Music in Motion, an "Artful Journey of Sight and Sound," will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 in McKinney. A wide variety of area musicians will perform on stages in Chestnut Square Historic Village. Jazz, bluegrass, R&B, soul, classic rock and more will be offered throughout the afternoon and evening. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Interspersed throughout Chestnut Square, visual artists and arts organizations will be on-hand to display and create their art during the musical performances. Festival guests will have the opportunity to meet visual artists in the Guild, providing demonstrations of their respective art forms – oil and acrylic painters, watercolorists, sculptors, printmakers, glass artists, fiber artists and more.

Music in Motion

“It's the start of a true and funky arts and music festival in McKinney,” said Annie Royer, Director of the Arts and Music Guild.

Sponsors and a generous grant from the City of McKinney make this event possible. Suggested donation for tickets is $5. An eclectic mix of concessions will be available for purchase.

Back by popular demand, and leading the afternoon on the main stage, will be Gerald Jones, Jim "Shorty" Chancellor, and George Anderson playing a mix of bluegrass, acoustic country and folk.  They will be followed by a mix of sounds, including Kate Moore and the Cat House Band (jazz/blues style), John Wynn (acoustic guitar), Jerry Rizzi & Friends (jazz, blues, classic rock with a unique mixture of poetry and prose accompanied by the music), Buster Brown Band (soulful funk/R&B dance music) and the Maylee Thomas Band (mixture of blues rock and classic rock).

Arts will include printmakers, potters, painters, sculptors, and members of the North Texas Printmakers Guild, The Art House, McKinney Artist Studio Tour and Art Club of McKinney.

For more Information, contact Royer at 214-679-1124 or The Arts and Music Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Visit them online at