Mu­sic Venues

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ALLEN EVENT CEN­TER This venue plays host to live con­certs, the­ater, sports games, fes­ti­vals, con­ven­tions and a full-sized ice rink.­len­event­cen­ 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 top-tier mu­si­cal acts like U2 and Elton John. www.amer­i­canair­li­nes­cen­ 2500 Vic­tory Ave., 214.221.8326. BILLY BOB’S TEXAS This renowned lo­ca­tion is the king of Western dance halls. 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.billy­bob­s­ 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.624.7117. THE 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-theart 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.the­bomb­fac­ 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 im-

pres­sive con­cert lineup. www.gas­mon­key­barn­ 10261 Tech­nol­ogy Blvd. East, 214.350.1940.

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.grana­dathe­ 3524 Greenville Ave., 214.824.9933.

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.­of­ 2200 N. La­mar St., 214.978.2583.

IT’LL DO CLUB A no-frills dance club (read: no bot­tle ser­vice and a nearly pitch-black am­biance) that comes to life ev­ery week­end, It’ll Do is a must-visit venue for fans of house/techno mu­sic and for those look­ing to get a truly lo­cal nightlife experience. 4322 Elm St., 214.827.7236.

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.dal­lassym­ 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. 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. live­na­ 1001 Per­for­mance Place, Grand Prarie, 972.854.5111.

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