The TCMF X is here!

The Texas Community Music Festival: the biggest little festival everyone’s never heard of.

Hello, all!  I’m posting today to remind you that Texas Community Music Festival (or for short, the TCMF) that is celebrating its TENTH anniversary in 2015!  TCMF X!

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We’ve got 60 individual performances over 10 days.
It’s local.  Austin music by Austin people.
And it’s grassroots — All volunteer-staffed, the musicians play for the love.
And there’s a playscape!  Families are VERY welcome.
And you don’t have to cook dinner or tidy up!  Central Market Cafe has fresh, healthy meals and nightly specials, coffee, gelato, beer, and wine.
And all performances are FREE!!!

Here are some highlights from the first weekend:

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The Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, hosts of the TCMF!

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15-minute Showcase Spotlights between weekend sets! This is Beth Lee.

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Your favorite band’s favorite band: Boss Street Brass Band

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The Hill Country Community Band came all the way down from Marble Falls.

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Brunchtime favorites, La Grosse Tete!

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TCMF veterans, Lohman’s Crossing!

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Hot, hot, HOT ladies’ rockin it retro: Ready Betty.

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Redbud brings it all to the Central Market deck, in three-part harmony.





Come to the TCMF X, April 17th – 26th!

I’ll be there, emceeing and co-piloting for my third year under the direction of founder and “Unsung Hero of the Austin Music Industry” Herb Holland!  Here are a few words from Herb:

 The tenth annual Texas Community Music Festival (TCMF) will be held April 17-26, 2015, at Central Market North in Austin, and will feature Texas’s most diverse lineup of musical performers presented this year.

Ranging in size from single performers to ensembles of 70 pieces or more, and running the musical gamut from classical to rock to jazz to world beat and everything in between, TCMF X truly has something for everybody’s musical taste.

Since 2006, tens of thousands of music lovers have enjoyed the spectacular Austin spring weather and music and dancing at TCMF. The 2015 festival will again be held entirely at Central Market North, thanks to the generosity and long-term commitment of H-E-B and Central Market. All performances are family-friendly and free admission.

The 2015 TCMF promises to continue the tradition, as performances will be staged over 10 consecutive days and nights at Central Market North. A number of musical ensembles have participated in each and every TCMF since the beginning; many joined the “family” in the second year of the festival. Many new ensembles, bands and performers will make their TCMF debut in 2015. The festival is hosted by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, Austin’s oldest community band and is sponsored through the generosity of H-E-B and, for the tenth consecutive year, Central Market North.

Additional sponsorship has been provided by a number of local merchants and individuals who have donated to help keep TCMF FREE for ALL! Please consult the festival schedule for details on all TCMF performances and performers, at http://www.tcmfestival.com

Ms. Kat’s Music & Movement will be posting regularly from the festival throughout this week.  I really hope to get a few photos of my favorite littles getting down to the local music, while moms and dads have a glass of wine on a sunny deck!

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See you there!  Meow, meow!
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