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Here’s Who Is Coming to Dallas This Weekend: December 7-10

There are lots of holiday options this weekend, but don't fret—there's also plenty of comedy and rock to be had, too.
The Black Pumas will head to The Factory at Deep Ellum this weekend in support of their latest album, 2023’s Chronicles of a Diamond. Mikala Compton / American-Statesman / USA TODAY NETWORK

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Dec. 8, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.| Dickies Arena, Fort Worth
Is it really Christmas without the Trans-Siberian Orchestra? For many, the Christmas metal band is as de rigueur as mistletoe and Christmas lights, and they’ll be in Fort Worth on Friday for two shows. Expect lots of musicians, plenty of Christmas cheer, and even more special effects. 

Brett Goldstein

Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.| Music Hall at Fair Park
He may have made a name for himself as the taciturn and downright growly Roy Kent on “Ted Lasso,” but Brett Goldstein has also done a fair amount of work as a stand-up comedian. He’ll bring his The Second Best Night of Your Life tour to Fair Park Friday night.

Black Pumas

Dec. 8, 8 p.m.| The Factory in Deep Ellum
When Austin’s Black Pumas come to town, it almost always attracts a packed crowd. There are good reasons for that, including six Grammy nominations between 2020 and 2022, a performance during President Biden’s inauguration festivities, and three albums. They’ll be supporting their latest, 2023’s Chronicles of a Diamond. Danielle Ponder opens.

Hayes Carll

Dec. 8 and 9| The Kessler
Texan Hayes Carll’s last album was 2021’s You Get It All, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have new music. This year saw him partner with Shane Smith and the Saints for a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Pancho and Lefty,” and he just released the seasonally appropriate “Christmas in Prison.” You’ll likely hear the latter at both shows, which are part of Carll’s Grateful for Christmas tour. He’ll be joined by Melissa Carper, Emily Gimble, and his wife, Allison Moorer.

Old 97s

Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m.| Longhorn Ballroom
The Old 97s may be movie stars now, but they’re coming back to Dallas for their annual holiday show this weekend. You’ll undoubtedly hear some of their holiday gems. That would include the songs they performed as an alien band in last year’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” holiday special. Good Looks will open.

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith

Dec. 9, 8 p.m.| Music Hall at Fair Park
Grammy Award-winning gospel singers Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will stop in Dallas on their annual Christmas tour Saturday night. Both have holiday albums, so expect lots of standards and original songs.

Samara Joy

Dec. 10, 2 p.m.| Longhorn Ballroom
Jazz vocalist Samara Joy has made a name for herself and won two Grammys along the way. She’ll bring her family—father Antonio McLendon, uncle Laurone McLendon, and cousins Tiera Lovell Rowe and Alana Alexander—to the Longhorn Ballroom for a matinee performance Sunday. She’ll be supporting her Christmas album, A Joyful Holiday.

Queens of the Stone Age

Dec. 10, 8 p.m.| Toyota Music Factory, Irving
Josh Homme, the constant in Queens of the Stone Age as frontman and lead guitarist, will bring the current lineup to Toyota Music Factory on Sunday night. They’re touring in support of their latest album,  In Times New Roman…, but expect plenty of the favorites, including “Little Sister.”

Also check out:

Luke Grimes, Dec. 7, 8 p.m., The Studio at the Factory. Get tickets.
Slade Coulter, Dec. 7, 9 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets.
Marie Osmond, Dec. 7-8., Arlington Music Hall, Arlington. Get tickets.
Cristela Alonzo, Dec. 8-10, Addison Improv. Get tickets.
Shane Smith & The Saints, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Texas Live!, Arlington. Get tickets.
Marc Broussard, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Longhorn Ballroom. Get tickets.
JD McPherson, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Tulips, Fort Worth. Get tickets
Nelly, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Choctaw Grand Theater, Durant, Oklahoma. Get tickets.
Ryan Bingham w/ the Texas Gentlemen, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., WinStar World Casino, Thackerville. Get tickets.
Rod Wave, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., Dickies Arena, Fort Worth. Get tickets.
Giovannie & the Hired Guns, Dec. 9, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets
Akon, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., House of Blues. Get tickets.
Michael Martin Murphey, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Texas Trust Credit Union Theater. Get tickets.
The Radney Foster Trio, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., The Kessler. Get tickets.
Skilla Baby, Dec. 10, 10 p.m., Theory Uptown. Get tickets.

Listen to the playlist below to hear songs by artists performing in North Texas this weekend.


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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.