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DFW Concert Schedule

Hello dear reader,

If you are a local, and by local I mean in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, then today’s blog will be most helpful.  If you are not local, then thanks for checking out the page today.

Here is a list of concerts for the summer concert season.  All listings are as of today.  Hope this helps you in your musical endeavors!

 

Alicia Keys 4/2/2010 Nokia Theatre
Bon Jovi 4/10/2010 American Airlines Center
Bon Jovi 4/11/2010 American Airlines Center
Vampire Weekend 4/11/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Pat Metheny 4/13/2010 Nokia Theatre
Chris Botti 4/15/2010 Nokia Theatre
Owl City 4/17/2010 Nokia Theatre
Puddle of Mudd 4/19/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Porcupine Tree 4/20/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Rescheduled from 2/23/2010) 4/22/2010 Bass Performance Hall
George Clinton 4/22/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Dierks Bentley 4/25/2010 Billy Bobs
Jeff Beck 4/25/2010 Nokia Theatre
David Sedaris 4/26/2010 McFarlin Auditorium
Tony Bennett 4/26/2010 Myerson Symphony
Tony Bennett 4/27/2010 Myerson Symphony
Coheed And Cambria 4/29/2010 The Palladium Ballroom
Blue October 4/30/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Celtic Woman 5/1/2010 Nokia Theatre
Norah Jones 5/4/2010 Music Hall at Fair Park TX
Gipsy Kings 5/5/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Straight No Chaser 5/6/2010 McFarlin Auditorium
Bill Gaither 5/8/2010 Fort Worth Convention Center
Ben Folds 5/9/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Ralphs World 5/9/2010 House of Blues Dallas
A Day to Remember with August Burns Red and Silverstein 5/11/2010 The Palladium Ballroom
Styx with Foreigner and Kansas 5/12/2010 Nokia Theatre
Nickelback with Breaking Benjamin and Sick Puppies 5/15/2010 American Airlines Center
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Joe Cocker 5/15/2010 Superpages.com Center
Jordin Sparks 5/18/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Indigo Girls 5/28/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Brooks and Dunn with Jason Aldean 5/29/2010 Superpages.com Center
LOS TRES: Alejandro Fernandez with Joan Sebastian and Marco Antonio Solis 5/30/2010 American Airlines Center
Maxwell and Jill Scott 6/8/2010 American Airlines Center
Iron Maiden 6/9/2010 Superpages.com Center
Country Throwdown Tour 6/10/2010 Superpages.com Center
Montgomery Gentry 6/10/2010 Superpages.com Center
Tim McGraw 6/12/2010 Superpages.com Center
Mingo Fishtrap 6/19/2010 House of Blues Dallas
Doobie Brothers and Chicago 6/25/2010 Superpages.com Center
Jenni Rivera 6/25/2010 Nokia Theatre
Sting 6/26/2010 Superpages.com Center
Vans Warped Tour 7/3/2010 Superpages.com Center
Justin Bieber 7/5/2010 Nokia Theatre
Michael Buble 7/18/2010 American Airlines Center
Lady Gaga 7/22/2010 American Airlines Center
Robert Plant and The Band of Joy 7/23/2010 Morton H. Meyerson
Brad Paisley 8/7/2010 Superpages.com Center
Jackson Browne 8/13/2010 Nokia Theatre
Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival featuring Korn and Rob Zombie 8/13/2010 Superpages.com Center
Jack Johnson 8/17/2010 Superpages.com Center
Green Day with AFI 8/26/2010 Superpages.com Center
Sheryl Crow 8/26/2010 Nokia Theatre
John Mayer 9/4/2010 Superpages.com Center
Honda Civic Tour featuring Paramore 9/10/2010 Nokia Theatre
Dave Matthews Band 9/11/2010 Superpages.com Center
Kings of Leon 9/23/2010 Superpages.com Center
Sugarland 10/8/2010 Superpages.com Center
 

Great music awaits!


You should partake in Austin City Limits Music Festival!

Austin City Limits Music Festival is a three day music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas at Zilker Park and unites 65,000 people (music lovers, drunks, stoners, hippies, college kids who don’t own shirts, middle aged men and their 20 something mid life crisis, middle aged women wearing their mid life crisis, etc…) and showcases 130 bands that range from established acts, up and coming artists, and cult bands.

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I am a huge fan of Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) and have attended each year since 2005.  In addition to being a fan of the event, Austin is my favorite city in Texas and ranks in the top five in the country.  Shout out to San Francisco and Chicago as well.

Each year is special and I recall fondly my time spent with the mass of people who endure a new environmental nemesis while responding to the siren sound of the multi staged musical extravaganza.  In five wonderful years, I have seen fire (burning trailers while Pete Yorn performed and burning speaker while Bjork performed) and I’ve seen rain (thanks James Taylor), I’ve seen dust (Foo Fighters were absolutely worth the 2 weeks of brown soot seeping from my nose) and I’ve seen what some thought was mud (Eddie Vedder became one with the crowd and slid in it) but smelled a bit more pungent and was actually some animal fecal matter. 

Over the course of my attendance, I have seen some pretty amazing shows.  Listed below are just some of the high lights: 

Ben Harper Tom Petty Foo Fighters Pearl Jam
Beck Robert Plant & Allison Krause The Raconteurs Drive-By Truckers
Son Volt Donavon Frankenreiter State Radio Brett Dennen
The Dead Weather Damien Rice Cross Canadian Ragweed Arcade Fire
Amos Lee Robert Earl Keen Iron & Wine Mason Jennings
Van Morrison John Mayer Ray LaMontagne Wilco
G Love & Special Sauce The Toadies The Shins B-52’s
Slightly Stoopid Eli Young Band The Black Keys Okkervil River
Queens of the Stone Age Bjork The Killers Steve Earle
Bob Dylan Lucinda Williams The Tragically Hip Willie Nelson

Over the last few years, it has become a tradition for me and my long term, heterosexual, significant other, life partner to attend.  We eagerly anticipate the sale of the early bird tickets and the unveiling of the lineup.  She too is a huge fan of the festival and city.  Which makes the trip all the better.  While our musical tastes are similar, with the variety of acts available at the festival, we have a ritual of mapping out the days and comparing our schedules and see how close they match.  There is usually some slight difference with the day shows but most of the evening shows are fairly in-line

Last year was particularly memorable because we took our oldest children (her daughter, my son). It was my son’s first concert, he is fifteen and we share a pretty strong bond over music.  Several of his favorite bands were playing and I surprised him by waking him up early Sunday morning and driving to Austin and living vicariously through him as he excitedly took in the whole seen.  His first concert consisted of Brett Dennen, The Toadies, State Radio (his favorite), Ben Harper, and Pearl Jam.  Not a bad first concert.  As if this were not enough, he got to meet State Radio, get a picture with the band and their brand new CD “Let It Go” signed. The look on his face was priceless as he posed for a picture and the band talked to him for a few minutes.   Add to this day, Home Slice Pizza, two concert shirts, and the use of port-a-pots on the last day of a three day festival.  It was indeed a day to remember.

All this, is to say, if you have not attended ACL, I strongly suggest you take the time and attend a day or two if the thought of three days is too grueling.  I am a fan of the three days and love every minute of the music and the experience.  However, I recognize it is not for everyone and as I have gotten older I have come to realize that the recovery time is just a bit longer with each passing year.  My days include less beer, more water, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a chair.

So, if you have some time and disposable income, check out www.aclfestival.com.

Great music awaits!