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The Best Spots to Catch Live Music in Dallas

  • March 13, 2023
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Ready for some tunes? 🎶

Nothing is better than finding and following local musicians. Dallas has a variety of venues to listen to live music ranging from restaurant patios to wide-open spaces at nearby parks. Make your list now and meet up with your friends for a great night out catching some live music in Dallas, Texas.

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📷 CityLine DfW | @citylinedfw

CityLine DFW 🎤

CityLine DFW is a premier spot for live music in Dallas during the warmer months. This urban destination features an array of unique dining options and highlights its healthy exercise activities for a full experience. CityLine LIVE is a weekly live music series on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00pm till 9:00pm. Every genre is represented each month both at the restaurants and in the greenspace area.

Hours & Location
Monday | 6:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 6:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 6:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 6:00am–12:00am
Friday | 6:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 6:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 6:00am–12:00am

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📷 The Free Man | @thefreemandallas |

The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge🦞

Grab your friends and get ready for two treats – Cajun food and live music! The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge features live jazz, Dixie Land, and Blues seven nights a week from 7:00pm to 10:00pm during the week and Sundays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Their extensive menu makes it hard to decide between the gumbo, jambalaya, boudin balls, crawfish etouffee, but it’s a great spot for live music in Dallas, Texas.

Hours & Location
Monday | 11:00am–2:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–2:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–2:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–2:00am
Friday | 11:00am–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–2:00am

The Rustic 🎸

When in West Village and looking to catch good vibes while listening to great local musicians and bands, hit The Rustic. They have an array of live music in Dallas and the upbeat outdoor patio area is the perfect setting for lunch or dinner. This American-style grill has a wide selection of food and drinks.

Hours & Location
Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 10:00am–1:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–10:00pm

Terilli's 🍝

Looking for an ambient atmosphere with live music on a Friday night? Terilli’s Restaurant is a family-owned and operated Italian restaurant with roots going back to Esperia, Italy. Make it a special night listening to live music in Dallas, Texas while you dine on Italian food. They offer an array of seafood, pastas, and beef specialties but are famous for their Italian Nacho, aptly called “Italchos.” The chips from the nachos are created from a secret recipe and made fresh daily in the restaurant.

Hours & Location
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm–10:00pm

Sundown at Granada 🍹

Twinkling white lights strung overhead on the patio make this a favorite among restaurants to listen to live music in Dallas on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundown at Granada offers popular happy hour cocktail specials and small bites or stay for nice dinner before the featured music venue. The community tables on the roof make it a perfect date night spot. Their menu includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Hours & Location
Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 10:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–10:00pm

Twilite Lounge✨

Deep Ellum is well known for their music, and Twilite Lounge brings some of the most talented live music in Dallas, Texas every week. This cocktail bar features a wide selection of craft cocktails and draft beers, many from right here in Dallas, including bottled brews and wine.

Hours & Location
Monday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm–2:00am

All Good Cafe 🥘

The name says it all, All Good Cafe. When making a list of real down-home Texan places to eat and enjoy live music in Dallas, put it on your list. Enjoy the live music Thursdays through Sundays and some comfort classics like World’s-Best Chicken Fried Steak or a Smothered Pork Chop with grilled sweet corn and peppers. Chilled happy hour cocktails are served up from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Tuesdays through Fridays. See y’all there!

Hours & Location
Monday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Sunday | 8:00am–3:00pm

Urbano Cafe 🎶

Treat yourself to a night of American/Italian bistro fare at Urbano Cafe. Besides pasta and risottos, they serve hearty dishes like beef tenderloin and short ribs. Enjoy the farm-to-table food with their live music that rotates local talented musicians. Find their schedules on their website at this neighborhood gem.

Hours & Location
Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | Closed

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📷 Trees Dallas | @treesdallas

Trees 🎤

Deep Ellum has so many live music venues, but at Trees, they host touring legends like Nirvana, Nick Jonas, Snoop Dogg, and more. This 600-person capacity is the place to get tickets to enjoy solid music, of all genres. Check out their monthly calendar online to save the date and plan your rocking summer nights.


📍 Trees

Adair's Saloon 🤠

Adair’s Saloon is a top pick for places to listen to live music in Dallas, Texas. They have feature up and coming musicians and even the Dixie Chicks once played at Adair’s Saloon. This honky tonk saloon serves up fresh burgers, chicken sandwiches and flavorful wings. Whether you go to happy hour or not, you’ll leave happy and return for the music and atmosphere.

Hours & Location
Monday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Tuesday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Wednesday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm–2:00am

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📷 The Balcony Club

The Balcony Club 🎤

Since 1988, The Balcony Club has brought live music to the Lakewood neighborhood. Located next to the historic Lakewood Theater, this jazz club has live music seven nights a week, but don’t worry, they have more than jazz. They also feature genres like blues, R&B, and more. Though they don’t offer food, they do have a taco popup and allow you to bring your own food in! Check out this live music venue in Dallas!

Hours & Location
Monday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Tuesday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Wednesday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 5:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 5:00pm–12:00am

📷 The Library Bar

The Library Bar 📚

Located within the Warwick Melrose, The Library is an opulent lounge and piano bar that is perfect for an elegant night out. This spot has been named “Top Place to Sip and Sup” by the Wall Street Journal, “Best Bar in the Greatest City on Earth” by Maxim magazine, and one of the best “Seduction Spots for America’s Best Bars” by Playboy magazine.

If that isn’t convincing enough that this is a must-visit spot, their food and drink menus will be the tipping point. Drop by to try the Chef’s Board or Margarita Flatbread. Pair your bites with a delicious Warwick Sidecar or Walk Down Melrose Lane, sit back and enjoy the music.

Hours & Location
Monday | 2:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 2:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 2:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 2:00pm–12:00am
Friday | 2:00pm–1:00am
Saturday | 2:00pm–1:00am
Sunday | 2:00pm–11:00pm

📷 Cowboys Red River

Cowboys Red River 🎸

If your preferred live music venue in Dallas, Texas is one that turns it up a notch, Cowboys Red River Dancehall is the place for you. This spot has nightly country bands that will get you out on the Texas-sized dance floor. Boot scoot boogie your way across the floor as you enjoy good drinks and good company!

Hours & Location
Monday | 10:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00pm–3:00am
Thursday | 7:00pm–3:00am
Friday | 7:00pm–3:00am
Saturday | 7:00pm–3:00am
Sunday | Closed

Wait! There's more! 🎉

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Nashville native turned Dallas local since 2021 | Lover of all things food...