The 5 Best Places to Find Live Music in The Colony

Welcome to the newest destination for live music in North Texas. The Colony is home to premier venues with sold-out crowds and VIP concert experiences. Check out some of the top live music venues in The Colony.

Lava Cantina

More than just a music venue, Lava Cantina brings the heat with Creole-Mexican fusion cuisine and the country’s hottest artists. Any day of the week, you can catch a performance from big-name performers like Snoop Dog and Lance Bass to fan-favorite tribute groups. Many shows offer free general admission, but if you’re looking for celebrity treatment, consider balcony or VIP Patio seating. Seating and standing room sections are covered by a retractable roof that keeps the party going no matter the weather. Lava Cantina is also an exceptional event venue offering stand-up comedy, fitness brunches and family-friendly events for up to 1,500 attendees.

Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage & Lawn

The city’s premier entertainment district, Grandscape, is home to more than just boutique shopping and world-class dining. An open-air stage and expansive lawn play host to regular performances from artists across all genres. Past appearances at the Topo Choco Hard Seltzer Stage & Lawn include Maddie and Tae, Le Freak, Emerald City and numerous tribute bands. In addition to live music, you can find monthly movie screenings, fitness classes and seasonal festivals on The Lawn. Check the events calendar to see what’s going on now.


Unwind in the refined jazz lounge and dining room at Windmills. A novel venue in the U.S., this brewery-meets-performance hall hails from the nightlife capital of India and brings with it global music inspirations. Monthly performances typically feature Grammy-award-winning artists and Texas Music Museum inductees. Windmills is the perfect locale for contemporary entertainment paired with upscale dining and craft brews. The Indo-Tex menu combines the flavors of south Asia with classic bites from the Lone Star State. Order a beer flight to discover your favorite among the beverages brewed on-site. From classic quartets to upbeat electric and craft brews paired with unique fusion foods, there is always something new to discover at Windmills.

The Shacks at Austin Ranch

Part open-air dining, part local dog park, The Shacks at Austin Ranch offers a unique night out with four-legged friends. Stop by on the weekends for seasonal live music on the patio and listen to local tunes from regional artists as you dine from six on-site restaurants, including a wine bar and taproom. The Shacks regularly host special events alongside these outdoor performances, including an annual Saint Pawtrick’s Day party and several game watching parties.

In December 2022, The Shacks debuted a new venue next door, The LOCAL. Satisfy your cravings from on-site restaurants, relax on the all-weather indoor-outdoor patio and spoil your pups with dog treats from Piper’s Puporium.

Truck Yard

Beer garden, food trucks and local tunes collide at Truck Yard. On any weekend evening, kick back with an eclectic atmosphere and enjoy a show on the stage with a craft beer in hand. Choose from a variety of Lone Star State brews, including local sours crafted at the adjacent microbrewery, Beard Science. Grab some grub during the performance with food truck fare or a cheesesteak from the on-site restaurant. While there, check out the Barney Smith Toilet Seat Art Museum on the second floor or play oversized lawn games like Connect 4 and Battleship. For a truly wild time, partake in one of the monthly parties. These all-day events feature a new theme each month. View the calendar to see what’s coming next.

The Colony is a haven for music lovers with performances almost any day of the week. To find more live music, check out Hard Eight BBQ and Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails and seasonally on the floating patio at Rockin’ S Bar and Grill, inside Hidden Cove Park and Marina.

For more information on live music and local events in The Colony, check out our Events page. Please remember performance dates and times are subject to change.