Frisco’s Annual Music in the Square

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In Frisco, the arrival of summer means the welcome return of one of our favorite events, Music in the Square!

Music in the Square is a free event featuring an amazing line-up of talented musicians. ‘MITS’ has quickly become a tradition for not only Frisco residents but visitors from the surrounding cities as well.

The 2018 event will occur every Friday for five weeks, June 1 through June 29, in Frisco Square’s Simpson Plaza, and is open to all ages.

This is another great addition to the growing music scene here in Frisco and with this year’s great line up, it is sure to be another success. Bring friends and family, grab a picnic, some blankets or chairs and enjoy listening to a variety of musicians as the sun sets.

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Who, What, When, Where, How

The bands play from 7:30pm-9:30pm, but the crowd starts to roll in around 6:30pm. The event can become crowded so we suggest that you arrive early. Find directions here.

Parking is available in the public parking structure behind the City of Frisco Municipal/Public Library building. You’ll want to bring a blanket to sit on or lawn chairs. Coolers and snacks are permitted, as are dogs on a leash.

Grab dinner before or after at one of the many restaurants between Frisco Square and The Rail District. To name a few, The Heritage Table, Best Thai, Pizzeria Testa, Firehouse Subs, Jake’s, @Nerdvana, or Eight |11 Place.

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2018 Music in the Square Summer Line-up

June 1: Moving Colors is one of the most popular bands in the Dallas area performing a wide variety of music and incorporating some buckets and trash cans in their routine as well. They love to have fun on stage.

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June 8: Zen and Tonic Band’s music spans several decades of the best pop, rock, and blues genres. Comprised of professional musicians, this is one to get your groove on.

June 15: Jake Odin and the Marching Band is an all original blues-funk band. The band is comprised of members of all ages and genres of music, giving it a very signature and unique sound. Fans of The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler and The Black Crowes will dig them.

June 22: Mix Tape is a North Texas-based band bringing new life and energy to the live music scene. The six member band with musicians from different backgrounds and experiences will play all the songs we want to hear. Mix Tape plays a unique list of cover songs from the 70s to current day of rock, pop, and alternative music.

June 29: Local Yoakam Founder and front man, Rodney Smith, has amassed a collection of very talented musicians to support this unique and growing popular sound. Together they create a uniquely edgy approach to old country music. That, mixed with classic rock and original music from Rodney, will have you rocking to songs you didn’t know could rock.

What people are saying about Music in the Square…

I caught up with Joey Salvia of the band Moving Colors, who will kick off MITS on June 1st. Moving Colors offers a huge big production with horns, lights, and multiple singers. Joey shared,

Moving Colors loves to be a part of this event and I’ve been honored to perform each time we’ve been asked. As a club and wedding band, it’s always great to get in front of our local families at festivals, fairs and play for the kids as well as the parents. We have a big show planned this year, and look forward to seeing the great people of Frisco in the square.

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Residents and visitors of all ages say it’s an event they look forward to every year. Frisco resident Kirk Thompson says,

I look forward to this every summer, seeing the bands for free and being so close to home is great!”

If you’ve not made it out to experience Music In the Square yet, consider making time to do so. In addition to supporting local music, this is really a great event for the family time or date night, and a perfect way to kick off your summer.

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