FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March 28, 2012) – Steve Wariner, known for his chart-topping country hits such as “Some Fools Never Learn,” “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” and “All Roads Lead to You,” along with bluegrass/folk-rock band Railroad Earth, Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Gerald Albright, Tex-Mex super group Texas Tornados, and classic soul southern storytellers JJ Grey & Mofro are just a few of this year’s headlining entertainment acts performing at Fort Worth’s largest annual arts and music festival, the 2012 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), set to take place on April 19-22.
Sundance Square, Green Mountain Energy and The University of Texas at Arlington are graciously sponsoring the three major stages, bringing hundreds of the best entertainment from our own local community, as well as from across the country and around the world. Tens of thousands of art, music and food lovers annually flock to the free, four-day festival, which showcases a nationally recognized juried art fair, local cuisine, live concerts, performance artists, street performers and more.
Other headliners at this year’s MAIN ST. include:
- Thursday, April 19, 2012
- 6:30 p.m. – Bregget Rideau – Established New Orleans jazz musician featuring a masterful blend of R&B, rock and roll, country and gospel (Sundance Square Stage)
- 6:30 p.m. – Fingerprints – Dallas-based sextet jazz band has been on the musical circuit for 10+ years giving fans more than the formulaic commercial jazz (Green Mountain Energy Stage)
- 8:30 p.m. – Domino Effect – The highly energetic and technically superb dance hits band covers a variety of genres including funk, rock, hip-pop, pop, jazz, disco and more (Green Mountain Energy Company Stage)
- 8:30 p.m. – Gerald Albright – Grammy Award-winning jazz musician (Sundance Square Stage)
- Friday, April 20, 2012
- 7 p.m. – ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) – With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, the California-based alternative rock/folk band’s latest adventure, Man of the World, finds the Cali collective flexing their considerable creative powers to craft their finest album yet (Sundance Square Stage)
- 7 p.m. – Lisa Haley & the Zydekats – Power vocalist and world musician with an upbringing that combines multi-faceted genres including Americana, Cajun/zydeco, Irish/Celtic, world/pop, folk/bluegrass, blues, jazz and more (Green Mountain Energy Stage)
- 9 p.m. – JJ Grey & Mofro – Grey’s ability to tell his thought-provoking stories through original songs, informed by a mixture of old-school rhythm & blues and down-home roots rock ‘n’ roll, has carried JJ Grey & Mofro from the backwoods of Florida to hundreds of concert stages across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia (Sundance Square Stage)
- 9 p.m. – Texas Tornados – The ultimate Tex-Mex super group, with its infectious, party-ready sound, blends various genres from early rock & roll, Mexican folk music, R&B, blues and more (Green Mountain Energy Stage
- Saturday, April 21, 2012
- 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Cirque Zuma Zuma – “Must see” acrobatic production of African-style Cirque du Soleil (UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage)
- 7 p.m. – Carrie Rodriguez – Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician (Green Mountain Energy Stage)
- 7 p.m. – Craig Chaquico – Central figure of the legendary multi-platinum selling rock band Jefferson Starship reinvented himself into an acclaimed guitarist and musician who brings a fresh approach to pop, rock, blues, contemporary jazz and new age music (Sundance Square Stage)
- 9 p.m. – Railroad Earth – New Jersey sextet band performing bluegrass/folk/rock music sings of our nation’s changing landscape and social ills with a commitment reminiscent of Woody Guthrie (Green Mountain Energy Stage)
- 9 p.m. – Steve Wariner – Grammy Award-winning country singer, songwriter and musician (Sundance Square Stage)Sunday, April 22, 2012
- 4:30 p.m. – Beto and the Fairlanes – Texas salsa band that combines high-flying horns, explosive percussion, and on-stage humor with an irresistible stage presence (Green Mountain Energy Stage)
- 5:30 p.m. – Del Castillo – Considered a powerful symbol of cross-cultural music with their eclectic blend of flamenco, rock, Latin, blues, and world music that is being referred to as “Nuevo Americano” (Sundance Square Stage)
- 6:30 p.m. – Liberty Band – Critically acclaimed eight-piece ensemble Tejano band has been entertaining fans for nearly 30 years with their oldies medley, versatility and horn performances (Green Mountain Energy Stage)
For additional event information and a full concert line-up, visit MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival online www.MainStreetArtsFest.org, “like” its Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/MainStreetArtsFest, follow it on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MainStreetArts, or download the free MAIN ST. iPhone application directly from your Apple device or from the iTunes App Store.
ABOUT MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL
MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 27th year in 2012 and is presented by Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth. Official Sponsors for 2012 are CHASE, Sundance Square, Green Mountain Energy Company, Tarrant Regional Water District and the University of Texas at Arlington. Media Sponsors include KTVT-TV CBS 11, KTXA-TV Channel 21, D Magazine, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and radio stations ?KDMX-FM / MIX 102.9, KHKS-FM / 106.1 KISS FM, KTFW-FM / 92.1 HANK FM, and KFWR-FM / 95.9 The Ranch. Supporting Sponsors include XTO Energy, Dallas/Fort Worth Professional Musicians Association, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T).
The festival is produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and the Public Improvement District by provide a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, residential development and park management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. also produces the Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights, which includes lighting ceremonies for the city’s Sundance Square Christmas tree. These events have an economic impact of more than $19 million annually and attract thousands of visitors to downtown Fort Worth each year, creating a sterling celebration of 27 years on Main Street in 2012. For more information, visit www.dfwi.org.
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