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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. 7 Amanda Shires
  Dec. 8 Joe Ely with special guest Daphne Willis
  Dec. 9 Reckless Kelly with special guest Jason Eady
  Dec. 10 Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis Holiday Shindig (2 Shows)
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. 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:
  Dec. 7 The Blondettes
  Dec. 8 Northern National
  Dec. 10 Hazardous Dukes
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information:

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:
Dec. 8 Josh Garrels: The Light Came Down Christmas Tour
Dec. 10 The Polyphonic Spree 14th Annual Christmas Show
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:

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:
Dec. 10 Vandell Andrew's Christmas Show
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Dec. 10 Andrea Bocelli
Dec. 16 MercyMe
Dec. 22 Trans-Siberian Orchestra (2 shows)
Jan. 8 Red Hot Chili Peppers
Feb. 3 Eric Church
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Dec. 10 E.Z. MO Breezy Presents...Grits & Biscuits
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

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. 15 Flosstradamus

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. 16 A Merry Little Christmas Show: Ricki Derek
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information:

Dec. 16 Composers have always taken inspiration from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016-17 Season, the talented musicians of the Garland Symphony Orchestra will offer our audience the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna. In December, join the GSO for a Holiday Safari! Don't miss the Annual Carol Sing-along and lots of holiday favorites. It's sure to be an evening of fun for all family and friends. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street. Information:

Dec. 22 Hallmark Channel Presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra in two shows at the American Airlines Center on Thursday, December 22. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 2016 Winter Tour will expand "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," the rock opera based on TSO's multi-platinum DVD that was a fan favorite during the 2015 Winter Tour. The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information:

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