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Fort Worth country music festival shoots for the sky with 2018 lineup

Fort Worth country music festival shoots for the sky with 2018 lineup

Shooter Jennings
Shooter Jennings will be one of the headliners at Ranch Bash on October 20 at Panther Island Pavilion. Photo courtesy of Shooter Jennings

Ranch Bash, Fort Worth’s popular annual Texas music festival, has revealed an exciting lineup for its 2018 edition, set to take place on October 20 at Panther Island Pavilion. A secret headliner will be named in a live, on-air announcement on 95.9 The Ranch/KFWR on Monday, July 23 at 7 am.

Leading the way so far is Shooter Jennings, the son of the late Waylon Jennings, who has established his own thriving career. Jennings will release a new album, Shooter, on August 10, and his affinity for Fort Worth is clear as his most recent release was 2017's Live at Billy Bob's Texas.

Also headlining will be Austin's Sam Riggs and the legendary Asleep at the Wheel. They'll be joined by other Texas bands like Shotgun Rider, The Buffalo Ruckus, Mason Lively, Shea Abshier & The Nighthowlers, and Fort Worth-based Summer Dean. Jon Stork, winner of the station’s Battle of the Bands competition, will open the show.

The festival, produced by 95.9 The Ranch Radio, will benefit HEAR Fort Worth, the city’s music association, which works to connect businesses, bands, and industry professionals. In addition to live music on two stages, food and beverage options will be available for purchase and concert goers can visit festival vendor booths.

General admission tickets for the festival are $20. VIP tickets for $75 will include access to an elevated viewing deck, dinner buffet, private cash bars, and air-conditioned, flushable restrooms. Tickets and information will be available online at concurrent with the secret headliner announcement.