Beginning Aug. 31, you’ll be able to take DART’s Orange Line to a state-of-the-art concert hall soon to be surrounded by great restaurants, retail shops, a bowling alley and even an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater. That’s the day Irving’s spectacular Irving Music Factory opens with two nights of performances by comedian Dave Chappelle. The development’s signature piece is the concert hall called The Pavilion.
Chappelle will be followed by an eclectic list of performers including Brad Paisley (Sept. 2); Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ comedy and music festival with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Eddie Money and the Marshall Tucker Band (Sept. 3); the Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips (Sept. 6); Sin Bandera (Sept. 23); Young the Giant, Cold War Kids and Joywave (Sept. 29); Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows (Oct. 1); Scorpions and Megadeth (Oct. 12); and Trevor Noah (Nov. 11).
During the last months of 2017, the entertainment complex’s other elements will open. Concertgoers will be able to make an evening of it – taking DART Rail to the venue and choosing from more than 20 great restaurants, including Bar Louie, Gloria’s, Grimaldi’s, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Sambuca and the Yard House.
And it’s all a short walk from Irving Convention Center Station.
The Pavilion itself offers a one-of -a-kind experience for North Texas music lovers. With the flip of a switch, the exceptional venue’s huge rear doors lift, revealing an expansive grassy area for seating. The structure morphs from a 4,000-seat concert hall to an 8,000-seat amphitheater. It also can evolve into a general admission venue with more than 2,400 standing fans, or even a 2,500-seat theater.
For show and ticket information, visit livenation.com.