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Experience the Music Made Here Concert Series – a vibrant musical journey with live performances by dynamic artists, set to captivate you with their talent and ignite you to dance in the newly revitalized Downtown Garland Square.

Join us on the first Friday of every month from January to December 2024 as we showcase headline artists who will take center stage. Bring your family to savor delectable bites from local restaurants, and let the kids participate in friendly challenges in the activity area.

This concert series is proudly sponsored by Jimmy Wallace Guitars and Veritex Community Bank, who are integral in bringing this cultural celebration to life. Additionally, Garland Cultural Arts presents thrilling concerts at the Plaza Theatre and Granville Arts Center throughout the year.

The majority of concerts are FREE, but for shows with ticket prices, please refer to the details below. Join us for an unforgettable musical experience that will resonate through the heart of Downtown Garland!

Gary P. Nunn March 1 Music Made Here

Downtown Garland Square | Main Stage | March 1 | FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT

🎶 Get ready to experience the heart and soul of Texas country with Gary P. Nunn at the Downtown Garland Square Main Stage! 🤠 Join us for Garland's Music Made Here Concert Series as we welcome a true legend of Lone Star music. This outdoor concert is FREE

With a career spanning over four decades, Gary P. Nunn has been at the forefront of Texas country music since the 1970s. As a pioneer of the progressive country movement in Austin, he's become an iconic figure in the genre.

Nunn, an independent music trailblazer, runs his own record label and publishing companies. From the timeless classic "London Homesick Blues" to his latest masterpiece, "Taking Texas to the Country," his music reflects love, sorrow, travel, and cultural influences, showcasing his remarkable versatility and emotional depth.

Take your chance to witness this Texas music legend live in action! 🎸

Guthrie Kennard's music journey began in Richmond, Virginia, at 14, playing with friend Joe Russell. Guthrie found inspiration among successful musicians in Atlanta, Georgia, solidifying his determination to pursue music. Settling in Texas in '71, he collaborated with renowned artists, leading to his successful solo career as a singer-songwriter with multiple chart-topping albums, including the recent 'RIVERSIDE,' produced by Ryan Tharp.

Vanoliers at Plaza Theatre March 9

Beatlegras at Plaza Theatre March 15

Ruthie Foster at Plaza Theatre March 29

Ian Moore April 5

Downtown Garland Square

Main Stage

April 5 | 7 PM | FREE

Ian Moore, a seasoned musician with a resume boasting performances alongside iconic acts like the Stones and Dylan, shies away from the "legend" label. Instead, he's driven by a pursuit of soulful connection through his music, aiming to create an immersive experience for his audience that transcends mere performance. With a reverence for musical heritage and a commitment to authenticity, Ian's live shows become transformative spaces where joy, sorrow, and celebration intertwine, leaving a lasting impact on those who resonate with his heartfelt melodies.
La Alianza Norteña May 3 Music Made Here

Downtown Garland Square

Main Stage

May 3 | 7 PM | FREE

Hailing from Chihuahua, Mexico,La Alianza Norteña, is a Grammy-nominated group renowned for their dynamic Norteña Sax ensemble. Since their formation in 2007 as "Juventud Musical," the band has soared to success with hits like "Te Quiero a Morir" and albums like "Sangre Nueva" and "Nuestro Destino," showcasing their versatility in the norteño genre. Comprising Pablo Garcia, Gabriel Trevizo, Marco Solís, Mike Ríos, and Javier Dueñez, they captivate audiences with electrifying performances, solidifying their position as one of the industry's most promising and admired groups.

Sonny Landreth June 7 Music Made Here

Downtown Garland Square

Main Stage

June 7 | 7 PM | FREE

Sonny Landreth, a two-time Grammy nominee and slide guitar icon, continually pushes musical boundaries through collaborations with artists like Buddy Guy, John Hiatt, and Jake Shimabukuro. With a career spanning from theaters and arenas to post-New Orleans Jazz Fest jams, Landreth's innovative guitar techniques and expansive musical horizons have earned him acclaim from legends like Eric Clapton. Whether touring with Cindy Cashdollar or his own trio, Landreth's pursuit of the unexpected ensures memorable and fun performances for all.
Little Texas at Music Made Here

Downtown Garland Square

Main Stage

July 5 | 7 PM | FREE

Little Texas emerged onto the country music scene in the early '90s, capturing hearts with their self-penned hits and intricate harmonies, reminiscent of the Eagles. With over 7 million albums sold and a string of chart-topping singles, including three consecutive No. 1s, they earned the title of the "Hardest Working Band in Country Music." Celebrating over three decades in the industry, Little Texas continues to tour and captivate audiences with their timeless sound, led by original members Porter Howell, Dwayne O’Brien, Duane Propes, and Del Gray.

Plaza Theatre

Los Texmaniacs

January 26 -$26

Experience the Grammy award-winning magic of Los Texmaniacs, the true Kings of Tex-Mex, as they take center stage at the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland on January 26.

Renowned for their unique blend of conjunto, rock and roll, bajo sexto, accordion, and Vox organ, Los Texmaniacs transport audiences to the heart of Texan musical heritage. Feel the rhythm and let the spirit of traditional conjunto favorites captivate your soul. Join us for a night of infectious melodies and the irresistible urge to polka, a testament to the rich musical tapestry woven by the German and East European settlers in Northern Mexico and southern Texas.

Don't miss this opportunity to witness a cultural celebration through the soul-stirring tunes of Los Texmaniacs.
Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

David Ramirez

February 2
Plaza Theatre - $25

Prolific singer and songwriter David Ramirez has earned a large and growing following for his soulful, introspective songs and passionate performances.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ramirez seamlessly blends folk, rock, and Americana, creating an authentic sound that resonates with raw emotions.

As a vocalist, Ramirez performs with an understated passion that animates his stories of the ups and downs of life and love, and his music is sorrowfully evocative, steeped in country and roots rock tropes while possessing the atmospheric tone of indie rock.

Known for his powerful voice and perceptive songwriting, Ramirez will deliver a one-of-a-kind performance that transcends genres.

Join us for a night of unforgettable solo acoustic renditions and captivating stories from this standout figure in the American music scene. Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

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