Levitt Arlington Returns April 26-27, 2024, with 17th Season of Live, Free Music
By Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Posted on April 19, 2024, April 19, 2024

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Levitt Pavilion Arlington, one of DFW’s most popular outdoor performance venues and a signature Downtown Arlington destination, will kick off its 17th season of live free music on April 26-27, sponsored once again by Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital Arlington.

Opening weekend will feature the second-year DreamFest, a block-party styled festival sponsored by the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau that began in 2023 as a concept created by Arlington Mayor Jim Ross, featuring food trucks, vendors, and kid-friendly games and activities.The festival kicks off Friday night at 7:30 pm with a two-act concert headlined by DFW-based Motown band Memphis Soul; Saturday’s festivities begin at 4 pm and include a four-act concert headlined by Fort Worth-based Tejas Brothers, famously noted as “the original Tex-Mex Honky Tonk band.”

Additional high profile artists set to take the Levitt stage this season include Vandoliers (alt country/Americana, May 11), Solido (Cumbia/Norteña, May 24), Kaitlin Butts (country/dance, May 25) and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (blues, May 26). “This year’s season may be our best yet,” said Letatia Teykl, Levitt Arlington’s executive director. “You’re on the lawn in the heart of the city, the sun is setting, you’re listening to amazing and talented artists from across Texas and around the country. If you haven’t tried the Levitt, this is the season to check us out and have an experience you will love from start to finish.”

The 2024 Levitt concert and event season is broken into three legs: the spring series, which runs April 26 through the end of May; the summer series, which runs Memorial Day Weekend through the end of June and includes the Arlington Juneteenth Celebration (June 15) and Light Up Arlington (June 29); and the fall series, which opens Labor Day weekend, runs through mid-October, and includes the Hispanic Heritage Celebration (October 5), National Life Group Do Good Fest Texas (October 12), and the Asian Heritage Celebration (October TBA). Concerts typically happen on Friday and Saturday nights, with a sprinkling of Sunday evening concerts. Levitt free concerts are also livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

In addition to the free concert series, other popular Levitt staples continue this season, such as the Levitt food truck fleet (including Flying Pig, Holy Frijole, and Lovin’ U BBQ, as well as beer, wine, and spirits from J. Gilligan’s), and North Texas-area artists appearing as opening acts, courtesy of Levitt Arlington’s Share The Stage initiative. Teykl said that the venue is also adding a new feature for 2024: DFW-area student musicians (school-age and college) performing a song or two before opening artists on Friday nights.

“Levitt fans expect a full array of genres and talent at Levitt Arlington, and this season will not disappoint,” said Teykl. “We continue to be a destination where you can enjoy high-quality, well-produced, free concerts featuring both regional and national acts or Grammy winners as well as up-and-coming performers, in a beautiful outdoor setting infused with an urban vibe. Bring a picnic basket or sample food and drink from one of our food truck vendors, claim your space on the lawn, and get ready for the unique experience that is Levitt Arlington.”

Levitt Arlington is located at 100 W Abram in Founders Plaza, across from Arlington City Hall and bordering the UT Arlington campus. Find out more at levittpavilionarlington.org.

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