Dallas is the cultural hub of North Texas, making it a main-stop for musical artists to visit for performances. Navigating through the venues, it’s hard to judge how the experience will turn out, especially when it might make a dent in your wallet.
Trees has has attracted everyone from Radiohead and Arcade Fire to Erykah Badu and Natalia Lafourcade. The venue has a simple look: some music memorabilia lines the walls, and the main floor comes equipped with a single large bar. There is a mezzanine level in case viewers want to be above the crowd; the stage is viewable from mostly anywhere. Even though the crowd can get quite large, the shows remain intimate, fun, and memorable. Located right in Deep Ellum, parking is available in many spots, but plan accordingly.
Trees, 2709 Elm St, Dallas, TX, USA +1 214 741 1122
Possibly the most versatile venue in Dallas, South Side Ballroom is the largest of the many spaces at Gilley’s Dallas, a 92,000-square-foot entertainment facility. The space fits up to 3,800 standing patrons and attracts some of the hottest acts like Future, Chance the Rapper, and The Neighbourhood. General parking is $10, and the venue comes equipped with five custom bars. Concert goers can expect excellent production quality.
South Side Ballroom, 1135 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX, USA +1 800 745 3000
Relatively new to D-Town is Gas Monkey Live!, which opened its doors in October of 2014. The proprietor of Gas Monkey Live! is Richard Rawlings, best known as the star of Fast N’ Loud on the Discovery Channel. The 29,575-square-foot venue features a guitar-shaped bar, state of the art sound system and visuals, and even a game room for some pre-concert enjoyment. Just be ready for some traffic at the bar. Gas Monkey Live! has a private parking lot.
Gas Monkey Live!, 10110 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX, USA +1 214 350 5483