Hayes Carll, the Reverend Horton Heat, Dr. Dog, Kevin Eubanks, Charles Bradley and the Relatives have been tapped to headline this year's Fort Worth Music Festival. The gathering formerly known as Jazz by the Boulevard will take place Sept. 28-29 on the Will Rogers Auditorium lawn.
Other acts scheduled to perform include: Supersuckers, the Orbans, Telegraph Canyon, Soul Track Mind, Burning Hotels, Hudson Moore, the Wheeler Brothers, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Air Review, Sons of Fathers and the Cush. More bands, for a total of 20 acts across two stages, will be announced in the coming weeks.
The fest will also feature the DFW.com Artist Interview Stage, an art gallery featuring works from local and regional visual artists, cooking demonstrations and double the number of food trucks from last year, which fest producer Marsha Milam says were a hit with the crowd. And although they were a bit controversial with guests last year, the VIP areas will return, offering shade, seating, a private cash bar, private air-conditioned restrooms and dinner catered by Chuy's.
Tickets are available now, via the Fort Worth Music Festival website. Until Aug. 1, two-day "early bird" general admission passes are $10 and "early bird" VIP passes are $75. After Aug. 1, general admission passes are $7.50 per day, and VIP is $75 per day. On the days of the show, general admission is $10 per day (VIP must be purchased in advance). Proceeds from the festival will be earmarked for the beautification of the Camp Bowie District, as in previous years. And like last year's fest, Spune Productions will put together a line-up of "After Hours" shows at local venues, which festival attendees will be able to enter for free.