Local May_Final.qxp_002houston 4/23/15 12:20 PM Page 48 MUSIC FESTIVALS 2015 TXFEST www.texasfest.com Highlighting the best of Texas’ food, music and culture, this festival will give you a feel of what it’s really like to be from the Lone Star State. Debuting at Hermann Square Park in downtown Houston on May 9 with over 25 bands performing and over 100 brands of Texas beer, food, wine and spirits, TXFEST will give you the Texas experience you are expecting. PACHANGA www.pachangafest.com For the first time ever, Pachanga is expanding and debuting in Houston on Thursday, May 14. This Latinthemed music, food and cultural arts event shows the vibrant contribution of Latino-created art and how it has impacted American culture today. With some of the best artists including Ceci Bastida and Ximena Sariñana, this will be a day you won’t forget! 48 L O C A L | may 15 TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL www.tmf.uh.edu Soloist Glenn Dicterow opens the 2015 Texas Music Festival on Saturday, June 6, at the University of Houston Moores Opera House. Allowing rising stars to win a guest soloist role with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition to perform with the Festival Orchestra under the wand of Lavard Skou Larsen, this festival is the teaching ground for music students to learn and accomplish classical works over a rigorous four-week period. Enjoy many up-and-coming artists present with world-class soloists, distinguished conductors and faculty artists throughout the month of June.