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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 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.
American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
July 18 Smashing Pumpkins
July 20 Sam Smith
July 24 Hall & Oates and Train
Aug. 4 Panic! at the Disco
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.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:
  July 18 Funk Night: Henry + The Invisibles
  July 19 TX Country Night: John Baumann
  July 20 Southern Rock Night: The Roomsounds
  July 21 Indie Rock Night: Bright Light Social
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.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:
  July 19 Comanche Moon
  July 21 The Rich Girls
  July 22 Joe Savage Band
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.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:
  July 19 Slaid Cleaves
  July 25 The English Beat
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

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:
July 20 M80s
July 27 Ray Johnston Band
* 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:
July 20 Bazzi
July 21 Strangelove
July 22 Lauren Sanderson
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.


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:
July 20 Niall Horan: Flicker World Tour 2018
July 26 Pentatonix
July 28 Jason Aldean: High Noon Neon Tour 2018
July 29 Logic Presents: Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour with NF and Kyle
Dos Equis Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: livenation.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:
  July 20 Lake Street Dive
  July 21 Frequency Burst x Dead Beats
The Bomb Factory is at 2713 Canton St. in Dallas' historically music-rich Deep Ellum. Information: www.thebombfactory.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
Aug. 2 Pimpinela
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.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:
July 20 Lynn McCracken & Stealin' Thunder
July 21 Blarney Brother Reunion
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.
July 21 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 July 21, Melissa Ratley will instantly remind you of neotraditional voices like Reba and Wynonna Judd, along with Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, and Kathy Mattea, and you can hear the songwriting influence of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Deana Carter in her songs. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. on the square. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.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 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 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.

Aug. 2 The Courtyard Texas Music Series presents Jim Lauderdale. Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement. See him at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave. Information: www.plano.gov.

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:
Aug. 2 Jeon Young-Rok
Aug. 9 Miller Lite Conciertos Originales – La Septima Banda
Aug. 11 Alison Wonderland
Information: gilleysdallas.com

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Jurassic Park Movie in Concert is a one-of-a- kind way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic dinosaur adventure. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform the thrilling score by celebrated composer John Williams at an HD screening of the film. Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts this special performance at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.mydso.com.

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