Bring the Music Back

Welcome to KXT’s Bring the Music Back campaign! Over the next couple of months, we’ll be talking with your favorite local and national musicians about how the pandemic has affected their craft, and how they think we can all safely get back to rocking out. Scroll below to hear personal messages from a few of your favorite musicians, plus tips on how to safely get back out there.


Sofía Valdés
Michael Franti
Allison Ponthier
Corin Tucker – Sleater-Kinney
Jimmy Webb
Leon Bridges
Erika Wennerstrom
Ray Benson
Jade Bird
Alice Merton
Bridget Kearney from Lake Street Dive


Here are some tips for safely returning to live music:

  • Wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 before you go.
  • Check out venue policies for the following:
    • Negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination requirements.
    • Up-to-date information regarding refunds/postponement/cancellations:
  • Feeling sick? Sit this one out.
  • Vaccines are very accessible in North Texas! Find a spot to get the shot here.


Health & safety protocols vary widely with each show and venue. Before you head out, check the venue’s website or concert page for more information. You can also find more info on KXT’s own concert calendar.


KXT’s Bring The Music Back campaign is not a public service announcement (PSA), but rather a specific campaign funded by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) as part of a larger effort to address COVID-19 misinformation. As a noncommercial public radio station, KERA/KXT does offer tailored sponsorship opportunities for local businesses, nonprofits, event organizers, and others who serve the community. To learn more about these opportunities, click here, or visit our sponsorship website at