Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Music Concerts at the Levitt Pavilion Sept. 28-30, 2018

Three artists with their roots firmly planted in Tarrant County perform this weekend as the Levitt's 10th anniversary season begins to wind down.

Friday: The Levitt welcomes home singer/songwriter, Chris Hawkes, and his writing and singing partner, Miranda Dawn at 8 p.m. The Arlington artist met Miranda in 2012 during a chance meeting on an Austin dance floor. The first time they sang together, they found a sound Texas Monthly called "undeniably intimate." Their initial duo effort climbed to number 25 on Billboard's Folk chart and landed at number two in iTunes singer/songwriter albums. They went on to appear on season six of NBC's The Voice. Acoustic Guitar hailed the pair as having "impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation," and Huffington Post summarizes their music as "transcendent alternative/folk." The Dawn & Hawkes concert is presented by J. Gilligan's.

Grady Spencer and the Work describe themselves as "a blue collar band making blue collar music for a blue collar world." They bring their old-time blues meets classic country music to the Levitt at 8 p.m. Sept. 29, presented by RJ Construction. Grady formed his band, The Work, in Fort Worth, after he met and befriended guitarist, Trevor Powell, and drummer, Blake Sager, under the marble angels of Bass Hall. Along with their bass player, Steve Moore, they criss-cross the south in their trusty Econovan (Jean-Claude Van Dam).

Sunday: One of the turning points in Tatiana Mayfield's young life was a week at jazz camp at the University of Texas at Arlington. At the time, she was 13 and the camp's only female, only trombone player and only jazz vocalist. After graduating from Brewer High School in Fort Worth, she continued her musical education at Tarrant County College, then the University of North Texas. Now she's known as "LadyMay" and has performed with the Showtime at the Apollo tour, opened for artists like Kirk Whalum and Randy Brecker, and appears regularly at the Scatt Jazz Club in Sundance Square. LadyMay takes the stage at 8 p.m. with the UTA Jazz Orchestra for jazz on the lawn.

Click here for the remaining fall concert schedule.

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