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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:
  Mar. 24 Strunz & Farah
  Mar. 25 Margo Price - Born to Ramble Tour
  Mar. 26 Shawn Mullins
  Mar. 30 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  Mar. 31 Howie Day and Griffin House
  Apr. 1 Bruce Robison - Album Release
  Apr. 2 Lee Ann Womack
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

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:
Mar. 24 Noel Paul Stookey with Elizabeth Wills
Mar. 25 Emily Elbert
Mar. 26 Wayland
Mar. 28 Keith Harkin Acoustic Show
Mar. 30 Gary P. Nunn and Bob Livingston
Mar. 31 Brave Combo
Apr. 1 Blues Blowout
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.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:
Mar. 24 Kyle
Mar. 25 Excision
Apr. 7 Vince Staples
Apr. 8 Real Estate
Apr. 9 Gnash - The Sleepover Tour
Information: gilleysdallas.com

Mar. 24, 26 The Dallas Opera presents Madame Butterfly. With poignant melodies, unforgettable characters and a heart-wrenching storyline, Madame Butterfly has captivated audiences and dampened handkerchiefs for more than a hundred years. Loosely based on true events in Nagasaki, Japan, Madame Butterfly tells the tale of a na´ve Japanese girl, Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly), blinded by her love for a callous American naval officer. Performances are at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. Information: www.dallasopera.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:
  Mar. 24 Vanessa Carlton
  Mar. 25 Judy Collins
  Mar. 29 KXT 91.7 Presents: Shovels & Rope
  Mar. 30 The Psychedelic Furs and Robyn Hitchcock
  Mar. 31 Victor Wooten Trio
  Apr. 1 American Football
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

Mar. 25 Concert on the Square presents Texas Country. Gary Kyle is a Texas Country artist who has had four singles in the top 30 on the Texas charts. The title cut to his newest record "Texas Strong" doubles as the theme song for the TV show Lone Star Roads with Justin Frazell. With a band second to none and an incredible energy on stage, good times will be had by all. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Coolers are permitted and bug spray is encouraged. In case of rain, the concert will be canceled. The concert starts at 6 p.m. in Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway Street. Information: www.facebook.com/historicdowntowncarrollton.

Mar. 25 The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents Legendary Greats and the Young Artists. Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to several of the great legends of swing and jazz including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Then prepare to be amazed by the incredible winners of the annual Collin County Young Artist Competition in their concerto winning performances - perhaps new legends in the making! The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: planosymphony.org.

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Mar. 25 Under The Bridge
Mar. 30 96.3 KSCS Presents Hunter Hayes
Mar. 31 Haters Roast - The Shady Tour
Apr. 2 Monster Energy Outbreak Presents: 21 Savage - Issa Tour
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.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Mar. 26 The Rock and Worship Roadshow Tour
Apr. 9 Ariana Grande
Apr. 22 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
May 4 The Weeknd
May 6 Chris Brown
May 23 New Kids on the Block
June 16 Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Live!
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

Mar. 31 The Music City Series brings the unique stylings of major music locations throughout the country to the heart of Downtown Plano, providing the essence of the best music locations in your own backyard at the McCall Plaza, 998 E 15th Street. Live from AUSTIN will feature Uncle Lucius at 8:30 p.m. Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of r&b and blues added. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Hal Vorpahl on bass, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion and Jon Grossman on lead vocals, and keys. This concert is completely free to the public, and the perfect interlude to a Friday night in Historic Downtown Plano. Information: www.facebook.com/planoarts.

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:
  Mar. 31 Graham Wilkinson
  Apr. 1 Luke Nassar
  Apr. 8 Drew Fish Band
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.


Apr. 2 Pat Green at Tourney Town. Hours before the national championship game of the 2017 Women's Final Four in Dallas, Grammy-nominated Texas country artist Pat Green will perform a free concert on the AT&T Concert Stage adjacent to the American Airlines Center. DJ Shawna will take the stage at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, followed by Green at 3:15 p.m. The concert is part of Tourney Town presented by Capital One. The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.

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:
Apr. 2 Yuridia
Apr. 15 KXT 91.7 Presents Morrissey
Apr. 21-22 Big "D" Classic Music Festival
Apr. 25 Little Dragon and Goldlink
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

Apr. 6 The Courtyard Texas Music Series 2017 presents Sunny Sweeney. Sunny Sweeney is the party and the morning after. She's the quip that makes you laugh and the truth that makes you cry, the devil that's egging you on and the angel whispering that you aren't alone. But those compelling contradictions aren't what's most interesting about Sweeney: it's the depth and brazen authenticity she brings to all her roles that grabs you and won't let go. See her live at the Courtyard Theatre, 1509 Ave. H. Information: www.plano.gov.

Apr. 8 Join the Richardson Symphony Orchestra for Stars of the RSO. The RSO showcases the exceptional talents of five principal players in two prominent works by Ravel (Introduction and Allegro) and Copland (Quiet City). Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Strings and Piano Obbligato by Bloch will feature the string section. Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 by Mozart will close the program. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.richardsonsymphony.org.

Apr. 14 Composers have always taken inspiration from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016-17 Season, the talented musicians of the Garland Symphony Orchestra will offer our audience the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna. In April, cellist Laura Ospina and guest conductor Bartosz Zurakowski are featured with performances of Ravel, Bartok, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Ginastera. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street. Information: www.garlandsymphony.org.

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