Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth FTW Celebration

June 19, 1865 signifies the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state to ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abram Lincoln, had been signed two and a half years earlier and it declared that “all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.”
Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, honors that day and the end of slavery in the United States. It is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Celebrate the official end of slavery in the US with Opal Lee and her walk and a full weekend of education, empowerment, and entertainment.

 

Juneteenth Jazz Festival

FEATURING BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN- PERSON ATTENDANCE

DFW Metroplex Jazz and Jim Austin Online host one of the smoothest music festivals of the summer! The National Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, 2021, and will offer both virtual and in-person attendance.

“We are excited to present an incredible weekend of Zydeco, Blues and Jazz for music lovers not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but around the world,” says event promoter Jim Austin.

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of music! VIP venue seats and live streaming tickets are now available. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 817-923-9305 or visit: JimAustinOnline.com.

JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL LOCATION:
The Warehouse , 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110.
https://thewarehousedfw.com/upcoming-events/

American Airlines Juneteenth Jubilee

American Airlines’ Black Professional Network Members, in collaboration with the Dock Bookshop, My Brother’s Keeper, Unity Unlimited, and Jim Austin Online, invite you to celebrate the emancipation of Black enslaved people in the U.S. Guest speaker, Ms. Opal Lee, Honorary Grandmother of Juneteenth, will share the history of Juneteenth and the status of her quest to make it a national holiday. This exciting, family friendly event will have steppers, drummers, poets, storytellers, food, games and more to help you celebrate this holiday. Register to secure your ticket(s).

June 18
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Legacy Park Pavilion
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington
Register Here

Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas.

Sunday, June 20th
Sunday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX,
100 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
https://levittpavilionarlington.org/events/

Historical Presentation & Discussion:
Black Restaurants that Fed the Civil Rights Movement

Learn how restaurants in the South, such as Dooky Chase’s in New Orleans, The Four Way in Memphis and others, became high-profile focal points for the Civil Rights movement through this informative presentation. The program will also include a talk with self-described black culture curator Deah Berry Mitchell, who will share her insight into the influence that West African cuisine and slavery had on “soul food” and the local black-owned restaurant scene. Register for the program, which be held at noon, Thursday, June 17, via Webex. The Webex platform can be accessed via computer or a smartphone app.

Documentary: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom film screening and discussion

This documentary (not rated, 2019, 51 minutes) explores some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” through witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph. The film chronicles how in the 1930s a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African Americans navigate safe passage across the U.S. well into the 1960s.
Admission is free for this in-person program, but registration is required.

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Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth FTW Celebration June 19, 1865 signifies the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state to ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abram Lincoln, had been signed...

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...

Taste Community Restaurant Launches New Locally Grown Summer Menu!

Fort Worth’s nonprofit restaurant, Taste Community Restaurant, launches its new summer menu with a focus on locally grown produce. While seasonal menus are not a new concept in Fort Worth, Taste Community Restaurant is located in the city’s largest food desert where...

Jr. NFR is Coming to Cowtown Coliseum!

The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce the 2021 Junior National Finals Rodeo (Jr. NFR) will take place at the Cowtown Coliseum from June 28 through July 3, 2021. The Jr. NFR will showcase the best competition in youth rodeo, including bareback...

Mule Alley Welcomes MELT Ice Creams!

Local Favorite Ice Cream Shop Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based ice cream shop MELT Ice Creams will open a new location at Mule Alley. With a passion for bringing joy to people’s...

The Kimpton Harper Hotel Now Open in Fort Worth

Kimpton Harper Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth and three miles from the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, is pleased to announce that the 226-room boutique hotel is now open. The Harper Hotel offers a unique destination for travelers and locals alike...

A Fort Worth Father’s Day Guide

Even as Fort Worth and all of our favorite hang-outs are opening up, What’s Up Fort Worth wants you, your family, and especially Dad to stay healthy and safe. We suggest that you do a thorough review of all local, state and federal guidelines for all these fun...

Simone Biles Headlines Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour

MagicSpace Entertainment and AEG Presents/Concerts West today announced tickets will go on-sale Friday, June 11 for the Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour, arriving at Dickies Arena on Oct. 9, 2021. The tour is a high-energy, gymnastics-meets-pop-concert...

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Live at Billy Bob’s its…… Gary Patterson???

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Mule Alley Welcomes MELT Ice Creams!

Mule Alley Welcomes MELT Ice Creams!

Local Favorite Ice Cream Shop Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based ice cream shop MELT Ice Creams will open a new location at Mule Alley. With a passion for bringing joy to people’s lives through culinary creations, the ice cream shop will offer its unique flavors and sweet treats that change each season as new ingredients are available.

“We are thrilled to open a store on the northside of Fort Worth and join the amazing lineup of small and legacy businesses in Mule Alley,” says MELT Ice Creams Founder Kari Crowe-Seher. “We believe we will bring the perfect mix of high-quality ice cream and happy vibes to sweeten the cowboy culture that the Stockyards and Fort Worth is known for.”

Since opening its first location in 2014, MELT Ice Creams has expanded across the metroplex with the Mule Alley location marking the fourth scoop shop in Fort Worth. The 615 square-foot space is being designed by Bennett Benner Partners and will embody MELT’s signature bright yellow aesthetic.

The heart and soul MELT pours into their locations makes them a Fort Worth favorite and one we are excited to share with the rest of the world, said M2G Ventures Co-President Jessica Miller Essl. “We look forward to adding MELT to our lineup of one-of-a-kind shops in Mule Alley and inviting locals and travelers to enjoy all the new exciting experiences.”

The MELT Ice Creams menu focuses on seasonal fun and funky ice creams with flavors changing regularly. MELT also offers nine Always Flavors that are consistent classics, which include Vanilla Beans, Chocolate Chocolate, Cookie Crush, Salt Lick, Cup of Texas, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry, Rocky Roads, and Sweet Cream, as well as a chocolate vanilla ice cream sandwich. Special ways to enjoy your ice cream include a Seasonal Sometimes Sundae, which includes three ice cream scoops of your choice plus warm roasted pineapple, white chocolate cookie crumbles, and spiced rum sauce (toppings change seasonally); Seasonal Cone Pairing, a chocolate-dipped vanilla cone with roasted peanuts; and don’t forget Taco Tuesday, two ice cream scoops topped with vanilla whipped cream and house-made salted caramel sauce and chocolate sauce.

“Our mission for the Fort Worth Stockyards is to develop an eclectic mix of legacy lifestyle brands and local artisans,” said Fort Worth Heritage Development Co. Team Lead-Design/Development Kayla Wilkie. “MELT Ice Creams was a perfect fit to offer that crafted culinary experience to Mule Alley guests.”

MELT Ice Creams will be located at 128 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 at the Stockyards. Learn more about MELT Ice Creams by visiting www.melticecreams.com.

 

 

ABOUT MELT ICE CREAMS:

MELT Ice Creams has been serving happy ice cream to the fine folks of Fort Worth since opening in 2014. A year earlier, founder Kari Crowe-Seher figured out what was missing from Fort Worth’s eclectic Near Southside: ice cream. With her passion for bringing joy to people’s lives through culinary creations, Melt opened its doors and the scoop slinging began! Since then, they’ve been pouring love into unique flavors and putting smiles on faces all over the metroplex and beyond.

ABOUT MULE ALLEY:
Mule Alley is a carefully curated collection of restaurants, entertainment venues, shops, heritage brands, and creative workplaces located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. As part of one of the most iconic travel destinations in the country, the new Mule Alley project transcends typical development and brings a formerly vibrant area in the district back to life. After six years of planning, Stockyards Heritage Development Co. set out to revive the 108-year-old original horse and mule barns, renovating them into an iconic destination shopping and dining district. Mule Alley, anchored by Marriott Autograph Collection resort Hotel Drover, features legacy stores and restaurants, including Simpli.fi national headquarters, Shake Shack, Lucchese Bootmaker, Provender Hall, MB Mercantile & Supply, American Paint Horse Association headquarters and flagship experience, Cowtown Winery, Biscuit Bar, Wrangler, King Ranch Saddle Shop, Proper Supply Co., and Sidesaddle Saloon. The district is set to welcome additional tenants in the upcoming months, including Second Rodeo Brewing, Avoca Coffee, two new concepts from Tim Love, and more. For more information, visit mulealleyfortworth.com and keep up to date on social media by following @mulealley.

 

ABOUT STOCKYARDS HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT CO.:
Stockyards Heritage Development Co. is a partnership between nationally recognized developer Majestic Realty Co. and Fort Worth’s Hickman Investments. Created with the intention of thoughtfully reimagining the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, the company is dedicated to preserving the National Historic District legacy while elevating it with experiences for locals and visitors from abroad. Accomplished through a public/private partnership with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the project’s first phase, Mule Alley, broke ground in the fall of 2018 to include the renovation of the destination’s historic,108-year-old horse and mule barns into a street of curated shops, restaurants, retail, office spaces, and a four-star Autograph Collection hotel and rustic resort, Hotel Drover which opened in March 2021. majesticrealty.com, hoteldrover.com, mulealley.com.

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The Kimpton Harper Hotel Now Open in Fort Worth

The Kimpton Harper Hotel Now Open in Fort Worth

Kimpton Harper Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth and three miles from the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, is pleased to announce that the 226-room boutique hotel is now open. The Harper Hotel offers a unique destination for travelers and locals alike as a 100-year old historical building within the renowned Sundance Square Plaza, as well as shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and a lively bar scene—all just steps away.

Managed by Pivot, the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group, the Harper Hotel offers 226 guest rooms and suites perfect for both business and leisure guests, featuring luxurious Frette bedding, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, Bluetooth speaker systems, and plush bathrobes alongside signature hotel amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center and 10,000 square feet of event space. Designer Cynthia Forchielli of Forchielli Glynn brings relaxed yet sophisticated design to every room, including handcrafted furniture, thoughtful details, such as a panther figurine that greets guests upon opening the room closet, referencing the ‘Panther City’ nickname, brass pendant lights, woven baskets, and lively local art.

Located on the ground floor and helmed by Chef Matthew Williams, il Modo brings contemporary Italian cuisine to downtown Fort Worth. il Modo creates an inviting space for the community to gather and connect while enjoying dishes prepared with seasonality and sustainability in mind, with offerings including house-made pasta, such as a Cacio e Pepe Orecchiette, Manilla Clam Linguini, and Spicy Italian Sausage Rigatoni. Additional rustic-refined Italian dishes include a 22-ounce bone-in Ribeye grilled to perfection with roasted garlic and bone marrow butter; a roasted Half Amish Chicken served with potato-leek puree and garnished with roasted garlic and preserved lemon jus. Menu items also include a selection of raw bar offerings, family-style platters, shareable appetizers, complementing sides, and delectable Italian-inspired desserts.

Restaurant and bar guests can also enjoy a thoughtful wine list, created to harmonize with the cuisine, and cocktails built around Italian classics. The sophisticated Italian restaurant will soon host pasta-making classes and offer a variety of namesake packaged sauces and pasta for purchase that allow guests to enjoy a taste of il Modo at home.

Refinery 714, the Harper Hotel’s penthouse and cocktail lounge nestled on the 24th floor, presents robust whiskey offerings, classic cocktails, curated beers and wines, and a select menu of elevated bar bites, such as a King Crab and Smoked Trout Salad drizzled with lemon aioli; White Bean Hummus made with roasted eggplant, brown butter mushrooms, and pine nut relish served with lavash flatbread; and shareables, including House Potato Chips and Citrus and Garlic Marinated Olives. Off the menu but included with every order is the unbeatable view in all directions of Fort Worth and beyond.

Reservations are now open. For more information on the hotel, please visit theharperfortworth.com. Stay tuned for additional updates by following The Harper on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Kimpton Harper Hotel: 714 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

ABOUT PIVOT
Pivot is the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group. With a deep-rooted passion for continuous innovation, Pivot offers exceptional service delivery, revenue generation, integrated marketing, and financial responsibility. Constituted by some of the most accomplished leaders in lifestyle hospitality, Pivot caters to today’s independent, adventure-minded traveler through approachable design, locally inspired food and beverage, intuitive, heartfelt service, and authentic experiences at each of its properties. For more information, visit www.davidsonhospitality.com/pivot. Follow us on Instagram @davidsonhospitality and Twitter @DavidsonHospGrp. Like us on Facebook @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. Connect with us on LinkedIn @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. #PivotHotels

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars, and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations, and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean, and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted, and ridiculously personal. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.

ABOUT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES GROUP, INC.
Development Services Group is an established developer and operator of commercial real estate assets across the United States with a focus on adaptive reuse of historic buildings. An advocate and visionary for community stakeholders, DSG leads efforts that enhance communities, bring people together, and provide outstanding returns on investments. With a multi-disciplined team of seasoned experts, DSG offers comprehensive and integrated support services for all aspects of real estate development and management through each phase from start to finish. For more information, visit www.dsginc.net.

A Fort Worth Father’s Day Guide

A Fort Worth Father’s Day Guide

Even as Fort Worth and all of our favorite hang-outs are opening up, What’s Up Fort Worth wants you, your family, and especially Dad to stay healthy and safe. We suggest that you do a thorough review of all local, state and federal guidelines for all these fun Father’s Day activities. And check the websites below regularly for any updates to hours of operation and/or specific policies and guidelines.

 

Whiskey or Beer…Never Fear!

 

Make it easy on yourself and on Dad.  Year In, Year Out, it’s never a bad idea to take Dad to one of the great local breweries on the Fort Worth Ale Trail.  If you think he needs something a little stronger, there is no shortage of distilleries in and around Fort Worth.

 

And if he absolutely has to do something with a little more activity to it, we have some ideas for that too!

 

BREWERY IDEAS FOR DAD

 

NEAR SOUTHSIDE

Rahr & Sons Brewery

Fathers Day Ideas in Fort Worth160 years after William Rahr founded the Eagle Brewery, his great-great-grandson and namesake, Frederick William “Fritz” Rahr, Jr., felt the pull to brew and with the blessing of his wife, Erin, opened Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. on the south side of downtown Fort Worth in 2004. Knowing the family history, staff at Rahr & Sons tend to get nervous if Fritz leans over a brew kettle too far.

Hop Fusion Ale Works

Creativity is at the heart of everything they do at HopFusion Ale Works. Hop Fusion’s founders, Macy Moore and Matt Hill, are passionate about both. They firmly believe that craft brew is an experience, not just a beer. It’s about community and friends

Wild Acre Brewing

Hell’s Half Acre earned infamy in 19th Century Fort Worth as a destination for revelry and debauchery amongst the renegade travelers and traders that helped build the economy in the post-war West. Residing in its long shadow, Wild Acre Brewing Company toasts the famous stretch of land and the legends that built its reputation with a devotion to brewing the highest quality American craft beer found anywhere.

PANTHER ISLAND

Panther Island Brewing 

Father's Day in Fort WorthPanther Island Brewing is a family own and operated microbrewery located on the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, TX. What started out as a passion for craft beer and a fascination for home brewing grew into a full scale brewery. With the support of friends and family Panther Island became a reality in December 9, 2014. Fort Worth is our home and has given so much to us, so we love being able to give back to the Fort Worth community while doing something we love.

DOWNTOWN

Cowtown Brewing Company

Father's Day in Fort WorthCowtown Brewing Co was founded on the idea that great beer deserves equally great barbecue. Their craft beer and smoked meats are developed and perfected on-site just minutes from Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. Guests can enjoy their libations and succulent barbecue in the air-conditioned taproom or on the expansive outdoor deck amid lively music and a family-friendly atmosphere.

 MANSFIELD

Dirty Job Brewing
By The Horns Brewing

Check website. They might be re-opened by Father’s Day.

ARLINGTON

Division Brewing
Legal Draft

 

KELLER

Shannon Brewing Company

 

DISTILLERY IDEAS FOR DAD

 

Trinity River Distillery
Firestone & Robertson Distillery
Acre Distilling
Blackland Distilling
Blackeyed Vodka

 

Experience the Fort Worth’s Live Music Scene with Dad

Check out all the opportunities to enjoy the best Live Music that the FORT has to offer.

Father’s Day Cookout at the Fort Worth Zoo

Make Dad’s day with a special invitation to an exclusive after-hours Father’s Day Cookout at the Zoo! This family event in Texas Wild! includes a delicious picnic dinner, up-close animal encounters, access to all Texas Wild! animal habitats and free train and carousel rides. Plus, your ticket includes a personalized otter adoption honoring the father figure in your life, supporting the care and feeding of more than 7,000 Fort Worth Zoo animals. But don’t delay – tomorrow is the last day to purchase tickets!

Father’s Day Cookout tickets include:

  • A cookout dinner in Texas Wild!’s Texas Town
  • An up-close meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s outreach animals
  • Free train and carousel rides
  • After-hours access to all Texas Wild! habitats
  • Games and attractions to enjoy:
    – Toyota Children’s Ranch and Petting Corral
    – Central Market Playbarn and Hudson Foundation Kiddie Corral
    – Wild West Shooting Gallery
    – Yellow Rose Express
    – Country Carousel
    – One otter adoption package for Dad

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Texas Rangers host Minnesota Twins at Globe Life Park

Could there be a better outing to hang out with Dad other than a day at the ballpark?  And guess what?  You don’t have to worry about the weather.  Plan the day for the Rangers game at the brand new Globe Life Field.

Want to do More than just Sit Around with Dad?

Plan a fun family event for the whole crew.  Golf or Bowling works for everyone, especially with Topgolf.  The best part—you do not have to worry about the weather.  Topgolf, Pinstripes, and Alley Cats all offer great options for a fun time with Dad.

Take Dad for a Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

If you missed this opportunity with Mom, The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a great way to spend time with Dad.

Wanna Give Dad a Scare???

The Paranormal Activity in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the most active and written about in the United States.
The Stockyard Ghost Tour takes you on a 90 minute walking tour through the Fort Worth Stockyards, where you will hear stories of paranormal activity as well as detailed history of the Stockyards.  The Bordello’s, the shoot outs, the hangings and much more!
Treat Dad to a memorable, fun and entertaining tour!

For the Bold & The Brave

How about getting Dad and the gang together for a Cycle and a BYOB Party
with the Cowtown Cycle Party!  You’ve seen it!  This is your chance to experience it…and with Dad there, you won’t get in too much trouble…or will you?

Daddy-Daughter Tea at Fort Worth Botanic Garden

This one is planned for a week ahead (Saturday, June 12th) which gives you all the more reason to make this year Father’s Week instead of Father’s Day.  On Saturday, June 12, enjoy scrumptious snacks and a delicious selection of beverages at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s monthly tea. Reservations are required and space is limited. Choose from times 1–2pm or 2–4pm, and call 817/366-1100 to secure your seat.

Father’s Day Last YeeHaw Crawfish Boil in the Fort Worth Stockyard

In celebration of Father’s Day weekend, the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards will be hosting the ultimate Father’s Day event to bring Dad to!

Join the Fort Worth Stockyards for their Father’s Day Last Yee Haw Crawfish Boil on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 11 a.m. until sold out featuring the best boiled and soaked crawfish in Texas provided from Bayou Boils, live jazz music performed by The Big Easy Brass Band, and more family-fun at the Livestock Exchange Lawns. Crawfish will be sold by the pound for $10 and includes corn and potatoes – pre-orders for crawfish are available for purchase here or can be purchased at the ticket booth the day of the event.

 

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Simone Biles Headlines Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour

Simone Biles Headlines Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour

MagicSpace Entertainment and AEG Presents/Concerts West today announced tickets will go on-sale Friday, June 11 for the Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour, arriving at Dickies Arena on Oct. 9, 2021. The tour is a high-energy, gymnastics-meets-pop-concert spectacular that will be headlined by the most decorated gymnast of all-time, Simone Biles. Athleta, a leading women’s performance lifestyle brand, has joined as the title sponsor of the show, which will feature an all-star team of female gymnastic champions spreading messages of empowerment and togetherness to inspire the next generation of athletes.

Tickets to see Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour at Dickies Arena on Oct. 9 go on sale on Friday, June 11 at Ticketmaster.com.

To sign up for the presale and for more information about VIP packages and a chance to participate in the show finale of the Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour, visit www.GoldOverAmericaTour.com.

The 35-city tour kicks off in Tucson, September 21, 2021 with stops along the way in Denver, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Houston, Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Newark, and Brooklyn, before concluding in Boston, November 7, 2021. The Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour is supported by associate sponsors GK Elite and SPIETH America. A full list of cities and ticket information can be found at www.goldoveramericatour.com/goat/tickets.html.

“I love the sport of gymnastics and want to help create a show that captures the pure joy of performing,” said Biles. “Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour will match athleticism and entertainment, all while celebrating the gold inside each of us!”

 

Biles will be joined by 2016 Gold and Silver medalist in Rio and Dancing With The Stars champion Laurie Hernandez, All-American, NCAA National Champion and viral video sensation Katelyn Ohashi, winner of three gold medals in 2019 and 2020 at the Tokyo World Cup Morgan Hurd, 2018 NCAA National Champion from UCLA where she achieved 10 perfect 10’s Peng-Peng Lee, Jamaican qualifier for the 2021 Tokyo games Danusia Francis and 8-time U.S. National team member Jordan Chiles. More gymnasts will be announced in the coming months.

The Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour will spotlight each gymnast performing segments from their most famous routines mixed with career highlight and personal videos, social media interactions, spoken word, and a crew of gymnastic dancers under eye-popping LED video screens and lights. Together, these women are not only top-of-their-game athletes but also the ultimate squad goal inspiration to girls and young women worldwide. The show emerges from their personal values of empowerment, friendship, positive body image, mental health awareness, and self-confidence.

The creative team includes Director Mark “Swany” Swanhart and Associate Director Louanne Madorma, along with world-renowned gymnastics coach Valorie “Miss Val” Kondos Field, who serves as Supervising Choreographer for the tour. The tour is produced by Lee D. Marshall and executive produced by Mark “Swany” Swanhart, Louanne Madorma, Valorie “Miss Val” Kondos Field, and Guy Phillips.

To sign up for the presale and for more information about VIP packages and a chance to participate in the show finale of the Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour, visit www.GoldOverAmericaTour.com. Follow on Instagram & Facebook @GoldOverAmericaTour, Twitter @GoldOverAmerica and YouTube. #GoldInAllOfUs

 

About MagicSpace Entertainment
Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour is produced by MagicSpace Entertainment. A boutique producing and presenting firm focused on first-class properties and productions. Based in Park City, UT, the company has produced and presented national tours, Broadway shows, concerts, museum exhibits and sporting events worldwide for over 40 years with a powerhouse producing team focused on providing creative, marketing and general management expertise. www.MagicSpace.net

About AEG Presents
Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across four continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly — continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as Goldenvoice, Messina Touring Group, Concerts West, The Bowery Presents, PromoWest Productions, Marshall Arts, Madison House Presents, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.

About Athleta
A certified B Corporation, Athleta is a performance lifestyle brand with a mission of empowering a community of active women and girls. Athleta’s versatile premium performance lifestyle apparel is designed by women for women with inclusivity at its core. Founded in 1998, Athleta integrates performance and technical features across its collection to support women across their entire lifestyle – from yoga and training to travel and sleep. In 2016, the company launched Athleta Girl mirroring its signature performance in styles for the next generation. Based in San Francisco, CA and a Gap Inc. brand (NYSE: GPS), Athleta apparel is available at its over 200 retail stores across the United States, through its catalog, and at Athleta.com.

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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PBR’s Elite Unleash The Beast Returns to Dickies Arena

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Taste Community Restaurant Launches New Locally Grown Summer Menu!

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LIGHTHOUSE IMMERSIVE AND IMPACT MUSEUMS ANNOUNCE THE ICONIC FORMER MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING IN EAST QUARTER, NOW KNOWN AS LIGHTHOUSE DALLAS, AS THE OFFICIAL VENUE FOR THE ORIGINAL IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH EXHIBIT DALLAS

Sold-Out Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition to Debut at Lighthouse Dallas, the City’s New Art & Culture Space
–– New Block of Tickets To Go On Sale June 8 ––

Lighthouse Immersive and Impact Museums announce that the restored historic Masonic Temple in East Quarter is now Lighthouse Dallas, a new art and culture venue for the city of Dallas and the official location for the highly anticipated Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. The venue is located at 507 South Harwood Street in downtown Dallas’s East Quarter, and the exhibit will span nearly 30,000 square feet. Since its premiere in July 2020, more than two million tickets have been sold to Immersive Van Gogh, making it the most popular attraction currently in North America.

Guests of Lighthouse Dallas and the premiere of its Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit will be transported by the works and life of post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh through the use of state-of-the-art technology, theatrical storytelling, and world-class animation. Created by Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi, whose work was recently highlighted in the Netflix series Emily in Paris, and featuring music by Italian multimedia composer Luca Longobardi, the production harnesses 60,600 frames of captivating video totaling 90,000,000 pixels and 500,000+ cubic feet of projections, bringing the painter’s masterpieces to life.

“We are very excited that the city of Dallas has welcomed us with open arms,” says Lighthouse Immersive Producer, Corey Ross. “The iconic Masonic Temple in East Quarter is coming back to life for the people of Dallas. To open with such a moving exhibit seems only right,” adds Svetlana Dvoretsky, Lighthouse Immersive Producer.

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit will be the first exhibition for Lighthouse Dallas. As the newest art and culture venue for the city, Lighthouse Dallas will focus on next-generation socially and culturally conscious programming. The 46,000 square foot art venue will host a variety of impactful cultural exhibitions and installations aimed at encouraging discussion and inspiring visitors. “Dallas is a progressive city, and we can’t wait to be a part of the arts and entertainment community here,” says Diana Rayzman, Co-Producer and President of Impact Museums. “We look forward to bringing the city a roster of groundbreaking exhibitions in the years to come .”

“Todd Interests looks forward to having Lighthouse Dallas and its first exhibition, Immersive Van Gogh, debut in East Quarter,” says Patrick Todd, Managing Partner at Todd Interests.

The original Immersive Van Gogh is a spectacular, vivid, and breathtaking digital art experience that invites audiences to enter the legendary works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh—evoking his highly emotional and chaotic inner consciousness through art, light, music, movement, and imagination. Featuring stunning towering projections that illuminate the artistic genius’s mind, the exhibition will feature a curated selection of images from Van Gogh’s 2,000+ lifetime catalog of masterpieces. Famed pieces include Mangeurs de Pommes de Terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889). Paintings will be presented how the artist first saw the scenes—based on an active life and moving landscapes turned into sharp yet sweeping brush strokes. The hour-long experience is designed with the highest safety standards and protocols in mind. Capacity will be limited in accordance with local restrictions.

For more information about Immersive Van Gogh, visit dallasvangogh.com or call 844-307- 4644. Follow the exhibition on social media on Facebook and Instagram

MASSIMILIANO SICCARDI, Artistic Creator

Massimiliano Siccardi studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance. In 1990, he left the world of dance to begin a new journey in video art. Siccardi quickly became the artistic force behind several visual mises-en-scène for choreographers worldwide, creating video scenographies for numerous prestigious festivals and galas. He reconstructed footage mapping the Basilica di Giotto and the Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, where one of his permanent installations virtually rebuilt Cupola’s frescoes. Siccardi is also a celebrated photographer and has had photo exhibitions in Spoleto and Rome, to name a couple. He is a professor of digital image elaboration at the Accademia di Comunicazione e Immagine in Rome. In 2012, Siccardi received the prestigious International Award “Romaindanza” for his talent in dance theatre’s visual work. Since 2012, he has been an artist in residence at the Carrières de Lumières – Atelier des Lumières where he authored the mises-en-scène of numerous immersive shows. He is currently creating projects in Italy, New York, Berlin, Leipzig, and Rome.

LUCA LONGOBARDI, Composer

Italian composer and pianist Luca Longobardi is a classically trained musician who incorporates contemporary electronic music into his pieces. Born in 1976, Longobardi studied classical music in Italy and New York and went on to earn his doctorate in digital audio restoration in Rome in 2011. The experience he has gained as a theatre musician has increased his interest in the relationship between sounds and spectacle. He has composed music for ballets, films, accompanied installations, and experimental art productions (Atelier des Lumières in Paris, Carrière des Lumières in Baux-de-Provence, Kunstkraftwerk in Leipzig). His recordings and multimedia performances evoke an intense experimental electronic music that meets pure, ethereal, and simple-seeming piano playing that relays deep emotions.

COREY ROSS, Co-Producer

Founded in Toronto in 2003 by Corey Ross, Starvox Entertainment has ranked in Profit Magazine’s fastest-growing Canadian companies for five years in a row. Starvox produces, manages, represents, and promotes cross-over performing arts shows and exhibitions that tour Canada, the United States, and internationally. Ross has produced multiple theatrical shows in Chicago, including the Harry Potter parody Potted Potter, Evil Dead: The Musical, Champions of Magic, and Sherlock Holmes. In Las Vegas, Ross produces three shows for Caesars Entertainment—Wow, Extravaganza, and Potted Potter. In the art exhibitions, Ross has produced the Art of Banksy in London, Canada, the USA, Taiwan, and Japan and Immersive Van Gogh and Illusionarium in Toronto.

SVETLANA DVORETSKY, Co-Producer

Founded in 2004 by the enterprising Russian-born impresario Svetlana Dvoretsky, Toronto’s Show One Productions initially focused on classical music. Since then, the company has expanded dramatically and is now a leading presenter of high-profile international artists, symphony orchestras, theatre and dance companies, and special projects. Past and present clients include Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Malkovich, Michel Legrand, Slava Snow Show, Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra, Vladimir Spivakov, and the Moscow Virtuosi, Eifman Ballet, Vakhtangov Theatre, opera stars sopranos Sondra Radvanovsky and Hibla Gerzmava, and the late baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Trio Magnifico Opera Gala – the historical union and once-in-a-lifetime event at The Four Seasons Opera House of soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov in their Toronto debuts, with Hvorostovsky in his last Toronto appearance – remains an exceptional musical memory in the history of the performing arts in Canada. Dvoretsky is a proud recipient of the Order of York by the Government of Canada for “an outstanding contribution in art and culture.”

IMPACT MUSEUMS

Impact Museums operates a series of next-generation museum experiences focused on important social and cultural causes. Our immersive and Instagram-friendly experiences amaze and inspire audiences around the world. Leveraging the latest technologies, in partnership with the world’s top artists, activists, and creative thinkers, we invite participants to experience our world in groundbreaking, new ways. Our mission is to inform and inspire everyone to take action and to help solve our most pressing global issues. Whether experienced in person or via shared content on social media, we turn inspiration to action and make it easy for everyone to have an impact, creating a larger movement that will drive meaningful change. Impact Museums is founded by a passionate team of creative entrepreneurs building the next generation of museums and experiences. Collectively, we’ve built 15 companies, produced over 250 events, managed P&Ls of $500M, scaled global teams in 65 offices, collaborated with the world’s top artists, and built lasting social impact programs.

ABOUT TODD INTERESTS

Todd Interests in an award-winning real estate firm based in Dallas, Texas. With a focus on adaptive reuse and historic preservation, Dallas projects include The National, East Quarter, One Dallas Center, and 400 N. Ervay. Founded in 1990 by Shawn Todd and led by his sons and partners, Patrick Todd and Philip Todd, family-owned Todd Interests and its related entities have been involved in the acquisition, development, redevelopment, and disposition of more than $2.5 billion of real estate property across the country. For more information, please visit ToddInterests.com.

ABOUT EAST QUARTER

East Quarter is a neighborhood filled with turn-of-the-century brick, stone, and timber jewel boxes. Once home to automobile showrooms, Todd Interests restored 18 existing historic buildings and developed a new 20-story mixed-use development with retail, office, and residential space. Though an expansive building, the new development has been carefully designed to respect the already existing historic structures. At its core is the nearly 100-year-old Meletio building, which will serve as the centerpiece of the new development. The project features 200,000 square feet of offices, 25,000 square feet of retail space, and 335 class A residential apartments, complete with an eighth-floor amenity deck with a swimming pool and outdoor areas. For more information, please visit EastQuarterDallas.com or @eastquarter on Instagram
Media contact: Kristie Ramirez, kristie.ramirez@giantnoise.com, 214.693.4522

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