The full lineup for the inaugural Fort Worth Music Festival & Conference at the Stockyards has been unveiled, allowing fans and industry insiders to set their schedules to get the most out of the event. Many of the names are Fort Worth favorites.
Designed to be a SWSX-style networking conference for aspiring agents, managers, promoters, and emerging local Texas-based artists, the festival - produced by Live Nation in partnership with Chef Tim Love and Larry Joe Taylor - will feature a variety of panel discussions, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, workshops, and live performances at multiple Stockyards venues over the course of four days, March 1-4.
Kevin Fowler will headline a contingent of four performers to kick things off on Wednesday, March 1 at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall.
Fourteen more bands and singers will take the stage on March 2, featuring big names like Josh Weathers and a "Texas Independence Day Jam" starring Ray Wylie Hubbard, Radney Foster, Michael Martin Murphey, Deryl Dodd, Dave Perez, and Larry Joe Taylor. Also performing that day: Dusty Moats, Saints Eleven, Jacob Armitage, Race Ricketts, Midnight River Choir, Shaker Hymns, and Tejas Brothers.
The March 3 lineup will include 11 bands/singers, with notable performers Gary P. Nunn, Roger Creager, and Treaty Oak Revival. Also playing: Randy Brown, Jake Bush, Nick Brumley & Presley Hailie, Graycie York, Jake Castillo Trio, Prophets & Outlaws, Max & Heather Stalling, and Cameron Wrinkle.
Wrapping things up on March 4 will the largest group of the festival, a whopping 17 bands/singers led by Larry Joe Taylor, Stoney LaRue, and Mike Ryan. Also taking the stages will be Honey, Kerri Lick, Amanda Kate Ferris, Angel White, Jake Odin, Tommy Alverson, Jesse Jennings, Jack Barksdale, Courtney Patton, September Moon, Johnny Falstaff, Jarrod Morris, Davin James, and THEBROSFRESH.
Performance venues will include Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall, Tannahill’s Tavern Lounge, White Elephant, Atico Restaurant and Lounge, Love Shack, The Barn at Hotel Drover, and Billy Bob's Texas.
Fans can now purchase single-day tickets for the live performances on March 2-4, which do not include admission to the panel discussion side of the conference. The standing room only tickets range from $34-$39, with an option for a three-day pass for $79.
The March 1 performances are only available with a full festival badge or VIP all-in ticket, ranging from $199-$549.
The conference's keynote speaker will be Rick Lambert, of Miranda Lambert Management. Other panelists will include artists Josh Abbott, Radney Foster, and Larry Joe Taylor; chef Tim Love; Brendon Anthony of the Texas Music Office, and more.
The full schedule of performers, panels, and venues can be found at the festival website.