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Saturdays in June and August Addison's annual Summer Series presented by Pollo Tropical provides great outdoor entertainment in Beckert Park every Saturday night in June, July and August for free! In June and August, spend your Saturday nights soaking up live music from a variety of genres under a blanket of beautiful North Texas stars. Musical guests include Kelsey Lewis, Zach Balch, Joseph Vincelli, Carolyn Lee Jones, Karyna Micaela and more! Performances begin at 8 p.m. Information: addisontexas.net.

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 29 Midnight River Choir
  July 30 Randall King
  Aug. 5 Folk Family Revival
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:
July 29 Bona Fide Blues
Aug. 4 Tlg 2016 Tour Featuring 5Quad, Loren Gray, Duhitzmark, And Flamingeos
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.

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 29 Edwin McCain
  Aug. 4 Galactic
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

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 30 Reunion Of The Touch
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

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.
July 29 Blink 182
July 30 Rascal Flatts - Rhythm & Roots Tour
Aug. 4 Korn & Rob Zombie: Return Of The Dreads Tour 2016
Aug. 5 Dixie Chicks - DCX World Tour MMXVI
Aug. 6 311 & Sublime with Rome
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or livenation.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:
  July 30 Alejandro Escovedo and Ian Moore
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

July 31 Fine Arts Chamber Players will present the free 36th Basically Beethoven Festival on Sunday afternoons in July at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Since 1981, the festival has provided the Dallas public with free chamber music concerts during the month of July, a traditionally slow time for performing arts events. The Basically Beethoven Festival features musicians of the Dallas Symphony, the Fort Worth Opera and other professional organizations in concert every Sunday afternoon in July. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

Aug. 1 Plano Community Band Summer Concert Series is a free, family friendly event held during several evenings in June, July and August. Pack your blankets and chairs and a picnic supper, and bring the kids for an evening of music. The Plano Community Band is a volunteer organization made up of approximately 70 musicians from all walks of life who share a passion for music. The band has themes for each concert including kids' night, jazz and a patriotic concert. All concerts start at 7 p.m. at Haggard Park, 901 E 15th Street in downtown Plano. Information: planoband.com.

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. 9 Young Dolph - King of Memphis Tour
Aug. 28 KXT 91.7 Presents Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Information: gilleysdallas.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:
Aug. 13 Maysa: The 25/50 Celebration Tour
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Aug. 21 OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour
Sept. 12 Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas
Sept. 14 Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour
Sept. 18 Juan Gabriel
Sept. 20 Carrie Underwood
Sept. 22 Kanye West
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 BELONG Tour
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

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