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August 2018

Astrid Merriman Cabaret & Cabernet Fete

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$60 – $400

Beginning with a wine tasting, the Astrid Merriman Cabaret & Cabernet Fete is a semi-annual evening of fine music and fine wine that kicks off the new season of Sammons Cabaret. The event is highlighted by a cabaret singer showcase with more than ten of the DFW area’s top vocalists. Each singer performs one song with several accompanied by the popular Larry Petty Combo. The singers on August 24 include Jodi Crawford Wright, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, Tony Hakim, Keron Jackson,…

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September 2018

Sammons Jazz: Satchmo & New Orleans

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

It’s Mardi Gras in September! Wycliffe Gordon, one of the top trombonists of his generation, opens the fall season of Sammons Jazz with a two-set tribute to The Big Easy and two of its best-known native sons: trumpet players Louis Armstrong and Wynton Marsalis. Wycliffe starts the concert with a nod to Satchmo by trading his trombone for the trumpet. In the second set, Wycliffe recalls the early days of his career playing New Orleans-style music as the trombonist in…

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Brews, Bites & Beats

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$15

All Local Tastes. All Local Talents. Featuring craft beer tasting, food, and live music. Presenting sponsor: Ben E. Keith Co. Enjoy tastings of local craft beers, sample bites from great local restaurants, live music and tours of the historic Turtle Creek Pump Station. Admission includes 12, 2-oz beer samples, food samples, music, and free valet parking. Additional beer sampling cards available for purchase at the event. Premier Food Sponsors (Stay Tuned: More to come!) - Ascension **This is a 21+…

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Sammons Cabaret: Corey Breedlove

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Spanning a range of genres as wide as Texas, singer/songwriter Corey Breedlove continues to evolve as an entertainer. He retains elements of jazz, country, blues, and rock in his music, creating a sophisticated yet genial sound that has made him a favorite of all age groups. His shows also demonstrate a fondness for the Great American Songbook, a style born out of his purchase of a Frank Sinatra CD for $1. Corey opens the fall 2018 season of Sammons Cabaret…

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October 2018

Sammons Jazz: Swing, Swing, Swing

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Get your taste buds ready for The Texas Gypsies’ award-winning recipe of vintage jazzy swing made with the hep cat sounds of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, a dash of Western Swing, a sprinkle of Gypsy Jazz, and a pinch of Retro Deco. The Gypsies are leader Steve Curry on guitar, Brian Standridge on trumpet, Eugene Lebeaux on trombone, Mike Sizer on sax, Dale Morris, Jr. on violin, Drew Phelps on bass, and Andrew Griffith on drums. Whether adding a…

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Sammons Cabaret: Shelley Kenneavy

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

The Carson Series of Sammons Cabaret continues its fall 2018 season with the vivacious Shelley Kenneavy. Shelley presents "The Best of the Worst, Songs from Broadway Flops - Part II," another endearing show of songs from Broadway productions that didn’t win the hearts of audiences or critics, much less long runs or Tony Awards. Much like her renditions of “So Long Dude” and “Shopping Around” in previous appearances at the Sammons Center, Shelley gives these seldom-heard songs new life thanks…

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November 2018

Sammons Jazz: Ladies Jazz Night

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

The talented and inspirational saxophonist Rachella Parks-Washington blows into Sammons Jazz with her trademark uplifting jazz sounds. Since 2001, when she was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, Rachella has concentrated on the power of music as a healing element. Joining her onstage for the first set are Nate Young on piano, Leonard Howard on violin, Chris DeRose on guitar, Jared Durham on bass, Vol Thompson on drums, and Mark Whitsett on percussion. Two outstanding vocalists, Andrea Wallace and Simone Jackson, soar into…

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Sammons Cabaret: Tony Hakim

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Whether as a brilliant singer/guitarist or as the affable owner of The Kitchen Café, Tony Hakim has been a positive force in North Texas. Tony brings his mellow guitar playing and winsome vocals to the Carson Series of Sammons Cabaret in a two-set tribute to Glen Campbell, another singer/guitarist beloved for his authentic style. With a far-ranging repertoire that echoes Campbell’s, Tony’s show promises to be a memorable evening of heartfelt music and fascinating stories about the performer who delivered…

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All Bruce

November 16 - November 17
Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St
Dallas, 75201
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December 2018

Sammons Jazz: O.P. to King Cole: My Favorite Trios

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones salutes his two favorite trios, the Oscar Peterson Trio and the Nat King Cole Trio to wrap up the fall season. His love for these legendary groups grew from the tremendous piano playing they exhibited and their feel-good swinging music. Arlington plays Oscar Peterson, who was called O.P. by his friends, in the first set and Nat King Cole in an unforgettable second set. He is joined by James Driscoll on…

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