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 2010 – Another Sunny Sunday at Central Market North

By Texas Community Music Festival | May 2, 2010

AUSTIN — The fifth annual Texas Community Music Festival kicked off its final Sunday at Central Market North with the traditional Jazz Brunch from the Chaparral Dixielanders.  It was the sixth time the Dixieland group had kicked off the Sunday set with a “Jazz Brunch;” each one bringing rhythm to the audience and delight to…

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TCMF returns to Scholz Garten tonight!

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 29, 2010

AUSTIN — The Fifth Annual Texas Community Music Festival swings back into action tonight at 6:30 at historic Scholz Garten, 1601 San Jacinto in downtown Austin. Ryan Honeycutt will lead off the evening, sponsored by the Austin Jazz Alliance, sponsors of Saturday’s program at Central Market North. At 8pm, it’s the first of our two…

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Sunday ends on a “Silver” note!

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 25, 2010

AUSTIN — The fifth annual Texas Community Music Festival completed its first weekend of music Sunday at Central Market North with stirring performances by Lisa Clark’s Swingin’ Caravan, the Republic of Texas Big Band, the ACC Jazz Ensemble and Austin Jazz Workshop. The largest single weekend crowd in TCMF history jammed Central Market North from…

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Sunday Sunshine at TCMF!

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 25, 2010

AUSTIN — The Texas Community Music Festival continued Sunday, April 25, under blue skies at Central Market North.   Traditionally, the Sunday morning set is performed by the Chaparral Dixielanders, and for the fifth consecutive year, the Austin jazz band kicked things off. Lisa Clark made the first of several Sunday performances, followed by the…

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