September - Texas Music Events Calendar 2014

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Kimble Kounty Kow Kick ~ 2
September 1

City Park

Kimble County Chamber of Commerce
Helen
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,