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Name:
Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX
Phone:
817-543-4308
Address:
100 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
Description:

Warm Nights…
Cool Grass…
The Big Texas Sky…
Free Music… and You!

Levitt Pavilion Arlington, in the heart of Downtown Arlington, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 50 nights of free music every year. The Levitt Pavilion brings the magic of live music and the performing arts to Arlington in a whole new way – under the stars for everyone to enjoy! Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the world and right in our own backyard, from jazz to hot Latin rhythms, home-grown country to Indie rock, and culturally diverse world music to fun, interactive children’s artists.

Upcoming Events At This Venue

September 1

Everyone’s favorite Grammy-winning polka band!

There is no other band quite like the two-time Grammy-winning Texas-based Brave Combo. The songs in their groove-infused repertoire range from revved-up Russian dirge to tripped-out Latin cha-cha and rockified old-school lounge to lowdown Tex-Mex hippie shake with a little trancey Greek circle swing to the obvious stuff, like polka, twist, samba, hora and the heaviest, most demonic Hokey Pokey ever. In Brave Combo’s world, up is down, down is up, uncool is cooler than cool, and everyone likes it that way. Perfect for dancing or listening, Brave Combo is where Jimi Hendrix and Lawrence Welk meet up with Perez Prado and The Boston Pops conducted by Screaming Jay Hawkins. Brave Combo was the first band to play at the Levitt Pavilion when it opened Oct. 10, 2008. Nine years late, the tradition of having them open every Fall Concert Season began that night and has yet to be broken.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
bravecombo.com

Date: September 1 @ 8:00 pm

September 2

Innovative artistry from a true Texas original

Bob Schneider has reigned as de facto king of the Austin music scene for a couple of decades now, and while no one stays on top forever, the man shows no signs of decay in quality or creativity. Bob is the city’s genius chameleon, mixing pop, hip-hop, folk and biting humor with essential melodies and brilliant lyrics. His joys and heartbreaks, laid bare in song, help us understand our own. Bob has been a recording artist for 25 years, recording an almost inconceivably diverse and eclectic array of songs and having his work make it onto the soundtracks of seven major motion pictures and one Indie film. He has been named Musician of the Year six times at the Austin Music Awards, and still performs a regular Monday night show at Austin’s Saxon Pub.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
bobschneider.com

Date: September 2 @ 8:00 pm

September 3

The Who’s Tommy re-imagined as a “Bluegrass Opry!”

“Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball.” Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known the world over from one of the biggest rock operas of all time, The Who’s Tommy. Now, 45 years after its original release, this classic rock piece has been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute featuring a dynamic bluegrass quintet from Springfield, Mo., The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer, Louis Jay Meyers, Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy, while paying complete respect to its creators. Originally composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera, The Who’s Tommy tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy that includes his experiences with life and his relationship with his family. The original album sold 20 million copies and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant value.” In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Tommy number 96 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Louis had been looking for the right band to pull off a bluegrass approach for several decades, and he found exactly that with The HillBenders. With a perfect mix of musicianship and rock star vocals, The HillBenders bring The Who’s original vision to life in a new and exciting way. Banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitar bring the same energy and vision to Tommy as The Who did with a full rock band and orchestra. The HillBenders are one of the bluegrass groups who recognize their ability to bridge the gap between the average music consumer and the bluegrass genre, selecting material that defies any “hillbilly” stigmas. With their widely varied influences, The Hillbenders successfully deliver bluegrass songs that unify genres and pair with the music they grew up with, like rock ‘n’ roll.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
hillbenders.com

Date: September 3 @ 8:00 pm

September 8

Harmony-driven rock with a ‘70s sensibility

It was President’s Day. It was their first day in the studio. They had the songs, but they didn’t have a name. The duo became The Roosevelts, who worked together to capture a sound that melds the musical history of America (rock, country, blues and folk). They’ve skimmed inspiration from each and created a sound that feels like no one else’s. Their first release reached number five on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Charts, placing them among some of their earliest childhood heroes, including Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King and James Taylor. The Roosevelts provide a rousing dance-worthy compilation of songs, but also feature poignant tunes that scale the depth of their ability to communicate a story with remarkable power.  With the band’s charismatic ability to connect with fans, along with a set of delightful songs, concert-goers can’t help but smile.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
wearetheroosevelts.com

 

Date: September 8 @ 8:00 pm

September 9

Rambunctious Texas sound with a contemporary flair

Texas born musician, singer, songwriter and producer, Deryl Dodd, (known to his fans as “The Double D”), has had a colorful career since entering the music scene in Waco in 1987. After four years of touring with several Texas bands, Deryl had the opportunity to open a show for legendary songwriter, Dean Dillon. Following the performance, he was invited backstage to meet Dean, where he complimented Deryl’s songwriting and arranged to meet with him in Nashville. So he did. After his 1991 visit, Deryl circulated through Nashville and found himself employed as lead guitarist and background vocalist for Martina McBride. This changed everything. Soon Deryl was in demand — playing, recording and touring with some of the industry’s best. In 1995, Deryl signed his first recording contract with Sony Music and released his debut album, One Ride in Vegas, with his first hit single, “That’s How I Got to Memphis.” His second album produced the national hit, “A Bitter End,” and the title track of his third album, Pearl Snaps, reached number one on the Texas music charts. That was Deryl’s last album with Sony. He was ready to come home to Texas, where songwriters and musicians were creating a movement giving them the freedom to make music their own way. That’s where Deryl has been ever since, writing and recording music that keeps him on the music charts in the state he loves.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
deryldodd.com

 

Date: September 9 @ 8:00 pm

September 10

Smooth, sultry sounds that sail across cultural borders

Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner and a singer/songwriter who goes beyond tradition with his vast musical vision. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape. Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Cuba, Alex was immersed in music at the age of 4, when he joined his father (respected guitarist and teacher, Valentin Puentes), and a group of 24 guitarists in a performance aired on Cuban national TV. Several years, recordings and recognitions later, Alex took home the award for Best New Artist at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards. He also was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards, and that same year, took home a BMI Latin Award for his songwriting on Nelly Furtado’s number one Spanish hit, “Manos Al Aire.” His fourth album in 2012 earned him a second Latin Grammy Award, this time as a songwriter, and in 2013, he walked away with a third Latin Grammy for a video. Alex brings to his work songs with lots of melody, groove and vocal harmonies.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
alexcuba.com

Date: September 10 @ 8:00 pm

September 14

Texas rock and soul

NTGD-2017-Rectangle-LogoJosh Weathers leads a powerhouse army of five talented musicians through a soulful, exciting journey through R&B, funk, soul and rock. A past winner of Fort Worth Weekly’s Best Blues/Soul Band and Best Male Vocals, Josh and his band have been described as “walking a fine line between sounding polished and raw,” giving their sound an impressive, unique quality. They have shared the bill with Monte Montgomery, Leon Russell, Average White Band, Robert Cray, Eddie Money and Lou Graham of Foreigner. Josh and his band promise an unforgettable performance with catchy tunes that will have you singing along at the shows and humming them the next day.

Josh Weathers’ appearance is part of this year’s North Texas Giving Day/Arlington Gives rally. In addition to the concert, come early and learn about Arlington’s different nonprofit and charitable organizations, vote for your favorite, and consider giving a donation to make a difference in Arlington!

Event time
7 p.m.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
Josh Weathers

Date: September 14 @ 7:00 pm

September 15

Roots-bound music in three-part harmony

Blue Water Highway runs just outside of Freeport towards Galveston along the Texas Gulf Coast, where Texas and Louisiana cultures collide in a melting pot steeped in the traditions of both states. It’s here, in Lake Jackson, that Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington became high school friends. Their partnership included performing in musicals and local coffee shops, until they went their separate ways after high school. Greg headed to New York City to pursue a degree in music technology. Zack went to Texas State in San Marcos to study vocal performance, specifically opera. Soon, Zack was writing songs and sending them to his friend in New York. Finally, Zack coaxed Greg back to Texas to form the band he had been hearing in his head. The two named themselves Blue Water Highway Band and began to create a sound as different as the region that they came from. They turned to Catherine Clark, a fellow opera singer, to complete the three part harmonies that the band has come to be known for.  The band released a self-titled, six-song EP in 2013 and followed that up with a full-length LP, Things We Carry, in 2015. The band began touring and continues to define themselves as a live act built on excellent musicianship, great songs and a signature three-part harmony that sets them band apart from their peers. They continue to explore new sounds and musical landscapes while remaining true to their roots along the Blue Water Highway.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
bluewaterhighwayband.com

Date: September 15 @ 8:00 pm

September 16

Twice the contemporary country fun!

There’s a Chinese saying that goes “Good things come in pairs.” In the music world, that would certainly include The Judds and The Wreckers … and now, The Rankin Twins, who have become one of the most talked about new duos in contemporary country music thanks to their full-length debut album, Moonshine and Maybes, and their latest EP, Good Vibes. The identical twins have gained an extensive following in the South by showcasing their impeccably tight harmonies as well as their youthful and energetic stage performances and relatable lyrics. Amy and April Rankin grew up in a small rural town on the southern coast of Texas with friends and family as their practice audiences. They discovered a love of creating music together, so after college graduation and a brief stint with desk jobs, the sisters realized they couldn’t escape the reality of their fate and began their musical journey. With infectiously fresh music, matched with their playful personalities, it’s no surprise The Rankin Twins became one of the three finalists on NBC Universal/Cozi TV’s reality series, Next Great Family Band. They’ve had multiple successful singles on Texas radio and opened for headliners like Pat Green and Josh Abbott Band. With a video on CMT.com and features in music publications like Texas Music magazine and Lone Star Music magazine, the duo has proven to be a tremendous musical force.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
therankintwins.com

Date: September 16 @ 8:00 pm

September 17

Honky-tonk with a dash of spicy Tex-Mex

Thanks to The Tejas Brothers, the accordion is cool. In countries all over the world, closet accordion players are being revered as national treasures! Not really, but maybe someday. Meanwhile the Fort Worth Tex-Mex honky-tonk band from Fort Worth continues to break
musical boundaries and blend cultures at every performance. While their show is packed with original tunes containing catchy melodies and unforgettable hooks, fans are also amazed at their ability to add new flavor to familiar classic songs. Live shows are fun, funny, amazing, breathtaking, inspiring and honest. The Tejas Brothers are masters at making the audience fall in love with them at every performance. Fans have told The Tejas Brothers, “You guys look like you’re having so much fun!” The Tejas Brothers’ response is always, “We are!” And, so will you!

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
tejasbrothers.com

Date: September 17 @ 8:00 pm

September 23

Fall in love with Starship all over again!

The Kansas concert with special guest, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, requires a ticket purchase. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $185 for VIP, which includes a reserved parking area, preconcert party, dessert at intermission between the two bands, silent auction and reserved seating in the VIP area at the concert. Purchase tickets by clicking on Buy Tickets below. For the Kansas/Starship concert, chairs will be provided, and concessions will be sold. Please do not bring chairs, coolers, outside food and beverages, or pets to the Kansas/Starship concert. The Kansas/Starship concert is rain or shine. All ticket sales are final, no refunds.

Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the ’80s and ’90s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey established himself as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars. He made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “”Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey joined Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin. Backed by the power of Mickey’s vocals, Jefferson Starship immediately scored a number one hit with “Jane.” With this new sound and powerful new vocals, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits including “No Way Out,” “We Built This City” and “Sara” and scored an Oscar nomination for the number one hit, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie, Mannequin. Other top hits include “Find Your Way Back,” “Stranger,” “Laying It on the Line” and “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over,” which became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987. Moreover, every Starship album released since 1979 has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Mickey’s stellar voice and video charisma on Starship’s video classics, like “We Built This City” and “Sara,” have become staples on MTV and VH1. Material covered in Starship’s live performances range from Mickey’s tenure with The Elvin Bishop Band and Starship as well as songs from his two solo albums. Mickey will be backed by the band Starship, featuring Jeff Adams (bass), John Roth (guitar), Phil Bennett (keyboards), Darrell Verdusco (drums) and Stephanie Calvert (vocals).

Proceeds from the Kansas concert with special guest, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, help fund more than 50 free concerts for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you to our concert sponsors

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Concert time
7:30 p.m.

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Artist’s website
starshipcontrol.com

Date: September 23 @ 7:30 pm

Carrying on the classic rock

The Kansas concert with special guest, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, requires a ticket purchase. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $185 for VIP, which includes a reserved parking area, preconcert party, dessert at intermission between the two bands, silent auction and reserved seating in the VIP area at the concert. Purchase tickets by clicking the Buy Tickets link below. For the Kansas/Starship concert, chairs will be provided, and concessions will be sold. Please do not bring chairs, coolers, outside food and beverages, or pets to the Kansas/Starship concert. The Kansas concert is rain or shine. All ticket sales are final, no refunds.

With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Composing a catalogue that includes 15 studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two 1-million-selling gold singles, “Carry On My Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On My Wayward Son” continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and “Dust In the Wind” has been played on the radio more than 3 million times! 2016 marks the release of The Prelude Implicit, Kansas’ 15th studio album. The wide-ranging progressive rock album is released on InsideOut Music and marks the band’s first studio album release in 16 years. The band, comprised of original drummer, Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist, Billy Greer, keyboardist, David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist, Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist, David Ragsdale, guitarist, Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist, Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world. Along with constant touring, Kansas remains a fixture of classic rock radio. The band has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs’ inclusion in various television shows, such as Supernatural and South Park, and films like Old School and Anchorman.

Proceeds from the Kansas concert help fund more than 50 free concerts for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you to our concert sponsors

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Concert time

9 p.m.

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Artist’s website
kansasband.com

Date: September 23 @ 9:00 pm

September 29

Old-time blues meets classic country

Grady Spencer and The Work is a blue collar band making blue collar music for a blue collar world. Grady formed The Work in Fort Worth, after he met and befriended guitarist, Trevor Powell, and drummer, Blake Sager, under the marble angels of Bass Hall. After an absence of a steady bassist became an issue, Grady took to the dank underbelly of the Craigslist musician forums. It was there he found seasoned veteran, Steve Moore, lurking in the shadows, vintage bass in hand. Together, they meld the grit of old-time blues with the blood-red soil of classic country to forge a well-worn hammer of modern music. Their high-energy shows keep people thirsty, rowdy and always ready for more. They criss-cross the south in their trusty Econovan (Jean-Claude Van Dam) and perform shows described as “unmissable” by more than one late night drinker, and those people know everything about everything.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
gradyspencer.com

Date: September 29 @ 8:00 pm

September 30

Back-porch ballads and blues-drenched rock

Rob Baird is a thinker, a seeker, a man who surveys the scene, decides what he aims to accomplish and sets it in motion. In the past five years, the Memphis-born musician, who broke out with 2012’s critically-acclaimed “I Swear It’s the Truth” and built a dedicated fan base as a result, steadily earned a reputation as a no-frills, earnest singer/songwriter and performer, one who is able to tear through the Texas live music circuit with ease. Rob envisioned for himself a fuller artistic landscape. He loved Texas, but just knew there was more out there. That’s why he temporarily stepped off the stage, decamped to Nashville and began to assemble Wrong Side of the River, his most eclectic and elegant, crisp and stunning collection of songs yet.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
robbairdmusic.com

Date: September 30 @ 8:00 pm

October 1

Distinctive Grammy-winning jazz bassist

Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner, Eddie Gomez, has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants, such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Eddie’s distinctive sound and style can be heard on many Grammy-winning recordings as well as hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm and blues, popular, and contemporary music. Born in Puerto Rico, Eddie moved to New York City with his family at an early age, and his love of music led him to the double bass as a precocious 11-year-old. Eddie continued his studies at the Juilliard School of Music, where his contemporaries included Chick Corea, Hubert Laws, James Levine, Itzak Perlman, Paula Robinson and Gary Karr. In the ‘60s, Eddie performed at the famed Village Vanguard for a week, and it changed his life forever! He became the bassist for the Bill Evans Trio, and quickly rose quickly to fame, declared by Time magazine to have “the world on his strings.” His time with Bill Evans included tours throughout the world and dozens of recordings, including two that won Grammy Awards. Eddie has performed and recorded with artists, such as Bobby Darin, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Mark Knoffler, Judy Collins and Jennifer Holliday. He has been a member of The Gadd Gang, Steve Gadd’s All Star R&B/jazz band. Eddie tours and records with his own group, which he formed in 1992 with pianist Stefan Karlsson and legendary drummer, Jimmy Cobb. He composes for his own projects as well as for film and television, most notably for the prize-winning William Steig animation, The Amazing Bone.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
eddiegomez.com

Date: October 1 @ 8:00 pm

October 6

A Southern take on blues-driven rock

The Quaker City Night Hawks are a Southern band, to be sure, but it’s not the South we’ve come to expect. Equally influenced by ZZ Top and science fiction, they write of landscapes both familiar and foreign, of people working to shed their past, but still burdened with its repercussions in the future. Paste magazine hailed the band’s “blues-infused southern” sound, while The Dallas Observer dubbed the “relevant and timeless” rockers the Best Band of 2015. Several of their songs have been featured in the hit FX series, Sons of Anarchy. Dates with Chris Stapleton, Lucero, J Roddy Walston and Whiskey Myers have solidified the Night Hawks’ status as one of the Lone Star State’s most exciting new acts.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
quakercitynighthawks

 

Date: October 6 @ 8:00 pm

October 7

Country with a strong woman’s touch

True to her native Texas honky-tonk roots, Sunny Sweeney has never been a singer of what you’d call “soft” country songs — the kind you might turn to for easy comfort and or quiet Sunday afternoons with the family. You can tell just by the titles of her first two albums, Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete, that she reaches straight for the hard stuff. The recurring themes in her music are familiar to anyone well versed in the classic country cannon: temptation, cheating, adultery, divorce, broken hearts, and sometimes, carrying on in spite of it all. Sunny doesn’t tell those country stories from the perspective of an innocent victim either. Ten years after walking away from the 9-to-5 world, Sunny worked hard to land  in the Top 10 of the national Country Music charts and nominated for Best New Female Vocalist at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. She’s played the Grand Ole Opry 40 times. Her latest recording, Provoked, embodies the same mix of toughness and vulnerability that appealed to so many fans of Sunny’s first two albums, but with an added level of tested-by-fire resilience that deepens the music’s emotional resonance.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
sunnysweeney.com

 

Date: October 7 @ 8:00 pm

October 8

Grammy-winning pioneer in Tejano music

After 50 years in music, Little Joe y La Familia remains one of the most popular Tex-Mex bands in music. Described as “King of the Brown Sound,” Jose Hernandez (Little Joe) helped pioneer Tejano music, a mix of traditional “norteno” music and country, blues and rock styles. The seventh child of 13 from Temple, Little Joe was recruited when he was 13 to play guitar for David Coronado & the Latinaires. Five years later, he made his recording debut, then took over the band, renaming it Little Joe & the Latinaires. Joe went on to create his own independent record labels for both Spanish-speaking and English recordings and win four Grammy Awards and one Latin Grammy Award. He has toured around the world and was the featured artist for Governor Ann Richards’ inaugural ball. He has performed at the Kennedy Center and for Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July picnics. In 2001, Little Joe was honored with a Lifetime Legend Award from the Smithsonian Institute and remains a legend of Tejano music today.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
littlejoeylafamilia.com

Date: October 8 @ 8:00 pm

October 13

Rewriting the rules of music

Becca Mancari has lived a life of transition, from working as a janitor in South Florida to writing songs with train hoppers in the Blue Ridge Mountains and seeking spirituality in India. But it was her time in Virginia and Nashville where she found the roots music that would inspire her musical evolution. Her debut album, Good Woman, is hauntingly lonesome with dust-cloud swells of electric guitar and don’t-look-back lyrics revealing scenes from her well-travelled story, evoking the sound of city grit and the mountain music of her youth into a fresh, nostalgic sound. Becca’s music feels familiar, but pushes creative boundaries, rewriting the rules for her genre. It’s her refusal to subscribe to molds and trends that sets her apart while challenging everyone to create a new genre of music. In a short time, Becca has made a name for herself in Nashville and the southeast and has toured and played with Margo Price, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Lone Bellow, SUSTO, Joan Osborne and The Weeks.

Concert time
7:15 p.m.
Before the Humming House concert

Artist’s website
beccamancari.com

Date: October 13 @ 7:15 pm

Party-worthy Americana with a dash of Irish flair

Turning on the radio, computer or television can seem like a gamble — a deluge of anxieties seem to greet us at every turn. In the face of this 21st century tumult, Humming House is on a quest. They do not want to wish away the pain and fear all too real in our lives, but to put those elements in conversation with the elements that sustain us: hope, partnership, even joy. It’s an appropriate quest for a band that has built itself on complex musicianship and careful collaboration. They know the value of hard work and compromise. Their music is evidence of the thrill of creativity. Humming House is Justin Wade Tam, Bobby Chase, Joshua Wolak and Benjamin Jones. The band formed from jam sessions that Justin held in his living room in east Nashville — evidence that some of the best projects come from spontaneous collaboration, then seeing it through. Three albums and six years later, Humming House continues to embody what is best about the Nashville each transplant chooses to call home. What Humming House does so well is paint sonic landscapes that are at once compelling and honest, even in the most rollicking of songs. Companion, their latest recording set to be released in October just before their Levitt appearance, continues to pursue that which transforms. Humming House maintains the sense of intimacy that comes from making music with friends together in the same room. It is fun combined with substance. With Justin’s sincerity, Benjamin’s groove, and Bobby’s and Joshua’s charm, their live shows extend an invitation to participate.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
humminghouse.com

Date: October 13 @ 8:00 pm

October 15

The music of Stevie Wonder – all jazzed up!

Spend an evening on the lawn with the music of Stevie Wonder re-invented with a jazz sensibility. The American Jazz Composers Orchestra was born in 2010, the idea of Tim Ishii, Dan Cavanagh and Ken Edwards, who are all jazz professors at the University of Texas at Arlington. Made up of DFW musicians, AJCO is dedicated to promoting and documenting new works for large jazz ensembles created by American composers. Focusing primarily on living composers, the group accomplishes its mission through performances, recordings, commissions, artist residencies, partnerships and educational outreach.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
ajco.org

Date: October 15 @ 8:00 pm

October 20

Southern rock with a country heart

With a John Denver grin and a mind full of Alabama attitude, Adam Hood knows the beautiful mess of blue-collar love, and everyone on Music Row wants in. Tracks from his critically acclaimed 2011 album, The Shape of Things, have been cut by Little Big Town, David Nail, Josh Abbott Band, Brian Keane and John Corbett. The legendary Willie Nelson and Leon Russell have each called on Adam for national tours. When he’s not making music in Nashville or building his loyal following in Texas, across the Southeast and beyond, Adam can be found at home in Northport, Ala., where he raises a family and keeps a healthy garden of homegrown vegetables. His fourth album, Welcome to the Big World, is a biographical collection that ranges from Delbert McClinton roadhouse rock to Kris Kristofferson storyteller folk, with a mix of timeless two-step shuffles.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
adamhood.com

 

Date: October 20 @ 8:00 pm

October 21

Grammy-nominated musician and Bass Player Hall of Famer

Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, and were music video pioneers of MTV. The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits, “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” have become part of the fabric of rock ‘n’ roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included “Rock this Town” as one of the 500 most important songs in rock. From the cover of Rolling Stone to appearing on Saturday Night Live, headlining the US Festival and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all. In addition to the Stray Cats and the Stones, he has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell and John Fogerty. Lee and his father Stanley Drucker (classical clarinetist) both received Grammy nominations in 1982, something that has occurred only twice in Grammy history. In 2012, Lee appeared on Broadway in the hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, and in 2014, he was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame. Lee has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers. He is known for making his upright double bass appear as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it on stages throughout the world. His concerts are a time for him to tell stories about his days on the road and in the music business for the last 35 years, including sharing stories about his adventures lugging a giant piece of equipment around.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
leerocker.com

Date: October 21 @ 8:00 pm