04 September 2009

Moody Blues + Cary Pierce

No, the Moody Blues and Cary Pierce aren't performing together (although, what a collaboration that would be?!). But they are two musical greats - one past, one present - that have and are performing in the Dallas Arts District this week. The Moody Blues played last night at the Meyerson Symphony Center, accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. What a concert that was! I was definitely one of the youngest in the audience and probably the least familiar with their music, but it was a fantastic experience to hear rock paired with symphonic sounds. Ben Folds and John Legend are coming up in the series, and I have to say that after hearing last night's collaboration, I've already put those dates on my calendar.

As for music performer present, Cary
Pierce (one-half of Jackopierce) is performing tomorrow night at the Nasher to close out their Saturday Night in the City summer music series. It was his performance at the Nasher last year that led us to track him down as our DadNextDoor for 2009. That night he gave a great performance that was interactive and endearing to the audience. You felt like he was playing for a hundred (or more) of his closest friends in his own backyard, and I'm sure tomorrow night will be no different. Al fresco dining starts at 6p and the concert at 7p. It truly is a family affair, so even if you don't have reservations for an actual table and chairs, pack up a picnic blanket, snacks (or just buy the delicious ones there!) and the whole family and enjoy the final night of the summer music series under the stars and surrounded by world-class sculpture and sounds.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

- Lauren

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