Sunday, June 13, 2021

Stars and Stripes Southlake Set to Light up the Sky on July 3

Made for everyone, the 19th annual Stars and Stripes Southlake is back with family-fun patriotic festivities on Tuesday, July 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The City of Southlake is excited to bring back the free community event offering live entertainment, activities for kids, food and drink options, free shuttle service and a glittering display of fireworks.

Helping to set the tone for the night will be the musical entertainment on two stages in Southlake Town Square: Family Park and Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park. Kicking off the night is a live performance by the Southlake Community Band. Songbird Jones and Limelight Band will have you dancing through the night. Don’t forget about all the patriotic ceremonies throughout the event too.

There’s something for everyone at Stars and Stripes! Bring the kids to the Creation Station for patriotic crafts and then check out the inflatable slides, obstacles and midway games in the KidZone. Toddlers won’t be left out; there’s a special area just for them. With so much to do, make sure you have time to check it all out.

Let’s not forget about the food! From burgers to barbeque, ice pops and more, guests will find delicious eats at the 20 local food stands and food trucks at the event. Crowd favorites like cotton candy, fried Oreos and lemonade booths will be on site too.

Make sure you find a good spot to watch the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Launched from the rooftop of the West Parking Garage and synchronized to patriotic favorites, the fireworks are the perfect way to end the night. Seen from in and around Southlake Town Square, the best viewing spots include Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park, McPherson Park, DPS Headquarters, Park Village and Shops of Southlake. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Although parking for the event is free, internal Southlake Town Square parking lots will close at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event. All surface lots and the East Garage will close once full or by 7:30 p.m. Free shuttle services will be available at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and Gateway Church, with roundtrip rides to and from McPherson Park from 3:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

For additional event information, including an event map and a list of FAQ’s, visit the event website.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

Gateway Church
Sewell Automotive Companies
Essence Maserati & Alfa Romeo
All Star Orthopaedics
Fort Worth Christian School

Free Masterworks Concerts Coming to Southlake in May

Join the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast as we present the Southlake Community Band for a Disney inspired concert as well as a Memorial Day Weekend country concert featuring Derek Anthony.

The Southlake Community Band will perform Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at The Marq Southlake’s outdoor amphitheater – Aria, featuring Disney musical selections fit for the entire family.  Bring your family and friends out for a night of iconic songs from the Lion King, Frozen, Fantasia, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast and other melodies from Disney favorites. Be sure to pack a blanket or lawn chair and bug spray. Coolers and snacks welcome, alcohol is not permitted.

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

Staying in town Memorial Day weekend?  What better way to enjoy the weekend than with a country concert featuring local icon Derek Anthony on Saturday, May 27 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square.  Be sure to pack a blanket or lawn chair and bug spray. Coolers and snacks welcome, alcohol is not permitted.

Derek can best be described as a contemporary country style with some traditional taste of country music embedded into his sound and feel. Derek’s live performances are high energy with extensive crowd interaction. His band “The D-Train Band” is one of the strongest bands in the country genre – a must see. Derek is eager to broaden his musical career into the mass market appeal and produce memorable music that embraces emotion, fun, and touches the hearts of millions of fans. Derek’s style ranges from country rock to a strong traditional ballad with a full range of vocals. He is a regular at the world famous Billy Bob’s and has opened up for Pat Green, Josh Turner, Kansas, Sara Evans, Aaron Watson, Tracy Lawrence, Clint Black, Jo Dee Messina, The Cadillac Three, Colt Ford, and many others. Visit for more info on Derek Anthony!


For more info on FREE upcoming concerts visit or contact 817-748-8019 for more information.

Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth presents Animals and Music

The Southlake Public Library invites the whole family to come and watch a performance by the Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth.

On Saturday, December 17 at 1:30pm the Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth presents Animals and Music, a wind quintet program for the whole family! The performance will take place at The Marq in Traditions I Ballroom.

For more information call 817-748-8243 or visit Southlake Public Library.

MasterWorks presents the Southlake Community Band

The City of Southlake and the Arts Council Northeast are pleased to present The Southlake Community Band as part of the 2016 MasterWorks Concert Series on September 17. Join us for a Saturday night at Southlake Town Square for a night of music with your friends and family.

The Southlake Community Band is comprised of more than 70 talented adult amateur musicians who enjoy playing music just for fun. The band performs regularly in Southlake an dsurrounding cities, and provides a range of music spanning broadway, classic band, sousa marches, and familiar children’s music!

Make sure to bring a chair or blanket and come ready for some great music and good times.
There will also be food trucks at all outdoor performances.

Elvis is in the Building at Southlake Senior Center!

Each August, fans from around the world gather for Elvis Week, and to commemorate it, The Southlake Senior Activity Center be hosting their own festivities as well!

Monday, August 8 – Elvis will be in the building! Well, sort of. Elvis impersonator, Carleton Hurdle, will be performing for everyone (55+) at 1:00 at the Senior Activity Center at The Marq. In addition, during the course of Elvis week, Elvis’s greatest hits will play endlessly throughout the day at the Southlake Senior Center. Come join in the festivities!

For more information go to or call  (817)-748-8315


Senior Dance Approaching Fast

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is hosting it’s monthly Senior dance (55+) on the 21st of July and you’re invited!

This month’s musical guests will be Pete and Patti, performing a collection of songs spanning the classic country, oldies, blues, and big band genres.

Cost for the evening is $6.00, and a dance host is available for unescorted ladies. Light refreshments will be provided and business casual attire is requested (no shorts please).

A special thanks to our 2016 Title Sponsor; Brian Bisdorf, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones in Keller, TX.

For more information go to, or call 817-748-8315

Party Machine to play MasterWorks

The Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to present Party Machine as part of the 2016 MasterWorks Summer Concert Series.

Party Machine, created by Deno Taglioli, band leader of Emerald City, provides a high energy, interactive performance covering a variety of tunes ranging from the 1950’s all the way through today’s chart toppers. Party Machine takes the stage July 23rd at The Aria Amphitheater located at The Marq here in Southlake.

Make sure to bring a chair or blanket and come ready for some great music and good times.
There will also be food trucks at all outdoor performances.

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 or contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Free MasterWorks Summer Concert Series in Southlake this summer!

The Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to present the 2016 MasterWorks Summer Concert Series at Family Park in Southlake Town Square and Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake. The 2016 lineup includes exciting performances from BluPrint, The Space Rockers, Matt Ingram, Party Machine, Vocal Trash, the Southlake Community Band, and the Southlake Swing Band. With music styles range from high energy variety to variety and country to Stomp music there’s sure to be something for everyone in the family!

Bring a chair or blanket and come ready for some great music and come join us. There will also be food trucks at all outdoor performances.

Check out this year’s lineup:

May 14 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM BluPrint Variety Southlake Town Square
June 4 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Space Rockets Variety Southlake Town Square
June 11 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Matt Ingram Country, Rock and Blues Aria Amphitheater The Marq Southlake
July 23 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Party Machine Variety Aria Amphitheater The Marq Southlake
Sept 17 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Southlake Community Band Wind Ensemble Southlake Town Square
Oct 30 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Vocal Trash Stomp Aria Amphitheater The Marq Southlake
Dec 11 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Southlake Swing Band Holiday The Marq Southlake