Take the Train to Musical Good Times

Plano Community Band 2016 - 3

Today the world celebrates Make Music Day – although that’s is every day in the Dallas area, a hotbed of music since the 1920s. In more than 700 cities around the world, every kind of performer will hit the streets to share their sounds with the world. But in honor of the day, here are some notable, and totally DARTable, North Texas music destinations.

Deep Ellum is the heart of the local scene and the neighborhood where you’re most likely to encounter a street performer. Legends have been born on the stages of Club Dada, Trees and the Bomb Factory, and there are plenty of newer venues to see a live band. Deep Ellum Station and Baylor University Medical Center Station both serve the district.

Speaking of legendary, the Kessler Theater has managed to become just that, in only a few years of operation. Get there on the D-Link Route 722, which will deposit you right at the Kessler’s front door. And the House of Blues is a mainstay for seeing concerts. It’s a short walk from West End Station.

Several other downtowns are rockin’, too, with free events in city parks, so roll your wagons and coolers on the train. Farmers Branch’s Tastes & Tunes series features a live band and a variety of food trucks in The Grove at Mustang Crossing, located next to Farmers Branch Station. Plano Community Band offers free, family-friendly concerts in Haggard Park, located right next to Downtown Plano Station. And Carrollton’s Concert on the Square, near Downtown Carrollton Station, features cover bands on the grassy lawn by the gazebo.

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