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Top Choice Live Music in South Austin

Broken Spoke

George Strait once hung from the wagon-wheel chandeliers at the wooden-floored Broken Spoke, a true Texas honky-tonk. Not sure of your dance moves? Take a lesson. They're offered from 8pm to 9pm Wednesday through Sa…
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Texas Rangers

From April to October the Texas Rangers play at the vintage-ballpark–inspired Global Life Park, which features replicas of the Fenway Park scoreboard and the right-field home-run porch from Tiger Stadium. Guided tou…
Top Choice Live Performance in Houston

Match

A performance space for over 500 Houston cultural groups and organizations that aren't part of the big money Theater District downtown. Opened in 2017, the impressive facility has four spaces that can seat 70 to 350…
Top Choice Live Music in Fort Worth

Pearls Dance Hall

On the edge of the stockyards, this raucous old brothel once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody is an atmospheric place to hear traditional country music with an edge. Texas luminaries are known to rock out here to the stra…
Top Choice Live Music in Dallas

Sons of Hermann Hall

For almost 100 years, this classic Texas dancehall has been a chameleon: equal parts pickup bar, live-music venue, honky-tonk and swing-dancing club. A Deep Ellum stalwart. The opening hours can vary; call to find o…
Top Choice Spectator Sport in Abilene

Big Country Raceway

Racing cars is a Texas tradition and Abilene's dragstrip is open to everyone. Watch dudes in their pickups challenge each other or go nuts and trash your minivan. The track is generally open Friday nights and all da…
Top Choice Live Music in Dallas

Kessler Theater

Let the aqua neon outside catch your eye and draw you in to this Oak Cliff landmark. The one-time neighborhood movie house has been transformed into a fairly intimate live music venue. Drink prices are friendly, the…
Top Choice Live Performance in Houston

Rudyard's Pub

Offers live fare many nights, which includes comedy, poetry slams and karaoke, plus a mix of edgy and indie bands. A great selection of microbrews and good pub grub (especially the burgers) make this a great place t…
Top Choice Live Music in Houston

McGonigel's Mucky Duck

Acoustic, Irish, folk and country performers play nightly in pubby surrounds. Concert prices vary but Mondays (open-mic) and Wednesdays (Irish folk) are free. It's a great space with a classy supper-club look, and n…
Top Choice Live Music in Fort Worth

Stagecoach Ballroom

By day it looks like it could be a plumbing supply warehouse but by night, this non-descript building shakes to hundreds of dancers moving in rhythm on the 3500 square-foot dance floor. It gets a top line-up of loca…