Mayfest’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mayfest’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Trinity Collaborative, Inc. is pleased to present Mayfest’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Trinity Collaborative, Inc., the producer of Mayfest, is excited to announce a celebration event in honor of the festival’s 50th Anniversary. “We are so happy to have made it 50 years,” said Trinity Collaborative, Inc. Executive Director Elizabeth Basham. “We are even more excited to celebrate it with so many wonderful supporters of the festival.” Mayfest’s 50th Anniversary Grand Opening Celebration will take place Thursday, May 5 at 3pm in Trinity Park at the North Gate entrance. The event will feature keynote speakers Executive Director Elizabeth Basham, Councilmember Elizabeth Beck and Mayor Mattie Parker. A ribbon cutting will officially open Mayfest 2022, followed by a parade through the heart of the festival.

Mayfest is an annual four-day family festival held in Fort Worth on 33 acres in Trinity Park. Attracting 200,000 patrons every year, Mayfest boasts seven live music and performing arts stages, special attraction shows, rides, activities and a delectable offering of food and beverage. From the Children’s Area to the Midway to the Beer and Wine Garden, Mayfest entertains patrons of all ages and interests!

Trinity Collaborative, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces programs and events that promote Fort Worth experiences, advance community partnerships and connect citizens to the Trinity River, Fort Worth parks and each other. Over its 50-year history, Trinity Collaborative, Inc. has given more than $7,500,000 back to the community of Fort Worth.

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Easter Brunches in Fort Worth

Easter Brunches in Fort Worth

Easter is a time for new beginnings.  Not only does Easter feel like the real beginning of new life in the world, spring flowers, pastel colors, happy faces and families gathering together to celebrate the Resurrection, but it also symbolizes new beginnings in our lives.

If an Easter Brunch or family lunch or dinner celebration is in your plans, What’s Up Fort Worth, with the help of Fort Worth Foodies, offers you this list of Fort Worth restaurants that have Easter brunches or fantastic dining options for your consideration.

If you consider yourself a Foodie or you just like to see what’s up in the Fort Worth culinary scene, you need to check out Fort Worth Foodies.  Click here to see the Fort Worth Foodies Facebook page.

The Best Easter Eats in Fort Worth

Joe T Garcia’s

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Clay Pigeon

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The Capital Grille

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Truluck’s

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Winslow’s Wine Cafe

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Toro Toro

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Clint Black & Steve Miller Headline the Fort Worth Art Fair

Clint Black & Steve Miller Headline the Fort Worth Art Fair

SUNDANCE SQUARE’S INAUGURAL “FORT WORTH ART FAIR” 

Fair to run in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square Plaza from Thursday Through Sunday April 7-10, 11am-11pm Daily

MUSIC & ART GALLERY LINEUP 

Headline Musical Performances by:

• Clint Black
• Ledisi
• Abraham Alexander
• 
Steve Miller

• With Special Guest: Catherine Russell
(Performing with Shelly Berg, Dean Parks, Nathan East and Gregg Field)

Plus More Than 20 Local/Regional Musical Artists!

Sundance Square today announced program details for its Fort Worth Art Fair (FWAF), including headline music performances by Grammy Award winning country music artist Clint Black, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller with special guest jazz vocalist Catherine Russell (performing with acclaimed pianist Shelly Berg, guitarist Dean Parks, bassist Nathan East, and drummer Gregg Field), Fort Worth’s Abraham Alexander, and Grammy Award winning R&B and jazz singer Ledisi. A first-of-its-kind cultural and experiential event, the FWAF is a premier event committed to spotlighting local artists and musicians.

Established by Sasha and Ed Bass, the inaugural Fort Worth Art Fair is a welcoming venue for family and friends to honor their North Texas community and shared culture through art, music and food.

“Sundance Square is the heart of Fort Worth – a place where all are welcome. The plaza was built to showcase all things local and worthy of nationwide acclaim.  Fort Worth is a supportive community for local artists, and a destination for art collectors,” said Sasha Bass, CEO of Sundance Square Management. “Supporting local art and music brings vitality to every community. It is integral that we support local and regional talent.  Sundance Square is very proud to host an event in their honor.”

Participating art galleries will include Artspace111 & Love Texas Art, Art Tooth, Bale Creek Allen Gallery, Daisha Board Gallery, Dang Good Candy, Flatbed Press, and Pencil on Paper Gallery. A number of galleries will showcase the work of unrepresented artists, in an effort to attract greater visibility. 

General admission to the Art Fair is free to the public. For those who desire an expanded experience, a daily FWAF VIP All Access Pass is available to purchase. The All Access Pass experience includes local culinary tastings, private bars and lounges, and guaranteed plaza access during musical performances. Additionally, for those interested in priority access to the musical performances, a FWAF Music Lover Bracelet provides guaranteed in-plaza stage views. Passes can be purchased online or at fortworthartfair.com.

The four-day festival’s extended musical line-up will be devoted each day to a music category, ranging from country to singer/songwriter to blues/jazz to international, with at least six daily performances. 

Performances will include:

  • Ginny Mac, Steve Story, Kristyn Harris, Kelly Willis, Calder Allen, and headliner Clint Black on Thursday, April 7; 

  • Robin Hackett, Dustin Welch, Jonathan Tyler, Jordan Whitmore, Bill Carter, Abraham Alexander, and headliner Ledisi on Friday, April 8; 

  • Gregory Newman Jazz Group, Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield, John Doe Trio, Noel Iverson Orchestra, Bukka Allen, and headlining act Steve Miller with guest Catherine Russell (with Shelly Berg, Dean Parks, Nathan East, & Gregg Field), on Saturday, April 9;

  • Kirill Raskolenko and Alex Hand, Squeezebox Bandits, Tony Palos Trio, UNT Latin Jazz Lab Band, Rosie Flores and the Talismen, Brasuka, and Lara Latin with DanceMaker’s studio guest dancers, on Sunday, April 10. 

Additional details and a full performance schedule can be found here. 

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Spring Plant Sale!

Spring Plant Sale!

SPRING PLANT SALE: ENHANCE YOUR LANDSCAPE 

The widely popular event will be held on site 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale April 8 from 2-7 p.m. and April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

Members are invited to an exclusive pre-sale April 7 from 3-7 p.m. and receive a 10% discount. Not a member? Join now by visiting brit.org/membership

The Spring Plant Sale features annuals, perennials, begonias from garden collections, bulbs, shrubs, Japanese maples, and fruit trees. Various plant societies and vendors will also be selling their plants and products. Botanic Garden staff will be on hand to answer questions and help with plant selections. The Garden’s resident citrus specialist, Rob Bauereisen, will also be on site to offer a variety of citrus trees and advice on growing them. 

“The spring sale is a community favorite for area residents who appreciate our plant selection and friendly advice,” said Executive Vice President Bob Byers.  

The sale will be held in “The Grove” just inside the weekend (Lot D) parking lot off the I-30 access road between University Drive and Montgomery Street.  Shoppers are advised to bring their own carts or wagons for loading plants. 

About Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) is the oldest public botanic garden in Texas with beautiful theme gardens, including the Fuller Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and the Victor and Cleyone Tinsley Garden, which features plants native to north central Texas. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is a nonprofit, international research, education and conservation organization that collects and safeguards plant specimens, studies and protects living plants, and teaches about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to the world. BRIT assumed nonprofit management of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Oct. 1, 2020. The combined organization comprises 120 acres in Fort Worth’s Cultural District two miles west of downtown Fort Worth at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107. 

The Garden is open Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Parking is free between the garden center and the BRIT building and in the weekend parking lot during regular business hours.  

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Mayfest is Returning!

Mayfest is Returning!

MAYFEST RETURNING TO TRINITY PARK FOR ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY MAY 5 – 8, 2022

 

Fort Worth’s favorite family festival, Mayfest, is coming home to Trinity Park just in time to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID19 pandemic, Mayfest is bringing back all the cherished aspects of the festival – exciting attractions, delectable food and beverage, an expanded carnival, hours of live music and entertainment and fun for the whole family. Now more than ever, we look forward to celebrating Mayfest by bringing people together along the banks of the Trinity River.

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The 50th Anniversary Celebration will begin with a Grand Opening event at the festival gate on Thursday, May 5th. Fort Worth leaders and voices of Mayfest past will recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations that have grown the festival into what it is today. The celebration culminates with a festive parade.

THE FUNDAMENTALS
With six unique areas of excitement and fun, Mayfest entertains patrons of all ages and interests! The thrilling carnival rides, games and inflatables appeal to those seeking fun and adventure. The Oasis is the perfect location to enjoy your favorite beverage in the Craft Beer Garden and Wine Vineyard, or lounge in the VIP Patio presented by Central Market and listen to your favorite band on the Oasis Stage.

One of the most anticipated components of Mayfest? The delectable festival food! We have the staples including funnel cakes, turkey legs, roasted corn and pizza. We also offer distinct flavors such as gyros, fried pies, and steak-on-a-stick. For those with a sweet tooth, savor ice cream, deepfried desserts, and shaved ice. No matter your preference, we have something to appease everyone’s appetite!

THE FRESH
Patrons won’t want to miss the re-energized Children’s Area located in the heart of the festival! The FREE Children’s Area will feature new, interactive activities including new crafts, a chalk house, a giant coloring tarp, and more! Children of all ages can help create a vibrant, colorful web at The Maypole, and dig for hidden treasure at the Giant Sand Pit.

Everyone’s favorite water-skiing squirrel, Twiggy, is back at Mayfest 2022! Children and adults revel in Twiggy’s amazing water-skiing skills as he entertainments and brings laughter to all onlookers.

Mayfest’s incredible line-up across the three live music stages is sure to appeal to fans of all genres! Headliners at this year’s festival include The Squeeze Box Bandits, Brad Thompson, Legacy 4, Poo Live Crew, Me & My Monkey and more!

THE FACTS
Mayfest is annually produced by Trinity Collaborative, Inc. The official hashtags for 2022 are #MayfestFW2022 and #MayfestFW50Years. Festival dates and hours for Mayfest 2022 are:

• Thursday, May 5: 3:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
• Friday, May 6: 3:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
• Saturday, May 7: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
• Sunday, May 8: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, visit / follow Mayfest online at:

www.Mayfest.org
www.facebook.com/Mayfestfw
www.twitter.com/mayfestfw
www.Instagram.com/mayfestfw

ABOUT MAYFEST
Mayfest is an annual four-day family festival held in Fort Worth on 33 acres in Trinity Park by the Trinity River. Attracting 200,000 patrons every year, Mayfest boasts of seven live music and performing arts stages, special attraction shows, rides, activities and a delectable offering of food and beverage. From the Children’s Area to the Midway to the Craft Beer Garden, Mayfest will entertain patrons of all ages and interests!

Mayfest is a true depiction of the dynamic Fort Worth community. People of all ages, backgrounds and interests delight in the festival’s incomparable atmosphere and evolving endeavors that engage every visitor. Mayfest celebrates this collaborative effort to bring enjoyment and amusement to the city’s exceptional park and river.

ABOUT TRINITY COLLABORATIVE, INC.
Trinity Collaborative, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces programs and events that promote Fort Worth experiences, advance community partnerships and connect citizens to the Trinity River, Fort Worth parks and each other. Over its 50-year history, Trinity Collaborative, Inc. has given more than $7,500,000 back to the community of Fort Worth.

Festival Inquiries
Emily Allison, Associate Director
Emily@trinitycollab.org
817-235-7169

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Main Street Arts Festival 2022

Main Street Arts Festival 2022

Photo Credit: Geno Loro

MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY PNC BANK, RETURNING TO DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH FOR 35th YEAR APRIL 7-10, 2022

The nation’s 3rd finest arts festival is back with a new presenting sponsor, 212 world-class artists, live music, food, and family fun 

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), presented by PNC Bank, is returning to Downtown Fort Worth for its 35th year April 7-10, 2022, after taking a two-year COVID hiatus. Ranked as the No.3 fine arts event in the U.S., the always-free-to-attend MAIN ST. will feature jury-selected local, regional, and national visual artists, live music on four stages, authentic local cuisine, a revamped family-friendly “Makers Zone,” craft beer pavilions, wine tastings, and more across 18 square blocks throughout downtown. PNC Bank, which has 14 bank branches throughout Fort Worth, has also signed on as MAIN ST.’s new presenting sponsor.

This year, MAIN ST.’s unique outdoor gallery will feature over 200 juried artists selected from more than 1,000 applications to exhibit their work. An estimated $4 million worth of art is expected to be sold across 15 artistic media categories, including sculpture, painting, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, metalwork, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Among the artists appearing include back-to-back Best of Show-winner Richard Wilson from Greenville, North Carolina; metalsmith Dan McCabe from Prescott, Arizona; printmaker Marina Terauds from North Branch, Michigan; and over 20 local “emerging artists” who are exhibiting at MAIN ST. for the first time. For more information, visit MAIN ST.’s “Fine Art Showcase.”

With four different stages and entertainers ranging from country music headliners and jazz keyboardists to R&B groups and swing bands, MAIN ST. 2022’s musical lineup is packed to the brim. Headliners include South African Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Jonathan Butler, soulful Southern singer/songwriter Tanner Usrey, Texas singer/songwriting powerhouse Josh Weathers, jazz vocalist Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, Latin rock band Del Castillo, Fort Worth’s own Grady Spencer & The Work, and multiple performances from multimedia troupe Squonk Opera. Also, back by popular demand is the “Hear Fort Worth Stage,” where Fort Worth’s most popular singer-songwriters and aspiring musicians – such as Van Darien, Matthew McNeal, Panther City Riots, Armond Vance, and Olemano – will perform live concerts during all four days of the festival. For the latest updates on MAIN ST. music, visit “Music on MAIN.”

MAIN ST. will offer plenty of hands-on activities for families at the revamped “TCC Makers Zone.” Located at the north end of Main Street across from the Tarrant County Courthouse, children of all ages will have the opportunity to embrace their creative side with a focus on invention, innovation, technology, creativity, and curiosity. Families can expect invention stations, LEGO building, sand art, caricatures, face painting and state-of-the-art technology displays from the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Bell Helicopter, and Lockheed Martin. Visit the “TCC Makers Zone” for more information. 

The culinary arts are also a can’t-miss staple at MAIN ST., with both local chefs and longtime festival vendors cooking up daily at five different festival food courts. Whether its authentic Texas barbeque, spicy fried chicken, Louisiana crawfish, German bratwurst, handmade crepes, zesty steak fajitas or original corn dogs, festival-goers have choices to satisfy almost any taste bud. In addition, the ever-popular Imagery Wine Experience hosted by City Center is back for 2022 offering wines-by-the-glass and daily wine tastings, while multiple Craft Brew Pavilions will be set up serving award-winning craft beers throughout the weekend. Visit “Culinary Arts” for the latest updates.

Also new for 2022 is the elimination of coupons. Credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay will be accepted at all food, beverage and merchandise locations. As in previous years, both cash and credit cards can be used for artwork purchases.

MAIN ST.’s “Friends of the Festival” program has also been enhanced for 2022. Designed to elevate the MAIN ST. experience while connecting business associates, family and friends, the program’s centerpiece is unlimited access to the exclusive and expanded VIP hospitality tent located at the south end of Main Street overlooking the UT Arlington Main Stage. Access includes prime viewing of the headlining entertainment, cocktails, and cuisine curated by the chef at The Capital Grille. Other perks include artist receptions, happy hours, discounts on merchandise, food, and beverages, and more. Learn more at “Friends of the Festival.” 

MAIN ST. couldn’t take place without the tremendous support and dedication of its 1,000+ volunteers, who assist with festival operations, hospitality, merchandise sales, and more. Volunteers receive perks including free t-shirts, food and beverages, merchandise discounts, and more. To volunteer, simply register on the MAIN ST. “Volunteer” webpage.  

“The opportunity for PNC Bank to serve as presenting sponsor of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is one we couldn’t pass up,” said Dale Klose, PNC Southwest and Mountain territory executive. “PNC has a significant legacy of investing in the communities we serve through support of the arts, as we understand the economic, social, and civic impact a thriving arts and culture community brings to a city. There’s no better place to further engage our Main Street Bank approach than a thriving Fort Worth, alongside an event with a fitting Main Street name and mission, and an organization like Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.” 

The original hope that MAIN ST. would someday become a multi-faceted festival that would transform Downtown Fort Worth into an outdoor gallery and concert stage has not only come to life, but has exceeded what anyone thought was possible,” said Nina Petty, chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. “At the same time, MAIN ST. would not be possible if it were not for sponsors like PNC Bank who put community first. We are thankful for their support and are thrilled to bring world-class art, music, food and fun to the streets of Downtown for the 35th year.”

MAIN ST. is produced annually by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free and open to the public. The official hashtag for 2022 is #MainSt2022. Festival dates and hours for 2022 are:

  • Thursday, April 7: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 8: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 9: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Sunday, April 10: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

For more information, visit/follow MAIN ST. online at: 

ABOUT MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, presented by PNC Bank, is celebrating its 35th year in 2022 on April 7-10.  Ranked as the #3 fine arts event in the U.S., the always-free-to-attend MAIN ST. will feature 212 jury-selected visual artists, live music on four stages, authentic local cuisine, a revamped family-friendly “Makers Zone,” craft beer pavilions, wine tastings, and more across 18 square blocks throughout downtown. In addition to presenting sponsor PNC Bank, official sponsors include Michelob Ultra, Tarrant County College, and The University of Texas at Arlington. Media sponsors are 92.1 HANK FM (KTFW-FM), and 95.9 The Ranch (KFWR-FM). Supporting sponsors are Alcon Foundation, Baylor Scott & White Health, Chloe Wine Collection, City Center Fort Worth, Frost, Music Performance Trust Fund, Pinnacle Bank, Trinity Metro, and Visit Fort Worth. Hotel sponsors are Aloft Fort Worth Downtown, The Ashton Hotel, and Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone. For more information, visit www.mainstreetartsfest.org. 

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH INITIATIVES, INC.

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational, and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, affordable residential development, park improvements, and management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the annual MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the GM Financial Parade of Lights, which have an economic impact of more than $28 million annually and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.

ABOUT PNC BANK

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

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