July 3, 8:45 p.m.
In the mood for something a little more uptempo for your 4th festivities? Look no further than the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, which will play host to Fort Worth native Chris Watson and his merry band of rock ‘n rollers. The Chris Watson Band’s fiery tunes are just the ticket for a fun firework fiesta. Learn more here.
July 2 – 4, 8:15 p.m.
Class it up with the esteemed Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra—a dazzling group that is the perfect complement to a night of top-tier fireworks. Plus, you have the cozy confines of the beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Garden to lay out and enjoy the festivities with family and friends for a festive picnic on the Fourth. That’s a win-win if I ever heard one. More info here.
July 14, 7:00 p.m.
Paramore *and* Foster the People? I can practically feel my young adult fandoms colliding with my less-than-young adult fandoms. You bet you’ll find me rocking out to Misery Business and dancing to Foster The People’s classic hits at the After Laughter summer tour! Go here to learn more about this killer concert featuring two chart-topping bands.
July 20, 8:00 p.m.
Grammy winner Sam Smith has vocal power for days, so it’s only fitting that this brilliant star would headline Dallas’ largest music venue. Pair this performance with a night out on the town, and you have a pitch-perfect itinerary for a summer visit to DFW. Read on here for more Sam Smith info.
July 22, 7:00 p.m.
It’s not every month that you get to see a Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer perform in person. And while it may be a late gift, your father will probably get a kick out of seeing Doobie Brothers alum Michael McDonald play all the hits. A short drive to see a legend? In the words of Michael himself, “Yah Mo Be There!” More info here.