It's the final weekend to catch free, live music under the stars this year as the Levitt Pavilion wraps up its Fall 2019 concert season.
Nothing soothes the Texan soul like a good old country groove. Kody West started playing music five years ago, eager to take on as many acoustic gigs and songwriting competitions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that he could. As a frequent support act of the Texas country/red dirt band, Dalton Domino & the Front Porch Family (who performed at the Levitt during the summer), he took on the role of their tour manager. On the road with the band, West rapidly gained valuable hands-on experience working and playing music across the state. West's music has been described as a mix of Texas country and bluegrass with good-for-the-soul grooves. He performs at the Levitt on Friday, Oct. 11.
What do you get when you combine the funk/punk/rock gyrations of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the metallic rage of Guns N' Roses and unleash them on an accordion? You get Albert Zamora and a progressive conjunto style that is exciting, youthful and powerfully defiant. Zamora performs his hard funk accordion playing and melodic songwriting at the Levitt on Saturday, Oct. 12. Zamora made his presence known in the conjunto world with his first hit single, "La Prieta Casada," which showcases his explosive skills on the accordion. His 2009 album, Heir to the Throne, was nominated for a Best Tejano Album Grammy Award.
To wrap up their concert season, the Levitt welcomes back an audience favorite, The Dirty River Boys on Sunday, Oct. 13. The "boys" hail from El Paso, home of the "dirty river" known as the Rio Grande, where they cut their teeth playing their folk/rock/bluegrass blend in restaurants and hotel lobbies. Their heartfelt, unrestrained performances have won them a loyal audience and music that wouldn't sound out of place on a playlist with the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons.
All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion Arlington
100 W. Abram Street
817.543.4301 Info Line