Live Music


A Music Festival the Size of Texas

Only in the Lone Star State can these many Texan musical artists be experienced in one place! No matter the genre, the State Fair of Texas has something for you and it’s all FREE with your admission ticket. There are multiple stages located throughout around the grounds filled with live music every day, so explore all the shows featured below and plan out your own personal Texas music festival this year at the Fair.

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Centrally located in Cotton Bowl Plaza, the Bud Light Stage is convenient to all your fair food favorites and features a wide variety of Texas acts.

All shows at 12:30, 3, 5:30, & 8 p.m.

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Performing Artists

Joshua Ray Walker

The 40 Acre Mule

Raised Right Men

September 29

Blue Light Revue

Squeezebox Bandits

October 1

Summer Dean

Nathan "Mongol" Wells & Ten Gallon

Ottoman Turks

Eleven Hundred Springs

Shoot Low Sheriff

Mike Randall & The High Road

Greg Schroeder

James Hand

Pedigo's Magic Pilsner

The O's

Hard Night's Day

Harper Grace

Bree and the Fellas

The Rich Girls

Hella Shriners Director's Staff Band

Dan Johnson

Unfaded Brass Band

Straight Tequila Night

Located in Nimitz Circle beside the Creative Arts building you will find the Dr Pepper Stage, offering an eclectic mix of musical talent and a quaint, grassy area to relax with your friends and family.

All shows at 11 a.m., 1, 3:30, 5 & 7 p.m. 

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Performing Artists

US Marine Jazz Orchestra

TBA Music

Dave Washburn Band

Jon Christopher Davis

Gawd Almighties

Charming Gardeners

Frankie Leonie

In addition to its expansive wine selection, the State Fair Wine Garden is also a great place to sit, relax and listen to the cool sounds of great Texas artists.

Most shows at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m unless otherwise noted. 

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Performing Artists

Merry Miller

September 30, October 7 & 14

Kristy Kruger

Uptown Jazz Dallas: Quamon Fowler & Friends

Honey Folk

Uptown Jazz Dallas: Rob Holbert Group

Jenna Clark

Uptown Jazz Dallas: Linny Nance & Network

Nestled in the heart of the Midway, the Midway Stage is perfect for staking out a spot at the picnic benches and relaxing in the shade, while you enjoy a family-friendly musical performance.

Featured performance: Vocal Trash

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