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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The Rustic's Birthday Bash w/ Margo Price & Lukas Nelson
Thu - Nov 15

The Rustic's Birthday Bash w/ Margo Price & Lukas Nelson

Join us for The Rustic's Birthday Bash with Margo Price & Lukas Nelson.

The Rustic

An Evening With Becky Middleton: Release Party @ The Stoneleigh Penthouse
Thu - Nov 15

An Evening With Becky Middleton: Release Party @ The Stoneleigh Penthouse

Becky Middleton has her upcoming extravagant album release party at the Le Merdien Dallas, Stoneleigh Hotel Penthouse on Thursday, Nov. 15 with special guest Hello Shannon. Cocktail dress is...

Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

Jazz Jam Session
Thu - Nov 15

Jazz Jam Session

Join us every Thursday for our weekly Jazz Jam Session hosted by the NM Jazztet! Free aperitivo from 5-7 and the music will run from 7-10pm! Bring your instrument and sit in with the band or sit...

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Quill

Sammons Cabaret: Tony Hakim
Thu - Nov 15

Sammons Cabaret: Tony Hakim

Whether as a brilliant singer/guitarist or as the affable owner of The Kitchen Café, Tony Hakim has been a positive force in North Texas. Tony brings his mellow guitar playing and winsome...

Sammons Center for the Arts

Natural Born Leaders at Dan's Silverleaf
Thu - Nov 15

Natural Born Leaders at Dan's Silverleaf

Asheville, NC band Natural Born Leaders is excited to bring their funky hip-hop tunes to Texas. Check them out at their show at Dan's Silverleaf.

Dan's Silverleaf

The Night Game
Fri - Nov 16

The Night Game

Boys Like Girls frontman, Martin Johnson, formed this American rock band in Boston, Massachusetts in 2016. Their sound reflects 80's rock with a modern pop twist. The Night Game's first,...

Trees

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32 Things to Do in Dallas This November

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Latin Artists Performing at the 2018 State Fair of Texas

The hottest in Latino live entertainment on the country's biggest stage!

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31 Things to Do in Dallas This October

Cooler weather makes fall in Dallas the best time of the year to visit. Make this month one to remember!

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Live Music at the 2018 State Fair of Texas

Come for the corny dogs, stay for the music.

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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

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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

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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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