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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 November 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!


Little Texas July 5 Music Made Here

Downtown Garland Square | Main Stage | July 5 | FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT

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.


Featuring Rachel Stacy

A professionally trained vocalist, Rachel Stacy is first and foremost a songwriter. Along with her infectious smile and electric onstage persona, her talents include playing guitar, violin, and piano. Rachel’s sound is a combination of country, blues and Southern rock.





Downtown Garland Square

Main Stage

Aug. 2 | 7 PM | FREE

Calling all Swifties!

Join us on Friday, August 2, at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Garland Square and Paint Your Summer RED with a FREE performance by RED, a Taylor Swift Tribute, to wrap up Summer Adventure at Your Library 2024, presented by the Garland Public Library.

Enjoy live music, themed photo ops, bracelet swaps, and more fun activities for a night that's Sweeter than Fiction!

Learn more by clicking here.

Downtown Garland Square

The Pavilion

Sept. 6 | 7 PM | FREE

Jimmy Wallace, hailing from Oak Cliff, emerged from a vibrant musical scene influenced by legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Rocky Athas. Starting his guitar journey at 13, he delved into the world of rare guitars, eventually forging a lasting relationship with Gibson that birthed the iconic Jimmy Wallace Les Paul. With a career spanning collaborations with luminaries like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, and more, Wallace remains deeply entrenched in music as a performer, proprietor of Jimmy Wallace Guitars in Garland, and owner of the renowned Dallas International Guitar Festival, the world's largest gathering of guitar enthusiasts.

Downtown Garland Square

The Pavilion

Oct. 4 | 7 PM | FREE

Dev Wulf is the frontman of the Dallas alt-rock band, The Midnight Howl, and co-leads the Americana group Texicana. His introspective songwriting creates a cosmic soundscape exploring self-discovery, spirituality, and mental health. Wulf's vocal style, reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake, combines range with the grit and intensity similar to The Black Crowes.

The Vintage Yell is a duo from North Texas whose sound can be described as soulful Americana but goes much deeper than that. Chris Raspante and Jesse Spradlin met while working on Jesse's solo material in the studio. They worked so well together that they later decided to form a band. Jesse is a Virginia-born/Texas-grown singer-songwriter from a very musical family. Her father was a Blues Hall of Famer. Chris was born and raised in Texas but spent nearly twenty years playing and recording with countless artists in Nashville. He’s performed on the Tonight Show, the Grand Ole Opry, and other notable venues. Together, they form an incredible duo with outstanding vocals, great songs, and musicianship to back it up.

Downtown Garland Square

The Pavilion

Nov. 1 | 7 PM | FREE

Mike Tuck, a seasoned guitarist renowned for sharing the stage with country music luminaries like Pat Green, Zane Williams, and Jamie Richards, recently unveiled his latest album, "Telluride Texas," capturing the essence of Texas Country with its irresistible honky tonk twang. Alongside his musical endeavors, Mike generously imparts his original guitar techniques to students through comprehensive country guitar lessons on his website, drawing from his rich experience performing with top artists like Neal McCoy and Clay Walker. Catch Mike live as he debuts his own name, seamlessly blending original instrumentals with honky tonk classics for an unforgettable Texas-inspired performance.



Downtown Garland Square

Main Stage

March 1 | 7 PM | FREE

🎶 Gary P. Nunn will bring the heart and soul of Texas country to the Downtown Garland Square Main Stage! Get ready to experience it firsthand!🤠 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! 🎸


Featuring Guthrie Kennard

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.

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.

Rob Miller, a versatile musician and seasoned professional based in Nashville, TN, is renowned as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and podcaster. Rob's diverse musical upbringing spans bluegrass, classic rock, blues, and beyond. With extensive experience performing across genres and touring internationally, he has collaborated with notable artists such as Jana Kramer, Love and Theft, and Charlie Worsham. Catch him annually at the Dallas International Guitar Festival and tune in to his podcast @gearandbeerpodcast and culinary adventures on social media @bobbyjamskitchen.





La Alianza Norteña May 3 Music Made Here

La Alianza Norteña is a Grammy-nominated group with roots in Chihuahua, Mexico, renowned for its dynamic Norteño Sax sound. 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.

Jimmy Wallace, hailing from Oak Cliff, emerged from a vibrant musical scene influenced by legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Rocky Athas. Starting his guitar journey at 13, he delved into the world of rare guitars, eventually forging a lasting relationship with Gibson that birthed the iconic Jimmy Wallace Les Paul. With a career spanning collaborations with luminaries like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, and more, Wallace remains deeply entrenched in music as a performer, proprietor of Jimmy Wallace Guitars in Garland, and owner of the renowned Dallas International Guitar Festival, the world's largest gathering of guitar enthusiasts.






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