Levitt Pavilion’s Cost-free Live New music Year Kicks off May possibly 6

Minimal Joe Y Familia, Cody Canada & The Departed, and The Soul Rebels are well-known artists symbolizing distinctly distinct tunes genres, but there is one factor they have in widespread:

All 3 are among the eclectic lineup of musicians scheduled to get the stage at Levitt Pavilion Arlington in the course of the out of doors concert venue’s upcoming season, which begins May possibly 6 with two times of songs by Gary Hobbs (Tejano), Conjunto Baraja de Oro (Tejano/Conjunto), Brent Alexander (nation), and Billy Dean (place), and runs by mid-October.

Variety of style flavors is the anchoring aspect of the Levitt’s 2022 totally free live performance sequence (sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Backbone Hospital Arlington), going on on weekends and that includes large production worth garden demonstrates headlined by singer-songwriters and nation-pop artists, R&B functions and Southern rockers, Tejano legends and Americana people crooners—and that is just to name a couple of of the free of charge musical offerings on tap this period.

A ticketed clearly show that includes Tommy DeCarlo (Boston singer) and Rudy Cardenas (“American Idol”)  is established for June 25.  Proceeds from Levitt ticketed functions crank out money to assist the venue’s free live performance sequence continue to be tuned to Levitt social media for bulletins about yet another ticketed concert occurring this slide.

New for 2022 is a three-element Arlington multicultural festival collection: an Asian Heritage Celebration (May possibly 15) a Juneteenth Celebration (June 18), and an Hispanic Heritage Celebration (going on someday in between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 check the Levitt web page for impending information). Developed in collaboration with the Mayor’s Asian Advisory Council, the Arlington Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, and the Mayor’s Latino Advisory Council, each and every competition will function concerts, tunes and movement performances, cultural cuisine and more, with no charge for admission.

Also, the Levitt will go on to build on Share The Phase, a signature initiative that publications North Texas musicians as opening acts for each individual no cost series live performance. Designed in 2021 with an first grant of $50,000, Share the Phase to date has resulted in much more than 50 community artists (like rising expertise, women musicians, and artists of colour) booked as paid out gigs for Levitt displays.

“As always, the Levitt year gives some thing for anyone, as well as options to explore new-to-you preferred genres and performers, in a gorgeous location wherever individuals from all walks of lifetime can enjoy free live new music in the heart of the city,” explained Letatia Teykl, the venue’s government director. “This period, we’re specifically searching ahead to unique gatherings, like our multicultural sequence and the Boston/Journey demonstrate in June, and to producing friends with new fans who have nonetheless to love the Levitt knowledge.”

A member of a national community of doing arts spaces funded in part by Levitt Basis, Levitt Arlington is one particular of the city’s premiere arts and leisure destinations, mentioned for its yearly sequence of free reside new music. The venue is positioned in the coronary heart of the town in Founders Plaza (100 W Abram), in just walkable or brief driving distance to a quantity of Downtown Arlington locations, as perfectly as 6 Flags Above Texas, AT&T Stadium, and World Lifestyle Discipline. Attendees are welcome to convey lawn chairs and coolers to all shows (except for ticketed events) see under to explore much more ideas for a great Levitt expertise.

The 2022 free of charge concert series will come about May well 6 by way of July 16, then resume Labor Day and run via mid-Oct. Most concerts are held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and usually kick off between 7 and 7:30 p.m. with an opening act featuring North Texas expertise. Look at the Levitt web-site or abide by the Levitt at @levittpavillionarlington (Facebook) or @levittarlington (Instagram) for clearly show-unique particulars. Tickets are out there now for the June 25 Tommy DeCarlo and Rudy Cardenas concert all other Levitt displays are cost-free.

2022 Year Sample

This is a sample snapshot of the 2022 Levitt season. Take a look at the Levitt web site for an expanded lineup observe that new artists will be extra in the course of the spring and summer.

May well 6: GARY HOBBS —Legendary Tejano artist

Opening Act: Conjunto Baraja de Oro (Tejano/Conjunto)

Tejano artist Gary Hobbs is beloved for a lot more than 4 decades of memorable hits like “Las Miradas”, “Amame Y Bésame”, “Te Vas A Acordar”, and “Por Favor Corazón”.

May well 7: BILLY DEAN —Singer, songwriter, storyteller

Opening Act: Brent Alexander (State)

A modern-day American troubadour, Billy Dean has executed and toured with some of the industry’s most significant region tunes stars, such as Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, and Wynonna Judd.

Might 20: Hard Nights Working day — Beatles Tribute Band

Opening Act: Paul Renna (People)

Challenging Evenings Day is DFW’s leading, award-winning Beatles tribute band, noted for the vitality and nostalgia of their phase existence.

May possibly 22:  THE SOUL REBELS — New Orleans Brass Band

Celebrate lifetime, fun, and soul with The Soul Rebels, who have appeared with significant-name artists like Katy Perry and DMX and delighted audiences all over the entire world with their unique brass band blend of hip hop, jazz, and rock. Get all set to dance the night time away!

Opening Act: The 40 Acre Mule (R&B, Country, Soul & Rock)

Could 28: CODY CANADA & THE DEPARTED — Rock/Alt Nation

Opening Act: Palmer Anthony (State)

Don’t miss out on the likelihood to rock out with this edgy nation band, whose 2015 album “Hippielovepunk” debuted at quantity 9 on equally the Billboard nation and indie charts.

May well 29:  Minimal JOE Y LA FAMILIA — Grammy-profitable Tex-Mex

Opening Act: Grupo Pression (Latin)

The Levitt is delighted to convey back again groundbreaking Tejano team Very little Joe y La Familia, just one of the most well known Tex-Mex bands in the new music sector.

JUNE 3: Massive SAM’S FUNKY Nation —Funk from the Significant Straightforward

Opening Act: Igimèjí (Funk)

New Orleans-flavored funk is always served hot at Major Sam live shows, the place “you’re not just at an additional clearly show, but component of the demonstrate, dancing and singing alongside.” 

June 17:  SHAKER HYMNS —Turn it up with Texas Southern Rock

Opening Act: Jackie Minton (People)

Got a hankering for nation audio, songs for the soul, or Americana? Never skip Shaker Hymns and songs from their newest album, “The Ties That Bind”.

June 19: BLACK OPRY —Country/Blues/Folk

The Black Opry Revue showcases the variety in sound and stories that Black artists provide in nation, blues, folks, Americana audio, and far more.

June 25: Tommy DeCarlo — Boston singer with particular guest Rudy Cardenas  **Ticketed Present**

Opening Act: Rachel Stacy (Place/Blues/Rock)

Get all set to rock and sing alongside with the legendary hits of Boston and Journey at this fundraiser concert headlined by Tommy DeCarlo (the world’s most unlikely rock star – read his incredible story here) and unique visitor Rudy Cardenas (mentioned for his efficiency of “Open Arms” as a contestant on “American Idol”). Tickets begin at $38.

July 2: GRADY SPENCER & THE Function — Texas Place

Opening Act: Jesse Stratton Band (Country)

This band’s audio reflects the personalities of its customers: genuine and excellent-timing, with a nod to blue collar roots enthusiasts will really like this night of great ol’ Texas music.

July 16:  JOSH WEATHERS—Inspiring Soulful Audio

Opening Act: Lauren Corzine (Place)

Longtime nearby most loved Josh Weathers has been as opposed to the likes of John Mellencamp, Springsteen, and even Stevie Surprise his music will blow you absent with its soulful and empowering lyrics.

Sept 4: THE NEW RESPECTS — Pop, Soul and Rock-N-Roll

This Nashville-primarily based spouse and children band offers an electrifying evening of danceable fusions of pop, soul and rock…The New Respects “turn heads with their brilliant, come to feel-fantastic tracks stacked with propulsive beats and lush harmonies..”

**The New Respects is offered by the Levitt Foundational Nationwide Tour**

Levitt Food items and Beverage

Levitt attendees are welcome to deliver picnic baskets crammed with foodstuff and drinks, including alcohol, but go away the glass containers at dwelling. Food items truck concessions are also available in the course of all Levitt displays, as is have out delicacies from close by Downtown Arlington eateries (these types of as Hooligan’s Pub, Hurtado BBQ, Cartel Taco Bar, Twisted Root Burger Co, and quite a few additional).

Concession Pro Strategies

Attempt these Levitt admirer favorites: Inspirations Catering (brisket grilled cheese and “The Silly Superior”, a chimichanga-sopapilla-cheesecake rolled in cinnamon sugar and topped with honey) D’Carbo Taco (road tacos and quesadillas) Q’s Harlem Eatz (“The Cuban”, a ham and pork sandwich served with fries)  All In BBQ (brisket nachos and brisket mac-and-cheese) OMG Mr. Munchies Jr. (buffalo wings served with chili cheese fries and steak quesadillas).

The Levitt Center

Sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital Arlington, this 130-individual ability, glass-enclosed VIP area is obtainable for non-public social gathering rental all through concerts (when not in use by concert sponsors) and for personal events 12 months-round. Features and facilities contain a viewing deck with sweeping sights of downtown, a hospitality suite sponsored by Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, a catering kitchen, Levitt workers assist, and higher-end A/V capabilities.

Strategies for Rockin’ The Levitt

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  • Picnic baskets and coolers are welcome (except for ticketed reveals). Glass prohibited. 
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  • Well-behaved four-legged mates on leashes are also welcome. Please think about concert quantity and your pet’s delicate ears prior to bringing them to a clearly show.
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  • Seating for non-ticketed situations (which is the circumstance for most Levitt occasions) is very first-come/initially-served. Early arrival is proposed, primarily for live shows that includes popular artists. Visitors are encouraged to convey lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is also available on the very low walls close to the garden.
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  • Absolutely free parking is out there in heaps all all around the pavilion and through Downtown Arlington, together with Metropolis Corridor, the Pinnacle Corp. parking great deal (Abram just previous Middle), 1st Baptist Church, and UTA University Park. Here’s additional
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  • Make options to appear early or remain late and go to a person of Arlington’s close by points of interest, such as the UTA Planetarium, the Arlington Museum of Art, Totally free Participate in Arlington, and bars and dining establishments all through Downtown Arlington. 
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  • Download the Levitt mobile app or follow the Levitt on social media to preserve up with climate updates, live performance information, and far more. 
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