Where the Stars Shine

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!


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Van Darien

January 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for free live music brought to you by Van Darien!

About Van Darien:

Vanessa Darien is a hard-bitten lyricist with a flare for Americana Folklore. But Americana is not just an imagined theme for Vanessa, but something she has been strongly rooted in since a young age. Hailing from Weatherford, TX, Vanessa was raised in a home which also functioned as her father John’s machine shop; it was in this shop Vanessa would become well versed in some of the finest American Roots music. From a junkyard of rusted cars, and a cast of characters both eclectic and eccentric, this Southern upbringing would lay the foundation for Vanessa’s future in songwriting.

Vanessa has spent the past several years playing across Texas, from dusty beer joints to theater venues and everywhere in-between. In her travels, she has shared the stage with many artists including Uncle Lucius, Mike McClure, John Fullbright, Ian Moore, Cody Canada & The Departed, and Johnathan Tyler.

Apart from solo writing and works, Vanessa has also established many musical friendships and collaborations, with writing partners Joey Green, Maren Morris, Steven Cooper, and Ryan Michael of The Roomsounds. With a tight-knit group of musicians, and the help of producer/musician Beau Patrick Bedford, Vanessa has just completed a 6 song EP of new material entitled “Silent Sparrow” which was released¬†June 3rd, 2014.


January 28, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


The Rustic, Dallas (Uptown)
3656 Howell St.
Dallas, TX 75204 United States