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2018 Texas Tunes lineup announced
The seventh season of the Texas Tunes concert series will feature a diverse and talented line-up of performers from music halls and festivals throughout Texas who present great music in a variety of genres, but with a unique Texas flair.
All concerts start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.
New this year, attendees will be able to select their seat when purchasing tickets through our new Reserved Seating Ticketing System. Tier 1 seats are $30 per show; Tier 2 seats are $20 per show. Tickets can be purchased online at MCLGrand.tix.com, or in person at MCL Grand during regular business hours.
Lewisville residents can buy single-show, Tier 2 tickets for $15 each. These discount tickets are not available online and must be purchased in person at the MCL Grand. A current driver’s license or utility bill will be required to verify residency. Tickets are available for purchase during regular business hours, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Sales tax is already included in the price of each ticket.
To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall.
For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.
Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Colin Gilmore - Saturday, Jan. 13
This father-son duo have joined forces to create a truly unique performance style, summoning the spirits of their home town Lubbock, TX in their songs and stories.
For over 50 years Jimmie Dale Gilmore has been writing and playing his music that eludes categorization. With elements of folk, rock, country, blues and bluegrass his recordings have earned three Grammy nominations and he was named Country Artist of the Year three years running by Rolling Stone Magazine. His alliance with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock as The Flatlanders has them credited as fathers of the Alt-Country movement.
Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, TX and spent nights as a child in nightclubs witnessing Joe Ely, Terry Allen and his own father Jimmie Dale Gilmore bring the stage to life. He developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. He recently performed in and wrote songs for the critically acclaimed feature film ‘Barracuda’, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.
Gina Chavez - Saturday, Feb. 10
Making her Texas Tunes debut, Chavez is known for blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. Her passionate collection of bilingual songs takes audiences on a journey through the Americas. She is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner — including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up Rooted.
Josh Grider Band - Saturday, Mar. 10
A one-time Texas Troubadour featured artist, Josh Grider comes to the Texas Tunes stage in support of his latest album Good People. That album features an impressive collection of catchy, substantive country tunes, and draws parallels between Grider and artists like Kacey Musgraves and Steve Earle.
An Evening with Jimmy Webb - Saturday, Apr. 21
A true living legend of songwriting, and former West Texas resident, Jimmy Webb has been crafting amazing songs, many of which have become cherished standards, for nearly 50 years. Now on tour with his newest CD, Still Within the Sound of My Voice, Webb is engaging audiences like never before.
Though some might still not know his name, they know the songs: “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” and many more. Webb’s concert will be an intimate musical encounter of solo piano performance and storytelling with one of America’s most prolific songwriters.
A Rockin' Evening with Jon Christopher David and Maylee Thomas - Saturday, May 12
Jon Christopher Davis and Maylee Thomas are two Texas artists that stand on their own, but when they meet in the middle, it’s a “Vinyl Revival.” Equal parts rock, country, blues and soul, it’s easy to see why these two veterans have gained a loyal following. Thomas is one of the most respected soul singers in Texas and has performed with Bad Company, Peter Frampton and Train. Davis’ songs have been recorded by top-selling acts, such as Dolly Parton and Billy Ray Cyrus. As an artist, Davis has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, Radney Foster, Eddie Money and Kansas.
The Quebe Sisters - Saturday, June 9
When the triple-threat fiddle champion Quebe Sisters from Burleson take a stage, and start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. Grace, Sophia, and Hulda’s unbridled passion for American music has taken them far beyond their wildest early aspirations. Along with headlining their own shows, they’ve shared stages with music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Asleep at the Wheel and many others.