Music on the Horizon

Fort Worth could become a major music festival destination with this event

Fort Worth could become a major music festival destination

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The reflecting pond at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be the location for one of the stages at the inaugural Fortress Festival. Photo courtesy of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Fort Worth will become home to a new music festival when the inaugural Fortress Festival takes place on April 29 and 30, 2017, in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.

The festival, presented in partnership by Fortress Presents and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will celebrate music and culture with a variety of bands, including both national and local acts. The lineup and ticket availability for the festival will be announced at a future date.

In addition to music, festival programming will take advantage of the diversity of venues in the district to create a cultural experience that will include multiple creative disciplines.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be the official venue for the event. The festival will have two stages — one on the reflecting pond at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and one on the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Fortress Presents is a Fort Worth-based independent production and promotions company founded in 2015 by Fort Worth native Alec Jhangiani and Ramtin Nikzad. The two had previously helped establish the Lone Star Film Festival as well as the Lone Star Film Society.

To develop the lineup, Fortress Presents will collaborate with other experienced music industry veterans including Graham Williams from Margin Walker Presents, Zeke Hutchins from Mick Management, and Dawson Ludwig, general manager of Noise Pop Industries.