April - Texas Music Events Calendar 2014

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Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival
April 3-5

Oakdale Park; 1019 NorthEast Barnard

Oakdale Park
Billy Huckabay
P.O. Box 900; Glen Rose, TX 76043
(254) 897-2321
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Music festival
The Bluegrass Jamboree in Oakdale Park, the Bluegrass Music Capital of Texas, features 3 days of traditional bluegrass music. Although it typically runs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, musicians will gather a week ahead of time and informal jam sessions will be scattered throughout the tree-shaded park.

Brazos Nights
April 4, May 5, June 6, July 7

Indian Spring Park; Downtown Waco

City of Waco Parks & Recreation Department
Megan Davis, Special Events Manager
P.O. Box 2570; Waco, TX 76702
(254) 750-5781; (254) 750-5627; Fax JonathanC@ci.waco.tx.us
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Polka, Pop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, Street dance, Children's area
Brazos Nights is Waco’s free annual concert series in the park. One night each month from April to July, the city of Waco provides free entertainment and a festive environment for its citizens. Additional attractions include children’s games, art activities, food vendors and, on July 4, fireworks.

April 4-5

Snook, TX; 4 Miles From Snook

Chilifest Incorporated
PMB 328, 1511 South Texas Avenue; College Station, TX 77840
(979) 695-2998
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Chilifest is one of the most anticipated events each year in the Brazos Valley. It's organized by Chilifest Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The annual event draws over 20,000 people. All the proceeds from the festival go to local community organizations. Last year it was over $100,000. Friday features music from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday events start @ 10 a.m. and end promptly at 7:30 p.m. (artist lineup TBA).

Ingleside Round-Up Days Festival
April 4-5

N.O. Simmons Park; 2355 Highway 361

Ingleside Chamber of Commerce
Brandi Jenkins
P.O. Box 686; Ingleside, TX 78362
(361) 776-2906; (888) 899-2906
Music: Country, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Music festival
This hometown event takes place in the middle of town and right off of the highway at N.O. Simmons Park! Musical guests for Friday night are Pear Ratz and Kevin Fowler. Saturday's musical guests are Los Nuevo Campeones and Michael Salgado. Come check our local entertainment throughout Saturday. Help us celebrate with a parade, vendors, carnival, and contest!

KD JAZZ...Bring it Home! ~ 2
April 4

The Depot X; 615 Post Oak Road, Fairfield, Texas 75840

Trinity Star Arts Council, Inc.
Janie Richards, President
P.O. Box 1546; Fairfield, TX 75840
(903) 388-4765
Music: Jazz
Trinity Star Arts Council will pay homage to Fairfield's native son and the late, famed bebop trumpeter, Kenny Dorham. Music by Black Red Black, Austin, Texas Dinner, Dancing, Cash Bar Admission: $40.00 open seating; Reserved seating - $400.00 table for 8.

Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend
April 4-6

Historic Lantex Theater; 113 West Main Street, Llano, TX 78643

Llano Fiddle Fest
John Caballero, Director
12340 South Hwy 16; Llano, TX 78643
(325) 247-3979
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Western Swing
Activities: Fiddling contests, Music festival, Breakfast
Plan on the Paramount show to be a really good, listening, story telling JJ show that he does so well. To tell you the truth, it means a lot that we had so much feedback from you fans not wanting the Paramount show to end. You enjoy that show, you have fun there, and that's what matters. After the show, please plan to join us across the street at the lovely Driskill hotel for our always lively after party. Cash bar, great music provided by Conrad and friends and a silent auction benefiting the Tried and True Foundation.

Montgomery County Fair
April 4-13

Montgomery County Fairgrounds; FM 1484

Montgomery County Fair Association
Beth Traylor
P.O. Box 869; Conroe, TX 77305
(936) 760-3631; (936) 760-3247
Music: Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
The Montgomery County Fair, Rodeo and Barbecue Cook-Off has a little bit of something for everyone. Bring the whole family to enjoy the competitions, concerts, exhibits, carnival and much, much more! Each year, new attractions and events are added, so you never know what you might find! This year marks our 56th Annual Montgomery County Fair, Rodeo and Barbecue Cook-Off on April 5-14, 2013. The combined support of our 600 volunteers, 2,000 members and the surrounding community businesses and residents has made the Fair the largest event in Montgomery County, and we are still growing! We cannot wait for next year to welcome back more than 60,000 guests, 1,000 exhibitors and 122 cook-off teams.

Pearland Crawfish Festival
April 4-6

Shadow Creek Ranch ; Highway 288 at Discovery Bay Dr. & Business Center Dr.

Turn To Productions, LLC
Bob Fuldauer, General Manager
P.O. Box 25111; Houston, TX 77265-2511
(281) 802-2656; (281) 802-2776
Music: Americana, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Arts and Crafts
April 4 - 6 the bugs will be boiling and a "bon temp" will be had by all with the return of the Pearland Crawfish Festival. The Pearland Crawfish Festival takes the friendly, relaxed fun and community feel of a small town fair and serves it up big. The mix of flavors includes the live music. The Houston Blues Society will fill the Blues Society Stage with even more of the top local and regional blues favorites and rising newcomers. More of the area's best Zydeco, Texas Country, and Classic Rock raise the roof of the U.S. Backline/Texas Hot Country Stage. A huge selection of vendors of unique wares, arts and crafts, a world-class carnival and children's area will provide plenty of activities and fun for adults and kids alike. All of Pearland is ready to show the world all that makes life here so special. Houston Blues Society Stage - Performances By: John Egan, Luther and The Healers, Vince Converse and New Shoes Band, Sonny Boy Terry, DelGrosso Del Toro Richardson Band, Trudy Lynn with Steve Krase, The Mighty Orq, Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats, Tommy Dardar, Annika Chambers and the House Rules Band, Brad Absher and Swamp Royale, John McVey and The Stumble, Eugene Moody, Texas Johnny Boy, Big Cletus & The Littles, Tony Vega Band. U.S. Backline/Texas Hot Country Stage - Performances By: Jesse Roach of "American Idol", Sawdust Road, Cecil Shaw, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers, Nick Michael Taylor, The Classix (featuring members of Radio London), Randy Meadows, Kevin Anthony, Zach Tate, Come See My Dead Person, Van Wilks.

Poteet Strawberry Festival
April 4-6

Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds; Texas Highway 16 (20 minutes south of San Antonio)

Poteet Strawberry Festival Association
Carol Rivera
P.O. Box 227; Poteet, TX 78065
(830) 742-8144; (830) 276-3323
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Dance/Electronic, Tejano
Activities: Fiddling contests, Rodeo
The annual Poteet Strawberry Festival is recognized as one of the oldest and most popular events in the state. The Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival stages 12 areas of continuous family entertainment, featuring outdoor concerts with nationally known country/western and Tejano stars in addition to two nightly dances. The famous strawberry judging and auction, various contests, special children's entertainment, rodeo performances, and quality exhibits are only some of the many events featured during the festival.

South Coast Music Festivals ~ 2
April 4-5, 11-12, 25-26, May 2-3

Flour Bluff High School, Corpus Christi, TX and 1894 Grand Opera House, Galveston, TX

Masterpiece Tours: South Coast Music Festival
Paul Davis
202-A West Parker Road; Plano, TX 75075
(972) 509-5395; (800) 934-7687
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
Rules for Performing: Compositions performed are expected to exemplify the ability of the group, AAAAA First Bands and Full Orchestras have a total of 45 minutes. All other groups have a total of 30 minutes (including setup, onstage warm up and stage exit). Performance times are not guaranteed until registration is complete and $100 group registration fee is paid.

Good Oil Days
April 5

Main Street, Humble; Main Street, Humble

Humble Area Civic Center - Attn: Marketing Dept.
Sergio Corrales, Festival Chair
8233 Will Clayton Parkway; Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-4140
Music: Children's, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Activities: County fair, Street dance, Trade show/convention
The City of Humble and the Humble Senior Activity Center, are proud to present the 33rd Annual Good Oil Days Festival. There will be many opportunities for shopping with vendors from all over, coming to sell their wares. There will be great food and fun family activities including a new petting zoo, a new and improved Kidz Zone, a live entertainment stage hosted by our Humble Area Seniors and a live music stage featuring music by fantastic artists from near and far. All this is located on historic Main Street, Humble. Proceeds benefit the Humble Area Seniors. Booth fees, donation and in-kind services are tax deductible.

Heritage Festival
April 5

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center; 1435 Main Street, Cedar Park, TX

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center
Samantha Roos
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500; (512) 401-5500
Music: Country
The Heritage Festival will have many different family activities, including a washer tournament beginning at 1 p.m. with the festival starting at 1 p.m. The event will feature live country music with a dance. Enjoy a washer tournament, pony rides, carnival games, petting zoo, food concessions, face painting, photos with a longhorn, inflatables, train rides, historical displays, demonstrations, sack races, stick horse rodeo, corn on the cob eating contest and much more fun. You are welcome to bring your own ice chest. The festival will be held in conjunction with the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Cedarfest, which includes a Kansas City Bar-B-Que Society sanctioned BBQ Cookoff.

Jackson Street Market Days
April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, 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.

La Follia Austin Baroque Concert Season
April 5-6

Austin, TX

La Follia Austin Baroque
P.O. Box 29773; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 879-6404
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
La Follia celebrates its 26th anniversary season this year as part of Austin's lively and diverse musical scene. Focusing on music of the 17th and 18th centuries, we use instruments and performing styles appropriate to that period. We delight in unearthing little-known composers and musical treasures and sharing them with our audiences. Our goal is to bring this fascinating music back to life by recreating the original sounds, which are lighter, sweeter, and more transparent than those of modern instruments, and by mastering such lost arts as ensemble improvisation. We are dedicated to blending thorough scholarship with passion and sheer fun. Expect to be entertained, enlightened, and inspired!

Roughneck Chili and Barbecue Cookoffs ~ 2
April 5

Downtown Luling; Luling, TX

Luling Area Oil Musuem Association
Trey Bailey, Director
P.O. Box 710; Luling, TX 78648
(830) 875-3214 ext. 4
Music: Bluegrass, Country
Activities: Awards show, Cook-off
The Roughneck Chili and Barbecue Cookoff benefits the Central Texas Oil Patch Museum and features entertainment, arts and crafts, and a dance in the evening. This year will also feature the 23rd annual Oil City Car Show.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
April 5 - May 26

Scarborough Faire; 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Helaine Thompson, PR/Communications Manager
P.O. Box 538; Waxahachie, TX 75168
(972) 938-3247 ext. 22; (903) 814-5044; Fax rex@srfestival.com
Music: Classical, Folk/Acoustic
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is amazing, interactive family fun - 16th Century style! It’s the thrill of full combat jousting, falconry demonstrations, non-stop entertainment on 21 stages and so much more! Discover the unique music of rockin’ bagpipes, harpists, hammered dulcimers, carillon bells and more. Explore 200 craft shoppes and be amazed at the artisan demonstrations. Enjoy Renaissance rides & games and meet the mysterious mermaids of Mermaid Lagoon. Feast on food fit for a king including our famous giant roasted turkey legs. You can even have an audience with King Henry VIII and his royal court and mingle with hundreds of merry villagers. Come step back in time, for the time of your life! April 5 – May 26, 2014. Just 30 minutes south of Dallas/Fort Worth. Discount tickets at Tom Thumb & Randalls. Details at www.SRFestival.com.

Lowrider Festival
April 6

Mateo Camargo Park; 5500 Castroville Road, San Antonio, TX

Centro Cultural Aztlan
1800 Fredericksburg Rd, Suite 103; San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 432-1896
Music: Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Car show
This one-day, family-oriented event features local and regional competitors who creatively enhance their once factory-standard cars and trucks into imaginative mobile works of art. In addition to the car show, afficionados will be treated to music by Joe Jama & the Proof, Ernie Garibay & Cats Don't Sleep, Danny Acosta &QVO, Rocky Hernandez &OBG, Wilbert Beasly and Liza Ybarra. The event is sposored by the City of San Antonio/Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Halo Distributing, SA Express-News.

Tuesday Night Jazz
April 8, May 13

St. Paul United Methodist Church; 1806 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201

St. Paul United Methodist Church
Lynette DeBose
1816 Routh Street; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-000
Music: Blues, Gospel, Jazz
Activities: Concert season
Now in its 17th season, Tuesday Nite Jazz offers the best in live jazz through a series of concerts in a historic sanctuary older than jazz itself. Concerts take place at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, The Soul of the Dallas Arts District. The only church in downtown Dallas rooted in African-American traditions of worship, St. Paul is the sole survivor of what was, for over a century, a neighborhood of monumental black churches. The congregation that greets you today is the same community that has worshiped on this very site since its establishment by a visionary body of recently freed slaves in 1873. Reception with the artists following each performance. Jazz lovers of all ages are welcome.

B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Contest
April 10

Poor David's Pub

Poor David's Pub
David Card
1313 South Lamar Street; Dallas, TX 75215-1001
(214) 565-1295
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Soul/R&B, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Singing contests, Songwriting contests
The B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Contest offers the chance for singer-songwriters to be heard. From the music that is sent in, 12 entries are pre-selected. Those artists perform in front of a panel of three judges, who will choose the final six artists. The first place winner receives a cash prize and an opening gig at Poor David's Pub.

Fiesta San Antonio ~ 2
April 10-27

San Antonio, TX; San Antonio, TX

Fiesta San Antonio Commission
John R. Melleky, CEO
2611 Broadway Street; San Antonio, TX 78215-1022
(210) 227-5191; (877) 723-4378
Music: Americana, Big Band, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Polka, Pop, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Rodeo, Mariachi Festival , Jazz Festival, Marching Band Festival, Athletic Events, Art Exhibitions, Parades, art exhibits, etc.
Fiesta San Antonio is the biggest festival in Texas. More than 100 events, many featuring all kinds of music, take place over 11 days all around the Alamo City. Every official Fiesta event is sponsored by a local nonprofit organization, and all funds raised go back into the community.

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival
April 10-14

Downtown Fort Worth, TX; Main Street

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc.
Jay Downie, Director of Events
777 Taylor Street, Suite 100; Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 336-2787; Fax judybeaumier@mindspring.com
Music: Americana, B