Armed Forces Bowl Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Armed Forces Bowl Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to Celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2022

 

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2022 and will commemorate the milestone throughout the upcoming college football season.

“We are extremely excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl this year,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. “This bowl game has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past two decades thanks to the unwavering support of our passionate community and loyal corporate partners. We are proud of all that ‘The Bowl for the Brave’ stands for, and we look forward to continuing to honor our armed forces for decades to come.”

To commemorate the historic year, the bowl will utilize a special 20th anniversary logo that incorporates a roman numeral “XX” into the standard mark. In addition, the bowl will highlight past games, teams and individuals from the first two decades, and will also host special promotions and events surrounding the anniversary game.

Originally named the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl when it debuted in 2003, the “Bowl for the Brave” has featured the armed forces theme since 2006 with patriotic overtones recognizing all six branches of the service – Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and Space Force – now prevalent throughout the game. Past Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl games have included fan-fest adventure areas showcasing armed forces hardware; flyovers; demonstrations by several of the military’s top skydiving teams; custom homes and vehicles awarded to wounded warriors; on-field induction ceremonies; armed forces bands and honor guards; and the annual Great American Patriot Award presented by Armed Forces Insurance.

Played in honor of the United States Armed Forces, the Armed Forces Bowl was the first collegiate football bowl game to host all three military academy football teams and is the only bowl to have all three academies participate multiple times. With Air Force (2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015), Army West Point (2010, 2017, 2018, 2021) and Navy (2013, 2016) all having visited Fort Worth, the game has featured an academy team 11 times in the last 15 years.

The bowl game also created the Armed Forces Merit Award, presented annually in conjunction with the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to an individual and/or a group with a military background that has had an impact within the realm of college football. For additional information about the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, visit www.ArmedForcesBowl.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is annually played at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, and is one of 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. The date of the 2022 game will be announced later this spring.

 

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022, the 32-event schedule includes three early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, and a college softball event, which account for approximately 400 hours of live programming, while reaching nearly 64 million viewers and attracting over 800,000 annual attendees. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

 

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

 

–www.ArmedForcesBowl.com–

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Kimbell

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Kimbell

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), the Kimbell Art Museum will offer a selection of programs celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and Spanish-speaking communities. Visitors can participate in on-site and virtual opportunities, including drop-in art-making activities inspired by the permanent collection, a film series exploring archaeological discoveries in South and Central America, and two dual-language story times on Facebook Live.

The second edition of “Learning to Look,” the Kimbell’s free publication dedicated to young art lovers, will premiere during Hispanic Heritage Month. It will highlight an early painting by the Spanish artist Joan Miró, exploring how he used bold colors to express new ideas in his Portrait of Heriberto Casany. “Learning to Look” is offered in both Spanish and English and will be available for pick-up at the museum in fall 2021; a digital edition will be available online. Families can also sign up to join the mailing list to receive future editions: https://bit.ly/learningtolook.

Hispanic Heritage Month programming is supported by the Nuestro Kimbell committee, which advises and helps shape the Kimbell’s ongoing efforts to foster meaningful, inclusive and accessible museum experiences for all.

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Activities
SELECTED SUNDAYS, 1–3 p.m.
West Portico, Kahn Building
Free; no registration required
While supplies last

Every weekend of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will celebrate connections with artists and artworks from across the Spanish-speaking world—from ancient Mexico to modern Barcelona. Families are invited to explore gallery connections and create original artworks inspired by Kimbell masterpieces.

Patterned Pendants

SEPTEMBER 19

Our Family Table: Still-Life Paintings

SEPTEMBER 26

Totally Awesome Headdresses

OCTOBER 3

Modern Portraits with Miró

OCTOBER 10

Film Series: High Ground, Under Water: Ancient Sites in South and Central America
SELECTED SUNDAYS | 2 p.m.
Kahn Auditorium
Free; no registration required
Space is limited

Archaeologists working at ancient sites in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Bolivia share recent findings about influential cultures that once dominated territories across South and Central America. Spectacular footage—from ceremonial centers perched high in the Andes to sacred underwater caves in the Yucatan—complements expert commentaries on the interconnectedness of humans and environment, religion and state power.

Breaking the Maya Code: Discovering Remnants of the Mayans (2007, 116 min.)

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Lake Titicaca, The Sea of the Tiwanaku (2016, 26 min.)
The Sacred Geography of the Incas (2018, 26 min.)

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The Great Maya Aquifer (2018, 58 min.)

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Maya Astrology: An Instrument of Political Power (2016, 26 min.)
Teotihuacan: The Birth of a Metropolis (2018, 26 min.)
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Pictures and Pages / Fotos y Libros
Facebook Live
Free; no registration required

Find a comfy spot and prepare to travel to another world. Join us on Facebook Live for a theatrical story time presented in English and Spanish—just for kids. Follow us on facebook.com/kimbellart.

Paletero Man, by Lucky Diaz; illustrated by Micah Player

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 | 11 a.m.

Where Are You From?, by Yamile Saied Méndez; illustrated by Jaime Kim

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 | 1 p.m.

 

ABOUT THE KIMBELL ART MUSEUM

The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas.

 

The museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.

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Willie Nelson – November 20, 2021 

Country music legend, Willie Nelson will take the stage on Saturday, November 20th. A friend of Billy Bob’s since the very beginning, Willie will return for his 58th show at The World’s Largest Honky Tonk. His first show took place on April 5, 1981 just 4 days after Billy Bob’s opened. Willie has been back regularly since then, even hosting six of his annual Fourth of July picnics here and performing at Billy Bob’s Grand Re-Opening in 1989. With a seven-decade career and 200 + albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust.

 

Tickets for the concert go on sale starting Friday, August 6th at 10AM.

With a seven-decade career, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new albums, released a Top 10New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, been honored by the Library of Congress with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine. In July 2020, Willie released his album First Rose of Spring – an atmospheric soulful showcase of beautifully-written songs and poignant performances. September 2020 brought a memoir with his sister and pianist Bobbie Nelson titled,Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of The Family Band. For 2021, he released a new studio album in February —That’s Life, Willie’s second album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra (his first, 2018’sMy Way, earned Willie the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album). The two legends were friends, musical colleagues, and mutual admirers of each other’s work. In June 2021, a collection of his thoughts on America, family, faith, and music hits shelves as a new book titled Willie Nelson’s Letters to America. These creative endeavors as well as new songs and performances that add to his classic catalog, find Willie Nelson rolling at an artistic peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.

 

House Band on the Honky Tonk Stage at 8 pm
Showroom: Willie Nelson at 10:00 pm
Tickets: $85 – 150 Reserved Seats / $35 General Admission

 

For the full concert calendar, special event and visitor information, please go to www.billybobstexas.com.

 

 

About Billy Bob’s Texas:

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the 120,000 square foot cattle barn became Billy Bob’s Texas in 1981. Since then, more than 17 million visitors have enjoyed live entertainment and real bull riding at “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk”.

The facility has been host to thousands of musical acts, from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top. On Fridays and Saturdays, the venue also features live bull riding – a step up from the mechanical variety.

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PBR’s Elite Unleash The Beast Returns to Dickies Arena

For the second time in as many years, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) elite Unleash The Beast will buck into Dickies Arena in Fort Worth to hold the fan-attended PBR Fort Worth Invitational Aug. 28-29.

The bull riding action begins with Round 1 at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, concluding with Round 2 and the championship round at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 29. All 30 bull riders will get on one bull each in Round 1 and 2. Following Round 2 on Sunday afternoon, the riders’ individual two-round scores will be totaled with the Top 12 advancing to the championship round for one more out and a chance at the event title.

Tickets for the two-day event go on sale Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, PBR.com, the Dickies Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.

Last season, PBR’s elite Unleash The Beast debuted inside Dickies Arena, with Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) going a near perfect 2-for-3 to clinch his league-leading sixth premier series victory of 2020.

Leme rebounded from a close 7.32-second buckoff aboard Dixie Explosion (M Rafter E Bucking Bulls) in Round 1, with a Round 2-winning, 89.75-point ride on Milk Man (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.) to advance to the championship round atop the event leaderboard.

As the last man to leave the chutes inside Dickies Arena, Leme clinched the victory when he covered Boogie Bomb (Blank Bucking Bulls/Cooper) for 88.25 points, the top score of the championship round.

Earning a critical 120 world points, Leme further his stronghold on the No. 1 ranking, expanding his lead No. 2 Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil) to a then season-best 429.59 points. The Fort Worth win was Leme’s second consecutive event victory following a golden-finish the weekend prior in Salt Lake City, Utah.

As the season progressed, Leme punctuated his 2021 campaign by capturing his career-first PBR World Championship at the first-ever PBR World Finals held in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. Going a torrid 22-for-34 (64%) in 2021, Leme won a league-best seven events and 16 rounds, while recording nine 90-point rides, en route to the gold buckle.

While he currently holds the world No. 2 rank, a slim 16 points behind No. 1 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil), Leme is mounting a potentially record-setting season en route to what would be his historic second consecutive PBR World Championship.

Having logged 10 round wins and 12 90-point rides to date in 2021, Leme is on pace to break the season-record in both statistical categories. In 2013, two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (Statesville, North Carolina) registered a league-best 19 round wins, while in 1999 Cody Hart (Gainesville, Texas) registered a PBR best 16 90-point rides.

Further, should Leme repeat as the league’s World Champion, he would join Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) as the only riders to win the coveted gold buckle in back-to-back seasons. Alves who won his first two titles in 2011 and 2012.

Part of Leme’s monumental season thus far, which has been highlighted by three event victories, included his first Unleash The Beast win of the season in late February when the league returned to the iconic Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth.

His golden-finish included a rematch with Woopaa (Barker Bulls/Hookin’ W Ranch), the very bull he clinched the 2020 PBR World Championship aboard. Again teaming for a monstrous score, Leme covered the striking bull for 94.75 points in the championship round to clinch the event victory inside the legendary western sports venue.

Positioned in the second half of the 2021 season, the PBR Fort Worth Invitational is crucial in the championship race to the PBR World Finals in early November, awarding a gold buckle and million-dollar bonus to the world’s best bull rider.

With 14 Unleash The Beast events already complete, the race for the 2021 PBR World Championship is one of the most fiercely contested in league history. With No. 1 Pacheco and No. 2 Leme separated by a mere 16 world points, looking further down the standings, No. 3 Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) remains hot on their spurs, within 164.5 points of No. 2 Leme and 180.5 points of No. 1 Pacheco.

This season’s current top three riders – 2018 PBR World Champion Pacheco, 2020 World Champion Leme and 2016 World Champion Davis – are all attempting to become just the seventh rider in league history to have won the coveted gold buckle in multiple seasons.

In addition to Pacheco and Leme, who call Decatur home, and Jasper-native Davis, the draw for the Fort Worth event is also anticipated to be led by Texas’ own Cody Teel (College Station, Texas), Chase Dougherty (Stephenville, Texas), Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas), Taylor Toves (Stephenville, Texas), Jesse Petri (Palestine, Texas), Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) and Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas).

PBR Elite Seats are available for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit. These tickets offer premium seats, a question and answer presentation with some of the top bull riders and stock contractors in the world, behind-the-scenes look at the event from the back of the bucking chutes, and souvenir credential and lanyard.

For an enhanced PBR experience, fans can now purchase add-on PBR Premium Experiences which will include the Elite Experience on both Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, and Bull Housing Tour on Saturday, August 28 in Fort Worth.

The Elite Experience, available for $75, will include a Q&A session with a select group of the league’s top riders, bullfighters and stock contractors, exclusive merchandise item, arena concession voucher and commemorative lanyard.

The Bull Housing Tour, available for $60, will get experience-purchasers up-close-and-personal with the league’s top animal athletes, and include a commemorative lanyard and Bulls of the PBR book.

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a complete travel package for $1,300, including a two-day hotel stay, two event tickets, daily food and beverage voucher, behind the scenes tour, and more.

For more information on PBR Premium Experiences and to purchase the Elite Experience, Bull Housing Tour and travel package for the PBR Fort Worth Invitational in Fort Worth visit https://pbr.com/tickets/premium-experiences/.

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):
PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

About Dickies Arena
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com.

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