AC Hotel Launches the AC Lounge Summer Series

AC hotel logoAC Hotel by Marriott® downtown is launching the AC Lounge Summer Series beginning in June. From pop-up shops and art demonstrations to yoga classes and live music, the AC Lounge Summer Series welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy Dallas culture, cuisine, and cocktails.

AC Lounge Bar Manager Chris Unruh has created an entertaining list of tastings with brand representatives, educational classes, interactive experiences, and holiday-themed cocktails for guests to enjoy. [Read more…]

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The Lion King: Coming to the Dallas Summer Musicals in June

The Lion King at the Dallas Summer MusicalsGiraffes strut.  Birds swoop.  Gazelles leap.  The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before.  And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to the Music Hall at Fair Park.  [Read more…]

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Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays Concert Series

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The Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays Concert Series presents Majesty of Rock, a tribute to Styx and Journey on April 26 for the first time. The following Thursday, the Arboretum welcomes fan favorite Johnny Cash tribute band Walk the Line on May 3.

Enjoy Dallas’ only concert series overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.

Majesty of Rock enjoyed performing their tribute to Journey; however, frontman John D’Agostino also loved another American supergroup, Styx. Turns out the other band members were also huge Styx fans, so they began adding some of Styx’s best tunes to their already expansive repertoire of Journey material. The audience response was so positive, they formed the concert extravaganza, Majesty of Rock.

Walk the Line has performed throughout the United States and Europe for years – the sights and sounds resemble the Johnny Cash country fans fell in love with years ago. It is a must-see for any Johnny Cash fan.

Upcoming concerts

May 10: Molly Ringwalds- 80s Tribute Band
May 17: Motown Magic (New)
May 24: Bruce in the USA – The World’s #1 Tribute Band to Bruce Springsteen
May 31: U2 by UV – Authentic U2 Tribute Band
June 7: Memphis Soul – One of Dallas’ Most Popular Party Band

In addition to the coolest view of White Rock Lake, you can bring picnics and beverages or purchase food items from one of DFW’s favorite food trucks including  Rick’s BBQ, Grub Tub, Yim Yam, Easy Slider, and Kona Ice.

The gardens are also open to stroll through before the concert to enjoy the breathtaking floral displays and new summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker presented by Reliant.

The Cool Thursdays Fall Concert Series runs through June 28 and September 6 to October 25, 2018.

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Spring concerts are 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., fall concerts 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The garden closes at the conclusion of each concert.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside to Rosine Hall. Due to limited space, inside seating is based on a first come, first served basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring low-to-the-ground chairs and blankets as no seating is provided. A determination of weather-altered plans will be made by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert. Check the homepage or Facebook page for updates the day of the concert.

Tickets: Prices for single tickets range from $10 – $27 and are available for purchase online. For group tickets of 15 or more, call 214.515.6520. On-site parking is complimentary for all concerts, and the Arboretum encourages attendees to take advantage of the close covered parking available at the parking garage located across the street from Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden with access underneath Garland Road.

The 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. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit  www.dallasarboretum.org.
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