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Sounds of Summer 2022

Date: May 12 - July 21, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
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Winters Park - 972-205-2750
Garland’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series returns every other Thursday, beginning May 12 through July 21, for a Summer like never before!

Along with presenting partner Veritex Bank and artist sponsor Jimmy Wallace Guitars, the city is proud to feature touring on-the-rise artists and lively entertainers who are sure to blow you away with talent and get you dancing in Audubon and Winters Parks. They include a Grammy-nominated blues artist, a popular Dallas band, and the next big thing in Texas music, among many more exciting acts to light up the stage. Bring the whole family to grab a bite from on-site food vendors and let the kids challenge each other in the activity area.
There is plenty of space and plenty of shade for you to enjoy Sounds of Summer at Winters Park! Here are things to Know Before You Go:
🚘Parking is available at the softball complex.
↗️ Follow the signs and new sidewalk.
🌳Bring your chair to set up in the shade.
😎Don't forget your shades and hat to keep you cool.
🎸Wear comfy shoes because you know you will want to dance.
😋No time for dinner so just buy yummies from our food trucks.
📸 Tag us in your pics and use #SoundsofSummerGarland.

Grady Spencer and the Work

May 12
Audubon Park

Grady Spencer & The Work's foundation is country but there is a beautiful mix of folk, rock, soul, and a whole lot of honesty about life, hard work, and being "Down but Blessed."

Singer-songwriter and lead vocalist Spencer's upbringing outside of small-town Paducah, east of the Llano Estacado, is the bedrock behind the country sound. The hard-working outlook on life helped him succeed in the West Texas Live scene before he sought after new beginnings and headed East to Fort Worth.

The most recent collaboration of Spencer, drummer Blake Sager, bassist Johnny Hatcher, and lead guitarist Tyler Martin, Wait, was released at the beginning of the year.

"Call it a sense of resilience, reflected in Spencer’s art," says KXT 91.7.

Special Guests

Grammy Award Artist

Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram

May 26

Audubon Park

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram performs in Garland's Sounds of Summer Concert Series!

Since the release of Kingfish, his Grammy-nominated 2019 debut, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter “Kingfish” has quickly become the defining blues voice of his generation.

Ingram was presented with five Blues Music Awards, including 'Album of the Year' for Kingfish in 2020.

His current album 662 is the next chapter in the still-unfolding story of Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. He describes 662 as his own personal journey, a story that sits upon the legacy of his influential blues elders. Kingfish won the Grammy award for "Best Contemporary Blues Album" for 662 at this year's Annual Grammy Awards.
Read more about Kingfish here.

“…one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince.”

-Rolling Stone

Ally Venable

June 9
Audubon Park

Guitar player, singer, and songwriter, Ally Venable brings her blues-rock sounds to the Sounds of Summer stage this June. Venable is a two-time winner of the East Texas Music Award for “Female Guitarist of the Year ” and a three-time ETX Music Award winner for “Blues Band of the Year” and “Album of the Year."

"Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues-rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos." - Guitar Player Magazine

Special Guest

Robert Miller

Zac Wilkerson and Brodie Lane featuring AJ Vallejo of Vallejo

June 23

Winters Park

Zac Wilkerson

Zac Wilkerson is a songwriter that fuses country, rock, soul, and blues to create an Americana sound delivered with powerful vocals, poignant lyrics, and energetic and passionate performances. Solo or with a band, Wilkerson’s relatable songs are delivered with his trademark voice displaying well-crafted melodies and gut-wrenchingly familiar messages and stories.

Brodie Lane

Founded by Texas music veteran songwriter/vocalist/guitarist AJ Vallejo, Brodie Lane is a direct product of the pandemic. As the world halted to a stretching halt, jam sessions among drinking buddies and neighbors brought Alex, Bruce Castleberry (guitar), Alex Geismar (drums), andJoe Fladger (bass) together.

Songs written during this time gave the group synergy and emphasized "their undeniable chemistry & collective well-versed knowledge on how to build a dangerous musical force."

AJ Vallejo

Austin, TX veteran songwriter/vocalist/guitarist AJ Vallejo is the collaborative creative behind several music projects such as rock band from Austin, Vallejo as well as Southtown, and Love & Chaos.

Dylan Wheeler/ Mike & The Moonpies

July 7
Winters Park

Dylan Wheeler is a singer-songwriter from Edgewood, Texas. His original
Rock and Alternative sounds have
mass appeal and he keeps his ever-growing fanbase happy with acoustic videos that he often publishes on Twitter.

Known as the Texas-based troubadours of twang, Mike & The Moonpies is an American neotraditional country and Americana band that has mastered keeping the dance floor busy.

Like most Texas bands, Mike & The Moonpies cut their teeth in the dance hall circuit around the state and have played in iconic venues such as Gruene Hall and Billy Bob's.

Cody Canada & The Departed

July 21
Winters Park

Cody Canada & The Departed is an American Rock/ Alt-Country band. The band trio consists of lead guitar and vocalist, Cody Canada, Jeremy Plato on bass guitar and vocals, and Eric Hansen on drums. Canada is also the former lead vocalist and guitarist for Cross Canadian Ragweed which dispanded in 2010.'s description of their 2018 album 3 seems to be a great descriptor of the band itself. "Three Bandmates. Fourteen songs that blur the lines between hard-edged country, rock & roll, and all the gritty sounds in between."

Special Guest:

Carson Jeffrey

Carson Jeffrey is "the epitome of a homegrown, Texas music artist," as stated by the Cowboy Lifestyle Network.

At a young age Carson would listen to artists such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ryan Bingham, and Chris Knight. This, combined with his ranching and rodeoing way of life led Carson to pick up his guitar and perform acoustic shows and at open mics. In 2019, he recorded his debut album "Muchos Sonidos" -- making this the start of making his mark in the Texas Music Scene.

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