The city of Fort Worth is known not only for its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design, but it has a music history that combines all different genres of music. Marsha Milam Music and Carter Delloro are part of the production team behind the Fort Worth Music Festival set for Sept. 28-29 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

“This is a two day non-stop music event featuring 20 acts of some of the best names in national, regional and local music on two stages,” Milam said.

According to the Fort Worth Music Festival website www.fwfest.com, there will also be cooking classes by area chefs, artworks for sale by area artists and merchandise by local vendors.

Some of the most notable venues in Fort Worth such as the Crystal Spring Dance Pavilion and the New

Bluebird Nite Club, presented some of the hottest bands alongside the Trinity River. Many celebrated artists such as Kirk Franklin, Bob Wills and Robert Ealey came out of Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Music

Festival is presented by the Historic Camp Bowie Initiatives, a non-profit group dedicated to revitalizing historic Camp Bowie Boulevard.

Milam said the festival used to be called Jazz By the Boulevard three years ago when she first got started with the event.

“Looking at the DFW market, it seems like Fort Worth is starting to have a very good live music scene,” Milam said. “It makes more sense that we should broaden the festival.”
Milam said  when you look at music in Texas it is very broad.

“You have the blues influence, country influence and the zydeco influence from Louisiana,” Milam said. “Texas music fans are open and seem to like more than one genre of music.”

The festival will cover many different genres of music that reflect the artists out of Fort Worth. Some artists will include: Soul Track Mind, The Cush, Dr. Dog, Peters Brothers Band, Supersuckers, The Relatives and the Sons of Fathers.

Christina Anderson, sophomore business major, said she is very passionate about music and was thrilled to hear that such a festival was taking place held in Fort Worth.

“I take on inspirations from many different genres of music,” Anderson said. “It’s amazing how I can go to one event and get all different types of music. I didn’t even know that Fort Worth was so rich in music.”

According to www.fwfest.com, a two-day general admission ticket may be purchased in advance for $12, a one-day general admission ticket may be purchased in advance for $7.50 per day, and a general admission ticket at the gate will be sold individually for $10 per day.

Milam said what is important about this festival is it showcases the local bands with the national acts.

“No one is doing a festival quite like this one in  Fort worth,” Milam said.
Here is the schedule of the Fort Worth Music Festival held on the tree lined lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center on two stages.

Joshua Dunk, jkdunk@txwes.edu

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