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House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
June 22 The Blondettes
June 27 Trey Allen
June 30 Mingo Fishtrap
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.

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:
June 22 Russ
July 7 Supersonic Blues Machine Feat
Information: gilleysdallas.com

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:
  June 23 Lucky Peterson
  June 24 Carolyn Wonderland
  July 1 Sam Riggs
  July 3 Grateful Ball with The Travelin' McCourys + Jeff Austin Band
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

June 23 The Sounds of New Orleans. Irving's annual concert series showcases live music performances by musicians from across the state. The 2017 series brings the music of New Orleans to Irving! Multiple genres will be highlighted, including jazz, big brass, Cajun and more. Purchase authentic New Orleans food or bring a picnic meal from home. All shows run from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chair, as seating is not provided. Outside food and beverage are permitted, however there will be food vendors on-site and restaurants in the area. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to an indoor location. Coming up:
  June 23 DVA Productions, Inc. presents Jay B & the Zydeco Posse
The concerts are in Whistlestop Plaza, adjacent to the TRE's Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station. Information: www.cityofirving.org.

Jurassic Park June 23-25 Dallas Symphony Pops: The Best of John Williams celebrates the man who may be the most important film composer of all time. To call his music "iconic" is almost an understatement - with soundtracks like Jaws, Jurassic Park and Star Wars to his name, Williams' music spans entire worlds. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra honors Williams with three performances at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Jeff Tyzik conducts. The Meyerson is at 2301 Flora St. Information: mydso.com.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
June 23 Iron Maiden
July 3 Roger Waters
July 11 Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears For Fears
July 14 Kendrick Lamar
July 18 Neil Diamond
July 19 Shawn Mendes
July 22 Don Henley 70th Birthday Celebration
July 23 Earth, Wind, & Fire
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.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:
  June 24 Abraham Alexander
  June 28 Crystal Yates
  July 1 Picnic Party at The Rustic
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.

Through July 15 Cricket chirps aren't the only sounds you'll hear on Saturday nights at the Dallas Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during the Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy concert series on Saturdays. For 11 consecutive Saturday nights, May 6 to July 15, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a private cabana that includes chairs and fans under a tent. Coming up:
  June 24 Rebirth Brass Band: New Orleans brass and jazz
  July 1 Four Way Street: Musical tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Get close to stars of the Zoo's Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer and wine. Events and activities begin at 5 p.m. with bands going on around 7 p.m. Information: www.dallaszoo.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:
  June 24 BJ Stricker & The Kings of State St.
  July 8 Joseph Vincelli
Information: addisontexas.net.

June 24 Concert on the Square presents great music and wildly good times. Get ready for the first Summer Concert on the Square featuring Cherry Bomb! 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.

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:
  June 24 Darden Smith
  July 1 Rodney Crowell
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

Jermaine DuPree June 25 Jermaine DuPree Presents: SoSoSUMMER17 Tour. Grammy-winning hip hop recording artist and producer Jermaine Dupri brings his show to Dallas. The tour features contestants from the first three seasons of Lifetime's "The Rap Game," including Miss Mulatto, Mani and Nova. The Music Hall at Fair Park is located at 909 First Ave. near Fair Park Station. Information: liveatthemusichall.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:
June 25 KNON Radio Presents Larry Lampkin CD Release Party
June 30 Bob Livingston with Morgan Alana Taylor
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

June 29 Melissa Etheridge brings her confessional lyrics and smoky vocals to the Majestic Theatre. One of America's favorite female singer-songwriters for nearly 30 years and counting, Etheridge reached a new peak last October with Memphis Rock & Soul, an album that received heaps of critical praise. The album and tour include several top Memphis musicians, including the Hodges Brothers. The Majestic is at 1925 Elm St., two blocks from the rail station. Information: majestic.dallasculture.org.

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:
June 29 Melissa Etheridge
July 26 Sabrina Carpenter: The De-Tour
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

July 1 Come cool off with some smooth jazz at Plano's Summer Breeze Concert Series at McCall Plaza. Enjoy regional jazz musicians on 3 consecutive Saturdays in July under the stars for free. Experience the new generation of jazz with saxophonist Vandell Andrew. The New Orleans native has three Billboard Top 25 singles, a #1 ranking on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Chart and a 2014 Soul Train Award Nomination for "Best Contemporary Jazz Performance. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy drinks provided by Angela's at the Crosswalk for what's sure to be a soulful summer evening at McCall Plaza. The concert is free and open to the public. Information: www.facebook.com/planoarts.

July 3, 31 The Plano Community Band takes to Haggard Park with its 2017 Summer Concert Series. The concerts are free and show time is every other Monday evening at 7 p.m.; the park is at 901 E. 15th St., directly adjacent to the DART Station.
July 3 Patriotic Pops
July 31 Big Band Blowout (Frisco Jazz Band)
Haggard Park is located at 901 E. 15th Street. Information: planoband.com.

July 6 The Courtyard Texas Music Series 2017 presents The Tejas Brothers. After forming in the fall of 2006, the Tejas Brothers quickly became the subject of big conversation around the stockyards of Fort Worth. Within a few short years, they were recognized as one of the best live acts in Texas. A Tejas Brothers performance will touch your heart and poke at your funny bone. Their unique sound is both new and familiar, like a new sound unexpectedly poured over a favorite song. See them live at the Courtyard Theatre, 1509 Ave. H. Information: www.plano.gov.

July 17 The Plano Community Band will have a special performance of Riverwalk Serenade at the Eisemann Center at 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, right next to the DART Station. This concert will preview the band's performance at the Texas Band Masters Association Convention in San Antonio. It's still free, but a registration ticket is required. Information: planoband.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.

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