Still have “3 AM,” “Back 2 Good,” and “Unwell” from Matchbox Twenty on your playlist? We don’t blame you – this ‘90s alternative rock band is still amazing today! That’s why we are so excited that a Matchbox Twenty tribute band (appropriately called Matchbox 20) is coming to Vitruvian Park this Thursday, August 12, as part of Vitruvian Nights Live.
Matchbook 20 is a Dallas-based tribute band consisting of five energetic, professional entertainers that bring to life the vast catalog and concert experience of iconic rockers Matchbox Twenty. They quickly grew a following that has been filling concert venues and festivals across the metroplex. Expect to hear classics from the Matchbox Twenty debut breakout album, Yourself or Someone Like You, all the way through their 2012 release, North, with music from similar bands sprinkled in along the way. Get ready for a show full of energy and fun that will keep you on your feet, dancing and singing along to all your favorite Matchbox Twenty, alternative, rock and pop hits!
The free summer concert will take place on the amphitheater at Vitruvian Park from 7-9:30 p.m. This event is family friendly and welcoming for pets. In addition to live music, guests can also play fun outdoor lawn games, and purchase delicious bites and cold drinks from local food trucks onsite.
There are also several restaurants located at Vitruvian Park, where you can grab a bite before or after the show. Vitruvian Park Tavern has amazing burgers, gourmet sandwiches, delicious grilled cheese, hummus, popcorn shrimp, sour cream mashed potatoes, and more. Those go perfectly with the Tavern’s extensive scotch and bourbon collection, featured wines, and frozen drink selection. Or, go to Addison Ice House, which has a great selection of craft beers and Texas-style pub food. Try a flight of local brews, sip on a signature craft cocktail, try the street tacos, the brisket, the wings, the sandwiches, and more.
Vitruvian Park is complying with all current COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations, and it has taken enhanced health and safety measures to promote a safe gathering. These include enhanced cleaning and sanitation (where staff will regular disinfect surfaces and set up hand sanitizing stations); face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn by all in attendance who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; attendance is not recommended for those who have been recently diagnosed or exposed to someone with COVID-19 or are currently experiencing symptoms; and additional safety protocols will follow current CDC guidance.
Upcoming Vitruvian Nights Live concerts include Emerald City party band on August 26 and Bidi Bidi Banda, a Selena tribute band, on September 9.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free and available onsite at Vitruvian Park in the Bella Lane and Ponte Avenue parking lots. Event parking is prohibited at communities: Addison Apartments at the Park, Fiori, Savoye, Savoye Squared, and Vitruvian West.
Hearing Matchbox 20 is a great way to relive the music of your youth, enjoy the beautiful outdoors with friends and family, and have a blast at this free summer concert. It’s the best way to spend a Thursday night!