2019 MasterWorks Free Concert Series Kicks Off April 20 with Big City Outlaws

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to announce the lineup of the 2019 MasterWorks Series, a collection of free concerts hosted at Southlake Town Square and Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake.

The MasterWorks Series offers quality family entertainment through free outdoor concerts by local, regional and national artists. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers to each concert, but alcohol and glass are not permitted. All ages are welcome.

Check out this year’s lineup!

Big City Outlaws
Saturday, April 20, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Big City Outlaws is the hardest-hittin’ country rock band in Texas, seamlessly blurring the line between country and top 40. Their energy never fails to get fans two-stepping, line dancing AND club dancing to current popular music and classic hits.

Southlake Community Band
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Southlake Town Square

Southlake Community Band, directed by Mr. David Stone, is a concert band of more than 70 talented adult amateur musicians who enjoy playing music just for fun. The band performs regularly in Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Colleyville and surrounding communities. Their concert programs range from classic band to Broadway, rousing Sousa marches to familiar children’s music.

Johnny D and the Doo Wops
Saturday, June 8, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. @ Southlake Town Square

Johnny D (John E. Dosher) grew up in Louisiana and began his professional career on Bourbon Street at the age of fifteen. Before settling in Texas, Johnny traveled extensively with numerous rock, jazz and country groups. Johnny D and the Doo Wopps began when Rocky Walton, Bill Stetzer and Tim Carman needed a band to perform for their tennis club in the early ’80s. Their sets include music from the ’60s and ’70s, soul music and a little bit of doo-wop. With a killer horn section and tight vocal harmonies, this twelve-member band always puts on a great show.

The Vinyl Stripes
Saturday, July 27, 2019
7 – 8:30 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Rockabilly, rock and roll, drive-ins, car hops, early Elvis and Sun Records—it’s easy to see how the classic sights and sounds of the ’50s and ’60s have influenced Texas-based band The Vinyl Stripes! With their skinny ties, Gretsch guitars and slappin’ standup bass, The Vinyl Stripes perform hits from era icons including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and many more. You’ll also fall in love with their new original songs that sound just like they were written in those long-ago rocking days.

Southlake Community Band
Saturday, September 14, 2019
7 – 8:30 pm @ Aria Amphitheater

The crowd-pleasing Southlake Community Band will return in September for another free concert, this time at Aria Amphitheater. Grab a lawn chair, pack your cooler and spend an evening with some talented local musicians!

Vocal Trash
Sunday, October 27, 2019
2–5 p.m. @ Aria Amphitheater

Described as “Glee meets Stomp,” Vocal Trash is a one-of-a-kind group of performers whose Broadway-style show energizes audiences from New York to Seattle and Las Vegas to Beijing. Their show includes world-class singing, industrial drumming, award-winning break-dancing and so much more. Led by producer/creator Steve Linder and producer/choreographer Kelsey Rae (Annie), this green-minded ensemble tours globally on a relentless pursuit to bring people together using the universal language of song and dance.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

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Green Living Lecture Series: Be Southlake Savvy

This fall, Bob Jones Nature Center will be hosting the Green Living Lecture Series featuring speakers that will touch on energy efficiency, water conservation, and sustainability.

Come join City of Southlake Environmental Coordinator Ashley Carlisle as she demonstrates the various free environmental programs offered by the City and how you can incorporate environmentally-friendly actions at home. Some of these programs include the W.I.S.E. Guys irrigation evaluation program, the Crud Cruiser Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, EyeOnWater, the Street Tree Program, Weekly Watering Advice, and more.

Freebies and information material will be provided to help you implement these actions and programs into your household, such as reusable water bottles, pet waste bags, grease collection bins and bags, pet waste bags, and moisture meters for landscaping needs.

Speaker: Ashley Carlisle

October 20th | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Cost: BJNC Members – FREE, Non-members: $5.00

Register online

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MasterWorks Concert Series Brings Free Family Fun to Southlake

A Southlake tradition, the MasterWorks concert series offers community members a variety of free musical performances all summer long.

Presented by the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast, MasterWorks concerts are open to both Southlake residents and visitors. Concerts will be held from April through October at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square (1400 Main Street) and Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake (285 Shady Oaks Drive). Music lovers of all ages are invited to come out and enjoy these free Saturday night concerts with family and friends. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs, coolers and bug spray! Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted at either venue.

The 2018 MasterWorks concert series will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 when the Zack King Band brings their unique style of Texas rock to the stage at Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion. On May 18, the Southlake Community Band will perform at Aria Amphitheater at The Marq. Composed of more than 70 adult amateur musicians who play music for the sheer fun of it, the Southlake Community Band is always a MasterWorks favorite!

Come out to Town Square on June 2 for a children’s concert presented by Vocal Trash, a group known for blending elements of music and dance into its energetic and entertaining performances. Multiple tribute bands are on the schedule for June and July: enjoy familiar favorites by The Beatles during a performance by Me & My Monkey on June 16, and relive Journey’s greatest hits with the tribute band Escape on July 21.

Visit the MasterWorks webpage to see a full schedule of this year’s MasterWorks concerts! For more information, please call Southlake Special Events at 817-748-8919.

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TCC River Speaks Lecture and Workshop Series Resumes with “To B-STEM or not to B-STEM”


Launched in Fall 2016, the Trinity River Speaks Lecture and Workshop Series provides opportunities for students and faculty to engage in discussion about a wealth of topics related to some of the signature Tarrant County College programs housed at the Trinity River Campus.

This fall, renowned professionals and faculty in the business, science technology, engineering and math sectors will focus on contemporary issues and their impact on industry during the third installment of the series presented by Tarrant County College Trinity River’s Math, Science and Business

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MasterWorks Music Series Continues Through the Fall

A Southlake tradition, MasterWorks is a concert series that offers community members free musical performances.

Presented by the City of Southlake and the Arts Council Northeast, the music series is open to both Southlake residents and visitors. We have had some wonderful Masterworks concerts so far this summer, and have a few more excellent performances coming up in the fall. Concerts will be held at Southlake Town Square in Family Park and at Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake.

With a wide range of musical genres in the line-up, the concerts will offer exciting entertainment for music fans of all ages and musical preferences. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted at either venue.

2017 Masterworks Music Series Fall Schedule:

Saturday, September 16 – Southlake Community Band – Southlake Town Square – 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Saturday, September 23 – The Boogies – Aria Amphitheater – 8:00 – 9:30 PM

Sunday, October 15 – Zach King – Southlake Town Square – 6:00-7:30 PM

Sunday, October 29 – The Space Rockers – Aria Amphitheater – 2:00 – 5:00 PM

For more information, contact 817-748-8019.

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The Mind Fit Series: Activities to Boost Brain Health

Are you finding it more difficult to remember things or how to do simple tasks?

As we age, our brain and body naturally age as well. However, there are many ways to keep your mind sharp and more youthful. Join the Marq for the five-session Mind Fit class that will teach you how to enhance your cognitive functioning or brain power.

The classes will focus on strengthening the mind through group activities, games, writing and trivia approved by the Cognitive Therapeutics Method (CTM), a comprehensive cognitive stimulation program taught by Dave Parks, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). You will leave each class feeling sharper, more refreshed and invigorated.

Dates and Times below (registration required)

Date:               Time:               Activities:

Aug 1st            9:15 a.m.         Social Reminiscence, Current Events, Chair Stretches, Healthy       Snacks

Aug 8th             9:15 a.m.         Family Feud, Pictionary, Advice Column

Aug 15th           9:15 a.m.         Trivia, Name That Tune, Logo Identification, Geographical Recall

Aug 22nd          9:15 a.m.         Writing, Scrambled Sentences, Word Bingo, Alphabet Soup

Aug 29th           9:15 a.m.         Take Away, Letter Counting, Design Recreation

For more information, contact the Senior Activity Center at (817) 748-8315 or at www.SouthlakeSeniorCenter.com


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