I attended part of a concert at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo which consisted of cumbia (Mexican) music. Here is a clip of the toe-tappin’ type of accordian beat which caused people to, yes in fact, get up and dance. What I didn’t know is that when you dance to this kind of music it’s in a big wheel. Dancers rotate around in a circle while they do their own individual steps.
Other places to find live music in Abilene:
The Celebration Singers – a local show chorus performs two FREE shows a year in the Spring and Fall at the Paramount Theatre downtown. An all-volunteer, non-profit established in 1997. On Facebook.
Abilene Community Band – another all-volunteer band, comprised of locals who perform at different locales throughout the year. Founded on July 4th, 1976. On Facebook.
Chorus Abilene – I believe they have try-outs for these choirs, which consist of a children’s, a youth and two adult choirs. Feature traditional choral music. On Facebook.
Abilene Philharmonic – A symphony orchestra with a full concert season. Yes, right here in Abilene. On Facebook.
The following places feature live music at least on some night(s) of the week or at certain times of year:
The Winery at Willow Creek
The Mill Winery
Record Guys (record store)
Mezamiz (coffee shop)
Open Mic night @ Monks coffee shop
Play Faire Park
Red Dirt Pavillion
On the patio at Lytle Land & Cattle restaurant
** You can also search the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau Events Calendar for “performing arts” events here.
Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University all hold musical and theater performances throughout the year.
Also, perhaps check out the following:
Billiards Back Room – I have never been here, but apparently it’s a good place to see and hear local bands and live music.
Lucky Mule Saloon – ditto on this one.
11/15/14 ~ I’ve just found out about the Neon Parrot Lounge – billing themselves as a new live music venue in Abilene.
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