DFW is alive with live music all year long. From local bands to national artists and everything in between, Texans knows how to do music and better yet, they know how to take advantage of Texas weather. We’ve compiled a list of outdoor concerts happening all across the DFW Metroplex this summer.
The Dallas Zoo’s fun live music event extends far beyond just music! Every Saturday from April 27 to July 6, enjoy live entertainment from a variety of bands. Come early and enjoy animal encounters, special animal keeper talks and a whole slew of different activities. The best part? These Safari Nights are free with Zoo admission!
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will liven up your Friday and Saturday evenings this June through July with a range of music like the music of Pink Floyd, the 1812 Overture, ABBAcadabra and more—all while enjoying the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! The concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. and close every night with fireworks! Tickets to this Fort Worth tradition start at $25.
On Thursday nights from March 28 to June 27 and September 5 to October 24, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden hosts concerts by incredibly talented tribute or cover bands. Bring your own food, drinks, blankets and seating and make yourself comfortable on their huge lawn overlooking White Rock Lake in Dallas. The shows do tend to sell out, so purchase tickets in advance ($30 for adults, $28 for seniors, $10 for children).
This year, catch Lewisville’s free concert series, Sounds of Lewisville, every Tuesday night in June and July at Wayne Ferguson Plaza. Here, you can rock out to not one, but two bands beginning at 7 p.m. Headliners include tribute bands like Desperado (The Eagles), Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson) and Even It Up (Heart). Lewisville’s Music City Mall is also rocking out to great tribute bands this summer with the Summer of ’69 Concerts, featuring live music from Escape (Journey), Swan Song (Led Zepplin) and more.
The Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington holds over 50 free outdoor concerts under the stars throughout the summer season. Pack up a cooler, grab your friends and enjoy everything from Texas country to Indie and Blues. This summer, don’t miss your chance to rock out with favorites like Bright Light Social Hour and The Black Lillies.
This all-day Saturday shindig is free to the public and is the place to cool off this summer while tubing along the Trinity River. Gates open at 1 PM each Saturday (July 6 – August 10), and the music starts at 2:15 p.m. featuring three bands and a headliner. We’re counting down to August 3, to see Adam Hood. To cap off the party, enjoy a fireworks show following the concerts at 9:25 p.m.
If you’re looking for a chill atmosphere to kick back, relax and listen to local tunes, this is it! Every year, Dentonites look forward to free Thursday night concerts (April – June) on the Denton Courthouse lawn. It’s pet-friendly, and they often have fun activities for the kiddos to enjoy! Explore the Historic Denton Square before the music starts at 6:30 PM, then wind down your evening with dinner at a local favorite like Barley and Board or LSA Burger Co after the concert ends.