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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 2

A Levitt tradition: 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 imagined. 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. 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
brave.com/bo

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Date: September 2 @ 8:00 pm

September 3

An electrifying alt/pop experience 

From a quiet, country house nestled within Durham, N.C., Delta Rae fuses its inspired four-part harmonies with a rich Carolina soul. Their music hinges on hope and a deep sense of meaning while their live show reflects the joy, passion and the unique bond they share, and the amazing fans and friends who join them. They are Mumford & Sons meets Fleetwood Mac — an alt/pop band with four lead singers whose music incorporates all aspects of Americana. Their debut recording in 2012, Carry The Fire, was recorded in only a few months and funded entirely via Kickstarter. It offered Delta Rae a platform for touring and the group spent the next year and a half on the road, performing at festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Hangout Festival. Their most recent recording, After It All, is a collection of songs that looks to the folklore and romance of the American frontier as a means of understanding our angst about what is yet to come. Delta Rae has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Last Call with Carson Daly.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
deltarae.com

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Date: September 3 @ 8:00 pm

September 4

Bluesy rock that’s decidedly Southern

Paul Thorn’s music is cherished by his many fans thanks to his down-home perspective, vivid-yet-plainspoken language and colorful characters. It helps that Paul is a colorful and distinctly Southern personality himself. He was raised in Tupelo, Miss., in the land of cotton and catfish. And churches. A preacher’s kid, Paul’s performances were generally limited to the pews until sixth grade. When he was 17, he met songwriter Billy Maddox, who became his friend and mentor. It would take several detours — working in a furniture factory, boxing, jumping out of airplanes — until Paul committed to the singer/songwriter’s life with Billy as his songwriting partner and co-producer. Paul possessed the ability to charm audiences right from the start. Not only with his music, but with the stories he tells from the stage. His latest album, Too Blessed to be Stressed, stakes out new territory with 10 songs that express more universal truths with Paul’s trademark humor and one purpose: To make people feel good.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
paulthorn.com

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Date: September 4 @ 8:00 pm

September 9

A modern blend of blues, soul and funk

The Peterson Brothers possess a modern blend of blues, soul and funk. Alex, 17, on bass and vocals, and Glenn Jr., 19, on guitar and lead vocals, grew up playing together since they were kids. Rising stars in Austin, the Peterson Brothers hold a standing-room-only weekly residency at Austin’s famed music hall,  The Continental Club. They have opened for Gary Clark Jr., Los Lonely Boys, the late B.B. King, Willie Nelson and Lisa Marie Presley, and have played with Buddy Guy, Michael Burks and many of Austin’s finest musicians. The Peterson Brothers have also gained the attention of the one and only Bootsy Collins, who has become a true mentor. Glenn and Alex are honing their musical chops daily and dazzling audiences playing gigs throughout the United States.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
petersonbrothersband.com

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Date: September 9 @ 8:00 pm

September 10

Pop/soul artistry from a finalist on The Voice

Aquile’s singer/songwriter roots are firmly set in the small town of Douglas, Wyo., where the pop/soul artist honed his musical talents before heading west to make it big. Aquile landed on season three of NBC’s The Voice, winning over three of the four coaches, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee lo Green, before ultimately choosing Christina as his coach. Following The Voice, Aquile went into the studio to work on his debut solo album, and released his first single, Control, in 2013. He opened for Kenny Loggins at the Levitt Pavilion last year, and returns this year for his own concert.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
aquilemusic.com

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Date: September 10 @ 8:00 pm

September 11

Resurrecting the groove of vintage soul

Soul Track Mind has made a name for themselves by blending ‘60s and ‘70s era soul and R&B with flares of jazz, blues, funk and dance rhythms and a sound deeply rooted in retro convictions that still manages to feel fresh and modern. Over the last few years, whirlwind front man Donovan Keith and the dapper disciples of Soul Track Mind have become synonymous with raucously entertaining shows. After releasing their 2010 debut album, Ghost of Soul, Soul Track Mind became a force to reckon with in the modern soul genre. Their self-titled second album earned them the summer 2013 cover of Texas Music magazine and prompted the Huffington Post to declare Soul Track Mind “a cultural exclamation point about American music.” The band’s third album, Unbreakable, is an evolution and expansion of STM’s sound far beyond what the band has done in the past. The Austin Chronicle proclaimed it “a hot, horn-fed, electric guitar-etched platter of hard modern R&B.”

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
soultrackmind.com

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Date: September 11 @ 8:00 pm

September 16

A folk/pop canvas of sound and harmonies

Seryn, a four-piece band from Denton, found its strength in their vast musical talent and understanding the dynamics of how to layer the textures of guitars, ukulele, accordion, bass, viola, banjo and various percussion. Their beauty is gracefully displayed through chilling harmonies. What may at first appear as straight folk songs transcend into menacing walls of sound. Since the Star-Telegram described Seryn as “fast becoming a must-see. One of Denton’s hottest bands in any genre … on the verge of big things,” Seryn has made the move from Denton to Nashville. Their newest single is We Will All Be Changed.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
serynsound.com

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Date: September 16 @ 8:00 pm

September 17

Musicality meets grit

With Chicago roots and Texas ties, Daphne Willis brings both musicality and grit to the songs she writes and plays. Born in San Antonio to a classically trained vocalist and audio engineer, Daphne began singing at an early age and found her way to the guitar in high school. Since then, she’s developed the confidence, melodic mastery and vocal range that have won her admirers from here to Beijing. Daphne didn’t plan a career in music, but as a student at DePaul University in Chicago, she found herself performing at open mic nights, which led to regular Chicago gigs, and eventually, a decision to leave school and hit the road. She assembled a band and began playing 200 shows a year across the United States. Daphne released her independent EP, Matter of Time, in 2007. In a twist of fate, Vanguard Records’ Kevin Welk heard one of Daphne’s tracks on an American Airlines flight, which led to her second EP, Exhibit A, in 2008. To record her first full-length album, Daphne headed to the hills of Tennessee and released What to Say in 2010. Album number two, Because I Can, came out in 2011 and reached the number two spot on iTunes’ Top 40 Singer/Songwriter Chart. On her most recent EP, Inside Outright, Daphne co-wrote songs with Hunter Davis, Chris Faulk, Angela Lauer, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Keri Barnes and Tim Lauer.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
daphnewillis.com

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Date: September 17 @ 7:00 pm

Pop-inflected island rhythms from an America’s Got Talent finalist

A crystalline voice and funky, easygoing beats earned Cas Haley a second-place finish on the second season of America’s Got Talent, which in turn, netted him a measure of fame and a following. But the contest also locked the Texas singer/songwriter/guitarist into a major label deal that didn’t feel quite right. Not wanting to be turned into a manufactured product, he struck out on his own with a collection of songs that bask in the philosophical and musical maturity that comes from staying true to his artistic vision. Cas was touring, recording and building a fan base when a ski accident left him unable to sing for eight months. His latest recording, More Music More Family, is a result of his recovery time when he had time to reflect on how to move his music career forward while better representing his lifestyle. More Music More Family was recorded in Hawaii and includes tracks that address the universality of life lessons with positive and uplifting melodies that draw on Cas’ influences of reggae, soul, blues and rock.

Concert time
8:30 p.m.

Artist’s website
facebook.com/haley.cas

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Date: September 17 @ 8:30 pm

September 18

The king and queen of alt/country music

If Austin’s music scene suddenly switched to a monarchy, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis might have to learn to perform while balancing hefty crowns. After 20 years of marriage, the two already reign as one of Americana music’s coolest couples, and their most recent recording,  Our Year, elevated them closer to the lofty territory once occupied by beloved royals Johnny and June and George and Tammy. Not that they would ever seek royal treatment, of course. This duo is way too down-to-earth for Downton Abbey airs. They’re Texans, after all. Bruce is a Bandera boy; Oklahoma-born Kelly an Army brat, got here as soon as she could. They fell in love while harmonizing together, though it took them until 2013 to release Cheater’s Game, their first officially billed joint effort (unless you count their four children). Kelly has reigned as a critically acclaimed roots music singer since her recorded debut two decades ago and is recognized as a new country and Americana pioneer. Her ever-broadening artistic range and gifts as both a writer and interpreter of songs have consistently continued to wow her many fans and music critics alike thanks to her finesse, smarts and irresistible charm. Bruce has made his mark as both a writer of indelible smash hits for George Strait, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks and as an artist in his own right with eight albums rich with his laconic, yet potent, grace and emotional dead aim as a songwriter and singer.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
bruceandkellyshow.com

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Date: September 18 @ 8:00 pm

September 22

Folk/rock music with meaning from a finalist on The Voice

Luke Wade makes a return visit to the Levitt for a special Arlington Gives!/North Texas Giving Day concert. Luke’s hometown fans were not surprised when he landed in the top five finalists on the seventh season of NBC’s The Voice, where he was part of Team Pharrell. That’s a long way from growing up in Dublin, a sultry little Texas town known for being the home of sugar cane Dr Pepper. The youngest of four children, his insightful and thoughtful lyrics were inspired by his parents. Last year’s release of The River and a swell of media coverage have surrounded Luke since his appearance on The Voice. Luke surrounds himself with exceptional musicians and remains keenly aware as to his place in the musical equation. Luke’s songwriting is honest and never self-indulgent, creating music that feels as much a part of the listener as the artist with a charm that has endeared him to his audience and encouraged a rabid following wherever he performs.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Click here for more info on the Arlington Gives! North Texas Giving Day Event

Artist’s website
lukewademusic.com

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Date: September 22 @ 8:00 pm

September 23

Catch the perfect blend of pop/rock and Celtic before they retire!

No one could believe it when we heard The Killdares plan to retire at the end of 2016. As soon as we heard the news, we knew we had to have them perform at the Levitt one more time. Since they got their start in 1996, The Killdares grew to be known as one of the hottest, cutting edge bands in music — Celtic or otherwise. World-class musicians from all over the United States, they came together in Texas to create and perform a new version of hard-driving, alternative Celtic rock music. Blending traditional Celtic playing skills, power-pop accessibility, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll hooks, The Killdares created a fresh new sound that was always engaging and appealing to fans of all ages. Even die-hard fans of purely traditional Celtic music  embraced the band’s powerful genre-bending sound using the unconventional pairing of screaming, fire-driven fiddle and bagpipes with the wail of electric guitar, bass and drums to create brilliant arrangements of traditional tunes and original compositions. Their distinctive sound combined with the band’s incredible stage presence is nothing short of awesome. Don’t miss one of their last concerts and the chance to hear them live!

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
killdares.com

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Date: September 23 @ 8:00 pm

September 24

Familiar, yet far-out, Indie folk music

Sisters Eva, Hannah, Sarah and Liza Holbrook were born in a five-year span and raised in a bohemian, art-loving family in Fort Collins, Colo. Each found an instrument to master early on, studying classical music while composing and arranging unique instrumentations for  violin, mandolin, piano and drums. They gained performing experience working with their songwriter father and soon had festival promoters and media figures championing their fresh, intricately drawn sound. Shel’s music is many things, but its coherence and distinctiveness comes from the sisters’ commitment to making every song an honest four-way collaboration. Their most recent recording, Just Crazy Enough, features classically inspired mandolin, violin and piano along with the quartet’s glowing vocal harmonies. In a new music scene that’s crowded, genre-twisting and attuned to mastery in live performance, Shel is a must-know young band for anyone who wants to keep up with tomorrow’s greats. Their spellbinding live performances tap deep skills as instrumentalists and total trust to generate improbable power on stage. They share contemporary musical DNA with Americana bands, Punch Brothers and Crooked Still, but just as surely with adventuresome artists, such as tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent and Alt-J.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
shelmusic.com

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Date: September 24 @ 8:00 pm

September 25

A legendary jazz drummer and elder statesman of groove

Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb, a mostly self-taught musician, is the elder statesman of all the Miles Davis bands. Jimmy’s inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 to 1963 and included the masterpiece, Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, Live at Carnegie Hall, Live at the Blackhawk, Porgy and Bess, and many other watermark Miles Davis recordings. Jimmy played extensively with Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and Cannonball Adderly, before joining Miles in 1957. In  1963, Jimmy left Miles but continued to work with Miles’ rhythm section.Jimmy went on to  work with Sarah Vaughn for nine years, then continued to freelance throughout the ’70s, ’80s and 90s. Jimmy has played around the world from Newport to Monte Carlo and from Los Angeles to Japan. He has performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, the Shah of Iran and many other dignitaries in his storied career. Jimmy remains active, not only in New York City, where he leads Jimmy Cobb’s Mob, but on the international circuit including Japan, China, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and South Africa. Jimmy has traveled every year for the last nine years to Stanford University to teach Master Classes for the University’s Jazz Workshop. He has taught for Parsons: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, at the University of Greensboro in North Carolina, for The International Center for the arts at San Francisco State University, for St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia Canada, for Berklee’s College of Music in Boston and at numerous educational institutions all over the globe.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
jimmycobb.com

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Date: September 25 @ 8:00 pm

September 30

Dance-happy blend of pop, R&B and funk! 

The Nightowls took Texas by storm in 2014 with the release of their debut album, Good As Gold. The Austin Chronicle hailed them as “suave, energetic, blue-eyed soul” and named their album one of the Top 10 of the year at its annual music awards. Austin Monthly named them a Band to Watch. They spent the next year bringing their ecstatic live show to stages around the country, including the Austin City Limits Festival. Their sound is an energetic blend of classic soul and modern pop with influences running the gamut from James Brown to Michael Jackson. Bright, bold horns dance and leap over a funky rhythm section, and the group’s voices shimmer and shine with gorgeous harmonies. Their sophomore recording last year earned them serious national attention from The Atlantic and Southern Living to Relix and Pollstar.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
wearethenightowls.com

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Date: September 30 @ 8:00 pm

October 1

The original honky-tonk hero

Billy Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the 1970s, and his reputation among musicians and critics hasn’t diminished over the decades. Billy Joe got his first musical break in 1968 writing songs like Good Christian Soldier (Kris Kristofferson), Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me (Tom T. Hall), Ride Me Down Easy (Bobby Bare) and Sweet Mama (The Allman Brothers). His real breakthrough came in 1973, when Waylon Jennings recorded an album composed almost entirely of Billy Joe’s songs, Honky Tonk Heroes — largely considered the first true “outlaw” album — followed by Billy Joe’s own debut album, Old Five and Dimers Like Me. All Music Guide lists 23 albums for Billy Joe, from 1973’s Old Five & Dimers Like Me through 2007’s Everybody’s Brother, which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Among his many classic songs are I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day), Honky Tonk Heroes, Georgia on a Fast Train, Live Forever, Tramp on Your Street, and Try and Try Again. In 2006, Billy Joe was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Americana Music Association awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting. He also served as spiritual advisor to Texas independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman. Billy Joe Shaver is one of the most respected living figures in American music. Bob Dylan, who rarely covers other writers, has often played Billy Joe‘s Old Five And Dimers Like Me in concert, and Johnny Cash called him “my favorite songwriter.”

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
billyjoeshaver.com

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Date: October 1 @ 8:00 pm

October 2

Blues, country and down-home rock

Look out your window, and keep your eyes open. Bart Crow is coming your way. Always known as “the nice guy” with a smile on his face, the tides are turning, and the gloves are coming off. Bart is still the kind of guy and artist fans in the South and Midwest have grown to love. But on his new album The Parade, boundaries disappear, and things are getting real. The road-toughened troubadour and his band have already logged thousands of miles playing in front of loyal crowds at far-flung, late-night clubs and concert halls all over Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska and beyond. It’s his music that draws them — a tangle of roots in blues, country and down-home rock ‘n’ roll, branded with his individual imprint. Fans hear their lives in his lyrics, written in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and other true-life troubadours. With no help from big record labels, and money pulled from his own pockets, Bart has put together an admirable track record as a recording artist, with six number one singles on the Texas Music charts. He has sold more than 40,000 albums and released five self-produced albums in just over a decade, including Dandelion, which debuted at number one on Billboard’s Heatseekers South Central chart. He’s been cheered in Country Weekly, on Country Music Television and other national media outlets, and his YouTube videos and concert footage have drawn more than 2.5 million views.

Concert time
8 p.m.

Artist’s website
bartcrowmusic.com

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Date: October 2 @ 8:00 pm

October 8

The World’s Greatest Party Band!

After 36 years and 20 million albums sold, the B-52s are still rocking concerts around the world with their groundbreaking songs like Rock Lobster, Dance This Mess Around and Private Idaho and chart-topping hits like Love Shack, Roam and Deadbeat Club. They re-emerged on the pop scene with their 2008 CD, Funplex, with signature B-52s’ style and unforgettable dance-rock tunes that start a party every time their music begins. Formed on an October night in 1976 in an Athens, Ga., Chinese restaurant, the popular party group named themselves after the southern slang for exaggerated bouffant hairdos. Before long, their thrift store aesthetic and genre-defying songs were the talk of the post-punk underground. Their self-titled debut disc sold more than 500,000 copies on the strength of their first singles, the garage rock party classic, Rock Lobster, and 52 Girls. Top 10 hits followed with Love Shack and Roam, and the group became a trio in 2013 with original members Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider and Cindy Wilson. As they take their party-music revolution into the 21st century the B-52s show no signs of slowing down, serving up their own blend of music and showmanship to millions of fans around the world.

Proceeds from the B-52s concert will help Levitt Pavilion Arlington provide more than 50 free, culturally diverse concerts. It is the only Levitt concert that requires a ticket purchase.

In addition to Texas Health/Arlington Memorial Hospital, the B-52s benefit concert is sponsored by Blue Mesa, Candlelite Inn/Bonnie & Alan Petsche, the Levitt Foundation, MillerCoors, Patterson Law Group, Peyco Southwest Realty, Tarrant County College, Total Wine & More, Tricon Construction, United Service Association for Health Care Foundation, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Wade Funeral Home.

Gates open: 7 p.m.
Opening act: The O’s (Folk/Americana) at 7:30 p.m.
B-52s concert time: 9 p.m.

For the B-52s concert only
No chairs — chairs will be provided.
No coolers — concessions will be sold at the concert.
No pets. 

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Artist’s website
theb52s.com

 

Date: October 8 @ 9:00 pm