The Summer Music Festival in Marble Falls explores various forms of music, including classical, jazz, folk and Christian, in two nights of public concerts. The Harmony School of Creative Arts in Marble Falls lines up top-quality local and nationally known musicians each year to perform.
This year, the Marble Falls Summer Music Festival is June 19 and 21. Performances at the Uptown Marble Theater, 218 Main St. in Marble Falls, begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. (Although the theater is now closed, it will be available for the festival this year.)
The public is invited for intimate performances in the small, acoustically equipped venue. Artists usually stick around after shows to answer questions and pose for photos.
Concerts at Uptown Marble Theater
On June 19, Pat Harris (vocals, bass), Chris Bell (guitar) and Aaron Lack (percussion) get together to play jazzy folk music for which they are well known.
Harris is a bassist, songwriter and composer from Austin. He has a master’s degree in jazz studies from the University of Texas and a bachelor’s degree in classical bass performance from Central Michigan University. With musical roots in jazz, classical and American traditions, Harris maintains an active and eclectic performing schedule, including with The Austin Piazzolla Quintet, Revel and the Austin Symphony Orchestra among many others.
Llano singer/songwriter Lainey Wright (vocals, guitar) and friends (on guitar and percussion) perform June 21. Wright recently released a new project, “Weeping Willow Tree.” After a recent month-long tour of Norway, Lainey returned to Texas, where she continues to write and perform her music.
Paul Colman has produced Lainey’s most recent project as well as her previous full-length album, “Traveler.”
“Lainey Wright’s music is catchy and deep and performed with a voice so beautiful that you would believe her no matter what she was singing about,” Colman says.
The Harmony school is asking for $5 donation as admission to the festival.
“We won’t turn anyone away, though,” director Barbara Bend says. “We want people to be able to come.”
The concerts are sponsored by local businesses and the Marble Falls hotel tax, Bend says.
The school is located at 1503 Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls. For more information, call (830) 693-1791.