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Thursday
29
MAR

Big Beat Dallas Grand Opening

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Join us for our highly anticipated Grand Opening weekend! The party kicks off on Thursday. Here is a list of events. We'll have lots of giveaways, live music, amazing food, and much more! Here's what we've got lined up:

For full weekend lineup, check out our Grand Opening schedule here: http://bit.ly/bbdopening

THURSDAY:

Kidd Kraddick Show Live Broadcast
Times: 6am - 10am
Giveaways: Free breakfast taco & coffee to first 106 people to watch the show at 6am. Come watch the Kidd Kraddick Show LIVE in Dallas for the first time in over a decade. See JC, Kellie, Jenna, & Big Al’ in person while you hang out on the brand new Texas Lottery Plaza!

Lunch Music
Times: 11am - 2pm
Grab lunch at Irving’s best new restaurants while taking in live music from the Texas Lottery Plaza. Sit down and dine inside our venues or enjoy the spring weather out on plaza by eating at one of our many food kiosks, including a Gourmet Grilled Cheese station, carnita tacos from the caja china, or pick up Texas BBQ at the BBQ Express window!

Official Ribbon Cutting
Times: 4pm - 5pm
The Irving City Council, Chamber of Commerce, ICVB, Las Colinas Association, and more join the Big Beat Dallas team for an official ribbon cutting and Grand Opening announcement.

World’s Largest Social Hour
Times: 5pm - 8pm
Giveaways: Buy a round for random lucky winners (5)
Start your weekend early and make new friends at the World’s Largest Social Hour. Drink specials throughout Big Beat Dallas’ venues while 106.1 KISS FM’s Billy the Kidd spins and entertains the crowd!


The Texas Gentlemen
Times: 9pm - 10:30pm
This Lone Star-bred collective takes center-stage on the Texas Lottery Plaza to kick o the night party with their unique sound. Dance to the beat, cheers to the band, and tell all your friends that YOU were there when Big Beat Dallas came to play.

The After Party
Times: 10:30pm - 2am
The party doesn’t end when the Texas Gentlemen stop at 10:30pm - it keeps going until 2am. Most of you don’t have work on Good Friday so stay on the plaza for one of DFW’s hottest DJs or head into Bar Manzanilla or Martini Ranch for dancing and cocktails.


FRIDAY:

Kidd Kraddick Show Live Broadcast
Times: 6am - 10am
Giveaways: Free breakfast taco & coffee to thirst 106 people to watch the show at 6am. Come watch the Kidd Kraddick Show LIVE in Dallas for the first time in over a decade. See JC, Kellie, Jenna, & Big Al’ in person while you hang out on the brand new Texas Lottery Plaza!

Lunch Music
Times: 11am - 2pm
Grab lunch at Irving’s best new restaurants while taking in live music from the Texas Lottery Plaza. Sit down and dine inside our venues or enjoy the spring weather out on plaza by eating at one of our many food kiosks, including a Gourmet Grilled Cheese station, carnita tacos from the caja china, or pick up Texas BBQ at the BBQ Express window!

World’s Largest Social Hour
Times: 5pm - 8pm
Giveaways: Buy a round for random lucky winners (5)
Start your weekend early and make new friends at the World’s Largest Social Hour. Drink specials throughout Big Beat Dallas’ venues while Lone Star 92.5’s Bringing in the Weekend with Jeff K entertains the crowd and radio waves!

Ruthie Foster
Times: 10:30pm - 12midnight
Described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear,” Ruthie Foster’s vocal talent was elevated in worship services at her community church. Drawing influence from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster has developed a unique sound unable to be contained within a single genre. Her concert will blow you away.


The After Party
Times: Midnight - 2am
Keep dancing and singing past midnight with your friends as the party moves into all of the Big Beat Dallas’ venues at midnight. Rock out to the blues in Highway 61, dance to the hottest latin sounds in Bar Manzanilla, see or be seen at Martini Ranch nightclub, or go into Texas C Bar for a more laid back atmosphere, music, and drink to end the evening.


SATURDAY:

Meet the Easter Bunny
Times: 9am - 1pm
Giveaways: Free candy for children & pictures in front of the Big Beat Dallas backdrop Bring your family out to meet the Easter Bunny and take free pictures with this weekend’s holiday star. Shop the Albertson’s Ranchers Market and BB’s Marketplace while you meet the Easter Bunny on the Texas Lottery Plaza.

Brunch It Up
Times: 10am - 2pm
Brunch is made for the weekend and there’s no better place than the Texas Jam House to dive into eggs, pancakes, and a good ol’ Texas brunch while taking in live music from the open air plaza.


Live Music
Times: 4pm - 10pm
Visitors will quickly learn that Big Beat Dallas is where Texas comes to play (music) when stages get hot at 4pm with live music of all genres. Hang out at one of our two Texas-sized bars on the Texas Lottery Plaza, shop BB’s Marketplace, or grab a seat inside Highway 61 for a show you’ll be talking about all night.

Joe Ely Band
Times: 10:30pm - 12midnight
Joe Ely is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll. His live set will have you dancing, singing, and telling everyone you know, “You should’ve been here!”

The After Party
Times: Midnight - 2am
This isn’t Cinderella’s story so don’t expect the party to stop at midnight. Four of our concepts will feature live music until 2am and our Texas Jam House is serving food and smiles all night long!


SUNDAY:
Sunday’s After Sunset
Times: 5pm - 8pm
Giveaways: Buy a round for random lucky winners (5)
Start your weekend early and make new friends at the World’s Largest Social Hour. Drink specials throughout Big Beat Dallas’ venues while Lone Star 92.5’s Bringing in the Weekend with Jeff K.

Nikki Hill
Times: 9pm - 10:30pm
Stop by one of our Instagram Photobooths on the Plaza or in Martini Ranch to grab your picture for this monumental weekend party! We’ll have custom Instagram prop frames and each image can be sent directly to your email, mobile phone, or uploaded to Instagram for you!

The After Party
Times: 10:30pm - 2am
Giveaways: One (1) autographed Big Beat Dallas guitar
Stop by one of our Instagram Photobooths on the Plaza or in Martini Ranch to grab your picture for this monumental weekend party! We’ll have custom Instagram prop frames and each image can be sent directly to your email, mobile phone, or uploaded to Instagram for you!


MONDAY:
1310AM The Ticket “Musers” Live Broadcast
Times: 6am - 10am
The fun doesn’t stop on Sunday as DFW’s top-rated show every year since 1995 joins Big Beat Dallas when 1310AM e Ticket’s “Musers” and their P1s join us Monday morning on the Texas Lottery Plaza from 6am – 10am. George Dunham, Craig Miller, and Gordon Keith have been entertaining listeners for more than 20 years in morning drive on the Ticket.


World’s Largest Social Hour
Times: 5pm - 8pm
Giveaways: Buy a round for random lucky winners (5)
Start your weekend early and make new friends at the World’s Largest Social Hour. Drink specials throughout Big Beat Dallas’ venues while 106.1 KISS FM’s Billy the Kidd spins and entertains the crowd!


Parker McCollum
Times: 9pm - 10:30pm
Monday night closes out the Grand Opening party in style as up-and-coming star Parker McCollum starts on the Texas Lottery Main Stage at 8pm! And best of all, Monday is FREE all night!


The After Party
Times: 10:30pm - 2am
Giveaways: One (1) autographed Big Beat Dallas guitar
Stay for the post-concert party and you could be the lucky winner taking home an autographed guitar from the weekend’s headliner acts! Enjoy live music and entertainment all night until 2am, featuring performances in Highway 61, Bar Manzanilla, & on the Texas Lottery Plaza!