Not sure what to do with all this extra daylight? Let us give you a hint: dinner dates then dancing like no one’s watching! We’ve got over a dozen different bars and restaurants that cater to whatever tastes you’re in the mood for with patio seating at every stop.
When do we dance?! Every Thursday for our Texas Lottery Live concert series listen to the likes of The Wild Feathers and Bowling for Soup among other chart-toppers for just $5 bucks if you buy tickets before the show! Don’t freak, the FREE stuff still stays! Every Friday and Saturday our Party On The Plaza FREE music series continues out on Texas Lottery® Plaza all spring and summer.
Bet you’re dancing already, here are all the deets—
Thursdays just got WAY more live!
Loosen your tie or trade your work boots for sandals, every Thursday we’ve got some of your favorite classic acts coming out for the Texas Lottery Live music series on Texas Lottery® Plaza.
The doors for ALL shows will open at 5 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 online and $10 at the gate. Grab the squad for #ThirstyThursday and meander over to the outdoor plaza for:
- 4/4 Bowling For Soup with Not Ur Girlfrenz: 5p-12a
Are you still stuck in 1985? Do you wish you could spend your 104 days of summer vacation with Phineas and Ferb? Well stick with us, cause we’re gonna do it all at Texas Lottery Live! Pop punk legends, Bowling For Soup, will be kicking off the series on Texas Lottery® Plaza with support from Not Ur Girlfrenz– an all-girl Texas rock trio here to prove they mean business!
- 4/11 The Wild Feathers with Lauren Jenkins: 5p-12a
Need to clear some blues away? The Wild Feathers will have you ‘free as a highway, wild as the wind’ on the very first stop of The Neon Frontier Tour! We’re kicking off this Country Rockin’ tour with support from acoustic queen Lauren Jenkins on Texas Lottery® Plaza.
- 4/18 The Black Angels with Pearl Earl: 5p-12a
Hailing from Austin, TX, The Black Angels redefine neo-psych rock with sultry sounds and unassuming melodies. They’ll be joined by Pearl Earl-The smokin’ rainbow rock sheroes who put their femme spin on punk music. #PunkYeah
- 4/25 Phosphorescent with Sarah Jaffe: 5p-12a
His musings on life, love, new beginnings and death are all encased in experimental sounds he’s spent a decade and a half refining. Phosphorescent will be joined by Sarah Jaffe, whose stark pop narratives weave with gentle soulful melodies. You’ll feel it!
We’ve got more superstars like Shooter Jennings and Beatles tribute band Hard Nights Day headlining Texas Lottery Live next month and it’s never too late or too early to reserve your spot! Every $5 ticket you buy enters you in for a chance to win concert tickets to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory and hotel stays around Irving!
It’s a FREE Party On The Plaza!
Party On The Plaza at Texas Lottery® Plaza brings local DJs, Bands and Musicians to the outdoor stage each weekend. Listen local, so you can tell your friends you knew them way back when! Besides, who doesn’t love a dash of FREE music to spice up their weekend?
- 4/2 Danni and Kris: 10p-12a
Nominated by the Fort Worth Weekly as DFW’s best singer/songwriters and voted “Favorite Local Celebrities”, Danni and Kris are Texas natives who take acoustic pop to their own soulful place. Cap your night with more #GirlPower after Ali Wong lets out of The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.
- 4/5 DJ SC: 8-11p
He’s the exclusive DJ for The Dallas Cowboys and FC Dallas Major League Soccer team and has performed at SXSW, Heatwave, NBA Allstar 2010 and Superbowl 2011.
- 4/6 LowBrow Collective: 8-11p
We typically wouldn’t advise any low brow activities, but we’ve made an exception for the Latin American psychedelic stylings of Low Brow Collective.
- 4/12 DJ Yuna: 9p-12a
Yuna’s shows highlight catchy eclectic beats + songs that crowd the dance floor! She’s opened for Nelly, 2 Live Crew, Flavor Flav, DJ Pauly D and currently spins at all the cool spots in Dallas. Come play on the Texas Lottery Plaza lawn after the La Adictiva concert!
- 4/13 Maya Piata: 10p-12a
“Sunshine Soul” describes Maya Piata’s sound, mirroring her bubbly personality with her musical influences like Lauryn Hill, Prince, Sam Cooke to Michael Jackson and beyond. Vibe with her on Texas Lottery Plaza after Spring Smooth Groove takes The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.
- 4/19 DJ SC: 9p-12a
Catch him again on Texas Lottery Plaza after the Trevor Noah show at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory!
- 4/20 Bryce Bangs: 10p-12a
If you took Jack White, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer, and Ryan Bingham and rolled them up into a big blues baby, you would get Bryce Bangs. See what he’s all about after the Trevor Noah show lets out.
- 4/24 Danni and Kris: 10p-12a
The babes are back at it again on Texas Lottery Plaza after Melissa Etheridge at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.
- 4/26 DJ Yuna: 9p-12a
Yuna how it is, she’s TOO good not to see again! DJ Yuna will be on Texas Lottery Plaza after the Al Green concert at The Pavilion.
- 4/27 DJ Roc-It: 9p-12a
He’s been in the game 15 years with no plans of slowing down! DJ Roc-It is widely known for his dubstep drum & beats sounds and will be out on Texas Lottery Plaza after the Los Angeles Azules show.
More Tunes around Toyota Music Factory
Nosh & Bottle’s curated charcuterie boards and chef-selected wines are the perfect pairing with local live music every Friday-Sunday. Who you’ll see in April:
- 4/4- Colin Boyd 7:30p
- 4/5- Sweet Crooner 7:30p
- 4/6- Stevie James 7:30p
- 4/11- Dan Rocha 7:30p
- 4/12- Corey Breedlove
- 4/13- Dan Rocha 4:30p
- 4/18- Dan Rocha 7:30p
- 4/19- Cody Foote 4:30p
- 4/20- Dan Rocha 4:30p
- 4/25- Acoustically Speaking 7:30p
- 4/26- Dan Rocha 4:30p
- 4/27- Tyla Taylor 4:30p
The Green Gator Cajun Sports Bar has a pretty live lineup (below) for your April weekends! Jam seshes start at 9p every Friday & Saturday night!
- 4/5- Gary Boran
- 4/6- Texas Blue Tones
- 4/12- Chad Stockslager
- 4/13- Erick Fayard
- 4/19- Mix Tape
- 4/20- Tony Rey
- 4/26- Hard Night’s Day
- 4/27- Griffin Tucker Band
As per usual, Bar Louie hosts Live At Louie’s EVERY Friday starting at 9p. Hear a variety of different local bands shred while you snack on sharable plates and sip the night away!
Now we know this is quite a bit to drink up, but we sure hope to see your faces at some of the FREE and $5 shows coming this season on Texas Lottery® Plaza and all the spots at #ToyotaMusicFactory.