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From music to dance to live theater, you can find quality performances to entertain any audience at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater.

Here are some of the upcoming events happening at the MCL Grand.

View our event calendar

Coming to a performance and wondering where parking is located?  Check out our parking map.

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Lewisville Looks Back: Route 66
Thursday, Jan. 24
7 p.m. 


Did you know Lewisville, Texas, is located along the famed highway Route 66? Actually, it isn't. But that didn't stop a production crew from making a stop in Lewisville in January 1962 to tape an episode of the legendary Route 66 television program. Renamed "Kilkenny, Texas" for the episode, Lewisville served as the backdrop for stars Martin Milner, George Maharis, Tuesday Weld, Cloris Leachman, and Burt Reynolds as they filmed scenes across many of the city's iconic sites.

Join us as local historian Robin Cole-Jett speaks briefly about some of the historical landmarks featured in the episode and shares “then and now” photos for attendees to explore. Attendees will also view the premiere of a short video featuring stories from residents who remember the big event. The evening culminates with a screening of the full episode of “Love Is a Skinny Kid.”

Arrive early to admire a collection of Corvettes similar to the ones featured in Route 66. Local members of the Red River Chapter of the Solid Axle Corvette Club will display their vehicles on Charles Street in front of the MCL Grand starting at 5 p.m.

Event is free to attend but guests are asked to RSVP via mclgrand.tix.com.

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Bryan White (acoustic)
Saturday, Jan. 26
8 p.m.

Bryan White, a Grammy winning, multi-platinum and gold artist with 6 number one singles on the country music charts will perform an acoustic concert on Saturday, Jan. 26.

His hits include Someone Else's Star', Rebecca Lynn, I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore, So Much For Pretending and the iconic From This Moment on with Shania Twain.

Don't miss this opportunity to see one of country music's most notable voices in this up close and personal, one night only.

Tickets can be purchased on at frontrowlive.net. Tickets prices are as follows:

Rows A-D on right and left side and rows A-F in center are $35
Rows E-P on right and left side and row G-P in center are $25

View event seating chart

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The Eric Smith Songwriting Challenge
Friday, Feb. 1
7 p.m.

Calling all songwriters! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the stage, you’re invited to join Acoustic Fridays (sponsored by the Visual Art League) for its quarterly Eric Smith Songwriting Challenge. This free event takes place in the MCL Grand’s intimate Black Box Theater and provides an opportunity for singer-songwriters – and listeners! – to experience the courageous and exquisite beauty of original songwriting.

Join us as a Songwriter:
Each challenge has a theme, and February's participants are asked to write and perform songs using the word “happy” or “humorous," or following a theme based on those words. Participating songwriters may perform their songs on acoustic instruments (amplified acoustic guitars are OK) or a cappella. We encourage solo performances, but songwriters may have an accompanist, also playing an acoustic instrument. The exception to the acoustic instrument rule is keyboard or electric bass is allowed.

There are no prizes and only two rules: Songs must be written specifically for this challenge and must be debuted at the event. The challenge starts at 7 p.m., though we encourage performers to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to select a performance slot on the sign-up sheet.

Join us as an Audience Member:
The event is free and open to the public. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and ends when all songwriters have performed.

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AS OF 1/14/19 SHOW IS SOLD OUT
Texas Tunes featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard
Saturday, Feb. 9
8 p.m.


Whether or not you subscribe to the adage that the devil always has the best music, you can take it on faith that anytime he pops up for a cameo in a Ray Wylie Hubbard song, the results are gonna be pretty entertaining. And as any fan of the Hubbard cannon knows, Old Scratch pops up in his songs a lot – nearly as often as all of Hubbard’s wise-cracking black birds, lyrical and musical nods to Lightnin’ Hopkins, badass women (usually Hubbard’s own wife, Judy), and myriad other grifters, ruffians, and scrappy cats of the gnarly and general lowdown variety. Somewhere or other on just about every Ray Wylie Hubbard album, the devil always gets his due – and he’s now even worked his way up to top billing on the acclaimed songwriter’s latest, Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as Fast as I Can.

Tier 1 tickets: $30
Tier 2 tickets: $20
$15 Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in person at MCL Grand during normal business hours. Must show valid driver’s license or utility bill to validate residency. Subject to availability.

Sales tax included in ticket price. Purchase tickets at mclgrand.tix.com.

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Guerrilla Magic Troupe presents an Enchanting Evening of Magic & Music
Wednesday, Feb. 13
7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

This Guerrilla Magic Troupe production is a magic show in a vaudeville-style showcase with two unique shows at 7 p.m. (Traditional magic/variety show) and 9:15 p.m. (Valentine-oriented).  The production features two highly skilled magicians, a brass trio (early show), a string/piano trio (late show), vintage magic short films between acts, and MC Paul Slavens for both events. Performances are one night prior to Valentine's day and will be ideal for couples. Great for groups of friends as well. Guerrilla Magic Troupe consists of illusionists, musicians, mentalists, carders, artists, and generally creative folks. We arrive, enchant, and vanish.

Tickets are $20 per person for either the early or late show, $35 per person for both shows. Purchase tickets online at guerrillamagic.tix.com.

 

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Pipo Productions LLC presents SanLuis en Intimo
Thursday, Feb. 14
8 p.m.

For the first time in Dallas, SanLuis, former singers of Voz Vies, will sing for two hours or more! Well-known Venezuelan singers, Santiago and Luigi Castillo, will perform the best Venezuelan songs from the ‘90s and today in an exciting concert you will never forget on Valentine’s Day.

Tickets are $55 general admission, $65 VIP and $75 VIP plus Meet and Greet.  To purchase tickets visit eventbrite.com.

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Annie Jr.
presented by Christian Youth Theater
Friday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Tickets are $13 for standard tickets, $12 group tickets (minimum 10), $14 at the door. Purchase tickets online at cytdallas.org.

Gretchen Peters

Black Box Songwriter Series featuring Gretchen Peters
Sunday, Feb. 17
6:30 p.m.


Twice Grammy-nominated and CMA Song Of The Year winner for the groundbreaking “Independence Day” (Martina McBride), Gretchen Peters has cut her own artistic path, touring continually in both North America and the UK and Europe, and releasing nine critically acclaimed albums on the way. Born in New York and raised in Colorado, the 25-year Nashville resident has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her 2012 album, Hello Cruel World, landed in the top 5 on the US Americana chart, and maintained the No. 1 position for a record-breaking two months on the EuroAmericana chart. Described by NPR's All Things Considered as “the album of her career,” Hello Cruel World appeared in numerous Best of 2012 lists including No Depression, AllMusic.com, and Performing Songwriter.

Tickets are $15 general admission and can be purchased online at mclgrand.tix.com.

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Texas Tunes featuring Lisa Loeb
Saturday, Mar. 23
3 p.m. (children's concert) and 8 p.m.

Dallas-native Lisa Loeb is a singer/songwriter, producer, touring artist, actor, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling No. 1 hit song, “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites, as well as two back-to-back albums that were certified Gold—Tails and the Grammy-nominated Firecracker. A trailblazing independent artist, Loeb was the first musician to have a number (or No.) 1 single while not signed to a recording contract.

Tickets for the family-friendly matinee are $15 adults, and $10 for children 12 and under.  For the 8 p.m. show  Tier 1 tickets: $30. Tier 2 tickets: $20 and $15 Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in person at MCL Grand during normal business hours. Must show valid driver’s license or utility bill to validate residency. Subject to availability.

Sales tax included in ticket price. Purchase tickets at mclgrand.tix.com.

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BettySoo
Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. songwriting workshop
Sunday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. concert


BettySoo’s vocal prowess is a thing of wonder. A world-class instrument of deft phrasing and purity, a voice that knows when to hold back and when to dive in. At her own live shows, taking a verse onstage with friends or singing harmonies in sessions with Austin’s finest, BettySoo sings with consummate loveliness and self-assurance. A voice that knows the roots of American music inside and out; coming from a most unexpected place – a diminutive Korean-American with a deceptively girl-next-door demeanor. She has garnered multiple songwriting awards, including the New Folk at Kerrville, Songwriter of the Year at Big Top Chautauqua, The Dave Carter Songwriting Award at Sisters Folk Festival, and the Mountain Stage New Song Competition. Most recently, she wrote, recorded, and toured with Rebecca Loebe and Grace Pettis for the new buzz-heavy trio Nobody’s Girl.

BettySoo will also teach a songwriting workshop on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the MCL Grand’s Black Box Theater. Tickets to the workshop are $50 and include two tickets for each participant to attend Sunday’s Black Box Songwriting Series performance.

Concert tickets are $15 general admission and can be purchased online at mclgrand.tix.com.

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Texas Tunes featuring Bruce Robison
Saturday, April 13
8 p.m.


In regard to the Lone Star State’s finest tunesmiths, Bruce Robison lands at the top of the heap. His songwriting turned the heads of some of the industry’s biggest artists and took them to the top of the charts (Dixie Chicks’ No. 1 version of “Travelin’ Soldier,” George Strait’s recording of “Wrapped” and the beautiful Tim McGraw/Faith Hill rendition of “Angry All The Time,” to name a few). While those achievements might be considered the pinnacle of a song writing career to some, Robison has never been one to rest on his laurels. He and his wife Kelly Willis, who joined him in his Texas Tunes debut in 2014, have released several albums together, including Cheaters Game and Our Year, and most recently, Robison released 2017’s Bruce Robison & The Back Porch Band.

Tier 1 tickets: $30
Tier 2 tickets: $20
$15 Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in person at MCL Grand during normal business hours. Must show valid driver’s license or utility bill to validate residency. Subject to availability.

Sales tax included in ticket price. Purchase tickets at mclgrand.tix.com.

Texicana Mamas

Texicana Mamas: Tish Hinojosa, Patricia Vonne, and Stephanie Urbina Jones
Saturday, May 18
8 p.m.


Three phenomenal singer-songwriters share the stage, singing with and supporting each other in music that uniquely blends their Hispanic heritages with American country, folk, and rock.

Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin. Her blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far-reaching appeal, garnering her accolades such as a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton and teaming up with artists such as Joan Baez, Booker T. Jones, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Seeger, and Dwight Yoakam.

Patricia Vonne has proven herself a truly ascendant and transcendent musical artist. The San Antonio native singer, songwriter, actress, activist, and award-winning filmmaker has released her seventh studio album, Top of the Mountain.

Stephanie Urbina Jones was born in a bi-cultural home in San Antonio, where she grew up hearing sounds from both sides of the border. She learned early about the power of storytelling through song and created a Latin country rock style all her own.

Tier 1 tickets: $30
Tier 2 tickets: $20
$15 Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in person at MCL Grand during normal business hours. Must show valid driver’s license or utility bill to validate residency. Subject to availability.

Sales tax included in ticket price. Purchase tickets at mclgrand.tix.com.

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Eliza Gilkyson
Sunday, June 2
6:30 p.m.


Eliza Gilkyson is a twice Grammy-nominated (2006/2015) singer songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, and a recent inductee into the Austin Songwriter Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including 2014’s Songwriter of the Year.

Tickets are $15 general admission and can be purchased online at mclgrand.tix.com.

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AS OF 1/17/19 SHOW IS SOLD OUT
Asleep at the Wheel
Saturday, June 15
8 p.m.

Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy Award-winning Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Featuring 22 acclaimed collaborations, the all-star lineup includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Strait and newcomers like The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many other fine talents.

Tier 1 tickets: $30
Tier 2 tickets: $20
$15 Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in person at MCL Grand during normal business hours. Must show valid driver’s license or utility bill to validate residency. Subject to availability.

Sales tax included in ticket price. Purchase tickets at mclgrand.tix.com.