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June 2013: FREE Outdoor Movies at Sundance Square – Stars Under the Stars

2 Jun

Stars Under the Stars at Sundance Square is back this summer! Every Thursday night in June, a movie will be showing on the Sundance Square Gateway in Fort Worth. Enjoy a flick on the big screen under the stars, hence the name of this FREE event – Stars Under the Stars. Outdoor movies are great for the entire family, especially when you don’t have to pay any admission. Movies begin at dusk (8:30pm-ish) and chair rentals are available for $2.00.

Check out this year’s lineup!

    June 6……….…….Brave
    June 13……………Big Miracle
    June 20…………..Despicable Me
    June 27……………We Bought A Zoo

Movie watchers for Sundance’s Stars Under the Stars Free Outdoor Movie series can start setting up about 8pm. However, no drinks, pets or outside food are allowed. Stars Under the Stars will occur 4 Thursday nights in a row 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Gateway Parking Lot is located on Houston Street between 4th and 5th Street. Whether it’s Date Night, your night to babysit the nieces and nephews or just a good time to try something different, come to Sundance Square and be star-struck with some favorite flicks (for FREE) in downtown Funky Town.

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The Art of Dessert West 7th Street – Dec 13

2 Dec

dess-sogoodIf you live or work in the Fort Worth area and have a specific tooth in your mouth devoted to sweetness then you’ll want to make a stop Thursday night (December 13th) over at West 7th for The Art of Dessert. Between 5:30pm and 8pm merchants and restaurants of West 7th will be serving dessert samples and conducting special exhibits of area visual and performing artists. Don’t just walk to get to the next sweet treat, but also burn some calories browsing the shops of West 7th. All proceeds for The Art of Dessert at West 7th will benefit The Henry House Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by PGA golfer J.J. Henry with a mission to generate public awareness and provide community-based programs that focus on healthcare and the well-being of kids in the community.

A few West 7th partnering restaurants include: Patrizio, Brownstone, Sweet Tomatoes, Fireside Pies, Hacienda San Miguel and the new Movie Tavern.

Shopping in Fort Worth can’t get much sweeter! Enjoy this evening of decadent desserts made to tantalize your palette on Thursday Dec. 13th.

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Location: North University Drive and West 7th, Fort Worth

Fort Worth Music Festival 2012

26 Sep

Kevin Eubanks

This weekend in Fort Worth, world class music will grace the stage at the 2012 Fort Worth Music Festival (formerly Jazz By the Boulevard). Huge names like Kevin Eubanks and The Reverend Horton Heat (featured on the Rahr Stage) headline this year’s festival. You’ll come for the names but stay for the stories. One of the festival’s featured acts, The Relatives, have not recorded in over 30 years. In fact, this group was (until recently) defunct. The group hasn’t lost a beat and will surely lift festival goers’ spirits with their gospel offering.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires will also be in town singing his James Brown inspired funk and making sure festival goers have a ‘funky good time’! The intrigue of artists like Bradley and the Relatives add to a tremendous backstory that makes the Fort Worth Music Festival what it is. Years ago when the Caravan of Dreams was alive and well, the city was a destination amongst big town names. If you were in the area, you had to stop in and catch the night’s act or perhaps sit in. With its absence and replacement with The Bass Hall, the spirit of live music has become more refined to the chagrin of music lovers citywide.

Thank goodness for the Fort Worth Music Festival. It is a celebration Fort Worth’s rich musical heritage and everything that makes live music what it is. Crowd interaction, good food, and some of the most amazing stories from the most amazing storytellers you will ever hear.

This year’s festival’s storied lineup is one for the history books and will feature one of kind performances from the country’s most in demand artists and musicians. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at fwfest.com. The 2nd Annual Fort Worth Music Festival is September 28th and 29th at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

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Gospel Music writer for the Examiner, Win Willis, is a musician and sound engineer from Fort Worth, Texas. Win Willis is a lover of all styles of music and loves to share and discuss music with other avid music lovers.

2011 Fort Worth Music Festival | 9th Annual Jazz By The Boulevard

25 Sep

For years it’s gone by “Jazz by the Boulevard”, but in its 9th year, the Fort Worth Music Festival takes on a new name that will include all genres of music and the ownership of its host city. The 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 30th and ends on Saturday, Oct. 1st. The name change came about in an effort to reflect Funky Town’s growth and evolving musical personality. There’s so much to jam into this two-day event! Local and national bands like the Meat Puppets, Kermit Ruffins, Dawes, the Orbans, and Telegraph Canyon will be performing at the music fest. See a complete list of this year’s festival artists here.

Sure, the main focus of the festival is music, but the food won’t be half bad either! What’s a Forth Worth festival without some delicious snacks anyways? The 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival will be featuring a host of unique local food vendors. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but in recent years DFW’s food truck industry is starting to take off. There may be only a few you can think of off the top of your head, but that will soon change as more food trucks roll into the metroplex. Dozens have popped up in Funky Town and you can catch them at the festival both days. Menu items will vary from veggie burgers and gourmet hot dogs to tangy desserts and sno cones. The following food vendors have been confirmed for our former “Jazz by the Boulevard” so far: Big Dawg’s in Cowtown, Salsa Limon, Snowie & The Yum Yum Food Truck.

Seryn is a 5-piece band from Denton

Dawes will be performing at FWMF

You’re still gonna need a ticket to get into this outdoor fall festival of concerts. The weather will be just right and hopefully so will your budget to spend only 10 bucks (at the gate) for general admission. Bringing kids under 12? If so, they’ll be getting in for Free! VIP tickets and general admission can be bought at frontgatetickets.com too. The VIP ticket basically guarantees you theatre style seating, a private cash bar, private air conditioned bathrooms, excellent sight lines and the open opportunity to chill out on comfortable outdoor lounge furniture in the shade, all with the wristband. A one-day VIP pass will cost $75 and the two-day passes are $100 ($150 for 2 people). For those of you who don’t need the upgrade feel free to carry your favorite lawn chairs or blankets. You can pay $5 if you pay in advance! Proceeds from the show will raise funds to restore and beautify Camp Bowie, which is the city’s oldest boulevard. The Historic Camp Bowie Initiatives is a non-profit group dedicated to revitalizing historic Camp Bowie Blvd. You can find out more at http://www.campbowiedistrict.com.

Lay your eyes upon some exquisite artwork at the festival Saturday & Sunday. Here’s a peek at the featured artists!

Kirk Whalum

Take a look at the After Hours schedule (and how you can get in) for the 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival. There are two stages you’ll hear all types of music coming from, and I’m excited about Kirk Whalum perform on at least one of them!

The Fort Worth Music Festival is presented by Comerica Bank. It’s fun for all ages, and scheduled at the perfect time of year for gorgeous Texas weather. Step into a regular park-like lawn transformed into a musical village made up of art-filled streets, mixed aroma of hot prepared-to-eat fare, experienced chefs ready to share cooking tips, quirky and stylish clothes and accessories, and of course non-stop music! The 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival begins at 4pm on Friday (Sept 30th) and 1pm on Saturday (Oct 1st). Say good bye to the Boulevard of Jazz and hello to a more matured block of diverse Forth Worth music.


FW Music Festival Location:
Will Rogers Memorial Center (the lawn)
3401 West Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth

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