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Following the successful jazz concert series that has enchanted audiences for over 25 years, the Sammons Center for the Arts launched a new concert series, 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. 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.

To buy tickets, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788 or click HERE to go to our secure online Cart. All major credit cards are accepted.

Not a Sammons member? See below for the benefits of membership.

Here's a taste of our Cabaret show from October 2015, Liz Mikel singing Nina Simone's "Four Women."




Sandra Kaye - SOLD OUT!

A Dallas native who started her professional career by winning an amateur contest at the West End Cabaret in 1987, Sandra Kaye has since opened for or performed with everyone from David “Fathead” Newman and Dionne Warwick to The Drifters and Tanya Tucker. Known for her smooth and silky vocals, Sandra attributes her staying power and worldwide fan base to having a good rapport with great musicians, many hours of practice, and countless gigs. More likely, the reason is her ability to wrap her strong voice around a familiar tune and then add her distinctive style to make it all her own. Soon after returning to the U.S. from a multiyear appearance at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai, Sandra was named the 2016 Sammons Jazz Artist of the Year. This concert is sold out; to be placed on the wait list, please call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

Carolyn Lee Jones

Merriam-Webster defines “rich” several ways, but two definitely apply to Carolyn Lee Jones: 1) having high value or quality and 2) full and mellow in tone and quality. Following a successful career in retailing for luxury stores, which also allowed her the opportunity to travel the world while performing and producing jazz shows on the road, Carolyn became a full-time vocalist and bandleader in 2008. Performing cabaret throughout North Texas and in New York, she has won fans with her incredible range of genres and stylings. Whether she sings standards from the Great American Songbook or new music, straight-ahead jazz or Latin grooves, sultry or swinging, recorded or live, Carolyn takes her listeners on a fascinating musical journey. For tickets, click HERE for the Sammons Center's secure online Cart.

Jay Gardner

As co-founder and co-artistic director of Front Line Cabaret, Jay Gardner is dedicated to bringing the intimate art of cabaret to North Texas. A 2014 Cabaret Fellow at the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Cabaret and Performance Conference, he is also a regular attendee at the St. Louis Cabaret Conference where he has worked with Faith Prince, Marilyn Maye, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Billy Stritch. Local audiences have cheered his roles in productions by Circle Theater, Lyric Stage, Plano Repertory Theater, and the Dallas Opera. Sammons Cabaret fans are guaranteed to applaud his show, "Coward and Cole in Words and Music: The Songs of Noel Coward and Cole Porter." For tickets, click HERE for the Sammons Center's secure online Cart.

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
Teddy and Lorena Davey

The saying “all good things are worth waiting for” certainly applies to this concert. Originally scheduled for September 2016, Lorena and Teddy Davey’s “He Sang, She Sang” show features the great songs you know and love, but with a fun twist. Sharing a passion for the stage, the Great American Songbook, jazz, and classical and pop music, the couple first appeared together onstage more than ten years ago at the Las Vegas Hilton. Thankfully for North Texas fans, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there. Today, they own the popular Lakewood hot spot, The Balcony Club, while Lorena is an award-winning company member of Echo Theatre and Teddy is an ensemble member at Undermain Theatre. For tickets, click HERE for the Sammons Center's secure online Cart.


The Sammons Center for the Arts brings back its popular Cabaret & Cabernet on Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Meadows Hall. This special evening of song and wine is highlighted by performances by one dozen local cabaret stars and 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.

NOTE: As of January 9, 2017, only one table of eight is still available; the cost is $500. All guests receive valet parking, wine and other beverages, appetizers, and the showcase.all major credit cards are accepted. Each table host receives 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. To purchase the remaining table, please call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788.

All artists subject to change.

Here's Janelle Lutz from the January 2016 Cabaret & Cabernet, singing "The Man that Got Away":


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

Corey Breedlove
Lynne Cadena
Gary Lynn Floyd
WT Greer
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

Banker by day, Mr. Cabaret by night. Sammons Cabaret founder, Tracy Fulton, is your host for the evening.

Tracy "Mr. Cabaret" Fulton

(Photo by Hank 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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