Center Presents

Dwight Yoakam

with Matt Whipkey

8:00PM Friday, June 24, 2016

Strauss Square

2389 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


Beginning with 1985’s Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc., Dwight Yoakam has released a torrent of hit albums and songs like few other country artists can claim. Some 21 years, 30 chart singles, and 25 million records sold later, Yoakam’s latest LP Second Hand Heart finds him in the limelight and on the road again, trademark yodel and Stetson hat in tow. Despite the years, Yoakam has continued to passionately sing, write, and play music brimming with hard country and rock & roll. Second Hand Heart was self-produced by Yoakam, and reflects where he’s been, but even more so, where he’s going: “’In Another World’ guided the rest of the album,” says Yoakam. “It became its statement – about surviving and hope.”

Don’t miss this one and only Dallas stop on Dwight Yoakum’s current tour.

Just Announced: Matt Whipkey Opening Set

Matt Whipkey

Matt Whipkey is right where he was always headed. Prolifically and independently releasing nearly a dozen albums in as many years, Whipkey is making good on the bets placed on him. Lazy-I’s Tim McMahan predicted, “Whipkey was born for the arena whether he ever makes it there or not.” With a slew of supporting dates in 2015 for music icon Dwight Yoakam and rock legends Heart, Whipkey’s commanded the big stage. In advance of his latest LP “Underwater”, Rock NYC’s Iman Lababedi boldly claimed, “Matt Whipkey is the future of rock and roll,” At 34 years old, Whipkey has seen the mountaintop with no intent of closing his eyes.

After nearly two dozen support appearances on the legendary Dwight Yoakam’s Second Hand Heart Tour, Whipkey is right at home with Yoakam’s hard charging honky tonk. Fans have eagerly embraced Whipkey’s Americana-tinged Rock n’ Roll. Unabashedly Midwestern, Whipkey recalls the recklessness of “Let it Be” era Replacements with the resolve of “Darkness..” era Bruce Springsteen. However, the energy, showmanship and rock and roll would be in vain if not for Whipkey’s top tier songwriting.

Dwight Yoakam VIP Experience

Each package includes the following:

  • One (1) ticket to the performance in the VIP Table Seats
  • One (1) signed item provided by the artist (no personal items please)
  • Meet & Greet Photo Op (photographer provided, no personal cameras please)
  • Two (2) Dwight Yoakam Signature Guitar Picks

VIP ticket holders will be contacted by an artist representative via e-mail approximately 24 hours prior to the performance with further details regarding the Meet & Greet Experience.

Please note this is an outdoor event. Prohibited items include outside food, drinks, coolers, pets, strollers, weapons, umbrellas and laser pointers. Patrons with tickets in the lawn may bring blankets and chairs with less than a four-inch rise. Concessions will be available for purchase. Strauss Square gates will open at 7:00 PM

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