Irving Concert Series
The Sounds of New Orleans
Irving’s annual concert series showcases live music performances by musicians from across the state. The 2017 series brings the music of New Orleans to Irving! Multiple genres will be highlighted, including jazz, big brass, Cajun and more. Purchase authentic New Orleans food or bring a picnic meal from home.
All shows run from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Parking and admission are free. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to an indoor location. See details on the inclement weather plan at the bottom of the page.
- Bring a blanket and/or lawn chair, as seating is not provided.
- Outside food and beverage are permitted, however there will be food vendors on-site and restaurants in the area.
- Leashed, well-behaved dogs are permitted; owners are responsible for removing any waste. Please consider if the concert volume is suitable for your dog's sensitive ears.
- Please refrain from smoking on the lawn.
See the details below for the series schedule, and prepare to sing and dance along!
|April 14||The N'awlins Gumbo Kings||Whistlestop Plaza|
|April 28||The Kickin' Brass Band||Whistlestop Plaza|
|May 12||T'Monde||Whistlestop Plaza
|May 26||Big $ Brass Band||Whistlestop Plaza|
|June 9||Three Quarters Fast Jazz Band||Whistlestop Plaza
|June 23||DVA Productions, Inc. presents Jay B & the Zydeco Posse||Whistlestop Plaza|
Inclement Weather Plan
Concerts are rain or shine events. If inclement weather creates a potentially unsafe outdoor environment, concerts will be moved indoors to the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St.
Attendees will still enjoy free parking and admission. Seating is provided at the Heritage Senior Center, so please leave your lawn chairs at home. While food vendors may be on-site in the parking lot, outside food is also allowed. Note that no pets, alcohol or glass containers are permitted inside the building.
If the Inclement Weather Plan is put into effect for a concert, the listing above will be updated to indicate the change in venue.
The N'awlins Gumbo Kings
The N'awlins Gumbo Kings is comprised of six skilled musicians who have played with each other for many years. They are committed to carrying on the legacy of New Orleans jazz, with an exciting and energetic performance that gets audiences out of chairs and dancing with joy. Band Website
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The Kickin' Brass Band
The Kickin' Brass Band started with an idea: to bring the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up with to Dallas and beyond. They take that tradition and lay it bare for all to see, with a live show that brings the energy of the beloved Second Line to the stage. Born of a love for the New Orleans brass band tradition and a quest for great musicianship, the band moves peoples' souls, as well as their feet.
Playing together since 2011, Drew, Megan and Kelli have developed a unique sound that is unmatched in all of Cajun music. Bringing together influences ranging from early country music to ancient French and Creole ballads to present day Cajun music, T'Monde plays music for the ears as well as the feet. Their wealth of musical knowledge allow this three-member band to produce a big sound.
Big $ Brass Band
Seeing the lack of musical diversity in brass music in the Dallas area, a group of local musicians decided to form a new group. Playing a combination of traditional New Orleans jazz, Afro-beat, rock and funk, their sound dominates and controls the ears. These apocalyptic aristocrats of brass will leave you dancing and ready for more!
Three Quarters Fast Jazz Band
These experienced jazz musicians feature authentic New Orleans-style traditional jazz, swing and dixieland. Their shows are always lively, upbeat and family-friendly. Having played everywhere from weddings and clubs to festivals and parades, they connect with their audiences and always deliver a memorable performance.
DVA Productions, Inc. presents:
2017 Presenting Sponsor
Become a Sponsor
Thousands of people from Irving and neighboring areas attend our annual festivities. Support this community event and increase the visibility of your organization by becoming a sponsor. For more information on becoming a sponsor, view our Sponsorship Packages (PDF) and contact The Sponsor Bureau at (214) 702-6411.
*Please check back regularly for event updates. Information is subject to change.