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Gin Blossoms to play Park Village grand opening in Southlake

Gin Blossoms
Gin Blossoms

’90s hitmakers the Gin Blossoms will play at the grand opening of Southlake’s Park Village dining-shopping complex, in a “Sip, Shop & Rock” event April 16 .

The Gin Blossoms, of course, are known for such songs as Hey Jealousy, Found Out About You, Follow You Down and Til I Hear it From You, all of which got significant airplay in the mid-’90s. They’ll perform from 7 to 8 p.m. to cap off the grand opening.

Although the Gin Blossoms were named The Most ‘90s Band of All time in an Uproxx Sports bracket-style competition, they date back to the late ’80s and have released new material since the ’90s, according to their website bio.

Park Village has been open for several months, but it hasn’t has a grand opening yet, and as of this writing, some of its restaurants, such as Tarrant County’s first Taverna Rossa and a new location of Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, have yet to open. Taverna Rossa is expected to open before the grand-opening event.

But a slew of its restaurants has opened: Modern Market, RA Sushi, Luna Grill, Malai Kitchen and, on the more casual/specialty end of things, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and the Juice Bar. The Juice Bar will even offer a special Gin Blossoms green juice shot during the grand opening.

Not exactly restaurants, but still food-centric, are the stores Sur La Table and Fresh Market, both of which will have chef demos and food samples during the event. Malai Kitchen will offer a beer flight or sugar cane juice mocktail, Luna Grill will have samples of its Mediterranean dishes and Taverna Rossa will offer a blonde draft beer.

The retail side of Park Village will also get into the act: Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys mascot, will be available for photo opps at men’s salon Cowboy Up; the Lash Lounge will offer brow tints; Lemongrass Aveda Salon will have Aveda body products, Luke’s Locker will have electrolyte cocktails and a test-drive of an Adidas Boost X running shoe, and Sovn European Sleep Systems will give away two Oxygen Pillows.

VIP tickets are $20; VIP holders will get a swag bag included in that price. Only 250 VIP tickets are available.

The Gin Blossoms concert is free, but registration is required because only 2,000 tickets are available. For more information on the concert and on the VIP tickets, go to parkvillage.ticketbud.com.

With that many people coming, parking will be a challenge. There is on-site parking, but there will also be a complimentary shuttle from Dragon Stadium in Sotuhlake.

Things start at 5 p.m. April 16 at Park Village, 1065 E. Southlake Blvd., with the concert starting at 7. For more information, visit shopparkvillage.com or facebook.com/shopparkvillage

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