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NOTICE: DART Rail will operate weekend service in
downtown Dallas on Saturday, August 31 through the end of the State Fair of Texas. There will be no track improvement work done on these dates.

Rail replacement work resumes in downtown Dallas following the State Fair of Texas.

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Sept. 19 Kiana Lede
Sept. 20 Candlebox
Sept. 21 Barns Courtney
Sept. 22 Finish Ticket
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.

The Bomb Factory hosts an eclectic array of acts and accommodates audiences ranging from intimate to more than 4,000. During World War II, the building was used to manufacture bombs and other munitions - hence the name. In the venue's first incarnation in the 1990s, it hosted legendary bands such as the Ramones, Radiohead and Sonic Youth. Today, after a multimillion-dollar renovation, it is one of Dallas' premier performance venues. Coming soon:
  Sept. 19 Squeeze
  Sept. 21 Highly Suspect
  Sept. 27 Marina
The Bomb Factory is at 2713 Canton St. in Dallas' historically music-rich Deep Ellum. Information: www.thebombfactory.com.

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:
  Sept. 19 Leo Kottke
  Sept. 20 Jonathan Wilson
  Sept. 21 James McMurtry
  Sept. 22 The Quebe Sisters
  Sept. 25 Dave Alvin and Jimmy Dale Gilmore
  Sept. 26 John Fullbright, Paul Benjamin & Jacob Tovar
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.
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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:
Sept. 19 John Sebastian
Sept. 26 Nobody's Girl
Sept. 27 Lost Austin Band
Sept. 28 Cherokee Maidens
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St. Information: poordavidspub.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:
  Sept. 19 Noah Kahan
  Sept. 20 Chris Knight
  Sept. 24 dodie
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

Thursdays Sept. 5 through Oct. 24 Cool Thursdays Concert Series comes back to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden for its fall season. Bring a picnic or purchase food and beverages from some of the best local food trucks. The gardens also are open, so be sure to take a stroll through the stunning floral displays. Coming up:

  • Sept. 19 The Purple Madness (Prince tribute)
  • Sept. 26 Hard Days Night (Beatles tribute)
The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road in Dallas. Information: www.dallasarboretum.org.

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming music shows include:
Sept. 20 Los Temerarios
Sept. 21 UB40 featuring Ali & Astro
Sept. 22 Peter Frampton
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory is located at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: www.thepaviliontmf.com.
American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
  • Sept. 20-21: Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival
  • Sept. 23: Phil Collins
  • Sept. 24: Carrie Underwood
  • Sept. 25: Jonas Brothers
  • Sept. 27: The Who
  • Sept. 29: Maluma
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

Dos Equis Pavilion hosts a diverse group of bands playing pop, rock, metal or country at the outdoor concert venue at Fair Park. Coming up:
Sept. 21 Iron Maiden
Dos Equis Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: livenation.com.

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:
Sept. 24 Babymetal
Sept. 27 Whiskey Myers
Information: gilleysdallas.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:
Sept. 27 Home Free
Sept. 29 Calexico and Iron & Wine
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

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:
  Sept. 27 Sweet Crude
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.
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Courtyard Texas Music Series brings top names from Texas music to Plano, featuring both well-known artists and emerging talent. Performances take place at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave., on the first Thursday of each month. Coming up:
Oct. 3 Prophets & Outlaws
The venue is right across Haggard Park from the DART Rail Station.
Information: www.plano.gov.
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Oct. 4-6 Chicago The Musical: In Concert is an evening with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. The show's music is performed with the full symphony orchestra, as well as singers. Expect to hear all your favorites at this concert conducted by Rob Fisher at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.mydso.com.

Oct. 7 Keyboard Conversations opens its season with "Spellbinding Bach." Virtuoso pianist and storyteller Jeffrey Siegel performs Bach's most beloved keyboard works and offers lively, informal commentary, as well as musical examples. The program includes Partita No. 5, Chromatic Fantasy, Italian Concerto, and Preludes each performed in its entirety. Catch this evening with Siegel, who has been soloist with some of the world's great orchestras, at the Eisemann Center, 2350 Performance Drive in Richardson. That's right across the plaza from the DART Rail station. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.

Oct. 10-12 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 is a favorite for pianists and audiences alike, with soaring melodies and explosive passages. The program also includes Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3, which evokes the Russian Orthodox Church, and Michael Ippolito's Nocturne, inspired by the Spanish painter Joan Miró. Joyce Yang will perform the pieces at the Meyerson Symphony Center; Edo De Waart conducts. The venue is located at 2301 Flora St. Information: www.mydso.com.

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