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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!


Gorgeous Sunday sets the stage for a brilliant week of music at TCMF XII!

Austin —  The Twelfth Annual Texas Community Music Festival delighted a packed house on the festival’s first Sunday, as the chill of Saturday gave way to clear skies, sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

But, of course, nothing shined as brightly as the music!

TCMF-goers were treated to a wonderful, diverse weekend of music from performers ranging from one-man bands (single performers) to enormous concert bands (lots of performers  >70), and musical styles from all corners of the musical universe.

Thanks to the hundreds of community musicians who performed over the weekend.  Your support of this event makes it the success that it is!

TCMF continues every evening this week at Central Market North, beginning each day at 5:30pm, and featuring something for everybody!  Please check our schedule page for complete information.

And come on out to TCMF XII.

The Texas Community Music Festival is brought to you by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble and sponsored by Westbank String Shop and Ms. Kat’s Music and Movement.  We’re delighted to be hosted by Central Market, for the 12th year!  THANKS! THANKS! THANKS!

Here’s a little bit of Saturday night’s performance by Cilantro Boombox!