Check out the top live music venues in The Colony (and possibly all of North Texas). Here are some local favorites in no particular order:
5805 Grandscape Boulevard | 214-618-6893
More than just a music venue, Lava Cantina brings the heat with Creole-Mexican fusion cuisine and the country’s hottest artists. Any day of the week, you can catch a performance from big-name performers like Snoop Dog and Lance Bass to local favorites in their Red Dirt Concert Series. Many shows offer free general admission, but if you’re looking for celebrity treatment consider Balcony or VIP Patio seating. All seating and standing room are covered by a retractable roof, keeping the party going no matter the weather. Lava Cantina is also a premier event venue offering stand-up comedy, fitness brunches, and family-friendly events for up to 1,500 attendees.
Stan’s Lakeview Draft House
4847 Main Street | 972-370-9994
This backyard bar does not disappoint when it comes to live music with stunning views. Catch a concert on the patio as you watch the sun set over Lewisville Lake with a beer in hand. Stan’s features many local favorites from country, rock, and cover bands performing everything in between. Most shows are free or require a small cover charge. Check out their full lineup including the ever-popular Bike Nights.
The Shacks at Austin Ranch
5800 Windhaven Parkway | 972-347-0128
Part open-air dining, part local dog park, The Shacks at Austin Ranch offers a unique mixed-use experience. Check out The Shacks Friday nights and Sunday afternoons for live music on the patio. Bring the whole family, including those of the four-legged variety, to enjoy amazing food and regional artists. Experience The Shacks during one of their many events such as Shacks Soundtracks and Sunday Funday.
Rockin’ S Bar and Grill
20400 Hackberry Creek Park Road | 469-993-9502
Spending time on Lewisville Lake? Rockin’ S Bar and Grill inside Hidden Cove Park and Marina is the perfect way to end the day. Walk from the beach or float up in your boat, either way, you can’t miss this seasonal staple. Friday and Saturday nights during the summer, you can catch a local artist on the waterfront patio. The free shows typically start at 7:00 PM.
Top Tip: Weekday happy hour is from 3:00-7:00 PM so get there early Friday night and snag $3.75 Domestics and $5 Wells before the performance.
Rock & Brews
5351 Nebraska Furniture Mart Drive | 972-584-1670
As the brainchild of KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Rock & Brews is a natural home for live and local music (not to mention a killer menu). The entire restaurant is a dedication to rock music with concert lighting, artist memorabilia, and the Great Wall of Rock featuring some of the biggest icons of the genre. Jam out with regional artists in their patio concert series every Friday & Saturday 9:00 PM-1:00 AM and Sunday 3:00-7:00 PM.
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course
100 Cottonwood Springs Circle | 972-625-8700
The Colony has made a name for itself in the golf world. Stewart Peninsula is one of three award-winning lakeside courses in the city. In addition to tee times, they offer free live music on the patio twice a month. Grab some dinner and relax to some tunes every first and third Saturday of the month. Dinner service at The Santa Fe Neighborhood Grill begins at 6:00 PM with music at 7:00 PM.
Hard Eight BBQ
5300 State Highway 121 | 972-625-8888
Craving an authentic Texan night? Hard Eight serves up classic Texas BBQ straight from the pit with country tunes on the side. Experience live music Tuesday-Sunday at 7:00 PM and good ‘ole southern hospitality seven days a week.
Food For Thought: If Hard Eight sounds familiar, you may have seen it featured on Cooking Channel’s Man Fire Food.
6800 Windhaven Parkway #101 | 469-277-8111
Located inside the vibrant Austin Ranch community, Saintsbury Taven is a spacious neighborhood hangout with something for everyone. The tavern offers an enormous selection of craft beer, specialty cocktails and upscale takes on comfort food. Catch live DJs and bands during the weekend, in addition to, watch parties and drink specials.
6910 Windhaven Parkway #101 | 214-483-9834
Another favorite within the Austin Ranch neighborhood, Shakertins serves up elevated pub grub, craft cocktails, and occasional live music on the patio. Check out weeknight specials and upcoming events at this industrial bar.
The Latin Pig
6500 Cascades Court | 214-469-1227
Naturally, this Cuban restaurant brings some Latin flair to the local music scene. The Latin Pig hosts a wide array of performances from rhythmic Latin Jazz to high-energy salsa. If you are looking to get out of your seat and dance, experience Havana Nights with Fusión Latina. Live music, dancing, drink specials, and even authentic Cuban cigars are in store for you.
For more information on live music and local events in The Colony, check out our Events page. Please remember performance dates and times are subject to change.