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TCMF hosts Todd Sloan, Herb Holland and Ms. Kat Brotherton thank you for your support of TCMF the 13th!

Austin —  The Thirteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival is now in the books.  And what an incredible festival it was, from the festival downbeat with Boss Street Brass Band on Friday April 20, through the final “death rattle” Sunday, April 29, with the Dead Music Capital Band.

Please take some time and look through our Facebook and Twitter pages to see and hear some of the great moments from this year’s TCMF the 13th, and make plans to be part of TCMF XIV next year!  (We’re just now beginning to toy around with themes, but it’s going to be hard to top our 2018 offering.

We had numerous requests for T-shirts this year and we’re considering making them available through an online vendor.  So if you’re interested in snagging a TCMF the 13th T-shirt like you saw the festival crew wearing, stay tuned for more details.

Thanks to the hundreds of musicians who worked so hard to provide us with 10 glorious days of music as diverse as Austin itself!  BRAVO!

Special hanks to our gracious hosts, Central Market, for making our festival feel so at home again this year — and every year — along with our founder and organizers, the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, and our generous sponsors, Ms. Kat’s Music and Movement and Westbank String Shop.

Extra special thanks to our sound engineers and to our crew of volunteers who kept the festival running like clockwork and on time.

We’ll see you next year!

Herb, Kathleen and Todd


TCMF Closes TODAY with a Zombie Funeral!

Ms. Kat and the Kat’s Pajamas perform for TCMF’s most precious audience members on Saturday.

Austin —  The Thirteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival ends today with a full program of community music, culminating at 7:45 with the sixth appearance of Austin’s lovable zombie marching band, Dead Music Capital Band.

The final weekend of the festival has been a smashing success, before huge crowds and under sunny skies!

Music lovers have been treated to a wide variety of performances, geared toward audiences of all ages and tastes.

Saturday’s program enthusiastically punctuated that, as it kicked off with a show by our own Ms. Kat and the Kat’s Pajamas, which filled the Central Market patio with preschoolers.

It’s been a great festival.  Come out today and help close it out in style!



Second Weekend Kicks off Tonight for TCMF the 13th

Lone Star Swing Syndicate continues a TCMF tradition Thursday night at Central Market.

Austin — The Thirteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival swings into its second full weekend of music beginning at 5:30pm Friday and continuing all day Saturday and Sunday with a lively and diverse lineup of performers.

Central Market rocked Thursday night, as music lovers enjoyed performances by Made in the Shade, the Lone Star Swing Syndicate and Polarizado.

Friday’s performers include Buffalo Grass at 5:30, followed at 6:45 by David D Stewart and the Lost Pesos.

The ACC Jazz Band will wrap up the evening, with a special program honoring the memory of Draylen Mason, the 17-year old bassist who was tragically killed in the recent Austin bombings.

Check out our schedule page and make plans to join us for TCMF the 13th.