Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2018

    A safe haven

    Opening night was brisk, somewhere in the mid-40s, but if the chilly weather scared anyone away from showing up, you wouldn’t know it from the line that formed outside the Campus Theatre. The queue of people stretched down Hickory, turned on to Elm and came to an end near First People’s Jewelers. And that was […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2018

    Home is Where the Art Is

    Susan Carol Davis comes back to her roots I’m banished to a brown, wooden booth with a big, black X on the top of each of my hands, still searching the room for her face. Just a few feet away, two bartenders are serving drinks to East Side’s Thursday evening crowd. “Where is she?” I […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2018

    ‘If I could survive that’…

    Storm chasing photographer Al Key brings his years of experience to Thin Line Fest More than anything else, photographer Al Key loves shooting lightning. And he would do anything to get a good shot, even if it means being struck by lightning. Back in the early 1980s, around midnight somewhere between Watauga and Haslet, Key […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2018

    ‘It’s going to be fantastic’

    Local postman ready to show off hometown to state brethren “Do you want a frosty mug or plastic, Marvin?” Patrick Webb asks his guest. “Why, a frosty mug, of course,” answers Denton postman Marvin Ruyle. The jukebox against the wall was lit up, playing songs from the 1950’s. The place hasn’t changed much since Marvin […]

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    All Events


    Denton Celtic Dancers Community Dance Class @ Green Space Arts Collective

    Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Denton Celtic Dancers Community Dance Class @ Green Space Arts Collective | Denton | Texas | United States

    Ongoing, Sundays, 5-7 PM, $1 per session, FREE for students
    Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Ema Ruth Russell Rehearsal Studio

    Discover the art of Celtic Dance! Experienced dancers start at 5 PM, newer dancers start at 6 PM but are invited to come at 5 PM to observe. We suggest wearing loose, cool, comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement. We also suggest soft, flexible leather shoes with no or low heels. Examples would be jazz shoes, ballet slippers and ghillies (Scottish dance shoes). To learn more, call (940) 321-0012 or visit

    Redd Volkaert @ Dan's Silver Leaf

    Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm

    Dan’s Silver Leaf will be hosting Redd Volkaert June 17th at 5 p.m.!

    Yes, this is him. Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Ray Benson, George Jones, Dolly. Redd’s played with all these folks.

    Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, day of show. First come, first serve for seating.

    All Ages

    Sunday Gameday @ Denton County Brewing Company

    Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm

    Sunday Gameday @ Denton County Brewing Company | Denton | Texas | United States

    Come check out our selection of premium board games and our ever growing list of video games!

    Ribeyes on the Rooftop: Father’s Day at LSA @ LSA Burger

    Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm

    Ribeyes on the Rooftop: Father's Day at LSA @ LSA Burger | Denton | Texas | United States

    Show how much you love your Dad on Father’s Day! We’re hosting a Country Music Hall of Famer and providing guests with a delicious 3-course ribeye steak dinner.

    The performer is Don Schlitz – a two-time Grammy Awards Winner + Country Music Hall of Famer. He’ll be providing a special, intimate performance (think ‘Storytellers’) on the LSA stage. The 3-course dinner will feature a 22oz. Prime Bone-In Ribeye.

    When Don got inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumKenny Rogers said “Don doesn’t just write songs – he writes careers.” He is among the most influential and beloved songwriters in the history of country music, with 50 Top Ten singles – 24 of which are Number One country hits.

    Some of those big hits include
    • The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
    • When You Say Nothing At All – Keith Whitley & Alison Krauss
    • Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis
    • Learning to Live Again – Garth Brooks
    • He Thinks He’ll Keep Her – Mary Chapin Carpenter
    • Rockin’ With The Rhythm of The Rain – The Judds
    • Houston Solution – Ronnie Milsap
    • I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love – Tanya Tucker
    • Forty Hour Week – Alabama
    • When It’s Gone – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    • If You Can Do Anything Else – George Strait
    And Many Many More

    Tickets are $75 (includes gratuity).

    Don was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association Hall of Fame in 1993 and was the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) Country Songwriter of the Year for four consecutive years from 1988-91.

    Awards and Recognitions…
    • Country Music Hall of Fame (2017)
    • 2 Grammy Awards (Best Country Song ’79, ‘88)
    • Songwriter Hall of Fame (2012)
    • 3 CMA Country Music Association Song of the Year Awards
    • 2 ACM – Academy of Country Music Song of the Year Awards
    • Nashville Songwriters Association Hall of Fame (1993)

    Fistula @ Dan's Silver Leaf

    Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm

    Dan’s Silver Leaf presents Fistula and No Funeral playing Sunday, June 17th starting at 9 p.m.!

    FISTULA was forged in 1998 by musical partners-in-crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as Sloth, Hemdale, The Disease Concept, Accept Death, and so many others. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a proverbial “bad case of the Mondays.”

    No Funeral are a misanthropic sludge band from Minneapolis, MN formed in 2011. They’re currently writing for an upcoming 7 inch and a full length LP.

    All Ages

    Open Mic at Abbey Underground @ The Abbey Underground

    Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm


    Open Mic Sunday’s at The Abbey Underground
    Sign Up at 7:30 p.m.
    Performances from 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

    Normal performance slots are 10 minutes.
    Contact your host, Jonathan Jake Steinberg, for reservations, or a 30 minute featured performance slot.

    Performances at Open Mic serve as an informal audition for future booking at The Abbey Underground.
    The Abbey Underground also offers free recording for any Open Mic performance.
    Service Industry drink specials all night long!

    For info on all events at the Abbey Underground, see their Facebook page here.

    The Luzecky Trio @ Paschall Bar

    Jun 17 @ 9:30 pm

    The Luzecky Trio @ Paschall Bar | Denton | Texas | United States

    Hear ye, hear ye! Paschall Bar presents The Luzecky Trio playing every Sunday night from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.!

    The Luzecky Trio is composed of Matt Young (drums), Stefan Karlsson (keys), and Mike Luzecky (bass) along with special guests invited that night.

    **Musicians are subject to change. Excellent jazz is guaranteed.

    Paschall Bar resides in one of the oldest buildings in Denton (1877) located at the Northeast corner of the beautiful downtown square across from Recycled Books above Andy’s Bar. They offer a quality selection of Beer, Wine and Spirits. Join them for a warm and classic atmosphere, timeless music, and the history of the bar’s namesake and original owner, B. F. Paschall.

    The Big Iron Comedy Open Mic @ Dusty's Bar & Grill

    Jun 17 @ 11:00 pm

    The Big Iron Comedy Open Mic @ Dusty's Bar & Grill | Denton | Texas | United States

    It’s open mic comedy! 21+ and up, food and drink specials available all night.


    Denton Radio In The Morning @ Discover Denton Welcome Center

    Jun 18 @ 9:00 am

    Start your day the Denton way! Every weekday morning join during Denton Radio In The Morning at 7:30am!

    Tune in online or visit the Facebook page!

    This morning show is dedicated to inform locals, tourists, and everyone in between about what’s happening on a daily base in Denton! From yoga, to roller derby, live music, craft beer, or live radio shows, Denton Radio In The Morning brings a variety of activities,so the entire family can go #dentoning!

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    Ground Zero 360 @ UNT on the Square

    Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Ground Zero 360 @ UNT on the Square | Denton | Texas | United States

    Join us for our new exhibition Ground Zero 360, featuring pictures and artifacts of first responders, as well as radio calls from that day and fragmented steel and granite from the World Trade Center. The photographs of Nicola McClean taken during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City will be displayed through July 14 (Saturday).


    #DENTON: Where Original Meets Independent

    CVB LogoDenton.  Original.  Independent.

    Mull it over for a minute.  Look at the image; think about the words.  What does it mean?  What is it saying?

    This is our brand.  It conveys in a single image the essence of this place:  Denton, Texas.  Understanding our brand is the first step to understanding our vibe.  And tuning to our vibe is the key to unlocking your own uniquely-customized, Denton-centric adventure.

    The word original is a broad application.  It’s more a description of spirit than physical attribute, though the spirit is manifested in the physical fabric of our city.  The creative energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, small business community, the North Texas Horse Country – it drives originality.  Another example of our originality is our vibrant downtown.  It’s the real thing, no faux about it.  We hold fast to our history while progressively moving ahead.  We hold originality in high regard.

    Independent is more of the same spirit and springs from the same attributes as original.  Consider our burgeoning music scene, for instance.  Denton is known around the world for the music movement that’s been organically evolving here for many years.  Interestingly, though, there is not a specific “Denton sound” that anyone can identify in a word.  That is the result of original and independent.  The sound is a combination of individual sounds where writers, musicians, poets and venues have their own messages, rhythms, tunes and atmospheres.  Listeners get the entire breadth, as varied or not as they choose.  And again, in the surrounding horse country, we have the most diverse equine population and disciplines in one area than anywhere else on Planet Earth.  That’s independent, and it results in a lively, energetic culture.


    The weathered appearance of the brand is quite intentional.  Think about your favorite pair of jeans.  They’re likely a bit worn-looking, because they are your favorite.  They fit you perfectly, comfortably.  And they wouldn’t fit anyone else in just the same way.  Our brand says that’s how Denton fits too.

    Denton is a place where people come to pursue their passions, and we’ve shared their dreams and journeys for more than 150 years.  You’ll see it in our year-round festivals, museums, galleries and shops.  You’ll taste it in the delectable art of local chefs and unique dining.  You’ll feel it in our vibe.

    Welcome to Denton.  Now get ready for something different, an experience no other has had before, because this one is yours:  Original.  Independent.

    Guests in Denton, like the 128,000 people who choose to live here, have something quite definitive in common: we all seek uniquely customized, Denton-centric adventures in our internationally acclaimed way-cool vibe. We call this vibe original, independent.

    Original is a spirit manifested in the physical fabric of our city. It is creative energy fueled for the past 125 years by our universities, arts community, music industry, business community, the North Texas Horse Country and our vibrant, no-faux-about-it downtown square. We hold originality in high regard.