Built in 1942, The Kessler Theater survived a tornado, fire, and being vacant for over 30 years to become one of the premier small music venues in the US. Originally built as a small movie theater, owner Edwin Cabaniss bought and renovated the property in 2009/2010. Artistic director Jeff Liles books an eclectic mix of bands, many of which rarely perform in a venue as intimate as The Kessler. The Kessler has a reputation among musicians and patrons for amazing sound, thanks to the work of sound engineer Paul Quigg. Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
This weekend Richardson will be all abuzz with plenty of excitement for the whole family. Check out the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival which starts this Friday, May 16 and runs through out the weekend. There will be plenty of stages set up for all musical tastes, along with your favorite artists from across the country, and of course, food of all sorts.
With six performance stages and dozens of concerts planned over the three-day eclectic extravaganza, Wildflower! will bring the best bands and singer-songwriters together in Richardson’s scenic Galatyn Park. Ticket prices include: Three-Day Pass for $30; Single Day Adult for $20; Kids Pass (age 5-12) for $3; and 4 and under are free. You may also grab group tickets $15 each for 15 tickets or more. Continue reading
Last night The Rustic opened to a sold out crowd for for the Pat Green Kick Off concert. Green played soulfully to an extremely happy crowd as they sipped some terrific local beers and munched on select menu items such as shrimp tacos and chicharones. Tonight doors open 4pm, selected sneak peak menu service and live music starting at 7pm until midnight.
Saturday The Rustic opens at 8am serving breakfast tacos and Bloody Marys until 10am. You can catch the TX/OU game starting at 11am, and a Pat Green concert at 2:30pm, all for $30 per person. The doors open to the public at 4pm Saturday and closes at midnight. The opening party continues Sunday opening at 11am with live music starting at 2:30pm and a Cowboy watching party at 7pm. Continue reading
CraveDFW loves you. This summer things will get a bit hectic, but keep your eye on your favorite website that provides you with rich information on the Dallas food scene. We will be integrating more activities in the DFW area in coming weeks, plus adding more interviews and fun new features with guest writers and staffers. Plus we just added a few new interns for you to meet that have a fresh perspective on what to do in Dallas. Continue reading
Taste Addison is beautiful way to spend a fantastic Spring weekend, dining on tasty bite from local restaurants and listening to cool bands. This year will be bigger and better than ever with bands such as blue October, The O’s and the Turnpike Troubadours.
This year’s Taste Addison offers plenty of family friendly events including arts and crafts, a kids carnival and as always, Bonkers the Clown. For the big kids we can enjoy a wings eating contest courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings, wine seminars and a fair bartending exhibition performed by the folks at Sherlock’s. Continue reading
Tuesday nights are reserved for taking in live Jam sessions at Sandaga 813 which is located on Exposition near Fair Park. Nothing more; nothing less. Do not come expecting dinner or hand-crafted cocktails (note that the pours are strong), but do partake in some of the most remarkable Jazz creative improvisation. A $5 cover not only gets your soul cranked with unforgettable exquisite duets and solos performed by innovators of immense music powers. In jazz creative input is egalitarian. Let’s face it, jazz invented cool and why not take in some of this entertainment that this stage has to offer. Continue reading