Bricks in the Wall at Arlington Music Hall

Classic Pink Floyd music loud and lasered in an Arlington Local Landmark.

Bricks in the Wall

Pink Floyd is my favorite band. While I never saw them live in concert, several tribute acts do the band justice. “Bricks in the Wall” is a nine-piece Pink Floyd tribute band from Dallas that has been doing it for over 20 years. I’ve seen them in concert nine times now—six in Dallas and three at the Arlington Music Hall—and they never disappoint. Their shows are a faithful recreation of Pink Floyd’s live shows, with music, a laser show, and visuals. They display most of the visuals on a circular screen, reminiscent of one that became a mainstay of Pink Floyd’s live shows in the 1970s.

Arlington Music Hall – marquee sign

Their setlist tonight was heavy on fan favorites from “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “The Wall.” All but two songs they played were from these three albums. At a show a few weeks later in Dallas, the band would play “The Dark of the Moon” in its entirety to celebrate the album’s 50th anniversary. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen them do that, but I have seen them play “Animals” and “Wish You Were Here” from start to finish.

Bricks in the Wall logo

Bricks in the Wall usually doesn’t sell out Arlington Music Hall. Most of their fan base seems to be in the Dallas area, and the shows I’ve seen in Dallas were packed. They’re a talented local tribute band with a devout following. The band plays a handful of shows yearly, mainly in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They often play Arlington Music Hall in January and have already announced their January 2024 show.

Lasers and lights during the show

This was a fun night out and another great show from the band. They rocked tonight! Full of sound, lots of lasers, plenty of energy, and a solid interpretation of some of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits.

Bricks in the Wall setlist

Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas | January 14, 2023

  • In the Flesh?
  • Time
  • What Do You Want From Me?
  • Empty Spaces
  • Young Lust
  • One of my Turns
  • Money
  • Another Brick in the Wall – Part 1
  • Another Brick in the Wall – Part 2


  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
  • The Great Gig in the Sky
  • Mother
  • Have a Cigar
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Us and Them
  • Brain Damage
  • One of These Days
  • Run Like Hell
  • Comfortably Numb

Arlington Music Hall

Arlington Music Hall is an intimate theater in Downtown Arlington. It opened in 1950 as a movie theater and is now a live music venue, although it sometimes hosts other events. I think it’s one of the best places to catch a concert in Arlington, and it unfairly gets overlooked. The venue has an enjoyable ambiance and isn’t trendy or overly crowded. It also has free parking, and there is a decent mix of restaurants and bars in the area to make it an enjoyable night out.

Glance up from your seat at Arlington Music Hall and you might see a face looking back at you

The venue has live music about three times a week, usually on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. It’s also the home of Symphony Arlington and their monthly concerts from October through May. Arlington Music Hall mainly hosts local or regional acts, tribute bands, and artists that, well, you might recognize the name but didn’t realize they were still touring. While big stars aren’t on their calendar these days, the venue has hosted some well-known artists. In the mid-1990s, it became home to the popular and long-running Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue. The venue offers a diverse mix of entertainment and is a City of Arlington Local Landmark.

City of Arlington Local Landmark –
proudly on display in the lobby
Arlington Music Hall at dusk, but from a different night

Blog post & photos by Jason S. Sullivan, 01-15-23

Bricks in the Wall concert poster – Photo Credit: Bricks in the Wall Facebook page

4 thoughts on “Bricks in the Wall at Arlington Music Hall

  1. I enjoy your articles and find them insightful. I have wonder why many writers leave out several years in the history of the Arlington Theater. It was used as a Christian education venue from the 1970s until Johnnie High bought it in the early 1990s. The group built what is now Babe’s chicken using volunteers and donations. It was used as a food prep and seating area during their Bible seminars. Being in realty, I know the City of Arlington wanted to buy it, but at a low-ball price. Their offer was rejected, and rhe group sold it (for more but not much more) to Mr. High and then built a larger educational facility elsewhere. Mr. High was very grateful and pleasant to work with – a real gentleman who brought music to Arlington. It is nice to see the theater still bringing education and pleasure to residents of DFW.

    Australian Pink Floyd is also a great cover band. Seen them in Dallas and Fort Worth and they didn’t disappoint either time.

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    1. Hello, thank you for your comment. Glad you enjoy the articles!

      I didn’t know that it was formerly a Christian education venue. The Arlington Music Hall’s website doesn’t have much about its history, and I didn’t dig too deep on the history for this article. But, I’ll keep that in mind for a future article as I like local history. I know that a church was recently meeting there on Sunday mornings for worship, though. The theater definitely still gets use.

      I like the Australian Pink Floyd Show too. I’ve seen them before and I’m seeing them in Dallas later this year. I like Brit Floyd and have seen them several times. I’ve also seen the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra do a Pink Floyd concert, and I wish they would do it again!


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