Levitt Pavilion Arlington Announces Line-Up for Fall 2023 Season
Levitt Pavilion Arlington launches the final series of the 2023 season during Labor Day weekend with a trio of free concerts headlined by country music star and actor Coffey Anderson on Friday, September 1st, Grammy-winning Tejano legend Little Joe Y La Familia on Saturday, September 2nd, and Texas Music Hall of Fame blues guru Ruthie Foster on Sunday, September 3rd.
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 on September 21st; 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 on September 23rd; and the Levitt’s second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 7th, 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, on September 9th, Tank and The Bangas, a jazz/hip-hop group out of New Orleans, on October 13th, and the War Hippies, Texas military vets-turned-country rockers, on October 14th.
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, the venue’s executive director. “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.
“Since its conception, the Levitt Pavilion has been a remarkable venue bringing high-quality talent to the Arlington community,” said Maggie Campbell, President and CEO of Downtown Arlington. “I look forward to the coming season and seeing large groups of families and friends walking through the streets of downtown with their blankets, baskets, and lawn chairs for an unforgettable night under the stars.”
Tips for Rockin’ the Levitt
Picnic baskets and coolers are welcome. Glass prohibited.
Well-behaved four-legged friends on leashes are also welcome. Please consider concert volume and
your pet’s sensitive ears before bringing them to a show.
Seating is first-come/first-served. Early arrival is recommended, especially for concerts featuring high profile artists. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is also available on the low walls around the lawn.
Free and paid parking is available in lots all around the pavilion and throughout Downtown Arlington, including City Hall, the Pinnacle Corp. parking lot (Abram just past Center), and UTA College Park. Here’s more.
Make plans to come early or stay late and visit one of Arlington’s nearby attractions, including the UTA Planetarium, the Arlington Museum of Art, Free Play Arlington, and bars and restaurants throughout Downtown Arlington.
Want to sample the season or get in a Levitt mood? Try the Levitt Spotify playlist, available here.
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Highlights of the 2023 Fall Season
Generally, opening artists take the stage at 7:00 pm, headliners go on at 8:00 pm; however, these times are subject to change. Visit the Levitt website for full details.
Fri., Sept. 8: THE BUFFALO RUCKUS — Rock/Southern Rock
Opening Artist: Ottoman Turks — Outlaw/Garage Rock
Sat., Sept. 9: KIN FAUX — Country
Opening Artist: The Vintage Yell — Americana/Soul
Thurs, Sept. 21: JESSEE LEE — Country
Arlington Gives! (North Texas Giving Day Concert sponsored by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation)
Opening Artist: Billie Jo — Country
Fri., Sept. 22: ZACH PERSON—Blues/Indie Rock
Opening Artist: Dana Harper — Soul
Saurday., Sept. 23: MARK CHESNUTT & JACK INGRAM - Country
National Life Group Presents: Do Good Fest Texas
Ticket reservation recommended via https://dogoodfest.com/texas
Opening Artist: Kaitlin Butts — Country
Sun., Sept. 24: UTA JAZZ, featuring Clay Jenkins — Jazz
Fri., Sept. 29: THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR — American Psychedelic Rock
Opening Artist: Good Looks — Alt Country/Indie Rock
Sat., Sept. 30: EVEN IT UP — Heart Tribute Band (Rock)