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- Arlington Highlands
Earthy & electrifying modern country
Like many young Texans growing up, Bleu Edmondson’s early years were spent focused on sports rather than music. He picked up a guitar for the first time during his college years, learned a few chords and his future was set. Bleu soon discovered that some of his favorite musical acts – Robert Earl Keen*, Radney Foster, Uncle Tupelo – shared a common thread: Lloyd Maines** either produced or played steel guitar on their recordings. A short time later, using a tape player in his dorm room, Bleu made guitar and vocal demos of his songs and sent the tape to Lloyd. The gamble paid off, and Lloyd became his producer. Bleu’s collection of songs ministers to the saint and the sinner in each of us. It’s a conglomeration of the touch points and influences that give us permission to question, confront and raise a little hell on Saturday night. Bleu’s lyrics convey a worldly perspective of one who has lived a life balanced on the edge of success and failure, love and hate, elation and despair with trademark grit and unselfconscious vulnerability intact. Bleu also knows how to crank up the amps and throw down hard. His raucous live show has earned him street cred and respect among his fans as well as his musical peers throughout Texas.
**Lloyd Maines performs a free concert at the Levitt with Terri Hendrix on July 16.
Free admission unless it’s stated that a ticket purchase is required. Open lawn seating on lawn chairs and blankets for all free concerts. For free concerts, picnics, snacks and coolers with beverages are allowed, including beer and wine, but no glass containers, please.
Paid-ticket concerts have different rules. If the concert you’re attending required you to buy a ticket, chairs will be provided for you, concessions will be sold (including beer and wine), and no pets will be allowed on the lawn. Please do not bring chairs, coolers, picnics, beverages or pets to a paid-ticket concert.
For more details about visiting the Levitt Pavilion, please see Your Visit.
The Levitt Pavilion is located in Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St., at the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking.