“The experiences we offer and create at Arlington Music Hall can be shared by families and friends and become memories of bringing people together. No other medium does that as well as music, because it connects to our emotions. To be a part of something like that - what more could anyone ask for?”
- Claud Smith III, Creative Curator, Arlington Music Hall
Arlington Music Hall has been a leader in the North Texas music scene for generations. From the Johnny High Country Music Revue (where LeAnn Rimes was discovered) to Willie Nelson, Wynona and The Oak Ridge Boys, this 1,000 seat gem of a theatre has it all – modern acoustics, classic style, up-close intimacy with the performers, and home-town hospitality that arena-style venues can’t touch.
“We’re always looking for ways to maintain the theater’s historic charm while incorporating modern upgrades to enhance the concert attendees’ experience,” said Susan Cloud, director of marketing and media relations at Arlington Music Hall.
Included in those enhancements are new digital screens promoting upcoming shows, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and a broader range of options at the concession stand. The newly launched Marquee Membership program provides benefits including discounted tickets, pre-show cocktail parties and front-of-line autograph access.
A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll
While Arlington Music Hall cut its teeth on classic country acts, the venue’s new creative direction in the last couple of years has thrown the doors open wide to other musical styles and eras.
“We pride ourselves in offering diverse, quality entertainment to appeal to a wide variety of concert attendees,” Cloud said. “Our patrons give us feedback on the acts they’d like to see at the Music Hall, and we keep a close eye on which artists’ shows are performing well in our region. We also love to bring in shows that no one would expect, like Vicki Lawrence.”
Symphony Arlington also calls the Music Hall home, offering full seasons of concerts by outstanding local talent and visiting artists. The theme for the 2016-17 season, “Symphony Goes Wild,” celebrates composers who have been inspired by nature, such as Shostakovitch's gadfly, Saint-Saëns’ elephants and many more.
If ever there was a time to check out Arlington Music Hall, it’s now. From holiday shows to crowd-pleasing performers, AMH will help you and your friends and family tap into your inner Dancing Queen (or King):
October 28 - Arrival From Sweden, The Music of Abba
November 4 - BJ Thomas
November 11 - Sawyer Brown
November 12 - Neal McCoy
November 17 - Symphony Arlington with Stephen Beus, Piano
November 18 - The Charlie Daniels Band
November 19 - Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets
December 2-11 - AMH ChristmasSpectacular
various evening and matinee performances
December 15 - Symphony Arlington presents Holiday Safari
Tickets and more information
Visit the Arlington Music Hall and Symphony Arlington websites.
All to yourself
Want the Hall all to yourself? It’s yours simply by booking a private party. Arlington Music Hall is available for rentals, such as weddings, graduations, holiday events, birthday celebrations, corporate functions, recitals and more. Click here for more information, then contact Susan or Nancy to get your party started.
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About Downtown Arlington
Recently designated an official Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts, Downtown Arlington, Texas blends a unique mix of activities, sights, tastes and sounds that attract visitors and locals alike. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top-tier public university, prolific fine and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate. Downtown Arlington brings together a plethora of cultures and inspirations with a character all its own.