Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Catch alfresco excitement with this GrouponLive deal to the Fort Worth Music Festival on the tree-lined lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center on Friday, September 28, starting at 4 p.m., and Saturday, September 29, starting at 1:45 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get two passes for general admission to both days of the festival (a $20 value).
- For $19, you get four passes for general admission to both days of the festival (a $40 value).
- For $29, you get six passes for general admission to both days of the festival (a $60 value).
The Fort Worth Music Festival celebrates Cowtown’s diverse sonic heritage by corralling a herd of national and Texas-sized acts to fill the weekend with shuffling genres and sweet harmonies. Friday’s lineup of note peddlers includes cowpunk favorites The Supersuckers, whose wildfire live shows back up their self-proclaimed status as the “greatest rock and roll band in the world.” Headliner Hayes Carll croons vintage country songs of heartache, and Lone Star punkabilly prophet The Reverend Horton Heat whoops up pompadour odes to fast cars, gin guzzlin’, and the pursuit of poodle skirts.
Saturday’s lineup sizzles like a jukebox with bacon speakers, engaging audiences with the soul-stirring, modern-day James Brown funk of Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, and the electrified gospel harmonies of The Relatives. Popular indie-folkers Dr. Dog concoct warm and fuzzy ear candy that resembles classic rock from an alternate universe, and Kevin Eubanks, the musical director of The Tonight Show Band for 18 years, shows off his graceful and intricate jazz-guitar skills.
General-admission ticketholders can bring along their favorite chair, protective blanket, or housetrained ottoman. Between the amazing feats of musical dexterity, festivalgoers indulge in grub from local food trucks or treat their eyes to an assembly of dazzling artwork, featuring expressionist paintings, sculptures, accessories morphed from classic vinyl albums, and jewelry made from bullets.