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.

August 9

Kevin Aldridge at Fort Worth Live

Located downtown on the second floor of the historic Juvenile Shoe Store building, Fort Worth Live is the perfect space for passionate audiophiles to indulge in live performances. On August 9, all eyes will be on Kevin Aldridge, whose music has waned from country-tinged Americana toward rock ‘n’ roll over the course of his prolific career. Aldridge, praised for his “sumptuous melodies,” is a pillar of the local music scene. Visit the event page here.


August 16

An Evening with Alex Zhang Hungtai

Fort Worth’s reputation as a destination for major touring acts grew in leaps and bounds recently thanks to Fortress Festival. The annual event now offers a concert series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Mid-month, you can catch freeform jazz musician Alex Zhang Hungtai. His sonic creations are typically arranged for saxophone, synthesizer, piano, and percussion. Seating is limited. Visit the event page here.


August 16

A Night to Live United

The New Wave ’80s band The Spazmatics perform in Sundance Square Plaza this month. The community celebration supports the United Way. While you’re there, take in all the bustling nightlife and entertainment choices that Sundance Square offers. Visit the event page here.


August 18

Cowtown Unplugged: A Songwriters’ Showcase

Three local heavyweight singer-songwriters will be performing under one roof for Cowtown Unplugged. The songwriter showcase is presented by Omni Fort Worth and features the talents of Rodney Parker (of 50 Peso Reward fame), Will Hoge and Sean McConnell. The event will be hosted by New Country 96.3 KSCS host, Hawkeye. Visit the event page here.


August 18

The Cody Jinks Loud and Heavy Festival

Denton native Cody Jinks’ album I’m Not the Devil reached No. 4 two years ago on the Billboard’s Country Albums chart. The rising country star headlines several acts (Whiskey Myers, Corrosion of Conformity, Whitey Morgan, Nikki Lane, Colter Wall, The Sword, Sunny Sweeney, Paul Cauthe, and Ward Davis) at Panther Island Pavilion. Visit the event page here.


August 24

The Charlie Daniels Band at Billy Bob’s Texas

The Charlie Daniels Band celebrates 60 years of making music at Fort Worth’s iconic honky tonk. His signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” remains one of the most recognizable songs of the past half century. Visit the event page here.