A festival for the ages: Kaaboo Texas is coming to town on May 10-12

Kaaboo Texas promises to be the largest music festival in North Texas when it brings 120 artists to six stages inside and outside AT&T Stadium on May 10-12.

  Singer/songwriters such as The Killers, Lionel Richie, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sting and Little Big Town will help local music fans launch spring 2019 in a special way.

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In addition to those headliners, the music schedule also will include concerts by Lauren Hill, Alanis Morissette, Blue October, Bush, Ludacris, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Old 97’s, Los Lobos, Larkin Poe and Acid Dad.

If you’re doing the math, you know that lineup is just 15/120th of the stellar singers and bands who will perform. The music will cross all genres, meaning there will be something for practically everyone who attends the event.

In addition to the music, comedy acts, including Dennis Miller, Garfunkel and Oates, Jim Breuer, Chad Daniels, Brad Garrett, Nate Bargatze, Rory Scovel, Heather McDonald, Kate Willett, Billy Wayne Davis and Demetri Martin, will perform over the three days of Kaaboo Texas.

The event will also feature art exhibits and chef-prepared cuisine, as well as a Splash + Party, presented by Coors Light.

For tickets and for more information, visit kaabootexas.com.




They’re Playing Our Song

When: May 3-26

Where: Theatre Arlington (305 W. Main St.)

Show times: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday

Notes: This funny, romantic musical is about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carole Bayer Sager. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully – but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there’s a happy ending.

For more: theatrearlington.org



Concerts at Texas Live!

When: May 4, 10, 17, 25, 26

Where: Texas Live!

Show times: See below

Notes: The following performers are scheduled to appear at Texas Live! this month: Squeezebox Bandits (8 p.m. on May 4 at Troy’s); Throwback Parties: Def Leggend (7 p.m. on May 10 at Arlington Backyard); Marcus Leary (8 p.m. on May 10 at Troy’s); Keith Mitchell Band (9:30 p.m. on May 17 at Live! Arena); Live 80 (9:30 p.m. on May 25 at Live! Arena) and La Máquinaria Norteña (6 p.m. on May 26 at Arlington Backyard).

For more: texas-live.com



Concerts at Arlington Music Hall

When: May 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 30

Where: Arlington Music Hall (224 N. Center St.)

Show times: See below

Notes: Scheduled performers/performances include: “Generation and Friends Rock-n-Roll Doowop Extravaganza” (3 p.m. on May 4); Peter, Paul and Mary “Alive” Tribute (8 p.m. on May 4); Rumours: Fleetwood Mac Tribute (8 p.m. on May 10); Gene Watson (7:30 p.m. on May 11); Eddy Raven (8 p.m. on May 16); A Tribute to Conway Twitty & a Salute to Loretta Lynn (7:30 p.m. on May 17); Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show (7:30 p.m. on May 18); Nathan Carter (8 p.m. on May 20); Blackhawk (8 p.m. on May 23) and Leslie Jordan – Exposed (7:30 p.m. on May 30).

For more: arlingtonmusichall.net



Symphony Arlington presents “Capes & Curtains” featuring Daniel Del Pino, Piano

When: May 9

Where: Arlington Music Hall (224 N. Center St.)

Show times: 7:30 p.m.

Notes: This concert will feature Daugherty’s “Red Cape Tango.” Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor,” Gliere’s “Suite from The Red Poppy” and a traditional favorite, “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”

For more: symphonyarlington.org



Magic & Comedy for All Ages

When: May 11, 25

Where: Improv Comedy Theatre & Restaurant (309 Curtis Mathes Way, #147)

Show time: 2 p.m.

Notes: Enjoy laughs and more at this show.

For more: improvarlington.com



American Jazz Composers Orchestra

When: May 27

Where: The Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club (200 N. Mesquite St.)

Show times: 7:30 p.m.

Notes: Come see, hear and experience big band jazz at its finest every fourth Monday.

For more: greasemonkeyburgers.com

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