Free Week 2018: F#%k Yeah, it’s free!

 

It’s Free Week, our yearly ‘thank you’ to you, the fans, happening July 18th – July 21st. Every single day we’ll toast to the city we love with kickass shows from bands like Henry + The Invisibles, John Baumann, Shotgun Rider, The Roomsounds and more! All you gotta do is show up! If you purchase a $5 ticket, you are guaranteed entry and your first drink is on us, $20 tickets guarantee you a seat and a drink on us! No hidden fees, no service charges, nothing. It’s a celebration devoted to you!

Check out full line up below:

Wednesday, 7/18 – Henry + The Invisibles, Spoonfed Tribe, Chilldren of Indigo, Electrik Ants

Thursday, 7/19 – John Baumann, Shotgun Rider, Chris Colston

Friday, 7/20 – The Roomsounds, Dead Flowers, Silas Nello

Saturday, 7/21 –  Natural Anthem, Acid Carousel

 

Sundown at Granada Welcomes Spring With a New Menu!

As the temperatures rise and our local gardens start to bloom, the Sundown at Granada kitchen has been inspired to shed our own winter coats and update the menu with fresh new seasonal dishes, full of color and flavor that reminds you of springtime. Our New Orleans hero and culinary mastermind, Chef Jason West, has rolled out a select amount of new spring dishes to tempt your taste buds, plenty of light, fresh dishes that are perfect for enjoying on our patio on a warm evening!

 

The innovative Chef West never fails to bring us dishes that are non-GMO, locally sourced, and especially delicious with a dash of New Orleans flair and the same is true for this menu. Chef West says, “I wanted to bring lighter dishes with brighter colors and flavors to this menu. Flavors and dishes that go well with Dallas summers and good times.”

 

Dishes include our FAMOUS Yellow Beet Pesto Pasta that we included on our spring/summer menu last year. That’s right – it’s back! Made with buccatini, summer squash noodles, sun-dried tomato, arugula, fresh basic, citrus chili oil, and shaved Parmesan, this dish is perfect for all our vegetarian friends, but is easily modified to be vegan and gluten-free! If you’re more of an omnivore, feel free to add free-range grilled chicken or wild-caught salmon on top for a little extra protein. We’ve also brought back our delectable Mango Tuna Poke Tacos made with sushi-grade ahi tuna, fresh avocado and cucumber, all in a crispy wonton shell. Chef West’s flavor-packed Seafood Pozole has made it’s grand debut on the menu this year as well. This traditional Mexican stew is made with poached salmon, garbanzo beans, radish, avocado, lime and tortillas, all mixed in with a rich seafood broth. Need more? Our Salmon got a face-lift and is now the Citrus and Herb Grilled Salmon – served with a mango jalapeno salsa, roasted carnival cauliflower, and soy ginger sauce.

No spring menu is complete without a list of refreshing cocktails to compliment these new dishes, and so we’ve added EIGHT new cocktails to sip on this spring! Try our fresh take on the seasonal ‘rita, now with watermelon-infused tequila, cointreau and fresh watermelon puree. Our Juliet & Romeo is a refreshing new drink with Tanqueray, fresh lime, cucumber, mint, and rose water, perfect for sipping on our romantic rooftop patio as you overlook the Dallas skyline.

 

We hope you enjoy these new features as much as we enjoyed creating them! To see the other new features,  more information, or to make a reservation, please visit our website Sundownatgranada.com

Bugs & Brews: The Best Crawfish Boil/Music Festival This Side of Lower Greenville!

Got plans this Sunday? Come get your crawfish fix with us at Sundown at Granada! We’re hosting the 3rd annual Bugs & Brews crawfish boil and music festival at Sundown on April 22nd.
This year, get a real taste of New Orleans right here on Lower Greenville, with all sorts of
authentic NOLA-style foods to munch on, as well as rockin’ tunes from all over DFW. Add some
brews to wash down those bugs, and you’ve got a recipe for a perfect sunny Spring afternoon.
Need a place to take a break from the heat? This year we will have plenty of shade available
inside the restaurant, as well as on our covered rooftop patio (with misters to help you cool off!)
Musical guests include The Free Loaders , performing their unique blend of jazz, blues, and
swing, followed by the Vandoliers , an alt-country band with punk rock roots. Next up is Silas
Nello, who masterfully blends Americana with high-energy rock n’ roll. Headlining the night is
Club Wood , whose love for New Orleans street music and jazz culture make for a non-stop
party into the night.
Tickets start at $10 for general admission only, if you’re just in for the booze and tunes.
Purchase a GA + Crawfish ticket for admission to the event and two lbs of crawfish for
$18 . You can also purchase extra crawfish only tickets if you know you’ll want more! This year,
we’re also offering a Taste of New Orleans Card. Purchase one for $20 and select any 4 of
Chef Jason’s specialty NOLA dishes. Choose from Crawfish Monica, Sausage & Chicken
Jambalaya, Cajun elotes, or Cajun Meat Pie. Items will be available a la carte on the day of the event.Plenty of bugs for everyone, but if you know you’re coming hungry,
then pre-purchase your crawfish as only a very limited amount will be available for purchase
on the day of the event. Great drink specials from our friends at Modelo and Pacifico,
however our fully-stocked bar is open and other beers and drinks will be available .
Please join us on Sunday, April 22nd , for the 3rd annual Bugs and Brews Fest! Tickets and
FAQ are available at Bugsandbrews.com.

April Showers: This Month at Granada Theater & Sundown At Granada

Spring’s done SPRUNG, son!  And with Spring in the air, we are showering you with an abundance of amazing shows this month.  ‘Cause, y’know, that’s kinda what we do…
Talk About…Pop Muzik
Ye old GT is kicking off April with some killer shows that will be pop-pop-poppin’!  We’re getting the party started with the fabulously fierce Queens of Pop, PriMadonna and Just Like Pink.  These ladies will get you on the floor to shake your STUFF!  Did someone say Vogue?  YASSSS.  Lyrical indie dreamers, Luna, will make you swoon with their ethereal sound.  Need some feel-good, fun vibes to get you going?  Houndmouth to the rescue!  This KXT 91.7 presented show will be sure to get you groovin’.  Pop with a side (big side, that is) of soul, The Lone Bellow, is taking our stage with transcendent harmonies and a big raucous performance!  Austin-based crooner, Bob Schneider is bringing his sometimes reflective, but always fun performance to the Granada stage.  Slowing it down a notch, Reinventing Jude blends the smokey, sultry sounds of Billie Holiday with Radiohead’s cerebral rhythms.  Sleepy by name, but anything but, Sleepy Zuhoski brings his beautiful melodies to the Sundown stage later in the month.  Marshall McFerrin and Denton’s own Hey Cowboy with their own unique brand of slinky pop round out April‘s Pop offerings.
Crunch ‘n Roll
Need a lick?  Guitar lick, you dirty birdies!  Well, we got ’em in spades!  Whether your guitar yearnings leans a little country or rock and roll, we have you covered.  Chris Knight, with his story-telling lyrics and distinct voice take the Granada stage mid-month.  Head on over to Sundown for some awesome country sounds from these insanely awesome country crooners: Drew Fish Band, Grant Gilbert, Dallas Moore, and Read Southall!  Need something LOUD?  Uriah Heep is the answer.  Progressive rock at its finest, their extensive catalog will have begging for MORE.  Indie rockers, Slowdive bring their ambient, shoegazing style to the GT stage at the end of the month.  Sam Anderson of the Quaker City Night Hawks rounds out our rockin’ features.
That’s My Jam
Like Jam Bands?  We gotchu, boo.  The best thing about jam and funk is that it’s all over the place.  It’s the kind of music that just makes you LOSE IT, but in the best way possible!  Keeping it fun and far out, Grateful Dead tribute, Forgotten Space bring their psychedelic sound to get the grooves going.  Improv masters, Railroad Earth, with their multi-dimensional jam roots bring a little bit of everything with them.  Bluegrass, rock, jazz, celtic…you name it, they BRING IT.  The funk don’t stop there!  Sundown is getting its fair share too.  Amoramora‘s live performance will blast you off into a cosmic dance party.  One-man-dynamo Henry & the Invisibles is getting the SD stage into a flurry of funk with his layers of vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum machines, and percussion.  The Mammoths finish off April‘s round of unconventional jams.
Want more?  Need more?  Check out our calendar and catch our round up of this month’s tunes on our Spotify playlist! → https://spoti.fi/2GMvyqK

Blog Post Written By Marketing Intern Melina Hudgins.

Houndmouth returns presented by KXT Radio!

Get ready to have sweet harmonies running through your veins as we welcome back Houndmouth for their second time playing here at Granada Theater! These Indiana native, alternative blues rockers will be sure to have your foot stomping along as they perform on our historic stage in Lower Greenville, Dallas Saturday April, 21st.

In an interview with Steve Melone from TheWaster.com, Houndmouth drummer, Shane Cody, expressed the band’s endless chemistry as a group, as all three members met in high school. Coming from New Albany, Indiana, they didn’t actually reach their full potential as a band until they started playing shows in Louisville, Kentucky, thriving within the town’s local music scene. After growing up together and working their way to success, Houndmouth’s connection and buzzing energy on stage is truly contagious and is guaranteed to create effortless folk rock vibes you won’t want to miss.

Playing hits from their newest album, Little Neon Limelight, such as ‘Sedona’ and ‘15 Years’, we assure you this isn’t a show worth staying home for. Be sure to catch Houndmouth take our stage with Frederick the Younger Saturday, April 21st! Tickets on sale now!  

Blog post written by Marketing Intern Emma Clark

Rootop Movie Night Schedule

Rooftop movie nights are back at Sundown at Granada! Every Wednesday, come kick it with us on our covered/heated rooftop, while we sip on tasty cocktails and enjoy classic films. If you like to snack while you watch, munch on our specialty rooftop menu, with plenty of bites that are perfect for sharing. This event is totally free,  so grab your favorite film buffs and hang with us, Wednesdays at 8:30pm! 
Check out the weekly schedule below. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to see featured drink and food specials, fun contests, ticket giveaways and special presenting partners! 

March 14th – Jaws (1975)
Presented by The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

 

March 21st – The Princess Bride (1987)

 

March 28th – Spice World (1997)

 

April 4th – Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)
Presented by Brandon Does Dallas

 

April 11th – The Sandlot (1993)
Presented by Finding Dallas Blog

 

April 18th – Dazed & Confused (1993)

 

April 25th – I Love You, Man (2009)
Presented by Cinderblock DFW

 

May 2nd – She’s All That (1999)

 

May 9th – Wayne’s World (1992)

 

May 16th – Mean Girls (2004)
Presented by FoodBitch

 

May 23rd – Wonder Woman (2017)

 

May 30th – Clueless (1995)
Presented by The Eats Blog

 

June 6th – The Big Lebowski (1998)

 

June 13th – Labryinth (1986)

 

June 20th – Empire Records (1995)

 

June 11th – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Presented by Yelp

 

June 18th – The Dark Knight (2008)

 

St Paddy’s Day on Greenville Ave? You’ve gotta be kidding me.

Actually…no.  We’re 100% serious.  SAINT PAT’S ON GREENVILLE!  But more specifically, St Patrick’s Day at Sundown at Granada!

This year, we’re blowing it up big!  Think of us a DOPE oasis.  A party away from the party.  A break from the total s#@$ show that we all know St Paddy’s on Greenville Ave can be.  A beacon of fun, if you will.  Presented by Do214, we are going to have a blast and a half.  With music on three stages starting at 2pm, drink specials, and grub to soak up all the fun; this will be one shindig you won’t want to miss!

So, what exactly is on the menu?  Let’s start at the TOP.  Grab yourself a beer and make your way up to chill to some Reggae on the Rooftop.  Feelin’ the itch to jam a little?  From rock to the illest of rhymes, head downstairs to catch some amazing acts:

 
4p – 57 Sauce
10p – Dezi 5
11:40p – 88 Killa
 
And it DON’T STOP THERE.  We’re keeping the party going with DJs spinning in the parking lot!
 
Come on down!  We know you’re going to be out, so you might as well hit the baddest of badass Saint Patrick’s Day parties in the ‘hood!  

This blog post was written by GT Marketing Intern Melina Hudgins.

Marching into Spring

If you haven’t been to the Granada Theater (ahem, or Sundown!) in a minute and not quite sure what we’ve got going on, here’s our latest at greatest. March started off with a BANG with COIN, Ron Pope, and that big Texas voice from John Baumann. And the fun doesn’t stop there. From rock to pop to good ‘ole honky-tonk, we have a variety and half to keep you groovin’ this month. BUCKLE UP.

Pop-tails
Starting this Thursday with Little Dragon‘s sultry synths and ethereal vocals, we get the pop poppin’. French 75 take the stage after for a little Sundown soiree. Cigarettes After Sex brings a chill to the air with their moody, sway-inducing sound. Have you heard their song “Each Time You Fall In Love’? No? Go listen. Now. You’re welcome. K. Flay brings the tempo back up with her brand of edgy hip hop. With rhymes backed with hooky electronics, she’ll have you begging for more. Cut/Copy keeps the energy going as March draws to a close. This Aussie quartet never fails to impress with their strong and complex songwriting. They’re ever-evolving and it shows. Zion T and Jake Dexter round out our plethora of pop for March!

Cover Me
Wish you had seen a KILLER band back in the day, but just never had a chance? Fear not, Dallasites! This month, we have a huuuuge group of cover bands taking our stages. A Hard Night’s Day kicks off the cover-rama with their true-to-the-Fab Four sound! The rockin’ continues with Petty Theft at the Granada. Yer So Bad if you miss this! After that, take a little stroll to Sundown for Allmost Brothers; Dallas’ answer to the Allman Brothers Band. NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN…or Dallas, rather. Rhymin’ N Stealin, Dallas’ premier Beastie Boys tribute keeps the energy high mid-March. Green Dazed keeps the party going at Sundown. Feeling stressed? Wanna blow off some steam? Rise Against the Machine‘s gotchu. Get your angst on! Alt 90 keeps the 90s vibes going at Sundown. Last, but not least, we’re going Phish-ing with A Live One!

A Little Bit Country…A Little Bit Rock & Roll
We have some awesome crunch and twang going on this month! Shotgun Rider, with influences from everyone from Kings of Leon to George Straight, if your answer for when you ask the question- do I want rock or do I want country? Porque no los dos? The amps turn up and the crunch goes big when the Cut Throat Finches take the Sundown stage. We slow things down a bit in the best way ever with Michael Martin Murphey. Thoughtful lyrics and a classic country sound will make you swoon! Afterwards, head next door for Justin Tipton. The tempo ebbs and flows with Brother and the Hayes, Thieves of Sunrise, and Pearl Earl rounding out March.

Preserve the Jam
Feeling jammy? Wanna hear some great horns ‘n licks? We have the jazzy Victor Wooten Trio over at Granada and groove gods Friday’s Foolery at Sundown!

Want more? Need more? Check out our calendar and listen below! → http://www.granadatheater.com/calendar/

This blog post was written by GT Marketing Intern Melina Hudgins.

Willie Nelson Wins Song Of The Year at the Austin Music Awards For “Still Not Dead”

Congratulations to the legendary Mr. Willie Nelson, for winning Song Of The Year at the 2017 Austin Music Awards, for his hit song, “Still Not Dead.”

It feels like just yesterday that Willie and the family graced the Granada Stage for an unforgettable two-night event last January. The 84-year-old musician played with an energy and true southern spirit that is unmatched even by artists a quarter of his age. If you weren’t able to catch the show live, you’ll be able to see a few glimpses in the music video for “Still Not Dead!” (hint: you’ll see our show around the one-minute mark.) Congrats Mr.Nelson, cheers to many more years of rockin’ around the world!

Check out the video below to watch our concert cameo!

 

To see more pictures from the show, check out our Facebook page.

Don’t wanna miss another event? Check out our concert calendar and sign up for our newsletter here.

 

Cut/Copy is BACK March 29th!

We are more than excited to welcome our friends Cut Copy back to the theater on March 29th to kick off their North American Tour and their FIFTH show here at Granada. First formed in 2001 with a similar sound to LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, and Hot Chip, this Australian electro-indie group are guaranteed to put on an amazing show.

Cut Copy’s most recent show at Granada took place in June of 2014 where they rocked the stage with hits from their album ‘Free Your Mind’. Before that, they joined us for a show of a lifetime in 2011 with Foals and Holy Ghost. 

As we proudly welcome them back to Granada, we are eager to hear them perform their most recent single ‘Standing In The Middle of The Field’ off their 2017 album ‘Haiku From Zero’. This most recent album features a unique techno-pop sound blended with vintage synth elements from popular 70’s and 80’s hits.

Don’t miss this epic show coming to Granada Theater this March 29th, we are sure you won’t be disappointed! Tickets on sale now!

Blog Post written by Marketing Intern Emma Clark of Reedy High School