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Twilight Tunes is presented by our Platinum Sponsors the Denton Record-Chronicle, First United Bank and Northstar Bank, with presenting sponsors:

Ben E Keith

Beth Marie's

First State Bank

North Texas Athletics

Upcoming Events

  • April 23
    • 6:30 PM - Twilight Tunes Kicks Off Season

      Twilight Tunes will kick off the season April 23rd and runs every Thursday night through July 2nd with a special concert following the 4th of July Parade. Check out the full schedule on the Events page of this site.

Special Events

Thursday Twilight Tunes Celebrated its 22nd season in 2015 and starts April 23rd!

Denton Main Street Association presents its award-winning concert series in downtown Denton starting April 23rd this year.  The concert event sets the tone for fun downtown every Thursday beginning Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will run every Thursday evening through July 2nd, with a bonus concert on Saturday, July 4th in the morning  immediately following the 4th of July parade through downtown Denton. 

Join the fun on Thursday evenings on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, 110 W. Hickory Street from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  The concert is held on the west side of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, alternating between the east and the west side during the season.  Admission is FREE.  (Please note, the July 4th concert is a mid-morning concert and not an evening concert).

Bring your friends and family, get a meal-to-go from one of the many downtown eateries, bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy an evening of great live music as the sun sets over downtown Denton.  The 2015 series offers an eclectic assortment of music for all listeners.  Thursday Twilight Tunes is the perfect way to kick off the weekend early and listen to some of the best local bands in the Denton area. 

This is the 22nd season for this long-standing tradition in historic downtown Denton.  Below is the concert schedule, with April 23rd through July 2nd concerts set for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.. *The July 4th  concert will follow the 4th of July Parade and begin approximately 10 a.m..

April 23-          Lone Star Attitude - Country (East side lawn)

April 30 -         Woody’s Rampage – More Fun Comics & Games (East side  lawn)

May 7 -           The Holler Time - Americana  (West side lawn)

May 14 -         Chris Watson – Southern Soul (West side lawn)

May 21 -         A Taste of Herb – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass      Tribute Band    (West side lawn)

May 28 -         The Poor Kings – Singer Songwrite/Pop  (West side lawn)

June 4 -          The Bird Dogs - Country (East side lawn)

June 11 -        The Raised Right Men – Classic Country (East side lawn)

June 18 -        Maylee Thomas – Blues/Rock  (East side lawn)

June 25 -        Bonnie & Nick Norris Band – Country / Acoustic/Multi-Styles (East side lawn)

July 2 -           Boom Bachs – Hip Hop (East side lawn)

July 4* -          JR Byrd  – Pop/Funk  (West side lawn)  *10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please check the website schedule or sign on the lawn each week to see which side each concert will be held.

Twilight Tunes is presented by the Denton Main Street Association with Presenting Sponsors:  Denton Record-Chronicle, First United Bank, Northstar Bank, Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain, First State Bank, North Texas Athletics, Texas Woman’s University and the support of Greater Denton Arts Council, The Arts Guild of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Feature sponsors for the concert series include: The Abbey Inn, Beth Marie’s Ice Cream, Cartwright’s Ranch House, Dan’s Silver Leaf, East Side Social Club, Denton Community Theatre, Jupiter House, LSA Burger Co., Mellow Mushroom, More Fun Comics & Games, Paschall’s Bar, Sweetwater Grill & Tavern.

For more information and a complete schedule of activities each week, please visit the website at www.dentonmainstreet.orgEvent takes place rain or shine. Please check the website or Facebook page. Downtown Denton – Denton Main Street Association, for any schedule and other event details, including changes to location due to rain or inclement weather.  Or, call the event hotline at (940) 349-8529 for a rain location schedule updates throughout the season.

If you are coming from the southern part of Denton County, or even from within Denton, hop on the DCTA A-train at MedPark in Denton or any of the stops south of Denton in Lewisville and Carrollton. Relax and enjoy the ride to downtown Denton, hop off, take a stroll to the west up East Hickory Street to the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square.  Grab a bite or shop around downtown while you are there.  Check out the DCTA train schedule at














Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza

September 12, 2015


Denton Main Street Association hosted the 16th annual event on Saturday, September 12th in 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the square and beyond, 110 W. Hickory Street.

This event features a hot rod, classic and custom car, truck and motorcycle with multiple car, truck and motorcycle classes and great trophies! Cash prizes for Best of Show winner in car, truck and motorcycle class. Look for entry forms and fees to be posted soon!

Festival-goers enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest and live music. 

This year the Chalk Fest will bring some fantastic chalk drawings to add spark and life to the sidewalks downtown. Artists of all ages can contribute to a fantastic display to stroll through during the event and for days after the fun.  Look for artist entry and fee info coming soon! 

Antique appraisers provide information on family treasures and heirlooms.  Appraisers and dealers specialize in general antiques, art, clocks, jewelry and other areas. Stay tuned for more! 

Live Music takes place all day entertaining crowds on the courthouse lawn. And, festival foods and the great dining at downtown eateries abound at AAA!




Watch this video of past AAA fun and plan to come!

ART ANTIQUES AUTOS from Aria on Vimeo.


Denton Main Street Association's 16th Annual Wassail Fest

What is Wassail? It is just a fussy old English word for hot cider. Downtown merchants will stir up their best recipe to give free tastings for all ages during the festivities of the annual Denton Holiday Lighthing Festival, which falls on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 and the following day the tasting continues with more merchants who will have their tasting events on Saturday afternoon.  Check back for updates on this upcoming event this year.

For info on the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, please see their website at

Holiday Open House Weekend in Downtown Denton November

Holiday Open House weekend kicks off for some great shopping and strolling  the streets of the square and beyond to check out the specials in the stores and restaurants. Some merchants will have extended hours during the holiday season, so check with your favorites and see who is open late or on Sundays during December. Please check this website or Facebook for upcoming details as the event draws near.

Other events throughout the year that take place in downtown Denton:

First Friday Denton -

Galleries around West Oak Street and in downtown Denton every first Friday evening of the month host a free event featuring art, fun and music for the community to enjoy.  Visit to get details for each month.

Acoustic Lawn Jam on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square Lawn - FREE

Year-round: Every Saturday 10 a.m. to Noon (weather permitting). 110 W. Hickory Street on the courthouse lawn. An open, acoustic jam session for all levels of musician. Come to listen or bring your guitar, drums, fiddle, spoons or your best singing voice to join the fun.

Denton Farmers’ Market

June – September: Tues., Th., & Sat.
Denton County growers sell fresh produce during the growing season in North Texas. June through September – Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 noon, or Sell-out. Bayless-Selby House Museum Parking Lot, corner of Mulberry Street and Carroll Blvd. Market sponsored by Denton Country Growers Association. Please contact the Denton County Agriculture Extension Agent for more information.

Community Market

Local artists and crafters sell at this market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in May through the first Saturday in December. Located at the Denton County Historical Park at the corner of Mulberry and Carroll Streets in downtown Denton. Visit for more details.