Best Bets • 08.05.16

Posted on 04 Aug 2016 at 11:10pm

Sunday 08.07

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Saxmen Dave Koz and David Sanborn headline at Fair Park Music Hall

As two of the most famous and acclaimed saxophonists out there, the pairing of Dave Koz and David Sanborn is a natural fit. They just launched their co-headlining tour Side by Side, and bring it to Fair Park for a matinee performance on Sunday. With dozens of Grammy nominations between them and tons of best-selling jazz albums, they know how to please audiences with soulful music.

DEETS:
Music Hall at Fair Park
901 First Ave.
3 p.m.
DaveKoz.com
DavidSanborn.com

Friday 08.05

By George, it’s Boy George! Culture Club reunites

In recent years, Boy George has concentrated on his career as a DJ, but he hasn’t given up entirely on what brought him international stardom in the first place: His Grammy Award-winning work with the ’80s alt pop band Culture Club. If you missed them the first time out — or just long to relive those days — you can see Culture Club reunite for a concert third weekend at Verizon Theater.

DEETS:
Verizon Theater
1001 Performance Place
Grand Prairie
8 p.m.
TheaterAtGrandPrairie.com

Tuesday 08.09

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Queer Texas musician Jay Brannan returns to Sons of Hermann Hall

Texas native Jay Brannan has traveled all over the world with his low-key style of folkish acoustic rock, which has merited comparisons to Liz Phair, Ani DiFranco and fellow Texan Lisa Loeb. The openly gay singer’s style was destined for more intimate venues like Sons of Hermann Hall, where he returns on Tuesday for a late set.

DEETS:
Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm St.
9 p.m.
$15–$17
Ticketfly.com
JayBrannan.com/tour

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 5, 2016.

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