Sat 26aug–Reunion Lawn Party, Reunion Park, downtown Dallas, 7:30p

Address: 692 Sports St, Dallas, TX 75207   Hosting your own backyard party is tough. You are the one salving over the grill, you are responsible for providing the entertainment, and then you have to worry about people over-staying their welcome. But hanging out outdoors is fun, even if the weather Read More

Fri 8sept–Tolbert’s. Grapevine, 9p

Historic chili specialist also offering Southwestern fare, steaks & live music in casual environs. Address: 423 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051 Menu: Reservations: Order: Phone: (817) 421-4888

Sat 16sept–Keys Lounge, FtW, 9p

Emerging & big-name blues acts take to the stage at this long-standing live music venue. Address: 5677 Westcreek Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76133 Phone: (817) 292-8627

Sat 23sept–Magnolia Motor Lounge, FtW, 9p

Garage-turned-live-music-venue offering tunes from alternative to Americana, plus burgers & more. Address: 3005 Morton St, Fort Worth, TX 76107 Menu: Order: Phone: (817) 332-3344

Sat 30sept–Lake Highlands Oktoberfest, Flagpole Hill, Dallas, 6p

Welcome to the premier Oktoberfest in Dallas. This family friendly event brings thousands of people across Dallas – Fort Worth for the good food, good beer and good times. This year’s annual event, to be held September 30th at Flag Pole Hill, just north of White Rock Lake, will feature some of Read More

Fri 6oct–Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton, 9p

A range of live music from Texana to experimental staged in a roadhouselike bar with a back porch. Address: 103 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201 Phone: (940) 320-2000

Sat 21oct–Barley House, Dallas, 9p

Lively pub near SMU serving up live music, TV sports & bar food in a rustic, college bar setting. Address: 5612 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75206 Menu: Phone: (214) 824-0306

Fri 1dec–Lee Harvey’s, Dallas, 9p

Southern Living declares Lee Harvey’s “a roaring good time,” and urges its readers to “snag a fireside picnic table with friends and share the tab at the 50-year-old bar.” This “authentic” “ultra-dive” in The Cedars draws a “mixed crowd” to its “massive” fenced gravel patio, which is “more of a yard party than a bar” (“can’t beat a concert on Read More