This weekend in Dallas you can choose to beat the heat indoors at the Music Hall in Fair Park seeing Disney’s The Lion King Broadway Musical production or sweat on the lawn at Dos Equis Pavillon for the second-annual Outlaw Festival put on by Willie Nelson himself. Additionally, check out the tiny city event early next week for some Fourth Fireworks!
EVENT: The Award-Winning Lion King Musical
LOCATION: Music Hall @ Fair Park
The Award-Wining Lion King Musical is now showing at the Music Hall at Fair Park. The incredible production took 3 years to develop from the screen to the stage. The Lion King Musical, of course, has a treasure trove of stats: 90+ Million audience members worldwide since the show opened, 70 major theatre awards internationally, 25 global productions around the world and lastly it’s the 3rd longest running broadway show (since it’s opening in November 1997). Each performance of The Lion King takes 114 people to prepare and 25 species of animals, birds, fish and insects are depicted throughout the show. It is the most successful musical in history and a true treat on the eyes. Catch the show here until July 7th, tickets are $40; performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
EVENT: Willie Nelson and Blackbird present: Outlaw Festival on June 30th
LOCATION: Dos Equis Pavillion
Attendee’s of Outlaw Festival last year said Willie Nelson sounded “absolutely ageless”. He is also bringing along his sons, Stugill Simpson, Ryan Bingham, the Head and the Heart, Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, the Wild Feathers, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real and Particle Kid. Tickets start at $35 for lawn seating but check Stubhub just before the show for some last-minute closer seats! His new album that dropped earlier this year (April 27), Last Man Standing is a funny jab at his age, 85 and still kickin’. Check out the event Facebook page for updates before the show!
EVENT: Red, White and BOOM
LOCATION: Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, The Margaret Hunt Hill Brige
On July 3rd: Red, White and Boom has it’s 3rd debut for upcoming fire works, music and easy eats at food trucks on the Ronald Kirk pedestrian bridge/The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The event, which is completely free, kicks-off at 6pm and the fireworks are a bit later. It will be closed for pedestrians in prep for the event about two hours before so be wary of traffic that evening headed West. The event runs from 6pm to 10pm, more details can be found here on the KLUV Radio website.