Acoustic Concert Tours in Wylie, Texas

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Tom & Linda's 20th Anniversary

Saturday, November 21

It's a party AND a concert!
Come any time after 5:00
Potluck dinner about 6:00 (we'll provide meat)
Concert starts at 8:00
Song circle until we're done

Concert featuring:

Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne
Lisa Markley & Bruce Balmer
Bill Nash
Emilie Aronson
Baylis Laramore

These good friends and local artists have all had an impact on our concert series and on our marriage. So we're bringing back the tradition of the Wylie Folk Festival and have asked them to share a show and help us celebrate our 20 years together. Come early and bring a side dish for the the potluck, or come later just for the music.

Exceptional performers all, we guarantee an evening of amazing music and, with your help, delicious food!

Tom Prasada-Rao

Saturday, December 12, 8 PM

Ronny Cox

Sunday, March 6, 4PM (tentative)

Small Potatoes

Saturday, April 2, 8PM



Concert Info

Acoustic Concert Tours is the Dallas area's premier house concert series. Concerts are brought to you by Paul Porter, Tom Noe, and Linda Silas. Since 1992 Tom and Linda have hosted over 250 concerts in the living room of their home outside Wylie, Texas. Directions are below, or you can go see a map.

Concerts are scheduled about once each month, with some breaks in the summer. Most are on Saturday evening at 8pm and a few are on Sunday afternoon at 4pm. We ask each person attending to make a donation of $15, which all goes to the performer. Drinks and snacks are available and there's a donation kitty. You can also bring whatever you like for yourself or to share. Reservations are normally not required but we suggest you arrive about 10-20 minutes before show time for a good seat.

We feature some of acoustic music's greatest singer-songwriters, from all over the US and beyond, in a serious listening room. We often call this "Hard Listening" music, because the lyrics have something to say and are sure to make you think. You will rarely hear it on the radio - it's just too good.


"The Arms of Eden" located at 4030 N. Hwy 78, Wylie, Texas 75098.

That's about 4 miles east of where 544 crosses 78 and about 1.5 miles west of where 205 ends at 78. The driveway turns north off Hwy 78 between Platinum Storage and RD384, which is the road to Lake Lavon. Signs near the driveway on both sides of 78 say "Lavon Lake Dam Headquarters."  Numbers say "4030" on the post by the driveway, and when there's a show happening we put out a sign that says "House Concert."

Construction Note:

The state is widening Hwy 78 and has removed our mailbox. Our new driveway entrance has been poured as part of the new lane for Hwy 78, and it’s really nice. The contractor tells us old lane will be closed for tearout and the newly poured one will be the one you will drive on before our next concert. That will surely make it easier to get in and out of our place.

Here are tips on finding it from either direction: If the gatepost is still there, the 4030 will be on it and we'll put the red reflectors out on the north side of 78 to mark our driveway. Coming east from Wylie we are on your left, just past the garish Platium Storage sign. Coming west from Hwy 205 we are on your right, just after you cross the bridge and pass RD384 (the road to the lake, now with no sign.) The road is only 100 feet from the wall at Platinum Storage and we're in between.

Turn off 78 past the "House Concert" sign and up our driveway.


updated 10 November, 2015

by Linda M. Silas
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