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Rail Service Interruption Notice Downtown Dallas Only Sat and Sun, Dec. 20-21
Due to inclement weather the weekend of Nov 22-23, rail replacement work near Houston Street could not be completed as planned. DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued Sat and Sun, Dec 20-21 to allow track replacement along Pacific Avenue near Houston Street. DART shuttle buses will connect the affected stations. D-Link (Route 722) will be detoured from Houston St. Click here to learn more.

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:
Dec. 17 103.7 KVIL Not So Silent Night featuring Train, Daughtry, Ingrid Michaelson, O.A.R. and Blue October

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:
Dec. 18 Freddie Jones Jazz Group. Freddie Jones is a popular DFW-based jazz trumpet player and composer who can kick up the energy of a room by several notches. He has taken his trumpet and his group on the road throughout the Southwest, performing in hot spots from Austin's The Elephant Room to Little Rock's Riverfront Auditorium to numerous festivals in the DFW area, Oklahoma City, and everywhere in between. His band, the Freddie Jones Jazz Group, never fails to pull in the audience and deliver an exciting sound.
Information: 214-922-1200 or

Dec. 18-21 Each holiday season we are inundated with messages, noises, pressures, and commitments that can sometimes leave us... well... "Jangled." Join the Turtle Creek Chorale for their traditional and beloved holiday concert as they rediscover the true spirit of the holidays and celebrate this truly magical season. Performances are at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Information:

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue.
Coming up:
Dec. 18 Ian Moore
Dec. 19 Brave Combo
Dec. 20 An Evening With Damon Johnson
Dec. 21 Poor David's Christmas Party
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.

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:
  Dec. 19 Flaco Jimenez , Max Baca & Los TexManiacs "Legends & Legacies Tour"
  Dec. 20 Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis' Holiday Shindig
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information:

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Dec. 19 Reckless Kelly
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

Dec. 21 Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time ever on their Winter Tour 2014. Don't miss this tour as this album features one of the band's most popular songs, 'Christmas Canon.' Two performances are at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information:

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Dec. 21 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic Victory Station image
Jan. 2 "A Night of Hope" with Joel and Victoria Osteen
Jan. 10 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! featuring Lenny Kravitz
Jan. 11 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! featuring Sting
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or

Dec. 24 Tuba Christmas Concert in the Thanks-Giving Square courtyard gathers tuba and euphonium players for a one-of-a-kind holiday concert of Christmas music. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the concert is at 12 noon. Thanks-Giving Square is in downtown Dallas on the corner of Bryan, Ervay and Pacific streets. Information:

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:
  Dec. 27 Bob Schneider
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information:

Dec. 28 Dallas Pops presents Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Celebrate 30 years of Christmas musical magic and 40 years of Fresh Aire on this milestone tour from Mannheim Steamroller. Information:

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