Austin — TCMF XII dates have been announced!

The Twelfth Annual Texas Community Music Festival will be held Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017.  Once again, the festival will be graciously hosted by Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, in Austin.

TCMF will again be generously sponsored by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, Austin’s oldest community wind ensemble and the title sponsor of this outstanding event since its inception.

TCMF XII is accepting applications for the 2017 festival now.  Click here to see the schedule and click here to register.

And stay tuned for updates, news and more excitement as we count down to Texas’s greatest community music event.


Gumbo Ya Ya kept the party going Thursday night at TCMF11

Austin — The Eleventh Annual Texas Community Music Festival heads into the home stretch Friday night and will be going great guns all weekend at Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar.

The rains did not keep the music away, or the crowds, at TCMF11.

Wednesday night featured a fabulous and diverse program, featuring the Chaparral Dixielanders, one of the bands that has played in every single TCMF since Day 1.  The evening also featured performances by Suburban Beat and four-time TCMF performers, Woot Talley + The Box.

Thursday saw more diversity, beginning with the Mancini Edition of the Austin Jazz Workshop, another original TCMF performer, along with a healthy dose of Americana from TCMF newcomers, the Stray Bullets, and the large patio crowd stayed and partied with Gumbo Ya Ya like it was still Carnival in New Orleans.

This weekend’s “home stretch” kicks off at 5:30 with the Pecan Street Brass, followed by the Inside Out Steelband and culminating at 8 with Buffalo Grass, another first time TCMF performer.

We’ll be going all weekend, rain or shine, beginning at 10:30 am Saturday with our own Ms. Kat’s Music, our first TCMF program geared specifically toward preschoolers.  Bring ’em out for some music and movement, parents, and enjoy the playground before and after.  Check our schedule page for the day’s events both Saturday and Sunday.

It’s going to be a great weekend of music!  And don’t be surprised if the last thing you see Sunday night at TCMF is a pack of zombies…



Manteca Beat brings it Tuesday night at TCMF11

Austin — The 11th Annual Texas Community Music Festival dodged the raindrops Tuesday evening at Central Market and music lovers were treated to one of our more diverse programs of the 10-day celebration.

The evening was kicked off by the Violet Crown Flute Choir, a subset of host group, the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble.  Unfortunately, ACWE had to cancel Saturday’s opening show but Violet Crown was able to go on, and delivered a beautiful program of classical music, featuring the entire flute family, from piccolo to bass flute!

Next up was Dead Random, a first time TCMF participant who turned the Central Market patio into a honky tonk, with a great and very tight set of County & Western music.

The evening was topped off by Paul Klemperer and Manteca Beat, who dished up a tasty smorgasbord of jazz and rewarded the audience as well as all of us at TCMF with another spectacular performance.

Wednesday’s program kicks off at 5:30pm with TCMF originals, The Chaparral Dixielanders, followed by Suburban Beat at 6:45.  TCMF favorite Woot Talley + The Box rounds out the show at 8pm.

The sun is shining and the tunes will be tasty tonight at Central Market, so make plans to join us at #TCMF11!

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