Thomas Csorba and some of DFW’s best musicians are ready to treat you and your sweetheart to an evening of music & romance filled with country’s greatest love songs by folks like: George Strait, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Randy Travis and more. 

Gabe Lee

Nashville based singer songwriter Gabe Lee is becoming increasingly known for his ability to detail the intricacies of everyday life, the small distinctions that leave some on the fringe and others in the mainstream and the particulars that stick around long after a lover leaves.

Equal parts classic songwriter and modern-day storyteller, he has built his own bridge between country, folk and rock over the course of three acclaimed albums. His latest release, The Hometown Kid, finds him distilling those sounds into something sharp and singular, examining his roots as a Nashville native along the way.

Thomas Csorba and some of DFW’s best musicians are ready to treat you and your sweetheart to an evening of music & romance filled with country’s greatest love songs by folks like: George Strait, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Randy Travis and more.

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

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.

Born and bred in Texas, Thomas Csorba is a young Americana artist ready to prove himself. Writing and performing since his early teens, Csorba already has some impressive notches on his belt; opening for acclaimed acts like Yola, Amanda Shires and John Moreland, as well as performing at ACL Festival, SXSW and the beloved Luck Reunion.

With the release of Thomas Csorba, in 2020 Thomas was ready to bring his voice and songwriting prowess to a larger audience. And while the pandemic put a halt to many of his plans Thomas still managed to have a great year. Putting together a virtual tour of Texas to benefit NIVA, gaining new fans and garnering critical acclaim with The Houston Chronicle asking the question “Is Thomas Csorba the next great Texas songwriter?”

Those who discover Csorba today will find a voice imbued with wisdom beyond the singer’s years, a sense of purpose and a searching spirit that suggest his youth.

 

Like the clash of Middle Eastern and Western cultures found in its namesake Turkey, Dallas rockers
Ottoman Turks and their music occupy the space between a honky-tonk and punk club. The four-piece, which includes beloved Texas troubadour Joshua Ray Walker on lead guitar, sutures together a brand of outlaw-country-garage-rock that’s an effortless combination of unlikely influences, both blistering and smooth like the beer after a shot of whiskey or the lime after a tequila. As Rolling Stone said of the band when they dubbed them an “Artist You Need To Know” in January 2020, Ottoman Turks are “fire and noise, Texas-style.”
Produced by John Pedigo (Old 97’s, Vandoliers) the outfit’s second album Ottoman Turks II aims to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump with blistering aplomb, thanks in part to the fact that a huge chunk of the material was recorded in the same, marathon, three-day session that produced the Turks’ 2019 debut. They sit alongside five newly recorded songs that not only match the party band’s distorted swagger of old, but show how far they’ve come since that initial session.