Date Night

Event overview

Date Night at the Heard

Join us for an evening featuring live music and dancing in our outdoor amphitheater, a cash bar, tasty food trucks and more. The event is for guests ages 21+. Event admission includes free parking. More information coming soon!



NBC5      Tupps     El Chifrijo    Kona Ice


Tickets will be available at the door. 

(Online advanced ticketing now closed.)


$20 per person 

(ages 21+ only)


June 4

6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Additional Information

COVID-19 Guidelines

Mask and Social Distancing Required

We are closely monitoring and following federal, state and local guidelines.

Face Mask Requirements


Executive Order GA-34, Section 4 states: “Nothing in this executive order precludes businesses or other establishments from requiring employees or customers to follow additional hygiene measures, including the wearing of a face covering.”


Therefore, per CDC guidance, the Heard will require face masks that cover the nose and mouth for all visitors and employees when they are in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to other visitors (who are not in your visiting group), Heard staff or any captive animals* at the Heard (including those on the outdoor exhibit trail). This guideline applies in both indoor spaces as well as those as outdoors including, but not limited to, special events such as Date Night, the Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden, the Animals of the World Exhibit trail, the Pioneer Village and picnic areas. We reserve the right to ask any visitor that chooses not to comply to leave the property without refund.**

**Executive Order GA-34, Section 2, Subsection iii: “…a legally authorized official may act to enforce trespassing laws and remove violators at the request of a business establishment or other property owner.” 

Additional Protocols

Please practice all other recommended safety practices including

  • Maintain social distancing (remain 6 feet from anyone who is not in your household).
  • Frequently wash or sanitize your hands as necessary.
  • Please stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

*A number of animal species have already been shown to be susceptible to COVID-19. Scientists are also still working to determine the risks to additional species. Please help us keep our animal ambassadors safe. Learn More

Please view our Rules and FAQs page for complete information on our current COVID-19 Safety Practices and Guidelines.

Blandelles - Live Band

Rock and Roll the Way You Remember It

Enjoy classic Rock and Roll from the Blandelles! Their nostalgic, fun and exciting entertainment will bring everyone out to the dance floor. The Blandelles are a collection of professionals who have carved out a niche in the northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma area by playing rock and roll “the way you remember it” since 1985. They play rock and roll music from the years 1954 to 1969.

Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks including Chifrijo. A portion of the food truck proceeds benefit the Heard.


El Chifrijo Food Truck offers Puerto Rican Fusion cuisine. You can find different flavors from different countries in just one bite!


Jilly Bean BBQ will serve delicious barbeque.


Kona Ice

We’re mobile. We’re fun. We’re stocked with the most delicious flavors you’ve ever tasted. Need a moment of pure bliss? Kona Ice has you covered. Come visit us, let our sweet tunes sweep you away to an island in the middle of the ocean. And while you’re there, kick up your feet and enjoy a nice cup of our premium shaved ice.


Cash Bar

A cash bar will be available with beer and wine. Beer sponsored by Tupps Brewery.

More Information
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed.
  • A cash bar will be available. You may pre-purchase vouchers (for both food and beverages) to save time in line.
  • All guests to the event must be 21 or older. IDs will be checked at the door. 
  • Please note that the museum will be closed from 3-6:30 p.m. on the day of the event to all outside persons in order to allow us time to prepare for Date Night at the Heard.
  • Tickets are limited and they may sell out before the event.
  • If the event sells out, we will not be able to sell any additional tickets at the door.
  • Special Date Night tickets are required for all guests, including Heard Museum Members.
  • This includes persons that arrive with current Date Night at the Heard ticket holders.
  • General admission passes and any reciprocal general admission agreements are not valid for this after-hours special fundraising event.
  • Sorry, because this is a limited engagement fundraising event, there are no refunds.
  • Bring a printed copy of your receipt–this will serve as your tickets.
  • If you did not receive your confirmation email with receipt, please contact
  • You may wish to bring cash to facilitate purchases at the cash bar or food trucks.
  • Many activities are outdoors and on uneven ground (not suitable for high-heel shoes). Dress appropriately. Bring a flashlight and wear bug spray!
  • Please bring a water-resistant blanket and/or stadium chairs for amphitheater or grassy seating areas. Depending on the weather prior to the event, waterproof seating may be preferred.
  • Help us keep our sanctuary clean and pick up your trash. Recycle water bottles, cans and other recyclable items in the blue bins or inside the museum.
  • Visit our volunteer information page for more information regarding volunteer opportunities.