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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:
  Apr. 29 Chuck Ligon
  Apr. 30 Tameca Jones
  May 6 Radio Birds
  May 7 The British Are Coming
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Apr. 29 Joywave
Apr. 30 Tony Arzadon
May 6 KXT 91.7 Presents Wild Belle
May 7 Live Nation Presents La Ley - Adaptacion 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.

Apr. 29, May 1 The Dallas Opera presents the work that changed American Musical Theater forever. Show Boat, by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, carries us down the Mississippi through love's choppy waters, as life rolls on for Magnolia and the gambling man she adores. The production features Andriana Chuchman, Michael Todd Simpson, Lara Teeter, Alyson Cambridge, Angela Renée Simpson, Mary-Pat Green and Morris Robinson. Rated PG with adult themes and depictions of racial prejudice. 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:
  Apr. 29 Bob Schneider
  May 4 Luna
  May 5 Cinco de Mayo
  May 6 A Hard Night's Day (Beatles tribute) & Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute)
  May 7 An Evening With Graham Nash
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

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:
  Apr. 29 Edwin Holt's Red Clay Roadhouse Band
  Apr. 30 Black Violin
  May 5 Matt Andersen & The Bona Fide and Shelley King
  May 6 Uncle Lucius
  May 7 Jake Shimabukuro
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:
Apr. 30 Travis Buster
May 7 KNON Presents The Red Elvises
May 12 Wade Magee
May 13 Joe Ely Acoustic Show
May 14 Chubby Carrier
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

Apr. 30 Battle of the Bands returns to Downtown Carrollton. Calling all bands to compete in Downtown Carrollton. Grand Prize wins a performance slot at Carrollton's 7th Annual Festival at the Switchyard, which had over 27,000 in attendance this past year. It all starts at 5:00 p.m. in Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway St. Information: cityofcarrollton.com.

Apr. 30 The Metropolitan Winds perform Screen Sounds: The Scores Awaken at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Join the Metropolitan Winds as they take a musical journey through some of the finest film compositions from "Singin' in the Rain" to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Featured composers include John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Bruce Broughton and Randy Bass. The concert starts at 2:30 p.m. This concert includes an opportunity for you to support the Metropolitan Winds at a Silent Auction in the lobby before the concert and during intermission. Information: www.metropolitanwinds.org.

May 1 The United States-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation (USMCEF) and the Irving Symphony Orchestra are pleased to announce the Cinco de Mayo Celebration Concert, with the performance of the renown Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. The concert will take place 6:00 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Boulevard. Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and the Irving Symphony Orchestra will team up for a third time, under the direction of Maestro Héctor Guzmán. This incredible ensemble will present traditional songs from Mexico, making it the perfect event to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Dallas Metroplex Area. Information: www.irvingartscenter.com.

May 5 Grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy Music Thursday featuring Great Escape at Klyde Warren Park's Muse Family Performance Pavilion. Dallas-native Steve Atkins' subtle guitars, soaring melodies, and connection-driven lyrics create a pulse that can't help but engage the twenty-something crowd. Currently fronting the electronic folk trio, Great Escape, Steve Atkins is constantly engaging a longtime fan base in the southwest, and looking to win over new ones. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Information: www.klydewarrenpark.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:
May 5 Flatbush Zombies
May 6 Migos
Information: gilleysdallas.com

1st and 3rd Fridays, April - June Irving's annual concert series showcases live music performances from a variety of genres, with great musicians from across the state. The 2016 series continues to focus on tribute bands, bringing popular songs made famous by well-known bands. Concerts are free at the Whistlestop Plaza, 123 W. Irving Blvd. Coming up:
  May 6,
7:00 p.m.
Mysterious Ways
  May 20,
7:00 p.m.
Chicago Tribute Authority, Texas
Be sure to bring a blanket or a lawn chair, as seating is not provided. There will be food and dessert vendors on-site, as well as area restaurants. Outside food and beverage are permitted. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson Street. Information: www.cityofirving.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:
May 6 Anderson Ponty Band
May 7 Big "D" Classic Festival
May 13-14 Lone Star Showcase of Music
June 2 Keb' Mo'
June 3 Justin Hayward
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

May 7 Corsicana native Aaron Copeland brings his fun, fresh country sounds to the Historic Downtown Carrollton Square, 1106 S. Broadway Street at 6 p.m. This free event continues the Concert on the Square Series in Downtown Carrollton. Enjoy a night filled with great tunes as the up-and-coming star shares songs from his debut EP including his rapidly growing single "Going Out Tonight." Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.

May 7 The Richardson Symphony Orchestra offers their Season Finale Concert at 8:00 p.m. The concert features Rossini's Overture to Guillaume Tell, Kodály's Háry János Suite and Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77. Elizabeth Pitcairn is featured on violin. The performance is at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.richardsonsymphony.org.

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.
May 12 One Hell of a Night with
Bad Company & Joe Walsh
May 13 Daryl Hall & John Oates
May 14 Dave Matthews Band
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or livenation.com.

GSO May 13 This season, the Garland Symphony Orchestra will explore masterpieces inspired by visions of riches. May 13 features the GSO performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Lehar's Gold and Silver Waltz and Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 in D Major. Daniel del Pino is featured on the piano. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. in Garland. Information: www.garlandsymphonyorchestra.org.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
May 13 Rihanna
May 15 The Cure
May 18 Florence + The Machine
June 3 R. Kelly
June 18 Selena Gomez
June 22 Steely Dan
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

June 9-11 Join the Turtle Creek Chorale as they present Heartstrings. From first dates, to marriage, to the sometimes painful break-up, TCC celebrates love songs in a way only they can. From Beethoven to Lady Gaga, the love song has sustained us, healed us, frightened us and has guided us through many hard times, romantic dinners and sleepless nights. Performances are at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Information: turtlecreekchorale.com.

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