What can make dark skies turn blue? Well, besides a break in the weather, music can. It will lift your spirits and make you glad you ditched your snuggie for an outside adventure. Here in Irving, Texas we have quite a line up of diverse music this weekend, and combined with great food it's the perfect recipe to put a little sunshine in your soul.  So grab the umbrella and head on out to one of these events. Don't forget to drive friendly now.



Shawn Pittman

WHERE: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
WHEN: Friday, February 23 at 8 p.m.
COST: $7 at the door

No one else can do the blues like Shawn Pittman.  Originally from the other side of the Red River, Shawn has spent the last 20 years here in Texas.  So he knows what Texas blues are all about.  For a dynamite performance, described by Jazz Times, come on downtown to hear Shawn, Drew and Kevin dish out some music for your soul. LEARN MORE



Above and Beyond

WHERE:  The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. 75039
WHEN: Friday, February 23 at 8 p.m.
COST: $34 - $43

These guys, and by these guys I mean Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki, are the kings of club and dance mixes. You can't help but get up and move when you hear their electronic sounds. Having just released their first album - Common Ground - in the US, you can get your hands on a copy by purchasing a ticket to the show. LEARN MORE



Dale Riley

WHERE:  Southern Junction Nightclub & Steakhouse, 101 N. Rogers Road 75061
WHEN: Fri & Sat, February 23 & 24 at 8:30 p.m.
COST: See breakdown below

These guys specialize in 'keeping Country alive.' Although they're based here in Texas, their gigs have lead them all over - anywhere and everywhere people like to hear great county and western music. For guests 21 & over, cover charge is $8, but only after 8:30 p.m.  For guests 18-20, cover charge is $15 before 8:30 p.m. and $20 after.  LEARN MORE



Darrell Goldman

WHERE: The Ranch, 857 W. John Carpenter Fwy. 75039
WHEN: Friday, February 23 at 8:30 p.m.
COST:  No cover

Darrell also hails from Austin and is pushing through all the down home Texas talent to take center stage up here at The Ranch. His debut album "The Bed I've Made" peeks inside his heart and takes you through a journey of love - including the love he has for his music. LEARN MORE




WHERE: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
WHEN: Saturday, February 24  at 8 p.m.
COST: Call to verify pricing

Described as Texas's own Guitar Heroes, the Stratoblasters are a popular band in the area, which is probably whey they rebook at the TMM quite often.  Come on down and rock out to Texas rock and blues all night long.  Call 972-259-4444 to purchase tickets. LEARN MORE



WHERE: The Ranch, 857 W. John Carpenter Fwy. 75039
WHEN: Saturday, February 24  at 8:30 p.m.
COST: No cover

Faron plays all genres, using loop technology to create a multi-layered accompaniment.  Plus he puts a personal spin on all of your favorite songs.  His 25-year career has graciously landed him here at The Ranch every Saturday night.  So do yourself a favor and check him out.  You’ll be delighted by his music and the food.  LEARN MORE



Black History Month

WHERE: Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75062
WHEN: Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m.
COST: Free admission

Black History Month Celebration | This presentation includes the unveiling of the United States Postal Service 2018 Black Heritage Stamp, a performance by dancers from Carolyn’s Danceland from Monroe, LA, and in conjunction with the exhibition, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, a panel presentation, featuring four of the five living photographers whose work is included in the exhibition.

Panel Discussion: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement | Providing context to the historic images they captured on film more than 50 years ago, will be Bob Fletcher (Dunedin, FL), Maria Varela (Albuquerque, NM), Tamio Wakayama (Vancouver, BC) and Matt Herron (San Rafael, CA). Mr. Herron also curated the exhibition. The panel will be moderated by Leslie Kelen, Director of the Center for Documentary Expression and Art.

Reception | A reception follows in the Dupree Lobby. LEARN MORE


There is always so much to see and do here in Irving.  For additional area events, please visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com.