Hwy 30 Music Fest is expanding from Idaho to Fort Worth in 2023. | Photo provided by Hwy 30 Music Fest
Grab your dancing shoes, a new country music festival is calling Fort Worth home. Hwy 30 Music Fest is expanding to Cowtown with a four-day event at Texas Motor Speedway in 2023.
What is Hwy 30 Music Fest? 🎤
The festival first debuted in Filer, Idaho back in 2009 as a school fundraiser hosted by founders Gordy and Megan Schroeder. It has since grown into the largest concert series in the Gem State, attracting tens of thousands of people across the nation.
The music lineup features artists from several genres including country, Americana, rock, and red dirt. Some of the biggest headliners include Granger Smith, Koe Wetzel, and Aaron Lewis.
A new beginning in Cowtown 🎵
The Schroders spent five years trying to find a second city to host the annual event.
“As soon as we arrived in Fort Worth to scout for a second location, it immediately felt like home,” said Gordy. “Our attendees have been asking us for years to consider this expansion and we know that Texas Motor Speedway will be able to provide that family-friendly, homegrown atmosphere that people come to us for, while still attracting some of the biggest acts in the world.”
The name of the event is also fitting for Fort Worth, as the city sits along Interstate 30, which connects the South’s hardworking blue-collar towns.
Down to the details 🎟️
The original Hwy 30 Music Fest will continue to take place at the Twin Falls Country Fairgrounds in Idaho from Wednesday, June 21-Saturday, June 24. If you’re looking to make a cross-country trip, tickets are already on sale and going fast.
The inaugural Fort Worth series will run Thursday, Oct. 19-Monday, Oct. 23 and is expected to attract 30,000-60,000 people. A limited number of passes will go on sale for $159 before Christmas, and then prices are expected to increase.
Santa on the Plaza | Friday, Dec. 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Burnett Park, 501 W. 7th St., Fort Worth | 5-7 p.m. | Free | Take a photo with Santa before a free screening of “Elf” presented by Burnett Plaza.
Texas Christkindl Market 2022 | Friday, Dec. 2-Friday, Dec. 23 | 12-8 p.m. | North Plaza at Globe Life Field, 1650 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington | Cost of purchase | The market is inspired by a 70-year relationship with Arlington’s sister city Bad Konigshofen + is one of the largest Christmas markets in the state.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Clearfork Holiday Market | Saturday, Dec. 3 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Shops at Clearfork, 5188 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth | Cost of purchase | Shop the 7th annual holiday market featuring 80+ vendors, live music, Santa, and a photo booth.
Fill the Bag | Saturday, Dec. 3 + Sunday, Dec. 4 | Times vary | Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd St., Fort Worth | Free | Teachers can get free books, DVDs, and CDs for their classrooms. Remember to bring your school ID or educator’s card.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Santa’s Open House | Sunday, Dec. 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Cinnamon Creek Ranch, 13794 Old Denton Rd., Roanoke | Free | The whole family is invited to take photos with Santa, sip on hot cocoa, make s’mores over the bonfire, and hop on a hayride.
Dallas Cowboys | Sunday, Dec. 4 | 7:20 p.m. | AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington | $27+ | The Cowboys kick off against the Indianapolis Colts at Jerry World.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
The upscale hotel experience is the perfect place to discover all the holiday happenings around the Arlington Entertainment District — including easy access to AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Field + Esports Stadium Arlington.Read: Walking distance to Dallas Cowboy games, seasonal events + the area’s best eats and drinks.
The City Council approved a $2.5 million land purchase on the western shoreline of Lake Arlington earlier this week. The purchase includes five properties spanning 29 acres as part of the open space conservation program. This is the program’s fifth acquisition since launching in 2020. 🌳
A dream crumb true — Crumble Cookies is opening a location today in southwestern Fort Worth at 4851 Bryant Irvin Rd. The store is known for its hundreds of rotating flavors including peppermint bark and caramel popcorn. Stop by daily starting at 8 a.m. 🍪 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A local foodie Facebook group received a $40,000 grant from the Meta Accelerator Program. Fort Worth Foodies has 100,000+ followers and shares local food news, offers networking opportunities, and provides funding for coaching. Learn how the group plans to spend the grant. 💰 (Fort Worth Report)
The Ballet Frontier of Texas is performing “The Nutcracker” at Will Rogers Auditorium today, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 4. More than 2,000 students from Fort Worth ISD have the opportunity to see the show for free this morning. Grab your tickets. 🩰
Cliburn in the Community is hosting a series of holiday shows running Tuesday, Dec. 6-Sunday, Dec. 18. The free concerts will take guests on a musical journey with a twist on the classic “Polar Express.” The series will be held at local libraries, Burnett Park, and community centers. 🎤
The Fairmount Historic District is hosting its annual Festivus Holiday Light Tour next Saturday, Dec. 10. The tour will start at One Safe Place (1100 Hemphill St.) with food trucks, Santa, raffles, and light bites. Entrance is donation-based. 🎄
The viralpermanent jewelry craze is coming to The Shops at Clearfork this weekend. Link X Lou will be at Sugarboo & Co. on Saturday, Dec. 3, offering permanent, welded bracelets in sustainable 14K white and yellow gold chains.
Your holiday music just got better. 1byoneaudio sells high-quality and easy-to-use turntables equipped with incredible sound quality and hi-fi speakers, plus some that connect to Bluetooth headphones. Think: a great gift for the record lover in your life (or even an early present for yourself). 🎶*
Content marked with an * is brought to you by our advertising partners and helps make this newsletter free.
Editor’s pick: The Fort Worth area has become a hotspot for celebrity sightings and this weekend is no different. “Yellowstone” star Forrie J. Smith — who plays ranch hand, Lloyd Pierce — will be at the Oak & Eden Whiskey flagship location (1023 Halsell St., Bridgeport) this Saturday, Dec. 3.
Content marked with an * was created in partnership with 6AM City’s advertising partners. Paid content helps keep this newsletter free. 6AM City may also receive a commission on purchases made through affiliate links in this newsletter.