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Author: Carol Stoddard

Writer, organizer, support staffer, baby boomer. Lover of the DFW Metroplex and its history. When I’m not working, I’m writing or chasing my cat off the counter. I love to explore new places and try new area restaurants. The best keep popping up in Irving. Peace out. 

Rock the City! with Live Entertainment in Irving

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Here in Irving, Texas, the beat goes on! Whether you enjoy jazz, country, tribute bands, original music, stage shows or dance-inducing DJ's, Irving has something for everyone. Click on the images below to learn more information about live entertainment options, venues or to reserve your space. For the most up-to-date local mask and other safety mandates, please check here.

5 Standout Things to Do this September in Irving

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 4:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Ah, September in Texas . . . hints of cooler weather while sipping a warm pumpkin spice latte. It's a time for renewing the school year and bidding farewell to summer vacation. Let's toss those pumpkin seeds in the fall garden, with some marigolds and chrysanthemums, and watch them grow. I must caution you, though. Make sure you're not planting "The Bad Seed," like Christine Penmark in this month's psychological thriller performed at the Irving Arts Center. From a perfect home full of love and family, to a recurring nightmare and tragic events, Christine was unaware of her bad seed until it was too late. You'll want to plant yourself in your seat until the very suspenseful end of the play. In the meantime, check out these top five standout events in September. 

Top 5 Things To Do In Irving this August

Saturday, July 31, 2021 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

“I should clarify that anyone who goes onstage and makes strangers laugh is insane. So ... I am insane.” -- Jim Gaffigan

Actually, insanity describes the crazy amount of talent that's visiting Irving this month. Take some Reggae Pop, Latin Pop, Country and Hip-Hop, add some R & B, Rap, a couple of comedians and Heavy Metal, and you've got the August line-up at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Not to mention there's a wide swath of local talent performing almost every night of the week here in Irving. Summer sizzles with exciting activities! Here are our top five favorites below. Check these out ...  

Hot Fun with July Events in Irving

Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

With summer travel plans in hand, we're ready to embark on destinations unknown for a fun-filled July. For those wanderers whose travel plans include Irving, or Irvingites who are looking to stay close to home, there is some firecracker hot fun to be found around town.

This month, we are excited to announce that Bill Maher, Koe Wetzel, Sebastian Maniscalco, Lindsey Stirling and 3 Doors Down are all coming to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. There's also a long list of local live music performers around town. And it wouldn't be July in America without an Independence Day parade and fireworks display, which are LIVE this year! 

Whether you like the outdoors, a small indoor gathering with friends or a fulfilling night on the town, come to Irving and experience it all. Take in the night life complete with live music, enjoy some weekend funget outdoors, visit the arts, or see what's going on at the Irving Convention Center, it's all waiting for you to explore. 

How to Celebrate With Dad in Irving

Monday, June 14, 2021 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Whether you're celebrating Father's Day for the first time, planning a father-son night on the town or simply taking the whole family out to dinner, this year can be even more special with just a few tips. We asked the dads in our office to toss out some words of wisdom, and these are their responses. Of course there's no shortage of things to do or places to eat here in Irving, so we've listed just some of their favorite picks for you. 

Summer, sweet summer! It's time for travel and exploring new places, for staying out late and sleeping in, for booking every minute of your day with fun or just relaxing by the pool. It's time to basically put some joy into your June.

This month we are excited to announce the return of two major events - ZestFest at the Irving Convention Center on June 4-6 and Texas Summer Jam III at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on June 26. Also, you're invited to take part in the inaugural Irving Olympic Day on June 25-26.

 Whether you like the outdoors, a small indoor gathering with friends or a fulfilling night on the town, come to Irving and experience it all. Take in the night life complete with live music, enjoy some weekend funget outdoors, visit the arts, or see what's going on at the Irving Convention Center, it's all waiting for you to explore. 

Remembering Freedom in Irving

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

As we emerge from our pandemic isolation and start traveling again, connecting with loved ones after a long and isolated separation, remembering our freedoms this year takes on a whole new meaning. Freedom encompasses so many aspects of our lives that we can't begin to recognize or appreciate fully the joy that comes with it, until it's gone. This year we invite you to celebrate with us in Irving on Memorial Day weekend through various activities across town. However you choose to remember your freedoms, Irving can help you along the way.