Live Music and Concerts
People with a passion for chamber concerts, symphony performances, piano recitals, jazz on the downtown Square, folk in a local winery, ‘40s tunes in a restaurant, or rock ‘n’ roll in a bar will find something that suits them in Georgetown.
Opportunities to experience classical music are surprisingly frequent thanks to the Georgetown Symphony Society, and many performances feature world class performers. These include an annual Van Cliburn recital, featuring a finalist in the International Piano Competition, in addition to a season of six concerts spanning September to May held in the Klett Center for the Performing Arts. Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts offers the Sarofim Series of Music bringing in some of today’s most sought after musicians. In addition there are multiple guest artist recitals, concerts, and faculty recitals, as well as performances by student groups: wind ensemble and orchestra, opera theatre, jazz ensemble, and chorale.
The Georgetown Festival of the Arts organizes a Classic Chamber Concert series and also creates a wonderful week of concerts, lectures, a film showing, and more each year, including a free concert in San Gabriel Park that is followed by fireworks.
Every month, there is a free concert at the Georgetown Public Library: Live Music at the Library is at 2 pm the third Sunday of each month and ranges from jazz bands to classical soloists and ensembles to folk, bluegrass, and world music.
Check our Arts & Culture Calendar for more information about events from these and other arts organizations.
Many of the city’s wineries, restaurants and bars feature live music, as well. To find these events, look at the City’s Entertainment Calendar at visitgeorgetown.com.