Music makers: Kirk Franklin’s Camp Lotus is set for this month

Camp Lotus, hosted by award-winning singer/songwriter Kirk Franklin, is a one-week music camp for aspiring musicians at the high school level. The camp, set for June 17-22 at Franklin’s downtown recording studio and the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, will give attendees an opportunity to maximize their potential and will aid in preparing the young musicians for a career in the music industry.

Workshops will include Songwriting, Music Production, Media and Music Business. Instructors will include some of the most respected names in the industry, including Franklin, a 12-Time Grammy Award winning artist.

Camp Lotus will conclude with a Grand Finale Concert featuring campers performing at the Levitt Pavilion at 8 p.m. on June 22.

“Music was my way out,” says Franklin, who grew up in a rough area of Fort Worth and who, with his wife Tammy, formed The Franklin Imagine Group, which crafted the camp. “If it wasn’t for the music speaking to me at an early age, and a core group of teachers and leaders that pulled me out of an environment ripe for destruction, my life narrative would have a totally different ending. Music can not only change lives, but also save lives. We don’t want to just entertain, to be creatively repetitive, or stay in the shallow part of creativity, we want to go deeper than we’ve gone before to pull out the best in the artist and the art. Let’s go deeper!”

For more: franklinimaginegroup.com.

 

Music:

Concerts at Texas Live!

When: June 6-30

Where: Texas Live!

Show times: See below

Notes: This month’s schedule includes the following performers/events: Girls Night Out (at 7 p.m. on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Troy’s), Chris Cornell Experience (at 9:30 p.m. on June 15 at Live! Arena), Take Me Out To The Movies – “Major League” (at 9:30 p.m. at Arlington Backyard), Texas Flood (at 12:15 p.m. on June 22 at Live! Arena), Throwback Parties – Back in Black (at 7 p.m. on June 22 at Arlington Backyard), The Dick Beldings (at 9:30 p.m. on June 22 at Live! Arena), Take Me Out To The Movies – “Angels in the Outfield” (at 6:30 p.m.) and “Summer Catch” (at 9:30 p.m. on June 26 at Arlington Backyard), Steve Helms (at 8 p.m. on June 29 at Troy’s) and Tom Basler Dueling Pianos (at 9:30 p.m. on June 29 at Live! Arena).

For more: texas-live.com

 

Music:

Concerts at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

When: June 6-30

Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington (100 W. Abram St.)

Show times: See below

Notes: This month’s schedule includes the following performers/events: Family Movie Night – “Coco” (at 8 p.m. on June 6), Not Ur Girlfrenz (at 7:30 p.m. on June 7), The Polyphonic Spree (at 8:30 p.m. on June 7), Kenna Danielle (at  7 p.m. on June 8), Michael Martin Murphey (at 8:30 p.m. on June 8), The Stevie James Trio (at 7 p.m. on June 9), BB King Blues Band (at 8:30 p.m. on June 9), Family Movie Night – Sing-along “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again” (8 p.m. on June 13), The Bright Light Social Hour (8 p.m. on June 14), Bri Bagwell (at 8 p.m. on June 15), Jenny & the Mexicats (at 8 p.m. on June 16), Family Movie Night – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (at 8 p.m. on June 20), The Black Lilies (at 8 p.m. on June 21), Ruben Ramos & the Mexican Revolution (at 8 p.m. on June 23), Family Movie Night – “Dumplin’” (at 8 p.m. on June 27), The Vandoliers (at 8 p.m. on June 28), Flor de Toloache (at 8 p.m. on June 29) and Wood & Wire (at 8 p.m. on June 30).

For more: levittarlington.org

 

Music:

Concerts at Arlington Music Hall

When: June 7-29

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

Show times: See below

Notes: This month’s schedule includes the following performers/events: Vicki Lawrence & Mama (at 7:30 p.m. on June 7), Gary Morris (at 7:30 p.m. on June 13), Tony Jackson (at 7:30 p.m. on June 20), CCR vs. Tom Petty (at 8 p.m. on June 21) and Briefcase Blues (at 7:30 p.m. on June 29).

For more: arlingtonmusichall.net

 

MUSIC:

Concerts at The LOT Downtown

When: June 8-29

Where: The LOT Downtown (110 S Main St., Mansfield)

Show time: See below

Notes: This month’s schedule includes the following performers/events: Matthew Bell & The Next of Kin (at 7 p.m. on June 8), the movie “Ready Player One” at 9 p.m. on June 14), Squeezebox Bandits (at 7 p.m. on June 15), Danni & Kris (at 7 p.m. on June 22) and The Stoneleighs – Rolling Stones Tribute (7 p.m. on June 29).

For more: thelotdowntown.com