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Karla Bonoff has released six albums in her career, most recently Silent Night in 2020.

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Kane Brown in concert

Kane Brown comes to Arlington in support of his 2022 album, Different Man. He'll be joined by Cole Swindell, LOCASH, and RaeLynn.

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Country star Morgan Wallen extends tour to include stop in Arlington

Concert News

Country singer Morgan Wallen has extended his One Night At A Time World Tour to include 10 additional stadium shows, including a stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on July 25, 2024.

Wallen has been a road warrior with the tour, which started in March 2023. He did go on vocal rest in late spring, which caused him to reschedule six weeks worth of shows and to miss a prominent ACM Awards appearance in Frisco.

The tour has 11 dates remaining on the 2023 leg through the end of the year, including rescheduled stops in Austin and Houston, before taking a four-month break, picking up again in April 2024.

Wallen will be joined by special guests Jelly Roll, Nate Smith, and Bryan Martin at the Arlington concert.

The name of the tour is a slight tweak to the name of Wallen's latest album, One Thing at a Time, his third release and second in a row to go to No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country charts.

Wallen was recently nominated for three CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year. It's the second year in a row he's been up for Entertainer and Male Artist, and second nod for Album, although he has yet to win any of them.

Tickets for One Night At A Time 2024 will be using advance registration to ensure more tickets get into the hands of fans directly by helping to filter out bots from the ticket purchase process. Fans can register now through Sunday, October 1 at 11:59 pm PT.

Once registration closes, fans will be randomly selected to receive a day/time of the presale along with a code that grants them access to the presale.

The tour will also offer a variety of different VIP packages and experiences, including premium tickets, a guided backstage tour, group photo on the stage, invitation to the Morgan Wallen VIP Lounge, VIP-exclusive gift item, and more.

Three dollars of every ticket sold for U.S. dates benefits the Morgan Wallen Foundation, which supports programs for youth with a focus on sports and music.

Morgan Wallen Tour Dates

  • Thurs, Sept 28 // Winnipeg, MB // Canada Life Centre
  • Fri, Sept 29 // Saskatoon, SK // SaskTel Centre
  • Sat, Sept 30 // Calgary, AB // Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Tues, Oct 3 // Vancouver, BC // Rogers Arena
  • Wed, Oct 4 // Vancouver, BC // Rogers Arena
  • Sat, Oct 7 // Tacoma, WA // Tacoma Dome
  • Fri, Nov 10 // Atlanta, GA // Truist Park
  • Sat, Nov 11 // Atlanta, GA // Truist Park
  • Thurs, Nov 16 // Austin, TX // Moody Center
  • Sat, Nov 18 // Houston, TX // Minute Maid Park
  • Sun, Dec. 3 // London, UK // The O2
  • Thurs, April 4 // Indianapolis, IN // Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Sat, April 20 // Oxford, MS // Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
  • Sun, April 28, 2024 // Indio, CA // Stagecoach
  • Thurs, May 2 // Nashville, TN // Nissan Stadium
  • Thurs, May 9, 2024 // Hershey, PA // Hersheypark Stadium
  • Sat, May 11, 2024 // Philadelphia, PA // Citizens Bank Park
  • Fri, May 17, 2024 // East Rutherford, NJ // MetLife Stadium
  • Sat, May 18, 2024 // East Rutherford, NJ // MetLife Stadium
  • Sun, June 2, 2024 // Panama City Beach, FL // Gulf Coast Jam
  • Thurs, June 6, 2024 // Virginia Beach, VA // Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • Fri, June 7, 2024 // Virginia Beach, VA // Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • Sat, June 8, 2024 // Myrtle Beach, SC // Carolina Country Music Festival
  • Thurs, June 20 // Minneapolis, MN // U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Thurs, June 27 // Denver, CO // Empower Field at Mile High
  • Thurs, July 11 // Tampa, FL // Raymond James Stadium
  • Thurs, July 18 // Charlotte, NC // Bank of America Stadium
  • Thurs, July 25 // Arlington, TX // AT&T Stadium
  • Thurs, Aug 1 // Kansas City, MO // GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
  • Thurs, Aug 8 // Las Vegas, NV // Allegiant Stadium
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Morgan Wallen in concert

Morgan Wallen comes to Arlington in support of his 2023 album, One Thing At A Time. He'll be joined by special guests Jelly Roll, Nate Smith, and Bryan Martin.

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Flatland Cavalry in concert

Flatland Cavalry in concert

Flatland Cavalry comes to Fort Worth in support of their 2022 EP, Songs to Keep You Warm.

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Girl Named Tom in concert

Girl Named Tom comes to Arlington in support of their 2022 album, One More Christmas.

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

Yellowstone news

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.

Ultra-chic Postino WineCafe brings wine and bruschetta to Southlake

Wine News

A nationally acclaimed wine bar-restaurant has opened in Southlake: Postino WineCafé, specializing in wine, bites, and a chic atmosphere, opened a location at 1440 Main St., in Southlake Town Square, in the no-brainer slot next to Trader Joe's.

Postino is known for its daily happy hour, bruschetta boards, and menu built for sharing, as well as a laid-back atmosphere, designed for all-day hangouts with friends, date nights, client get-togethers, and family outings.

The chain first came to Dallas in 2021 when they opened a location in Deep Ellum. They closed that location two years later in March 2023 and relocated to Addison, where they just opened in August.

"We are thrilled to bring Postino to Southlake and the heart of bustling Town Square," says Postino Co-Founder Lauren Bailey. “The Dallas/Fort Worth market is very important to us, and we are excited to be expanding our footprint here so soon – just a month since debuting in Addison."

Founded in Arizona in 2001, Postino's goal is to bring people together over wine and food. Its bruschettas are a menu mainstay, artfully presented on boards made of reclaimed wood, with 12 variations including:

  • Prosciutto Di Parma, Fresh Fig & Mascarpone
  • Sweet N’ Spicy Pepper Jam & Goat Cheese
  • Brie, Apple and Fig Spread
  • Ricotta, Dates & Pistachio

Guests can mix and match four bruschetta per board, meaning you can try more than one a time. The entire menu is that way: designed without a definitive beginning or end, with the freedom to tailor your experience based on the occasion, from a meal to a swift bite.

A category called Snacky Things features chicken and filet skewers with garlic yogurt, shrimp scampi, and crispy cauliflower with sultana raisins, capers, and a Romesco drizzle.

There are entrée salads, soups, hand-pressed paninis (on ciabatta or focaccia bread), with the option to mix-and-match sandwich, salad, and soup.

Desserts include: Chocolate Bouchon with vanilla bean ice cream, Crème Brulee, and Salted Caramel Sundae with vanilla ice cream, chocolate covered corn nuts, pretzel sticks, and salted caramel drizzle.

Weekend brunch is served from 11 am-3 pm with spritzy cocktails, lemonades, and bowls

The wine list by Advanced Sommelier and Beverage VP Brent Karlicek is especially fun to sample during their 11 am-5 pm happy hour spotlighting 25-plus wines for $6 a glass, along with $6 pitchers of beer, both local and beyond.

"We fervently champion winemakers across the globe – from trailblazers like Folk Machine, Mary Taylor, and Scarpetta to the guardians of tradition like Ernst Loosen and Bonny Doon," Karlicek says in a statement. "Producers dedicated to crafting approachable, harmonious wines without sacrificing excellence truly resonate with us. Our aim is to kindle a symphony of excitement and curiosity within our patrons during their dining journey."

Decor is attuned to the neighborhood, with art installations and local/vintage finds. At Southlake, that means a tribute to the Back to The Future series, which was the original inspiration that shaped architect Brian Stebbins’s design for Town Square. An interior wall is decked with close to 400 vintage clocks, juxtaposed by plants.

A semi-private dining space can accommodate up to 14 guests for showers, parties, and other events.

Fort Worth Fire Department welcomes its largest recruit class ever

Firefighter News

The Fort Worth Fire Department must be doing something right: On September 25, the department welcomed its newest class of recruits at Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex to start their Fire Training Academy journey, a 36-week course.

With 60 recruits, the class is twice the size as the usual Academy class — making it the largest recruit class in the history of the department.

The class of 60 includes two sub-groups:

  • The first group, Class 93, consists of 10 "fast-tracked" students who already hold their Fire and EMS certifications. They'll graduate on November 17.
  • The second group, Class 94, consists of 50 brand new recruits who hold no certifications. They'll graduate on May 17, 2024.

This largest class in the history of the Fort Worth Fire Department comes after the Mayor, City Council and City Management’s vote to approve staffing levels where they need to be for a Department serving a city this size.

In August, a fire ad-hoc committee recommended increasing the fire department's staffing with 76 new positions, from 979 to 1,049 positions - particularly to cut back on overtime costs, racked up due to an increase in the number of special events they are called on to cover.

The recommendation called for the department to take on two 50-person recruitment classes, one in September and one in February, with approximately 25 percent predicted to fall out due to attrition, for a total of 76.

In addition to the increased number of recruits attending the Academy, staffing studies and negotiations with City leadership and stakeholders has made room for an additional 15 people to be added to the training team. These new training instructors, as well as the use of adjunct instructors from within the Department, will provide even more skill-based learning opportunities with experienced and tenured firefighters.

In a statement, Chief JIm Davis said, "I want to thank the Mayor, City Council and City Management for their diligence in seeing us through our staffing study and helping make the necessary adjustments to our staffing levels. I’m excited that the Department is growing alongside the City of Fort Worth and look forward to watching the new recruits go through one of the best training academy’s in the country."