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Introducing The Free Lone Star Music Series


The State Fair of Texas presents the 2019 Lone Star Music Series, offering FREE daily live music by Texas musicians on four stages across the fairgrounds. In addition to headlining concerts on the Chevrolet Main Stage, enjoy local acts from the DFW area every day of the Fair on the Bud Light Stage, Coca-Cola Stage, Dr. Pepper Stage, and Texas Monthly Stage.

Fairgoers can see more than 45 different musical acts representing a wide variety of genres during this year’s 24-day run, all included in the price of admission. With genres ranging from rock & roll to country and jazz to R&B, this year’s Lone Star Music Series offers something for everyone. Listed below are the 2019 show schedules for each stage.

2019 Bud Light Stage

Centrally located in Cotton Bowl Plaza, the Bud Light Stage features 24 days of music by 24 different local artists, some of whom have even been spotlighted in major publications like Rolling Stone. Daily performance times on the Dr. Pepper Stage at 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, and 8:00 pm.

Wild Ride at the Granada

Join us for a sneak preview of three Bud Light Stage acts on Friday, August 23 at the Granada Theater in Dallas. Hosted in partnership with Dallas-based State Fair Records, the event will serve as a dual-album release show featuring Ottoman Turks and The 40 Acre Mule, with a special appearance by Squeezebox Bandits. Tickets for “Wild Ride at the Granada” begin at $8 and a portion of the proceeds benefit the State Fair’s Big Tex Scholarship Program, which provides college scholarships to students throughout the Lone Star State. For more information and to purchase your ticket, visit

Dates Artist Genre
Sept. 27 Joshua Ray Walker Americana
Sept. 28 The 40 Acre Mule Blues Rock
Sept. 29 Raised Right Men Honky Tonk
Sept. 30 Blue Light Revue Various
Oct. 1 Squeezebox Bandits Americana
Oct. 2 Summer Dean Americana
Oct. 3 Nathan “Mongol” Wells & Ten Gallon Americana
Oct. 4 Ottoman Turks Americana, Rock
Oct. 5 Eleven Hundred Springs Country
Oct. 6 Shoot Low Sheriff Texas Swing
Oct. 7 Blue Light Review Various
Oct. 8 Mike Randall & The High Road Country
Oct. 9 Greg Schroeder Americana
Oct. 10 James Hand Honky Tonk
Oct. 11 Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner Americana, Rock
Oct. 12 The O’s Americana
Oct. 13 Hard Night’s Day The Beatles Cover Band
Oct. 14 Harper Grace Country
Oct. 15 Bree and the Fellas R&B, Pop
Oct. 16 The Rich Girls 80’s Cover Band
Oct. 17 Hella Shriners Director’s Staff Band Cover Band
Oct. 18 Dan Johnson Country
Oct. 19 Unfaded Brass Band New Orleans Jazz
Oct. 20 Straight Tequila Night Country Cover Band


2019 Coca-Cola Stage

Nestled in the heart of the Midway, the Coca-Cola 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. Fort Worth-based, eco-friendly band Vocal Trash will take the stage daily at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 p.m.

Dates Artist Genre
Sept. 27 – Oct. 20 Vocal Trash New Age


2019 Dr. Pepper Stage

Find the Dr. Pepper Stage on Nimitz Drive beside the Creative Arts building. The stage will host local artists representing a wide variety of genres, from rock and country to jazz music from our nation’s service members in the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra. Catch one of the daily performances at 11:00 a.m., 1:00, 3:30, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m.

Dates Artist Genre
Sept. 27 – 29 Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra Jazz
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 Trey Johnson Singer/Songwriter
Oct. 2 – 3 TBA Folk, Pop
Oct. 4 – 6 Dave Washburn Jazz Band Jazz
Oct. 7 – 9 Jon Christopher Davis Rock, Alternative
Oct. 10 – 11 Gawd Almighties Americana
Oct. 12 – 13 Charming Gardeners Rock
Oct. 14 – 16 Frankie Leonie Country
Oct. 17 – 20 Performer to be Announced


2019 Texas Monthly Stage

Located inside the State Fair of Texas Wine Garden, the Texas Monthly Stage offers a mix of live, local entertainment including musicians, six nights of stand-up comedy featuring multiple comedians each show, and three weekends of jazz artists curated by Uptown Jazz Dallas. Daily performance times vary, with most concerts at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, and 7:30 p.m.; stand-up comedy from 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and harpist from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dates Artist Genre
Sept. 27 – 29 Kamica King Jazz
Sept. 30 Mary Miller Harpist
Oct. 1 Deep-Fried Comedy Stand-Up Comedy
Oct. 2 Kristy Kruger Americana, Jazz
Oct. 3 Deep-Fried Comedy Stand-Up Comedy
Oct. 4 – 6 Uptown Jazz Dallas: Quamon Fowler & Friends Jazz
Oct. 7 Mary Miller Harpist
Oct. 8 Deep-Fried Comedy Stand-Up Comedy
Oct. 9 Honey Folk Americana
Oct. 10 Deep-Fried Comedy Stand-Up
Oct. 11 – 13 Uptown Jazz Dallas: Rob Holbert Jazz
Oct. 14 Mary Miller Harpist
Oct. 15 Deep-Fried Comedy Stand-Up Comedy
Oct. 16 Jenna Clark Americana, Jazz
Oct. 17 Deep-Fried Comedy Stand-Up Comedy
Oct. 18 – 20 Uptown Jazz Dallas: Linny Nance & Network Jazz

Mark your calendars for the 2019 State Fair of Texas-themed “Celebrating Texas Creativity.” The Fair invites you to join the fun and attend this year’s event, running Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 20.