It’s summertime in the Dallas area and with the warm months comes a plethora of outdoor music festivals and concerts. Over the next couple of weeks there will be a number of great free concerts in the area. Here are a few options in a wide variety of genres in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion hosts free concerts every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of July. On July 14, Americana singer/songwriter Jason Eady will take to the stage ahead of the release of his sixth album Daylight & Dark. The show is open to all ages and guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks as well as blankets or lawn chairs.
The Levitt Pavilion free concert series continues with classic doo-wop/R&B band The Drifters. Come out and hear classics like "Under the Boardwalk," "Save The Last Dance For Me" and "This Magic Moment." The show is open to all ages.
Stephen Nielson and Friends
July 23 @ 2:30 p.m.
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
The Dallas City Performance Hall in Dallas is currently holding their 2017 Basically Beethoven Festival. Attendees of all ages can catch free music every Sunday in July. Steinway Artist Stephen Nielson will be playing on July 23. The pianist will be joined by Dallas Symphony Orchestra member Motoi Takeda on violin and by mezzo soprano Caroline Nielson.
Dallas Stars Lawn Takeover
July 29 @ 6:30 p.m.
Lawn at Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, Texas 75207
On the last Saturday of every month June through August, Reunion Tower in Dallas hosts a free Reunion Lawn Party concert series. On July 29, there will be live music, gourmet food trucks, lawn games and a beer garden. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. The show is open to those of all ages.
Shane Smith and the Saints
July 15 @ 2 p.m.
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth is once again hosting its Rockin’ the River concert series every Saturday through Aug. 5. On July 15, Shane Smith and the Saints will be headlining a free show. The Rankin Twins, Larry Hooper and John Baumann will also be playing. There will also be an after party with more music and fireworks. While you’re there grab a tube and take a float on the river. The show is open to those of all ages.