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House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Oct. 18 Jeremy Zucker
Oct. 20 Neal Brennan
Oct. 22 Chase Atlantic
Oct. 23 Beartooth
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.

Oct. 19 Irving Concert Series showcases live music performances by bands from across the state. The 2018 series brings a variety of tunes to the stage. The CANTA Rhythm and Brass concert has been moved indoors to the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. Information: www.cityofirving.org.

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:
  Oct. 19 Gregory Alan Isakov
  Oct. 20 This Will Destroy You
  Oct. 24 Public Image Ltd.
  Oct. 27 Galactic
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

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. Upcoming music shows include:
Oct. 20 Blue October
Oct. 21 88rising
Oct. 27 Maxwell
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory is located at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: www.thepaviliontmf.com.
American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Oct. 21 Romeo Santos
Oct. 24 Josh Groban
Oct. 26-27 Kevin Hart
Nov. 3 Keith Urban
Nov. 7 Twenty One Pilots
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:
  Oct. 23 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  Oct. 26 Lil Dicky
The Bomb Factory is at 2713 Canton St. in Dallas' historically music-rich Deep Ellum. Information: www.thebombfactory.com.

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:
Oct. 26 AJR
Oct. 29 LANY
Information: gilleysdallas.com

Nov. 1 The Courtyard Texas Music Series presents Roger Creager. Texas Country legend Roger Creager closes out the 7th season of the Courtyard Texas Music Series. See him at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave. Information: www.plano.gov.

Nov. 10 Concert on the Square. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to embrace the sweet sounds of these local artists, munch on some tasty treats, and embrace the charming Downtown Carrollton Square! Vibes for Vets is a day of music and remembrance for all military service members. The concert starts at 4:30 p.m. on the square. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.

Nov. 10, 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.

Nov. 11 The Plano Community Band 40th Anniversary Concert presents Wayne Bergeron, a world-renowned trumpet player who has played on more than 400 movies and television shows. Formerly of the Maynard Ferguson band, Bergeron promises a fitting kickoff for the band's 40th year of making music. The show is at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Information: planoband.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. The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.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.


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.

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. The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.

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