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Here’s Who Is Coming to Dallas This Week: October 14-16

Get "Fancy," and then stick around for some 80s power ballads.
Fitz and the Tantrums will play the Chevrolet Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas Saturday night. Courtesy of the State Fair of Texas

Reba McEntire

October 14, 7:30 p.m. | Dickies Arena, Fort Worth

When you have 35 No. 1 hits, it’s a given that you’ll need a little time to get through even part of them. Prepare to go hoarse singing along with Reba McEntire as she belts out the hits, which feature prominently in the nearly two hour set and include “Little Rock,” “The Heart Won’t Lie,” “Is There Life Out There,” and “Fancy.” Get tickets here.

Ronnie Milsap

October 14, 8 p.m. | Arlington Music Hall

Country crooner Ronnie Milsap has a Dallas connection—legend has it that Charley Pride caught Milsap’s set at Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles in the early 70s, and ended up connecting him with his manager. From there, a string of hits followed (35 to be exact), as well as six Grammys, eight Country Music Association awards, and more. Get tickets here.


October 14, 8:30 p.m. | Toyota Music Factory, Irving

This may be Spanish singer Rosalia’s third concert tour, but since it includes venues across the Americas and Europe, it’s also her first major tour. Expect a set that is heavy on her latest album, Motomami, including “Candy,” “Malamente,” and “LAX.” Get tickets here.


October 15, 8 p.m. | Tannahill’s Tavern and Music Hall, Fort Worth

Austin-based Spoon has been around for almost 30 years, which doesn’t make anybody feel old, right? The band is touring in support of Lucifer on the Sofa, their first studio album since 2017’s Hot Thoughts. Expect plenty from the new album, but you’ll still hear favorites like “I Turn My Camera On,” “The Underdog,” and “Inside Out.” Get tickets here.

Fitz and the Tantrums

October 15, 8:30 p.m. | State Fair of Texas Chevrolet Main Stage

Fitz and the Tantrums will release their new album, Let Yourself Free, in November, and odds are good you’ll get a preview if you hit the State Fair this weekend. Pretty sure you’ll hear “Sway,” “All the Feels,” and “Moneygrabber,” too. Free with Fair admission.

Night Ranger

October 16, 8:30 p.m. | State Fair of Texas Chevrolet Main Stage

Night Ranger is mostly makeout music for people of a certain age who like slow dancing and Bonne Bell lipgloss. You’ll find them on the mixtape your dad made your mom, in between “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” by Phil Collins and “All I Need” by Jack Wagner. But you should still go see them so you can sing along with “Sister Christian.” Use your corny dog as a microphone, because it’s the State Fair of Texas. Free with Fair admission.

Also check out:

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival, October 14-15, Farmers Branch Historical Park. Get tickets.

Rodney Crowell, October 14, 8 p.m., The Kessler. Get tickets.

Haru Nemuri, October 14, 8 p.m., Trees. Get tickets.

Jason Boland & The Stragglers, October 14, 8:30 p.m., State Fair of Texas Chevrolet Main Stage. Free with Fair admission.

Reckless Kelly, October 14, 8 p.m., Tannahill’s Tavern and Music Hall, Fort Worth. Get tickets.

Jackyl, October 14, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets.

Matt Hillyer, October 15, 7:30 p.m., State Fair of Texas Bud Light stage. Free with Fair admission.

The Wallflowers, October 15, 8 p.m., Granada Theater. Get tickets.

La Pompe, October 16, shows at 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m., State Fair of Texas Yuengling stage. Free with Fair admission.


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Bethany Erickson is the senior digital editor for D Magazine. She's written about real estate, education policy, the stock market, and crime throughout her career, and sometimes all at the same time. She hates lima beans and 5 a.m. and takes SAT practice tests for fun.