Donovan Keith’s concert is part of Light UpArlington!, the city’s annual Independence Day celebration with food and activities starting at 6 p.m. all around the pavilion and Downtown Arlington. Fireworks are at 9:45 p.m. For Light Up Arlington! information and a schedule, please click here.
A soul-singing dynamo with infectious moves
The man who never stops moving. First known as the founder and frontman of Soul Track Mind, Donovan Keith embodies the ideals of both stunning vocal ability and infectiously frenetic showmanship. The mystery has yet to be solved: How can a mild-mannered ginger sing and dance like that? A native Midwesterner, Donovan chose Austin to cultivate his music dreams and moved across the country with no job, friends or family and no experience leading the band he was about to form. Soul Track Mind grew into an outlet for Donovan’s love of soul and R&B music and gave him the perfect vehicle for his first years of development as a songwriter and performer. For eight years, Soul Track Mind was eagerly embraced by the Austin music scene and blasted throughout Texas and the South, out to both coasts, and all the way back to the northern states of his youth. Donovan’s one-of-a-kind, dance-infused stage show became beloved by fans and acknowledged by reviewers across the country. Successes for Donovan with Soul Track Mind included winning the Music Prize in 2014, performing at the 2015 Texas Governor’s Inaugural Ball and the Wakarusa Festival, sharing bills with Enrique Iglesias, David Crosby, Charles Bradley and Erykah Badu; and five years closing out the Viva Big Bend Festival. Now this red-haired, soul-singing dynamo has a brand-new project all his own. Combining his signature voice and moves with fresh new songs and piano skills you never knew he had, Donovan is embarking on his next (r)evolution. In 2017, he released an EP, Carry Me On, which gave fans their first taste of Donovan’s latest songwriting direction. Last year brought Donovan a massive infusion of attention, launched with an incendiary performance at Black Fret, a music patronage organization whose members seek out the best Austin-based talent and support those artists with a wildly enthusiastic fan community, professional mentoring and financial support to elevate them to the next level. Black Fret members recognized Donovan with a $20,000 grant, opening more options and opportunities for a 2019 that is sure to be astonishing.
Join us on the lawn!
There is limited seating available for this concert. To attend, you can reserve one space by clicking here. You may two to eight people in your space (the people in your square should be family members). You must show proof of your reservation with your printed ticket or your ticket on your phone at the gates to enter the lawn. Everyone in your square must also have proof of your reservation to be admitted. Seating is in socially distanced squares marked on the lawn. Squares are first-come, first-served. You can reserve one square only. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. Opening artists begin at 7 p.m., followed by the headliners at 8 p.m. You must wear a mask to enter the lawn. Once you are in your square, you can remove your mask to eat and drink. You must wear a mask any time you leave your square. Once the concert is over, please leave the lawn as quickly as possible. While at the Levitt, please stay a socially distanced 6 feet away from Levitt crew, staff, artists and volunteers. Please bring your own food, beverages, chairs and blankets. No glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.
For your health and safety
The Levitt has taken required health and safety precautions to help make your visit to the lawn as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Antibacterial stations are located by the restrooms and throughout the concert area. A cleaning crew will sanitize the bathrooms before, during and after concerts. Please do not attend concerts if you are not feeling well, have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or have been exposed to the virus. Thank you for following safety protocols of social distancing and wearing a mask. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is up to all of us.