NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field this June, Kenny Chesney flew in a large group of VIP guests to visit with him before performing for some 55,000 fans. They weren’t music industry bigwigs.

Rain dripping, ocean waves crashing on the shore, river rapids, even the silent fluttering of butterflies — all make music to Waco musician Sandi Horton, who translates them into a different music when she composes.

Waco’s Juneteenth Family Fun Day, already one of the state’s larger Juneteenth celebrations, expands into an Extravaganza this year, with three days of activities and performances by the platinum-selling ’90s soul and hip-hop group Dru Hill and gospel singer Myron Butler.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If the term “outlaw country” evokes images of Willie Nelson’s hippie braids or Waylon Jennings’ “Honky Tonk Heroes,” then you’ll want to see a new museum exhibit offering a deeper look at the poets, pickers and characters that revolutionized country music in the 1970s.

A milestone birthday merits something special. That’s why Texas country musician and Waco native Wade Bowen is changing some things for his annual Bowen MusicFest, which turns 20 this Sunday.

Spring, as Ted Nugent might put it, is the time when great shaggy beasts shake off winter’s sluggishness and, with hot blood pumping through their veins, go forth to stalk the land.

Predicting May weather in Waco for the annual Pints in the Park is a gambler’s game, but the remaining elements of Saturday’s edition — Texas barbecue, beer and live honky-tonk music — surely rate as a Texas trifecta.

Shotgun Rider, the Texas duo of Logan Samford and Anthony Enriquez, knows the task ahead — building a base in Texas and beyond — means introducing fans to two distinctives, the band’s West Texas-lonesome sound and its name.

The Central Texas Choral Society will do its part to mark the centennial of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein by performing his “Chichester Psalms” in its spring concert Monday night at Truett Seminary’s Powell Chapel.

When the band Honest Men opens for Kings Kaleidoscope Sunday night at Common Grounds, they’ll know the territory: The band started three years ago at Baylor University and Common Grounds was a basic venue.

Live music and award recognitions combine Friday night at the Music Association of Central Texas’ annual Groovy Awards, held at Lee Lockwood Library and Museum.

The band names Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and California Honeydrops offer no clues to the style of music they perform — horn-driven swing and infectious rhythm-and-blues/soul, respectively — but both suggest an easygoing, fun vibe for their audiences.

Texas country star Pat Green comes back to Waco’s The Backyard April 27 with a new album of his songs. That’s not unusual, but who’s singing them is: a Who’s Who of Texas country.

Texas country singer Cody Johnson looks at Saturday’s concert at the Extraco Events Center where he’s headlining a lineup of Mark Chesnutt, William Michael Morgan and Shotgun Rider, and thinks how far he’s come in Waco.

Nashville country singer Maggie Rose has been playing and performing for more than 10 years, but Thursday night marks something new: her first show in Waco.

Spring weather is bringing more than flowers and Waco music fans might want to stock up on insect repellent with regional and national acts scheduled for outdoor night concerts, many set along the Brazos River’s stretch through Waco.