May 2021 Events Newsletter

May 2021

We’ve a fun May planned so far!

From educational collaborations with other local non-profits to honky-tonk/country dance bands to a British Alt-Rock Songstress, there’s something for everyone at the Arcadia next month. More information, photos, and videos on upcoming live music below, so read on!

Upcoming events:

  • 4/24, Sat: She Kills Monsters
    • A play produced, costumed, and performed by local High Schoolers! Tickets still available.
  • 4/45, Sun: She Kills Monsters
  • 5/2, Sun: Cowtown in Downtown
    • Family fun, learn about local history & culture.
  • 5/8, Sat: Two Tons of Steel
    • Loved The Derailers or Carlos & Dan? This dance band is for you!
  • 5/12, Wed: Sunset Yoga
  • 5/13, Thur: Montopolis: The Legend of Big Bend
    • Live orchestra, stunning photography, and narration.
  • 5/16, Sun: Yoga on the Deck
  • 5/20, Thur: Trivia Night!
  • 5/23, Sun: Pilates on the Deck
  • 5/23, Sun: Jade Bird
    • One of our biggest acts yet! Alt-rock, indie, acoustic show.
  • 5/27, Thur: Jackopierce
    • A Texas, acoustic duo with killer harmonies.
  • 5/28, Fri: Carlos & Dan
    • An Arcadia favorite is returning! Tickets on sale soon.
Don’t miss this FREE, fun, family friendly day celebrating our unique Kerrville heritage, art and music!


4:00PM at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center (KACC)

  • Hands-On Kids Activities
  • Pedal Lathe Toy Making
  • Juke Joint Jam & Chuckwagon Stories
  • Pieces of the Past Kerr County History Exhibit
  • Legends & Lore Walking Downtown Walking Tour

5:00PM at Arcadia Live

  • 4:00pm: Doors open. Full bar available.
  • 5:00pm: FREE CONCERT with Possessed by Paul James.
Two Tons of Steel is a rockabilly country band. They are a dance band through and through, so we’ll have the floor open for two-steppin’!

“Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk.

The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble.” (

Montopolis takes inspiration from the natural splendor of Big Bend National Park and its surrounding regions in West Texas and brings that magic to the stage with live music, photos, and stories.

Big Bend performance photo provided by Sunday Ballew

“Montopolis turns west Texas tales into song in this concert inspired by Big Bend National Park. The performance weaves history, poetry and personal stories into music inspired by the land and the people that have walked upon it. Actor Jared Austin narrates the journey accompanied by music and breathtaking photography that captures the epic grandeur of the vast high desert wilderness. 

 The Big Bend performance features the renowned photography of Christopher Zebo.” (

“The Legend of Big Bend” Live

Jade Bird is a powerhouse vocalist & guitarist with a charming grit about her. Alt-rock, folk, indie. A recent transplant from the UK to Austin, Texas- Catch her while she’s in Kerrville! 

“Different Kinds of Light was properly born in a rental in upstate New York in January. (When Jade finished her day’s writing in the shed and walked back to the house, there were often bear tracks in the snow.) Some came from the song-a-day project that she undertook during lockdown, which she spent with her boyfriend, her mum and grandma at home near Gatwick. In Mexico, she pushed herself to write more and found her British influences — the Smiths, Cocteau Twins — coming out. She used to road-test songs live; not being able to do so this year brought out a different side of her writing. One new highlight, I’m Getting Lost, “is quite a bizarre riff to jam out,” says Jade, “so it helped me evolve at the same time.”

After a session together earlier in the year that minted their studio chemistry, Jade returned to Nashville with more new material to bring to life with Dave Cobb, though she maintained an equally monastic lifestyle, moving strictly between her apartment and the studio to protect herself and her collaborators. She and Dave had clicked in an earlier session thanks to how he treated her potent yet weathered vocals. “I love anyone who can make you sound so imperfect in a great way,” she says. They let her sound find its groove, joining tough 90s alt-rock and the melodicism of Blur and Oasis at their sweetest to the taut rattle of Iggy Pop’s The Passenger. “That rock element that I’ve been missing and deeply love,” is how Jade describes it. “If I’m in the car, that’s what I put on.””(

“Something American” – Jade Bird
Jackopierce is an acoustic duo with fantastic guitar & vocal harmonies.

“Jackopierce formed in 1988 in Dallas as theater students at SMU. The duo steadily made a name for themselves, especially with two of their signature tracks, “Vineyard” and their version of the classic “Please Come to Boston.” They released ten studio albums (two for major label A&M), toured three continents, nine countries, and 45 states – amassing millions of loyal fans along the way. Over the years they have shared the stage with John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Matchbox20, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Sheryl Crow, Toad the Wet Sprocket – to name a few. After a five-year breakup, the guys reunited in 2002 to test out the waters. They were very warm and city by city, Jack & Cary got back out there to play for grateful fans that thought they would never see them again. The two now have a totally renewed creative vigor, mutual respect and deep gratitude for their fans.” (

“With a Little Love” – Jackopierce

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