Although many say Austin is the music capital of Texas, Dallas is filled with charming venues, unique festivals, and historical theaters that allow you to discover a variety of music, from local bands to big names and everything in between. Here is a list of go-to places all music lovers have to experience while in Dallas.
Held at the Bomb Factory in Dallas every May and presented by The Reverend Horton Heat and Elm Street Tattoo, this Deep Ellum festival is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. This two-day event brings more than 30 bands and over 60 tattoo artists who are ready to ink you at Elm St. Tattoo. All tattooing begins Thursday at midnight and goes on for a full 24 hours until Friday at midnight! Tickets range from $33-$53, so if tattoos and rock-and-roll are your thing, this is the festival for you.
Edgefest is a concert hosted by alternative radio station 102.1 The Edge and AEG Live SW. This show is held at Toyota Stadium and brings all your indie and alternative favorites. This year’s lineup will range from bands like Cage the Elephant and Bastille to Good Charlotte and plenty more. The concert starts at noon on April 30th and goes all throughout the day. This is one of Dallas’ most anticipated lineups of the year.
This signature venue and bar is known to be one of the best spots for live music in all of Texas. The Curtain Club prides itself for their badass production team who brings some of the best sound quality from a small venue in Dallas. If you’re looking to catch some local bands for a causal night out with friendly service and a laid-back feel, then The Curtain Club is sure to fit the bill.
The Curtain Club, 2800 Main St, Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 342 1700