Rebirth Brass Band performs during the 48th Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, April 29, 2017. The festival maintains its mission, showcasing regional talent, keeping danceable grooves the focus.

Rebirth Brass Band performs during the 48th Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, April 29, 2017. The festival maintains its mission, showcasing regional talent, keeping danceable grooves the focus.

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Arlington may not be home to North Texas' most popular music venues, but every summer dozens of nationally-renown bands play there, often times for free.

The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts recently announced the lineup for its 10th annual summer concert series, which will feature the sounds of New Orleans' original Rebirth Brass Band, local singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe and guitar virtuoso Junior Brown, among others. 

Concerts take place at 8 or 8:30 p.m. on most Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from May 19 to July 23. The Levitt Pavilion concert series regularly attracts about 120,000 people to downtown Arlington and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, coolers and picnics. Food is also available for purchase onsite.

Here's the 2017 lineup:

In addition to the free shows, the Levitt Pavilion, which is one of several nationwide opened by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, hosts a fundraiser on June 23 with Texas country singers Robert Earl Keen and Cody Morrow. Tickets to that event cost $35 for general admission or $65 for reserved seating. Concert-goers will not be permitted to bring chairs, food or beverage. Instead the venue is providing seating for all ticket holders and food and beverages can be purchased onsite.

The Levitt Pavilion also hosts kid-friendly movie nights on select Thursdays throughout the summer. See the calendar here.

Sarah Jaffe and headliner Metric performing at the Bomb Factory on Friday, November 20, 2015. 

Sarah Jaffe and headliner Metric performing at the Bomb Factory on Friday, November 20, 2015. 

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CORRECTION, 2:52 p.m., May 18, 2017: An earlier version of this story said the Robert Earl Keen fundraiser was on July 23. It takes place on June 23.

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