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Music For Kids
July 1, 10, 15, 16

Austin Public Library Branches; Austin, TX

City of Austin • Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, Music Division
Ashley Buchanan, Music Program Specialist
301 West 2nd Street, Suite 2030; Austin, TX 78701
(512) 974-7819
Music: Children's
Activities: Music festival
Music for Kids is a six-week summer concert series featuring twenty local, live musical performances suited for kids and teen youth at twenty library locations throughout Austin. Performances are free and appropriate for the whole family. All are welcome and invited to attend.

Sounds of Lewisville Summer Concert Series
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Old Town Lewisville; Main & Church Streets

City of Lewisville
Daren Watkins
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-3710
Music: Country, Cover/Tribute, Jazz, Latin Pop, Pop, Western Swing
Activities: Concert season
The Best Little Brewfest in Texas is a Craft Beer Festival that will be held in Old Town Lewisville. The Brewfest exists to provide an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer from Texas while making a HUGE impact in the local community. More than 50 craft breweries from all over Texas will be present with 100+ handcrafted brews to serve thousands of beer lovers at this event.

Summer Jazz Workshop ~ 2
July 1-12

Texas Southern University; 3100 Cleburne

Jazz Education, Inc.
Denise Kennedy/Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 8031; Houston, TX 77288
(713) 839-7000
Music: Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Soul/R&B
Activities: Music festival
The Summer Jazz Workshops were founded in 1972 by Houston Jazz greats Conrad Johnson and Bubbha Thomas. The H-E-B “Tournament of Champions” Summer Jazz Workshop is a five-week intensive, youth-oriented program that focuses on the fundamentals of music and its associated business aspects. This program has trained more than 10,000 student musicians throughout its history of more than four decades. Many former students have gone on to become successful Jazz recording artists, band and music instructors, doctors, lawyers and productive members of their communities. Notable attendees include Brandon Munoz, the inspiring trumpeter who marches within the Willowridge High School band, despite blindness. Other participants include Raven Moran, niece of Jazz Pianist Jason Moran, Conrad Johnson’s grandson, and Lawrence Turner, son of Jazz Saxophonist Kyle Turner

Summer Jazz Workshop ~ 2
July 1-12

Texas Southern University; 3100 Cleburne

Jazz Education, Inc.
Denise Kennedy/Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 8031; Houston, TX 77288
(713) 839-7000
Music: Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Soul/R&B
Activities: Music festival
The Summer Jazz Workshops were founded in 1972 by Houston Jazz greats Conrad Johnson and Bubbha Thomas. The H-E-B “Tournament of Champions” Summer Jazz Workshop is a five-week intensive, youth-oriented program that focuses on the fundamentals of music and its associated business aspects. This program has trained more than 10,000 student musicians throughout its history of more than four decades. Many former students have gone on to become successful Jazz recording artists, band and music instructors, doctors, lawyers and productive members of their communities. Notable attendees include Brandon Munoz, the inspiring trumpeter who marches within the Willowridge High School band, despite blindness. Other participants include Raven Moran, niece of Jazz Pianist Jason Moran, Conrad Johnson’s grandson, and Lawrence Turner, son of Jazz Saxophonist Kyle Turner

Concerts in the Garden
July 2-5

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
David Hadlock, VP of Marketing
330 East Fouth Street, No. 200; Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 665-6500
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Described as "Fort Worth's best seasonal outing!" (Star-Telegram), the 24th annual Concerts In The Garden Summer Music Festival offers 16 nights of outdoor concerts, June 6 - July 5, 2014, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden located on University Drive and Interstate 30. Bring a picnic and relax on a blanket under the stars or reserve your own table for added comfort. The summer music series is a great bargain for families! Children 10 and under are admitted free on the lawn if accompanied by an adult, and children's table tickets are available at more than half off the adult price in select areas.

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series
July 2-6, 9-13

Levitt Pavilion Arlington; 100 West Abram Street, Arlington, TX

Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Patti Diou, Executive Director
505 East Border Street; Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 543-4308
Music: Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Latin Pop, Rock
Activities: Concert season
Levitt Pavilion Arlington is a non-profit organization providing over 50 free concerts to our community each year. We have open lawn seating so bring your chairs or blankets to sit on. You may also bring coolers with food and/or drinks, just no glass containers please. All of our concerts are family friendly. Come enjoy some free music under the stars! Some of our free fall concerts include Green River Ordinance, Carolyn Wonderland, Ruthie Foster & Marcia Ball. Check our website for our complete fall calendar. July 2 – Lannaya West African Dance & Drum Ensemble; July 3 – Firefall with American Jazz Composers Orchestra; July 5 – The Derailers; July 6 – Jamestown Revival; July 9 – Lone Star Circus; July 10 – Friendly Savages; July 12 – Radney Foster; July 13 – Tab Benoit

Texas Cowboy Reunion
July 2-5

Texas Cowboy Reunion Grounds; Business Loop 277

Texas Cowboy Reunion
Gary Mathis
P.O. Box 928; Stamford, TX 79553
(325) 773-3138
Music: Country, Cowboy
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Fiddling contests, Rodeo, Trade show/convention, Chuckwagon, Barbeque Cook-offs
The Texas Cowboy Reunion is a celebration and gathering of cowboys and old-timers from all over Texas and the Southwest. The rodeo is billed as the world's largest amateur rodeo and the dance is one of the largest outdoor dances of its kind in this area. County, western swing, and honky tonk music is featured and enjoyed by young and old alike. Also an old timer's fiddler contest and cowboy poetry gathering is featured.

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
July 3,10,17,24,31, August 7,14

Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater; 1700 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department
Laura Gonzales
1581 North Chaparral; Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 826-3410; (361) 826-3417
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The Bay Jammin' Summer Concert Series has been expanded to include movies. Beginning in June and going through August, the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series will continue to feature a wide variety of live music through concerts every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition, every Friday will feature a PG, G or non-rated movie beginning at dark-thirty (times change throughout the seasons). Cole Park's Anderson Ampitheater is a beautiful location, right on the bay. Food and drinks (non-alcoholic) are available from vendors. Bring your chairs or spread a blanket and enjoy the balmy breezes and beautiful starlight nights overlooking Corpus Christi.

Cool Canyon Nights ~ 2
July 3, 10, 17, 24

McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre; 1500 McKelligon Canyon Drive, 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
Cool Canyon Nights returns this summer for another season of free music. Every Thursday, beginning May 8th, enjoy free music in beautiful McKelligon Canyon. Relax with a night full of music and the cool canyon breeze. Patio acts start at 6:00 p.m. and last 45 minutes. Headlining bands will take the stage at approximately 7:00 p.m. Cool Canyon Nights VIPs enjoy free h’orderves in the National Furniture Liquidators VIP Lounge. Become a VIP by grabbing a Cool Canyon Nights VIP card at the National Furniture Liquidators location at 8600 Gateway Blvd E or at the KISS-FM Studios at 4180 N. Mesa. Other events happening during the concert include weekly prizes from Price’s Creameries and a donation center from Townsquare Cares, which will be taking donations to benefit MWR at Fort Bliss, thanks to Southwest University. Just because the concerts are done doesn’t mean your night has to end! Head to The Pershing Inn and Ray’s Backyard for the official Cool Canyon Nights After Party.

4th on Broadway Celebration
July 3-4

Downtown Lubbock, Texas; Broadway Avenue

Broadway Festivals, Inc.
Stephanie Nairn
P.O. Box 1643; Lubbock, TX 79408
(806) 749-2929; (806) 749-2929
Music: Country, Cowboy, Pop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Street Fair, Fireworks Display, Parade
Annual Independence Day celebration featuring a parade with over 100 entries, a Street Fair with 7 music stages playing a variety of different genres of music, a kids area with jumpers, rock wall, spider wall, arts & crafts, and games. At night there is a Picnic in the Park with a Fireworks Extravaganza. There are also two Street Dances, one the night of July 3rd featuring popular Tejano Bands and one the night of July 4th featuring popular Texas country bands. All events include food vendors.

Kaboom Town! ~ 2
July 3

Addison Arts & Events District; 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Barbara Kovacevich
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851
Music: Big Band, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Activities: Fireworks Show and Air Show
Kaboom Town! is Addison's most explosive party of the year, which features dazzling fireworks choreographed to music, plus food, live music by military bands and popular local acts, spectacular Cavanaugh Flight Museum's historic warbird flyovers, and more. Rated one of the top 10 fireworks shows in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more, Kaboom Town! promises spectacular views from just about anywhere in Addison. Avoid the traffic delays and stay after the fireworks for a free movie. Bands may submit materials via the website at: "http://www.addisontexas.net/events/KaboomTown/Applications_and_Forms/

Lights on the Lake
July 3

Pecan Grove Park and Amphitheater; 3200 Canyon Creek Drive, Sherman, TX 75092

City of Sherman
Diana Adair, Tourism Manager
P.O. Box 1106; Sherman, TX 75091-1106
(903) 892-7230
Activities: Music festival
Lights on the Lake is our annual Independence Day celebration at Pecan Grove Park and Amphitheater, Sherman’s newest and largest park. The event is free – live music, kids’ activities, food vendors and a huge fireworks show entertain the crowd of more than 5,000 each year. Wristbands may be purchased for $5 each allowing access to kids' activities (bounce houses, Euro bungee, a waterslide and rock climbing wall).

San Angelo's July 3rd Pops Concert
July 3

Bill Aylor RiverStage; 16 East Avenue A San Angelo, Texas 76903

San Angelo Symphony Society
Courtney Mahaffey
P. O. Box 5922; San Angelo, TX 76902-5922
(325) 658-5877
Music: Americana, Classical, Pop
Activities: Concert season, Fireworks, Fly-over
The San Angelo Symphony is proud to announce Multi-Chem as the 2010 title sponsor of its 23rd annual July 3rd concert. This celebration brings together over 35,000 people from as far away as Houston, Dallas, and Austin and is known as the fourth largest celebration of its kind in the State of Texas with continued support of a fireworks extravaganza sponsored by Town & Country and Stripes Food Stores. The free, family-friendly patriotic celebration includes music performed by the San Angelo Symphony, a parade of flags by active military stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, the historic Fort Concho cannons, and a military flyover. Each year the concert proves to be an exciting event with something for everyone, and this year is no exception. Gates open at noon. The concert is free! Limited reserved seating is available.

Schertz Annual Jubilee Celebration
July 3-4

Pickrell Park; 703 Oak Street, Schertz, TX

Schertz Parks & Recreation Foundation
Mary Spence
1400 Schertz Parkway; Schertz, TX 78154
(210) 619-1630; (210) 619-1000
Music: Country, New Age, Pop, Rock
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Carnival, Fireworks, Parade, BBQ Ribs Cook-Off
While most folks waited to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of American Independence, in Schertz, we love our freedom so much we started the party a year early. In 1975, a handful of volunteers organized the first Jubilee. Now, nearly 40 years later, Schertz’ Jubilee celebration has become one of South Texas’ largest tributes to freedom, and the men and women who serve in the armed forces! Complete with music, entertainment, food and fun, Schertz has something for the whole family. Visitors are treated to one of the longest 4th of July Parade’s in the region, a carnival with classic arcade games, musical entertainment and a BBQ ribs cook-off. And what would the Fourth of July be without the rockets red glare? Nothing! Schertz is proud to be the home of the only annual Star Spangled Spectacular that goes off in rain, shine, drought or flood. At Jubilee we celebrate freedom!

Southlake Stars and Stripes
July 3

Southlake Town Square; 1400 Main Street Southlake, TX 76092

City of Southlake
Jenni McClure
1400 Main Street; Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 748-8019
Music: Country, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Children's Activities
Fourth of July celebration with activities such as: inflatables, games, and crafts for children, music for all ages, a patriotic ceremony before fireworks, a spectacular fireworks show, and lots of food! Featuring performances by Derek Anthony and Lime Light. Please visit www.starsandstripessouthlake.com for all event details.

Summer Showcase
July 3,10,17,24,31, August 7,14,21,28

Buddy Holly Center; 1801 Crickets Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401

Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Ave; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Mariachi, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season
Summer Showcase is a concert series held in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center weekly from May through September. Summer Showcase features regional musicians, and the series provides area songwriters a forum to present their original compositions to a receptive and diverse Lubbock audience. Showcases are traditionally held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30pm and are free to the public.

Aqua Boom 4th of July Celebration
July 4-6

Kingsland Chamber Grounds; Highway 1431

Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce
Gay Gambert, Aqua Boom Committee
P.O. Box 465; Kingsland, TX 78639
(325) 388-6211; (325) 388-0733; Fax fitness80@verizon.net
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Street dance, Dance
The largest 4th of July Celebration in the Highland Lakes. Parades (Kids/Land/Water), Arts/Crafts Vendors, Remote Control AirCraft Show, Steak/BBQ/Chili Championship Cookoff, Classic Car Show, Food, Golf Tournament, Horseshoe/Washer Tournament, Poker Run on the River, Street Dance, Water Activities and FIREWORKS at the River Bridge. Events for the Entire Family!

Coolest 4th of July
July 4-6

Audrey & Tyrone Kelly Outdoor Theatre; Downtown

Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce
Robert Alvarez, Executive Director
P.O. Box 378; Fort Davis, TX 79734
(432) 426-3015; Fax info@fortdavis.com
Music: A cappella, Ambient, Americana, Big Band, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Classical, Country, Cover/Tribute, Cowboy, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Metal, New Age, Polka, Pop, Punk, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Reggae, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, Western Swing, World Beat
Activities: County fair, Music festival, Street dance
An old-fashioned slice of Americana celebrating our nation’s independence. Vendors, arts & crafts & food/game booth surround the historic downtown courthouse with music on the lawn all weekend and a street dance. Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys dance - Friday July 4th. Battle of the Bands Competition July 4th and 5th; Finals July 6th.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4

Briscoe Park; 3201 South Highway 35, Alvin, TX

City of Alvin
Michelle Nesrsta
216 West Sealy; Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 388-4299
Music: Patriotic
Activities: Music festival, Fireworks
Fourth of July Celebration features live music and fireworks at dusk.

4th of July Celebration
July 4

Woodlawn Lake Park; 1103 Cincinnati, San Antonio, Texas 78201

San Antonio Parks Foundation
Judi Deleon
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, No. 247; San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 212-8423; (210) 386-3722
Music: Dance/Electronic, Latin/Spanish, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Parade, Arts and Crafts, Children's Carnival Area, Family Parade, Pet Friendly, 2K Firecracker Fun Run for people and pets
Bring the entire family to the biggest and best party in town celebrating our nation’s birth and our freedom. On Friday July 4th, families are invited to participate in a fun-filled day of games, food and musical entertainment. The City’s official July Fourth Celebration is a FREE event. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Firecracker Fun Run for Peeps & their Pets and continues with the preparation of the Red, White & Blue Family Parade, Opening Ceremonies and activities throughout the day. The Military Zone offers free lunch to active & retired military and their families (valid ID required). Our celebration will conclude with the rocket’s red glare, the H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza at 9 p.m.

City of Friendswood 4th of July Celebration ~ 2
July 4

Centennial Park; 2200 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX

City of Friendswood
James Toney
910 South Friendswood Drive; Friendswood, TX 77546-4856
(281) 996-3220; Fax jtoney@ci.friendswood.tx.us
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Fireworks
The City of Friendswood 4th of July Celebration is a family tradition running consecutively for 119 years. Centennial Park in Friendswood, Texas will be the center for games, rides, food, music, and a fireworks spectacular.

Granbury Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
July 4-6

Downtown Granbury; 100 Pearl Street

Granbury Chamber of Commerce
Sondra Walton
3408 East Highway 377; Granbury, TX 76048
(817) 573-1622
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: County fair, Music festival, Rodeo, Street dance, parade, fireworks, carnival
Granbury's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration honors our nation's independence with an event featuring over 100 Arts and Crafts vendors, food vendors, Hometown Parade, Extreme Fire Works Show, car show, Shall We Dance Event.

Hot Summer Sounds
July 4,11,18,25

Miller Park; 1919 North First Street

Parks and Leisure Services Department
1909 North Main Street, No. 201; Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5440; (254) 298-5565
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
It’s one of Temple’s best summer traditions—The 16th Annual Hot Summer Sounds is an 8-week free concert series held on Friday evenings, May 30 – July 25, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Miller Park. Hot Summer Sounds provides a unique variety of entertainment for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music and relaxation!

July Jubilee
July 4-5

Brady Lake Park; Brady, TX

Brady / McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce
Erin Corbell, CFO/ Member Services
101 East First Street; Brady, TX 76825
(325) 597-3491
Music: Country
Activities: Street dance, Street parade, Carp fishing tournament, Fireworks
The 88th Annual July Jubilee Celebration features a street dance Friday evening featuring Rick Trevino, The Lost Immigrants, and Aaron Kothman and a street parade, mud volleyball tournament, and fireworks on Saturday. The street dance and parade are held in downtown Brady around the historic square and the volleyball tournament and fireworks are held at Brady Lake.

July Jubilee ~ 2
July 4-5

Courthouse Square; Highway 83 - Downtown Leakey

Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce
Russell Glass
P.O. Box 743; Leakey, TX 78873
(830) 232-5222
Music: Country
Activities: Rodeo, Street dance, Arts and Crafts Show
The July Jubilee features a parade at 10 a.m. as well as a rodeo. The July Jubilee also features arts and crafts. Rodeo - Friday; July 4th - 6-10 p.m. Arts & Crafts - Saturday; July 5th - 8-4 p.m. Street Dance - Saturday; July 5th - 8-12 midnight.

Lubbock ISD Fourth of July Band ~ 2
July 4

Downtown Lubbock; Broadway Avenue, Lubbock, TX

Lubbock ISD Fine Arts
Will Burks, Director of Fine Arts
1628 19th Street No. 203; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 766-1089
Music: Patriotic
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Trade show/convention, Parade
As a part of the largest free 4th of July Festival in Texas, the Lubbock ISD provides musical entries in The Fourth on Broadway Parade.

Music in the Park
July 4, July 18, August 1

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

City of Pflugerville
Pamela Cosel
P.O. Box 589; Pflugerville, TX 78691
(512) 990-6113
Activities: Concert season
Music in the Park is an event held by the City of Pflugerville. Music in the Park is a free outdoor concert series. Every other Friday June through August, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for an evening of music and relaxation.

Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic
July 4

Billy Bob’s; Fort Worth, TX

Billy Bob's Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza; Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 624-7117
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Billy Bob's Texas announces the return of Willie Nelson's Legendary 4th of July Picnic to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The long-standing Texas tradition now in it's 40th year will again be held outside and inside of the famed Billy Bob's Texas. Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic is designed to provide guests a not-to-be-missed afternoon and evening of exceptional performances by artists from all musical genres, along with some unexpected jam sessions. Although Willie Nelson has not announced his entire picnic line-up, early confirmations include Corey Smith, Whiskey Myers, and Deadman. Past performers include a who's who of country music and rock. Willie Nelson's new album "Heros", will be released in May and features Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow, and Kris Kristofferson, along with his sons Micah and Lukas, so you never know who will show up at the picnic! This year's setup will again feature the air-conditioned comfort of Billy Bob's opening to the landscaped beauty of Rodeo Plaza in the Stockyards. Doors will open at 11:30 am with the first artist taking the stage at 12 noon. This event will be held inside and outside Billy Bob's Texas. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No chairs - No umbrellas - No pets - No Coolers.

Pfirecracker Pfestival
July 4

Lake Pflugerville; East Pflugerville Parkway at Weiss Lane

City of Pflugerville
Pamela Cosel
P.O. Box 589; Pflugerville, TX 78691
(512) 990-6113
Music: Country
Activities: firework show
The Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival features a perfectly sunny 4th of July Texas day, beautiful Lake Pflugerville, live music featuring the Fireants and Marshall Ford Swing Band, swimming, fun and games, lots of good food, canoe rides and of course...a spectacular fireworks display over the lake. Don't miss this fun-filled family event.

Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza ~ 2
July 4

Town Green Park and Waterway Square; Town Green Park (2099 Lake Robbins Drive), The Woodlands; Waterway Square (31 Waterway Square Place)

The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau
Casey Snyder
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard; The Woodlands, TX 77381-3901
(281) 363-2447; (877) 963-2447; Fax Megan.Lichenstein@thewoodlandscvb.com
Music: Country, Pop, Rock
Activities: Awards show, Music festival
The Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza in The Woodlands celebrates our nation's independence with one of the area's largest fireworks displays, live music, children's activities, vendors, eating contests and more. The Festival is free and open to the public and draws in over 50,000 attendees to the Festival locations which are along The Woodlands Waterway, a 1.4 mile long corridor, that is just 30 minutes north of Houston.

Red, White & Lewisville
July 4

Around Vista Ridge Mall; 2401 Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067

City of Lewisville
Daren Watkins
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-3710; (972) 219-3710
Activities: fireworks show
The city's annual fireworks show, Red White & Lewisville, will return on Thursday, July 4. The same launch site will be used as in the past several years, and the best viewing areas are between State Highway 121 and the south side of Vista Ridge Mall. The show is scheduled to start after sunset, about 9:30 p.m.

The City of McKinney Red, White and BOOM! ~ 2
July 4

Craig Ranch

City of McKinney
Heidi Stark, Communications & Marketing
222 North Tennessee Street; McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-7500
Activities: 4th July Celebration
On July 4, McKinney will host a community-wide celebration of freedom, family fun, food and entertainment. Red, White and BOOM! kicks-off the activities in Historic Downtown McKinney with a Hometown parade. In the evening, festivities move across town to the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch for family fun and fireworks. Live music will be on Center Stage from 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.

The Woodlands Township Concert in the Park Series
July 4, September 7, October 26

Northshore Park; 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive

The Woodlands Township
Stephanie Johnson
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard; The Woodlands, TX 77381
(281) 210-3950; (281) 210-3956
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
All concerts are held at Beautiful Northshore Park. 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Alabama-Coushatta Music Festival & Fireworks
July 5

Alabama-Coushatta Reservation Ballpark; 190 East, 15 miles from Livingston, 90 miles north of Houston, TX

Alabama-Coushatta Powwow Association
Mary Williams
571 State Park Road 56; Livingston, TX 77351
(936) 563-1220; (337) 584-2376
Music: Blues, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival
On Saturday, July 5th, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe will host its annual music festival & fireworks. This event will be held beside the Special Events Center, directly across from the Cultural Center at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation. Located in the Big Thicket for over 230 years, we invite you & your family to come settle in for an evening of entertainment. Music starts at 6PM with Paul’s Journey, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribal Dancers, Nu Jac, and Bernie Alan! Authentic Indian tacos, t-shirts, and more food vendors will be there for all your festival needs! Fireworks Bring your lawn chars. Family friendly J Camp with us at the Lake Tombigbee Campgrounds! Call for “reservations” (936) 563-1221 or call the Cultural Center for additional information (936) 563-1100.

Dancing in the City
July 5,12,19,26

Arts Festival Plaza Venue; One Arts Festival Plaza Venue

City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs
400 West San Antonio, Suite A; El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 541-4895
Music: Big Band, Country, Latin/Spanish, Western Swing
Activities: Street dance
Dancing in the City is an outdoor dance concert series in Arts Festival Plaza presented in collaboration with the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event takes place every Saturday from June 1 – July 27, 2013 from 7:00pm-10:00pm (with the exception of the June 29th weekend to accommodate the Downtown Street Festival). The event offers attendees a live dance lesson taught by professional dancers, one hour prior to the live music performance. Both, local and touring musical talent are invited to apply.

Hot Nights, Cool Tunes
July 5,12,19,26

Downtown Brenham around the Square; Brenham, TX

Main Street Brenham
Jennifer Eckermann, Community Development Manager
P.O. Box 1059; Brenham, TX 77834
(979) 337-7384
Music: Cover/Tribute
Activities: Concert season
Free concerts each Saturday in July around the square in Brenham’s Downtown National Register District. Bring your lawn chairs for family fun and enjoy a free concert of great music in a quaint, small-town Texas, downtown setting!

Jackson Street Market Days
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.

July Jazz ~ 2
July 5, 12 19, 26

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Barbara Kovacevich
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851
Music: Jazz
Activities: Music festival
Enjoy summer evenings under the stars in beautiful Beckert Park. Listen to live music from some of the top area jazz musicians while you picnic or dine in one of the great Addison Circle restaurants.

PianoTexas International Academy & Festival
July 1

PepsiCo Recital Hall, Ed Landreth Auditorium; TCU Campus

Presented by The School of Music, TCU
Dr. Tamás Ungár, Executive Director
TCU Box 297456; Fort Worth, TX 78278
(817) 257-7456
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival, Piano Competition
World renown artists and teachers are invited to participated in the program that focuses in bringing the profession closer to academia. It features a recital series, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and concerts by talented young pianists. There are three programs – Young Artists, Teachers and Amateurs. In 2014 we will feature the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – “The Miracle of Mozart”

Rockport Arts Festival
July 5-6

Waterfront in Ski Basin Area; 902 Navigation Circle

Rockport Art Association
Beverly Trifonidis
902 Navigation Circle; Rockport, TX 78382-2780
(361) 729-5519; (361) 729-5519
Music: Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
The Rockport Arts Festival features food, fine arts and master crafts, and a variety of music, including jazz, blues, folk, classical, country, and pop/rock, also a children's activity area. The primary focus of the festival is the artwork sold by the 120 artists juried into the Art Festival. Musicians are local.

Round Top Music Festival ~ 2
July 5,12

Festival Hill at Round Top; Highway 238 at Jaster Road, Round Top, TX 78954

The James Dick Foundation
James Dick
P.O. Box 89; Round Top, TX 78954-0089
(979) 249-3129; (979) 249-3086
Music: A cappella, Children's, Classical, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
Located in historic Round Top, Texas, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts and its sole project, the Round Top Festival Institute, were founded in 1971 by world-renowned concert pianist James Dick. Begun with a handful of gifted young pianists in rented space on the town square, the project is now an internationally acclaimed European-styled music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty. Over a thirty nine-year period and with the help of its patrons and friends, The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts has developed superb year round education and performance programs. It has created also an unique 210-acre campus – Festival Hill – containing major performance facilities, historic houses, extensive gardens, parks and nature preserves. Through its singular collection of rare books, manuscripts, archival material, music and historic recordings, photographs and objects, the Round Top Festival Institute is also known as an important center for research and scholarly study. See website for schedule of events.

Safari Nights
July 5, 12, 19, 26

Dallas Zoo; 650 S R L Thornton Fwy

Dallas Zoo
Dallas, TX 75203
(469) 554-7500
Saturday nights will sizzle again this summer at the Dallas Zoo, where the Safari Nights evening concert series will feature live music from original songwriters and tribute bands, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the Zoo's wildest stars. For eight consecutive Saturday nights, beginning June 7 and ending July 26, visitors can embrace a blend of nature and live music on the zoo's shady Cat Green. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Stars from the zoo's Animal Adventures outreach program also will make special presentations, along with a special SOAR, A Festival of Flight show. The concerts, which start at 7 p.m., will continue bringing music to Texas' largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer and wine. The gates open Saturdays at 9 a.m., with the concerts ending at 9 p.m. The concerts are free with the price of zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and children under age 2 and DZS members are free. Parking is $8 per vehicle, or take the DART Red Line straight to the Zoo entrance to avoid traffic.

Basically Beethoven Festival
July 6,13,20,27

City Performance Hall; 2520 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201

Fine Arts Chamber Players
Margaret Barrett, Executive Director
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. , No. 302; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-2219; Fax rogene@fineartschamberplayers.org
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
Fine Arts Chamber Players presents concerts of classical music for small ensembles during the 2014 season of the Basically Beethoven Festival. These free concerts are held in the City Performance Hall in downtown Dallas on Sunday afternoons in July. Concerts feature outstanding professional musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in an informal setting. This popular series attracts capacity crowds filled with music enthusiasts, young professionals, families with children, senior citizens, and symphony, opera and museum patrons from across the entire North Texas area.

Brazos Nights
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.

Blues On The Green
July July 9, 23, August 6

Zilker Park Rock Island; off Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX

107.1 KGSR Radio Austin
Jyl Herchman-Ross
8309 North IH 35; Austin, TX 78753
(512) 832-4000
Activities: Concert season
Every other Wednesday from May 28th to August 6th, Zilker Park will be filled with thousands of people, blankets, lawnchairs, families and music lovers. As Austin's largest FREE concert series, KGSR's Blues on the Green is consistantly ranked as a top annual entertainment event, and has become a staple of the Austin lifestyle and a very casual and comfortable experience.

Austin Chamber Music Festival and Workshop
July 10-27

Various locations; Austin, TX

Austin Chamber Music Center
Michelle Schumann
3814 Medical Parkway; Austin, TX 78756
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Classical, Jazz
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, Lectures
In the summer we heat things up with three weeks of glorious chamber music indulgence and excess! We invite the finest touring ensembles to our fair city to give us the richest experiences they can muster up. Paired together with a bevy of free concerts, Behind the Scenes with the Artists presentations, and chamber music workshops for students of all ages, the city absolutely ignites with our artform. Get ready to dive into three weeks of the best chamber music festival in Central Texas! From the classical sounds of world-class artists like the Emerson String Quartet to the jumpin' swing of The Texas Gypsies, there's something for every music lover! In addition to these spectacular concerts, we'll offer a variety of free events throughout the city. Be sure to take advantage of this premier summer event!

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
July 10,17,24,31, August 7,14

Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater; 1700 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department
Laura Gonzales
1581 North Chaparral; Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 826-3410; (361) 826-3417
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The Bay Jammin' Summer Concert Series has been expanded to include movies. Beginning in June and going through August, the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series will continue to feature a wide variety of live music through concerts every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition, every Friday will feature a PG, G or non-rated movie beginning at dark-thirty (times change throughout the seasons). Cole Park's Anderson Ampitheater is a beautiful location, right on the bay. Food and drinks (non-alcoholic) are available from vendors. Bring your chairs or spread a blanket and enjoy the balmy breezes and beautiful starlight nights overlooking Corpus Christi.

Summer Showcase
July 10,17,24,31, August 7,14,21,28

Buddy Holly Center; 1801 Crickets Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401

Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Ave; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Mariachi, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season
Summer Showcase is a concert series held in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center weekly from May through September. Summer Showcase features regional musicians, and the series provides area songwriters a forum to present their original compositions to a receptive and diverse Lubbock audience. Showcases are traditionally held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30pm and are free to the public.

Alfresco Fridays
July 11, 18, 25

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.

Hot Summer Sounds
July 11,18,25

Miller Park; 1919 North First Street

Parks and Leisure Services Department
1909 North Main Street, No. 201; Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5440; (254) 298-5565
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
It’s one of Temple’s best summer traditions—The 16th Annual Hot Summer Sounds is an 8-week free concert series held on Friday evenings, May 30 – July 25, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Miller Park. Hot Summer Sounds provides a unique variety of entertainment for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music and relaxation!

Taste of Dallas
July 11-13

Fair Park; 1200 South Second Avenue (Grand Avenue)

Taste of Dallas, LLC
Scott Farace, GM
2740 SW Martin Downs Blvd #337; Palm City, FL 34990
(972) 533-5655
Music: Latin/Spanish, Rock, 70s. 80s
The Taste of Dallas is a festival featuring a variety of cuisine from over 75 restaurants from all over DFW. Cooking demos, live music, beer & wine tasting, kids activities, arts/crafts and much more!

Parker County Peach Festival ~ 2
July 12

Historic Downtown; Weatherford, TX

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce
Tammy Gazzola, President
P.O. Box 310; Weatherford, TX 76086-0310
(817) 596-3801
Music: Children's, Country, Gospel, Pop, Rock
Activities: County fair, Arts and Crafts
More than 35,000 folks flocked to Weatherford for this outstanding ONE DAY event last year! This year’s organizers are planning for an even better event held in Historic Downtown Weatherford on Saturday, July 12th, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be plenty of your peachy favorites still found at this year’s Peach Festival! There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by enjoying some peachy treats! Visitors can get their fill of homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach juleps, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches and much more! There’s food, fun and non-stop entertainment for the entire family. Take your children to the Kiddie Korner for slides, rides and face painting. Enjoy a ride through the famous festival on the popular mini train that is big enough for children and their parents to enjoy! More than 225 quality arts and crafts, produce & food vendors will line the historic streets of downtown and as you shop with the charming Parker County Courthouse as the backdrop! Many antique and specialty stores will have specials throughout the day so be sure and visit the downtown merchants as well. Pull up a seat at one of our three Entertainment Stages and enjoy the local talent! With an array of local celebrities and entertainers, the fun never stops on these stages! This family friendly festival is good ol’ fashion fun! Hope you will join us on this “peachy” day!

TXDM Fest
July 12

TomCats West; 3137 Alta Mere Drive, Forth Worth, TX 76116

Prophecy Records
James Parks II
9201 Renee Circle No. 2005; Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 500-7608
Music: Metal, Rock, death metal
Activities: Music festival
TXDM Fest is a musical event at the TomCats West in Fort Worth, TX. TXDM Fest features a wide variety of musical performances within the genres of Metal, Rock and Death Metal from all over the world.

2014 Light Crust Doughboys Enduring Legend
July 15, October 14

Pocket Sandwich Theatre; 5400 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas Texas 75206

Light Crust Doughboys/Pocket Sandwich Theatre
Art Greenhaw, Series Coordinator
105 South Broad Street; Mesquite, TX 75149
(214) 821-1860
21st annual Dallas, Texas concert series joining a quintessential Texas band, Light Crust Doughboys and last remaining Dallas supper theatre, Pocket Sandwich Theatre.

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
July 17,24,31, August 7,14

Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater; 1700 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department
Laura Gonzales
1581 North Chaparral; Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 826-3410; (361) 826-3417
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The Bay Jammin' Summer Concert Series has been expanded to include movies. Beginning in June and going through August, the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series will continue to feature a wide variety of live music through concerts every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition, every Friday will feature a PG, G or non-rated movie beginning at dark-thirty (times change throughout the seasons). Cole Park's Anderson Ampitheater is a beautiful location, right on the bay. Food and drinks (non-alcoholic) are available from vendors. Bring your chairs or spread a blanket and enjoy the balmy breezes and beautiful starlight nights overlooking Corpus Christi.

Summer Showcase
July 17,24,31, August 7,14,21,28

Buddy Holly Center; 1801 Crickets Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401

Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Ave; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Mariachi, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season
Summer Showcase is a concert series held in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center weekly from May through September. Summer Showcase features regional musicians, and the series provides area songwriters a forum to present their original compositions to a receptive and diverse Lubbock audience. Showcases are traditionally held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30pm and are free to the public.

Hot Summer Sounds
July 18,25

Miller Park; 1919 North First Street

Parks and Leisure Services Department
1909 North Main Street, No. 201; Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5440; (254) 298-5565
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
It’s one of Temple’s best summer traditions—The 16th Annual Hot Summer Sounds is an 8-week free concert series held on Friday evenings, May 30 – July 25, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Miller Park. Hot Summer Sounds provides a unique variety of entertainment for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music and relaxation!

Music in the Park
July 18, August 1

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

City of Pflugerville
Pamela Cosel
P.O. Box 589; Pflugerville, TX 78691
(512) 990-6113
Activities: Concert season
Music in the Park is an event held by the City of Pflugerville. Music in the Park is a free outdoor concert series. Every other Friday June through August, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for an evening of music and relaxation.

Bluegrass In The Park
July 19

Haley Nelson Amphitheater; 301 Garden Trails

City of Burnet
Danny Lester
P.O. Box 1369; Burnett, TX 78611
(512) 756-2402
Music: Bluegrass
Activities: Music festival
Bluegrass In The Park Saturday, July 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. featuring Flatt Lonesome with Sieker Band, Piney Grove Ramblers, Showman Bluegrass and Pausitive Band.

Wise County Old Settlers Reunion
July 20-26

Joe Wheeler Park; Highway 51 South

Wise County Reunion Committee
Cyndi Fernihough
P.O. Box 203; Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-7090; (940) 627-7090
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Regional Mexican, Tejano, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
The Wise County Old Settlers Reunion is for those who own camps. The ones who don't own camps are invited to enjoy the music and the children can enjoy the carnival. The activities are only at night.

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
July 24,31, August 7,14

Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater; 1700 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department
Laura Gonzales
1581 North Chaparral; Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 826-3410; (361) 826-3417
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The Bay Jammin' Summer Concert Series has been expanded to include movies. Beginning in June and going through August, the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series will continue to feature a wide variety of live music through concerts every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition, every Friday will feature a PG, G or non-rated movie beginning at dark-thirty (times change throughout the seasons). Cole Park's Anderson Ampitheater is a beautiful location, right on the bay. Food and drinks (non-alcoholic) are available from vendors. Bring your chairs or spread a blanket and enjoy the balmy breezes and beautiful starlight nights overlooking Corpus Christi.

Great Texas Mosquito Festival
July 24-26

Clute Municipal Park; 100 Park View Drive

City of Clute
Dana Pomerenke
P.O. Box 997; Clute, TX 77531
(979) 265-8392; (800) 371-2971
Music: Country, Rock, Texas Country
Activities: Street dance, Athletic Events: Skating, Biking, Running, Horseshoes, Washers, Dodgeball
The Great Texas Mosquito Festival activities include live national entertainment acts, a mosquito calling contest, 5K fun run, barbecue and fajita cookoffs, horseshoe and washer tournaments, a carnival, and a variety of both food and arts and crafts booths. Also featured are fun contests for youth and adults.

Summer Showcase
July 24,31, August 7,14,21,28

Buddy Holly Center; 1801 Crickets Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401

Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Ave; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Mariachi, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season
Summer Showcase is a concert series held in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center weekly from May through September. Summer Showcase features regional musicians, and the series provides area songwriters a forum to present their original compositions to a receptive and diverse Lubbock audience. Showcases are traditionally held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30pm and are free to the public.

Viva Big Bend ~ 2
July 24-27

Alpine/Marfa/Fort Davis/Marathon; Alpine, TX

Viva Big Bend
Stewart Ramser
P.O. Box 50273; Austin, TX 78763-0273
(512) 472-6630
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Pop, Rock, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
Viva Big Bend is a celebration of music and Texas. Produced by Texas Music Magazine, Viva Big Bend is part music festival and part music-industry conference, which showcases the best of the state: extraordinary natural beauty, talented people and a diverse culture. Approximately 55 music acts (representing a wide variety of styles) are expected to be showcased in at least eight venues. In addition to the music, events will be offered for music-industry representatives. Confirmed venues hosting music showcases include: Railroad Blues (Alpine), Granada Theatre (Alpine), Reata (Alpine), Padre's (Marfa), Planet Marfa (Marfa), Lost Horse (Marfa), Gage Hotel (Marathon), and the Kelly Outdoor Theater (Fort Davis).

Hot Summer Sounds
July 25

Miller Park; 1919 North First Street

Parks and Leisure Services Department
1909 North Main Street, No. 201; Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5440; (254) 298-5565
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
It’s one of Temple’s best summer traditions—The 16th Annual Hot Summer Sounds is an 8-week free concert series held on Friday evenings, May 30 – July 25, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Miller Park. Hot Summer Sounds provides a unique variety of entertainment for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music and relaxation!

Tall City Blues Fest
July 25-27

Centennial Plaza; downtown Midland, TX (Centennial Plaza)

Tall City Blues Fest
Lisa Grissom
112 South Loraine, Suite 440; Midland, TX 79701
(432) 262-0034; (432) 262-0034
Activities: Music festival
Tall City Blues Fest showcases award-winning and emerging talent, introduces new opportunities into the community, offers a culturally diverse attraction in West Texas, contributes positively to the quality of life and creates tourism. This year's Fest will showcase 17 performances and features Five-Time Blues Music Award Nominee & Experience Hendrix 2014 Tour Performer Ana Popovic as the 2014 Fest headliner.

Dallas Nelson Mandela World Music Festival
July 26-27

Joe Pool Lake, Lynn Creek Park; 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX

Xcdus Entertainment, Inc.
Alvin Brown
9550 Forest Lane, No. 718; Dallas, TX 75234
(972) 677-7943
Music: Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Pop, Soul/R&B, Reggae, African
Activities: Music festival, Arts and Crafts, Food vendors
Dallas Nelson Mandela World Music Festival is named after beloved South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. The festival supports initiatives such as feeding the hungry (serving as a two-day food drive), continuing education (providing scholarships to students) and equality and justice programs. The festival is front-end loaded with goodwill, in addition to drawing a mass international multicultural audience. It takes place July 26-27, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday) Joe Pool Lake, Lynn Creek Park, Grand Prairie, Texas. The celebration also features a symposium at Southern Methodist University, Nelson Mandela: Life, Mission & Legacy, live music, and food and retail vendors. Expected to be billed as the largest world music festival in the region, crowd expectation over the two-day weekend is expected to reach 30,000 people

South Texas Summer Polka Fest
July 26

Moravian Hall; 5601 Kostoryz Rd Corpus Christi, TX 78466

Czech Heritage Society of South Texas
P.O. Box 6254; Corpus Christi, TX 78466-6254
(361) 215-9163
Music: Polka
Activities: Music festival
"Jak Se Mas?!".... The Czech Heritage Society of South Texas presents the second annual South Texas Summer Polka-Fest featuring a traditional "Battle Dance" with music provided by the Leo Majek Orchestra & the Red Ravens. Come join us on the old wood dance floor of the Moravian Hall for an afternoon celebration of traditional Czech music, food, refreshments & fun. Music starts at noon and continues through 6:00pm.

Southwest Music Summer Exhibition
July 27-30

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center; San Antonio, TX

Robin Tovar
1002 Central Parkway South; San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 492-8878
Activities: Trade show/convention
The Southwest Music Summer Exhibition is a comprehensive convention/exhibition for all music educators. Attendees can benefit from the strong music market in Texas and the Southwest United States while enjoying San Antonio's culture, food and entertainment.

Texas Bandmasters Association Convention Clinic ~ 2
July 27-30

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center; 200 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX

Texas Bandmasters Association
Michael Brashear, Executive Director
1002 Central Parkway South; San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 492-8878
Music: Big Band, Classical, Jazz, Marching Band
Activities: Trade show/convention
The Texas Bandmasters Association has worked diligently over the past 66 years to further the cause of instrumental music education in the communities throughout the Lone Star State. As a professional service organization, TBA reaches out through its membership to constantly improve the quality of music education in Texas elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities. Meeting the needs of instrumental teachers and the youth of Texas is a never ending challenge. We hope you will join us at our 67th Annual Convention/Clinic in San Antonio, July 27-30, 2014!

Texas Choral Directors Association Convention
July 27-30

Henry B Gonzales Convention Center; 200 E Market Street, San Antonio, TX

Texas Choral Directors Association
Sharon Lutz
7900 Centre Park Drive, No. A; Austin, TX 78754
(512) 474-2801
Music: A cappella, Classical, Gospel
Activities: Trade show/convention
TCDA and Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA) jointly hold an annual convention in summer at Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. The Texas Choral Directors Association invites choral directors to explore music literature and performance by participating in special workshops and masterclasses during the Annual TCDA Convention. Special Event Entertainment, new music reading sessions; composers forum; conducting clinics; comprehensive musicianship through performance (CMP); and over 300 music industry exhibitor booths!

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
July 31, August 7,14

Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater; 1700 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department
Laura Gonzales
1581 North Chaparral; Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 826-3410; (361) 826-3417
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
The Bay Jammin' Summer Concert Series has been expanded to include movies. Beginning in June and going through August, the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series will continue to feature a wide variety of live music through concerts every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition, every Friday will feature a PG, G or non-rated movie beginning at dark-thirty (times change throughout the seasons). Cole Park's Anderson Ampitheater is a beautiful location, right on the bay. Food and drinks (non-alcoholic) are available from vendors. Bring your chairs or spread a blanket and enjoy the balmy breezes and beautiful starlight nights overlooking Corpus Christi.

Summer Showcase
July 31, August 7,14,21,28

Buddy Holly Center; 1801 Crickets Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401

Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Ave; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Mariachi, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season
Summer Showcase is a concert series held in the Meadows Courtyard of the Buddy Holly Center weekly from May through September. Summer Showcase features regional musicians, and the series provides area songwriters a forum to present their original compositions to a receptive and diverse Lubbock audience. Showcases are traditionally held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30pm and are free to the public.