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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. 18 Loudon Wainwright III with special guest Steve Poltz
  Sept. 19 An evening with The Flatlanders
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

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. 18 Jamil Byrom & The Grown Folks
Dallas-born drummer Jamil Byrom is a mainstay on the local jazz scene, noted for his immaculate timekeeping and sartorial sharpness. A respected and in-demand musician, he has shared the stage with notable artists such as Roy Hargrove, Kirk Franklin, Kim Burrell, Erykah Badu, Joe McBride, Alvin Batiste, and many others. Along with his group, The Grown Folks, Jamil Byrom regularly plays his mix of jazz, funk, and fusion around the DFW area.
Information: 214-922-1200 or dallasmuseumofart.org.

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue.
Coming up:
Sept. 18 Mary Bragg and Lisa Markley
Sept. 20 Hogan & Moss with Bob Livingston
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.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:
Sept. 19 Limp Bizkit
Sept. 20 Porter Robinson
Information: gilleysdallas.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:
  Sept. 19 Charlie Robison
  Sept. 20 The Soul Rebels
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.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.
Sept. 20 Luke Bryan: That's
My Kind of Night Tour 2014
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or livenation.com.

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Sept. 20 Balance & Composure
Sept. 23 Heffron Drive
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.

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. 23 David Gray
Oct. 11 Art Garfunkel
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.liveatthemajestic.com.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Sept. 26 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Victory Station image
Oct. 2-3 Katy Perry with Special Guest Tegan and Sara
Oct. 5 The Dallas Harvest
Oct. 13 Paul McCartney
Oct. 17 Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull
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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