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 14

Fort Songwriters Song Swap at MASS

Just four of Fort Worth’s finest singer-songwriters swapping songs at Main at South Side. Join Jenna Clark, Jon Ruhl, Theo Carracino and host Matthew Broyles as they trade performances, and probably a few stories.


OCTOBER 21

Third Thursday Jazz Finale at Burnett Park

Renowned musicians Joey McKenzie (guitar), Ridge Roberts (fiddle) and Matthew Mefford (upright bassist) close out the Third Thursday series at Burnett Park. The evening show opens with a performance by high school ensemble RL Paschal Jazz. 


OCTOBER 22

Giovannie & The Hired Guns

Grab a $5 draft cocktail, $5 tallboy or whatever you’re drinking and grab a seat at Tulips FTW for an exciting performance by Giovannie & The Hired Guns. Fresh off the release of their sophomore album, the rock/country is passing through Fort Worth as part of a larger tour. 


OCTOBER 30

Big Mike Presents a Night of Iron Maiden and Metallica at Lola’s Saloon

Michael Richardson, aka “Big Mike,” is typically known for his pristine vocals when covering pop tunes of the past few decades. Fans can expect something entirely different when Big Mike trades in his acoustic guitar for a night of loud, unadulterated rock. Richardson joins a cadre of local musicians for an evening of Iron Maiden and Metallica covers later this month.