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A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.

Cedar Park

Shinedown in Concert

Oct. 2

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Multi-platinum modern rock band Shinedown has announced their Planet Zero World Tour with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie. Over the last two decades, Shinedown have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock. Their most ambitious and masterfully realized work to date, their seventh studio album "Planet Zero" firmly places the group in the pantheon of artists capable of moving the culture forward on the strength of their singular vision, uncompromising honesty, and fierce commitment to constant evolution.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/shinedown

Grand Prairie

Carlos Vives in Concert

Oct. 2

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Carlos Vives is a multiple Grammy- and Latin Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actor from Colombia.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=403782

Corsicana

Lonestar in Concert

Oct. 6

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Academy of Country Music award-winning band Lonestar performs at The Palace Theatre. Lonestar has charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, including nine that reached No. 1: "No News," "Come Cryin' to Me," "Amazed," "Smile," "What About Now," "Tell Her," "I'm Already There," "My Front Porch Looking In," and "Mr. Mom."

corsicanapalace.com

Dallas

Barbershop Harmony Society Southwestern District Fall Convention

Oct. 7-8

DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel, DFW Airport Terminal C, 2334 N. International Pkwy.

Choruses and quartets from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana come together for fun, fellowship, and friendly competition in the a cappella barbershop style.

swd.org

Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff Road

One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series "Austin City Limits" outside the studio and into Austin's most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends. Headliners this year include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, the Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, and Lil Nas X.

aclfestival.com

Alpine

Big Bend Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 7-8

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

Alpine’s mild weather makes it an attractive year-round destination, and the town is certified with an official Music Friendly Communities designation from the Texas Music Office. The inaugural Bluegrass Festival line-up includes the Kody Norris Show, the Edgar Loudermilk, the Old Rugged Choir, Second Time Around, Bluegrass Express, and Calamity Creek. Enjoy jamming, concessions, workshops, and drawings.

bigbendbluegrass.com

Rockport-fulton

Seafair

Oct. 7-9

Aransas Navigation District, 100 Seabreeze Drive

Seafair celebrates its 47th year on the bayfront on Aransas Navigation District festival grounds. This fun festival has a gumbo cookoff, hilarious crab races, arts and crafts, a market, food vendors, an outdoor boat show, and live big-name and local entertainment including Cory Morrow.

rocktportseafair.com

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Rockin’ with Texas Wine and Food

Oct. 7

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Benefiting the United Way of Comal County and presented by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels, this annual event features a dinner catered by Gristmill River Restaurant, wine tasting, a private performance by a Gruene Hall favorite, and the Great Guitar Auction featuring guitars signed by some of the best artists to headline the historic stage.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Jefferson

East Texas Burn Run

Oct. 7-11

Downtown Jefferson

Come for bikes, bands, and beer all weekend long. Centering around historic Auntie Skinners Riverboat Club, this event has bike games, a live auction, live music, a bike show, and a raffle for a brand new 2021 motorcycle. Sponsored by the Phoenix Organization of Jefferson and Brothers Keepers Motorcycle Club, the event benefits Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation and Camp I'm Still Me.

easttexasburnrun.com

Irving

"James Bond Meets Rachmaninoff"

Oct. 8

Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The 2022-2023 season for the Irving Symphony opens with iconic music from several James Bond movies, a musical glance at a famous 19th century hero, a world premiere, and one of the most romantic Rachmaninoff piano concertos of all time, performed by an internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso.

irvingsymphony.org

La Grange

Rod Picott in Concert

Oct. 8

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Rod Picott makes his debut performance in the Bugle Boy's converted WWII Army barracks listening room. He has released 12 albums over the last 20 years, with songs placed in television and film projects including The FX series "Justified" and the Michael Douglas film "Solitary Man." He has toured as the opening act for Alison Krauss and Union Station and won the Song of the Year award at the Austin Music Awards for his song “Broke Down.”

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Grand Prairie

Bonnie Raitt in Concert

Oct. 8

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

After selling out much of her North American tour to date, Bonnie Raitt continues her journey across America through November, playing at storied venues in Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Austin. Raitt is joined by her longtime touring band and special guest Marc Cohn.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=428337

Mckinney

Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic

Oct. 8

Filtered Coffee Shop, 218 E. Louisiana

The Filtered Coffee Shop stage comes alive with Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic. All singers and musicians of all ages are welcome.

getmefiltered.com

Waxahachie

Chautauqua Cowboy Poet Gathering

Oct. 8

Chautauqua Auditorium, 400 S. Grand St.

There's fun for the whole family at this event, including a Longhorn stampede around Ellis County Courthouse, cowboy poets, Western music, an open mic, chuckwagon meals, a frontier women's wardrobe presentation, birds of prey exhibition, and live music with Kristyn Harris, Devon Dawson, Washtub Jerry, Ramblin' Rangers, and others.

waxahachiechautauqua.org

Ingram

Classic Nashville Live

Oct. 8

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Not just a concert, this is a full-stage production with authentic period sets, costumes, comedy, and all the stories behind the songs. Step back in time, when country music was king, with Jason Petty and Gail Bliss.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Austin

Wild Turkey 101 Bold Nights

Oct. 8

LAZ, 400 Congress Ave.

Don't miss this benefit concert with live performances from local artists. All bar proceeds go to Spaceflight Records with a further donation from Wild Turkey Bourbon to help emerging artists build out their careers. Entry is free, and there's a cash bar. Must be 21 years of age and up to attend.

wildturkeybourbon.com/en-us/101-bold-nights

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Sunday Songwriter Shindig

Oct. 9

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

As part of the 36th annual Gruene Food and Wine Festival enjoy an acoustic lineup of Texas’ best songwriters on the legendary Gruene Hall stage. Presented by KNBT and Gruene Hall, proceeds benefits the United Way of Comal County.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Cedar Park

Los Ángeles Azules In Concert

Oct. 13

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

The Los Ángeles Azules are a Mexican musical group that plays the "cumbia sonidera" genre, which is a "cumbia" subgenre using the accordion and synthesizers.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/los-angels-azules-2022

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Oct. 13

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony opens its 2022-2023 season on October 13. The evening features Beethoven, Strauss, and Gershwin compositions. Beethoven's "Leonora Overture No. 3," Strauss' "Tales of the Vienna Woods," and Gershwin's Piano Concerto are performed.

lascolinassymphony.org

La Grange

Woody Russell in Concert

Oct. 14

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Past Bugle Boy Talent Trust recipient Woody Russell returns with his latest musical project. Russell is a "guitar-centric singer-songwriter with an unapologetic art-rock ethos." He has released a catalogue of diverse recorded work that spans from the Americana infused fare of his first album, "As Simple As That," the rootsy "Salt," a highly praised blues and soul album, "Up Against It," followed by the rich instrumental/orchestral collection, "Big Sky." Later releases offered up funkier pop-jazz shades with "Delicious Days" and "Carry It Up."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Sugar Land

"Tribute to Garth Brooks Show"

Oct. 14

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come and see Nashville recording artist Adam Grant from Shiloh, Georgia, with his top-notch "Tribute to Garth Brooks Show." Not only does he look like Garth, he sounds like him, too—come out and see for yourself.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Markham

Bob Schneider and Shovels and Rope in Concert

Oct. 14-16

Spread Oaks Ranch, 8052 CR 403

Spread Oaks Ranch, a pristine historic guest ranch, presents a fall double concert weekend featuring two intimate acoustic performances and meet-and-greets after each show, along with all-inclusive luxury accommodations, chef-prepared cuisine, wine, cocktails, and world-class amenities at Spread Oaks Ranch, located 90 minutes from Houston. The Cozy Concerts program features Bob Schneider on Friday night and Shovels and Rope on Saturday night. Guests can also enjoy clay target shooting, guided ranch tours, pond fishing, birding, whiskey tastings, massages, and swimming. The fall concert is limited to 24 guests.

spreadoaksranch.com/cozy-concerts

Kyle

Love and Romance Concert

Oct. 14-16

Hays Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohlers Crossing

The 20th anniversary season of the Starlight Symphony Orchestra celebrates love and romance. The program includes Rachmaninoff's "Prelude, Opus 3, No. 2," Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet," Bizet's "Carmen," and Gershwin's "An American in Paris."

starlightsymphony.org

La Grange

Susan Gibson in Concert

Oct. 15

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Grammy Award winner Susan Gibson made her mark on the world when "Wide Open Spaces" was covered by the Dixie Chicks and taken all the way to No. 1. But of course she's written many more wonderful songs in the years since, many of which can be heard on her 2014 live album "The Second Hand," recorded at the Bugle Boy.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Grand Prairie

Eslabon Armado in Concert

Oct. 15

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

California-based trio Eslabon Armado's name translates as "linked chain." Illustrated by their interlocking vocal harmonies and woven acoustic guitars and basses, the group's style reframes the regional Mexican music of ranchera with the language of "sierreña" music, the "music of the mountain ranges."

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=434998

Plano

Beatles Night

Oct. 15

Red Tail Pavilion, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with Beatles Night. A Hard Night’s Day headlines this annual Plano tradition at the Red Tail Pavilion located in Oak Point Park. Bring your chairs, blankets, and coolers. Please leave pets at home.

visitplano.com/event/beatles-night-2022

International Festival

Oct. 15

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival. The area’s largest cultural event has food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks, cultural displays, and other festivities from over 100 cultures. Kids can explore STEAM activities plus travel the booths with a virtual passport. Come early for free flu and COVID shots and a variety of health screenings.

planointernationalfestival.org

Mesquite

Community Band Fall Concert

Oct. 15

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Community Band, made up of volunteer musicians from high school through retirement age, presents its free fall concert in the Concert Hall of the Mesquite Arts Center. Grab a seat to hear the annual themed arrangements.

visitmesquitetx.com

Kerrville

Chalk Festival

Oct. 15-16

Peterson Plaza, Downtown Kerrville, Main Street

This annual street painting festival celebrates chalk art, with kids' chalk zones, free family activities, great food, and music.

kerrvillechalk.org

Corpus Christi

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Oct. 15

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive #5723

The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra recognizes the enormous contribution of Hispanic heritage by playing an array of phenomenal music from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina. The show features young Mexican pianist Eli Manzo performing one of the most beloved piano concertos ever.

ccsymphony.org

Jefferson

Taste of Jefferson

Oct. 16

Downtown Jefferson

The streets of downtown are closed off so Jefferson can showcase samples of local restaurants' favorite meals, accompanied by live music.

marioncountychamber.org

Austin

The Black Keys in Concert

Oct. 17

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

The Black Keys are bringing The Dropout Boogie Tour to Moody Center with special guests Band of Horses and The Velveteers. Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press and “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet” by Uncut. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band has gone on to sell out arena tours and released nine previous studio albums.

moodycenteratx.com/event/the-black-keys

Grand Prairie

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets in Concert

Oct. 17

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets are an English rock band formed in 2018 to perform the early music of Pink Floyd. The band comprises Pink Floyd drummer and co-founder Nick Mason, bassist Guy Pratt, guitarists Gary Kemp and Lee Harris, and keyboardist Dom Beken.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=416007

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in Concert

Oct. 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Don't miss Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who have sold over 175 million records worldwide and defined the sound of an era with classic hits like "Walk Like A Man," "Sherry," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You," "Rag Doll," and "Big Girls Don’t Cry."

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=401866

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Oct. 20

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com/business/bandera-beverage-barn

Nacogdoches

Full Moon Concert

Oct. 21-22

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

Join along for a weekend of '90s nostalgia featuring cover bands playing music from the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Green Day. Food truck fare and adult beverages are available for purchase. Bring your own blankets and chairs.

visitnacogdoches.org/things-to-do/concerts-and-nightlife/full-moon-concerts

Grand Prairie

Jo Koy

Oct. 21

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

As one of today’s premier stand-up comics, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. The comedian, who pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, sells out arenas and theaters across the world.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=433846

Sugar Land

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Oct. 21

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Dynamic duo and stars of "Only Murders in the Building," Steve Martin and Martin Short are back at Smart Financial Centre with very special guests pianists Jeff Babko and banjo player Alison Brown and Fair Weather Friends for the "You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today" tour.

smartfinancialcentre.net

La Grange

Terry Klein in Concert

Oct. 22

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Terry Klein has played in some of the most hallowed rooms in the singer-songwriter business: Club Passim, The Bluebird, The Blue Light, The Saxon Pub, and Anderson Fair, to name a few. Now, he plays at The Bugle Boy's intimate listening room.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Wichita Falls

Falls Jam

Oct. 22

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

The second annual Falls Jam, presented by Herb Easley Motors, is a day full of top-notch musical talent—all to benefit the mission of Big Country Veterans.

wfmpec.com

Palestine

Dogwood Jamboree: That's What I Call Country

Oct. 22

Palestine High School Auditorium, 1600 Texas 256 Loop 

This Branson-style music show is filled with family fun, laughter, and great classic country music from talented artists. Listen to some of the golden hits in country music performed live onstage.

dogwoodjamboree.com

Hot Pepper Festival

Oct. 22

Main Street District

The 2022 Hot Pepper Festival features a wide variety of vendors, food and drinks, music and other live entertainment, and, of course, the Hot Pepper Eating Contest. The event is held at the Main Street District, which is comprised of 44 blocks that extend from the courthouse square to the Depot Visitor Center.

visitpalestine.com

Kaufman

Heritage Festival

Oct. 22

Kaufman Downtown Square and Kaufman Sports Complex, 595 SH 34 North

Rain or shine, take your chance to see some of Texas' hottest musical artists including Cory Morrow, Joshua Ray Walker, Blue Water Highway, Zac Wilkerson, Holly Tucker, and Christopher Wright. Beer and wine are available for purchase, and food trucks are on site. There isn't an admission fee to the activities on the historic square, but there is a ticket price for the music festival.

kaufmanevents.com

Galveston

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

Oct. 23

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Experience the ultimate tribute to the legendary Queen of Soul-Aretha Franklin. Look forward to an intimate musical odyssey guaranteed to get you up and out of your seat and dancing. Indeed, this is an evening filled with an incredible live band, supreme vocalists, and a night full of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

thegrand.com

La Grange

Buttercup Band in Concert

Oct. 23

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

For a very special Sunday show in the converted WWII Army barracks listening room, the Bugle Boy brings an afternoon of songs and stories with San Antonio art-rock band Buttercup. To the delight of their longtime loyal fanbase and first-timers alike, just about every Buttercup performance is akin to an interactive art show, packed with many fresh, fun, and often outright joyfully absurd surprises and memorable songs and moments of impeccable musicianship. Buttercup's Bugle Boy debut spotlights their just released album "Specks," described by the band as a collection of autobiographical songs born out of the pandemic that explore "what it means to be alive at this moment in tumultuous history."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Austin

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Children's Concert

Oct. 23

Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

This concert is a wonderful chance to introduce children to the wonders of live orchestral music and also a great opportunity to wear costumes and have tons of fun. The concert hall is decorated top to bottom to enhance children's concert experience. It’s creepy, crawly, and spooky!

my.austinsymphony.org/halloweenconcert

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Oct. 23

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Sugar Land

Disney Princess: the Concert

Oct. 23

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

For generations, Disney’s princesses have enchanted audiences with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to many lives. Now, that beloved music is celebrated in Disney Princess: the Concert.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Lubbock

A Day to Remember, The Used, and Magnolia Park in Concert

Oct. 25

Lonestar Pavilion and Event Center, 602 E. 19th St.

Reminisce on a day in the 2000s with A Day to Remember, The Used, and Magnolia Park at one of Lubbock’s most popular outdoor venues.

songkick.com/concerts/40401723-a-day-to-remember-at-lonestar-pavilion-and-event-center

Austin

Levitation

Oct. 27-30

Various locations

This independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full-weekend event that attracts bands and attendees from all over the world.

levitation-austin.com

Grand Prairie

Tauren Wells in Concert

Oct. 28

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Ten-time Grammy nominee Tauren Wells brings his energetic live show to Grand Prairie.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=435048

La Grange

Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines in Concert

Oct. 29

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Terri Hendrix is recognized by Acoustic Guitar magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters. She is joined by longtime touring and recording partner, Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Waxahachie

Texas Country Reporter Festival

Oct. 29

Historic Downtown Waxahachie, 100 W. Main St.

For 26 years, this one-day event has featured artists, craftsmen, musicians, and chefs from all over the Lone Star State—many have been featured on the "Texas Country Reporter" over the years.

waxahachiecvb.com

Mesquite

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Oct. 29

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents "Hearts Without Borders," featuring works by composers Andres Martin ("The Heart Knows No Borders") and Alberto Ginastera ("Four Dances" from "Estancia").

visitmesquitetx.com

Boerne

Black Rifle Block Party

Oct. 29

Black Rifle Coffee Co., 101 S. Main St.

At this family-friendly event, enjoy live music, a car show, and food and beverages from participating businesses.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Music in the Cave: Haunted Show

Oct. 29

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

The Rahim Quazi Trio returns with an eerie evening in the Cave Throne Room just before Halloween. The cave is haunted with tales and songs including "Moonlight Sonata" (played in total darkness), the themes from "Young Frankenstein" and "A Nightmare Before Christmas," Danse Macabre, plus the haunting melodies from Rahim Quazi's album "Ghost Hunting."

cavewithoutaname.com

Tyler

Chicago in Concert

Oct. 29

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

American rock band Chicago formed in 1967. In their 50-plus years of existence, Chicago has sold more than 100 million records, making them one of the best-selling musical groups of all time. This rock 'n' roll band with horns found success with their original sound of pop and rock fusion, including hits "Make Me Smile," "25 or 6 to 4," and "Saturday in The Park." Chicago continues to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.

cowancenter.org

Austin

Carrie Underwood in Concert

Nov. 2

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

From "American Idol" to American country music star, Carrie Underwood has created a highly successful career and remains a fixture in pop country music.

countrystars.live/concerts/carrie-underwood-tickets/austin-tx

Lubbock

Piff the Magic Dragon and Puddles Pity Party

Nov. 3

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Have a magical experience with Piff the Magic Dragon and Puddles Pity Party as they stop in Lubbock on their Misery Loves Company Tour. Piff blends magic with comedy, while Puddles, the 7-foot sad clown whose golden voice is comparable to rock legends like Tom Jones and Freddie Mercury, sings.

visitlubbock.org/event/piff-the-magic-dragon-and-puddles-pity-party-the-misery-loves-company-tour

La Grange

Albert and Gage in Concert

Nov. 4

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Austin, Texas husband-wife duo Albert and Gage (Christine Albert and Chris Gage) have a personal and musical chemistry that radiates from the stage. The joy they experience making music together is evident as they travel through their musical roots, moving from country and folk to blues and French songs.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Bandera

BuckFest Gala

Nov. 4

Mansfield Park Show Barn, 2886 SH 16 North

Bandera County Chamber of Commerce's annual BuckFest Gala features a social hour, dinner and dance, live and silent auctions, and a raffle.

banderatex.com

Sugar Land

Opry on the Square

Nov. 11

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out to enjoy Country Now and Then, a live music program featuring country favorites that appeal to all generations of country music fans.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Bonnie Raitt in Concert

Nov. 4

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early '90s with her Grammy Award-winning albums "Nick of Time" and "Luck of the Draw," which featured hits "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." The 10-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Greenville

Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest

Nov. 4-5

Downtown, Lee Street

This event, unique to the city of Greenville, pays tribute to American music traditions and the life and music of Bob Wills, the King of Western swing. Featuring fiddling competitions and performances by top-notch fiddlers, the eighth annual event offers a lineup of artists who bring talent, legacy, variety, and spontaneity, plus toe-tapping music all in the spirit of great entertainment.

bobwillsfest.com

La Grange

Lilli Lewis in Concert

Nov. 5

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Recipient of the 2022 Folk Alliance's The Spirit of Folk Award, Lilli Lewis returns to the Bugle Boy.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Lubbock

Justin Moore in Concert

Nov. 5

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Join country music star Justin Moore at the Buddy Holly Hall as he performs his latest album, "Late Nights and Longnecks." With a classic country charm and multi-platinum hits, this is sure to be a concert for the books.

visitlubbock.org/event/justin-moore

Irving

Irving Symphony Orchestra: The Vocal Majority in Concert

Nov. 12

Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

This year, the Vocal Majority is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Irving Symphony Orchestra celebrates with the multi-award winning vocal ensemble singing not only their impressive a capella selections, including a tribute to Veterans Day, but also their signature arrangements with the orchestra.

irvingsymphony.org

La Grange

Patrice Pike in Concert

Nov. 12

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Patrice Pike returns to The Bugle Boy. Known for her socially astute, literate lyrics alongside her powerful vocals, Patrice Pike lights you on fire. She burst onto the music scene as the electric front woman for the seminal Austin jam band Sister Seven. In 2007, she became the youngest member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame, inducted alongside Lucinda Williams.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Burton

Big Star Texas Night

Nov. 12

La Bahia Turn Verein, 550 SH 237

Looking for a night out with great Texas music in an awesome Texas dance hall? Big Star Texas Night is an epic night of country music, food, and auctions.

burtontexas.org

Fredericksburg

Disney's "High School Musical JR"

Nov. 12-13

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a junior stage version of Disney's smash-hit musical. A "brainiac" girl and "jock" boy cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Together, their alliance might just open the door for other students to shine as well.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Plano

Underground Movement Festival

Nov. 12

McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th St.

The Secret Society Club and Plano Stages present volume 7 of the Underground Movement Festival, an event that brings the culture of hip-hop movement from underground. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event.

visitplano.com/event/underground-movement-festival-vol-7

Sugar Land

An Evening of Soul with Patti LaBelle

Nov. 12

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd

Smart Financial Centre welcomes legendary singers Patti La Belle, Gladys Knight, and Stephanie Mills for a memorable evening of soul music and award-winning vocal talent.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Pearland

Country Music Showcase

Nov. 14

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.

Load up a cooler with your beverage of choice, grab a lawn chair, and invite your friends to this free country concert under the Pearland Town Center pavilion.

visitpearland.com/countrymusicshowcase

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Sip-N-Shop

Nov. 15

Gruene Historic District

Stroll through Gruene Historic District enjoying complimentary beverages and special offers at the many participating shops. This event is also the official "Kringle Cash" kickoff, available at select retailers. Stroll as long as you can, then rest your feet at Gruene Hall with free live music.

holidaysingruene.com

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Nov. 17

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season, featuring violinist Christopher Collins Lee. Mr. Lee plays Antonín Dvorák's Violin Concerto. The concert features Giacomo Puccini's "Chrysanthemums" and William Grant Still Jr.'s "Wood Notes."

lascolinassymphony.org

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Nov. 17

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com/business/bandera-beverage-barn

La Grange

Dana Cooper in Concert

Nov. 18

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world. He returns to the Bugle Boy stage in support of his latest album, "I Can Face the Truth."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Alpine

ArtWalk

Nov. 18-19

Downtown , 204 E. Holland Ave.

The 29th annual ArtWalk, Alpine's biggest arts festival, spans two days in November and showcases a variety of art exhibitions in many local businesses along with festivities and live music.

artwalkalpine.com

Galveston

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Nov. 19

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Charles M. Schulz's award-winning story has been a long-standing tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since first airing on television over 50 years ago. This live stage adaptation is filled with the unforgettable sounds of the classic Vince Guaraldi musical score. Look forward to celebrating this timeless classic as you and your family join with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts' characters in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

thegrand.com

La Grange

James McMurtry in Concert

Nov. 19

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

James McMurtry returns to The Bugle Boy. As the son of legendary American author Larry McMurtry, James is a talented songwriter and American poet.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Richardson

"The Nutcracker"

Nov. 25-27

Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive

Chamberlain Ballet began staging "The Nutcracker" in 1989. Over the years, this holiday tradition has grown to become a favorite for thousands of North Texas families.

chamberlainballet.org

Boerne

Dickens on Main

Nov. 25-26

Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main St. 

Boerne’s historic Hill Country Mile transforms into a vintage Christmas experience, with nonstop entertainment in various holiday villages set up throughout the venue. The celebration’s main attractions include live music and performances, visits with Santa Claus, ice sculpting, children’s take-home crafts, snow along Main Street, roving musicians, carolers, and other revelers.

adickenscelebration.com

Galveston

The Gatlin Brothers in Concert

Nov. 26

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

For more than 65 years, the Grammy Award-winning Gatlin Brothers have dazzled audiences and accrued a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career. Don't miss this opportunity to hear award-winning hits such as "Broken Lady" and "All the Gold in California."

thegrand.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Sounds of the Season

Nov. 26

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy Tinsel, an a cappella quartet, for sounds of the Christmas season with contemporary classics and beloved carols. Described as sleek, sophisticated, and distinctive, Tinsel has a roster of professional singers who are Grammy winners and classically trained vocalists. They entertain audiences with classical and contemporary original arrangements of holiday favorites.

cavewithoutaname.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Nov. 27

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Victoria

Conspirare Christmas

Dec. 1

Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive

Join the Victoria Bach Festival for Conspirare Christmas. This traditional holiday concert inspires with songs of hope, courage, and love.

victoriabachfestival.org

Grand Prairie

Cirque du Soleil's "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Dec. 1-4, 7-11

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Cirque du Soleil takes a modern spin on a holiday classic with its very first Christmas show. See performances full of Christmas cheer, exhilarating fun, and lovable characters for the whole family to enjoy.

texastrustcutheatre.com

La Grange

Slaid Cleaves in Concert

Dec. 2

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

The Bugle Boy, an intimate listening room music venue in converted WWII Army barracks, hosts singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves, who is accompanied by guitarist Michael O'Connor.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Seguin

Sip 'n' Stroll

Dec. 2

Various locations

Take an evening stroll through downtown and taste over a dozen varieties of homemade hot chocolate at businesses that keep their doors open late. Other activities include live entertainment from the Seguin High School Star Steppers, photos with Santa, and a variety of food vendors.

visitseguin.com

Kerrville

"A Sanders Family Christmas"

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Playhouse 2000 presents the final show in its 2022 season, the holiday musical "A Sanders Family Christmas." It’s Christmas time 1941 in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina (home of the pickle factory), and Dennis Sanders is making his last appearance with the singing Sanders Family before heading off to join the war effort. The family shares the news with their Mount Pleasant Baptist Church friends while celebrating the season the only way they know how—with amazing music.

caillouxperformingarts.com

La Grange

John Fullbright in Concert

Dec. 3

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

American singer-songwriter John Fullbright performs in the intimate Bugle Boy listening room, which is a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Round Top

Christmas with Masterworks: Rejoice

Dec. 3

Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road

The annual eclectic celebration includes joyful and distinctive rhythms of Vivaldi's "Gloria." The audience shares holiday memories as the chorus weaves carols and holiday favorites throughout, ending in a candlelit sing-along of "Silent Night."

festivalhill.org

Mesquite

Christmas Concert

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Community Band presents its annual holiday concert. The band is made up of volunteer musicians from high school through retirement age.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Winter Gala: A Community Celebration

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Arts Center hosts its Winter Gala, a night of family fun with food and music.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Kerrville

Hill Country Youth Orchestras Winter Concert

Dec. 4

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Hill Country Youth Orchestras' mission is to “bring the joy of the orchestra experience to the youth of the Texas Hill Country” with the vision to nurture, encourage and assist young musicians by sharing the love and joy of music through quality instruction, concert performances, and community service. See the talented youth perform at the organization's annual winter concert.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Dallas

88 Keys Jazz Concert

Dec. 7

Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

Sammons Jazz artistic director and Steinway artist Arlington Jones plays classical music followed by his jazz arrangements of the same compositions. Jones also performs music from some of his friends and influences that are no longer alive, including keyboardists Bernard Wright and George Duke. Jones is joined by James Driscoll on bass, Arlington Ollie Jones III on drums, and Jorge Ginorio on percussion.

sammonsartcenter.org/concerts/jazz

Victoria

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 8-11

Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St.

Performed since 1984, this Victoria Ballet Theatre production of Tchaikovsky's classic includes more than 150 cast members. Follow Clara as she journeys through a dream sequence of mystical scenery, enchanting music, and dance. This timeless holiday tradition is one of Tchaikovsky's most enduring scores for the ballet.

victoriaballet.org

Houston

"El Milagro Del Recuerdo"

Dec. 8-18

Cullen Theater , 559-575 Prairie St.

The Houston Grand Opera-commissioned mariachi opera "El Milagro del Recuerdo" (The Miracle of Remembering) transports audiences to Michoacan, Mexico, just in time for the holidays. A celebration of family and tradition, this timely story follows the lives of Laurentino, a laborer who returns from the United States to spend Christmastime with his family, and his wife Renata, who worries that his time away from home is changing him. The two face a life-changing decision: whether to stay with family in Mexico, or leave for the promise of a better life.

houstongrandopera.org/events-tickets/2022-23-season/el-milagro-del-recuerdo

Emerson String Quartet in Concert

Dec. 8

Rice University, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Stude Concert Hall, 6100 S. Main St.

The perennial Chamber Music Houston favorites make a record-setting 35th appearance for a bittersweet but not-to-be-missed farewell tour. The legendary ensemble performs a program of quartets from Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.

chambermusichouston.org

La Grange

Radney Foster in Concert

Dec. 9

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Country music singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer Radney Foster performs in the intimate Bugle Boy, a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Amarillo

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 9-11

Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.

See Lone Star Ballet perform its annual production of the classic Christmas ballet "The Nutcracker," which attracts generations of fans each year. 

lonestarballet.org/season-of-dance

Lake Jackson

Tiffany in Concert

Dec. 9

The Clarion at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive

The '80s pop star has released two No. 1 hit singles ("I Think We're Alone Now" and "Could’ve Been") and set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. She has sold over 15 million albums to date.

brazosport.edu/clarion

Irving

Home for the Holidays Concert

Dec. 10

Irving Arts Center—Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

A favorite for the entire family, the annual Holiday Concert features the Irving Chorale, a visitor from the North Pole, a singalong, a talented pianist, and fresh arrangements.

irvingsymphony.org

Corpus Christi

Home for the Holidays Concert

Dec. 10

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive #5723

As one of the best holiday events in Corpus Christi, the Home for the Holidays Concert includes your favorite Christmas carols, fresh new arrangements, three local choirs, a visitor from the North Pole, a singalong, and the talented Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra.

ccsymphony.org

Burnet

Christmas on the Square

Dec. 10

Burnet Town Square , 220 S. Pierce St.

Snow kicks off a grand day of events for Christmas on the Square. A truck dumps 40,000 pounds of snow for children of all ages to play in with a snow slide and two snow play areas. There are plenty of artisan vendors and food booths. There's also a 5K and kids' fun run, a bicycle giveaway for kids, and visits with Santa and the Grinch. Don't miss the parade. Parking is free.

burnetchamber.org/event/christmas-on-the-square-2

La Grange

Carrie Rodriguez with Luke Jacobs in Concert

Dec. 10

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Carrie Rodriguez and husband/touring partner Luke Jacobs round out the 18th musical season at The Bugle Boy, a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Palestine

Dogwood Jamboree: "A Pineywood Christmas"

Dec. 10

Palestine High School Auditorium, State Highway 287 South and Loop 256

Enjoy classic country music and comedy at this Branson-style show featuring a holiday theme and good clean family-style entertainment.

dogwoodjamboree.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: An Evening with Slaid Cleaves

Dec. 10

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Slaid Cleaves writes songs about people who live an unglamorous reality, working dead-end jobs and running out of money. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories, bringing a bit of empathy to their uncaring world.

cavewithoutaname.com

Bluegrass Jam at the AgriCultural

Dec. 10, 24; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25

The AgriCultural Museum, 102 City Park Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, bring your instrument and play along, or just come to listen to the musicians participating in the Bluegrass Jam.

theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Plano

The Legacy of Harmony Christmas Show

Dec. 10

Saint Mark the Evangelist-Smyth Pastoral Center, 1100 W. 15th St.

Legacy of Harmony is a premiere performing chorus. From barbershop to gospel to doo wop, these folks are sure to warm your heart with their harmonies. Let them entertain you.

visitplano.com/event/the-legacy-of-harmony-christmas-show

San Antonio

Deutsche Weihnachtsfeier

Dec. 11

Trinity University, Margarite B. Parker Chapel, 1 Trinity Place

This much-loved event in San Antonio’s holiday season is a non-denominational German Christmas celebration open to everyone. It includes the telling of the Christmas story in German, using traditional scripture, Christmas poems, carols, and seasonal music. There is no sermon. The Beethoven Maennerchor and the San Antonio Liederkranz sing choral music; students from local schools and colleges read poems and passages of scripture in German. In advance of the service, Trinity University organist Dr. David Heller plays an organ prelude. The climax of the evening is the congregation singing “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht” (“Silent Night”) by candlelight.

Anson

Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball

Dec. 15-17

Pioneer Hall, 2301 Avenue G

Originating in 1885, this ball includes dances that are still presented in a frontier atmosphere, with the pioneer steps having been preserved to help ratify Anson's claim as the home of Western dance. This year's lineup includes music from Michael Martin Murphy, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, and Jake Hooker.

texasccb.com

Bandera

Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen on the third Thursday of the month. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas country, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com

Dallas

Sammons Cabaret Concert: Making Spirits Bright with Linda and Larry Petty and Friends

Dec. 16

Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

A magical evening awaits when the 2014 Sammons Cabaret Artists of the Year regale the audience with nostalgic melodies and an audience singalong. Other evening highlights include seasonal treats and maybe a special visitor from the North Pole.

sammonsartcenter.org/concerts/cabaret

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Dec. 16-18, Jan. 20-22, Feb. 17-19

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic items, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, and food; plus, enjoy a biergarten and live music. Located 7 miles east on State Highway 290 across from Wildseed Farms.

fbgtradedays.com

Galveston

The Midtown Men Holiday Hits Concert

Dec. 17

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Stars from the original Broadway cast of the smash musical hit "Jersey Boys" bring comfort and joy to The Grand this holiday season. Look forward to reminiscing to the great sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and their signature renditions of the iconic hits of the '60s.

thegrand.com

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Dec. 17

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season with tenor Aquiles Machado. The performance includes Émile Waldteufel's "Christmas Roses Waltz," Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers," and lots of holiday favorites plus the orchestra's traditional carol singalong.

lascolinassymphony.org

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Winter Solstice

Dec. 17

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by enjoying an eclectic concert of holiday music that combines contemporary arrangements of traditional carols, soaring vocals, original acoustic music, and pulsing world-beat rhythms, performed on a mixture of ancient and modern instruments. Hear why this annual performance by Rudi and the Rudiments has consistently sold out for over 20 years.

cavewithoutaname.com

Bandera

Singing in the Saddle

Dec. 17

Boys and Girls Club of Bandera County, 715 Maple St.

Enjoy caroling while taking a wagon or buggy ride or riding horseback. Bring your guitar if you want and play along.

banderacowboycapital.com

Grand Prairie

Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas

Dec. 18

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Don't miss the 30th year of Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas, a family-friendly multimedia experience with the Rio Grande Band and the Rocky Mountain Vintage Dancers.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Lake Jackson

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 18

The Clarion at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive

The Brazosport Symphony Orchestra presents "Christmas by the Fireside," a concert featuring heartwarming and uplifting holiday family favorites.

brazosportcenter.com

Boerne

Boerne Concert Band Christmas Concert

Dec. 18

Boerne High School Auditorium, 1 Greyhound Lane

Come celebrate the music of the Christmas season. The Boerne Concert Band, directed by Larry Schmidt, is made up of musical members from all over the Texas Hill Country and includes lifelong musicians, high school, middle school, and retired band directors, military veterans, and students.

boerneconcertband.com/2022-performance-calendar.html

Plano

Plano Symphony: Home for the Holidays

Dec. 18

Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road

The holiday tradition includes seasonal favorites, the ever-popular audience sing-along, humorous moments, and even a few surprises. This year's event has the Plano Symphony Orchestra being joined by singer and actress Fela and the Plano Civic Chorus.

planosymphony.org/home-for-the-holidays

Palestine

Christmas Carol Sing-Along

Dec. 22

Texas Theatre, 213 W. Crawford St.

Put on your festive sweaters and head over to the Historic Texas Theatre for a classic Christmas sing-along of traditional Christmas carols. Free refreshments are served ahead of the singing.

thetexastheater.com

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: New Year's Eve at Gruene Hall

Dec. 31

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

A Gruene Hall favorite returns to help ring in the New Year at Texas’ oldest dance hall.

gruenehall.com

Fredericksburg

USO-Style Hangar Dance

Dec. 31

Pacific Showroom at the Hangar Hotel, 155 Airport Road

Ring in New Year's Day dancing to the sounds of a 1940s-style big band. Take swing dance lessons and wear your best 1940s-inspired outfit to take part in the costume contest. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the United Service Organizations in Fort Hood.

hangarhotel.com

Luckenbach

New Year's Eve Celebration

Dec. 31

Celebrate the start of 2023 at the annual New Year's Eve dance in the historic Luckenbach dance hall.

luckenbachtexas.com

Elgin

Glowing into 2023

Dec. 31

Elgin VFW, 188 Old Sayers Road

Join the fun at this New Year’s Eve party at the Elgin VFW, featuring all things neon, live music, food vendors, and activities for kids. No New Year’s Eve would be complete without a midnight toast and black-eyed peas.

elgintexas.gov

Round Top

Linda Patterson and Friends in Concert

Jan. 1

Edythe Bates Old Chapel, 248 Jaster Road

Dr. Linda Patterson and friends perform an exciting, sacred, and secular program on the Henry Erben pipe organ.

festivalhill.org

New Braunfels

Hair of the Dog Day

Jan. 1

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Enjoy free live shows all day at Gruene Hall on New Year's Day.

gruenehall.com

Rockport

Gospel Music Festival

Jan. 6-7

First Baptist Church, 1515 N. Live Oak St.

Numerous gospel groups from around the state and nation perform, including the Crimson River Quartet, the McNeills, the DeLawders, and Rockport's Gospel Force.

gospelforce.org

La Grange

Ray Wylie Hubbard in Concert

Jan. 6-7

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard kicks off the 19th musical season at The Bugle Boy listening room, a converted World War II army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills

Jan. 7

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Symphony of the Hills presents "POPS: Western Swing," celebrating the music of Western swing, that delightful blend of country, big band swing, and blues that was named the official music of Texas in 2011.

symphonyofthehills.org

Galveston

"The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston"

Jan. 13

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Whitney Houston's musical legacy comes to life in this critically acclaimed tribute production. Showcasing the breathtaking vocal performance of Belinda Davids, look forward to enjoying a heartfelt journey through many of Houston's greatest hits including "I Will Always Love You," "How Will I Know," and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody." The show is backed by a live band, vocalists, and choreographed dancers.

thegrand.com

Houston

"The Marriage of Figaro"

Jan. 13-28

Brown Theater , 501 Texas Ave.

Few operas have as much comedic energy as Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." Full of bright colors and costumes evoking the Moroccan influence on Muslim Spain, the vibrant production synthesizes transcendent music and lively performances into an unforgettable evening at the opera. Its large cast is led by bass Nahuel Di Pierro as the titular Figaro, a working-class man set to marry the beautiful Susanna despite the meddling of their employer, a married count who would rather have the beauty for himself.

houstongrandopera.org/events-tickets/2022-23-season/the-marriage-of-figaro

Galveston

The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert

Jan. 14-15

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Whether you’re a fan of smooth, four-part gospel harmonies or upbeat country songs, the distinctive sound of the Oak Ridge Boys is legendary. Their string of hits includes the country-pop chart-topper “Elvira,” as well as “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On,” and “Thank God for Kids.”  

thegrand.com

Luckenbach

Blues Festival

Jan. 14

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

The 16th annual Luckenbach Blues Festival showcases an all-day lineup of blues musicians and bands.

luckenbachtexas.com

Fredericksburg

Take 3 in Concert

Jan. 15

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents Take 3, a trio (Lindsay Deutsch on violin, Susan Boettger on piano, and Lila Yang on cello) that performs a multifaceted program including tangos; music from movies, Broadway, and TV shows; and familiar classics—presented with a flair for the wild and unexpected.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 20

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month, the group performs "All Shostakovich" featuring compositions by the Russian composer: Viola Sonata, Op. 147, selections from 24 Preludes (arranged by Lera Auerbach for cello and piano) and Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67.

cameratasa.org

Galveston

Pink Martini in Concert

Jan. 21

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Drink in the dulcet sounds of the international phenomenon Pink Martini. Incredibly eclectic, energetic, and truly unforgettable, this live music experience showcases a dozen musicians performing songs in 25 different languages. Hear an impressive blend of jazz, world music, cabaret, and lounge music, as well as sounds from the '40s and '50s.

thegrand.com

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Jan. 21

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season with cellist Iona Batchelder and guest conductor Maestro Pascual Osa. The performance includes Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Johann Strauss II's "Roses from the South," and Camille Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor.

lascolinassymphony.org

Victoria

"Chicago Nights"

Jan. 21

Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive

Join the Victoria Symphony Orchestra for "Chicago Nights", a tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted band Chicago. Jason Scheff, a longtime lead vocalist of the band, makes an appearance.

victoriasymphony.com

Lake Jackson

Delfeayo Marsalis in Concert

Jan. 21

The Clarion at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive

Acclaimed trombonist, composer, and producer Delfeayo Marsalis has also dedicated his career to music theater and education. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor,” as per the "Los Angeles Times," the New Orleans native is the brother of renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

brazosport.edu/clarion

Kerrville

ZUZU African Acrobats

Jan. 21

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

The ZUZU Acrobats are a Tanzanian troupe that bases performances on 2,000 years of history. They bring modern art, culture, and passion with them everywhere they go.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Meridian

Look Up, Look Down, and Dance All Around!

Jan. 21

Meridian State Park, 173 Park Road 7

The rainbow trout is stocked in January, and a fly-fishing group from Dallas-Fort Worth comes to teach people how to fly fish. The event includes a tackle loaner program, fishing contest, and, moving into the evening, live music and a dance on the Civilian Conservation Corps veranda, wrapping up with a star party.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/meridian

San Antonio

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 20

Various locations

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month, the group performs "All Shostakovich" featuring compositions by the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Performances take place at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Jan. 21) and Diane Bennack Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word (Jan. 22).

cameratasa.org

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Jan. 22, Feb. 26

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On most fourth Sundays of the month, the Frontier Times Museum presents an afternoon jamboree featuring live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Galveston

The Music of Sam Cooke

Jan. 27

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Enjoy songs written and sung by Sam Cooke, the pioneer of soul music, all brought to new life by the gifted musician, Bradd Marquis. This concert is filled with such soul-stirring musical hits as "You Send Me" and "(What A) Wonderful World." Look forward to being in the audience where you not only experience an outstanding musical performance, but history itself revisited.

thegrand.com

Lake Jackson

Lorrie Morgan in Concert

Jan. 27

The Clarion at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive

The first woman in country music to begin her career with three-consecutive platinum albums is back in the studio with award-winning producer Richard Landis, working on a new album that will undoubtedly showcase the singer's range of emotions.

brazosport.edu/clarion

La Grange

Shelley King in Concert

Feb. 3

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Past official Texas State Musician and member of the prestigious Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster, Shelley King returns to The Bugle Boy listening room, a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Galveston

The Romeros in Concert

Feb. 4

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Known as "the royal family of the guitar," the Romeros have performed at iconic venues throughout the world, including Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the White House, and the Vatican. It's been 60 years since they walked on the world stage as the first classical guitar quartet, so this concert marks that 60th anniversary. The Romeros continue to win rave reviews worldwide.

thegrand.com

Corpus Christi

An Interplanetary Experience Concert

Feb. 4

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive #5723

Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn, and more: This iconic suite by British composer Gustav Holst is enhanced by a multimedia presentation, which includes spectacular photos and images from the different planets of our solar system shown on the massive screen at the Performing Arts Center. In addition, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra celebrates Black History Month with the music of one America's greatest jazz composers, Duke Ellington.

ccsymphony.org

La Grange

Austin Lounge Lizards in Concert

Feb. 4

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

The legendary Austin Lounge Lizards bring their quirky and humorous music to The Bugle Boy, a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Lake Jackson

Vision Duo in Concert

Feb. 6

The Clarion at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive

Violinist Ariel Horowitz and percussionist Britton-René Collins (aka Vision Duo) perform classical works with a contemporary twist. Through an exploration of musical genres and sonic possibilities for violin and percussion, Vision Duo seeks to contribute to the ongoing redefinition of classical music programming and structures.

brazosport.edu/clarion

Bandera

11th Street Mardi Gras and Main Street Parade

Feb. 10-12

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Join the fun at the 11th Sttreet Cowboy Bar for a three-day Mardi Gras celebration with Cajun food and zydeco music. Enjoy all the colorful floats and other parade entries as they travel down Bandera's Main Street in the Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 11.

11thstreetcowboybar.com

Luckenbach

Hug-In and Valentine Ball

Feb. 10-11

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

It’s that time of year again for folks to get “Back to the Basics of Love” at Luckenbach’s 48th annual Hug-In and Valentine Ball. Enjoy live music and dancing all weekend long.

luckenbachtexas.com

Irving

"The Artistry of Jazz" with Violinist Scott Tixier

Feb. 11

Irving Arts Center-Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

In this, the first concert of the New Year for the Irving Symphony Orchestra, the enormously successful composer-in-residence program once again highlights a new orchestral piece by a young composer. Furthermore, world-renowned jazz violinist and University of North Texas faculty professor Scott Tixier offers some of his outstanding compositions for jazz violin and orchestra. The concert concludes with the magnificent Symphony No. 1 by German composer Johannes Brahms.

irvingsymphony.org

Jefferson

Mardi Gras

Feb. 17-19

Downtown Jefferson

The Krewe of Hebe presents Jefferson's annual Mardi Gras. The festivities last an entire weekend and feature parades, live music, food, vendors, a carnival, frosty beverages, and, of course, masks and beads.

mardigrasupriver.com

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Feb. 17

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still ("Mother and Child Suite for Violin and Piano), Béla Bartók (Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin & Piano, Sz.111), and Beethoven (Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 38).

cameratasa.org

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Feb. 18

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchesta continues its 2022-2023 season with violinist Simone Spadino and guest conductor Maestro Juan Carlos Lomonaco. The performance includes Johann Strauss II's "Schneeglckchen," Franz Waxman's "Carmen Fantasy," Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, and Frederick Delius' "The Walk to the Paradise Garden."

lascolinassymphony.org

San Antonio

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 18-19

Various locations

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still, Béla Bartók, and Beethoven. Performances take place at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Feb. 18) and Diane Bennack Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word (Feb. 19).

cameratasa.org

Fredericksburg

Emily Jumes Oskins in Concert

Feb. 19

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents harpist Emily Jumes Oskins, who started playing the harp and piano at an early age and has continued with her harp endeavors for over 15 years.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills

Feb. 23

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

The centerpiece of this concert is the Edvard Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A Minor" featuring Jiale Yi, the 2020 Gurwitz International Piano Competition gold medalist. The first half of the concert opens with music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Jesus Christ Superstar," followed by Mexican composer Carlos Chavez's innovative music composed with indigenous melodies, harmonies, and instruments.

symphonyofthehills.org

Galveston

The Kingdom Choir in Concert

Feb. 24

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

London's The Kingdom Choir first attracted worldwide attention in 2018 when they performed their show-stopping rendition of "Stand By Me" in front of a television audience during the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Since then, The Kingdom Choir has shared their infectious joy and spirit along with their special gospel style with audiences around the world. Look forward to a grand evening of soulful renditions of both traditional gospel classics and popular contemporary music.

thegrand.com

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Feb. 24

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Now in its 25th year, this Gruene Hall tradition is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend. This quintessential Friday happy hour includes great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a special guest interview each week.

gruenehall.com

Victoria

Beethoven's Fifth

Feb. 25

Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive

Who doesn’t know the iconic opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? Come hear this ubiquitous masterpiece along with a musical parody of the equally famous "Barber of Seville" with a devilish musical twist. Plus, there is the bonus of Croatian guitarist Ana Vidovic playing Rodrigo’s famous "Fantasia" for guitar and orchestra.

victoriasymphony.com

La Grange

Michael Reno Harrell in Concert

Feb. 25

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller and entertainer from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Hear him play a show at the Bugle Boy, an intimate, converted WWII army barracks.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Huntsville

Prison City Crawfish and Music Festival

Feb. 25

Downtown Square, 12th Street and University Avenue

This all-day crawfish and music festival takes place in conjunction with the Prison City Film Festival.

huntsvilledba.com

Kerrville

"The Highwaymen Live: a Musical Tribute"

Feb. 25

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, The Highwaymen—featuring Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash—traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Now comes a show featuring spot-on portrayals of those stars.

caillouxperformingarts.com

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