Music will be the dominant force in and around Fort Worth this weekend. Leading the way are the final four Concerts in the Garden, as well as another local concert series, a charity concert with '80s singers, a rising star, and two country musicians. There will also be a visit from a great comedian and screenings of a new art film.
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.
Thursday, June 8
Improv Arlington presents Tommy Davidson
Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range, from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments, have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, his visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent. He'll perform five times through Saturday at Improv Arlington.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: The Music of Led Zeppelin
The Music of Led Zeppelin lets audiences experience the music of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Led Zeppelin, with a full band and symphony orchestra, who will play hits such as "Immigrant Song," "Kashmir" "Stairway to Heaven," "Whole Lotta Love," and more. The concert will be at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and will be followed, per tradition this year, by a drone show.
Friday, June 9
Magnolia at the Modern: Dalíland
Dalíland tells the story of the later years of the strange and fascinating marriage between the genius Salvador Dalí (Ben Kingsley) and his tyrannical wife, Gala, as their seemingly unshakable bond begins to stress and fracture. Set in New York and Spain in 1973, the story is told through the eyes of James, a young assistant keen to make his name in the art world, who helps the eccentric and mercurial Dalí prepare for a big gallery show. The film will screen six times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Near Southside Inc. presents Friday on the Green
Friday on the Green is a free monthly concert series that features live music, food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Performers this month at Magnolia Green Park include Holy Moly, Son of Stan, Celestial L'Amour, Mike Graham, and DJ Woodywood.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents Legends Concert Series: Christopher Cross and Air Supply
'80s soft rock icons Christopher Cross and Air Supply will be the featured artists for the 2023 Legends Concert Series, presented by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at their signature fundraising event. The concert at Bass Performance Hall will benefit HSC students and the establishment of HSC’s new College of Nursing.
Koe Wetzel in concert
There aren't many well-known people to come out of the East Texas small town of Pittsburg, but singer (and Fort Worth bar owner) Koe Wetzel is one of them. With a blend of music that mixes together country and rock, he's experienced a leap in popularity the last few years, with his latest album, 2022's Hell Paso, making his biggest impact yet, going to No. 3 on the Billboard Country charts. He'll play at Dickies Arena.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden - Rewind: Music of the '80s
As part of their Concerts in the Garden series at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will present Rewind, which celebrates the music of the '80s. The show will include some of the greatest '80s songs, including ones from George Michael, Mister Mister, Kool & The Gang, Joan Jett, The Cure, and more.
Brent Cobb in concert
Country singer Brent Cobb, originally out of Ellaville, Georgia, has taken the long road to success, releasing his major label debut record, 2016's Shine On Rainy Day, at the age of 30. He has subsequently released three more albums, including 2022's And Now, Let's Turn To Page..., and has written songs for the likes of Luke Bryan, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and more. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Saturday, June 10
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: Star Wars
As part of its Concerts in the Garden series at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will present Star Wars, featuring music from some of the greatest sci-fi films and television shows. Once the sun sets, visitors can get their lightsaber ready for a laser show set to the out-of-this-world music from the Star Wars universe.
Sammy Kershaw in concert
Country singer Sammy Kershaw had his heyday in the mid-1990s thanks to a series of top 10 albums and hits like "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "I Can't Reach Her Anymore," and "National Working Women's Holiday." He's released 17 albums in his career, most recently 2016's The Blues Got Me. He'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.
Sunday, June 11
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: Pat Green
The final event in the Concerts in the Garden series at Fort Worth Botanic Garden will feature a solo performance by Pat Green without the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Credited as one of Texas country’s modern-era founding fathers, Green has traveled many roads in the 28 years since his debut album, Dancehall Dreamer. A Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter with a restless creative spirit, his career has gone beyond the bounds of a “country star” to include the work of a painter, sculptor, philanthropist, family man and more.