Musical storytelling with a Texan mindset
Texas-based songwriter, Max Stalling, had no expectation of ever being in the music business. After attending high school in South Texas, Max studied at Texas A&M, where he earned a master’s degree in food science, then followed the corporate road to eventually land in Dallas working in product development for Frito-Lay. During that time, Max also discovered the Three Teardrops Tavern and Dallas community radio station KNON and a musical heritage that he had been nearly oblivious to. Inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett and Jerry Jeff Walker, Max started writing songs, recording albums and eventually touring. About 60,000 CDs later, Max joined musical greats, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, Selena, Guy Clark and many others when he received a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi. Max plays about 150 shows a year and is in the third year of a Budweiser sponsorship. His song, “Scars and Souvenirs,” was used as the title for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, and he is featured on the CW Network’s Troubadour, TX television series. He has shared the stage with most of the artists that inspired him to start writing in the first place. Max’s style is modern with a vintage feel. He creates a dynamic live show that’s smart and charming and as listenable as it is danceable with a unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics.
Special guest: Steve Helms at 7 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the Styx concert on Oct. 10, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email email@example.com.