Join us on The Green at The Kessler (outdoor stage & lawn behind The Kessler Theater)!

The Green is open select Sundays starting at 5:00pm, music starts at 6:00pm.

These events are currently free, but space is limited and is first come-first served (as seated by our hosts). 

Want to reserve a picnic table? You can select and pay for a table of your choice here! Each table seats up to 6 guests and will be reserved for you from opening to close on your selected evening.

Food will be available on-site each night from our neighbors at PhD, with beverage service from The Kessler Bar crew.

Events are "rain or shine" – in case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors.

With their professional lives on hold during the pandemic, The Band of Heathens found a year-long creative workaround. Every Tuesday night, the five-piece group came together via Zoom from their respective homes – from L.A. to Asheville – to host the Good Time Supper Club, a ninety-minute variety program.

“It was nice to be able to use music as a connective thread and something that’s healing,” says guitarist-vocalist Ed Jurdi. “We were doing it for ourselves, but the greatest benefit was how it created this community for us to hang out with our fans.”

Guitarist-vocalist and fellow founding member Gordy Quist agrees. “The show was like a release, where we all connected and forgot about the stuff going on around us. At some point, we decided to bring in guests for an interview, and that turned into ‘Hey, let’s pre-record a music video of a cover song with each of them.’”

That segment of the show, called Remote Transmissions, became a much-anticipated fan favorite each week. And it is now the title of their latest album, featuring covers of ten classic songs with guest vocals by the likes of Margo Price, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Charlie Starr.

It’s just the latest innovative move for The Band Of Heathens, who over the last fifteen years have released nine acclaimed albums of roots rock originals, played festivals like Bonnaroo and South by Southwest, and toured the world many times over (Rolling Stone calls them “a smoking live band”), all while remaining that rarest of birds – a truly independent group.

Matt Tedder was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. His age can easily be forgotten when listening to his music. Matt has often been called an old soul because of his distinct style of songwriting that some say is reminiscent of artist such as Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, and Tom Petty to name a few. From the early age of 10 Matt was called a guitar prodigy by local TV news stations and newspapers. By 14 he assembled a band and started playing locally and internationally when he was invited to play the Thunder Bay Blues Festival in Ontario, Canada in 2012. At 17 Matt moved move to Nashville to pursue a full time music career. Shortly after arrival he was chosen to represent Nashville in the 2014 IBCs (International Blues Challenge), a gathering of over 200 acts to compete where Matt made it to the finals (top 17) and played the historic Orpheum Theater. Since then Matt has been playing locally and writing songs with some of Nashville’s best. Currently Matt has been writing songs for his debut album that is planned to be released this year. After years of honing his craft and drawing influence from The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, and Chris Whitley, the album will be a mixture of classic rock, soulful blues, and modern folk.

Shadows of Jets is a Rock band from Texas startedtarted in 2013 by Taylor Tatsch, a Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist based out of Fort Worth,Texas. They have been played on KKXT in Dallas on numerous occasions for multiple releases and they continue to play solid live shows around Texas. present band members include Taylor Young, Micheal Smith, Justin Pate, and Kris Luther, however the cast routinely changes and includes Graham Smith, Mike Ratliff, Jared Shotwell, Kenny Hollingsworth, and Brandon Lozano.  Their new release “Going Up To Space” was released in September 2017.

Depending upon what part of the country you’re in you may or may not have heard of Calhoun yet, but when you listen you will know. You will know that Calhoun is picking up where many others have left off. Picking up and taking off with breathtaking views and sweeping wide open sounds. A worthy companion to the epic landscapes and big skies of Texas, from where Calhoun hails.
Singer and songwriter for the band, Tim Locke is well known amongst the Fort Worth scene for his work with former bands Dead City Radio and Coma Rally. In Calhoun, Locke soars to a new level of soundscape glory with a band worthy of his grand vision. Blending folk, rock and pop genres effortlessly, Calhoun envelopes the listener within their music and lyrics that in time can seep into the psyche and take hold with its building grip.
The we in Calhoun is Locke (lead vocals, guitar), longtime collaborator Byron Gordon (bass), Jordan Roberts (guitar, keys), Mike Ratliff (drums) and Nick Groesch (keys). Together, their music has been described as “full of catchy melodies and irresistible hooks, and even as gorgeous, melodic, sorta poppy, sorta rootsy, sorta rockin’, really splendid music.”
You can call it what you will, but Locke says, “We’re just a pop band.” Then he laughingly concedes a nod to the root-rock and alt-country influences that others hear in the band’s music: “Well, let’s say we’re just a pop band with a pedal steel thrown in occasionally.”

Jim Suhler and his band Monkey Beat have been on the music scene now for over twenty two years and have built a fanbase worldwide. The Dallas, Texas based group are known for their no holds barred approach to blues inspired rock ‘n roll and roots music. Their four Lucky Seven releases, two releases on Underworld Records and Jim’s solo acoustic CD ‘Dirt Road’ on Topcat records have shown an amazing depth of songwriting and playing, and their constant touring both in North America and Europe has garnered many admirers and accolades. The band has worked in the past with noted producers Terry Manning (ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Stax records, etc.), and Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Tom Hambridge.
Jim is also well known as lead guitarist with George Thorogood & the Destroyers since 1999, and has had his songs used in feature films (Spun, Wallace & Grommit) and is a multiple nominee in the prestigious Dallas Observer Music Awards, plus he is a member of BUDDY, Texas’ oldest music magazine Texas Tornado Hall of Fame.