Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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.

Free Family Movie Nights Coming to Bicentennial Park This May

Movies at The Marq, Southlake’s free outdoor movie series, returns to Aria Amphitheater Friday, May 10 with Incredibles 2.

Join us at Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake as we enjoy family-friendly new releases on a giant outdoor screen. We’ll also have free popcorn, refreshments and movie-themed activities and giveaways.

Festivities begin at 8:00 p.m., and movies begin at sundown. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, but tarps, tents, alcohol and glass are not permitted. We look forward to seeing you there!

Incredibles 2
Friday, May 10

Disney’s Christopher Robin
Friday, May 24

For more information, please contact Southlake Community Services at 817-748-8019.

Easter in the Park Activities Canceled Due to Severe Weather; Egg Hunts Tentative

Due to anticipated severe weather, we have canceled all of the activities at tomorrow’s Easter in the Park except for egg hunts.

We will continue to monitor the weather overnight and make a final announcement regarding the egg hunts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. Be sure to check our Experience Southlake Facebook page for updates.

If you’re still looking for some Easter egg-citement, the rain won’t stop the Spring Splashtacular at Champions Club at The Marq Southlake Saturday, April 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. It’s free for members and $5.00 for non-members. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon!

The Easter Bunny has been hard at work hiding thousands of toy- and candy-filled eggs for this year’s Easter in the Park!

Egg scrambles will be divided by age. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the start of your age group’s egg scramble. Venue parking is very limited, but FREE shuttle parking will be available at CISD Administration Building (2400 Carroll Avenue), only half a mile east of North Park.

10:00 a.m. – Children 2 and under
10:15 a.m. – Children 3–4 years old
10:30 a.m. –Children 5–6 years old
10:45 a.m. – Children 7–8 years old
11:00 a.m. – Golden Egg Hunt for ages 9–12 years old*
*Children must be able to complete hunt without an adult.

Golden Tickets will be placed in a handful of eggs in each division for those lucky hunters to win a fun prize. Be sure to open your eggs before you leave to pick up your spring prize at the Parks and Rec tent!

Easter in the Park is a FREE event with no registration required. For more information, please call (817) 748-8919 or visit Easter in the Park on Facebook.

Plan to Attend the Sixth Strokes of Art in the Square

On February 17, the 2019 Strokes of Art in the Square kicks off the 20th Art in the Square (April 26–28). A free reception will be held in the foyer of Southlake Town Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The community is invited to join the celebration and enjoy an evening of creative visual arts, music and refreshments. Guests will be treated to tastings by local restaurants and entertainment.

The Southlake Women’s Club Foundation will present the 2019 Beneficiaries of Art in the Square. As in past years, guests will be the first to view creative visuals of the 2019 Art in the Square featured artists. This year’s showcase of featured artists will take on a different twist: the displayed artwork will feature returning artists who have participated in Art in the Square for at least 15 years.

The People’s Choice Winner is selected by public vote from the featured artists. Voting begins at Strokes of Art in the Square and will end on April 1, 2019. Be sure to visit Town Hall between February 17 and April 1 to vote for your favorite!

Strokes of Art in the Square is co-sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council, Apex Arts League and Art in the Square/Southlake Women’s Club.

We look forward to seeing you April 26-28 at Art in the Square, where we will be “Celebrating Culture and Community” with art, entertainment and family fun.

For more information, visit www.apexartsleague.com or www.artinthesquare.com.

Scare Up Some Family Fun at This Year’s Monster Mash

Break out your best costume, hop on a broomstick and join the City of Southlake on October 28 for a spooktacular time at Monster Mash!

Monster Mash will take place on Sunday, October 28, from 2 – 5 p.m. at The Marq Southlake’s Aria Amphitheater (285 Shady Oaks Drive). This free Halloween-themed festival is full of fun activities and entertainment for boys and ghouls of all ages!

The event will include live music by Electric Circus from 2– 4 p.m., pumpkin decorating, photo moments, balloon artists, trick-or-treating and a variety of fun activities. Don’t forget to wear your favorite family-friendly costume to show off in the costume parade after Electric Circus performs! Harvest treats will be available for purchase, including kettle corn, pork rinds, cotton candy, Kona Ice, lemonade, caramel apples and fudge.

This is a rain or shine event. If we experience inclement weather, all booths and most activities will be relocated inside The Marq Southlake Traditions Ballroom for trick-or-treating and Halloween fun!

For more information, visit the Monster Mash website or call (817) 748-8919.

City of Southlake to Celebrate Newly Renovated Tennis Center with Open House

Join us at the Southlake Tennis Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18 to be one of the first to see inside the beautiful new facility.

The Southlake Tennis Center has been growing in popularity since its original opening in 1999, and with renovations officially wrapping up this May, the facility itself has grown too! To celebrate the grand opening of the refurbished Tennis Center, the City of Southlake will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18. Come see for yourself what all the excitement is about!

  • Take a guided tour of the updated facility, including the expanded clubhouse, state-of-the-art amenities, multipurpose meeting space and shaded back patio area.
  • Browse the new full-service pro shop’s selection of premier tennis equipment and accessories.
  • Get to know our tennis pros and learn about all of the programs and services offered at the Tennis Center.
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments and fun activities for the whole family.

The Southlake Tennis Center is located within Bicentennial Park at 450 W. Southlake Blvd. We look forward to seeing you there!

For 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.

Miracle Eggstravaganza Brings Easter Fun to Bicentennial Park

The City of Southlake is proud to partner with Miracle League Southlake to host the second annual Miracle Eggstravaganza, sponsored by Gateway Church.Boy meets the Easter Bunny at Miracle Eggstravaganza

Date: Sunday, March 25
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Bicentennial Park Playground & Texas Rangers Miracle League Field (450 W. Southlake Blvd)

Miracle Eggstravaganza is an award-winning FREE event designed for special needs children and their families. Join us at the accessible Texas Rangers Miracle League Field in Bicentennial Park for an afternoon of egg scrambles, sweet treats, a balloon artist and so much more! The Easter Bunny will also be stopping by to take pictures with you and your family.

Egg scrambles will be available every 15 minutes from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. On-site pre-registration is required to reserve your child’s spot in an egg scramble. The registration table will open at 12:45 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a basket!

For more information, please call Southlake Special Events at 817-748-8919 or visit the Miracle Eggstravaganza webpage.