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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:
Oct. 25 Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$ North American Tour – Dallas
Oct. 25 Jack Daniels Presents Café Tacvba
Oct. 28 Milo Greene

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:
  Oct. 24 Ziggy Marley: The Fly Rasta Tour
  Oct. 25 Macy Gray
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information:

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue.
Coming up:
Oct. 24 Blues Against Breast Cancer with Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King
Oct. 25 Trout Fishing in America
Oct. 26 Shelley King CD Release Party
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Oct. 24 Anberlin - The Final Tour
Oct. 25 Ones to Watch with Skype Present New Politics
Oct. 26 LA LEY
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

Rail Service Interruption Notice Downtown Dallas Only October 25 – November 30, 2014 (weekends only)

Beginning Saturday, October 25, for six weekends, and concluding Sunday, November 30, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend to allow track replacement along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street. DART shuttle buses will connect the affected stations. Click here to learn more.

Oct. 25 The 3nd Annual North Oak Cliff Music Festival will be held at beautiful Lake Cliff Park, 300 E. Colorado Blvd. The event takes place on Saturday, October 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $25.00 to $75.00 and kids under 10 get in free. Eric Nadel, longtime Texas Rangers radio announcer, baseball Hall of Famer and music fan, will be the MC for the daylong event, with a line-up of well-known regular Kessler Theater artists. The performance will take place on the great lawn between the playground and baseball field. The line-up is scheduled to include Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Seryn, Kat Edmonson, Sara Hickman, South Dallas Funk Revue (featuring The Relatives, Bobby Patterson and The Disciples), David Garza Trio, Fox and the Bird, Emily Elbert and Meiko. Information:

Gexa Energy Pavilion Gexa Energy Pavilion hosts a diverse group of bands playing pop, rock, metal or country at the outdoor concert venue at Fair Park.
Oct. 25 Jason Aldean: 2014 Burn It
Down Tour
Oct. 26 Texas Rap Festival Featuring Geto Boys, Bun B, Slim Thug, And More
Oct. 31 SLIPKNOT : The Prepare for Hell Tour with special guest KORN
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or

Thursday Night Live
Enjoy Thursday Night Live at the Dallas Museum of Art. Included in the lineup is Jazz in the Atrium every Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. FREE admission to performance; food and cocktails available for purchase. The lineup includes:
Oct. 30 Carolyn Lee Jones
Carolyn Lee Jones' influences and choices of genre are as broad as her vocal stylings are rich. She wraps her audience around her finger with the simplest lyric and fascinates with her mixture of styles. It is something of an audio calling card, the perfect representation of who she is and the musicians in her band. She'll be joined by pianist Brad Williams, bassist Jonathan Fisher, and drummer Andrew Griffith, as well as guest trombonist Carl Murr.
Information: 214-922-1200 or

D-Link passing by the 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:
  Oct. 31 Carolyn Wonderland with special guest Kirby Kelley
  Nov. 1 KXT Presents James Vincent McMorrow with special guest Kevin Garrett
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information:

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Nov. 2 Joan Sebastian Victory Station image
Nov. 16 The Black Keys
Dec. 3 Justin Timberlake
Dec. 4 Usher
Dec. 11 Andrea Bocelli
Dec. 12 Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant
Dec. 14 Fleetwood Mac
Dec. 21 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or

Nov. 6 Joshua Bell performs as part of the Winspear Opera House Recital Series. Often referred to as the "poet of the violin," Joshua Bell's stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone and charismatic stage presence have brought him universal acclaim. An Avery Fisher Prize recipient, Bell recently received the New York Recording Academy Honors. As the first person appointed Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958, their first CD under Bell's leadership of Beethoven's 4th and 7th symphonies debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical chart. Hear him in person at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Information:

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