Levitt Pavilion Concert Series Take blankets and lawn chairs for this series with concerts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 27-July 17 (there's info on kids' programs and movies on select Wednesdays under Wednesdays). Acts range from Ruthie Foster to Bowling for Soup to Dale Watson.
Irving Concert Series Expect tribute bands June 3 (Fin City) and June 17 (Guns 4 Roses) at 7 p.m. at Whistlestop Plaza. The free series also features food vendors.
Movies in the Park Catch a movie on a huge outdoor screen at the Shops at Park Lane on Fridays June 3-24.
Music in the Square Friday night means tunes from North Texas acts on the Simpson Plaza lawn at Frisco Square during this series, which runs June 3-24.
Sounds at Sundown features the band Emerald City.
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Sounds at Sundown Take a blanket and picnic for this free party-and-tribute band series in Murphy at Murphy Central Park Amphitheater. It runs on Fridays, June 3-July 1.
Music in the Park Concert Series Kick back under the stars at Valley Ridge Amphitheater in Cedar Hill with musical groups: Random Axis on June 10, Hip Hop Hooray June 17 and Road Crew June 24.
Til' Midnight The Nasher Sculpture Center features local artists at this free monthly music-and-movies program in its charming garden. Installments are June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. nashersculpturecenter.org.
Levitt Pavilion Concert Series Kick back under the stars at this series with concerts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 27-July 17 (there's info on kids' programs and movies on select Wednesdays under Wednesdays). Acts range from Ruthie Foster to Bowling for Soup to Dale Watson.
Nasher Sculpture Center The museum offers free admission on the first Saturday of each month, when it also hosts its free family event called Target First Saturdays. The urban retreat, designed by Renzo Piano, is a repository of modern sculpture and houses the celebrated collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher. Be sure to check out the tranquil garden.
Concerts by the Creek Take a blanket and chill on the grass at Watters Creek in Allen on Saturdays during this series. The ongoing series continues through June 18, with an additional show on July 1.
Vitruvian Salsa Festival Dance the night away with live bands, DJs, professional salsa lessons and food trucks. Get moving for free June 4-25 and Aug. 6-27.
Addison Summer Series Enjoy free outdoor entertainment from local musicians and singer-songwriters June 4-25 and Aug. 6-27. Catch Christmas in July movie screenings featuring Christmas favorites July 9-30.
Reunion Lawn Party This series on Reunion Tower's lawn is back with the same promise of live music, local craft beer, food trucks and lawn games all for the affordable price of free. The events, which take place June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27.
Duncanville Summer Concert Series Local and regional performers rock Armstrong Park in Duncanville on June 25, July 16 and Aug. 20.