The show is about to go on at the Irving Music Factory, beginning on Labor Day weekend. The 250,000-square-foot entertainment center in the Las Colinas business district will debut with a weekend-long set of shows, then roll out more than 25 restaurants and entertainment venues, culminating in a grand opening celebration December 8-10.
The first venue to open will be The Pavilion, a convertible indoor-outdoor venue with three configurations: an intimate theater option with 2,500 seats; an indoor, upscale arena with seating for 4,000; and an open-air pavilion that seats 8,000.
Inaugural performances will kick off August 31 and September 1 with a sold-out show featuring comedian Dave Chappelle. September 2 is Brad Paisley's Weekend Warrior World Tour 2017, followed by Jeff and Larry's Backyard BBQ on September 3 with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Eddie Money. The weekend closes out with Lifehouse & Switchfoot: Looking for Summer Tour on September 4.
More concert announcements continue to roll in, including the just-announced date with Tori Amos, who will perform at The Pavilion on November 16 to support a new album out in September called Native Invader. Amos is collaborating with Ticketmaster for a pre-sale initiative using the Verified Fan technology that gives fans optimal access to tickets; find it at toriamos.tmverifiedfan.com.
Some of the 25-plus restaurant and entertainment options scheduled to open include the following, with more to be announced:
- Alamo Drafthouse eight-screen movie theater
- Bar Louie
- Bar Manzanilla
- Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse
- Gloria’s Latin Cuisine
- Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizza
- Highway 61 South
- Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
- Martini Ranch
- MaxFrut, Texas' First Frozen Whole-Fruit Bar
- Nosh & Bottle
- Texas Jam House & Marketplace
- Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
- Top Round Roast Beef
- Uncle Gino's Cucina Italiana
- Yard House
Every venue will feature custom designed interiors and generous outdoor patios for guests to enjoy their meal under the vast Texas sky. Many will offer private rooms with A/V equipment for business meetings and private parties, and live music throughout the week.
The development revolves around a central town plaza, like a town square, where guests can wander the space freely with food and cold drinks. The plaza is designed with abundant greenery and open spaces that will serve as a community gathering place for city events, live music, fashion shows, and farmers markets.