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Gilley's Dallas The South Side Ballroom, South Side Music Hall, The Loft and The Jack Daniel's Saloon are four of the venues in the Gilley's Dallas complex, 1135 S. Lamar. These venues feature top musical performances by today's most popular and up-and-coming bands. Coming up:
Dec. 12 Halestorm
Dec. 14 Snails
Dec. 21 Playboi Carti
Information: gilleysdallas.com

Granada Theater Enjoy music at the historic Granada Theater. Built in 1946, the Granada Theater opened during the Golden Age of Hollywood as a 700-seat first run movie house. Over the years, this classic example of Art Deco design has been renovated to host live events. Today, the recent installation of big-time sound and lighting systems helps ensure an improved concert experience. Upcoming shows include:
  Dec. 13 Tom Morello
  Dec. 15 A Merry Little Christmas Show
  Dec. 16 HaHa Hospitality
  Dec. 20 Queen for a Day – A Tribute to Queen
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

Kessler Theater The Kessler Theater is an Oak Cliff icon and recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. It opened in spring of 1942 as a movie theater and was taken over by Gene Autry in 1947. It closed in the 1950's and at some point the building was used as a church. Restored and reopened in 2010, The Kessler is now a live performance theater. Upcoming shows:
  Dec. 13 Glorietta
  Dec. 14 Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis: Holiday Shindig
  Dec. 16 John Fullbright
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.
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The Rustic The Rustic is a place where anyone can feel at home. Enjoy authentic local beers, wines, and spirits served by a friendly staff. Listen to live music from local and national artists. And take it all in from a phenomenal patio, under the big Texas sky. Coming soon:
  Dec. 13 Parker Twomey
  Dec. 14 Hightower
  Dec. 15 The Rich Girls
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.
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American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Dec. 14-15 Elton John
Dec. 22 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Jan. 24 Justin Timberlake
Jan. 26 Disturbed
Feb. 7 Fleetwood Mac
Feb. 9 Gabriel Iglesias
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

The Bomb Factory hosts an eclectic array of acts and accommodates audiences ranging from intimate to more than 4,000. During World War II, the building was used to manufacture bombs and other munitions - hence the name. In the venue's first incarnation in the 1990s, it hosted legendary bands such as the Ramones, Radiohead and Sonic Youth. Today, after a multimillion-dollar renovation, it is one of Dallas' premier performance venues. Coming soon:
  Dec. 14 Generation Axe
  Dec. 16 Sleep
The Bomb Factory is at 2713 Canton St. in Dallas' historically music-rich Deep Ellum. Information: www.thebombfactory.com.

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Dec. 19 Steven Wilson
Dec. 21 PJ Morton
Dec. 22 Parker McCollum
The House of Blues is in the historic White Swan Building, 2200 N. Lamar St., between the West End and Victory Park. Information: 214-978-BLUE or houseofblues.com.

Jan. 10-13 Mahler The Song of the Earth was declared by Bernstein to be the composer's greatest symphony. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra brings it to life with mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor (pictured) and tenor Russel Thomas, under the direction of Donald Runnicles. The evening begins with Mozart's lavish "Prague Symphony." Catch it at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information: www.mydso.com.

Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 23, Apr. 13, May 4 A Season of Family and Friends is the part of Fine Arts Chamber Players' free Bancroft Family Concert Series at the Dallas Museum of Art. The area's top musicians will perform, including prominent members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO), the Dallas Opera Orchestra, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The season opens with DSO Concertmaster Alexander Kerr joined by DSO pianist Anastasia Markina. The free concerts begin at 3 p.m. The Dallas Museum of Art is at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information: www.fineartschamberplayers.org.

Jan. 13 Elvis, Cash & Diamondat the Plaza Theater in Garland is an evening with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond – as personified by Kraig Parker, Bennie Wheels and Billy Casey, respectively. Pay your respects to the King, listen to the stories of the Man in Black, and swoon to the songs of one of American music’s most prolific songwriters. The theater is at 521 W. State St.; the show starts at 3 p.m. Information: www.facebook.com/stardomentertainment1.
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The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory is located at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: www.thepaviliontmf.com.
Dos Equis Pavilion hosts a diverse group of bands playing pop, rock, metal or country at the outdoor concert venue at Fair Park. Dos Equis Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: livenation.com.

Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue located just west of the Cedars Station. Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St. Information: poordavidspub.com.

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