There's great music somewhere in the DFW area every night of the week. Many shows are free.
The Cool Thursdays Concert Series at the Dallas Arboretum features a variety of music from country to rock. The Spring/Summer Cool Thursdays series runs through July 29, 2010. A fall series begins September 16, 2010.
May 27: Asleep at the Wheel
June 3: Brave Combo
June 10: Blaze of Glory
June 17: Kraig Parker
June 24: The Project
July 1: Le Freak
July 8: Key West and the Band
July 15: Professor D
July 22: 4 Way Street
July 29: Fast Lane
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Community Parks Concert Series is a series of free outdoor performances by the Symphony in Dallas-area parks held throughout the spring. Produced in conjunction with the City of Dallas' Parks and Recreation, these concerts attract up to 30,000 music enthusiasts annually.
May 31: Monday Memorial Day Flagpole Hill
June 1: Tuesday Kidd Springs
June 2: Wednesday Campbell Green
June 8: Tuesday Exall
June 9: Wednesday Arboretum
Thursdays, May 20–June 24, 8 p.m. on Ross Avenue Plaza, Dallas Museum of Art, Free. Summer nights sizzle with cool jazz under the stars. Bring a picnic* and blanket or purchase food and beverages on-site. No alcohol or glass containers permitted.
May 27: Margo Rey
June 3: The Stockton Helbing Quintet
June 10: The Shelley Carrol–Brad Leali Big Band featuring Sandra Kaye
June 17: Clint Strong
June 24: Mario Cruz
June 18: Late Night Summer Concert featuring Dick Dale and Jimmy Dale. This late-night concert begins at 9 p.m. Admission to this event is included in general admission to the Museum, which is $10 for the public and free for DMA members.
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
Free concerts in Haggard Park. Bring blankets, chairs, the kids, dogs, dinner or dessert and enjoy music and summer breezes. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Take DART's Red Line to the downtown Plano station.
Dates: June 7, 21; July 3, 12 and 26.
901 East 15th Street
Plano, TX 75074
Free admission to all concerts except the Three Dog Night concert on June 26. The ticket price to the Three Dog Night concert helps pay for all of the other 31 free summer concerts.
What to Bring: Open lawn seating so bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, snacks and coolers are allowed, but no glass containers. Some concessions are available at the pavilion. No pets.
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts is inside Founders Plaza, the city’s newest park in downtown Arlington at 100 W. Abram St., at the corner of Center and Abram streets directly across the street from City Hall.