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Levitt Pavilion Music Concert Series: Reckless Kelly

Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Warm nights, cool grass, the big Texas sky, free music, and you!

Levitt Pavilion Arlington, in the heart of Downtown Arlington, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience more than 50 nights of free, culturally diverse music every year. The Levitt Pavilion brings the magic of live music and the performing arts to Arlington in a whole new way – under the stars for everyone to enjoy! Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the world and right in our own backyard, from jazz to hot Latin rhythms, home-grown country to Indie rock, and world music to fun, interactive children’s artists.

Reckless Kelly

Grammy-winning country vibe with a solid rock edge

The heartland gave Reckless Kelly authenticity. Musical lives honed their skills. Adversity instilled their persistence, and moving to Austin gave the Grammy winners wings to fly. As kids, the Brauns – Cody, Willy, Micky and Gary – shared a stage with Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Merle Haggard. Micky and Gary now helm their own band, Micky and the Motorcars (who performed at the Levitt last summer). Cody and Willy, with drummer, Jay Nazz, created Reckless Kelly. The band took its name from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, and the three moved to Austin in 1996. Early on, Robert Earl Keen*, a Texas singer/songwriter legend himself, took them under his wing and became their first manager. They listened, watched and interacted with the creative dynamos of the outlaw country scene – Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and others – and joined them in a redefinition of what contemporary country music had become. Theirs was gritty, hard-edged, uncompromising and convincing. Their 1998 self-released debut branded Reckless Kelly with a reputation as a band of no-nonsense insurgents that could raise the rafters while still retaining a heart and soul of honesty, soul and conviction. Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums, Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), Wicked Twisted Road (2005), Bulletproof (2008), Somewhere in Time (2010), Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013), set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. The group’s new album, Sunset Motel, reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity. 

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