Church and Stateat Stage West

Church and State
at Stage West

KEEPING THE FAITH

Stage West presents Jason Odell Williams’ fast-paced dramedy Church & State.

A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky business, in Jason Odell Willliams’ timely political comedy-with-a-twist Church & State, which begins a 4-week regional premiere run on Thursday, January 27 in the Jerry Russell Theatre at Stage West.

North Carolina Senator Charles Whitmore has a problem. Even though he’s a well-liked guy with solid bipartisan appeal, his re-election is not looking like a slam-dunk.  And then, his off-the-cuff remark after a funeral for two school shooting victims goes viral. Now it’s damage control time.  Both his New York liberal campaign manager and his charming conservative wife are in agreement—he should walk back his remark.  But Whitmore wants to be true to himself, come what may.  What to do?  

Whitmore’s decision leads to a surprising result, and there’s more than one twist to come.  Jason Odell Williams has crafted a deft mixture of comedy and drama, with characters who are both comic and utterly human.  This play is sure to make audiences laugh…and think.

“Excellent…both human and humane, keeps you guessing” – Chicago Tribune

Jason Odell Williams is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer as well as an award-winning playwright and novelist. Hailed as a “postmodern Clifford Odets” by the L.A. Times and “this country’s newest Eugene O’Neill” by the Santa Monica Daily Press, his play Church & State was nominated for Best New Play by the Off-Broadway Alliance and L.A. Ovation Awards. Church & State was selected to be an NNPN Rolling World Premiere with productions in Los Angeles and Rochester before running for over 100 performances Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Jason’s first play Handle With Care was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, ran for over 100 performances Off-Broadway starring Carol Lawrence, has been produced over twenty times since 2011 in the U.S. and Canada, and won three Theatre Bay Area Awards including Outstanding Production. Other plays include Baltimore in Black & White (the cell theatre), Someone Else (NC Stage), The Science of Guilt (DR2), Going Offline (Fells Point Corner Theatre), The Jungle Gym (American Globe Theatre). Jason was a winner of the 2012 Hudson Valley Writers’ Center contest and the winner of the 2011 Fixitsolife Theatre playwriting contest. He lives in New York City with wife and daughter. More at jasonodellwilliams.com

Church & State will be directed by Jenna Burnett.  The cast features Ashley Wood, last at Stage West as Dr. Evans in Holmes and Watson, as Charlie, with Shannon J. McGrann, who appeared as Nora in Stage West’s A Doll’s House Part 2, as wife Sara. Ryan Michael Friedman, last at Stage West as Love in Everybody, will appear as Tom, Marshall, Reporter, and Security Guy.  And making her Stage West debut is Madeline Dockery-Furhmann, seen as Emilia in Winter’s Tale at Shakespeare in the Bar, as Alex. 

Set design is by Natalie Rose Mabry, with lighting design by Jared Land, costume design by Amanda Capshaw, sound design by Jake Nice, projection design by Philip Vilar, and props and set décor by Lynn Lovett.

Church & State will preview Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 and Friday, January 28 at 8:00, and will run through Sunday, February 20.  All Sunday matinees will be Safe Sundays, with proof of vaccination required. Masks are required for all performances. Performance times will be Thursday evenings at 7:30, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, with Sunday matinees at 3:00.  Ticket prices for the season are $40 on Thursdays and Fridays, and $45 on Saturdays and Sundays, with $20 tickets for the two preview performances.  Food service is available 90 minutes prior to performances (reservations are advised).  Reservations and information are available through the Box Office (817-784-9378), or on the website, www.stagewest.org.  

Members of the media may attend Saturday, January 29, or any performance thereafter.

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

Church and State
at Stage West

KEEPING THE FAITH Stage West presents Jason Odell Williams’ fast-paced dramedy Church & State. A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky...

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces
2022–2023 Season

Robert Spano’s Inaugural Season as Music Director The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the 2022–2023 season programming for the Symphonic, Pops, Chamber, Meet the Composer, and Family Series, six special one-night-only concerts, the much-anticipated return of...

Space of Hate will be Space of Truth, Reconciliation, and Liberation

TRANSFORM 1012 N. MAIN STREET ACQUIRES KU KLUX KLAN KLAVERN NO. 101 AUDITORIUM IN FORT WORTH The building purchase marks a watershed moment in transforming a space once dedicated to hate into a space of community healing, liberation, and reparative justice. Transform...

2022 Butterflies in the Garden

Garden Hosts 2022 “Butterflies in the Garden” Popular Local Event Returns to Rainforest Conservatory    Behold nature’s wondrous transformation and marvel at brilliantly colored living jewels fluttering in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Conservatory...

Ariat Texas Rattlers Compete in the PBR Team Series

ARIAT TEXAS RATTLERS TO COMPETE IN GROUNDBREAKING PBR TEAM SERIES LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2022 Fisher Family-owned bull riding team to make its home at Dickies Arena   PBR (Professional Bull Riders) today announced that the Ariat Texas Rattlers will represent...

2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

Fun Town RV will be bringing the annual DFW RV Party back to AT&T Stadium on March 10th - 13th. The show will build on last year’s success by turning up the notch with bigger performers, more special guests,and even more RVs. The show has grown so large that it...

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces 2022–2023 Season

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces
2022–2023 Season

Robert Spano’s Inaugural Season as Music Director

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the 2022–2023 season programming for the Symphonic, Pops, Chamber, Meet the Composer, and Family Series, six special one-night-only concerts, the much-anticipated return of Concerts in the Garden and a special Gala Concert performance including internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In calendar 2021, the FWSO made two significant artistic appointments: Robert Spano as Music Director, and Kevin John Edusei as Principal Guest Conductor. The 2022-2023 season reflects Maestro Spano’s artistic vision including several important new elements. The FWSO is expanding the Symphonic season from 10 to 11 weekends, and the Pops season from 7 to 8 weekends, allowing the FWSO to present even more inspiring guest artists and conductors. The FWSO will be partnering with two outstanding ensembles – the Texas Ballet Theater and vocal group Seraphic Fire – and presenting Chamber Music concerts and Meet the Composer lectures at the Kimbell Art Museum. Many of the concerts will incorporate stirring visual images and projections into our concert series, adding a new dimension to the audience’s concertgoing experience.

“The Board of Directors and I look forward to Robert Spano’s much-anticipated inaugural season as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra,” said Chairman of the Board Mercedes T. Bass. “Maestro Spano will lead this orchestra to new artistic heights as a fully-fledged member of the Fort Worth community which brings me unparalleled joy ahead of the coming season.”

 “As we welcome Robert Spano to Fort Worth in his official capacity as Music Director, I am thrilled that this new era for the orchestra is coming to fruition,” said President and CEO, Keith Cerny Ph.D. “Working with Maestro Spano on the development and planning of the artistic vision for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has been an exceptionally positive collaboration, and I am delighted to present the 2022–2023 season with his clear programmatic influence.” 

 “In my first season as Music Director with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra I am thrilled to be sharing the stage with so many brilliant conductors and soloists, and to be presenting programs that promise to be so varied and exhilarating,” said Music Director Designate Robert Spano. “As the 2022-23 season inches closer, I get more and more excited to move to Fort Worth and become part of this vibrant city, and to work with this orchestra, whose members are clearly devoted to preserving a rich legacy and history.”

 “The opportunity to serve as the Principal Guest Conductor for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as my first appointment in the United States is an experience I will cherish,” said Principal Guest Conductor Kevin John Edusei. “To be a part of this trailblazing American orchestra which is so clearly committed to artistic growth is truly exciting, and I look forward to beginning my tenure in the 2022–2023 season.”

Symphonic Season Overview

During the 2022–2023 season, the FWSO will perform eleven Symphonic Series concerts.

Featured soloists include Jorge Federico Osario, piano; Joe Lovano, saxophone; Joyce Yang, piano; Michael Shih, violin; Christine Brewer, soprano; Benjamin Baker, violin; Gil Shaham, violin; Jake Fridkis, flute; Sterling Elliot, cello; Jessica Rivera, soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Nmon Ford, baritone; Seraphic Fire, chorus

Guest conductors include Edo de Waart, Delyana Lazarova, Dame Jane Glover, and Roberto Abbado.

• A New Musical Era Begins: Brahms, Beethoven, and Schubert – September 9–11, 2022: Robert Spano, conductor; Jorge Federico Osario, piano

Pianist Jorge Federico Osario kicks off the 2022-23 season with Beethoven’s triumphal “Emperor” piano concerto, a work of surging euphoria and unrivaled majesty. In this opening night celebration, FWSO Music Director Robert Spano will bring to life Brahms’ lyric Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Schubert’s mysterious “Unfinished” symphony.

 The grandeur of Beethoven’s “Emperor” piano concerto, the mystery of Schubert’s “Unfinished” symphony and the charm of Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn make for a quintessentially classical evening.

• Rachmaninoff’s Thirds – October 14–16, 2022: Edo de Waart, conductor; Joyce Yang, Piano

Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto is a gorgeous but grueling test of a soloists’ mettle. Don’t miss superstar pianist Joyce Yang — who rose to stardom when she took silver in the 2005 Van Cliburn Competition — takes on this mammoth concerto before the FWSO turns to the Russian giant’s celebrated Symphony No. 3, a work Rachmaninoff himself called one of his finest creations. Distinguished conductor Edo de Waart leads this exceptional concert. 

A ferocious cadenza early in Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto separates the students from the masters in this all-Rachmaninoff program that also include the sublime Symphony No. 3.

• A Trip to Harlem: Bernstein, Ellington, Gershwin, and Douglas J. Cuomo – October 28–30, 2022: Robert Spano, conductor; Joe Lovano, saxophone; Douglas J. Cuomo, visiting composer

Experience an elegant evening of jazz in this homage to some of America’s greatest music, with works by A-listers like Bernstein, Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. Plus, the FWSO continues to propel classical music forward with a world premiere by noted film, television, and concert music composer Douglas J. Cuomo.

• A Trip to St. Petersburg: Glinka, Glazunov, and Tchaikovsky – November 18–20, 2022: Delyana Lazarova, conductor; Michael Shih, violin

With more than 20 years serving as the orchestra’s lieutenant-general under his belt, FWSO concert-master Michael Shih steps into the spotlight to deliver Glazunov’s masterful Violin Concerto. This all-Russian program launches with Glinka’s spirited Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila and wraps up with a searing blast of fate music: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 

• Wagner Highlights – November 18–20, 2022: Robert Spano, conductor; Christine Brewer, soprano

Marvel at some of the greatest moments in the operatic repertoire as FWSO Music Director Robert Spano delves into the music of Richard Wagner. “The Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre, the Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from Götterdämmerung. It’s the perfect evening for Wagnerites and newcomers to the genre alike. The program will include images by famed British illustrator Arthur Rackham.

• Classical and Neo-Classical: Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mozart, and Stacey Garrop – January 6–7, 2023: Dame Jane Glover, conductor; Benjamin Baker, violin; Stacy Garrop, visiting composer

Composer Stacy Garrop’s Spectacle of Light begins with “a single firework illuminates the sky, followed by a massive eruption of light, color, and sound,” according to the composer herself. This concert also kicks off with another burst of color, Prokofiev’s “Classical” symphony, followed by Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and wraps up with Mozart’s cherished Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.

• Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky: Mahler and Tchaikovsky – March 10–12, 2023: Robert Spano, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin

The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto remains one of the finest gems in the repertoire, and there is perhaps no better interpreter of this work than world-renowned superstar violinist Gil Shaham. Thrill to the sweeping lyricism of the first two movements and the reckless abandon of the finale before the orchestra confronts Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 1.

• Jake Fridkis in Concert: Schumann, Reinecke, and Liszt – March 24–26, 2023: Roberto Abbado, conductor; Jake Fridkis, flute

FWSO 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.

• A Night at the Ballet: Brian Raphael Nabors, Humperdinck, Griffes, Ravel, and Stravinsky – April 21–23, 2023: Robert Spano, conductor; Texas Ballet Theater; Ben Stevenson O.B.E., choreographer; Brian Raphael Nabors, visiting composer

In a unique artistic collaboration, the Texas Ballet Theater leaps onstage for a join program with the FWSO of sultry favorites including Stravinsky’s evocative Suite from The Firebird, Griffes’ tantalizing Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn and more. Balancing out the program is Of Earth & Sky: Tales from the Motherland, a world premiere work by Alabama native Brian Raphael Nabors, a rising star in the world of composition whose music has already been performed by some of this country’s greatest orchestras.

• Elgar’s Enigma Variations: Strauss, Saint-Säens, and Elgar – May 5–7, 2023: Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Sterling Elliot, cello

Music Director Laureate Miguel Harth-Bedoya returns to lead the FWSO in a memorable evening. In a brilliant bit of musical mischief, Edward Elgar said that the melody to “Enigma” fits perfectly with another melody, but more than 100 years later, the finest musical minds have yet to settle on a definitive answer to the riddle. Join us to experience Miguel’s returns to the podium to direct Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Strauss’ rapturous Tod und Verklärung (“Death and Transfiguration”). Cellist Sterling Elliot, winner of the 2019 National Sphinx Competition, also makes his debut with the orchestra in Saint-Säens’ fiery Cello Concerto No. 1.

• Haydn: The Creation – May 19–21, 2023: Robert Spano, conductor; Jessica Rivera, soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor; Nmon Ford, baritone; Serpahic Fire, chorus; Elaine J. McCarthy, visual design

At the end lies a new beginning, as the FWSO closes out Robert Spano’s inaugural season with the FWSO with Haydn’s monumental Creation, a dramatic oratorio for vocal soloists, orchestra and choir that renders the Biblical text in music. The Miami-based vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire joins the orchestra in this special “Theater of a Concert” while acclaimed visual artist Elaine J. McCarthy — whose work has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, on Broadway and more — lends her talents to bring this ambitious production to life.

Pops Season Overview

The 2022–2023 Pops Series programming will contain 8 concert weekends with a variety of music including film scores, popular genres, and annual family favorites such as “Home for the Holidays.” All performances will take place at Bass Performance Hall except Star Wars which will be presented at the Will Rogers Auditorium. 

• National Geographic Symphony for Our World – August 26–28, 2022:Scott Terrell, conductor

Symphony for Our World combines National Geographic’s intimate portraits of wildlife with an original score by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, performed by live symphony orchestra and choir. This moving experience takes audiences on a breathtaking journey from the depths of our mysterious seas to the great heights of our majestic skies in a powerful tribute to the beauty and wonders of our world.

Queens of Soul – September 2–4, 2022: Byron Stripling, conductor; Shayna Steele, vocalist

He conducts, he plays the trumpet, he sings, he dances — ladies and gentlemen please welcome the inimitable Byron Stripling to the stage for an unforgettable night as he explores the music of soul. Stripling, who made a name for himself performing with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and more, will lead the FWSO in a tribute performance that spotlights musical royalty like Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and Adele.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration –October 21–23, 2022: Carl Topilow, conductor; Scarlett Strallen, vocalist; Hugh Panaro, vocalist; William Michaels, vocalist

Harken back to the golden age of musical theater when one of the greatest writing duos in history had their heyday and launched a run of award-winning Broadway shows including

Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and more.

Home for the Holidays– November 25–27, 2022: Stuart Chafetz, conductor; N’Kenge, vocalist; Lone Star Youth Chorus

Catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for another magnificent installment of every family’s favorite holiday tradition, complete with magical snowfall and Christmas carols.

Star Wars: A New Hope–December 16–18, 2022: Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra takes you on a journey as young farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia. The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire. Be there as the orchestra plays John Williams’ beloved score live as you are whisked to a galaxy far, far away in this breathtaking film experience.

Twist & Shout: The Music of the Beatles– February 3–5, 2023: Byron Stripling, conductor

Twist & Shout celebrates The Beatles in America, beginning with their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, and following their journey through the USA including highlights from their Shea Stadium and Hollywood Bowl appearances that brought Beatlemania and the British invasion into the hearts of Americans everywhere.

Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown – March 3–5, 2023: William Waldrop, conductor

From 1961 to 1971, Motown Records had more than 100 hits in the top 10 hits. That kind of success didn’t come by accident — founder Berry Gordy Jr. had a true knack for identifying soul artists with a mainstream pop appeal who would flip the music world on its head. Hear hits by Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and more.

Pink Martini – April 28–30, 2023: Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

Featuring a dozen musicians and a setlist of songs in 25 languages, the band Pink Martini is a globetrotting musical ambassador for the melting pot that is America. Originally founded in Portland as a cure to the “unneighborly” music of political fundraisers, the band now has a listenership all around the world and regularly performs its distinctive blend of classical, pop, Latin, and jazz music with top orchestras around the country.

Chamber Music Series Overview

The 2022–2023 Chamber Music Series at the Kimbell Art Museum expands from two performances to three and puts the audience closer to the music than any other series on the season with the performance taking place in the intimate Renzo Piano Pavilion. 

• Robert Spano Performs Chamber Music–November 13, 2022, at 2:00 PM:Robert Spano, piano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; FWSO musicians

Robert Spano himself, the FWSO’s Music Director Designate and an accomplished pianist, launches the Kimbell Chamber Series with a stirring song cycle of his own composition, the Sonnets to Orpheus, with Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor. Enjoy a more intimate FWSO concert experience as Spano is joined by members of the orchestra for the Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F Minor, the “crown of his chamber music,” while Debussy’s ethereal Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp balances the program exquisitely.

• From Despair to Hope: Messiaen and Mozart –March 19, 2023, at 2:00 PM: Robert Spano, piano; FWSO musicians

Talk about impossible odds: Messiaen wrote the first sketches Quatuor pour la fin du temps (“Quartet for the End of Time”) as a prisoner in Germany during World War II for himself and fellow musician prisoners, who premiered the work at the camp. Be there when pianist Robert Spano and musicians of the FWSO bring to life the anguished voices of the birds of Messiaen’s best-known work as well as Brahms’ transformative Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin and Horn.

• Three Chamber Music Masters: Mozart, Poulenc, and Lutosławski –May 14, 2023, at 2:00 PM: Robert Spano, piano; FWSO musicians and Guests

The breeziness of Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” trio for clarinet, viola, and piano is inherent, as the melodies came to him during a friendly afternoon at skittles, a game similar to our duckpin bowling. The atmosphere remains vivacious and playful for Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet before the Kimbell Chamber Series closes with a selection of chamber works by the 20th-century master Lutosławski, often described as Poland’s most inspired composer since Chopin.

Meet the Composer Series Overview

New to the FWSO in the 2022–2023 season, the Meet the Composer Series at the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum is an opportunity for listeners to learn more about composers and their works either from the composer themselves or a musicologist who specializes in the featured composer.

• Composer Douglas J. Cuomo –October 13, 2022, at 6:00 PM at Kimbell Art Museum: Featured composer and speaker Douglas J. Cuomo will discuss his piece a raft a sky, a wild sea which the FWSO will present the world premiere performance of on the October 14–16, 2022 concerts under Robert Spano at Bass Performance Hall.

• Composer Stacy Garrop –January 5, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Kimbell Art Museum: Featured composer and speaker Stacy Garrop will discuss her piece “Spectacle of Light” which will be performed on the January 6–7 concert under the baton of Dame Jane Glover at Bass Performance Hall.

• Musicologist Robert Greenberg –February 2, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Kimbell Art Museum: Robert Greenberg will speak on the legacy of Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams ahead of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s annual Gala Concert and Dinner featuring iconic cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

• Composer Brian Raphael Nabors – April 20, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Kimbell Art Museum: Composer Brian Raphael Nabors will return to Fort Worth after a successful debut performance with the orchestra in the 2021–2022 season and will speak to attendees about his work Of Earth & Sky: Tales from the Motherland which will receive its world premiere performances conducted by Robert Spano at Bass Performance Hall on April 21–23.

Family Series Overview

The 2022–2023 Family Series provides age-appropriate programming, performance times, and concert lengths that creates a symphonic experience for newcomers of all ages.

• Dancing with the FWSO Stars! – September 17, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Bass Performance Hall: Explore all types of dance music from around the world. From traditional to folk, and from ballet to modern, come hear how an orchestra shakes their bones as we travel through different cultures utilizing the rhythmic power of dance and music.

• Heroes at the Symphony –February 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Bass Performance Hall: Get your cape ready to celebrate the most memorable musical themes of heroes and heroines. The FWSO showcases what being a hero means, from Beethoven to Superman. Hear all your favorites from blockbusters like Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, The Incredibles, The Avengers, Star Wars, and more!

• Wild Symphony –March 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Bass Performance Hall:#1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown made his picture book debut with Wild Symphony: a mindful, humorous, musical, and uniquely entertaining book – and he even wrote the music too! Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends! You’ll meet a big blue whale and speedy cheetahs, tiny beetles, and graceful swans. Each has a special secret to share.

Special Concerts and Gala

There are six one-night-only concerts in the 2022–2023 season including the Gala Concert and Dinner, two performances led by Principal Guest Conductor Designate Kevin John Edusei, the Three American Tenors, the return of Handel’s Messiah, and the annual New Year’s Eve concert.

• Handel’s Messiah –December 10, 2022, at 7:30 PM at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium:  Julian Wachner, conductor; Molly Netter, soprano; Steven Soph, tenor; Jonathan Woody, bass; University of North Texas Vox Aquilae

Be there for the return of Handel’s masterpiece come alive as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, UNT Vox Aquilae Chorus, and spectacular soloists perform this stirring music—played the way Handel himself would have heard his Messiah.

• New Year’s Eve: ABBA The Concert – December 31, 2022, at 7:30 PM, Bass Performance Hall: Robert Franz, conductor; ABBA The Concert

With sold-out shows at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Highland Park in Chicago, it’s easy to see why many critics agree ABBA The Concert is the most amazing and authentic ABBA tribute show in the world.

• Edusei Conducts: An Evening of Brahms, Schumann, and Howard –February 11, 2023, at Van Cliburn Concert Hall, Texas Christian University:Kevin John Edusei, conductor; Michael Shih, violin; Allan Steele, cello

This one-night-only special concert will be conducted by newly appointed Principal Guest Conductor Kevin John Edusei in the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at Texas Christian University.

• Annual Gala Concert and Dinner with Yo-Yo Ma –February 25, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Bass Performance Hall: Robert Spano, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello

For one-night-only, witness the ultimate artistic mastery of Yo-Yo Ma, one of classical music’s best-recognized figures and ambassadors. From performances in the White House to children’s television shows and, lately, small community centers for everyday Americans, Ma is the consummate artist, renowned as much for his generosity of spirit and humility as for his musical ability.

Run, don’t walk, to the box office to book tickets for an unforgettable performance of composer Edward Elgar’s final great offering, the Cello Concerto, a work of unparalleled pathos, its simplicity allowing performers to cut through to listeners’ emotional cores in the most profound manner. To open this special evening, Robert Spano conducts another English masterpiece, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 2, “A London Symphony,” setting the stage for the splendor to come.

• Three American Tenors –May 13, 2023, at 7:30 PM: Robert Spano, conductor; Michael Fabiano, vocalist; Bryan Hymel, vocalist; Matthew Polenzani, vocalist

Three of the most sought-after tenors of the 21st century perform an exciting and varied program of classic opera arias, Broadway favorites, and American standards

• Edusei Conducts: An Evening of Kodály, Mozart, and Brahms –June 2, 2023, at 7:30 PM at Bass Performance Hall:  Kevin John Edusei, conductor; Joshua Elmore, bassoon

Principal Guest Conductor Kevin John Edusei will conduct this special concert will be the orchestra’s final performance in Bass Performance Hall for the 2022–2023 season.

Concerts in the Garden

After two years without Fort Worth’s summer staple, the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Concerts in the Garden festival is returning to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Instead of five weeks with performances Friday through Sunday, the FWSO will be presenting three weeks with the most popular concerts Thursday through Sunday and two Fourth of July Celebration concerts

• Asleep at the Wheel–Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• Jackopierce – Friday, June 17, 2022, at 8:15 PM

The Music of The Eagles – Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• Sarah Jaffe – Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• Classical Mystery Tour –Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• The Music of Pink Floyd – Friday, June 24, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• Star Wars and Beyond – Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• Star Wars and Beyond – Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• The Music of The Rolling Stones – Friday, July 1, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• The Music of Queen – Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 8:15 PM

July 4th Celebration – Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 8:15 PM

• July 4th Celebration – Monday, July 4, 2022, at 8:15 PM

Ticket Information

Subscriptions for the 2022–2023 season go on sale April 4, 2022, and can be purchased by calling 817-665-6000 or online at fwsymphony.org. Symphonic 11- concert subscription package for the 2022–2023 season range in price from $220.00 –$869.00. Pops 8- concert subscription packages range from $236–$668.

Single tickets will go on sale July 18, 2022, for 2022–2023 regular season concerts. Concerts in the Garden single tickets will go on sale April 11, 2022.

For tickets to all FWSO concerts, contact the FWSO Ticket Office at 817-665-6000 or visit www.fwsymphony.org

About Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is deeply committed to uniting its community through performance, education, and outreach, reaching an audience of more than 200,000 annually. Since its beginnings in 1912, the FWSO has been an essential thread in the city’s cultural fabric and the very foundation of Fort Worth’s performing arts. As the principal resident company of the acoustically superb Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the Orchestra performs a full season of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists and works by living composers. The Orchestra performs and partners with the Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn, and Performing Arts Fort Worth. Each summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the FWSO presents Concerts in the Garden – a series of family-friendly concerts that has become a city-wide tradition. Additionally, the orchestra hosts an annual Festival of Orchestras, providing an opportunity for non-professional orchestras across the state of Texas to perform in Bass Performance Hall. The FWSO keeps exceptional musical experiences at the heart of its community. After all—life is better with music! For more information, visit fwsymphony.org.

 

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

Church and State
at Stage West

KEEPING THE FAITH Stage West presents Jason Odell Williams’ fast-paced dramedy Church & State. A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky...

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces
2022–2023 Season

Robert Spano’s Inaugural Season as Music Director The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the 2022–2023 season programming for the Symphonic, Pops, Chamber, Meet the Composer, and Family Series, six special one-night-only concerts, the much-anticipated return of...

Space of Hate will be Space of Truth, Reconciliation, and Liberation

TRANSFORM 1012 N. MAIN STREET ACQUIRES KU KLUX KLAN KLAVERN NO. 101 AUDITORIUM IN FORT WORTH The building purchase marks a watershed moment in transforming a space once dedicated to hate into a space of community healing, liberation, and reparative justice. Transform...

2022 Butterflies in the Garden

Garden Hosts 2022 “Butterflies in the Garden” Popular Local Event Returns to Rainforest Conservatory    Behold nature’s wondrous transformation and marvel at brilliantly colored living jewels fluttering in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Conservatory...

Ariat Texas Rattlers Compete in the PBR Team Series

ARIAT TEXAS RATTLERS TO COMPETE IN GROUNDBREAKING PBR TEAM SERIES LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2022 Fisher Family-owned bull riding team to make its home at Dickies Arena   PBR (Professional Bull Riders) today announced that the Ariat Texas Rattlers will represent...

2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

Fun Town RV will be bringing the annual DFW RV Party back to AT&T Stadium on March 10th - 13th. The show will build on last year’s success by turning up the notch with bigger performers, more special guests,and even more RVs. The show has grown so large that it...
2022 Butterflies in the Garden

2022 Butterflies in the Garden

Garden Hosts 2022 “Butterflies in the Garden”

Popular Local Event Returns to Rainforest Conservatory 

 

Behold nature’s wondrous transformation and marvel at brilliantly colored living jewels fluttering in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Conservatory during “Butterflies in the Garden,” the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas, starting Feb. 25. and running through April 10. The six-week exhibit will be open daily, including Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

 “Beautiful, exotic butterflies of every hue and size will be flying in the conservatory,” said Bob Byers, executive vice-president. “People will have a chance to walk among hundreds of fluttering butterflies from around the world, watch them land on tropical flowers and lush foliage — maybe even on their shoulders — and learn about the amazing life cycle of the butterfly.” 

 Hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden|Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Butterflies in the Garden will offer educational programs, exciting exhibits, gift shop items and more designed to enhance the visitor experience.   

 The exhibit is likely to feature Central American butterflies such as the Starry Night Butterfly (Hamadryas Iaodamia), the Mosaic (Colobura dirce),  the elegant Glass Wing (Greta oto), Small Postman (Heliconius erato), Pink-Spotted Cattleheart (Parides photinus), the green Malachite (Siproeta stelenes), and Tiger Longwing (Heliconius hecale).  The ever-popular Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) will definitely be featured in the exhibit.  Of all the butterflies in the exhibit, the Blue Morpho is the most striking and a perennial favorite among visitors. Also included in the exhibit will be butterflies from North and South America, Africa and Asia. 

 Tickets for timed entrance are currently for sale online. Admission is $12 for ages 16-64; $10 for seniors (65+); $8 for ages 6-15; and free for children under five. For those who want to visit both the Garden and the butterfly exhibit, the price is $18 for adults and seniors and $10 for children. School groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets in advance for $8 per person. FWBG|BRIT members receive a discounted price of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children.  

 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. 

 Winter Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Parking is free throughout the campus during regular business hours. 

 

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

Church and State
at Stage West

KEEPING THE FAITH Stage West presents Jason Odell Williams’ fast-paced dramedy Church & State. A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky...

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces
2022–2023 Season

Robert Spano’s Inaugural Season as Music Director The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the 2022–2023 season programming for the Symphonic, Pops, Chamber, Meet the Composer, and Family Series, six special one-night-only concerts, the much-anticipated return of...

Space of Hate will be Space of Truth, Reconciliation, and Liberation

TRANSFORM 1012 N. MAIN STREET ACQUIRES KU KLUX KLAN KLAVERN NO. 101 AUDITORIUM IN FORT WORTH The building purchase marks a watershed moment in transforming a space once dedicated to hate into a space of community healing, liberation, and reparative justice. Transform...

2022 Butterflies in the Garden

Garden Hosts 2022 “Butterflies in the Garden” Popular Local Event Returns to Rainforest Conservatory    Behold nature’s wondrous transformation and marvel at brilliantly colored living jewels fluttering in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Conservatory...

Ariat Texas Rattlers Compete in the PBR Team Series

ARIAT TEXAS RATTLERS TO COMPETE IN GROUNDBREAKING PBR TEAM SERIES LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2022 Fisher Family-owned bull riding team to make its home at Dickies Arena   PBR (Professional Bull Riders) today announced that the Ariat Texas Rattlers will represent...

2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

Fun Town RV will be bringing the annual DFW RV Party back to AT&T Stadium on March 10th - 13th. The show will build on last year’s success by turning up the notch with bigger performers, more special guests,and even more RVs. The show has grown so large that it...

Ariat Texas Rattlers Compete in the PBR Team Series

Ariat Texas Rattlers Compete in the PBR Team Series

ARIAT TEXAS RATTLERS TO COMPETE IN GROUNDBREAKING PBR TEAM SERIES LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2022

Fisher Family-owned bull riding team to make its home at Dickies Arena

 

PBR (Professional Bull Riders) today announced that the Ariat Texas Rattlers will represent Dallas-Fort Worth in the PBR Team Series, an elite new league featuring the world’s top bull riders competing in games beginning in June 2022. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the Ariat Texas Rattlers will call Dickies Arena home.

As the official boot sponsor of PBR and a longtime sponsor of notable PBR athletes, including two-time and reigning World Champion Jose Vitor Leme and 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis, Ariat is expanding its presence in the sport as the official title sponsor of a new PBR team, joining seven others in the new league. The Ariat Texas Rattlers are owned by the Fisher Family, who have extensive experience owning and operating professional sports teams in Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.

“We are thrilled to bring a professional bull riding team to Fort Worth, Texas, ‘where the west begins’. We are committed to doing everything we can to give the people of Fort Worth an experience that’s worthy of the toughest cowboys who have called Fort Worth home,” said Mark George, General Manager of the Ariat Texas Rattlers.

The PBR Team Series’ inaugural 10-event regular season will culminate in a team playoff at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas November 4-6, 2022. The league will launch with eight founding teams, each scheduled to host in their respective city an annual bull riding event and western lifestyle festival, building excitement and rooting interests in the sport.

The PBR Team Series event for the Ariat Texas Rattlers at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth will be announced at a later date. Fans can connect with the Ariat Texas Rattlers on social media at @TexasRattlers on Facebook, @TexasRattlers_ on Twitter, @TexasRattlers_ on Instagram, and @TexasRattlers_ on TikTok.

The full PBR Team Series league roster is:

  • Ariat Texas Rattlers, based in Fort Worth, Tex., owned by the Fisher family
  • Arizona Ridge Riders, based in Glendale, Ariz., owned by Teton Ridge
  • Austin Gamblers, based in Austin, Tex., owned by Egon Durban
  • Carolina Chaos, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., owned by the league and operated by Richard Childress Racing.
  • Kansas City Outlaws, based in Kansas City, Mo., owned by Pulley Outlaws LLC
  • Missouri Thunder, based in Ridgedale, Mo., owned by Johnny Morris
  • Nashville Stampede, based in Nashville, Tenn., owned by Morris Communications Company
  • Oklahoma Freedom, based in Oklahoma City, Okla., owned by the league and operated by Prodigal

There will also be two “neutral site” league-produced regular season events and the season playoff and championship. All PBR Team Series events will be carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network or Pluto TV.

The league will host a PBR Team Series rider draft on May 23 prior to start of the 2022 season, among PBR rider members who have declared for the draft during a league eligibility window. To determine team selection order of the athletes, a draft lottery among teams will be held prior to the PBR Unleash The Beast event at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday, January 7.

The PBR Team Series complements the successful PBR Unleash The Beast premier tour, which held its first championship in 1994 and will now compete in a condensed January – May schedule, with its World Finals held in May in Fort Worth, Texas from May 13-22 at Dickies Arena.

The move of its elite series’ championship weekend to Fort Worth is PBR’s latest expansion in the heart of Cowboy Country.

In June 2021, PBR announced a groundbreaking joint venture with Stockyard Heritage Development Co. and ASM Global in which PBR will help program Cowtown Coliseum and bring dozens of annual western sports and lifestyle events to this iconic venue and the historic Stockyards District.

Boasting a rich history in the Metroplex, the region has played host to many historic PBR moments to date. Among those moments, Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth held the first PBR Unleash The Beast event in 1993, while in 2018, AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington was the site of the highest-attended, single-day event in PBR history, hosting more than 46,000 fans.

Additionally, the prestigious, team-formatted, international PBR Global Cup has twice been held at AT&T Stadium, including the event’s debut on American soil in 2019, and in 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys held the PBR World Finals after the event was relocated from Las Vegas due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions.

“Over the past 29 years, PBR has grown to become a mainstream sport carried by CBS and Pluto TV and packing marquee arenas across the country,” said PBR CEO and Commissioner Sean Gleason. “The incredible lineup of passionate, highly successful owners working with their talented staffs in the new PBR Team Series validates our new league – a transformational addition to the sport that will help take PBR to new levels.”

The PBR Team Series builds on the existing structure of professional bull riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. Events will be structured in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game will feature five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters will be comprised of seven riders on the core roster and up to three practice squad members. The team with the highest aggregate score of qualified rides among its riders will be declared the winner of each game. The event winner will be the team with the most game wins across an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tie-breaker to determine final event standings.

Team formatted bull-riding events have been growing in popularity since the debut of the PBR Global Cup in 2017, which pitted nation against nation in the name of national pride. The successful event format continued in June and July 2021 with the PBR Monster Energy Team Challenge, presented by U.S. Border Patrol. In addition, PBR has staged multiple Air Force Reserve Cowboys for a Cause team charity events.

About the Fisher Family:

The Fisher family, founders of Gap Inc., are thrilled to be one of the founding team owners for the launch of the PBR team league. For decades, the Fisher Family have made investments in timberland and forest products, footwear and apparel, real estate, education, as well as the Oakland Athletics (MLB team) and the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS team). The family is actively involved with a number of philanthropic causes, including SFMOMA, The KIPP Foundation, and UCSF.

About Ariat:

Ariat was founded in 1993 to reimagine the boot for modern riders, ranchers, and workers. Our pursuit of functional innovation has raised the bar for performance, fit, and craftsmanship all in service to Ariat’s global community of world-class athletes, Olympians, and people like you. Our products are designed to outperform in the most demanding environments. Ariat is now one of the top western, equestrian, outdoor, and work brands in the world. The company takes its name from Secretariat, the greatest racehorse of all time.

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. In June 2022, PBR will launch PBR Team Series – eight teams of the world’s best bull riders competing for a new championship. 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 that was built in 2019 and recently nominated for Arena of the Year for 2021 by Pollstar Magazine. The arena is 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.

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

Church and State
at Stage West

KEEPING THE FAITH Stage West presents Jason Odell Williams’ fast-paced dramedy Church & State. A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky...

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces
2022–2023 Season

Robert Spano’s Inaugural Season as Music Director The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the 2022–2023 season programming for the Symphonic, Pops, Chamber, Meet the Composer, and Family Series, six special one-night-only concerts, the much-anticipated return of...

Space of Hate will be Space of Truth, Reconciliation, and Liberation

TRANSFORM 1012 N. MAIN STREET ACQUIRES KU KLUX KLAN KLAVERN NO. 101 AUDITORIUM IN FORT WORTH The building purchase marks a watershed moment in transforming a space once dedicated to hate into a space of community healing, liberation, and reparative justice. Transform...

2022 Butterflies in the Garden

Garden Hosts 2022 “Butterflies in the Garden” Popular Local Event Returns to Rainforest Conservatory    Behold nature’s wondrous transformation and marvel at brilliantly colored living jewels fluttering in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Conservatory...

Ariat Texas Rattlers Compete in the PBR Team Series

ARIAT TEXAS RATTLERS TO COMPETE IN GROUNDBREAKING PBR TEAM SERIES LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2022 Fisher Family-owned bull riding team to make its home at Dickies Arena   PBR (Professional Bull Riders) today announced that the Ariat Texas Rattlers will represent...

2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

Fun Town RV will be bringing the annual DFW RV Party back to AT&T Stadium on March 10th - 13th. The show will build on last year’s success by turning up the notch with bigger performers, more special guests,and even more RVs. The show has grown so large that it...
2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

Fun Town RV will be bringing the annual DFW RV Party back to AT&T Stadium on March 10th – 13th.

The show will build on last year’s success by turning up the notch with bigger performers, more special guests,and even more RVs. The show has grown so large that it takes more than just the football field to contain it. Show entry will be in the West Plaza where you will find many RVs and boats, then you will make your way through multiple vendors from all over, and then onto the Stadium floor where RVs will cover the entire football field. There will be live music, as well as games, door prizes, product demonstrations, and the very latest RV models on the market. All inside the home of the Dallas Cowboys!

Admission is free!

Hosted by Fun Town RV, the largest RV retail chain in Texas, the DFW RV Party will give everyone the chance to view and shop towable RVs from 5 manufacturers, 32 of the top Brands, and over 100 of the latest models and floor plans. Factory and Banking representatives will be on hand, with special programs and discounts so incredible you may never see them again. If you can make only one RV show this year, this is the one to see.

The DFW RV Party will feature visits from former and current Dallas Cowboy players, the world-famous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and mascot Rowdy. To top this party off further, there will be a very special guest who will get things even more ramped up. Fun Town RV has invited none other than the Nature Boy, Ric Flair to drop by and say “Wooooo”.

“We wanted to do something more than just a normal RV show. In fact, I believe that no one should ever have to pay to shop for an RV ever again. This event should be considered an RV Party. That is why we are offering free parking, free admission, door prizes, and family fun for all. It is our privilege to host the RV community, the Cowboys Nation, and everyone in the Great State of Texas and to have the chance to show them why they should become a part of the Fun Town Family,” said Jarrod “The Mayor” McGhee CEO and Owner of Fun Town RV.

“The Cowboys have helped make this event special with player autograph sessions, ultimate fan experiences, Rowdy and Cheerleaders available to interact with everyone during the Party,” McGhee continues. “Anytime you get the chance to partner with a world-class organization like the Dallas Cowboys and the Jones family it is an honor and a privilege. The fact that our company started in 2010 with a very humble beginning and has now grown to an organization that can host an event like this, with a venue like AT&T stadium makes me as proud as I can be.”

The show runs from 10am – 7pm on March 10th-12th and 10am – 5pm Sunday on March 13th. For more information and schedules visit DFWRVPARTY.com

All show pricing will be honored at all 11 Fun Town RV retail locations in Cleburne, Corsicana, Rockwall, Denton, Giddings, Waco, Houston, Conroe, San Angelo, Oklahoma, and Tyler.

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

Church and State
at Stage West

KEEPING THE FAITH Stage West presents Jason Odell Williams’ fast-paced dramedy Church & State. A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky...

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces
2022–2023 Season

Robert Spano’s Inaugural Season as Music Director The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the 2022–2023 season programming for the Symphonic, Pops, Chamber, Meet the Composer, and Family Series, six special one-night-only concerts, the much-anticipated return of...

Space of Hate will be Space of Truth, Reconciliation, and Liberation

TRANSFORM 1012 N. MAIN STREET ACQUIRES KU KLUX KLAN KLAVERN NO. 101 AUDITORIUM IN FORT WORTH The building purchase marks a watershed moment in transforming a space once dedicated to hate into a space of community healing, liberation, and reparative justice. Transform...

2022 Butterflies in the Garden

Garden Hosts 2022 “Butterflies in the Garden” Popular Local Event Returns to Rainforest Conservatory    Behold nature’s wondrous transformation and marvel at brilliantly colored living jewels fluttering in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Conservatory...

Ariat Texas Rattlers Compete in the PBR Team Series

ARIAT TEXAS RATTLERS TO COMPETE IN GROUNDBREAKING PBR TEAM SERIES LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2022 Fisher Family-owned bull riding team to make its home at Dickies Arena   PBR (Professional Bull Riders) today announced that the Ariat Texas Rattlers will represent...

2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

Fun Town RV will be bringing the annual DFW RV Party back to AT&T Stadium on March 10th - 13th. The show will build on last year’s success by turning up the notch with bigger performers, more special guests,and even more RVs. The show has grown so large that it...
What’s Up New Year’s Eve 2021!

What’s Up New Year’s Eve 2021!

Ready to ring in the new year?

Check out this incredible lineup of events in and around Fort Worth!

Tracy Lawrence at Billy Bob’s Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Tracy Lawrence at The World’s Largest Honky Tonk-what a great way to ring in the New Year!

https://billybobstexas.com/events/tracy-lawrence-3

80’s  New Year’s Eve Party with Metal Shop at Fat Daddy’s

Mansfield

It’s an 80’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Metal Shop. Stand up, shout and let your freak flag fly while Metal Shop rocks to Guns ‘n Roses, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, AC/DC, and more. Get ready to rock that spandex, eyeliner, and big hair! Table includes bottle of Champagne and party favors.

$50 – Table for 2, with a bottle of Champagne and party favors.
$100 – Table for 4 with 2 bottles of Champagne and party favors.

https://www.universe.com/fatdaddys-nye

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra New Year’s Eve Swing is the Thing

Bass Performance Hall, Sundance Square

In a brilliant marriage of music and movement, four world-champion swing dancers take the stage to strut their stuff alongside the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in a show that captures the swing era of the ’40s and ’50s. Groove to favorites by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, to Bill Haley and the Comets, and Jerry Lee Lewis in this acrobatic homage to one of America’s most popular and enduring styles of dance music.

https://fwsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/subscriptions-and-series-info/nye-swing-is-the-thing 

A New Year in Hollywood NYE Party at AC Hotel

Downtown Fort Worth

Join the AC Hotel Fort Worth for a New Year’s Eve soiree centered around the timeless glamour of Hollywood.Overnight accommodations, open wine and beer bar, champagne toast, NYE favors, late-night bites ,four distinct areas to ring in the New Year include in all packages. VIP dinner packages available. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-celebration-tickets-128882600327

Fred’s Texas Café New Year’s Eve Shindig

An All Day Event
West 7th Street

Fred’s Texas Cafe invites old-timers and new fans alike to celebrate its more than 40-year legacy in the West 7th area with a special New Year’s Eve Shindig! The Cafe will bid its Final Farewell in true Fred’s style, December 31 from 11 am – 1 am. The Final Farewell will give longtime supporters a chance to reminisce on memories shared at the iconic Fort Worth spot and say their official goodbyes. Guests can enjoy an ice-cold beer, the signature menu, live music by James Hinkle Band & Special Guests: Claire Hinkle, Sam Anderson, and more, and other fun elements like a photo booth to commemorate the evening! All party-goers who come into the cafe between 6 pm and 11 pm will get a ticket to enter giveaways presented throughout the night. Guests must be present to win prizes like Fred’s swag and signed albums from musician friends of Fred’s Cafe.

https://www.fredstexascafe.com/events/new-years-eve-shindig

New Year’s Eve with the Dallas Symphony

Dallas

The Dallas Symphony’s tribute to the Viennese tradition returns to the Meyerson. Toast the New Year with lively waltzes from the Strauss dynasty, honoring the most prestigious of New Year’s musical traditions. Then, stay afterward to ring in the New Year at the exclusive Meyerson ‘Til Midnight after-party, featuring DJ Souljah and a complimentary champagne toast!

https://www.dallassymphony.org/productions/new-years-eve/ 

Laugh it Up this NYE at Downtown Cowtown at The Isis Theatre


Fort Worth Stockyards

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Fort Worth native William Lee Martin! You’ve seen his comedy specials on Amazon Prime and AppleTV, heard him on Sirius/XM, laughed with him on Carnival Cruise Lines, plus followed him on TikTok, YouTube, and on Facebook LIVE during his “4 pm Daily Talk Y’all”. This father of five is a self-proclaimed All American mutt – a mixed breed who doesn’t fit neatly into any single box physically, politically, or philosophically. With fresh material and hilarious new stories, he’s not afraid to step on toes but still connects with folks who share his everyday problems in always changing America. His friends still call him by his nickname “Cowboy Bill”, but nevertheless, this comedian will have you laughing till your sides split and you’re wiping away tears. A great way to ring in the New Year!

https://www.downtowncowtown.com/

A BULLISH NYE: PBR Touring Pro Division Bull Riding & ABBI Futurity Classic

Fort Worth Stockyards

Ring in the New Year with bulls and live music at Cowtown Coliseum! On December 31, 2021 and January 1, 2022, come out to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards for an evening with PBR Touring Pro Division Bull Riding & ABBI Futurity Classic at 7:30 p.m. both nights, and then head over to Billy Bob’s for live music at 10 p.m. provided by Tracey Lawrence (12/31) and Josh Ward (1/1).

Tickets to attend the PBR Cowtown Classic events at the Cowtown Coliseum start at $35 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office or online here.

https://cowtowncoliseum.com/events/cowtown-classic-bull-riding

 

New Year’s Weekend Live at Texas Live!

Arlington

Ring in the New Year all weekend long with various party options, delicious eats, live tunes and the ultimate sports watch experience. From balloon drops and confettis cannons to bowl games on the big screen, we’ve got your NYE weekend covered.

https://texas-live.com/nye

Epic Family New Year’s Eve at Epic Waters

Grand Prairie

Splash into the New Year at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark! The Epic Waters Crew will be sending off 2021 and ringing in 2022 with a New Year’s Eve celebration like you’ve never seen before!

Join us for a New Year’s Eve party bigger than the state of Texas!

Complete with circus and aerial performances, hula dancing, interactive games, and much more, America’s Favorite Epic Family New Year will be a celebration to remember!

All the action is sure to work up an appetite!
Add to your New Year’s Eve experience with a special Hawaiian themed dinner including a pig on a spit, pulled pork sliders, baby back ribs, coconut shrimp, and delicious mini pineapple upside down cupcakes!

https://epicwatersgp.com/epic-h2olidays-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0Ik8Y0UcM8zVHxrYBnf1eRp0aJWQDmF83GX12C-mPUpLUQT22xdT2sZb0

New Year’s Eve w/ Erick Willis & Special Guest at Lola’s Saloon

Cultural District

New Year’s Eve w/ Erick Willis & Special Guest at Lola’s!

Bring in 2022 with Erick Willis and his killer band along with a Special Guest

8PM Doors

9PM Show

$12 Pre-sale

https://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/531433528061006248

Grady Spencer & The Work NYE at Magnolia Motor Lounge

West 7th Street

https://amplitix.com/mml/21586

NYE with Squeezebox Bandits and Matt Hilyer at The Post at River East

Race Street

Ring in the new year with Squeezebox Bandits at The Post at River East.

Tables must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.

All ages welcome.

All tickets include complimentary champagne toast and black eyed peas at midnight.

http://thepostatrivereast.com/shows/

NYE Party with Red Young & His Hot Horns at Scat Jazz Lounge

Sundance Square

Scat Jazz Lounge is having THE party for New Year’s Eve, bringing in 2022 with a bang. There is nothing like ringing in the New Year at Scat Jazz Lounge. Its simply the coolest way to celebrate. This year they have another fantastic show for you with the incomparable sounds of Red Young & His Hot Horns. Featuring Red on Hammond Organ and Vocals, John Bryant on drums and the Hot Horns, it will be a swinging & grooving night. Red will have you dancing and smiling as you sip on a classic cocktail and welcome another new year in style. Please dress to impress. Please note a ticket is for the entire table and all the seats that come with it. Doors open at 8pm. 

http://scatjazzlounge.com/calendar.php

White Denim at Tulips FTW

Near Southside

https://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/531433527999736587#

NYE at Main at Southside (MASS FW) with  Uncle Toasty, The Infamists, Heavy Daze, Drifter’s Atlas, Bruce Magnus, & No Place Like Home

Near Southside

https://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/531433528059249926#

Metalfest NYE at Ridglea Theatre

Camp Bowie District

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ridglea-metalfest-presents-element-eighty-lockjaw-within-chaos-tickets-168356473745?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse# 

NYE 2021 West 7th Bar Crawl

West 7th Street

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-bar-crawl-fort-worth-tickets-211111338697?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse# 

El Chingon Bad Ass FW NYE 2022

West 7th Street

The nightlife hotspot will count down to 2022 with dancing, DJs, drinks, dishes and champagne. From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., partygoers can dance into the new year to live DJs including Danny West, Shadowman, ETX and more. General admission tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online here. Ticket holders must arrive between 6-10 p.m.

https://gbod.ticketsauce.com/e/bad-ass-nye-2022

 

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

Church and State
at Stage West

KEEPING THE FAITH Stage West presents Jason Odell Williams’ fast-paced dramedy Church & State. A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky...

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces
2022–2023 Season

Robert Spano’s Inaugural Season as Music Director The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the 2022–2023 season programming for the Symphonic, Pops, Chamber, Meet the Composer, and Family Series, six special one-night-only concerts, the much-anticipated return of...

Space of Hate will be Space of Truth, Reconciliation, and Liberation

TRANSFORM 1012 N. MAIN STREET ACQUIRES KU KLUX KLAN KLAVERN NO. 101 AUDITORIUM IN FORT WORTH The building purchase marks a watershed moment in transforming a space once dedicated to hate into a space of community healing, liberation, and reparative justice. Transform...

2022 Butterflies in the Garden

Garden Hosts 2022 “Butterflies in the Garden” Popular Local Event Returns to Rainforest Conservatory    Behold nature’s wondrous transformation and marvel at brilliantly colored living jewels fluttering in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Conservatory...

Ariat Texas Rattlers Compete in the PBR Team Series

ARIAT TEXAS RATTLERS TO COMPETE IN GROUNDBREAKING PBR TEAM SERIES LAUNCHING IN JUNE 2022 Fisher Family-owned bull riding team to make its home at Dickies Arena   PBR (Professional Bull Riders) today announced that the Ariat Texas Rattlers will represent...

2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

Fun Town RV will be bringing the annual DFW RV Party back to AT&T Stadium on March 10th - 13th. The show will build on last year’s success by turning up the notch with bigger performers, more special guests,and even more RVs. The show has grown so large that it...