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Here’s Who Is Coming to Dallas This Weekend: September 15-17

The weekend offers plenty (and we do mean plenty) of opportunities to laugh or dance your posterior off, with a handful of comedians arriving in North Texas, along with Drake, Dwight Yoakam, and a fun party from new North Texan Shaquille O'Neal.
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Dwight Yoakam heads to Grand Prairie Friday night to play all the hits from his 17-album career. Larry McCormack, The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK


September 14-15| American Airlines Center

Drake may have gotten his start as Aubrey Graham, star of Degrassi: The Next Generation, but nowadays he’s Very Big Rap Star Drake, with seven albums behind him that include his 2010 LP debut Thank Me Later to the current, 2022’s Her Loss, a collaborative effort with 21 Savage. Both will spend two nights in Dallas, where they will transform American Airlines Center into a club.  Get tickets

GrapeFest, Paul Wall, and Mike Jones

September 14-17| Downtown Grapevine

Sure, sure, the wine is the starring attraction at the 37th Annual GrapeFest in downtown Grapevine, but there’s also a lot of shopping, a carnival midway, fun for the kids, pickleball, and music—including headliners David Lee Murphy and Carnie and Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips and many local acts. After Friday, head to the Glass Cactus at the Gaylord and catch Paul Wall and Mike Jones. Get tickets

Dwight Yoakam

September 15, 8 p.m.| Texas Trust Credit Union Theater, Grand Prairie

Ahh sookie! California country crooner Dwight Yoakam will head to Grand Prairie Friday night with his mix of honky-tonking, blue grass, and rockabilly that has made him famous, releasing 17 albums since 2016. Expect to hear plenty of those hits Friday night. Get tickets

Texas Latino Pride Fest

September 16, 3 p.m.| Reverchon Park

Texas Latino Pride will host their 9th annual festival at Reverchon Park. From 3-9 p.m., the event will consist of local entertainers (drag shows included), plus reggaeton artist La Cruz, Gorgeous, and Crystal Methyd, plus more than 60 vendors, and opportunities for free HIV testing and mpox vaccines.Get tickets

Shaq’s Bass All Stars Festival

September 16, 4 p.m.| Panther Island Pavilion, Fort Worth

Part time Carrollton resident Shaquille O’Neal will bring his touring festival to Fort Worth Saturday, and he’s providing plenty of entertainment—15 acts that include Crankdat, Kai Wachi, Alison Wonderland, Sullivan King, and Diesel. Get tickets

Iliza Shlesinger

September 16, 7 p.m.| Texas Trust Credit Union Theater, Grand Prairie

Iliza Shlesinger kicked off her Hard Feelings tour this month, and her Saturday appearance in Grand Prairie is a bit of a homecoming for the Greenhill School grad. While she lives in Los Angeles these days, she still regularly visits North Texas. She’s the only female and the youngest comedian to win NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and now the author, actress, and comedian has six Netflix standup specials under her belt, and appears in season 3 of HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones. Get tickets

Arctic Monkeys

September 16, 8 p.m.| Dickies Arena, Fort Worth

English rock band Arctic Monkeys come to North Texas in support of their 2022 album The Car. While they first caught attention in 2006 with Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, it was their performance in the 2012 London Olympics, where they played the “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor,” that really propelled the band, with there subsequent album AM outselling their debut album by more than 3 million copies. Expect a little something for everyone in Saturday’s setlistGet tickets

Jo Koy

September 16, 8 p.m.| American Airlines Center

Fresh off the release of his new Netflix special, Jo Koy: Live From the Los Angeles Forum, comedian Jo Koy will hit American Airlines Center Saturday night. He just announced that two more Netflix specials are in the works, and he also released the film Easter Sunday in 2022 and is the voice of Benbo in Netflix’s movie The Monkey King. Get tickets

Marlon Wayans

September 17, 8 p.m.| Majestic Theatre

Part of the storied Wayans family, actor/comedian/producer Marlon Wayans has been in the business for a long time, but didn’t have a comedy special until 2018. This year’s been notable for him—he hosted The Daily Show for a week, and also appears in the movie AirGet tickets

Also check out:

Bonnie Prince Billy, September 14, Texas Theatre. Get tickets

Bobcat Goldthwait, September 15 (two shows), Hyena’s Dallas. Get tickets

Jawbreaker, September 15, 6 p.m., Echo Lounge & Music Hall. Get tickets

Local Natives, September 15, 7 p.m., House of Blues. Get tickets

Kelly Willis, September 15, 8 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, Arlington. Get tickets

Todd Terry, September 15, 10 p.m., Stereo Live. Get tickets

Donnell Rawlings, September 15-16, Addison Improv. Get tickets

Tim Meadows, September 16 (two shows), Hyena’s Dallas. Get tickets

Hanna Berner, September 16, 7 p.m., The Majestic Theatre. Get tickets

Crystal Gayle, September 16, 7:30 p.m., Arlington Music Hall, Arlington. Get tickets

Chicago, September 16, 7:30 p.m., Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth. Get tickets

Explosions in the Sky, September 16, 8 p.m., South Side Ballroom. Get tickets

Casey Donahew, September 16, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets

Renee Rapp, September 17, 7 p.m., South Side Ballroom. Get tickets

Sylvan Esso, September 17, 8 p.m., The Factory at Deep Ellum. Get tickets

Keke Palmer, September 17, 8 p.m., The Studio at the Factory. Get tickets

Paulina Rubio, September 17, 8 p.m., Texas Trust Credit Union Theater, Grand Prairie. Get tickets


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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.

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