From big-name concerts to a stand-up comedian and an art fair for emerging names, these are the best things to do in Dallas this weekend. Plan your fall accordingly.
Note: Most of the following concerts will require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test.
The return of the Jonas brothers
Friday at 7 p.m., the Jonas Brothers return to their hometown of Dallas on “The Remember This Tour”. Playing at the Dos Equis Pavilion, the three brothers will be accompanied by Kelsea Ballerini. After a long hiatus that began in 2013, the band announced their return in 2019 with a hit titled “Sucker”. They took part in their ‘Happiness Begins Tour’ in 2019. This ongoing tour is their first tour since the success of Covid-19 in 2020. Get tickets here.
Kelly machine gun
Houston native and extremely PDA-prone Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) will perform at the Toyota Music Factory Pavilion this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The rapper / singer is known for hits like “Bloody Valentine” and “My Ex’s Best Friend”. This tour follows the release in 2020 of his most recent album of the same name, Tickets for Ma Chute. JXDN and Carolesdaughter will also be performing. Tickets are available here.
River Oaks District
Mont Joy and Briston Maroney
This Friday indie rock band Mt. Joy will perform at the House of Blues at 7 p.m. ET. American singer / songwriter Briston Maroney will open for the group. Founded in 2016 with members Matt, Sam, Sotiris, Jackie and Michael, the group is known for hits like “Silver Lining”, “Strangers” and “New President”. Get your tickets here.
NEED TO BREATHE
See you on Saturday at Toyota Music Factory for a concert by NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot and The New Respects. On their “Into the Mystery Tour”, the rock headliner is known for his Christian rock songs like “Brother” and “Keep Your Eyes Open”. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are here.
Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jeffries will perform at the Majestic Theater in Dallas on Saturday as part of his “The Moist Tour”. Jeffries is known for his namesake talk show Comedy Central, The Jim Jeffries Show, which ran from 2017 to 2019. He also created the TV show FX Legitimate and has many promotions on Netflix. Tickets are available here.
The other art fair
The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art returns to Dallas Market Hall for its second edition this weekend (October 21 to October 24). The event features over 130 independent and emerging artists, as well as interactive installations, murals, exclusive collective features, live DJ sets and a special experience from the Sweet Tooth Hotel (which just launched its latest installation at Allen). General admission tickets and early private admission tickets (Thursdays) are available here.
Main Street Celebration in Richardson
Just north of Dallas, in Richardson, downtown is celebrating the grand opening of its newly improved main street area. From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, enjoy the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, local bites, shopping and live music. Fort Worth musician Abraham Alexander will lead the musical performances organized by Artist Uprising. The event is free.
The Statler Presents: 1999 The Prince’s Legacy
Saturday at 8 pm, meet at The Statler hotel for “1999: The Legacy of Prince”. A production of the Las Vegas Tribute, the show is dedicated to the Purple King, Prince Rogers Nelson. Get your tickets here.