Arts Jazz 2014

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2014

    Story by Krystal Maestas: Photos courtesy of Festival

    Jazz: More than a Four-letter Word

    As you walk throughout Quakertown Park, the sound of trumpets trill in your ears; little girls run around with fairy wreaths in their hair, ribbons blowing in the air behind them; a family rests under a large tree enjoying the shade while deciding which stage they will venture to next; delicious smelling tasty treats lure you through the crowd toward myriad […]

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    Denton Airshow

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2014

    Story by Renee Hansen

    Photos by Lynn Cromer

    The Show Must Go On

    Nothing will ground Denton’s annual high-flying production An array of planes gracefully soar over the horizon each Father’s Day Weekend – year after year – like clockwork. On June 14, 2014, the one-day Denton Airshow comes to town, entertaining the 13,000-plus visitors with aspirations as wide as the wing spans of a B25-J Mitchell. Since the show’s inception in the mid-1980s, the […]

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    Photo by Caroline Basile

    Denton Live Issue:

    Story by Lauren Williamson

    Photos by Jun Ma and Caroline Basile.

    Walk the Thin Line

    It started off as a small project making a music video and ended up an anticipated annual event for the Denton community, but the Thin Line Film Festival isn’t stopping there. The festival is evolving into a complete entertainment experience by expanding beyond only featuring documentary films and wading into music festival territory. And right now, festival founder and coordinator […]

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    All Events
    Denton County Farmers’ Market @ Bayless-Selby House Museum parking lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard
    Aug 30 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Denton County Farmers’ Market @ Bayless-Selby House Museum parking lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard | Denton | Texas | United States

    farmers market

    Stop by for some fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits from local farmers. Open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or sellout from May through September. Located on the corner of Carroll and Mulberry.


    Denton Community Market @ Historical Park of Denton County
    Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Denton Community Market @ Historical Park of Denton County | Denton | Texas | United States

    Denton Community Market

    The Denton Community Market is every Saturday April – November, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    The market is local art and produce market located @ Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. near downtown Denton, Texas. We are a community gathering space alive with live music by local artists, fresh local produce, locally-produced handmade arts and crafts, delicious on-site food, local business, community groups and more! We encourage you to come to any of our market days to join in on the fun.

    For more information, visit the Denton Community Market’s website at

    Whippersnapper Rodeo @ Cowboy Church of Cooper Creek
    Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Whippersnapper Rodeo @ Cowboy Church of Cooper Creek | Aubrey | Texas | United States

    Sponsored by Cowboy Church of Cooper Creek

    Youth Rodeo for ages 3-17 yrs old
    $10.00 per participant for the whole day within their age group. Books open at 9:00am
    Early Registration Forms available at the website.
    Concessions available for purchase.

    American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity @ Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts
    Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity @ Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts | Denton | Texas | United States

    The Greater Denton Arts Council exhibit American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity will be on display June 27 – October 24.

    Read the full story from the 2014 Spring issue of Denton Live magazine.

    Gallery hours:
    Tuesdays through Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

    Free admittance.

    American Brides

    35 Denton Presents AV The Great’s Back to School Bash @ Hailey's Club
    Aug 30 @ 1:30 pm
    35 Denton Presents AV The Great's Back to School Bash @ Hailey's Club | Denton | Texas | United States

    35 Denton Presents AV the Great’s Back to School Birthday Bash and Presale Party.

    35 Denton is set to come back March 13-15, 2015. This means at this Presale Party passes for 35 Denton will be on sale for only $35! (If you can’t make it passes will still be on sale for $45 online).

    Here’s the Line-Up:
    1:30 Mink Coats
    2:30 Black James Franco
    3:30 Cozy Hawks
    4:30 Gitmo Music’s Royal Rumble
    5:00 Dance Competition Qualification
    5:30 voltREvolt
    6:30 THE DAYS
    8:30 Wreck-A-Mic
    9:00 Warren Jackson Hearne
    10:00 Dance Competition Finals
    10:30 Renzo
    11:00 Sol Kitchen
    12:00 AV the Great
    1:00 STARPARTY

    35 Denton Back to School Bash

    Irish Sessions @ Banter
    Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Irish Sessions @ Banter | Denton | Texas | United States

    Banter has Irish music every other Saturday!
    Come out and enjoy the music with a drink or some afternoon grub. Night @ LSA Burger Co.
    Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Night @ LSA Burger Co. | Denton | Texas | United States

    LSA Burger Co from FB

    Come see Lost Immigrants at LSA Burger!

    Hear great local music and enjoy a delicious burger! Series @ Golden Triangle Mall
    Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Series @ Golden Triangle Mall | Denton | Texas | United States

    Golden Triangle Mall

    The Golden Triangle Mall Summer Series is continuing into July! The stage has been moved to outside, the entrance by the food court.

    Come out to see The Holophonics perform!

    Lost Immigrants @ LSA Burger Co.
    Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Lost Immigrants @ LSA Burger Co. | Denton | Texas | United States

    Lost Immigrants are playing at LSA Burger!

    Come out to enjoy a delicious burger and listen to great local music.

    Ghosts of Denton @ Downtown Denton
    Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
    Ghosts of Denton @ Downtown Denton | Denton | Texas | United States

    Ghosts of Denton Flyer

    Make reservations to take a Ghosts of Denton tour with supernatural tour guide Shelly Tucker. The Ghosts of Denton tours meet at Jupiter House Coffee (on the east side of the courthouse square) for a 90 minute haunted history tour at 8:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night.  There are so many stories, that Shelly tells different ones each night.  On any night you might hear the tales of the ghostly hooligan, the dead Comanche’s bones, the librarian who never “checked out,” or the man who survived the Goliad massacre to die in a suspicious fire.  Perhaps you’ll hear tales of Sam Bass and his friend/nemesis Jim Murphy (who some say still haunt the streets of Denton), or the blind sheriff who protects and serves from beyond the grave.  Does John Denton’s ghost protect the town that bears his name?  Take a tour and find out! These tours are fun for visitors and residents alike.

    For more information, visit


    Letter from the Mayor

    Denton recently ranked first of only two Texas cities on’s 2014 list of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America,” coming in at number 55 nationally. It’s clear that the word is out: Denton is vibrant, hip, safe, creative, artistic, historic, original, independent and a happening place to live and visit.

    Downtown is dynamic, teeming with local musicians and artists showcased among 25 live music venues located within two blocks of our celebrated city square. Some of our most significant regional  events like the Thin Line Film Festival (now including a live music component to complement the 80-plus documentaries) and the giant, three-daylong, seven-stage-large Denton Arts & Jazz Festival spotlight raw creativity at its best.

    While music is a major theme in Denton year-round, spring and summer bring numerous events that highlight other attributes of our city. Cinco de Mayo and Juneteenth celebrations focus food and fun around cultural and historical commemorations of our nation’s diversity exemplified in Denton’s own rich heritage. Dog Days of Denton honors man’s best friend. The Denton Air Show boasts  aerial daredevils and stunt pilots at the Denton Airport, Texas’ eighth largest.

    Spring is a perfect time to try the A-Train, our two-year-old commuter rail connecting visitors between Denton and the rest of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Big city musical shows, theatre and  dining opportunities are clustered within blocks of each other in the new Hickory and Industrial Street arts and entertainment corridors, a short walk from the square. Our galleries offer world-class art  of every medium, and our international award-winning live theatre productions are far beyond that of other cities our size.

    Our two great universities are at the heart of our unique vivacity. Drawn by our creative wealth and energetic vibe, University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University students fuel Denton with a perpetual stream
    of new talent. While we are one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, we cherish our character that
    says, “we’re still small enough to be people-friendly with a ‘care about your neighbor’ attitude.” Our safe and conveniently-located entertainment venues, parks and public facilities make Denton a truly walkable city.

    While other cities try to replicate old-town charm, Denton’s famous 150-year-old courthouse square is like a Norman Rockwell painting, but one set to jazz and indie music. It has character. And it has characters. But it’s not as much the personalities of this place as it is the personality of Denton that hooks you. I love it here. We all
    do. And I believe you will, too.

    Now, relax and kick back. Then come out and experience for yourself why Denton is the place to be.

    Mark Burroughs,

    Mayor of Denton

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