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Rider Insider Featured Event: Sundays in July Fine Arts Chamber Players presents the Basically Beethoven Festival Sunday afternoons in July at Dallas City Performance Hall. Families with children are welcome and admission is free. Doors open at 2 p.m. for the 2:30 p.m. Rising Star Recital. The Feature Performance begins at 3 p.m. Coming up:
July 27   2:30 p.m. - Rising Star Recital: Violinist Samantha Choo
3 p.m. - Feature Performance: Fort Worth Symphony Principal Horn Mark Houghton, soprano Camille King and pianist Carol Leone, and music for woodwind quintet
The Dallas City Performance Hall is located at 2520 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: 214-520-2219 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:
July 24 Jennifer Martin
Making her Jazz in the Atrium debut is the talented vocalist, Jennifer Martin, who performs regularly around the Dallas/Fort Worth area with some of the best musicians in town. While Jennifer's focus is jazz, her vast experience with various musical genres over the years has given her a style all her own. Her last album, Someone You Loved, showcases her talent to effortlessly traverse between playful and upbeat standards to emotional ballads.
Information: 214-922-1200 or

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:
July 24 Peter Matthew Bauer
July 31 311

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
July 25-26 Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Victory Station image
Aug. 22 Aerosmith
Sept. 26 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
July 25 Ones to Watch with Skype Presents MKTO - The American Dream Tour
July 26 "Is This Thing On?" - Deborah Vial Band with Jane Doe
July 27 Hard Working Americans
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.
Coming up:
July 25 Jeremy Powers & The Empty Chairs
July 26 Sister 7
Aug. 2 Tailgate Poets
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
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 26 Alpha Rev
  July 30 Peter Murphy
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information:

Safari Nights Through July 26 Saturday nights will sizzle again this summer at the Dallas Zoo, where the Safari Nights evening concert series will feature live music from original songwriters and tribute bands, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the Zoo's wildest stars. For eight consecutive Saturday nights, visitors can embrace a blend of nature and live music on the zoo's shady Cat Green. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Stars from the zoo's Animal Adventures outreach program also will make special presentations, along with a special SOAR, A Festival of Flight show. The summer concert lineup, arranged through a partnership with The Kessler in Oak Cliff, includes:
   July 26 The O's (Acoustic country/bluegrass)
The concerts are FREE with the price of Zoo admission and begin at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer and wine. Information:

Saturdays, July 5-26 Enjoy July Jazz in Addison's Beckert Park, 5044 Addison Circle Dr. Listen to some of the area's top jazz musicians while you picnic or dine at one of the Addison Circle restaurants, every Saturday in July.
July 26 Joseph Vincelli
Pack a picnic and gather up your family and friends for Addison's free Summer Series under a blanket of North Texas stars in Beckert Park. 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:
  July 31 Rawlins Gilliland
  Aug. 1 Asleep At The Wheel
  Aug. 2 Dawn & Hawkes
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. 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.
Aug. 5 Monumentour: Fall Out Boy
and Paramore
Aug. 8 Tim McGraw: Sundown Heaven Town Tour 2014
Aug. 9 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or

Wanda Jackson Aug. 7 Wanda Jackson is widely known and respected as "The Queen of Rockabilly." She is credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song. In 2009, Jackson was inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" and, in 2010, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards. Unfinished Business, the new album from the legendary singer, is out now on Sugar Hill Records. The series concerts are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave. Tickets are $25 each. Information: or 972-941-5613.

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:
Aug. 22 Nickel Creek with Sarah Jarosz
Oct. 11 Art Garfunkel
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:

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