Bobbie McFarland

Bedford, Roanoke, Watauga, and Southlake - Make your weekend plans to include these free concerts - fun for the whole family.  This first week of June we have four concerts you're sure to enjoy! We have a Celtic rock show, a concert of world music, and a night of dance music. Check out our full line-up here:

Arts Council Northeast partners with several North Tarrant County cities to foster civic engagement through arts and culture. Our MasterWorks Concert Series does just that by offering FREE concerts to our communities. You will experience a wide selection of music, dance, and theatre. Art and music lovers from age 2 to 102 have the opportunity to enjoy more than 65 free concerts a year, with music ranging from Classical to Celtic, and from Pop, to Country & Western, to Jazz & Blues. The MasterWorks Concert Series creates a wonderful opportunity for the family to get out and enjoy a great night of entertainment!

THURSDAY: Arts Council Northeast and the City of Roanoke are pleased to welcome The Killdares for a free concert on June 02, at the Austin Street Plaza - Corner of Oak & Austin St.

Launched in 1996 by drummer and lead singer Tim Smith, The Killdares have evolved in exciting and sometimes unexpected ways while keeping front and center their core mix of passionate vocals, wailing electric guitar, fiery fiddle and hypnotic bagpipes. Since the mid-90s, The Killdares have maintained an extraordinary commitment to the visceral, organic feel of the music and their belief that the greatest creativity and musical magic always lies ahead. Smith and his band mates are dedicated most of all to The Killdares’ enthusiastic, ever-expanding fan base—which has made them a popular annual attraction in their home state of Texas and throughout the entire U.S. at clubs, pubs, Irish-themed and general festivals, summer concert series and Performing Arts Centers. “Whether we play in front of 10,000 people or a few hundred,” Smith says, “we always strive to deliver the same high energy show and are there to make deep, lasting connections with old and new fans. One of the great things about being a quintessential indie band is that there is no template for when and how we perform!” 

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Bedford are pleased to welcome OverDrive for a free concert on Thursday, June 2nd at the Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane.

OverDrive is a premier cover band that plays from top 100 hits to classics. Weddings, corporate events, bars, shows, birthdays and special occasions are just a few of their specialties. OverDrive is a touring cover band based out of Dallas Ft. Worth. Overdrive not only rocks the party, but they also interact with the audience to create a memorable experience. They can be your jukebox. Overdrive plays all types of music ranging from the latest hottest hits to the original classics.




FRIDAY: Arts Council Northeast and the City of Watauga are pleased to welcome Brave Combo for a free concert on June 03, at the Capp Smith Park Amphitheatre, 5800 Robin Dr.

For the past three decades the Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey — offering what one critic recently wrote, “Even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a musical education.” Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings range from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes, to the orchestral classics to rock and roll at its finest. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim, and were the band Talking Head’s David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. The band has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for their work 7 times. Brave Combo’s vivid music can be heard in the films David Byrne’s True Stories, Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, Late Bloomers, Fools Rush In, Envy, The Academy award winning The Personals. They appeared at Oktoberfest in the beloved American burg of Springfield on an episode of “The Simpsons” and in 2008 Brave Combo provided the musical score for PBS’s first ever animated series, “As the Wrench Turns” which resulted in an “Annie” nomination from the International Animated Film Society. Their music has also been featured on ABC’s hit series “Ugly Betty”, and Fox Television’s “Bakersfield P.D.” They have also contributed original music for ESPN and The Big Ten network.


SATURDAY: Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome The Space Rockers for a free concert on June 04, at the Rustin Pavilion at Southlake Town Square.

People have fallen under a spell that keeps them from dancing. The galaxy’s most famous intergalactic superheroes, The Space Rockers, have landed to break the trance and restore the party. The Space Rockers are a show band primarily focusing on Hip-Hop/ Dance music but also play hits from the 80's and 90's. The show is definitely unlike anything you've ever seen Combining theatrics and comedy, and wearing colorful costumes, The Space Rockers extensive laser, lights and video projections will definitely take you on a fantastic voyage. People can't seem to help but laugh and get carried away in the light-hearted fun that is The Space Rockers. Come join Mandroid, Probe, Thunderstick, Stinger, and Neuron, along with their dynamic spaceship on a unforgettable voyage that will free your spirit and move your body on the dance floor.


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