HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, THEATRE, CONCERTS & BALLET (oh and a Virtual Parade of Lights)

Tis’ the season for all things merry and bright in Fort Worth! Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with the your loved ones? Look no further! We’ve compiled an excellent list of holiday events from Ballet to a Parade of Lights to Virtual Cookies with Santa. There are a number of safe ways to get out (or stay-in) and enjoy the holiday festivities in and around Fort Worth!

Fort Worth

FWSO presents Home for the Holidays at Will Rogers Auditorium

November 27th – 29th 

Get into the holiday spirit with a delightful program of your favorite seasonal tunes and Christmas carols performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and special guests. This perennial favorite has become a staple of the Fort Worth holiday season, where a visit from Santa and a magical snowfall invite you to come “Home for the Holidays” once again.

https://access.fwsymphony.org/4620/4640

 

TBT Presents the Nutcracker & The Nutty Nutcracker

December 14-26, 2020
Virtual Online Event

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will keep the holiday spirit and a great holiday tradition in Fort Worth alive as they present a filmed production of The Nutcracker online December 14-26, 2020. TBT will offer a full-length film of The Nutcracker that patrons can enjoy directly on the company’s website, www.texasballettheater.org. Digital tickets are $30 and include access to a new, 30-minute version of The Nutty Nutcracker, the company’s popular annual spoof. Traditionally a one-night-only event, patrons can watch The Nutty Nutcracker on TBT’s website as well. Tickets are priced per household and patrons can purchase them through the company’s Box Office, either online or by calling 877-828-9200 option 1.

www.texasballettheater.org

Stage West Theatre presents The Naughty List

November 27th – December 22nd
The lists have been made, but check them twice, because someone’s been naughty who should’ve been nice! This limited engagement, outdoor live performance is a reimagined coming-of-age story featuring your favorite holidays icons. With healthy doses of magic, music, and mischief, this yuletide romp is a flurry-filled race to save the holidays!
https://stagewest.org/season/naughty-list

Donahew Christmas at Billy Bob’s Texas

Christmas Night, 10pm (doors open at 6pm)

In just over 10 years, Casey Donahew has risen from being a favorite on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act who has racked up 13 No. 1 singles and consistently sells out venues across the country.  This is a great way to spend your Christmas night with one of Fort Worth’s favorite artists, Casey Donahew.

Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas From The Fam-O-Lee Secret Santa Christmas at Billy Bob’s Texas

Wednesday, December 30th 8pm  (doors open at 6pm)

Wrap up the year with a special night of music with Texas legend Robert Earl Keen at the legendary World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets

December 4-6, 2020

Will Rogers Center 

This could very well be the only production of The Nutcracker in North Texas this season. Join Ballet Frontier for the magic of The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets this holiday season! 

This year The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets will start with the magical snow scene and continue through the second act! In addition, each performance will have an extra sweet bonus performance of either an evening of The Beatles, an evening of Tchaikovsky, Butterfly Lovers, and more!

Join Ballet Frontier for an unforgettable performance This Christmas in Fort Worth.

https://www.balletfrontier.org/the-nutcracker

 

Jingle All The Way, A Holiday Family Concert at Casa Manana

December 5-20

Your favorite holiday hits, sung by your favorite holiday characters! Join Frosty, Rudolph and Jingle the Elf in singing songs such as Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and many, many more! During the show, craft an ornament to take home for your tree, and don’t forget to order extra marshmallows for your hot chocolate! An appearance by the jolliest elf of all, Santa Claus, wraps up the concert. Craft materials are included with ticket purchase. Drinks are served tableside and are not included in the price of the ticket.

http://www.casamanana.org/attraction/jingle-all-the-way/  

Motown Christmas at The Reid Cabaret at Casa Manana

December 1-12

Enjoy your favorite holiday hits, Motown style! From The Jackson 5 to the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to The Temptations, these festive and smooth renditions of the Christmas classics are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! This show is suitable for most audiences.

http://www.casamanana.org/attraction/a-motown-christmas/

Christmas in Cowtown

Virtual Event

The Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market digital magazine is here! This holiday shopping experience will cover everyone on your list as you peruse jewelry, clothes, children’s gifts and much more from the comforts of home.  

https://members.juniorleaguefw.org/?nd=cic_events 

View the magazine here:  https://issuu.com/juniorleaguefw/docs/cic_2020_page_layout_final_2

 

GM Financial Parade of Lights – Virtual Event

November 22nd, 7pm-9pm

The GM Financial Parade of Lights will be a television/online ONLY event only this year, without a live audience, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parade will NOT travel its normal route Downtown, but we will present a television/online broadcast on November 22, 2020! The 38th edition of this Downtown Fort Worth signature event, featuring GM Financial as title sponsor, takes on a different look as we go on television and Facebook, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, from a sound stage set up inside the Fort Worth Convention Center.

https://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/

Kimbell Art Museum 2020 Holiday Gift Guide & Holiday Sale – Cultural District

The Kimbell’s 2020 Gift Guide presents holiday favorites and inspiring bestsellers from the Museum Shop, including stylish accessories, handmade homewares, imaginative trinkets and more. Shoppers can discover the perfect gift for everyone on their list. All products are of limited quantity and available for in-store purchase only. Patrons can contact the shop at 817-332-8451, ext. 744, to reserve their favorite items.

https://www.kimbellart.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/KAM%202020%20Hoiday%20Gift%20Guide_FINAL.pdf

 

The Kimbell Museum Shop & Holiday Sale – Cultural District

November 3-22

Located in the iconic Louis I. Kahn Building, the Museum Shop offers a varied array of artisan jewelry, fashionable apparel and elegant decor inspired by the Kimbell’s permanent collection, as well as a large selection of educational art publications and exhibition catalogues. From November 3 through 22, Kimbell members will receive a 20% discount on all merchandise. Nonmembers can join to receive this and other exclusive discounts, free admission to all special exhibitions and much more. The shop is open during museum hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and is closed Mondays.

Panther Island Ice

November 20th – January 18th

This is one of the unique holiday traditions Fort Worth offers each year.  Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season. Located at the Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s outdoor skating rink offers public skating starting on November 20, 2020. The ice rink will operate seven days a week through January 18, 2021, including all holidays. The rink is real ice located mostly under a large pavilion. Patrons can take advantage of the ample free parking, along with the drive-in’s other amenities such as covered seating, gas heaters, restrooms, and a full menu including beer and wine options.  It’s a great family outing.  Go early and go often,

www.pantherislandice.com.

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo. Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Radiance Christmas – Weatherford-Decatur-Frisco

Through January 3, 2021

In challenging times like these, we can all use a little Christmas magic to brighten up our lives. That’s why Radiance Christmas is offering THREE drive-through light show extravaganzas to North Texas this Holiday Season! Gather the family and sip a cup of hot chocolate as you marvel at two million lights, animated to the tunes of your favorite holiday classics from the safety and comfort of your car! Enjoy the wonder of RADIANCE! A Holiday Light Spectacular, at Frisco, Decatur, or Weatherford, or gather your friends and experience all three.

This year Christmas comes early! Celebrate the season and make lasting memories in our COVID-SAFE, family-fun environments, starting on Veterans Day, November 11 through January 3rd.
https://www.radiancechristmas.com/

Arlington

Arlington Holiday of Lights Parade

December 12, 6:00pm
Traditionally the parade has started at the corner of Main and Center Streets. The parade travels West on Main Street, South on West Street, East on Abram Street and ends at the corner of Abram and East Street. With the changes to downtown, the route has changed every year for the past five years. Handicap parking is available in the lot at South Street and Oak Street. *The 2020 Route will be posted as soon as it is finalized. Check link below for updated route information. 

https://holidaylightsparade.com/

Luminova Holidays at Globe Life Field

November 20-January 3rd
Experience the brightest event of the year at the world premiere of Luminova Holidays. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, Luminova will brighten up your holidays! Visit with jolly ol’ Saint Nick, glide on a 10,000 sq ft outdoor ice-skating pond, snap great pictures with family and friends around our larger-than-life light displays, sip on hot cocoa, and enjoy yummy treats. With 270,000 sq ft of immersive indoor and outdoor entertainment at the all-new Globe Life Field, there is something to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
It’s where the most wonderful time of year can still be fun for all ages!
https://luminovaholidays.com/

 

Theatre Arlington’s Holiday Party

December 4th-12th 

Theatre Arlington’s delightful  musical revue celebrating the holiday season lives on in 2020.  It’s a combination Extravaganza, Bash, Celebration, Jubilee, and Hootenanny all in one.  And always a fun time to share with the whole family!

https://theatrearlington.org/production/hooray-for-holidays-theatre-arlingtons-musical-tv-special/

 

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas at Arlington Music Hall

December 8th – 12th 

This always popular holiday concert event makes the move to Arlington Music Hall this year.  Michael Martin Murphey is one of the most celebrated country singer-songwriters of the 20th century, and he still brings a dynamic musical and entertaining LIVE experience.  

https://www.whatsupfortworth.com/festivals-events/#event=34965803

 

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over Texas

November 21st – January 3rd
Holiday in the Park is back for select days from November 21 through January 3, 2021 at Six Flags Over Texas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again. The breathtaking winter wonderland features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit.  From the festive shows to extravagantly decorated Christmas tree, holiday fun is around every corner! The whole family can relish in the joy of this wonderful season with festive, holiday treats, unique holiday-themed attractions and the best in seasonal entertainment! Holiday in the Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that is is sure to provide you and your family with long-lasting memories they will cherish for years to come.

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/events/holiday-in-the-park-9

Mansfield

Hometown Holidays Merry Midway

December 4th-5th

Mansfield’s popular Hometown Holidays is back and bigger than ever, with some important changes to bring even more festive celebration but also keep everyone safe and healthy this holiday season. This year’s event will include the same crafts, live musical performances, food trucks, petting zoo and ice slides you know and love. NEW this year, we’re adding exciting carnival rides, including a 65-foot tall Ferris wheel for the middle of Main Street!

Santa will be at Hometown Holidays for free (bring your own camera!) photos on a first come, first served basis on Friday from 5-9pm and Saturday for a limited time to be determined. Fireworks will follow the tree lighting on Friday night and ALSO again on Saturday night, both times at approximately 6:30pm. Fireworks will be shot from the North Main Street Bridge, so anyone in the downtown area will have a great view. The increased space and expanded time gives more room for people to space out, both physically and when they choose to attend. Masks will be required for all staff, volunteers and guests per state order, and sanitizing stations will be available throughout.

Note: Due to the event changes, the 2020 Hometown Holidays Parade has been
canceled. https://www.facebook.com/events/1292686897734546

Grapevine

Grapevine: The Christmas Capitol of Texas

It’s more merry in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! Grapevine is the perfect place to create wonderful Christmas memories with your family and friends. You’ll be amazed at 40 days of Christmas events, as you see Grapevine sparkle with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters, holiday events, and much more! 

https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/

Granbury

An Elvis Christmas with Kraig Parker at Granbury Live

November 27th, 7:30pm  BYOB

It’s time to get all shook up! Back by popular demand it’s international award winning Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker. Seen around the world for over 20 years, Kraig Parker has been hailed as “the closest thing to the King in concert!” The look, the voice, the moves and persona has left fans crying in the aisles and screaming for more! Performing Elvis greatest hits and Christmas favorites with the Royal Tribute Band, you will believe Elvis has NOT left the building!

https://thenewgranburylive.com/acts/an-elvis-christmas/

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, EVENTS, & SANTA CLAUS SIGHTINGS

The Modern Lights at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

November 27–January 17
The Modern trees will be illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby will be treated to a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities from the galleries. The museum is open with free gallery admission until 8 pm on Fridays.

https://www.themodern.org/modern-lights

Ho Ho Ho Holidays in the Stockyards

Visits with Cowboy Santa at the Fort Worth Stockyards

https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/ho-ho-ho-holidays-in-the-stockyards/

Virtual Cookies with Santa at Amon Carter Museum

Dec 5th   1pm-2pm

Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a virtual hour of yuletide cheer! Enjoy greetings from Santa, holiday classics read by Mrs. Claus, and fun family activities. This event is open to all members.  Carter Family members also receive art-making supplies and a personalized video message from jolly ole Saint Nick himself! Instructions on how to pick up your art-making kit will be emailed prior to the event. If you’d like to receive a special video message from Santa following the event, please provide your children’s names when you register.

https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/virtual-merry-members

 

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

November 26th – January 3rd

Fill up your car, truck, or SUV and drive through millions of lights at Texas Motor Speedway. Due to the CDC guidelines regarding Covid -19, Santa’s Village will not be open this season. 

http://giftoflightstexas.com/

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo.
Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Virtual Santa Visits at Northpark Center – Dallas

November 27-December 23

http://www.northparkcenter.com/events/northpark-virtual-visits-with-santa-claus

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo.
Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Holidays at The Galleria Dallas

November 20-January 3

Reserve your time with Santa, experience Snow Day, Illumination Celebration, and The North Pole Express.  It’s a holiday wonderland for the entire
family!

 

LIVE THEATER

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

Magnolia at the Modern 11/20-1/3

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films screened in the Modern's auditorium. New adjusted showtimes: Friday 4:30 and 7:30 pm, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday noon and 3 pm Ticket Prices: $10; $8 for Modern members; $7 for Reel People...

2021 Inductees of the National Cowgirl Museum

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will welcome five 2021 Inductees at the 45th Annual Induction Luncheon and Ceremony. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Dickies Arena. These incoming Hall of Fame members represent a wide range of...

TCU vs Texas A&M at Dickies Arena

The Texas A&M University Aggies and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs men’s basketball programs are set to face off at Dickies Arena on Saturday, December 12 during the annual Lone Star Showdown presented by Simmons Bank. This matchup will mark the first...

Bass Hall Important Announcements

Performing Arts Fort Worth announces additional programming cancelations and phased reopening plan. New online Technical Theater courses are now available.   Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today that...

HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, THEATRE, CONCERTS & BALLET (oh and a Virtual Parade of Lights) Tis' the season for all things merry and bright in Fort Worth! Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with the your loved ones? Look no further! We've compiled an excellent list of...

River & Blues Festival

River & Blues Festival to Offer Fully Immersive Live Music Experiences This Weekend in Fort Worth.  With just a few days to go, River & Blues Festival is gearing up for the live music festival experience of the year. The festival is offering multiple safe and...

Veterans Day in Fort Worth

2020 Veterans Day Celebrations Looking for a way to safely celebrate the incredible sacrifces that our Veterans have made for our nation? From a memorial motorcade to special events for Veterans and first responders themselves, Fort Worth has multiple opportunities to...

Celebrate the Holidays with Luminova!

Luminova Holidays  – the bright spot to the holidays – offers a socially safe holiday experience at Globe Life Field.An outrageously fun and immersive experience is coming to Globe Life Field that is both socially safe and guaranteed to be the bright spot of the...

The Cowtown Fall Fit Festival

The Cowtown Marathon is a nonprofit organization that promotes health and fitness in the Fort Worth community. “Fall” in Love with Running in Fort Worth! Step outside and enjoy the ”Fall” Season and come join The Cowtown Marathon team for a virtual series of 8 races...

Avoca Coming to Mule Alley!

Local Favorite Coffee Spot Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards this Winter.   The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based artisanal coffee roastery, AVOCA Coffee Roasters will be opening at Mule Alley this winter. Known...

River & Blues Festival

River & Blues Festival

River & Blues Festival to Offer Fully Immersive Live Music Experiences This Weekend in Fort Worth. 

With just a few days to go, River & Blues Festival is gearing up for the live music festival experience of the year. The festival is offering multiple safe and fun experiences for its attendees, including Platinum and VIP opportunities.

“This is set to be a fantastic event,” said Jennifer Ellison, festival co-founder. “Not only are we bringing some of the best country and blues artists to Fort Worth, but we are excited to be working with some of Fort Worth’s best chefs to create a unique and fun festival experience for our guests.”

Along with a fantastic lineup of food trucks that will be available for all festival attendees, River & Blues Festival has enlisted Magdalena’s, Heim Barbecue, and Vestals for uniquemenus and chef experiences for VIP and Platinum ticket holders. In addition to this partnership, VIP and Platinum ticket holders will be treated to reserved stage-front seating, premium bar, exclusive parking, private restrooms and more. For more information on Platinum and VIP tickets for River & Blues Festival, please visit riverandbluesfest.com.

The river will ramblewith artists like Charley Crockett, Bart Crow,Casey James, Southern Avenue and more, November 13 & 14, 2020 at Panther Island Pavilion. Get the latest updates by following the River & Blues Festival on social at @riverandbluesfest.

About River & Blues:

River & Blues, LLC, was founded in 2019 by partners Jennifer Ellison of Ellison Event Productions, and Omar Ortiz of 83 Entertainment. Ellison and Ortiz have produced events such as the Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival and other concerts featuring artists including NEEDTOBREATHE, Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott Band, Wade Bowen, Judah and the Lion, Ben Rector and more. Along with live music for the whole family, the weekend will include local fares, alcohol for purchase and specialized experiences in an engaging environment. For more details, visit riverandbluesfest.com.

LIVE MUSIC

  Comedy  

  Festivals 

  Big Concerts  

Magnolia at the Modern 11/20-1/3

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films screened in the Modern's auditorium. New adjusted showtimes: Friday 4:30 and 7:30 pm, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday noon and 3 pm Ticket Prices: $10; $8 for Modern members; $7 for Reel People...

2021 Inductees of the National Cowgirl Museum

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will welcome five 2021 Inductees at the 45th Annual Induction Luncheon and Ceremony. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Dickies Arena. These incoming Hall of Fame members represent a wide range of...

TCU vs Texas A&M at Dickies Arena

The Texas A&M University Aggies and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs men’s basketball programs are set to face off at Dickies Arena on Saturday, December 12 during the annual Lone Star Showdown presented by Simmons Bank. This matchup will mark the first...

Bass Hall Important Announcements

Performing Arts Fort Worth announces additional programming cancelations and phased reopening plan. New online Technical Theater courses are now available.   Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today that...

HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, THEATRE, CONCERTS & BALLET (oh and a Virtual Parade of Lights) Tis' the season for all things merry and bright in Fort Worth! Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with the your loved ones? Look no further! We've compiled an excellent list of...

River & Blues Festival

River & Blues Festival to Offer Fully Immersive Live Music Experiences This Weekend in Fort Worth.  With just a few days to go, River & Blues Festival is gearing up for the live music festival experience of the year. The festival is offering multiple safe and...

Veterans Day in Fort Worth

2020 Veterans Day Celebrations Looking for a way to safely celebrate the incredible sacrifces that our Veterans have made for our nation? From a memorial motorcade to special events for Veterans and first responders themselves, Fort Worth has multiple opportunities to...

Celebrate the Holidays with Luminova!

Luminova Holidays  – the bright spot to the holidays – offers a socially safe holiday experience at Globe Life Field.An outrageously fun and immersive experience is coming to Globe Life Field that is both socially safe and guaranteed to be the bright spot of the...

The Cowtown Fall Fit Festival

The Cowtown Marathon is a nonprofit organization that promotes health and fitness in the Fort Worth community. “Fall” in Love with Running in Fort Worth! Step outside and enjoy the ”Fall” Season and come join The Cowtown Marathon team for a virtual series of 8 races...

Avoca Coming to Mule Alley!

Local Favorite Coffee Spot Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards this Winter.   The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based artisanal coffee roastery, AVOCA Coffee Roasters will be opening at Mule Alley this winter. Known...

Burger of the Month at Billy Bob’s!

Burger of the Month at Billy Bob’s!

Fort Worth wouldn’t be Fort Worth without Billy Bob’s Texas — The World’s Largest Honky-Tonk! We’ve just heard some GREAT news — Billy Bob’s Texas anncounces their Buger of the Month program!  Here’s more from the team at BBT.

HONKY TONK KITCHEN RESTAURANT NEWS

Billy Bob’s Texas is excited to announce our Burger of the Month program. Every month Chef Chris Fersch, Executive Chef and Culinary Director of the Honky Tonk Kitchen will announce a unique and delicious burger creation that will be available for $5 during daytime hours only (12 PM – 5 PM).

November’s Burger of the Month is…The Enchilada Burger!

Two Wagyu Patties, Red Chili Con Carne, Sharp Cheddar Oaxaca Cheese, Queso, Pico de Galo, Masa Jalapeno bun.

 Use codeword WHOLE ENCHILADA at the box office for free daytime admission!

For additional information and ticket purchases visit www.billybobstexas.com.

Twitter: @BILLYBOBSTEXAS
Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/billybobstexas
Instagram: @billybobstexas

LIVE MUSIC

  Comedy  

  Festivals 

  Big Concerts  

Magnolia at the Modern 11/20-1/3

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films screened in the Modern's auditorium. New adjusted showtimes: Friday 4:30 and 7:30 pm, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday noon and 3 pm Ticket Prices: $10; $8 for Modern members; $7 for Reel People...

2021 Inductees of the National Cowgirl Museum

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will welcome five 2021 Inductees at the 45th Annual Induction Luncheon and Ceremony. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Dickies Arena. These incoming Hall of Fame members represent a wide range of...

TCU vs Texas A&M at Dickies Arena

The Texas A&M University Aggies and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs men’s basketball programs are set to face off at Dickies Arena on Saturday, December 12 during the annual Lone Star Showdown presented by Simmons Bank. This matchup will mark the first...

Bass Hall Important Announcements

Performing Arts Fort Worth announces additional programming cancelations and phased reopening plan. New online Technical Theater courses are now available.   Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today that...

HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, THEATRE, CONCERTS & BALLET (oh and a Virtual Parade of Lights) Tis' the season for all things merry and bright in Fort Worth! Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with the your loved ones? Look no further! We've compiled an excellent list of...

River & Blues Festival

River & Blues Festival to Offer Fully Immersive Live Music Experiences This Weekend in Fort Worth.  With just a few days to go, River & Blues Festival is gearing up for the live music festival experience of the year. The festival is offering multiple safe and...

Veterans Day in Fort Worth

2020 Veterans Day Celebrations Looking for a way to safely celebrate the incredible sacrifces that our Veterans have made for our nation? From a memorial motorcade to special events for Veterans and first responders themselves, Fort Worth has multiple opportunities to...

Celebrate the Holidays with Luminova!

Luminova Holidays  – the bright spot to the holidays – offers a socially safe holiday experience at Globe Life Field.An outrageously fun and immersive experience is coming to Globe Life Field that is both socially safe and guaranteed to be the bright spot of the...

The Cowtown Fall Fit Festival

The Cowtown Marathon is a nonprofit organization that promotes health and fitness in the Fort Worth community. “Fall” in Love with Running in Fort Worth! Step outside and enjoy the ”Fall” Season and come join The Cowtown Marathon team for a virtual series of 8 races...

Avoca Coming to Mule Alley!

Local Favorite Coffee Spot Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards this Winter.   The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based artisanal coffee roastery, AVOCA Coffee Roasters will be opening at Mule Alley this winter. Known...

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at BBT!

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at BBT!

Fort Worth wouldn’t be Fort Worth without Billy Bob’s Texas — The World’s Largest Honky-Tonk! Here’s more from the team at BBT.

JUST ANNOUNCED AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS

A second Hold My Beer show with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, debut performance from supergroup – The Panhandlers

TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK ATBILLYBOBSTEXAS.COM!

SECOND DATE ADDED! Thursday, October 22 – HOLD MY BEER & WATCH THIS WITH RANDY ROGERS AND WADE BOWEN

Individually, Country mainstays RANDY ROGERS and WADE BOWEN have racked up countless career milestones. Together, the pair has two decades of friendship and collaboration under their belts.

Produced by the legendary Lloyd Maines, their latest album all unreleased tunes which not only highlight the pair’s undeniable camaraderie but also showcase their songwriting and musical prowess. As a collection, HOLD MY BEER, VOL. 2 is chock-full of catchy hooks and standout moments that are sure to lead to rowdy singalongs, render fans speechless, and everything in between.

Thursday, October 22

Honky Tonk Stage: HAZARD COUNTY AT 8:00 PM

Showroom: RANDY ROGERS & WADE BOWEN at 9:00 PM

$40-$50 Reserved / $20 General Admission

Thursday, October 29 – THE PANHANDLERS ft. William Clark Green, Josh Abbott, Cleto Cordero, and John Baumann

The Panhandlers aren’t your typical hometown heroes. Separately, the band’s four members — Josh Abbott, John Baumann, William Clark Green, and Flatland Cavalry’s Cleto Cordero — are acclaimed songwriters and road-tested frontmen in their own right. Together, they’re a true powerhouse representing some of Texas’ most beloved musical exports, rolling their talents into a band whose homegrown country music revisits and revises the classic influence of West Texas. Tracked live to analog tape by producer Bruce Robison, the group’s self-titled debut is a modern record for old souls — a record written by contemporary Texas-based musicians and recorded in the old-school, the straight-to-tape spirit of their 1960s and ’70s influences.

Thursday, October 29

Honky Tonk Stage: HAZARD COUNTY AT 8:00 PM

Showroom: THE PANHANDLERS at 9:00 PM

$30-$40 Reserved / $20 General Admission

HONKY TONK KITCHEN RESTAURANT NEWS

Billy Bob’s Texas is excited to announce our Burger of the Month program. Every month Chef Chris Fersch, Executive Chef and Culinary Director of the Honky Tonk Kitchen will announce a unique and delicious burger creation that will be available for $5 during daytime hours only (12 PM – 5 PM).

October is Pizza Month — so naturally, our burger this month is the Pizza Burger! Garlic brioche bun, marinara sauce, buffalo mozzarella, spicy soppressata, wagyu beef patty.

Use codeword PIZZA BURGER at the box office for free daytime admission!

 

UPCOMING SHOWS!

October 22 – Hold My Beer & Watch This with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen

October 23 – Hold My Beer & Watch This with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen

October 29 – The Panhandlers: William Clark Green, Josh Abbott, Cleto Cordero, John Baumann

October 30 – Lonestar

October 31 – Eli Young Band

*There will be no bull riding shows or valet services at this time.

 

Billy Bob’s Texas remains dedicated to the health and well-being of the staff, guests, and entertainers. Learn more about the safety and sanitation processes at billybobstexas.com/safeandclean.

For additional information and ticket purchases visit www.billybobstexas.com.

 

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Van Cliburn Piano Competition Postponed

Van Cliburn Piano Competition Postponed

The Cliburn announces today that the sixteenth edition of its flagship Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will now be held June 2–18, 2022, at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The Competition was previously slated for May 27–June 12, 2021.

The Cliburn Competition is a once-every-four-years opportunity for us to showcase exceptional artists to the world, to bring the international classical music community together in Fort Worth, to create a singular event for our hometown, and, in the end, to launch careers. It’s become clear in recent months that the continuing effects of the pandemic will prevent us from producing an event at the level and with the impact that our patrons, our supporters, and—most importantly—our competitors deserve. Now, with a clear path forward, we can plan a Competition that will achieve new heights and be a fitting celebration of international strength and unity after such challenging times.

We look forward to celebrating with you in 2022, and, in the meantime, watch for upcoming announcements that will offer opportunities to connect with the Cliburn and with stellar artists in the coming months.

For Ticket Holders

No action is necessary for patrons who have already purchased tickets for the 2021 Cliburn Competition; their purchase will automatically transfer to the postponed dates. Premium subscriptions remain on sale and are available HERE. Other subscription packages and individual tickets will go on sale in 2021.

Revised Schedule

The Cliburn’s competition cycle will change, for this period only, to:

               June 2–18, 2022      Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

               Fall 2022                  Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition

              June 2023                 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival

Details for the Amateur and Junior Competitions to be announced as venue and other confirmations are made.

Postponement 

The Cliburn decided to postpone the Competition, a first since the organization’s inception in 1962, citing the following:

  • Social distancing and safety protocols for in-person events – the vibrancy of the Cliburn Competition is built around the energy of the audience. Though the Cliburn is a leader in classical music webcasting, the in-person atmosphere is an element that also sets it apart; the competitors remember the warmth of patrons in Fort Worth for many years after. The health of the patrons is of utmost importance, and postponing will offer the opportunity to safely gather.
  • International travel – the international nature of the Competition is foundational, and it is uncertain if people from all around the globe (competitors, attendees, press) will be able to or feel comfortable with traveling to Texas in 2021.
  • Winners’ touring – The primary goal of the Competition is the launch of careers. Doing so at a time when concert tours have been suspended is not in the best interest of the new winners.
  • Planning uncertainty – the planning of the Competition is a complex, multiyear process, which is obviously hindered by the unpredictability of the pandemic globally.

Important Dates 

October 14, 2021           Application submission deadline

               March 6–12, 2022         Screening Auditions*

               March 30, 2022             Announcement of competitors to the public

               June 2, 2022                 Competition begins

               June 18, 2022               Awards ceremony

*For the first time, the Screening Auditions will be held in the Cliburn’s hometown, Fort Worth, Texas. Seventy-two applicants will be chosen to perform a 25-minute recital in front of a live audience and the Screening Jury. From those, 30 will be selected to return to Fort Worth in June to compete.

About the Van Cliburn Internation Piano Competition

Widely considered one of the preeminent international music contests, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition exists to share excellent classical music with the largest international audience possible and to launch the careers of its winners every four years. The world’s top pianists compete for gold in front of a live audience in Fort Worth, as well as a global online viewership of over 5 million. Beyond cash prizes, winning a Cliburn medal means comprehensive career management, artistic support, and bolstered publicity efforts for the three years following.

In the postponement to one year later, the venues, format, jury, and other key elements are expected to remain unchanged. Importantly, an additional year of eligibility will be added for competitors. For this edition only, applicants may be 18 to 31 years of age (born after June 12, 1990, and on or before June 2, 2004). For more information on the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, click here.

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Fort Worth Opera announces New Digital Initiative

FWO Green Room features Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Rowley’s six-week Virtual Audition Intensive for young singers; Festival Artists Online, the company’s platform for concerts and compelling conversations; Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop, a two-night exploration of operatic storytelling; and an inspirational choral project featuring the stunning Fort Worth Opera Chorus.

FORT WORTH, TX — Fort Worth Opera (FWO) is proud to announce the launch of FWO Green Room, a new digital initiative to kick off the company’s 75th anniversary season. In this time of social distancing, as opera companies across the globe continue to explore innovative ways to connect with audiences and build dynamic relationships through technology, FWO is thrilled to offer a blend of entertaining and interactive online content for opera lovers and novices alike. The FWO Green Room will feature exhilarating performances, seminars, masterclasses, a two-night libretto workshop with an all-star panel, and round-table discussions with some of the most remarkable luminaries of the opera world.

Following an immensely popular weekend masterclass series with FWO this summer, Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Rowley will offer an exclusive, six-week Virtual Audition Intensive to prepare young opera singers for the fall audition season ahead. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, physical auditions have been replaced with video submissions and virtual performances for audition panels. Over the course of six sessions, Ms. Rowley and her renowned guests will offer invaluable guidance each week on how to deliver an impressive audition, while navigating the current digital landscape successfully.

Beginning August 22, Jennifer Rowley’s Virtual Audition Intensive will be held on Zoom each Saturday through September 26, and simultaneously streamed to FWO and Ms. Rowley’s Facebook pages. These insightful masterclasses and seminars will discuss vocal health and fatigue, the audition circuit in Europe, and the anatomy of a perfect video audition with special guests David and Francisco Salazar of OperaWire, and production company La Cuarta Productions. FWO is also delighted to announce that E. Loren Meeker, General and Artistic Director of OPERA San Antonio, will return after the first summer session to hold another fantastic acting masterclass. Additionally, Ms. Rowley will host classes and talks on young artist programs, mainstage auditions, international competitions, and acquiring management, but with a twist — live audition panels featuring top industry professionals.

While Fort Worth Opera was saddened to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Festival, this unforeseen global crisis has truly invigorated the company. Now is a time ripe for reinvention. Challenges have yielded opportunities to connect with our local and artistic communities in ways that had rarely been mined before the pandemic. FWO looks forward to the moment when these extraordinary artists can be flown to North Texas for live performances. In the interim, the company has invited many of the past season’s stars to join us virtually.

Starting the week of August 17, FWO will debut Festival Artists Online, the company’s digital platform for thrilling concerts, intimate living room performances, and fascinating discussions. Fort Worth Opera is honored to have internationally acclaimed artists Martin BakariVanessa BecerraEmily FonsDevon GuthrieAbigail LevisCurt Olds, Luis Alejandro OrozcoDonovan SingletaryEfraín Solís, and Talise Trevigne as the project’s inaugural guests. Performances, IGTV interviews, and scheduled conversations will be announced on the company’s official website and social media platforms in the weeks to come.

FWO Green Room will also feature the return of Fort Worth Opera’s celebrated new works showcase Frontiers, in a slightly different format on Zoom. Stripped of any musical elements for this latest incarnation, Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop will highlight some of the most vibrant literary voices in contemporary opera, with a two-night exploration of storytelling led by Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell and a prestigious panel of librettists, directors, and singers. A call for submissions, further details, and the full list of panelists will be announced shortly.

The Fort Worth Opera Chorus has become a force to be reckoned with over the past two seasons under brilliant new Chorus Master Alfrelynn Roberts. Next month, FWO will unveil a stunning, inspirational choral performance from a revered 20th-century American composer, arranger, and choral director. Forty-two choristers will be highlighted on the company’s social media platforms weekly until this virtual choral project premieres, and information will be forthcoming.

FWO Green Room is part of Fort Worth Opera’s ongoing desire to stay connected and engaged with our community during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This exciting initiative will evolve throughout the company’s 75th anniversary season, as FWO continues to foster strong partnerships with our devoted patrons, inspire the next generation of opera lovers, and support the incredible artists who are the lifeblood of the performing arts here in North Texas and beyond. Visit www.fwopera.org to learn more.

ABOUT FORT WORTH OPERA: Founded in 1946, Fort Worth Opera is the oldest continually-performing opera company in Texas, and one of the 14 oldest opera companies in the United States. The organization has received national acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its artistic excellence. Beginning in 2017, Fort Worth Opera launched Noches de Ópera (Nights of Opera), a groundbreaking campaign designed to introduce powerful operas to the community, each reflecting the diverse cultures of American audiences.

 

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