The events in and around Dallas this weekend have music on the brain. The majority of them are concerts, ranging from superstars to a local a cappella group that has hit it big. There will also be the national tour of a Broadway musical, a well-known comedian, the final day of a touring art exhibit, and a great movie you can watch outdoors.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, July 26
Dallas Summer Musicals presents Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns
This story of boundless love is the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time. Ten years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégé, Christine. The musical will run through August 5 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Brandy in concert with Raheem DeVaughn
Kenny Edmonds, better known as Babyface, is in the unique position of having produced many more hit songs than he's ever sung himself. He's helped artists like Whitney Houston, Boys II Men, and Madonna reach No. 1, but has somehow never gotten there himself. He's also worked with Brandy, who will co-headline this concert at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. They'll be joined by opening act Raheem DeVaughn.
Pentatonix in concert with Echosmith and Calum Scott
Arlington's own Pentatonix has become the most famous a cappella group in the world today. After winning NBC's The Sing-Off in 2011, they released a series of hit albums, including the No. 1 albums Pentatonix and A Pentatonix Christmas. They'll perform at Dos Equis Pavilion in support of their new album, PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I. They'll be joined by opening acts Echosmith and Calum Scott.
Friday, July 27
Steve Miller Band in concert with Peter Frampton
The legendary Steve Miller Band, known for songs like "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Abracadabra," comes to Allen Event Center for a retrospective of their long and distinguished career. They'll be joined by the equally legendary Peter Frampton, known for songs like "Baby I Love Your Way" and "I'm in You."
David Archuleta in concert
It's been 10 years since the then 18-year-old David Archuleta won the hearts of many fans on the seventh season of American Idol, eventually finishing second to rocker David Cook. Though he has not become as big as some other Idol alumni, he's sold enough albums to keep him going in the business. He'll perform at Arlington Music Hall in support of his 2017 album, Postcards in the Sky.
Saturday, July 28
Bill Burr in concert
Comedian Bill Burr is a regular of the late night shows who's also a familiar face on TV shows like Chappelle's Show and Breaking Bad. He also has a hit comedy podcast and can soon be seen in the film The Front Runner with Hugh Jackman and heard as part of the cast of his Netflix show, F is for Family. He'll perform an early show and late show at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving.
Jason Aldean in concert with with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina
Jason Aldean is one country superstar who loves Dallas, as he seems to come back to the area every year. And no wonder he does, as he releases an album every couple of years, including 2018's Rearview Town, which went to No. 1 just like five of his previous six albums. He'll play at Dos Equis Pavilion with support from opening acts Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina.
Sunday, July 29
Dallas Museum of Art presents "Laura Owens" closing day
Sunday is the final day to see the "Laura Owens" exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. It's the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s 20-year career, featuring over 60 paintings and objects from the mid-1990s until today. Owens has pioneered an innovative, and at times controversial, approach to painting that has made her one of the most influential artists of her generation.
Alamo Drafthouse presents Pix on the Plaza
The second week of Pix on the Plaza, a free summer outdoor screening series taking place every Sunday outside of Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas, will feature a screening of Finding Nemo. There will be pre-show activities themed to the movie like bounce houses, music, face painters, games, tasty treats, themed non-alcoholic beverages, and other fun surprises.