Ring in the new year with some live music in Irving! Explore some of the excellent upcoming performances kicking off 2019 on a musical note below.
January 6 - 12
Friday, January 11
Elvis fans unite! Kraig Parker, the Elvis performer, will be in Irving for a special Elvis Birthday Concert. Joined by the Royal Tribute Band and Brass, Parker will perform at the Irving Arts Center at Carpenter Hall. Even critics have claimed “this is as close as it gets!” The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets for the show and pre-show meet and greet.
January 20 - 26
Tuesday, January 22
South Korean boy band WINNER will bring their special brand of K-pop to the stage at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in support of their latest album, “EVERYD4Y.” Known for their award-winning pop music, harmonies, and dance tunes, WINNER fans won’t want to miss this show.
Saturday, January 26
R&B singer, actress, and all-around superstar Toni Braxton will perform at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Braxton gained popularity in the ‘90s and 2000s with global hits like “Un-Break My Heart,” “Another Sad Love Song,” and more, selling millions of records along the way. Her “As Long As I Live Tour” will feature Sisters With Voices, better known as SWV. Don’t miss this Grammy winner in action!
The Irving Symphony Orchestra presents Dallas Treasures and Music from the World, an expansive and impressive survey of global music you won’t want to miss. The concert will feature flamenco jazz guitarist Russ Hewitt, tenor Javier Aguilar singing romantic boleros from México, pianist Rachid Bernal, music from the Middle East performed by Iranian virtuoso Ehsan Matoori, and “Bolero” by Ravel will also be performed featuring flamenco dancer Julia Alcantara. The event takes places at the Irving Arts Center.
January 27 - 31
Tuesday, January 29
Guest conductor Pascual Osa will lead the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra along with special guest guitarist Jacob Cordover for a special concert at the Irving Arts Center. This concert will feature “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Rodrigo, along with Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major” or “Eroica.” The show begins at 8 p.m.
For some local smooth jazz tunes, head over to New York Pizza and Pasta on Thursdays. Enjoy dinner and a show with some of the area’s finest jazz musicians.
Junior do Cavaquinho plays bossa nova grooves at Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse’s Ladies Night every Thursday. So if you’re in the mood for some South American flair, head to this excellent Brazilian steakhouse and bar for fun and dancing.
If you like catching the best local and regional acts in a fun environment with delicious drinks, don’t miss Friday nights at Bar Louie at the Toyota Music Factory. Music starts at 10 p.m.
The OUTLAW Taproom at the Four Seasons Resort and Club features live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Sip a beverage by the fire while discovering a local artist.