Polka on the Patio Tuesday night!

Austin — The TENTH Annual Texas Community Music Festival had an audience of all ages dancing, singing, smiling and swinging Tuesday night, featuring music from three organizations that have performed at TCMF from the very first festival in 2006.

The Violet Crown Flute Choir, a chamber group of TCMF organizer Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, kicked off the program, followed by a toe-tapping performance by the Austin Polka Band (formerly known as the NEW Austin Polka Band), who became the first TCMF band to empty the playground and bring all the children on the property to the dance floor.

The evening culminated with a performance by the always-entertaining Chaparral Dixielanders, making at least their 11th TCMF appearance in the 10-year history of the festival.  Hint — some bands have played more than once in a festival year.

The festival resumes Wednesday night with an exciting program, beginning at 5:30 with the New Orleans Jazz Band of Austin, followed by Danger*Cakes and Up on the One.  Come early and stay late, folks.  TCMF is in full swing at Central Market North.