The Official Spring/Summer Concert List

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We don’t mean to oversell it, but the Center’s lineup might just be our best yet. We have a veritable list of living legends coming to our indoor AND outdoor venues, so ditch Coachella and bring your ears to the Arts District.

Abbey Road on the Square May 7, 2016
Have you ever been to the Center’s beautiful Strauss Square? If not, it’s serene, it’s safe and it’s about to become your favorite venue in town. On a beautiful spring evening, bring the entire family to enjoy the hits of the Beatles, sung by some of the world’s leading Beatles tribute acts- The Newbees, BritBeat, All You Need Is Love, Jukebox. With four bands and tickets starting at $35, it’s a steal at twice the price. Buy tickets here!

Paul Simon May 8, 2016
The living legend returns to the Winspear Opera House (you may recall his appearance on stage with wife Edie Brickell and her pal Steve Martin back in 2014) for a show that is completely sold out… well, almost. There are just a few tickets left available for Center Circle members. Join today by calling 214-880-0202 and buy the actual, literal last seats in the house.

SOLUNA: Rules Of The Game, with an original score by Pharrell Williams May 17, 2016
Remember last year, when St. Vincent came to the Winspear Opera House and showed us that weird is wonderful? This year, SOLUNA promises to deliver once again with a one-night-only world premiere. The Dallas Symphony and the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center teamed up to bring you Rules of the Game, with an original score by Pharrell Williams. Lots of places describe events as “unique” but believe us when we say that you won’t experience anything quite like this. It will combine the choreographic genius of Jonah Bokaer, within a multi-dimensional environment created by renowned visual artist Daniel Arsham. The event will aslo feature video and sculpture and live accompaniment by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by composer David Campbell. Buy tickets now!

Itzhak Perlman & Emanuel Ax May 19, 2016
When we named our latest concert series “The Classical Criterion,” we wanted to communicate that these are the acts that you simply MUST see if you want music street cred. Itzhak Perlman is undeniably the reigning violinist in the world scene, and in one special evening he’ll be joined by pianist Emanuel Ax, who your teens will remember from Mozart in the Jungle. If you’re looking to class up your evening and enjoy a night of tear-inducing artistry, make your way to the Winspear Opera House. Buy tickets today — and check back on our social media for information on student pricing!

Rhett Butler May 20, 2016
Before you pass on this show, watch this video of Rhett playing two guitars at once and tell us if you’re STILL not interested. This hometown boy has made good with the guitar, playing alongside legends like Tommy Emmanuel, Larry Carlton, Al DiMeola, Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani. Come watch the precocious guitarist in an intimate venue with special guest George Dunham.

Keb’ Mo’ June 2, 2016
Blues and roots music legend Keb’ Mo’ returns to Dallas in support of his most recent album, 2014’s BLUESAmericana, with his characteristic harmonica, drums, banjo and rich voice making this album feel like coming home. Keb’ Mo’ has collaborated with diverse artists from Vince Gill to Jefferson Starship, and continues to draw in fans who enjoy all genres of great music. Come see this legend today!

The Monkees June 28, 2016
Hey Hey they’re The Monkees, and people say they’re fun to watch live! The band that stole hearts in the ’60s is back to provide an evening of fun, reliving hits like “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Words,” “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri,” and “Tapioca Tundra.” Join this beloved band as they make you remember, sing and dance! Buy tickets here.

“Weird Al” Yankovic July 16, 2016
Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with more than 12 million album sales. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won 4 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and accolades for “Weird Al” classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Fat,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “The Saga Begins.” Indulge your inner teenager and have some fun with the comedy king who sings.

case/lang/veirs August 4, 2016
If you are a sucker for singer-songwriters, this trio might just be the one of your dreams. Neko Case, K.D. Lang and Laura Veirs have collaborated on an album that includes literally all of the feelings, and they’re playing it live and in concert, thanks to a collaboration between the Center and 91.7 KTXT. If their stunning vocals and poetic lyrics aren’t enough to convince you to attend, with every ticket purchased for case/lang/veirs, you will receive one digital copy of their self-titled upcoming album, in stores June 17, 2016. On the album’s release date, you will receive instructions via e-mail on how to redeem your album. How cool is that? Click here to join the feminine trifecta for their Winspear Opera House appearance.

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