Levitt Pavilion opens fall season this weekend

September 1, 2023
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Levitt Pavilion Arlington will launch the final series of the 2023 season Sept. 1 with a trio of free concerts headlined by country star and actor Coffey Anderson on Sept. 1, Grammy-winning Tejano legend Little Joe Y La Familia on Sept. 2 and Texas Music Hall of Fame blue guru Ruthie Foster on Sept. 3.

Six weeks of additional outdoor concerts and special events will follow the Labor Day weekend kickoff. Highlights of the fall season include Arlington Gives!, a celebration of North Texas Giving Day sponsored by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, featuring Texas country singer-songwriter Jessee Lee on Sept. 21; Do Good Fest Texas, a benefit for youth mental health service sponsored by National Life Group, featuring hit-making, multi-award winning country stars Mark Chesnutt and Jack Ingram along with rising country star and Opry alum Kaitlin Butts on Sept. 23; and the Levitt’s second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Oct. 7, featuring long-running Tejano hit maker Gary Hobbs.

Other offerings dotting the Levitt’s fall calendar are concerts headlined by jazz, rock, soul and Americana artists, especially noteworthy dates include Kin Faux, San Antonio-based Red Dirt country Sept. 9; Tank and The Bangas, jazz/hip-hop group out of New Orleans on Oct. 13; and War Hippies, Texas military vets-turned-country rockers Oct. 14.

All events are free, with first-come, first-served seating available on the Levitt lawn; however, ticket reservations are encouraged for the Do Good Fest via the Levitt website or the National Life Group website.

“While we’re always adding new events and artists, the Levitt continues to focus on doing what we do best — bringing free, exciting, high-quality live music experiences to our community,” said Letatia Teykl, Executive Director for Levitt Pavilion Arlington, the non-profit organization that manages the Levitt venue. “Check out our website and mark your calendar for your favorite performers and genres, and maybe consider trying out a new genre, too. It’s going to be a fabulous fall on the Levitt lawn this September and October!”

Tips for Rockin’ the Levitt…

- Picnic baskets and coolers are welcome. Glass prohibited.

- Well-behaved four-legged friends on leashes are also welcome. Please consider concert volume and your pet’s sensitive ears before bringing them to a show.

- Seating is first-come/first-served. Early arrival is recommended, especially for concerts featuring high-profile artists. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is also available on the low walls around the lawn.

- Free and paid parking is available in lots all around the pavilion and throughout downtown Arlington, including City Hall, the Pinnacle Corp. parking lot (Abram Street just past Center Street), and UTA College Park.

- Make plans to come early or stay late and visit one of Arlington’s nearby attractions, including the UTA Planetarium, the Arlington Museum of Art, Free Play Arlington and bars and restaurants throughout downtown Arlington.

- Celebrating a special occasion? Consider purchasing VIP access at the Levitt Center (available on select nights) at rentals@levittarlington.org to learn more. The Levitt Center’s amenities include a viewing deck with sweeping views of downtown, a hospitality suite, a catering kitchen and high-end A/V capabilities.

2023 Fall Season

Generally, opening artists take the stage at 7 p.m., headliners go on at 8 p.m.; however, these times are subject to change. Visit the Levitt website for full details.

Sept. 1: Coffey Anderson - Country

Opening Artist: Sarah Hobbs—Country

Sept. 2: Little Joe y La Familia — Tejano

Opening Artist: Monica Saldivar — Tejano

Sept. 3: Ruthie Foster - Blues

Opening Artist: Parker & Pat Duo — Jazz/Funk/Soul Fusion

Sept. 8: The Buffalo Ruckus - Rock/Southern Rock

Opening Artist: Ottoman Turks — Outlaw/Garage Rock

Sept. 9: Kin Faux — Country

Opening Artist: The Vintage Yell — Americana/Soul

Sept. 15: Kelly Willis — Country

Opening Artist: Sarah Johnson — Country

TSept. 21: Jessee Lee — Country

Arlington Gives! (North Texas Giving Day Concert sponsored by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation)

Opening Artist: Billie Jo— Country

Sept. 22: Zach Person — Blues/Indie Rock

Opening Artist: Dana Harper—Soul

Sept. 23: Mark Chestnutt and Jack Ingram - Country

National Life Group Presents: Do Good Fest Texas**

Ticket reservation recommended via https://dogoodfest.com/texas

Opening Artist: Kaitlin Butts — Country

Sept. 24: UTA Jazz, featuring Clay Jenkins — Jazz

Sept. 29: The Bright Light Social Hour — American Psychedelic Rock

Opening Artist: Good Looks — Alt Country/Indie Rock

Sept. 30: Even It Up — Heart Tribute Band (Rock)

Opening Artist: Remy Reilly — Indie Pop

Oct. 6: Prophets and Outlaws — Country/Southern Soul

Opening Artist: Alex Aguilar—Country

Oct. 7: Gary Hobbs — Tejano

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Oct. 13: Tank and the Bangas - Jazz/Hip-Hop

Opening Artist: Cherry Mantis — Indie/Pop/Jazz Fusion

Oct. 14: War Hippies featuring Scooter Brown and Donnie Reiss - Americana/Country/Rock

Opening Artist: The Red Iron Push — Country/Rock

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