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Here’s Who Is Coming to Dallas This Weekend: June 2-4

Plenty of music festivals and big concerts to head out to this weekend, so get that nap in now. Maybe stretch, hydrate.
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Arlington-native Abraham Alexander will play three nights at The Kessler in support of his debut album, Sea/Sons. Elizabeth Lavin

Abraham Alexander

June 1-3| The Kessler

Arlington (by way of Greece) native Abraham Alexander was just learning to play the guitar 10 years ago when Leon Bridges asked him to sing on an album. Flash forward to now, and the artist has worked with Ani DiFranco, Gary Clark Jr., and Mavis Staples and is releasing his debut album, Sea/Sons. Listen to Zac Crain talk about his feature on Alexander in our June issue here, and then head out to a newsstand to pick up a copy so you can read it. He’ll play three nights at the Kessler. Get tickets 

Janet Jackson and Ludacris

June 2, 6:30 p.m.| Dos Equis Pavilion

Janet Jackson brings her Together Again tour to Dos Equis Pavilion Friday night, with pretty much every single one of your favorite songs in a four-act show. She’ll bust out about 40 songs in her set, including, yes, “Nasty,” “The Pleasure Principle,” and “Control.” Ludacris opens. Get tickets 

Rhett Miller

June 2, 8 p.m.| Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall, Fort Worth

Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller returns to North Texas with a solo gig in support of his most recent album, The Misfit, which came out last year. Fun fact: Between the band and his solo work, Miller’s put out 20 albums throughout his career. Get tickets

Laurie Berkner

June 3, 11 a.m.| Wyly Theater

Listen, if you have had a toddler or preschooler or have been toddler or preschooler adjacent, “We are the Dinosaurs” is permanently embedded in your medulla oblongata. The Taylor Swift of the Goldfish crackers set, Berkner is a big deal (if you’re three). She’s bringing her greatest hits to the Wyly Theater this weekend, and believe me, this is the top priority of your kindergartener’s summer. Get tickets

Dallas Pride Music Festival

June 3, 11 a.m.| Fair Park

The family-friendly Dallas Pride Music Festival features headliner Allison Ponthier, Black Girl Magic, Averi Burk, Dezi 5, The Roommates, the cast of the Rose Room, and more. A Family Pride Zone will have bounce houses, face painting, entertainment for kids, and the Pride Train ride. It will also offer Teen Pride, a safe environment for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 19 and their friends to enjoy age-appropriate live entertainment and activities. Get tickets (Go here to see a full list of Pride events this weekend and beyond.)

Taste Addison

June 2-3| Addison Circle Park, Addison

In addition to the opportunity to try dishes and drinks from dozens of Addison restaurants, Taste Addison also provides family fun and musical acts, including Swae Lee, 3OH!3, Story of the Year, Meet Me at the Altar, and Hawthorne Heights. Additional entertainment includes fire performers and belly dancers, David Chicken and a petting zoo for the kids, and plenty of cover bands. Get tickets

Texas Music Revolution

June 2-3| Downtown McKinney Square, McKinney

It’s the 27th anniversary of the Texas Music Revolution, hosed by 95.3 The Range. The two-day event packs in 100 bands that include Charlie Robison, Kevin Fowler, Slaid Cleeves, Robert Earl Keen, Shane Smith and the Saints, George Dunham and the Bird Dogs, Two Tons of Steel, and more. Get tickets

Also check out:

Amy Venable and Jimmy Wallace, June 2, 7 p.m., Winters Park, Garland. Get details

Lady A, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre. Get tickets

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, June 2, 8 p.m., Levitt Pavillion, Arlington. Get details

Rodney Crowell, June 2, 8 p.m., Longhorn Ballroom. Get tickets

Giovannie & the Hired Guns, June 2, 8 p.m., Studio at the Factory. Get tickets

Heartless Bastards, June 2, 8 p.m., Granada Theater. Get tickets

Aaron Watson, June 2, 8 p.m., Lava Cantina, The Colony. Get tickets

Geordie Kieffer, June 2, 10 p.m., RBC. Get tickets

Paul Oakenfold, June 2, 10 p.m., Stereo Live. Get tickets

South Boys Live w/ Azariyah Slim, 900K9, Froze Ony, and Will the Wise, June 2, 11 p.m., Vibe Lab. Get tickets

Heather McMahan, June 2-3, Winspear Opera House. Get tickets

Tacos & Tunes feat. Squeezebox Bandits and Don Stalling & The Divided, June 3, 3 p.m., AT&T Stadium, Arlington. Get tickets

DeSoto Crawfish Festival feat. Willie Clayton, the Odyssey Band and Audacity, June 3, 6 p.m., Grimes Park, DeSoto. Get tickets

America, June 3, 8 p.m., Texas Trust Credit Union Theatre, Grand Prairie. Get tickets

William Black, June 3, 8 p.m., Studio at the Factory. Get tickets

Vicki Lawrence, June 3, 8 p.m., Arlington Music Hall, Arlington. Get tickets

Shenandoah, June 3, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets

Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, June 4, 4:30 p.m., The Rustic. Get details

Bryson Tiller, June 4, 7 p.m., House of Blues. Get tickets

Mary Chapin Carpenter, June 4, 7:30 p.m., The Majestic Theatre. Get tickets

Fonseca, June 4, 8 p.m., Winspear Opera House. Get tickets

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


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