Texas Tunes 2015
The Texas Tunes series features performers from music halls and festivals throughout the state who present great music in a variety of genres, but all with that unique Texas flair that has made the state a hotbed for fans of live music.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and $10 for Lewisville residents. Tickets can be purchased online at MCLGrand.tix.com. Lewisville residents are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online. Current driver’s license or utility bill will be required to verify residency.
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, is the premier public arts facility in Southern Denton County. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.
To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center. For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.
|Tom Faulkner creates a unique blend of Texas rock, blues, Cajun and Tejano music. His music is a heartfelt abandonment of musical trends and a passionate embrace of the rich ethnic heritage of “Texico.”What is “Texico”? As Faulkner explains it, the State of Texas grew out of the areas that surround it — most notably, Mexico, Louisiana and New Mexico. Most of the songs on his latest album were written in, or near, the places to which they refer. They convey a sense of romance that overwhelms him every time he travels through a wonderfully diverse world all its own. Producing his own material meant he didn’t have to compromise on any of it, and the result is a solid, full-strength collection of Texas rooted music.Performer website: Texico.com|
Max Baca & Los TexManiacs
|Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty TexManiacs groove. Los TexManiacs feed the masses with only the best in musical fare. Founded by Max Baca (bajo sexton, vocals), the TexManiacs are a product of his wide-ranging experience touring and recording with everyone from his father’s family conjunto, Flaco Jinenez, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and even the Rolling Stones. Max and the band were awarded a Grammy for their album “Borders Y Bailes” (Smithsonian Folkways) 2009.Performer website: Texmaniacs.com|
Colin Gilmore & band
|Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, where he soaked in the influence of such greats as Joe Ely, Terry Allen and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He also developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt. For the past 13 years, Colin has used the rich material from these influences and other bands like The Clash and The Pogues to inform the writing of his own songs. Performer website: colingilmore.com|