We’ve parsed through the lineups and cut through the noise to bring you a monthly roundup of the best live shows in Fort Worth.

January 14-31

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Live music is a big part of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo experience, and rodeo fans can enjoy concurrent live music shows and other performances at the Bud Light Roadhouse and Will Rogers Auditorium starting mid-January. The first show at the Roadhouse starts January 15 with Slade Coulter, a rising star in the Texas music scene who combines classic rock-inspired tunes with a country flair. Local country singer-songwriter Dustin Massey takes the Roadhouse stage on January 20. Expect big-name acts and performances at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Kansas opens the series on January 19. Alt-country legends Old 97’s perform January 21. Acclaimed humorist Jeff Foxworthy takes the Will Rogers stage on January 28.


January 15

The Dark Side: Black M.A.S.S.

The Dark Side is a monthly series of goth industrial music. The series celebrates three years of gothic events with DJ To Be Named Later (actual name) and DJ GoKart Mozart in mid-January. Main at South Side promises to be a go-to spot for local live music this year. Show this place some love. 


January 21

Pat Green Performs at Billy Bob’s Texas

Did you know country star Pat Green is also an avid sculptor and artist? We’re lucky that this popular musician claims Fort Worth as home. You can catch Green and his band on January 21 at Billy Bob’s Texas


January 27

Jesse Daniel and Summer Dean Perform at Tulips FTW

Country singer-songwriter Jesse Daniel writes about life’s hardships from first-hand experience. His songs recount his personal battle with addiction and friends who died way too young. You can catch Daniel and local country stalwart Summer Dean late this month at local music hotspot Tulips FTW


January 28

The Roomsounds at Lola’s

With influences ranging from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Big Star and The Rolling Stones, the no-frills rock outfit Roomsounds performs at Lola’ Saloon later this month. Delicias De Guerrero Food Truck will be on-site to satisfy your taco cravings. Nearby Lola’s Trailer Park offers a covered outdoor stage and fun market events, so be sure to follow both these local music venues this year.


January 29

Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield

The award-winning Tatiana Mayfield and her band will perform a night of jazz standards, soul, R & B, and much more at doowntown Fort Worth's intimate Scatt Jazz Lounge