Join us on The Kessler Green (lawn behind The Kessler Theater)!

The Kessler Green is open every Thursday through Saturday starting at 5:00pm, music starts between 7:00 and 7:30pm.*

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 a rotating lineup of food truck & pop-up favorites, with beverage service from The Kessler Bar crew.

Please remember to wear a mask when not seated and stick to your party, maintaining a social distance from others.

*Note: On dates with indoor concerts at The Kessler, The Kessler Green will be open, but there will not be a live artist performing outside.

David Garza hosts an all-star holiday reunion gathering featuring a number of influential musicians from the 1980s-1990s Dallas music scene.

In addition to band members Clay Pendergrass (Jackopierce) and Michael Hale (the Love Beads), the show will feature Reggie Rueffer (Spot and Mildred), Jim Cocke (Mildred and About Nine Times), Bubba Hernandez (Brave Combo), Bryan Wakeland (Tripping Daisy/Polyphonic Spree), Paul Slavens (Ten Hands), and Patrice Pike (Sister 7).
David will do a short set, then each performer will do a song from their own catalog, and Garza will lead a jam session of these amazing musicians to wrap it up.

Irving, TX born David Garza has been making his mark since 1989 when he emerged from the fertile Austin, Texas music scene with his inimitable blend of glam rock, Latin folk, and blues. Through major label albums and a trove of indie releases, he has embodied the troubadour, the cabaret shaman, the punk provocateur, the poet, the painter – but always the storyteller. As a prolific genre jumper, he has broken cultural and music industry barriers while building an enduring catalog of compositions for live music, theatre, and film audiences.

Opening the evening will be Kristy Kruger along with Ginny Mac.

The Kessler is proud to host alternative musicians from Austin and Dallas coming together to pay tribute to the late iconic musician/artist Daniel Johnston.

Perfomances by:
Kathy McCarty
Jad Fair of Half Japanese
Tim DeLaughter of The Polyphonic Spree
John Dufilho of The Deathray Davies
The Sutcliffes
Paul Slavens
Jacob Metcalf
Artwork by Daniel Johnston and Jeff F. Wheeler