The month of May might have ended but the jazz concert series at The Shops at Highland Village continue in June. With more live jazz performances by UNT faculty, alumni and students Jazz at the Fountain brings a lovely musical retreat to North Texas every Tuesday evening. The concerts are Free and open to the entire public. Each Tuesday from 7 to 9pm, the courtyard located between Chico’s and Patrizio’s hosts Jazz at the Fountain. Attendees are welcome to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for a night of jazz right in the midst of south Denton county’s luxurious open air shopping centers. Boxed picnic dinners are available from Potbellys and Corner Bakery or enjoy a delicious Italian meal from Patrizio right next door. The music will follow you no matter where you go.
The Shops at Highland Village are located at the Northwest corner of FM 2499 and FM 407.
(EVERY Tuesday, weather permitting)
Check out the JUNE 2012 LINEUP!
June 7: James Riggs Quartet
June 12: Luke Brimhall Quartet
June 19: Adam Huteson
June 26: Pete Clagett Quartet
The Shops at Highland Village
1701 Shoal Creek
Highland Village, TX 75077
Finally a Free Concert series is coming to Mockingbird Station! This is their first time doing it and it’s bound to go well. The location is just right and the weather is warming up so why not bring some live music to Mockingbird Lane? The 2012 Spring Outdoor Concert Series kicks off March 1st and will be every 1st and 3rd Thursday until July 5th. Sounds of a variety of local artists will ring throughout the hip shopping spot found right off Hwy 75 (North Central Expressway). It’ll all be coming from the Mezzanine Level in front of the Angelika Dallas Film Center.
Dates: Every 3rd Thursday of the Month in Spring
(Mar 1, Mar 15, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, June 7, June 21, July 5)
Location: Mockingbird Station in front of the Angelika Theatre
(5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas)
The Concerts will be held right in front of the Angelika
Check out the Lineup!
March 1: Club Wood
March 15: Devin Leigh
April 5: Greg Reichel
April 19: The O’s
May 3: Aaron Woods Band
May 17: Mockingbyrd Station
June 7: SouthWestern Playboys
June 21: Achachay!
July 5: The Carters
Although this is a “Spring” concert series, the shows will go well into early summer. Plus spring is short-lived in North Texas, if it occurs at all, so bring a lawn chair and cool drink or find something to cool off with from a nearby eatery (i.e. Vapianos, Cold Stone Creamery, Rockfish, Café Express, Urban Taco or Starbucks). You’ve sat in traffic most of the evening anyways so why not ring in the weekend (on Thursday nights) with Mockingbird Station’s Free spring concerts? The DART stops right there at Mockingbird Lane too!
Keep an eye on Mockingbird Station this year. They seem to be adding a nice list of fun activities and events to their calendar. If you don’t hear it from us first, you’ll hear it from them.
*Parking is Free around the stores, and the garage is also be available for complimentary parking.
With August being the BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR your Saturday nights are about to get even better!! Spice up your Summer with live salsa music every Saturday at Beckert Park in Addison Circle. Addison’s Summer Event Series continues with Salsa Saturdays. You can learn to salsa dance from experts of The Dance Council at 7:00pm and admission is free! It’s all done outdoors so bring some dancing shoes, sneakers or even go barefoot! (If you’d just prefer to learn by watching, be sure to carry a lawn chair, blanket or picnic mat But try to stay outta the way!) The live music will continue on at 8:00pm with a different band/group featured each week. Continue to salsa as the music fills the air of Addison Circle. If you’ve got ants in your pants and you need to dance, then head over to Addison for the Free Salsa dancing and music this Saturday, or next Saturday or even the one after that! So long as it’s within the month of August!
Here’s a schedule for the entire month:
Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son
Join us in Addison as we’re Dancing in the streets! It’s HOT enough outside but summer in North Texas just got even spicier with Summer Salsa Saturdays! See you at Bekert Park!
By the end of the night you may be dancin’ like these two!
There’s another FREE summer concert series you may or may not know about that takes place at Old Red Museum. On Thursday, August 4th the jazz band Natural Change will be playing from 6 to 8pm. Natural Change is a Dallas band that plays smooth jazz and R&B. The first time I heard them they were playing at Brooklyn’s one Saturday night. The four talented musicians will be providing free Summer Rhythms at Old Red Thursday evening. Not only will light hors d’oeuvres be provided but a cash bar will also be available! Keep in mind that this is a free event and Space is limited so RSVP by e-mailing RSVP@OldRed.org or at the Old Red Facebook page. This is the last concert of the series so be sure to RSVP and get there early! Summer Rhythms at Old Red is sponsored by Beyond the Box Catering and Platinum Security.
Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture
100 S. Houston Street
The 8-week concert series of Cedar Hill Uptown Village continues this week as DFW saxophonist Tom Braxton returns to the stage. Last year he filled the Village Green with smooth jazzy sax sounds that had the crowd dancing and tapping their heels, and this year will be no different. Believe it or not, he taught my brother to play the saxophone when we were younger, so I know he’s a talented musician! With his new album, Endless Highway, now available in stores, Braxton instills those family values by giving to a charitable cause through his music. As it may not be the same exact values as Toni Braxton and her sisters, Tom Braxton (no relation to the VH1 reality stars) has managed to make a name for himself across the U.S. and most importantly the DFW Metroplex. By supporting the local non-profit Hope Mansion, Braxton can help you support a worthy cause and cool off at the end of the week with some quality live music.
Dallas Saxophonist Tom Braxon plays July 15
Found just last November, the Hope Mansion is a faith-based community partnership organization aimed at providing a support system for women in crisis with unplanned/unwanted pregnancies. Located right in Cedar Hill, Hope Mansion provides women support facilities for women in the metroplex should they choose to keep their child or place them up for adoption with limited availability in the entire metroplex as Elizabeth Homes and Grace Home were both recently closed. You can be a part of supporting the non-profit’s mission of practical support for mothers’ and their babies during a time of crisis by bringing toiletry items to Friday’s evening concert (July 15). Whether it’s toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, lotion, whatever, help make a difference in someone else’s life by providing just a small simple contribution. We, as a community, can make a difference and JAM to Give helps us do just that on a weekly basis. Join us at the Village Green once again for a live saxophone performance by one of Dallas’ best jazz musicians and support this concert for a cause that benefits the Hope Mansion.
The concert will be from 7-9pm so you have a little time to change and unwind after work. The kids can bring their swimsuits and beat the heat playing at the fountain in the meantime. This is the second to last concert of the Summer hosted by Uptown Village so catch it before July 22nd comes!
The Addison Summer Concert series is back this year with more free music and the perfect ambiance. Nestled in Addison Circle not far from all the congestion and busyness of Belt Line Road, Addison’s Summer Series manages to draw hundreds each year. With three months of themed music played by local groups, North Dallas residents have somewhere to run away on Saturday evenings. This month there will be Jazz music played each weekend. The first Saturday started off with Tres Leches and continues July 16th with Melani L. Skybell. Sun sets about 8:30/8:40ish so the temperature will cool down a LITTLE bit, but the trees and shade of the residential and business buildings provide some relief from the sun. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, snacks, drinks, etc. I’ve seen people come out with a full blown low-rise picnic table and extended lawn chairs! The local eateries also sell pizza and other treats while the Margarita station covers your adult drinks.
A Past Addison Circle Summer Concert Series during Symphonic Saturdays
If you’re a fan of Jazz and want to hear some for free or are even looking for a romantic cheap date, try out Bekert Park in Addison Circle on Saturday nights. Once the music has stopped, no one’s forcing you to go anywhere! Enjoy the ambiance, stroll around the rest of Addison Circle or drive down Belt Line Road to see what other fun stuff you can find! This event is going on every Saturday in July. Catch some of the areas top jazz musicians at Addison’s July Jazz!
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Beckert Park
July 9…………………Tres Leches
July 16………………..Melani L. Skybell
July 23………………..Carolyn Lee Jones
July 30………………..Corner Pocket
Free parking available.