Best Fall 2015 Outdoor Concerts In DFW

September 24, 2015 7:00 AM

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There are few things better than gathering a group of friends up to go hear your favorite singer or band at a venue where you can enjoy the pleasant autumn weather. Whether you are looking for punk, classic rock, indie or pop, you’re sure to be able to find a great concert at an outdoor venue this season. There are smaller, more intimate venues as well as larger concert pavilions that offer a different experience. These are some of the best venues and concerts for the Fall to enjoy an outdoor concert.
Luke Bryan: Kick The Dust Up Tour
Gexa Energy Pavilion
1818 1st Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 421-1111
www.livenation.com/venues/14364

Date: Oct. 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Luke Bryan is a country music singer and songwriter that began his career around 2007 after signing with Capitol Records. Since then, he has released five albums, including Kill The Lights which features the number one single “Kick The Dust Up.” This concert will be full of fun, energy-filled music that is perfect for all of the country music lovers in the DFW area. Luke has noted that he likes to incorporate other music genres into his music but he definitely keeps to his country roots as well.

Meat Loaf
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
1001 Performance Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 854-5050
www.verizontheatre.com

Date: Oct. 28, 2015 at 8 p.m.

It’s very rare to find an adult that hasn’t at least heard of Meat Loaf. That’s because he is one of the most successful recording artists of his time and a great performer. In fact, since its release all the way back in 1977, his album, Bat Out of Hell, has not left the charts in the UK. It still sells around 200,000 copies each year and is third on the biggest selling charts. Meat Loaf is actually from Dallas, so it’s sure to be a great homecoming concert!

Givers
Dada
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 748-5101
www.dadadallas.com

Date: Oct. 29, 2015 at 9 p.m.

Givers came together one night when a night club needed a last-minute spot filled. After improvising for two hours and receiving a great response from the crowd, the band knew what they wanted to do. They are all from Louisiana and you can often hear the influences of that in their music. The sound of the music on their album, In Light, is uplifting, exciting and honest with the intent to put positivity into every note of this record. If you’re looking for some fun music that you can dance to and that will make you feel good, this is a great concert to find that.

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Ricky Martin: One World Tour
Gexa Energy Pavilion
1818 1st Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 421-1111
www.livenation.com

Date: Oct. 4, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Ricky Martin’s music has been a big hit in the United States since 1999. Born in Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin released quite a few albums in Spanish before popularizing Latin pop in the U.S. He has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and plenty of No. 1 hits and awards. The One World Tour is his tenth tour and the set list features some of the older favorites as well as some of his newer songs. The music ranges from heartfelt ballads to music that makes you want to get up and dance.

Pegasus Music Festival Featuring Rise Against
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie
1001 Performance Place
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 854-5050
www.verizontheatre.com

Date: Sept. 26, 2015 at 5 p.m.

After 15 years in the music business and six albums, Rise Against has become one of the most popular punk rock bands around the world. Their last four releases have sold around 4 million copies. They also try to use their music as a vehicle for change and have stuck to that without the years by using their music for different campaigns to raise awareness about causes they find close to their hearts. Their newest album does exactly that and may hit a nerve with some but it also brings up a lot of important issues in society today through the music.

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Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.