Mu­sic Venues

Where Dallas - - THE GUIDE -

ALLEN EVENT CEN­TER— This venue plays host to live con­certs, theater, sports games, fes­ti­vals, con­ven­tions and a full-sized ice rink. www.al­len­event­cen­ter.com. 200 E. Stacy Rd., Allen, 972.678.4646. AMER­I­CAN AIR­LINES CEN­TER— The Amer­i­can Air­lines Cen­ter is one of the premier venues in Dal­las for sports, spe­cial events, and top­tier mu­si­cal acts like U2 and El­ton John. www. amer­i­canair­li­nes­cen­ter.com. 2500 Vic­tory Ave., 214.221.8326. Map 1: A-1 BILLY BOB’S TEXAS— Billed as “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk,” this renowned lo­ca­tion is the daddy of all nightspots in Fort Worth. Billy Bob’s coun­try and western con­cert cal­en­dar fea­tures A-list acts from Wil­lie Nel­son and Robert Earl Keen to Ray Wylie Hub­bard and Kenny Ch­es­ney, plus at­trac­tions like an ar­cade, a casino and a mechanical bull. www.billy­bob­s­texas.com. 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.624.7117. BOMB FAC­TORY— This re­cently res­ur­rected Deep El­lum mu­sic venue can ac­com­mo­date more than 4,000 fans, thanks to its 50,000 square foot space and five full-ser­vice bars. With state-of-the-art sound and light­ing, VIP suites and re­served seat­ing op­tions on the mez­za­nine floor, the Bomb Fac­tory - a nick­name coined dur­ing World War II, when the ware­house space was used to man­u­fac­ture bombs and am­mu­ni­tion - lends it­self to a fully im­mer­sive live mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence. www.the­bomb­fac­tory.com. 2713 Can­ton St., 214.932.6501. CLUB DADA— An eclec­tic mix of mu­si­cal tastes find a home in this hip Dal­las venue that has played host to ev­ery­one from Dawes to Rev­erend Hor­ton Heat. The venue also show­cases spe­cial events al­most ev­ery night of the week. www.dadadal­las.com. 2720 Elm St., 214.748.5105. GAS MON­KEY BAR N’ GRILL— Texas mu­sic acts and na­tional tal­ent come to­gether with a rockin’ menu of burg­ers, smoked meats and chicken-fried steak at Gas Mon­key Bar N’ Grill. Opened by Richard Rawl­ings, star of the auto-shop real­ity show “Fast N’ Loud”, the restau­rant/live mu­sic venue is the place to be for good grub, lo­cal brews and an im­pres­sive con­cert lineup. www.gas­mon­key­barn­grill.com. 10261 Tech­nol­ogy Blvd. East, 214.350.1940. Map 2: D-5 GEXA EN­ERGY PAVIL­ION— An old Dal­las fa­vorite, and still one of the best out­door venues in the city, Gexa En­ergy Pavil­ion plays host to some of the big­gest names in the busi­ness such as Dave Matthews and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Seated tick­ets are avail­able as well as lower-cost lawn seat­ing. www.live­na­tion. com. 1818 First Ave., Fair Park, 214.421.1111. GIL­LEY’S DAL­LAS— Made fa­mous in the John Tra­volta clas­sic Ur­ban Cow­boy, this tra­di­tional coun­try-western venue fea­tures mechanical bull rid­ing, big-name con­certs and your fa­vorite long­necks. The venue has even been known to host am­a­teur box­ing tour­na­ments. www.gilleys­dal­las.com. 1135 S La­mar St., 214.421.1822. GRANADA THEATER— A per­fect venue with acts rang­ing from all over the world, the Granada de­fines the word eclec­tic. Great food and a lively at­mos­phere make this one of the best live venues for mu­sic in Dal­las. www.grana­dathe­ater.com. 3524 Greenville Ave., 214.824.9933. Map 2: E-5 HOUSE OF BLUES— Al­ready a na­tion­wide in­sti­tu­tion, HOB Dal­las in­cludes a state-of-the-art mu­sic hall

that fea­tures top-shelf per­form­ers (with an em­pha­sis on blues and rock), spe­cial events, a rockin’ Ca­jun-themed menu, and even a pop­u­lar Gospel Brunch on Sun­days. www.house­of­blues.com. 2200 N. La­mar St., 214.978.2583. MOR­TON H. MEY­ER­SON SYM­PHONY CEN­TER— Of­fer­ing a beautiful space with won­der­ful acous­tics, the Mey­er­son has been a long-time Dal­las fa­vorite for sym­phonies, live con­cert se­ries and themed per­for­mances. www.dal­lassym­phony.com. 2301 Flora St., 214.670.3600. SOUTH SIDE BALL­ROOM— The South Side, formerly known as the Pal­la­dium, typ­i­cally fea­tures mul­ti­ple shows each week, rang­ing from rock, reg­gae and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. www.aeglive.com. 1135 S. La­mar St., 972.343.2444. VER­I­ZON WIRE­LESS THEATRE— Ver­i­zon Wire­less Theatre of­fers a 6,350-seat au­di­to­rium that can shift from large mu­si­cal acts to Broad­way style theater shows. The venue also fea­tures com­fort­able seat­ing and un­par­al­leled lux­ury suites. www. live­na­tion.com. 1001 Per­for­mance Place, Grand Prarie, 972.854.5111.

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