The Lakeside Music Series returns to The Shops at Lakeside on Friday with the same variety of talented musicians, but a few new wrinkles to make the event even more attractive.
“People enjoyed the free Friday-night music event last year,” said Jimmy Archie, managing partner of Realty Capital, master developer of Lakeside DFW.
“We are committed to improving the experience, especially as we add new restaurants, like Mio Nonno.”
Mio Nonno Trattoria’s patio faces the plaza where the musicians perform.
The new Italian restaurant has received rave reviews. It joins Carvao Prime Brazilian Steakhouse, Paradise Bistro & Coffee Co, and Epic Gelato in providing a variety of eating options.
And more are on the way. Hanaya, a Japanese restaurant featuring hibachi, sushi and Asian fusion, is expected to open in May along with Milwaukee Joe’s ice cream shop.
In August, Mena’s Tex-Mex Cantina will open at the corner of Lakeside and Northwood.
Performers have been lined up through the end of May and include Lakeside favorites like Sebastian Valenzuela (classic and contemporary rock), Chaz Marie (R&B, blues, country), and Jon Christopher Davis (country and rock).
But Michael Clay of the Texas Music Project also has lined up many new acts including several Voice contestants (Matt Tedder and Taylor Phelan).
For a complete list of the performers for April and May, click here.
Plan to dine at a Lakeside establishment. You can hear the performances from the patios of Epic Gelato, Mio Nonno, and Paradise Bistro & Coffee Co. or bring a blanket or portable chairs to sit back in the plaza.
Paradise Bistro will serve as the rain-out location so the performances will go on, rain or shine