October 7, 8 p.m. | Tannahill’s Tavern and Music Hall, Fort Worth
The Arc Angels reunited for the first time in 30 years in January for a sold-out show at Austin City Limits Live, and has been playing dates around the state since. Former Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, Charlie Sexton, and Doyle Bramhall II are the longtime nucleus of the group, with Eric Holden at bass after Tommy Shannon’s retirement. Get tickets here.
October 7, 8 p.m. | Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth
Yacht Rock lovers rejoice—especially you, Mayor Eric Johnson—the OG easy listener Christopher Cross will hit Fort Worth Friday night. Walk out if he doesn’t play “Sailing.” Riot if he doesn’t sing “Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do).” Throw down your chardonnay if you do not hear “Ride Like the Wind.” Get ready to get mild, you crazy kids. Get tickets here.
October 7, 8 p.m. | The Kessler
John Fullbright lit up the Americana charts two years ago with his debut album, From the Ground Up, which earned him praise from the Los Angeles Times, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal, in addition to the ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Adamson Lyric Award. The album was nominated for Best Americana Album at the Grammys, too. He’s now touring in support of his latest effort, Liar. Get tickets here.
October 8, 8 p.m. | Texas Trust Credit Union Theatre, Grand Prairie
Bonnie Raitt is five decades deep into a career that includes 10 Grammys and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (she’s been there for more than 20 years). She may be in her 70s, but she’s touring in support of her 18th studio album, Just Like That, with Marc Cohn as her opener. Expect her set to include plenty from the new album, but also favorites like “Something to Talk About” and “Have a Heart.” Get tickets here.
October 9, 8:30 p.m. | State Fair of Texas Chevrolet Main Stage
Lucinda Williams is touring again after a pandemic and a stroke in 2020 pushed pause on her music-making. She’s out in support of her latest album, Good Souls Better Angels, which was made with her road band. Expect songs from her Grammy-winning 1998 album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, too. Free.
Also check out:
Denton Art & Jazz Fest, October 7-9., Quakertown Park, Denton. Free.
The Vandoliers, October 7, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., State Fair of Texas Chevrolet Main Stage. Free with fair admission.
The Doobie Brothers, October 7, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theater. Get tickets.
LIT Concert featuring LaDarius Waits and KeAndre Keeling, October 7, 9 p.m., Clarence Muse Cafe Theater. Get tickets.
Steve Vai, October 8, 7 p.m., House of Blues Dallas. Get tickets.
The O’s, October 8, 7:30 p.m., State Fair of Texas Bud Light Stage. Free with fair admission.
Jamestown Revival, October 8, 8:30 p.m., State Fair of Texas Chevrolet Main Stage. Free with fair admission.
Slobberbone, October 8, 8 p.m., Lola’s Fort Worth. Get tickets.
Tracy Lawrence, October 8, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets.
Amanda Miguel Y Ana Victoria, October 9, 7 p.m., Majestic Theater. Get tickets.
El Nuevo Mi Son, October 9, 1, 3, and 5 p.m., State Fair of Texas Bud Light Stage. Free with fair admission.
Salim Nourallah, October 9, 6 p.m., The Kessler. Get tickets.
Jimmy Vaughan, October 9, 8 p.m., Tannahill’s Tavern and Music Hall, Fort Worth. Get tickets.