Gordy's Hwy 30 Music Fest
Dierks Bentley, Koe Wetzel among headliners for starry music fest's Fort Worth debut
A popular music fest is hitting the highway to Fort Worth this fall, bringing big-name headliners to town for its inaugural run. Gordy’s Hwy 30 Music Fest, which started in Idaho in 2009, will travel outside of the state for the first time, coming to Texas Motor Speedway, October 19-22.
The festival will feature a mix of country, Americana, rock, and red dirt artists, including superstars, established artists, and up-and-coming acts. The full lineup was revealed in a July 25 release.
Headliners include Dierks Bentley, Zach Bryan, Cody Jinks, and Fort Worth favoriteKoe Wetzel, joined by other big names like Staind, Gary Clark Jr., Shane Smith & the Saints, The Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde, Kolby Cooper, and more.
The festival has been held in Filer, Idaho - just off that state's Highway 30 - every June for the past decade, including this past June, and this will mark the first time ever that the festival will take place in a second location.
“The Hwy 30 Music Fest is all about recognizing the hardworking people of this country and bringing them out to enjoy unbelievable talent where they can just kick back and have a good time,” said festival founder Gordy Schroeder in a statement. “With Fort Worth known as the ‘Culture Capital of the Southwest,’ it only made sense to bring the excitement here to the great state of Texas and continue providing our family-friendly atmosphere.”
Even the lower-billed acts will be familiar for local music lovers, as they include Mike & the Moonpies, American Aquarium, Colbie Caillat, Cody Canada & the Departed, Treaty Oak Revival, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Grady Spencer & the Work, and more.
Just as it does in Idaho, the festival will feature designated days that honor special groups, including military, veterans, and first responders, as well as highlighting cancer awareness and the children support organization, the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth.
The four-day event is expected to attract 30,000 to 60,000 attendees.
Tickets are now on sale, with one-day passes ranging from $89-$159. Multi-day and full festival passes are also available, including options to camp in RVs in the venue's parking lot. For more information, go to hwy30tx.com.