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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:
Aug. 21 Mahogany the Artist
Sophisticated, beautiful, and cool. Candace "Mahogany" Miller continues to entice music lovers everywhere with her warm sound, smooth musical execution, and classy approach to her art. She has been a vocalist all of her life, playing both piano and drums, while keeping a steady hand in writing and production. Along with her band, JamBox, Miller will highlight some of the female vocalists who inspired Art Smith, including Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone.
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:
Aug. 21 Carolyn Martin Swing Trio
Aug. 22 Parker Heights Band
Aug. 23 Burning Sky Band with Chill Factor
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

Aug. 22 Unfold your lawn chairs and lay out the picnic blanket for an evening of music, poetry and comedy when Smooth Jazz and Soul in the Park gets under way from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 2901 Pennsylvania Ave. at Meyers St. This free outdoor performance features the melodic sounds of saxophonists Herbie Johnson and his quartet and David Carr Jr. Among the other entertainment is a performance by comedian KC Mack and spoken word recitations by several local poets and writers. Radio personality KJ of KRNB 105.7 is the stage emcee. Other event attractions are a children's area featuring fitness games, face painting and prizes and an information expo presented by Capital One Bank, Wellcare, Frazier Court Revitalization and the National Bone Marrow Group Registry. Food trucks providing concessions will be Samson's and Gourmet Hot Dogs and Texas Snow Cones. Smooth Jazz and Soul is presented by the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Information: www.dallasparks.org.

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:
Aug. 22 Panic at the Disco
Aug. 30 August Alsina Testimony Live Dallas
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:
  Aug. 22 Brandon Rhyder
  Aug. 24 Judy Collins
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.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:
Aug. 22 Nickel Creek with Sarah Jarosz
Aug. 23 KXT Presents Sarah Jaffe
Sept. 23 David Gray
Oct. 11 Art Garfunkel
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.liveatthemajestic.com.

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:
  Aug. 22 An evening with Brave Combo - 35th Anniversary show
  Sept. 5 The Singapore Slingers
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

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 americanairlinescenter.com.

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Aug. 23 Lowe's Presents Mas Musica Fest
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.

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. 26 OneRepublic Native Summer Tour
Aug. 31 Chicago and Reo Speedwagon
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or livenation.com.

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