Music & Concerts

Your Spring Guide to Live Music and More in Dallas

Put on your shades because Dallas is heating up with tons of live music throughout the season.

Andrew Vela
Posted on Mar 12, 2020

Editor's note: This article was published before city officials announced a ban on large gatherings within the city of Dallas. Read more about our statement on COVID-19 preparedness and response here.


If you're bummed about SXSW being canceled this year, don't fret, there are plenty of options to get your South By fix in Dallas.

March 18-22: NOT SO FUN WKND aka NSFWknd
Returning for its 12th annual Spring fest, NOT SO FUN WKND is back to takeover multiple bars and venues in Deep Ellum. The fest, which hosts punk, alternative, and metal bands, has created a cult following in Dallas and has become THE alternative to SXSW week. Headliners include The Coathangers, Fiddlehead, Yumi Zouma and The Frights and there are 60+ other bands playing the weekend as well.


Other Spring concerts:
March 17:
Back for a third show in Dallas this year, The Eagles perform at the American Airlines Center.

March 21: Catch country duo Dan+Shay at the American Airlines Center.

March 20: Put up your horns for Killswitch Engage at the South Side Ballroom.

April 4: Steve Aoki brings his high energy show to the The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum.

April 27: In their first return to the U.S. since their 2017 Las Vegas residency, The Who takes the stage at the American Airlines Center.

May 1: JMBLYA Festival returns to Fair Park for its sixth year. A$AP Rocky is the headliner.

May 16: The Lumineers play at Dos Equis Pavilion at Fair Park.