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.


The Emperor's New Clothes 

The always wonderfully staged Children’s Theater at Casa Manana brings a classic children’s story to life. Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the Third is having second thoughts about ascending the throne. A swindler promises to sew him magic clothes that will make him invisible to fools and liars for a hefty sum of gold. With the help of Arno, a simple mop boy, Marcus must navigate this royal mess while learning an important lesson about appearances.



The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra 

Legendary big band leader Count Basie left an indelible mark on American jazz. His namesake ensemble still carries that torch. You can hear this award-winning jazz band February 8 during two shows (8 p.m. and 10 p.m.) at Scat Jazz Lounge.


February 10

Fort Worth Singer-Songwriter Showcase 

Dive head first into the wonderful world of Fort Worth's musical talent at MASS' Singer-Songwriter Showcase on February 10. Over 25 musicians will perform - and you can see them all for just $10. 



High-Tones Valentine’s Day 

Sweethearts and lonely hearts are all welcome to this Valentine’s Day performance, featuring the lovely country crooning of The High-Tones at Magnolia Motor Lounge



2019 Cliburn Festival: Iconic Paris

Held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Iconic Paris brings the sonorous strains of early 20th-century Paris to life through the works of Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Frank and other composers. It was a Golden Age of artistic expression and free thought, and the French composers at the time were ushering in a new age of modernism. The concert features pianists Dasol Kim, Louis Schwizgebel and Joyce Yang, who will perform alongside the Rolston String Quartet.



Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron

Described as “hilarious,” “intelligent” and “scorching,” comedian Robert Dubac brings his comedic talents and social commentary to Bass Performance Hall through "The Book of Moron" later this month.  



Fort Worth Live has become a popular spot for music lovers to come, sit and listen -- without the excess noise levels experienced at other venues. Amy LaVere and Will Sexton take the stage on Thursday night to serenade the crowd with LaVere's sweet and haunting voice.