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Here’s Who Is Coming to Dallas This Weekend: January 18-21

The weekend may be chilly, but the entertainment is hot. Head to Fort Worth for country and R&B music, downtown for comedy, or Deep Ellum for a hometown rap hero.
Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello brings his 7-0-7 tour to the Majestic Theatre Friday night. Craig S. Semon/Telegram & Gazette Staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Through February 3| Downtown Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo barrels into its second weekend with plenty of cowboy stuff (catch that at Dickies Arena) and music. The latter is part of the FWSSR’s Auditorium Series, featuring Old Crow Medicine Show on Thursday, Trace Adkins on Friday, and Smokey Robinson on Saturday. 

Lucinda Williams

January 18, 8 p.m.| Longhorn Ballroom
By just about every measure, 2020 was an awful year for Grammy-winner Lucinda Williams. A tornado tore through Nashville, damaging her home. The pandemic sidelined most live music. And then there was a stroke that temporarily prevented her from playing the guitar. Now recovered, Williams will hit the Longhorn Ballroom stage Thursday night with her band in support of her 15th studio album, Stories from a Rock’ n’ Roll Heart.

Elvis Costello and the Imposters

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello brings his 7-0-7 tour to Dallas this weekend. If previous setlists are any indications, there will be plenty of familiar hits (like his highest charting hit, “Veronica”) and some surprises in the form of previously unreleased songs. He’ll be joined by Austin’s Charlie Sexton, who has been a part of Arc Angels and played with Bob Dylan.

Hasan Minhaj

January 20| Winspear Opera House
Comedian Hasan Minhaj brings his Off With His Head tour to Dallas on Saturday. Known for his Netflix special Homecoming King and his Emmy-winning political satire show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, the former Daily Show correspondent is known for being irreverent and topical. He’ll have two shows at the Winspear Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Jonathan Van Ness

January 20, 8 p.m.| Majestic Theatre
Jonathan Van Ness is one of the experts on Netflix’s Queer Eye, a best-selling author, and a celebrity hairstylist. He’ll be bringing his Fun & Slutty comedy tour to the Majestic Theatre Saturday night. His third tour follows the frequently sold-out Road to Beijing and Imaginary Living Room Olympian tours.

Big Tuck

January 21, 10 p.m.| Dada
Queen City’s Big Tuck will take over the stage at Dada Sunday night, bringing Jackboy Marley, Riflman, T-Sqizz, Trey Duce, Chief Rebel, J-Flow, Dru Stone, and DJ Chinese Spare Ribs. The Lincoln High grad gained national attention when his 2006 album, Tha Absolute Truth (which featured fellow Texans Erykah Badu, Chamillionaire, and Paul Wall) hit No. 14 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums Chart.

Also check out:

Mozart and Beethoven, January 18-20, Meyerson Symphony Center. Get tickets.

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, January 18, 7 p.m., House of Blues. Get tickets.

The Record Company, January 18, 8 p.m., Deep Ellum Art Company. Get tickets.

The Panhandlers, January 19, 7 p.m., House of Blues. Get tickets.

Voodoo Glow Skulls/Mustard Plug with Bite Me Bambi, January 19, 7:30 p.m., Granada Theater. Get tickets.

Al Di Meola, January 19, 8 p.m., Longhorn Ballroom. Get tickets.

Tre Burt, January 19, 8 p.m., Dada. Get tickets.

The Hot Sardines, January 19, 8 p.m., Eisemann Center, Richardson. Get tickets.

Rebirth Brass Band, January 19, 8 p.m., The Kessler. Get tickets.

Paul Varghese, January 19, 8 p.m., Echo Lounge & Music Hall. Get tickets.

Big Garden, January 19, 9 p.m., The Double Wide. Get tickets.

Flosstradamus, January 19, 9 p.m., Stereo Live. Get tickets.

RTB2, Daniel Markham, Chris Welch, January 19, 9 p.m., Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton. Get tickets.

Shaker Hymns, January 19, 9:30 p.m., Sundown at the Granada. Get tickets.

A Hip Hop & Soul Affair, January 20, 6 p.m., Andy’s Bar, Denton. Get tickets.

Atlanta Rhythm Section, January 20, 7:30 p.m., Arlington Music Hall, Arlington. Get tickets.

Robyn Hitchcock, January 20, 8 p.m., The Kessler. Get tickets.

Valerie June, January 20, 8 p.m., Longhorn Ballroom. Get tickets.

Big Ass Brass Band, January 20, 9 p.m., Reveler’s Hall. Get tickets.

Laurence Brownlee, January 21, 2 p.m., Moody Performance Hall. Get tickets.

Tommy Prine, January 21, 8 p.m., Tulips, Fort Worth. Get tickets.

Ian Munsick, January 21, 10 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. 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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