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. 

February 8

Yeah Huh, Jake Paleschic and Dustin Arbuckle and The Damnations at Shipping and Receiving Bar

Even with all the great new restaurants, coffee shops and other fun locales popping up along South Main Street, Shipping & Receiving Bar remains a top destination in South Main Village. The concert on Feb. 8 features two local music acts, Yeah Huh and Jake Paleschic, and roots/Americana band Dustin Arbuckle and The Damnations who are visiting from Wichita, Kansas. 

Singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic is a familiar feature of the local musical landscape. Locals who aren’t familiar with Yeah Huh may recognize band members Ryan Taylor (Oil Boom) and Kenny Hollingsworth, Cliff Wright and Jordan Elder (of The Orbans). You can purchase tickets online

February 14

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Show at The Moon Bar

The original Moon Bar near TCU was my first introduction to local music some 12 years ago. After being shuttered for several years, the popular music venue has now reopened in the former home of Americado on West Berry Street. Like Main at South Side, the venue’s main draw is live music.

This Valentine’s Day, The Moon: Bar & Live Music will host two seated dinner events beginning at 6 p.m. Catered food from Birdie Bop and the sultry harmonies of Motown classic hits (thanks to the band Legacy 4) will set the mood for a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day. 

February 15

Squeezebox Bandits, Ginny Mac, Simon Flory at The Moon Bar

We’re so excited to have The Moon Bar back that we’re plugging them twice. The show on Feb. 15th as a little bit of something for everyone. Squeezebox Bandits are a lively ensemble that captures Texas’ Tejano and C&W cultures in song. Ginny Mac is an accordion-wielding songstress who can cover just about anything. Simon Flory is a whiz at the guitar and uses his multitude of guitar picking techniques to render performances of gospel, country and classic Nashville.

February 22 

Alan Jackson 2020 Tour at Dickies Arena

When the dust from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo settles, the sprawling venue will once again resume hosting large national acts. Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson is up next. The audience-friendly show promises four unique VIP experiences, including a backstage tour, pre-show party, a signed item and unique viewing options. Expect familiar hits like “Here in the Real World,” “Chattahoochee,” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”

February 29

Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Concert at Bass Performance Hall

Fun Fact: Fort Worth has one of the best youth orchestras in the United States. Now in its 55th season, the adept ensemble of teenagers will take the stage of Bass Performance Hall to perform popular classical music works. The concert will honor the 20th Anniversary of FWYO Music Director and conductor of the Youth Orchestra, Dr. Germán Gutiérrez.