McKinney will kick off a Cultural Music Series starting Saturday, May 4. The free outdoor concert series runs on four Saturdays – May 4, May 11, June 8 and June 15 – with each concert beginning at 6 p.m. at various McKinney Parks.

The lineup includes a Cinco de Mayo Festival on May 4, Lara Latin Jazz Band on May 11, AM Jazz Band on June 8 and Juneteenth in the Park on June 15. Admission and parking are free for all four events.

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs or a picnic basket, but alcohol is not allowed in city parks. The Cultural Music Series is a collaborative effort of the McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department. For more information and locations for each event, please contact 972-542-5014 or visit


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of nearly 141,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at