Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Levitt s fall debut hits this weekend with a smashing lineup opening with Brave Combo

By: Cathy O Neal, LP release -- 08/21/2012
It would be difficult to imagine a more varied or eclectic free fall concert debut for the Levitt Pavilion than will take place this weekend. The traditional mosh pit polka Brave Combo (upper left) opens Thursday evening, followed by violinist prodigy Ruby Jane (upper right) on Friday. Saturday it’ll be country duo Bruce and Kelly (lower left) followed Sunday by Arlington’s very own Pentatonix (lower right)., national a capella sensations. The Levitt is located at 100 W. Abram St. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Count it down starting Thursday night: It’s five more weeks of free music concerts at the Levitt Pavilion.
It's the hokey-pokey, the chicken dance and conga lines for opening night of the Texas Power 2012 Fall Concert Series on Aug. 30, when Brave Combo continues the  tradition of opening the fall concerts with their particular brand of mosh-pit polka. Lone Star Comics returns as the opening night concert sponsor, so you can  bet there will be super heroes and free comic books on hand as well.
Opening weekend continues with fiddle prodigy 17-year-old Ruby Jane, who brings  her mind-blowing fiddle playing to the Levitt on Aug. 31 thanks to a grant from  the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council. She is followed on Saturday, Sept. 1, by Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, real-life married couple and one of alternative country's most talented singer/songwriter duos. Their concert is sponsored by Worthington National Bank.
The biggest news for opening weekend is Pentatonix on Sunday, Sept. 2. These five
a cappella sensations walked away with first prize and a Sony recording contract
 from NBC's The Sing-Off last fall. Three of the five are Martin High School graduates.
Their debut recording is out, and they're coming to the Levitt for a hometown concert
sponsored by Edward Jones.
The fall concert series runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 29 with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
through Sunday. A complete fall concert calendar is available on the Levitt's website,
All of the Levitt's concerts are free and family friendly. J. Gilligan's returns
 with burgers, veggie burgers, quesadillas, grilled chicken and their world-famous
Irish nachos to purchase. Mountaintop Snow will have their to-die-for snow cones
 as well as kettle corn, homemade lemonade, ice cream, nachos and soft drinks.
Levitt audiences are seated on open lawn seating on blankets and chairs. They are
welcome to bring picnics, snacks and coolers with beverages, just no glass containers.

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