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Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
February 1 - 7

Will Rogers Memorial Center; 3401 West Lancaster Drive, Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Bradford S. Barnes
P.O. Box 150; Fort Worth, TX 76101
(817) 877-2400; (817) 877-2420
Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Cover/Tribute, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Regional Mexican, Rockabilly, Tejano, Western Swing
Activities: County fair, Cowboy poetry, Rodeo, Singing contests, Songwriting contests, Trade show/convention
Welcome to Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo! Join us for 23 days of great rodeo action, world-class livestock shows, kid-friendly exhibits, daily live music, terrific food, the carnival midway, four acres of unique daily shopping and more.

Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral
February 1

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

Musical Bridges Around the World
Anya Grokhovski, DMA, Artistic Director
23705 Interstate Highway 10 West No. 101; San Antonio, TX 78257
(210) 464-1534; (210) 900-3081
Music: Classical
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.

Eddie Durham Celebration
February 6

Texas State University campus

Texas State University Jazz Studies
601 University Drive; San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-3020
Music: Jazz
Activities: Music festival
The 2015 Eddie Durham Celebration will be held on Friday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. This year's celebration will feature a lecture by NEA Jazz Master Doug Morgenstern on Durham's pioneering contributions to jazz and a performance with an all-star big band featuring tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence of the Count Basie Orchestra and jazz saxophone legend Ralph Bowen.

Mardi Gras Galveston
February 6-17

Saengerfest Park; 22nd and Strand, Galveston, TX 77554

Yaga's Entertainment, Inc.
Erin Dhonau/Marketing Coordinator
2314 Strand Street; Galveston, TX 77550-1567
(409)770-0999; (956) 778-4624; Fax dean/mdean@yagaspresents.com
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Rodeo
Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation, Mardi Gras! Galveston brings the island’s streets to life with parades, balcony parties, concerts, tons of beads and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Mardi Gras Upriver
February 6-8

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 1:45 p.m. is the motorcycle parade and at 2 p.m. in the Grand Parade. Sunday the 6th at 2 p.m. is the Children's Parade. Everyday will have live music, the children's carnival, arts and crafts vendors and food.

Ennis Czech Music Festival
February 7

Sokol Activity Center; 2622 East Hwy 34, Ennis

PO Box 205; Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 878-4748; (888) 366-4748
Music: Polka
Activities: Music festival, Door prizes
A way to show your support & appreciation for Czech music & heritage.

Hill Country Jazz Festival
February 7

Texas State University campus

Texas State University Jazz Studies
601 University Drive; San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-3020
Music: Jazz
Activities: Music festival
Texas State University San Marcos is proud to announce the twenty-fifth annual Hill Country Jazz Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015, on the beautiful Texas State University campus. In addition to our excellent facilities, our outstanding adjudicators, clinicians, and performers promise to make this a memorable experience. A non-competitive event, The Hill Country Jazz Festival does not select winners but does recognize exemplary big bands, combos, and individual instrumentalists with “Outstanding Performance Awards.”

Jackson Street Market Days
February 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 p.m..

Midwinter Traditional Music Festival
February 7

Daugherty Arts Center; 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Tim Wooten
409 Wilson Ranch Road; Cypress Mill, TX 78663
(512) 644-0212; (830) 825-3108
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Music festival
The AFTM Midwinter Festival on Feb. 8, 2014, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Dougherty Arts Center will feature eight bands playing traditional music and will also feature several workshops related to traditional music such as how to play fiddle, banjo, guitar, or other traditional instruments, how to dance in an old-time style, and traditional singing.

Sherwood Forest Faire
February 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

Sherwood Forest; 1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade TX

P.O. Box 10816; Houston, TX 77206
(512) 222-6680
Music: Celtic
Activities: Music festival
Welcome to Sherwood Forest Faire! Here ye may know that thou art under the protection of King Richard the Lionheart and his bold ally Robin Hood. Alas! In this the year of our Lord 1193, the good King must take his leave again, and must choose the right person to whom he will relinquish his royal seal, that they may rule England in his absence. But never fear, for whomsoever the king chooses, Robin Hood and his Merry Band will keep an eye on the Royal Seal, for as always they shall put chivalry and justice above all on this fine Faire day. We shall celebrate the King’s departure at this, our 5th annual Sherwood Forest Faire in Nottinghamshire, where you shall encounter pirates, knights, tinkers, jesters, royalty, beggars, and a myriad of fantastical creatures. Medieval bards and players have come to fill the stages of the forest with music, juggling, magic, and storytelling; and the market is filled with crafters and tradesmen of the shire, plying their trades with unique wares to sell at the long awaited Faire. There are hand-made crafts of clothing, jewelry, weaponry, leatherwork, and much more for shopping. For sporting folk, there shall be full-contact jousting, hand-to-hand combat tournaments, archery, sword fighting, ax throwing, and falconry. Finally, the wee ones will enjoy the Rides & Games as well as face painting, puppet shows, pony rides, the famous Fairy Tea Party, as well as several musical and comedy performances at the Faery Forest Stage in Sherwood’s children’s area Once Upon a Time… So lift up your cares and join us while we eat, drink, and make merry for the Springtime at our joyous Sherwood Forest Faire!

Texas Early Music Project Concert Season
February 7-8

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

Texas Early Music Project
Daniel Johnson
2905 San Gabriel, No. 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. That’s Amore: An Early Valentine: As an early Valentine present, treat yourself and your sweetie(s) to a lively, witty, and loving pastiche of beautiful music from the courts and operas in Italy, c.1600-1750. We’ll tell a story that will warm your heart, make you laugh, and put your toes to tapping, featuring soprano Meredith Ruduski, bass Peter Walker, and countertenor Ryland Angel. Will there be a happy ending?

February 7

AISD Performing Arts Center; 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX

Austin Symphonic Band
Dan L. Wood, Business Manager
P.O. Box 6472; Austin, TX 78762-6472
(512) 345-7420
Music: Classical, Modern, Concert Band
Activities: Concert season
Austin Symphonic Band is the “Official Band of the City of Austin”. This is ASB’s second indoor concert of the season and the first ever in the new AISD Performing Arts Center. This concert, “Tributes”, features the world premiere of Dancing on Water written by Frank Ticheli and commissioned by the Austin Symphonic Band in honor of its conductor, Richard Floyd. Ticheli will be present to discuss his new work and will also conduct on the concert. Other selections to be performed were written as tributes to persons, places or events.

Dallas Chamber Music Concert Season
February 9

SMU Caruth Auditorium; 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
The Dallas Chamber Music Society 2014-15 season promises captivating performances that demonstrate the intimacy of music making that only our art form can provide. Once again, we are privileged to present this season’s concerts at Caruth Auditorium at the Meadows School of the Arts on the SMU campus. From its excellent acoustics to its inviting ambience, this ideal venue will find you enjoying the company of fellow concert goers as well as savoring the fine music we have selected. One goal in choosing music for this season was to feature a wide range of both the familiar and the new. From the very pinnacle of string quartet writing to a marked diversity of style and instrumentation, this season is certain to stimulate, surprise, and satisfy. The Takács String Quartet is esteemed world-wide and has given splendid performances on our series in past years. From the second of the Beethoven Rasoumovsky quartets to the second Janáček quartet, we can count on a very special evening of music making. The same will be true when we hear the Mendelssohn C minor and Brahms B major piano trios, performed by the celebrated David Finckel and Wu Han duo joined by violinist Philip Setzer, known as the Finckel-Han-Setzer Trio. The Music of the Spheres Society will bring pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse together with celebrated violinist Stephanie Chase. The centerpiece for the concert will be Bartok’s “Contrasts,” an iconic trio for this combination of instruments written for Benny Goodman and first performed in its current form by Goodman, the great violinist Joseph Szigeti, and Bartok himself in 1940. In the final concert, the Modigliani String Quartet will present their Dallas debut, arraying us on a journey from Beethoven to Shostakovich and rounding out our season.

Winter Sounds Concert Series
February 9

Port Aransas Community Theatre

Ken Yarbrough
710 West Ave. A; Port Aransas, TX 78373
(361) 749-4158; Fax dhyde@cityofportaransas.org
Activities: Concert season
Winter Sounds Concert Series is held monthly in January and February each year. Music and musicians vary each year to entertain in all genres. Concerts are free courtesy of the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department.

Rio Grande Valley International Music Festival
February 10-15

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.

Texas Music Educators Association Annual Convention
February 11-15

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center; 200 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX

Texas Music Educators Association
Robert Floyd, Executive Director
P.O. Box 140465; Austin, TX 78714-0465
(512) 452-0710 ext. 101; (888) 318-TMEA
Music: Big Band, Children's, Classical, Jazz, Concert bands, Orchestras, Choirs
Activities: Trade show/convention
The annual TMEA Clinic/Convention is for current and future music educators and musicians. The convention features hundreds of professional development clinics, musical performances, and exhibit halls filled with top music industry representatives and more.

Canton Western Swing Valentine Party
February 12-14

Canton Civic Center; 800 Flea Market Road Canton, TX, 75103

Free State Music Festivals
Jim Fuller
P.O. Box 934; Canton, TX 75103
(903) 245-6300; (903) 567-0575; Fax jimfll@aol.com
Music: Country, Rockabilly, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival
Event features 9 top with three days of Music and Dancing to eight of the top bands in Texas. The Canton Civic Center is 35000 square feet. We provide a 5000 square foot Dance floor and with table seating for 1000 people. Doors open at 10:00 am each day. Shows start at noon and end about 11:30 PM. A TEXAS STYLE Fish Fry is held on Thursday at 4:30 PM featuring all you can eat TEXAS STYLE fried Catfish and all the trimmings Only $12.00 with paid admission to the event.

Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas
February 12-15

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 star entertainers, local and regional talent, variety acts and more.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
February 12-March 1

AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum Grounds; 3201 East Houston/One AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.
Mallory Schrade Hines, Entertainment Director
P.O. Box 200230; San Antonio, TX 78220-0230
(210) 225-5851
Music: Country, Cowboy, Latin/Spanish, Pop, Regional Mexican, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, Rodeo, Parade, Cook-off, Arts and Crafts
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.

Annual Stage Door Canteen
February 13

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay; 2914 North Shoreline Blvd .

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
F.W. "Rocco" Montesano
P. O. Box 23076; 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 Annual Stage Door Canteen at the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. 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.

D'Vine Wine on the Square Presents: Music, Massage and Merlot
February 13, 27

D'Vine Wine on the Square; 107 East Bridge Street

D'Vine Wine on the Square
Granbury 76048
(817) 573-7200
Come on in and enjoy our great selection of over 20 fine wines. Listen to great music, enjoy a massage ($1 per minute) or all three. Or you can make your own wine, bottle it, create your own label. A great place for parties, weddings, birthdays, showers and more. Call for more information. We're are closed on Mondays. Music, Massage and Merlot occurs on the 2nd and Last Friday of each month.

Hug-In & Valentine Ball ~ 2
February 13 - 14

Luckenbach Texas

Luckenbach Texas
412 Luckenbach Town Loop; Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(830) 997-3224; (888) 311-8990
Music: Country
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.

Lamardi Gras
February 13, 14

Lamar VFD; 302 Bois d'arc, Lamar Peninsula

Lamar Volunteer Fire Department
Zella Hunt
PO Box 294; Fulton, TX 78358
(361) 205-7037; (361) 790-3036
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Rockabilly
Activities: Parade
The Lamardi Gras celebration is a fundraiser for the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) and is hosted by the LVFD. The Lamardi Gras features terrific Cajun-style foods, beer/wine, Mardi Gras souvenirs, live music, casino, Chinese auction, live auction, and vendors. The highlight of the event is the parade. Parade participants toss beads to people on the parade route. You won’t want to miss this parade to see who this year’s Lamardi Gras King/Queen is as they ride on the royal float. The cost of admission is only $3 with children under 12 admitted free.

Big City Music Revue Presents: Texas Legends, The Stories of Home
February 14, 28

Granbury Live Theatre

Big City Music Revue
114 North Crockett Street; Granbury 76048
(855) 823-5550
Are you looking for a fun friendly atmosphere for the whole family? Then you will enjoy the songs sung from Texas Legends. Your feet will be tapping and you will be singing along. Come join us for some real down home fun!

Second Saturdays
February 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.

Dallas Bach Society Concert Season
February 15

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
Three Ladies of Ferrara. Caruth Auditorium, SMU. Baroque ensemble Armonia Celeste performs a sizzling concert of virtuoso Italian chamber music, with Baroque harp, lutes and guitar. Come and enjoy the music which set the standard for all things Baroque!

SOLI Dance
February 16-17

Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater and Ruth Taylor Recital Hall; 2009 Northwest Military Highway, San Antonio, TX 78213

SOLI Chamber Ensemble
Ertan Torgul, Violinist / Artistic/Managing Director
2312 Sixth Avenue; Fort Worth, TX 76110-2510
(210) 317-8816
Music: Classical
Activities: Music festival
Voted “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the San Antonio Current for a second year, SOLI Chamber Ensemble continues to mesmerize audiences with their cutting edge performances. For over a decade, SOLI's core members -- Stephanie Key, Ertan Torgul, David Mollenauer, and Carolyn True -- have gained a reputation for giving voice not only to 20th century “classics” but also for their strong commitment to commissioning new works and breathing life into the music of living composers. For more information about the 2012 series please visit "http://www.solichamberensemble.com/.

Thin Line Fest
February 18-22

Denton, Texas

Thin Line Fest
Joshua Butler
5012 Pebble Beach Trail; Denton, TX 76208-6016
(888) 893-4560
Activities: Music festival, Film, Photography
Come to Thin Line, an international documentary film festival combined with a multi-genre music festival, and new in 2015, a walkable photo fest! For five days, Thin Line will deliver a diverse program of high quality, relevant documentary films followed by musical performances from regional and national acts. Between shows, explore hundreds of curated photographs spread across multiple photo galleries in Downtown Denton.

Come and Taste It at the Grapevine
February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

The Grapevine at Gruene Historic District; Gruene, TX

Gruene Historic District
Nicole Heath, Party & Events Coordinator
1601 Hunter Road; New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 629-5077; (830) 606-0093
Music: Americana, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
COME AND TASTE IT. Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic District. On the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January), a featured winemaker showcases three of their newest released, top-selling or hardest to find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and three prize giveaways. This is a great opportunity to learn directly from the winery and The Grapevine staff, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District. For more information, visit GrapevineInGruene.com or call (830) 606-0093.

Symphony Arlington
February 19

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
From 18th century pioneers like Vivaldi and Corelli to modern masters such as Puccini and Respighi, Italian composers have enchanted us with melodies as rich as fettuccini alfredo and rhythms as seductive as a vintage Brunello. Italian sunshine and Mediterranean breezes have also beckoned to composers from other lands: Berlioz’ Paganini-inspired Harold in Italy, and Tchaikovsky’s folk music fantasy Capriccio Italien, to name but a few. This season Symphony Arlington will bring you masterworks by these composers and many more, all in celebration of Italy’s glorious and enduring musical heritage. The 15th Anniversary Season will feature guest artists such as pianist Lindsay Garritson performing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody of a Theme by Paganini and Antonio di Cristofano performing Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor. Symphony Arlington will also feature Paul Silverthorne, Principal Viola of the London Symphony performing Paganini's Sonata per la Gran' Viola è Orchestra and Berlioz – Harold in Italy!

Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards
February 19-22

Marriott South Houston at Hobby Airport ; 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017

Larry Davies Ministries
Pastor Larry Davies
1106 Juniper River Court; Rosenberg, TX 77471
(281) 935-3573
Music: Gospel
Activities: Awards show, Concert season, Music festival, Singing contests
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.

Jalapeno Festival ~ 2
February 20-21

El Metro Park and Ride; Thomas and Hillside

Washington's Birthday Celebration Association - WBCA
Nino Cardenas
1819 East Hillside Road; Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 722-0589
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.

Texas Yoga Conference and Music Festival
February 20-22

Silver Street Studios; 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007

Breathe the Cure, Inc.
Jennifer Buergermeister
1824 Spring Street; Houston, TX 77007
(713) 839-9642
Music: Folk/Acoustic, Jazz
Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention, Arts & Crafts, Yoga
Now in its 6th year, The Texas Yoga Conference (TYC) brings some of the best yoga teachers and motivational speakers to Houston, offering a city retreat full of presentations, yoga classes for all levels, lectures and fun music concerts during three complete days in Houston. In 2015, along with the Texas Yoga Association in benefit of Breathe the Cure, a Texas 501(c)(3), we will focus on community heart coherence statewide and across the Texas border. The event will be held at the beautiful temple ISKCON Houston located at 1320 W. 34th Street 77018. The three-day agenda features prestigious presenters as well as practical sessions and interesting workshops and intensives. Presenters include Vish from The Mayapuris, The Bhakti House Band, Dana Damara, Karina Virginia, Rebecca Butler, Jenny Buergermeister, Ann Hyde, Robert Boustany, Sara DiVello, Audi Gozlan, Brenda Feuerstein and of course many of our amazing, local Texas Talented Yogis.

Annual Asian Festival ~ 2
February 21

Institute of Texan Cultures at UTSA; 801 East Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX

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 joann.andera@utsa.edu
Music: Children's, Classical, Bagpipes
Activities: Music festival
The Asian Festival is a one day event that builds bridges within the Asian community and presents a unique and educational event to the community at large. It celebrates the Chinese New Year and the many Asian cultures of Texas. Each participating Asian country brought their unique culture and traditions to Texas. Asian Festival blends together local Asian communities to create a fun educational event

Austin Classical Guitar International Concert Series
February 21

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!

Bancroft Family Concerts
February 21

Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Arts District

Fine Arts Chamber Players
Fine Arts Chamber Players
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard; Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 520-2219
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Fine Arts Chamber Players invites you to a FREE Bancroft Family Concert on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Current Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and former Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond performs on his famous 300-year-old Stradivarius violin with pianist Candace Bawcombe. Horchow Auditorium doors open at 2:30pm for the 3:00pm concert. The museum is located in the Arts District at 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201. Admission to the concert is free with no reservations or tickets required.

Bancroft Family Concerts
February 21

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.

Houston Brazilian Carnaval ~ 2
February 21

Ayva Center; 9371 Richmond Ave Houston, TX

Next Brazilian Productions
Lydia Pinto, Producer
6425 Westheimer Road, No. 811; Houston, TX 77057
(281) 903-0037; (832) 881-1569; Fax houstonbraziliancarnaval@yahoo.com
Music: 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!

Lunar New Year Houston
February 21 - 22

Viet Hoa Center; 8300 Sam Houston Parkway South, Houston, TX

Houston's Asian American Festival Association
Glenda Joe
1714 Tannehill Drive; Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-8270
Music: Classical, Folk/Acoustic, Asian ethnic
Activities: Arts, Lion Dance, and Firecrackers
Houston's Annual Asian-American Festival ia a Pan-Asian cultural arts festival featuring dance, music, martial arts, theatre, puppetry and much more.

North Star
February 21

First Unitarian Church; 4700 Grover Avenue

Austin Chamber Music Center
Michelle Schumann, Artistic Director
3814 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756;
(512) 454-0026; Fax Michelle Schumann
Music: Classical
Activities: Concert season
Re-unitine acclaimed vibraphone virtuoso Graeme Francis and award-winning pianist Michelle Schumann for what is sure to be another "Out of the Bach's" experience.

Charro Days Festival
February 22-March 1

Amigoland Convention Center; 1000 Mexico Blvd., Brownsville, TX

Charro Days, Inc.
Carlos A. Banales
P.O. Box 3247; Brownsville, TX 78523-3247
(956) 542-4245
Music: Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
Charro Days includes public dances, live entertainment, Youth Parade, Twilight Parade, Grand International Parade, carnival and Noche Mexicana.

San Antonio Record Show
February 22

1400 Schertz Parkway, Building 5

Jesse Galvan
1400 Schertz Parkway, Building #5, Schertz, TX 78154 ; San Antonio, TX 78154
(210) 415-2972
Activities: Trade show/convention
There will be print advertising (all college papers as well as the current) as well as radio advertising (Kono, Kzep). All advertising will be acknowledged on this website as it becomes finalized. There will be of course flyers at all colleges and music outlets also. The show will not only be about vinyl but also will have cd’s, dvd’s, music memorabilia etc.

String Fling
February 24

Civic Center Theatre; Lubbock

Lubbock Independent School District Department of Fine Arts
Dr. Christopher Anderson, Director of Fine Arts
1628 19th Street; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 219-0330
Music: Classical, Pop
Activities: Music festival
The Lubbock ISD String Fling is the premier event in West Texas to showcase the Public School Orchestra. Orchestra students from 4 High Schools and 9 Middle Schools display their talent in an event that culminates with a Massed Orchestra of all Lubbock ISD orchestra students.

Texas Medal of Arts Awards
February 25

Long Center for the Performing Arts; Austin, TX

Texas Cultural Trust Council
823 Congress, Suite 707; Austin, TX 78701-2435
(512) 478-5289; (877) 651-8282
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cover/Tribute, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Pop, Regional Mexican, Rock, Western Swing, 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!

Sombrero Festival
February 26 - 28

Washington Park; 1908 6th Street, Brownsville, TX

Sombrero Festival, Ltd.
Roy De Los Santos
P.O. Box 5240; Brownsville, TX 78523-5240
(956) 371-7221; (956) 545-4758
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, 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 nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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) nonprofit organization. Our annual gross income is $350,000, and we retain only startup 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.

Fiesta Edinburg ~ 2
February 27-28

Edinburg Municipal Park; Edinburg

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce
Noe R. Larradale
P.O. Box 85; Edinburg, TX 78540
(956) 383-4974; (800) 800-7214
Music: Latin Pop, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Pop, Punk, Rap/Hip Hop, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Activities: Carnival, Children's Special Events
Experience four days of fun and exciting activities for the whole family during the last weekend of February. Enjoy live concerts and carnival rides at the Edinburg Municipal Park, as well as the traditional parade, a diverse assortment of food booths, clowns and other special events and much, much more! Parade beginning @ Edinburg County Court House, and traveling down South Closner to Palm Drive. Concerts on Friday and Saturday featuring Dance Gavin Dance, Jeremih, Jaime y los Chamacos, La Diferencia, and many more.

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering ~ 2
February 27-28

Sul Ross State University; Highway 90 East, Alpine, TX

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering Committee
P.O. Box 395; Alpine, TX 79831
(432) 837-5459
Music: Country, Cowboy
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Cowboy Gear Auction
The Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering features traditional cowboy music in most of the poetry and storytelling sessions. All music is live and performed on acoustical instruments by working cowboys. By working, we mean that at least part of their time and livelihood are or were at some time ranch related. Activities include cowboy church service with music. Confirmed acts: Don Cadden, Joel Nelson, Jack Sammon, Rod Taylor, Andy Hedges, Andy Wilkinson, , Jim Wilson, Karen McGuire, Jill Jones, and many more.

Carnaval Brasileiro
February 28

Palmer Events Center; 900 Barton Springs Road

Carnaval Brasileiro
Mike Quinn

(512) 452-6832
Music: World Beat, Samba
Activities: Music festival, Costume Ball
Carnaval Brasileiro is Austin's annual Brazilian-style Mardi Gras featuring authentic Carnaval music: samba, marchinha, frevo, batucada and more. It has been an Austin tradition for thirty-seven years and attracts attendees from across the US for dancing, costuming and unbridled merriment. The largest Rio-style "escola de samba" has grown up in Austin around this event—with 80 drummers and 80 dancers, the group Acadêmicos da Ópera is unequaled anywhere in the United States.

Texas Early Music Project Concert Season
February 28 - March 1

St. Mary Cathedral; 203 East 10th Street, Austin, TX

Texas Early Music Project
Daniel Johnson
2905 San Gabriel, No. 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. The Flowering of the Renaissance: Italian Chant to Chiconia: You’ll hear serene and pious chant from Italy's monasteries, wild and saucy dances fit for Boccaccio's Decameron and the ars nova, shimmering and bold madrigals in the ars subtilior style by Ciconia, and progressive and iconic motets by Josquin, Heinrich Isaac, and others as the Renaissance bloomed across Italy.