This Week At The Levitt Pavilion: Sept. 20-23

Thursday, 9/20: A three-time Grammy winner, Jimmie Vaughan is one of the most respected guitarists in music, or as Guitar Player magazine described him, "he is a virtual deity -- a living legend." The Oak Cliff native spearheaded a blues revival with his band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, before going solo in 1990. His younger brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, a music legend in his own right; cited his brother, Jimmie, as his biggest inspiration and influence from when he tutored Stevie Ray on guitar early on and throughout his amazing career. Since releasing his solo debut in 1994, Jimmie's retro cool style and complex approach to music also has earned him guest appearances on recordings with artists that include B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Don Henley. 

 

Friday, 9/21: The Levitt keeps it local with Fort Worth-based alt/rock group, The Unlikely Candidates. The quintet crashed alt/rock radio with two infectious singles, "Your Love Could Start a War" and "Ringer," which became part of the format's Top 40. The band has been covered in The New York Times and Esquire, and has performed at major music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Firefly, Riot Fest and SXSW. 

 

Saturday, 9/22: The Dirty River Boys make music with the type of sound and texture that's soaked in the realities of the hard-scrabble city of El Paso that they call home. All four band members have a hand in the songwriting, they all sing, and members switch off instruments during their shows. The Dirty River Boys have opened for Willie Nelson and have sold out the famed Gruene Hall in New Braunfels.

 

Sunday, 9/23: Described as "part Janis Joplin, part Stevie Ray Vaughan," Carolyn Wonderland is a musical force who reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. Carolyn is a past Grammy Award nominee for Best Rock Performance Single, and her songs have been featured on NBC's Homicide and Fox's Time of Your Life. She has toured with acts like Buddy Guy and Johnny Winter, sat in with String Cheese Incident, Robert Earl Keen and Los Lobos, and has jammed with mentors and friends like Bob Dylan, Eddy Shaver and Ray Benson. 

All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. Shared in partnership with the Levitt Pavilion Arlington. Click here for the full Fall 2018 concert schedule.