Levitt Pavilion Arlington Free Concert Lineup: July 9-11, 2021
By Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Posted on July 08, 2021, July 08, 2021

Micky and The Motorcars

The Levitt Pavilion Arlington wraps up July with two weekends of free live music that includes concerts by Grammy-nominated blues artist Ruthie Foster, Austin roots rockers Micky & The Motorcars, Texas country troubadour Dale Watson, and pop/Norteño favorites SuenaTron.

Note that Levitt concerts will hit pause after July 18 until Labor Day. Also, shows now begin at 7:30/8:30 p.m. for opening acts/headliners, in consideration of the heat.

As always, coolers and lawn chairs are welcome, but leave the glass at home.

Friday, July 9
Ruthie foster with Opening Act Vaughn Faison
Presented by the Texas Commission on the Arts

Headliner: Grammy-nominated, Austin-grown Ruthie Foster has found herself singing duets with Bonnie Raitt, standing on stage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater, and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. Her latest album, “Joy Comes Back”…described as “some folk, some blues, some soul, some rock, and some gospel”…illustrates Ruthie’s genre-spanning talent.

Opening Act: Vaughn Faison is a singer/songwriter whose roots lie primarily in the soul, jazz, and folk genres. In addition to a solo career, he’s a member of the band Kings Return, which recently collaborated with Apple and the Billie Holiday Theatre.

Saturday, July 10
Micky & The Motorcards with Opening Act Hankins Band

Headliner: Pop the hood of “Hearts From Above,” the seventh album from Austin-based roots Micky & The Motorcars, and you’ll find a “brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for many more miles still ahead”…a celebration of where the long-running roots rockers have been, where they’re headed, and where they are right now.

Opening Act: This Saturday night at the Levitt features an unusual treat: an opening concert by local musicians Josh Hankins (the current chair for Levitt Pavilion Arlington) and his wife Heather Hankins. The guitarist and singer-songwriter have been making music together for more than 14 years.

Sunday, July 11
Sue Foley with Opening Act Simon Flory

Headliner: No doubt that Sue Foley’s Sunday night Levitt show will feature highlights from her new album, which offers a “raw, electric guitar-driven romp through the backroads of Texas blues, with Foley’s signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster (‘Pinky’) at the wheel.”
Opening Act: Fort Worth-based Simon Flory’s music has been described as “a stew of early country, gospel, and the best of classic Nashville”, reflecting essential elements of his Indiana youth.

About the 2021 Season
The Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s free concert series runs May 7-July 18, then resumes Sept. 3-Oct. 10—on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Levitt Pavilion is located in Founders Plaza at 100 W. Abram St. in the heart of downtown Arlington, Texas. You can find free parking all around the Pavilion.

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