Levitt Arlington's Free Concert Fall Series Kicks Off Labor Day Weekend
By Levitt Pavilion Arlington Communications
Posted on August 24, 2023, August 24, 2023

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Levitt Pavilion Arlington will launch the final series of the 2023 season on Friday, Sept. 1 with a trio of free concerts headlined by country star and actor Coffey Anderson (Sept. 1), Grammy-winning Tejano legend Little Joe Y La Familia (Sept. 2), and Texas Music Hall of Fame blue guru Ruthie Foster (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 (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 (Sept. 23); and the Levitt’s second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration (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; 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!”

This season marks the Levitt’s 16th year. Special mention sponsors are Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital - Arlington (presenting sponsor) and Texas Health Arlington Memorial (sponsor for Share the Stage, a Levitt initiative supporting North Texas artists as Levitt opening acts). The 2023 season is also supported by grants from the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council and longtime funder The Levitt Foundation.

Snapshot of the 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.

Friday, Sept. 1:
Opening Artist: Sarah Hobbs—Country

Saturday, Sept. 2:
Opening Artist: Monica Saldivar—Tejano

Sunday, Sept. 3:
Opening Artist: Parker & Pat Duo— Jazz/Funk/Soul Fusion

Friday, Sept. 8:
Opening Artist: Ottoman Turks— Outlaw/Garage Rock

Saturday, Sept. 9:
KIN FAUX—Country
Opening Artist: The Vintage Yell— Americana/Soul

Friday, Sept. 15:
Opening Artist: Sarah Johnson— Country

Thursday, Sept. 21:
**Arlington Gives! (North Texas Giving Day Concert sponsored by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation)**
Opening Artist: Billie Jo— Country

Friday, Sept. 22:
ZACH PERSON—Blues/Indie Rock
Opening Artist: Dana Harper—Soul

Saturday, Sept. 23:
**National Life Group Presents: Do Good Fest Texas**
Ticket reservation recommended via https://dogoodfest.com/texas
Opening Artist: Kaitlin Butts— Country

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

Friday, Sept. 29:
THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR—American Psychedelic Rock
Opening Artist: Good Looks—Alt Country/Indie Rock

Saturday, Sept. 30:
EVEN IT UP—Heart Tribute Band (Rock)
Opening Artist: Remy Reilly—Indie Pop

Friday, Oct. 6:
PROPHETS AND OUTLAWS—Country/Southern Soul
Opening Artist: Alex Aguilar—Country

Saturday, Oct. 7:
**Hispanic Heritage Celebration**

Friday, Oct. 13:
Opening Artist: Cherry Mantis—Indie/Pop/Jazz Fusion

Saturday., 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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