Dallas Chamber Symphony presents Sight of Sound Film Finalists

Sight of Sound: Music for Short Films

SoS-Billboard2015Dallas Chamber Symphony brings a full orchestra to the stage to close out its 2015-16 concert season. The first half of the program will feature a variety of short, finalist films from the orchestra’s Sight of Sound International Film & Music contest. [Read more…]

Fall Patio Sessions: Live Local Music In Sammons Park

Fall Patio Sessions logo

Patio Sessions is back with an exciting fall season of FREE live local music in Sammons Park. This year the music starts a little later. Now from  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday night in September and October, you can enjoy a variety of local musicians, including emerging new artists and favorites of the area’s independent music scene.

Fall Patio Sessions Lineup

September 4 – Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward with Tyler Rougeux

September 11 – Salim Nourallah with Chris Holt

September 18 – Boxcar Bandits

September 25 – Cassie Holt and the Lost Souls with Haylee & Amanda

October 2 – The Roomsounds with RTB2

October 9 – Luke Wade & No Civilians with Kirk Thurmond

October 16 – Home By Hovercraft with Low Dark Hills

October 23 – Calhoun with Catamaran

October 30 – Mariachi Quetzal – Dia de los Muertos celebration

Dine at one of several local food trucks in the park, get an iced coffee from Pearl Cup Coffee, and relax with friends and family in the shade of the Winspear Opera House’s expansive Sky Canopy for an evening of local music and community.

Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays Music Series Fall Concerts Returns on September 4

Dallas Arboretum ConcertsThe premier concert series “Cool Thursdays” at the Dallas Arboretum will return to the Dallas Arboretum in September. Dallas’ favorite concert series overlooks the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn and has become a “must do” Thursday night event for many local residents.

The spring concert series completely sold out and the fall series is sure to do the same. The only way to enjoy the September 4 concert featuring Dallas’ favorite variety band, Emerald City, and to secure your spot for the remainder of the concerts is to purchase a fall subscription, as individual tickets for Emerald City have already sold out.

Emerald City is best described in three words: motion, movement and energy. This 13 piece, three-horn section super group electrifies every audience with a combination of high engaging dance songs from the past along with today’s hits. Emerald City has even been voted as “Entertainers of the Year,” and their ability to entertain is only rivaled by their extensive ability to get the audience up on the dance floor.

For Emerald City, guests are encouraged to participate in the weekly costume contest to win prizes. This week’s theme is to come dressed in white from head-to-toe for the “Emerald City ‘White Out’ Award.”

In addition to the coolest view of White Rock Lake, attendees can bring picnics and beverages or purchase food from food trucks including Easy Slider and Cajun Tailgators. The gardens are also open to stroll through before the concert to enjoy the breathtaking fall displays including the famous pumpkin village.

The concert series continues through October and will return again in the spring 2015. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the fall concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets start at $10-$27 and are available for purchase online. For group tickets of 15 or more, call Torie Parsons, 214-515-6520. On-site parking is complimentary for all concerts.

Cool Thursdays Upcoming concerts at the Dallas Arboretum

September 11: Blaze of Glory – The Bon Jovi Experience

September 18: Hunter Sullivan – Dallas’ Favorite Big Band

September 25: The Official Blues Brother Revue

October 02: The Molly Ringwalds-The World’s Greatest 80’s Tribute

October 09: Brave Combo – Grammy Award-Winning Polka Band

October 16: Asleep at the Wheel – The Kings of Texas Swing

October 23: A Hard Night’s Day – A Tribute to the Beatles

October 30: Thriller Night With Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute

More information is available at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214.515.6500.

About the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum logoThe Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $10.