Summer is HERE, Dallas!  Get out your jorts and your sunscreen and treat yourself to a concert!  While the concert mill is slowing down a little, there are still some great shows to check out.  Here is a guide for the artists coming through during the first part of summer.  Who are you  most excited to see?


22:Morrissey, The Majestic Theater-Dallas

Touring in advance of a new album release, the debonair crooner, notorious “Meat is Murder” advocate and former Smiths frontman makes another stop in Dallas.  Tickets here.



26:Journey with Steve Miller Band, Gexa Energy Pavillion-Dallas

This is the first time these two power-house bands have toured together!  If you never stopped believing while midnight tokin’, this show is a match made in eighties rock heaven.  Tower of Power will start things off for this show, and trust me–they are also worth the price of admission.  Tickets here.



29:The 1975, House of Blues-Dallas

The only word I can understand in their hit single is ‘Chocolate,’ but I’m still into it.  Tickets here.



30:The Tune-Yards with Sylvan Esso

A whole new show for a whole new album. Sylvan Esso’s hit ‘Coffee’ has been everywhere lately, so don’t miss that smooth synth duo either!  Tickets here.



31:Die Antwoord, House of Blues-Dallas

This South African Rap-Rave crew is back, and they NEVER disappoint. Strangely weird and enjoyable, this is a show most definitely worth checking out. Tickets here. June


1:Neon Trees with Smallpools, House of Blues-Dallas

Tyler Glenn made headlines when he came out earlier this year, but Neon Trees’ new album is the real story: Pop Psychology is climbing the charts, so don’t miss them!  Smallpools is back after playing Suburbia Music Fest earlier this month. Tickets here.



2:Uh Huh Her, House of Blues-Dallas

If lady fronted indie/electropop is your thing, make sure you catch Uh Huh Her touring their latest album, Future Souls.  Tickets here.



7:George Strait and Friends, AT&T Stadium-Arlington

This cowboy is riding into the sunset and hanging up his microphone, so he’s playing his last show in style.  When I say ‘friends,’ I mean FRIENDS. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, and Alan Jackson, are slated to appear, just to name a few.  If you are a country music fan, this is a show you CANNOT miss!  Tickets here.



14:Jack FM’s 4th Throwback Tribute Festival, Gexa Energy Pavillion-Dallas

You guys. It’s an entire show with nothing but tribute bands.  Foasis? Fan Halen? Fears for Tears? The Cured?  There’s no reason to miss this.  Really, there isn’t one.  Tickets here.



15:Vans Warped Tour, Gexa Energy Pavillion-Dallas

Grab your skinny jeans and Ray Bans, because Warped Tour is back!  It’s a little earlier than usual this year, so it might be doable heat-wise.  Yellowcard, The Maine, Echosmith, and Anberlin are rolling through for the Dallas date, so be there!  Tickets here.



16:Paul McCartney, American Airlines Center-Dallas

One-Fourth of the critically acclaimed band The Beatles, and twenty percent of the supergroup that was Wings will be gracing us with his presence this summer.  Best bet he’ll deliver a flawless performance.  Tickets here.



21:Blake Shelton with The Band Perry, Gexa Energy Pavillion-Dallas

Another show for the country lovers.  Blake takes a break from the swivel chair on The Voice to get back to why we love him in the first place.  He’s also bringing his friends, The Band Perry, along for his Ten Times Crazier Tour.  Tickets here.



28:Merle Haggard, Billy Bob’s-Ft. Worth

This American Country institution makes his way to Billy Bob’s this June, in what is guaranteed to be a good time. Tickets here.



July 4: Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic, Ft. Worth Stockyards-Ft. Worth

Willie’s Fourth of July picnic hasn’t been in Austin for a few years, which means we Dallas-Forth-Worthers have been the lucky ones close enough to go. Where you find Willie, you find fun.  Dierks Bentley, Josh Abbott Band, and Ryan Bingham join Willie this year.  Tickets here.

I hope to see  you at a show!