Welcome to summer in Irving, Texas where the weather is hot, but the fun is hotter! We've got cool vibes to keep you moving and refreshing cocktails to slow the heat. Come dance the evening away or just grab a cold brew with your friends, it's time to get funky and heat up the night. Check these out for some sizzling live music:

 

TOYOTA MUSIC FACTORY

 

DJ GNGR
 
WHO: DJ GNGR
GENRE: EDM
WHERE:  TX Lottery Plaza
WHEN:  Friday, July 26 
TIME:  9 pm - Midnight
COST:  No cover  

 

Reserve your FREE admission ticket at https://toyotamusicfactory.com/.  Because the Plaza sits in the middle of Toyota Music Factory, you can take advantage of the many great restaurants and bars there. And with this great weather, you can take a walk around the nearby canals if you like. Or hop on the DART Orange Line to the Irving Convention Center Station. From there it's just a short walk to the Toyota Music Factory.  Listen to DJ GNGR >> 

 

David Michael George

WHO: David Michael George
GENRE: Rock/Soul/Blues
WHERE:  TX Lottery Plaza
WHEN:  Saturday, July 27 
TIME: 8 - 11 pm
COST:  No cover

 

Reserve your FREE admission ticket at https://toyotamusicfactory.com/.  Born in Garland, with roots firmly planted in high energy Rock/Soul/Funk & Blues to raw & expressive ballads with layered depth, David's original music is funky, soulful, and bluesy, first note to last. George delivers a message of perseverance straight to the heart of his listeners. Listen to David Michael George >>

 

Mescaline Americans

WHO: Mescaline Americans
GENRE: Alternative, Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop
WHERE:  Bar Louie
WHEN:  Friday, July 26
TIME: 9 pm - 1 am
COST:  No cover

 

Mescaline Americans is a colorful local band. They put their own twist to modern dance, rock, rap and alternative music. Combined with Bar Louie's mixologists, this combination is a party waiting to happen. Listen to Mescaline Americans >>

 

Third Eye Blind

 

WHO: Third Eye Blind
GENRE: Alternative, Pop, Post-grunge
WHERE: The Pavilion
WHEN:  Friday, July 26
TIME:  5:30 pm
COST:  $22 - $109+

 

Third Eye Blind sports a brighter post-grunge sound than many of their late-'90s peers, taking as much influence from classic pop/rock traditions as the angst-ridden music that dominated the decade. The group scored its first hit in 1997, when their debut single "Semi-Charmed Life" cracked the Top 10. Releasing a number of singles (three of which cracked the Top 10), the band returned in 2009 with its fourth studio album, Ursa Major. Listen to Third Eye Blind >>

 

Last Knife Fighter
WHO: The Last Knife Fighter
GENRE: Texas Outlaw Folk
WHERE: Two Mules Cantina
WHEN:  Friday, July 26
TIME: 8 - 11 pm
COST:  No cover

 

The Last Knife Fighter isn't about mainstream country, they perform songs about their good friends and close relatives, and those they've lost.  Their writing style has been compared to names like Townes Van Zandt, Guthrie, Cash with their own brand of contemporary misery.

 

 

 
WHAT: Splash Bash
GENRE: Country
WHERE: Texican Court
WHEN:  Saturday, July 27
TIME: 2 - 6 pm
COST:  Free

 

 

Drop by the Texican Court pool and join 99.5 The Wolf for some live music and specials on their summer cocktails and tacos. Admission is free, but let them know you're coming by registering here >>

 

WHO: Hazzard
GENRE: Country Rock
WHERE:  The Green Gator
WHEN:  Saturday, July 27
TIME: 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
COST:  No cover

 

 

Hazzard adds their own twist on a unique blend of music for a rock'in fun night. Be sure to say hi to band member Ben Boyle, who is from Irving. To learn more about them visit www.hazzardandco.com.

 

 

DON'T MISS THESE SHOWS 

 

Open Mic
WHAT: Open Mic Night
GENRE: All
WHERE:  Journey Cafe,
623 E. Second St. 75060
WHEN:  Friday, July 26
TIME: 7 pm
COST:  No cover

 

 

The Journey Cafe is located in downtown Irving. Bring out some friends and perform on a small stage for a great audience. The event is free, but please register so they know you're coming.  

 

Jackie Darlene
WHO: Jackie Darlene
GENRE: Country
WHERE:  Four Seasons
WHEN:  Friday, July 26
TIME: 6 pm
COST:  No cover

 

 

 

Jackie Darlene released a new single last week, well, not just any single….it’s one with a deep personal connection and a fascinating history that spans 5 decades!  Together with her Grandfather they sing, "I Never Go Around Mirrors." Listen to Jackie Darlene >>

 

 

WHO: Aaron Hendra
GENRE: Acoustic Guitar
WHERE: Four Seasons Resort & Club
WHEN:  Saturday, July 27
TIME: 6 pm
COST:  No cover

 

 

 

 

 
WHO: Justin Mason
GENRE: Country
WHERE: The Ranch
WHEN:  Friday, July 26
TIME: 2 - 11 pm
COST:  No cover

 

 

Justin was born and raised in Fort Worth, growing up with a wide variety of musical genres that spanned multiple generations. After serving five years in the Navy, he finished his Master's degree at UTA. After serving as a police officer for several years, he branched out into the live music business and hasn't looked back since.  Listen to Justin Mason >>

 

 

WHO:  Faron Lee Gilbert
GENRE:  All
WHERE:  The Ranch
WHEN:  Saturday, July 27
TIME: 8 - 11 pm
COST:  No cover

 

 

 

 

WHAT: BOEING, BOEING
GENRE: Stage Play
WHERE: Irving Arts Center
WHEN:  Fri-Sun, July 26-28
TIME: Fri & Sat: 7:30 pm,
Sun: 2:30 pm
COST:  $21 - $28

 

It’s the 1960s and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier. He has a fantastic flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him. Of course, the ladies know nothing of each other…yet! Fasten your seat belts, Boeing, Boeing is landing in Irving.

 

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

WHAT: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
GENRE: Special Screening
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
WHEN:  Friday, July 26
TIME:  8 pm
COST:  $11

 

 

Join Corby “The Snake” Davidson from Sportsradio 1310/ 96.7 FM The Ticket's The Hardline for a special screening of ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD! 

After a career of celebrating, dismantling, and reviving every corner of cinema history he can find, master filmmaker and provocateur Quentin Tarantino finally turns his attention to the movie business itself.

It’s 1969, and TV Western star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) wants to make the jump to the silver screen. Together with his stunt double, the “deadliest man alive” Clint Booth (Brad Pitt), they try and make it big in Hollywood. But the industry is changing, and as Rick and Cliff try to change with the times, Charles Manson makes plans to leave his own mark on Hollywood, starting with Rick’s next-door neighbor, Sharon Tate.

With a characteristically incredible cast, including Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry (in his final role), Lena Dunham, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD promises to be everything we’ve come to expect from Tarantino: dynamic, unforgettable, indescribable.

 

The Stations

WHO: The Stations Band
GENRE: Nepali Rock
WHERE: Peak Restaurant & Bar
WHEN:  Friday, July 26
TIME: 9 pm - 2 am
COST:  No cover
 

 

 

 

WHO: Near Mirror
GENRE: Nepali Rock
WHERE: Peak Restaurant & Bar
WHEN:  Saturday, July 27
TIME: 9 pm - 2 am
COST:  No cover

 

 

 

 

Stay cool this weekend while you're out enjoying everything Irving has to offer.  Also be sure to tag us in your posts and stories with #VisitIrving and/or #IrvingRocks.  We want to see pictures of you having fun!  And follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay in the know.  For additional area events not listed in this blog, visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com/events.  Enjoy every moment!