Fort Worth: Travel, Film, Music 

Record numbers of visitors are discovering Fort Worth. More than 9.1 million people visit each year resulting in $2.4 billion annual economic impact of direct and indirect spending. Tourism provides 23,000+ jobs in Fort Worth and provides $598 of tax relief per household.

SKIFT: Fort Worth Invested Big in SXSW to Show the World It’s Not a Dallas Suburb

Fort Worth’s creative community is flourishing and Visit Fort Worth is growing the film, music and visual arts community through endeavors like the Fort Worth Film Commission and Hear Fort Worth.


Since its inception in 2015, the Fort Worth Film Commission has assisted over 300 projects and reported an $11.9 million economic impact in its first two years. Projects include Sundance Film Festival debuts such as A Ghost Story and Never Goin’ Back to David Lowery’s Old Man & the Gun starring Robert Redford.

Forbes: How Fort Worth, Texas, Proved the Perfect Canvas for Robert Redford’s New Film

Variety: How Filming in Fort Worth, Texas Helped ‘The Old Man & the Gun’ Capture its Authentic Look


In September 2017 Fort Worth was designated the first music-friendly city in Texas by the Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor’s “Music-Friendly Communities” certification program. Since then Hear Fort Worth has launched a number of initiatives to help local musicians develop their talent and reach more people. Studio Sessions, a partnership with Niles City Sound, the studio that discovered Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges, will select four emerging artists to develop and public a record single in 2019.

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