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UPDATE 3-30-2023: Due to demand, Stapleton is adding a second Dallas show, on October 28. Tickets go on sale 10 am Friday, March 31.


Chris Stapleton is bringing his “All-American Road Show" back to North Texas this fall. The eight-time Grammy Award-winning country music superstar (who also has 15 CMA and 10 ACM awards under his belt) will stop at Dallas' Dos Equis Pavilion on October 27, 2023.

Stapleton will appear with special guests Nikki Lane and CMT-nominated Charley Crockett.

The new date, announced March 23, will come one year after Stapleton's "Roadshow" concert at Globe Life Field. He'll be playing shows in San Antonio and Austin on October 19 and 20, respectively, and his only other Texas stop (so far) is Corpus Christi, on October 12.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 31, at 10 am. Stapleton’s fan club will have early access to tickets and VIP packages with pre-sale starting on Tuesday, March 28, at 10 am through Thursday, March 30, at 10 pm. As the official card of Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” 2023 tour, Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets starting on Tuesday, March 28, at 10 am until Thursday, March 30, at 10 pm. For complete pre-sale, details visit citientertainment.com.

In addition to the new “All-American Road Show” dates, Stapleton will headline Stagecoach Music Festival on April 30 and will join George Strait for a series of stadium shows with special guests Little Big Town.

The Kentucky-born artist is one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians. He was recently named the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for the sixth time, setting the record for most wins ever in the category. Additionally, his most recent album, Starting Over, won Best Country Album at the 67th Annual Grammy's, as well as earning Album of the Year honors at both the 54th Annual CMA Awards and 56th ACM Awards. The record follows Stapleton’s pair of Platinum-certified releases from 2017, From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2, as well as his x5 Platinum breakthrough solo debut album, Traveller.

In addition to his work as a musician, Stapleton and his wife, Morgane, are founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart. Most recently, their “Kentucky Rising” concert last fall raised over $2.8 million to support flood relief in Eastern Kentucky.

Confirmed tour dates are listed below, including supporting acts and special guests:

April 26: El Paso, TX—UTEP Don Haskins Center*
April 27: Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater*
April 29: Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl – Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday
April 30: Indio, CA—Stagecoach
May 6: Glendale, AZ—State Farm Stadium†
May 27: Columbus, OH—Buckeye Country Superfest
June 1: Moline, IL—Vibrant Arena at The MARK‡
June 2: Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena‡
June 3: Milwaukee, WI—American Family Field†
June 8: Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview+
June 9: Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 10: Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 15: Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena§
June 16: Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater§
June 17: Seattle, WA—Lumen Field†
June 22: Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena§
June 23: Wichita, KS—INTRUST Bank Arena§
June 24: Denver, CO—Empower Field at Mile High†
July 7: Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater§
July 8: Cavendish, PEI—Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 13: Charleston, SC—Credit One Stadium#
July 14: Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#
July 15: Baltimore, MD—CFG Bank Arena#
July 19: Omaha, NE—CHI Health Center**
July 20: St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
July 21-22: Cullman, AL—Rock the South
July 28: Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
July 29: Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
August 5: Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium†
August 10: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 11: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 12: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 17: Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 18: Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 19: Montreal, QC—Lasso Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau
August 24: Memphis, TN—FedExForum††
August 25: Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
August 26: Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
October 5: Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena*
October 6: State College, PA—Bryce Jordan Center*
October 12: Corpus Christi, TX—AmericanBank Center Arena+
October 19: San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center+
October 20: Austin, TX—Moody Center+
October 26: Tulsa, OK—BOK Center+
October 27 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion+

*with special guests Margo Price and Nikki Lane
†with George Strait and special guests Little Big Town
‡with special guests Marcus King and The War and Treaty
+with special guests Charley Crockett and The War and Treaty
§with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Allen Stone
#with special guests Margo Price and Allen Stone
**with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty
††with special guests Marcus King and Allen Stone
+with special guests Charley Crockett and Nikki Lane

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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

These are the 11 best things to do in Fort Worth this Memorial Day weekend

Weekend Event Planner

For the first and only time all year, this weekend around Fort Worth will be defined by golf, as the PGA Tour makes its annual stop here. Other choices include a touring comedian, a tribute to The Duke, a great documentary, a fun ballet, a local theater production, al fresco concerts, two country rock concerts, a Memorial Day tribute, and more.

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, May 25

Charles Schwab Challenge
The Charles Schwab Challenge, the PGA Tour's annual stop in Fort Worth, will feature some of the best pro golfers in the world, including newly-minted legend Michael Block, the PGA club pro who earned a sponsor's exemption with his stellar play at the PGA Championship last week. Participants include defending champion Sam Burns, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, local hero Jordan Spieth, No. 6 Viktor Hovland, No. 7 Max Homa, and more. The tournament will be at Colonial Country Club through Sunday.

Amphibian Stage Productions presents River Butcher
Amphibian Stage Productions will present Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor, and writer, River Butcher. His first half-hour special, A Different Kind of Dude, debuted on Comedy Central’s YouTube channel. The special also garnered the title of "Some of the Best Jokes of 2022 So Far." He’s done standup all over the country, the globe, and the screen, including Ellen, Conan, Comedy Central, and HBO. He'll perform three times through Saturday at Amphibian Stage.

Friday, May 26

John Wayne: An American Experience presents John Wayne Day Birthday Bash
John Wayne's legend will be celebrated on John Wayne Day, which takes place each year on The Duke’s birthday, May 26. John Wayne: An American Experience in the Fort Worth Stockyards will host two celebrations to commemorate the day. Visitors can sample cookies and Gold Handle Coffee in John Wayne Stock & Supply, and the shop will also launch its new "America, Why I Love Her" 50th anniversary collection.

Magnolia at the Modern: It Ain't Over
An intimate portrait of a misunderstood American icon, It Ain't Over is an emotional and uplifting documentary about Yogi Berra that goes beyond the caricatures and "Yogisms," and into the heart of a sports legend whose unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball diamond were often overshadowed by his off-the-field persona. The film will screen seven times through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Texas Ballet Theater presents Alice in Wonderland
Audiences can go down the rabbit hole with Texas Ballet Theater this weekend, as the dance company presents their final production of the season, Alice in Wonderland, a family-friendly ballet that showcases charming characters and a fantastical journey narrated by Alice herself. There will be four performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall. There will also be an Opening Night Dinner on Friday, a fundraising event where guests can enjoy cocktails and dinner at McDavid Studio before enjoying the show.

Artisan Center Theater presents Little Women
Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. The production runs through July 1 at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's annual Concerts in the Garden series at Fort Worth Botanic Garden gets started earlier than usual with a weekend full of concerts. On Friday will be Windborne's The Music of Queen, the symphonic rock hybrid features Las Vegas star Brody Dolyniuk delivering a rendition of Freddie Mercury's vocals. On Saturday is Patriotic Pops, featuring favorite patriotic songs and marches in their first-ever Memorial Day celebration with a drone fireworks display. Sunday will bring The Music of Harry Potter, with the the orchestra playing favorite tunes from the film series, like Hedwig's Theme and "Nimbus 2000," under the direction of Taichi Fukumura. Each performance will be followed by a drone show, in lieu of fireworks.

.38 Special in concert
.38 Special is an original '80s Southern Rock band formed by Donnie Von Zant, brother of Lynyrd Skynyrd singers Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant. The band is known for their arena-pop rock smashes like “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into The Night,” “Caught Up In You,” and “Fantasy Girl.” They have released 12 albums in their career, most recently 2004's Drivetrain. They'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.

Saturday, May 27

Carry The Load presents Memorial May: Fort Worth Police and Fire Fighters Memorial
Carry The Load is a walk to honor the sacrifices of the nation's heroes. Starting at Amon G. Carter Stadium, the 3.6 mile walk finishes with a rally at the Fort Worth Police and Fire Fighters Memorial. The relay team will then continue on to Dallas.

National Theatre Live: Othello
She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide. This screening of a previously-recorded event will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Reckless Kelly in concert
Country rock band Reckless Kelly got their start in Idaho, but have called Austin home for almost 30 years. It wasn't until their fourth album, 2008's Bulletproof, that they made significant inroads on the country charts, a popularity they've maintained through their most recent release, the 2020 double album, American Jackpot / American Girls. They'll play at Billy Bob's Texas.

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Jordan Spieth and other top PGA golfers will compete at the Charles Schwab Challenge, taking place May 25-28 at Colonial Country Club.

Dallas-Fort Worth theater community mourns passing of The Column founder John Garcia

In Memoriam

The Dallas-Fort Worth theater community lost one of its most recognizable contributors on May 21, when The Column founder John Garcia passed away from leukemia.

"John is at peace now. He got into places right at 2 pm for the matinee in heaven," posted The Column account on Facebook.

An actor, writer and editor, Garcia made an indelible mark on the local theater community when he founded The Column 17 years ago. It began as a mini group email among 20 friends, and today has more than 20,000 subscribers worldwide. Many actors in DFW rely on it for audition notices, and there are currently 17 associate theater critics who write for the site.

Having so many contributors means that The Column was able to cover nearly all of the theater here, from extremely local community productions to national Broadway tours.

According to The Column's website, Garcia appeared in more than 400 productions as an actor, including two years touring with Walt Disney World Entertainment and working with such stars as Tommy Tune, Ann Miller, and New Kids on the Block. He was currently an Actor's Equity candidate, working toward full equity status.

In 2005, Garcia was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Theater from the University of North Texas.

Garcia also founded The Column Awards, a major fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the only theater awards show in DFW. It was not unusual for Garcia to entice huge stars to Dallas for the awards, including Donna McKechnie, Anthony Rapp, Max Von Essen, and Plano's own Michael Urie.

Garcia had been diagnosed with cancer in March, and on a ventilator since April. On May 20, Column Awards board member and Garcia's close friend posted:

"Today, we met with the palliative care doctor and made the difficult decision to take John off the ventilator tomorrow afternoon. The doctor laid everything out for us and John’s cancer would return in the future and they would not be able to provide him chemo based on his reaction, and he is not strong off enough to live off the vent. Our hearts are heavy with this decision, but we know that our sweet John would want this. He will be surrounded by close friends and loved ones."

Remembrances and condolences poured out from the theater community. Greater Lewisville Community Theatre posted on Facebook:

"Through the annual presentation of The Column Awards, John raised and forwarded all proceeds to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, making his organization one of the most effective fund raisers for BCEFA outside of the Broadway community. John Garcia's, The Column Online was one of the first effective clearing houses for theatre information, audition notices, and production notices in DFW and beyond. On behalf of the entire GLCT organization, we extend our support and condolences to John's family and friends in honoring his memory."

Funeral arrangements have not been publicly announced.