Music Friendly Communities’ Events Round-Up
As the Texas Music Office's Music Friendly Community program has grown to include more than 30 communities and cities, the events that the cities produce and promote continue to grow too. Check out what's happening across Texas in the various communities in our Music Friendly Communities' Events Round-Up:
EarthX Film, May 12-15, 2022, https://earthxfilmfestival.org/music/
The 2022 EarthX Film Festival is four days of film, music and interactive environmental programs and events set in the heart of Dallas Arts District, May 12-15th. Our mission is to bring awareness of the environmental crisis in order to create sincere action on both an individual and communal scale; to inspire local and global change on how we as humans affect our home planet and our fellow beings. We aim to include Texas, and the Southwest, in the conversation on climate change through compassionate, positive, truthful storytelling.
The Texas Music Revolution is coming up June 3-4 in McKinney's downtown. Attendance is expected to be around 5,000 with 3,500 of those being paid admissions (for access to special areas). Today's report was we have 102 bands/music acts over two days! https://www.visitmckinney.com/event/26th-annual-texas-music-revolution/2522/
May 22nd it's the SOLD OUT 24th annual KNBT Americana Music Jam, where a who's who of Americana artists gather in support of the Crisis Center of Comal County and the Hill Country Youth Orchestra. Can't wait to tell you about the good it does for the community!
New Braunfels is proud to welcome new resident, Grammy-nominated musician and producer, Alex Meixner. Alex will grace the Krause's Cafe stage May 27 and 28
The 26th annual Two Ton Tuesdays are back! It wouldn't be summertime without popular rock-a-billy band Two Tons of Steel holding court in Gruene Hall every Tuesday evening from June 7th through August 16th. If you haven't felt the energy of Two Tons live, grab your dancing partner and get ready for a rockin' night! Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8:30pm. Just $8 at the door. Make sure you come early for Swing Dance Lessons!
Odessa Arts is teaming up with the Ector Theater, the Texas Music Office, and Downtown Odessa, Inc. to host Battle of the Bands on July 2 during Firecracker Fandango.
Local talent will be able to upload their entry videos through May 15. The public will then be able to vote on their favorite band. Each vote costs $1, and the funds support Odessa Arts. The top four vote getters will perform live at the Ector Theater on July 2 live in front of a panel of judges that includes Marc Fort of the Texas Music Office, Adam Nunley, executive director of the Ector Theater, and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s. Tickets are $5 for adults, under 12 free and available at theector.com.
The winner will receive a headlining slot for the closing night of Hot Summer Nights, a music video shoot, courtesy of Young Guns Entertainment, and graphic design services for logos, printed and digital assets courtesy of Kathy Swindler Creative.
Southern Coast Open and PALMFest are being held May 13 & 14.
We are kicking off our Music on Main springtime concert series today, May 4th, just one day shy of our Music Friendly Community-versary! In tandem with this, we have put up an art exhibit of concert photography from past Music on Main events by photographer Henry Huey in our Round Rock City Council Chambers Gallery (on view through September 6, 2022).
Taco Fest - this Saturday, May 14 - https://tacocapitaloftheworld.com/
Press - Santiago Jimenex to drop new album - https://www.sacurrent.com/music/san-antonio-conjunto-legend-santiago-jimenez-jr-will-play-taco-fest-this-weekend-drop-new-album-28864948
Tech Port Opens - new venue - https://www.sacurrent.com/music/san-antonios-new-tech-port-arena-and-smashing-pumpkins-combine-for-magical-night-of-music-28802026
Railyard Nights Concert Series
Saturdays in June - June 4, 11, 18, 25
This will be an annual concert series, with touring artists headlining and local artists opening each date.
Texas Country Reporter Festival - largest one day arts and music festival in the state of Texas
GO TEXAN Grown Local stage
We will have 7 Ellis County artists perform. June 1-30 artists can submit. July 1-31 the community votes. Lineup is announced in August.