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.

May 1, 3 and 5

Fort Worth Opera Festival

The Fort Worth Opera’s world premiere of Companionship will leave you contemplating a low-carb diet. Adapted from a bestselling book by author Arthur Phillips, this dark comedy follows the quest of Leslie Sinclair, a baker who is searching for the perfect baguette. One of her creations unexpectedly comes to life, demanding to be fed. Is this a half-baked plot? If past Fort Worth Opera festival seasons are any indications, we can expect a blend of adept performances and engaging drama. This performance will be held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.


May 2-5


Mayfest (besides being a fun and family-friendly festival) gives back to the Fort Worth community. Proceeds from each event support programs from The Junior League of Fort Worth, Streams and Valleys and The City of Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department. Mayfest is held on 33 acres of Fort Worth’s Trinity Park. The four-day event features live music, festive food, carnival rides, live performance acts, pet adoptions and dozens of art and gift vendors. The children’s activities are free.


May 3

First Fridays with Nick Kithas and Friends

Regulars to the Jazz Cafe know Nick Kithas as the restaurant’s chef/owner. Kithas livens his dining experience with live jazz, which you can enjoy in the Modern’s grand lobby this Friday. The first Friday series brings drink specials and appetizers from Café Modern to the main lobby and the opportunity to dine at Café Modern by night. Docent-led tours begin at 6:30 p.m.


May 5

Cinco on South Main

Sarah Castillo, owner of Taco Heads, is throwing a South Main Street block party. Cinco on South Main will be held near her upcoming Tinie’s Mexican Rotisserie in the Near Southside. Gary Hobbs, Rey Reyna, Squeeze Box Bandits, Paschel’s mariachi band and DJ Fuegito will provide live music from 12-7 p.m. Taco Heads will be fuel the party with top-notch margaritas.


May 8


K-POP sensation BlackPink is scheduled to perform at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Wednesday, May 8, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. from the sole concert entrance located on 9th Street. Tickets are available via the official ticket provider, www.axs.com. No flash photography, video or professional cameras allowed. 


May 11

Pass the Peas

Local artist Jeremy Joel is the mastermind behind Pass the Peas, an ambitious show that will feature local, regional, national and international visual artists at Shipping and Receiving. Local musicians Jake Paleschic, Juma Spears, SJoe Gorgeous, DJ Soft Cherry and San Franciscan jazz musician Mark Clifford, among others, form the show’s live music component.


#PassThePeas Photographer Diana Urbina @thenuisance || Fort Worth, Texas Diana's photos conjure a wide range of emotions. Her work is composed of vibrant colors but also shoots stark black and white photos. Diana primarily shoots with film. “Photography is instant. It’s a moment you can miss if you don’t document it right away. And then you immediately have something [physical]. Film remains an object throughout its entirety. You shoot, develop it, and it’s another object. It’s constantly giving. That’s what draws me to film. I feel like I’ll photograph for the rest of my life.” Saturday, May 11th, 2019 6pm - 2am 19 artist group show. Local to International. 8 bands

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May 31

Kiefer Sutherland

Known movie star-turned musician Kiefer Sutherland will take the Billy Bob's Texas stage for the second time on Saturday, May 25, at 10:30 p.m. Reserved seating is $28, general admission is $16.


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