Greater Denton Arts Council

concerts + performances

NEW! In 2018, the Arts Council will launch a new series of concerts at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center and the historic Campus Theatre featuring local and touring artists. 

GDAC Live Music Series


Come join us for an amazing evening of music here at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center on Thursday, October 18. We are honored to be hosting this gifted group of international artists as part of our Live Music Series.

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Doors open for VIP Meet and Greet at 7:00 p.m. Doors open for General Admission at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Patterson Appleton Arts Center 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76207

Tickets: $15 General admission and VIP tickets may be purchased online up until October 17. The night of the event tickets may be purchased at the door for $20. VIP tickets limited to 20. Tickets may be purchased here:


Marty Willson-Piper is a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who has been writing and performing with many bands and artists all over the world for the past 35+ years. He is best known as a long-time member of the Australian psychedelic rock band the Church. Willson-Piper contributed to all of the Church’s studio releases until 2013 and was a touring member from 1980-2013.

Well known as a man whose music voices the paradoxes of pain and beauty in a lyrical and musical style that snags the attention of the audience and remains in their consciousness long after the music has ceased. In live performances, this penetrating depth of music is coupled with fabulous humor that is nothing but British, intelligent, and vastly inappropriate (in all the right ways).

Willson-Piper has maintained a steady solo output since the mid-1980’s, releasing six solo studio albums and three live solo albums to date. He released his solo album Nightjar in 2009 on Second Motion Records. He has also released three albums with long time friend Dare Mason under the name Noctorum. Their fourth album is scheduled for release in October 2018.

Marty has song co-writes with many artists, including Grace Slick, Aimee Mann, Susannah Hoffs, Linda Perry and more.



Salim Nourallah is a North Texas music scene fixture. After gaining initial acclaim with the Denton-based Nourallah Brothers he’s gone on to release a half dozen solo albums and produce a fine list of many others (including the Old 97s, Rhett Miller, Deathray Davies the Damnwells). Salim has won many Dallas Observer music awards, including Best Album, Best Song and 7 consecutive awards for Best Producer. His 7th solo LP, Somewhere South of Sane, will be released on September 28th by Palo Santo Records. No Depression has already called the sprawling double LP's inventive soundscapes "melodic and memorable...think Nick Drake and the side of John Lennon that emerges in songs like 'Julia.'"


Laish is the name for Danny Green’s songs. Danny is known for honest, self-reflective songs and stunning live performances. Danny possesses a distinctive, plaintive tenor which is deep, richly textured and affecting. Gentle fingerpicked acoustic ballads and robust art rock jams about relationships failed and survived.

The fourth album, Time Elastic, is out now via Talitres.

Currently based in London, Danny Laish has had an impressive independent career performing both solo and with a full band. Prominent shows include some of the UK’s most prestigious venues: The Union Chapel, The Roundhouse, Barbican, St Pancras Old Church and Kings Place. Laish have toured extensively across UK and Europe and released two critically acclaimed albums. Festival performances at End of the Road, Larmer Tree, Burning Eagle, Cambridge Folk and Smugglers, and shared stages with Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Richard Dawson, Martha Wainwright, Rozi Plain, Wave Pictures, Júníus Meyvant and Jason Lytle.


community PARTNERS

Discover Denton’s rich music scene during festivals like Arts & Jazz Festival, 35 Denton, Oaktopia, or the GDAC's new Live Music Series at the historic Campus Theatre. The Greater Denton Arts Council is pleased to partner with the following festivals.

35Denton at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Photo courtesy of 35Denton blog.

35Denton at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Photo courtesy of 35Denton blog.

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama, and the visual arts. Held the last full weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park, the event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting. To learn more, visit