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

April 15

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Date: April 15 @ 4:00 pm

May 20

The sweet sounds of unforgettable pop rock
from the ‘70s & ‘80s

In 1970, four young musicians from Los Angeles came together to create an invigorating style of music exploring progressive classical and world music that’s rooted in the soul of R&B. The result was Ambrosia, a soft rock band that garnered five hit singles, five Grammy nominations, heavy FM airplay, sold-out concerts around the world, and the respect and admiration of the musical community. With three of its four original members still performing, Ambrosia continues to tour and delight audiences with their hits, “How Much I Feel,” “You’re the Only Woman,” “Holdin’ On” and “Biggest Part of Me.” Visit Ambrosia’s Web site for a great video about the band and clips of their songs.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
ambrosialive.net

Date: May 20 @ 8:00 pm

May 21

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.

*Robert Earl Keen performs at the Levitt in a paid-ticket concert June 23.
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**Lloyd Maines performs a free concert at the Levitt with Terri Hendrix on July 16.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
bleuedmondson.com

Date: May 21 @ 8:00 pm

May 26

Universal truths from a break-through Indie artist

Sarah Jaffe is a truth singer. Her words and voice seem to speak only to you, yet they contain a universal appeal evidenced by her tours with Midlake and Norah Jones — two completely different audiences who were easily won over by Sarah’s music. Growing up in Red Oak and writing since her early teens, many of Sarah’s songs were written long before she could enter the clubs where they now are performed. Her debut recording, Suburban Nature, landed on many “Best of” lists, including Paste magazine’s 10 Best New Solo Artists, 50 Best Albums and 50 Best Songs; Amazon.com’s Best Albums and Songs, and USA Today’s Pop Candy 100 People. Sarah has toured constantly in Europe and the United States supporting such artists as Lou Barlow, Centro-matic and Old 97s. Clementine, Sarah’s debut single reached the number one spot at various radio stations, including Austin’s influential KGSR and Spectrum on Sirius.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
sarahjaffe.com

Date: May 26 @ 8:00 pm

May 28

Award-winning fiery Tejano music

With an American Grammy Award nomination, three Latin Grammy Award nominations,  Billboard magazine awards and multiple Tejano Music Awards, La Tropa F has come a long way as a humble Texas family-oriented Tejano/conjunto band formed by the Farias family, which now includes its third generation. The band continues to be a household name in the United States and is stronger than ever in Mexico, providing high-energy shows from clubs to arenas that seat thousands of fans. Far from just a group of guys on a stage, La Tropa F is a family tradition that will continue to grow.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
LaTropaF

Date: May 28 @ 8:00 pm

June 2

Party-worthy Americana with a dash of Irish flair

Few bands embody what’s right about the “new Nashville” more completely than the quintet known as Humming House. It’s in the way they weave together threads of Music City’s folk, soul and bluegrass legacies with inspirational, revealing songwriting. It’s also in their acoustic instrumentation, presenting mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar and bass in fresh roles. And it’s in the voices, with two complementary stylists up front backed by the full band’s rapturous harmonies. Their most recent recording, Revelries, mixes bluegrass and Celtic with vintage swing and 1960s hootenanny folk music. The recording earned them quick attention for videos of its infectious songs, “Cold Chicago” and “Gypsy Django,” and a performance slot at the Americana Music Festival. They also opened the Music City Roots hall in The Factory in 2014, sharing the bill with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. Among the five members of Humming House, there’s scarcely a genre or period that somebody in the band hasn’t spent time learning or embracing from show tunes to bluegrass and beat boxing.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
humminghouse.com

Date: June 2 @ 8:00 pm

June 3

Rock ‘n’ roll that feeds your soul

Austin-based Indie rock band Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots and pushes it onward by adding their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of R&B. Their debut album, Pick Your Head Up, was hailed for bringing rock and roll back to its heyday sound. After the album was released, the band packed their van, left Austin, and toured their rock-and-soul shows everywhere from the corners of both coasts. Their songs have been featured on television shows, such as Castle and Friday Night Lights. The band takes pride in their live shows as sacred and energetic experiences, believing that performing live is still the truest form of communication with their fans. Their most recent release, The Light, is the statement their fans have waited for, with its songs of seeking and questioning, of reaching out to others, of excavating the hidden strength within. After years spent spreading their message across Texas, here at last is the vehicle that can take them to the national level.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
uncleluciusmusic.com

Date: June 3 @ 8:00 pm

June 4

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: June 4 @ 8:00 pm

June 8

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod, Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity. Rated PG.

Movie time
8 p.m.
Run time: 103 minutes

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Date: June 8 @ 8:00 pm

June 9

Earthy Texas country music with a little sass

If you ask Bri Bagwell where her current “home” is, you’ll most likely get a chuckle and a sigh. The Las Cruces, N.M., native is in a 15-passenger van or on an airplane more than she is anywhere else these days. After finishing in the top 10 on CMT’s Next Superstar in 2011, she started her band, The Banned, and released her first album, aptly titled Banned from Santa Fe, followed by a self-titled EP in 2013. Brandy’s earthy tone with tons of sass has earned her success on the Texas Music Charts, and she was named Texas Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013 and 2014. She travels nonstop in a van full of guys that needs oil changes more than once a month and is ready to rise to the next level of country music stardom.

Concert time
7 p.m.

Artist’s website
Bri Bagwell

Date: June 9 @ 7:00 pm

Grammy-winning country vibe with a solid rock edge

The heartland gave Reckless Kelly authenticity. Musical lives honed their skills. Adversity instilled their persistence, and moving to Austin gave the Grammy winners wings to fly. As kids, the Brauns – Cody, Willy, Micky and Gary – shared a stage with Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Merle Haggard. Micky and Gary now helm their own band, Micky and the Motorcars (who performed at the Levitt last summer). Cody and Willy, with drummer, Jay Nazz, created Reckless Kelly. The band took its name from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, and the three moved to Austin in 1996. Early on, Robert Earl Keen*, a Texas singer/songwriter legend himself, took them under his wing and became their first manager. They listened, watched and interacted with the creative dynamos of the outlaw country scene – Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and others – and joined them in a redefinition of what contemporary country music had become. Theirs was gritty, hard-edged, uncompromising and convincing. Their 1998 self-released debut branded Reckless Kelly with a reputation as a band of no-nonsense insurgents that could raise the rafters while still retaining a heart and soul of honesty, soul and conviction. Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums, Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), Wicked Twisted Road (2005), Bulletproof (2008), Somewhere in Time (2010), Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013), set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. The group’s new album, Sunset Motel, reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity. 

*Robert Earl Keen performs at the Levitt in a paid-ticket concert June 23.
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Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
recklesskelly.com

Date: June 9 @ 8:30 pm

June 10

A unique blend of Southern soul, Americana, and R&B

Husband and wife, Jackie and Brandon Gibbons, formed the Dallas-based, multi-instrumentalist Americana duo, The Gibbonses, in early 2015 after relocating from Seattle.
A few months after arriving back in Texas, The Gibbonses became one of only 12 bands selected from more than 150 applicants to compete in Ranch Factor 2015, a battle of the bands hosted by 95.9FM The Ranch, where they advanced all the way to the final four! Since then, the band has logged countless miles with more than 200 performances all across Texas, up and down the east coast, and through the Midwest. In 2016, they released their full-length debut, Among The Rubble, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jamie Hill. The duo was awarded first place in Rattle Music magazine’s Spring Songwriter Contest and also competed in Larry Joe Taylor’s 2016 Songwriter Showcase. In January, The Gibbonses received the Texas Music Pickers 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award. The Gibbonses have opened for Gary Morris, Blue Water Highway Band, William Michael Morgan, Midnight River Choir, Brandon Rhyder, Kimberly Dunn and Troy Cartwright, to name a few, and had the pleasure of sharing festival stages with Sam Riggs, William Clark Green, Prophets and Outlaws, and many other well-known Texas musicians. For Jackie and Brandon, it has always been their love of performing that has driven them to pursue their musical careers from a young age. Whether they’re performing for 20 close friends at an intimate house concert or onstage in front of a large crowd, the couple have a way of connecting with each and every person in the audience and making them feel like a part of the family.

Concert time
7 p.m.

Artist’s website
thegibbonses.com

Date: June 10 @ 7:00 pm

1970s’ pop/rock that’s Still the One

From their earliest days as a favorite at colleges and clubs to studio and live collaborations with industry greats, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Little Feat and others; to Top 10 success with classics like Still the One,” “Dance With MeandLove Takes TimeOrleans is celebrating more than 40 years of classic pop/rock. Orleans has produced a body of work that spans 16 albums and four DVDs. The band continues to be in great demand for live performances, as they have been for more than four decades. Co-founders Lance Hoppen and John Hall, along with long-standing members, Lane Hoppen, Fly Amero and Charlie Morgan, deliver Orleans’ music with power, class and integrity to appreciative audiences everywhere.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
orleansonline.com

Date: June 10 @ 8:30 pm

June 11

Soulful sounds from a hometown star

Dylan Chambers is a pop/R&B/soul singer, songwriter and guitar player from Arlington. After graduating from Martin High School, Dylan moved to Los Angeles to work on his music career. Since then, he has shared the stage with numerous artists, such as Tori Kelly, Gavin DeGraw, Haley Reinhart and Macy Gray, and has toured the country on the national 2014/2015 Dancing With The Stars winter tour as a featured singer and guitarist. Dylan’s live appearances include performing on the Radio Disney Music Awards, Access Hollywood, Hallmark’s Home and Family, and The Today Show. Last year, Dylan independently released his debut acoustic EP, Vol.1, which broke into the Top 200 R&B/Soul records on iTunes. In May, Dylan performed his music around Europe alongside internationally known smooth jazz musician, Dave Koz, on board the “Dave Koz and Friends at Sea” jazz cruise as a featured artist.

Concert time
7 p.m.

Artist’s website
Dylan Chambers

Date: June 11 @ 7:00 pm

Ground-breaking meld of classical strings

with heart-pounding hip-hop

Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. The duo are classically trained viola and violin players who first met playing in the high school orchestra in Florida. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW standing-room-only crowds. Since starting Black Violin a decade ago Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague and South Africa, while appearing at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and last year’s U.S. Open in Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks. Their groundbreaking collaboration has taken them from performing for the troops in Iraq to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, DC, where Barack Obama himself gave each a hearty handshake. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
blackviolin.net

Date: June 11 @ 8:30 pm

June 15

Dapper koala, Buster Moon, presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.
Rated PG.

Movie time
8 p.m.
Run time: 110 minutes

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Date: June 15 @ 8:00 pm

June 16

Explosive mix of rock and soul

Patrice Pike burst on to the music scene as the electric front woman for the Austin jam band Little Sister/Sister Seven. Soon after, she co-wrote and sang Sister Seven’s top 10 Billboard hit “Know What You Mean.” Richard Skanse for Rolling Stone called her “Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin and Robert Plant all rolled up into a tiny but explosive package.” Billboard magazine has called her “One of the best up and coming contemporary rock singers in America.” After Sister Seven disbanded, Patrice began her solo career with her album, Fencing Under Fire, which landed in the top 10 most added on AAA radio for multiple weeks. Her solo material took an increasingly narrative turn, while her sound has moved steadily in the direction of an eclectic mix of rock and soul topped with a tinge of world music flavor. Patrice effortlessly moves from tightly woven rhythm guitar to a drum kit on stage while never dropping a beat of her fierce but silky lead vocals. Over the past decade she has independently released five critically acclaimed solo records, showcasing her socially astute, literate lyrics alongside her powerful vocals. She has toured relentlessly, both in the United States and abroad, building an impressive grassroots fan base. In 2007, she became the youngest member of the Austin/Texas Music Hall of Fame, inducted alongside Lucinda Williams. The resilient Patrice has been able to adapt repeatedly to a rapidly changing music landscape that bears no resemblance to the one she entered in her teens. She continues to grow and evolve as both a songwriter and a performer. A long-time respected social and environmental activist, Patrice is the co-founder of the Step Onward Foundation (formerly Grace Foundation USA), an organization that provides services for young adult survivors of homelessness. Twenty years into her musical career, she’s much more than one of the most dynamic live performers in the world, she’s also an artist of substance with a compelling life story that is only beginning to unfold.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
patricepike.com

Date: June 16 @ 8:00 pm

June 17

Southern rock with a passion for the blues

Born out of Dallas, Prophets and Outlaws is a band compiled of brothers and friends whose broad musical tastes have put them all over the Texas music charts and in front of thousands of fans. Simply put: Prophets and Outlaws is a band that must be heard to be truly understood, and it’s their musical style and homegrown chemistry that bring fans out to their live shows night after night. Their first big break came in 2013, when they entered and won the Ranch Factor contest presented by Fort Worth radio station, The Ranch. Other stations across the Midwest jumped at the opportunity to add this left-of-center sound to their playlists. Prophets and Outlaws has released four Eps, including their first self-titled recording, their second Wanted, Wolf Howl and their latest EP, Texas Home. They have three Top 20 singles on the Texas Music Chart and have been invited to perform at some the most significant events in Texas, including the main stage at the renowned Larry Joe Taylor Music Fest last year and  Dallas’ American Airlines Center on New Year’s Eve. Their latest EP, V, marks their fifth project  and represents the full culmination of their musical trek that ties their passion for the blues to their country roots.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
prophetsandoutlaws.com

Date: June 17 @ 8:00 pm

June 18

Grammy-winning legendary Tejano groove

Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty Los TexManiacs groove. Founded by Max Baca (bajo sexton and vocals), the TexManiacs are a product of his wide-ranging experience touring and recording with everyone from his father’s family conjunto, Flaco Jimenez, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and even the Rolling Stones. Like a great salsa, Los TexManiacs mix the simplest, yet finest, ingredients of Texas music to create a sound solidly rooted in tradition, exploding with contemporary vitality. The TexManics’ versatility has led them to performances, such as the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the International Accordion Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Texas Governor’s Ball and major festivals in Germany, Holland and Spain. Los TexManiacs’ current CD, Borders Y Bailes, won a Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album in 2010. Los TexManiacs are honored to perform with legendary five-time Grammy-winning artist, Flaco Jimenez, whose six-decade career has taken his accordion-fueled TexMex sound to a larger audience than any other conjunto or Tejano artist.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
Los TexManiacs

Date: June 18 @ 8:00 pm

June 23

The road goes on forever, and the party never ends!

The Robert Earl Keen concert requires a ticket purchase. Tickets are on sale by clicking Buy Tickets below. Tickets are $65 for reserved seating in the front of the lawn and $35 for general admission. For this concert, chairs will be provided and concessions will be sold, including beer and wine. Ticket holders are asked to not bring chairs, coolers, outside food or beverages, or pets. 

Three decades after the release of his debut album, No Kinda Dancer, with 18 recordings to his name and thousands of shows in his rear-view mirror, Keen has blazed a peer-, critic- and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living legend status in Americana music and at home in Texas. He is a member of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late Townes Van Zandt, who Keen has toured with, and his longtime friend and fellow Aggie, Lyle Lovett. A short stint in Nashville earned Keen a publishing deal, a label and a national booking agent, but it was 1989’s West Textures album, and the debut of “The Road Goes On Forever” in particular, that kicked his career into high gear. His literate songwriting and razor wit created a grassroots following for instant classics like “Corpus Christi Bay,” “Whenever Kindness Fails,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” “Dreadful Selfish Crime” and “Merry Christmas From the Family.” In 2015, Keen ventured into bluegrass territory with Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions, and emerged as Billboard magazine’s number two Bluegrass Artist of the Year. The recording was in 2015’s top five at Americana Radio and second on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart. Keen has worked with Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church and Gary Clark Jr. and has appeared on Austin City Limits. In 2015, he received the first official BMI Troubadour Award. Last fall, Texas Monthly magazine described Keen by saying, “From tales of romance on the Rio Grande in ‘Gringo Honeymoon,’ to the humor and dysfunction of the holiday season in ‘Merry Christmas From the Family,’ Keen writes of Texas and Texans with wit, tenderness, and an acuity typically reserved for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists such as Larry McMurtry.” Keen’s newest double CD, Live Dinner Reunion, revisits Keen’s best-selling 1996 recording, Live No. 2 Dinner. The refreshed version features special guests Cory Morrow, Cody Canada, Bruce Robison, Joe Ely, Cody Braun, and Lovett, who co-wrote “The Front Porch Song” with Keen for Live No. 2 Dinner.

All proceeds from the paid-ticket Robert Earl Keen concert will help Levitt Pavilion Arlington provide more than 50 free concerts a year in Downtown Arlington. 

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Concert times: 7:30 p.m. Cory Morrow
9 p.m. Robert Earl Keen

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Artists’ websites
corymorrow.com
robertearlkeen.com

Date: June 23 @ 7:30 pm

Feel-good Texas music

Cory Morrow is the opening act for the Robert Earl Keen concert, which requires a ticket purchase. Click on Buy Tickets below to purchase tickets to see Cory Morrow and Robert Earl Keen.

Happiness has always come naturally to Cory Morrow. With his rollicking, soulful, feel-good Texas country, he has made thousands jump on tabletops, shimmy, scream, and suspend worries for almost two decades, like a honky-tonk pied piper––and he shows no signs of stopping. That deep joy courses throughout The Good Fight, Cory’s latest recording. The 15-song collection was recorded at East Austin’s 12th Street Sound and polished at the Zone Recording Studio in nearby Dripping Springs. It’s immediately clear that this is a record brimming with guts, truth, and growth, not compromises. Cory proves his smooth, fiery drawl has only gotten better with age. The music revels in a life full of love and purpose, drawing on gritty rock, thumping gospel, and Cory’s signature juke-joint country.

Concert time
7:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
corymorrow.com

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Date: June 23 @ 7:30 pm

June 29

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that’s bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who’ve done them wrong. Rated PG.

Movie time
8 p.m.
Run time: 90 minutes

Trailer

Date: June 29 @ 8:00 pm

July 1

Americana award-winning master storyteller

The only thing better than a Ray Wylie Hubbard song is a Ray Wylie Hubbard story to go with it! Ray started his journey as a folk singer in the ’60s before falling in with the wild and wooly cosmic/outlaw Texas country scene of the ’70s — in large part by penning the immortal Up Against the Wall (Redneck Mother), which Jerry Jeff Walker recorded. Ray performed constantly and recorded sporadically throughout the rest of the ’70s and ’80s, but his career as a songwriter’s songwriter began in earnest with 1994’s Loco Gringo’s Lament. He’s moved from strength to strength ever since, recording acclaimed albums, earning praise and awards from his peers, entertaining anyone who listens with his story-telling, and cementing his standing as one of the most respected artists on the modern Americana scene. He has 16 albums, including his most recent, The Ruffian’s Misfortune, as well as an autobiography, A Life … Well, Lived.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
raywylie.com

Date: July 1 @ 8:00 pm

July 2

Conjunto music that leaves you shouting for more!

Five-time Grammy nominees Jaime y Los Chamacos’ popularity can be directly attributed to 31 years of combined talent and outstanding ability to appeal to audiences of all ages. Creative choreography, including gravity-defying spins while simultaneously playing the accordion and singing, is the trademark of Jaime De Anda. Appearances have included night clubs and outdoor performances in Texas, Mexico and across the United States. Televised appearances have included Telemundo and Univision programming, public service announcements and commercials. The group’s CDs range from gold to platinum and include reaching number one on both the Tejano and Latin charts in Billboard magazine. Other achievements include three Latin Grammy nominations, Male Entertainer of the Year and Conjunto of the Year in the Valley’s Choice Awards, and Tejano Globe Awards’ Best Male Entertainer and Best Conjunto of the Year.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
jaimeyloschamacos.org

Date: July 2 @ 8:00 pm

July 3

Musicality meets grit

Collaborating across multiple genres ranging from soul, rock and pop to hip-hop and electronic dance music, classifying Daphne Willis in musical terms is no easy task. With infectious melodies delivered with lyrical precision and honesty, Daphne’s music is sincere, compelling and relevant. Raised in Chicago and relocated to Nashville, Daphne includes among her influences Elvis Costello and Michael Jackson, but her music cleverly incorporates these inspirations into a style that is refreshing and contemporary in a way that suits her songs best. Daphne is currently a pop writer at Sony/ATV and continues to release music and tour as an Indie Artist. Her fifth recording, 2014’s Live to Try, features songs co-written with Hunter Davis, Chris Faulk, Angela Lauer, John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Keri Barnes and Tim Lauer, while 2015’s Get It EP kicks off with the track “Done With Bein’ Done,” which Daphne co-wrote with Grammy winner Meghan Trainor. Last year, Daphne released two singles (“Spider in the Roses,” and “The Struggle is Real,” which advocates mental health awareness) and had main stage performances at both LA Pride and Nashville Pride. Daphne is putting the finishing touches on Come Together, an acoustic EP that re-imagines five classic tracks by The Beatles.

Concert time
7:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
daphnewillis.com

Date: July 3 @ 7:30 pm

Songwriting that will rock your socks right off!

Brad Thompson’s musical roots started at an early age. Both of his parents were avid music fans and musicians. Brad’s earliest memories are of his dad picking out Luther Perkin’s guitar parts off of Johnny Cash’s albums. Brad’s mom, an accomplished vocalist and pianist, tried her hand at classical guitar, but when it didn’t work out, she handed her guitar to 12-year-old Brad, who started taking private lessons. As a student at the University of North Texas, Brad became friends with singer/lyricist Eddie Allen and within two years of entering college, they both pursued music full time, writing and performing at clubs like The Hop in Fort Worth, Poor David’s Pub in Dallas, the Kerrville Folk Festival and other havens for young songwriters. Brad went solo in 1992 and has recorded seven CDs. His songwriting and performances show the influences of Michael Hedges, Lyle Lovett, Jeff Buckley, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Counting Crows.

Concert time
8:45 p.m.
Brad’s concert will take a break at 9:45 p.m. for fireworks, then resume at 10 p.m.

Artist’s website
bradthompson.com

Date: July 3 @ 8:45 pm

July 6

Are you ready to hand jive? Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of Grease, the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines? Dress in costume, and sing a long to this perfect summer fun movie! Rated PG-13.

Movie time
8 p.m.
Run time: 110 minutes

Trailer

Date: July 6 @ 8:30 pm

July 8

Texas Hill Country music at its best!

With a voice as comfortable as well-worn jeans, Walt Wilkins knew his calling was music at an early age. His story-telling songs, hard-edged vocals and plaintive guitar have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene. Walt has been writing and playing music since the 1990s; sometimes alone, sometimes with his wife Tina, and sometimes with The Mystiqueros, a living art collective, a Hill Country jukebox, one of the bands destined to be on the bill in honky-tonk heaven. Together since 2007, their sound has been called “highly reminiscent of 1970s country/rock” with quality songwriting and vocal arrangements.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
waltwilkins.com

Date: July 8 @ 8:30 pm

July 9

Fab Four favs with a bluegrass spin

Bands have been playing Beatles tunes for decades, but none quite like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band. Imagine the music of the Fab Four shaken up with infusions of bluegrass and jazz and topped off with a classical twist. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band is a collection of four very different musicians creating a new sound from the greatest music ever written by the greatest band ever, The Beatles. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band’s repertoire features new and innovative takes on songs like “Eleanor Rigby,” “Back in the U.S.S.R,” Come Together,”  “Blackbird” and many more. Sgt. Pepper’s is all about taking classics out for a new spin while staying true to music and artists who shaped an entire generation.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
bluegrassbeatles.com

Date: July 9 @ 8:30 pm

July 13

Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. Rated PG.

Movie time
8:30 p.m.
Run time: 100 minutes

Trailer

Date: July 13 @ 8:30 pm

July 14

Poetically spun tales of Americana music

After having his last two albums on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Heatseekers charts, Mississippi-born Texas transplanted singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Eady is releasing his highly anticipated sixth album this year, Daylight & Dark. The collection merges Jason’s distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting. For Jason, who names Merle Haggard, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson among his main inspirations, instilling each song with graceful honesty proved to be his greatest achievement and thrill in creating the new album. The album radiates a warm vitality that’s got much to do with Jason’s gift for nuanced yet unaffected slice-of-life storytelling and includes guest performances by Tammy Rogers of The SteelDrivers, Courtney Patton and Vince Gill.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
jasoneady.com

Date: July 14 @ 8:30 pm

July 15

Levitt National Tour presents 10-piece
powerhouse of soul

The 2017 Levitt National Tour will feature the critically acclaimed rising stars, The Suffers. This 10-piece powerhouse of Gulf Coast Soul celebrates the rich diversity of the band’s hometown of Houston, masterfully melding classic American soul with genres as wide-ranging as rock, Latin ska, Cajun, hip-hop, country and R&B. When asked about the origin of the self-coined term “Gulf Coast Soul,” lead vocalist Kam Franklin explained, “When I think of the Gulf, I think of good food, humidity, diverse cultures, and this is all reflected in The Suffers. We come from different backgrounds, but it all comes together in our band, and we create a gumbo of music. It might not make sense on paper to put a Latin percussionist with a gospel singer with a classically trained saxophonist with a jazz drummer, but for us, it works.” This approach has already earned The Suffers a place on numerous “artists to watch” lists, rave reviews from Billboard, NPR and The New York Times and a growing international fan base — and they’re just getting started! The Suffers are frequently praised for their heartfelt, high-energy live shows. The combined force of the rhythm and horn sections’ contagious grooves and Kam Franklin’s soaring vocals has wowed audiences and critics alike in venues across the globe from small, intimate settings like NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts to large-scale festivals, like the Newport Folk Fest, Austin City Limits Music Festival and South by Southwest, to popular late-night television shows, like The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Along with pushing musical boundaries, The Suffers are dedicated to inspiring fans to live boldly and tap into their own potential. This dynamic band will move people of all ages and backgrounds with their raw, fiery Gulf Coast Soul!

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
thesuffers.com

Date: July 15 @ 8:30 am

July 16

A Grammy-winning tapestry of folk, pop and blues

When Texas native and Grammy-winning songwriter Terri Hendrix laced up her “Two Dollar Shoes” and began her journey as an independent recording artist 20 years ago, there was no map or handy guidebook to show her the way. Although she wasn’t the first artist to ever self-release an album, the DIY road was still years away from becoming the busy thoroughfare that it is for so many musicians today. Now two decades and thousands of miles down the line, the trail-blazing Terri Hendrix is still going strong and feeling more inspired than ever before. Recently picked by Acoustic Guitar magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer/guitarists, Terri has played with some of the best musicians in Texas, most notably Austin City Limits Hall of Fame guitarist/pedal steel player and Grammy-winner, Lloyd Maines. Widely renowned for his work with such artists as Joe Ely, Terry Allen and the Dixie Chicks, Lloyd has worked on approximately 4,000 albums alongside some of the most significant figures in country, rock and Texas music, and has toured with Terri almost exclusively for almost two decades. Terri’s and Lloyd’s charismatic stage presence and reputation for delivering an energetic, feel-good live show, has been embraced by loyal fans across the country and around the globe. As solo acts or as a duo, the pair have entertained crowds everywhere from intimate listening rooms such as Austin’s Cactus Cafe to huge outdoor events, like the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Newport, Philadelphia and Kerrville Folk Festivals.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artists’ websites
terrihendrix.com
lloydmaines.com

Date: July 16 @ 8:30 am

July 21

Hall of Fame rock royalty known for
Under the Boardwalk!

“Up on the Roof.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “This Magic Moment.” “There Goes My Baby.” “Dance with Me.” “Spanish Harlem.” “Stand by Me.” The list of hits goes on and on. Since their inception in the 1950s, The Drifters, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s founding vocal groups, has had decades of hits that made them the second most successful recording artists of all time, according to Billboard magazine. Through their historical journey, which has included five legendary lead singers, the group has covered the entire spectrum of rock ‘n’ roll. They were the first musical group to include stringed instruments in R&B music with their hauntingly beautiful song, “There Goes My Baby.” They were the first to sell 2 million records with their pop classic, “Up on the Roof.” Along with fellow inductees The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Supremes, The Drifters were in the first class of legends to be initiated into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the first African-American group to be inducted. Their classic tune, “Under the Boardwalk,” is the most played R&B record of all time. Their songs have been penned by such historic songwriters as Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Carol King, and Phil Spector. They have played at the White House three times, gave a benefit concert in Berlin the day the wall fell, performed for the Pope, the Queen of England and Nelson Mandella, and toured the world for the USO in three different war zones from Korea to Iraq. It’s been a while since The Drifters toured the country, but they are back to celebrate their 50-year catalogue and support their new recording, The Drifters Salute the Great American Songbook Live.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
The Drifters

Date: July 21 @ 8:30 pm

July 22

An American original who defies genres

With his unique voice, more unique songwriting and even more unique double-necked “guit-steel” guitar, there has never been anyone quite like Junior Brown. He’s an American original. Junior showed an affinity for music at an early age when the family moved from Arizona to a rural area of Indiana. Junior began to experience country music and remembers it as “growing up out of the ground like the crops – it was everywhere; coming out of cars, houses, gas stations and stores like the soundtrack of a story.” Instead of sticking to country music, Junior has shown himself to be equally adept at a wide variety of American music styles, including rock ‘n’ roll, blues, Hawaiian, bluegrass and western swing. With his writing coming together by the mid-1980s, Junior upgraded his gear in a way that no artist had ever done. Struggling through each show, going back and forth plugging and unplugging guitar to steel guitar while singing, he had a dream one night about the two instruments mysteriously melding into one. The result was Junior’s invention, the “guit-steel,” a double-necked instrument combining standard guitar with steel guitar. The guit-steel allows Junior to switch instruments quickly in mid-song while not skipping a note. Meanwhile, the “Junior Brown” style of songwriting also evolved, employing subtle dry wit to some songs with others being more overtly humorous or just plain dead serious. Like his playing, there is a wide range of styles that when combined can only spell Junior Brown. Since relocating to the Austin music scene, Junior has had Grammy nods, a Country Music Association Award for “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead,” and movie and TV appearances, like The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan O’Brien Show, Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, SpongeBob, The X Files, Dukes of Hazzard, Me Myself and Irene, Tresspass, Still Breathing, Blue Collar Comedy Tours 1 and 2, and more recently, Better Call Saul. He has a Bluegrass Music Association Award, and has performed duets and video collaborations with Hank Thompson, The Beach Boys, George Jones, Leon McAuliffe, Ray Price, Leona Williams, Lynn Morris, Lloyd Green and Doc Watson.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
juniorbrown.com

Date: July 22 @ 8:30 pm

July 23

A hip-shakin’, belly-laughin’, song-slingin’,

down-home house party!

Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, when, at 14, he found a guitar under his father’s bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books. Luckily, he chose the guitar. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path, he landed in Shreveport, where he formed his first band, Picket Line Coyotes, a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that lived and died between the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders much like their unfortunate animal namesake. From there, Kevin ventured to Austin,  where The Gourds were born from the Picket Line Coyote ashes. That storied band of pumpkins came to an end after 18 years of good times and hard traveling. Since then, Kevin has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country/soul and swamp/funk. A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip-shaking, belly-laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on and kissed on by the Shinyribs band featuring Winfield Cheek on keyboards, Keith Langford on drums, Jeff Brown on bass and the Tijuana Train Wreck Horns. Whether on his six-string uke, his electric guitar or singing a cappella, Kevin Russell can entertain you like no one else. The freedom with which he moves, coupled with his incredible voice is an experience in and of itself. His original songs laced with magical realism along with novel interpretations of popular songs old and new (George Jones, TLC, Leadbelly, T-Pain) are the true art that runs throughout. He’s Burl Ives meets Al Green; Hank Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass. Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry — a unique musical experience and an original expression of our colorful musical heritage.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
shinyribs.org

Date: July 23 @ 8:30 pm