June - Texas Music Events Calendar 2014

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The 2014 TMEC lists more than 500 annual events featuring live music. To update listing information for your 2014 event, please contact the Texas Music Office at music [at] governor.state.tx.us or call (512) 463-6666.

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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