Live Music Calendar


This calendar is updated regularly. To have your live music listed, e-mail details including contact phone number to MJFarmerHD@gmail.com. The Herald Democrat recommends calling the venues ahead for confirmation, door rates, or other information, and has provided the phone number, when available.

Now thru Sat, June 2

6th Annual Bluegrass Festival — (see daily schedules below), Melody Ranch, Tom Bean, Texas, 903-546-6893

Magnolia Festival — Thu, 8:30 p.m. Kenny Seratt; Friday 9 p.m. Dustin Perkins Band; Saturday 9 p.m., Chance Cody & Spur 503, Choctaw Casino, Event Center, Durant, Okla.

Thursday, May 31

Copper Canyon, Hanks & Company, Full Quiver — Melody Ranch Bluegrass Festival, Chrystal Opry House, Tom Bean, 903-546-6893

Kyle James Dunlap & Two Steps Back — 8:30 p.m., Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

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

Matt Dunn — Happy’s Sports Bar, Aubrey, Texas

Kenny Seratt — 8:30 p.m., Magnolia Festival, Choctaw Casino, Event Center, Durant, Oklahoma

Scotty Thurman & The Perfect Trouble Band — Wormy Dog Saloon, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405-601-6276

Friday, June 1

Mark Allan Davis — 7:30 p.m., Music on Main, Heritage Park, downtown Denison

Eleven Hundred Springs— Smitty’s Bar & Grill, Denison, Texas

Texas Rhythm Band — Loose Wheels, Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

The New Old West — Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

Isle of Metropolis — Rock Star Bar, Denison, Texas

Greg Guymon & Little Big Iron — 11 a.m. til 1 p.m., Team Bonner Chevrolet, Denison, 903-462-4275

IIIrd Generation, Hanks & Co., Melody Ranch Ramblers — Melody Ranch Bluegrass Festival, Chrystal Opry House, Tom Bean, 903-546-6893

Deryl Dodd, also Sean Franks — 8:30 p.m., Billy’s Bar & Grill, Westminster/Anna, Texas

Metal Shop — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Joseph & The Wayne Millers, also Bryan Adam Joyner, Damon McCullough — 8 p.m., Dawgs & Hawgs, E. Louisiana, McKinney

Dustin Perkins Band — 9 p.m., Magnolia Festival, Choctaw Casino, Event Center, Durant, Oklahoma

Mickey Gilley & band, Chris Rivers Band — 7 p.m. (grand opening) Choctaw Casino, Gilley’s, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Greg Guymon & Little Big Iron — 9 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Parrot Bar, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Hard Livin’ Band — 9:30 p.m., The River Bar & Grill, Choctaw Casino, Grant, Oklahoma, 580-326-8397

Tommy Katona Band — Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Charlie Shafter — Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton, 940-320-2000

Blue Twenty 2s — 9 p.m., Shuck n Jive, W. George Bush Hwy, Richardson, Texas

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

Scotty Thurman & The Perfect Trouble Band, also Brad Booker — Rockin’ P, Stephenville, Texas, 254-968-5626

Saturday, June 2

Rebel Download, Jared Thomas & The Vagabonds, up2eleven, Midnight Drive, Prophets & Outlaws, Bona Fide Blues, Chris Jamison — 9 a.m. beginning, through mid-afternoon, for the fire departments in Grayson County, Loose Wheels, Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

Thunderwagon — 10 p.m., Rock Star Bar, Texoma Parkway, Denison, 903-463-1110

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

The New Old West — Cutter’s C&W Club, Denison, 903-464-9909

Merrol Ray & The Regulators — One Eyed Jack, Whitewright, Texas

Bryan Adam Joyner — Dawgs & Hawgs, McKinney, 972-542-9640

8 Tracks Band — Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Max Stalling — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Shady Grove Ramblers, Copper Canyon, and more — plus morning open bluegrass mic, Melody Ranch Bluegrass Festival, Chrystal Opry House, Tom Bean, 903-546-6893

Chance Cody & Spur 503 — 9 p.m., Magnolia Festival, Choctaw Casino, Event Center, Durant, Oklahoma

Gringo Kings — 9:30 p.m., The River Bar & Grill, Choctaw Casino, Grant, Oklahoma, 580-326-8397

Justin McBride — 8:30 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Gilley’s, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Greg Guymon & Little Big Iron — 9 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Parrot Bar, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Sting — WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, 800-622-6317

The Lost Immigrants — Love Shack, Denton, Texas

Jamie Richards — Drunken Mule Saloon, Commerce, Texas, 903-886-3289

Dirty River Boys, also Hank Van Hawkins — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

The Stone River Boys, also Greezy Wheels — Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton, 940-320-2000

D’Anson Brody — Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295

Scotty Thurman & The Perfect Trouble Band, Stoney LaRue, also Marina Rocks, Clint Levi, Chris Allbright — 106.9 Ranch Jam at The Remington, Corsicana, Texas

Sunday, June 3

Singing and Dancing with the Stars cast, Shall We Dance? — 1:30 p.m., Rialto Theater, Denison, 903-465-SHOW (7469)

Walt Wilkins, also Rob Baird — 4 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Willy Kickit — 3 p.m., Sneaky Pete’s, Eagle Point Road, Lewisville, Texas

Sting — WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, 800-622-6317

Scotty Thurman, Jim Nash, Cooper Wade, Jeff Grossman — Rockett Café, Waxahachie, Texas, 972-617-8634

Monday, June 4

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

Tuesday, June 5

Zane Williams — 7:30 p.m., Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, Texas

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

Brandon Bush Band, Lucas Cook, Songwriters Swap — 7:30 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

Jackson Eli trio — 9:30 p.m., Adair’s Saloon, Dallas, 214-939-9900

Wednesday, June 6

Dusty Smirl — Loose Wheels, Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

Scotty Thurman, Brandon Gentry, Saille Branch — acoustic, Mudflaps, Whitesboro, Texas

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

Mr. Troll hosts open mic — Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295 (PDPOpenMike@yahoo.com)

Music Ninjas (Tony Cook, Clay Wise, Alex Cantrell — Rock Star Bar, Denison, Texas, 903-819-7871

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

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

Open mic - 8:30 p.m., Steel Rose, Denison

Thursday, June 7

Jon Christopher Davis & Lone Star Attitude — Hot Summer Nights, Sherman city grounds gazebo, Sherman 903-957-0310; 888-893-1188

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

Double Zero hosts open mic — Rock Star Bar, Denison, Texas, 903-819-7871

Jeff Hopson hosts open mic — Dawgs n Hawgs, McKinney, 972-542-9640

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

Clint Black — 8 p.m., Choctaw Casino, CenterStage, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Open mic, host Buzz Andrews — Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Junior Brown — 7:30 p.m., Courtyard Theater, Plano Stages, Plano, Texas, 972-941-5612

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

Open jam and mic — Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, Texas

Sons of Fathers — Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton, 940-320-2000

Dave Thomas Band — Twilight Tunes, Denton square, Texas

Friday, June 8

Robby White & The Tejas Gringos — Music on Main, Heritage Park, downtown Denison

Day Job Refugees — Loose Wheels, Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

Clint Black — 8 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Event Center, Grant, Oklahoma, 580-326-8397

Oliver White Group — 9 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Parrot Bar, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Morris McCann Band — 9:30 p.m., The River Bar & Grill, Choctaw Casino, Grant, Oklahoma, 580-326-8397

Greg Guymon & Little Big Iron — Tick Fest, Stringtown, Okla.

Dale Watson — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Stratoblasters — Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Gary P. Nunn, also Byron Dowd — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano, 972-422-6201

The Flatlanders — Granada Theater, Dallas, Texas

Stephanie Urbina Jones, Jon Inmon — 8 p.m., Poor David’s Pub, 1313 Lamar, Dallas, 214-565-1295

Scotty Thurman & The Perfect Trouble Band — Rockett Café, Waxahachie, Texas, 972-617-8634

Saturday, June 9

HTK — Loose Wheels, Texas, Denison, 903-464-9119

Morris McCann Band — 9:30 p.m., The River Bar & Grill, Choctaw Casino, Grant, Oklahoma, 580-326-8397

Jason Eady — 9:30 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Gilley’s, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Oliver White Group — 9 p.m., Choctaw Casino, Parrot Bar, Durant, Oklahoma, 580-931-8340

Texas Johnny Boy — Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney, 972-547-3833

Willy Kickit — Pelican’s Landing, Cedar Mills Marina, Gordonville, 903-523-4500

Bart Crow — Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney, 972-542-5144

Darryl Lee Rush, Ned Van Go — 8 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano

Will Hoge, Josh Weathers, and Lincoln Durham — Hat Tricks, Lewisville, Texas

Robby White & The Tejas Gringos — Drunken Mule Saloon, Commerce, Texas, 903-886-3289

Scotty Thurman & The Perfect Trouble Band, Aubrey Lynn England, Tom McElvain, Whitney O’Neil, Town Walsh, Andy Serna, Saints Eleven, The Bois d’Arcs and more — 1 p.m., Perfect Trouble Fest, Muenster City Park, Muenster, Texas

Sunday, June 10

Rodney Crowell, also Jon Christopher Davis — 4 p.m., Love & War in Texas, Plano

Planning Way Ahead

Thur.-Sat., June 14-16

BamaJam — Thu: Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Eric Church, and more; Fri: Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, Casey James, and more; Sat: Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Rosehill, and more. Enterprise, Alabama, bamajam2012.com, 615-340-9500

Saturday, June 16

Buckets & Boots — Robert Earl Keen, Charlie Robison, Cody Canada, Micky & The Motorcars, and more, (fundraiser for Palo Pinto County Fire Departments), Rocker b Ranch, 1125 Chaney Lane, Graford, Texas, 817-984-8532