Area music calendar


This calendar is updated regularly. To have your live music listed, send details including a contact telephone number for the venue, to MJFarmer.Music@gmail.com. The Herald Democrat recommends calling ahead for confirmation of performance, starting times, locations, and door rates.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Open Mic Challenge — 3rd Annual competition, Finals, Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Jeff Hopson, Dave Thomas — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Ramblin’ Fever — 12:30-3 p.m., Seniors Dance, Sherman Municipal Ballroom, Sherman

Phillip Wildman’s pickin circle — 6 p.m., Loose Wheels Texas, Denison

Grateful Fred and Captain Bill — The Office, Denison, 903-465-8749

Open jam - 7 p.m., Bumper Club, Sherman 903-893-3537

Open mic - 8 p.m., Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney

Open mic — 8:30p.m.-ish, Boots & Saddle , Nevada, Texas

Country Jam Radio Show with special guest — Love & War in Texas, Grapevine

Kent Finlay’s songwriters circle — 9 p.m., Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Bracken Hale — Broken Spoke, Austin, Texas

Thursday, Dec. 27

Freddie Lee Spears & Friends — 7 p.m., Loose Wheels Texas, Denison, Texas, 903-464-9119

Chad Purdom hosts open mic — 8-11 p.m., The Loft (107 W. Grand), Whitewright, 903-364-3414

Call for performer — One Eyed Jack, Whitewright, Texas, 903-364-2200

Scotty Thurman and Aubrey Lynn England, acoustic — Mudflaps, Whitesboro, Texas, 903-564-9818 Jeff Hopson hosts open mic — Dawgs n Hawgs, McKinney, 972-542-9640

Mark Sena hosts open mic — Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Phil Hamilton — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Dan Dennis hosting songwriters — 8 p.m., Tony’s Tavern, Muenster, Texas

Matt Dunn hosts Whiskey Jam — The Garage, Denton, Texas, 940-383-0045

Hard Country — 9 p.m., Brix Bar & Grill, Ave K, Plano, 972-509-2749

Chaz Marie — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Joe King Band — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Dallas, Texas, 214-350-8629

Radney Foster — The Glass Cactus, Grapevine, Texas, 817-778-2805

The Damn Quails— 10:30 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, 817-624-7117

Clay McClinton — Central Market, Austin, Texas

Bracken Hale — Crossroads Saloon, Fredericksburg, Texas

Call for performer — Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Corb Lund and Hayes Carll — The Rev Room, Little Rock, Ark.

Friday, Dec. 28

T.J. McFarland — 9 p.m., Parrot Bar, Choctaw Casino, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Aspen Creek — 9:30 p.m., Gilley’s, Choctaw Casino, Durant/Calera, Okla., 580-931-8340

Little Big Town – 9 p.m., WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla., 800-622-6317

Big Gus & Swampadelic (CD Release) —8:30 p.m.-ish, Loose Wheels Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

Billy Holt Band — Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

Six Market Blvd. or John David Kent— Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

Texoma Highway Band — VFW Post 62, Denison, 903-463-2748

Blacktop Outlaw — P.D.’s Place, Gainesville, 940-668-6659

Maylee Thomas — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Buster Brown Band — 9 p.m., Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Dave Fenley & The Good Deal, and more — Love & War in Texas, Plano

Emily Elbert, Nadia Washington — Kessler Theater, Dallas/Oak Cliff, Texas, 214-484-1217

Dave Thomas — 7:30 p.m., Lockhart Smokehouse, Oak Cliff, Texas, 214-944-5521

Ray Wylie Hubbard, Guthrie Kenner — 8 p.m., Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, Dallas, 214-363-0044

Terri Hendrix — House of Blues, Dallas, Texas

Greg Schroeder, A.J. Adams — 7:30 p.m., Poor David’s Pub, Dallas

The Rankin Twins, Joe King Band — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Dallas, Texas, 214-350-8629

Mark Allan Davis Band — WW Fairfields, 147 N. Plano Road, Richardson, 972-231-3844 www.wwfairfields.com

Scott Rankin & Wildfire — Silver Saloon, Terrell, Texas

Professor D — 10 p.m., Memphis, Addison, Texas

Kevin Fowler— 10:30 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, 817-624-7117

Jerrod Medulla — The Office, Lubbock, Texas, 806-687-6242

Corb Lund and Hayes Carll — House of Blues, Houston, Texas

Jordan Minor and friends — Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

George Ducas, Gary Kyle — 8 p.m., Blue Moose Lodge, Houston, Texas

Bracken Hale — 3 p.m., Saxon Pub, Austin, Texas

Saturday, Dec. 29

T.J. McFarland — 9 p.m., Parrot Bar, Choctaw Casino, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Eddie Money — 8 p.m., CenterStage, Choctaw Casino, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Overdrive — 9:30 p.m., Gilley’s, Choctaw Casino, Durant/Calera, Okla., 580-931-8340

George Lopez — 8 p.m., WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla., 800-622-6317

3 Drunk Monkeys — 8:30 p.m.-ish, Loose Wheels Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

Dustin Perkins acoustic — Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

Billy Holt Band — Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

No band tonight — One Eyed Jack, Whitewright, 903-364-2200

Old Miller Sideshow — 8 p.m., Crosswire, Paris, Texas

Gentle Giants — 9 p.m., Three Brothers Drafthouse, Paris/Sun Valley, Texas

Merrol Ray & The Regulators — 9 p.m., The Depot, Paris, 903-783-9095

Cody Canada & The Departed — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Hulagan — 9 pm., Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Chris Allen, and more — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Jagged Row CD Release — Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295

The Rhythm & Beards Band — 8 p.m., The Boiler Room, Elm St., Dallas

Curtis Grimes, Joe King Band — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Dallas, Texas, 214-350-8629

Troubaderos — City Tavern, Dallas, 214-745-1402

SoundHouse — Lemon Bar, Frisco, Texas, 214-618-1888

Mark Allan Davis Band — WW Fairfields, 147 N. Plano Road, Richardson, 972-231-3844 www.wwfairfields.com

Wade Bowen Band, and more — Southern Junction, Royse City, Texas, 972-771-2418

Blacktop Outlaw — Scooter’s Tavern, Sanger, Texas, (940) 458-2500

Randy Rogers Band— 10:30 p.m., Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, 817-624-7117

Guthrie Kennard — Mambo’s Tapas Cantina, Forth Worth, Texas, 817-336-3124

The Black Sheep Boys — Beaumont Ranch, 6 pm., Grandview, Texas

Professor D — 9:30 p.m., Z-Grill, Flower Mound, Texas

Tommy Alverson, Amos Staggs, Terry Rasor, Tommy Alverson — Hog Mountain Hoedown, 1550 Millsap Hwy, Mineral Wells, Texas

Corb Lund and Hayes Carll — Antone’s, Austin, Texas

Randy Brown Show (1 p.m.), Eleven Hundred Springs (evening) — Luckenbach Dance Hall, Luckenbach, Texas 830-997-3224, 888-311-8990

Adam Johnson Band — Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Gary P. Nunn — Riverside Club, Mission, Texas, 956-581-1033

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch — Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co., Billings, Montana

Sunday, Dec. 30

KC & The Sunshine Band— 8 p.m., CenterStage, Choctaw Casino, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Feel Never Real — The River Bar & Grill, Choctaw Casino, Grant, Okla., 580-326-8397

Dustin Perkins — Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

Pitbull — 9 p.m., WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla., 800-622-6317

Big Smo – 8 p.m., Three Brothers Drafthouse, Paris/Sun Valley, Texa

Rusty Wier Contest — 4 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Seryn, David Ramirez, Jacob Metcalf — Kessler Theater, Dallas/Oak Cliff, Texas, 214-484-1217

Josh Weathers Band— 9 p.m., Honky Tonk Stage, Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, 817-624-7117

Matt Dunn — The Grotto, Fort Worth

Eden’s Moon and more — 5:30 0.m., fundraiser, Lola’s Saloon, w. 6th St., Fort Worth

Corb Lund and Hayes Carll — Antone’s, Austin, Texas

Private party (just FYI) — Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Dave Thomas — 3 p.m., The Last Lift Bar, Keystone, Colo.

Monday, Dec. 31 New Year’s eve

Eli Young Band — 8 p.m., Choctaw Event Center, Grant, Okla.

Stephen Pride (9:30 p.m.), the Bellamy Brothers (11:30 p.m.) —Choctaw Casino, Gilley’s Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Versatile Haute Band — 9 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Parrot Bar, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Three Dog Night (9 p.m.) — CenterStage, Choctaw Casino, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

The Bullwinkles — Rialto Theater, Denison, 903-465-SHOW (7469)

Wendy & The Boys — Loose Wheels, Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

Chance Cody & Spur 503 — Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

Rory Payne band — 8 p.m., Fat Daddy’s, Denison

Mark Allan Davis Band — Eagles Lodge, Denison, 903-465-0774

Billy Holt Band — Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

BluRock — American Legion, Lake Texoma

Merrol Ray & The Regulators — 9 p.m., One Eyed Jack, Whitewright, 903-364-2200

Rap Bangers Ball — 8j p.m., with Cha da thowd, Still Kuntry, J-Re, Jay Fish, and more, Three Brothers Drafthouse, Paris, Texas

Tyler Rogers Band, Kyle Brooks, Rhythm & Beards — Spoons, benefitting “Embrace Texas,” downtown McKinney, Texas

Eleven Hundred Springs — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Matt Dunn — The Garage, Denton, Texas, 940-383-0045

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Somebody’s Darling, Quaker City Night Hawks — 8 p.m., Granada Theater, Dallas, 214-824-9933

White & Spears — 9 p.m., White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth, 817-624-8273

Eden’s Moon and more — 5:30 0.m., fundraiser, Lola’s Saloon, w. 6th St., Fort Worth

Aaron Watson — Cowboys Dance Hall, Arlington, Texas

Saints Eleven — 10 p.m., Renegade Entertainment & Dancehall, Joshua, Texas

Randy Brown Show — 7 p.m., price includes dinner, hotel room, and more, Veranda Event Center, Veranda Hotel, Nocona, Texas, 940-825-5111

Max Stalling, Blacktop Gypsy — p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

121 North — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar, Dallas

Sarah Jaffe — Kessler Theater, Dallas/Oak Cliff, Texas, 214-484-1217

Corb Lund and Hayes Carll — House of Blues, Dallas, Texas

New Old West — Southern Junction, Royse City, Texas, 972-771-2418

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Somebody’s Darling, Quaker City Night Hawks — 9 p.m., Granada Theater, Greenville Ave., Dallas

Brian Burns — 9 p.m., The Back Porch Grill, Grapevine, Texas

Erica Perry Band — Mule Barn, Justin, Texas

Gary P. Nunn & The Bunkhouse Band — The Legend Club, Salado, Texas, 254-371-4271

The Dust Devils — 8 p.m., Hondo’s on Main, Fredericksburg, Texas, 830-997-1633

Dr. G & The Mudcats — Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Jesse Dayton, Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears — 9 p.m., Emo’s, Austin, Texas, 512-800-4628

Thomas Michael Riley — The Old Peanut Mill, Mason, Texas, 325-347-9540

Bob Schneider & The Moonlight Orchestra, Tosca String Quarter with Sarah Jaffe — Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, Houston, 713-222-5400

Dave Thomas — 3 p.m., The Last Lift Bar, Keystone, Colo

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch — The Blues Can, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Zane Williams — 7:30 p.m., Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Cody Phifer hosts song swap — 9:30 p.m., The Depot, Paris, 903-783-9095

Songwriters Showcase — 7:30 p.m., Tavern on Main, Richardson, Texas

Whitney O’Neil hosts open mic — 7 p.m., Agave, Rockwall, Texas, 214-771-0423

Jes Spires and Justin Pickard host open mic — 10 p.m., O’Riley’s, Forest Lane, Dallas

Jeff Strahan hosts blues jam — 9:30 p.m., Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Ramblin’ Fever — 12:30-3 p.m., Seniors Dance, Sherman Municipal Ballroom, Sherman

Grateful Fred and Captain Bill — The Office, Denison, 903-465-8749

Girls Night Out w/Aubrey Lynn England — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Country Jam Radio Show with special guest — Love & War in Texas, Grapevine

Phillip Wildman’s pickin circle — 6 p.m., Loose Wheels Texas, Denison

Open jam - 7 p.m., Bumper Club, Sherman 903-893-3537

Open mic - 8 p.m., Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney

Open mic — 8:30p.m.-ish, Boots & Saddle , Nevada, Texas

Kent Finlay’s songwriters circle — Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Thursday, Jan. 3

Sam Riggs — 7-8 p.m., K95.5 Texas Talks, The River Bar & Grill, Choctaw Casino, Grant, Okla., 580-326-8397

Open mic/jam with Buzz Andrews — 8 p.m., Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Dustin Perkins — The Garage, Denton, Texas , 940-383-0045

Lone Star Underground — 7:30 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Freddie Lee Spears & Friends — 7 p.m., Loose Wheels Texas, Denison, Texas, 903-464-9119

Call for performer — One Eyed Jack, Whitewright, Texas, 903-364-2200

Chad Purdom hosts open mic — 8-11 p.m., The Loft (107 W. Grand), Whitewright, 903-364-3414

Dan Dennis hosting songwriters — 8 p.m., Tony’s Tavern, Muenster, Texas

Jeff Hopson hosts open mic — Dawgs n Hawgs, McKinney, 972-542-9640 (call to confirm through the winter)

Randy Rogers and more — 9:30 p.m., Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Friday, Jan. 4

Somebody’s Darling — 9 p.m., Parrot Bar, Choctaw Casino, Durant/Calera, Okla., 580-931-8340

Doug Stone, Robby White & Ronnie Spears — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, Texas

Texoma Highway Band — VFW Post 62, Denison, 903-463-2748

Blue Twenty2s — Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

The Band McGraw — 8 p.m., Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

Doug Stone, White & Spears — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Chant — 9 p.m., Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

The Damn Quails, Jessey Thompson — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Jolie Holiday — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Dallas, Texas, 214-350-8629

Texas Blues Rattlers — Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295

Drew Nelson, Matt Harlan — 8 p.m., Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, Dallas, 214-363-0044

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat — 7:30 p.m., Theatre 166, Carrollton, Texas, 972-977-5790,

Jon Wolfe — Midnight Rodeo, San Angelo, Texas, 325-942-8614

Michael O’Connor, Jeff Planbkenhorn, and more — 9:30 p.m., Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-3777

Saturday, Jan. 5

Somebody’s Darling — 9 p.m., Parrot Bar, Choctaw Casino, Durant/Calera, Okla., 580-931-8340

Charlie Pride — 8 p.m., Event Center, Choctaw Casino, Grant, Okla., 580-326-8397

Chase Sanford & Swamp Rat Jackson, Mark Shelton & The Greater Good— Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

The Band McGraw — 8 p.m., Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

Granger Smith — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Rusty Burns — 9 p.m., Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Stacy Musgrove — 9 p.m., Three Brothers Grill & Bar, Plano, Texas, 972-712-8308

Scooter Brown, also RJV — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Matt Dunn — Raphael’s Café, Aubrey, Texas

Gary Bryant Project — Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295

Blacktop Outlaw — Wooden Nickel, Ennis, Texas, (972) 875-1600

Sunday, Jan. 6

Songwriters showcase — Kiotee Club, Denison, Texas

Rusty Wier songwriting contest — 4 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Kraig Parker — WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla., 800-622-6317

Corb Lund and more — Steamboat Music Fest, Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Plan ahead

Saturday, Jan. 19

Toby Keith and guest — Event Center, Choctaw Casinos, Durant/Calera, Okla.

Cody Shaw & the Rhythm Boys, Chase Sanford & Swamp Rat Jackson — Gilley’s, Choctaw Casinos, Durant/Calera, Okla.