Once a year, several of Downtown Arlington’s restaurants and live music venues come together to celebrate music! This year, that weekend is June 8-10, with seven downtown venues offering original music artists, including headliners on the Levitt Pavilion Arlington stage.Headlining the Downtown Arlington Music Fest this year is Texas State Musician Joe Ely, area favorites, Bowling For Soup; and the much-anticipated return of Delta Rae.Ely kicks off the Downtown Arlington Music Fest at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, presented by Frazier Roofs & Gutters. Before Ely takes the stage, Jamie Lin Wilson brings her modern take on Texas folk at 7 p.m., presented by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at Arlington.
Bowling For Soup returns to the Levitt stage at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, presented by Downtown Arlington Management Corp.Before Bowling For Soup, you won’t want to miss Not Ur Girlfrenz, a young, Dallas-based, all-girl-power trio that’s making waves in the Metroplex. Not Ur Girlfrenz perform at 7 p.m., presented by FW Weekly.Music fest weekend concludes on Sunday, June 10, with the electrifying alt/country experience of Delta Rae at 8:30 p.m. Their concert is presented by the University of Texas at Arlington. Liz Longley opens for Delta Rae at 7 p.m. with her songwriting treasures. Her concert is presented by MillerCoors.Additional venues participating in Downtown Arlington Music Fest by presenting live music before and after the Levitt Pavilion headliners are Division Brewing, the Grease Monkey, J. Gilligan’s, J.R. Bentley’s, Legal Draft and Urban Alchemy. Performers and show times are on each venue’s website or on the Levitt Pavilion Arlington website, levittpavilionarlington.org.Downtown Arlington Music Fest is sponsored by Downtown Arlington Management Corp., FW Weekly, Frazier Roofs & Gutters, MillerCoors, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market in Arlington, and the University of Texas at Arlington.Levitt Pavilion Arlington is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza. Audiences are seated on an open lawn and can bring lawn chairs and blankets, picnics, and coolers with beverages. Concessions are sold at the pavilion, including beer and wine. All summer concerts and Family Movie Nights are free and family friendly. Parking is also free. The Levitt has a 24-hour information line at 817-543-4301.The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the best experience possible to get around town. Drivers can download Waze for free at www.waze.com/get for iOS and Android and see real-time traffic, find optimal routes, avoid road closures and more.