Here are the 10 biggest concerts coming to D-FW this winter

‘Tis this season for big-name groups to sprinkle a bit of sonic magic on the metroplex.

Chance the Rapper performs at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo. on May 2, 2017. (Marshall/Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)(Marshall/Rex Shutterstock / TNS)

Fireplace weather, an abundance of sweaters and an uptick in flu cases — they give us the message, loud and clear, that fall is becoming winter. But concert season in Dallas-Fort Worth never really stops. So, we’ve put together a list of can’t-miss North Texas performances for winter 2019.
Alessia Cara performs on NBC’s “Today” show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in New York.(Charles Sykes / Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Since 2015, Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara has impeccably blended pop and R&B, sending her well beyond the strict confines in which many young pop-minded artists languish. Addictive hit singles “Here” and “Scars to Your Beautiful” serve as demonstrations of her wise-beyond-years mettle, and her turn in rapper Logic’s suicide prevention anthem “1–800–273–8255” shows her keen ability to lend her talents to other artists’ songs that hit it big.

At Southside Ballroom. Visit for tickets.

George Strait performs onstage during his Hand in Hand Texas benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre on Sept. 12, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.(Rick Diamond/Hand in Hand / Getty Images)

Defying those who figured he’d have ridden off into the sunset by now, country icon and Texas cowboy George Strait has kept pretty busy. In the past couple of years, he’s helmed a popular Las Vegas show, helped launch a new tequila brand and has released a couple of highly respectable country records. He’s also performed the occasional stadium concert. This time, he’s coming to Fort Worth to help christen the shiny new Dickies Arena.

At Dickies Arena. Visit for tickets.

It Was 50 Years Ago Today – A Tribute to the Beatles’ White Album, Dec. 4

It’s actually been more than 50 years since the Fab Four released the game-changing double album without any cover art that forms the title of this show. Timeline aside, The White Album gets the tribute treatment from some celebrated Beatles contemporaries including Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Todd Rundgren and “Sailing” singer Christopher Cross.

At the Theatre at Grand Prairie. Visit for tickets.

Jonas Brothers members Nick Jonas, left, Kevin Jonas, middle, and Joe Jonas, right, perform at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 25, 2019.(Allison Slomowitz / Special Contributor)

The Jonas Brothers, Dec. 6

It used to take folks a good 20 or 30 years to grow nostalgic enough for the music of their youth that they’d spend money on a teeny-bopping band to remind them of their glory days. The Jonas Brothers serve as proof that the nostalgia boomerang moves much quicker these days.

At American Airlines Center. Visit for tickets.

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dec. 11

The smooth, jazzy piano sounds of Vince Guaraldi and the mumbling nonsense of Charlie Brown’s teachers and parents pair as fittingly with the holiday season as questionable fruitcake does with ugly sweaters. See Charlie, Linus, Lucy and the gang put on a Christmas production for the whole family.

At the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Visit for tickets.

Tim DeLaughter, lead singer of the Polyphonic Spree, performs at the Majestic Theatre as part of the band’s 2016 Holiday Extravaganza.(Mike Brooks)

Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza, Dec. 14

For many North Texas music lovers, this annual affair is inextricably linked to the holidays. The colorful Tim DeLaughter-led choral rock outfit has been staging this joyful celebration for 17 years. And it’s not just a standard Polyphonic Spree concert, if there even is such a thing. A festive holiday theme will run through each of the onstage performances.

At the Majestic Theatre. Visit for tickets.

Black Pumas, Jan. 10 – 11

This time a year ago, Austin neo-soul outfit Black Pumas were a little-known group just starting to build buzz thanks to a bit of airplay they received from NPR music stations. Thanks to the group’s first album, a killer psych-tinged, self-titled effort, the band’s shows now seem to sell out more often than not. Demand to see them has been so strong that many venues are adding second shows, including the Kessler

At the Kessler Theater. Visit for tickets.

Chance the Rapper, Jan. 25

As one of the biggest independent successes stories the rap world has seen in recent years, Chance the Rapper has continued to make headlines. The Chicago star’s latest album, The Big Day, won plenty of critical praise and debuted at number two on the Billboard album charts upon its release in July. His recent Saturday Night Live appearance also won raves and saw him pulling double-duty as both host and musical guest.

At American Airlines Center. Visit for tickets.

Trey Anastasio, Jan. 26

For well over three decades now, Trey Anastasio has been the lead singer of the popular jam band Phish. For the past 20 years or so, he’s also been a sort of de facto leader of the hippie-riffic jam band community, a space left vacant following the death of Grateful Dead lead singer Jerry Garcia in 1995. Anastasio’s latest solo tour comes on the heels of the theatrical release of Between Me and My Mind, a documentary that examines the process behind his latest solo album and the most recent Phish LP.

At the Bomb Factory. Visit for tickets.

Raphael Saadiq, Jan. 27

The former Tony! Toni! Toné! lead singer has carved out an adventurous career filled with stunning full-band R&B and soul as a producer, songwriter and singer. His recently released album Jimmy Lee, his first record in eight years, is also his most vulnerably autobiographical and touches on topics near to his heart including the death of his brother from a drug overdose. There aren’t many soul titans worthier of your time and attention touring these days.

At House of Blues. Visit for tickets.

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12:26 PM on Nov 12, 2019

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