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Ready Betty rocks the Sunday afternoon TCMF house!

Ready Betty rocks the Sunday afternoon TCMF house!

Austin -- We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Texas Community Music Festival, "TCMF the 13th."

If you wish you apply for the 2018 festival, please follow two simple steps:

1) Check the 2018 Schedule page in the main menu to see the available times and dates and

2) Click the button to go to the "Sign Up" page and submit your application.  Please provide three choices of times and dates.  We will do everything possible to accommodate one of those choices or get you close.

Without an electronic record of your registration, it will be impossible for our festival crew (he's getting older...) to remember what you requested and when you requested it.  

You will receive a receipt confirmation of your application within a few minutes.

Check back and view the 2018 Schedule page to see where you'll be playing.



Austin -- The THIRTEENTH ANNUAL Texas Community Music Festival will be held Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 29, 2018.

All performances will be held at Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin, TX, and presented again by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble.

This year, registration will be handled totally online on this site.  Please do not email the festival for signup information or apply via email.      

The 2018 schedule will be published and opened for registration in the coming weeks.  At that time we will issue another post.

Thank you and get ready for the greatest community music celebration in Texas!

Rocking into the Weekend! TCMF completes awesome week of music!

Dry River Mirage using the “REAL” Tower of Power

Austin — The Twelfth Annual Texas Community Music Festival moves into its final weekend Friday evening beginning at 5:30 and running through Sunday at 9pm at Central Market North.

Friday’s artists include Bubba Coletrane and the Train Wrecks at 5:30, followed by Woot Talley + The Box at 6:45 and the evening’s headliners, Rhythm Congress, taking the stage at 8.  There’s going to be a whole lotta shaking going on, so bring your dancing shoes and come ready to rock out!

Thursday night featured a program as American as Mom and Apple Pie.  In fact, the opening act, Them Blue Skies Trio, featured an extremely proud Mom, as our own Ms. Kat Brotherton watched on as her 10-year-old son Zane made his first public performance during their blues set.  The Apple Pie (and bluegrass) were supplied afterwards by Dry River Mirage and Buffalo Grass, who performed two outstanding sets of Americana/Bluegrass/Country.

TCMF will continue throughout the weekend, beginning at 10:30am Saturday, with a special show for young children by Front Door Concerts and culminating from 7-9 with Kupira Marimba.   Sunday’s final festival day begins at 11am with the Austin Mandolin Orchestra.  And, as has become our custom, TCMF XII will be laid to rest by Austin’s favorite (f)undead brass band, Dead Music Capital Band.   Please check here for the complete weekend schedule.

Meanwhile, please enjoy this video from Them Blue Skies Trio