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March 2018

Sammons Jazz: Leigh Tomlinson Memorial Concert

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

Singer-songwriter Ashleigh Smith, a Georgia native who now calls Dallas home, shows why she won the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition crown in 2014. She is winning legions of fans, too, with her warm vocals, range of styles, fresh take on classics, and engaging originals. Joel Cross’ talent and dedication as a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter has captured attention around the globe, including that of Grammy Award®-winning singer India Arie.  His band includes Colin Campbell on keys, Mike Luzecky…

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Sammons Cabaret: B.J. Cleveland: Laughing Matters

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

With more than 400 shows to his credit as an actor, director, and choreographer, B.J. Cleveland is no stranger to the stage or television screen. His many awards include recognition from the DFW Theater Critics Forum for his acclaimed performance in the regional premiere of The Nance. His fan base covers all ages, thanks to his work with Dallas Children’s Theater, Uptown Players, Kids Who Care, and 1:30 Productions. B.J. wowed the crowd during his Cabaret & Cabernet debut last…

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April 2018

Sammons Jazz: Sticks & Bones

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Beloved drummer Andrew Griffith “keeps up with the Joneses” in this tribute to his favorite drummers: Papa Joe Jones, Philly Joe Jones, and Elvin Jones. With Sergio Pamies on piano, Jonathan Fisher on bass, Shelley Carrol on sax and flute, and Chris McGuire on sax, clarinet, and trumpet, Andrew also honors the history of jazz drumming with a performance by tap dancer Katelyn Harris. Sliding into a second set of swinging jazz is Bones and Such, a unique group of…

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Sammons Cabaret: Aubree-Anna

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Aubree-Anna is a favorite at the WinStar World Casino and local venues like the Warwick Melrose Library and The Kitchen Café, making it a sure bet that her return to Sammons Cabaret will be a winner. The San Antonio native launched the series in February 2012 with a sold-out show and has since earned high praise for her smooth vocals and extensive repertoire of songs (more than 300!) from genres such as the Great American Songbook, jazz, pop, and country.…

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SAMMONS CENTER 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Featuring Diane Schuur and Arlington Jones & The Brethren

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St
Dallas, 75201
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$30 – $150

The Sammons Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with a very special concert at Moody Performance Hall. Sammons Jazz Artistic Director, pianist, composer, and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones kicks off the concert with his group, Arlington Jones & The Brethren, in a toe-tapping, finger-snapping, hand-clapping, head-bobbing experience. The Brethren features Brannen Temple on drums and Nick Clark on bass. Internationally-acclaimed jazz vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur leads her ensemble in a memorable concert that showcases the rich stylings of jazz. Discovered “officially” by…

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May 2018

Sammons Cabaret: Janelle Lutz

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Named the 2016 Sammons Cabaret Artist of the Year for her phenomenal cabaret performances at the Sammons Center, Janelle Lutz is also an award-winning actress who has won the hearts of North Texas audiences and critics alike. Her accurate portrayals of Judy Garland leave audiences wanting more, but her roles in productions like “South Pacific,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and “The Drowsy Chaperone” prove that the California native has boundless talent. Of course, adoring fans don’t mind…

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Celebrate Dance!

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
Free

Learn. Watch. Move! The Sammons Center continues its 30th anniversary festivities with the free Celebrate Dance! open house. Come and go as you please and enjoy interactive dance classes and performances from 12 different local performing arts groups and instructors. Complimentary valet parking, light refreshments and the chance to win one of five prizes add to this fun and entertaining day. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. Free Group Dance Classes: (Meadows Hall, 1st Floor) 1:00pm - 2:00pm: …

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June 2018

Summer Nights: Music @ The Perot with the Sammons Center

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perot Museum of Nature & Science, 2201 N Field St
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
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$20

Stay late at the Perot Museum to get your musical fix as you are serenaded by pop-up performances, a presentation on how our brains interpret music, and your own musical creations throughout the Museum on this harmoniously planned evening! Activities are free with general admission. Delicious food and beverages for both kids and adults will be available for purchase. Highlights include -Live musical performances provided by The Sammons Center throughout the evening -Lecture about the brain pathways, featuring the Andrew…

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Family Art Day at Sammons

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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FREE

Families are invited to the Sammons Center for the Arts, located in the historic Turtle Creek Pump Station, to create art, pet an instrument and experience how art shapes the ultimate family-friendly activity. The free event also features the introduction of Sammie, the Sammons Center’s flying horse toy inspired by the beautifully painted Pegasus statue located in the center’s lobby. Part of the center’s 30th anniversary celebration, this interactive event includes complimentary valet parking and snacks. Free, but registration requested.

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Sammons Discovery: Dallas Jazz Harp Quartet

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$30

Led by award-winning harpist Cindy Horstman, the Dallas Jazz Harp Ensemble performs a magical concert of contemporary jazz on one of the world's oldest instruments. Joined by special guest Michael Medina on bass, the ensemble includes the highly-regarded freelance harpists Laura Logan Brandenburg and Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa. Expect a thrilling adventure featuring original works and standards. The concert is part of the Sammons Center's new Discovery series. Admission includes complimentary valet parking, light appetizers, and beverages. Sammons members receive a…

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