Sunday, June 13, 2021

Free Concerts Return to Southlake with 2019 MasterWorks Concert Series

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to announce the lineup of Southlake’s 2019 MasterWorks Series, a collection of free concerts hosted at Southlake Town Square and Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake.

The MasterWorks Series offers quality family entertainment through free outdoor concerts by local, regional and national artists. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers to each concert, but alcohol and glass are not permitted. All ages are welcome.

Check out this year’s lineup!

Big City Outlaws
Saturday, April 20, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Big City Outlaws is the hardest-hittin’ country rock band in Texas, seamlessly blurring the line between country and top 40. Their energy never fails to get fans two-stepping, line dancing AND club dancing to current popular music and classic hits.

Southlake Community Band
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Southlake Town Square

Southlake Community Band, directed by Mr. David Stone, is a concert band of more than 70 talented adult amateur musicians who enjoy playing music just for fun. The band performs regularly in Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Colleyville and surrounding communities. Their concert programs range from classic band to Broadway, rousing Sousa marches to familiar children’s music.

Johnny D and the Doo Wops
Saturday, June 8, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Southlake Town Square

Johnny D (John E. Dosher) grew up in Louisiana and began his professional career on Bourbon Street at the age of fifteen. Before settling in Texas, Johnny traveled extensively with numerous rock, jazz and country groups. Johnny D and the Doo Wopps began when Rocky Walton, Bill Stetzer and Tim Carman needed a band to perform for their tennis club in the early ’80s. Their sets include music from the ’60s and ’70s, soul music and a little bit of doo-wop. With a killer horn section and tight vocal harmonies, this twelve-member band always puts on a great show.

The Vinyl Stripes
Saturday, July 27, 2019
7 – 8:30 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Rockabilly, rock and roll, drive-ins, car hops, early Elvis and Sun Records—it’s easy to see how the classic sights and sounds of the ’50s and ’60s have influenced Texas-based band The Vinyl Stripes! With their skinny ties, Gretsch guitars and slappin’ standup bass, The Vinyl Stripes perform hits from era icons including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and many more. You’ll also fall in love with their new original songs that sound just like they were written in those long-ago rocking days.

Southlake Community Band
Saturday, September 14, 2019
7 – 8:30 pm @ Aria Amphitheater

The crowd-pleasing Southlake Community Band will return in September for another free concert, this time at Aria Amphitheater. Grab a lawn chair, pack your cooler and spend an evening with some talented local musicians!

Vocal Trash
Sunday, October 27, 2019
2–5 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Described as “Glee meets Stomp,” Vocal Trash is a one-of-a-kind group of performers whose Broadway-style show energizes audiences from New York to Seattle and Las Vegas to Beijing. Their show includes world-class singing, industrial drumming, award-winning break-dancing and so much more. Led by producer/creator Steve Linder and producer/choreographer Kelsey Rae (Annie), this green-minded ensemble tours globally on a relentless pursuit to bring people together using the universal language of song and dance.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

“Create, Connect and Care” at 19th Art in the Square April 27–29

Art, music, food and fun return to Southlake Town Square for the 19th annual Art in the Square, Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29.

Art in the Square will showcase the artwork of over 160 internationally renowned artists, local emerging artists and aspiring high school artists. Hosted by the Southlake Women’s Club, the community fundraiser will benefit women, children and families in Northeast Tarrant County. The family-friendly event will offer free admission as well as free parking in Town Square’s parking lots and garages.

Ranked 8th in the nation’s top 10 art festivals of 2018 by the renowned Art Fair SourceBook, Art in the Square has evolved into one of the most popular art festivals in the country. With hundreds of art pieces on display and for purchase, the event celebrates all artists, from recognized professionals to up-and-comers. Even area high school students will participate in a juried Youth Art in the Square, and the winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the rotunda of the State Capitol for one week.

In addition to offering the best in visual arts, Art in the Square will also feature a continuous lineup of musicians and performing artists on two stages throughout the weekend. The Main Stage will offer performances from some of the hottest acts, starting with The Walton Stout Band on Friday, April 27 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday is Tribute Day, with two headliners celebrating the creative idols of yesteryear: Free Fallin will honor the work of Tom Petty at 7:00 p.m., and Chase & Ovation will perform A Salute to the Music of Prince at 9:00 p.m. The Gazebo Stage will feature local talent and family entertainment.

Art in the Square is a family festival with plenty of fun for children of all ages. Young children can have hands-on art experiences in the Kids Korner, while The Zone will host a variety of thrills for teens and ‘tweens, including inflatables, a rock climbing wall, a bungee trampoline and more.

Guests looking for a bite to eat will want to head over to Le Bistro for festival favorites like BBQ, pizza, funnel cake, chicken on a stick and more. Route 66, conveniently located on Main Street in front of Malouf’s and Mi Cocina, will also offer delicious food, fabulous art and great street entertainment. Quench your thirst at one of four beverage stations, or stop by one of the many lemonade stands throughout the event for a refreshing treat.

For additional information, including event hours, a map and an entertainment schedule, visit www.artinthesquare.com.

MasterWorks Concert Series Brings Free Family Fun to Southlake

A Southlake tradition, the MasterWorks concert series offers community members a variety of free musical performances all summer long.

Presented by the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast, MasterWorks concerts are open to both Southlake residents and visitors. Concerts will be held from April through October at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square (1400 Main Street) and Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake (285 Shady Oaks Drive). Music lovers of all ages are invited to come out and enjoy these free Saturday night concerts with family and friends. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, coolers and bug spray! Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted at either venue.

The 2018 MasterWorks concert series will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 when the Zack King Band brings their unique style of Texas rock to the stage at Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion. On May 18, the Southlake Community Band will perform at Aria Amphitheater at The Marq. Composed of more than 70 adult amateur musicians who play music for the sheer fun of it, the Southlake Community Band is always a MasterWorks favorite! Come out to Town Square on June 2 for a children’s concert presented by Vocal Trash, a group known for blending elements of music and dance into its energetic and entertaining performances.

Visit the MasterWorks webpage to see a full schedule of this year’s MasterWorks concerts! For more information, please call Southlake Special Events at 817-748-8919.

Fly into the Southlake Community Band’s Superhero Concert!

Join the Southlake Community Band at White’s Chapel Church at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 5 for a free concert filled with fun superhero activities for the whole family.

When it comes to superhero movies, the music is often just as memorable as the characters. From Darth Vader stalking the halls of the Death Star to Batman chasing the Joker through Gotham City, the best scenes are forever linked to their exciting and memorable soundtracks.

The Southlake Community Band will perform hits from iconic superhero movies including The Incredibles, Batman, Harry Potter, Zorro, William Tell, Mission Impossible, Star Trek, Robin Hood and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

There will also be activities for all ages before and after the concert, so come early and stay late to get in on all the fun!

  • Wear your favorite superhero costume
  • Arrive early to make your very own superhero mask
  • Get your photo taken with a superhero during intermission
  • Stay late and try to play an instrument

If you have any questions or would like more information about this event, please call Southlake Special Events at 817-748-8919. We look forward to seeing you there!

BluPrint Comes to Southlake for a Free MasterWorks Concert

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome BluPrint for a concert on Saturday, May 14 at Southlake Town Square. The concert begins at 7:30 PM

BluPrint is a diverse, high-energy cover band, homegrown in the DFW area in 1997. Founder, James Byerly, has brought in musicians and singers over the years that have played for and performed with the likes of Johnny Kemp, Yarbrough and Peoples, and Ron Grant. BluPrint’s music style covers many genres — pop, blues, classic rock, top 40, R&B, funk, big band, and jazz.

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists.

For more information on the Masterworks Series and the full schedule, please visit www.southlakeparksandrec.com or contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.