Hey, we get it: a music buff like you will probably be spending the summer traveling about to your favorite shows, festivals and get-togethers. With new acts constantly being updated in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, doing so can rack up plenty of expenses, from transportation to processing fees and everything in between.
Luckily, there are a slew of free shows this summer that aim to put you that much closer to the action with absolutely no cost to you, so we put together a list of the best ones happening in June. Whether you're looking to try something new or just aiming to enjoy a quiet night on the town, there are plenty of options below to choose from. Be sure to check our regularly updated concert calendar too for new show listings and details.
Thursday, June 5 Brent Best, Chris Johnson @ Sammons Park Jazz in the Atrium @ The Dallas Museum of Art Jazz on the Green Grace @ Grace Village
Friday, June 6 Jamey Garner @ Cowboy Red River Ghoultown @ Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill The Found @ The Free Man Singapore Slingers @ Greenland Hills Church
Saturday, June 7 Live from the Astroturf: Nerfherder @ Good Records Addison Summer Series - Songwriting Saturdays: Jon Christopher Davis @ Beckert Park
Sunday, June 8 Against the Grain, Hint of Death, The Costanzas @ Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Monday, June 9 Paul Slavens @ Dan's Silverleaf Diamond Cut, Big J @ Ten Bells Tavern
Thursday, June 12 Rania Khoury @ Klyde Warren Park Lev Aronson Legacy Festival @ Dallas Holocaust Museum
Friday, June 13 Live from the Astroturf: Centro-matic @ Good Records Don Deigo @ Coaches Corner Little Brave @ The Granada
Saturday, June 14 Sheila P and the Infinity @ Alexandre's Lakeside Concert Summer Music Series: Blaine Mitchell @ LakeSide Market Addison Summer Series - Songwriting Saturdays: Prophets & Outlaws @ Beckert Park DFW Outreach Concert @ Dallas City Hall
Sunday, June 15 Colin Boyd @ Iron Cactus
Tuesday, June 17 -topic @ Sunset Lounge Zack Coffey @ J. Gilligan's
Wednesday, June 18 Two Cow Garage @ Gas N' Monkey Grill Beryl Court @ J. Gilligan's Keegan McInroe @ The Grotto
Thursday, June 19 Jazz in the Atrium @ The Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, June 20 Left/Right, Trespass @ Ku De Ta Under the Stars @ Paul Quinn College 'Til Midnight at The Nasher: Larry G, Way Way Back @ The Nasher One NIght with Elle Varner @ Winston's Supperclub Late Night Main Stage: The Venetian Sailors @ The Dallas Museum of Art Late Night After Hours Showcase: The BoomBachs @ The Dallas Museum of Art
Saturday, June 21 Lakeside Concert Summer Music Series: WaterSign @ LakeSide Market Clumsy & Shy @ The Crown & Harp Addison Summer Series - Songwriting Saturdays: Christopher Robin @ Beckert Park Quiet Company @ The Granada
Tuesday, June 24 -topic, Simon Phoenix @ Sunset Lounge
Wednesday, June 25 Kim Newton @ Back Porch Tavern
Thursday, June 26 Gary Floyd, Denise Lee @ Alexandre's
Saturday, June 28 Addison Summer Series - Songwriting Saturdays: Whiskey Pants @ Beckert Park
Sunday, June 29 Ken Flemming @ Trinity Hall
Monday, June 30 Tony Schwa @ The Crown and Harp
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