The Merriman Series of Sammons Cabaret

The Merriman Series of Sammons Cabaret is a New York-style cabaret performance series launched in the Spring of 2012 featuring top local vocal performers. The series showcases local artists in an intimate, elegant setting where the artist is the focal point. It is an intensely personal evening of song and stories, where the audience participates in a direct, emotional conversation with the artist.

Sammons Cabaret features top local vocalists performing music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway show tunes, torch songs, and other standards. The Cabaret & Cabernet Fête is an evening of fine music by one dozen top local singers and a wine tasting.

Sammons Cabaret is generally held on the third Thursday of each month, February-May and September-December.

Performing at Sammons Cabaret: We hire local acts from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. To be considered as a performer, please forward your bio, photo (or electronic press kit), music sample, and contact information to

Spring 2023 Schedule

The Spring season starts on Friday, January 20, 2023
Tickets go on sale to the public January 9, 2023.


Friday, January 20

This evening we will enjoy a parade of stars, some familiar and some new, singing cabaret and show tune hits. Tickets are priced at $275 for tables of 4, $400 for tables of 6, and $550 for tables of 8. Individual tickets will be available for $65 each. Admission includes a special wine selection, other beverages (beer, coffee, soft drinks), sweet nibbles, and valet parking. Table hosts of 6- and 8-person tables also receive a gift certificate for two tickets to a Sammons Cabaret concert.


Thursday, February 16

Denise Lee‘s warm demeanor paired with her vivacious performance style charmed the Sammons Cabaret audience last in the fall of 2019. The 2013 Sammons Cabaret Artist of the Year and down-to-earth diva returns to perform her preferred style of cabaret — singing, acting, and bantering with fans.


Thursday, March 16

Blake Davidson has been seen on the stages of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Tokyo Opera House, and now we have the pleasure of seeing him again here. Characterized by his pure baritone tone and elegant stage presence, Blake is an in-demand soloist across Texas. After traveling the world with the 3 Redneck Tenors and as a solo artist for well over 15 years, Blake is thrilled to have the opportunity to put together many of his favorite, funny, poignant, and romantic love songs for the people in his own hometown.


Thursday, April 20

Owner of the Kitchen Café and a legend in the Dallas — Fort Worth music scene for around 30 years, Tony Hakim offers a mellow guitar style and winsome vocals that have won him a devoted following worldwide. On this evening at Sammons Cabaret, Tony will be playing a soft set of music from Burt Bacharach and the Carpenters. He will be joined by the renowned, Rosana Eckert. If it is an intimate listening experience you are after, this evening with Tony promises to be everything you would hope for and the kitchen sink.


Thursday, May 18

From opera to theater to cabaret, Jodi Crawford Wright can transform into any character. Having last dazzled the Sammons Center audiences in 2018 with her cabaret show, “Belly Up to the Bar,” Jodi returns to the Center to perform an engaging set of music. Pairing her rich vocals with a comedic flare, this performer understands that music and laughter are life’s best medicines.

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