Live Entertainment

The historic Palace Arts Center is the perfect venue for enjoying a live show. Nearly every weekend, performers ignite the Palace Arts stage, bringing fabulous entertainment to Historic Downtown Grapevine.

Some of the shows you'll see include Kraig Parker as Elvis during Grapevine's Christmas Capital of Texas®, The Grapevine Opry Reunion Shows and local and regional artists performing on various weekends and holidays throughout the year as part of the Grapevine Live series.

The Palace Arts Center is also a part of many art, culinary, and public events including New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail, Main Street Fest and GrapeFest® as well as shows by local artist groups such as Grapevine Art Project and the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild.

So whether you want to see a live music, dance, or theater performance, the Palace Arts Center is the place for live entertainment in the heart of downtown Grapevine.

The Palace Arts Center continues to make the safety and security of its patrons a priority. In addition to reduced venue capacity, increased sanitization efforts between shows and in public areas are in effect, and touchless hand sanitizing stations have been placed in public areas for added convenience. 

All patrons are required to wear masks or face coverings in public areas.  While they must be worn for the duration of performances or movies, they may be removed when eating or drinking. There will be no exceptions.

Guests wanting to sit together are encouraged to purchase tickets in the same transaction. 

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges granted unless performance or movie is canceled.



Tickets for all reserved seating events are available by calling Grapevine Ticketline at 817.410.3100.
General Admission events are available by calling or online.

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William Lee Martin’s “The Nutcracker”
A Christmas Standup Spectacular

Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m.
Reserved Seating
VIP Tickets $35
Tickets $29

Comedian William Lee Martin brings his annual Christmas Standup Comedy Spectacular, “The Nutcracker,” back to the Palace Theatre on Friday, December 4. Martin’s storytelling approach takes audiences on a fulfilling journey, leaving them with “favorite routines” more than “favorite punchlines.” Whether he’s talking proudly of his youngest daughter’s designation as “class-clown,” or sharing the twists and turns of his health, Martin humbly reveals his true self for the sake of a good laugh.

With his signature cowboy hat, boots and Texas drawl, it would be easy to lump the blue-eyed, 6-foot-2-inch Martin into the category of “another guy doing a country act.” But don’t be fooled by outward appearances, as his on-stage persona is no act – his middle-America storytelling is as genuine as it gets. Drawing from real life experiences, Martin’s vibrant routine reflects life as a husband, father and friend. And that authenticity is connecting with mainstream America, crossing cultural lines and social status boundaries. No matter the topic, Martin’s gentlemanly wit and charm prove he’s no dummy, redneck or hillbilly. His humor is sharp, original and occasionally laced with sarcasm and innuendo, but without the overt adult language prevalent with so many in today’s comedy landscape.

Martin’s out-of-the-box approach is further evidenced by his near-simultaneous release of two stand-up comedy specials: “Standing in the Middle,” and his holiday-centric performance, “The Nutcracker.” When Martin’s not touring theaters and clubs, he can be found as a top-rated headliner on Carnival Cruise Lines, or hosting his weekly Podcast for Broadcast, called “A Stand Up Dad,” where Martin interviews celebrities and news-makers about the state of being a modern-day dad.

Martin and his wife, Michele, also operate Cowboys Who Care, a non-profit organization providing smiles, support and free cowboy hats to kids with cancer or life-threatening illnesses.

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*VIP tickets include seating within the first three rows an autographed poster and keepsake.

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It’s a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play
presented by A Wishing Star Stage Company Production

Saturday, December 5 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.
General Admission
Tickets: $18

Kick off the holiday season with this twist on a heartwarming classic as A Wishing Star Stage Company Production and the Palace Theatre present “It’s a Wonderful Life — A Live Radio Play.” This inventive interpretation on Frank Capra’s classic film brings the ever-timely story of disaster, redemption and holiday magic to life on stage.

It is December 24, 1946 and a small group of actors have gathered in Studio A of WFTX Radio for a live broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances to bring “It’s a Wonderful Life” live to the listening audience.

The ensemble re-enacts the story of George Bailey, a young man whose dreams of traveling the world are thwarted by his sense of responsibility to the family business. Down on his luck, Bailey, compassionate yet disheartened, is at the end of his rope. His troubles seem to know no end and eventually lead him to wish he’d never been born. The response to his wish is a visit from an angel, Clarence, who shows Bailey how different life for those he loves would be were it not for George’s contributions. Bailey comes to realize his positive impact on the world, the countless lives he has touched and just how blessed he has truly been.

“It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play” has become a holiday tradition at many theatres across the country – one that audiences embrace enthusiastically as they’re swept up in the magic and whimsy of the tale. In such an ambiguous and challenging time in our history, this timeless classic pauses the chaos of life to renew our spirits and remind us of the things in life we tend to forget that make it worth living – the value of basic goodness and sacrifice, the priceless gift of friendship, the pitfalls of greed and commercialism and the sense of community and belonging is what makes us feel truly connected with society.

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Kraig Parker’s Christmas Special – A Tribute to Elvis

Sunday, December 6 at 4 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $42/$32*
Kids (Under 10) $15*

Experience a magical evening of Elvis Christmas Classics and favorite hits in this rockin’ holiday special starring award-winning tribute artist Kraig Parker and his Royal Tribute Band. Parker will astound you with his likeness to Elvis, in looks, voice and charisma and will start your Christmas season off in style.  This is a show for the entire family, complete with a visit from Santa. Elvis has not left the building! Do not miss your chance to ring in the Christmas season with him.

*First three rows ($42) are not eligible for any discounted rates.

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Carols on Main

December 8 at 6 & 7:30 p.m.
General Admission
Tickets: Free! (Must reserve tickets in advance)

This season you are invited to Carols on Main, a free Christmas concert from Church at the Cross! Bring your friends and family to enjoy beautiful Christmas carols and songs. There will also be hot chocolate and cookies served before and after the concert for you to enjoy.

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The Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Christmas Portrait
presented by Tribute Masters

December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
December 11 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $34

When Christmas time rolls around, it's impossible not to think of the Carpenters. The holiday season and Carpenters' Christmas music are synonymous. Direct from Las Vegas, The Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Christmas Portrait, starring Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter, takes the audience on a trip down memory lane to an old-fashioned Christmas, complete with frosted window panes, candles gleaming inside and painted candy canes on the tree. This show recreates the nostalgia of the Carpenters' 1977 and 1978 Christmas TV specials, complete with all of the holiday songs you love, in addition to the silly and endearing humor that will make you feel like a kid again! The show features the holiday classics "Merry Christmas, Darling," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Waltz," "It's Christmas Time,” "The Christmas Song” and much more, including some of the Carpenters’ greatest hits. Join the Carpenters and revisit your cherished holiday memories and prepare for some magical surprises!

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Rocky Gribble presents “A Grapevine Opry Christmas”

Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $27

We all have traditions but those associated with our most beloved holiday of the year carry special meaning. Celebrate with the 33rd Annual Grapevine Opry Christmas Show at the Palace Theatre. “A Grapevine Opry Christmas” is filled with holiday music, both old and new, and offers an incredible yuletide experience. Whether you are a faithful follower or are discovering the show for the first time, you will find the show never fails to illustrate the story of Christmas, and may possibly inspire a new holiday tradition. And remember, sun or snow, there is always a Christmas celebration in store at “A Grapevine Opry Christmas.”

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The Texas Tenors
Deep in the Heart of Christmas

December 15, 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.
December 16, 17 & 18 at 2 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $44

The Palace Arts Center is proud to welcome back Emmy Award Winners and Billboard #1 recording artists, The Texas Tenors, as they sleigh ride back into Grapevine with their heartwarming holiday concert "Deep in the Heart of Christmas!" From seasonal favorites, like "O Holy Night" and "Joy to the World," to The Righteous Brothers' crowd-pleaser "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and original hit "Rise," The Texas Tenors bring a unique blend of music to the stage with thrilling harmonies and award-winning arrangements. Make this Christmas magical by celebrating with The Texas Tenors!

The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of America’s Got Talent® (AGT). Since appearing on the show in 2009, JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen have earned impressive recognition through four studio albums and DVDs, had two Emmy-winning PBS specials, multiple #1 singles, a children’s book and were named Billboard Magazine’s 2017 #10 Classical Crossover Artist in the World. Their most recent albums, “Rise” and “A Collection of Broadway & American Classics,” both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart.

The Texas Tenors recently launched their "10th Anniversary Tour" for the 2019-2020 season. In 2019, they were honored to be among the Top 50 acts in the world and the only vocal group from the United States invited to compete on NBC’s primetime series AGT: The Champions.

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Christmas with the Petersens

December 19 at 7 p.m.
December 20 at 4 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets $28

This Christmas, celebrate with The Petersens as they bring their original bluegrass sound to the Palace Theatre. The Petersens are an award-winning Americana roots family in their tenth season of shows in Branson, MO. The band includes Ellen Petersen Haygood, an American Idol Top 48 finalist, on banjo and vocals, Katie Petersen on fiddle, Matt Petersen on guitar, Julianna Petersen on the Mandolin, the Petersen matriarch, Karen Petersen, on the Bass and the newest member and family friend, Emmet Franz, on the Dobro. The Petersens perform year-round in Branson, but also enjoy giving concerts throughout the Midwest. For the past five years, the band has booked international tours in Ireland, Canada and Finland. For authentic music, clean comedy and family values, you won’t find a group better than The Petersens.

MARCH 2021

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Shady Grove Ramblers

Presented by Southwest Bluegrass Club
Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m.
General Admission
Tickets $18

Fans of Bluegrass and traditional country music won't want to miss seeing one of the best and most enduring Texas Bluegrass groups, the award-winning Shady Grove Ramblers. The Ramblers are celebrating their 54th year of entertaining audiences with their special brand of Bluegrass music. This group has performed on stage with Bluegrass greats, including Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Ralph Stanley and Ricky Skaggs. In addition, their special guests for this show, Brad and Greg Davis, have performed with Sam Bush, Billy Bob Thorton, Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris and more. This will be an unforgettable evening of the best in both traditional and contemporary Bluegrass music. Please do not miss this family-friendly event!

The Southwest Bluegrass Club (SWBGC) was formed in 1974 by Tom Uhr and Loyd Hinch of the Shady Grove Ramblers, as a non-profit 501 3C organization to promote and educate the public about Bluegrass music. The SWBGC has held true to the original vision, sponsoring many educational programs and offering youth scholarships and grants to aspiring young musicians. In addition, the SWBGC and its members have participated in community outreach programs at schools, nursing homes and public events. The SWBGC has held its monthly meetings in Grapevine, Texas since 1982 and is always free and open to the public. 

MAY 2021

Lone Star Elvis Festival

May 28-29-30, 2021
Reserved Seating
Tickets $100-$325

KWICK Productions presents The Lone Star Elvis Festival,  a three-day tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. It will feature three, fun-filled days of music and entertainment featuring a number of top Elvis tribute artists, including Cody Ray Slaughter, Bill Cherry, Donny Edwards, Diogo Light, Ted Torres Martin, Cote Deonath, Cliff Wright and more! 

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