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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

TCMF XII rocking the weeknights at Central Market!

Kathleen Brotherton, “Ms. Kat,” winner of Wednesday’s “Golden Grackle Award.”

Austin — The Twelfth Annual Texas Community Music Festival resumes Thursday at 5:30pm with the Them Blue Skies Trio, followed by Dry River Mirage and Buffalo Grass; another evening of distinctly American musical styles.

It also marks the first performance of the year by our beloved TCMF promoter Ms. Kat, who will also be performing a children’s program at TCMF on Saturday morning.   And, as the photo indicates, Ms. Kat was the winner of Wednesday’s “Golden Grackle,” a TCMF tradition.  The winner gets … to wash his/her clothes fast!

On Wednesday, the Central Market Cafe patio came alive with traditional stylings by the Thursday Night Jeffersons, Austin Banjo Club and the Chaparral Dixielanders, another band that has performed at every single Texas Community Music Festival.

Remember, ALL TCMF performances are family friendly and all are FREE admission.

So come out and celebrate with us tonight and every day the rest of this week.

And enjoy this clip from the Chaparral Dixielanders!

Tearing Through the Week at TCMF!

Westbank Jazz Ensemble, with Todd Sloan on piccolo!

Westbank Jazz Ensemble, with Todd Sloan on piccolo!

Austin — The Twelfth Annual Texas Community Music Festival continues Wednesday evening with a program uniquely American and entirely TCMF!

The evening kicks off at 5:30 with the Americana sounds of Thursday Night Jeffersons.  At 6:45, the stage will come alive with the Austin Banjo Club, making their 12th appearance at TCMF.  Chaparral Dixielanders, one of the few groups that have played all 13 Texas Community Music Festival (remember, we had TWO festivals in year 8), will bring it home again from 8-9.

Wonderful weather and outstanding performances have been the hallmark of TCMF XII so far this week, as music lovers delighted to Monday performances by the Stray Bullets and Poor Yorick and swinging sets on Tuesday by the Skylarks, Armadillo Swing Band and Westbank Jazz Ensemble, featuring our own Todd Sloan on jazz piccolo!

Texas Community Music Festival will continue throughout the week, with weeknight performances beginning at 5:30pm and weekends beginning at 10:45.  Performances end at 9pm each night.  So join us!