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
    Play Your Soul @ Amitea Deck
    Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Play Your Soul @ Amitea Deck | Denton | Texas | United States

    August Play Your Soul

    Amitea Presents: Play Your Soul along with a 2nd Anniversary Celebration!

    There will be free teaccinos, live music and 50% off select merchandise.

    The Lead Pipes
    Work in Progress
    The Mothers
    Jordan Higginbotham
    Nils Mossblad

    Music starts at 6, so come on out to celebrate! Night @ LSA Burger Co.
    Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Night @ LSA Burger Co. | Denton | Texas | United States

    LSA Burger Co from FB

    Karyna Micaela & The Guys are playing at LSA Burger!

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

    Twice Around the Park @ POINTBank Black Box Theatre
    Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Twice Around the Park @ POINTBank Black Box Theatre | Denton | Texas | United States


    Twice Around the Park

    Author, Murray Shisgal has crafted two one-act comedies, both set in New York, which makes for one very amusing theatrical event. The first, A Need For Brussels Sprouts features an unemployed actor’s adventures in trying to get out of a ticket from his annoyed neighbor, who happens to be a policewoman. The second, A Need for Less Expertise, concerns a couple who attempt to spice up their 26-year marriage with a special “workout” audio tape. The results in both cases are hilarious.

    Directed by the father/daughter team, Dennis and Melanie Welch, each of the acts looks at how people navigate relationships. In the first act, the characters are meeting for the first time, while the second act reveals that communication can be a challenge even with long term, close relationships. Recommended for mature audiences due to mild adult themes.

    Performances are August 1, 2, 3, 2014 at the POINTBank Black Box Theatre at 318 E. Hickory, Denton. Tickets are $15 – no reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Campus Theatre Box Office 1-5 Mon. through Friday 940-382-7014 or on line.

    Dome Dwellers @ Andy's Bar
    Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm
    Dome Dwellers @ Andy's Bar | Denton | Texas | United States

    Aug 1 Andy's

    Dome Dwellers are playing at Andy’s Bar with Chase Ryan and the Grave, Earnest Matthew, and Devils in the Belfry.

    Come on out to enjoy the music!

    Song Swap @ Banter
    Aug 1 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    Song Swap @ Banter | Denton | Texas | United States

    Josh Halverson, Ellie Meyer and Richard Gilbert are doing a song swap at Banter!

    Come out to see these great local musicians.

    Heavy Baby Sea Slugs @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
    Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm
    Heavy Baby Sea Slugs @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios | Denton | Texas | United States

    Heavy Baby Sea Slugs, Orcanaut, She Banshee, and Notlando are playing at Rubber Gloves.

    The doors open at 9PM. There is a $1/$3 cover.

    High School Caesar @ Dan's Silver Leaf
    Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm
    High School Caesar @ Dan's Silver Leaf | Denton | Texas | United States

    High School Caesar is performing at Dan’s Silver Leaf!

    Admission is $7. The show starts at 9PM.

    Soul Patrol and Afro Deezy Axe @ The Abbey Underground
    Aug 1 @ 9:30 pm
    Soul Patrol and Afro Deezy Axe @ The Abbey Underground | Denton | Texas | United States

    Soul Patrol and Afro Deezy Axe are playing at The Abbey Underground!

    The show starts at 10PM. It is 21+ only, there is no cover. Night @ Crossroads Bar
    Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 1:00 am Night @ Crossroads Bar | Denton | Texas | United States

    Crossroads Denton

    Buffalo Ruckus is playing at Crossroads Bar!

    Come check out this great local band.

    Denton County Farmers’ Market @ Bayless-Selby House Museum parking lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard
    Aug 2 @ 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.



    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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