Are you lining up plans for the end of summer? Look forward to the fall season with live outdoor entertainment. Plano is a favorite hot spot for music in Northern Texas, and there’s no better way to usher in the chilly weather than with one last show. Take a look at our list of upcoming concerts that music fans must see this September in Plano.
Riverfront Jazz Festival
Labor Day Weekend
Aug. 31 through Sep. 2
Head out to the Texas Horse Park in Dallas, just 20 miles from Plano, for the national Riverfront Jazz Festival. This second annual event showcases a few of the world’s best jazz musicians over a variety of genres, from mainstream and cutting-edge to traditional and contemporary. Watch live performances on three stages, including one platform dedicated to promising young artists from around the country.
Check out the back-to-back performances that are going on all day long Labor Day weekend, including the jazz stylings of Miki Howard and the soulful blues of Fat Daddy. Browse the shops and booths, and sample a variety of flavors from local food vendors.
There’s no parking at the festival, but a shuttle service will transport you to the grounds. A general admission three-day pass starts at $125.
Music Fest at Southfork Ranch
Saturday and Sunday
Sep. 1 and 2
Join your fellow Texans at the Southfork Ranch Music Fest with a celebration as big as the Lone Star State. Catch live performances by the greats such as The Temptations, John Michael Montgomery, and Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. Discover many more of the best names in adult contemporary, jazz, soul, and country music at this inaugural show.
Enjoy two full days of great live music, mouth-watering food, and unique arts and crafts exhibits where you can collect official Music Fest 2018 souvenirs. This event is indoors and air-conditioned, so don’t let the weather sway your plans. The show will go on, rain or shine.
Doors open on the Jazz stage Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, and the main stage Saturday at 4. Tickets are on sale now and start at $50 for mainstage general admission.
Straight Tequila Night
Saturday, Sep. 15
Take a trip back to the 90s with this premiere Dallas country cover band. Straight Tequila Night plays all your favorite country radio hits from the decade that changed the music scene forever. From classic artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Alan Jackson to Brooks and Dunn, Tim McGraw, and Dwight Yoakam, we all love a little throwback country music every now and again.
The 90s showcased a time when country artists told tales with their songs. We relate to the love stories and daily struggles of life with every verse. This free concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Box Garden at Legacy Hall and wraps up around 11 p.m.
Plano offers loads of music concerts to choose from each year. Say goodbye to summer with these three September shows.
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