Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Arts and Leisure

Musician performing on stage
Live music at the Victory Grill in Austin


So you really DO think you can dance? Texas thinks you can, too! The state celebrates its music, arts, and dance year round with live performances, concerts, festivals, and a thriving historic dance hall culture, giving you and your partner plenty of opportunities to cut a rug and scoot your boots. Two left feet? Relax instead and listen to the accordion wheeze of biergarten music around the gazebo, Mozart beneath the stars, or Mariachis on the courthouse lawn. Communities across the state sponsor musical performances, many of them outdoors, to suit all tastes from baroque to big band, and much of it is free! Looking for inspiration? Local artists and craftspeople exhibit routinely all over the state, offering insight, imagination, and made-in-Texas canvases, sculptures, photographs, and wares, making art some of the state's most valued home grown handiwork. Feeling creative? "All art requires courage," says Houston Museum of Fine Art photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. So don't be shy, participate or spectate but be seen on the Texas art scene.

Upcoming Events

  • April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

    Creative Arts
    200 W. 5th Street
    Bonham  Texas  75418
    United States

    Great Music, Family Fun and a Community Project

  • April 28, 2017 (All day) to May 7, 2017 (All day)

    Lyric Stage
    3333 North MacArthur Blvd
    Irving  Texas  75062
    United States

    World premiere featuring music, story and lyrics by country music star Larry Gatlin. Book by Anthony Dodge and dramaturgy by Ragtime director, Marcia Milgrom Dodge.