, a scrumptious reception, and all of the excitement of the year ahead. Eight Seasons Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at GT Austin. It’s quite possible: there’s no more fun duo to watch than guitar and bandoneon tango masters Giampaolo Bandini and Cesare Chiachiaretta! Anton Baranov Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at GT Austin. For the third straight year, ACG enthusiastically welcomes a young Russian virtuoso to our International Series, fresh from winning the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition – the classical guitar world’s most prestigious. The Lodger Friday & Saturday January 16th-17th at the Alamo Drafthouse Superstar cellist Bion Tsang joins the Texas Guitar Quartet to perform live the world premiere of an original silent film score by ACG Composer in Residence Joseph V. Williams II, created to accompany cinematic giant Alfred Hitchock’s early silent masterpiece, The Lodger. Beijing Guitar Duo Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at GT Austin. Fabulous artistry, enthralling precision, gorgeous interpretation–legend has it that the Beijing Guitar Duo plays so perfectly together that they sound like one person. How Little You Are Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Bass Concert Hall. ACG is proud to work with Conspirare and Texas Performing Arts in an unprecedented performance collaboration of a new work by Nico Muhly. This world premiere performance, written for voices and guitars, will be conducted by Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare’s artistic director, and will feature the LA Guitar Quartet, Dublin Guitar Quartet, and Texas Guitar Quartet. The program begins with a performance by the Conspirare Youth Choir and Austin Classical Guitar Youth Orchestra!

Four States Fair and Rodeo
September 12-21

Four States Fairgrounds; Loop 245 and East 50th Street

Four States Fair
James Curtis, CEO
3700 East 50th Street; Texarkana, AR 71854-8392
(870) 773-2941
Music: Big Band, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Activities: County fair, Rodeo, Singing contests, Street dance
The Four States and Fair Rodeo features PCRA rodeo, carnival, exhibits, crafts, horse shows, livestock shows, and live entertainment. Past performers include Neal McCoy, Wade Hayes, Woody Lee, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Colin Ray, Sawyer Brown, James T. Horn, M.C. Potts, John Conlee, Mark Chesnutt, Lee Ann Womack, Hank Williams III, Tom Wopat, and Texas the Band, T. Graham Brown, Exile, Kenny Chesney, Trini Triggs, T. G. Sheppard, Michael Twitty, Classic Rock All Stars, Scott Whitaker, Na Na Sha, Chris LeDoux, Hotel California, John Conlee, Al "LilFats" Jackson, Hunter Hayes.

Gorilla vs Bear ~ 2
September 12

Granada Theater; 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX

Gorilla vs Bear
9101 Rio Blanco Drive; Frisco, TX 75033-7318
(214) 476-8958
Music: Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Since the first incarnation of the Gorilla vs Bear showcase back in 2011, this night has grown to become one of Dallas' most talked about events. This year is special, as we are beyond honored to present arguably our single favorite artist in the history of this site, Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, whose Person Pitch remains one of the most influential and acclaimed albums of the past decade, and whose current live set (complete with all new material + mind-warping visuals from Animal Collective collaborator Danny Perez) is one of the best shows we’ve ever experienced. Also on the bill: SOPHIE, the brilliant, dizzyingly original London producer who has collaborated with the likes of Diplo, A. G. Cook, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and who Noisey recently called one of the most incredible DJs I’ve ever seen; the gorgeous, soaring synth-pop of EJECTA, aka Joel Ford and Neon Indian member/TX’s own Leanne Macomber, the creators of the best debut full-length of 2013; the cathartic, trance-inducing emotional dance music of DOSS, whose perfect debut EP will be soundtracking every balmy summer night in our foreseeable future; and revered, experimental avant-noise explorers Blues Control.

Pasadena Livestock Show, Rodeo and Championship Bar-B-Que
September 12-20, 25-27

Pasadena Fairgrounds; 7601 Redbluff

Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Association
Rex Davis
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. 65th Annual Rodeo - September 12-20th, 32nd Annual Cook Off - September 25th-27th.

T-Bone Walker Blues Fest
September 12-13

Maude Cobb Convention Center; Cotton Street

T-Bone Walker Blues Fest, Inc.
Rick Howell
P.O. Box 5044; Longview, TX 75608
Activities: Music festival, car show
The 2014 T-Bone Walker Blues Fest is in "full-swing". Join us September 12-13 Friday & Saturday for a blend of electric, contemporary and traditional blues. There will be vendors, food and lots of music. Come enjoy some great blues music in its new home.

Texas Gatorfest
September 12-14

Fort Anahuac Park; 6 miles south of exit 810 off of IH-10, Anahuac, TX

Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce
Sarah Cerrone, Ambassador
P.O. Box R; Anahuac, TX 77514
(409) 267-4190; (409) 267-4190
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Street dance
Texas GATORFEST is truly the most unique festival in the state, combining the alligator and family fun for a good old Texas two-stepping good time! Witness the Great Texas Alligator Roundup, take an airboat ride or a river boat tour, enjoy three stages of entertainment, Texas Artisans, merchants and the scenic waterfront beer garden. Take a whirl on the adult carnival rides and treat the kids to the kiddie rides, pony rides and petting zoo. On Saturday and Sunday, witness the Great Texas Alligator Roundup and visit the Alligator Education Tent to get an up close and personal view of live gators, which outnumber Chambers County citizens by almost 3 to 1. Over 25 food and drink booths will be on hand, providing a menu to please every hungry festival guest.

Tri-State Fair & Rodeo
September 12-20

Tri-State Fairgrounds; 3301 South East 10th Street, Amarillo, TX

Amarillo Tri-State Exposition
Virgil Bartlett
3301 South East Tenth Avenue; Amarillo, TX 79104
(806) 376-7767
Music: Country, Cowboy, Pop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, County fair, Rodeo, Trade show/convention
Annual (90 years) family event that encompasses the Texas Panhandle and parts of New Mexico and Okloahoma. Livestock shows, vendeors, 4-H and FFA competitions along with 4 nights of rodeo and 4 nights of live music. Concerts are held outdoors.

September 12

Four Sisters Ranch; 1555 Lemond Road, Utopia, TX

Onion Creek Productions
Aaron Brown
2708 South Lamar Blvd., No 400; Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-6991
Music: Bluegrass, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival
UTOPiAfest is a unique two-day camp out festival offering mind-blowing musical performances and West Texas Hill Country sunsets. Presented in a natural amphitheater on the 1,000-acre Four Sisters Ranch (between Garner State Park and Lost Maples), UTOPiAfest is a true alternative to the large multiple-stage festivals that often favor quantity over a quality audience experience. With a single main stage, fans can enjoy full sets by world-touring bands from a variety of genres – rock, bluegrass, Americana, indie, folk, Latin, and a splash of Japanese punk. Check web site as 2012 artists will be added soon.

West Texas Cowboy Gathering
September 12-13

Fort Concho; San Angelo, TX

West Texas Counseling & Guidance
Terri Holland
242 North Magdalen; San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 944-2561
Music: Country, Western Swing
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Music festival
On September 12-13, 2014 at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas we will hold our second West Texas Cowboy Gathering to benefit West Texas Counseling & Guidance. The event will begin on September 12th at 7 p.m. with a dance by Jody Nix and Jake Hooker that evening. Well known Cowboy musicians and poets will entertain all day September 13th in a historical setting. Performers include T. Gozney And Old Hat Band, Billy Mata And Texas Tradition, Clearwater, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, Floyd Domino, Jason Roberts, KR Woods, Clifton Fifer Jr., Cactus Mike, Case Hardin, and Dave Alexander.

Austin Bollywood Cultural Association Concert
September 13

Westlake HS Performing Arts Center; Austin, TX

Austin Bollywood Cultural Association
Vishal Dave
4100 Westlake Drive; Austin, TX 78746
(512) 751-9567
Music: Bollywood
Activities: Concert season
Bollywood star Prachi Desai headlines a lineup of Bollywood musicians and dancers, bringing the colors and rhythms of Bollywood to the heart of Texas. Future Austin Bollywood Cultural Association concerts will feature other Bollywood stars.

Glen Rose GospelGrass
September 13-14

Oakdale RV Park; 1019 North East Barnard Street, Glen Rose, TX

GospelGrass Productions
Earl Bolling
1390 Sandy Lane; Weatherford, TX 76088
(817) 901-7100
Music: Bluegrass, Gospel
Activities: Music festival, Square Dance
Bluegrass Gospel Music festival - Saturday music from 10 am - 8 pm with a square dance to follow. Sunday includes music and a church service. Featuring music from Grandpa's Neighbors, The Herrins, Full Quiver, Crosspoint String Band, and Jammins, the Sowell Family, Meyer Family, 3 Chords and the Truth, and more to be added. There will be concessions on site. Free admission. Other family attractions are in the area too: The Promise, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and the Creation Evidence Museum.

Kolache Festival
September 13

Downtown on the Square; Caldwell

Burleson County Chamber of Commerce
Louemma Polansky
301 North Main Street; Caldwell, TX 77836-1582
(979) 567-0000
Music: Polka
Activities: Awards show, Music festival
The Kolache Festival is a day-long family event featuring arts-and-crafts booths, State of Texas kolache championship competition, and live entertainment with the best Czech musicians in Texas. Festival events include a Fine Arts show, ethnic foods, quilt shows, antique machinery, and a street rod and classic car show. There will also be museums, historical houses, state dignitaries, and collectible characters.

Temple Symphony Orchestra Season
September 13, October 25, December 6

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
Temple Symphony Orchestra founded in 1994 will begin its 21st season of performances on September 13, 2014 with “Great Beginnings” featuring W. A. Mozart: Overture to Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 58 G Major featuring Frances Renzi, pianist and Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 Op. 90 A Major (Italian). October 25, 2014 features finalists from 2013 International Van Cliburn Piano Competition. December 6, 2014 is our Holiday concert: The Many Moods of Christmas featuring the Temple College Chorale and the San Gabriel Chorus. March 7, 2015 is our Family Pops concert: Gershwin and Friends with American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue featuring Jeff Helmer, pianist. March 28, 2015 features the Temple Jazz Orchestra (repertoire TBA). April 25, 2015 is our Season Finale and selections include Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio Overture Op. 72c, Alexander Arutunian: Trumpet Concerto featuring Dave Scott, trumpet and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.

Texas Early Music Project Concert Season
September 13-14

St. Martin’s Lutheran Church,; 606 West 15th Street, 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
Texas Early Music Project (TEMP) invites you to explore more than 700 years of musical change and evolution. Over the course of six programs, you'll be transported by the sounds of rich and diverse cultures while tasting the harmonic palettes and musical delights of our ancestors. You'll hear some old (very old) classics and discover many "new" ancient tunes. Join us for the Texas premiere of La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding, presented by KMFA Classical 89.5. First performed in 1589 for the spectacular Florentine wedding of Ferdinando de Medici to Christine de Lorraine, La Pellegrina is a musical masterpiece of spectacular dimensions. The choir, soloists, and a full orchestra of period instruments (viols, cornetto, sackbuts, and lutes) are a stellar ensemble of over fifty performers gathered from across the country. Lawrence Rosenwald, renowned Wellesley linguist and poet, will create and perform an original poetic narrative. Sara Hessel Schneider, host of KMFA’s Ancient Voices, will present the pre-concert lectures one hour before the concert starts. Contribute to the La Pellegrina Project and earn special perks at each donation level!

Addison Oktoberfest
September 18-21

Addison Arts & Events District; 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Annemarie Martin
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851
Music: Polka, German music
Activities: Cultural Festival, Music, Food, Dance, Arts & Crafts
Addison Oktoberfest brings an authentic recreation of the Munich Oktoberfest featuring more than 30 hours of continuous family-oriented entertainment. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more. A special "Oktoberfest" Spaten Bier is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more. There are carnival rides, midway games, children's entertainment and activities and a 5K run benefiting Wipe Out Kids' Cancer. Bands may submit materials via the website at: "

3rd Thursday Jazz
September 18

Ft. Worth Central Library; 500 West Third Street

Fort Worth Library
500 West Third Street; Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305
(817) 392-7705
Music: Jazz
Activities: Concert season
Take a musical journey from the early 20th-century roots of jazz to the diverse sounds of today at the Fort Worth Library’s 3rd Thursday Jazz Series, featuring a dynamic lineup of local and internationally touring artists. The series kicks off in May and continues through September. All shows will be held monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Central Library, 500 W. 3rd Street. Parking is free on the streets and in the 3rd Street garage after 6 p.m.

Brownwood Reunion Celebration
September 19-21

Downtown Brownwood; Brownwood, TX

Kim Peterson
P.O. Box 756; Brownwood, TX 76804
(325) 217-2210
Music: Country, Cowboy, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests
Enjoy the feel of days gone by while strolling 20 city blocks filled with crafters, stages featuring big band jazz to national country music legends, children's activities, fireworks, midway rides, friendly competitions and more. Survivor is the headliner on Friday and Restless Heart is the headliner on Saturday night. Web fan cams are placed throughout the festival grounds, featuring live streaming video, to share with friends and family across the globe. Historic Downtown Area and around the Historic Train Depot. The second phone number is the number to call beginning two months before the event. E-mail:

East Texas Music Awards ~ 2
September 19

KE Bushman's Celebration Center; 1565 FM 2493 East, Bullard, Tx

P.O. Box 994; Center, TX 75935
(936) -332-4777
We promote music in East Texas, covering artists of all genres, venues, magazines, and more. Company OverviewWe promote music through strategic community marketing partnerships. ETX Music promotes events in the East Texas region. We promote the entire East Texas music scene. ETX Music welcomes your posts of any genre, venue, band, festival, or other music related activity.

Pforte – Teen Battle of the Bands
September 19

Pfluger Park; 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville, TX

City of Pflugerville
100 East Main St., Suite 200; Pflugerville, TX 78691
(512) 990-6113
Activities: Music festival, Battle of the Bands
Music in the Park features "Pforte" Teen Battle of the Bands! It's a competition to find the best teen band in the region. Four bands have submitted videos for the first-ever Teen Battle of the Bands that we're calling "Pforte" in true Pflugerville pfashion. Thus, all four will perform at the finals! Save the date and join us at Pfluger Park to support your favorite band. Bring pfans, pfamily and pfriends for a night of pfantastic music and a pfun competition. Pfood available for sale starting at 6:30 p.m. Bring lawns chairs or blankets and enjoy the shade of the trees in this historic city park. What's in it for the bands? In addition to being featured on PfTV and "best band" bragging rights, the winning band will be invited to perform for 15 minutes onstage at the Pflugerville Pfall Chili Pfest on Saturday, October 18, and receive a complimentary video from the city of Pflugerville featuring highlights of the Pforte competition, awards ceremony and special features from the band's Chili Pfest performance. Other prizes also will be given to the participating bands. A panel of five judges will score each band after their individual 15-minute performances on September 6. Winners to be determined by adding up all five scores.

Wind Energy Capital of Texas Cook-Off & Festival
September 19-20

Santa Fe Park; McCamey, TX

McCamey Chamber of Commerce
Wendy N Rossiter, Executive Director
P.O. Box 906; McCamey, TX 79752
(432) 652-8202
Music: Americana, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, BBQ cookoff, 5K Run
Looking for a little West Texas flavor? We've got it all! Competitive cookers and live music, food vendors and local crafts, jewelry and gift merchants fill McCamey’s Santa Fe Park at the 4th annual Wind Energy Capital of Texas Cook-Off. This family-friendly BBQ and Music Festival offers a ton of activities for kids, as well as hot dog and Jalapeno eating contests (for the brave). Following Preview Friday, Saturday heats up with a 5K & Fun Run in the morning, and we keep it cooking with fun for families, DJs spinning all-day and the BBQ competition awards presentation in the afternoon. For the nightowls, "simmer down" Saturday evening with some open-air country dancing to live performances by popular West Texas bands Texican Soul, 385 South and Clayton Walker onstage at the Historic Santa Fe Depot.

Boyd Music Festival
September 20

Town Square; Ladonia, TX

Chamber of Commerce of Ladonia
Gail Levey
P.O. Box 44; Ladonia, TX 75449
(903) 486-8912
Music: Americana, Blues, Country, Jazz, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Tejano, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests, Street dance, Arts and Crafts, BBQ, Wine Tasting, Craft Beer Expo
Come to Ladonia for the First Annual Boyd Music Festival on September 20, 2014 and help us celebrate Jim and Bill Boyd’s birthdays and all Texas Music! Jim and Bill Boyd, native sons of Ladonia, are both honored inductees of the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. The Boyd Music Festival will celebrate the amazing journey of past, present and future Texas Music! We will take over the Town Square and fill it with music, dancing, food, fun, vendors of all types and games for everyone, no entry fee!

Jazz'SALive Festival
September 20-21

Travis Park; 300 East Travis, San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Parks Foundation
Judi Deleon, Vice President
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, Building 247; San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 212-8423; (210) 386-3722
Music: Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Spanish
Activities: Music festival, Children's Area, Pet Friendly, Children's Symposium Saturday morning at 10 a.m. , Arts and crafts
Jazz’SALive is scheduled the third weekend of September, taking place at historical Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas. International renowned Jazz artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Marlena Shaw, The Yellow Jackets will take the main stage, as well as showcasing of the best regional and local musicians. This one of the largest FREE Jazz festivals in the United States. Our family fun filled and pet friendly event has something for everyone, and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. A children’s symposium offering a “hands on” approach to instruments used in Jazz takes place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Booths offering Cajun, Mexican & American cuisine, Arts & Crafts, as well as other unique items. No ice chests or coolers please. Saturday 9/20 - 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. / Sunday 9/21 - noon until 10 p.m.

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

Melody Mountain Ranch; Stephenville

Melody Mountain Ranch, Inc.
Sherry 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 7th 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 2,000 and plenty of onsite camping is available. Visit our web site for updates on camping, prices, and artist lineup "

Burleson County Fair ~ 2
September 22-27

Burleson County Fairgrounds; 905 South Highway 36 South

Burleson County Fair Association
Dennis J. Gaas, President
P.O. Box 634; Caldwell, TX 77836
(979) 567-3938; (979) 272-8873; Fax
Music: Country, Gospel, Tejano
Activities: County fair
The Burleson County Fair is an old-fashioned fair featuring four days of fun and entertainment with a variety of local good food. The fair kick-off is a parade with Queen candidate floats, school bands, civic organizational floats, horses, and other entries. Attendees may watch the Junior Livestock shows, showmanship contests, Little Miss and Queens Contest, and visit the Creative Living Exhibits which include bake goods, crafts, handiwork and more. The fair concludes with the Youth Auction and featured entertainer. A carnival will also be on site with rides and games for all ages.

Comal County Fair
September 23-28

Comal County Fairgrounds; 701 Common

Comal County Fair Association
Nancy Tuch
P.O. Box 310223; New Braunfels, TX 78131-1059
(830) 625-1505; (830) 609-2860
Music: Country
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
The Comal County Fair is celebrating its 118th anniversary with events such as a parade, bands, a PRCA rodeo, and CBR bull riding. Area bands for entertainment Wednesday through Sunday. Other events include a best-dressed western contest for children, a baby barnyard, livestock show, a carnival, antique tractor pull, kids rodeo clown contest, kids tractor pull, BBQ cook off contest, mutton bustin, and washer pitching tournament.

HAAM Benefit Day ~ 2
September 23

Austin, TX

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
Keith Donahoe, Chairman
P.O. Box 301496; Austin, TX 78703
(512) 324-3414; (512) 322-5177
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Benefit Day
The Annual HAAM Benefit Day is a celebration of Austin's live music culture and the musicians that make Austin the "Live Music Capitol of the World." Businesses, large and small, participate in this annual event by making a cash donation or by donating at least 5% of the day's proceeds to HAAM. Musicians, most of whom are HAAM members, play throughout the city making this event a true celebration of musician's health! The mission of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) is to provide access to affordable healthcare for low-income, uninsured working musicians in Austin, focusing on prevention and wellness. For more information:

Red River Valley Fair
September 23-27

Paris and Lamar County Fairgrounds; Sixth Street and Center Street

Red River Valley Fair Association
Rita Jane Haynes, Executive Director
570 East Center Street; Paris, TX 75460
(903) 785-7971; (903) 783-1111
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock
Activities: County fair
The Red River Valley Fair includes a carnival, livestock show, live entertainment, a chili cookoff, children's barnyard, community contests such as antique tractor exhibit, food, clowns, and family entertainment. A different group performs each evening on the outdoor stage which includes Gene Watson and The Plain Label Band. There is also a showcase of agriculture, a home & garden showcase, commercial exhibits, and community exhibits. Aq-Venture, Pre-School Day, and Senior Citizens Day.

Titus County Fair
September 24-27

Titus County Civic Center and Fairgrounds; Highway 271 Business (North Jefferson Avenue) just south of I-30 in Mt. Pleasant

Titus County Fair Association
Steve Russell, President
P.O. Box 1232; Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
(903) 577-8117
Music: Country, Gospel, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Activities: County fair
The Titus County Fair is a four-day event that features academic, agricultural, and sports events for all ages. A wide range of entertainment attractions are scheduled throughout the fair. The Stew Challenge and creative arts contest attract adult participants. Nightly entertainment features country, gospel and Hispanic music. Past performers include Chisholm Canyon, Popular Demand, The Blandells, Robin Lee, Lariat, Brian Black, Charly McClain, and The Calhoun Family. Headliners include Zona Jones and Charla Corn. Thursday night - Johnny Lee. Friday night - Coffey Anderson. Saturday night - Tejas Brothers.

Harvest Moon Festival
September 25

Fair Market; 1100 East Fifth Street, Austin, TX

LifeWorks (Youth & Family Alliance)
3700 South First Street; Austin, TX 78704
(512) 735-2400
Music: Americana, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Join us for a night of live music, featuring Reckless Kelly, on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Fair Market.

Colorado County Fair
September 25-28

County Fairgrounds; Highway 71 in Columbus

Kim Dyer
1164 Crossroads Blvd; Columbus, TX 78934
(979) 732-9266
Music: Country, Polka, Pop
Activities: County fair, Rodeo, BBQ Cook-Off
The Colorado County Fair announces the 2014 Entertainment Line-up! Carnival • Parade • BBQ Cook-Off • "Junior Livestock Show" on Thursday & Friday • Antique Tractor Pull • Pet Show (Sunday afternoon) • CPRA Rodeo (Friday & Saturday) • Commercial Exhibits • Ranch Rodeo • Arts & Crafts • Face Painting • Petting Zoo • Creative Homemaking & Art Exhibits • Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday & Much, Much More!

Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference
September 25-28

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown; 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

Southwest Regional Folk Alliance
Dalis Allen
P. O. Box 291466; Kerrville, TX 78029
(830) 257-3600
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Regional Mexican
Activities: Music festival, Songwriting contests, Trade show/convention
The 14th Annual Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference will be in Austin, Texas, at the Holiday Inn, Austin-Midtown, on Sept. 25 - 28, 2014. We have open mics, Official Showcases and In Room showcases, seminars and panels during the day on Friday and Saturday which address many facets of the music business - booking and tour planning, agents and managers, music law, the internet, getting airplay, studio know how, song sharing and discussion, wellness while on the road and looking for alternate ways to get our music to the world – such as in schools and films. We eat meals together and form wonderful new relationships and renew old ones. And we are certain to have FUN! Artists, managers, agents, venue operators as well as folks who come to listen enthusiastically are all encouraged to attend. Please join us this year!

Trans-Pecos Festival
September 25-28

El Cosmico; 802 South Highland Ave., Marfa, TX

1402 East Cesar Chavez; Austin, TX 78704
(512) 852-2300; (432) 729-1950
Music: Americana, Country, Punk, Rock
Activities: Music festival
A group of intrepid wanderers convene at El Cosmico for a weekend of live music, sandlot baseball, workshops, art installations and more in the majesty of Marfa, Texas. We invite you to join us. Featuring the Old 97's, Deer Tick, Bill Callahan, Heartless Bastards, Ben Kweller, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Doe, Gaby Moreno, Robert Ellis, Tift Merritt, Girl In A Coma, Elizabeth Cook, David Garza & Adrain Quesada and Mother Falcon.

Bois D'Arc Bash
September 26-27

Downtown Square; Commerce

Bash Committee
Doug Rohrabaugh, Executive Director & Julie Gentle, President & Bash Chair
P.O.Box 290; Commerce, TX 75429
(903) 886-3960
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Classical, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Oldies
Activities: Street dance, youth pageant, 5K run/walk, Wine tasting, parade
Golf tournament on Friday, 5K run, parade, pageant, vendors, music, food, and fun. Music starts Friday evening and continues all day Saturday.

Burnet BBQ Cook-off and Music Festival
September 26-27

Burnet County farigrounds; Burnet, TX

Double Eagle Entertainment
Damon Beierle
P.O. Box 441; Burnet, TX 78611
(512) 756-4297
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Music festival, BBQ Cook-off
The 2012 Cook-off features a new location, new events, and benefits a new charity- proceeds will help support Burnet County Volunteer Fire Departments. Burnet BBQ Cook-off and Music Festival activities include a BBQ cookoff, kid's fishing tournament at RPR's private, well-stocked lake, firefighter challenges, firefighter games that the kids will be involved in, kid's nature education and adventure, Saturday Night Concert with top Texas Artists, and a lot more to be announced soon! $5000 in prize money for Cook-off winners and unique, one-of-a-kind "BBQ Pit Trophies"! Visit for more details.

80s Rock Concert in the Park
September 26

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

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500; Fax
Music: Rock
Activities: Music festival
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy dancing to live 80s rock music. Food concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. Glass containers are prohibited.

Hallettsville Kolache Fest
September 26-27

KC Hall; KC Hall

Hallettsville Chamber of Commerce
Sharee Rainosek, Executive Director
1614 North Texana; Hallettsville, TX 77964
(361) 798-2662; Fax (
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: Singing contests
The Kolache Fest is a German-Czech celebration featuring live polka and German music all day at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Other activities include Kolache Eating Contest, Kolache Demonstration, the downtown Kolache Parade, Car Show, 42 Domino Tournament, Arts and Crafts, Kids Attractions, Food, Bier gardens and a night time Dance.

Index Fest
September 26-28

Deep Ellum; Dallas, TX

Spune Productions
Annette Marin
7167 Waterlily Lane; Frisco, TX 75033
(469) 555-8172
Music: Dance/Electronic, Rock
Activities: Music festival
INDEX is a ‘day-party style’ indoor/outdoor event that takes place in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas. As Dallas’ premier music festival, the event features two outdoor stages and utilizes all of the premier venues located on legendary Elm Street – including Trees, Club Dada, Three Links & the Prophet Bar – for a total of nine stages. With a 12,000-person capacity over the three days, the festival is designed to promote a pedestrian-driven cultural experience within the heart of the city center. In 2014 the festival will expand from the successful foundation of the first two years to encompass three days of programming. Over the weekend the two outdoor stages will feature more than 22 acts with over 60 additional acts performing at the various indoor venues. Now in its third year, INDEX aims to showcase the best of what’s next in indie music (indie next = ind ex) as well as highlight (index) the artists that dominate the personal catalogues of festival staff members. In short, this event is about what music we are currently digging and those artists we have always loved. There will also be food trucks, beer gardens, craft vendors and several featured restaurants participating in ways that provide the event with additional vibrancy and texture.

State Fair of Texas
September 26 - October 19

Fair Park; Cullum Blvd. at Parry Avenue

State Fair of Texas, Inc.
Errol McKoy, President
P.O. Box 150009; Dallas, TX 75315
(214) 421-8743
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Polka, Pop, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: County fair
The State Fair of Texas is a 24-day entertainment showcase presented each fall in historic Fair Park in Dallas. Millions of visitors enjoy free concerts featuring top country and pop artists, a Broadway musical production, performances by the US Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and daily shows on outdoor stages throughout the park. Other attractions include parades, light show, crafts, exhibits, midway rides, livestock, college football, and a gigantic new car show.

Texas Heritage Music Day
September 26-27

Schreiner University; 2100 Memorial Blvd

Texas Heritage Music Foundation
Kathleen Hudson
P.O. Box 291945; Kerrville, TX 78029-1945
(830) 792-1945; Fax
Music: Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Music festival, Songwriting contests
The Texas Heritage Music foundation was started by Dr. Kathleen Hudson in July 1987. The Texas Heritage Music Day, held the last Friday of September, has evolved from living history to a showcase of genres of music, using stories and songs as another way of learning. More than 50 performers spread out on the Schreiner campus from 9-1 telling stories and singing songs. The event includes cowboy music, chuckwagons, Native American stories, and songwriters galore! Two songwriting workshops will be held at the Union Church on campus AND a songwriters workshop will be held on Saturday, September 27. Admission is free with grant money available to help schools in the Hill Country attend. Stage presentations include gospel, conjunto, songwriting, and a tribute to Jimmie Rodgers. Food and drinks for sale at event.

Western Days Festival
September 26-27

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.

FallsFest ~ 2
September 27

Lucy Park; Seymour Highway at Sunset Blvd.

Junior League of Wichita Falls
Stephanie Taylor
2302 Midwestern Parkway; Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2328
(940) 692-9797
Music: Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests
This year, FallsFest turns 29! Since its beginning, FallsFest has continued to develop, improve, and evolve into the premier outdoor festival for the entire family. Yet again in 2013, FallsFest has been voted by the Wichita Falls community as Texoma's Best All-Around Event and Texoma's Best Festival. Endeavors to make this festival bigger and better began when the 60 plus member steering committee undertook their respective challenges in early 2014. Their dedication, along with over 1,700 League and community volunteers giving over 10,000 hours, will again bring to fruition another successful FallsFest. Local businesses also play a foundational role through their generous sponsorships. Continued faithful underwriting of FallsFest has allowed over $1,500,000 to be returned to the Wichita Falls community through partnering entities since 1986.

The Hairy Man Festival ~ 2
September 27

Cat Hollow Park; 8600 O'Connor Drive, Round Rock, TX 78681

Brushy Creek Women's Association
Rogilyn Boggs, President
P.O. Box 1072; Round Rock, TX 78680
(512) 244-4290
Activities: Music festival, Arts & Crafts
Join us on Saturday, September 27th for the 20th Annual Hairy Man Festival at Cat Hollow Park Company OverviewThe family fun-centered event raises money for many local charities, and offers a full day of food, arts & crafts shopping gallery, children’s activities, and live entertainment all day. Also, there is a Hairiest Man contest which features a $500 cash prize this year. Proceeds from the Hairy Man Festival will help fund local charities. DescriptionThis year are main charity will be the Round Rock Serving Center. The Round Rock Area Serving Center is a Texas non-profit corporation, also known as the Serving Center, which carries out a community-wide mission of churches, other organizations and individuals serving human needs in the City of Round Rock and surrounding areas.

Medina Lake Cajun Festival ~ 2
September 27

Lakehills Civic Center; Park Road 37, 1.7 mi west of FM 1283, 20 miles west of San Antonio, TX

Medina Lake Betterment Association, Inc.
Robert Caswell
9638 FM 1283; Lakehills, TX 78063-6218
(830) 751-3130; Fax
Music: Big Band, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Jazz
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Street dance
The Medina Lake Cajun Festival showcases the music, food and culture of Louisiana. Two stages provide continuous Cajun and Zydeco music with bands from Louisiana. There is also a Dixieland jazz band and second line dancing. Each stage has a large dance floor. Homemade Cajun food is cooked onsite by volunteers and features such items as crawfish pies, jambalaya, crawfish pies , fried catfish & shrimp, red beans and rice , bread pudding with whiskey sauce, and much more. Center of the festival is the "Great Gumbo Cookoff" featuring amateur, professional, and culinary school categories. Gumbos may be sampled by the public. There are also an arts and craft fair, games and souvenirs. The festival is from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Free parking and shuttle service is provided.

Murphy Maize Days
September 27

Murphy Municipal Complex; 206 North Murphy Road

City of Murphy
Caitlyn Meehan, Manager of Recreation Services
206 North Murphy Road; Murphy, TX 75094
(972)468-4444; Fax
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests
The festival will be held on September 28, 2013 at the Murphy Municipal Complex (206 N. Murphy Road Murphy, TX 75094) from 10am- 8:30pm. There will be live music all day, great food, drinks, market vendors, kid zone, and much more! Admission is FREE! Karaoke Corn Idol singing competition. Main Stage Lineup: The Bigsbys, Big Gus and the Swampadelics, Prophets and Outlaws, Matt Caldwell, 2Tons of Steel (opener), Zane Williams (headliner) September 28, 2013!

Past and Present
September 27

Anderson High School Performing Arts Center; 8403 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX

Austin Civic Orchestra
P.O. Box 27132; Austin, TX 78755-2132
(512) 200-2261
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
To open the season, the Past and Present concert will embrace its classical roots with with Ludwig van Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony. On the second half of the program, the Orchestra will explore the eclectic world of video gaming music and also feature this year’s winner of the ACO Composition Contest: Michael Gilbertson’s Tragedy Tomorrow.

Pecan Street Festival
September 27-28

East Sixth Street; Between Congress and IH-35, Austin, TX

Special Events Management Group, LLC.
Luis Zapata, Executive Producer
501 North Interstate Highway 35, Suite 205; Austin, TX 78702
(512) 574-6153
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Arts & Crafts. Performing Arts
The Pecan Street Festival is a FREE, bi-annual juried arts and crafts festival held on historic 6th Street in Austin, Texas every first weekend in May and every last weekend in September. The show proudly features over 275 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work. Festival goers can find a variety of art mediums including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, mixed media, metalwork, photography, apparel, digital prints, glass art, stonework, pottery, knitting, ceramics, candles, fine art, one-off furniture, jewelry, home decor, leather goods, games, and other useful and whimsical household items. Like Austin itself, Pecan Street Festival attendees are diverse. Some come to buy art. Some come for the food, others for the music, but they all come to take part in a tradition that is 100% Austin and has been known for the last 30 +years as a great way to spend a weekend. The festival has been managed by Special Events Live since 2006.

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival
September 27

Downtown Bryan; 105 Main Street, Bryan, TX

City of Bryan
Gwynne Shillings, Special Events/Marketing Coordinator
1309 East Martin Luther King Blvd.; Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 209-5518; Fax
Music: Children's, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
The Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival in Historic Downtown Bryan epitomizes the host city’s slogan: The Good Life, Texas Style. Thousands pack the charming streets of Downtown Bryan for the two-day festival, enjoying the best in Texas wines and Texas steaks. The event is held annually in the end of September.

Fiesta Latinoamericana!
September 28

Dallas Arts District; 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

DFW International Community Alliance
Anne Marie Weiss
9064 Stone Creek Place; Dallas, TX 75243-6213
(972) 661-2764
Music: Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
Fiesta Latinomamericana! is the Latino cultural festival for the City of Dallas. The Latino celebration has hands-on activities for the entire family that revive vibrant artistic traditions, with global music and dance from across the Americas.

Wendish Fest
September 28

St. Paul Lutheran Picnic Grounds and Texas Wendish Heritage Society Museum; 5 miles southwest of Giddings via U.S. 77 and Farm Road 448

Texas Wendish Heritage Society
Raymond Arldt
1011 CR 212; Giddings, TX 78942
(979) 366-2441; (979) 366-2441
Music: Country, Polka, Ethnic Dance
Activities: County fair, Music festival
The Annual Wendish Fest will be held in Serbin, Texas (located 5 miles southwest of Giddings off of Farm to Market Road 448). Activities include the annual Coffee Cake Bake-off, tours of the historic painted church, noodle-making, sausage stuffing, blacksmithing, children's coloring contest, washer pitching, cross cut saw contest, children's train rides and Kornelia Thor from Germany will demonstrate her skill in decorating Windish Easter eggs.

Cliburn at the Bass
September 30

Bass Performance Hall; 330 East Fourth Street, Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX

Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc.
2525 Ridgmar Blvd, Suite 307; Fort Worth, TX 76116
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall, located at 4th & Calhoun Streets in downtown Fort Worth. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Beatrice Rana, piano, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Denis Matsuev, piano, Tuesday, April 7, 2015 John Giordano Tribute Concert. In the midst of our busy, multitasking lives, the recital experience offers something different, something needed: a pure connection. With our fellow audience members, with the artists on stage—but, more than anything, with the music. We stop for an hour or two, put down our phones, and allow the music to speak to us through its finely-trained and consummate ambassadors, who are—as described by Van Cliburn—but its witnesses and messengers. It is a seemingly paradoxical, uniquely valuable time when we can commune with others for a journey that is, at its core, introspective. Our guarantee for these Cliburn Concerts is to bring the world’s best witnesses and messengers to Fort Worth’s finest concert venues each season to deliver some of the best music ever written directly to you. We hope to connect with you soon.