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Night Out at the Heard

Event overview

Night Out at the Heard

Join Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney for an evening featuring exhilarating live music, delicious cuisine, and a relaxed atmosphere at the entertaining Night Out fundraising event. This special adults-only gathering invites you to unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures under the stars, including dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar. 

 

Let the lively music set the mood, and have a blast on the dance floor. Savor a variety of dishes from the enticing food trucks. Raise a glass and toast to good times with a selection of beverages from the cash bar. With the serene beauty of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as the backdrop, you’ll find yourself immersed in an evening of relaxation and fun. Connect with friends or that special someone and make new memories. Revel in good music, great food, and an ambiance that embraces the beauty of nature.

 

The event is for guests ages 21+. Get tickets now for an evening of casual sophistication and entertainment.

Blandelles - Live Band

Night One: Prepare to be swept away in the Heard Amphitheater by the electrifying sounds of The Blandelles, a band that seamlessly fuses the nostalgia and vibrant spirit of classic rock, pop, and R&B. With their infectious energy, this dynamic group plays fun, nostalgic, and exciting music that brings everyone out to the dance floor and keeps them there!

Drawing inspiration from legendary acts, The Blandelles have crafted a unique identity that pays homage to the past while carving a path of their own. Their music is a blend of catchy hooks, gritty guitar riffs, and vocals.

 

Information for Night Two coming soon!

Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks. A portion of the food truck proceeds benefit the Heard.

Fresh Mex

Fresh Mex Fresh Mexican Food

It started with a recipe that has been handed down from generations and the desire to become business owners. We serve authentic Mexican food and are well known for our fresh Ceviches and Tacos.

 
Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse is a legendary steak restaurant serving American cuisine. ‘Legendary Food, Legendary Service’ starts with taking no shortcuts. We take great pride in every plate we serve, every time.

Cash Bar

A cash bar will be available with beer and wine. 

More Information
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed.
  • A cash bar will be available. You may pre-purchase vouchers (for both food and beverages) to save time in line.
  • All guests to the event must be 21 or older. IDs will be checked at the door. 
  • Please note that the museum will be closed from 3-6 p.m. on the day of the event to all outside persons in order to allow us time to prepare for Night Out at the Heard.
  • Tickets are limited and they may sell out before the event.
  • If the event sells out, we will not be able to sell any additional tickets at the door.
  • Special Night Out at the Heard tickets are required for all guests, including Heard Museum Members.
  • This includes persons that arrive with current Night Out at the Heard ticket holders.
  • General admission passes and any reciprocal general admission agreements are not valid for this after-hours special fundraising event.
  • Sorry, because this is a limited engagement fundraising event, there are no refunds.
  • Bring a printed copy of your receipt–this will serve as your tickets.
  • If you did not receive your confirmation email with receipt, please contact info@heardmuseum.org
  • You may wish to bring cash to facilitate purchases at the cash bar or food trucks.
  • Many activities are outdoors and on uneven ground (not suitable for high-heel shoes). Dress appropriately. Bring a flashlight and wear bug spray!
  • Please bring a water-resistant blanket and/or stadium chairs for amphitheater or grassy seating areas. Depending on the weather prior to the event, waterproof seating may be preferred.
  • Help us keep our sanctuary clean and pick up your trash. Recycle water bottles, cans and other recyclable items in the blue bins or inside the museum.
  • Visit our volunteer information page for more information regarding volunteer opportunities.

Gallery

Tickets will be available at the door. 

 

Join us for an evening featuring live music and dancing in our outdoor amphitheater, a cash bar, tasty food trucks and more. The event is for guests ages 21+. Bring your friends or significant other for an evening of fun! Event admission includes free parking. 

Tickets

Heard Museum Member: $19

Non-member: $25

 

Schedule

Dates

June 22 & July 20

 

Time

6-10 P.M.

Sponsors

     Tupps         

Ages

Ages 21 and over

COVID-19 Guidelines

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Blandelles - Live Band

Rock and Roll the Way You Remember It

Enjoy classic Rock and Roll from the Blandelles! Their nostalgic, fun and exciting entertainment will bring everyone out to the dance floor. The Blandelles are a collection of professionals who have carved out a niche in the northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma area by playing rock and roll “the way you remember it” since 1985. They play rock and roll music from the years 1954 to 1969.

Cash Bar

A cash bar will be available with wine and Tupps beer. Beer sponsored and provided by Tupps Brewery (from a selection of their most popular flavors).

 

Food

Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks. A portion of the food truck proceeds benefits the Heard.

 

El Chifrijo Food Truck offers Puerto Rican Fusion cuisine. You can find different flavors from different countries in just one bite!

 

Jilly Bean BBQ will serve delicious barbeque.

 

Kona Ice – We’re mobile. We’re fun. We’re stocked with the most delicious flavors you’ve ever tasted. Need a moment of pure bliss? Kona Ice has you covered. Come visit us, let our sweet tunes sweep you away to an island in the middle of the ocean. And while you’re there, kick up your feet and enjoy a nice cup of our premium shaved ice.

More Information
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed.
  • A cash bar will be available. You may pre-purchase vouchers (for both food and beverages) to save time in line.
  • All guests to the event must be 21 or older. IDs will be checked at the door. 
  • Please note that the museum will be closed from 3-6:30 p.m. on the day of the event to all outside persons in order to allow us time to prepare for Date Night at the Heard.
  • Special Date Night tickets are required for all guests, including Heard Museum Members.
  • This includes persons that arrive with current Date Night at the Heard ticket holders.
  • General admission passes and any reciprocal general admission agreements are not valid for this after-hours special fundraising event.
  • Sorry, because this is a limited engagement fundraising event, there are no refunds.
  • Bring a printed copy of your receipt–this will serve as your tickets.
  • If you did not receive your confirmation email with receipt, please contact sjennings@heardmuseum.org
  • You may wish to bring cash to facilitate purchases at the cash bar or food trucks.
  • Many activities are outdoors and on uneven ground (not suitable for high-heel shoes). Dress appropriately. Bring a flashlight and wear bug spray!
  • Please bring a water-resistant blanket and/or stadium chairs for amphitheater or grassy seating areas. Depending on the weather prior to the event, waterproof seating may be preferred.
  • Help us keep our sanctuary clean and pick up your trash. Recycle water bottles, cans and other recyclable items in the blue bins or inside the museum.
  • Visit our volunteer information page for more information regarding volunteer opportunities.