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..

Tuesday, Jan. 8

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

Songwriters showcase — 7:30 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Randy Brown, Darren Kozelsky — 7:30 p.m., Railhead BBQ Smoke House, Willow Park/Fort Worth, 817-441-2525

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

Shannon Choate — 6:30 p.m., Denton Square Donuts, W. Oak, Denton, Texas

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

Randy Brown and Darren Kozelsky — 7:30 p.m., Railhead BBQ Smoke House, Willow Park/Fort Worth, 817-441-2525

Wednesday, Jan. 9

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

Girls Night Out with Aubrey Lynn England — 7:30 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Dave Thomas — Old Town Pub, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 970-879-2101

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

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

Thursday, Jan. 10

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

Jason Cassidy — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

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

Johnny Cooper — 9 p.m., Rockin Rodeo, Denton, Texas, 940-565-6611

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

Willy Porter — Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295

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

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

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)

Blacktop Outlaw — 8 p.m., Dublin Square, Fort Worth

Guthrie Kennard and Jake Robison — The Basement Bar, Fort Worth, Texas

Friday, Jan. 11

Hayden Mathews Band — 9 p.m., Parrot Bar, Choctaw Casino, Durant/Calera, Okla., 580-931-8340

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

Strongwood — The River Bar & Grill, Choctaw Casino, Grant, Okla., 580-326-8397

Robert Payne — 6 p.m., Roma Italian Restaurant, Durant, Okla., 580-931-9961

Chase Sanford acoustic — 8 p.m., Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Eddie Money — DownstreamCasino, Quapaw, Okla., 918-542-4826

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch — Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

Twisted Pistols — 8:30 p.m., Loose Wheels, Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

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

Swift Justice — 8 p.m., Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

Southern Flight — Dawgs n Hawgs, McKinney, 972-542-9640

Identity Theft — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

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

Dale Watson, Walker & The Texas Dangers — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Reckless Kelly, Blacktop Outlaw — House of Blues, Dallas

Michael Hearne, Travis Buster — Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295

Radney Foster — Kessler Theater, Dallas/Oak Cliff, Texas, 214-484-1217

Quebe Sisters band, The Purple Hulls — 8 p.m., Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, Dallas, 214-363-0044

Michael Hearne and Travis Buster — 8 p.m., Poor David’s Pub, Dallas

Radney Foster, Carter Beckworth — Kessler Theater, Dallas/Oak Cliff, Texas, 214-484-1217

Brandon Rhyder — Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, 817-624-7117

Tim Platt & All That is Beautiful, My Wooden Leg, Animal Spirit, Lost Child — The Grotto, Fort Worth

Saturday, Jan. 12

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

Hayden Mathews Band — 9 p.m., Parrot Bar, Choctaw Casino, Durant/Calera, Okla., 580-931-8340

Shannon Choate — 6 p.m., Roma Italian Restaurant, Durant, Okla.

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

Exit 51 — North Rig Grill, U.S. 75 @ FM 120/Morton St., Denison, Texas

Swift Justice — 8 p.m., Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

Matt McHanney — Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

Mark McKinney — Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, 903-464-0665

The Dirty Pesos — One Eyed Jack, Whitewright, 903-364-2200

Jason Boland & The Stragglers — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

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

Merrol Ray & The Regulators — 8 p.m., TF Downstairs, Celina, Texas

Chase Sanford & Swamp Rat Jackson — 9 p.m., Three Brothers Grill & Bar, Plano, Texas, 972-712-8308

Colorado Mike Schikora’s Holiday Hangover Party — 1 p.m., afternoon jam session and byob grilling fixings. 2150 Estates Parkway, Lucas, Texas

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

Merrol Ray & The Regulators — TF Downstairs, Celina, Texas

Rhythm n Roses — 8 p.m., The Blue Armadillow Winery, Greenville, Texas

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

Benefit for Alan Tippit — son of Officer J.D.Tippit who was felled by Lee Harvey Oswald, Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295

Texas Cotton Kings, Andrew Delaney & The Horse You Rode In On — Club Dada, Dallas, Texas, 214-748-5105

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch – Stumpy’s Blues Bar, Arlington, Texas, 817-274-0406

Brian Burns — 9 p.m., Back Porch Grill & Tavern, Grapevine, Texas, 817-251-8434

Randy Brown — 9 p.m., The Mule Pub, Fort Worth, Texas, 817-732-5399

Gretchen Wilson — Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth, 817-624-7117

Randy Brown — 9 p.m., The Mule Pub, Fort Worth

Zach Seth & Two Door Ford — 9 p.m., Hoots 118, Burleson, Texas

Twisted Pistols — Half Moon, Tyler, Texas

Saints Eleven — 9:30 p.m., the Oasis, Midlothian, Texas

Rodney Parker, Whiskey Shivers, Shakey Graves, Christian Lee Hutson — filming, Ranching Heritage Center, Blue Light, Lubbock, Texas

More than 15 musicians, including Kat Moore, Ryan Collns, Jorge Salavar — Fundraiser for special types of education of children of Montgomery County, The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, Conroe, Texas

Sunday, Jan. 13

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

Randy Brown and more — 2-5 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Grapevine

Gus Samuelson, Ed Burleson, and more — 7 p.m., songwriters forum, Rockett Café, Waxahachie, Texas, 972-617-8634

Monday, Jan. 14

Mark David Manders hosts songwriters — 7:30 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Dan Dennis — P.D.’s Place, Gainesville, 940-668-6659

Jazz Refugees — 7 p.m., The Free Man, Commerce St., Dallas

Tuesday, Jan. 15

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

Songwriters Showcase — 7:30 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

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

Lucinda Williams — Kessler Theater, Dallas/Oak Cliff, Texas, 214-484-1217

Randy Brown, Steve Helms — 7:30 p.m., Railhead BBQ Smoke House, Willow Park/Fort Worth, 817-441-2525

Wednesday, Jan. 16

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

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

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

Southern Flight — 7-9 p.m., El Ranchito, Dallas, 214-946-4238

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

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

Thursday, Jan. 17

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

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

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

Twisted Pistols acoustic — Brix Bar & Grill, Plano, 972-509-2749

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

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

Chad and Brad 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)

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.

Wednesday, February 20

A.J. Vallejo— Video shoot, Drunken Mule Saloon, Commerce, Texas, 903-886-3289

Saturday, March 9

Texas Music Revolution — Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, The Bigsbys, and many more. Southfork Ranch, Wylie/Parker, Texas KHYI.com