The Levitt welcomes home singer/songwriter, Chris Hawkes, and his writing and singing partner, Miranda Dawn. The Arlington artist met Dawn in 2012 during a chance meeting on an Austin dance floor. The first time they sang together, they found a sound Texas Monthly
called "undeniably intimate." Their initial duo effort as Dawn & Hawkes
climbed to number 25 on Billboard's
Folk chart and landed at number two in iTunes singer/songwriter albums. They went on to appear on season six of NBC's The Voice.
9/29: Grady Spencer and The Work describe themselves as "a blue collar band making blue collar music for a blue collar world." They bring their old-time blues meets classic country music to the Levitt Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 29. Spencer formed his band, The Work, in Fort Worth, after he met and befriended guitarist, Trevor Powell, and drummer, Blake Sager, under the marble angels of Bass Hall. Along with their bass player, Steve Moore, they criss-cross the south in their trusty Econovan (Jean-Claude Van Dam).
9/30: One of the turning points in Tatiana Mayfield's young life was a week at jazz camp at the University of Texas at Arlington. At the time, she was 13 and the camp's only female, only trombone player and only jazz vocalist. After graduating from Brewer High School in Fort Worth, she continued her musical education at Tarrant County College, then the University of North Texas. Now she's known as "Lady May" and has performed with the Showtime at the Apollo tour, opened for artists like Kirk Whalum and Randy Brecker, and appears regularly at the Scatt Jazz Club in Sundance Square. On Sunday, Sept. 30, Lady May takes the stage with the UTA Jazz Orchestra.