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Mid-August, cool Denton Live Jazz

August 13, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr. Joe Pinson

Wow, can you believe this wonderful weather? Tonight is a great one for listening to Jeffry Eckels and his Jazz guests tonight at the White House … on the patio – “A duo not to be missed, Kent and Kay Ellingson will be performing for the first time at the White House! Sharing their art with the synchronization and depth that only a husband and wife team can, the duo will be presenting their fresh, original interpretations of jazz standards. Joining Kent and Kay, will be long-time collaborator Kent Hilman on drums and yours truly on bass!”Whitehouse_Sign

Wednesday, August 13:

  • Link Chalon Orchestra performs at Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E. Hickory St, from 6 – 8 p.m. – no cover
  • Jeffry Eckels presents “Jazz at the White House, A Vocal showcase” (on the corner of Bryan and Scripture in Denton) every Wednesday from 8-10:30 p.m.!

Thursday, August 14:

  • Gravity Feed (pop/jazz) performs at Unicorn Lake, 2900 Wind River Lane, at 7 p.m. – FREE
    Beth Marie's at Unicorn Lake

    Beth Marie’s at Unicorn Lake


Bring a lawn chair and listen to live music by the fountain in front of Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain. Bring a picnic, get dinner at the nearby restaurant or shop for handmade arts or local produce from the Denton Community Market

  • Live Jazz at Wine Squared, 110 West Oak Street, 8 p.m.
  • Amanda Eckery Trio at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St. at 6 p.m., followed by Open Mic at 8 p.m. – BOTH FREE
  • Open Mic: Come hone your performance skills in a relaxed atmosphere at The Whitehouse, on the corner of Scripture and Bryan. Every Thursday, sign-up is 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. start. Like us on Facebook!
  • Denton Does Waylon Jennings at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m – FREE

Friday, August 15:

  • Oui Bis! at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St. at 6 p.m., Song & Story with Richard Gilbert at 8 p.m., The 432 hz Ensemble at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Claire Morales Band + Chelsea Cope Band + China Ski The Fury at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 10 p.m – $8
  • Mariachi Quetzal performs during the dinner hour at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, at 8 p.m. – no cover

*FYI: North Texas Fair & Rodeo … Aug. 15-23, North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 North Carroll Boulevard, Denton. FMI:

Saturday, August 16:

  • Lost Poet Lounge at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., Hank Williams Tribute at 8 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Joe Ely & Joel Guzman at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8 p.m. – $20/30. *This fabulous, Lubbock-based Texas Troubadour is a little out-of-bounds, but he and accordion-playing compadre are oh-so cool!

Sunday, August 17:

  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut Street, at 9 p.m. – FREE
  • Hares on the Mountain at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 5 p.m. – FREE

Monday, August 18:

  • Live Jazz featuring Keyln Crapp at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 p.m. to midnight – no cover
  • LZ 129 at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8 p.m. – $5 … Pete Weise and the gang lay down some Led Zepplin!

    Bring out the Led!

    Bring out the Led!

Tuesday, August 19:

  • night, http://www.dentonradio.comWedding Day Rain at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8 p.m., Steve Stanley and the Mercs at 9 p.m., The Matt Nix Band at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

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