Free Loaders to play Bugs & Brews fest

By Melissa Gonzalez

Photo by D Magazine courtesy of Bugs & Brew

Serenity Events, the promotional events arm of Granada Theater and Sundown at Granada, is hosting the ​3rd annual Bugs & Brews festival​ at ​Sundown at Granada ​on Sunday, ​April 22.

This year, get a real taste of New Orleans right here on Lower Greenville, with all sorts of authentic NOLA-style foods to munch on, as well as rockin’ tunes from all over DFW. Add some brews to wash down those bugs, and you’ve got a recipe for a perfect sunny spring afternoon. Need a place to take a break from the heat? This year we will have ​plenty of shade available inside the restaurant, as well as on our covered rooftop patio (with ​misters​ to help you cool off!)

Musical guests include ​The Free Loaders​, performing their unique blend of jazz, blues and swing, followed by the ​Vandoliers​, an alt-country band with punk rock roots. Next up is ​Silas Nello,​ who masterfully blends Americana with high-energy rock n’ roll. Headlining the night is Club Wood​, whose love for New Orleans street music and jazz culture make for a non-stop party into the night.

Tickets start at ​$10 for general admission only,​ if you’re just in for the booze and tunes. Purchase a ​GA + Crawfish ticket for admission to the event and two lbs of crawfish for $18​. You can also purchase extra crawfish only tickets if you know you’ll want more! This year, we’re also offering a ​Taste of New Orleans ​Card. Purchase one for $20 and select any 4 of Chef Jason’s specialty NOLA dishes. Choose from ​Crawfish Monica, Sausage & Chicken Jambalaya, Patton Hot Sausage Po’ Boy or Cajun Meat Pie.​ Items will be available for $6 each on the day of the event. Plenty of bugs for everyone, but if you know you’re coming hungry, then pre-purchase your crawfish as only ​a very limited amount will be available for purchase on the day of the event. ​Enjoy great drink specials from our friends at ​Modelo and Pacifico. In addition, our fully-stocked bar will be open, and other beers and drinks will be available​.

Please join the community on ​Sunday, April 22, for the ​3rd annual Bugs and Brews Fest.​ Tickets and FAQ are available at ​​.

The Granada Theater has been entertaining Dallas audiences of all ages since 1946. Located in the historic Lower Greenville neighborhood, it was originally built as a post-WWII movie theater house. Now in the building’s 71st year at 3524 Greenville Avenue, the Granada Theater is doing what it has done effortlessly over the last twelve years — ushering in a new generation of music fans one concert at a time.