Don’t Miss These State Fair Headliners

The Texas State Fair Ferris wheel at night


The State Fair of Texas is finally here — one of our state’s most beloved events of the year. While there is notable debate over the best part of the fair, there’s no doubt the free concert series draws a large crowd every time. Here’s a list of who you can (and should) see live on the Chevrolet Main Stage this year.


Friday, October 5

Resurrection – A Journey Tribute – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 6

Aaron Watson – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 7

Austin Mahone – 5:30 p.m.


Friday, October 12

The Molly Ringwalds – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 13

Ludacris – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 14

Hunter Hayes – 8:30 p.m.


Friday, October 19

Bidi Bidi Banda – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 20

Casting Crowns – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 21

Banda Carnaval – 3 p.m.


In addition to the headlining acts performing each weekend of the fair, regional bands and musicians will play during weekdays. View the full concert schedule for more details.

State Fair Headliners You Don’t Want to Miss

Dallas, TX USA - October 17, 2015: The iconic and massive Texas Star, at Fair Park in Dallas, TX
It’s time to get excited about the State Fair of Texas – our state’s most beloved event of the year. While there is notable debate over what the best part of the fair is, there’s no doubt the free concert series draws a large crowd every time. Below is a list of who you can (and should) see live on the Chevrolet Main Stage this year:
Thursday, October 5

Israel Houghton & New Breed – 8:45 p.m.


Friday, October 6

The Peterson Brothers – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 7

Ro James – 2 p.m.


Sunday, October 8

The Spazmatics– 2 & 4 p.m.

Wilson Phillips – 5:30 p.m.


Monday, October 9

Temecula Road – 4 p.m.

Daya – 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 10

Tristan McIntosh – 11:30 a.m., 5:45 & 8:30 p.m.


Friday, October 13

Prophets & Outlaws – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 14

Pat Green – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 15

Charlie Daniels Band – 5:30 p.m.


Friday, October 20

Waterloo Revival – 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 21

For King & Country – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 22

Los Traileros Del Norte – 3 p.m.


In addition to the headlining acts who will perform each weekend over the course of the Fair, another set of regional bands and musicians will play this year during weekdays on the Chevrolet Main Stage. To see their schedule, click here.

D-FW Weekend Round Up (9/4-9/7)

Your Weekend Round Up (9/4-9/7)

This weekend in DFW is packed with live music, celebrations, and the first regular season Cowboys game! Check out where you can find Aretha Franklin, Dallas’ best 80’s tribute bands, and one of the most exciting airplane stunt shows in the US.


Ken Burns and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: He’s one of the most acclaimed documentary film makers whose subjects range from the Civil War to Frank Lloyd Wright. Join Ken Burns tonight, Thursday, Sept. 4, at Winspear Opera House to hear him speak about his latest project that focuses on the famous Roosevelt family.


First Thursday Late Night: The Perot Museum is introducing an all new series that will take place every first Thursday of the month. Tonight’s inaugural event will feature special guest Jeff Corwin and will explore the amazing islands of the Galapagos.


Let’s Dance: Tango, Waltz, and Cha-Cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage Friday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 7.


Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Leah Turner & Charlie Worsham: These country stars will take the stage Friday at Gexa for an evening dedicated to their greatest hits and newest music.


Carnivores Tour: Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars with special guest AFI will be at Gexa on Saturday, Sept. 6 to rock the night away.


Totally 80’s- A Night of Covers: Granada Theater is hosting a night of awesome 80’s cover bands on Saturday. Stop by to relive the decade with two of Dallas’ best tribute bands, Le Cure and Panic.


A Night to Remember feat. Aretha Franklin: This year’s fundraiser, hosted by anti-poverty organization CitySquare, takes place this Saturday and features “The Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. She just one of the many big names to grace the annual event, which has also hosted Steve Martin, B.B. King, Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, and others.


Meyerson Symphony Center 25th Anniversary Celebration: Though there is a full week of events celebrating the Dallas Arts District building, Saturday will feature a parade and marching band on Flora Street. After the main event, there will be family-friendly activities and performances.


The Most Good Music Festival: Panther Island Pavillion in Fort Worth is hosting another music festival this Saturday, but this one comes with a good cause. You’ll see Jack Ingram, Stoney LaRue and other Texas country singers while benefitting the Salvation Army and its goal of providing 1 million meals to the hungry people of DFW.


Target First Saturdays: This free event at the Nasher is design especially for preschool and elementary school children. The theme this month is “Legacy.” Activities are based around inspiring your children’s artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world.


Drake vs. Lil Wayne: Head to Gexa on Sunday, Sept. 7, to see a friendly face-off between these two hip-hop/rap icons.


Cowboys vs. 49’s: The first regular season Cowboys game is finally here! See the ‘boys take on San Francisco on Sunday at AT&T Stadium and celebrate the beginning of the 2014 NFL season. If you can’t make the game you could always watch it here.


Red Bull Air Race 2014: After a three-year hiatus, Red Bull will be back at Texas Motor Speedway with a show that features airplanes flying through incredible aerial racetracks.


Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Through October 5, attendees can gaze upon the memorable clothes made for first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Reagan by one of fashion’s biggest names.


Farmer’s Markets: Get your taste of local produce at one of the many farmer’s markets over the long weekend.


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Weekend Round Up: Local Events and Shows

Pixar in concert


Looking for some plans this weekend? There’s no shortage of events and shows around North Texas. Check out some of your options below!


Second Floor Bistro Wine and Dinner: Tonight, Thursday, at 6 p.m., World Wine Discoveries and Second Floor Bistro are pairing up to bring you a four-course, five-wine experience.


North Texas Hip-Hop Showcase: Friday, tune in and jam out with some Dallas’ best hip-hop and rap artists at the Granada Theater presented by the Dallas Observer.


Pappas Bros. Pinot Noir Tasting: Friday at 6 p.m., pull up a seat and treat your tastebuds to hors d’oeuvres and a worldy selection of delicious pinots.


Pixar In Concert: Saturday, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will play music from some of the most beloved movies of our time including pieces from the Toy Story Trilogy, The Incredibles, and UP, just to name a few.


The Roomsounds at The Rustic: Take advantage of the beautiful day that’s forecasted for Saturday and head uptown to The Rustic for some classic rock-inspired live music.


Mot Hai Ba: This Vietnamese Dallas restaurant has won a slew of awards since its opening in 2013, most notably the national acclaim of being named one of Zagat’s 25 most important restaurants of 2013. IF you can get a table, this is a must visit.


2014 Texas Home and Garden Show: For the third year in a row, the Texas Home and Garden show comes to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas to feature home and garden experts, products, and services


An Evening of Prokofiev: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Crane, a sinlge-movement piece composed in 2009. Experience this symphonic event Friday or Saturday at Bass Performance Hall.