Music & Concerts

Concerts in Dallas This October

Festivals, mega concerts and intimate shows in Dallas this month.

Credit: House of Blues Dallas
Kaitlyn Grekoff
Posted on Sep 30, 2021

All those rescheduled shows from 2020 are finally happening once again! There are so many to see this October at many of Dallas' great music venues that host shows of all sizes. Check out some of the biggest shows happening at our most notable venues this month:


American Airlines Center

Located on 12-acres, north of the historic West End, it is the most technologically advanced arena in the country. With 105 luxury suites, 78 theater boxes and awards in architectural design, customer service, and green technology, the American Airlines Center is nothing short of a world class facility and will continue to be so for a very long time.

  • Oct. 10: Legenz of the Streetz Tour - Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane
  • Oct. 11: J Cole
  • Oct. 14: Maluma
  • Oct. 17: Kane Brown
  • Oct. 20: Andrea Bocelli
  • Oct. 24: Pepe Aguilar


Dos Equis Pavilion

Located in Fair Park, the outdoor music venue is great for spreading out and enjoying a Texas summer night. Since it opened in 1988, the venue has had many names (millennials will remember it as Smirnoff Music Centre!) and hosted legends like Elton John, Martina McBride and Black Sabbath. 

  • Oct. 14: Dead & Co
  • Oct 22: Jonas Brothers 
  • Oct. 30: Knotfest Roadshow


Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

Gas Monkey Live! is a premier music venue with approximately 30,000 square feet of functional event space perfect for your next corporate or social meeting or event. They are a fantastic destination for a warm, rock n roll, rustic atmosphere that is suited for any event, large or small. 

  • Oct 2: The Tools & Rise Against the Machine
  • Oct 5: Manchester Orchestra
  • Oct. 7: Matisyahu


House of Blues

Located in Dallas' West End, this lively restaurant and bar offers live music and iconic Southern dishes gumbo, shrimp and grits and pulled-pork barbeque – just to name a few. It's the perfect place to see your alt-rock and indie favorites.  

  • Oct. 2: August Burns Red
  • Oct. 6: Bleachers
  • Oct. 15: Kany Garcia
  • Oct. 16: Andy Mineo
  • Oct. 17: Matt Kearney 
  • Oct 22: Mt. Joy


Southside Ballroom

The largest of seven venues inside Gilley's Dallas in the Cedars/Southside neighborhood, Southside Ballroom is arguably the most popular in the area. It has hosted recent pop culture favorites like Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar and Lizzo.

  • Oct. 5: Flogging Molly & The Violent Femmes
  • Oct. 9: Wizkid
  • Oct. 14: Carl Cox
  • Oct. 26: A Day to Remember
  • Oct. 30: Angels & Airwaves

Check out our events calendar for even more concerts and Dallas events!