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Here’s Who Is Coming to Dallas This Weekend: November 22-26

It's a light weekend when it comes to live music, but if you're ready to leave your house after a full day of turkey and pie, we have some options.
Dolly Parton, seen here performing in Overland Park, Kansas, this summer, will play the halftime show at the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Commanders game at AT&T Stadium on Nov. 23. Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK

Friendsgiving with Joshua Ray Walker, The Vandoliers, and Jaret Ray Reddick

November 22, 8 p.m.| Longhorn Ballroom

Joshua Ray Walker and the Vandoliers each had busy years. They’ll continue it by bringing their annual Friendsgiving event to the Longhorn Ballroom Wednesday night, along with special guest Jaret Ray Reddick. Last month, Walker recorded an EarBurner podcast over at the Old Monk in which he discussed his year—you can hear that here. In addition to some great music, the event will also feature a pop-up shop from Vinyl Ranch and an information table from the mental health organization Foundation 45. Get tickets.

Kirk Franklin

November 24, 7 p.m.| Dickies Arena, Fort Worth

Grammy-winning artist Kirk Franklin will bring his Reunion Tour to Cowtown on Friday. But you won’t just see Franklin—he’s bringing along Tye Tribbett, David and Tamela Mann, The Clark Sisters, and Israel Houghton. Known for bridging hip-hop, pop, and gospel, the Fort Worth native has also collaborated with Chance the Rapper, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Michael Jackson, and more. Get tickets.

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Randy Rogers Band

November 24 and 25| Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth

The Randy Rogers Band’s current lineup formed in 2002, and three years later they recorded their Live at Billy Bob’s album—the last album they made before joining Universal Music. Nine studio albums later, they’ve played Billy Bob’s a few times, and they return to the fabled honky tonk for a two-night stint this weekend in support of their most recent release, 2022’s HomecomingGet tickets.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

November 24-26| Meyerson Symphony Center

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will present “Stravinksy: The Firebird,” throughout Thanksgiving weekend. Conductor Gustavo Gimeno will lead the orchestra through Stravinsky’s Firebird, plus selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra. Concertmaster Alexander Kerr will solo during the Mozart concerto. Pre-concert talks with assistant conductor Maurice Cohn will be held at Horchow Hall each day.  Get tickets.

Dolly Parton

November 23, 3:30 p.m.| AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Eleven-time Grammy winner and national treasure Dolly Parton will perform at AT&T Stadium Thursday afternoon, kicking off the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. Parton was last in North Texas in May when she hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards with Garth Brooks. The show will be televised on CBS or Paramount+. The Dallas Cowboys will open.  Tickets are on the re-sale market for anywhere from $41 to $2,000, so good luck with that.

Also check out:

Mad Mexicans, Nov. 24, 8 p.m., Trees. Get details.

Michael Salgado, Nov. 24, 8 p.m., Longhorn Ballroom. Get tickets.

Kidz Bop, Nov. 25, 6 p.m., Dickies Arena, Fort Worth. Get tickets.

Jayson Lyric, Nov. 25, 7 p.m., House of Blues. Get tickets.

Del Castillo, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Longhorn Ballroom. Get tickets.

Cory Morrow, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall, Fort Worth. Get tickets.

Patrice Pike, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Six Springs Tavern, Richardson. Get tickets.

Princess Chelsea, Nov. 25, 8 p.m., Dada. Get tickets.

DJ Hex, Nov. 25, 11 p.m., Shift 4 Arena, Texas Live!, Arlington. Get details.

PJ Morton and Maeta, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., Bruton Theatre. Get tickets.

Dead Groove, Nov. 26, 8 p.m., Trees. Get tickets.

Wild Party, Nov. 26, 8:30 p.m., Sundown at the Granada. Get tickets.

To hear songs by artists performing in North Texas this weekend, listen to the playlist below.


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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.