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Ciao, Italia!
March 1

First Unitarian Church; 4700 Grover Avenue

Austin Chamber Music Center
Michelle Schumann, Artistic Director
3814 Medical Parkway; Austin, TX 78756
(512) 454-0026
Music: Classical, Chamber Music
Activities: Concert season
Featuring the astounding Italian pianist, Maurizio Moretti in his Texas debut.

Houston Brazilian Carnaval
March 1

Funplex Houston; 13700 Beechnut Street Houston, TX 77083

Next Brazilian Productions
Lydia Pinto, Producer
6425 Westheimer Road, No. 811 ; Houston, TX 77057
(281) 903-0037; Fax
Music: Latin/Spanish, World Beat
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, Parade
The much-anticipated, annual Houston tradition of Brazilian Carnaval (now in its 5th year) erupts on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Funplex Houston. This celebratory spectacle and authentic demonstration of Carnaval dance, costuming, music, drink and food occurs on the same day as Brazil's own Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. The 2014 celebration features acclaimed Houston Brazliian band Samba Soul, DJ's from Brazil, samba dancers, and Axe Dance performance by Love Brazil Arts. Serving Brazilian appetizers, and providing souvenirs of Mardi Gras beads and masks. Costumes encouraged!

Huston-Tillotson University's Decennial President's Man MASKED Gala
March 1

Hyatt Regency Austin; 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78744

Huston-Tillotson University
Linda Y. Jackson; Director of Public Relations and Marketing
900 Chicon Street; Austin, TX 78702
(512) 505-3073; (512) 505-3006
Music: Jazz, Soul/R&B
Activities: Scholarship Gala
Huston-Tillotson University’s 11th Annual President’s Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams (MASKED) Gala is a black-tie affair that features Grammy-nominate entertainment, dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. In addition, the recipient of the Tower of Light Award is announced during the event that also spotlights HT students. A mask is required to attend. For more information, or to make reservations, call 512.505.3073 or visit the Web site at

Jackson Street Market Days
March 1, April 5, May 3, 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.

North Texas Irish Festival
March 1-2

Fair Park, Dallas, TX; Fair Park

Southwest Celtic Music Association
Marsha Singer, Director
7324 Gaston No. 124-382; Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 823-4370
Music: Folk/Acoustic, Celtic, Irish
Activities: Music festival, Arts & Crafts
Three day festival celebrating Celtic music, dance, food and beverage. Live music on 13 stages; Urchin Street kids area, horse demos and activities; culinary demos, craft beer sampling, whiskey tasting and much more.

Pearl Amster Youth Concerto Festival
March 1

Anderson High School Performing Arts Center ; 8403 Mesa Drive Austin, TX

Austin Civic Orchestra
P.O. Box 27132; Austin, TX 78755
(512) 200-2261; (402) 699-0659
Music: Classical
Activities: Awards show, Concert season, Music festival
The Orchestra is honored to perform with three of Austin's talented youth for the 28th year in a concert that tops off the annual concerto competition. Held this year at Anderson High School's Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 pm, the concert will open with the Orchestra performing the Andantino and March movements from Hindemith's Symphonic Metmorphosis. Then for a real treat, the audience will be dazzled by the performances of 17 year old violinist Ann Cho, 15 year old pianist Jonathan Qi and 13 year old violinist Margaret Seo.

San Antonio International Piano Series Concert Season
March 1, May 31

St Marks Episcopal Church; 315 E Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX

Piano Texas International Academy
Dr. Tamás Ungár, Executive Director
PO Box 781146; San Antonio, TX 78278
(210) 270-3829; Suzan Lambillotte
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
All ages welcome

Seymour's Texas Independence and Heritage Day Celebration
March 1

Historic Downtown Seymour; Seymour, TX

Texas Independence Day Celebration and Living History Exhibits
Sis Hammack, Chairman
3874 CR 416; Seymour, TX 76380
(940) 889-6638
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Polka
Activities: Awards show, Concert season, Fiddling contests, Street dance, Cowboy Poetry, Arts and Crafts, Cook Off, Parade
Seymour’s Texas Independence & Heritage Day Celebration will highlight living history exhibits depicting the early settlement of the community. Staged in historic downtown Seymour, the one-day event will last from dawn til dusk. The family friendly event will include a cattle drive through downtown; Dutch Oven cooking, treadle sewing, and wringer washing machine demonstrations; an authentic chuck wagon dinner; soap, saddle, and spur making; a live one-room school house presentation; The Great Western Cattle Trail, Czech and authentic Texas Long Horns exhibits. It will feature The Eagle Flats Brats Dulcimers, Tibb Burnett, cowboy poet and songwriter, Texas poets, local fiddlers, polka music and dancers, and western swing music with square-dancers throughout the day.

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo / Rodeo Austin
March 1-16

Travis County Expo Center ; 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX

Star of Texas
Katy Berdoll
9100 Decker Lake Road; Austin, TX 78724
(512) 919-3000
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Latin Pop, Pop, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Cowboy poetry, Fiddling contests, Rodeo
The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, contributes over $1.5 million annually to the youth of Texas with the help of over 2,800 volunteers, donors and sponsors. Through its acclaimed Livestock Show, Fair, and Rodeo, the Star of Texas continues to work towards the advancement of its mission, Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage. In 2008 STFR awarded $337,000 in scholarships to students in Texas. Go to for more information!

Texas Independence Celebration
March 1

Luckenbach; 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg

412 Luckenbach Town Loop; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-3224 Ext. 29; (888) 311-8990
Music: Country, Cowboy
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Music festival
Come out and join us for our Texas Independence Celebration! Festivities will start at noon and will include a Flag Retirement Ceremony, the reading of the Preamble to the Texas Constitution and live music all day long. Entertainment will be provided by Texas Favorite Brian Burns! followed by Cowboy Doug and the Fiddles of Texas. There will be lots of fun to be had but remember... No BYOB, Purdy Please!

2ND Street Soundcheck
March 1

2ND Street District; Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701

2ND Street District
Austin Monthly
421 West 3rd Street; Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-0421
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
The 2ND Street District, Austin Monthly, BMW and the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease invite Austinites to attend the third annual 2ND Street Soundcheck. The all-day festival features seven local and national bands including Broken Anchor, The Digital Wild, Leagues, Black Milk and Austin's own Bob Schneider. Come out for a day of live music, delicious food, cold beverages, local souvenirs and tasty treats from more than 20 food vendors, restaurants and brands - all raising awareness and funds for Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease. This event is free and open to the public. For event details, full lineup and parking information, please visit 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Society of Texas Entertainment Professionals Confab
March 2-3

Austin, TX

Society of Texas Entertainment Professionals
C.W. Kendall
Grapevine, TX 76051-5344
(817) 552-9200; (903) 882-8586
Activities: Trade show/convention
You're invited to join us in Austin, Texas this year for Educational Seminars. Featuring discussions on Business Solutions, Politics and more…. Networking with Industry Peers and our incredible Entertainment Showcase/Pub Crawl.

Texas Independence Day Remembrance
March 2

on the porch of the Cowtown Coliseum; Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Cowtown Opry
Chuck & Devon Dawson
131 East Exchange Avenue, Suite 140; Fort Worth, TX 76164 -8200
(817) 521-4969; (817) 366-9675
Music: Country, Cowboy, Western Swing
An approx. 2-hour presentation of the events leading up to and after the declaration of Texas Independence in 1836. Includes music, historic costuming, cannon/rifle volleys, and speeches by Texas heroes of the Alamo. Free to the public.

The Woodlands Township Concert in the Park Series
March 2, April 13, July 4, September 7, October 26

Northshore Park; 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive

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

Dallas Chamber Music Concert Season
March 3, April 21

SMU Caruth Stadium; 6101 Bishop Boulevard Dallas, TX

Dallas Chamber Music Society
Candace Bawcombe
6611 Hillcrest Avenue, Suite 220; Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 390-4788
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Dallas Chamber Music's mission is to develop and sustain a love for great chamber music as interpreted by today's most prestigious, established and emerging ensembles from around the world. Serving the North Texas area, Dallas Chamber Music presents concerts and related educational events in order to provide opportunities to hear these outstanding groups perform great music in the classical tradition.

Heart of Texas Rockfest
March 3-9

6th Street Entertainment District; Austin, TX

Adam Brewer - founder / organizer
814 E 45th St; Austin, TX 78746
(323) 440-2802; Fax
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Pop, Punk, Rap/Hip Hop
Activities: Music festival
The event is strategically scheduled to coincide with Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Media, Film and Music Festival. Now in its 15th year, the 2014 Heart of Texas ROCKFEST will boast more than 200 indie acts in several nightclubs and bars and also on their enormous downtown outdoor stages. ROCKFEST has played host to bands like Tom Morello, George Lynch, Blue October, Ghostland Observatory, Pepper, Bob Schneider, Gary Clark Jr, Kenny Aronoff, Dirty Heads, Fair to Midland, Candlebox, Alien Ant Farm, Twisted Sister and many more.

Texas Music Showdown
March 5,12,19,26

White Elephant Saloon; 106 East Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76164

KHYI 95.3 The Range
Brett Dillon
12225 Greenville Avenue, Suite 359; Dallas, TX 75243
Music: Battle of the Bands
The Ninth Annual Texas Music Showdown – Battle of the Bands Competition is back in the historic Ft Worth Stockyards! Presented by the Award Winning Forty Creek Whisky and 95.3 The Range. 7 weeks, 12 bands, one winner! Every Wednesday at 7pm, starting Feb. 12th.

Fulton Oysterfest
March 6-9

Fulton Navigation Park; Fulton Beach Road

Fulton Volunteer Fire Department
Becky Mays
P.O. Box 393; Fulton, TX 78358
(361) 463-9955; (361) 463-9955
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
Oysterfest is sponsored by the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department. Oysterfest proceeds are the major source of funding for life-saving and firefighting equipment in the community. Fulton Oysterfest includes men and women’s raw oyster eating contests, oyster shucking contest, live music, parade on Saturday, carnival, arts & crafts booths, food booths, beer garden and more. Musical entertainment this year includes: Sons of Texas, James Edwards & the Midnight Ramblers, Riptide, TK & Bandana Rose, Whiskey Bent, Purple Sage, Mike Sydow & Western Union, Kelly Kenning, Backwoods, Dottsy and Heather Myles. Sunday morning entertainment will be Bailey Family and Song of Glory. Come join us in Fulton for a fun-filled weekend!!

Young Texas Artists Music Competition
March 6-8

Crighton Theatre; 236 North Main Street, Conroe, TX

Montgomery County Performing Arts Society
Susie Pokorski, Chairman
P.O. Box 448; Conroe, TX 77305
(615) 414-5135; (936) 756-7017
Music: Classical
Activities: Awards show, Singing contests, Classical instrumental and voice competition
The Young Texas Artists Music Competition, an official music competition of the State of Texas, is a multidisciplinary classical music competition for ages 18-30 (20-32 for singers). Over $20,000 in prizes and performance opportunities are available for winners in divisions of piano, voice, strings and winds, brass, percussion, harp, and guitar.

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show ~ 2
March 7-16

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Grounds; 1000 North Texas

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
Sam Magee
P.O. Box 867; Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 565-2456
Music: Country, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, County fair, Rodeo, Parade
The Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, Inc. chartered in 1940, is a nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to help educate and develop young people, particularly in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, in the care, grooming, management, showing and marketing of livestock. Funds to operate the Show come solely from donations, revenues realized from gate, carnival receipts, commercial exhibit rental, entry and concession fees. Hundreds of volunteers from throughout Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy and Starr Counties, working without any financial compensation whatsoever, make the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show possible. The Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Fred Loya Insurance are excited to announce award winning Chris Young will be headlining the March 9 concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Rodeo Arena. Tickets go on sale February 17 at Boots 'n Jeans, Bullrider, Cavender's, Lionel's Western Wear, Taubert Farm & Ranch, The Boot Jack, the RGVLS office and online!!!!!

South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW)
March 7-16

Austin Convention Center; 500 East First Street, Austin, TX

South By Southwest, Inc.
Roland Swenson
P.O. Box 685289; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 467-7979
Music: A cappella, Ambient, Americana, Big Band, Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Classical, Country, Cover/Tribute, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Metal, New Age, Polka, Pop, Punk, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Reggae, Regional Mexican, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano, Western Swing, World Beat
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) is a five-day professional meeting held every March in Austin for members of the regional, national, and international music industry. The daytime sessions--attended by more than 16,000 registrants includes scores of panels, workshops and other meetings covering relevant music industry topics and issues as well as a large multi-industry trade show exhibition. Evenings are devoted to the SXSW Music Festival, which showcases over 2000 acts -- from unsigned hopefuls to rising major label acts. Following the business, the event is capped by a Sunday afternoon, Texas-styled barbecue and softball tournament.

Heaven's Front Porch
March 7-8, May 16-17, November 7-8

Historic Chautauqua Auditorium, Getzendaner Park; 400 South Grand Avenue, Waxahachie, TX 75165-2302

Waxahachie's Old Fashioned Singing Project
R. G. Huff
108 Pleiade Circle; Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-2709
Music: Gospel
Activities: Concert season, Songwriting contests, Street dance, Trade show/convention
The hour-and-forty-five-minute staged production features congregational songs from the Brush Arbor meetings held across the southern U.S. in the first half of the 20th Century. Performed on stage in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium by 14 singers with live instruments, the show includes opportunities for audience participation.

Heaven's Front Porch
March 7-8, May 16-17, November 7-8

Historic Chautauqua Auditorium, Getzendaner Park; 400 South Grand Avenue, Waxahachie, TX 75165-2302

Waxahachie's Old Fashioned Singing Project
R. G. Huff
108 Pleiade Circle; Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-2709
Music: Gospel
Activities: Concert season, Songwriting contests, Street dance, Trade show/convention
The hour-and-forty-five-minute staged production features congregational songs from the Brush Arbor meetings held across the southern U.S. in the first half of the 20th Century. Performed on stage in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium by 14 singers with live instruments, the show includes opportunities for audience participation.

Kingwood Jazz Festival
March 8

Lone Star College - Kingwood; 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX

Lake Houston Musical Arts Society
P.O. Box 6610; Kingwood, TX 77325
(832) 779-1492
Music: Jazz
Activities: Music festival
The Second Annual Kingwood Jazz Festival will feature trumpeter / flugelhornist Ken Watters performing at 7:30 p.m. Watters will also teach a free master class at 4:00 p.m. The event will last all day.

Scottish-Irish Faire
March 8-9

Horseshoe Arena ; 2002 Cotton Flat Road

Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin
Faire Director
P.O. Box 7144 ; Midland, TX 79708-7144
(432) 559-5155; (432) 262-6169
Music: Folk/Acoustic, Celtic Rock, Scottish-Irish
Activities: Music festival, Children's Activities, Dog Events
Open to the public, this is the oldest and largest Irish/Scottish/Welsh/Celtic music and cultural event in the Permian Basin. Vendors of all sorts of Celtic items: Clothing, Irish wools & linens, Jewelry, Musical Instruments, Toys, Art, Military Reproductions, Family & Clan Histories & Crests, Celtic figurines, Celtic foods and more; lots of food and drink; Clan Tents; McBassett Celtic Dog Parade, Celtic Breed Parade; Children's Activities, and Face painting etc.; Live Scottish and Irish/Celtic Music all weekend; Scottish Highland Dancers, Scottish Country Dancers, Irish Dancers; Genealogy Workshops, Workshops on Fiddle, Tinwhistle, Bagpipes, Irish Dance, Gaelic and many more. Friday Night March 7th, Patrons, Sponsors and Advertisers Preview Party. Celtic Concert at 7:00 p.m. Lots More to be announced! There's something for everybody!

South Texas Alamo Irish Festival ~ 2
March 8

University of Incarnate Word; 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX

Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas
Carolyn Dowd
PO Box 15306; San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 896-1598; (210) 845-4424
Music: Folk/Acoustic, Rock, Irish, Celtic
Activities: Music festival, Gaelic football, parade
With almost 50 years of experience hosting festivals and parades here in San Antonio The Harp & Shamrock Society is very excited to be partnering with University of Incarnate Word. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the rich Irish Heritage and traditions in South Texas. Festivities kick off with a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the track of the Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium at 11:30am, and then the San Antonio Gaelic Athletic Club will host a Football Tournament at 12:30pm. Event goers will enjoy authentic Irish cuisine and Live entertainment, including an Irish music festival featuring the Irish ‘Comhaltas’ musicians, San Antonio Pipe & Drums, Joe Walmsley, and Robert Doyle. Headlining the evening will be the Celtic rock band from Houston, Blaggards. Performances are from 12:30 p.m. - 11p.m.

Texas Music Revolution ~ 2
March 8

Southfork Ranch; 3700 Hogge Road, Parker, TX

Joshua Jones
12225 Greenville Ave., Suite 359; Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 633-0953; (972) 633-0955
Music: Americana, Country, Rock, Rockabilly
Activities: Music festival
Firefly Moonshine and Ziegenbock Amber are proud to present KHYI 95.3 The Range’s 18th Annual Texas Music Revolution. KHYI invites several Texas country artists such as Reckless Kelly, John David Kent and Zane Williams to perform throughout the day on two different stages. The O’s, hosts of KHYI’s award-winning radio show, “Dead Air With The O’s” and the station’s 2013 Shiner Rising Star winners, Green Light Pistol, are also set to perform. Jack Ingram will be headlining TMR 18. The remainder of the line-up and set times are listed online at

Texas Ranger Day and A Big Star Texas Night
March 8

Burton Railroad Depot; 507 North Railroad Street, Burton

Burton Heritage Society
P.O. Box 492; Burton, TX 77835
(979) 353-0050
Music: Americana, Blues, Country, Rock, Western Swing
Activities: Concert season, Music festival, Street dance, Cookoff, Arts and Crafts
Celebrate Burton’s history with the Annie Maud Avis Memorial Fajita and Bean cook-off and experience Texas Ranger Camp life in the 1880’s, folk life demonstrations, crafts, bean bag toss tournament and tours of the historic Depot, as well as Cotton Gin Tours at 10am & 2pm. Also LIVE music throughout the day. All proceeds to benefit the restoration of the Mt. Zion Historical Chapel.

Nederland Heritage Festival
March 11-15

Main Street; 1500 Boston Avenue

Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation, Inc.
Wanda Hollier, Manager
P.O. Box 1176; Nederland, TX 77627
(409) 724-2269
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Jazz, Rock
Activities: County fair, Singing contests, Arts & Crafts, Car Show, Cook-off
Nederland Heritage Festival is a homecoming, six-day block party with every civic organization involved. We are the last free festival in Southeast Texas. Every night there is a different type of music, from Cajun, R&B, and country, to rock and roll. Activities include booths, a crafts market, chili cook-off, petting zoo, free entertainment, motorcycle show, carnival, and the best food in Southeast Texas (all homemade).

Tuesday Night Jazz
March 11, April 8, May 13

St. Paul United Methodist Church; 1806 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201

St. Paul United Methodist Church
Lynette DeBose
1816 Routh Street; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-000
Music: Blues, Gospel, Jazz
Activities: Concert season
Now in its 17th season, Tuesday Nite Jazz offers the best in live jazz through a series of concerts in a historic sanctuary older than jazz itself. Concerts take place at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, The Soul of the Dallas Arts District. The only church in downtown Dallas rooted in African-American traditions of worship, St. Paul is the sole survivor of what was, for over a century, a neighborhood of monumental black churches. The congregation that greets you today is the same community that has worshiped on this very site since its establishment by a visionary body of recently freed slaves in 1873. Reception with the artists following each performance. Jazz lovers of all ages are welcome.

Symphony Arlington
March 13, April 17, May 8, October 16

Arlington Music Hall; 224 North Center Street, Arlington, TX

Symphony Arlington
Bethany Thomey, General Manager
P.O. Box 202051; Arlington, TX 76006
(817) 385-0484
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
2013-2014 Season Shall We Dance? It is likely that the very earliest music ever created was for the dance; the first time our distant ancestors first banged on a log with a stick, someone undoubtedly broke into the Neanderthal shuffle! Things have come a long way. From ballet to breakdancing, music and dance are now inseparable partners. Many great composers have done their finest work when inspired by the beauty of dance. Some, like Stravinsky with Petrushka, Delibes with Coppélia, or Copland with Rodeo, have written full-length ballets intended for virtuoso dancers. Other compositions, like Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, or Bartok’s Dance Suite, use thecompelling rhythms of dance in works intended for concert performance. For the 2013-14 Concert Season, Symphony Arlington will bring to you all these masterworks and more, plus music for the dance by Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Kodaly, Verdi, and many more. Joining the orchestra will be a stellar array of distinguished guest artists, including guest conductors Leandro Carvalho from Brazil and Alberto Correa from Colombia. Texas pianist and 2013 Van Cliburn competitor, Alex McDonald will return for a solo appearance. It’s music that will set your soul afire and your feet a-twitchin’! So waltz over to the computer, fax, or phone, and subscribe now!

Texas Steel Guitar Association Jamboree
March 13-16

Sheraton Grand Hotel-DFW; 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway at Esters Road

Texas Steel Guitar Association
Albert Talley, President
2500 West Henderson Street; Cleburne, TX 76033
(817) 558-3481
Music: Country, Cowboy, Gospel, Jazz, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
The TSGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting steel guitar music, performance, and education in Texas, the United States, and the world! The Jamboree brings together steel guitarists and enthusiasts in a concert setting with education and product availability from the top manufacturer's in the steel guitar industry.

San Antonio Folk Dance Festival
March 14-16

International Folk Culture Center at Our Lady of the Lake University; 411 SW 24th St. San Antonio, TX 78207

Lissa Bengtson, Steering Committee
1343 West Lullwood Avenue; San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 867-0692; Fax
Music: Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
A weekend of international folk dance instruction by world-renowned teachers, plus an exciting stage performance in OLLU’s Thiry Auditorium on Saturday night.

KTRU's Outdoor Show
March 15

Rice University, Central Quad; 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005-1827

Rice University, MS 506
Sal T.
P.O. Box 1892; Houston, TX 77251-1892
(713) 348-4098
Music: Children's, Dance/Electronic, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Punk, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, World Beat
Activities: Music festival
The Annual KTRU Outdoor Show is held from Noon to 10 p.m. one Saturday or Sunday in late spring each year at Rice University, in the Central Quad adjacent to the Ley Student Center. It is FREE and open to public. This is a huge event, an all-day festival with food, St. Arnold beer and root beer, bunnies, music, free music giveaways, a KTRU record sale and meet the DJs!

Russian Spring Celebration
March 16

Under the Volcano; 2349 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX

Russian Cultural Center, Our Texas
Sophia Grinblat
2337 Bissonnet ;Houston, TX 77005
(713) 395-3301
Music: Bluegrass, Blues, Rock
We will celebrate the end of winter in tradition of Russian folk holiday - Maslenitsa or Pancake week. An essential and delicious element of the celebration- bliny or Russian pancakes, popularly taken to symbolize the sun. Round and golden, they are made from butter, eggs, and milk, and will be on sale at the festival! Also on sale will be an assortment of traditional Russian souvenirs. Well-known Russian trio Flying Balalaika Brothers will provide the entertainment. The group plays various music: from Russian folk to bluegrass, country and rock. Watch out for the Bass Balalaika! This year we will also be adding special activities for children.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
March 17

Shamrock Area Community Center; South Main

St. Patrick's Day Association
Larry Clonts, Chamber of Commerce Director
105 East 12th Street ; Shamrock, TX 79079
(806) 256-2501; (806) 256-2516
Music: Country, Gospel
Activities: Rodeo
St. Patrick's Day includes the Miss Irish Rose pageant, a parade, food booths, craft fest, Irish Donegal Beard competition, bullriding, motorcycle rally, three-day carnival, team roping, kick-off banquet, gospel singing, and the feature dance. Tickets are available at Shamrock Chamber of Commerce. Dance features Stoney Larue.

Refugio County Fair & Rodeo
March 19-22

Refugio County Fairgrounds; 106 Fairground Road, Refugio

Refugio County Fair Association
Will Ramirez, Board Member
P.O. Box 88; Refugio, TX 78377
(361) 319-0061
Music: Country, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Rodeo, Trade show/convention, Arts and Crafts, Parade
We are honored to be hosting the 65th Annual Refugio County Fair and Rodeo March 19 – 22, 2014. Our fair is truly a treasure with a rich history of serving the youth and communities within Refugio County. This year we look forward to another four days of fun, education, and entertainment.

Come and Taste It at the Grapevine
March 20

The Grapevine at Gruene Historic District; Gruene, TX

Gruene Historic District
Krista Butler, Gruene Historic District
1601 Hunter Road; New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-5077; (830) 606-0093
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
Meet Texas’ best winemakers and craft brewers at The Grapevine the third Thursday of each month except January. Throughout the year, eleven wineries and their winemakers are showcased on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room in Gruene Historic District. Complimentary tastings will be offered of the craft beer and three of the wineries newest releases, top-selling and hardest to find wines. This a great opportunity to learn direct from these craftsmen, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and prize giveaways. For more information, visit or call (830) 606-0093.

St. Cecilia Music Series
March 20, May 23

First Presbyterian Church of Austin; 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX 78731

First Presbyterian Church of Austin
8001 Mesa Drive; Austin, TX 78731
(512) 345-8866
Activities: Concert season
St. Cecilia's 2013-14 concert season is fast approaching! We have a beautiful season planned for you and we hope to see you all there. The St. Cecilia Music Series will feature a variety of classical music performances such as an event featuring specifically Baroque music to a premier performance by Imperfect Pearl. Visit the website for more specific information concerning concert dates within the series!

Heart of Texas Country Music Association's 25th Anniversary Celebration ~ 2
March 21-29

Brady Civic Center; 101 East Main Street, Brady, TX

Heart of Texas Country Music Association
Tracy Pitcox, Producer
1701 South Bridge Street; Brady, TX 76825-7031
(325) 597-1895; (325) 597-1895
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival, Golf tournament
The Heart of Texas Country Music Association's Anniversary Celebration is a traditional Country Music series of eight different shows in a weeks period. The event celebrates the Heart of Texas Country Music Association and features Heart of Texas Recording Artists in performances and in guest appearances at the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum. Past entertainers have included Johnny Bush, Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Junior Brown, Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, Justin Trevino and Amber Digby among others.

Honk!TX Festival of Community Street Bands ~ 2
March 21-23

Austin, TX

Austin Community Foundation
Jason Fialkoff, Executive Producer
4315 Guadalupe Street, Suite 300; Austin, TX 78751
(512) 627-9150
Music: Big Band, Regional Mexican, Tejano, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
HONK!TX is a different kind of festival that will present music to Austin in an unprecedented fashion. Twenty community street bands will participate in transforming everyday locations into organic stages where the line between crowd and performers dissolves. HONK!TX’s unique format will demonstrate the potential for creative use of our public spaces without the need for amplification or artificial stages. Across the country and around the world, a new type of street band is emerging. Ambulatory and playing without amplification, these radical street bands are here to share their ecstatic sprit! Bands include: Acadêmicos da Ópera, Best Best Best Friends, Brass Messengers, The Carnival Band, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, Environmental Encroachment, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Fandango Tejás, Garbage Can Marching Band, The Hubbub Club, March Madness Marching Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Petrojvic Blasting Co., Scene of the Crime Rovers, Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society, Seed and Feed Marching Abominable, Seu Jacinto, TITANIUM SPORKESTRA, What Cheer? Brigade and Young Fellaz Brass Band.

Texas Indian Market and Southwest Showcase
March 21-23

Arlington Convention Center; 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington

Texas Indian Markets
Randy Wilkerson and Paula Wilkerson
7301 Alandale Drive; Plano, TX 75025
(972) 398-0052
Music: Native American
Activities: Music festival, Art festival
Texas Indian Market and Southwest Showcase is now heralded as America's premier festival of Indian, southwest, wildlife, and western arts, crafts, song, dance, and culture. There is live entertainment performing continuously all three days from Indian music and dance to western acts and music to Aztec dancers and wild bird shows. It's a thrilling experience for the entire family as there are magical sights at every turn. Show Hours: Friday, March 22 - 1 PM to 7 PM, Saturday, March 23 - 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, March 24 - 10 AM to 5 PM.

Bancroft Family Concerts
March 22, April 26, May 10

Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Arts District

Dallas Museum of Art
Margaret Barrett, Executive Director
1717 North Harwood; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 520-2219
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Fine Arts Chamber Players will present seven concerts of classical chamber music and world music during the 2013-2014 season of the Bancroft Family Concerts. These free concerts are held in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday afternoons from October through May. Concerts feature outstanding professional musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in an informal setting. This popular series attracts capacity crowds filled with music enthusiasts, young professionals, families with children, senior citizens, and symphony, opera, and museum patrons from across the entire North Texas area.

Grits and Glamour
March 22

Crockett Civic Center; 1100 Edmiston Dr. Crockett, TX 75835

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association
J. Bryan Lake
P.O. Box 1213; Crockett, TX 75835
(936) 544-4276
Music: Country
Activities: Concert season
Grits and Glamour is a live concert featuring country music queens Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan.

Mud Dauber Festival and Ball
March 22

Luckenbach ; 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg

412 Luckenbach Town Loop; Luckenbach, TX 78624
(830) 997-3224 Ext. 29; (888) 311-8990
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival, Games and tournaments
Annual Festival celebrating the day the Mud Daubers -- Little bluesish-blackish wasp-like creatures that do not sting...for those folks that may be wonderin' (Yankees) -- come back to Luckenbach (also the same day the swallows return to San Jaun Capastrono, but since this is Luckenbach, you won't hear much about that). It's time for our Annual Mud Dauber Festival & Ball. It's an entire day filled of live music, fun, and cold beer.

Texas Music Awards
March 22

The Texas Music Barn; 301 East Houston Street, Linden, TX

Academy of Texas Music, Inc.
Lucky Boyd, Board Chair
P.O. Box 148; Linden, TX 75563
(713) 793-6368; (800) 959-5796
Music: Americana, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock, Rockabilly, Texas Music
Activities: Awards show, Trade show/convention, Parade, Arts and Crafts
The Texas Music Awards are held each year to recognize excellence in Texas music. Sanctioned by the Academy of Texas Music, Inc. The TMAs present awards in several categories including Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Singer/Songwriter, Album, Song, Record, Producer, Musician, Vocal Group or Duo, Rising Star, Disc Jockey, Broadcast Radio Station, and Live Band of the Year. The Texas Music Awards are not a contest or a popularity poll, but rather a recognition of achievement voted on 70% by those who have received the awards in the past, 20% by the Academy members, and 10% by the general public. Past celebrity hosts include Michael Martin Murphey, Sonny Burgess, Gary P. Nunn and B.J. Thomas.

Texas Onion Fest
March 22

Weslaco City Park; 300 North Airport Drive

Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce
Laura Espinoza, Marketing Director
P.O. Box 8398; Weslaco, TX 78599
(956) 968-2102
Music: Country, Cover/Tribute, Gospel, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Pop, Tejano, Norteno, Salsa
Activities: Music festival, Horse Shows, Car Show
Join us for the annual Texas Onion Fest at Weslaco City Park, 300 N. Airport Dr. This event offers the best in food, music and entertainment for the whole family! Onion Fest has musical performances for every taste. Choose from a variety of well-known country, Christian, Tejano and rock bands to perform at Onion Fest. People from all over the U.S. ask for this rare type of sweet onions that won’t make you cry. Dr. Leonard Pike, professor of horticulture at Texas A&M University, created the world famous sweet Texas onion in the early 80’s in Weslaco. Since 1989, Weslaco celebrates the sweet Onion every year at Onion Fest. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Kids Zone, onion recipe and salsa contests, live cooking demonstrations, dancing horse show, food and commercial booths, and of course, the onion eating contest!

Hill College Performing Arts Series
March 24

Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center; Hillsboro TX

Hill College
Phillip Lowe, Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts
112 Lamar Drive; Hillsboro TX 76645
(254) 659-7882
Music: Classical, Gospel, Jazz
Activities: Concert season
In the 1993-94 academic year the Hill College Performing Arts Series presented its first season of concerts on the Hillsboro campus. The series usually has 4-5 programs a year ranging from small jazz groups to full symphony orchestras and everything between. The 2011-2012 season features 4 programs September 22 - Baylor Jazz Ensemble, October 18 - The Guidonian Hand, November 29 - Waco Community Band, March 6, 2012 - Jim Cullum Jazz Band. All programs begin at 7:30 pm. From the beginning it was decided that the series would be free to the public and that donations from the public and financial help from Hill College would be our only means of support. From a very modest initial budget of $2,000, support, both financial and in attendance, has grown tenfold in the past 17 years. The new season for 2012/13 has not been set yet. Please check " for updates.

Cliburn Concerts Season
March 27

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion; 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76107

Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc.
2525 Ridgmar Blvd, Suite 307; Fort Worth, TX 76116
This season is offered as a meaningful commemoration of a half-century of transcendent music making, as the Foundation celebrates its 50th Anniversary. It begins with a jubilant concert celebration featuring four Cliburn gold medalists-spanning the history of the competition-performing together with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Later in the series, the Cliburn welcomes back 1966 Gold Medalist and preeminent pianist Radu Lupu, perennial Cliburn Concerts favorite and rock star violinist Joshua Bell, and elegant 2009 Cliburn Silver Medalist Yeol eum Son-each returning for outstanding recital appearances. Audiences will also enjoy the Brentano String Quartet in concert before they make their competition debut in May 2013 at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Thursday, September 6, 2012-50th Anniversary Gold Medalists Concert, Tuesday, November 13, 2012-Brentano String Quartet, Monday, January 28, 2013-Radu Lupu, piano, Monday, February 18, 2013-Joshua Bell, violin and Tuesday, March 12, 2013-Yeol eum Son, piano.

Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas
March 1-2

Downtown Port Arthur; Procter Street

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, Inc.
Laura Childress, President
3830 Highway 365; Port Arthur, TX 77642
(409) 721-8717
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, arts and crafts, carnival, parades, street entertainment, fireworks
Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is a traditional Mardi Gras celebration, featuring parades with larger than life floats with icons. Arts and crafts, assorted foods, carnival rides, and street entertainers. Three stages featuring live music with artists Eastin Corbin, Whiskey Myers, Chris Cagle, CJ Chenier, Pookie Marceaux, and Joel Martin.

Sombrero Festival
March 1

Washington Park; 1908 6th Street, Brownsville, TX

Sombrero Festival, Ltd.
Ernie Barrientos
P.O. Box 5240; Brownsville, TX 78523-5240
(956) 371-7221; (956) 466-2995
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Jazz, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano, Mariachi, Norteño
Activities: Awards show, County fair, Music festival, Singing contests, Street dance, jelepeno eating contest, grito contest, chili cookoff, frijolympic cookoff
Sombrero Festival, Ltd. throws a party for Brownsville the last weekend in February each year during Charro Days. Sombrero Festival is traditionally held in Washington Park in Downtown Brownsville. Sombrero Festival was founded in 1986 to enhance the Charro Days celebration and to provide a venue targeting a broad segment of the community. Our average annual attendance is 40,000. Our gate price is $6.00 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. We maintain a cooperative agreement with numerous local non-profit groups whereby the group performs volunteer service and we make a donation to their organization. To date, Sombrero Festival, Ltd. has returned approximately $1.5 million back to the community through non-profit organizations and direct donations for tourism, beautification, and recreation venues in the City of Brownsville. Sombrero Festival is staffed completely by volunteers and is a 501 -(c) (4) non-profit organization. Our annual gross income is $350,000, and we retain only start-up money for the next year's festival. The remainder pays our bills and is invested back in the community. Sombrero Festival provides the only marketing venue during Charro Days. Our 3 day event attracts this large segment of the population by featuring well-known Hispanic Artists, local music, unique food-booths, popular events such as the Jalapeno Eating Contest, Waiters Race, Grito Contes, Charro Days Classic 5K Run, Tortilla Frisbee Toss, Hat-Stack Relay, the Chili Cook-off, and Frijolympics (Charro Bean Cookoff). We provide a fenced, secure, and family oriented festival.

South Texas State Fair ~ 2
March 27-April 6

Southeast Texas Entertainment Complex; IH-10, Beaumont, Beaumont, TX

Young Men's Business League
Chris Colletti
7250 Wespark Drive; Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 832-9991
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Country, Jazz, Rock
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
The South Texas State Fair is a regional fair with livestock and poultry shows, arts and crafts, an auto show, and amateur live entertainment. Also the Bill Hames Shows provides a 50 ride carnival midway.

Tall City Blues Fest Lineup Release Party
March 27

Yucca Theatre; 208 North Colorado, Downtown Midland

Tall City Blues Fest
Lisa Grissom
112 South Loraine, Suite 440; Midland, TX 79701
(432) 262-0034; (432) 262-0034
Music: Blues
Join us in celebrating the announcement of this year's Tall City Blues Fest lineup, presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa. This event will be held at Yucca Theatre, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 27th. There will be a cash bar and the opportunity to pre-order festival merchandise. Reservations are recommended and can be made on the event website.

Temple College Jazz Festival
March 27-29

Temple College, Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center; 2600 South First Street

Temple College Music Department
Thomas Fairlie
2600 South First Street; Temple, TX 76504
(254) 298-8555
Music: Jazz
Activities: Music festival
An entertaining and educational weekend of outstanding jazz that will bring together top professional artists, clinicians and hundreds of college, high school, and middle school musicians for clinics, competitions and great performances. Come to the finest performing venue in central Texas, the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Auditorium on the Temple College campus a part of it! Featured artists are The Waco Jazz Orchestra, trumpeter Marcus Printup, and saxophonist Ed Calle.

Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts
March 28-30

Historic Heritage Park at S.E.A District; 1521 North Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi Creative Connections
Joye LaBarrett, President
P.O. Box 60110; Corpus Christi, TX 78466-0110
(361) 883-2787
Music: A cappella, Americana, Blues, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Pop, Soul/R&B, Rock, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Music festival
Celebrate the Arts on the beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront, the jewel of the South Texas coastline. The Festival of the Arts, celebrated annually during the last weekend in March, offers cool gulf breezes and a beautiful waterfront view. This FREE 3 day event includes the creation of a 15 ft x15 ft Italian Street Painting by internationally recognized artists. Patrons will enjoy presentations in a genre consisting of Classical Piano, Opera, a Capella Harmony, Mariachi, Chorale, Jazz, Swing, Soul, Latin, Rock, Alternative, Tejano, Americana , Country music and more! Additional presentations consisting of an exciting array of talent in contemporary & folk dance, independent film/cinema, ballet, theatre, stunning visual art exhibits, sand sculpturing and an art-full KidZone will be continuous entertainment. Showcasing local, national and internationally recognized artisans vending fine art, workshops, lecture/demos, and tram tours of the city’s Public Art collection, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Mardi Gras Upriver
March 1-2

Downtown Jefferson

Krewe of Hebe
Victor Perot, President
P.O. Box 562; Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-2672
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Rock
Activities: Street dance
Mardi Gras Upriver features family oriented activities and entertainment. Friday March 4 at 7 p.m is the Doo Dah Parade. Saturday the 5th at 1:45pm is the motorcycle parade and at 2pm in the Grand Parade. Sunday the 6th at 2pm is the Children's Parade. Everyday will have live music, the children's carnival, arts and crafts vendors and food.

Outlaws and Legends Music Fest
March 28-30

Back Porch of Texas; 3350 North Clack Street, Abilene, TX

Backporch Productions, LLC
Mark Powell
4318 La Hacienda Drive; Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 660-8458
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock, Rockabilly, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
Outlaws & Legends Music Festival features the most prolific names in purest Texas Music on one stage than any other festival in the state. This year a total of 37 artists/bands will perform on the Big Country Chevy Stage over 3 days including: Robert Earl Keen, Leon Russell, Cooder Graw, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Mark Powell & Lariat, Gary P. Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver, Jamie Richards, Mike McClure Band, Tommy Alverson, The Damn Quails, Cody Jinks and many more. Back Porch Sunday features special guests: Randy White, Don Smerek, Walt Garrison, and other sports celebrities along with more music artists featuring talks and music integrating faith and family. Proceeds of Outlaws & Legends benefits the Ben Richey Boys Ranch. More information at

St. Jude Jam
March 28-29

Million Barrel Tank and Museum; 400 Museum Blvd. Monahans, TX

Get Stone Picks/Turn The Paige Foundation
Dawn Foreman
P.O. Box 338; Wickett, TX 79788
(432) 557-7065
Activities: Music festival
Fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Hospital two day event showcasing Texas talent. March 28 Rock out with Big Casino, Black Dutch Sioux, Thieves of Sunrise and more. March 29 Scoot your boots with Mark McKinney, Waylon Pierce, Creed Fisher and more... Silent auction and lots of great Texas food!

Texas Christian University Jazz Festival ~ 2
March 28-29

Ed Landreth Auditorium; University Drive and Cantey Street

Texas Christian University
Joe Eckert
TCU Box 297500; Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-7640; (817) 257 6625
Music: Big Band, Jazz
Activities: Music festival
The annual TCU Jazz Festival has become one of the most prestigious festivals in the state. Since its beginning in 1978, the event has attracted more than 20,000 talented high school players. In addition, bands have attended the TCU Jazz Festival from as far away as Tennessee, Iowa, and Hawaii. The 2013 festival features The TCU Jazz Ensembles and Trumpet Artist Randy Brecker.

Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society Concert Series
March 29

Corpus Christi Chamber Music
126 Naples; Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 888-7785
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
The 2013-14 concert series offers a variety of chamber ensemble configurations with performances by world-renowned artists including the Cavani String Quartet (10/19/2013); C Street Brass (11/16/13); the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio (1/23/14); La Fenice (2/22/14); and the Dover Quartet with Chu-Fang, pianist, (3/29/14). All concerts are held at 7:30pm in Wolfe Recital Hall, corner of Ayers and Kosar, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi 78404. Sent by Carol J. Domasco, board member, Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society

The Houston Children's Festival - Presented by Baker Hughes
March 29-30

Downtown Houston; 500 Walker

Spectrum Events
Tony Terwilliger
P.O. Box 7130; The Woodlands, TX 77387-7130
(713) 553-6900
Music: Children's
The Houston Children's Festival is Houston's Official Family Celebration benefiting Child Advocates. Featuring twelve adventure zones and six stages of family-oriented musical and variety entertainment. The largest children's festival in the United States.

iHeartRadio Country Festival
March 29

Frank Irwin Center; 1701 Red River, Austin, TX

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
200 East Basse Road; San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 822-2828
Music: Country
Activities: Music festival
The first iHeartRadio Country Festival will be held March 29 in Austin, Texas, with Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Florida Georgia Line heading up the initial lineup.

Liberty Jubilee
March 28-29

Downtown Liberty; Downtown Liberty

City of Liberty
Dianne Tidwell, Candice Motschman, Naomi Herrington
1829 Sam Houston; Liberty, TX 77575
(936) 336-3684; Fax
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Country, Rock
Activities: Street dance
Often described as one of the best small town festivals in the State of Texas, the Liberty Jubilee is a family style festival held around the historic downtown area on the fourth weekend of March each year. The festival opens at noon on Friday with various food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and the Liberty Municipal Library’s book and bake sale. That evening there is a fish fry sponsored by the local Lions Club, a fireworks display, and a street dance. A popular Barbecue Cookoff competition is held each year with teams setting up on Friday afternoon and judging held on Saturday. The festival is greatly expanded on Saturday, beginning that morning with a parade featuring costumed children on bicycles, walking their pets or riding on small floats. There is literally something for everyone in the family to see or do throughout the day on Saturday. There are three stages of live entertainment, strolling clowns, children’s games and rides, outdoor recreation section, arts and crafts and, of course, great food.

Texas Early Music Project Concert Season
March 29-30, April 26-27

various; Austin, TX

Texas Early Music Project
Daniel Johnson
2905 San Gabriel #204; Austin, TX 78705
(512) 377-6961
Music: Classical, World Beat
Activities: Concert season
Texas Early Music Project (TEMP) invites you to explore more than 700 years of musical change and evolution. Over the course of six programs, you'll be transported by the sounds of rich and diverse cultures while tasting the harmonic palettes and musical delights of our ancestors. You'll hear some old (very old) classics and discover many "new" ancient tunes.

Texas Regional Radio and Music Awards and Radio Seminar
March 29

Choctaw Casino; Durant, OK

The Texas Regional Radio & Music Association
Dave Smith
PO Box 612466; Dallas, TX 75261-2466
(817) 283-7984; (214) 697-8954; Fax
Music: Americana, Country
Activities: Awards show
The fourth annual Texas Regional Radio Music Awards is heading across the border to the beautiful Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK. Odds are great that it guarantees a night of lucky winners hitting the awards jackpot from the Texas/Red Dirt Music scene and honoring radio broadcast professionals that spin tunes from this niche format that has grown beyond the Texas/Oklahoma borders with huge popularity. Deryl Dodd and The Rankin Twins return again to entertain the crowd with their humor, road stories and great singing voices that fans love. The evening will also feature unique blends of artistic styles of the Lone Star and Sooner states that showcase the depth of the talent that make our scene original, raw and free to be different. Performances will include: Zane Williams, Rachel Stacy, Guthrie Kennard, Aubrey Lynn England, Mario Flores, Clayton Gardner and Backseat Molly.

Jerry Jeff Walker Texas Bash Weekend
March 29-30

Paramount Theater / Gruene Hall ; Austin and New Braunfels, TX

Tried & True Music
Susan Walker
P.O. Box 39; Austin, TX 78767
(512) 477-0036
Music: Country
Plan on the Paramount show to be a really good, listening, story telling JJ show that he does so well. To tell you the truth, it means a lot that we had so much feedback from you fans not wanting the Paramount show to end. You enjoy that show, you have fun there, and that's what matters. After the show, please plan to join us across the street at the lovely Driskill hotel for our always lively after party. Cash bar, great music provided by Conrad and friends and a silent auction benefiting the Tried and True Foundation.

Wild Hog Festival and Craft Fair
March 29-30

Sabinal City Park & Yellow Jacket Stadium; Sabinal

Sabinal Lions Club
Maggie Lopez
P.O. Box 233; Sabinal, TX 78881
(830) 538-4802
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy
Activities: hog catching contest, food, arts-n-crafts, bands
2012 will mark the 21th annual celebration of this event which is held during the last weekend of March. Every year it has been organized by the Sabinal Lions Club, Texas. This wonderful event brings together the best of this region in two days of festivity. It offers a variety of fun and entertainment including live music, wild hog chasing, arts and crafts, games and rides, and plenty of good food. See web site for a full schedule of events!

Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral
March 30, May 4

San Fernando Cathedral; 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Musical Bridges Around the World
Sarah B. Gabriel, Office Manager
23705 Interstate Highway 10 West No. 101; San Antonio, TX 78257
(210) 464-1534; (210) 900-3081
Activities: Concert season
The Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral are free and open to the public. The Musical Evenings will feature one of a kind musical collaborations. These wonderful performances will take place in the oldest cathedral in the nation, in the heart of downtown San Antonio. All listeners are invited to meet the artists at the catered dessert reception following every concert.

Oakland Fireman's Festival
March 30

Town Square; 1022 Washington Street, FM 532

Oakland Volunteer Fire Department
Jan Jahn
1022 Washington Street; Oakland, TX 78951
(979) 263-5575; (979) 224-5563
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Polka, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Street dance, Trade show/convention
Oakland Fireman's Festival includes a 5K Fun Run, barbecue cookoff, fireworks display, helicopter rides, car show, a parade on Sunday, live music, dancing, a carnival, games, booths, arts and crafts, food, and an Sunday auction with a variety of items including collectibles. Our parade is a highlight featuring the unusual. Music begins at 1 p.m. and continues past midnight on Saturday. There will be a catered BBQ dinner Sunday after the parade.