Live Music


From raucous shows at The Kessler Theater to the rise of Deep Ellum and every local chart-topper in between, the history of Dallas music shows how a city flourished - and continues to flourish - alongside its rising, innovative artists. While the city's early history is steeped in blues and the giants - Johnson, King, Walker and Ledbetter - who made it, Dallas is a city that has always embraced a diverse array of artists.

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Rex Orange County
Fri - Feb 21

Rex Orange County

Rising indie-pop star Rex Orange County heads out tour in 2020 as he presents his latest album, Pony! With the album being released at the back end of 2019, Rex (a.k.a Alexander O'Connor) is ready...

The Bomb Factory

Jauz
Fri - Feb 21

Jauz

American DJ/producer, Jauz will bring his Dangerous Waters 2020 Tour to Dallas, Texas on Feb 21.

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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Majestic Theatre
Sun - Feb 23

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Majestic Theatre

The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the...

Majestic Theatre

Jazz at House of Blues Dallas
Mon - Feb 24

Jazz at House of Blues Dallas

Enjoy a couples night out or night out with friends, Monday, Feb 24 @ the House of Blues Dallas featuring Lady Diamond and The Ruff Rubies. Time- 6pm - 8pm Reservations goto www.opentable.com Ph...

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

Metronomy at Canton Hall
Tue - Feb 25

Metronomy at Canton Hall

English indietronica group Metronomy will be coming back to North America in early 2020 to support their brand new album 'Metronomy Forever'. The 19-city journey kicks off January 31st in...

Canton Hall

NGHTMRE Concert at South Side Ballroom
Fri - Feb 28

NGHTMRE Concert at South Side Ballroom

American DJ and electronic dance music producer, Nghtmre will visit Dallas, Texas on Feb 28.

Gilley's Dallas

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What to do in Dallas this February

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12 Concerts You Must See in 2020

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How to Make Dallas a Part of Your New Year's Resolution

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What to do in Dallas this January

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Indoor Fun for Grown-Ups in Dallas

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23 Things To Do in Dallas this December

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Bomb Factory

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This former Ford assembly plant-turned-ammunitions manufacturer held its first concert in the early 90s. Black Sabbath, Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson all came through before the Factory shuttered its doors in '97, only to be resurrected nearly two decades later. Since Dallas dynamic duo Erykah Badu and Sarah Jaffe lit up the stage in the venue's 2015 return, The Bomb Factory has seen explosive performances from the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Lauryn Hill and Don Henley.

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Granada Theater

This theater has worn many hats for over 6 decades in the Dallas arts scene, but the gorgeous Granada is best known as a killer music venue. Stars like Bob Dylan, The Black Keys and The Avett Brothers have all graced the Granada stage, and with friends like these, it's easy to see why D Magazine, the Dallas Observer and other publications have continuously named this venue one of the best places to see live music.

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The Rustic

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Featuring farm-fresh local ingredients, local craft beers and enough Texas wines to wet your whistle, The Rustic is the perfect place to enjoy a spirited night of local eats and entertainment. The charming venue is the brainchild of Pat Green, and its quickly become a central location for Texas country stars to convene. From its breathtaking backyard and bar set-up, The Rustic offers all sorts of concerts, shows and parties celebrating the best in local food and artistry.

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The Kessler Theater

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It's fair to say that The Kessler is a rock. Before becoming the Oak Cliff staple it is today, the building that now houses The Kessler survived a tornado, a fire and over a decade of abandonment. Now it's a hot spot perhaps best known as a hub for soulful superstars like Charley Crockett and Leon Bridges. Local artists love The Kessler and as evidenced by its growing popularity, so do music fans in Dallas and beyond.

Double Wide

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As one of Dallas' premier watering holes, Double Wide has grown a big following on the back of its homemade mixed drinks alone. Once you throw in the venue's live music shows, you have a recipe for the perfect mix of Dallas creativity and ingenuity. Double Wide also features specially themed nights, like Old School Mondays and Two Step Tuesdays, sure to please music fans of all kinds.

The Majestic Theater

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Originally opened as a vaudeville venue, The Majestic is approaching its centennial celebration hotter than ever. As a home to comedy, concerts, podcasts and performers of all different kinds, this theatre has earned its moniker as a multi-purpose megaplex that will no doubt keep Dallas residents entertained for the century to come. The Majestic is managed by the City of Dallas' Office of Cultural Affairs.

Longhorn Ballroom

Built in the 1950s as a gift for Western swing legend Bob Wills, the Longhorn has since seen its fair share of famous performers and infamous performances. This landmark venue is home to the raucous Sex Pistols show of 1978, and has played host to stars like Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty and Willie Nelson. Under new management, the Longhorn has returned with a vengeance and with a goal to bring a new crop of superstars to Dallas.

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Deep Ellum Art Co.

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Dedicated to the "Creative and the Native" - and, most importantly, native creatives - Deep Ellum Art Company is a venue like no other. Opened in 2017 by local entrepreneur John LaRue, the Deep Art Co. is a multi-purpose gallery that strives to celebrate the full spectrum of art - from music and visual to sculpture and the culinary arts. LaRue's venue also features an in-house bar and there are plans underway to add an outdoor arts market and an artist mentorship program.

Canton Hall

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The Barlow brothers are the gift that keep on giving for Dallas music fans. Unsatisfied with their other mega-popular venues, Trees and The Bomb Factory, the brothers opened Canton Hall next to the latter on Halloween 2017. Located on the same sport where Deep Ellum Live once stood, this medium-sized venue has already hosted shows from the likes of Dan Auerbach, Of Mice & Men and Grizzly Bear.

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Trees

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Chance the Rapper, Radiohead, Pearl Jam and local superstar Post Malone have all played Trees, a nationally recognized venue that has delighted Dallas denizens for nearly three decades. While it was closed for four of its 28 years in the biz, the aforementioned Clint Barlow - a former drummer for Vanilla Ice -rescued the venue in '09. Named for the trunk-like beams supporting the venue, Trees has received numerous accolades from from Consequence of Sound and the Dallas Observer.

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