If you love live music and having a good time, you’ve got to check out Plano’s long list of live music venues. Whether you prefer a major stage or an intimate bar, you’re sure to find a favorite place to hear local musicians and even some nationally known performing artists. Here are five spots in Plano, Texas, you’ll want to check out the next time you’re looking for a memorable time with friends or someone special.
Head to Taverna Rossa at the Lakeside Market on Preston Road for outstanding pizza and live music. Order a thirst-quenching drink from one of the 24 beers on tap, including local craft options, or the bar’s long list of cocktails. Every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m., you can catch a live show while you enjoy your food and drinks. Here you’ll find bands and artists who play anything from bluegrass to old-school country. Come by after 9 p.m. on Friday or Saturday for Taverna Rossa’s Hoppy Hour specials, including discounted drinks and apps.
Taverna Rossa has two locations — this one in Plano and a second in Southlake. Keep an eye on the music schedule for both spots to see what’s upcoming. In addition to craft pizzas made with unique and scrumptious toppings such as homemade sausage and smoked brisket, you’ll find lots of other tempting options on the menu. Try the Texas Lasagna, Cadillac Mac and Cheese, or the Taverna Rossa signature patty melt. The chefs use many local ingredients, so you can support your Plano community by enjoying local artists and food from nearby farms.
Urban Rio Cantina and Grill
Catch live music every Friday and Saturday night at the Urban Rio Cantina and Grill on East 14th Street. This cool spot serves Mexican food and creative cocktails. Above the restaurant, you’ll find a patio bar called On the Rocks that’s a great place to hang with friends while enjoying drinks and the night sky. Typically, the local bands that entertain at Urban Rio play blues, rock, and country music styles.
Check out the online menu to learn about each month’s specials. You’ll find rotating drink and food specials including a taco of the week, tamale of the month, and drink of the month. You’ll always discover something new, exciting, and yummy to try at Urban Rio and On the Rocks. Come out for a show, and grab some apps with friends while enjoying the music. Popular menu options include tableside guacamole and Rio Queso with chips.
Sambuca 360 is located in the Shops at Legacy Mall on Bishop Road and features live music Tuesday through Saturday nights. Performers include DJs, acoustic singer-songwriters, big bands, high-energy rock, and others. Check out Sambuca’s website to see the upcoming shows and find a music style you like. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights have more of a nightclub feel with bands playing dance music alongside light shows and big screens. Sambuca 360 is also a great spot to host a private party thanks to its catering options and private venue.
Enjoy great food during your exciting night out with Sambuca’s menu of unique and flavorful bites. Snacks include shrimp ceviche, shrimp and crab dip, and avocado toast. Share a couple of pizzas with your friends with options like the Cosmo topped with Canadian bacon, portobello mushrooms, spicy vodka sauce, Italian sausage, and goat and gouda cheeses. You can also enjoy full entrees such as steak, burgers, salmon, and pasta. Wine and champagne are available by the bottle so you can get your party started with the pop of a cork.
Love & War in Texas
Soak up true Texas culture at Love & War in Texas on East Plano Parkway. This Texas-themed bar and live music venue is one to remember. Guests will enjoy an impressive list of local beers and classic homestyle Southern cuisine. Some country music stars have even gotten their big break out on the patio stage. Local artists play the stage throughout the week with styles ranging from rock-and-roll to blues to traditional country.
Enjoy a juicy steak while listening to great music when you order from the Love & War in Texas menu full of mouthwatering dishes. Try the buffalo rib-eye or the longhorn 14-ounce strip steak. Other menu favorites include Texas hot wings, chicken and waffles, baby back ribs, and roasted wild boar. Come by on a Monday night for a free show from local singer-songwriters. Some shows are free while others require tickets. Keep an eye on Love & War’s events page to see what’s coming up.
Head to Legacy Hall on Windrose Avenue for great food, drinks, and live music. This massive place is home to some of the most popular restaurants in the area, plus a brewery. The Box Garden is the music venue at Legacy Hall where guests can experience shows from local and world-renowned artists, epic trivia nights, and sports games on the big screen.
Stop by Unlawful Assembly Brewing Company for a local craft beer before a show. Other eateries you’ll want to check out in Legacy Hall include Press Waffle, Dock Local, and Brisket Love. With so many great spots to try, you’ll want to plan for a meal every time you attend a show.
Visit the Legacy Hall website for updates on upcoming music performances and to grab tickets. You can even sign up to have updates sent to your phone or email to make sure you never miss out on an awesome show. Artists ranging from tribute bands to greats like George Strait, Green Day, and Def Leppard have taken the stage here. It’s the ultimate place for a memorable night out with friends.
So, there you have it — Huffines CJDR Plano’s list of places in and around Plano, Texas, to enjoy live music. Check them out, and let us know what you think. Did we miss one of your favorite spots? Drop us a line and let us know so we can add it to our list.