February - 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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Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival
Moose Lodge #1735; 2103 EM Franklin
Rancho Alegre Radio
5304 Blue Bluff Road; Austin, TX 78724
(512) 784-1148; (512) 609-9208
Rancho Alegre Radio is pleased to announce the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival, an exciting three day music festival spotlighting Texas Conjunto music at its finest. The full lineup features legendary performers as well as up and coming artists from Dallas, Laredo, Houston, Corpus, San Antonio, Austin, and all points in between. The event also includes a conjunto photo exhibit by Rolando Medina, and special recognition for legendary performer Agapito Zuñiga. Each year, the festival recognizes a non-music non-profit organization for its contributions to the Austin area, and Emancipet will be recognized for 2013.
Sammons Jazz Spring Series
February 6; 3/6/13; 4/3/13; 5/1/13
Sammons Center for the Arts; 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas
Sammons Center for the Arts
Joanna St. Angelo
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-7789; Fax (214) 522-9174
Sammons Jazz is the only regular ongoing jazz performance series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area featuring local jazz artists. If you enjoy jazz, you'll probably enjoy this showcase of local jazz artists in an intimate, relaxed, non-commercial and smoke-free setting...and at a nominal price for the evening! Sammons Jazz performances are developed around a theme (for example, a be-bop night or a jazz vocal night) and feature two performing groups; the fall series of Sammons Jazz runs from September through December; the spring series from February through May; Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30, ending by 10:00 p.m; there is a short intermission between the two groups; and many patrons appreciate the smoke-free environment of Sammons Jazz. Refreshments and valet parking included in ticket price. As an adjunct to Sammons Jazz, the Center has started a new series called Sammons Cabaret, taking place on the third Thursday of each month from February-May. See web site for details.
Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards
Marriott South Houston at Hobby Airport; 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017
Larry Davies Ministries
1106 Juniper River Court; Rosenberg, TX 77471
Activities: Awards show, Concert season
Thursday, February 7th night - Legends Award Services. Friday, February 8th, 1:00 p.m. - New Artist(s) Showcase; 3:30 p.m. - Gospel Industry Workshop, Praise Dance Workshop; 10:45 p.m. - Late Night Showcase Music. Saturday, February 9th, 8:30 a.m. - Gospel Industry Workshop; 12:30-3:30 p.m. - Annual Awards Luncheon; 8:30 p.m. - Praise Dance Workshop. Sunday, February 10th, 4:00 p.m. - Heritage Concert, Jones AME.
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum Grounds; 3201 East Houston/One AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Livestock Expo., Inc.
Mallory Schrade, Entertainment Director
P.O. Box 200230; San Antonio, TX 78220-0230
(210) 225-5851; Fax (210) 227-7934
Music: Children's, Classical, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano
Activities: County fair, Music festival, Rodeo
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo showcases the music industry's most outstanding country, contemporary and Latin artists in appearances held during the 21 Rodeo performances. Named the 8-time consecutive PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year. See this year's lineup at www.sarodeo.com.
Ennis Czech Music Festival
Sokol Activity Center; 2622 East Hwy 34, Ennis
574 Sylvester Road; Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 878-4748; (888) 366-4748; Fax (972) 875-9575
Activities: Music festival, Door prizes
The Czech polka bands of Ennis invite you to the Ennis Czech Music Festival. Listen & dance to 6 bands! Performers includeÂ Moravians at 11:00am, Ennis Czech Boys at 1:00, Jak Se Do at 3:00, Czech Harvesters at 5:00, Jodie Mikula Orchestra at 7:00, Czech And Then Some at 9:00pm. This is a great way to extend your support & appreciation for Czech music & heritage. Dress casual, but this would be a great time to put on your kroj (Czech costume)! Stay tuned to the Sunday Morning Polka Show 9:00am-11:00am on KBEC 1390 AM or "http://www.kbec.com/.
Lake Dallas Mardi Gras Celebration
Lake Dallas Municipal Building; 212 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75065
The City of Lake Dallas
Julie Chapman; Community Relations
212 Main Street; Lake Dallas, TX 75065
(940) 497-2226 ext. 132; (940) 230-5684; Fax (940) 497-4485
Music: Jazz, Top 40, Oldies
Activities: Music festival, Contests, Kids activities, Parade
We consider our 'Fat Tuesday' party the Greatest Free Event on Earth....or at least in Denton County! Celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Dallas is a tradition handed-down from the famous Duck Inn Restaurant located on Main Street. The Duck Inn was established in the 1940's and ceased operations several years back...but the party lives on. The evening will begin at 5 pm with a New Orleans style parade complete with candy and beads! The Nawlin's Gumbo Kings will be the headline band with their 'Big Easy' style of jazz that's a local favorite to cut loose and enjoy. Mardi Gras style contests, food and fun for the children are all planned for the 2013 event.
Rio Grande Valley International Music Festival
Mercedes Livestock Showgrounds; 1000 North Texas Avenue, Mercedes, TX
South Texas Symphony Association
Ed Robinson, President
P. O. Box 104; Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 373-0130; (850) 508-1119
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel, Mariachi
Activities: Music festival
The Rio Grande Valley Music Festival is located at 1000 North Texas Ave.,FM 491 North Exit on Hiway 83. Features a variety of music for 6 days on 5 stages including country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, mariachi, and folkloric. Gospel jam on Sunday from 9 a.m. - noon. Also featuring arts, crafts, raffles and food concessions. Gates open at 8am each day. $8 per day, per person, free parking. Children 12 and under free.
Canton Western Swing Valentine Party
Canton Civic Center; 800 Flea Market Road Canton, TX
Free State Music Festivals
Jim & Doye Fuller
P.O. Box 934; Canton, TX 75103
(800) 243-6502; (903) 567-2991
Music: Cowboy, Swing
Activities: Music festival, Dancing
Event features 9 top Western Swing Bands (3 each day). Huge dance floor, RV parking full hookups. All shows start at 12 noon each day. Show goes on rain, snow, or sunshine. Tickets available for purchase starting in late November. Thursday includes a very large fish fry, Texas-style with fried catfish.
Annual Stage Door Canteen
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay; 2914 North Shoreline Blvd .
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
F.W. "ROCCO" Montesano
2914 North Shoreline Blvd.; Corpus Christi, TX 78403
(361) 888-4873 ext. 307
Music: Big Band
Activities: Annual Event
Polish up your dancing shoes and enjoy performances by a star-studded cast at the 20th Annual Stage Door Canteen on February 15 at the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. Acts include Flicka Rahn, Jason Armstrong, Geri Elliff, Scott Plant and more. Dance to the big band sounds of The USS Lexington Big Band. The event is held on the Hangar Deck of this National Historic Landmark.
Hug-In & Valentine Ball
412 Luckenbach Town Loop; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-3224; (888) 311-8990
Activities: Annual Events
It's that time of year again for folks to get "Back to the Basics of Love", and you can do it here at our annual Hug-In and Valentine Ball! There will be live music, cold beer and plenty of boot scootin' to be had. Performing for our Valentine Ball this year will be Gary P. Nunn! During the day our picker circle will be hosted by Greg & Lisa at 1pm.
Annual Asian Festival ~ 2
Institute of Texan Cultures at UTSA; 801 East Cesar Chavez Blvd.
UT Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio
Jo Ann Andera, Director, Special Events
801 East Cesar East Chavez Blvd.; San Antonio, TX 78205-3209
(210) 458-2224; (210) 458-2300; Fax (210) 458-2113
Music: Children's, Classical, Bagpipes
Activities: Music festival
The Institute of Texan Cultures invites Texas and Texans to the 26th Annual Asian Festival. What began as a traditional family reunion for the Chinese New Year has expanded to include other Asian communities and participants, showcasing their unique culture and traditions. The family-friendly event features music, cultural performances, food, fashion, crafts and other products. Guests can enjoy authentic Asian-American food from 15 vendors, offering Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian, Philippine and other delectable cuisines. Guests can enjoy traditional Asian dance and musical performances on three separate stages; multicultural demonstrations of cooking, henna painting and palm reading; and craft sales including clothing, artworks, dolls, silk items and other gifts.
Huston-Tillotson University Blues and Jazz Concert ~ 2
Millennium Young Entertainment Complex; 1156 Hargrave St., Austin, TX
Huston-Tillotson University Alumni Association, Austin Chapter
La Juana R. Napier, Linda Y. Jackson
900 Chicon Street; Austin, TX 78702-2795
(512) 505-3006; (512) 477-2998; Fax (512) 505-3196
Music: Big Band, Jazz
Activities: Music festival
Huston-Tillotson University Blues and Jazz Concert is an annual event that features local musicians who donate their time in support of the University's goal of providing a quality education for students The concert is a fundraiser for the University. Music will include blues, jazz, big band and more. The concert begins at 4:00 p.m. and continues until 8:00 p.m..
Jalapeno Festival ~ 2
El Metro Park and Ride; Thomas and Hillside
Washington's Birthday Celebration Association - WBCA
Nino Cardenas Marketing & Publicity Coordinator
1819 East Hillside Road; Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 722-0589; Fax (956) 722-5528
Music: Latin/Spanish, Pop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
The Washington's Birthday Celebration festivities get smoking with the two-day Jalapeño Festival that takes partying and competitive eating to scalding heights! American and Mexican influences join together in this unique tribute to the father of our country and "the tiny green giant...which, although small, is known to pack quite a punch -- in this rowdy celebration that will leave you burning for more." Cooking contests, a blind Jalapeño toss, delectable food booths and games-galore offer plenty to do, eat, and drink at this multicultural "festival-within-a-festival;" but remember to leave some energy for the tear-jerking, edge-of-your-seat excitement of the event's signature attraction, the La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Contest. There are also several bands playing live music.
Sokol Hall; 5502 Kostoryz, Corpus Christi
Czech Heritage Society of South Texas
P.O. Box 6254; Corpus Christi, TX 78466-6254
(361) 992-2126; (361) 960-3220
Activities: Music festival
The Czech Heritage Society of SouthTexas would like to welcome you to the annual Polka Fest featuring the Polka bands from the Texas area (artist lineup TBA). Meals will be served by the Knights of Columbus and St. Thomas Catholic Church. Czech food, fun and dancing.