Numerous renowned entertainers will take the stage April 11-14 at Texas’ largest arts festival in Downtown Fort Worth.
FORT WORTH, Texas (March 4, 2019) – Every spring, MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.) draws thousands of live music enthusiasts to Downtown Fort Worth with its lineup of chart-topping entertainers. Throughout the four-day festival, more than 50 acts will perform from a variety of genres including blues, jazz, country, rock ‘n’ roll, Latin, funk, R&B, soul, folk, Americana, classical and more.
MAIN ST. 2019 will be held April 11-14 and feature three stages: the University of Texas at Arlington Main Stage, located at 9th and Main Street, and the Sundance Square Stage, located in Sundance Square Plaza, and the brand-new “Hear Fort Worth” locals-only stage, presented by Visit Fort Worth and located at 7th and Commerce Street.
Festival headliners on Thursday, April 11, include Greece-native blues singer Abraham Alexander, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Larry gEE, local R&B group Legacy 4, and 70s disco band Le Freak.
On Friday, April 12, the entertainment lineup features Americana/blues entertainer Paul Thorn, country singer and former “Voice” contestant Austin Allsup, Colombian funk band Superfonicos, pop/Latin group Jenny and the Mexicats, singer-songwriter duo Danni & Kris, retro soul musician Chris Watson’s Retrophonics, and fan-favorite Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Saturday, April 13, highlights performances by Grammy Award-winning Brave Combo, British blues guitarist The James Hunter Six, scat jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn, Texas country band Reckless Kelly, Fort Worth-native country singer Kylie Rae Harris, and Americana/alternative rock group Joey Green Band.
MAIN ST. 2019 will wrap up on Sunday, April 14, with performances by Van Cliburn Junior International Competition award-winners Youlan Ji and Clayton Stephenson, swing-jazz group Andy Meadows Big Band, husband-and-wife Americana duo Jason Eady & Courtney Patton, the classical UT-Arlington Flute Ensemble, and the highly-anticipated Texas Red Dirt Roads (TXRDR) show.
MAIN ST. 2019 entertainers take the stage as early as 11 a.m. and carry on through the afternoon before the headlining performances in the evening. The entertainment schedule, musician biographies, and more can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “Music on MAIN” page.
MAIN ST. is annually produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free to the public. The official hashtag for 2019 is #MainSt2019. Festival hours for 2019 are:
• Thursday, April 11: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
• Friday, April 12: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
• Saturday, April 13: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
• Sunday, April 14: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
For more information, download the updated-and-free MAIN ST. iPhone or Android mobile app, or visit/ follow MAIN ST. online at:
ABOUT MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL
The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is celebrating its 34th year in 2019. Official sponsors include Sundance Square, The University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County College, and Michelob Ultra. 360 West and the Fort Worth Arts Festival are media sponsors. Radio sponsors include 92.1 HANK FM (KTFW-FM) and 95.9 The Ranch (KFWR-FM). Supporting sponsors are The Alcon Foundation, Chloe Wine Collection, Frost Bank, the Music Performance Trust Fund and Trinity Metro. Hotel sponsors are Aloft Fort Worth Downtown, The Ashton Hotel, Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone, Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, and TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Downtown. 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. by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, affordable residential development, park improvements and management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Star-Telegram each fall and Parade of Lights during the holidays. These events have an economic impact of more than $28 million annually and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.