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

Second Weekend Kicks off Tonight for TCMF the 13th

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 26, 2018

Austin — The Thirteenth Annual Texas Community Music Festival swings into its second full weekend of music beginning at 5:30pm Friday and continuing all day Saturday and Sunday with a lively and diverse lineup of performers. Central Market rocked Thursday night, as music lovers enjoyed performances by Made in the Shade, the Lone Star Swing…

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

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 26, 2018

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)…

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TCMF Tuesday features BIG MUSIC!

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 24, 2018

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…

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

By Texas Community Music Festival | April 23, 2018

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…

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