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These are the 10 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
This weekend in and around Fort Worth is all about music, theater, and comedy. The national tour of a Broadway musical and an iconic rocker kick things off, followed by four concerts at everyone's favorite honky tonk, visits from three comedians (including one of the best of all time), and a new local theater production of an iconic musical.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events. Also, Fourth of July events start in earnest this weekend; check out the full list here.
Thursday, June 29
Broadway at the Bass: Hadestown
Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales - that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone - as it invites the audience on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and director Rachel Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. The production runs through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.
Bryan Adams in concert
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has been making records for over 40 years, and he's rarely slowed down. Best known for '80s and '90s hits like "Cuts Like a Knife," "Summer of '69," "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?," he's continued to release new albums regularly in the 21st century, most recently 2022's So Happy It Hurts. He will be joined at this concert at Dickies Arena by special guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Austin Meade in concert
Texas rocker Austin Meade has slowly but surely made a name for himself on the state's music scene over the last decade. Like a lot of up-and-coming musicians, he's been a part of the festival scene, and he's served as the opening act for multiple Rockin' the River concerts at Panther Island Pavilion. He'll be the headliner for this concert at Billy Bob's Texas in support of his 2022 album, Abstract Art of an Unstable Mind.
Friday, June 30
Dickies Arena presents Dave Chappelle Live
Dave Chappelle is recognized as one of the greatest comedians of all time. He is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and his work has earned him more than 30 nominations and awards in television and film for projects that include his groundbreaking sketch comedy television series Chappelle’s Show, comedy specials, and guest appearances on Saturday Night Live. He'll perform at Dickies Arena.
Improv Arlington presents Erik Griffin
Erik Griffin, a first-generation American-born comedian/actor, is hard working, ambitious, talented, and most importantly “funny” - according to his mother. Griffin made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation. This challenge paid off, as he's gone on to be seen on Showtime and Comedy Central, in several national commercials, and more. He'll perform five times through Sunday at Improv Arlington.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents The Sound of Music
Stolen Shakespeare Guild will present one of the most beloved musicals of all time, The Sound of Music. In Austria, 1938, an exuberant young governess brings music and joy back to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power. The production runs through July 23 at Arts Fort Worth.
Hyena's presents Mike Stanley
Wry, witty, cunning, and crass - Detroit native Mike Stanley is all of these things, but none (when put on paper) quite manage to serve the justice dealt by Stanley onstage. After spending a decade honing his craft in the windy city of Chicago, Stanley tours constantly, both domestically and internationally. He'll perform four times through Saturday at Hyena's Comedy Nightclub.
Tanya Tucker in concert
Singer Tanya Tucker is country music royalty, having been in the industry since the age of 14. Her long career, which started in 1972, led her to have a string of top 10 singles throughout three different decades, including "What's Your Mama's Name?," "Just Another Love," and "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane." She'll play at Billy Bob's Texas in support of her new album, Sweet Western Sound.
Saturday, July 1
Aaron Lewis in concert
Aaron Lewis, formerly the lead singer of the rock band Staind, moved into country music in 2012 and has stayed there throughout the band's extended hiatus. Country fans have welcomed him with open arms, as all four of his albums have made the top 10 on the Billboard Country charts, including his latest, 2022's Frayed at Both Ends. He'll play once again at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, July 2
Mike and The Moonpies in concert
Austin-based Mike and the Moonpies have been playing their brand of neotraditional country and Americana since 2007, when they were formed by singer-songwriter Mike Harmeier. The five-man band has released eight albums in their career, most recently 2021's One to Grow On. They'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.