July

AUSTIN: Jan. 26-July 14 “Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time” Following its last showcase at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, this new solo exhibition by Brooklyn Native Kambui Olujimi is on view in the Contemporary Project gallery. The title comes from “Zulu Time,” a short-hand term for the world’s standardized mode of tracking time, also known as “Coordinated Universal Time” (UTC). Through compelling two-dimensional and sculptural work, the artist invites visitors to consider this empirical system of reference and the invisible hierarchies that impact our daily lives. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK Blvd. 512-471-5482; blantonmuseum.org/ rotation/kambui-olujimi-zulu-time

AUSTIN: Through Jan. 26, 2020 “Motown: The Sound of Young America” Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the birth of Motown Records, this exhibit traces the evolution of the label, focusing on its major artists and musical achievements, and it explores how the sound of Motown continues to influence some of pop music’s most important artists today. With support from the Motown Museum in Detroit and personal artifacts from some of the music’s biggest recording artists, “Motown: The Sound of Young America” is the first major museum exhibition to embrace all facets of the biggest sound in soul in the ’60s: musically, culturally, and politically.
LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St. 512-721-0200; lbjlibrary.org

AUSTIN: June 3-Aug. 2 Professional Art Academy Teen Summer Camps Art studio Atelier Dojo offers a rigorous training to young, dedicated artists between 13-18 years old. The Summer Teen Intensive Classes are designed to offer a sampling of the Dojo’s yearly courses in drawing and oil painting, specifically tailored to teens. Stu- dents should come prepared to learn, grow, and have fun. Classes include figure, cast, and still-life drawing; still-life painting; and self-portrait drawing. Atelier Dojo, 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, Suite 106B. 281-793-4209; atelierdojo.com

BANDERA: July 2 Cowboy Capital Opry See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 4 Annual Pet Parade Enjoy this free 24th annual pet parade along the Medina River. Bandera City Park, 1102 Maple St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 4 Lakehills Fourth of July Parade The parade begins at St. Victor Church, followed by a barbecue chicken and sausage plate at the Lakehills American Legion starting at noon. Enjoy live country music in the pavilion. St. Victor Chapel, 10514 Park Road 37. 830-796- 3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 5, 12, 19, 26 Bandera Summer Rodeo Friday night summer rodeo events include bull riding, mini bulls, team roping, tie-down roping, No. 10 roping, open roping, break-away roping, open barrels, junior barrels, and, of course, mutton bustin’. Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 SH 16 N. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 6 Bandera Market Days Shop arts and crafts vendors in downtown Bandera. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 6 The Old Timers Trading Post Meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer, 14178 SH 16 N. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 9, 13, 20, 27 Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters Experience gunfight re-enactments. Shows are at noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16 S. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 9, 13, 20, 27 Cowboys on Main Every Saturday, expect to see and interact with a sample of the Old West cow- boy lifestyle. Main Street. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 18 Third Thursday Cow- boy Camp Pickers who play Cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are wel- come to sit in. Public welcome. Bandera Beverage Barn RV Park, 1407 SH 16 N. 830- 796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 26-27 National Day of the American Cowboy Start the day off with a chuckwagon breakfast, then enjoy the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters, Little Wrangler’s Stick-Horse Races and Boot Scramble, fiddlers, a singing cowboy, a storyteller, Native American exhibits, bucking bulls, chicken ropin’, Texas Rangers, Western craftsmen, a picker’s circle, and blacksmiths. Stay for the ranch rodeo at Mansfield Park Arena. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. 830-796- 3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 26 Texas Heroes Hall of Honor The Frontier Times Museum celebrates the National Day of the American Cowboy by inducting great Texans into their Texas Heroes Hall of Honor. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. 830-796- 3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BOERNE: July 2 Patriotic Abendkonzert A special patriotic performance celebrates the Fourth of July. The Boerne Village Band is the longest continuously playing German band in the world outside of Germany. Con- cert regulars come early to grab their favorite spot at the Plaza, to hear the oom- pah- pah of their favorite tunes, and watch the kids do the chicken dance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. 830-249-1635; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 4 Fourth of July Fireworks Sponsored by the Boerne Fire Department, the fireworks show starts a little after dark and can be viewed from many places around Boerne, but the best place is Bo- erne City Park. Bring chairs and picnics. Boerne City Park, 106 City Park Road. 830-249-3644; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 6 Concert in the Cave A re- turn performance by Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines in the Throne Room—two Texan stars plus cave acoustics—promises to be a memorable evening of entertainment. Cave Without A Name, 325 Kreutzberg Road. 830-537-4212; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 6, 13, 20, 27 Farmers Market at The Cibolo Shop fresh local pro- duce, farm fresh eggs, breads, jams, jellies, local honey, and Texas Hill Country arts and crafts. Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road. 830-249-4616; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 6, 20 Hot Rod Night With live music and classic cars, this event is reminiscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. The Derringer Band per- forms classic rock. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main. 830-331-8799; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 13-14 Boerne Market Days Hundreds of festive booths display every- thing from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that will bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past. Boerne Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. 210-844-8193; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 13 Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour Located behind Boerne City Hall, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Open every Second Saturday of each month. Kuhlmann-King House, 402 E. Blanco Road. 830-331-1033; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 13 Moondance Concert Series Bring drinks, chairs, and a picnic for a concert beneath the Texas stars. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. 830-249-4616; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 13 Second Saturday Art Beat Boerne shops and art galleries are teaming up to bring you a heart-racing fine art experience. Take a walk on the art side every second Saturday of the month. Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main. 210-954-6659; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 16, 30 Abendkonzert
 The Boerne Village Band is the longest continuously playing German band in the world outside of Germany. Concert regulars come early to grab their favorite spot at the Plaza, to hear the oom-pah-pah of their favorite tunes, and watch the kids do the chicken dance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. 830-248-1635; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 18 Thirst for Nature Every third Thursday of the month, the Cibolo Nature Center hosts a specially themed event where visitors can learn about the different plant and wildlife of Boerne and the Hill Country’s surrounding areas. Sip on an adult beverage made to match the theme for that month for those who are of age, or choose the non-alcoholic version for the kids. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. 830-249-4616; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 19 Star Party This astronomy-filled event will feature star experts with their telescopes for dazzling night-sky experiences. Bring blankets, chairs, and bug spray. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. 830-248-1635; visitboerne.org

BULVERDE: July 6, 13, 20, 27 Saturday Night Rodeo This rodeo features all types of Texas entertainment, from live music and dancing to mechanical bulls, mutton’ bustin, and calf scrambles. Enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks coupled with barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and more. Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road. 830-980-2226; tejasrodeo.com

COMFORT: July 9 Music in the Park Held the second Tuesday of May through October, these free concerts also include free drinks provided by Gaddis Methodist Church, the co-sponsor of the event with the Chamber of Commerce. Bring a lawn chair, enjoy the music, and dance, too. Comfort City Park, SH 27 and Broadway. 830-995-3813

FREDERICKSBURG: July 4 Fourth of July Celebrations A community parade down Main Street is followed by a patriotic pro- gram at Marktplatz, chili cookoff at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, live music in Luckenbach, and a concert and fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Various locations. 830-997-6523; visitfredericksburgtx.com

FREDERICKSBURG: July 5 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Various locations. 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: July 6-7, 20-21 Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing There’s fun for the whole family at this event featuring a full slate of live quarter horse and thoroughbred races. Gillespie County Fair- grounds, 530 Fair Drive. 830-997-2359; gillespiefair.com

FREDERICKSBURG: July 6-7 Pacific Combat Living History Re-enactment See equipment and weapons used during WWII and a battle re-enactment set on an island in the Pacific with flamethrower, tanks, uniformed actors, and more. National Museum of the Pacific War Pacific Combat Zone, 508 E. Austin. 830-997- 8600; pacificwarmuseum.org

FREDERICKSBURG: July 19-21 Fredericksburg Trade Days Shop more than 400 vendors or relax in the biergarten while listening to live music. 355 Sunday Farms Lane. 830-990-4900; fbgtradedays.com

FREDERICKSBURG: July 20 Night in Old Fredericksburg Celebrate the heritage of the Texas Hill Country with a barbecue and chili cookoff, live music, food, drinks, and more. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive. 830-997-2359; gillespiefair.com

FREDERICKSBURG: July 21 PCAA Concert in the Park Enjoy a free Sunday evening concert. Bring your chairs, eats, and drinks. Marktplatz, 126 W. Main St. 830- 997-8515; fredericksburgfestivals.com

FREDERICKSBURG: July 25-28 “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” Fredericksburg Youth Theater presents this performance featuring the emotional relationship and journey be- tween princess sisters with a cast of be- loved characters—a show loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US 87. 830-997-3588; fredericksburgtheater.org

FREDERICKSBURG: July 26-28 Hill Country Auto Swap Meet The 42nd annual auto swap meet, car corral, and flea market provides free parking, free shuttle service on Saturday, and a variety of con- cessions. Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, SH 16 S. 254-751-7958; earhartproductions.com

FREDERICKSBURG: June 29 Food Truck Festival Enjoy a full day of food trucks, wine from local wineries, and live music. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830-997-3224; luckenbachtexas.com

GRUENE: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Two Ton Tuesdays It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rockabilly band Two Tons of Steel holding court in Gruene Hall every Tuesday evening—now in its 24th year. If you haven’t caught Two Ton fever yet, grab your dancing shoes and get ready. The band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Come early for swing dance lessons from 6 to 7 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-629-5077; gruenehall.com

GRUENE: July 5, 12, 19, 26 Friday After- noon Club at Gruene Hall A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 21st year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended). This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with 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 very special guest interview each week. Past guests include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-606- 1281; gruenehall.com

GRUENE: July 14 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist in Gruene Hall In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, enjoy awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet, catered by Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-629-5077; gruenehall.com

GRUENE: July 18 Come and Taste It— Meet Texas’ Best Winemakers Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews on the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January). Samples of food that are offered for sale are provided, and each event features live music and three prize giveaways. The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road. 830-629-5077; grapevineingruene.com

GRUENE: July 20-21 Old Gruene Market Days Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. 830-629-5077; gruenemarketdays.com

HUTTO: July 4 Fourth of July Celebration The second annual celebration features live music every hour, food trucks, kids ac- tivities, and fireworks. This event is free to attend. Hutto Park at Brushy Creek, 1001 CR 137. 512-759-4003

INGRAM: July 19-20, 26-27; Aug 2-3 “Mamma Mia!” In this musical featuring songs by the Swedish pop group ABBA, a young woman wants to invite the father she’s never known to her wedding—only to discover that there are three possible choices. Hill Country Arts Foundation The Point Outdoor Theatre, 120 Point Theatre Road. 830-367-5121; hcaf.com

JOHNSON CITY: July 27-28 Market Days Local artisans sell handmade items, jewel- ry, and plants. Food and beverages are available. City Park, US 290 at Avenue G. 830-868-7684; johnsoncitytexas.info

JOHNSON CITY: July 28 Art Walk All galleries are open for new exhibits and are serving adult beverages and snacks. North Nugent and Main streets. 830-868-7684; johnsoncitytexas.info

KERRVILLE: June 1-July 6 Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show The nations finest gourd artists compete in a variety of categories in this popular annual show. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. 830-895-2911; kacckerrville.com

KERRVILLE: July 4 Robert Earl Keen’s Fourth on the River Enjoy food, vendor booths, family fun, river fun, a splashpad, live bands, a free concert featuring Robert Earl Keen, and a fireworks show. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. 830-257- 8233; robertearlkeens4th.com

KERRVILLE: July 5 Dive-In Movie at the Pool Attendees can swim, float, or just dip their toes while a family-friendly movie plays on a large poolside screen. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. 830-257- 7300; kerrvilletx.gov

KERRVILLE: July 6 Open Car and Motor- cycle Show The 21st annual open car and bike show awards trophies for all categories. The event includes veteran recognitions, food trucks, vendors, and live music. Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St. 830- 792-4044; dietertcenter.org

KERRVILLE: July 11-Aug. 10 PhotoQuest View the 19th annual judged competition and exhibition of photographs by the Hill Country Camera Club. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. 830-895-2911; kacckerrville.com

KERRVILLE: July 12-13 Hill Country Gun and Knife Show Vendors sell guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammo, and more. Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview. 830-315-3101; doehill6679@gmail.com

KERRVILLE: July 12-13 Kerrville Open Pro Rodeo This full rodeo includes bare- back and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, ladies barrel racing, bull riding, a calf scramble, and mutton busting for the kids. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-997-1864; lmrodeo.com

KERRVILLE: July 13-14 Kerrville Summer Market Vendors from all over the state and beyond come to present their art, jewelry, clothing, accessories, gourmet food, gift items, and more. Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Center, 1001 Junction Highway. 888-225-3427; texasmarketguide.com

KERRVILLE: July 19 Summer Concerts in the Park Enjoy some summer jams at this free event. Bring your lawn chairs. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson. 830-257-7300; kerrvilletx.gov

KERRVILLE: July 20-21 Texas Gun and Knife Show Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, gold and silver coins, jewelry, camping gear, military supplies, and more under one roof. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-285- 0575; texasgunandknifeshows.com

KERRVILLE: July 21 Painting with Pizzazz Enjoy a glass of wine and chocolate treats while creating a personalized wine glass. Kerrville Hills Winery, 3600 Fredericksburg Road. 830-895-4233; kerrvillehillswinery.com

KERRVILLE: July 23-26 Heart of the Hills Golf Tournament Golfers from around the country and state compete in the 74th annual 72-hole tournament. Scott Schreiner Municipal Golf Course, 1 Country Club Lane. 830-895-1027; hohkerr.com

KERRVILLE: July 26-28 “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” Playhouse 2000 Summer Musical Camp presents the stage adaptation of this classic Disney story of transformation and tolerance. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. 830-896-9393 caillouxtheater.com

KYLE: July 4 Independence Day Fireworks Show Join in the celebration of In- dependence Day as the city of Kyle once again has planned a spectacular fire- works show. Many say that this is the biggest and best fireworks show in the area. Plum Creek Golf Course, 4301 Benner Road. 512-262-3939; cityofkyle.com/ recreation

KYLE: July 13 Market Days Enjoy local vendors, live music, and family fun under the shade of the oak trees. City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson St. 512-262-3939; cityofkyle.com/recreation

LAGO VISTA: July 4 July Fourth Festivities Participate in a 5K race, parade, and a fireworks display. Bar K Park, 6608 Bar K Clubhouse Court. 512-267-7952; lagovistajuly4.org

LLANO: July 4 Fireworks Over the Llano River Enjoy a fireworks display over the Llano River. Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. 325-247-5354

LLANO: July 6 Rock’N Riverfest Bring the lawn chairs and grab your sunscreen. This festival is full of jet ski races, vendors, music, children’s activities, and rat rod cars. Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. 325-247-5354; llanorocknriverfest.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Tuesday Night Swing with Dirty River Dixie Band Dance the night away with New Braunfels’ favorite sons of swing. Krause’s Cafe and Biergarten, 148 S. Castell Ave. 830-625-2807; krausescafe.com/events

NEW BRAUNFELS: July 4 Fourth of July Patriotic Parade and Program All are welcome to walk or ride along in this parade. The parade begins with the Comal Community Band performing, and after the parade the patriotic program includes the presentation of the colors, a welcome, an invocation, special music, remarks by New Braunfels city officials, a benediction, re- tiring of the colors, and playing of the bells. The parade begins in the Saints Peter and Paul Church parking lot. Main Plaza, Downtown New Braunfels. 830-629-1572; sophienburg.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: July 12 John Conlee in Concert Country superstar John Conlee performs a show filled with many of his classic hits. Freiheit Country Store, 2157 FM 1101. 830-625-9400; ticketfly.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: July 12 Turnpike Troubadours and Robert Earl Keen in Concert Join in for a special night with country artists Turnpike Troubadours and Robert Earl Keen. Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306. ticketfly.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: July 13 Moe Bandy in Concert Enjoy an intimate evening with one of country music’s favorite legends. Riley’s Tavern, 8894 FM 1102. outhousetickets.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: July 19-21 North American Jewelry and Gift Show Shop this show for beads, jewelry, gold, silver, gemstones, clothing, handbags, accessories, gift items, and vintage jewelry. There is free wine, free parking, and free hourly prizes. Civic and Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. 210-410-0737; nashows.com

OZONA: July 4 Fourth of July Celebrations Join the Ozona Knights of Columbus as they celebrate Independence Day. Food booths, games, and entertainment keep visitors busy until the Patriotic Parade. This exciting parade ends at the baseball fields north of town. There is a fireworks display at the fields after sunset. Ozona’s Historic Town Square, Avenue E and 11th Street. 325-392-2827; ozona.com/eventscalendar

SAN MARCOS: June 4-July 30 Movies in Your Park Bring your blanket and chairs and pick the perfect spot to enjoy a movie and festivities. Come early for pre-movie games an hour before sunset. Admission is free and concessions are available for purchase. Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. 512-393-8400; toursanmarcos.com

SAN MARCOS: June 6-Aug. 29 Summer in the Park Concert Series This year marks 30 years of the summer concert series. Different bands of various genres play every Thursday night. Bring friends, family, lawn chairs, blankets, and an ice chest of your favorite beverages—no glass or Styrofoam containers/coolers. Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. 512-393-8400; toursanmarcos.com

SAN MARCOS: July 4 SummerFest 
The city’s annual Fourth of July celebration features live music, children’s activities, food vendors, and of course fireworks. Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. 512-393-5930; summerfestsmtx.com

SAN MARCOS: July 14 Don’t Tread on My Tri This classic Texas Hill Country triathlon gives participants the unique opportunity to swim in Spring Lake, normally closed to the public and a federally funded wetland and headwater. Only 300 swimmers per year experience this. Bike with the epic views of the Texas Hill Country. Run the hilly, shady surrounding neighborhood. There is a massive Scallywompus-style party at the finish. The triathlon is a 500- meter swim, 12-mile bike, and 5K run. Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive. 210-849-8275; toursanmarcos.com

SPRING BRANCH: July 3 Hill Country Fun Fest Have fun while watching fireworks, listening to live music, and enjoying activities for kids. Food and drink booths are provided. Entrance is $10 per car and then activities thereafter are free. Jumbo Evans Sports Park, 101 Jumbo Evans Blvd. 210-488-8063; springbranchtennis.com/ hill-country-fun-fest

UVALDE: July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Sahawe Summer Ceremonials The Sahawe Dancers are a unique performing group from Uvalde. These ceremonials feature a 90-minute performance of dances from the Plains and Pueblo tribes and tribes from Mexico. Dances from the Kiowa, Sioux, Crow, Apache, Hopi, Santa Clara, Taos, Aztec, and Yaqui tribes may be seen at the Summer Ceremonials. Sahawe Outdoor Theater, Corner of South Wood and West Garden streets. 830-261-9568; sahawe.com

WIMBERLEY: July 13 Second Saturday Gallery Trail On the second Saturday of every month, come early and stay late for wine, light bites, and an art-filled evening at the galleries in and around the Wimberley square. Various locations, 13811 RR 12. 260-290-5001; gallerytrail.com

WIMBERLEY: July 18 Susanna’s Kitchen Coffee House Concert Series Every third Thursday, talented and well-known musicians perform in an intimate venue. Texas Pie Company’s famous pies, tamales, pizza, coffee, and soft drinks are available. Con- certs are held in the Fellowship Hall at Wimberley United Methodist Church. Wimberley United Methodist Church, 1200 CR 1492. 512-847-3109; wimberleyumc.org/susannas-kitchen

WIMBERLEY: June 28-July 21 “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” Based on a real-life brothel, the “Chicken Ranch” thrived for more than 130 years in La Grange. The destination of football teams, politicians, and others, it enjoyed the cozy protection of the town’s sheriff until a crusading reporter sets out to expose the operation. A rollicking hootenanny of a musical with memorable music, dance, and characters, it stars small-town Texas in all of its glory. The Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. 512-847-0575; wimberleyplayers.org

WIMBERLEY: July 6 Market Day More than 450 outdoor booths are filled with art, furniture, collectibles, and treasures of all kinds. Live music and food and drink make for a shopper’s delight. Lions Field, 601 FM 2325. 512-847-2201; shopmarketdays.com

 

June

AUSTIN: Jan. 26-July 14 “Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time” Following its last showcase at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, this new solo exhibition by Brooklyn Native Kambui Olujimi is on view in the Contemporary Project gallery. The title comes from “Zulu Time,” a short-hand term for the world’s standardized mode of tracking time, also known as “Coordinated Universal Time” (UTC). Through compelling two-dimensional and sculptural work, the artist invites visitors to consider this empirical system of reference and the invisible hierarchies that impact our daily lives. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK Blvd. 512-471-5482; blantonmuseum.org

AUSTIN: Through Jan. 26, 2020 “Mo- town: The Sound of Young America” This exhibit celebrates the 60th anniversary of the birth of Motown Records. The exhibit traces the evolution of the label, focusing on its major artists and musical achievements, and explores how the sound of Mo- town continues to influence some of pop music’s most important artists today. With support from the Motown Museum in Detroit, and personal artifacts from some of the music’s biggest recording artists, Mo- town: The Sound of Young America is the first major museum exhibition to embrace all facets of the biggest sound in soul in the ‘60s: musically, culturally, and politically. LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St. 512-721-0200; lbjlibrary.org

AUSTIN: June 1-2 Pond Tour Trek around town on this self-guided tour of ponds and gardens. Visitors go to Austin Pond Society member’s private home gardens and ponds to see beautiful landscapes with ponds, fish, plants, and fountains. One home has a pirate ship and a hedge maze. Another has a piano with plants in it. After purchasing tickets online, you’re given a map with addresses to drive to the homes yourself. Multiple locations. 512-762-7647; austinpondsociety.org

AUSTIN: June 3-Aug. 2 Professional Art Academy Teen Summer Camps Art studio Atelier Dojo offers a rigorous training to young, dedicated artists between 13-18 years old. The Summer Teen Intensive Classes are designed to offer a sampling of the Dojo’s yearly courses in drawing and oil painting, specifically tailored to teens. Stu- dents should come prepared to learn, grow, and have fun. Classes include figure, cast, and still-life drawing; still-life painting; and self-portrait drawing. Atelier Dojo, 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, Suite 106B. 281-793-4209; atelierdojo.com

AUSTIN: June 7-9 Austin Terror Fest This annual celebration of underground support. Setting the musical tone is The B-52s, who will ignite the party with favorites like “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster” followed by Skyrocket! in the afterparty tent. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. 512-474-1221; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: June 7-9 Austin Terror Fest This annual celebration of underground and independent heavy metal music and rock culture takes place this year across a three-day weekend. Each night of the festival takes over several popular music venues downtown—Empire Control Room and Garage, and Barracuda—to offer attendees performances from some of the most in-demand heavy metal and rock acts from across the globe, including several that have never performed in Texas before. Various locations. austintexas.org

BANDERA: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters Experience gunfight re-enactments at noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16 S. 830- 796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: June 1 Bandera Market Days Shop arts and crafts vendors in downtown Bandera. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Cowboys on Main Every Saturday expect to see and interact with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Main Street. 830-796- 3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: June 1 The Old Timers Trading Post Meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer, 14178 SH 16 N. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: June 4 Cowboy Capital Opry See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: June 7, 14, 21, 28 Bandera Summer Rodeo Friday night summer rodeo events include bull riding, mini bulls, team roping, tie-down roping, No. 10 roping, open roping, break-away roping, open barrels, junior barrels, and, of course, mutton bustin’. Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 SH 16 N. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: June 20 Third Thursday Cow- boy Camp Pickers who play Cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in. Public welcome. Bandera Beverage Barn RV Park, 1407 SH 16 N. 830- 796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: June 23 Frontier Times Jamboree On the fourth Sunday of every month, the Frontier Times Museum offers live music, storytelling, and more free fun for all ages. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: June 29 Bandera Riverfest Bring your swimsuit and river shoes and join in the fun as the Bandera Business Association holds its annual event on the banks of the Medina River. Bring your tube for the opportunity of floating in one of the cleanest, clearest rivers in Texas. Activities include kayak races, exhibits, water games, river rodeo, car show, music, food booths, arts and crafts, paddle boats, and cookoff. Children 12 and under and active military are free. Bandera City Park,

1102 Maple St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BOERNE: June 1 Boerne Family Fish
The first Saturday in June is fish without a license day in the state of Texas—therefore adults fishing in this tournament are not required to carry a fishing license to participate. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. 830-248-1635; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 1 Hot Rod Night With live music and classic cars, this event is reminiscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. The C-Rock Band performs music of the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main. 830-331-8799; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 2 Texas Two Step—2-Ring Miniature Dairy Goat Show The public
is welcome and encouraged to watch this 2 Ring MDGA-sanctioned show. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. visit- boerne.org or hillcountryminimilkers.org

BOERNE: June 4, 18 Abendkonzert The Boerne Village Band is the longest continuously playing German band in the world outside of Germany. Concert regulars come early to grab their favorite spot at the Plaza, to hear the oom-pah-pah of their favorite tunes, and watch the kids do the chicken dance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. 830-248-1635; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 8-9 Boerne Market Days Hundreds of festive booths display every- thing from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that will bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past. Boerne Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. 210-844-8193; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Farmers Market at The Cibolo Shop fresh local produce, farm fresh eggs, breads, jams, jellies, local honey, and Texas Hill Country arts and crafts. Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road. 830-249-4616; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 8 Kuhlmann-King Muse- um Tour Located behind Boerne City Hall, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Open every Second Saturday of each month. Kuhlmann-King House, 402 E. Blanco Road. 830-331-1033; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 8 Second Saturday Art Beat Boerne shops and art galleries are teaming up to bring you a heart-racing fine art experience. Take a walk on the art side every second Saturday of the month. Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main. 210-954-6659; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 14-16 Berges Fest Every Father’s Day weekend, this hometown celebration brings live music and old-fashioned contests of skill and luck. The celebration started in 1967 as an ice cream social and music festival celebrating the area’s German heritage. Friday evening features the Miss Berges Fest Scholarship pageant, and Saturday has a parade, carnival, and family-friendly games such as dachshund races, wheelbarrow races, watermelon eating, washer pitching, sack races, a horseshoe tournament, and a stein-hold contest. There are also merchants, food vendors, and arts and crafts. Herff Park, 1307 River Road. 210-325- 5804; bergesfest.com

BOERNE: June 20 Thirst For Nature Every third Thursday of the month, the Cibolo Nature Center hosts a specially themed event where visitors can learn about the different plant and wildlife of Boerne and the Hill Country’s surrounding areas. Sip on an adult beverage made to match the theme for that month for those who are of age, or choose the non-alcoholic version for the kids. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. 830-249-4616; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 22 Concert in the Cave Enjoy an eclectic mixture of uplifting, con- temporary acoustic songs, ancient instrumentation, improvisation, and contemplation celebrating the Summer Solstice. Cave Without A Name, 325 Kreutzberg Road. 830-537-4212; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 22 Hot Rod Night With live music and classic cars, this event is reminiscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. The Lonestar Pickerz perform classic country. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main. 830-331-8799; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 22 Moondance Concert Series Bring drinks, chairs, and a picnic for a concert beneath the Texas stars. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. 830- 249-4616; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 30 Independence Day Bo- erne Concert Band Concert Celebrate the Fourth of July with lots of patriotic music performed by the Boerne Concert Band. Concert goers should bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. 830-248-1635; visitboerne.org

BULVERDE: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturday Night Rodeo This rodeo features all types of Texas entertainment, from live music and dancing to mechanical bulls, mutton’ bustin, and calf scrambles. Enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks coupled with barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and more. Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road. 830-980- 2226; tejasrodeo.com

CASTROVILLE: June 9 Artisans, Antiques, and Edibles Market Days
Shop a selection of arts and crafts, unique foods, and goods from local growers. Houston Square, 1306 Angelo St. 830-538- 3142; castroville.com/events-festivals

COMFORT: June 11 Music in the Park Held the second Tuesday of May through October, these free concerts also include free drinks provided by Gaddis Methodist Church, the co-sponsor of the event with the Chamber of Commerce. Bring a lawn chair, enjoy the music, and dance too. Comfort City Park, SH 27 and Broadway. 830-995-3813

EARLY: June 7-9 Central Texas Cowboy Gathering This three-day event of Western music features performers from the International Western Music Association along with cowboy poetry, a storytelling contest, merchandise and food vendors, Western reenactment skits, and kid’s activities like stick horse barrel racing, pony rides, barrel train rides, and face painting. Stagecoach Station Venue, 400 Old Comanche Road. 325-200- 8198; stagecoachstationvenues.com

FREDERICKSBURG: May 31-June 1
The Gatlin Brothers in Concert
This Grammy Award-winning trio have dazzled audiences for more than 60 years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career. Rockbox Theater, 109 N. Llano. 830-997-7625; rockboxtheater.com

FREDERICKSBURG: June 1 Masonic Open Car Show The 15th annual event benefits various charitable activities, and features classic cars, live music, food, vendors, and more. Marktplatz, 126 W. Main St. 830- 992-3333; fredericksburgmasons.com/ carshow.html

FREDERICKSBURG: June 7 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Various locations. 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: June 7-8 Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival The 12th annual music festival features Texas Country music artists hosted by Thomas Michael Riley. Activities include camping, campfire pickin’, and chicken bingo. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830-997-3224; luckenbachtexas.com

FREDERICKSBURG: June 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 “The Sound of Music” Fredericks- burg Theater Company presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 hit stage musical, which tells the inspiring true story of the von Trapp Family Singers and their escape from Austria during the rise of Nazism. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US 87. 830-997-3588; fredericksburgtheater.org

FREDERICKSBURG: June 14-16 Fredericksburg Trade Days Shop more than 400 vendors or relax in the biergarten while listening to live music. 355 Sunday Farms Lane. 830-990-4900; fbgtradedays.com

FREDERICKSBURG: June 14 The Marshall Tucker Band in Concert Listen to the gold and platinum album music of this iconic classic rock and country band—pleasing audiences for more than 40 years. The Back- yard Amphitheater, 2254 S. US 87. 830-644- 2252; thebackyardamphitheater.com

FREDERICKSBURG: June 23 PCAA Con- cert in the Park Bring your chairs, eats, and drinks to this free Sunday evening concert. Marktplatz, 126 W. Main St. 830- 997-8515; fredericksburgfestivals.com

GRUENE: June 4, 11, 18, 25 Two Ton Tues- days It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rockabilly band Two Tons of Steel

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holding court in Gruene Hall every Tuesday evening—now in its 24th year. If you haven’t caught Two Ton fever yet, grab your dancing shoes and get ready. The band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Come early for swing dance lessons from 6 to 7 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-629- 5077; gruenehall.com

GRUENE: June 7, 14, 21, 28 Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 21st year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended). This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with 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 very special guest interview each week. Past guests include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-606- 1281; gruenehall.com

GRUENE: June 9 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist in Gruene Hall In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, enjoy awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet, catered by Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-629-5077; gruenehall.com

GRUENE: June 15-16 Old Gruene Market Days Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. 830-629-5077; gruenemarketdays.com

GRUENE: June 20 Come and Taste It— Meet Texas’ Best Winemakers Sample Texas’ best wines and craft brews on the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January). A featured winemaker showcases three of their newest releases, top selling, or hardest-to- find wines, alongside a craft brew hand- picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden of this popular tasting room. Samples of food that are offered for sale are provided, and each event features live music and three prize giveaways. The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road. 830-629-5077; grapevineingruene.com

GRUENE: June 23 Frank Schlather Day in Gruene Also known as Frank’s Tranquilizer Hour, this event commemorates the legendary former “mayor” of Gruene with special offers at Gruene Hall, including 50- cent beers from noon to 2 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-629-5077; gruenehall.com

HUTTO: June 22 Sunset Block Party Bash This free, family-friendly event includes live music, food trucks, kids and family activities, and arts and craft vendors. Fritz Park, 306 E. Live Oak St. 512- 759-4003; facebook.com/downtownhutto

INGRAM: June 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, this musical follows your favorite crack-a- lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Hill Country Arts Foundation The Point Outdoor Theatre, 120 Point Theatre Road. 830-367-5121; hcaf.com

JOHNSON CITY: June 22-23 Market Days Local artisans sell handmade items, jewelry, and plants. Food trucks are on-site. City Park, US 290 at Avenue G. 830-868-7684; lbjcountry.com

JOHNSON CITY: June 30 Art Walk All galleries are open for new exhibits and are serving adult beverages and snacks. North Nugent and Main streets. 830-868-7684; johnsoncitytexas.info

KERRVILLE: May 4-June 29 American Plains Artists Signature Show See art- work from American Plains artists. Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway. 830-896-2553; museumofwesternart.com

KERRVILLE: May 23-June 6 Kerrville Folk Festival The 48th annual event offers 18 days and nights of songwriters with national and international acclaim. Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Highway. 830- 257-3600; kerrvillefolkfestival.org

KERRVILLE: June 1 Hill Country Swap Meet This shopping experience is a giant community garage sale, flea market, and trade days all-in-one. Buy or sell new, used, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and much more. Concessions are on-site and lots of free parking is available. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830- 459-6198; kerrmarketdays.org

KERRVILLE: June 1 Kerr County Market Days Shop in an indoor marketplace for vendors of original handcrafted goods, artwork, and homegrown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-895-7524; kerrmarketdays.org

KERRVILLE: June 1-July 6 Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show The nations finest gourd artists compete in a variety of categories in this popular annual show. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. 830-895-2911; kacckerrville.com

KERRVILLE: June 2 Painting with Pizzazz Enjoy a glass of wine and chocolate treats while creating a personalized wine glass. Kerrville Hills Winery, 3600 Fredericksburg Road. 830-895-4233; kerrvillehillswinery.com

KERRVILLE: June 7-8 Shakespeare in the Park Bring a chair, blanket, and food, and watch a free play under the stars: Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. 830-896-9393; playhouse2000.com

KERRVILLE: June 8 National Get Out- doors Day Enjoy this annual free event meant to encourage healthy, active, out- door fun. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. 830-257-7300; kerrvilletx.gov

KERRVILLE: June 14-30 “Women in Jeopardy!” “Thelma and Louise” meets “The First Wives Club” in this modern comedy. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. 830-896-9393; playhouse2000.com

KERRVILLE: June 15 Kerrville Skate- board Competition Entrants have 3 minutes to perform their best skating skills. Singing Wind Park, 2112-2116 Singing Wind Drive. 830-257-7300; kerrrvilletx.gov

KERRVILLE: June 21 Summer Concerts in the Park Enjoy some summer jams at this free event. Bring your lawn chairs. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson. 830-257-7300; kerrvilletx.gov

KERRVILLE: June 22 Cody’s Memorial Car Show The third annual event includes a car show, barbecue lunch plates, a silent auction, door prizes, a kids zone, and music. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-459-2639

KYLE: June 8 Market Days Enjoy local vendors, live music, and family fun under the shade of the oak trees. City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson St. 512-262-3939; cityofkyle.com/recreation

LAMPASAS: June 1 2019 Atlas Ride
This celebratory cycling event kicks off the summer with the opportunity for friends, family, and community members to ride with the 2019 Texas 4000 Team on day one of their 70-day journey from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. There are 25- and 50-mile ride options through the hill country with beautiful views and wild- life. This event raises money and aware- ness for cultivating student leaders and engaging communities in the fight against cancer. More than 700 participants are expected to be there to send off the team and to celebrate at the finish with delicious, local barbecue, live music, beer, festival activities, and a presentation by the Texas 4000 team. Non-cyclists are welcome to purchase a food pass that includes lunch, beverages, and the finish-line activities. Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden, 501 E. North Ave. 737-300-2318; atlasride.org

LLANO: June 7-8 Open Pro Rodeo This year marks the 84th annual event, a full weekend of bronc bustin’, bull riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin’, and calf scramble. John L. Kuykendall Arena and Events Center, 2200 W. RR 152. 325-247-5354

LLANO: June 7-8 Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff This is a fundraiser for the Llano Volunteer Fire Department. This year includes a $10,000 payout to make it worthwhile for the cookers and their support. Robinson Park, 123 Robinson Park Drive. 325-248-3408; facebook.com/ llanovfdannualbbqcookoff

LLANO: Aug. 14-15 Summer Powwow The Texas Indian Hobbyist Association hosts the 63rd annual powwow with the intention to promote an active participation in Native American Indian crafts, pre- serve the customs and culture of the Native Americans Indians, promote an understanding of Native American Indian traditions, provide knowledge and fellow- ship for interested persons, and present others with the best possible view of these ideals. John L. Kuykendall Arena and Events Center, 2200 W. RR 152. 325-247- 5354; crazycrow.com

MASON: June 8 Sweet Pickin’s Vintage Fair A vintage market where you can find antique and up-cycled treasures. Mason Community Building, 1015 San Antonio Highway. 325-294-4440; facebook.com/ sweetpickinsvintagefair

NEW BRAUNFELS: June 1 Billy Currington in Concert With eight No. 1 singles, five studio albums, and a Grammy nomination, country singer-songwriter Billy Currington has made a name for himself as a country star. Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306. 830-964-3800; whitewaterrocks.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: June 21-23 Tattoo Expo The fourth annual expo has live tattooing all weekend by over 160 award-winning tattoo artists. There are artists to help with finding the right tattoo style from realistic to traditional and black and gray to color. There is also piercings, temporary tattoos, airbrush tattoos, food, and two free tattoo giveaways each day. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. 714-787-8169; inkmasterstattooexpo.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: June 27 Lorrie Morgan in Concert Back by popular demand, country music star Lorrie Morgan and her band take the stage for an evening filled with Lorrie’s hits like “Paper Roses” and “What Part of No.” Lorrie got her start as a country music singer at an early age. Born in Nashville, she made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age 13, shadowing her famous father, George Morgan. She toured as a duet partner with George Jones in the early ‘80s and spent two years as part of the Opryland USA bluegrass show. Lorrie continues to tour and record al- bums. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808; brauntex.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: June 29 Midland in Concert Hailing from Dripping Springs, Texas, lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style, the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region. Their critically-acclaimed freshman album, “On the Rocks,” features 13 tracks with songwriting credits from each member alongside hitmakers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Their debut No. 1 single “Drinkin’ Problem,” which offers an intentional nod to country music reminiscent of the ‘70s and ‘80s, earned the band their first Grammy Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and their current single “Burn Out” is Top 15 at Country Radio. Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306. 830-964- 3800; whitewaterrocks.com

OZONA: March 11-June 28 Crockett County Museum Toy Box Exhibit This exhibit features a wide variety of toys from decades past and gives visitors a new perspective on the lives of the children of Crockett County for over a century. Crockett County Museum, 404 11th St. 325-392- 2837; ozona.com/eventscalendar

ROUND ROCK: June 1 The EatingWell and Health Fit Foodie Festival and 5K Celebrate the balance of a delicious, healthy, and active lifestyle as you eat your way to the finish line with bites along the course, then celebrate at the post-run Food and Fitness Festival, which rewards you for making healthy choices with tastes from local restaurants, beer and wine gar- dens, mini-workout classes, and cooking demonstrations. This event benefits No Kid Hungry in an effort to support its mission to end child hunger in America. Old Settlers Park, 1371 Harrell Parkway. 619-312-1212; fitfoodierun.com/austin-texas

SAN MARCOS: June 4-July 30 Movies in Your Park Bring your blanket and chairs and pick the perfect spot to enjoy a movie and festivities. Come early for pre-movie games an hour before sunset. Admission is free and concessions are available for purchase. Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. 512-393-8400; toursanmarcos.com

SAN MARCOS: June 6-Aug. 29 Summer in the Park Concert Series This year marks 30 years of the summer concert series. Different bands of various genres play every Thursday night. Bring friends, family, lawn chairs, blankets, and an ice chest of your favorite beverages—no glass or Styrofoam containers/coolers. Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. 512-393-8400; toursanmarcos.com

SAN MARCOS: June 8 Texas Water Safari Billed as the “World’s Toughest Boat Race,” the Texas Water Safari is a 260-mile long canoe and kayak race from Spring Lake in San Marcos to the city of Seadrift on the Texas coastline. Come cheer the teams on at various riverside parks. Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive. 512-738-6607; texaswatersafari.org

STONEWALL: June 21-22 Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo The 58th annual celebration of the peach crop includes peach judging, the crowning of the Peach Queen, a parade, food, music, and a rodeo. Downtown Stonewall. 830-644-2735; stonewalltexas.com

TAYLOR: June 15 Junk Hippy Shop one of the area’s top vintage events with retro furniture and decor, shabby chic and boho finds, handmade items, and art. Williamson County Expo, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail. 405-242-3290; junkhippy.com

UVALDE: June 14 Four Square Friday Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown Uvalde, North Getty Street. 830-278-4115; visituvalde.com

UVALDE: June 14-15 Honey Festival
This inaugural festival celebrates the tradition of honey cultivating in Uvalde. Honey put Uvalde on the map in 1905 at the World’s Fair when the town was named the Honey Capital of the World. There are family events like a bake-off, music, street dance, relay race, crafts, plus a focus on bee and honey conservation education. Downtown Uvalde, Main Street. 830-278- 4184; uvaldehoneyfestival.com

WIMBERLEY: May 31-June 30 Into the Woods As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch’s beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish. This is an outdoor musical. EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens, 1101 FM 2325. 512-847-6969; emilyann.org

WIMBERLEY: June 1 Market Day More than 450 outdoor booths are filled with art, furniture, collectibles, and treasures of all kinds. Live music and food and drink make for a shopper’s delight. Lions Field, 601 FM 2325. 512-847-2201; shopmarketdays.com

WIMBERLEY: June 8-Dec. 14 Second Saturday Gallery Trail On the second Saturday of every month, come early and stay late for wine, light bites, and an art- filled evening at the galleries in and around the Wimberley square. Various locations, 13811 RR 12. 260-290-5001; gallerytrail.com

WIMBERLEY: June 20-Dec. 19 Susanna’s Kitchen Coffee House Concert Series Every third Thursday, talented and well- known musicians perform in an intimate venue. Texas Pie Company’s famous pies, tamales, pizza, coffee, and soft drinks are available. Concerts are held in the Fellow- ship Hall at Wimberley United Methodist Church. Wimberley United Methodist Church, 1200 CR 1492. 512-847-3109; wimberleyumc.org/susannas-kitchen

WIMBERLEY: June 28-July 21 “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” Based on a real-life brothel, the “Chicken Ranch” thrived for more than 130 years in La Grange, Texas. The destination of football teams, politicians, and others, it enjoyed the cozy protection of the town’s sheriff until a crusading reporter sets out to ex- pose the operation. A rollicking hootenanny of a musical with memorable music, dance, and characters, it stars small-town Texas in all of its glory. The Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. 512-847- 0575; wimberleyplayers.org

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