As we head into a weekend filled with Second Saturday fun and more, thanks to our friends at the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau, here are a few things to consider as we look to the weekend ahead.
Concert For A Cure (Sept. 7)
Join in the fight against cancer. McKinney's own master's degreed vocalist Elizabeth Leonard is putting on an unforgettable show. She will perform songs celebrating strength and courage from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Journey, Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Adele and many more! Ticket sales benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Concert is Friday at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $12 and available HERE.
I'm Not Ashamed Concert (Sept. 8)
This fundraising concert for Eternity Community Church will benefit the music ministry. Featuring a truly diverse atmosphere with people from different cultures, backgrounds, and denominations, there will be singing (in English and Spanish), praise dancing and Christian comedy. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $7 for those 12 and younger. Get tickets for this MPAC 6-8 p.m. concert HERE.
TI Jazz Band Concert (Sept. 9)
The 18-piece Texas Instruments Jazz Band presents a summer concert at the McKinney Performing Arts Center on Sunday afternoon from 4-5:15 p.m. The band is in its 26th year and recently performed at the Cancun Jazz Festival. Tickets are $10 for adults and $10 for students. Get tickets HERE.
Second Saturday Art Exhibit Openings
McKinney's downtown galleries are showcasing the following art this month, beginning Saturday, Sept. 9, with receptions from 7-10 p.m.
The Garret Gallery: Barry Mullins; 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361
Imaging on the Square: Various local artists. 109 S. Tennessee, 972-548-7575
Laura Moore Fine Art: The Still Life: His and Hers featuring art by William and Carol Patterson. 107 S Tennessee. 214-914-3630 .
La Misha Bistro: Jennier Niebuhr; 113 N. Kentucky; 972-540-6050
McKinney Wine Merchant: Nick Saia, 120 W. Virginia, 972-542-4636
Orisons Art & Framing: L. C. Tobey's Mother Nature: Fire and Glass (pictured at right). 110 E. Louisiana, 972-529-1441
Entertainment This Weekend
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Jason Elmore (Fri.); Rusty Brothers (Sat.)
Churchill's: Psychic Night (Thur.)
Hank's: Bri Bagwell (Thur); Bellamy Brothers (Fri.); Whiskey Myers (Sat.)
Grand/Rick's: Music Thursday-Friday; Jon Christopher Davis (pictured), Rob Wechsler and Lee Rotholz (Sat.)
Grotto: Get Buzzed (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); Worlds Apart-A Journey Tribute Band (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Joel Clark (Fri.); Tu-Tones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Michael Galloway (Fri.); Elizabeth Riley (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Still looking for something to do? There is more fun to be had. Be sure to check out the TownSquareBuzz.com Community Events Calendar. While you're there, feel free to add your own events to the mix.