This year’s outdoor summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion kicks off with the Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend. It’s free, fun, and under the stars. Multiple acts each afternoon/evening featuring headliners: Sarah Jaffe (Fri, May 24); The Polyphonic Spree (Sat, May 25); and the Old 97’s (Sun, May 26). It’s open lawn seating, so bring chairs or blankets. Picnics & coolers are welcome.
Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival
Levitt Pavilion, downtown Arlington
100 W. Abram St (across from City Hall, intersection of Abram St @ Center St.; Arlington Texas
Fri, May 24, 2013 thru Sun, May 26, 2013; scroll down for times for headliners & warmup acts
Info: (817) 543-4301 (24-hour info line) or www.levittpavilionarlington.org
The music festival is free for all music lovers, and the headline acts are just part of a music-filled afternoon/evening that also features multiple opening acts. The festival is outdoors on a lawn, so bring a lawn chair and/or blankets (please, no umbrellas or tents which may block the view of other patrons). Picnics, snacks and coolers with beverages are allowed, including beer & wine. However, NO GLASS CONTAINERS are allowed. There will also be concession stands with food from popular downtown eaterie J. Gilligan’s with burgers, chicken and quesadillas. Other vendors will have snacks such as kettle corn, ice cream and snow cones.
Here’s the concert lineup, including opening acts:
FRIDAY, MAY 24th:
*7pm DELTA RAE (this group is about to hit it big-time, so it might be your last chance to hear them in a free concert for a long, long time; Delta Rae fuses four-part harmonies with a rich Carolina soul…don’t miss this alt-country/American/indie group!)
*8pm SARAH JAFFE (the organizers of this event are thrilled to have this break-through indie artist headline the first concert of the larger Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series which runs through the entire summer)
SATURDAY, MAY 25th:
*5:30pm JODY JONES (cross-culture country/soul)
*7pm CALHOUN (won the 2011Rock Album of the Year at the FW Weekly Music Awards)
*8pm THE POLYPHONIC SPREE (can’t have more fun than this large group of musicians who are an awe-inspiring, soul-expanding Texan psych-pop choir…you have to hear/see it to believe it)
SUNDAY, MAY 27th:
*5:30pm Ryan Hamilton
*7pm Telegraph Canyon
*8pm OLD 97’s (trail-blazing alt-country with a bar-band vibe)
Lawn seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Because the concerts are outdoors, don’t forget things like sunscreen and/or a hat and maybe even bug spray. In case of rain or any type of unpredictable weather, there’s an Information Line to call to check on the concert’s status. The number is (817) 543-4301. You can also check the Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Facebook page, Twitter, and the Web site: www.levittpavilionarlington.org.
Yes, there are bathrooms on-site as well as bathrooms inside City Hall which is across the street.
Pets are allowed, but must be on leashes. Please, no smoking (you, as well as the pets).
There is plenty of free parking all around the Levitt Pavilion – in the city employee lot, behind City Hall, behind the library, in the lots behind and beside the Arlington Municipal Building, in the Pinnacle Corp. lot, at Southwest Securities, and First Baptist Church.
For directions and a map to Levitt Pavilion which is in the heart of downtown Arlington at 100 W. Abram Street, click here: http://www.levittpavilionarlington.org/YourVisittotheLevitt/DirectionsParking/tabid/81/Default.aspx.