TX Tunes: July 2024

by Gracie Watt on July 1, 2024 in Entertainment, Music,

Local Texas Bands Releasing New Music, Bands From Out of Town Coming to Your City on Tour – We Have It All for You in This Month’s Texas Tunes. 


#1 Austin Symphony Orchestra Concert and Fireworks: A Star-Spangled Celebration

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The Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and new production partner Forefront Networks are thrilled to announce the 47th annual Austin Symphony Orchestra July 4th Concert and Fireworks event, presented by H-E-B. Held at Vic Mathias Shores in downtown Austin, this beloved tradition now forms part of the 2-night Star-Spangled Fest. On July 3, the festivities kick off with the Texas Music Scene Independence Eve Party, an exclusive live TV taping for the military community and lucky ticket winners. On July 4, local musicians, including Bidi Bidi Banda, will perform from a new stage location near the shoreline, offering breathtaking views. VIP areas open at 4 p.m., and the evening culminates with an unforgettable fireworks show set against the Austin city skyline. For more information and ticket details, visit starspangledfest.com.

#2 Nori

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Nori, an eclectic modern jazz band, is set to deliver an unforgettable performance at The 04 Center in Austin on Saturday, July 13. Their Nina Simone tribute show promises a captivating blend of original compositions and selected arrangements from Simone’s celebrated catalog. But that’s not all—Nori will be accompanied by a 9-piece string orchestra, adding a rich layer of depth to their music. This remarkable project has received support from the City of Austin’s Live Music Fund Event Program. So mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and immerse yourself in the transcendent tones of Nori’s homage to the legendary Nina Simone.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
  • Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m., showtime at 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The 04 Center, 2701 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
  • Tickets: Priced between $20 and $40
  • All ages are welcome

Learn more at 04center.com

#3 Boney James at The Paramount

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About Boney James and “Detour”: Boney James, the chart-topping jazz/R&B saxophonist, is set to perform at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. His 18th studio album, “Detour,” released on Concord Records in September 2022, takes listeners on a stylistic journey. Building on the success of his previous album, “Solid,” which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, “Detour” blends contemporary jazz and R&B, offering a respite from the challenges of the world. From breezy tracks like “Coastin’” (featuring Lalah Hathaway) to soulful detours like “Memphis” and the reflective “Blur,” Boney James continues to captivate audiences with his genre-defying music.

For more information, visit Boney James’ website. Enjoy the show!

Event Details:

  • When: June 12, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) 
  • Where: Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX  
  • Tickets: $30-$80 
  • Ages: All ages

#4 King Cabbage in Denton

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Don’t miss an unforgettable musical experience as the King Cabbage Brass Band takes the stage at Dan’s Silverleaf on Sunday, July 7. Doors open at 2:00 p.m., with the show starting promptly at 3:00 p.m.. Located at 103 Industrial Street in Denton, Texas, Dan’s Silverleaf offers both general admission (standing) tickets at $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For those seeking a more exclusive experience, reserved tables for four are available for $75 (includes admission, but not available on the day of the show).

Unreserved seating will be first come, first served on the day of the event. Please note that Dan’s Silverleaf is a 21+ venue, unless accompanied by a parent.

The King Cabbage Brass Band, hailing from Oklahoma, infuses the spirit of New Orleans into their performances. Their repertoire spans genres, including Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rock, and original compositions. With infectious energy, they blend classic brass band tunes with modern covers, creating a unique sound that resonates with audiences. Whether you’re a fan of Beyoncé, Outkast, Justin Timberlake, or the brass band standards of New Orleans, King Cabbage Brass Band promises a lively, joyous experience that brings people together.

#5 The Spazmatics

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Join us on Wednesday, July 3, for an unforgettable evening of 80s nostalgia at the Speakeasy in Austin. Bring the whole family as The Spazmatics groove to the sounds of “The Ultimate New Wave 80’s band.” The Spazmatics will transport you back to the most beloved decade of all time, playing the best hits from the 80s and a few surprises too.

Get ready for a blast from the past with these lovable nerds, complete with suspenders, pin-wheel hats, helmets, and even an emotional support chicken! Their hilariously bad dance moves and witty jokes will have everyone smiling, and your Dad might just crack a smirk. All ages are welcome, and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Best of all, there’s no cover charge!

 Event Details:

  • Address: 412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
  • Presented by: Speakeasy
  • Date: July 3, 2024
  • Location: Speakeasy
  • Time: 8:30 p.m.
  • Price: Free

Don’t miss this chance to cut loose and celebrate America in style with The Spazmatics!


Cover Photo courtesy Magnus Lunay, Unsplash

Gracie Watt is a regular contributor to Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.