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Local Live Music

From mainstream sing-alongs to underground music haunts, the entertainment scene in Dallas has something for everyone.

From Kelley Clarkson to Leon Bridges, Don Henley to T Bone Burnett, many musicians have called North Texas home. Texas music icon Stevie Ray Vaughan was raised in Oak Cliff and country pop star Maren Morris was born in Arlington. Norah Jones grew up in Grapevine and attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts—an institution that also counted native Dallasites Edie Brickell of The New Bohemians and Erykah Badu as students. The late Michael Aday, also known as Meat Loaf, performed in The Music Man at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas.

Which is all to say, this patch of Texas has its own notable musical reputation to uphold. And the city’s live music venues reflect that impressive cohort of homegrown talent. This month, explore the variety of musical options available right here in Dallas.

Gimme Gimme Disco

April 8, The Granada Theater

Sing along to the tunes of ABBA, Cher, Donna Summer, and The Bee-Gees at this Dallas landmark. Established in 1946, the Granada Theater was renovated in 2020 and restored to highlight the 75-year-old hand-painted murals, ornate Art Deco designs, and original details. The Granada continues to provide a breathtaking backdrop for musicians from Adele to Willie Nelson.

CUCO ’23: Interdimensional Tour

April 28, The Factory in Deep Ellum

Enjoy sounds from Cuco’s second full-length studio album, Fantasy Getaway, (which features Texan Kacey Musgraves on the radio track Sitting in the Corner) at this 48,000-square-foot event space and live music venue. Located in the historic Deep Ellum district, The Factory has hosted notable acts such as Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and the Dave Matthews Band.

Ella Mai: The Heart on My Sleeve Tour

April 30, House of Blues

Hear the vocal stylings of British songstress Ella Mai at this musical institution. The House of Blues is dedicated to using its venues, voice, and platform to advocate for human expression, racial equality, and harmony—following its mantra of “Unity in Diversity.” In 2007, House of Blues Dallas opened in the historic White Swan Building at the crossroads of West End and Victory Park.

Upcoming Shows

April 1

Morgan Wade with special guest Kaitlin Butts

The Kessler Theater
1230 W. Davis Street | Dallas

April 1 & 2

Taylor Swift

AT&T Stadium

One AT&T Way | Arlington

April 8

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks

AT&T Stadium

One AT&T Way | Arlington

April 13

STYX: 2023 World Tour

Texas Trust CU Theatre

1001 Texas Trust Way | Grand Prairie

April 13, 14, 15

Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group

The Majestic Theatre

1925 Elm Street | Dallas

April 14, 15, 16

Decades: Back to the 80s

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

2301 Flora Street | Dallas

April 18

Chris Botti

Texas Trust CU Theatre

1001 Texas Trust Way | Grand Prairie

April 23

Alejandro Escovedo

The Kessler Theater
1230 W. Davis Street | Dallas

  • The Factory in Deep Ellum
  • The Factory in Deep Ellum
  • The Granada Theater
  • The Majestic Theatre
  • House of Blues
  • The Kessler Theater
  • Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
  • Texas Trust CU Theater