Fort Worth Stockyards Music Festival to host inaugural event in March

Artists from across the state will have the opportunity learn and network with other aspiring talent.

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Local bars and venues will host shows, speakers, and roundtables throughout the weekend.

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Funkytown is ready to give the Live Music Capital of the World a run for its money.

Artists from across the Lone Star State are coming to the Stockyards to showcase their talents at the Fort Worth Music Festival & Conference.

The event — produced by Live Nation, in partnership with Chef Tim Love and Larry Joe Taylor — will run Thursday, March 2-Saturday, March 4.

Artists meeting other artists 🎶

The conference will serve as a showcase for up-and-coming Texas artists and an opportunity for aspiring agents, managers, and promoters to network. It sounds very similar to SXSW — in fact, the Stockyards festival will be somewhat of a prelude to the Austin event, which begins just a week later.

The inaugural FWMF event will kick off with a VIP party at Tannahill’s Tavern (122 E. Exchange Ave.) on March 1 in Mule Alley, followed by three days of panels, workshops, and performances.

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Mule Alley, Stockyards

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Let’s get jammin’ 🎸

So far, there are 15 artists scheduled to perform — including Kevin Fowler, Radney Foster, and Roger Creager — and more are expected to be announced soon.

Interested artists and bands have until Wednesday, Feb. 1 to submit their application to perform. The committee is asking artists to submit a contact number, email, a personal bio, website links, and samples of work to Larry Joe Taylor.

Rockin’ out in the Stockyards 🎟️

The Stockyards will serve as the perfect backdrop with its rich history, Western flare, and shops within walking distance of each other. Participating venues include Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall, White Elephant Saloon, Atico Restaurant and Lounge, Love Shack, and The Barn at The Drover.

Multiple ticket options will go on sale Friday, January 13 at 10 a.m.

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