GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE, THE GEORGIA SATELLITES, ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION, ROBBEN FORD, AND TITO PUENTE, JR. HEADLINING 30TH MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

Hundreds of entertainers will perform on three stages along the streets of Downtown Fort Worth at the city’s largest arts and music festival on April 9-12, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 21, 2015) – Hundreds of critically acclaimed entertainers, including headliners Green River Ordinance, The Georgia Satellites, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Robben Ford, and Tito Puente, Jr., are set to perform at the 2015 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), celebrating its 30th year on April 9-12. Throughout the four-day festival, music lovers will witness live shows from locally, nationally and internationally recognized entertainers who cover a wide variety of music including, blues, jazz, country, Latin, rock, funk, classical and more.

There will be three stages providing the entertainment platform for this year’s performers. The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) MAIN Stage, located at 9th and Main Streets in front of the Convention Center, will host entertainers such as legendary guitarist and five-time Grammy Award nominee Robben Ford, southern rock legends Atlanta Rhythm Section and The Georgia Satellites, and Fort Worth-based alternative roots-rockers Green River Ordinance.

The Sundance Square Stage, located on the west side of Sundance Square Plaza at 4th and Main Streets, will host entertainers such as contemporary jazz keyboardist and composer Keiko Matsui, 2013 Cliburn finalist Steven Lin, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows, and critically acclaimed Latin jazz artist Tito Puente, Jr.

On the Star-Telegram Performing Arts Stage, located at 5th and Main Streets, performers include avant-garde, new-age multimedia performance troupe Squonk Opera, country / rock / jazz hybrid The Gypsy Playboys, comedy-juggling superhero The Checkerboard Guy, and comedy juggler Wacky Chad.

Details including a comprehensive entertainment schedule, musician biographies, stage sponsors, and performance dates and times can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “Music on MAIN” page.

The 2015 MAIN ST. headliners include:

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015
    • Noon, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Squonk Opera (Star-Telegram Performing Arts Stage)
    • 6:30 p.m. – Beyond the Pale (Sundance Square Stage)
    • 6:30 p.m. – Mase & The Sidemen (UT Arlington MAIN Stage)
    • 8:30 p.m. – Robert Ealey / Bluebird Tribute (Sundance Square Stage)
    • 8:30 p.m. – Green River Ordinance (UT Arlington MAIN Stage)
    • Friday, April 10, 2015
      • 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Squonk Opera (Star-Telegram Performing Arts Stage)
      • 7 p.m. – Steven Lin (Sundance Square Stage)
      • 7 p.m. – Brave Combo (UT Arlington MAIN Stage)
      • 9 p.m. – Tito Puente, Jr. (Sundance Square Stage)
      • 9 p.m. – Robben Ford (UT Arlington MAIN Stage)
      • Saturday, April 11, 2015
        • Noon, 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Squonk Opera (Star-Telegram Performing Arts Stage)
        • 2 p.m. – Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Sundance Square Stage)
        • 7 p.m. – Penny and Sparrow (Sundance Square Stage)
        • 7 p.m. – Atlanta Rhythm Section (UT Arlington MAIN Stage)
        • 7:30 p.m. – The Gypsy Playboys (Star-Telegram Performing Arts Stage)
        • 9 p.m. – Keiko Matsui (Sundance Square Stage)
        • 9 p.m. – The Georgia Satellites (UT Arlington MAIN Stage)
        • Sunday, April 12, 2015
          • Noon, 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Squonk Opera (Star-Telegram Performing Arts Stage)
          • 3:30 p.m. – Breggett Rideau (Sundance Square Stage)
          • 4:30 p.m. – Latin Express (UT Arlington MAIN Stage)
          • 5:30 p.m. – Marion Meadows (Sundance Square Stage)
          • 6:30 p.m. – Havana NRG (UT Arlington MAIN Stage)

Also taking place for the first time in MAIN ST.’s 30-year history are performances from the Fort Worth Songwriters’ Association. On Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, local musicians will be showcasing their talent from 1 - 4 p.m. in Times Ten Cellars’ “Wine Experience” pavilion, located at 7th and Main Streets. Performances will include an eclectic range of music such as ’70s acoustic style, Texas country, Americana, blues and folk, rock ‘n’ roll, indie, original songs and more from artists such as Michael Mayes, Alan Beauvais, Gary Devlin and Summer Richman.

GENERAL INFORMATION

MAIN ST. is annually produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free to the public. The official hashtag for 2015 is #MainSt2015. Festival hours for 2015 are:

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10, 2015: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

For additional event information, visit MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival online at:

ABOUT MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 30th year in 2015 and is presented by Blue Moon Brewing Company®, which is distributed throughout the DFW Metroplex by Andrews Distributing Company. Official sponsors for 2015 are the Tarrant Regional Water District, Sundance Square, The University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County College and Wells Fargo. Media sponsors are the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). Radio sponsors are 92.1 HANK FM (KTFW-FM) and 95.9 The Ranch (KFWR-FM). Supporting sponsors are the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, XTO Energy, Frost Bank, and the Music Performance Trust Fund. Hotel sponsors are Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Park Central Hotel, The Ashton Hotel, the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown / Blackstone, and the Hilton Fort Worth. For more information, visit www.MainStreetArtsFest.org.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH INITIATIVES, INC.

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and the Public Improvement District by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, residential development and park management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the annual MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights. These events have an economic impact of more than $27 million annually and attract thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.

 

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