Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performed at KXT Summer Cut 2013.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performed at KXT Summer Cut 2013.

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Every summer since 2012, local radio station KXT 91.7 has brought some of the biggest names in indie music to Dallas for its annual Summer Cut festival. But not this year.

According to announcement, Summer Cut is off the calendar for 2017.

Instead the station, an NPR spin-off that plays music all day sans commercials, is doubling down on its new concert series, KXT Sun Sets, which debuted last year. The Sun Sets series was overwhelming popular -- tickets "sold out within hours" of going on sale, the station says -- so it will be moving to the Dallas Arboretum and inviting larger crowds to rock out.

"In order to accommodate the expansion of KXT Sun Sets to a larger venue and make the series more accessible to listeners, KXT will not host the Summer Cut music festival in 2017," reads a statement. (We've inquired to see what the likelihood is that Summer Cut will return.)

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Bands including Belle and Sebastian, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the Flaming Lips and Death Cab for Cutie headlined the summer festival in years past.

KXT Sun Sets' first-year featured artists weren't as big of names as Summer Cut's, but the events were tailored for a more intimate concert experience. The lineup for 2017 has yet to be announced, but we know eight concerts will comprise the series, which takes place weekly on Tuesday nights from May to July. Similar to other shows at the Arboretum, attendees will be able to bring their own food and beverage.

Stay tuned for more information.

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