September - Texas Music Events Calendar 2016

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40th Annual Labor Day Bluegrass Festival ~ 2
September 1-4

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.

Central Texas State Fair
September 2-4

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

Bell County Expo Center
Keith Smith, Fair Manager
P.O. Box 206; Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5353; (866) 3976-3247
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: County fair, Rodeo, Arts and Crafts
PBR Touring Pro, live music on a outdoor stage, commercial and food vendors, carnival, livestock show.

Music in the Park
September 2, 16

Pfluger Park; 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville, TX 78660

City of Pflugerville
Pamela Cosel
P.O. Box 589; Pflugerville, TX 78691
(512) 990-6113; events@pflugervilletx.gov
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Activities: Concert season
The 2016 summer outdoor concert series features musicians from a variety of genres, performing onstage every other Friday night. One week is set aside as a Movie in the Park night. Food and desserts are available for purchase at 6:30 p.m., or bring a picnic dinner. Music is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free admission. With a playground onsite, children and families enjoy the swings, slides and playscape. The sounds of nearby Gilleland Creek cools those hot summer nights, while the musicians on stage heat up the crowd for dancing, or relaxing on blankets and lawn chairs. Giveaways at intermission. Pets on leashes and alcohol are allowed in the park, but no glass containers permitted. Limited parking on site, but parking in nearby neighborhoods is allowed.

Sunset Music Series
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

The Gin at the Co-Op District; 420 US 79, Hutto, TX

City of Hutto
Kim McAuliffe, Downtown & Tourism Manager
401 W. Front Street; Hutto, TX 78634
(512) 759-4029
Activities: Concert season, Food Trucks
The Sunset Music Series is features a variety of musical genres each week. We try to highlight various genres from rock to bluegrass, from country to jazz, and everything in between.

MystikFest
September 3

Pan Am Park; 2100 East Third Street, Austin, TX

Special Events Live
Luis Zapata, Executive Producer
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 574-6153
Music: Dance/Electronic, Pop, International Pop, Alternative
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Street dance, Trade show/convention, Arts & Crafts
MystikFest is designed to provide local and virtual attendees immersion into a rich tapestry of international music, foods, arts and cutting-edge technological wonderment. The festival is conceived as an exciting environment designed to stimulate the senses and celebrate human diversity.

Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion Fiddle Contest
September 9

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

Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association
Rocky Biggs, Association Director
PO Box 217; Alvarado, TX 76009
(817) 925-7975
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 124th Annual Johnson County Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion. Please join us at the fairgrounds September 9th at 8pm in Alvarado, Texas. Order of play will be 0-15, 16-25, 26-45, 46-65, 66+, Accompanist, and Championship divisions. Prize Money will be awarded as follows.

Come and Taste It at the Grapevine
September 15

The Grapevine at Gruene Historic District; 1612 Hunter Road, New Braunfels, TX

Gruene Historic District
Nicole Heath, Party & Events Coordinator
1601 Hunter Road; New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-5077; (830) 606-0093
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
COME AND TASTE IT. Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District. On the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January), a featured winemaker showcases three of their newest released, top-selling or hardest to find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and three prize giveaways. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the winery and The Grapevine staff, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

Denton Blues Festival
September 19 - 20

Quakertown Park; 321 East McKinney Street. Denton, TX

Denton Black Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 51026; Denton, TX 76206
(940) 382-9100
Music: Blues
Activities: Music festival

Oaktopia
September 22-24

Denton's Town Square; 100 North Locust Street, Denton, TX

Monocle Inc and Oaktopia LLC
Matt Battaglia, Director
1556 Valley Creek Road; Denton, TX 75033
(940) 367-4304
Activities: Music festival, Skate competition, Vendors, Panels, Live Art, Interactive Art
Music, art, skate and culture combine for Oaktopia Fest 2016. Downtown Denton is housing national and local acts for 3 epic days across 3 stages and 7 venues. Adding to the awesome, Vans will be building a half pipe and bringing in pro skaters. The list continues with yoga sessions, industry expert panels, live art installations, plus tons more for you to immerse yourself in.

Bois D'Arc Bash ~ 2
September 23-24

Downtown Square; Commerce, TX

Commerce Chamber of Commerce
Paul Voss, Executive Director and Sheryl Millar, Office Administrator
P.O.Box 290; Commerce, TX 75429
(903) 886-3960
Music: Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Oldies , steel drum band
Activities: Street dance, youth pageant, 5K run/walk, Wine tasting, parade , golf tournament, carnival
Pageant on prior Saturday (09/17); Golf Tournament on Friday (09/23); Music and barbecue on Friday night. Saturday starts with a 5K Run, pancake breakfast, Parade at 10 a.m., Vendors, Food, Kids activities, Carnival, wine tasting, music all day into the evening.

Pasadena Livestock Show, Rodeo and Championship Bar-B-Que
September 23- October 1, October 6-8

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

Austin City Limits Music Festival
September 30, October 2, October 7-9

Zilker Park; 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX

C3 Presents
Charlie Jones
300 West Sixth Street, Suite 2100; Austin, TX 78701-3911
(512) 478-7211
Music: Children's, Cowboy, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Latin Pop, Latin/Spanish, New Age, Pop, Punk, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Art Market, Austin Kiddie Limits, ACL Eats Food Court
One of the premier destination festivals in the United States, ACL Festival is an eight stage music, food & art festival that takes place on back-to-back weekends in Zilker Park in the heart of Austin, Texas.

Bootfest ~ 2
September 30- October 1

Downtown Victoria; 101 N. Main St. Victoria, TX

City of Victoria
Anthony Cordo, Director
P.O. Box 1758; Victoria, TX 77902
(361) 485-3117; (361) 485-3116
Music: Blues, Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Food, Arts & Crafts, Fireworks
The sixth annual Bootfest is a FREE 2-day festival of great live music and family-fun! Located in beautiful Downtown Victoria, the event will showcase Texas Country and Tejano recording artists. The large kids corral will offer a wide variety games, inflatables, and performances to entertain all ages. Boot makers will display their craft and fit festival-goers for custom made boots. Browse arts & craft vendors and enjoy a variety of food vendors offering a variety of tasty festival treats. New for Bootfest 2016 check out the Bootfest Clean Air 5K, Bootfest BBQ Street, and Saturday afternoon College Game Watch. See classic rides at the car, truck, & motorcycle show, and be sure to stick around for the incredible fireworks display!

Oktoberfest - Fredericksburg
September 30, October 1-2

MarktPlatz; 100 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX

Creative Marketing
Debbie Farquhar-Garner
P.O. Box 222; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-4810
Music: Polka
Activities: Music festival, family event
Fredericksburg's authentic Oktoberfest combines the traditions of the Old World with the best of Fredericksburg! Polka, waltz, two-step and chicken dance featured. Food concessions, art displays. Fredericksburg is the Polka Capital of Texas! Oompah at its Best! all three days on four stages. Over 30 bands will perform throughout the weekend.