While I love everything live music, and I would guess so would many of you, it truly is a pleasure when I get to bring music to others. By far, my favorite aspect of this whole thing is getting to tell you guys about FREE MUSIC. You read that correctly, FREE. A week or so ago I posted about the FREE music at Sundown at Granada, but today I will be sharing about the FREE summer MUSIC series put on by Levitt Pavilion Arlington.This is a really cool thing, I'd highly recommend to see as many of the free shows as you can!
The Levitt Pavilion Arlington, is
located in Downtown Arlington. Families and friends of all ages are
welcome to experience
50 nights of free music every year. The Levitt is a unique experience
to see live performances, as well as the star-filled sky above in the
heart of Arlington Texas! Their concert calendar
includes artists from all around the world as well as right in our own
backyard; from jazz to hot Latin rhythms, home-grown country to Indie
rock, and culturally diverse world music, the list goes on and on.
With that being said, there is one show in particular I would like to highlight. That show is Big Sam's Funky Nation on Friday June 7th, 2013.
For those who are not familiar, Big Sam’s Funky Nation combines funk,
rock and New Orleans jazz for a sound that makes you want to get up and
Funky Nation has an
established presence in
the New Orleans music scene, with "Big" Sam Williams exploding onto
stage as the trombone player and band leader. Big Sam, formerly of the
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, is said to be “the top man on the slide trombone
in the birthplace of
jazz” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Big Sam has played with the likes of Karl
Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dave Matthews, and Widespread Panic. He
has also shared the stage with U2 and Green Day at the re-opening of the Superdome in New Orleans, which broadcasted Monday Night Football. Funky Nation also had a recurring role on the HBO series, Treme.
A full list of events can be found here, they've got something to suit every taste. So check it out, and keep on jammin' my friends!