Michael Hoinski


Six Must-Attend Events: Oct. 12-17

Steve Earle plays the John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes, and the Texas Renaissance Festival, the largest of its kinds in the nation, kicks off.

Six Must-Attend Events: Oct. 4-13

The state’s top events and offerings, from Johnny Winter playing blues standards at the Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride to the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Six Must-Attend Events: Sept. 28-Oct. 4

The state’s top event offerings, from the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to the debut of the new Big Tex.


October’s must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

Six Must-Attend Events: Sept. 21-27

The state's top event offerings, from a new James Turrell exhibition to the West Texas Book Festival.

Six Must-Attend Events: Sept. 13-20

The state’s top event offerings, from a motor-coach tour of North Texas horse country to an art fair hosted by the Art Guys.

Six Must-Attend Events: September 5-12

The state’s top offerings, from chuck-wagon cookouts at the 25th annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration to a performance by Lyle Lovett, without his big band.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 30-September 5

The state’s top event offerings, from seeing The Relatives play with Augie Meyers to a showcase of the state’s best local art.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 23-29

The state’s top offerings, from seeing Jack Black and the School of Rock perform at the tenth-anniversary screening of Richard Linklater’s film to enjoying a Maines family throw-down.


September’s must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 16-August 18

The state’s top offerings, from chef Stephan Pyles’s farmer’s market in San Antonio to the John Wesley Hardin Secret Society’s reenactment of Hardin’s death in El Paso.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 9-11

The state’s top offerings, from the Polyphonic Spree’s hometown CD-release show in Dallas to a celebration of the Astrodome at an exhibit in Houston.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 2-August 4

The state’s top offerings, from kayaking Houston’s Buffalo Bayou to judging Galveston’s Seaweed Art Contest.

Six Must-Attend Events: July 26-August 1

The state’s top offerings, from singing along to “Daydream Believer” at a Monkees tribute show featuring Michael Nesmith to honoring the memory of Texas’s fifth president, Sam Houston.