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May 12, 2022 | News | Awareness | Music friendly communities

As the Texas Music Office’s Music Friendly Community program has grown to include more than 30 communities and cities, the events the cities produce and promote also continue to grow. Find out what’s happening across Texas in the various communities in our Music Communities Events Roundup:

DALLAS

EarthX movieMay 12-15, 2022, https://earthxfilmfestival.org/music/

the EarthX Film Festival 2022 is four days of film, music, and interactive environmental programs and events in the heart of Dallas’ Arts District, May 12-15. Our mission is to raise awareness of the environmental crisis in order to create sincere action at both individual and community levels; to inspire local and global change in how we as humans affect our home planet and our fellow human beings. We aim to include Texas and the Southwest in the climate change conversation through compassionate, positive, and truthful storytelling.

McKINNEY

the Musical revolution in Texas will be held June 3-4 in downtown McKinney. Attendance should be around 5,000, including 3,500 paid entries (for access to special areas). Today’s report was that we had 102 bands/music acts over two days! https://www.visitmckinney.com/event/26th-annual-texas-music-revolution/2522/

NEW BRUNEFELS

May 22 is the 24th SOLD OUT edition KNBT American Music Jam, where a who’s who of American artists come together to support the Crisis Center of Comal County and the Hill Country Youth Orchestra. I can’t wait to tell you all about the good it’s doing for the community!

New Braunfels is proud to welcome new resident, Grammy-nominated musician and producer, Alex Meixner. Alex will be on stage at Krause’s Cafe on May 27 and 28

The 26th edition Two Ton Tuesdays are back! It wouldn’t be summer without the popular rock-a-billy band Two Tons of Steel who played at Gruene Hall every Tuesday night from June 7th to August 16th. If you haven’t felt the energy of Two Tons live, grab your dance partner and get ready for a rock night! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Only $8 at the door. Be sure to come early for swing dancing lessons!

ODESSA

Odessa Arts partners with The Ector Theater, Texas Music Office and Downtown Odessa, Inc. to host Battle of the Bands July 2 during Firecracker Fandango.

Local talent will be able to upload their entry videos until May 15. The public can then vote for their favorite group. Each vote costs $1 and the funds support Odessa Arts. The top four voters will perform live at the Ector Theater on July 2 before a panel of judges including Marc Fort of the Texas Music Office, Adam Nunley, Executive Director of the Ector Theater, and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. inducted Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s. Tickets are $5 for adults, under 12s free and available at theector.com.

The winner will receive a headlining act for the closing party of Hot Summer Nights, a music video shoot, courtesy of Young Guns Entertainment, and graphic design services for logos, print and digital assets, with courtesy of Kathy Swindler Creative.

ARANSAS PORT

open south coast and PALMFest will take place on May 13 and 14.

https://southerncoastopen.com/

ROUND ROCK

We launch our Music on the Main Spring Concert Series today, May 4th, one day away from our Music Friendly Community! Alongside this, we have set up an art exhibition of concert photographs from past Music on Main events by photographer Henry Huey in our Round Rock City Council Chambers Gallery (on view until September 6, 2022).

SAN ANTONIO

taco party – this Saturday, May 14 – https://tacocapitaloftheworld.com/

Press – Santiago Jimenex will release a new album – https://www.sacurrent.com/music/san-antonio-conjunto-legend-santiago-jimenez-jr-will-play-taco-fest-this-weekend-drop-new -album-28864948

Tech Port opens – new location – https://www.sacurrent.com/music/san-antonios-new-tech-port-arena-and-smashing-pumpkins-combine-for-magical-night-of-music-28802026

WAXAHACHIE

Railyard Nights concert series

Saturdays in June – June 4, 11, 18, 25

It will be an annual concert series, with touring artists headlining and local artists opening on each date.

October 29

Texas Country Reporters Festival – the largest one-day arts and music festival in the state of Texas

GO TEXAN Cultivated Local scene

We will have 7 artists from Ellis County on stage. From June 1 to 30, artists can submit. From July 1 to 31, the community votes. The lineup is announced in August.

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