Dead & Company
May 26, 7 p.m.| Dos Equis Pavillion
In addition to being a chance to see many of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, this is a great way to see John Mayer without buying a ticket that says you saw John Mayer. Dead & Company is comprised of original guitarist Bob Weir, drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, plus Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, and occasionally Mayer. This has been billed as Dead & Company’s farewell tour, and you should probably plan accordingly—the last few shows have gone for nearly four hours. Get tickets
May 26, 7:30 p.m.| Toyota Music Factory, Irving
OK, so maybe the last time you saw Bush play live, you were wearing those Steve Madden slides and a choker, but if you need a dose of whatever angst powered you through adolescence and young adulthood, Gavin Rossdale and the guys are still here to supply you with “Glycerine,” “Comedown,” and “Everything Zen.” They’ll be supporting their ninth album, The Art of Survival. Our Lady Peace opens. Get tickets.
May 26, 10 p.m.| Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth
Classic rock fans, get your nap in and then drive to Fort Worth for the 10 p.m. start time for 80s rock band .38 Special. You’ll go in thinking you know three songs probably—”Wild-Eyed Southern Boys,” “Hold On Loosely,” and “Caught Up in You,” and then will remember “Teacher, Teacher,” and “Fantasy Girl.” Get tickets.
90s Prom Night
May 27, 5 p.m.| Lakewood Brewing Company
Lakewood Brewing will host a grown-up prom with a 90s theme Saturday, starting with 90s trivia, and tunes from the band Topanga playing a full catalog of music suitable for the Peach Pit, and first-come-first-serve tastes of limited edition beers. Also available? Limited edition fanny packs. Get details
May 27, 10 p.m.| Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth
Austin-based Reckless Kelly announced last year that they intended to retire from the road by 2024, which means their visit to Billy Bob’s this weekend may be one of your last chances to see the band. Expect a setlist that includes tunes from their 2020 albums American Jackpot and American Girls, and favorites like “Good Luck & True Love” and “Nobody’s Girl.” Get tickets
May 28, Noon| Poor David’s Pub
The Dollar Store Generals, C.C. Cross, Floramay Holliday, Carlos & the Enablers, Tin & Coach, and Alex Lease will play BillFest this year in honor of the late Bill Wisener, the founder of Bill’s Records and Tapes. Get tickets.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Memorial Day Concert
May 29, 8:15 p.m.| Flag Pole Hill
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will start its free summer park concert series at Flag Pole Hill on Memorial Day. The orchestra will perform shortly after 8 p.m., and fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m., so arrive early to park and set up that lawn chair. The DSO promises a mix of patriotic favorites, popular tunes, and movie music. Assistant conductor Maurice Cohn will conduct. Get details.
Also check out:
Lone Star Elvis Festival, May 25-28, Palace Theater, Grapevine. Get tickets
Kirk Thurmond and Max Poscente, May 27, 7 p.m., Klyde Warren Park. RSVP here
Gary P. Nunn, May 26 and 27, 8 p.m., Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton. Get tickets
Young Buck, May 27, 7 p.m., Echo Lounge & Music Hall. Get tickets
Angel White, May 27, 8 p.m., The Kessler. Get tickets
Two Friends, May 27, 8 p.m., South Side Ballroom. Get tickets
All Peso Pluma Everything, May 27, 9:30 p.m., Trees. Get tickets
Tejano Fest 2023, May 28, 9 a.m., Trader’s Village, Grand Prairie. Get details
Dale Watson, May 28, 4 p.m., Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton. Get tickets
Helium Queens, May 28, 7 p.m., Tulips, Fort Worth. Get tickets
Hickoids, May 28, 7 p.m., Three Links. Get tickets
Brian McKnight, May 28, 8 p.m., Bruton Theatre. Get tickets
The Funky Knuckles, May 28, 8 p.m., Sundown at Granada. Get tickets
Leith Ross, May 28, 8 p.m., Granada Theater. Get tickets
Little Joe Y La Familia, May 28, 8:30 p.m., CBD Kratom Backyard, Arlington. Get tickets
To see what concerts are coming to North Texas this year, go here.
Bethany Erickson is the senior digital editor for D Magazine. She’s written about real estate, education policy, the stock market, and crime throughout her career, and sometimes all at the same time. She hates lima beans and 5 a.m. and takes SAT practice tests for fun.