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.


Punk in Drublic
The day after Cinco de Mayo will be just as festive as Punk In Drublic festival hits Panther Island Pavilion. NOFX frontman Fat Mike developed the festival’s concept, which blends more than 100 craft beer offerings with live music. Punk rockers NOFX will perform along with Bad Religion, The Interrupters, Mad Caddies, Bad Cop, and The last Gang. Attendees will have the chance to savor Drublic Hoppy Lager, a collaboration between Stone Brewing and Fat Mike.

Drublic at PIP

MAY 11

Cliburn in the Community Presents Alina Bercu
Romanian concert pianist Aline Bercu has been praised for her “velvet tone” that “conjures up brilliant colors of sound.” You can hear this acclaimed artist perform for free 12:15 p. m. at Sundance Square Plaza. The event is part of the Van Cliburn Foundation’s “Cliburn in the Community” series.

Cliburn Pianist

MAY 12

Rock for Rite Benefiting Scottish Rite Hospital for Childre​n
Lola’s Trailer Park is rockin’ for a good cause. Rock cover band Fatt Chedder joins Holy Moly frontman Joe Bill Rose, Brandon Lea (of Flickerstick fame), and Dallas-based musician Casey Hess for this charitable concert. The family-friendly space has a full-service bar and ample outdoor seating.

Lola's Trailer Park

MAY 15

Jim Milan’s Bucket List Jazz Band at Shipping & Receiving
The vision of trombonist Jim Milan, the Bucket List Jazz Band has taken on the mission of performing and promoting classic jazz. Featuring a bright Dixieland sound, the ensemble performs in and around Fort Worth. Jazz gets a rap as intellectual and overly complicated in some circles. For Jim and his gang, it’s just toe-tapping “happy music.”  Event page here.

MAY 18

Kimbell Social Club
Fort Worth’s lauded Kimbell Art Museum is getting social with monthly soirees in the pristine Renzo Piano Pavilion. Dress up or dress casual and enjoy traveling art exhibits, live music by the acoustic singer-songwriter duo Danni and Kris, and the bold brews of HopFusion Ale Works. Free event with a cash bar.

MAY 31

Blondettes & Cavalry at Magnolia Motor Lounge
The Dallas-based Blondettes & Cavalry are bringing their “rockabilly soul” tunes to Magnolia Motor Lounge. The two lead singers, Elizabeth Riley and Heather Kitzman, have honed their tight knit harmonies over the past three years, blending influences from rockabilly, old country, and Motown. Come hungry. Magnolia Motor Lounge serves up some of the most creative, belt-busting burgers in town. Event page here.