Once upon a time, jam bands meant something different to us than our current situation of jelly-stained back seat kid boppers. But just because we can’t swing Bonnaroo or Coachella like we used to, we can still get our fix of live music without needing to schedule a sitter for our rockstars. Read on for our favorite spots around the country to catch some tunes with tots in tow.

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Klyde Warren Park - Dallas, Tx

This Arts District 5.2-acre deck park is an urban green space that covers and conceals the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets. Daily free programming for the public ranges from yoga to lecture series to outdoor concerts. Music Thursdays—a weekly series featuring local musicians, DJs, jazz and more—take place at Muse Family Performance Pavilion. Twice a year, Muse Pavilion also plays host to Decks in the Park, a DJ-centric event which features a variety of different music genres, including reggae, funk, classic rewinds, and house. The kid-friendly event starts at 6:30 p.m.: You and your crew can have a picnic, hit the dance floor and be home and in bed by 10.

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy.
Dallas, Tx 75201
Online: klydewarrenpark.org

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—Shelley Massey