During the holidays, it seems like there's a song in my heart all the time.  Joy fills the air from shiny lamp post decorations to the brisk chilly weather to the songs of the season.  Around here, we don't have to go far to find a wide array of live music.  In fact, I've lined them up here for you.  And remember, you can always find more at www.irvingtexas.com

  

ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND DAN ZANES PERFORMANCE
Where: Irving Arts Center
When: Fri, Dec 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

Irving Arts Center sparkles with the magical sights and sounds of Christmas with stilt walkers, jugglers, Sculpture Garden train rides, refreshments and performances featuring the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Irving Chorale and Momentum Dance Company. We encourage you to attend the open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with Dan Zanes performing at 7:30 p.m.  LEARN MORE

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FIRESIDE HOLIDAY
WhereThe Four Seasons Resort and Club
When:  Fri, Dec 8 from 6 - 8 pm
Cost:  Free

Enjoy visits with Santa, holiday characters, outdoor kids' games, holiday train rides, an Elf balloon artist and holiday tunes at this must-experience event. A build-your-own hot chocolate bar, light bites and cocktails are available for purchase as well. LEARN MORE

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LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY
Where:  Bar Louie Music Factory
When:  Fri, Dec 8 @ 10 pm
Cost: No Cover

Every Friday night at 10 p.m. you'll find local live entertainment to get your weekend started.  LEARN MORE

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LIVE MUSIC ON THE PORCH
Where:  The Ranch
When:  Fri, Dec 8 @ 8 pm
Cost: No Cover

Enjoy the funky splash of old school blues with Chet Stevens.  

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LIVE MUSIC AND STEAKS

Keith Mitchell

Where:  Southern Junction
When:  Fri & Sat, Dec 8 & 9  @ 8:30 p.m.
Cost:  See below

On Friday, put on your boots and come on out to hear Keith Mitchell. Cover charge on Friday for ages 21 and up is $8.00 after 8:30 p.m.  For ages 18-20 it's $15.00 before 8:30 p.m. or $20 afterward.  On Saturday, Keith Mitchel opens at 8:30 pm with Tracy Byrd following at 10:30 pm.  Cost on Saturday is $35 in advance or $40 day of show.  You can cook your own steak or ask them to cook it for you.  Dancing and mechanical bull riding are also on the menu. 

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NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM
Where:  Texas Musicians Museum
When:  Fri & Sat, Dec 8 & 9 @ 8 pm
Cost:  Please call for pricing

On Friday, enjoy another stellar show from the Texas Swamp bluesman EJ Matthews.  Saturday brings The B'nois King Band and you can bring an unwrapped toy for a reduced cover charge.  Bring the most toys and you could win a prize.

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Where:  Irving Arts Center
When: Sat, Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Cost:  $38 - $49

Presented by Irving Symphony Orchestra featuring KERON JACKSON, BASS-BARITONE and the IRVING CHORALE…offering the best known Holiday music, a visitor from the North pole and a fun-filled event for the entire family in this, Irving's most cherished Christmas event. LEARN MORE

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LIVE MUSIC AT THE OUTLAW
Where:  OUTLAW Taproom
When: Sat, Dec 9 from 6 - 9 pm
Cost: No Cover

Join the good folks at The Four Seasons every Thursday and Saturday for some local live music. LEARN MORE

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DREAMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

New Philharmonic Orchestra

Where:  Irving Arts Center
When:  Sun, Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm
Cost: $10 - $20

Enjoy Mendelsohn's overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and fantastic music from "Hansel and Gretel," "Die Freischutz," and Beethoven's sunny 4th Symphony, performed by the New Philharmonic Orchestra.  LEARN MORE

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OTHER WEEKEND FUN

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa - Mustang Park Recreation Center on Sat, Dec 9 from 10 am to 12 pm.  Cost is $5 per child.

Harry Potter Yule Ball - West Library on Sat, Dec 9 from 5 - 7 pm.  For teens in 6th - 12th grade.  Free.

Irving Farmer's Market - Irving Arts Center on Sat, Dec 9 from 10 am - 3 pm. Free admission. 

KidsNotes - Whole Foods, 6741 N. MacArthur 75039 on Sat, Dec 9 at 10 am.  Free.

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