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Kerrville Folk Festival
June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Quiet Valley Ranch; 3876 Medina Hwy Kerrville, TX

Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, Inc.
Rachel Brown
P.O. Box 291466; Kerrville, TX 78029
(830) 257-3600; (800) 435-8429
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Reggae, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival, Songwriting contests, 80 Crafts Booths, Music Business Seminars, Teachers Professional Development Program
The Kerrville Folk Festival is perhaps the best known of all Texas music festivals. Stretching over 18 days, the festival features more than 120 accomplished international, national and regional songwriters. The festival includes: ten evening concerts, eight Sundown concerts, three New Folk concerts, six Children's concerts, Blues Project, special concerts at Threadgill Theater, campfire singing, food, camping plus song writing, and a Music in Schools Program for teachers. If you are an artist and would like to submit material for consideration, please email a link to your EPK to Dalis Allen, Festival Producer at booking@kerrville-music.com. Please be advised that the Kerrville Music Festivals are technically Songwriters Festivals, therefore all those making submissions must write and perform their own original (and excellent) material. The musical genres for our festivals are not specific. Although we are called a "Folk Festival", we offer everything from singer / songwriters, to blues, country, americana, acoustic rock, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, and even reggae. Please keep in mind that in most cases artists must have been seen Live by our producer in order to be considered for the festival.The best way to get your songs heard more quickly is to enter the "New Folk" Songwriting Competition. The contest is held each year at the Spring Festival. Advertising: advertising@kerrville-music.com, Festival Crafts Booths: crafts@kerrville-music.com, General Information: info@kerrville-music.com, Festival Volunteering: visit www.KerrStaff.org

Music in the Park
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Mesquite Arts Center; 1524 North Galloway Avenue

Mesquite Symphonic Band
Scott Taylor, President
1527 North Galloway Avenue; Mesquite, TX 75149-2327
(972) 216-9309; (972) 216-8125
Music: Big Band, Classical, Pop
Monday Music in the Park in Mesquite is held every Monday night in June at 7:15 p.m. on the lawn at the Mesquite Arts Center. Admission is free and the audience is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic. Concessions will be available as well. Each week the Mesquite Symphonic Band will perform a different program.

PianoTexas International Academy & Festival
June 1-21

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 two programs: Young Artists and Teachers/Amateur. In 2014 we will feature the music of Frédéric Chopin: “Poet of the Piano.”

Sounds of Lewisville Summer Concert Series
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Old Town Lewisville; Main & Church Streets, Lewisville, TX

City of Lewisville
Daren Watkins
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-5082
Music: Country, Cover/Tribute, Jazz, Latin Pop, Pop, Western Swing
Activities: Concert season
The popular “Sounds of Lewisville” concert series, a free family favorite since 1991, is held in Old Town Lewisville. Concerts start at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night in June and July. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for their comfort. Well-behaved pets on a leash are allowed at the shows.

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater; 1700 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department
Laura Jasso
1581 North Chaparral; Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 826-3410; (361) 826-3417; Fax JJ Nelson, (361) 244-0442
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
June 4, 11, 18, 25

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.

Summer in the Park, Concert Series
June 4, 11, 18, 25

San Marcos Plaza; 206 North CM Allen Parkway

The San Marcos Performing Arts Association, the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, and the San Marcos Arts Commission
Barry Britton, Event Coordinator
P.O. Box 651; San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-8400; Fax (512) 739-7240
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season
Free concert series featuring live music shows from Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm, along the banks of the San Marcos river. Summer in the Park promotes area musicians and presents a variety of musical styles in a family-friendly environment.

Summer Showcase
June 4, 11, 18, 25

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, 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.

Crosby Annual Fair and Rodeo
June 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Crosby Fairgrounds; FM 2100 in Northeast Harris County, Crosby, TX

Crosby Fair and Rodeo Association
Kris Dahlquist
P.O. Box 1546; Crosby, TX 77532
(281) 328-2113
Music: Country, Cowboy, Rockabilly
Activities: County fair, Rodeo, carnival, commercial activities, cookoff
The Crosby Fair and Rodeo is an official PRCA sanctioned event featuring top Nashville entertainers. The fair features many activities for children.

Gonzales Main Street Concert Series
June 5, 12, 19, 26

Confederate Square; Saint Joseph Street

City of Gonzales, Texas - Main Street
Barbara Friedrich, Main Street Administrator
P.O. Box 547; Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-2815
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, antique cars, and vendors
Gonzales Main Street Concert Series: o New - Fourth of July concert and fireworks show at Confederate Square. o Features - Variety of music, additional attractions like antique cars, games for children, vendors. o Benefits - Provides entertainment alternative for residents, brings revenue into the downtown area, family oriented. o Community support - The business community, as well as the community as a whole, responded very favorably to the concert series. The event is supported by the Gonzales City Council, the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce as well as heavily backed by The Gonzales Cannon and The Gonzales Inquirer, Texas Thunder Radio and KCTI-AM 1450. o Sponsor benefits - Information placed in all advertising, logo on the poster which is distributed throughout South Texas (if agreement reached by March 30), featured in news stories, donation photo placed in The Gonzales Cannon and The Gonzales Inquirer, banner featured on stage for each weekend, announced repeatedly during each concert. *All concerts will be held at Confederate Square in downtown Gonzales.

Hot Summer Sounds
June 5, 12, 19, 26

Miller Park; 1919 North First Street

City of Temple Parks and Recreation Department
2 North Main Street, No. 201; Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5440; (254) 298-5565
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Pop, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
One of Temple’s best summer traditions! The 17th Annual Hot Summer Sounds is an 8-week free concert series held on Friday evenings, June 5th -July 24th , 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!

Mex-Tex Family Fiesta ~ 2
June 5, 6

Centennial Plaza – Downtown Midland; 105 N Main St, Midland, TX

Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Rachel L. Stone - President CEO
208 South Marienfeld; Midland, TX 79701
(432) 682-2960; (432) 570-9824
Music: Soul/R&B, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Street dance
A Celebration of the Hispanic Culture with traditional costumes, dancers, food, crafts and music. “A family event for every member of the community!” This event has grown over the past 27 years into THE Premier Hispanic Culture Event with over 10,000 people from the Permian Basin attending the two day event.

Mitch and Artha Wright Concerts-In-The Park Series
June 5, 12, 19, 26

Stevenson Park; 1100 South Friendswood Drive

City of Friendswood
James Toney, Director of Parks and Recreation
910 South Friendswood Drive; Friendswood, TX 77546-4856
(281) 996-3220
Music: Children's, Country, Soul/R&B, Rock
Activities: Face Painting, Children Games/Activities, Bounce Houses and Slides
Summer concert series in the heart of Friendswood, TX. Cool summer nights and beautiful Stevenson Park provide the back drop for the annual, family tradition.

Raz on the Braz
June 5, 6

HillBilly Haven 'A Two Bridges Resort'; Millsap, Texas

Trote Productions
Terry Rasor
547 Joy Drive; Fort Worth, TX 76108
Music: Americana, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Campout, Ice Cream Contest
Raz On The Braz is an annual three day music festival featuring more than 20 various Texas Artists. Past performers include Billy Jo Shaver, Steven Fromholz, Leon Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rusty Wier, Tommy Alverson, John Nitzinger, Davin James, Larry Jo Taylor, James Hinkle & Johnny Mack, Cosmic Dust Devils, Ronny Spears, Black Top Gypsys, Terry Rasor and a host of other Texas singers / songwriters.

South Texas Music Walk of Fame
June 5, 6

Courtyards of the Water Street Market and inside the Executive Surf Club; 300 North Water Street, Corpus Christi, TX

Water Street, Ltd
Sue Donahoe
309 North Water Street; Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 960-5833; (361) 882-2211
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Polka, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, Music festival
The South Texas Music Walk of Fame is free and open every day. Currently 67 beautiful, ceramic tile stars decorate the lovely courtyards of the most exciting block in downtown Corpus Christi. Each year, on the first weekend in June, six new stars are added - honoring a music professional who has, throughout their career, enriched the texture of our region’s music culture. Specific annual events vary from one year to the next, but always include at least one concert and the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Five of the six stars are named for 2015, those include: Tony Joe White, Roberto Pullido, John Campbell, Jeff Anderson, and The Majek Orchestra. Weekend Event activities include: Friday, June 5th, 7 pm - Majek Orchestra. Saturday, June 6th. 12, Noon, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Roberto Pullido. 1 - 3 pm, Award Concert featuring Jeff Anderson “El Jefe’”, and Junction (former band of deceased inductee, John Campbell). All Free!

Addison Summer Series
June 6, 13, 20, 27

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Barbara Kovacevich
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851; (800) 233-4766; Fax sstofer@addisontx.gov
Music: Salsa
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
Enjoy summer evenings under the stars in beautiful Beckert Park. Listen to live music while you picnic or dine in one of the great Addison Circle restaurants.

The Tenth Annual Lois Alba Aria Competition
June 6, 7

Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas; 4001 Mount Vernon, Houston, TX

Soma International Foundation, Inc.
Shelley Townsend, Treasurer
1415 South Voss, Suite 110-448; Houston, TX 77057
(713) 822-0176; (713) 334-7367
Music: Classical
The Lois Alba Aria Competition is a presentation of Soma International Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to offering aspiring opera singers the opportunity to perform in public settings, such as concerts, galas and competitions in order to earn recognition and audience approval. Competition participants are judged by professionals in the field who offer career advice, direction and encouragement. Participants also have the opportunity to earn prize money in order to further their studies and careers in the field of opera. Semi-final Rounds: Saturday, May 1, 10:00am - 6:00pm Finals & Awards Program: Sunday, May 2, 3:00pm - 6:00pm Parking is available in the Moran Parking Facility on the corner of Graustark and West Alabama for $2.00.

Celebrate Highland Village ~ 2
June 6

Pilot Knoll Park; 218A Orchid Hill Rd. Argyle, TX

City of Highland Village
Andra Foreman, Recreation Manager
1000 Highland Village Road; Highland Village, TX 75077
(972) 317-7430; Fax (972) 899-5130
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Celebrate Highland Village is an opportunity for the community to welcome summer with festivities for all ages. The event begins in the heart of Highland Village at our community gathering place, Unity Park, with a 1K/5K run through the city and a family fish-out. Attendees will spend the evening at Highland Village’s hidden gem, Pilot Knoll Park, where they’ll enjoy music, food, drink and activities for the kids. The event finishes with a spectacular fireworks show from the shores of Lewisville Lake. This event is free to the public. Evening Events at Pilot Knoll Park: 5:30 P.M. gates open, 6:30 P.M. Josh Grider, 8:00 P.M. Zane Williams, Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza.

Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
June 6-27

University of Houston; 120 School of Music Bldg. Houston, TX 77204-4017

University of Houston • Moores School of Music
Alan Austin, General Director
120 School of Music Building; Houston, TX 77204-4017
(713) 743-3167; Fax tmf@uh.edu
Music: Classical, Jazz
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
Over 30 public events open to the general public featuring a one-month world class orchestral training program and shorter institutes for high school jazz musicians, high school pianists, and a classical guitar festival and competition.

Jackson Street Market Days
June 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
Activities: Arts and crafts
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.

Round Top Music Festival ~ 2
June 6, 13, 16, 20, 27

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

The James Dick Foundation
James Dick
P.O. Box 89; Round Top, TX 78954-0089
(979) 250-3815; (979) 249-3129
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.

Songwriter Saturdays
June 6, 11, 20, 27

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Shelbi Stofer
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851; (972) 450-6231
Music: Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop
Activities: Music festival
Songwriter Saturdays gives you the opportunity to enjoy summer evenings under the stars in beautiful Beckert Park. Listen to live music from the area's best singer/songwriters while you picnic or dine in one of the great Addison Circle restaurants. Concerts are from 8-10 p.m.

Stone Valley Music Festival
June 6

Stone Valley Music Park; 7508 U.S. Highway 290 Johnson City, TX

Stone Valley Music Park
307 North Austin; Buda, TX 78610
(512) 312-9740 ; 830-330-0380
Music: Country
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, washer pitcher tournament, horseshoe pitching
The first of seven Stone Valley Music Festivals outside of Dripping Springs will be held on Saturday, April 11th; headlining Doug Stone the Country Music Legend & Doug's special Guest Jade Jack with confirmed additional performers Jake Ward, Mary Sarah, the Bret Mullins Band, Jake Penrod and Bobby Flores & The Yellow Rose Band. Gates will open at 10:00am and the live music lasts until midnight with a large dance floor. There will be BBQ, Hot Dogs, Beer, among other food & drink items on the menu. There will be a washer pitching tournament as well as a horseshoe pitching tournament with prize money. Great place to be with the whole family, friends & the kids. VIP areas will be available. We have recently bought out the summer's performances and headliners include Johnny Bush, Hal Ketchum, Cody Johnson, Dale Watson, Mickey Gilly and Tracy Byrd. Check our website for festival information throughout the summer.

Victoria Bach Festival
June 6-13

Various; Victoria, TX

Victoria Bach Festival Association
Nina Di Leo, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3522; Victoria, TX 77903
(361) 570-5788
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
The Victoria Bach Festival, led by Grammy-nominated conductor Craig Hella Johnson and Creative Team members Michelle Schumann and Faith DeBow, celebrates the work of composers spanning the ages. Orchestral, choral, and chamber works are performed by local and nationally acclaimed artists in various venues in Victoria, Texas.

The Snyder Western Swing Festival
June 10-13

900 East Coliseum Drive, Snyder, TX

Snyder Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 840; Snyder, TX 79550
(325) 573-3558
Music: Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
This event brings lovers of western swing music from as far as South Carolina, Canada, and Scotland. A burger and beans meal kicks off the festivities on Wednesday evening followed by an informal jam session. The opening ceremonies start at noon Wednesday and the music and dancing continues through Saturday night with performances beginning at 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm daily. Vendors are also available.

West Texas Western Swing Music Festival ~ 2
June 10-13

The Coliseum; 900 East Coliseum Drive

Snyder Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Calley
P.O. Box 840; Snyder, TX 79550
(325) 573-3558; (325-) 573-3559
Music: Country, Cowboy, Western Swing, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
The West Texas Western Swing Festival is the second week in June. From Tuesday evening through Saturday evening, this festival is a gala showcase for Texas Swing Music performed by approximately 90 members of the best swing bands in Texas. Approximately 90 RVs are parked at our coliseum for a week and there is not a motel room to be found.

Chisholm Trail Roundup
June 11-13

Lockhart City Park; 504 East City Park Road, Lockhart, TX

Lockhart Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 840; Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 398-2818
Music: Country, Latin/Spanish, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Rodeo
The 40th Annual Chisholm Trail Roundup is June 13-15, 2013. It is Lockhart's biggest annual festival and always the second full weekend in June, from Thursday to Saturday in the Lockhart City Park. There is a packed schedule of activities and fun for all ages. This is a major tourism event for the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lockhart. Chisholm Trail Roundup is attended by 18,000+ people from cities and counties all over Central Texas. Many are represented by beautiful floats during the Grand Parade on Saturday morning. Now the "BBQ Capital of Texas" Championship and Chili Cook-offs has its own weekend on June 7 & 8, 2013. Chisholm Trail Roundup begins on Wednesday with the Cowboy Breakfast on the Courthouse Square followed by the carnival Thursday night at 5pm at the City Park and operates through Saturday night at 1am. Throughout the entire festival there are various types of music from DJ's, to local bands, and headliners on Friday and Saturday evenings now on both stages – Main Pavilion and the Amphitheater. Dances and Concerts are held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Other highlights of Chisholm Trail Roundup are the annual crowning of the CTR Queen and Rodeo on Thursday night followed by an "Awesome Auction" to benefit Project Graduation. Saturday morning a "Grand Parade" is held at 10am and attracts around 150 entrees from many surrounding communities. Come join us for the festival's horseshoe & washer pitching competition, eat great food, browse the vendor booths, enjoy entertainment, and much more! For more information, a schedule of activities, and list of entertainment, keep checking the Chisholm Trail Roundup website for updates!

Republic of Texas Biker Rally Parade and Concert ~ 2
June 11-14

Travis County Expo Center; Austin, TX

Roadway Productions, LLC
French Smith
12305 Twin Creek Drive; Austin, TX 78652-3719
(512) 441-9015
Music: Country, Cowboy, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Motorcycle Display; Motocross Parade
The World’s largest Motorcycle Parade as certified by the Guiness Book of World Records. Free Live Music in the heart of downtown. Major national bands will perform at the Travis County Expo Center and Rally Grounds. Hundreds of Motorcycle & accessory vendors.

Taste of Dallas
June 12-14

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!

Kolache-Klobase Festival
June 13

Riverside Hall; 14643 Buls Rd. Highway 90-A, East Bernard, TX

KJT St. Wenceslaus Society No. 40
Edwin C. Marik
P. O. Box 26; East Bernard, TX 77435
(979) 335-7907; (979) 531-9747
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: Music festival, arts and crafts
Plenty of live music, dancing & lively entertainment with bands and entertainers from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Plate lunch available featuring home-cooked BBQ chicken/sausage/sauerkraut/trimmings, hamburgers available PM, arts/crafts, raffle prizes, family fun. Air conditioned hall & water-fan cooled pavilion. Plenty of kolaches for sale.

Second Saturdays
June 13

Historic Downtown McKinney; 111 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069

McKinney Main Street
Merry Canter - McKinney Main Street Assistant
111 North Tennessee Street; McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 547-2660
Music: Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Cover/Tribute, Jazz, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival, food, art
Come to Historic Downtown McKinney and enjoy an evening of art, music and wine! Explore the local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and taste some of the areas best eateries. Many places in Downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7 - 10 p.m. every 2nd Saturday of the Month.

Texas Folklife Festival ~ 2
June 13, 14

Institute of Texan Cultures; 801 East Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX

Institute of Texan Cultures
Jo Ann Andera, Director, Special Events
801 East Cesar East Chavez Blvd.; San Antonio, TX 78205-3209
(210) 458-2249; Fax texasfolklifefestival@utsa.edu
Music: A cappella, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Polka, Soul/R&B, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano, World Beat
The Texas Folklife Festival gathers more than 40 Texas cultures to celebrate their heritage through music, food, artisanship and more. Music plays an integral role in the Institute of Texan Cultures' signature event. Folklife has hosted Grammy winners, mom-and-pop choirs and old buddies who've played together for years. It's a festival where Scottish bagpipes can be heard in the distance, as the band parades through the festival grounds. At one stage, a group of firemen play classic rock 'n' roll; and a short distance away, Chinese drums pound out a Lion Dance. The banjo and resonator guitar playing old folksongs. Music is an essential part of the Texas Folklife Festival and the variety is sure to appeal to any Texan or traveler who visits.

H-E-B Tournament of Champions Summer Jazz Workshop
June 17


Jazz Education, Inc
Denise Kennedy
P.O. Box 8031; Houston, TX 77288
(713) 839-7000; Fax Sydnee Simpson
Music: Jazz
The Summer Jazz Workshop were founded in 1972 by Houston Jazz greats Conrad Johnson and Bubbha Thomas. The workshop offers students an alternative in music education. The Summer Jazz Workshop is a five-week intensive, youth-oriented program that focuses on the fundamentals of music, jazz and its associated business aspects. This program has trained more than 10,000 student musicians throughout its history of more than four decades. Students enrolled in the workshop will play at the renowned Houston International Jazz Festival. This is not a sleepover camp.

Come and Taste It at the Grapevine
June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

The Grapevine; Gruene, TX

Gruene Historic District
Nicole Heath, Party & Events Coordinator
1601 Hunter Road; New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-5077; (830) 606-0093
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
COME AND TASTE IT. Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District. On the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January), a featured winemaker showcases three of their newest released, top-selling or hardest to find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and three prize giveaways. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the winery and The Grapevine staff, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

Fort Griffin Fandangle
June 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

The Prairie Theatre; Albany, TX

Fort Griffin Fandangle Association, Inc.
Betsy Parsons
P.O. Box 2017; Albany, TX 76430
(325) 762-3838; (325) 762-2525
Music: Musical
Activities: Arts and crafts, Parade
Fort Griffin Fandangle is a show that people of Albany present beneath the summer stars of the Texas sky for six nights of the last two weekends of June. With singing, dancing, pantomime and pageantry, it recreates the look and feel of life in the frontier days of the Old West. Fandangle tells of the settling of the Texas frontier west of Fort Worth. Relive the story of the Indians who inhabited the prairie, the early white men who displaced them and the many settlers who followed the call to settle this land. Fort Griffin Fandangle is Texas' oldest outdoor musical. Covered wagons and buggies, a replica of the first Texas Central railroad train, galloping prairie fires, a frontier town street, gushing oil derricks, more that 300 performers -- the Fandangle recaptures with theatrical charm the look and feel of the Old West.

Boerne Berges Fest
June 19-21

Main Plaza; Boerne, TX

Berges Fest Committee
Jeremiah Bowman, President
P.O. Box 748; Boerne, TX 78006
(210) 883-8534; Fax sofroc@gvtc.com
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
The Annual Boerne Berges Fest, held at Boerne's Main Plaza, is three days of fun! Great food, non-stop entertianment, crazy contests, egg toss, watermelon eating, wheelbarrow races, Dachshund races and more. Carnival at the Fairgrounds and live music. Past performers include: Bruce Robison, and Billy Joe Shaver.

Music in the Park
June 19, 24

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
The 2015 Friday night summer outdoor concert series will feature two bands per week in celebration of Pflugerville’s 50th birthday, and pairs new artists with seasoned performers. Food and desserts are available for purchase at 6 p.m., or bring a picnic dinner. Music starts at 6:30 p.m., and ends at 9:30 p.m. Children can have lots of fun at the playground onsite. The sounds of nearby Gilleland Creek cools those hot summer nights, while the musicians on stage heat up the crowd for dancing, or relaxing on blankets and lawn chairs. Giveaways and games at intermission. Pets on leashes and alcohol are allowed. A special 50th Birthday Party adds to the concert scene on Friday, July 24. Free admission. Limited parking on site, but parking in nearby neighborhoods is allowed.

Best Little Brewfest in Texas ~ 2
June 20

Texas Motor Speedway; 3545 Lone Star Circle, Lewisville, TX 76177

City of Lewisville Cloud 9 Charities
Daren Watkins, Daynor Stinson
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-3710; (972) 632-9732
Music: Americana, Country, Cover/Tribute, Pop, Western Swing
Activities: Craft Beer Sampling
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.

Holland Corn Festival
June 20

Holland City Park; 105 Park Road, Holland, TX

Holland Corn Festival, Inc.
Jill Marwitz, Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 267; Holland, TX 76534
(254) 760-5311; (254) 760-3204
Music: Country, Cowboy
Activities: Street dance, 5K run, BBQ Cook Off
The Corn Festival is always on the third Saturday in June. Come enjoy a full day of fun, games, music, dancing, good eating, and fellowship. The festival includes a 5K run, corn cob relays, corn eating contests, corn cob throwing contests, and corn seed spitting contests for all ages. There is plenty of arts and crafts from several vendors, as well as a BBQ Cookoff and horseshoe tournament. At night, a street dance is featured. Past performers include Reckless Kelly, The Trishas, Casey Donahew Band, Kevin Fowler, Peter Dawson, Dub Miller, Phil Pritchett, Kenny Orts, Roger Creager, Wade Bowen, Bleu Edmondson, Cody Widner, Stoney LaRue, Mike McClure, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rodgers Band, Brandon Rhyder, Jack Ingram, and Honeybrowne.

Luling Watermelon Thump
June 25-28

Downtown Luling; 412 East Davis Street, Luling, TX

Luling Watermelon Thump Association
Jamie Nickells
P.O. Box 710; Luling, TX 78648
(830) 875-3214 ext. 2; (830) 875-3214 ext. 2; Fax Delane Bassett
Music: Americana, Country
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Carnival, Arts and Crafts
We are a unique 4 day festival held annually for the past 56 years. We offer entertainment & activities for all age groups in the historic business district of downtown Luling. Highlights include seed spitting & melon eating contests, 3 live music stages, beer garden, carnival, giant parade & much more.

Polski Dzien • Polish Day ~ 2
June 26-27

Downtown Bremond; Main Street, Bremond, TX

Bremond Chamber of Commerce
Jeanne Wierzbicki
P.O. Box 487; Bremond, TX 76629
(254) 746-7636; (254) 746-7771
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: Street dance
The Polski Dzien • Polish Day events include a 5-K run at 8 a.m., volleyball, arts and crafts booths, large parade, Polish food and music. We will be featuring a band during the afternoon (free of charge). There will be a street dance at 9:00 p.m. ($10 charge per person). Friday night's entertainment starts at 8 p.m. (no admission).

Keep Austin Weird 5k & Music Festival
June 27

Auditorium Shores; Town Lake- South First and Riverside Drive, Austin, TX

Event Production Services
Jeff Miller
P.O. Box 150461; Austin, TX 78745
(512) 282-3366
Music: Americana, Children's, Country, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
Come enjoy the festival that celebrates everything and everyone Austin. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. and the music starts at 3:00. The Festival includes a Kid’s Zone featuring a stage with performers and activities, Arts/Crafts & Food/Drink Vendors, and Special Misting Areas to keep cool. You don’t have to run the race to go to the Music Festival. Past performers include: Roky Erickson & The Explosives, Dale Watson & The Lonestars, Grady, The Mother Truckers, Larry, The Steps and Coopers Uncle. Check the website for updates on this year's performers.

Austin Chamber Music Workshop—Adult Division (ages 19 & up)
June 30-July 16

Brentwood Christian School; 11908 North Lamar

Austin Chamber Music Center
Jeni Gossard, Director of Education
3814 Medical Parkway; Austin, Texas 78756
(512) 454-0026; (512) 454-7562
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Lectures, Workshops, Instruction
Enjoy a fun and motivational environment where you can CREATE new sounds, PLAY with other small ensembles, and EXPLORE new music with musicians who have the same passion for chamber music!