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.


Twas The Night Before Christmas

Casa Mañana presents Twas the Night Before Christmas, a family-friendly musical that’s full of holiday cheer. The show’s star, Molly, is brought on a magical treasure hunt through New York City by her mother. Dancing elves and Santa Claus himself make notable appearances, singing Christmas parodies of today’s most popular tunes.


Tommy Luke’s December Residency

Twilite Lounge effortlessly blends live music, patio space, top-notch bar service and Cajun noshes. This month’s resident musician, Tommy Luke, is the alternative stage name of local folk singer-songwriter Luke McGlathery.  



Tight leather pants and sombreros will share the stage December 7 when the world’s first (and only) heavy metal mariachi band, Metalachi, performs at Lola’s Trailer Park.



Opus Nova

House concerts have become a novelty within the classical music world, but that wasn’t the case 150 years ago when chamber music was a popular way to take in live music. Newcomer Opus Nova presents Flute Extravaganza at Avoca Coffee Roasters on Foch Street December 9. The program includes works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Kuhlau.



Home Alone With Orchestra

Kevin McCallister lived every boy’s dream when his parents left him home alone. The score to that film was composed by John Williams. You can watch the movie with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra providing live music mid December.



Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas

Folk/country/rock superstar Michael Murphey brings a combination of poetry, music and stories to this Christmas-themed concert as part of BNSF’s Popular Entertainment Series at Bass Hall.