Her Name Is Sarah

Plano food hall premieres concert venue with headlining Dallas singer

Plano food hall premieres concert venue with headlining Dallas singer

From Jimmy Kimmel to a Plano food hall. Courtesy of Kirtland Records

Plano's Legacy Hall food hall has a new kind of opening in the works that does not directly involve scarfing food: Called the Box Garden, it will be the a beer garden and entertainment venue that hosts live music, and it will open in May.

With the venue nearing completion, a grand opening celebration is being plotted for May 17-20, with a live performance on May 18 by Denton's own singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe.

Tickets are $25, and go on sale on Prekindle.com on March 2. Other performances and details of the four-day event are still to be released.

Jaffe is the singer-songwriter whose records have earned praise from Rolling Stone and others, and who has toured with acts such as Norah Jones, Lou Barlow, and the Old 97's. She's done a performance at Austin City Limits and also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jaffe will also be part of a commissioned performance piece in partnership with New York performance artist Jen Ray making its world premiere on April 11 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The piece will open the 2018 Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Soluna International Music & Arts Festival, which is part of the Dallas Art Fair.

Located on the east side of Legacy Hall at 7800 Windrose Ave., the Box Garden is an outdoor beer garden and entertainment venue located at ground level adjacent to the food hall. Its name derives from the reclaimed shipping containers that comprise the majority of the structure.

The space will hold up to 1,500 people and will house food and beverage options for visitors that include Carlton Provisions BBQ, a tiki bar, a stillhouse lounge, the Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. Outpost, and two rotating pop-ups along with a Hawaiian shaved ice stand.

Its centerpiece will be a 600-square-foot event stage and LED screen, in a sprawling courtyard that will host concerts, festivals, holiday parties, and culinary events.