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Here’s Who Is Coming to Dallas This Weekend: January 11-14

It will be cold outside, but here's a hack: Dancing keeps you warm.
Robert Earl Keen will travel from his home in the Hill Country to perform at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth on Saturday. Greg Jaklewicz/Reporter-News / USA TODAY NETWORK

Pod Meets World

January 11, 8 p.m.| Majestic Theatre
Join Shawn, Eric, and Topanga (otherwise known as Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Danielle Fishel) as they bring their popular Pod Meets World podcast to the Majestic Theater on Thursday night. The podcast accumulated more than 13 million downloads in its first six months, mainly because of its premise: the three re-watch and react to their 90s sitcom Boy Meets World. The stage show includes stories from the set, interactive games, and question-and-answer sessions with the audience.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

January 12- February 3| Downtown Fort Worth
When it’s not the bulls and the blood and the dust and mud, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is also music. Catch all the rodeo and stock show action at Dickies Arena, or find musical acts around the Stockyards and at Will Rogers Auditorium, which will be home to the FWSSR Auditorium Series. Sammy Kershaw will kick things on January 12, followed by Old Crow Medicine Show (January 18), Trace Adkins (January 19), Smokey Robinson (January 20), Odd Eye Circle (January 22), Tanya Tucker (January 26), and Pam Tillis and Little Texas (February 1).

Matt Hillyer

January 12, 7 p.m.| Granada Theater
Former Eleven Hundred Springs frontman Matt Hillyer celebrated the release of his third solo album, Glorieta, last spring, and has kept plenty busy since then. The album, conceived when a songwriting group he joined required a new song each week, is a little bit country, a smidge rockabilly, a tiny bit 60s Beatles, and still a lot Matt Hillyer. J. Isaiah Evans & The Boss Tweed will open.

Pauly Shore

January 12, 8 p.m.| Arlington Music Hall, Arlington
There was a time in the 90s when you couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing Pauly Shore, from his MTV show Totally Pauly to his starring roles in movies like Jury Duty, Bio-Dome, Encino Man, Son In Law, and In the Army Now. Since then, he’s released a couple of documentaries, appeared in a few movies, and hosted a podcast called “Pauly Shore’s Random Rants.” He’ll appear at Arlington Music Hall this weekend with his one-man show, Stick With the Dancing: Funny Stories From My Childhood.

Robert Earl Keen

January 13, 7:30 p.m.| Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth
Robert Earl Keen retired from touring in the summer of 2022, but it’s a quick (ish) drive from his home in the Hill Country to Fort Worth, where he’ll take the stage at Bass Performance Hall as part of its BNSF Popular Entertainment Series. Expect plenty of acoustic versions of some of his best songwriting—a catalog that began in the 1970s.

Elaina Kay’s Cornbread & Country 

January 13, 6:30 p.m.| Longhorn Ballroom
Arlington native Elaina Kay has been organizing the Cornbread & Country music festival since 2019, but this is the first year it will be at the Longhorn Ballroom. The first festival helped fund the recording of her first single—this one will raise funds for Dallas first responders. Tickets include dinner by Smoke Showin’ BBQ, with music from Kay, Darby Sparkman, Dallas Burrow, Gabe Lee, and Summer Dean.

Keith Sweat, Bobby Brown, Jon B., and Troop

January 13, 7 p.m.| Texas Trust Credit Union Theatre, Grand Prairie
If you are a big fan of 90s R&B, two legends of the genre will be in Grand Prairie Sunday night. Keith Sweat, Bobby Brown, Jon B., and Troop will be singing every song that pops into your head when you think of Keith Sweat, Bobby Brown, Jon B., and Troop. And that (I promise) is a good thing for a Sunday night’s chilly temperatures—the dancing will keep you warm.

Also check out:

George Ensle and Helene Cronin, January 11, 6 p.m., Six Springs Tavern, Richardson. Get tickets.

From the River to the Sea Benefit Show, January 11, 7 p.m., Andy’s Bar, Denton. Get tickets.

Smoking Popes, January 11, 7 p.m., Dada. Get tickets.

Sweet Lizzy Project, January 11, 8 p.m., Sundown at the Granada. Get tickets.

Reverend Horton Heat, January 12, 8 p.m., Lava Cantina, The Colony. Get tickets.

Pugh Funk, January 12, 9 p.m., Reveler’s Hall. Get tickets.

Randall King, January 12, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. Get tickets.

Snakehips, January 12, 10 p.m., Komodo Lounge. Get tickets.

Dale Watson, January 13, 7 p.m., Magnolia Motor Lounge, Fort Worth. Get tickets.

The Spits, January 13, 7 p.m., Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Denton. Get tickets.

Boyz II Men, January 13, 8 p.m., WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma. Get tickets.

Kem w/ Eric Benet, January 13, 8 p.m., Texas Trust Credit Union Theater, Grand Prairie. Get tickets.

Mr. Big, January 13, 8 p.m., The Factory in Deep Ellum. Get tickets.

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

James Kennedy, January 13, 11 p.m., Shift 4 Arena at Texas Live, Arlington. Get tickets.

41st Annual Black Music & Civil Rights Concert – Feat. Avery Sunshine, January 14, 7:30 p.m., Meyerson Symphony Center. Get tickets.

Austin Plaine and Wheelwright, January 14, 8 p.m., Dada. Get tickets.

The Lone Bellow, January 14, 8 p.m., Granada Theater. Get tickets.

Go here to see our 2024 concert calendar listings. 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.