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2020 Texas Tunes Concert Lineup
Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater kicked off the 10th season of its Texas Tunes Concert Series on Saturday, January 18, 8 p.m., Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Due to the COVID-19 disease outbreak, several of the season's performances have been rescheduled to the summer and fall.
Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase online at mclgrand.tix.com. Lewisville residents may purchase select $15 tickets, subject to availability, in person with proof of residency at the MCL Grand during regular business hours.
Upcoming 2020 Performances:
* Rescheduled Date: Saturday, July 18, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunny Sweeney is the party and the morning after. She’s the quip that makes people laugh and the truth that makes people cry, the devil that’s egging people on and the angel whispering that people aren’t alone. But those compelling contradictions aren’t what’s most interesting about Sweeney: it’s the depth and brazen authenticity she brings to all her roles that grabs people and won’t let go.
Sweeney’s salty wisdom and Texas-hewn soprano have never sounded stronger than they do on her latest release, Trophy. The wit and honesty that have always defined her stone-cold country have blossomed into confessional, complex songwriting for grown-ups, still whiskey-drenched and honky-tonk-ready. Drugs, death, the ex-wife, drinking, devotion, and longing for a child: it’s all here, raw and real.
The mastery of holes in the wall, major label stint, and serious songwriting chops make Sweeney something of a rarity: an artist with barroom cred, mainstream validation, and songs meaty enough for listening rooms. Or, as Rolling Stone put it in September 2016: “Sweeney is one of the rare entertainers who can hold her own at CMA Fest as well as AmericanaFest.”
* Rescheduled Date: Saturday, August 15
Sarah Jaffe started recording and releasing music when she was just 22 years old. The Texas native has since launched a creatively rich career as both a songwriter and a recording artist. She’s not only released four critically acclaimed studio albums, she scored and contributed original music to the award winning independent film Never Goin’ Back, she co-wrote and sang on a Grammy award winning track for Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album and contributed her eerily haunting vocal to the Disney/Pixar short The Blue Umbrella scored by Jon Brion.
As a recording artist in her own right, Jaffe has earned accolades from the likes of NPR, New York Times, Vogue, Interview, SPIN, USA Today, ELLE, Noisey, Nylon, Billboard, Marie Claire and more, graced the cover of the Dallas Observer twice and made her Late Night TV Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Sarah Jaffe has toured the US extensively both on her own and supporting artists such as Cyndi Lauper, The Polyphonic Spree, Astronautalis, Norah Jones, and Patty Griffin and this past fall she completed her second solo tour of Europe. She’s also graced the stages of numerous festivals including Made In America in Philly and SummerFest in Milwaukee and even joined Weezer at The Edge 102.1 FM concert in Dallas to perform their hit song “Go Away.”
* Reschedule date: Saturday, Aug. 29
When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. For Jimmie Vaughan, he's dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. It's a spirit he holds close to him, and for over 50 years of holding the blues close inside him, Vaughan isn't about to stop now.
This concert is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Flaco Jiménez with Los Texmaniacs
* Rescheduled date: Saturday, Sept. 12
Grammy Award winning Los Texmaniacs is quick to point out that Cruzando Borders, the band’s third album for Smithsonian Folkways, is more than music; it was crafted to send a message. Prompted by negative public rhetoric about the U.S.–Mexican border and Mexican culture and inspired by the transcendent brotherhood and exquisite beauty of the border life they have experienced, Los Texmaniacs have created an album that asserts pride in both their native Mexican culture and U.S. nationhood. The recording features all-star guest appearances from country legends Lyle Lovett and Rick Treviño, is a “vital heartbeat for a group of folks who truly have one foot on either side of the border” (NPR Music) and was nominated for the “Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)” Grammy award.
Los TexManiacs are honored to perform with legendary five-time Grammy-winning artist, Flaco Jiménez, whose six-decade career has taken his accordion-fueled TexMex sound to a larger audience than any other conjunto or Tejano artist.
* All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new date. Ticket holders who cannot attend the rescheduled performance may request a refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by leaving a voicemail at 972.219.8446 with your name, phone number, and the event name. While we intend to process refunds as quickly as possible, please note that there may be a delay in fulfilling these requests until normal operations resume.
This Season's Past Performances:
Deep Blue Something
Saturday, January 18
Deep Blue Something burst on the scene in the mid 90’s with the world-wide smash hit “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” off their album “Home.” The song peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, topped the UK Singles Chart, and peaked in the top ten on the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, and Sweden.
Gary P. Nunn
Saturday, February 15
As of Tuesday, Feb. 4, show is SOLD OUT
Gary P. Nunn has been taking Texas to the country and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Nunn is also an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label and song publishing companies, manage his own career (with the help of his wife Ruth), and play most every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond. His composition “London Homesick Blues” — with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades.
After almost 50 years of making music and two million miles of travel across Texas, Nunn plans to retire at the end of 2020.
Medical City 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 City 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.