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Texas Music Festival
June 1-28

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.

Kerrville Folk Festival
June 1-8

Quiet Valley Ranch; 3876 Medina Hwy Kerrville

Kerrville Festivals, Inc.
Cheyanne Pearl
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. 2013 will include Jimmy LaFave, Trout Fishing in America, The Stray Birds, Birds of Chicago, The Steel Wheels, Eliza Gilkyson, Susan Werner, and Ruthie Foster. Thank you for your interest in the Kerrville Music Festivals. We accept Electronic Press Kits only. 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

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series
June 1,5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, 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. June 1 – Austin Lounge Lizards; June 5 – Latin Express; June 6 – Courrier; June 7 – Larry Joe Taylor; June 8 – Chin Woo Lion & Dragon Dance Team; June 11 – Billy Jonas; June 12 – The Dunwells; June 13 – Somebody’s Darling; June 14 – Rick Trevino; June 15 – Red Young & Black Red Black; June 18 – Big Bang Boom; June 19 – Havana NRG; June 20 – Curtis Grimes; June 21 – Playing for Change; June 22 – The Whiskey Sisters; June 25 – The Boogers; June 26 – Terrance Simien; June 27 – Cas Haley; June 28 – The Tejas Brothers; June 29 – Telegraph Canyon

Melody Ranch's Annual Bluegrass Festival ~ 2
June 1-7

The Chrystal Opry House at Melody Ranch; 1989 White Mound Road, Sherman, TX 75090

Chrystal Opry House
1989 White Mound Road; Sherman, TX 75090
(903) 546-6893
Music: Bluegrass, Gospel
Activities: Music festival
This event will feature lots of jamming and social activities for jammers and non jammers alike. The Opry is available for jamming inside should the weather be bad. We will host potlucks, a biscuit/gravy breakfast, and a hamburger fry, games and activities for non-campers too! On Friday night we host Copper Canyon, Melody Ranch Ramblers, and band scrambles: Saturday night we host Grass Notes, Nickelville Road, Copper Canyon and...(a surprise band).

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts
June 1-August 31

Museum of the Southwest; 1705 West Missouri Avenue, Midland, TX 79701

Museum of the Southwest
Chelsea Dey
1705 West Missouri Avenue; Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-2882 ext. 304
Music: Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Latin Pop, Rock
Activities: Concert season, for children
The Museum of the Southwest has hosted free music concerts on its grounds every Sunday evening throughout the summer for more than two decades. These concerts are free to the public and remain a fun community attraction, attracting between 600 and 1000 guests a night.

Sounds of Lewisville Summer Concert Series
June 3, 10,17, 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 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 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 5,12,19,26, 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.

Jazz in June
June 5,12,19,26

Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX

The City of Keller
Steve Polasek, City Manager
P.O. Box 770 ; Keller, TX 76244-0770
(817) 743-4000
Music: Jazz
Join us at 7 p.m. every Thursday in June on the lawn at Keller Town Hall for free, open-air jazz. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner to the concerts to enjoy free lawn seating. For information contact the City Manager’s Office at (817)743-4010 or send e-mail to publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

PianoTexas International Academy & Festival
June 5 - 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”

Summer Showcase
June 5,12,19,26, 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, 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.

Billy the Kid Festival
June 6-8

San Elizario Historic District; 1501 Main Street, San Elizario, TX 79849

San Elizario Art District Guild
P.O. Box 2009; San Elizario, TX 79849
(915) 851-0093
Activities: Music festival
San Elizario Art District Guild hosts the 5th annual festival named for the infamous outlaw Friday through Sunday, June 6-8, in the San Elizario Historic District in San Elizario. The event celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in 1876 to break out a friend from the old El Paso County Jail. The three-day event includes live music, guided tours, daily historic talks, an arts & crafts market, concessions, pony-rides and more. Performances of the historical play “Midnight Rendezvous: Billy The Kid & The Mystery of 1876” by Maria del Pilar Munoz are 8 p.m. Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7-8, on the Main Festival Stage. The play recalls historic truths about Billy the Kid’s visit to the small Texas town of San Elizario.

Brazos Nights
June 6, July 7

Indian Spring Park; Downtown Waco

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

Crosby Annual Fair and Rodeo
June 6-14

Crosby Fairgrounds; FM 2100 in Northeast Harris County

Crosby Fair and Rodeo Association
Kris Dahlquist
P.O. Box 1546; Crosby, TX 77532
(281) 328-2113
Music: Country, Cowboy
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.

FREE Concert at Zilker Park!
June 6,7

Zilker Hillside Theater; 2301 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX

Austin Civic Orchestra
Steve Coufal
P. O. Box 27132; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 200-2261
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
An ACO tradition, no summer would be complete without our Pops Concert in Zilker Park and the guest conductor selected by a raffle. This year's That 70s Concert! features musical selections from pieces that were popular in the 70s. Come and enjoy a wide array of familiar movie music selections. Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:00 PM

Gonzales Main Street Concert Series
June 6,13,20,27

Confederate Square; Saint Joseph Street

City of Gonzales, Texas - Main Street
Barbara Friedrich - Main Street Administrator
820 Saint Joseph; Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-2815
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, antique cars, wagon rides, vendors, farmers market
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, wagon rides through downtown, 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. It was 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 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.

National Gospel Quartet Meet and Greet Showcase & Conference ~ 2
June 6-7

Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church; 7701 Jutland, Houston, Texas 77033

Meet and Greet Network
Darrell Jay Jones, Founder/CEO
700 Wooley Circle; Crockett, TX 75835
(936) 222-4006; (936) 222-4006
Music: Gospel
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The "Quartet Meet and Greet Network" is for quartets and traditional gospel artists, announcers, promoters, events, conferences, showcases and all things pertaining to the traditional and quartet genres. The 2014 Quartet Meet and Greet (MAG) Showcase and Conference in Houston, Texas will not be a competition. There will be no judges, no awards, no first, second or third place winners: IT'S JUST MINISTRY. The groups will have an opportunity to meet and be heard by promoters, radio announcers and retailers from all over. MAG will be an outpost for the gospel music ministry. Groups will receive material important to their success in the music industry. MAG will offer groups hands-on experience in filling out necessary music documents. Educational session(s) will be led by the Director of Music Education and other leaders in the music industry. Get ready for the “2014 Quartet Meet and Greet Showcase and Conference” for quartet and traditional artists. For more information, email us at quartetmag@gmail.com. Once again, Welcome to MAG.

Hot Summer Sounds
June 6,13,20,27, 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!

Mex-Tex Family Fiesta ~ 2
June 6-7

Centennial Plaza – Downtown Midland; 105 N Main St, Midland, TX 79701

Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Rachel L. Stone - President CEO
208 South Marienfeld; Midland, TX 79701
(432) 682-2960; (432) 570-9824
Music: Pop, Soul/R&B, 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 26 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 6,13,20,27

Stevenson Park; 1100 South Friendswood Drive

City of Friendswood
James Toney
910 South Friendswood Drive; Friendswood, TX 77546-4856
(281) 996-3220
Music: Children's, Country, Rock
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.

Music in the Park
June 6, 20, 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
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.

Texas Folklife Festival ~ 2
June 7-8

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

Institute of Texan Cultures
Jo Ann Andera
801 East Cesar East Chavez Blvd.; San Antonio, TX 78205-3209
(210) 458-2249; Jo Ann Andera, Director, Special Events; 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.

Celebrate Highland Village ~ 2
June 7

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. Prophet and Outlaws, 8:00 P.M. Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros, Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza

Houston Choral Showcase
June 7

The Lowe Theater at St. John's School; 2707 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX

Houston Choral Showcase
Belinda Rossiter, Executive Director
P.O. Box 980543; Houston, TX 77098
(281) 346-0161
Music: Big Band, Country, Cover/Tribute, Gospel, Jazz, Pop
Activities: Concert season
Houston Choral Showcase is preparing a live show called "Harmony in Motion" to be performed on June 7, 2014, as well as at other public and private events during the spring season. The show features movie songs, Broadway tunes, and hits from the 1930s to the present day, including: Song of the Lonely Mountain, Skyfall, Home, Sitting on the Dock, Too Much Heaven, Jet Set, It’s Raining Men, When Will I Be Loved, Orinoco Flow, Good Time, Long Train Runnin’, Stuck Like Glue, Lydia the Tattooed Lady, Bring the House Down, and more. Directed by Diane Benson, Houston Choral Showcase is Houston’s only mixed pop/variety show choir and has been bringing music and sparkle to the Houston community for over 80 years. More information about the group, membership, and the upcoming show is at “http://houstonchoralshowcase.org.

Jackson Street Market Days
June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Jackson Street; Between Fourth and Commerce

Jackson Street Market Days / The Antique Emporium
June Ramirez
123 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-4041
Music: Blues, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Jackson Street Market Days is an old-fashioned, open air market featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, plants, and more. Food vendors and live music too. Free and open to the public from 9 am - 3 pm.

Psalm 100 Gospel Opry
June 7, July 5,August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Reed Entertainment Center; 421 East Industrial Drive Suite 215, Sulphur Springs, TX

Reed Entertainment Center
Buddy & Ina Gore
6653 Texas Hwy 154 South; Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
(903) 885-4262
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Gospel
This is a monthly event that features both local and national Christian music artist. Doors open at 6pm Show begins at 7pm. Concessions and gift shop on premises.

Round Top Music Festival ~ 2
June 7,14,21,28, July 5,12

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) 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.

Songwriter Saturdays
June 7,14,21,28

Beckert Park; 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Shelbi Stofer
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851
Music: Classical
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.

Sun City Pridefest
June 7-8

Cleveland Square; 510 Nort Santa Fe El Paso, TX 79901

El Paso Sun City Pride Organization
Dave Castillo
510 North Stanton Street; El Paso, TX 79901
(855) 842-3247
Music: Dance/Electronic
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
The 7th annual festival in honor of National Gay Pride Month is noon to midnight Saturday, June 7, in Cleveland Square, in Downtown El Paso. This year’s performers include Sun City Divas, RuPaul’s Drag Race Show, Odd Lab Fire Show, the Voice’s Paula DeAnda, Bella Gigante and Jason J. Carter and The X Factor’s Lillie McCloud. Parade is 10 a.m. starting at Houston Park, 900 Montana, and concluding at Pride Square, 500 Stanton, for the Gay Pride Street Festival. This year’s Grant Marshal is Mary E. Gonzalez. Pride Movie Night is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at the M Factor, 209 S. El Paso, followed by a kick-off block party at 9 p.m. at Monarch, 204 E. Rio Grande. Movie is free; block party admission is $5. A Pride Dance Party is 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, at 301 Live, 301 Ochoa. Admission: $15 ages 18-20; $10 21 and older. The 7th Annual Family Picnic begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 8, at Wet N’ Wild Waterworld. After-Party starts at 9 p.m. Admission: $40 at the gate for all ages (after-party for ages 21 and older is $5).

Music Under the Stars World Music
June 8, July, August

Chamizal National Memorial; 800 South San Marcial, El Paso

City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD)
Chris Espinoza
400 West San Antonio Suite A; El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 541-4895
Music: Americana, Big Band, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Pop, Reggae, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, Western Swing
Activities: Concert season
Every summer, thousands flock to the Chamizal National Memorial to attend Music Under the Stars World Music Concert Series. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this summer, the program is one of El Paso’s leading family events. The series boasts performances by local, national and international artists in many genres including: salsa, bluegrass, rock, tribute , jazz and many more. Each season features a 4th of July Patriotic Concert with a closing firework spectacular. Visiting artists embrace the community one step further by giving free music workshops to underserved youth at local community recreational or detention centers the day following the concert. These workshops help motivate and inspire their audiences.

Orphée aux Enfers at the Houston Miller Outdoor Theatre
June 8

Houston Miller Outdoor Theatre; 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

Franco-American Vocal Academy (FAVA)
Frédérique Added, Vice President
16 Depot Street; Elgin, TX 78621
(512) 285-6604
Music: Opera
Colorful can-can's and delightful French melodies sung by the pre-professional talent of the Franco-American Vocal Academy, under the direction of Metropolitan Opera tenor William Lewis and Soprano Frédérique Added. A touring comic operetta, musical fun for the whole family.

Blues on the Hill
June 10, August 16

McKelvey Park; 77 Sunshine Strip Harlingen

Harlingen Convention and Visitors Bureau
Eduardo Figueroa, Executive Director
311 East Tyler; Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-5440
Music: Blues
Activities: Concert season
Twelve years ago, Tom Wilson & Jeff Lyssy, from Harlingen Parks and Recreation approached Chris Maley of KMBH & KHID Public Radio's "On The Roadside" Blues music program collaborated to bring Harlingen Texas a premier Blues concert series - Blues on the Hill.

Music For Kids
June 10, 11, 16, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28

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.

Texas Music Festival Classical Minds Guitar Festival
June 10-15

Dudley Recital Hall, University of Houston; 120 School of Music Building

University of Houston, Moores School of Music
Valerie Hartzell, 'Classical Minds' Director
120 School of Music Building; Houston, TX 77204-4017
713-743-3313
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The Classical Minds Festival is open to classical guitarists of all levels and ages. The goal of this festival is to increase each student's sight-reading abilities, gain ensemble experience through the Guitar Orchestra Class and reach individual goals through the private lessons and/or master classes. There are concerts & lectures given by the faculty artists for the festival participants and for the Houston community to enjoy. All-Texas faculty: Adam Holzman, Isaac Bustos, Valerie Hartzell, Jonathan Dotson, Solero Flamenco, Mark Cruz, Chad Ibison, Jay Kacherski, Enric Madriguera, Fernand Vera During the last three days of the festival, there is a competition featuring three levels (NO professional management, GFA International Competition 1st Prize Winners, or Professional Recording Contracts): Division 1 (Open to All Ages), Division 2 (High School – Ages 13-19 & must be enrolled in High School or be a 2014 recent graduate), Division 3 (Junior – Ages 9-13)

Victoria Bach Festival
June 10-14

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. 2014 concerts include J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion conducted by Craig Hella Johnson and performances by bandoneon player Raul Jaurena and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
June 12,19,26, 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.

Chisholm Trail Roundup
June 12-14

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 12-15

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.

Summer Showcase
June 12,19,26, 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, 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.

Texas Fine Arts Summit ~ 2
June 12-13

Austin Airport Hilton; 9515 Hotel Drive, Austin, TX

The Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts
Kris G. Andrews
9233 Partridge Circle; Austin, TX 78758
(512) 491-8087
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Children's, Classical, Country, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Polka, Pop, Tejano
Activities: Trade show/convention
Since 2000, CEDFA has organized six successful statewide fine arts summits that focus on teaching strategies aligned with the TEKS. The CEDFA Summits served as the only venue for educators from all four fine arts disciplines to meet and discuss relevant issues. Education service centers replicated each statewide summit at the regional level. Topics for the past four CEDFA summits ranged from designing standards-based instruction and fine arts technology applications to fine arts for all students.

Texas Music Teachers Association Annual State Convention
June 12-15

Houston Hyatt Regency; 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002

Texas Music Teachers Association
Karen Wallace, Convention Chair
P.O. Box 831730; Richardson, TX 75083-1730
(512) 927-7356
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests, Songwriting contests, Trade show/convention
Texas Music Teachers Association State Convention, held annually, brings together musicians from across the state for sharing and learning. Teachers may share ideas as they attend or present sessions, pedagogy workshops and master classes; recitals and performances by outstanding musicians will be held throughout the convention. The exhibit area offers a variety of vendors who will showcase the latest publications and technology. In addition, there are a wide variety of student activities available to teachers, students, and guests. Performance and ensemble concerts, student recitals, award programs, workshops and master classes are just a few of the opportunities available.

Hot Summer Sounds
June 13,20,27, 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!

Shrimporee
June 13-15

Aransas Pass Community Park; Johnson & Commercial, Aransas Pass, TX

Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce
Rosemary Vega
130 West Goodnight Avenue; Aransas Pass, TX 78336-2508
(361) 758-2750; (800) 633-3028
Music: Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Seafood cookoff, Shrimp peeling contest
66 years of celebrating the Shrimporee Heritage in Aransas Pass. over 130 craft booths, carnival, 3 stages of music, bands, dancing and cooking demonstations.

Kolache-Klobase Festival
June 14

Riverside Hall; Highway 90-A, East Bernard

KJT Society No. 40
Edwin C. Marik
P. O. Box 26; East Bernard, TX 77435
(979) 335-7907; (979) 335-4875
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 8 pm. Plate lunch available featuring home cooked BBQ chicken/sausage/sauerkraut/trimmings, hamburgers available PM, arts/crafts, raffle prizes, cake walk, kid games & family fun. Air conditioned hall & water-fan cooled pavilion. Plenty of kolaches for sale.

Round Top Music Festival ~ 2
June 14,21,28, 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.

Splashfest
June 14

Windy Point Park; 6506 Bob Wentz Park Road, Austin, TX

Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies
6506 Bob Wentz Park Rd – Austin Texas 78632;
(512) 717-1145
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, cookoff, water slides, volleyball, outdoor movie, food trucks
Come see Josh Murley in concert at Splash Fest Windy Point Park along with cool inflatables, food trucks, all day music and a lakeside outdoor movie at 9PM. It's a full day (and night) of fun and tickets start at just $15 for early bird pricing. Go to www.splashfest.net for details and tickets

Tomato Fest
June 14

Downtown; Commerce Street

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
526 E Commerce Street; Jacksonville, TX 75766
(903) 586-2217; (800) 376-2217
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Rock
Activities: Singing contests, Street dance
Tomato Fest offers, among many other festivities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children's activities, street dancing, a talent contest, a motorcycle show, a gospel concert, a salsa contest, a tomato eating contest, a tomato peeling contest, and much more.

Dallas Songwriters Contest ~ 2
June 17

Dallas Songwriters Association; Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd

Dallas Songwriters Association
Barbara McMillen
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd., Box 20; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 750-0916
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Jazz, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Songwriting contests
Take your songwriting aspirations to the next level by entering the prestigious 21st Annual Dallas Song Contest hosted by the Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA). This year's contest will feature eight categories, judged by established music industry professionals, and offer nearly $5,000 in prizes to the top winners in each genre. Entries must be post-marked by May 14. Song categories include: Country, Americana/Folk/Bluegrass, Pop/Rock/R&B/Alternative, Love Songs/Easy Listening, Christian/Inspirational, Children's/Novelty, Singer/Songwriter and Instrumental. The Grand Prize winner will take home a new Tradition electric guitar, get a Premier Demo by Beaird Music Group--one of Nashville's top recording facilities--and receive a one-year Primo MoB membership with Broadjam, the on-line resource company and web community for musicians. Grand Prize runner up gets a day of free recording at Enchanted Rock Audio and a night in Merlin's Cabin, both nestled along the Llano River on the back of a 300 acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country, in addition to a one-year Broadjam Primo MoB membership. Third Place overall receives a song critique and recording time at Jo Music and a one-year Broadjam Primo MoB membership. All first place category winners win $100, a one-year Broadjam MoB membership and a year's membership in the DSA. Second place winners win $50 and a year's DSA membership, and third place finishers win a DSA membership.

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
June 19,26, 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.

Fort Griffin Fandangle
June 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

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.

Legends of Western Swing Music Festival ~ 2
June 19-21

Multi-Purpose Events Center; 1000 5th Street Wichita Falls, TX

Gloria Miers Productions
Gloria Miers Productions
4461 Ringgold Lane; Plano, TX 75093-3764
(318) 792-3303
Music: Big Band, Cowboy, Western Swing, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention, Dance, Arts and Crafts
3 days of toe-tappin' fun in a smoke and alchohol free environment. Each band plays an afternoon set and then returns after a dinner break to play again each evening. Dance the days away on 2 large dancefloors in cool, air-conditioned comfort. Join us for the Early Bird Dinner on Wednesday evening! Beginning at 7:00pm, enjoyed a catered prime rib Dutch Treat dinner at the MPEC. Music will be provided by Eddie McAlvain and the Mavericks. Tickets for the dinner are $16.00 per person and must be reserved in advance by sending a check, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Gloria Miers Productions, 4461 Ringgold Lane, Plano, Texas 75093. The lineup for the 2013 Music Festival can be found on our website. The show begins each day at 11:00am and ends at midnight. Each band plays an afternoon set and then after a dinner break, returns to entertain throughout the evening!

Summer Showcase
June 19,26, 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, 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
June 20,27, 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!

Music in the Park
June 20, 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.

Austin County Fair Summer Music Fest
June 21

Austin County Fairgrounds; 1076 East Hill Street, Bellville, TX

Austin County Fair Association
Ann Pleasant, Facility Administrator
P.O. Box 141; Bellville, TX 77418
(979) 865-5995; Fax (979)865-5216
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Event Description: The 16th Annual Austin County Fair Summer Music Fest is on Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Music Fest features country music, BBQ Cook-off, Kick Ball Tournament, Mutton Bustin', country music talent show, Bean Bag Tournament, and food/craft vendors. Past performers include Turnpike Troubadours, Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Gene Watson, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Eli Young, Aaron Watson, John Conlee and the Rankin Twins.

Best Little Brewfest in Texas
June 21

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

City of Lewisville
Daren Watkins
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-3710
Music: 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.

Solstice Austin ~ 2
June 21

multiple venues; Austin, TX

Special Events Live
Luis Zapata, Executive Producer
501 North I-35, No. 205; Austin, TX 78702
(512) 574-6153; (512) 485-3190
Activities: Music festival
Austin will be joining in the 30-year-old solstice celebration of music on June 21, 2014. The celebration will take place all throughout the city, in traditional and nontraditional venues including porches, staged venues, offices, storefronts, house parties, and parks. Every citizen no matter how experienced is invited to perform or to host a performance in this "For Austin, by Austin" celebration, SIGN UP TO REGISTER AN ARTIST OR A VENUE AT SOLSTICEAUSTIN.COM

Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Show
June 21-22

Moody Theater; Austin, TX

Texas Heritage Songwriters Association
209 East Sixth Street, Suite 200; Austin, TX 78701
(512) 686-3303; (512) 686-3303
Music: Country
Activities: Awards show, Music festival
The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association 2014 Hall of Fame Awards Show will feature K.T. Oslin, Lee Roy Parnell, Bonnie Bishop, Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter and Kris Kristofferson. The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association (TxHSA) was founded in 2005 by Terry Boothe. The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating songwriters who have helped shape Texas music culture. In 2006 TxHSA created the annual Hall of Fame Awards Show. The show takes place in conjunction with Texas Independence Day to honor the state. Not only is it a ceremony for the honorees, but also a concert featuring acts by the inductees themselves, and special guests who will perform in their honor. This year’s inductees are Waylon Jennings, K.T. Oslin and Buck Owens. TxHSA states that the mission of the association is to preserve Texas Culture, and to honor and celebrate Texas songwriters. TxHSA’s website states, “Texas songwriters, past and present, reflect in rhythm and rhyme, the essence of our culture; they are the poets of their time and have become the symbolic troubadours of our State.”

Bay Jammin' and Cinema Concert Series
June 26, 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.

Luling Watermelon Thump
June 26-29

Downtown Luling; 412 East Davis Street

Luling Watermelon Thump Association
Jamie Nickells
P.O. Box 710; Luling, TX 78648
(830) 875-3214 ext. 2; (830) 875-3214 ext. 2
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.

Summer Showcase
June 26, 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.

Hot Summer Sounds
June 27, 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!

Polski Dzien • Polish Day ~ 2
June 27-28

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).

Sutton County Days and PRCA Rodeo
June 27-28

Sutton County Park; Loop 467

Sonora Chamber of Commerce/Sutton County Days Association
Donna Garrett
P.O. Box 1172; Sonora, TX 76950
(325) 387-2880
Music: Blues, Children's, Country, Cowboy, Latin/Spanish, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Music festival, Rodeo
Sutton County Days includes three nights of PRCA Rodeo performances, rodeo dances Friday and Saturday night, parade on Saturday, local musical talent, arts and crafts, contests, food booths on Saturday. Dance after the rodeo. Parade on Saturday. Sutton County Days has arts, crafts, food booths, children's activities, and entertainment. PRCA Rodeo from 10-5. Dances are on Friday and Saturday night.

Sulphur Springs Independence Day Celebration
June 28

Courthouse Square; Downtown Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs Symphony League
Kayla Price
PO Box 251; Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
(903) 243-2708
Music: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Patriotic
Activities: Fireworks, Veteran's march, Wreath laying ceremony, Speeches, Antiques Sidewalk Sale
Outdoor symphony orchestra concert performed by the professional musicians of the Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra; followed by aerial fireworks show.