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July 2 Deryl Dodd & The Tejas Brothers perform as part of the Courtyard Texas Music Series 2015 at the Plano Courtyard Theater, 1509 Ave. H. Texas born musician, singer, songwriter and producer, Deryl Dodd, AKA "The Double D," has had a long and colorful career, entering the music scene in Waco, Texas in 1987. After forming in the fall of 2006, the Tejas Brothers quickly became the subject of big conversation around the stockyards of Fort Worth. Within a few short years, they had earned the respect as one of the best live acts in Texas. Don't miss the show at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. Information:

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 2 Linny Nance & Network. Linny Nance is a Dallas-based composer, arranger, producer, and keyboardist. He has shared the stage with James Ingram, Lucky Peterson, Tom Braxton, and others, and he performs regularly with the Sandaga Jazz Band. In addition to his own work, he has written music for Tamara Peterson and Pamela Williams, among others. He performs R&B and contemporary jazz with his group, Network.
Information: 214-922-1200 or

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
July 2 Hollywood Ending
July 3 Sean McConnell
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

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 3 Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis "Songs in the Key of Strife"
  July 4 The Singapore Slingers Celebrate America
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information:
  • Via D-Link (Route 722) (Monday-Saturday)D-Link
  • Sundays: Via DART Bus Route 542
  • Note: DART buses and light rail will operate on a Saturday schedule Friday, July 3. A Sunday schedule will be observed on Saturday, July 4.

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 3 Carolyn Wonderland w/ Jim Suhler
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.

Haggard Park July 3, 13, 27 Plano Community Band Summer Concert Series is a free, family friendly event held during several evenings in June and July. 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, big band and a patriotic concert. All concerts start at 7 p.m. at Haggard Park, 901 E 15th Street in downtown Plano. Information:

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 4 Mark David Manders
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information:

July 4 Star-Spangled Spectacular! with the Dallas Wind Symphony will have you feeling red, white and blue from the top of your stovepipe hat to the tips of your star-spangled shoes. The show begins at 1 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora 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 4 Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional
July 11 A Night with SZA – Part 2
July 17 Danzig With Pennywise and Cancer Bats

Through Aug. 1 Saturday evenings will once again be rockin' at the Dallas Zoo this summer, when the Safari Nights concert series features live music from original songwriters and tribute bands, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the Zoo's wildest stars. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana! Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of DinoSOAR, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world. The concerts, which start at 7:00 p.m., will bring music to Texas' largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine. Coming up:
July 4 Live 80 ('80s tribute band)
The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Frwy. Information:
  • Via DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station
  • Note: DART buses and light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule on Saturday, July 4.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
July 5 Maná Victory Station image
July 17 Imagine Dragons
Aug. 10 Shania Twain
Oct. 7 Mötley Crüe
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or

Sundays in July Fine Arts Chamber Players presents the 35th Annual Basically Beethoven Festival Sunday afternoons on July 5, 12, 19, and 26. These free concerts of classical chamber music are held at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District at 2520 Flora St. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. for the 2:30 p.m. pre-concert Rising Star Recital showcasing young music artists and competition winners. At 3:00 p.m., the chamber music performances begin featuring musicians from the Dallas & Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, The Dallas Opera Orchestra, area university faculties and guests. All concerts are free and open to the public; no reservations or tickets required. 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:
  July 8 Flyleaf
  July 10 Vertical Horizon
  July 11 Bob Schneider
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information:

Fair Park Station Wednesdays through July 29 Enjoy the free Summer Patio Music Series at Fair Park! A different musical artist performs every Wednesday night through July 29 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Fair Park Exposition Plaza turf near the Fair Park Station entrance. Coming up:
  July 8 Eastwood
  July 15 Songbird Jones
There will be food trucks, drinks, beer and wine available. Bring your own blankets and chairs but no outside coolers are allowed. Information:

Saturday nights Pack a picnic and gather up your family and friends for Addison's annual Summer Series. Spend your Saturday nights in June, July and August soaking up FREE live music from a variety of genres or enjoying a family-friendly, classic 80s movie -- all of this under a blanket of beautiful North Texas stars in Addison's Beckert Park, 5044 Addison Circle. Coming up in June:
  July Jazz - Saturdays in July from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
  July 11 Tom Braxton
The series continues with July Jazz on Saturdays in July from 8:00-10:00 p.m. and with Cinema in the Circle on Saturdays in August from 8:00-10:00 p.m. (Movies will begin when it is dark enough, close to 8:30 p.m.) Note: there will be no entertainment scheduled for Saturday, July 4th. 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.
July 11 Tedeschi Trucks Band:
Wheels Of Soul Tour
July 15 The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson: The End Times Tour
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or

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:
July 24 Stephen Stills
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:

Aug. 6 Dale Watson performs as part of the Courtyard Texas Music Series 2015 at the Plano Courtyard Theater, 1509 Ave. H. Raised outside Houston, based in Austin, Dale Watson came to country music early and naturally. His musical roots and values are very much in evidence throughout Carryin' On, but the maturity of the material, the ambition of the arrangements, and the subtlety of his vocal performances distinguish the album from so much of Watson's earlier work. Don't miss the show at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 6. Information:

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