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#1 Jimmy

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:42 PM

New music festival, to be held in the Cultural District this coming April.  



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:13 PM

A nice write-up here.

http://www.centraltr...com/fort-rocks/

This could be pretty interesting!

 

On a side note, I wonder if this is part of future plans...



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 11:57 PM

Yeah this is definitely going in the calendar. I've been sending the link to a bunch of friends and family once I heard about this.

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 01:45 PM

On a side note, I wonder if this is part of future plans...

 

Or maybe using this -

 

http://svcdn.simplev...DB33059DB0E.jpg

 

The auditorium is vastly underutilized in relation to Bass Hall.  This hall along with Casa make for an effective duo of venues that can host the festival.



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:28 AM


On a side note, I wonder if this is part of future plans...

 
Or maybe using this -
 
http://svcdn.simplev...DB33059DB0E.jpg
 
The auditorium is vastly underutilized in relation to Bass Hall.  This hall along with Casa make for an effective duo of venues that can host the festival.
I love the WR Memorial theater. It's definitely a hidden gem I have some great memories going to see bands play there in the late 80's and 90's.
The feeling I get from the article is that it is going to be more of an outside event so there would be no need to play in those locations you mentioned. More of an event similar to Outside Lands in San Francisco.

http://www.sfoutsidelands.com

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:39 AM

......The feeling I get from the article is that it is going to be more of an outside event so there would be no need to play in those locations you mentioned. More of an event similar to Outside Lands in San Francisco.

 

...But then there is that wicked April weather of Fort Worth - I give you Main Street Festival and Mayfest. 

 

Anything "outdoor-sy" during this month is a crap shoot.  So having WRMC Auditorium and Casa are great hedges.



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 09:30 AM

Not to mention all 3 art museums have auditoriums. Though I doubt they'd be great for the type of music this festival seems to be targeting.

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:10 PM

Not to mention all 3 art museums have auditoriums....

 

I don't once think that the museums would or should open their auditoriums for use of a musical festival and the crowds associated with such.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 10:38 AM

......The feeling I get from the article is that it is going to be more of an outside event so there would be no need to play in those locations you mentioned. More of an event similar to Outside Lands in San Francisco.

 
...But then there is that wicked April weather of Fort Worth - I give you Main Street Festival and Mayfest. 
 
Anything "outdoor-sy" during this month is a crap shoot.  So having WRMC Auditorium and Casa are great hedges.

I agree with you renamerus that it is risky, but I'm willing to bet that it's a risk they're willing to take. I think that's why they may have chose April, due to the fact that your chance for pleasant moderate weather is greater than say June or July. IMO any event in DFW anytime of the year has the potential to be affected by some form of unfavorable weather.

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 06:26 PM

 

Not to mention all 3 art museums have auditoriums....

 

I don't once think that the museums would or should open their auditoriums for use of a musical festival and the crowds associated with such.

 

 

The Modern has been hosting live music for many years. 

 

Here is a link to a Star-Telegram write up. 

http://www.star-tele...e108910722.html


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 07:00 PM

 

 

Not to mention all 3 art museums have auditoriums....

 

I don't once think that the museums would or should open their auditoriums for use of a musical festival and the crowds associated with such.

 

The Modern has been hosting live music for many years.

 

  This seems to be a much larger event than say a jazz or chamber music event.  The promoter is planning for a crowd that will be needing parking, public conveniences, food and drink, etc. 

 

 All that being said, The Modern is co-producing the event.  I am curious as to how the Kimbell and the Carter will react.



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:33 PM

They had a presale, $65 for 2 day general admission. It sold out.

http://fortressfestival.com/tickets

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:28 PM

That's pretty incredible since they haven't even announced a lineup.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 05:09 PM

That is definitely a good sign. I wasn't aware of the presale and now I'm bummed. Guess I will have to wait until Jan to see the other ticket options that become available.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:28 AM

Here's the Lineup

http://fortressfestival.com/lineup

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:29 PM

 

Not to mention all 3 art museums have auditoriums....

 

I don't once think that the museums would or should open their auditoriums for use of a musical festival and the crowds associated with such.

 

Humbly giving everyone my mea culpa. 



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:07 PM


Not to mention all 3 art museums have auditoriums....

 
I don't once think that the museums would or should open their auditoriums for use of a musical festival and the crowds associated with such.

I don't think I quite understood the scope of this event when I made that comment.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:52 PM

I don't think I quite understood the scope of this event when I made that comment.

 

 Neither did I.



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:58 PM

Here's the Lineup
http://fortressfestival.com/lineup


Better than I expected. Looking forward to this for sure.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

I'm curious where exactly this will take place. The map on the website shows that it will be in the grassy area in front of Will Rogers and south of the Kimbell. There's currently a lot of trees in that area though.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:09 PM

Leisure Tourism is a market that Fort Worth ought to compete in more vigorously.  The hospitality industry is showing that there is a growing interest in Fort Worth evidence by the new speculative hotels in the pipeline. Fort Worth immediate future when it comes to Downtown is to get the Convention Center and Convention Tourist business up an running in a major way.

 

 And something just like this for increasing Leisure Tourism.  Even though it is being naively marketed as a "North Texas" event, this will put the "Worth" into the Fort!

 

BTW, it is Austin-like in that it will create a syn-energy about the City.   Had my doubts about this Cultural District gambit, but have to give it credit.

 

http://www.fortworth...2d2194e02f.html

 

Info: http://www.fortressfestival.com/



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Posted Yesterday, 08:13 PM

I noticed today that the stage and accompanying tents were going up on the Will Rogers lawn.  I'm really interested in seeing pics of the set up at the Modern with the stage over the pool.  Unfortunately, the weather forecast looks pretty awful for Saturday.






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