Infectious, genre-defying music
Daphne Willis’ concert is part of Arlington Gives!, an event for North Texas Giving Day, featuring food trucks, a showcase of Arlington’s nonprofit and charitable organizations, bonus grants, and the opportunity to vote for your favorite charity to receive a People’s Choice grant. Food trucks and the nonprofit showcase start at 6:30 p.m. Daphne Willis performs at 8 p.m.
Collaborating across multiple genres ranging from roots/rock and pop to hip-hop and electronic dance music, classifying Daphne Willis in musical terms is no easy task. With infectious melodies delivered with lyrical precision and honesty, the songs and performances are sincere, compelling and relevant. Daphne cites influences as varied as Elvis Costello and Michael Jackson, but her musical output cleverly incorporates such inspirations into a style that is refreshing and contemporary in a way that suits her songs best. With more than 1,000 shows over the past several years, Daphne has spread her music to passionate fans across the nation. Her infectious personality combined with her incredible talent caught the eyes and ears of Sony/ATV Music Publishing in early 2016, and they quickly signed Daphne to a worldwide publishing agreement. This partnership has resulted in several of her songs being recorded by other artists and used in commercial, film and TV productions, such as nationwide ad campaigns for Clinique, Microsoft and Xfinity as well as on TV shows, One Tree Hill and Empire. Daphne was the opening artist for Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Barenaked Ladies concert in 2018.
Concerts are FREE and family-friendly, except for the 38 Special concert on Oct. 5, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email [email protected].