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TCMF Rocks the Rockin’-est Grocery Store in the World!

Jolly Jankin and the Sideshow Bobs kick off Wednesday’s program at TCMF the 13th!

Austin — The Thirteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival wraps up its first week tonight at Central Market, “the Rockin’-est Grocery Story in the World,” with another delightful program of music by new and veteran performers alike.

Thursday’s program kicks off at 5:30 with Made in the Shade, featuring perennial TCMF volunteer (and problem solver) Jane Gordon on percussion.  The Lone Star Swing Syndicate takes the stage at 6:45 and the evening’s program climaxes at 8 with TCMF newcomer Polarizado.

Despite a few weather related blips, TCMF the 13th has drawn great crowds throughout its first week and music lovers have seen some outstanding performances.

Tuesday’s bright sunshine kept Mother Nature’s spotlight on Susanna Lee and the Rocket Band, Just Because Fun Bunch and the ACC Stage Ensemble, all of whom are TCMF veterans and crowd favorites.

Wednesday’s rain showers moved the show onto the covered cafe deck, where audiences enjoyed Jolly Jankin and the Sideshow Bobs and Blue Vibe, both of whom made their first appearances at TCMF the 13th.  The evening was closed out by another crowd favorite, Bubba Coletrane and the Train Wrecks.

The weather people are predicting sunny skies throughout the remainder of the festival, which runs through Sunday so check our schedule page and make plans to join us for the community music event of the year!

TCMF is brought to you by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, graciously hosted by Central Market and generously sponsored by Ms. Kat’s Music and Movement and Westbank String Shop.


TCMF Tuesday features BIG MUSIC!

Who is that masked KAT? Come to TCMF and find out for yourself!

Austin — The Thirteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival kicks off at 5:30 Tuesday with three TCMF veterans.

Susanna Lee takes the stage at 5:30, followed by the always merry Just Because Fun Bunch polka band.  The evening culminates at 8pm with the ACC Stage Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Steven Sodders.  Gorgeous weather (bring your sunscreen) and a central location make TCMF the perfect place for dinner, drinks, dessert or just hanging out tonight!

Monday’s program featured performances by the 512 Four saxophone quartet, TCMF favorite Woot Talley + The Box and a first-time performance by Ciara Brooke, an Oklahoma City-based singer/songwriter who brought great energy to the Central Market Cafe patio.

Make sure to check out our schedule page for the rest of this week’s performances, and join us for the best family friendly FREE music festival ANYWHERE!


Blue Skies! Great Music! TCMF Swings into the Week!

A properly DAFFY music lover enjoys TCMF on a sunny Sunday!

Austin — After a fantastic opening weekend, the Thirteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival — TCMF the 13th — moves into our five-night weekday schedule, beginning at 5:30 pm from Monday-Friday, April 23-27.

Monday’s program includes The 512 Four, followed by Ciara Brooke and Woot Talley + The Box.  Please check our schedule page  for the complete program listing for this year’s festival.

The opening weekend treated music lovers of all ages to outstanding performances across the board, including a number of first time TCMF performers, including 9-year-old classic guitarist Esteban Ward, The Hardtime Troubadors from Houston, Candace Hastings from College Station and a big black and white duck!

Additionally, TCMF-goers delighted to a performance by Hungarian folk group Lelek Banda, which resulted in a dance floor alive with traditional Hungarian dancing!

It was a fabulous weekend for TCMF the 13th at Central Market, and the program promises to keep the momentum building all week long.

TCMF the 13th is brought to you by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, generously hosted by Central Market and sponsored by Westbank String Shop and Ms. Kat’s Music and Movement.