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. 

October 1- 5

The Phantom of the Opera

Broadway at the Bass presents "The Phantom of the Opera." British theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic boasts new special effects, staging, choreography and lighting effects. The critics have described the reimagining as “bigger and better than ever before.” You can see it for yourself at Bass Performance Hall


October 18

Whiskey Ranch Concert Series

Dallas-based Texas Soul rockers Prophets and Outlaws perform as part of Whiskey Ranch Concert Series. The outdoor event will have food available (Smokin' Cactus and FunkyTown Donuts), Whiskey Tasting 101 sessions for all you lifelong learners out there and tour options for $15. Bring a blanket or chair and take in smooth sips and sounds at this fun, 21-and-up event.


October 19

Ranch Bash at Panther Island Pavilion

95.9 The Ranch's 15th annual Ranch Bash concert is a one-day celebration of Texas Red Dirt Country Music. Featuring performances by Cody Jinks, Wade Bowen, Radney Foster, Kevin Fowler, Koe Wetzel, Reckless Kelly, William Clark Green, 9-time Grammy Award® Winner Ray Benson, and Academy Award® Winner Ryan Bingham to name a few -- this is an event you don't want to miss. Tickets are on sale now.


October 24

Cliburn Sessions: PUBLIQuartet

The Van Cliburn Foundation’s Cliburn Sessions bring progressive classical music ensembles to Fort Worth’s alternative listening spaces. Later this month, we’ll have the chance to hear PUBLIQuartet, the award-winning ensemble that has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM Café, Le Poisson Rouge and other famous venues. The ensemble is best known for integrating open-form improvisations in their performance. 


October 25

DO FOR IT RECORDS Halloween Show

Halloween costumes are encouraged at this 13th annual Halloween Show, which features local bands performing covers of Depeche Mode, SOAD, Korn, Rammstein and 311 at Main at South Side. The DO FOR IT RECORDS Halloween Show kicks off at 6 p.m. 


October 26

Josh Turner

Josh Turner, known for his rich voice and distinctive style, has sold more than 12.5 million units. The multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist performs at Billy Bob’s Texas at the end of this month. The performance marks Turner’s 17th appearance at Billy Bob’s. 


October 26

7th Annual Booery Tour

Martin House Brewing Project churns out a lot of fun beers and beer-related events. The Booery Tour has become one of the more popular annual tours at the Riverside brewery. There’s a costume contest for dogs and humans. Food trucks, copious beers and live music by Ole G round out the tour. Oh, and Martin House promises “plenty of shenanigans.”