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
    TWU Community Dance Center Begins! @ TWU Dance Building
    Sep 2 – Nov 10 all-day
    TWU Community Dance Center Begins! @ TWU Dance Building | Denton | Texas | United States

    TWU offers affordable dance classes for all ages and abilities. Styles include Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical Modern, Ballroom and more!

    The program runs September 2 – November 10. Registration is open through September 8. The registration fee includes 10 weekly classes. Contact TWU for more information at 940-898-3466 or

    Taste of Industrial Street @ Dan's Silver Leaf
    Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Taste of Industrial Street @ Dan's Silver Leaf | Denton | Texas | United States

    The 2nd Annual Taste of Industrial Street is September 2 at Dan’s Silver Leaf.

    There will be live music, drinks and raffle items! All benefiting the United Way of Denton County.

    To reserve tickets contact Lucy at the United Way of Denton County office (940) 566-5851 x 111, or email For more information visit the United Way Website or Facebook.

    United Way

    Texas Unplugged @ LSA Burger Co.
    Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Texas Unplugged @ LSA Burger Co. | Denton | Texas | United States

    Lone Star Attitude, LSA Burger, Denton, downtown, square, rooftop bar

    Hosted by Michael White and “Fancy” Tancy Turner, the vibe of Texas Unplugged provides a glimpse into the persona of the artists on a level not typically seen in most radio interviews.

    The show provides an entertaining interview session with Texas Country up-and-comers and established professionals intermingled with an acoustic song swap format.

    Texas Unplugged debuted on January 8, 2013 and has been a huge hit for our North Texas fans since moving to LSA Burger Co. on the Historic Denton square and students at the University of North Texas in 2014. Texas Unplugged broadcasts LIVE every Tuesday night from 7-9pm.

    First Tuesday @ Banter
    Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    First Tuesday @ Banter | Denton | Texas | United States

    Originals & DixieLand Jazz w/ MISTER JOE JAZZ BAND followed by LE NOT SO HOT KLUB DU DENTON @9pm! Gypsy Jazz Swing! HOT HOT Awesome night! You never know who will show up to sing, play & dance the night away!

    Salsa Dancing @ Mulberry Street Cantina
    Sep 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Salsa Dancing @ Mulberry Street Cantina | Aubrey | Texas | United States

    Mulberry Street Cantina Hosts free Salsa Dancing Classes every Tuesday at 8:30!

    The class lasts until 9PM, and then there is an open dance floor.

    110 W Mulberry St
    Denton, TX 76201

    MSC Salsa Dancing

    Denton County Farmers’ Market @ Bayless-Selby House Museum parking lot at the corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard
    Sep 3 @ 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.


    American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity @ Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts
    Sep 3 @ 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

    Meditation Class @ Seven Mile Cafe
    Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm
    Meditation Class @ Seven Mile Cafe | Denton | Texas | United States

    Seven Mile Cafe, Denton

    The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome regardless of belief. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.

    A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, and final meditation. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Each class is self-contained so feel free to start at any time. Everyone is welcome- just drop in!

    For more information, visit the Meditation in Texas website.

    Gordie Tentrees, Isaac Hoskins, and Jaxon Haldane @ Dan's Silver Leaf
    Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm
    Gordie Tentrees, Isaac Hoskins, and Jaxon Haldane @ Dan's Silver Leaf | Denton | Texas | United States

    Gordie Tentrees, Isaac Hoskins, and Jaxon Haldane are playing at Dan’s Silver Leaf!

    Admission is $10. Doors open at 7PM, the show starts at 8PM. Admittance is 18+.

    Open Mic Night at II Charlies @ II Charlies
    Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm
    Open Mic Night at II Charlies @ II Charlies | Denton | Texas | United States

    II Charlies Bar & Grill, Two Charlies, Denton, TX, university drive, 380, sunset st, drinks, bar food

    Open mic night at II Charlies with Bone Doggie. Sign up starts at 7. Music starts at 8.


    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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