Levitt Pavilion Fall 2019 Concert Season Kicks Off Friday, August 30

Get ready for more great, free music in heart of Arlington, Texas! Levitt Pavilion's seven-week fall concert schedule begins on Friday, Aug. 30, filling Downtown Arlington with the sounds of talented new artists and fan favorites.

Kicking off the season is North Texas' favorite Grammy-winning polka band, Brave Combo, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary.

Two rained-out concerts from the summer season have been rescheduled for the fall, including Rare Earth, the 1970s classic rock Motown artists known for "Get Ready" and "I Just Want to Celebrate." The Rare Earth concert will take place on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31. The previously scheduled performance by country music artist Zane Williams will now take place on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Levitt-goers will experience something a little different on Sunday, Sept 22, when critically acclaimed Indie classical group, Montopolis, presents "The Legend of Big Bend" featuring music, poetry, stories and breathtaking video that captures the epic grandeur of Texas' Big Bend National Park. It's the first time the Levitt has hosted a performance of live music accompanied by video on its giant digital screen.

Also this fall, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation's Arlington Gives! -- an annual event held in conjunction with North Texas Giving Day -- returns. This year's Arlington Gives! is Thursday, Sept. 19 and is anchored by the genre-defying music of Daphne Willis. The evening features a showcase of Arlington’s non-profit organizations; food trucks; and bonus grants awarded by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Arlington charity. The winning charity will receive a special People's Choice grant.

New artists making their Levitt debut this fall include Texas triple threat, Lee Roy Parnell; the fiery Celtic rock of Dallas' Rathmore, crazy cool conjunto from Los Garcia Brothers, the Cuban/Caribbean rhythms of Flow Tribe, Texas country artist Kody West, and Tejano master Albert Zamora. The annual jazz on the lawn night with the University of Texas at Arlington's Jazz Orchestra will include special guest jazz saxophonist, Quamon Fowler, from Fort Worth.

Artists making a return visit to the Levitt include Deep Blue Something, the pop artists known for "Breakfast at Tiffany's;" Prophets and Outlaws and their Southern soul, the old-school blues of The Peterson Brothers, home-grown Texas music by Eleven Hundred Springs, and the hard-scrabble package of folk, rock and bluegrass that is The Dirty River Boys.

The Levitt's 2019 Fall Concert Season runs through Oct. 13 with concerts at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. just south of Arlington City Hall. For more information, visit their website at levittpavilionarlington.org.

Story and photo shared in partnership with the City of Arlington.