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Dance the night away at these 14 live music venues across DFW

Grab those tickets and head to one of DFW’s amazing live music venues from stadiums to amphitheaters to concert halls.


The AT&T Performing Arts Center includes the Winspear Opera House.

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Hear that? It’s the scintillating sound of Dallas’ live music venues beckoning you to a performance you’ll never forget.

The concert scene is truly unmatched — from riverfront music venues to massive stadiums, there’s a stage for any type of tune. To get to know them all, you must do three things.

Put your hands in the air, wave ‘em like you just don’t care, then lay your eyes (and ears) on our guide.


In addition to hosting professional sports, the American Airlines Center welcomes concerts on a rotating basis.


American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory Ave.
Capacity: 20,000
The Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, and Dallas Wings call this arena home. Since opening in 2001, a variety of big-name artists have performed including Garth Brooks, Madonna, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake. The arena ranks as one of the busiest in the world.

AT&T Stadium | 1 AT&T Way, Arlington
Capacity: 80,000
Home to the Dallas Cowboys, the stadium features a retractable roof that can open or close depending on the season — a must in the ever-changing Texas weather. The stadium is host to major events including the Cotton Bowl Classic, Big 12 Championship Game, and 2026 World Cup, as well as touring musicians.

Fair Park Coliseum | 1438 Coliseum
Capacity: 8,500
Located on the State Fair grounds, the multi-purpose venue was originally home to the Dallas Black Hawks ice hockey team and the Dallas Chaparrals basketball team. Now, it host events like Monster Truck Wars + local and national music acts.

Dickies Arena | 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth
Capacity: 9,300-14,000
Named one of the best venues in the world by Billboard, the multi-purpose arena opened in 2019 and has welcomed some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

Will Rogers Auditorium | 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth
Capacity: 2,800+
Featured in the iconic film “Pure Country” with Texas legend George Strait, the venue features an Art Deco design and ample seating for world-class performances from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and touring artists.


The Majestic Theater is the last remnant of Dallas’ historc Theater Row.

Concert halls

AT&T Performing Arts Center | 2405 Flora St.
Capacity: 6,580+
The $354-million multi-venue center is located in the Dallas Arts District and includes three performance spaces: Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, and Strauss Square. It is home to Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, and Texas Ballet Theater. Plus, camp out in Sammons Park for an outdoor concert.

Music Hall at Fair Park | 909 1st Ave.
Capacity: 3,420
Originally opened in 1925, the Spanish Baroque building has six signature towers that rise over Fair Park. The venue is home to Broadway Dallas, which mounts year-round productions.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 2301 Flora St.
Capacity: 2,000+
Home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the performance hall is ranked one of the world’s best. Opened in 1989, it was designed by architect I.M. Pei and acoustician Russel Johnson’s Artec Consultants.

Majestic Theater | 1925 Elm St.
Located in the City Center District, the venue is the last remnant of Dallas’ historic Theater Row. Opened in 1921 as a vaudeville theater, the venue now hosts musical, comedy, and dance performances, as well as film screenings.

Bass Performance Hall | 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth
Capacity: 2,000+
The multi-purpose facility stands out in Sundance Square with its majestic angel sculptures made with Texas limestone quarried near Austin. The venue has hosted hit Broadway shows like “CATS,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma.”

Billy Bob’s Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
Capacity: 6,000
Known as the world’s largest honky-tonk, the concert hall was named “Country Music Club of the Year” 12 times by the Academy of Country Music and Best Honky-Tonk in Fort Worth by FTWtoday readers. The venue has welcomed some of the biggest names in the industry + has a Wall of Fame with autographs and hand prints from Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Garth Brooks.

FTW-Ubbi Dubbi Festival at Panther Island Pavilion

Panther Island Pavilion is also home to the Ubbi Dubbi EDM festival. | Photo provided by Disco Donnie Presents

Outdoor settings

Dos Equis Pavilion | 1818 1st Ave.
Capacity: 20,000
Originally Starplex Pavilion, the outdoor amphitheater is located in Fair Park and was the first and largest venue of its kind at its opening in 1988. Some of the biggest recent performances include Post Malone, Jason Aldean, Kendrick Lamar, and Ozzy Osborne.

Toyota Music Factory | 316 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving
Capacity: 14,500
The entertainment hub has an intimate indoor theater, indoor concert hall, and expansive outdoor amphitheater for live music. Plus, check out the on-site restaurants, bars, and cinema.

Panther Island Pavilion | 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth
Capacity: 30,000
It’s the ultimate riverfront venue with a stage overlooking the Trinity River and the downtown skyline lit up behind. Some of the biggest festivals in the city are held here including Fort Worth’s Fourth, Rockin’ the River, and inaugural Shaq’s Bass All-Stars Festival.

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