When it comes to entertainment, Arlington Music Hall has always been “the place to be.” Sea Biscuit, starring Shirley Temple, opened in theaters there in 1950. After the movie premiere, a local band called The Flying Ranch Hands (later renamed The Light Crust DoughBoys) gave a remarkable performance on stage.

The hospitality room now features a Marquee Sign and a piece of the original curtain as monuments to the venue’s illustrious past.

Johnnie High, a performer, musician, songwriter, and businessman, bought the Theatre in 1994 so that he could move his Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue there. There was a weekly variety show called “Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue” that featured both established and up-and-coming artists from the area.

Artists including LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Shoji Tabuchi, Blake Shelton, Gary Morris, BoxCar Willie, Wanda Jackson, and Kitty Wells got their starts on Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue over the years.

Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue closed its doors after 31 years on the road. Local real estate entrepreneur and avid country music enthusiast Burk Collins bought and restored the Music Hall in 2009. The redevelopment of downtown Arlington, TX area and the preservation of the Music Hall’s legacy were both aided by this purchase.

The revitalization of Center Street, which included the addition of the well-known Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, cost about $6 million.

From Willie Nelson to Loretta Lynn, country music icons were all guests on the Burk Collins Country Music Revue, which ran until 2015.

In 2015, the Arlington Music Hall complex was purchased by a group of local business owners led by Cary Moon. Following extensive renovations in 2015 and 2018, the Music Hall is now a pleasant place to sit and listen to live music.

All year long, the best in musical entertainment comes to Arlington, thanks to the efforts of a non-profit organization. We’re thrilled to have you here at The Arlington Music Hall, and we expect you’ll have a fantastic time watching a live performance.

Country, pop, rock, classical, comedy, and musical theater are just some of the genres that have found a home at Arlington Music Hall recently. It is also the home of the Symphony Arlington, which presents a season of concerts every month.

Always be on the lookout for new and upcoming talent. When it comes to finding a place to see a show in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Arlington Music Hall is swiftly rising to the top of the list.

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