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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 20 Michael Martin Murphey
June 22 The Kirbys
June 23 Booty Sweat Night featuring Quentin Moore & The Daxtones
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

Dos Equis Pavilion hosts a diverse group of bands playing pop, rock, metal or country at the outdoor concert venue at Fair Park. Coming up:
June 20 The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore
June 27 Weezer / Pixies
June 29 Chicago / REO Speedwagon
June 30 Outlaw Music Festival
Dos Equis Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: livenation.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 21 Tish Hinojosa
  June 22 Carolyn Wonderland
  June 23 The Singapore Slingers
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

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 21 Miller Lite Conciertos Originales – La Adictiva Banda de San Jose de Mesillas
June 22 Snow tha Product – Vibe Higher Tour 2018
Information: gilleysdallas.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 21 Summer SOLstice Featuring Somebody's Darling
  June 22 An Evening with Caroline Rose
  June 23 The Gibbonses
  June 24 Jenna Clark Band
  June 25 Devin Leigh
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.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 22 The Dirty River Boys
  July 7 Even It Up (Heart Tribute) | Cheap Trickster (Tribute to Cheap Trick)
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

Fridays, June-Aug. Addison's annual Summer Series provides great outdoor entertainment in Beckert Park and Addison Circle Park every Friday night at 7 p.m. in June, July and August for free! Every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. in Addison's Beckert Park or Addison Circle Park, enjoy a variety of great music under a blanket of North Texas stars at Addison Summer Series. This 13-week celebration of Summer features your favorite local bands from tribute to salsa, country to jazz. Coming up:
June 22 Warehouse - a tribute to Dave Matthews band
June 29 Windbreakers
* Please note that the first show of each month will be at Addison Circle Park. Information: www.addisontexas.net.

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
June 22 New Found Glory
June 25 Morgan Evans
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.

Uptown Tunes on the Trolley Turntable is a great way to kick off your weekend. The free music series takes place at the M-Line Trolley turntable, next to Cityplace/Uptown Station and near The Rustic. In addition to live music, there are drinks, eats, giveaways and games. Coming up:

  • June 22 Remy Reilly
  • June 29 Kirby Brown
The turntable is located at 2700 Cityplace West Blvd. Information: www.uptowndallas.net.

Saturdays in June Garland's inaugural Sounds of Summer Concert Series is sure to be an excellent way to spend a summer evening under the beautiful Texas stars. Sounds of Summer is a free, family friendly series incorporating various avenues of the arts all into one fun filled series. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a comprehensive assortment of high quality craft and food vendors lining the square and continue throughout the evening with live music and fireworks to end the event. Coming up:
June 23 Escape (Journey Tribute)
June 30 Mars Hill Band (High-Energy Variety Cover)
The Main Headliners begin at 7 p.m. with fireworks ending the night at 9:30 p.m. The concerts are free but bring some cash for the vendors! The Historic Downtown Garland Square is located at 520 W. State Street. Information: www.garlandparks.com.

June 23 Concert on the Square. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to embrace the sweet sounds of these local artists, munch on some tasty treats, and embrace the charming Downtown Carrollton Square! On June 23, The Bad #7s plays songs you know from hard rock to pop, country to classic rock, blues to current rock, 80s to today with flavors of Latin and jazz. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. on the square. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.


Saturdays through July 14 The Dallas Zoo Safari Nights concert series presented by Reliant is back again for another rockin' summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music for 12 consecutive Saturday nights, April 28 through July 14. Be sure the check the schedule below to find out when your favorites will hit the stage!
June 23 Trout Fishing in America
June 30 Forgotten Space (Grateful Dead tribute band)
Safari Nights Presented by Reliant is included with admission, so you can see more than 2,000 animals during the day, then enjoy the concert and special after-hours programming at night. Start your evening with special keeper chats and Wonders of the Wild, a 20-minute, interactive animal show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation before the band takes the Sprint Stage at 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets, and enjoy a variety of indulgent treats, including food truck fare and cold drafts on tap from the craft beer garden. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
June 29 Salman Khan: Da-Bangg The Tour - Reloaded
July 18 Smashing Pumpkins
July 20 Sam Smith
July 24 Hall & Oates and Train
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

The Bomb Factory hosts an eclectic array of acts and accommodates audiences ranging from intimate to more than 4,000. During World War II, the building was used to manufacture bombs and other munitions - hence the name. In the venue's first incarnation in the 1990s, it hosted legendary bands such as the Ramones, Radiohead and Sonic Youth. Today, after a multimillion-dollar renovation, it is one of Dallas' premier performance venues. Coming soon:
  June 29 Slightly Stoopid
  June 30 Shakey Graves
The Bomb Factory is at 2713 Canton St. in Dallas' historically music-rich Deep Ellum. Information: www.thebombfactory.com.

Sundays in July The Fine Arts Chambers Players present the 2018 Basically Beethoven Festival. Enjoy free chamber music concerts every Sunday in July in the Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Each free afternoon includes a Rising Star Recital at 2:30 p.m. and the feature performance at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
July 1 Eclectet: a string quartet plays an eclectic collection of pieces by Dvorák, Ravel, Haydn, Beethoven, and local composer Quinn Mason.
July 8 Diversions & Escapes: Enjoy a flute trio performing works by Beethoven, Haydn, Rorem, and local composer Martin Blessinger. The program also includes pieces by Liszt and local pianist/composer Shiv Yajnik.
July 15 Pianos & Percussion: Rachmaninoff and Bartňk fill this afternoon program.
July 22 Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Don't miss your opportunity to see this ensemble with local ties. Since 1998, the Hornsmen have captivated audiences with their musicianship and comical repartee.
July 29 Art Song: Operatic bass Jared Schwartz anchors the program with a recital of songs by Flégier, Fauré, and Liszt. The Rising Star Recital features work by local composer Jason Mulligan.
Information: www.fineartschamberplayers.org.

July 3, 16, 30 Plano Community Band presents Mondays in the Park. Concerts include "Summer Road Trip" on June 4, "Kids Night Out" on June 18, "Patriotic Pops" on July 3, "It's a Zoo Out Here" on July 16 and "A Night at the Jazz Club" with the Frisco Jazz Band. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. in Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th Street, adjacent to Downtown Plano Station. Information: planoband.com.

The Pavilion at Toyota 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:
July 14 Paramore: The After Laughter Summer Tour with Foster the People & Jay Som
July 15 Violent Femmes And Echo & The Bunnymen
July 17 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul: The Rock & Roll Express Tour
July 21 Foreigner - Juke Box Heroes Tour with Whitesnake & Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory is located at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: www.thepaviliontmf.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:
July 20 Shaan Love in Concert
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

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