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.

April 6

The Greyhounds, Polydogs Record Release Party and Cody Lynn Boyd

The Greyhounds is the sonic vehicle for guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell. The Austin-based duo have a signature sound that has been described as somewhere between “Hall and Oates and ZZ Top.”


Polydogs recently graced the cover of the Fort Worth Weekly. The quartet will officially release their eponymous 10-track freshman album that evening. Singer-songwriter Cody Lynn Boyd has a flair for the macabre that comes through his attire and Instagram page. His songs more fun than dire, though. Shipping and Receiving is the venue for this superlative lineup.

April 12

Friday on the Green

Fort Worth’s most dog/family/picnic-friendly outdoor music event is back. Friday on the Green returns to the Near Southside with R&B crooner Reagan James, Ansley The-Destroyer Dougherty, rock outfit Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers and Deep Sleepers. To get the most out of your Friday on the Green experience, pack a blanket or lawn chairs.


Squeezebox Bandits at Twilite Lounge

Tejano/C&W quartet Squeezebox Bandits recently released a new album 'Sounds of Texas' that will likely be featured at this Friday concert. Squeezebox Bandits maintain a busy schedule, performing an average of five nights a week across Fort Worth and North Texas. The intimate Near Southside venue should serve this talented ensemble well.


April 26, 28 and 30

Fort Worth Opera Presents Porgy and Bess

George Gershwin’s beloved opera Porgy and Bess will envelop Bass Performance Hall in rich, bluesy strains as the Fort Worth Opera’s 2019 Festival commences. The opera features iconic songs like “Bess, You Is My Woman,” “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.” The work will be presented in its original version with restored orchestrations and recitatives.


April 27-28

Fortress Festival

You don’t want to miss the third iteration of Fortress Festival. The two-day fest features local music star Leon Bridges, Scottish synth pop group CHVRCHES, post-punk rockers War Party, The Cush and more. Visit Fort Worth will be publishing an extensive preview soon.