More than 25 new restaurants and venues are coming to Irving Music Factory
The show is about to begin 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.