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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:
  Sept. 2 Matt Stell
  Sept. 5 Micky & The Motorcars
  Sept. 6 Jackopierce
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information:

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:
  Sept. 3 Vaughan Brothers Art Project Fundraiser Concert
  Sept. 4 Sara Hickman
  Sept. 5 The Reivers
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information:

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:
Sept. 3 Fredrick Sanders. Dallas-native Fredrick Sanders is the quintessence of what a present-day jazz pianist should be. For over two decades, he has been nationally and internationally recognized for his accomplishments as a performer, composer, and educator. Well-versed in a variety of modern jazz styles, from New Orleans traditional to swing, bebop, and free jazz, he has performed with such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Erykah Badu, Norah Jones, Frank Foster, Benny Golson, and Roy Hargrove.
Information: 214-922-1200 or

Sept. 4 ZZ Top continues to garner critical acclaim while enjoying mainstream success. Known for their gritty blues-tinged Southern rock and roll, their stylish and humorous music videos, and, most of all, their iconic chest-length beards, they've sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Hailing from Texas, ZZ Top quickly established themselves as the bad-boy outlaws of rock with a wicked sense of humor. The band still tours regularly, delivering captivating, no-frills concerts for fans who score tickets, though guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill do sometimes break out the fur-lined guitars they made famous. See them live at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Information:

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Sept. 4 Ninjapalooza 9 - Back To School!
Sept. 5 Fat Joe with K7 and TKA
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

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:
Sept. 4 Chris Ruest & Mike Morgan
Sept. 5 Ian Moore Acoustic Show
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.

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.
Sept. 5 SLIPKNOT: Summer's Last
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Sept. 5 666 Ultimate 6-pack
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or

Sept. 6 The African American Museum presents the 2015 Blues & Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Bring your coolers and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of Blues and Jazz featuring some of the most renowned artists in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Featured artists include: R.L. Griffin, Def to Radio, AHYONZ, Smoove-Funk and Legally Blynd. It all takes place on the African America Museum Lawn in Fair Park, 3536 Grand Avenue. Note: no glass containers will be permitted. Information:

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:
Sept. 11 103.7 KVILs POPTOPIA presents NEEDTOBREATHE + more
Sept. 11 Twin Shadow

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:
  Sept. 12 An Evening with Billy Cobham's Spectrum 40
  Sept. 19 Doyle Bramhall II
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information:

Joyce Yang Sept. 13 All Good Things Come in Threes. Come celebrate CMI's 30th Season Premiere on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dallas City Performance Hall with Sheryl Staples, Carter Brey, and Joyce Yang. They will be performing three piano trios with three contrasting styles from three different eras! Sheryl Staples joined the New York Philharmonic in 1998 and currently serves as the Acting Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Carter Brey was appointed the principal cellist position in 1996 for his flawless technique and complete musicianship. And last but not least, Steinway Artist, Joyce Yang, will make her 6th appearance with CMI. Yang is a Dallas-favorite and has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation through her charismatic performances and collaborations with the top orchestras in the world. Tickets range from $10-$35 with an option to purchase a family package for $70. The Dallas City Performance Hall is located at 2520 Flora St. Information: 972-385-7267 or

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Sept. 17-20, 22 Garth Brooks Victory Station image
Oct. 7 Mötley Crüe
Oct. 11 Ariana Grande
Oct. 15 Marc Anthony & Carlos Vives: UNIDO2
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or

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:
Sept. 19 Josh Garrels
Sept. 25 Hall and Oates
Sept. 26 KXT Presents An Evening with Mark Knopfler
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:

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