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Austin Classical Guitar International Concert Series
March 7

GT Austin; 2700 Northland Drive, Austin, TX

Austin Classical Guitar
P.O. Box 4072; Austin, TX 78765
(512) 300-2247
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
It’s quite possible: there’s no more fun duo to watch than guitar and bandoneon tango masters Giampaolo Bandini and Cesare Chiachiaretta! Anton Baranov Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at GT Austin. For the third straight year, ACG enthusiastically welcomes a young Russian virtuoso to our International Series, fresh from winning the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition – the classical guitar world’s most prestigious. The Lodger Friday & Saturday January 16th-17th at the Alamo Drafthouse Superstar cellist Bion Tsang joins the Texas Guitar Quartet to perform live the world premiere of an original silent film score by ACG Composer in Residence Joseph V. Williams II, created to accompany cinematic giant Alfred Hitchock’s early silent masterpiece, The Lodger. Beijing Guitar Duo Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at GT Austin. Fabulous artistry, enthralling precision, gorgeous interpretation–legend has it that the Beijing Guitar Duo plays so perfectly together that they sound like one person. How Little You Are Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Bass Concert Hall. ACG is proud to work with Conspirare and Texas Performing Arts in an unprecedented performance collaboration of a new work by Nico Muhly. This world premiere performance, written for voices and guitars, will be conducted by Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare’s artistic director, and will feature the LA Guitar Quartet, Dublin Guitar Quartet, and Texas Guitar Quartet. The program begins with a performance by the Conspirare Youth Choir and Austin Classical Guitar Youth Orchestra!

Azalea Festival
March 21

Courthouse Square; Downtown Jasper

Jasper/Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce
Liz Street, Special Events Coordinator
246 East Milam; Jasper, TX 75951
(409) 384-2762
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Awards show, Poetry contest
The Azalea Festival is held each year on the third Saturday in March. It is a day long event that includes arts and crafts, live entertainment, activities for everybody in the family and so much more! We also have our Annual Azalea Trail that takes visitors on a tour of some of the most beautiful Azalea blooms in our city. They begin to bloom in the middle of March and stay for about a month. For more information on the events of our festival or if you are interested in being involved, please contact our Chamber Office at (409)384-2762.

Bancroft Family Concerts
March 28

Dallas Museum of Art; 1717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX

Dallas Museum of Art
Virginia Haak, Office Manager/Education 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.

Big Nac Music Festival ~ 2
March 5-8

Nacogdoches, TX; Located 150 miles north of Houston via U.S. 59

Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau Office
200 East Main; Nacogdoches, TX 75961
(936) 564-7351; 888-OLDEST-TOWN
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival
The Big Nac Music Festival will feature over 40 bands across multiple genres – including country, rock blues, bluegrass and more – in 4 different venues in downtown Nacogdoches. There will also be free day shows and children’s activities throughout the weekend. Tickets go on sale mid September.

Cliburn at the Modern
March 28

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX

Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc.
2525 Ridgmar Blvd, Suite 307; Fort Worth, TX 76116
Music: Classical
All performances begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, located at 3200 Darnell Street in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. Saturday, October 11, 2014 Lowell Liebermann, composer, Saturday, March 28, 2015 Mark Adamo, composer. In the midst of our busy, multitasking lives, the recital experience offers something different, something needed: a pure connection. With our fellow audience members, with the artists on stage—but, more than anything, with the music. We stop for an hour or two, put down our phones, and allow the music to speak to us through its finely-trained and consummate ambassadors, who are—as described by Van Cliburn—but its witnesses and messengers. It is a seemingly paradoxical, uniquely valuable time when we can commune with others for a journey that is, at its core, introspective. Our guarantee for these Cliburn Concerts is to bring the world’s best witnesses and messengers to Fort Worth’s finest concert venues each season to deliver some of the best music ever written directly to you. We hope to connect with you soon.

Dallas Bach Society Concert Season
March 6-7

Residences in Flower Mound and Dallas

Dallas Bach Society
Yoori Marti, Executive Director
P.O. Box 140201; Dallas, TX 75214
(682) 325-2224
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
A Baroque Flute Wine Tour. Private Residences in Flower Mound and Dallas. Baroque flutist Tamara Meredith plays a concert of music from favorite wine venues across Europe, to be accompanied by a sampling of these vintages.

Fulton Oysterfest
March 5-8

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!!

Good Oil Days
March 28

Main Street, Humble; Main Street, Humble

Humble Area Civic Center - Attn: Marketing Dept.
Sergio Corrales, Festival Chair
8233 Will Clayton Parkway; Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-4140
Music: Children's, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Activities: County fair, Street dance, Trade show/convention
The City of Humble and the Humble Senior Activity Center, are proud to present the 33rd Annual Good Oil Days Festival. There will be many opportunities for shopping with vendors from all over, coming to sell their wares. There will be great food and fun family activities including a new petting zoo, a new and improved Kidz Zone, a live entertainment stage hosted by our Humble Area Seniors and a live music stage featuring music by fantastic artists from near and far. All this is located on historic Main Street, Humble. Proceeds benefit the Humble Area Seniors. Booth fees, donation and in-kind services are tax deductible.

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Season
March 1

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center; 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra
Chuck Moore
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-7747
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Dallas- The world-renowned Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra has a full season of concerts during the 2014-2015 season. The top ensemble, the GDYO, brings together 115 of the DFW area's best high school musicians. This season is particularly special because the ensemble is preparing for a 2015 tour of China. Scott Cantrell of the Dallas Morning News has said that "Dallas should be proud to have such ambassadors" and "...lucky are these kids to be initiated into symphonic music in so professional an environment. Even the ones who don't go on to performing careers will be passionate and knowledgeable and demanding audiences of tomorrow." On March 1, 2015 at 7:30pm, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra will feature a young virtuoso. Each year, the GDYO program offers concerto competitions for four of the ensembles, including the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. These competitions cultivate solo performance, encourage personal excellence, and acknowledge the high degree of talent and hard work exhibited by individual musicians in the program. Dallas area professional musicians will judge the orchestra members at their competition in early September, 2014. The winner of the competition will be featured on this concert, along with Barber's Overture to the School for Scandal, Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Set III, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9.

Heart of Texas Rockfest
March 17-22

6th Street Entertainment District; Austin, TX

H.O.T.Q.B.M.F.
Adam Brewer - founder / organizer
814 E 45th St; Austin, TX 78746
(323) 440-2802; Fax adam@texasrockfest.com
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.

Jackson Street Market Days
March 7

Jackson Street; Between Fourth and Commerce

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

Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival
March 14-15

Arneson River Theatre; On the Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX

Paseo Del Rio and Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas
Carolyn Dowd
P.O. Box 15306; San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 227-4262
Music: Folk/Acoustic, Irish, Celtic
Activities: Music festival, Parade
The Annual River Parade will be on St. Patrick's Day March 17, 2013. The fun will begin at the Arneson River. Parade starts at 3 p.m. winding down the San Antonio River along the River Walk. Behind the barges can be seen the bright green water making the San Antonio River, "The River Shannon" for the day. At the Arneson River Theater the barge people will disembark and the official ceremony will begin. There will be bagpipes, color guards, proclamations, Irish music and dance. The Paseo del Rio Association and the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas jointly bring this event to the citizens of San Antonio.

Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral
March 8

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. Serbian born virtuoso lutenist Slobodan Vujisic and the baroque ensemble Austin Troubadours in period costumes with authentic instruments perform dance and songs of Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

National Accordion Convention
March 5-7

Westin Park Central Hotel; 12720 Merit Dr, Dallas, TX, 75251

National Accordion Association, Inc.
Greg Klugiewicz, Convention Chair
P.O. Box 940165; Plano, TX 75094-0165
(972) 272-2359; (214) 538-5651
Music: Big Band, Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Folk/Acoustic, Polka, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention
Accordion training, instruction, workshops, performance techniques, educational how-tos. All levels and age groups of accordion enthusiasts are invited. Accordion ensembles and orchestra. Evening events are open to the public. They include accordion performances and (accordion) orchestral concerts. Dance instructions in various styles will be taught. All musical styles will be explored: big band, bluegrass, blues, Cajun, folk, rock, acoustic accordion, electronic accordion, polka, conjunto, tejano. Accordion dealers, trade representatives, repair workers, accessories, and sales. Related electronics equipment will be displayed, demonstrated, and offered. New/used equipment swap shop. Don’t want to fly with your accordion? Not a problem, we have accordions for rent this year.

Nederland Heritage Festival
March 17-22

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).

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival
March 5-15

Addison Theatre Centre; 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX

Water Tower Theatre
Brandon Weinbrenner
15650 Addison Road; Addison, TX 75001
(972) 450-6232
Music: Jazz, Pop
Activities: Music festival
The Out of the Loop Festival provides opportunities for existing and emerging theatre, dance and music companies and artists to present work that may vary in form and presentation from their typical content. Regional and Dallas-based artists in theatre, dance, music, comedy, puppetry, and poetry will be presented side by side throughout the festival. Festival passes, good for one admission into each event, are available by calling 972-450-6232.

Outlaws and Legends Music Fest
March 27-28

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 www.outlawsandlegends.com.

San Antonio International Piano Series Concert Season
March 21

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

Refugio County Fair & Rodeo
March 20-28

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.

Rio Frio Fest
March 17-21

House Pasture Cattle Company; 2 River Road Concan, TX

Dickson Productions
6425 S. IH 35, Suite 150, PMB No. 293; Austin, TX 78744
(512) 295-3300; 1-888-754-8447 or (512) 295-3300
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Activities: Music festival
If you are looking for a fun spring break week then you need to look no further than this right here. Dickson Productions presents Rio Frio Fest. If you are wanting a vacation just a few hours down the road from San Angelo then here is a festival of fun for you to enjoy with some of the greatest acts in Texas Music. What is Rio Frio Fest? Well you see if you took Randy Rogers Band Sake of the Song Festival and added the 1st Annual Fowler Frio Fest you will come up with Rio Frio Fest. This week long celebration embodies the different side of music that Texas has become to love and be known for with performances from Bri Bagwell, Cody Johnson, Whiskey Myers, Kyle Park, and more you are guaranteed to have a great time.

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show ~ 2
March 13-22

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.

Salon Concerts Concert Season
March 1 - 2

Private homes and Scottish Rite Theater; 207 West 18th Street, Austin, TX

Salon Concerts
P.O. Box 163501; Austin, TX 78716
(512) 402-2516
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
All concerts are presented on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and on Monday at 7 p.m. Concerts are followed by an elegant dinner of of hors d’oeuvres and wines. Each concert pair is held in a beautiful private home in Austin. Directions are sent by email to ticket purchasers the week before the concert. The Miró Quartet (Daniel Ching, violin; William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; and Joshua Gindele, cello). Music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Salon Concerts Concert Season
March 29 - 30

Private homes and Scottish Rite Theater; 207 West 18th Street, Austin, TX

Salon Concerts
P.O. Box 163501; Austin, TX 78716
(512) 402-2516
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
All concerts are presented on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and on Monday at 7 p.m. Concerts are followed by an elegant dinner of of hors d’oeuvres and wines. Each concert pair is held in a beautiful private home in Austin. Directions are sent by email to ticket purchasers the week before the concert. The Miró Quartet (Daniel Ching, violin; William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; and Joshua Gindele, cello). Music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Scottish-Irish Faire
March 14-15

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!

Second Saturdays
March 14

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

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

Society of Texas Entertainment Professionals Confab
March 1-2

Houston, 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 Houston, 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.

South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW)
March 13-22

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.

South Texas Polka and Sausage Festival
March 20-22

Knights of Columbus Hall; 321 U.S. Highway 77 South

Knights of Columbus
Linda Pavliska
P.O. Box 46; Hallettsville, TX 77964
(361) 798-5430; (361) 798-2311
Music: Polka
Activities: Music festival
- a Polka Mass, Czech food, dancing, live polka music, and a hobo band concert. Events: Friday 5:00 p.m. FISH FRY at the Hall (Dine In or Plates to Go); from 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. is the Texas Legacy Czech Band and The Moravians (Young college group you need to hear). Saturday 3:00 p.m. – POLKA MASS at the Knights of Columbus Hall featuring St. Mary’s Czech Singers; meal to be served beginning at 4:00 p.m., dance 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Dujka Brothers and Jodi Mikula Orchestra. Sunday - Meal begins at 10:30 a.m. – Serving throughout the afternoon - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Shiner Hobo Band; 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. – BATTLE DANCE with concert at 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. featuring The Red Ravens, The Czechaholics, and The Ennis Czech Boys. All proceeds benefit Knights of Columbus fund for Sacred Heart School Athletic Program. “A fun filled weekend with great Czech food, music and dancing for the ENTIRE family in a small town atmosphere.” Come meet up with old friends or come make new friends either way a good time will be had by all..

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo / Rodeo Austin
March 14-28

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

Star of Texas
Bucky Lamb
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 www.RodeoAustin.com for more information!

Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair ~ 2
March 12-14

Lila Cockrell Theatre; 200 East Market, San Antonio, TX

Texas Talent Musicians Association
Felix Mendoza
P.O. Box 761358; San Antonio, TX 78245-6358
(210) 710-7512; (210) 224-7592
Music: Tejano
Activities: Awards show
The Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA), producers of the 34th Annual Tejano Music Awards (TMA’s), have announced Saturday, September 20, 2014 as the official date for this year’s awards show. This will mark its 34th year as the only major and longest-running event to recognize the Tejano music genre. This year, the Lila Cockrell Theatre will be the stage where fans can expect a spectacular show that promises many surprises, exciting musical collaborations, and of course recognition of Tejano’s best and brightest stars. This year's Special Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Jimmy Edward, from the original Latin Breed and Bobby Butler aka “El Charro Negro”, from Tortilla Factory. Both gentlemen are considered musical trendsetters for their originality that spearheaded the growth of Tejano Music in the 1970s. Artists scheduled to perform Elida y Avante, Emilio Navaira, Shelly Lares, Solido, David Marez, Los Desperadoz, Stephanie Lynn, Jaime y Los Chamacos, Ricardo Castillon y La Diferencia, Stefani Montiel, Sunny Sauceda, Lucky Joe, Eddie Gonzalez, Dj Kane & Ricky Rick y Stereo Kumbia, Tortilla Factory and a special performance from the Netherlands Dwayne Verheyden and many more artists to be announced.

Temple Symphony Orchestra Season
March 7, 28, April 25

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

Temple Symphony Orchestra
Rick Thomssen
100 West Adams Ave; Temple, TX 76501-7644
(254) 534-4101
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Temple Symphony Orchestra founded in 1994 will begin its 21st season of performances on September 13, 2014 with “Great Beginnings” featuring W. A. Mozart: Overture to Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Op 58 G Major featuring Frances Renzi, pianist and Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 Op. 90 A Major (Italian). October 25, 2014 features finalists from 2013 International Van Cliburn Piano Competition. December 6, 2014 is our Holiday concert: The Many Moods of Christmas featuring the Temple College Chorale and the San Gabriel Chorus. March 7, 2015 is our Family Pops concert: Gershwin and Friends with American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue featuring Jeff Helmer, pianist. March 28, 2015 features the Temple Jazz Orchestra (repertoire TBA). April 25, 2015 is our Season Finale and selections include Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio Overture Op. 72c, Alexander Arutunian: Trumpet Concerto featuring Dave Scott, trumpet and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.

Texas Steel Guitar Association Jamboree
March 12-15

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.

Texas Western Swing Fiddling Showcase
March 1

Bell County Expo Center; 301 West Loop 121, Exit 292, Belton, TX

Texas Western Saving Heritage Association
Roye Nell Love, Tourism Director
5290 South I-35; Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-3551; (254) 939-8390
Music: Country, Cowboy, Swing
Activities: Music festival, Dinner and Dance, Fiddling
The Texas Western Swing Fiddling Showcase's 2012 performers include Dave Alexander with featured fiddlers and musicians: Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band, Ricky Turpin, Brooke Wallace Deaton and the Austin Lake Travis ISD Fiddlers.Our mission is to promote and preserve Texas Western Swing music heritage by providing and entertaining an educational Western Swing Showcase.

Urban Music Festival
March 27-28

Auditorium Shores; Town Lake, Austin, TX

Urban Life Group
Donell Creech
815-A Brazos, No. 546; Austin, TX 78701
(512) 314-5433
Music: Jazz, Rap/Hip Hop
Activities: Music festival
The Urban Music Festival (UMF) is an outdoor family-oriented music festival that is held each year in conjunction with The Texas Relays, which is usually the first weekend in April. UMF is an all day event from 11a-10p and features dozens of food and retail vendors, along with plenty of activities for the kids. With an annual attendance of 10,000 plus, UMF is held in the heart of downtown Austin along the banks of Lady Bird Lake at Auditorium Shores. Past acts at UMF have included Chaka Khan, Cameo, Boys II Men, Angie Stone, Jeffrey Osborne, Ray J, Trey Songz, The Sugar Hill Gang, The Bar Kays, Ray Parker Jr. and many more. Please log on to the website for the latest festival details.

Jerry Jeff Walker Texas Bash Weekend
March 28-29

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.

Heaven's Front Porch
March 27-28

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.

Wild Hog Festival and Craft Fair
March 27-29

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!

Young Texas Artists Music Competition
March 12-14

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.