7 Hot Spots to Catch Live Music in Dallas | Uptown Apartment Locators

7 Hot Spots to Catch Live Music in Dallas

may not be Music City, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of
opportunities to catch live
music in Dallas on any given day of the week. From coffee shops to bars,
lounges and concert halls, here’s a rundown of some of the best places to hear live music in Dallas.

Howel St. 

unique indoor/outdoor restaurant, bar and music venue in Uptown features free live music in Dallas
seven days a week. In the outdoor patio space, dubbed Pat’s Backyard after one
of Texas country’s most legendary figures, fans can enjoy tunes from local and
national singer-songwriters and rising Texas country singers. The Rustic’s
kitchen and bar offers home style meals made with farm-to-table ingredients and
pours from local craft breweries.

W. Davis St.

Kessler Theater, known simply as “The Kessler,” has been a fixture in Oak Cliff
since 1942. Throughout the decades, the historic building has housed a movie
theater, a revival tabernacle and more. After sitting vacant for 30 years, The
Kessler underwent renovations and reopened in 2009 as a dance studio, concert
venue and art gallery. With its Oak Cliff vibe, it is a favorite spot to hear live music in Dallas.
Multiple concerts are booked at The Kessler each month, and guests can enjoy
access to a full bar featuring Texas beer, wine and spirits, as well as a
kitchen with a rotating selection of bites.

Elm St.

famous Trees is a premier spot for live music in Dallas and Fort Worth. Since 1990, Trees has
hosted some of the biggest names in music, including Pearl Jam, Radiohead,
Nirvana, Dave Mathews Band and Dallas’ own Erykah Badu, among many others. The
intimate and smoke-free Deep Ellum space is a fan favorite place to catch a
concert in Dallas, and is also a hot spot for parties and events. 

Abrams Rd, Upstairs

next to the historic Lakewood Theater, The Balcony Club features some of the
best live music in Dallas
from blues and jazz artists seven nights a week. The nostalgic, nightly shows
on the stage at this upstairs music venue in Lakewood have been lifting spirits
since 1988. One recent calls The Balcony Club “The Mecca for live music and
good times in Lakewood.”

S. Lamar St. #102

mic nights at this basement coffee shop south of Downtown is the longest
running open mic in DFW. Sip on hot coffee from local roasters while listening
to singer-songwriters rotate through 10-minute sets of original material (and
the occasional cover). Opening Bell is more than a coffee shop — you’ll also
find breakfast foods, sandwiches and sweet treats on the menu, as well as local
beers and wine. 

Sears St.

Yard is a come-as-you-are beer garden and adult playground that just may be the
most “Austin” you’ll find in Dallas. It’s tree houses, airstreams, and rotating
food trucks make Truck Yard a welcome place for anyone to hang out, whether
you’re toting a baby in the stroller, or grabbing beers with your colleagues —
even the dogs are welcome. Truck Yard features live music multiple times a
week, but the music isn’t so overpowering you can’t enjoy conversation and
laughs with your friends over a cold beer and Truck Yard’s infamous philly
cheese steak.

Commerce St.

Deep Ellum gem, Adair’s Saloon is a hole-in-the-wall honky tonk and the spot to
find free country music any night of the week (not to mention the delicious
burgers!). The best up and coming singers and songwriters from Dallas and
across Texas take to the stage at Adair’s, where the likes of Dixie Chicks,
Jack Ingram and some of Texas Country’s best artists have played.

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