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Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming musical performances include:
Aug. 23 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sept. 9 Colin Hay
Sept. 30 Gov't Mule
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

Aug. 24 Miller Lite Conciertos Originales, the ongoing, free Latin music concert series, enters its fourth year bigger and better, spanning seven cities with even more chart-topping Latin artists. On August 24, the original light beer will bring the series back to Dallas with Latin Regional Mexican group, Banda Los Recoditos. Entry is free of charge on a first come, first served basis up to venue capacity, and only for those 21 and over. Tickets are required for entry into the concert. To learn how to earn tickets, visit univision.com/millerliteconciertosoriginales. The concert is on Victory Plaza at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.

Kessler Theater The Kessler Theater is an Oak Cliff icon and recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. It opened in spring of 1942 as a movie theater and was taken over by Gene Autry in 1947. It closed in the 1950's and at some point the building was used as a church. Restored and reopened in 2010, The Kessler is now a live performance theater. Upcoming shows:
  Aug. 24 Cory Morrow
  Aug. 25 Charlie Sexton
  Aug. 26 Del Castillo
  Sept. 4 Corey Kilgannon
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Aug. 25 City and Colour
Aug. 26 The Molly Ringwalds
Aug. 31 Tim Halperin
Sept. 2 Aaha Production Presents: Cobweb
Sept. 3 Uptown Latino Presents: Representa 2017
The House of Blues is in the historic White Swan Building, 2200 N. Lamar St., between the West End and Victory Park. Information: 214-978-BLUE or houseofblues.com.

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue located just west of the Cedars Station. Coming up:
Aug. 25 Brice Beaird
Aug. 26 Black Dirt Tango
Aug. 29 Bobbyrock
Aug. 31 Tony Rey's Pepper Experience
Sept. 1 Matthew Wolcott Band
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

Saturdays in June, July and Aug. Addison's annual Summer Series provides great outdoor entertainment in Beckert Park Saturday nights in June, July and August for free! In June, July* and August, spend your Saturday nights soaking up live music from a variety of genres under a blanket of beautiful North Texas Stars. Performances begin at 8 p.m. (* There will be no entertainment on July 1st.) 2017 schedule:
  Aug. 26 Blake Morgan
Information: addisontexas.net.

Aug. 26 Concert on the Square presents great music and wildly good times. Get ready for the Summer Concert on the Square featuring Shades of Gray. The show starts at 7 p.m. The concert is free in the square of Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway Street. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.

Aug. 26 Nine-time Grammy®-winner and multi-platinum R&B legend Mary J. Blige comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park, supporting her 13th studio album, Strength of a Woman. The "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" is at the top of her game these days, and it promises to be a memorable evening. The Music Hall is at 909 First Ave. Information: liveatthemusichall.com.

The Rustic The Rustic is a place where anyone can feel at home. Enjoy authentic local beers, wines, and spirits served by a friendly staff. Listen to live music from local and national artists. And take it all in from a phenomenal patio, under the big Texas sky. Coming soon:
  Aug. 26 Adam Bricks
  Aug. 30 Casey Donahew
  Aug. 31 Blue Apollo
  Sept. 2 Chris Bandi
  Sept. 4 Brandy Zdan
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.

Aug. 28 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band come to the Winspear Opera House with a signature blend of storytelling, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. Over the course a three decades-long, genre-defying career, Lovett has proven himself one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. The Winspear is at 2403 Flora St. Information: attpac.org.

Granada Theater Enjoy music at the historic Granada Theater. Built in 1946, the Granada Theater opened during the Golden Age of Hollywood as a 700-seat first run movie house. Over the years, this classic example of Art Deco design has been renovated to host live events. Today, the recent installation of big-time sound and lighting systems helps ensure an improved concert experience. Upcoming shows include:
  Aug. 29 Sylvan Esso
  Aug. 31 Sound Minds: Marc Broussard + Astronautalis
  Sept. 1 Tab Benoit
  Sept. 2 American Aquarium
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

Sept. 1-3 The Black Academy of Arts and Letters presents the Riverfront Jazz Festival at Texas Horse Park, 811 Pemberton Hill Road. On three stages will be some of the world's best national and international mainstream, cutting-edge, traditional and contemporary jazz artists and performers. In addition to jazz performers, patrons will experience a gumbo of music featuring blues and soul artists on a separate stage. Also, a stage for Promising Young Artists from Dallas/Fort Worth and around the country will showcase youth from record companies, area schools and noteworthy jazz and music programs in day-long, back-to-back performances. Information: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org.

The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming music shows include:
Sept. 2 Brad Paisley: Weekend Warrior World Tour 2017
Sept. 4 Lifehouse & Switchfoot: Looking for Summer Tour
Sept. 6 Goo Goo Dolls: Long Way Home Summer
The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory is located at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: www.thepavilionimf.com.
Sept. 7 The Courtyard Texas Music Series 2017 presents Suzy Bogguss. Suzy Bogguss is one of country music's most pristine and evocative vocalists. With Lucky, released on Suzy's own label Loyal Dutchess, the singer comes full circle, returning yet again to her early inspiration, Merle Haggard. See her live at the Courtyard Theatre, 1509 Ave. H. Information: www.plano.gov.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Sept. 14 Janet Jackson
Sept. 28 Aracade Fire
Sept. 30 Marco Antonio Solís
Oct. 7 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Oct. 22 Marc Anthony
Oct. 26 Halsey
Oct. 27 Bruno Mars
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

Gilley's Dallas The South Side Ballroom, South Side Music Hall, The Loft and The Jack Daniel's Saloon are four of the venues in the Gilley's Dallas complex, 1135 S. Lamar. These venues feature top musical performances by today's most popular and up-and-coming bands. Coming up:
Sept. 14 Modest Mouse
Sept. 19 Jon Bellion
Sept. 22 Banks
Information: gilleysdallas.com

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