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The Snyder Family Series of


Following the successful jazz concert series that has enchanted audiences for over 25 years, the Sammons Center for the Arts launched Sammons Cabaret in February 2012. Staged in the traditional cabaret style, a singer accompanied by a pianist, the concerts feature standard cabaret repertoire including music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway tunes, torch songs, and vocal standards. The Snyder Family Series of Sammons Cabaret is presented in the intimate setting of Kurth Hall to a limited audience. Concerts are held on the third Thursday of the month, February through May and September through December.

Each concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and features a singer and sometimes an accompanist performing two sets with a brief intermission between sets. Refreshments are served from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again during intermission. Doors to Kurth Hall, located on the fourth floor of the Sammons Center, open at 7:30 p.m.


Admission is $45 per person and includes valet parking, light appetizers, and assorted beverages. Sammons members receive a $5 per ticket discount.

Tickets for the fall 2017 season will go on sale to the general public on August 18 and to Sammons members on July 24. Not a Sammons member? See below for member benefits and then call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788 or click HERE to go to our secure online Cart. All major credit cards are accepted.

Watch and listen to clips from previous concerts on our YouTube channel or enjoy this sample featuring vocalist Sandra Kaye and pianist Julie Bonk who performed on February 16, 2017.



UPDATE: The August 18, 2017, Cabaret & Cabernet event is SOLD OUT. Thanks to everyone who purchased a table.

The Sammons Center for the Arts hosts its popular Cabaret & Cabernet each January and August in Meadows Hall. The next evening of song and wine is set for Friday, August 18, 2017. Highlighted by performances by one dozen local cabaret stars, the event is part of the Snyder Family Series of Sammons Cabaret.

Cabaret & Cabernet begins at 7:30 p.m. with a wine tasting, followed at 8:00 p.m. by a showcase of some of the DFW area's most talented cabaret artists. Emcees are Tracy Fulton, aka Mr. Cabaret, and the incomparable Linda Petty. Each singer in the showcase performs one song from the Great American Songbook, a Broadway show tune, ballad, or torch song, accompanied by the exquisite Larry Petty Combo.

Tables of eight and six are offered with all guests receiving complimentary valet parking, wine and other beverages, and appetizers. Table hosts receive a one-year Sammons Cabaret membership at the Nite Club level, a certificate for two tickets to a regular Sammons Cabaret concert, and a CD by a local cabaret artist.

All artists subject to change.

Visit our YouTube channel for clips from previous Cabaret & Cabernet concerts such as this charming rendition of "Velociraptor" delivered by Shelley Kenneavy in January 2017.



Some of the cabaret artists who have appeared recently at Sammons Cabaret include:

Corey Breedlove
Lynne Cadena
Lorena and Teddy Davey
Gary Lynn Floyd
Jay Gardner
WT Greer
Carolyn Lee Jones
Sandra Kaye
Shelley Kenneavy
Sheran Goodspeed Keyton
Denise Lee
Terry Loftis
Janelle Lutz
Jennifer Martin
Heather Paterson
Linda and Larry Petty
Diana Sheehan

What Cabaret Fans Say

"It provides a small enough setting to really see and hear well with a casual, intimate setting." - Janet Reid, Sammons Member

"Cabaret is a unique salon style event, as if I were in someone's home." - Deborah Barnes, Sammons Member

Dallas' Mr. Cabaret, Tracy Fulton

Tracy "Mr. Cabaret" Fulton

Photo byHank Henley Photography


Sammons Cabaret depends on its dedicated members to support the increasingly popular series and its program goals, which include creating a regular series for cabaret fans to enjoy great music by local cabaret artists in a relaxed, smoke-free and intimate setting at reasonable prices.

There are three levels of annual membership with the following benefits:

Nite Club Members - $35/yr

  • A $5 discount on tickets (regular price $45 - Member price - $40).
  • Name listed in Sammons Cabaret concert programs in the Nite Club Member category.

Spot Light Members - $75/yr

  • A $5 discount on tickets (regular price $45 - Member price - $40).
  • Name listed in Sammons Cabaret concert programs in the Spotlight Member category.
  • A free CD from a local cabaret artist.

Top Hat Members - $150/yr

  • A $5 discount on tickets (regular price $45 - Member price - $40).
  • Name listed in Sammons Cabaret concert programs in the Top Hat category.
  • A free CD from a local cabaret artist.
  • Early entry and reserved seating.

For information about Sammons Cabaret membership, click here.

For a MAP and driving directions, click here.

Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-7788


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We hire LOCAL acts from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. To be considered as a performer for the Sammons Cabaret series, please forward your bio and photo (or electronic press kit), music sample, and contact information to info@sammonsartcenter.org.

You may also send your materials to: Sammons Cabaret, c/o Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219.


The 2016/2017 Sammons Cabaret Series is sponsored by a generous gift in honor of Judy Snyder. Funding for the Snyder Cabaret Series is also provided, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District with additional support from Ben E. Keith Co., Preferred Parking, Goody Goody, and Corporate Business Solutions Inc.

Sammons Cabaret is also generously supported by Sammons Cabaret members and the following:

Texas COmmission on the Arts

Sammons Cabaret is sponsored in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

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