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.

 

JUNE 1-9

Casa Mañana Theatre Presents Grease
Headed by actors Jeff Sulivan as Danny, Adrianna Hicks as Rizzo and Jack Cahill-Lemme as Kenickie, the famed musical that popularized “You’re the One that I Want” and “Summer Nights” comes to Casa Mañana Theatre in early June. Relive the late 1950s magic as the lovable central characters bond over friendships, romances and high school antics. Suitable for mature audiences only.

 

JUNE 1-30

Jubilee Theatre Presents Thoughts of a Colored Man
Thoughts of a Colored Man by playwright Keenan Scott II premiered on Broadway in 2021. The play uses slam poetry, prose and songs to depict Black life in America. It was the first Broadway show written and directed by Black men that also featured a Black lead. Fort Worth’s performance is directed by Jubilee Theatre artistic director D. Wambui Richardson. The nameless characters are identified on stage by their traits: Lust, Love, Anger, Passion, Wisdom, Depression and Happiness.

 

JUNE 7

Concerts in the Garden takes a pause for 2024, but the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has a new summer series — Night of Strings at the Garden. Conductor Taichi Fukumura leads the intimate chamber experience featuring works by Mozart, Grieg, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and Coleridge-Taylor. The show features a brief journey to the Western frontier in the company of Grofe’s On the Trail from the Grand Canyon Suite and a strings-only version of Aaron Copland’s Hoe-Down.

 

JUNE 15

Tulips FTW Presents Emo Night Brooklyn
Emo Night Brooklyn is on tour with one stop in Fort Worth. The high-energy, late-night dance party spins your favorite emo and pop-punk hits. The event at Tulips FTW promises an electrifying atmosphere. Come sing your heart out, mosh and dance with friends all while immersing yourself in the vibrant and nostalgic spirit of the emo scene.

 

JUNE 15

Near Southside Inc. Presents Lost ’n Sound in South Main
The Near Southside has a rich musical history with notable music venues and record stores. Despite the recent closures of a handful of much-beloved music venues, the Near Southside remains an important hub for live music. To support this vibrant scene, Lost ’n Sound was launched to transform Near Southside businesses into one-day music venues featuring local musicians and free shuttle services for attendees.

 

JUNE 16

A Father’s Day Matinee at Scat Jazz Lounge
Take Dad out to Scat Jazz Lounge and catch local jazz stalwarts Ricki Derek & the Vegas Six. The group that performs timeless classics offers the perfect gift for Father’s Day. The two late afternoon shows feature songs made popular by crooners like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

 

JUNE 27

Billy Bob’s Presents Red Clay Strays
The Red Clay Strays have spent the past year touring the nation, playing venues of all sizes and making major festival appearances. Following their debut album Moment of Truth, the Mobile, Alabama, natives opened for Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne. Last year, they gained industry attention by touring with Elle King and Eric Church. You can catch this quintet known for their unique sound and on-stage chemistry when they stop by Billy Bob’s Texas later this month.

 

JUNE 27

Thelma and the Sleaze Perform at The Cicada
All-female queer rockers Thelma and the Sleaze hail from Nashville. Led by Lauren Gilbert and known for their unforgettable live shows, the rock outfit also produces a podcast featuring legendary musicians. You can catch this popular group at The Cicada.