Grand Opening Celebration for Texas Live! to Take Place August 9 – 12 in the Arlington Entertainment District

The Grand Opening celebration for Texas Live! will take place Thursday, August 9 to Sunday, August 12

Highlights

  • One of the largest and most exciting sports-­anchored developments in the country, the $250 million world-­class dining, entertainment and hospitality district will debut 200,000 square feet of best-­in-­class local, regional and national dining and entertainment, as well as a 5,000-­capacity outdoor event pavilion.
  • Grand Opening festivities for Texas Live! will kick off Thursday, August 9 with national recording artist and Dallas-­Fort Worth native, Toadies, performing on the Arlington Backyard stage.
  • A full schedule of events will be shared on Texas Live!’s website and social media channels.

In This Article

ARLINGTON, TX – The Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and the City of Arlington announced today that the Grand Opening celebration for Texas Live! will take place Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 12 in the Arlington Entertainment District. One of the largest and most exciting sports-­anchored developments in the country, the $250 million world-­class dining, entertainment and hospitality district will debut 200,000 square feet of best-­in-­class local, regional and national dining and entertainment, as well as a 5,000-­capacity outdoor event pavilion, Arlington Backyard, upon opening.

Additionally, a 14-­story, 302-­room luxury Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX hotel with a 35,000 square foot Grand Event Center is currently under construction and will open in 2019. The first of its kind in the country, the flagship Live! by Loews hotel will provide a spectacular location for meetings, events and conventions, as well as a special destination for sports fans, visitors and families.

Grand Opening festivities for Texas Live! will kick off Thursday, August 9 with national recording artist and Dallas-­Fort Worth native, Toadies, performing on the Arlington Backyard stage. The celebration will continue throughout the weekend with a packed line up of live music and entertainment, events and activities for the entire community. A full schedule of events will be shared on Texas Live!’s website and social media channels on Facebook, Instagram (@tx_live) and Twitter (@tx_live).

Thursday, August 9
6:00-­8:00 pm: Grand Opening VIP Party (by invitation only)
Texas Live! would like to invite you to be their special guest at the Grand Opening VIP Party. Click here to sign up to win tickets to the exclusive event.

For full contest rules, please click here

7:00 pm: Arlington Backyard and Lockhart Smokehouse open to the public

8:00 pm: FREE Concert Featuring Toadies with Eleven Hundred Springs at Arlington Backyard
Doors Open at 7pm | Must be 21+

8:00 pm: Live! Arena, PBR Texas, Troy’s, Sports & Social Arlington and a signature venue by celebrity chef Guy Fieri open to the public

Friday, August 10th
11:00 am: Texas Live! opens to the public

6:05pm: Official Texas Rangers Away Game Watch Party

8:00 pm: Concert Featuring National Recording Artist Bleachers with Special Guests Joywave at Arlington Backyard
Doors Open at 7pm | Must be 21+

To purchase tickets, please visit

Saturday, August 11th
11:00 am: Texas Live! opens to the public

12:05 pm: Official Texas Rangers Away Game Watch Party

8:00 pm: Concert Featuring National Recording Artist Kip Moore at Arlington Backyard
Doors Open 7pm | Must be 21+

To purchase tickets, please visit

Enter to win a Meet & Greet with Kip Moore here

For full contest rules, please click here

Sunday, August 12th
11:00 am: Texas Live! opens to the public

11:00 am: Family Fun Day
Bring the kids out for a day of fun to our FREE family event at Texas Live!. Enjoy live music and entertainment from Arlington’s' premiere family performers, plus arts and crafts, moonwalks, face painters, jugglers, puppets, sports games, giveaways, and more!

All ages are welcome to participate. Please RSVP in advance to receive a free bag of popcorn.

12:05pm: Official Texas Rangers Away Game Watch Party (*Game time subject to change)
Texas Live! is creating over 3,000 new jobs for the City of Arlington and Tarrant County including 2,000 new construction jobs and
over 1,000 new permanent jobs. The district is currently seeking applicants for all types of positions from entry level to
management opportunities. Positions include but are not limited to Servers, Cooks, Bartenders, Front and Back-­of-­House, Music
Entertainment Specialists, as well as Sales, Marketing, and Promotional Managers. Please visit http://workforcesolutions.net/ to get
more information about joining the Texas Live! team.

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