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Posted in Blog, on 22 October 2013, by , 0 Comments

JFK Symposium to be held in South Side Ballroom at Gilley's Dallas on Nov 2nd 2013.

JFK Symposium to be held in South Side Ballroom at Gilley’s Dallas on Nov 2nd 2013

There’s no doubt that the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963 sent shock waves through Dallas and the rest of the world. It spawned countless books, films, websites that have tried to explore the JFK Assassination and it’s various conspiracies or lack thereof. Now, thanks to The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture we have a gathering of thought leaders and scholars to discuss the impact it had on Dallas. Join us as national and local leaders and experts come together to explore the topic with Dallas citizens from four perspectives: Journalism; Politics; Art and the Humanities; and Religion. The organizers have stated that this type of event will not happen again for another 50 years, so don’t miss out!

This event will happen on November 2nd in the South Side Ballroom, here at Gilley’s Dallas.

Learn a little more about the JFK Assassination’s and what’s been uncovered in the past 50 years on this meticulously curated website by Dallas Morning News.

Buy Tickets to Understanding Tragedy: The Impact of the JFK Assassination on Dallas.

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Posted in Blog, on 29 July 2013, by , 0 Comments

Local Acts

August & J

This Denton, TX based duo has created fresh rock songs with Southern sensibility, influenced by Bon Jovi, Train and Wilco. They will bring a mix of rock, adult contemporary, and pop in new songs that will surely rock the house and make you ask for more!

Catch the before 8pm for a free entry at the Jack Daniel’s Saloon on Saturday, August 3. Supporting them on this show is the Lauren Kent Band.

Special Events

Don Chesshir’s Dance Seminar at South Side Music Hall on Saturday, August 17

Don Chesshir is a North Texas staple in the dancing community. If you’ve ever wanted to master that line dance or learn how to two step–Chesshir can help. Only $17 in advance for a full day of lessons ideal for any level.

Paste Untapped Festival at Gilley’s Dallas on Sept. 7

Headliners: Delta Spirit, Freelance Whales, Cults, Blackalicious, Leagues


August Headliners

Cold War Kids at South Side Music Hall on Friday, August 23

Rancid at South Side Ballroom on Tuesday, September 3

With support from Tim Timebomb & Friends, The Interrupters & Broadsiders

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros with Willy Mason at South Side Ballroom on Sept. 5

Tech N9ne at South Side Music Hall on September 10

Gold Panda with Luke Abbott at The Loft on September 13

Zedd at South Side Ballroom on September 17

Imagine Dragons at South Side Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28

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Posted in Blog, on 25 July 2013, by , 0 Comments

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo Da Vinci

Why have a cluttered tool box with too many hyper-specialized tools when you can buy one multi-purpose tool that fits all your needs? Gilley’s Dallas is your multi-purpose tool for effective wedding planning. As a “one-stop shop” for caterers, decorators and venue management, the wedding specialists at Gilley’s Dallas ease all complications for planning even the largest affairs.

Gilley’s Dallas event coordinators Dena Eichhorst & Amber Richey have a combined 13 years of experience with event management– and both understand the key to simple, stress-free weddings.

Dena & Amber shared valuable insight on the key to simple planning, happy brides and most of all–having a memorable affair.


1. You can’t have a happy wedding without a happy bride

— “A good wedding party is a happy bride!  If the bride is happy, nothing else matters. But an open bar doesn’t hurt either.”- Amber

2. Communication is key

— “To ensure that everything for a large event goes well, everyone involved must have a really good understanding of what the event entails and what the final client, or brides, expectations are for the overall outcome.” – Dena

3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

— “A wedding planner is needed more when the bride wants assistance with cake tastings, dress fittings, coordinating photos, who walks down the aisle at what time and those sort of personal items. Here at Gilley’s we can handle everything else. There are so many things to consider when planning a wedding, but the most important are to dream big, but still have realistic expectations; stay calm and find time for a spa day to relax; and most importantly have fun!”- Dena

4. Be clear with your expectations

— Whether you want a small outdoor affair or a large ballroom, be clear with your vision so event coordinators can adjust accordingly. Simply finding the right venue space can be difficult, but having options makes things easier. Between The Loft, Lonestar Room, South Side Ballroom, South Side Music Hall and Brazos Room— Gilley’s Dallas can match a venue space for almost any theme.

5. Get the timing right

— When hosting both the reception and ceremony in adjacent spaces, develop a plan to efficiently transition parties from room to room. Whether this involves hiring more ushers, scheduling transitional events or posting strict schedules, coordinate a plan that fits your wedding theme.


Dena assures that “The Gilley’s Dallas in-house event team can take a bride through planning their wedding from start to finish ensuring a great experience throughout the process. Not only can we provide venue, catering and bar services, we can also arrange custom decor, entertainment and more”.

For more advice on wedding planning or questions about utilizing Gilley’s Dallas for your next event– feel free to contact us any time.

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Posted in Blog, on 9 May 2013, by , 0 Comments

Members from the International Trademark Association (INTA) have been invading Dallas this past week for their 135th annual meeting– networking, learning, and embracing the best of Texas in their free time.

From May 4-May 8, International Trademark experts and students from over 15o countries met at The Dallas Convention Center and Omni Hotel to network with thousands of fellow trademark professionals. INTA said they chose Dallas for our incredible availability for national flights, as well as our world-class meeting centers.

To close the conference, INTA chose to take over all of Gilley’s Dallas to experience the best of Texas. Attendees filled our 90,000+ sq feet of venue space, enjoying a live band, acoustic guitarist, line dancing, dueling banjos, a DJ booth and karaoke.

Here’s their coverage from yesterday evening:

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Posted in Blog, on 2 April 2013, by , 0 Comments

Local Acts

Jennifer Whitlock 

Jennifer Whitlock has been gracing the stage at Gilley’s for the past couple months and we still can’t get enough. Bursting with energy, she infuses the best of country with a young rock and pop twist. Not to be missed– especially when joined by Zac Stokes to make a full evening of promising local talent. Here’s a sneak peak at a practice video.

Catch em on: Fri., April 5th, Fri., April 26th and Sat., April 27th at the Jack Daniel’s Saloon

The Dixie Rex Band

The Dixie Rex Band brings back old classics for a full four hours of dancing and grooving. Join us before 8pm for free entry on Sat., April 6th and Sat., April 20th at the Jack Daniel’s Saloon.

The Sam Garrett Band

Sam Garrett combines his decade plus years of experience playing the guitar with a natural passion for country to create a unique approach to rock n roll. Self described as being similar to “Nashville country”, he’s updated the classics for a truly exciting experience. Get a taste of his energy on  Fri., April 12th and Fri., April 19th at the Jack Daniel’s Saloon.

Terry Strange Band

Everyone can use a little strangeness sometimes– so come out and see the Terry Strange Band. Playing on Sat., April 13th at the Jack Daniel’s Saloon!

Special Events

Don Chesshir’s Dance Seminar at South Side Music Hall on Sunday, April 28

Don Chesshir is a North Texas staple in the dancing community. If you’ve ever wanted to master that line dance or learn how to two step–Chesshir can help. Only $17 in advance for a full day of lessons ideal for any level.

Party Rock at The Loft on Saturday, April 27

Get back to the fun of college at Partyfreakz Ent. presents: Party Rock at The Loft. $5 discount for greeks and a full night of events!

 Opener Highlights

Owen Pallett at Grizzly Bear at South Side Ballroom on April 6

A$AP Ferg at Juicy J at South Side Music Hall on April 25

Majikal Cloudz at Youth Lagoon at the Loft on April 25

Lacuna Coil at Sevendust and Coal Chamber at South Side Ballroom on April 28

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Posted in Blog, on 6 March 2013, by , 0 Comments

Special Events

Don Chesshir’s Dance Seminar on March 9 from 12pm-6:30pm

DON CHESSHIR has been teaching dancing in Dallas, Texas, since John Travolta created the Urban Cowboy. He has taught over 90,000 students — more than any other instructor in Dallas! D Magazine called Don, “The Dance King of Dallas!” Come down for over 6 hours of hands on dancing lessons– good for all levels!

SWAC GOES HIP HOP at South Side Music Hall on March 13 at 8pm

SWAC goes Hip-Hop features Houston, TX own Slim Thug and Z-Ro. Both noted as some of the most underrated Rappers by the New York Times. It all goes down at South Side Music Hall on Wednesday, March 13.

Local Music Highlights

Phil Wallace and The Revival at The Jack Daniel’s Saloon

Phil Wallace has been a favorite among the Jack Daniel’s Saloon for months now, so get here early for free entry and witness one of the best country acts in Dallas on March 8 and March 29.

The Dixie Rex Band at The Jack Daniel’s Saloon

Formed in 1997 after meeting at an acoustic jam, The Dixie Re Band has actively been playing clubs all over DFW for the last 6 years. Come experience these energetic country all-stars four times this month on: Saturday March 9, Friday March 22, Saturday March 23 and Saturday March 30.

The Honky Tonkers at The Jack Daniel’s Saloon

On a mission to bring true Honky Tonk back to Dallas one show at a time, The Honky Tonkers are a true country, rock n roll experience to be witnessed. A Gilley’s Dallas favorite, don’t miss the Honky Tonkers come back to the Jack Daniel’s Saloon on Friday March 15.

National Touring Acts

Volbeat with Danko Jones and Spoken at Palladium Ballroom on Wednesday, March 6

Alabama Shakes with Michael Kiwanuka and Sam Doores & Riley Downing at Palladium Ballroom on Tuesday, March 12

Clutch with Orange Goblin, Lionize, and KYNG at Palladium Ballroom on March 14

SOLD OUT: Local Natives at South Side Music Hall on March 16

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Posted in Blog, on 5 November 2012, by , 0 Comments

Here’s the rundown for November in concerts:

Kreayshawn – Fri Nov 2 at The Loft

Black Moth Super Rainbow
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Tue Nov 6 at The Loft

Adventure Club
Adventure Club – Thurs Nov 8 at South Side Ballroom

Timeflies – Fri Nov 9 at South Side Music Hall

Deftones – Wed Nov 14 at South Side Ballroom

The Wallflowers
The Wallflowers – Fri Nov 16 at South Side Ballroom

Joe Budden
Joe Budden – Sat Nov 24 at South Side Music Hall

How To Dress Well
How To Dress Well – Wed Nov 28 at The Loft

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Posted in Blog, on 31 October 2012, by , 0 Comments

With his recent release of good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Kendrick Lamar has been littered with praise from both mainstream audiences and niche communities. It’s not easy to please both groups sufficiently, but Lamar’s earnest approach to lyricism with an unconventional expression doesn’t allow much room for harsh criticism.

He appeared on ‘Conan’ on Oct 23rd, performing “Swimming Pools (Drank)”. Conan O’Brian even gave his upcoming show at South Side Music Hall in Gilley’s Dallas on Halloween a shout out.

Lamar is undoubtedly on a quick trajectory to huge sellouts, so don’t miss this premium opportunity to see such a promising artist in an intimate setting.

Watch the full performance:

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Posted in Blog, on 5 October 2012, by , 0 Comments

Jack Daniel’s is ready to rock Dallas at South Side Music Hall for their annual Studio No. 7 concert on Oct. 19. Direct from the heart of the pulsing music scene, Band of Skulls and The Wombats both bring the best in the current thriving alternative rock scene. This private show is free to attend for 21+ attendees only. RSVP here. Invitations are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. RSVP now and arrive early!

Band of Skulls are an English alternative rock band from Southampton, consisting of Russell Marsden in guitar and vocals, Emma Richardson in bass guitar and vocals, and Matt Hayward in drums.

Formed in Liverpool, England,  The Wombats play indie rock, post punk, and new wave. The group consists of Matthew Murphy in lead vocals, guitar, nose harp, and keyboard, and Dan Haggis in drums, percussion, keyboard and backing vocals, and Tord Øverland-Knudsen in bass guitar, guitar, keyboard and backing vocals.

Last year, Jack Daniels’ party was quite the success–with a kickoff party with an unforgettable performance by the always amazing Flaming Lips. Gilley’s Dallas was full to the brim with enthusiastic attendees–including a VIP area and catering from G Texas Catering.

Experience how Jack Daniel’s throws a party and register now at www.JDStudioNo7.com to get in to the show!

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Posted in Blog, on 3 October 2012, by , 0 Comments

Plan your event at Gilley’s this holiday season to take advantage of our world-class production, award-winning catering and amazing customers service and SAVE 25% off your venue rental fees. We have limited availability on Friday & Saturday nights, but we’ve still got a few open dates Sunday through Thursday in the weeks leading up to the holidays and the New Year. Book anytime in November or one of these “Off-Nights” in December and Gilley’s Dallas will take 25% off the cost of your rental.

We know you’ve got an event to plan…a holiday party, corporate event, church or charity banquet. There’s always something going on in DFW and we want to be a part of your holiday plans this year. Please contact us today to learn more about our special holiday discount and the many, many benefits to working with the friendly folks at Gilley’s Dallas!

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