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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 30 Peter Murphy
  Aug. 1 Ben Kweller
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. 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:

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 31 311
Aug. 5 Dirty Heads & Pepper

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 31 Ron Jones
Saxophonist and composer Ron Jones leads an ensemble of players performing his original compositions and other arrangements of jazz standards. He's recorded two original jazz CDs, written music for CNN, recorded with Al Green and Teo Macero, jammed onstage with Smokey Robinson, and opened for Crosby Stills & Nash. On his latest album, Initiative, he merges jazz, blues and classic rock influences into an upbeat, enjoyable listening experience.
Information: 214-922-1200 or

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Aug. 1 KXT 91.7 Presents Toad the Wet Sprocket
Aug. 9 The Molly Ringwalds
Aug. 15 Michael Franks
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:
Aug. 2 Tailgate Poets
Aug. 8 Sara Hickman & Friends
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.
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:

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Aug. 22 Aerosmith Victory Station image
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

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