Tim Love's new Fort Worth venue Tannahill's Tavern locks in opening lineup
The Stockyards will soon be overflowing with big concert names come October, with the opening of Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall, Fort Worth's newest music venue, which has unveiled its inaugural lineup of acts that include Ludacris, the Mavericks, and Foreigner.
Tannahill's Tavern is the venture between chef Tim Love and Live Nation, opening in the historic Horse and Mule Barns of the Mule Alley redevelopment.
The lineup of live performances features touring acts and local artists across a variety of genres, with October 1 the official opening date. Mark it on your calendar.
Named for Love's son, Tannahill, the 26,000 square-foot live music venue encompasses a main stage, double-sided bar, merchandise shop, restaurant, and private event space. It'll feature state-of-the-art audio and lighting capabilities and accommodate up to 1,000 concertgoers in general assembly, along with three 20-person VIP suites, a separate lounge area, and a private bar — all with views of the main stage.
In a statement, Love calls it "an absolute dream come true project" in a neighborhood he knows well.
"I've spent over 20 years building businesses in the district and am so proud of how it’s grown into a thriving center of commerce and culture," he says. "This is a beautiful venue and with Live Nation as our partner—the absolute best in class in the live concert business — Tannahill’s will help further grow the city’s reputation as a bonafide entertainment destination!"
Dallas Market President for Live Nation Anthony Nicolaidis describes the lineup as "a terrific opening series of shows," and the Music Hall "a spectacular new and intimate space."
The venue will contain a deluxe green room for bands with a private entrance, food & drink personalized for the band by chef Love, plus laundry, showers, and restrooms.
Additionally, the landmark mule barn will be equipped with extensive kitchen facilities designed to accommodate pre-event dining, full concert concessions, and ambitious multiple course meals for up to 500 guests, for weddings, family reunions, and other social and corporate events.
The lineup is as follows:
- Oct. 1 – Muscadine Bloodline
- Oct. 6 – Arc Angels
- Oct. 7 – Arc Angels
- Oct. 13 – Tab Benoit with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
- Oct. 14 – Reckless Kelly
- Oct. 16 – Shovels & Rope
- Oct. 20 – BAT: A Meat Loaf Celebration featuring The Neverland Express + American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson
- Oct. 21 – Shinyribs
- Oct. 22 – Ludacris
- Oct. 23 – Foreigner
- Oct. 27 – Chris Knight
- Oct. 28 – Green River Ordinance
- Oct. 29 – Jonathan Tyler and The Texas Gentleman
- Oct. 30 – Voyage: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band
- Oct. 31 – Futurebirds
- Nov. 9 – Marcia Ball
- Nov. 11 – Cody Canada and The Departed
- Nov. 12 – David Ramirez
- Nov. 18 – Del Castillo With Vallejo
- Nov. 20 – Dee Jay Silver
- Dec. 2 – 90’s Rewind with Tone Loc, Tag Team, C&C Music Factory and Digital Underground
- Dec. 10 – American Aquarium
- Dec. 18 – Dee Jay Silver
- Dec. 30 – Grady Spencer & The Work
- Jan. 13 – The Quebe Sisters
- Jan. 15 – Dee Jay Silver
- Jan. 27 – Jason Boland & The Stragglers
- Feb. 11 – The Mavericks
- Feb. 16 – Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
Tickets to the opening series of shows will go on sale on Friday, May 13 at 10 am. CST at www.livenation.com. Additional shows will continue to be announced.