July 2021 Events Newsletter

It’s a party at the Arcadia!

Singer-songwriters, free entertainment, Country-Rock, Honky Tonk, and our annual 4th of July Celebration. More information, photos, and videos on upcoming live music below, so read on.

Upcoming events:

A sneak peek at our plans for August:


Come celebrate local talent with our newest FREE entertainment series, Songwriter TX. Several awesome musicians will take the Arcadia Live stage for one great evening of live music hosted by Brent Ryan. Doors at 6pm.

This show will be broadcasted live on JAM Broadcasting’s 103.7, The Buck!


Brent Ryan
Jeremy Parsons
Ty Dillon

Singer-songwriters, Darden Smith and Walt Wilkins, will share the Arcadia Stage for a Song Swap on June 26th! Smith is known for his lyricism and contemporary take on Americana/Folk. Wilkins is a returning artist to the Arcadia who wowed the crowd at his Red River Song Swap last fall.

About the artists:
Darden Smith:
“His dozen critically acclaimed albums, recorded from New York to Nashville and London to Los Angeles, weave together rock, pop, country, folk and Americana influences with the musical roots of his home state of Texas. Smith, praised by All Music Guide as “a singer-songwriter blessed with an uncommon degree of intelligence, depth, and compassion,” enjoys broad appeal on both the American and British music scenes. Likened to songwriters such as Nick Drake, John Hiatt, Leonard Cohen and Elvis Costello, Smith is one of contemporary’s music’s most winning and gifted artistic treasures whose consistent creative excellence keeps blossoming.” (https://silverleafbooking.com/artists/darden-smith)

Walt Wilkins:
“Songwriter, singer, traveler, troubadour – the calling I answered, the life I chose, the way I make my way.  

I chose to go full time on this road 25 years ago. It’s been a spiritual quest, an amazing trip, at turns heartbreaking & transcendent. In that time I’ve made 9 solo records, 4 records with The Mighty Mystiqueros, 1 with my wife Tina, and there’s a new live record with my friend  Kevin Welch.  I’ve had 100 or more songs recorded by other artists, traveled a fair part of the world, and had some very, very large times.  I have these anchors:  Wednesdays with my brothers The Mystiqueros at The Saxon Pub in Austin,  the 1st Sunday of every month at Luckenbach, The Red River Songwriters Festival on the last weekend of January in the mountains of northern New Mexico, and Waltstock & Barrel, a Texas wine, beer & music festival near Fredericksburg on the 1st weekend of April. I move around a lot.” (https://www.waltwilkins.com/bio)

Darden Smith performs “Angel Flight” on The Texas Music Scene
Walt Wilkins “Poetry” – Concerts from Blue Rock LIVE

Grammy Award-winning band, Reckless Kelly, will take the Arcadia Live stage for their first ever appearance in Kerrville on Saturday, July 3rd! For nearly 25 years, Reckless Kelly has graced the musical landscape with a high-powered form of Americana, equally rooted in raw passion, refined musicianship, and gritty authenticity.

There are limited standing room only General Admission tickets remaining- Don’t miss out, get yours now!

About the band:

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas.

The band’s co-founders and frontmen toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. They performed on The Tonight Show twice. Their father taught his four sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. They overcame hardships, struggled for recognition, and learned the lessons of the trial and error that defined them.

In one sense, it’s remarkable in the way of any musician, athlete, or businessperson who bucks the odds. In another, though, it’s utterly natural that Reckless Kelly, born in the dreams of the two Braun brothers and their heritage but nurtured in the bumpy road of maturity, became the very essence of Americana music in all its far-flung glory.

“We came along in that second wave of the movement,” Cody Braun says. “Son Volt’s album Trace had a major effect on us. People like Joe Ely, Ray Kennedy and Robert Earl Keen were always big supporters. Our goal was to make music that had a country vibe but a solid rock edge.”

In the end, all the recipe required was to just add water. Water facilitates life. It enriches the soul. As Music Row magazine proclaimed, “In my perfect world, this is what country radio would sound like.” (https://recklesskelly.com/about/)

Reckless Kelly “Seven Nights in Eire”
Join us for Kerrville’s annual “Robert Earl Keen’s 4th on the River” celebration in Louise Hays Park on the Guadalupe River, produced by non-profit, Arcadia Live. Join us for live music, great food & drinks, and a stunning firework display at dusk! 


Robert Earl Keen


Cody Canada and the Departed

Kylie Frey

Jesse Daniel

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from vendors.

This is a FREE, general admission event. Tickets are not required to attend, however the following rules will be enforced during the event:

1) No outside alcohol or glass containers.
2) No pets allowed.
3) No firearms allowed.
3) Ice chests and coolers are allowed, but will be searched.
4) Lawn chairs are encouraged! We will not provide seating.
5) No tents, large umbrellas, or canopies.
6) Have fun and be kind to your neighbors!

Masks are welcome, but not required.

Last year the party went on virtually. We hope you’ll be able to join us in person this year!
Micky and the Motorcars take the Arcadia Live stage on July 9th! The Motorcars hold their own on the Alt-Country scene with low-key rock-and-roll built on grooves and harmonies.

About the band:
“Sixteen years can put a hell of a lot of wear and tear on even the hardiest of rock ’n’ roll bands. But don’t be fooled by all those hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars’ odometer: pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band’s seventh album, and you’ll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for at least as many more miles still ahead. And behind the wheel? Two brothers and founding members Micky Braun (lead vocals and guitar) and Gary Braun (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals) invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from fresh recruits Josh Owen (lead guitar/pedal steel), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums). Micky and Gary, who by their own admission, haven’t been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas and wider Americana music scenes.” (https://mickyandthemotorcars.com/bio/)

Micky and the Motorcars “Long Road to Nowhere” Music Video
Dale Watson is a formidable figure in the world of Rockabilly Honky-Tonk. The dance floor will be open for this country music maverick!

“Dale has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status.  He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

Dubbed “the silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star beer drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser” by The Austin Chronicle, Watson sat in with Jimmy Kimmel’s house band as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) from SXSW 2015. He also emceed the first ever SXSW “Ameripolitan” showcase featuring the best of Honky-tonk, Outlaw Country, Rockabilly and Texas Swing music.” (https://www.dalewatson.com/about)

The second show in our Summer Comedy Series at Arcadia Live! Headlining this event is comedian, Greg Morton. Get ready to LOL!
Recommended 21+

At age 16, Greg Morton got first job at a local department store, as a P.A. announcer. That same voice that grabbed the attention of shoppers, recently wowed judges, on the season 14 premier of America’s Got Talent. Howie Mandel said, “I can’t believe there isn’t a banner with your name on it in Vegas,” and called him a one-man variety show! 

After 35 years of entertaining audiences worldwide, opening for Celine Dion, Harry Connick Jr. and Luther Vandross at Radio City Music Hall – appearing on Just for Laughs, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Comic’s Unleashed, and his own Dry Bar Comedy Special, he’s here to perform for you tonight. 

Ladies and gentlemen, Greg Morton!

All of Greg Morton’s AMAZING voice impersonations on America’s Got Talent 2019

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!

Please reach out should you have any questions via an email to boxoffice@thearcadialive.org or a phone call to our office at 830-315-5483.

See you in the theatre!

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