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Spring has officially arrived and events this week reflect the flavors of the season. There’s a brisket 101 class just in time for backyard barbecuing, a whiskey bottle release party with a baseball theme (and major league special guest), and a wine class featuring an Italian region well-suited for a spring vacation. Also experience a taste of Nigeria during a special pop-up dinner, and celebrate a beloved brewery’s 10th birthday by the weekend. Also, we're just over a week away from this year's Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, and tickets are going fast; find out more here.

Wednesday, March 22

Wine Dinner and Communal Gathering at FnG Eats
Chefs Carlos Arevalo and Bob Stephenson of FnG Eats in Keller will gather together with customers during this four-course wine pairing dinner. Comfort food favorites on the menu include iron skillet cornbread, Wagyu meatloaf, and bourbon cherry chocolate bread pudding. Wines will be served with courses one through three, and a specialty sparkling cocktail will come with dessert. Dinner is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and will begin at 7 pm.

Thursday, March 23

Italian Wine Education Series at WineHaus
The neighborhood wine bar will kick off an education series focusing on Italian wines, and the first region to be covered will be Piedmont. A guest speaker will guide participants through a tasting of six wines during the informative event. Wines to be sipped include millesimato brut, barbera d’asti, barbera d’alba, dolcetto, barbaresco, and barolo. Tickets are $40, including gratuity, and the class will run from 6-7:30 pm.

Nigerian Pop-Up Dinner with Chef Franson at Chef Point
Chef Point Café owner and chef Franson Nwaeze will share the bold flavors of West Africa during this five-course dinner. Menu highlights include suya skewers, pepper soup, goat stew with jollof rice, and fluffy fried dough balls dusted with cinnamon sugar. The dinner is $71 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Drinks are extra and suggested pairings are the Nigerian Chapman cocktail, a bold South African cab, or simply a cold beer. Dinner will start at 6:30 pm.

Friday, March 24

TX Whiskey’s Limited-Edition Baseball Bottle Release Party
Spring means baseball season is on the horizon, and Whiskey Ranch will celebrate with a special bottle release party. Visit to buy a bottle of TX Whiskey sealed with a specialized cap made from a baseball, with complimentary bottle engraving. The distillery will also screen the baseball classic A League of Their Own and welcome former Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland as a special guest. The $10 admission includes your first cocktail. The event will run from 6-9 pm.

Saturday, March 25

Martin House Brewing Company 10-Year Anniversary
The Riverside brewery will celebrate a decade in business with a party. There’ll be two new taproom-exclusive beer drops, more than 30 kegs from the cellar, live music, food vendors, hula dancers, and more. New beer launches are Rum Ham, an imperial sour infused with cherries, pineapple and honey ham, and Triple Texan, a triple red tripled IPA. The $25 ticket will cover one souvenir pint glass and four pours. The family-friendly event will run from 12-6 pm.

Sunday, March 26

Brisket 101 at Panther Island Brewing
Pitmaster Dayne Weaver of Dayne’s Craft Barbecue will walk participants step-by-step through his process of smoking tender, flavorful brisket. Attendees will be treated to a feast of barbecue along with three Panther Island brews and a souvenir glass. The class is $175 per person, plus tax and a service fee, and will run from 11 am-3 pm.

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Indulge in some fine wine this week; there are multiple wine dinners featuring top-tier labels, and one tenured dining destination is launching a brand new wine club. Whiskey lovers will appreciate a whiskey Wednesday happy hour at a beloved craft cocktail bar, and cooking enthusiasts can get adventurous on Friday with a Thai-themed culinary class. By the way, we're less than a month away from this year's Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, and tickets are going fast; find out more here.

Tuesday, March 7

Pinea Wine Dinner at Don Artemio
Partake in an array of Spanish Tempranillo wines by Pinea during this five-course dinner at the acclaimed high-end Mexican restaurant. Authentic, adventurous dishes will include octopus, jumbo shrimp with adobe pork tamale and mole negro, pork confit cannelloni, filet mignon with bone marrow, and Mexican chocolate volcan. Reservations are $155 plus tax and gratuity, and dinner will begin at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 8

Whiskey Wednesday at Thompson’s Bookstore
The downtown craft cocktail bar will offer tastings and happy hour specials featuring Sagamore Spirit. Classic cocktails made with the award-winning American rye whiskey will be $6.50 and include the Boulevardier, Gold Rush, Manhattan, Paper Plane, Sazerac, and Vieux Carré. All neat or rocks pours will be 30 percent off. Visit for the specials from 4-6 pm.

Thursday, March 9

Thursday Night Wine Club at Social House
The Crockett Row restaurant and bar is introducing its new Thursday Night Wine Club featuring complimentary tastings and a bit of beverage knowledge. Reservations are free and will include three to four tastings, complimentary appetizers, education from experts in the field, and opportunity to purchase discounted bottles. The new weekly event will begin at 6 pm on Thursdays.

Friday, March 10

Taste of Thailand Cooking Class at Indulge FW
Spice up your Friday night with this Thai-themed cooking class at the culinary studio inside 3rd Street Market. Participants will learn how to make green curry paste with chicken, Thai papaya salad, and coconut ice cream. The two-and-a-half hour class is $89 and will begin at 6 pm.

Saturday, March 11

Blackland Distillery 4th Anniversary Party
The popular distillery and cocktail bar will celebrate its fourth anniversary with drink specials, complimentary tours, a food truck, DJ, and giveaways. Admission is free and the party will run from 2-6 pm.

Sunday, March 12

Silver Oak Wine Dinner at Cat City Grill
With a featured wine like the prestigious Silver Oak, this dinner is sure to sell out. Fortunately, there’ll be a second one on Monday, March 13, as well. The multicourse meal paired with wines is $125, plus tax and gratuity, and will begin at 6 pm both days.


Iconic restaurant says goodbye and more Fort Worth restaurant news

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This roundup of restaurant news around Fort Worth includes some openings, some expansions, and a big closure or two. There's also new dishes and menus to try.

Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news:

Edelweiss, the authentic German restaurant in west Fort Worth, closed on February 28, after 56 years. The owners posted an announcement on their website, citing rising food costs, staffing shortages, and lack of business, but also said they are actively working to secure a new location.

Great Harvest Bread Co. in Fort Worth closed on February 25, after six years. The restaurant posted a notice stating that staffing was a major issue. Two locations of this chain remain in DFW, in Southlake and Frisco.

Olivella's Pizza & Wine, the Roman and Neapolitan-style pizza kitchen, has completed a 1,200-square-foot expansion of its existing space located “on the bricks” at 4910 Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. The new 3,000-square-foot space features a full-service dine-in experience with seating for 70, a full bar, daily food and drink specials, and online ordering. They've also increased their wine list to more than 60 red, white, and sparkling wines, priced from $18 to $140 per bottle and $8 to $25 by the glass.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub is serving Irish dishes from March 2-17 such as Bacon Cheddar Potato Cakes, Scotch Eggs, Reuben Sandwich, Irish Shepherd’s Pie, Beer Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Whiskey Salmon; and Whiskey Bing Cherry Bread Pudding with whiskey caramel sauce, at four locations in Grandscape, Preston Hollow, Irving, and Euless.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is introducing the new Fajita Quesadilla as a digital-only menu item on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com. The quesadillas have Monterey Jack cheese, protein of choice, and veggies, and will be available starting March 2.

El Pollo Loco has added a new option to its Double Tostada Salad lineup: Double Shredded Beef Tostada Salad, featuring a crisp tostada shell filled with a double portion of shredded beef, Hass avocado, shredded lettuce, pinto beans, Mexican rice, sour cream, Monterey Jack, and pico de gallo, with creamy cilantro dressing. It joins its sibling the Chicken Double Tostada Salad and is available until April 19.

Carrabba's Italian Grill has a new dishes for spring: Linguine Primavera with asparagus, peas, roasted tomatoes, & artichoke hearts tossed in basil pesto cream sauce; Tuscan-Grilled Lamb T-Bones with bourbon mint demi-glace; Tomato Caprese with burrata, tomatoes, basil, red onion, & balsamic glaze; Citrus Olive Oil Cake with lemon curd, whipped cream, & blackberries; and Passion Pear Spritz cocktail with New Amsterdam Passionfruit vodka, desert pair, pineapple juice, & Riondo Prosecco. They begin on March 7.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has a new Margarita Shrimp Taco, with flavors inspired by the taco brand’s signature FuzzyRita.The Margarita Shrimp Taco is prepared with fried or grilled shrimp, Tajin garlic sauce, cabbage, lime crema, and a margarita-tomatillo pico made with lime juice and agave on a flour tortilla, topped with feta & cilantro, available through April 9.

Salata, the salad chain, has three new pickled topping options: Pickles, Pickled Okra, and Spicy Giardiniera, which you can put on any salad or order one of these three new salads: Dill Pickle Salad, Jalapeno Okra Salad, Spicy and Sweet Salad.

Dunkin’ has new spring menu items including Caramel Chocolate Cold Brew, with caramel and milk chocolate, topped with Chocolate Cold Foam and Cocoa Caramel Sprinkles; Carrot Cake Muffins, featuring shredded carrots, raisins, crystalized ginger pieces, and cream cheese icing; Chocolate Croissants; and Irish Crème Flavor coffee.

American Airlines Center has introduced new vegan menu items at its in-house eateries. Modelo Gold Lion Bar & Grill is serving a vegan burger and a vegan brat with spicy mustard. El Taco Tex has vegan nachos and vegan tacos. Market 2 Go has a power bowl with spinach, quinoa, garbanzo beans, tomato, and cucumber.

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It’s fitting that Texas Independence Day arrives this week as events feature multiple tastes of the Lone Star State. Think brisket, Texas whiskey, locally made pickles, and new Fort Worth-based canned craft cocktails. Gather a group of friends for a mimosa festival with a buffet by week’s end.

Thursday, March 2

Bourbon & Bite Pairings at Restaurant 506
The boutique Arlington restaurant inside The Sanford House Inn & Spa will host a multicourse tasting menu featuring cocktails made with Woodford Reserve. Highlights include crusted New York strip with bacon jam, smoked salmon, pecan crusted pork loin, and three different dessert bites. Tickets are $85 per person, plus tax and a small fee, and the tasting will run from 5:30-7:30 pm.

TX Whiskey Celebrates Texas Independence Day
Boot shining, barbecue, tacos, live music, and of course, whiskey, will all be on tap for this Texas Independence Day celebration at Whiskey Ranch. TX Whiskey will also debut its limited-edition Texas flag bottle that will come with complimentary engraving. Tickets are $10 per person and includes your first cocktail. Stay for the armadillo races, too. The party will run from 6-9 pm.

Saturday, March 4

Mimosa Fest at Texas Live
Go on a mimosa tour inside Arlington’s Texas Live entertainment complex. The $50 VIP admission ticket includes five mimosas of your choice (different venues will have different varieties), a pair of party sunglasses, and entry to an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Or pay $20 for three mimosas and no buffet. There’ll also be live music, DJs, and prize giveaways. Doors open at 11 am.

St. Patrick’s Pickle Palooza at Best Maid Pickle Emporium
Have a “dill-licious” time during this all-day pickle party at Best Maid’s flagship store in the Near Southside. There’ll be complimentary pickle tastings, Martin House Brewing Company pickle beer sampling, and a chance to meet the Best Maid mascot Smiley. Also purchase pickle-infused dishes from the Not Just Q food truck. The event will run from 11:30 am-5 pm.

Palo Pinto Craft Cocktails Launch Party at Martin House Brewing Company
The Riverside brewery known for its creative lineup of seasonal craft beers will launch a brand of craft cocktails with a party. Collectively called Palo Pinto, the malt-based cocktails will debut with two flavors: Bloody Mary and Moscow Mule. Try both with live music, food trucks, and craft vendors on Saturday from 12-5 pm. Wristbands are $15 and cover four beers or craft cocktails and a Palo Pinto souvenir pint glass. Palo Pinto will be available on draft or in four-packs to go.

Sunday, March 5

BrisketU at Hop & Sting Brewing Co.
Take a class in the art of smoking brisket at this Grapevine brewery. Participants will learn about choosing cuts, trimming, selecting wood, managing a fire, timing, and properly slicing the end product. The three-hour class is $119 per person and will run from 11 am-2 pm.


These are the 10 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

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It’s a week full of celebration: Fat Tuesday, National Margarita Day, a big barbecue anniversary, and an early taste of spring. Don’t miss a potential President’s Day freebie to start the week. Looking for Mardi Gras king cake-inspired treats? Find a handy list here.

Monday, February 20

Presidents Day at World of Beer Bar & Kitchen
If you share the same last name of any U.S. President, then prepare for a little presidential treatment: a free build-your-own burger at World of Beer. Just present a valid I.D. to prove your credentials. The special is valid only on Presidents Day 2023 and note that certain toppings may add an additional cost.

Tuesday, February 21

Mardi Gras at Fish City Grill
Let the good times roll at this festive seafood chain, which will host live music for Mardi Gras at all of its DFW locations. In Tarrant County, that includes Southlake and Mansfield, and there’s a Burleson location, as well. Crawfish will be on the menu for $9.99 per pound, and other New Orleans specialties will include the classic hurricane, gumbo, and plenty of beads to go ‘round.

David’s Barbecue 113th Anniversary Celebration
The Pantego barbecue joint will celebrate 113years in the business with a big throwback special: $1.13 (a penny for each year) for smoked turkey, smoked ham, brisket, and sausage sandwiches. The deal will start at 11 am and run until 8 pm or until the meat runs out. The family-owned-and-operated restaurant has roots dating back to 1910. That’s when Elias Bryan, the great-grandfather of current pitmaster and fourth-generation proprietor, Jimmy Harris, opened the family’s first barbecue restaurant in Oak Cliff.

Fat Tuesday at Tulane’s
Fat Tuesday celebrations that actually land on Fat Tuesday are few and far between in Fort Worth, but this New Orleans-inspired bar in The Foundry District never misses a Mardi Gras. Open at 3 pm, Tulane’s will feature vendors, tarot readings, drink specials, live music, and food trucks, including The Beignet Bus. Tulane’s is also known for its large and deliciously floppy pizza slices, and the kitchen is open late.

Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil at J. Gillian’s
An Arlington establishment iconic for its St. Patrick’s Day celebration every year is testing the waters with an inaugural Mardi Gras party. J. Gillian’s will host a cornhole tournament that coincides with Fat Tuesday. Go for free crawfish, live music, drink specials, and giveaways. The party is sponsored by Shiner Bock and begins at 5 pm.

The Ultimate Taco Challenge at El Chingon
Fat Tuesday is traditionally a time for indulgence, and this taco-eating contest fits right in with tradition. Gather your team of four and compete to devour 42 tacos in four minutes and 20 seconds at the West 7th district bar and restaurant. The team that finishes fastest wins a bottle of Don Julio 1942 and an El Chingon gift card. Note that the tequila must be redeemed for bottle service the night of the event. Teams can register in advance online. Check in from 7-7:30 pm and the contest will start at 8 pm.

Wednesday, February 22

National Margarita Day at Texas Live
Here’s a National Margarita Day bar crawl worth taking the day off. Visit the Arlington entertainment complex for $5 margarita specials all day long. Plan ahead for the following stops with these specialty drinks: jalapeno margarita at the Texas Live arena, frozen strawberry and classic rocks at Rangers Republic, pomegranate margarita at Troy’s, and watermelon margarita at Lockhart Smokehouse. The $5 specials will start at 11 am.

Wine Dinner and Communal Gathering at FnG Eats
The Keller dining destination will host one of its popular communal wine dinners featuring multiple comfort food courses. This one offers smoked tomato and prosciutto salad, smoked brisket mac and cheese, beef tournedos and garlic greens and potato torts, and apple cinnamon empanadas with miso caramel sauce and fresh cream. All courses will be paired with wines. The dinner is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 7 pm.

Thursday, February 23

Meet the Maker at Toro Toro
The flashy Latin steakhouse located on the ground floor of the Worthington Renaissance hotel downtown hosts a complimentary spirits tasting on the last Thursday of each month. On the heels of National Margarita Day, Toro Toro will feature 21 Seeds Tequila. Visit from 5-7 pm for samples and take advantage of happy hour pricing in the restaurant bar.

Friday, February 24

Spring Fling Wreath & Wine Party at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery
Get ready for a cheery spring season with this wreath-making class paired with wine and charcuterie. Participants can choose from several different themed wreath kits and will be led by an instructor on weaving together a beautiful finished product. The $95 price includes five wine tastings and a charcuterie board. Class will run from 6-8 pm.

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While Valentine’s Day finally arrives on Tuesday (see that dining list here), Mardi Gras-themed events definitely dominate this week’s list. Fat Tuesday is officially February 21, and Cowtown seems ready to celebrate with tasty festivities leading up to the big day. Save room for gumbo, crawfish, hurricanes, and plenty of king cake.

Wednesday, February 15

Girl Scout Cookies and Wine at Two Brothers Winery
The annual cooking pairing tradition is back at this Keller winery. Learn what varietals go best with Girl Scout Cookies during this tasting, which will include five cookies and five wines. Tickets are $30, plus tax and gratuity, and the tasting will start at 6 pm.

Thursday, February 16

Martis Gras – Fat Thursday at Martin House Brewery
The Riverside brewery is officially designating the Thursday before Mardi Gras as Fat Thursday, or “Martis Gras.” Visit from 4-8 pm for the launch of two new Mardi Gras-inspired beers: King of King’s Cake beer and Frozen Hurricane, a hurricane-flavored sour. Both will be available on draft and in cans to-go. The Dusty Biscuit will also be on-site frying up fresh beignets and serving jambalaya and gumbo. There’ll be music and hurricane glassware, too. Wristbands will be $15 good for four beers and a souvenir glass.

Crazy for Crepes and Wine at Landon Winery Grapevine
Both sweet and savory crepes will be paired with Texas wines during this sweet tasting in Grapevine. Crepes will be prepared hot to order by Crepes on the Go out of McKinney. Limited tickets are available for $45, and the pairing will run from 6:30-8 pm.

Friday, February 17

Love is in the Air Wine Tasting at Wine Thief
The intimate wine bar inside the Omni Fort Worth Hotel downtown invites patrons to keep the Valentine’s vibes going with this love-themed wine tasting. A guest speaker will guide participants through several varietals paired with small bites. The tasting is $45, plus tax and gratuity, and visitors can drop in anytime between 5 -7 pm.

Saturday, February 18

Mardi Gras Brunch at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
The Shops at Clearfork steakhouse will showcase its Mardi Gras spirit during this festive themed brunch. There’ll be face painting, specialty cocktails by Barcardi brands, free swag, DJ music, and brunch specials. Reservations are encouraged and the brunch will run from 11 am-3 pm.

Mardi Gras Brunch at The Bearded Lady
The South Main Street gastropub will go over the top with Mardi Gras-themed brunch specials – get your stretchy pants ready. First, The Dusty Biscuit will provide king cake doughnuts to be used for bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches. Also save room for shrimp po’ boys, a Cajun beer cheese dip, Cajun eggs Benedict with hash fritters in lieu of English muffins, and a muffuletta grilled cheese sandwich. Wash it all down with Cajun bloody Marys with fried shrimp and fried Best Maid pickles, and king cake shots. Brunch will be served from 11 am-3 pm and arriving early is recommended.TX Whiskey Sippin’ Saturday: A Taste of Louisiana

Whiskey Ranch goes Cajun during this Saturday afternoon party that will feature Louisiana cuisine and Mardi Gras cocktails. Two food trucks with major Crescent City-inspired cred – A Taste of Louisiana and The Dusty Biscuit – will be on-site to feed guests. There’ll also be live jazz music to add to the fun. Tickets are $10 and include your first cocktail. The event will run from 12-5 pm.

Beads, Beers & Bugs at Birdie’s Social Club
Gather your “krewe” and channel Louisiana vibes during this Mardi Gras party at Birdie’s. The Wild Cajun will bring a true taste of the Bayou with crawfish plates available for preorder or at the bar while supplies last. The $20 plate includes two pounds of crawfish with traditional fixings. There’ll be live music, drink specials, and even dogs and kiddos are welcome. An RSVP is encouraged for free entry, and gates open at 2 pm.

4th Annual Gumbo Cook-off at Twilite Lounge
Twenty contestants will share their best gumbo recipes during this cook-off to win $500 cash. The public can taste the entries starting at 6 pm but arriving earlier starting at 5 pm is encouraged. While you wait to sample, sip the New Orleans-inspired craft cocktails Twilite Lounge is known for, like the classic Pimm’s Cup and Sazerac. The Beignet Bus will be on-site from 7-9 pm, and there’ll be live music and shopping from Morgan Mercantile. The event is free to enter and proceeds will benefit Hope Center 4 Autism. Minors are welcome until 9 pm.

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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.

Country superstar Chris Stapleton adds North Texas stop to his all-American tour this fall

Just a Traveler

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

These are the 12 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

Weekend Event Planner

Music in its many forms is the theme of the weekend in and around Fort Worth. There will be two events featuring classical music, a local production of a famous musical, three country music concerts, and a K-Pop concert. Also on tap will be staged readings of new plays, a visit from a famous comedian, screenings of an Oscar-nominated film, a chance to peruse local art galleries, and a local theater production aimed at kids.

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, March 23

The Cliburn presents Benjamin Grosvenor
Benjamin Grosvenor has been heralded as one of the most important pianists to emerge from the United Kingdom in several decades. He’s racked up an impressive display of awards in Europe, from Gramophone, Classic Brit Critics’, UK Critic’s Circle, BBC Young Musician Competition, and Diapason d’Or Jeune. He'll play at Kimbell Art Museum.

Arts Fort Worth presents Original Work Series
As part of their Original Work Series, Arts Fort Worth will present staged readings of two new works. Upright Theatre Company will perform Tennessee Wet Rub by Kim E. Ruyle, about an older couple taking shelter in a storm in 1951 who are suddenly met with a young interracial couple whose presence tests their values and compassion. Proper Hijinx will perform Next of Kin by Gabby Wilson, about a girl named Riley Peters who struggles with relationships with her mother and possible new boyfriend.

Amphibian Stage Productions presents Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson is a multi-talented standup comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast-turned-TV show, 2 Dope Queens. She also has a second podcast, Sooo Many White Guys, in which she interviews today’s biggest stars and groundbreakers. She'll perform three times through Saturday at Amphibian Stage Productions.

Friday, March 24

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Jake Fridkis in Concert: Schumann, Reinecke, and Liszt
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra principal flute Jake Fridkis steps to the front of the stage to perform Reinecke’s Flute Concerto, a work of nimble grace and charm that showcases the flute’s lyrical and technical capabilities. The evening opens with Schumann’s stately Symphony No. 4 and closes with Liszt’s innovative Les Préludes, the first symphonic poem on record. There will be three performances through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall.

Magnolia at the Modern: The Quiet Girl
For the second time in three weeks, Magnolia at the Modern will present a film that was nominated for Best International Film at the 2023 Oscars. The Quiet Girl is set in rural Ireland where nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth. There will be seven screenings through Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Artisan Center Theater presents West Side Story
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. The production runs through May 6 at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst.

Triston Marez in concert
A name like Triston Marez conjures up idea of a Latin music superstar, but in reality Marez is an up-and-coming country singer out of Houston who just released his first EP, That Was All Me. In this concert at Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall, Marez will show how he was influenced by singers like Chris LeDoux, Aaron Watson, and Cody Johnson through songs like the title track, “Where Rivers Are Red, Cowboys Are Blue,” and “Dizzy.”

Chris Young in concert
True to his name, country singer Chris Young started at a relatively young age, releasing his debut album at the age of 21. He had five straight No. 1 singles from 2009-2011, and his songs have rarely been outside of the top 10 since. He's released eight albums in his career, most recently 2021's Famous Friends, which features collaborations with Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, and Mitchell Tenpenny. He'll play on both Friday and Saturday at Billy Bob's Texas.

Saturday, March 25

Fort Worth Art Dealers Association presents Spring Gallery Night
Twice a year, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association invites the community to take in the visual arts and the community’s unique cultural richness during Gallery Night. Most participants are open from 12-9 pm. Visitors can take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. For a full list of participating venues, click on this link.

Casa Mañana presents Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
Something terrible happened to Junie B Jones at school today - someone stole her new furry mittens! When Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen. It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook … or is she? The production runs through April 9 at Casa Mañana.

Luke Combs in concert
There was no wait-and-see period with country star Luke Combs; he was big out of the gate, going to No. 1 with his 2017 debut album, This One's for You. He maintained that popularity with his next two albums, so there's no reason to think that his just-released fourth album, Gettin' Old, won't have the same success. He'll be joined at this huge concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington by special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry, and Brent Cobb.

Sunday, March 26

Stray Kids in concert
The success of K-Pop group BTS has seemed to open up the floodgates for other K-Pop groups trying their hand at stardom. The latest group to come to Fort Worth is Stray Kids, an eight-member boy group formed in 2017 when they appeared on the reality show from which they took their name. Their output is prolific, with three EPs released in 2022 and a new album, The Sound, released this past January. They'll perform on both Sunday and Monday at Dickies Arena.

Stray Kids
Photo courtesy of Stray Kids

Stray Kids will perform at Dickies Arena on March 26 and 27.