March - Texas Music Events Calendar 2013
The 2013 TMEC lists more than 500 annual events featuring live music. To update listing information for your 2013 event, please contact the Texas Music Office at music [at] governor.state.tx.us or call (512) 463-6666.
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Bluegrass Heritage Festival
South Oaks Baptist Church; 5925 US Hwy 287, Arlington
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Alan W. Tompkins
P.O. Box 25032; Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 918-0010; Fax (214) 361-2609
Music: Bluegrass, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Music festival
Bluegrass Heritage Festival: Balsam Range, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, New Town, The Herrins, East Mountain, Copper Canyon, and Grass Notes will perform at this great two-day music event on March 1-2, 2013 at South Oaks Baptist Church, 5925 US Hwy 287 in Arlington, Texas. Come enjoy two days of great music, instrumental instruction, and jamming under the old oak trees. This festival is indoors with heating/air conditioning and comfortable seating. Reserved and general admission seating is available. Festival admission will include banjo, guitar, and other instructional workshops as available. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a parent or guardian for general admission seating.
Daffodil Festival ~ 2
Round Rock Senior Citizen Center; 301 West Bagdad Avenue, Building 2
Round Rock Senior Citizens Foundation
P.O. Box 481; Round Rock, TX 78680
(512) 940-5817; (512) 351-2504
Music: Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Vendors, dance groups
The Daffodil Festival features live music, entertainment, a wonderful food court, games, balloons, and face painting. Local health and service organizations sponsor displays and artists and craftsmen will also display their work. This year's entertainment includes local youth groups, and a harmonica and country music act. As always, there will be door prizes and a raffle. The event runs from about 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., with an auction at 1 p.m. In 2003, 78th Texas Legislature declared Round Rock the Daffodil Capitol of Texas.
Seymour's 1st Texas Independence and Heritage Day Celebration
City Hall; 301 North Washington, Seymour, TX
Seymour Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1379; Seymour, TX 76380
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Polka,
Activities: Fiddling contests, Cowboy Poetry
Seymour’s Texas Independence & Heritage Day Celebration will highlight living history exhibits depicting the early settlement of the community. Staged on N Washington Street around the newly renovated City Hall, 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.
Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Show
Moody Theater; Austin, TX
Texas Heritage Songwriters Association
209 East Sixth Street, Suite 200; Austin, TX 78701
(512) 686-3303; (512) 686-3303
Activities: Awards show, Music festival
Founded in 2005 by 6th-generation Texan Terry Boothe, the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association (TxHSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating Texas songwriters who have played an important role in defining and interpreting Texas' distinctive culture. Since 2006, TxHSA has been producing an annual public event, the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Show, which serves as an induction ceremony for that year's honorees. In addition, TxHSA is involved with both the Center for Texas Music History and the Southwestern Writer's Collection at Texas State University in supporting young songwriters and further protecting the State's musical heritage. TxHSA regularly donates a portion of its proceeds to organizations that support Texas musicians and songwriters, including the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). For more information, visit www.TexasHeritageSongwriters.com.
Texas Medal of Arts Awards
Long Center for the Performing Arts; Austin, TX
Texas Cultural Trust Council
823 Congress, Suite 650; Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-5289; (877) 651-8282; Fax (512) 478-5292
Music: Bluegrass, Classical, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Pop, Regional Mexican, World Beat
Activities: Awards show
The Texas Medal of Arts Awards will honor outstanding Texans in a variety of disciplines: film, music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts, folk arts, architecture, arts education and arts patronage. Past awardees include such luminaries as: Willie Nelson, Van Cliburn, Charley Pride and may more!
Young Texas Artists Music Competition
Crighton Theatre; 234 North Main Street
Young Texas Artist Music Competition
P.O. Box 448; Conroe, TX 77305
(936) 597-8825; (936) 574-9820; Fax (936) 756-7896
Activities: Awards show, Singing contests, String, Wind, Brass solo contest
The Young Texas Artists 28th Annual Music Competition for Voice, Piano, Strings, Wind, Brass, Harp, Guitar and Percussion will be held March 8-10, 2012 in Conroe, Texas near Houston. This is a classical music competition for ages 18-30. A three-day event ending with a concert of finalists the evening of Saturday, March 10th , to select the grand prize winner and the Audience Choice Award. We will award over $ 21,000 in prizes . Participants will receive written critiques from five prestigious judges. Preliminary rounds, which are free and open to the public, begin Thursday morning, March 8 and continue through Saturday afternoon. Concert tickets are available at the Crighton Theatre Box Office, 936-441-SHOW (7469). Schedules are posted at YoungTexasArtists.org. Application postmark deadline is December 31, 2011.
35 Denton ~ 2
Downtown Denton, TX
301 North Locust; Denton, TX 76201
Activities: Music festival
35 Denton is a four day walkable music festival programmed in the heart of Denton, TX March 8-11, 2012. Above all 35 Denton values artists and creative exchange and uses these ideals to sustain the vibrant culture of music and art in North Texas. In 2011, 35 Denton won the Texas Downtown Association award for Best Promotional Event. 2012 performing artists include Black Moth Super Rainbow, Thee Oh Sees, Killer Mike, Sleep Poolside, The Soft Moon Emeralds King Khan & The Shrines, Delicate Steve, Roky Erickson, Hey Marseilles, Fossil Collective, Silver Apples, Reigning Sound, Mac Demarco, The Coathangers, Idiot Glee, You Won't, Shannon and The Clams, Mind Spiders, Hunters, Gary, War Merchandise, Sinkane, White Lung, Buxton, Audacity, Cloudland, Canyon Nicky, Da B K-Holes, Nu Sensae, Fat Tony, The Last Bison Gap Dream, Obn Iii's, Chelsea Light Moving, Antwon Roomrunner, How I Quit Crack, Astronautilus, Brutal Juice, and Destruction Unit.
Texas Ranger Day and A Big Star Texas Night
Burton Railroad Depot; 507 North Railroad Street, Burton
Burton Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 101; Burton, TX 77835
Music: Americana, Country
Activities: Music festival, Cookoff, Crafts, Games
Dance under the stars in historic Burton, Texas at the 3rd annual Texas Ranger Day and a Big Star Texas Night. Celebrate Burton's history with a day full of activities for the whole family. Fajita and Bean cook-off at the Burton Railroad Depot, 507 N Railroad St, experience Texas Ranger camp life in the 1880's and live action re-enactments by the Old West Rangers. Enjoy folk life demonstrations, crafts, games and tours of the historic Depot, as well as the Cotton Gin at 10am & 2pm. Street dance that night will showcase Texas music artists, the Anthony Moreno Band and the Wooten Marshall Band, along with a live auction.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Shamrock Area Community Center; South Main
St. Patrick's Day Association
David Rushing, Chamber of Commerce Director
105 East 12th Street; Shamrock, TX 79079
(806) 256-2501; (806) 256-2516; Fax (806) 256-3739
Music: Country, Gospel
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 Reckless Kelly Band. The Friday night banquet features country singer Fred Hargrove.
Outlaws and Legends Music Fest
Back Porch of Texas; 3350 North Clack Street, Abilene, TX
Backporch Productions, LLC
4318 La Hacienda Drive; Abilene, TX 79602
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival
The biggest 1-day, 1-stage Texas music event returns to Abilene for a bigger 2013 with country music legend Merle Haggard and Texas Music outlaw Randy Rogers Band. Outlaws & Legends Music Festival celebrates Texas Independence Day, benefits Ben Richey Boys Ranch, and features the best country music and Texas country "legends" and "outlaws" in the business. The event kicks off on March 22 (Friday) where Abilene's own singer/songwriter, Mark Powell host 16 singer/songwriters in four sessions of acoustic/unplugged performances. On March 23 (Saturday) the event pulls into high gear with 13 bands beginning at 9:00a.m. through 1:00a.m. The event is capped off with a grand finale of many music artists on stage together for a once-in-a-lifetime performance!
Texas Music Awards
The Texas Music Barn; 301 East Houston Street, Linden, TX
Academy of Texas Music, MyTexasMusic.com
Lucky and Jinelle Boyd
P.O. Box 148; Linden, TX 75563
(713) 793-6368; (800) 959-5796
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock, Rockabilly, Americana, Texas Music
Activities: Awards show, Trade show/convention
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
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; Fax (956) 968-6451
Music: Country, Dance/Electronic, 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 two-day 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!