TCMF X Video Collection now online. See and hear it here!

This is ALL the video from Monday’s TCMF performance on , courtesy of Ms. Kat’s Music and Movement. That’s right, friends, Kathleen Brotherton broke in a cool new video camera this week at TCMF. On all of you!

Stay tuned to more info, photos, comments and general THANK YOUs for you, from you and about you!

Enjoy the videos and THANKS KATHLEEN!

Thursday night highlights from TCMF X

Thanks to our own Kathleen Brotherton for doing such a fabulous job documenting this year’s TCMF in photos and videos.

The TENTH Annual TCMF heads into the final weekend tonight at 5:30 with the Pecan Street Brass quintet, followed by Kunitan and Poor Yorick. Remember, the show will go on rain or shine at Central Market North … and every one of our performances is family-friendly and free to the public.

Check out the entire weekend’s schedule at

Wednesday fun at TCMF!

Austin — The Tenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival swung around the bend Wednesday at Central Market and headed the back stretch with a trio of outstanding performances.

The evening (TCMF Day 6) began with a masterful set by the New Orleans Jazz Band of Austin, who delivered an hour of “Trad Jazz,” better known as Dixieland Jazz, with skill, grace and style.

Next up was Danger*Cakes, a rockabilly quartet who took the show in a totally different direction, much to the continued delight of the Wednesday night audience.

The program concluded with a powerful jazz performance by Up on the One.

Day 7 of the program begins tonight at 5:30, with more jazz from Lake Bottom Jazz Combo.  David Diers and the 910 Train takes the stage at 6:45, and the Skylarks close the performance with their big band swinging sound beginning at 8.  It’s a night for toe-tapping and dancing.  So bring the whole family out to TCMF for more of our tenth anniversary celebration of Texas’ rich community of musicians.


Polka on the Patio Tuesday night!

Austin — The TENTH Annual Texas Community Music Festival had an audience of all ages dancing, singing, smiling and swinging Tuesday night, featuring music from three organizations that have performed at TCMF from the very first festival in 2006.

The Violet Crown Flute Choir, a chamber group of TCMF organizer Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, kicked off the program, followed by a toe-tapping performance by the Austin Polka Band (formerly known as the NEW Austin Polka Band), who became the first TCMF band to empty the playground and bring all the children on the property to the dance floor.

The evening culminated with a performance by the always-entertaining Chaparral Dixielanders, making at least their 11th TCMF appearance in the 10-year history of the festival.  Hint — some bands have played more than once in a festival year.

The festival resumes Wednesday night with an exciting program, beginning at 5:30 with the New Orleans Jazz Band of Austin, followed by Danger*Cakes and Up on the One.  Come early and stay late, folks.  TCMF is in full swing at Central Market North.

TCMF provides THREE happy hours a night at Central Market this week!


Katie Shore sings with the Westbank Jazz Ensemble’s Todd Sloan at Monday’s performance of the TCMF X

Austin — The Tenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival kicked off five straight weeknight performances Monday, with the kind of diverse musical program that’s become the hallmark of “the greatest little music festival nobody’s ever heard of…”  OK, that’s what some call it.  There have been tens of thousands of grateful music lovers who might disagree with that title.

Monday’s show made more converts out at Central Market North, as the program kicked off with the Westbank Jazz Ensemble, which also represented one of TCMF’s strongest Community Supporters, the Westbank String Shop and exposed everybody to the flute and vocal styling of our own Todd Sloan, Geof Sloan, Bob Sloan (yeah, they’re related…) and Tommy Williams.

Next up were the Gabacha-chas, who took the dinner time audience on a fun and musical tour of Latin American music.  It was the fourth year of participation in TCMF for this intrepid group of musical travelers.

The evening came to a rocking climax with the first ever appearance by Bubba Coletrane and the Train Wrecks, who added some horn-powered, straight ahead, top to bottom rock to the evening’s entertainment.

Jazz, Latin, Rock … just another night at the Tenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival!

The festival continues Tuesday at 5:30 with the Violet Crown Flute Choir, a “child” of the festival’s founding group, the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble.  The evening continues with two of the handful of ensembles who have played at every single TCMF since year 1:  The Austin Polka Band, followed by the Chaparral Dixielanders.

It will be an evening of traditional music and more TCMF entertainment.  So come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather, good food and great performances.


Sunny Sunday draws the crowds to TCMF X

Ready Betty rocks the Sunday afternoon TCMF house!

Ready Betty rocks the Sunday afternoon TCMF house!

Austin —  The Tenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival featured a program as diverse as Austin and provided music lovers of all ages with something old and something new.  In all, FOURTEEN sets were performed either on the patio or the deck at Central Market Sunday.

The day began with a program of traditional jazz and choral classics, performed by La Grosse Tete, the Dell Tones, the Dixieland Accidentals and The Austin Banjo Club.  Redbud performed a set of original music in its first TCMF appearance, and the showcase stage featured the guitar of Peter Mazzetti, with vocals by Tolo Martin.  As the afternoon sun bathed the Central Market patio in much welcomed sunshine,  the TCMF program got considerably more “rock and roll,” with The Blue Diamonds, the first TCMF appearance by Ready Betty and solos by songwriter/singer Beth Lee.

Bobby Davis and the Austin Jazz Band took the stage as the sun began to set, featuring vocals from longtime TCMF favorite, Lisa Clark, and the day’s fourteenth and final set was powered by the ever funky Boss Street Brass Band, who had the entire TCMF crowd singing and dancing along.

Monday’s program kicks off at 5:30pm with the Westbank Jazz Ensemble, followed by Las Gabacha-chas and Bubba Coletrane and the Train Wrecks.

Remember, EVERY TCMF performance is family-friendly.  And every performance is FREE to the public!



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