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

Fall 2022 Schedule

The fall season begins in September.
Tickets go on sale to the public August 15.


Thursday, September 15

Janelle Farias Sando, also known as Janelle Lutz. This fundraising concert supports the Sammons Center for the Arts and celebrates the 100th birthday of Judy Garland. She will be joined by Adam Wright on piano. Seating for this concert is limited. See event page for more details.


Thursday, October 20

Marc Toussaint brings his smooth and captivating vocals back to the Sammons Center for a night of class. With musical inspirations such as Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, and Mel Tormé, this concert promises to transport you to a time when swing was king with a tribute to the late, great Bill Evans.


Thursday, November 17

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.


Friday, December 16

Linda and Larry Petty have planned a magical evening with nostalgic melodies and audience sing-alongs. Other evening highlights include seasonal treats and appearances by some of their talented friends… and maybe a special visitor from the North Pole?

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