Designed to accommodate both large and intimate shows from local and national artists, The Rustic is an expansive indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy the best live music in Texas in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. View our calendar below for upcoming shows and events. Would you like big announcements delivered directly to your inbox? Sign up for our MAILING LIST!
Where the Stars Shine
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June 13, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on June 8, 2017 at 8:30pm
One event on June 13, 2018 at 8:30pm
Join us for free live music by The Bodarks!
The Dallas-based Bodarks are “a genre-creating string band…that’s developed its own unique Americana music,” says Buddy Magazine. Selected as a Shiner Rising Star finalist in its first year (2013), the foursome was described by SRS judge Donnie Nelson as having “all kinds of cool elements from bluegrass to ragtime.” And Chuck Taylor of KHYI 95.3FM likened them to Pokey LaFarge and Old Crow Medicine Show. Since then, the Bodarks have opened locally for such artists as Kansas, Lincoln Durham, The O’s, and Wade Bowen. Like the tree from which they take their name, the Bodarks are deeply rooted yet branching out in new directions as they appeal to a wide range of ages and tastes. Their fans have gained a reputation of their own by taking an active part in the hootenannies with tambourines, spoons, cajons, kazoos, etc. Blitz Weekly caught the mayhem at Deep Ellum’s 2014 Big Folkin’ Fest and reported, “The Bodarks were a beautiful blend of delightful harmonies that had the audience singing along to their songs as if it were their favorite karaoke jam.” These “Bodarkistas” pulled together and completely funded the band’s first full-length album, released in January of 2015, which includes 12 original tracks and a live cover: www.cdbaby.com/cd/thebodarks. The Bodarks are now recording their second album. For more information, visit www.thebodarks.com.