Summer means lots of things, but in Downtown Arlington, summer has come to mean free music five nights a week from Memorial Day weekend to July 3.
This year, the Levitt Pavilion is kicking off summer and free music under the stars in a big wa
y with the first Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival — three days of food, fun and free music May 25, 26 and 27. It all starts on Friday, May 25, with the cowboy crooner best known for “Wildfire,” Michael Martin Murphey at 8 p.m. sponsored by Downtown Arlington Management Corp. The music that day starts at 5:30 p.m. with Jason Eady, followed by Hudson Moore at 7 p.m. The second day of the festival starts at 4:30 p.m. with Charlie Shafter, followed by Arlington’s own Maren Morris, then John David Kent, all leading up to the 8 p.m. performance by legendary Texas troubadour and master storyteller, Ray Wylie Hubbard, sponsored by Union Pacific. The festival closes May 27 with Crystal Yates at 4:30 p.m., followed by Ghosts Along the Brazos and The Damn Quails before the Grammy-winning kings of Texas swing, Asleep at the Wheel, at 8 p.m., sponsored by the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau. Along with the music performances, there will be art vendors as well as food trucks and drinks. The Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival is also sponsored by Texas
Power, J. Gilligan’s and Coors. The Levitt Pavilion’s Texas Power 2012 Summer Concert Series starts its regular Wednesday through Sunday music schedule on Wednesday, May 30, with Children’s Concerts every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The concerts on Thursday through Sunday begin at 8 p.m. Levitt audiences are seated on open lawn seating on blankets and chairs. They are welcome to bring picnics, snacks and coolers with beverages, just no glass containers. Some concessions are available at the pavilion for purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located in Downtown Arlington at 100 W. Abram St. at the corner of Abram and Center streets. A complete
Summer Concert Series schedule is on the Levitt Pavilion website, www.levittpavilionarlington.org, along with information about visiting the pavilion, directions and a parking map, and detailed information about all of the musical artists. The Texas Power 2012 Summer Concert Series, May 25 through July 3, is sponsored by: Levitt Pavilions, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, Texas Power, Union Pacific, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, the Arlington Tourism Council, Chesapeake Energy, the Arlington Chamber Foundation, Arlington Parks & Recreation, the City of Arlington, the Star-Telegram, the Texas Commission on the Arts, Sheraton Arlington, Pianotex and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Posted by: Sam Moore
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