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Irving's Music Factory launches with killer entertainment lineup

Irving's Music Factory launches with killer entertainment lineup

Dave Chappelle
Comedian Dave Chappelle will be the opening event at the Pavilion at the Music Factory on Friday, September 1. Photo courtesy of Dave Chappelle
Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley will play at the new venue on September 2. Photo courtesy of LiveNation
 Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will close out Labor Day weekend with Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ. Photo Courtesy of the Tobin Center
Dave Chappelle
Brad Paisley
 Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy

The highly anticipated Pavilion at the Music Factory in Irving has announced its initial entertainment lineup, one that's full of some of the biggest names in music and comedy.

Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle, hot off his two recent Netflix specials, will open the venue on Friday, September 1. As Chappelle is known to do multiple concerts at one venue, it's likely other times or dates will be announced after the initial concert inevitably sells out quickly.

Chappelle will be joined on Labor Day weekend by country star Brad Paisley on September 2, and Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ on September 3, featuring Blue Collar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, as well as Eddie Money and the Marshall Tucker Band.

Other announced performers include Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips on September 6, Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty on October 1, and a stand-up appearance by The Daily Show's Trevor Noah on November 11. In all, 10 events have been announced, with more expected in the coming weeks.

A 250,000-square-foot dining and entertainment project, the Irving Music Factory will open to the public on Labor Day weekend. The Pavilion at the Music Factory is a 3-in-1, state-of-the-art venue that will be able to host 2,500 people in an intimate theater setting, 4,000 for an indoor theater experience, or 8,000 in an open-air pavilion.

Tickets for all of the initial events will go on sale on Friday, March 31, at 10 am at LiveNation.com.