As summer wears on, COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Texas and Austin extends its stay-at-home order, we are sad to announce that the 2020 Texas Community Music Festival will not take place this August as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the safety and well-being of our musicians, festival goers, Central Market patrons and everyone involved in the festival.

Although Central Market will begin to slowly phase in limited live music this month, the prospect of a 10-day festival featuring bands as large as 80 musicians and thousands of festival goers will simply not be practical or physically possible in a few short weeks, despite our desperate hopes that it would be.

After 15 years, a year without TCMF is hard for us to fathom, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. Though we have yet to discuss the date, we will aim to stage TCMF 2020 (+1) around the time in April as we always have. We can’t wait to be together at Central Market again when it is safe for everyone.

All performers currently signed up and confirmed for the rescheduled festival will be given first right of refusal when we open TCMF 2020 (+1) for booking. Until then, be safe, be smart and know that we’re thinking about all of you!

Love for our community,

Herb Holland
Kat Brotherton
Todd Sloan

TCMF 14 Final Day now in full SWING!

By Texas Community Music Festival | May 5, 2019

AUSTIN — The Fourteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival is now in full swing at Central Market North, 4001 North Lamar. Our 10th and final day of music continues until 8:45 tonight and features an outstanding lineup, including Austin Ukestra, the Numbers, Lêlek Banda, Blue Vibe, Suzanne Vanrandwyk, Miss Guilty, Republic of Texas Big Band,…

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TCMF Rocks Central Market All Week! Weekend Program Begins Tonight!

By Texas Community Music Festival | May 3, 2019

Austin — The Fourteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival defied the weatherman’s gloomy predictions and delivered shining musical performances Monday through Thursday at Central Market. Music lovers had plenty to love all week, featuring lively, fun performances every night spanning the spectrum of musical genre, from Americana to Blues to Jazz to Rock to Classical.…

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2019 Opening Weekend Another Success for TCMF! Festival Continues Rain or Shine All Week!

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 29, 2019

Austin — The Fourteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival kicked off Friday at Central Market and rolled through a gorgeous weekend in Austin with memorable performances on all three days. Music lovers not only came to Central Market, but stayed in droves as Bubba Coletrane, The 512 Four and Rhythm Congress kicked off the 10-day…

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TCMF 14 Kicks Off Friday!

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 25, 2019

Austin — The Fourteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival kicks off its yearly 10-day run on Friday, April 26, at 5:30pm at Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. Opening Night begins at 5:30 with Bubba Coletrane and the Train Wrecks, followed at 6:45 by the 512 Four Saxophone Quartet.  Rhythm Congress, making their 14th…

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Highlights from TCMF14