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Weekend Guide: So Long, 2018


Well, it’s the end of 2018 and we get one more weekend to make it count. Whether you’re going to continue a winning streak or try to salvage the year with the weekend to end all weekends, we have a feeling it’ll revolve around music. Besides Lights All Night, there are a trio of Texas-centric performances to keep the holiday season going.

Friday & Saturday, December 28 & 29 | Dallas Market Hall

We’ve been prepping for Texas’ longest-running EDM festival for a while now since it doubles as one of Dallas’ best NYE parties. With big hitters like Diplo, Tiësto and Kaskade headlining this two-day party plus dozens of other performers across five stages, you’re going to need plenty of energy to keep up with it all.* (*This is not us recommending drug use, for the record.)

Friday, December 28 | House of Blues

We might’ve already said Feliz Navidad, but it’s never too late in the holiday season to say Merry Christmas from the Fam-o-lee with REK. This year’s festivities are themed “Cosmic Cowboy Christmas” with special guest Shinyribs, so load up your flask with some Champagne punch and send somebody to the Stop ‘N Go before you head to House of Blues.

Friday, December 28 | Granada Theater

Whattt?! Bob Schneider is playing at Granada? Get out of town! Sure, Bob makes the trek from Austin up to Lower Greenville pretty frequently, but we’re not complaining. The guy knows how to put on a great show and always pulls together a set list that’ll keep you guessing. He just released a new album, “Blood and Bones,” over the summer, so you’ll likely hear some of it Friday night.

Saturday, December 28 | The Statler Ballroom

The Statler looks considerably better today than when Old 97’s were cutting their teeth in Dallas in the ‘90s. On Saturday night, Rhett Miller and the rest of the gang will host its Holiday Hoopla at the hotel’s ballroom with an acoustic set by Rhett as well. If you’ve seen them live, you already know that you’re in for one of the best live shows to come through town this year.

Saturday, December 28 | AT&T Stadium

The college football playoffs land at Jerry World as ACC champ Clemson takes on undefeated Notre Dame. Will Clemson return to the championship game for another rematch against Alabama, or is Notre Dame ready to show that they mean business? (Note: we’re assuming Alabama is going to beat Oklahoma much in the same way that we assume the sun won’t explode tomorrow.)

Still not seeing anything that tickles your fancy? Check out our full events calendar for more great events all around Dallas.