- May 18, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018
- The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 100 W. Abram St, Arlington, 76010
Ray Wylie Hubbard
The Levitt Pavilion kicks off its 10th anniversary season on May 18. This year's Baylor Orthopedic & Spine 10th Anniversary Concert Season will feature mostly artists who have performed at the Levitt before and who are audience favorites. Starting the season is Texas' own master storyteller, Americana Music Award winner and brand-new inductee into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame, Ray Wylie Hubbard. Although Hubbard will always be known for penning "Up Against the Wall (Redneck Mother)," Hubbard is an Americana music icon with 17 albums full of songs that tell stories like only Hubbard can. His latest album, released last year, is Tell the Devil I'm Getting There as Fast as I Can. Hubbard's season-opening concert is sponsored by R.J. Construction.
Opening weekend continues Saturday, May 19, with Pure Prairie League, the country/rock artists known for "Amie," "Falling In and Out of Love" and "Let Me Love You Tonight." Since they began making music 43 years ago, Pure Prairie League is considered one of country/rock's pioneering forces. Their concert is sponsored by Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital at Arlington, who are back as 2018 concert season title sponsor. On Sunday, May 20, Arlington crowd-pleaser, Ruthie Foster, brings her powerhouse blues back to the Levitt stage at 8 p.m. sponsored by Frost Bank. Foster has been nominated for a Best Blues Album Grammy three times in a row. Earlier this year, she was recognized by United States Artists as "an inspiring American artist," and was awarded a grant as a 2018 Fellow.
Levitt Pavilion Arlington's 2018 Summer Concert Season includes free concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights May 18 through July 22. Concerts through July 3 are at 8 p.m., then start at 8:30 p.m. through July 22. Family Movie Nights are on Thursday, June 7 through July 5 and include two sing-a-longs, Frozen and Mamma Mia, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Early Man.