By Madeleine Morren
April is not over yet and Waco has a lot of creative events left to enjoy! So shake off that last bit of winter chill and explore the stimulating culture in the community. From musical ensembles and art exhibits, to concert series and comedy, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Here you’ll find a list of only 6 events to get you started, but more things and event details can be found at the Waco CVB Calendar of Events, so you can enjoy everything Waco has to offer this spring.
Annual Juried Student Exhibit- April 13-15
The Martin Museum of Art will be hosting this unique exhibit showcasing Baylor University’s professors, graduate students and staff. It will be a great opportunity to admire the work these artists have put in all semester. Admission is free and details of the event can be found at the Martin Museum’s website.
Baylor University Theatre presents: Cabearet- April 13
It’s a busy weekend for Baylor! Join the Baylor Theatre program tonight at the Hooper-Shaefer Fine Arts Center as they perform in “Cabearet.” Admission to the show is “pay-what-you-can,” with the proceeds benefitting the Leta Horan and Jerry MacLauchlin Endowed Scholarship. Visit Baylor theaters website for more information.
Rootstock: A Texas Wine Festival- April 14
The Rootstock Wine Festival is back for its third year! Join Valley Mills Vineyards Saturday at Indian Spring Park to enjoy some of the best wine in Texas. If you’re looking to grow your knowledge of wine, this is the place to be. Visit their website for ticket information.
Cocktails with the curator: an evening at Cultivate 7Twelve- April 19
This month’s Cocktails with the Curator will join Rhiannon Rosenbaum and featured artist Brad Settles. It’s going to be a great opportunity to meet the artist behind this month’s landscape exhibit. You can ask questions and hear the stories behind the pieces and enjoy a glimpse into the artist’s process. Spots are limited so RSVP today and enjoy Cocktails with the Curator free of charge!
Baylor University’s Jazz Ensemble- April 19
Baylor University will be hosting a night filled with live jazz music at Jones Concert Hall. Conductor and senior lecturer Alex Parker will lead nineteen of Baylor’s student-musicians. So if you like free concerts and jazz music, you will love this ensemble.
Brazos Nights: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy- April 20
One of the things I love most about Waco is the live music. Brazos Nights is a summer-long, FREE concert series, and it begins here! Big Bad Voodoo Daddy starts the series off at Indian Spring Park. Check out their Facebook to see more information.
Special thanks to Waco CVB for their contribution. Visit wacoheartoftexas.com/events for non-arts events and to stay up-to-date with events as they’re added.