Every city has its own hidden enclaves and gems, as well as little pockets and holes in the wall with some of the best live music. If you’re looking to listen to some country music, swing, jazz, or any other genre, Dallas has some of the best venues to satisfy all of your music cravings. Check out our list of the best venues for live music in Dallas to get a great idea of where you can go while visiting the Big D.
Dallas’s most famous and award-winning venue, the Granada Theater has been offering entertainment to guests of all ages for over 70 years. Having housed thousands of musical acts over the years, the Granada Theater is an iconic stage with multiple events and shows occurring daily. With a classic Art Deco design on its exterior and interior, the Theater is reminiscent of classic Hollywood glitz.
Located right next door to the Granada Theater, Sundown at Granada offers a lovely rooftop patio overlooking Greenville Avenue and its very own organic garden. With an extensive menu offering vegan and vegetarian-friendly options, Sundown at Granada hosts live music on an almost daily basis from a variety of different artists of all genres. Enjoy a delicious meal while watching local and national talent perform at SUndown’s very own stage.
A homey coffee shop with a variety of coffee and tea blends, Opening Bell Coffee works with the greatest local vendors and offers live music most nights. A large number of former contestants from the live music contest The Voice have performed at this coffee shop, and both local and nationally-recognized musicians grace their stage.
At the Rustic, they like to keep it simple. There’s a kitchen serving homestyle meals with farm-to-table ingredients, an enormous backyard, and live music performances from local talent and national artists. With free live music guaranteed every day of the week, the Rustic is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal and entertainment.
With two stages and a full kitchen, the Free Man gives you all the needs you need to have a good night full of fun and zesty cajun food. With multiple musicians and sets occurring daily, there’s never a dull moment at this venue. See some of the best local jazz, swing, and dixieland bands perform regularly while enjoying tasty appetizers and entrees.