Your Guide to Spring Break 2023

Your Guide to Spring Break 2023


Staying in Cowtown for Spring Break?  The WUFW Spring Break Guide has enough activities to keep you and your family busy all week long.

Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Spend your Spring Break week at the Fort Worth Stockyards! Exciting activities include live music, old west gunfight shows, cattle drives, rodeos, and more. Every day starting March 13th-19th , including all the fun festivities with Cowtown Goes Green on Saturday, March 18th, 10am-8pm.

Cliburn Kids on the Road

The Cliburn will host a series of free Cliburn Kids On the Road concerts, “A Celebration of Latin America,” across the Metroplex during Spring Break, March 13–16, 2023. Full program can be found at

These 35-minute programs celebrate the unique language of Latin American classical music. Professional hosts and pianists will lead families through an exploration of the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation. The programs are entirely free for the public to attend, and several will be offered in both Spanish and English.

ART Break At The Modern

Admission for kids under 18 is free every day. Monday, March 13, and Friday, March 17, it’s FREE for ALL at the Modern. 
Complimentary hot dogs and lemonade for kids at Café Modern on Monday! (11 am- 2 pm; while supplies last)

Take an ART Break with family programming at the Modern while your school-aged children are on Spring Break, March 13-17.

Slow down, stop, and learn a little bit more about some of your favorite works from the Modern’s permanent collection and special exhibition, I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen. Each ART Break station includes a conversation with a community artist or Modern docent and a gallery project focusing on selected works in the galleries. On our free days, Monday and Friday, join your family and others in helping build collaborative works.

Even though you can’t touch the art (!), we have fun designed for the whole family to enjoy together. Get your creative energy flowing as you spend time with the Modern’s collection of paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video.

ART Break
March 14, 15, and 16
11 am–3 pm  

ART Break – Family Studio 
March 13 and 17
11am–3 pm  

Café Modern

On FREE Monday, March 13, Café Modern will open the Modern Grill on the Café Terrace with hot dogs and chips available for sale from 11 am to 2 pm. KIDS eat FREE! Each child under 12 receives a FREE hot dog and bag of chips. (While supplies last.)

Spring Break at Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Join the fun with Spring Break at the Museum on March 11th – March 19th! We will be every day during Spring Break and can’t wait to celebrate the season with guests and members.

Check out activities in Innovation Studios, new exhibits, and fun gifts at Shop Too!

March 11 – March 19

Monday – Saturday | 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday | 12 PM – 5 PM

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at The Kimbell

The Kimbell Art Museum Spring Break Art Extravaganza will return March 14–17. The annual free family event includes art activities inspired by Kimbell masterpieces, yoga, films and more, as well as MELT Ice Cream and Art by Sam caricatures on selected days. Additional highlights include studio experiences facilitated by guest artists Jamison LeBlanc and Johanna Belwood, as well as artist-led gallery sketching expeditions. The hours are Tuesday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and Friday, noon–4 p.m. The full schedule will be available by March 1 at 

Daily weather-themed art-making activities include Cloudy with a Chance of Watercolor, Stormy Seascapes Printmaking, Nature Sounds and Sculpture, and DIY Suncatchers (Tuesday–Friday). Wednesday and Thursday will also feature yoga, and short family films will be shown on Tuesday and Friday. 

Tuesday and Wednesday: 

  • Kimbell-inspired collages with guest artist Jamison LeBlanc;
  • Art by Sam caricatures from 1–3 p.m. 

Thursday and Friday: 

  • Wearable springtime flowers with guest artist Johanna Belwood; 
  • MELT Ice Cream available for purchase from 1–3 p.m. 

Every day: 

  • Free admission to all permanent collection galleries; 
  • Art making; 
  • Sketching expeditions with guest artists; 
  • Sensory tours; 
  • Book baskets; 
  • Studio A family play space designed for ages 5 and younger; 
  • Lunch available for purchase in the Kimbell Café 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday and noon–2 p.m. Friday;
  • And more! 

All activities are first-come, first-served. Space may be limited. Free gallery guides and audio tours are available in English and Spanish in both buildings. 

Theatre Arlington Spring Break Camp

 Come play with us at Theatre Arlington!
Taking a break from school is awesome! Especially, when it means you can test your acting chops in Theatre Arlington’s Spring Break Camp 2023!
For ages 6-14, this all-day, Monday-Friday camp will culminate in a musical performance.
Show is Disney’s  Jungle Book KIDS!

Spring Break Camp

Production: Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS

March 13 -17, 2023

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ages 6 – 14

To register:

Spring Break at Fossil Rim / Glen Rose

School is out, and Fossil Rim will have an abundance of baby animals.  This is a great way to spend part of your Spring Break Week.  Be sure to purchase your tickets online ahead of time.

Spring Break Family Camp at BRIT and The Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Join us for Spring Break Family Camp on March 16 or 17! Bring the whole family for tons of fun and make memories that will last a lifetime in the many splendid spaces of the majestic Japanese Garden. Sign up for either a morning or afternoon session, or better yet, both! Family Camp programs are the same on both days.

For the morning Japanese Garden Art sessions, come find inspiration amongst the peace and serenity of the Japanese Garden while taking a class in botanical art. Create a masterpiece as a family that is nature-inspired, hands-on, and fun for all ages – no matter your skill level!

During the afternoon Maple Mystery sessions, work as a family using scientific tools, observational skills, and creative thinking to unveil clues that will guide you in solving The Maple Mystery.

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us; masks are recommended during the program.

Date: Wednesday, March 15 or Thursday, March 16
Morning Art Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Mystery Session: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 10
Price (per session): $12 /Non-Member or $10 /Member (Log in to receive Member benefits.)

Spring Break at the Carter

Tuesday, March 14 through Friday, March 17.

Take a break with us! Enjoy this free, fun-filled extravaganza including gallery games, art-making activities, creativity challenges, and more. All ages welcome.

Share your experience Spring Break using: #CarterSpringBreak

Spring Break at The Fort Worth Zoo

Make WILD plans this spring break for your camper and sign them up for Spring Break Camp! Throughout the week campers will go on daily Zoo hikes, play games and activities, and see daily animal visitors in their classroom! Campers who are in first through fifth grade are welcome to join us for this WILD adventure.  Choose from All Week or Individual Days.

Spring Zoo Camp 2023

Dates: Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17

Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended care: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ages: 5 to 10 years old

Cost: $85 per day

     $335 for all 5 days

Members receive a 10 percent discount! 

Spring Break at SeaQuest

SeaQuest is the perfect place for your staycation this Spring Break and spend meaningful time with friends and family. Exploring the aquarium, interacting with the many different animals as you share new and exciting experiences together is a great way to create fun, lasting memories!


Peppa Pig World of Play

Peppa Pig World of Play is a New indoor play attraction, designed for preschool children.

With 14 themed areas each lovingly created from the hit animation series, we will bring to life the world of Peppa Pig and spark the imagination of your little piggies.  Jump, laugh, play, imagine and giggle!


Legoland DFW

Looking for fun kid’s activities or things to do for Spring Break? There are 12 great family attractions in LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas / Fort Worth.


Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Six Flags Over Texas

You won’t find any homework here, just the Biggest Thrills in Texas!

There’s nothing quite like celebrating Spring Break at Six Flags Over Texas! Hang out with your friends or family and hop on to one of your favorite thrill rides! From March 11 through March 19, we’re celebrating Spring Break with THRILLS!

Live shows and entertainment all around the park is just what you need to have the best Spring Break experience.

Guests can enjoy other Spring Break offerings, too, including: 

  • 45 rides and attractions 
  • Specialty Spring Break culinary offerings
  • Outdoor performance stages  
  • Spring Break photo ops throughout the park 

Scream big on New Texas Giant on the world’s first hybrid wood/steel coaster or test your nerves on MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast as you travel backwards into a 180-degree inversion that takes you upside down as you stare at the ground.

Take a visit to GOTHAM CITY and challenge yourself with a ride on THE JOKER or HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity, where no two rides are ever exactly the same! Or, perhaps you’ll dare to take on the RIDDLER Revenge and CATWOMAN Whip. Do you have what it takes to tackle these villainous thrill rides?

Spring Breakout at Great Wolf Lodge

Time to celebrate the return of Spring!

Shake off the winter blues and spend quality bonding time together with a perfect spring getaway — guaranteed to be 84 degrees and not a cloud in our sky.

Top Golf Spring Break Academy

The Topgolf Kids Spring Academy is three days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all the components that make up the great game of golf. Spring Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Register your child(ren) today!

If your organization has a Spring Break activity, camp, or event, send the details to


Summer is just around the corner!  What’s Up Fort Worth is already working on our Summer Camp Guide.  If you have a Summer Camp that you would like us to include in our Summer Camp Guide, please send details to

Valentines Day 2023 in Fort Worth

Valentines Day 2023 in Fort Worth


The History of Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. 

At the time of Valentine’s life, many Romans were converting to Christianity, but the Emperor Claudius II was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore passed a law preventing them from marrying.  St Valentine began to marry these soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.  200 years later, February 14th was proclaimed St Valentine’s Day

This year we officially celebrate our Loves on a Tuesday.  Don’t wait till Tuesday!  Here is a list of great date night experiences to celebrate Love in Fort Worth, either before or after February 14th.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  We LOVE Fort Worth!


Billy Bob’s Texas

Before Valentine’s Day, February 10th & 11th 

Ashley McBride & Wade Bowen

After Valentine’s Day, February 17th & 18th

Clay Walker & Michael Salgado with Jay Perez

You can’t go wrong when you treat your Valentine to a night of live music and dancing at Billy Bob’s Texas. 


Tannehill’s Tavern & Music Hall

Before Valentine’s Day, February 10th & 11th 

Los Lonely Boys & The Mavericks

After Valentine’s Day, February 17th & 18th

Rumours Fleetwood Mac Tribute & Muscadine Bloodline

Valentine’s is a great time to check out Fort Worth’s newest live concert venue. 


Sundance Square

Bass on Broadway presents Pretty Woman, The Musical

February 7th – 12th

Bass Performance Hall

The weekend before Valentine’s Day you can celebrate at Bass Hall with the musical Pretty Woman. If you are ready to fall in love all over again, Pretty Woman will lift your spirits and light up your heart.–events/2022-2023-pafw-season/22-23-broadway-at-the-bass/pretty-woman/ 


FWSO presents An Evening of Brahm

Van Cliburn Hall at TCU

February 11th

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. 


Scat Jazz Lounge Concert on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Soiree with Shelley Carrol 

Tuesday, February 14th:

THE coolest and most romantic way to spend Valentines Day is in the oh-so-cozy Scat Jazz Lounge. Take in the the talents of Shelley Carrol while sipping on a classic cocktail. A rose for the lady is included to make the night just right. It’s a Valentines Day Soiree!



Stolen Shakespeare League

February 10th – March 5th

Sanders Theatre at Arts Fort Worth

Stolen Shakespeare Guild, Fort Worth’s classical theater company, presents the Stolen Shakespeare Festival 2023 featuring A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare and THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare. The festival is directed by Lauren and Jason Morgan with Jule Nelson-Duac.


Reid Cabaret at Casa Manana presents The Music of Ray Charles

February 7th – 18th 

Join us for Unchain My Heart: The Music of Ray Charles. Often called the “Genius,” Ray Charles pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s, combining blues, gospel, R&B, rock, country music and jazz to create groundbreaking hits such as “Unchain My Heart,” “I’ve Got a Woman” and “What I’d Say.”


Cliburn Concert Series with J’Nai Bridges

Friday, February 11th 

The Post at River East

A flashy Cliburn Concerts debut, without a doubt: J’Nai Bridges comes to Fort Worth fresh off a 2022 Grammy win for her recording of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten with the Metropolitan Opera. She’s known for her “plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times) and has been heralded as “a rising star” (Los Angeles Times); she’s graced the world’s top stages in repertoire ranging from traditional favorites to world premieres to spirituals and standards. The American mezzo-soprano sold out her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut. She’s performed at the BBC Proms, Elbphilharmonie, and Tanglewood Festival; with the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dutch National Operas; and with the National, BBC, New York Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the last with Yo-Yo Ma. And now a handful of lucky Fort Worth patrons will get to hear her excellence in two intimate concerts, one at the Kimbell, one at The Post.


WEST Fort Worth

Buddy Whittington & the Second Bananas at Magnolia Motor Lounge

FREE Concert

Tuesday, February 14th 



Ballet Frontier presents Carmen & More

IM Terrell Performing Arts Center Auditorium

February 18th & 19th  

Join Ballet Frontier this Valentine’s Day for the fiery romance of Carmen! Our production of Carmen is in collaboration with the University of Utah and performed in honor of Margo Dean.

In addition to Carmen, Ballet Frontier will present a brand new contemporary work by Lee Wei Chao, Variations on a Rococo Theme by Artistic Director Chung Lin Tseng, and the spicy ballet Paquita!



Saxophonist Vandell Andrew LIVE!

Ridglea Theatre

Saturday, February 11th

Join Saxophonist Vandell Andrew live in concert with his AMAZING full band! This will be a SPECIAL night that you don’t want to miss!

Doors will open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm 



Fat Daddy’s

Pre-Valentine Weekend Concerts at Fat Daddy’s Mansfield

Friday, February 10th: Velcro Pygmies

Saturday, February 11th: Dallas Boston Experience with Breaking Bad Co.

Post-Valentine Weekend Concerts at Fat Daddy’s Mansfield

Friday, February 17th: Even it Up with Burning Sky Band

Saturday, February 18th: Back in Black with Poisoness 



Arlington Music Hall

An Evening with JD Souther

Saturday, February 17th 

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee JD Souther is “one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation,” writes Interview Magazine. “Raised on a steady diet of big band and jazz during his childhood, Souther has routinely returned to that music— as well as the genius songwriters of the early 20th century (Gershwin, Cole Porter)—for inspiration. On his latest studio album, Tenderness, Souther combines these musical threads, striking a perfect balance between understated jazz and the ineffable pop narratives that have been the backbone of much of his greatest work.”


Timeless Concerts presents Valentines Special!

Two concert dates available! 

Saturday February 11, 8:00pm &

Saturday, February 18, 8:00pm

FEBRUARY 11 (HOLT HICKMAN CENTER): Our February concert includes: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, violist Tim Angel, cellist Oliver Schlaffer, pianist Heejung Kang, soprano Sabrina Romero-Wilson, tenor Sergio Cepeda, and newcomer soprano Youna Hartgraves. We will have a concert hour of variety from instrumental tangos and Latin songs to the classics of Europe, great Italian songs to favorites from musicals, plus previews of upcoming concerts! Complimentary wine, soft soft drinks and snacks provided. BYOB accepted! Pianist Erik Barnes will be there to make the post-concert party special, taking your musical requests! 


FEBRUARY 18 (GRACIE LANE): Our February concert includes: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Oliver Schlaffer, pianist Heejung Kang, soprano Sabrina Romero-Wilson, tenor Sergio Cepeda, and newcomer soprano Youna Hartgraves. We will have a concert hour of variety from instrumental tangos and Latin songs to the classics of Europe, great Italian songs to favorites from musicals, plus previews of upcoming concerts! Complimentary wine, soft drinks and snacks provided. 



Need More LIVE MUSIC Options for the Valentine Weekend or any other time?


Valentine Dining Options in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Stockyards 

Sundance Square


Downtown Arlington

Camp Bowie District 

Near Southside

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Will Rogers Auditorium

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Will Rogers Auditorium


New Album, I Am The Moon, “A Musical Masterpiece” (Downbeat) Out Now

Tedeschi Trucks Band is adding several performances in Texas to their spring itinerary. The dates mark the group’s first return to the Lone Star State since 2019 and first opportunity for Texas fans to hear songs from their acclaimed four-album release, I Am The Moon, in concert.

The Texas dates begin on May 3 at Smart Financial Centre in Sugarland, and include Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas on May 5; Moody Amphitheater in Austin on May 7; and Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth on May 9. A full listing of all Texas-area shows and the full tour itinerary is below. The Greyhounds will be supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band on all Texas dates except Austin.

These latest additions to TTB’s tour schedule come hot off the heels of an exciting series of sold- out shows across Florida and extend what is already a busy first half of 2023 for the Grammy-winning 12-piece powerhouse led by guitarist Derek Trucks and singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi.  Upcoming highlights also include a mainstage return to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and multiple night residencies in Washington D.C, Nashville and Chicago.

Swamp Family Fan Club member tickets go on sale beginning on Tuesday, January 31 at Noon CT at Artist pre-sale begins Wednesday, February 1 at Noon CT, while general onsale begins on Friday, February 3 at 10 AM CT.  For more information visit

TTB holds a well-deserved reputation as one of the best live acts touring today. During their last Texas visit, critics hailed the band as “a roots-music tour de force” (Austin American Statesman) who “seamlessly showcases the genuine transformative power of music” (Houston Press), and praised Trucks as “one of the greatest slide guitarists to ever bend the strings.” (Houston Chronicle).  In addition, Tedeschi was recently celebrated by the Smithsonian Institute with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal for her contributions to American culture and music.

I Am The Moon, TTB’s acclaimed fifth studio release was written while off the road during the pandemic.   I Am The Moon “explodes with joyful, powerful and positive music (Guitar Player)” and captures a prolific and collaborative songwriting period for the band.  Released in 2022, I Am The Moon includes four albums, I. Crescent, II. Ascension, III. The FallIV. Farewell and four companion films – delivering more than two hours of music that unfold across a robust tapestry of soul, rock, blues, funk, roots and Eastern explorations that propel the treasured American ensemble into new and thrilling creative territory.

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi talk about I Am The Moon in the New York Times, on the Broken Record Podcast and cover stories of Relix and Guitar Player Magazine.  In addition, Derek Trucks spoke with Rick Beato for a far-reaching interview that delves into Derek’s one-of-kind techniques and deep-rooted jazz influences HERE and Susan spoke with Maggie Rose for the Salute the Songbird podcast HERE.

Tedeschi Trucks Band is Susan Tedeschi (guitar, vocals), Derek Trucks (guitar), Gabe Dixon (keyboards, vocals), Brandon Boone (bass), Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell (drums, percussion), Isaac Eady (drums, percussion), Mike Mattison (vocals, guitar), Mark Rivers (vocals), Alecia Chakour (vocals), Kebbi Williams (saxophone), Ephraim Owens (trumpet) and Elizabeth Lea (trombone).


Tedeschi Trucks Band – 2023 Itinerary  

2/16, 17 & 18  Washington D.C. –  Warner Theatre

2/21  Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium

2/23, 24 & 25 Nashville, TN  – Ryman Auditorium

2/28  Huntington, WV – Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center

3/2, 3 & 4 Washington D.C. – Warner Theatre

3/17, 18 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

3/21 Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre

3/22  Moon Township, PA – UPMC Events Center

3/23 Newark, NJ – NJPAC

3/25 Asheville, NC – Arena

3/28 Durham, NC – DPAC

3/29 Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival

3/31, 4/1 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

4/28 N. Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena

4/29 Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall

4/30 New Orleans, LA – Jazz & Heritage Festival

5/3  Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

5/5  Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park

5/6  San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port

5/7 Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater

5/9 Fort Worth, TX  – Will Rogers Auditorium

6/29-7/2 Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival (exact date tba)



“I Am The Moon”  Newly released  Live from Red Rocks 7-29-22


“Soul Sweet Song”  Live from Berkeley, CA 8-20-22


Jimmy Kimmel Live! Off-Air Performances 8-22-22

“Playing With My Emotions”, “La Di Da”, “I Am The Moon”


“Gravity” Live from Red Rocks, Colorado 7-29-22


“Yes We Will” Live from Berkeley, CA 8-20-22



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Luke Bryan is Coming to Dickies Arena

Luke Bryan is Coming to Dickies Arena

Luke Bryan’s “Country On Tour”

Dickies Arena – Ft. Worth, TX
September 29, 2023
United Supermarkets Arena – Lubbock, TX
July 27, 2023
Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX
September 28, 2023
tour dates for luke bryan

Five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announced his 2023 touring plans today with the launch of the 36-city “Country On Tour” kicking off in Syracuse, NY, on June 15. 2023.

Luke Bryan’s “Country On Tour” will make a stop at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, TX, on July 27, Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX, on September 28, and will finish the Texas leg of his tour off at Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth, TX, on September 29, 2023.

Produced by Live Nation, special guests throughout the tour include many of country music’s up and coming artists- Chayce Beckham, Tyler Braden, Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Jon Langston, Conner Smith, Alana Springsteen, Hailey Whitters, and DJ RockTickets go on sale on Friday, Feb 3 at 10 a.m. at

Throughout his career Luke has invested in new artists by inviting them to join him on tour. Through the years dozens of ones to watch have been a part of his trailblazing tours including Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Dylan Scott, Jon Langston, Little Big Town, Morgan Wallen, Lauren Alaina, Mitchell Tenpenny, Riley Green and many more. Cultivating and mentoring new talent is also the reason he loves judging on American Idol. He appreciates the journey and hard work it took to get him to where he is today, and he wants to open the door and lead the way by sharing his experiences as an artist and a businessman.

“Artists get into the business to make music and perform it for the fans,” shared Luke. “Leaving it all out on that stage is what it’s all about for me. I’m excited to support and have so many talented new artists along for the ride this year.  It’s one of the most rewarding parts of our job.

Ticket presale for Luke’s fan club members begins Tuesday, Jan 31 at 8 a.m. through Thursday, February 2 at 5 p.m. For details go HERE. Citi is the official card of the “Country On Tour.”  Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb 1 at 10 a.m. until Thursday, Feb 2 at 10 p.m. through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit

During his illustrious and decorated career, Luke has worked diligently to build a highly active and loyal fan base one fan at a time. Much credit can be given to him and his team for creating unique concert opportunities for him to engage with and garner fans. No other country artist can boast multiple, highly successful events and tours like Luke including his Spring Break and Farm Tour tours, Crash My Playa events in Mexico (the eighth event sold-out just last week!), his on- going headline engagements at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas and his yearly headline tours which have often included sold-out stadium shows. In fact, Luke has played for more than 13+ million fans since he began headlining in 2011.

Luke’s performances in previous tours have received applause from fans and media alike raving he is “electrifying,” “still the reigning king of modern country genre,” “cements his Entertainer of the Year status,” “his enduring everyman charm and more energy than the Energizer Bunny,” “the country music artist backs up his title as the ‘King of Country Music’ when he put on a performance of a lifetime,” “some of his best moments are connecting with the crowd between songs,” and “Bryan remains an imminently affable presence on stage prowess as a performer.”

The tour is aptly named after Luke’s 30th #1 single, “Country On,” which hit the top spot on the country singles charts just before Christmas 2022 and helped him amass a career tally of 56 total weeks at #1.

This Wednesday, Luke launches his 2023 headline dates at Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas:

·     February 2023: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11

·     March 2023: 22, 24, 25, 29, 31

·     April 2023: 1

“Country On Tour” Playlist

“Country On Tour” Schedule

06/15/2023 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

06/16/2023 Darien Center, NY          Darien Lake Amphitheater

06/17/2023 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

06/23/2023 Camden, NJ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

06/24/2023 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

07/06/2023 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

07/07/2023 Columbia, MD   Merriweather Post Pavilion

07/13/2023 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

07/20/2023 Portland, OR RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

07/21/2023 Wheatland, CA   Toyota Amphitheatre

07/22/2023 Mountain View, CA         Shoreline Amphitheatre

07/27/2023 Lubbock, TX United Supermarkets Arena

07/28/2023 Albuquerque, NM           Isleta Amphitheater

07/29/2023 Denver, CO Ball Arena

08/04/2023 Salt Lake City, UT           USANA Amphitheatre

08/05/2023 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater

08/10/2023 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP

08/12/2023 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

08/13/2023 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater

08/17/2023 Cincinnati, OH   Riverbend Music Center

08/18/2023 Indianapolis, IN  Ruoff Music Center

08/19/2023 Pittsburgh, PA    The Pavilion at Star Lake

08/25/2023 Evansville, IN    Ford Center

08/26/2023 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

09/28/2023 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion

09/29/2023 Ft Worth, TX Dickies Arena

09/30/2023 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

10/05/2023 Orlando, FL Amway Center

10/06/2023 Savannah, GA    Enmarket Arena

10/07/2023 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion

10/12/2023 Sioux Falls, SD  Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

10/13/2023 Green Bay, WI   Resch Center

10/14/2023 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

10/26/2023 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park

10/27/2023 Charlottesville, VA          John Paul Jones Arena

10/28/2023 Charleston, SC   Credit One Stadium

For details on special guests please go to

About Luke Bryan 

Since his debut, Luke Bryan has garnered 30 No. 1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other Country artist with 71 million. His worldwide global streams are over 19.6 billion and he has sold 13 million albums. His headline concert tours have played sold-out shows for more than 13 million fans inclusive of 36 stadium concerts, Farm Tours, Spring Break shows, and seven sold-out ‘Crash My Playa’ destination concert events. Bryan has won 50+ major music awards including five wins as Entertainer of the Year. His third and most recent Entertainer win was awarded by the Academy of Country Music in 2021. Additional awards include six recognitions as a CMT Artist of the Year, NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year, the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party, seven CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards—as well as being named Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s, the Most Heard Artist of the Decade by Country Aircheck, and the Artist Humanitarian Recipient by the Country Radio Broadcasters. On February 19, 2023, Luke, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are back for their sixth season as celebrity judges on ABC’s American Idol. Follow Luke Bryan:  Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube

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FWSO Announces 2023–2024 Season

FWSO Announces 2023–2024 Season

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Announces 2023–2024 Season and Contract Extension for Music Director Robert Spano

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the 2023–2024 season programming for the Symphonic, Pops, Chamber, Meet the Artist, and Family Series, five special one-night-only concerts, and a Gala Concert performance featuring Renée Fleming. Music Director Robert Spano has also agreed to an extension of his contract and will remain in his position with the organization through the 2027–2028 season.

The 2023-2024 season boasts a Symphonic Series with the majority of performances being led by Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Kevin John Edusei. The FWSO has adjusted programming to create the orchestral experience Greater Fort Worth is seeking across our different series including the Pops, Family, Chamber, and Specials. Additionally, there will be collaborations with other arts organizations and local institutions including the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, International Trombone Festival, and Texas Christian University. 

“Music and culture are integral to the foundation of any thriving city and Fort Worth is an exemplary beacon of that truth. On behalf of the board, we are honored to have Music Director Robert Spano and President and CEO Keith Cerny, Ph.D. at the helm of a leadership team filled with strong artistic and business minds,” said Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass, Chairman of the Board. “The 2023–2024 season will prove to be artistically gratifying for audiences throughout Greater Fort Worth with an all-star lineup of guest artists, collaborations with local performing arts organizations, and our relentless pursuit of excellence through symphonic music.”

“It is with great excitement that we announce the 2023-24 season at FWSO, with the return of luminaries such as Edo de Waart and our own Kevin Edusei, and debuts of dynamic conductors and soloists in repertoire that spans continents and centuries. We feel every program is not to be missed,” said Music Director Robert Spano.

“As we announce the FWSO’s 2023-24 season, I know that our acclaimed Music Director Robert Spano is as excited as I am about the extraordinary range of gifted artists and collaborations we will be presenting,” said President and CEO Keith Cerny, Ph.D. “When we announced the 2022-23 season, we set ourselves a very high bar, but I feel confident we have exceeded it for the upcoming year!  I know our patrons will enjoy our guest artists, special programs, and innovative Theater of a Concert projects.”

Symphonic Season Overview

During the 2023–2024 season, the FWSO will perform twelve Symphonic Series concerts.

Featured soloists include Yunchan Lim, piano; DJ Cheek, viola; Andreas Haefliger, piano; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Jennifer Corning Lucio, oboe; Joyce Yang, piano; Karita Mattila, soprano; Brandon Jovanovich, tenor; Raymond Aceto, bass; Stephen Waarts, violin; Lukáš Vondráček, piano; Peter Steiner, trombone; Constanze Hochwartner, piano.

Guest conductors include Anna Skryleva, Anne Manson, Edo de Waart, and Tomáš Netopil. 

September 8–10, 2023: Cliburn Competition’s Gold Medalist: Schumann and Brahms Season Opening Weekend! Robert Spano, conductor; Yunchan Lim, piano; (BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture; SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto; BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4)

Once every four years, the Van Cliburn competition pits pianists from around the world against one another in one of classical music’s most prestigious competitions. To open the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s new season, gold medalist Yunchan Lim returns to Cowtown to deliver Schumann’s rapturous Piano Concerto, a work of rare sensitivity and appeal. FWSO Music Director Robert Spano also conducts Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 as well as the composer’s Academic Festival Overture, written as a thank-you for an honorary degree.

October 20–22, 2023: Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky: Robert Spano, conductor; Old Trout Puppet Workshop (TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Act II; PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf)

Canadian touring group Old Trout Puppet Workshop visits to bring Prokofiev’s colorful Peter and the Wolf to life with large-scale puppetry while the orchestra performs the score. Yep, that means puppet Peter, puppet bird, puppet wolf, and the rest. To open the concert, FWSO Music Director Robert Spano will lead the orchestra in another magical children’s tale: the second act of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet with its striking character dances.

November 3–5, 2023: The FWSO’s DJ Cheek: Bartók and Rachmaninoff: Anna Skryleva, conductor; DJ Cheek, viola; (BARTÓK: Hungarian Sketches; BARTÓK: Viola Concerto; RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances)

Principal Violist DJ Cheek, appointed in 2021, moves to the front of the stage for Bartók’s final composition, his Viola Concerto. That work launches with a pontificating viola solo in dialogue that quickly evolves into a prismatic exploration of musical color. Russian conductor Anna Skryleva returns to Fort Worth for this program, which also features Bartók’s folk music-inspired Hungarian Sketches and Rachmaninoff’s quick-stepping Symphonic Dances.

November 17–19, 2023: Mermaids from Zemlinsky and Brahms: Kevin John Edusei, conductor; Andreas Haefliger, piano; (ZEMLINSKY: The Mermaid; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2)

Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid was inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, and the music bubbles along with cheer and pathos. But there’s more to the story: Zemlinsky wrote the piece after suffering a heartbreak when his paramour left him for another composer, and the score was thought to be long lost. A pair of British music sleuths tracked down the work, however. The evening concludes with Brahms’ second piano concerto, which he described as a “very small piano concerto with a very small and pretty scherzo.”

January 5–7, 2024: Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the FWSO: Mozart and Stravinsky Robert Spano, conductor; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; (MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute; MOZART: Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter); STRAVINSKY: Petrushka)

Founded in 1976, Dallas Black Dance Theatre has performed for more than four million people worldwide. Be there when they partner with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Robert Spano in Bass Performance Hall for Stravinsky’s Petrushka Suite, a balletic take on the story of Punch and Judy fame, with its whirling, folk-inspired melodies and high-stepping harmonies. Also on the program are a pair of Mozartian gems, the Overture from The Magic Flute, as well as the esteemed Jupiter symphony.

• January 26–28, 2024: Edusei conducts Mahler’s Seventh Kevin John Edusei, conductor (MAHLER: Symphony No. 7)

Hailed for his “tasteful restraint and explosive energy” by The Guardian, German conductor Kevin John Edusei’s star is on a meteoric rise. In January, he returns to Fort Worth for a single work, Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 7, a symphony of such towering majesty that it demands a program all to itself. The symphony traces a day’s journey from dawn to dusk, from the “religious vision” of the first movement through the snarling, biting scherzo and boisterous C Major conclusion.

March 1–3, 2024: The FWSO’s Jennifer Corning Lucio: Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, and Carlos Simon: Anne Manson, conductor; Jennifer Corning Lucio, oboe (SIMON: Amen; VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Oboe Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7)

Beethoven’s seventh symphony has been called the “Apotheosis of the Dance.” Renowned conductor Anne Manson teams up with FWSO’s principal oboist Jennifer Corning Lucio for Ralph Vaughan Williams’ haunting Oboe Concerto, a work in which each movement ends as it began. The orchestra completes the program with a recent work by Carlos Simon, composer-in-residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

March 15–17, 2024: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto and the Fifth Symphony: Edo de Waart, conductor; Joyce Yang, piano (TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1; TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5)

International Record Review called star pianist Joyce Yang’s take on Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto “hugely enjoyable, beautifully shaped … a performance that marks her out as an enormous talent.” Now, the Grammy-nominated artist is bringing that thrilling interpretation of a concerto once thought to be unplayable to Bass Performance Hall. Dutch conductor Edo de Waart joins the orchestra for an all-Tchaikovsky program that pairs the concerto with Symphony No. 5 and its famous opening “fate” motif.

April 19–21, 2024: Wagner’s Die Walküre and Sibelius’ Sixth: Robert Spano, conductor; Karita Mattila, soprano; Brandon Jovanovich, tenor; Raymond Aceto, bass; James Robinson, stage director (SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 6; WAGNER: Die Walküre Act 1)

Die Walküre is the second of Wagner’s four-opera Ring Cycle. The first act narrates the tale of a forbidden romance with Wagnerian grandeur and themes that call the cycle’s other operas and characters to mind. FWSO Music Director Robert Spano leads the orchestra and star vocalists in a special concert version of this act, preceded by Sibelius’ Symphony No. 6, which the composer poetically described as “cold spring water” and the “scent of first snow.” 

May 3–5, 2024: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto: Beethoven and Shostakovich: Robert Spano, conductor; Stephen Waarts, violin (BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture; BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto; SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5)

When Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 premiered in Leningrad, listeners gave an ovation that lasted longer than half an hour, catapulting this gripping, emotional work to immediate and lasting success. It’s one of the few works to unite both critics and the public in their positive opinions. To open the concert, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture suggests societal unease in its churning rhythms before five famous knocking notes open Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Youthful violinist Stephen Waarts takes to the stage for this staple of violin repertoire while FWSO Music Director Robert Spano helms the orchestra.

May 24–26, 2024: Dvořák’s Eighth: Dvořák and Chopin: Tomáš Netopil, conductor; Lukáš Vondráček, piano (DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance No. 1; CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1; DVOŘÁK : Symphony No. 8)

While writing his masterful eighth symphony, Czech Dvořák told a friend that “melodies simply pour out of me.” Indeed, this symphony is perhaps Dvořák’s most melodic, from the rhapsodic first movement to the electrifying finale. Czech conductor Tomáš Netopil has paired the symphony alongside Dvořák’s lively Slavonic Dance No. 1, originally composed as piano duets to earn some cash early on in his career. Finally, pianist Lukáš Vondráček takes to the stage for Czech-tutored composer Chopin’s first piano concerto, written at the tender age of 20.

May 31– June 2, 2024: Season Finale: Jennifer Higdon, Kevin Day, and Mahler 5: Robert Spano, conductor; Peter Steiner, trombone; Constanze Hochwartner, piano (DAY: Double Concerto for Trombone and Piano; HIGDON: Low Brass Concerto; MAHLER: Symphony No. 5)

In partnership with the International Trombone Festival and Texas Christian University, The FWSO’s season finale goes out with a blast, spotlighting the brass instruments of the orchestra. Music Director Robert Spano will lead the ensemble in a brand-new double concerto for trombone and piano by Texas Christian University alumnus Kevin Day as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s uniquely imaginative Low Brass Concerto. For the big finish: Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

Pops Season Overview

The 2023–2024 Pops Series programming will contain 6 concert weekends with a variety of music including film scores, and popular genres. Our annual “Home for the Holidays” performance will be led by Assistant Conductor Taichi Fukumura. All performances will take place at Bass Performance Hall.

• September 1–3, 2023: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles: Albert-George Schram, conductor

The only tribute show to have ever received “Official Authorization” to perform the Eagles catalog of music, Hotel California will perform the Eagles’ greatest hits.

November 10–11, 2023: Bond and Beyond: Taichi Fukumura, conductor; Morgan James, soprano

Beginning with Bond’s own theme, this program will feature music from different crime thrillers in the James Bond franchise as well as hits from Mission: Impossible, The Incredibles, Pink Panther, and more.

November 24–26, 2023: Home for the Holidays: Taichi Fukumura, conductor

A classic Fort Worth tradition featuring seasonal tunes for the holidays.

January 19–20, 2024: Elton John and Billy Joel Tribute: Ron Spigelman, conductor; Michael Cavanaugh, vocalist

This tribute to both Billy Joel and Elton John will feature hits including “Bennie and the Jets,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” “Uptown Girl,” and more.

March 8–10, 2024: John Williams Celebration: Richard Kaufman, conductor

This tribute to Williams includes music from Hook, Superman, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more.

April 26–28, 2024: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo and Princess Leia flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts.

Chamber Series Overview

The 2023–2024 Chamber Series at the Kimbell Art Museum features three performances showcasing the exceptional talent of FWSO musicians in the intimate Renzo Piano Pavilion. 

October 29, 2023, at 3:00 PM: Buddy Bray and Keith Cerny: Keith Cerny, piano; Buddy Bray, piano (featuring Bartók Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion and Mozart Quintet in G minor K. 516)

The FWSO’s Principal Keyboard, Shields-Collins “Buddy” Bray, needed a duet partner, and he found one in the ensemble’s President and CEO. Together, Cerny and Bray will tackle Bartók’s fiendish Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Next, musicians from the orchestra perform Mozart’s G minor quintet — a string quartet plus an extra viola — in which three dark, serious movements resolve in one of Mozart’s frothiest finales.

February 11, 2024, at 3:00 PM: Hidden Gems: Music by Mozart, Carter, Böhme, McKee, and Britten: FWSO musicians (featuring Overture to The Magic Flute, Britten Phantasy Oboe Quartet, Böhme Sextet, Carter Sonata for Piano and Cello, and McKee Vuelta del Juego)

Mozart composed his opera, The Magic Flute, as an allegory for the Masonic initiation. In this program, FWSO brass deliver a bright arrangement of the opera’s Overture as well as offerings by composers Oskar Böhme and Kevin McKee. Also on the program are Elliot Carter’s grave Sonata for Piano and Cello and one of Britten’s first published works, the rarely heard Phantasy Oboe Quartet.

May 14, 2023, at 3:00 PM: Piano Stampede!: Robert Spano, piano; FWSO musicians and Guests (featuring Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre for two pianos, eight hands, and George Crumb’s Celestial Mechanics)

One piano, two pianos, four hands duets, eight hands quartets — this concert has it all. FWSO Music Director Robert Spano and his long-time collaborator Pedja Mužijević, along with pianist Shields-Collins “Buddy” Bray, and FWSO’s President and CEO Keith Cerny command the stage. See them stampede the keys with a dozen high-energy works for multiple pianists by composers ranging from Bach to John Cage and Schumann to George Crumb, with favorites like Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre for two pianos, eight hands, and Crumb’s Celestial Mechanics anchoring the program.

Meet the Artist Series Overview

Formerly known as Meet the Composer, Meet the Artist offers an expansion on the original concept by including Artistic Directors, dancers, and composers at the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum. This is an opportunity for listeners to learn more about the many contributors to a “Theater of a Concert” concept.

• Thursday, October 19, 2023: The Old Trout Puppet Workshop featuring the Co-Artistic Directors Pete Balkwill, Pityu Kenderes, and Judd Palmer

Canadian touring group Old Trout Puppet Workshop will discuss how they will bring Prokofiev’s colorful Peter and the Wolf to life with large-scale puppetry while the orchestra performs the score on the Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky performances on October 20–22, 2023 led by conductor Robert Spano.

• Thursday, January 4, 2024: Dallas Black Dance Theatre featuring conversations with Melissa Young and Sean Smith

Artistic Director Melissa Young and Dancer/Co-Rehearsal Director Sean Smith discuss how the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will bring this collaboration to life through the choreography of Stravinsky’s Petrushka Suite.

• Thursday, May 30, 2024: Composer Jennifer Higdon 

Jennifer Higdon discusses her Low Brass Concerto which is featured on a program that showcases brass instruments in each piece on the program as part of the 2024 International Trombone Festival hosted in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Family Series Overview

The 2023–2024 Family Series provides a one-hour-long concert at 11:00 AM on Saturday to introduce children who may not be ready for a full concert to age-appropriate, symphonic music conducted by FWSO Assistant Conductor Taichi Fukumura.

November 11, 2023: Storybook: Cinderella: Taichi Fukumura, conductor (featuringSaint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain)

• March 9, 2024: Beethoven Lives Upstairs: Taichi Fukumura, conductor (featuring the world-famous production which portrays a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his Uncle. Their subject, Beethoven, is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Through this tale, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the torment of his deafness, and the beauty of his music)

• April 27, 2024: Harry Potter Children’s Suite: Taichi Fukumura, conductor (featuring selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) 

Special Concerts and Gala

There are six one-night-only concerts in the 2023–2024 season including the Gala Concert and Dinner featuring Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry, Disney Princess: The Concert, Lasting Impressions (an immersive concert experience), Game ON! featuring music from Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, FLY Dance Company: Breakin’ Classical, and Stars of the Symphony featuring FWSO musicians Buddy Bray, Stas Chernyshev, Josh Elmore, and Nick Sakakeeny. 

Stars of the Symphony – August 26, 2023 at Bass Performance Hall: Taichi Fukumura, conductor; Buddy Bray, piano; Stas Chernyshev, clarinet; Josh Elmore, bassoon; Nick Sakakeeny, percussion

This program features Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians collaborating together in virtuosic roles in works such as Strauss’ Duett-Concertino, Toshio Mashima’s Marimba Concerto, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

• FLY Dance Company: Breakin’ Classical – September 23, 2023 Will Rogers Auditorium: Taichi Fukumura, conductor

Houston-based FLY combines street dance and classical music to form “theatrical hip hop” with choreography and a variety of musical selections. Founded in 1992, FLY has performed in Washington’s Kennedy Center, Vail International Dance Festival, Lincoln Center, and Bob Hope Theater.

• Game ON! –October 7, 2023, at Will Rogers Auditorium: Andy Brick, conductor

This program will include the world premiere of the spellbinding Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds orchestral suite accompanied by stunning HD Video and a mesmerizing new score under the baton of game music legend Andy Brick.

• Gala Concert: Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry –February 17, 2024, at 7:00 PM at Bass Performance Hall: Robert Spano, conductor; Renée Fleming, soprano; Rod Gilfry, baritone

Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming and internationally-renowned baritone Rod Gilfry in a one-night-only performance of some of Broadway’s greatest hits. Music Director Robert Spano leads the orchestra in a program featuring the likes of “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Til There Was You” from The Music Man, “Tonight” from West Side Story, “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music and more.

• Lasting Impressions –May 11, 2024, at 7:30 PM at Will Rogers Auditorium: Taichi Fukumura, conductor

This immersive orchestral experience creates an opportunity for audiences to rediscover the emotional power of art through witnessing the spellbinding transformation of the Impressionist masterworks, brought to moving life by a team of artists using cutting-edge 3D Motion Sculpting technology.

• Disney Princess: The Concert – February 9, 2024, at 7:30 PM & February 10, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Will Rogers Auditorium: Taichi Fukumura, conductor

Starring four Broadway actresses/Princesses, a Broadway actor/Prince and MD/Fairy Godfairy to narrate, this show celebrates the courage, kindness and music of 12 Disney princesses and two Frozen queens. Amplified by full animation projections, the performers appear as themselves and share behind-the-scenes stories of their time portraying these characters on Broadway and beyond.


Ticket Information

Subscriptions for the 2023–2024 season go on sale on April 4, 2023, and can be purchased by calling 817-665-6000 or online at Symphonic 12-concert subscription package for the 2023–2024 season range in price from $240.00–$948.00. Pops 6-concert subscription packages range from $$179.00– $499.00.

Single tickets will go on sale on July 10, 2023, for 2023–2024 regular season concerts.

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

About Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Robert Spano 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. The FWSO has performed at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras. The FWSO has released 13 recordings – with several being world premiere releases – garnering international acclaim. The FWSO has embraced creative collaborations through residencies, partnerships, and commissions. 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 have become a city-wide tradition. The FWSO keeps exceptional musical experiences at the heart of its community. For more information, visit

What’s Up New Years Eve 2022

What’s Up New Years Eve 2022


Click on a link below to find out more information!


Randy Rogers at
Billy Bob’s Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Doors Open at 6 PM

Randy Rogers Band at The World’s Largest Honky Tonk-what a great way to ring in the New Year! We look forward to Ringing in the New Year with Randy Rogers Band, Saturday, December 31, 2022. Billy Bob’s Texas offers a one of a kind experience in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards! 

Randy Rogers at 10:00 PM on the Main Stage
Todd Stewart at 8:00 PM on the Honky Tonk Stage

New Year’s Rockin Eve
Party with Def Leggend
& Mid-Night Ranger
at Fat Daddy’s 

Year In, Year Out, Fat Daddy’s rolls out one of the best New Year’s celebration across DFW.  Don’t miss Fat Daddy’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Def Leggend and Mid-Night Ranger, a tribute to Night Ranger. Table includes bottle of Champagne and party favors.

$50 VIP Table for 2 -or- $100 VIP Table for 4

*Limited capacity. Advance ticket purchase required.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
New Year’s Eve Concert:  A Tribute to Abba  

Bass Performance Hall, Sundance Square

They’re so entertaining, you’ll be chanting “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” more and springing from your seat like the “Dancing Queen” you truly are. 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 this group is the most amazing and authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Ring in your new year with an evening of one of the greatest pop phenomena!

A BULLISH NYE:  PBR Touring Pro Division Bull Riding 

Cowtown Coliseum

Friday, Dec 30th &
New Year’s Eve Saturday, Dec 31

Two nights filled with non-stop bull riding action!! See the top riders in Texas compete for points and payouts in two exciting rounds each day.  

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.

New Year’s Eve with the Dallas Symphony


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.  Enjoy dinner and a concert for $99 per person! Use promo code NYE99.

New Years Eve Party
Cheek to Cheek Concert!

Downtown Cowtown
at The Isis Theatre

Fort Worth Stockyards

A New Year’s Eve prohibition era celebration at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis featuring Legends performers Sharon Owens as Lady Gaga and Steve Leeds as Tony Bennett!

Ring in the new year in style with this prohibition era celebration that will last all evening, culminating in a champagne toast at midnight! Come dressed in period style and receive discounts on our specialty classic cocktails all evening.

Doors open all day with festivities starting around 7. Come get a cocktail and mingle with the stars. Catch a photo with them while listening to the cool music provided by the jazz trio on stage. Or perhaps make a suggestion to Steve one of your favorite “rat pack” renditions, and he may take the stage early for a few special request songs.

“Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett” will take to the stage around 8:30 singing all of your favorite songs. They will take a brief intermission to allow you to replenish your drinks at either of our beautiful bars. They will then continue on leading up to a New Year’s Toast to remember. The bars will stay open and will have a champagne toast ready for you at the appropriate time.

Tickets include champagne (or a sparkling nonalcoholic beverage) for your midnight toast!

Ring in the New Year with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Cultural District

Five, four, three, two, one…NOON! The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is hosting a New Year celebration fit for the whole family at Noon Year’s Eve on Saturday, December 31 from 10 AM – 12 PM. Noon Year’s Eve will feature an exciting slate of New Year-themed activities at a kid-friendly time – NOON!

• Make your own confetti popper and noise maker!
• Decorate your party wear with a Noon Year’s Eve hat!
• Write your New Year’s resolution on ribbon and add it to our confetti pile!
• Explore New Year’s Eve inspired items and animals from our History and Science Collections!
• And so much more!

The event is included with the price of admission. Although the event ends at 12 PM, the Museum will remain open until 5 PM.

New Year’s Weekend Live
at Texas Live!


Ring in the new year at the biggest NYE celebration in DFW! Presented by Miller Lite and Hendricks. New Year’s Eve Live! at Texas Live! will be a celebration filled with live entertainment, delicious food options, tasty drinks selections, instagrammable installations, champagne toasts, and more!

Celebrate through the ages at NYE Live! as every venue within Texas Live! will feature uniquely themed décor and entertainment from iconic periods of time. Choose from a variety of packages to curate your New Year’s Eve experience at the number-one party in the metroplex!

NYE Live! offers convenient access to transportation, parking, and hotels – making it easier than ever for you to plan a fun and safe celebration!

Epic Family
New Year’s Eve
at Epic Waters

Grand Prairie

The Epic Waters Crew will be sending off 2022 and ringing in 2023 with a New Year’s Eve celebration like you’ve never seen before!

Join us for a New Year’s Eve party 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!

Lola’s Fort Worth Presents

New Years Eve Party With Special Guest: Charlie Bassham & Guthrie Kennard

TCU District

NYE at Magnolia Motor Lounge

Joey Green & Erik Wills 

West 7th Street

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.


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

Sundance Square

We are having THE party for New Year’s Eve, we’re bringing in 2023 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 we 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 smiling as you sip on a classic cocktail and welcome another new year in style. Please dress to impress. Don’t forget that there are plenty of great hotels in walking distance from Scat, so make a night of it. Tickets include admission, party favors, finger foods & champagne toast at midnight. Dinner will not be served. Please note a ticket is for the entire table and all the seats that come with it. Doors at 8pm. 

New Year’s Eve at Tulips FTW

Black Tie Dynasty with FIT, Phantomelo, Dome Dwellers

Near Southside

Jeffrey Smith New Year’s Eve Party at Ridglea Theater

Camp Bowie District

NYE 2021 West 7th Bar Crawl

West 7th Street

 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.

New Year’s Eve with Squeezebox Bandits and Keegan McInroe at Post at River East

Race Street

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Pete’s Piano Bar

Downtown Fort Worth

New Year’s Eve with The Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars vs San Jose Sharks

American Airlines Center, Dallas




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Fort Worth Oktoberfest Returns September 21-23

Tickets Now on Sale for Fort Worth Oktoberfest   Authentic German festival to be held at Trinity Park September 21-23, 2023.  Tickets are on sale now for Fort Worth Oktoberfest - a three-day Munich-style celebration  of German culture. Early online ticket purchases...

Stage West 2023-2024 Season

STAGE WEST ANNOUNCES ITS 2023-2024 SEASON!    Stage West is excited to announce the lineup for its 45th season!   The new season will feature six shows, one of which will be a co-production. Four will be presented in the Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre (“The Evie”),...

Mother’s Day 2023 in Fort Worth

Mother's Day is a special occasion to show appreciation for the woman who has given us life and love. It's a time to celebrate motherhood and all the sacrifices that come with it. Here are some ideas to help make this day memorable for your mom. BRUNCH…and a ton of...

Jammie Holmes: Make the Revolution Irresistible at The Modern

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents Jammie Holmes: Make the Revolution Irresistible On View August 11–November 26, 2023 - FREE Opening Weekend August 11-13!   The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents the exhibition Jammie Holmes: Make the Revolution...

2023 Summer Camps in Fort Worth

It’s Summer Camp time in the Fort.  From Arts to Elephants and every sport imaginable, we have everything covered.   Summer camps in Fort Worth are a fantastic way for kids to have fun and learn new skills during their summer break. These camps offer a wide range of...

Cinco de Mayo 2023

Cinco De Mayo En Fort Worth | 2023 Fort Worth has NO place in history for Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. Who cares, right?  Aren’t we all just looking for another reason to shut it down early on Cinco de Mayo...