Music by the River

New Dallas Music District Festival gets flashier with more bands

New Dallas Music District Festival gets flashier with more bands

Somebody's Darling
Somebody's Darling is one of 10 new bands added to the lineup of the inaugural Dallas Music District Festival, taking place May 16 and 17 on the Trinity River Greenbelt. Courtesy of Somebody's Darling

The new Dallas Music District Festival, taking place May 16-17 on the Trinity River Greenbelt, had already made a splash with its initial announcement. But this inaugural fest just got more interesting with the addition of more bands.

Among the new entries are blues rock group Somebody’s Darling, folk rock trio Leopold and His Fiction, Fort Worth songstress Gollay, up-and-comer Jessie Frye, psychedelic rockers Un Chien, garage rock trio Dome Dwellers, electronic-pop duo NITE, Marc Swafford, Mean Motor Scooter, and LEV.

Those 10 acts join previously announced performers like Jonathan Tyler, Aaron Behrons & the Midnight Stroll, ISHI, MOTHXR (featuring Penn Badgley of CW’s Gossip Girl), Donald Cumming of The Virgins, Mainland, Dreamers, and Exit 380 — bringing the total number to 19 for now.

It’s an eclectic lineup that offers a little something for every musical taste — especially those who pride themselves on following the local music scene. The bands will play on two stages over the course of two days. The first day starts at 2 pm, concurrent with the free Trinity River Wind Festival taking place nearby.

Tickets are now on sale, with prices ranging from $25 for a one-day pass to $50-$149 for a two-day pass.