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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 Ampit