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Here’s Who Is Coming to Dallas This Week: May 12-14

Lots of festivals this weekend, some cowboys, Boys II Men, and, yes, The Cure.
Boyz II Men, seen here performing a year ago in South Palm Beach, will bring their third annual Celebration for Mom to Texas Trust Credit Union Theatre in Grand Prairie Sunday. © DAMON HIGGINS/THE PALM BEACH POST / USA TODAY NETWORK

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

May 11-14| Meyerson Symphony Center

Written by composer Carl Orff in the mid-30s, the choral work Carmina Burana is based on a collection of 24 medieval poems of the same name. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform the work through Sunday, joined by soloists, the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and the Dallas Symphony Children’s Chorus.  Get tickets here

PBR World Finals: Unleash the Beast and Fan Fest

May 12-14, 18-21| Dickies Arena, Fort Worth

The PBR World Finals will settle into Cowtown for a two-weekend engagement, bringing with it a concert series featuring Warrant, Easton Corbin, Walker Montgomery, Levi Walker, and more. And, of course, plenty of bull riding and rodeoing. Get tickets here

Pure Prairie League

May 12, 7 p.m.| Arlington Music Hall, Arlington

Feeling extremely nostalgic for the AM dial on the radio? Pure Prairie League will bring their catalog of 10 studio albums to Arlington Friday night, but you’ll be waiting for their hit “Amie,” of course, or maybe “Let Me Love You Tonight.” Founding member John David Call will be joined by Scott Thompson, Randy Harper, Jared Camic, and Jeff Zona.  Get tickets here

Katharine McPhee and David Foster

May 12, 8 p.m.| Majestic Theatre

Husband-and-wife duo Katharine McPhee and David Foster will bring their fan-favorite Instagram show to the Majestic Theater Friday night. McPhee, who was an American Idol contestant, and has starred in shows like Smash and Waitress, will perform hits penned by Foster, who composed for acts like Chicago, Whitney Houston,  and more. Get tickets here

Dallas Cowboys Tacos and Tunes Festival

May 13, 2 p.m.| AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium will host the Tacos and Tunes Festival at its Miller Litehouse Saturday, promising plenty of taco vendors, multiple bars, and other food trucks offering everything from trompo tacos to quesadillas. In addition to a turf football field, the outdoor plaza will also offer live music from Western Rewind Band, Don Stalling and the Divided, and the Squeezebox Bandits.  Get tickets here

The Cure

May 13, 7 p.m.| Dos Equis Pavilion

Listen, Robert Smith himself engaged in hand-to-hand combat with Ticketmaster to get reasonably-priced tickets for his fans, so the least you can do is haul your cookies to The Starplex Dos Equis Pavilion and sing along to “Just Like Heaven.” It’s the 45th anniversary of the band, which is weird because we’re all 29. Expect your favorites, but also stuff from the new album, Songs of a Lost World, which isn’t even out yet. Robert Smith wants to play you a live preview of his new album. Go. Get tickets here


May 14, 4:40 p.m.| Dos Equis Pavilion

Godsmack will bring several top 10 albums and years on the rock charts when they arrive to Dos Equis Pavilion Sunday. Expect favorites, but they also have their latest, Lighting Up the Sky, which features prominently on the setlist. I Prevail, The Struts, and The Warning join the band. Get tickets here

Boyz II Men

May 14, 7 p.m.| Texas Trust Credit Union Theatre, Grand Prairie

If you’ve completely dropped the ball on Mother’s Day, Boyz II Men will allow you to pick it back up with their third annual Celebration for Mom. I mean, one of their big singles is “A Song for Mama,” so your odds are extremely good that your own maternal figures will be touched by the gesture that also includes some “Motownphilly” and “I’ll Make Love to You” … which won’t be awkward at all, swear. They’ll be joined by Tamia and Kenny Lattimore. Get tickets here

Also check out:

Ugly Kid Joe, May 12, 6:45 p.m., Echo Lounge & Music Hall. Get tickets

Country Fest 2023 feat. Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Priscilla Block, and Chris Cagle, May 12, 7 p.m., Texas Trust Credit Union Theatre, Grand Prairie. Get tickets

Roger Creager, May 12, 8 p.m., Longhorn Ballroom. Get tickets

Okey Dokey, May 12, 9 p.m., Sundown at Granada. Get tickets

Cosmic Gate, May 12, 10 p.m., Stereo Live. Get tickets

Tracy Lawrence, May 13, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets

Venus Fest, May 13, 4 p.m., Celestial Beerworks. Get tickets

Lardi Land, May 13, 5 p.m., Gilley’s. Get tickets

Atreyu, May 13, 6 p.m., Echo Lounge & Music Hall. Get tickets

Helloween, May 13, 6 p.m., The Factory in Deep Ellum. Get tickets

Jason Boland & the Stragglers, May 13, 7 p.m., Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall, Plano. Get tickets

Shinyribs, May 13, 8:15 p.m., Granada Theater. Get tickets

BTSM, May 13, 9 p.m., South Side Ballroom. Get tickets

Cure for Paranoia, May 13, 9:30 p.m., The Double Wide. Get tickets

Dustin Lynch, May 13, 10 p.m., Mama Tried, Irving. No cover

Tyler Stokes, May 13, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets

Chelci Lynn, May 14, 7 p.m., Majestic Theatre. Get tickets

Yungblud, May 14, 8 p.m., Toyota Music Factory, Irving. Get tickets

To see what concerts are coming to North Texas this year, go here.


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