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. 



Cliburn Pop-Up Concert at The Post at River East

The Cliburn’s series of pop-up concerts have been incredibly popular with audiences of all ages. Beyond offering the experience of dazzling virtuosity in an intimate setting, the concerts offer food- and drink-friendly listening environments and a shorter performance length of around one hour. Violinist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan perform at The Post at River East early this month.


Uncle Toasty at MASS

Mean Motor Scooter fans may recognize the names behind newcomer sludge punk rockers Uncle Toasty. Fans can expect the same incredible musicianship that drives the aforementioned surfy garage band, but Uncle Toasty is on a wholly different mission. Thematically, the group’s output is mercurial. One past music video featured a murderous puppet while recently released songs muse on alien visitations and “famous crocodiles.” You can catch this powerhouse ensemble along with several local rock stalwarts later this month at Main and South Side.


2021 Texas Country Music Awards

The Texas Country Music Awards return to Billy Bob’s Texas on November 14 with Aaron Watson headlining the evening. Performances by Sundance Head, Curtis Grimes, Brandon Rhyder and others will round out the night. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the main ceremony begins at 6 p.m.


Tulips FWT Presents Jason Boland & The Stragglers with Mike & The Moonpies

When it comes to music genres, Tulips FTW does not discriminate. At this Near Southside hotspot, alternate nightly performances might feature country, rock and hip-hop. In mid-November catch Red Dirt/Texas Country band Jason Boland & The Stragglers and Americana quintet Mike & The Moonpies.


Home for the Holidays at Bass Hall

Let the splendor of the holidays begin. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra kicks off the season with Home for the Holidays at Bass Performance Hall on November 26, 27 and 28. After finishing Thanksgiving festivities, head to downtown for a spectacular program filled with Christmas carols, an appearance by Santa and more.


Saturday After Thanksgiving Party at Martin House Brewing Project

After gobbling what will probably be your biggest meal of the year, plan to start your post-Thanksgiving activities with a visit to Martin House Brewing Project. Singer-songwriter Devin Leigh performs throughout the early afternoon that features vendors, food trucks and lots (and lots) of great beer options.