October - Texas Music Events Calendar 2014
The 2014 TMEC lists more than 500 annual events featuring live music. To update listing information for your 2014 event, please contact the Texas Music Office at music [at] governor.state.tx.us or call (512) 463-6666.
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Jackson Street Market Days
October 4, November 1, December 6
Jackson Street; Between Forth and Commerce
Jackson Street Market Days / The Antique Emporium
123 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX 78550
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.
Pioneer Days Street Dance
Downtown Business District; Dowtown Whitney
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 604; Whitney, TX 76692
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Polka, Pop, Tejano
Activities: Rodeo, Street dance, Arts and Crafts booth
Downtown Whitney streets close to all but pedestrian traffic for the largest festival in Whitney, attracting over 11,000 people. The day's activities start early, and continue through the evening. Many visitors and residents look forward to this "can't-be-missed" event. Among the activities that day are carnival games & rides, food booths, arts & crafts booths, health & fitness exhibits, baby photo contest, 50/50 raffle, pet photo contest, parade, live entertainment, street dance, and rodeo. Visitors enjoy themselves as they stroll through the almost 250 booths. Admission is free during the day. The festival, sponsored by the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, has been entertaining people of all ages for over three decades. Applications for booths are available online. For more information, you can call 254-694-2540.
Harvest Festival ~ 2
Heritage Village Museum; Highway 190 West
Woodville Heritage Village Museum
Ofeira A. Gazzaway
P.O. Box 888; Woodville, TX 75979
(409) 283-2272; (800) 323-0389
Music: Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic
Harvest Festival - Held the third weekend in October. This is the largest fall folklife festival in East Texas. It features pioneer East Texas crafts, demonstrations, unique people in period costume, outstanding shows of both music and dance, and lots of interesting food. Come join us for Fall's Finest Fun!
Texas Jazz Festival
Heritage Park; 1581 North Chaparral, Corpus Christi
Texas Jazz Festival Society
P.O. Box 424; Corpus Christi, TX 78408
(361) 688-1296; (361) 876-6669
Music: Big Band, Gospel, Jazz, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
The Texas Jazz Festival features over 50 bands on three stages over a three day weekend set at Heritage Park, downtown Corpus Christi. Primarily all types of jazz, blues. gospel. Food, arts and crafts. No cover charge or admittance fee. World's longest running "free" jazz festival. Official jazz festival for the state of Texas.