It may sound like a spot movie studios would use for an action scene – a massive outdoor area, surrounded by shipping containers on all sides, a concrete floor underneath, but it isn’t. It’s Plano’s outdoor newest hot spot, The BoxGarden, and as venues go, it’s checking all the rights boxes for all the right reasons.
First off, there’s no denying it folks, we Texans love the great outdoors, and when you add beer and bbq to that well it’s a recipe for a grand ol’ time. The BoxGarden at Legacy Hall has done that and more. This concrete floored pseudo-industrial space offers live entertainment as well as the viewing of football, soccer games and other live events on their giant (and we mean giant) screen.
Flow through Legacy Hall’s expansive doors into the Box Garden, where you’ll enjoy leisurely afternoons, drinks with friends, a meeting or some late-night fun.
The Box Garden is named “Box Garden” because it’s literally a ‘boxed garden’. Used reclaimed shipping containers create much of the structure and it holds up to 1,500+ people. One of the “boxes” is even used to farm vegetables that are then used by chefs within the food hall. There is the BBQ stall, Carlton Provisions BBQ, and 5 bars (you’re welcome!), a tiki bar, Stillhouse Lounge, Unlawful Assembly Outpost, and 2 rotating pop-ups along with a Hawaiian shaved ice stand – why, not – right!?
A variety of jams
Whatever your jam, the Box Garden’s sprawling courtyard with a 600 square foot event stage will have you dancing, singing, eating, drinking, shouting and striking a pose at one its many live music shows, festivals, holiday parties and more.
Equal parts premium food hall, beer garden, a craft brewery and live entertainment destination, the BoxGarden at Legacy Hall brings a new dining experience to North Texas.
The goal is to be the local destination for live music, concerts, sporting events, festivals, holiday parties, fashion shows, culinary events, and more. With incredible views from all angles, it can offer seating capacities from 500 guests to over 1,000 fans
“Fifteen hundred is a great number of concerts. It’s intimate enough to give people a real experience, and it’s a space that can be filled with big name and up-and-coming acts,” said The Box Garden Entertainment Director Michael Clay. “You go too big and if nobody shows up, suddenly it looks empty.”
Repurposed shipping containers are an environmentally friendly way to put discarded metal to use, but that’s not the only thing to love about The Box Garden.
The schedule has enough on it for everyone to find a reason to come enjoy at least one event at the BoxGarden.
The reviews are in, well all four them anyway, and they seem to be pretty favorable for the new venue. It’s still pretty early and venues aren’t places that see many reviews unless, you guessed it, they’re really bad. Horrible venues get reviewed frequently when places are enjoyable, they don’t necessarily garner many reviews. Great venues are known by their bookings and word of mouth, but we figured we’d add the few Google reviews we could find because that’s we’ve been doing as we, “Explore Legacy Hall, One Bite at a Time” so why break with tradition?
It’s your turn!
How about you? Have you been to the BoxGarden? We’d love the hear from you if you have!
Contact us and let us know if you’ve been a fan at a venue, enjoyed some food or beer at one of the stalls or even if you’re a manager or business owner in Legacy Hall. We may even feature you in an upcoming post!
Getting around Legacy West can be tricky so here’s our Live Legacy West Map to help you on your way. Hey, if you happen to bump into us there as you navigate your way, please stop and say ‘hi’ and keep watching as we continue to explore Legacy Hall, one bite at a time.