This month presents the opportunity to groove to a wide variety of musical genres in Irving, TX. From Latin superstars to up-and-coming rap acts, Grammy Awards-winning pop singers to local country musicians, free shows to worth-every-penny festivals, live music in Irving has never been better.
July 1 -7
Monday, July 1
- Get ready for Independence Day with a Patriotic Salute Concert from the 36th Infantry Division Band out of Austin, TX. The free, 90-minute concert starts at 7 p.m. at Irving City Hall’s East Lawn and will feature the Infantry Division’s Rhythm and Boots Big Classic Jazz Band and Concert Band.
Wednesday, July 3
- Known for epic concept albums and songs that cross rock genres, Coheed and Cambria comes to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Joined by Atlanta heavy metal band and Grammy Award-winners Mastodon, the show is a must-see for hard rock fans.
Thursday, July 4
- The Texas Lottery Plaza at the Toyota Music Factory hosts a free concert this Fourth of July. Uncle Sam Jam will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. with PriMadonna, a Madonna tribute band, and In Halen, a Van Halen cover brand, providing entertainment to get you in an all-American mood. Bring your own blanket to sit on—no chairs allowed—and enjoy patriotic eats for purchase along with surprises in store.
- Irving’s official holiday celebration is the Independence Day Fireworks Show. The free event goes from 6 to 10 p.m., with country and Americana music from The Powell Brothers at 6:30 p.m. and high-energy covers from Downtown Fever Band at 8 p.m. Stick around for the party in the sky above Lake Carolyn starting at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 5
- Now in its fifth year, the R&B Summer Block Party Festival Series is coming to Irving for one of only four shows in the series. Headlined by poetic songstress Jill Scott, each lineup is different with this show at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory also featuring fellow female vocalists Faith Evans and Tweet. A pre- and post-party will take place at the Texas Lottery Plaza.
Saturday, July 6
- Dance the night away to chart-toppers Young the Giant at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Indie pop bands Fitz and The Tantrums and Coin also join the bill, making for a night of upbeat music that’ll have you on your feet the entire time.
Thursday, July 11
- Writing and producing their own music, L.A.-based Prettymuch is more than just a boy band. The pop group has danced their way into the hearts of top 40 fans since debuting a short three years ago. Catch them at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with 15-year-old teen sensation Mackenzie Ziegler.
Friday, July 12
- Indie folk band The Head and The Heart make a tour stop in Irving in support of their fourth album, “Living Mirage.” The Seattle musicians play The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory along with feel-good indie rockers Hippo Campus.
Saturday, July 13
- Hit-makers Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan join forces for a night of powerful vocals with a side of nostalgia. Five-time Grammy-winner Michael McDonald and 10-time Grammy-winner Chaka Khan may be icons for their songs of decades past, but both are still putting out new music. Chaka Khan’s latest EP came out earlier this year, while McDonald recently collaborated with contemporary R&B artist Thundercat to much critical acclaim. Be there for this memorable night at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.
Sunday, July 15
- Experience a blast from the past with Rock the Yacht: Featuring Your Favorite Yacht Rock Hits of the ‘70s & ‘80s at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Hear all of your favorite-soft rocks hits from Ambrosia, Stephen Bishop, Walter Egan, John Ford Coley, Looking Glass, and Peter Beckett. Bring your own vintage mustache.
Wednesday, July 17
- Head to Nosh and Bottle every Wednesday for Wine Tasting & Live Music. Local, live music will be accompanied by a $20 wine tasting that includes four glasses with a paired cheese. Be there from 6 to 9 p.m. each week.
Friday, July 19
- Catch classic Latin American crooners Leo Dan, King Clave, and Nestor Daniel on their Caravana Del Amor tour. Argentinian composer and singer Leo Dan has a career spanning five decades and many beloved songs, while Nestor Daniel, of Los Terrícolas, and King Clave each have also been performing since the ‘70s. This night of Spanish-language love songs takes place at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.
Friday, July 19 – Saturday July 20
- Two Mules Cantina at Texican Court features free, live music every Friday and Saturday night. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Julia Hatfield plays her original country music this third weekend in July starting at 8 p.m. each night.
Saturday, July 20
- Classic rock takes over The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with the arrival of The Royal Affair Tour. Headliners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES lead the progressive rock charge with support from Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown.
Thursday, July 25
- Take in free live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at the OUTLAW Taproom at the Four Seasons Resort and Club. Catch local soul act Chet Stevens this Thursday night starting at 6 p.m. View the entire July lineup online.
Friday, July 26
- Relive some of the best alternative rock from the late ‘90s/early ‘00s with Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Each band brings its own dedicated fan base that will be joined by the newer stylings of indie rock band Ra Ra Riot.
Tuesday, July 30
- New Orleans hip-hop duo $uicideboy$ bring their Grey Day Tour to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory featuring a slew of emerging acts. The lineup reflects a recent blurring of rap and rock genres with Denzel Curry, GERM, and Night Lovell on the rap end of the spectrum, Turnstile and Trash Talk at the other end representing punk and hardcore, and $uicideboy$ and City Morgue bridging the gap.
Wednesday, July 31
- Be there as 97.1 The Eagle presents Alice Cooper and Halestorm at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Widely considered to be the Godfather of Shock Rock, Cooper continues to mesmerize audiences even after 50 years in the business. Modern rock-and-roll act Halestorm and goth-metal band Motionless In White support the show.
- Texas Local Live is proud to feature local and regional songwriters every Monday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Ranch at Las Colinas. Acts range from Americana to country.
- Sing your heart out—or watch others do so—four nights a week at Our Glass. The restaurant and sports bar hosts karaoke from 9 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
- The Toyota Music Factory is thrilled to host a Party on the Plaza on various nights throughout the month of July. The free music series at Texas Lottery Plaza will feature a range of local and regional acts. This month’s featured artists include: Kill 'Em All (7/3), Maya Piat (7/6), DJ GNGR (7/12, 7/19, 7/26), Larry Gee (7/13), Stranglelove (7/20), Chant Duplantier (7/27), Loners Club (7/30), and Ashmore (7/31).
- Enjoy free live music with your meal Tuesday and Thursday nights at The LOFT inside NYLO Las Colinas. The chicly modern hotel features local singers in the restaurant to serenade you while you dine.
- Dig into a dish of exquisite Italian food while enjoying the mellow accompaniment of Irving’s best jazz musicians at New York Pizza and Pasta every Thursday evening.
- Texas Lottery Live is your ticket to free live music on the stage of Texas Lottery Plaza every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. This month features Revolution 9 on July 11, Texas Flood on July 18, and Dallas Cooper on July 25.
- Each and every Friday night, Bar Louie in the Toyota Music Factory hosts Live at Louie’s featuring local and regional artists. Bring your friends for excellent music, food, and drinks. Music starts at 10 p.m.
- DJs and dance tunes more your scene? Get ready to dance and rock out to the greatest all-time hits and more with Live Music at Gipsy Lime Taco Lounge, a weekly music series happening on Fridays featuring the best DJs and live bands from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
- Whether you’re a musician looking to play your songs or someone who wants to support the newest Irving artists, Open Mic at Journey Cafe is the place to go every Friday night.