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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TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Composers Jam
Tue - Sep 25

TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Composers Jam

Join us every Tuesday at JAZZ BECUZZ ART CENTER for the best of the best in DFW jazz. A professional jazz jam featuring the compositions of the Legends and YOU!

Every Tue ongoing

Jazz Becuzz Art Center

96.3 KSCS New Face of Country Concert Featuring Dylan Scott
Wed - Sep 26

96.3 KSCS New Face of Country Concert Featuring Dylan Scott

It's time for another FREE New Face of Country Concert, sponsored by On Time Experts and AutoNation! Join us Wednesday, September 26th, at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ for our New Face of...

Ferris Wheelers

Goga Music Nights at Water Grill
Wed - Sep 26

Goga Music Nights at Water Grill

Water Grill Dallas is excited to announce Goga Music's new spot on Wednesdays. This locally-based, internationally acclaimed singer and musician will perform live music every Wednesday at Water...

Every Wed through Dec 26

Water Grill

Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2
Wed - Sep 26

Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2

Part of the VisitDallas Concert Series at Dos Equis Pavilion

Dos Equis Pavilion

Dallas Arboretum: Cool Thursdays Concert Series
Thu - Sep 27

Dallas Arboretum: Cool Thursdays Concert Series

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Spring concerts are 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., fall concerts 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The garden closes at the...

Every Thu through Oct 25

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Jazz Jam Session
Thu - Sep 27

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...

Every Thu ongoing

Quill

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First-Timer's Guide to the State Fair of Texas

The ultimate guide for Fair newbies.

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28 Things to Do in Dallas This September

Fall is just around the corner and with it comes a lot of can't-miss events.

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Labor Day Weekend Getaway

Get a head start on planning out your Labor Day weekend in Dallas – whether it involves taking the family to the Arboretum or sipping on local brews with friends.

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10 New Things at the 2018 State Fair of Texas

It's almost that time of year again! While you're counting down the days, here's a list of all the brand-new attractions at the upcoming State Fair to get excited about.

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23 Things to Do in Dallas This August

Summer break is slowly coming to an end, but it's not too late to make the most of it with these exciting events!

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Where to See a Show


Trees

Trees | Directions

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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Bomb Factory

The Bomb Factory | Directions

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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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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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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Three Links

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As a neighborhood bar and music venue, Three Links is a best of both worlds for Dallas folks who love cool craft beer and even cooler live music. From indie rockers to local faves, up-and-comers and veteran stars, Three Links has seen it all in its first 5 years on the scene. The venue also hosts weekly shows by Dallas' own CoLab., the only improvisational hip hop group in North Texas.

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.

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.

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.

Granada Theater

Granada Theater | Directions

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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Sundown At Granada

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Farm-to-table meet show-to-dinner. Located right next door to the Granada Theater, Sundown at Granada offers beautiful views of historic Greenville Ave via its multi-level patio. Boasting nightly live shows and a menu that embraces local craft brews and a wide array of delicious dining options. Coupled with a show at the Granada, Sundown offers the perfect one-two punch to end any day in Dallas.

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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 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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