Friends of the Festival

Friends of the Festival returns with even more benefits for 2018!


The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival has become one of the top arts and music festivals in the nation. During this four-day event, thousands of people fill downtown Fort Worth and enjoy a dizzying variety of culture and entertainment. The Friends program supports the arts and music programs of the Festival, as well as underwriting the maintenance and upkeep of the John F. Kennedy Tribute located in General Worth Square.

Friends of the Festival Premier Membership Levels are:

  • Platinum (16 people per evening), $5,000
  • Gold (8 people per evening), $3,000
  • Silver (4 people per evening), $1,600
  • Bronze (2 people per evening), $850
  • Each additional person (single per evening), $425

Benefits include:

  • Access to the improved VIP Hospitality Tent at the UTA Main Stage, featuring complimentary beverages, light dinner by The Capital Grille and prime viewing of the performances (opens at 5:00 PM each evening, 3:00 PM on Sunday);
  • Specially designed bronze pin to wear throughout the Festival, showing your support of our Downtown;
  • Recognition on-site and online as a Friend of the Festival;
  • Special events throughout the weekend at the VIP Hospitality Tent including Wine Tasting, “Spirits of Texas” Tasting event and Craft Brew Tasting events;
  • Access to private, “Meet and Greet,” with artists at the Friends of the Festival Artists Reception (location TBD, advance sign-up, based on availability);
  • Invitations to an exclusive, Friends of the Festival Art Preview Party featuring works of local and emerging artists;
  • Backstage Meet & Greet for performances on Friday and Saturday evening;
  • Friends of the Festival Happy Hour on Thursday, 2PM to 5PM, free appetizers (one per couple);
  • Free 2018 Commemorative Poster by 2018 poster artist Dolan Geiman (available at Festival Store in Sundance Square Plaza, one per person);
  • 25% discount on Festival Merchandise at the Festival Store in Sundance Square Plaza (one time use);
  • 10% discount on food and beverage coupons purchased on-site (one-time use, valid for purchase of full strip of ten only)
  • Post festival party

2018 Friends of the Festival


Larry and Karen Anfin


Anne T. and Robert M. Bass


Bank of Texas

Byrne Construction Services

Cockrell Enovation

Empire Disposal, Ltd.

Enilon Group

Flowers to Go in Sundance Square

Marquee Special Events

Metro Golf Carts

OutFront Media

Pavlov Agency

Pier 1 Imports

Pinkerton Design

Pinnacle Logistics

Sundance Square

United Site Services

Waffle House


Ryan Akins

Atmos Energy

Decker, Jones

Jay and Debbie Downie

Marilyn Gilbert

Glen and Janet Hahn

Inwood National Bank

Norris Conference Center

Our Community Our Kids ACH

Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company

Oliva Italian Eatery

Pacheco Koch

Pinnacle Bank

The Rios Group, Inc.

Nancy Stahl

Tarrant County



777 Main


Becky and Henry Borbolla

Ben E. Keith Foods


Debra Coffey

First Financial Bank

Sandra Franco

Jeffrey Henderson

Dian C. Korman

Maureen Maidlow

Susan & Victor Medina

Kaye Miller

Rebecca Montgomery


Cheraya and Gustavo Peña

Rattikin Title Company

Mrs. Renfro’s/Xochitl

Laura & Emilio Sanchez

Tarrant Area Food Bank

Texas Capital Bank

Lynda Tiedke

Donna Young