September - Texas Music Events Calendar 2014
The 2014 TMEC lists more than 500 annual events featuring live music. To update listing information for your 2014 event, please contact the Texas Music Office at music [at] governor.state.tx.us or call (512) 463-6666.
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Sammons Jazz Fall Series
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
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.
Jackson Street Market Days
September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
Jackson Street ; Between Forth and Commerce
Jackson Street Market Days / The Antique Emporium
123 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX 78550
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.
Four Sisters Ranch; 1555 Lemond Road, Utopia, TX
Onion Creek Productions
2708 South Lamar Blvd., No 400; Austin, TX 78704
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.
Addison Arts & Events District; 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX
Town of Addison
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
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: "http://www.addisontexas.net/events/Oktoberfest/Applications_Forms/
Larry Joe Taylor's Rhymes & Vines Music Festival and Home Brew Contest
Melody Mountain Ranch; Stephenville
Melody Mountain Ranch, Inc.
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 "http://www.larryjoetaylor.com/.
HAAM Benefit Day ~ 2
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: www.myhaam.org. Businesses interested in participating in HAAM Benefit Day 2011 should contact Chris Alberts, Director of Development at (512) 324-9999 ext. 15905 or email@example.com
Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown; 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
Southwest Regional Folk Alliance
P. O. Box 291466; Kerrville, TX 78029
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Regional Mexican
Activities: Music festival, Songwriting contests, Trade show/convention
The 2013 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) is September 26 - 29, 2013. The early bird event on Wednesday September 26 will be at Threadgill's North so that all of the registered artists will have this additional opportunity to perform. The Official Showcase submission deadline is July. You may mail it in by printing the form from the website and sending it with the three songs, short bio, photo and $25 or submit on Sonicbids. Send a cd with the 3 songs you want listened to marked, or a burned cd with those songs on it, one page bio, photo, the application form from the webpage and a check or credit card number for $25 to SWRFA Showcase, PO Box 291466, Kerrville, TX 78029. You can also submit on Sonicbids at www.sonicbids.com/swrfa (there is a button for it on the webpage.) All registered performing artists will have an opportunity to be heard.
Western Days Festival
Old Town Lewisville; Main & Church Streets
City of Lewisville
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
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.
Murphy Maize Days
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Pecan Street Festival
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
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
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 email@example.com
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.