Concerts and Festivals This Fall

From Boot Scootin' Boogie to Mr. Worldwide, Dallas-area venues will be thumping with live music this fall.

American Airlines Center
Jennifer Simonson
Posted on Sep 3, 2021

After taking a year off, live music is back with a bang in the metroplex. Musicians from every genre of music will strap on guitars, power up synthesizers and grab microphones in venues across Dallas that will inspire you to raise your hands and shake your hips. 


Deep Ellum Arts Festival  

Sept. 10-12

2900 Main Street 

This September, 200 visual artists and 100 musicians will transform seven blocks of Deep Ellum's Main Street into a lively art-filled street festival. Sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters will set up shop to display their artistic wares. If you are lucky, you can watch an artist creating a one-of-a-kind piece right on the spot.

Once all the visual art exhausts your eyesight (and wallet) head to one of the four stages to listen to a performance reflecting Deep Ellum's eclectic music scene. And to recharge, fill up on one of the many Mexican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asian and American food stands. 


Pitbull and Izzy Azalea 

Sept. 11 

Dos Equis Pavillion

Mr. Worldwide is bringing his Latin-style hip hop to the Dos Equis Pavilion with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea for his upcoming I Feel Good tour. Expect plenty of dancing during what is sure to be a nonstop, high-energy good time. 


The Eagles 

Sept. 20 & 21

American Airlines Center

Legendary American rock-and-roll band The Eagles will stop by Dallas to perform classics like Hotel California, Lyin' Eyes, and Desperado. Deacon Frey and Vince Gill will join the original band members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit for the two consecutive nights of concerts. 


Brooks and Dunn

Sept. 21 

Dos Equis Pavillion

Country music legends Brooks and Dunn will grace the stage of the Dos Equis Pavilion this September for their first nationwide tour in ten years. The duo's honky-tonk hit Boot Scootin' Boogie is a staple in the country music world, so be ready for some line-dancing. 


Big Freedia

Oct. 7 

Granada Theater 

New Orleans hip-hop artists Big Freedia will bring her style of bounce music to the Granada Theater. The Queen of Bounce always brings big energy to her performances. The show is guaranteed to be a booty-shakin' good time. 


Dead and Company 

Oct. 14

Dos Equis Pavilion 

Old hippies don't die, they just hibernate until the Dead and Company are in town. Get ready to break out those tie-dye t-shirts you still have stashed in the back of the closet. Former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzman reunite to bring their improvisational psychedelic music to Deadheads during the What a Long Strange Trip It Has Been tour. 


Ben Folds with Dallas Orchestra 

Oct. 22-24

Meyerson Symphony Center 

Ben Folds is a musician who has created an enormous body of genre-bending music. He has performed with the world's greatest symphony orchestras and serves as the first-ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. For a weekend in October, he will perform his hits with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 


Knotfest Roadshow: Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange

Oct. 30 

Dos Equis Pavillion

Hard rock lovers unite. On Halloween weekend the heavy metal elites will come together for a head-banging rocking show. Slipknot's live shows are described as Slipknot some of the most thrilling and visceral musical collectives on the planet. 


World Food Championships

Nov. 5-7 

Fair Park 

After a fall full of dancing to live music, a little food is in order. Or three days of nonstop food. During the first weekend in November, 1,500 chefs will compete in an epic culinary cook-off. From "Grilling Grannies" to a jam and jelly competition to pitmasters firing up thousands of pounds of barbecue, it is no wonder BC News calls it the Olympics of Food.