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Sarah Covington, Assistant Director of PR
SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR FORT WORTH THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
Tourism Annual Meeting to feature Legendary Music Producer T Bone Burnett
FORT WORTH, Texas (December 19, 2019) – Visit Fort Worth, the city’s destination marketing agency, invites you to celebrate the impact of tourism in Fort Worth this Valentine’s Day.
The organization’s seventh annual breakfast is presented by Fine Line Group, the Family Office of Sasha & Ed Bass, along with Sundance Square and the Henry S. Miller Company. Pinnacle Bank returns for its fifth year as presenting sponsor.
Love for Fort Worth will be in the air throughout the event, which will take place 7:30-9 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Tables and seats are on sale at FortWorth.com/annual.
The event will feature keynote speaker and legendary music producer T Bone Burnett, the Fort Worth native honored with Academy and Grammy Awards.
Mayor Betsy Price will receive Visit Fort Worth’s annual Hospitality Award for her efforts to promote the city. A new service award will recognize an outstanding employee working for a hotel, attraction or other organization that welcomes visitors.
The event will highlight action on the Destination Master Plan, the community’s roadmap for tourism. Progress in sports, marketing, conventions, music and filmmaking are growing Fort Worth’s $9.4 billion visitor economy.
“From the new Dickies Arena to the renovated Stockyards, Fort Worth is giving visitors more reasons to see Fort Worth,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth. “With consistent visitor growth, we now need to help more people stay longer and spend more.”
Major landmarks in the visitor economy lie ahead in 2020, including:
- Beginning of design work on the Fort Worth Convention Center expansion
- Nationally televised sporting events at Dickies Arena
- Unprecedented hotel growth Downtown and in the Stockyards
The annual Hospitality Award spotlights individuals and organizations who promote Fort Worth and help grow the visitor economy. Mayor Price, serving her fifth term, has logged tens of thousands of miles selling Fort Worth for tourism and economic development.
“Our local economy has benefitted from the growth in tourism under Mayor Price’s leadership,” said Rosa Navejar, chairman of the Visit Fort Worth Board of Directors. “We want to recognize her efforts promoting Fort Worth around the world and improving our reputation as a healthy, active city.”
Supporting sponsors include DFW Airport, Tri-Hawk Media, Hotel Drover and the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation.
About T Bone Burnett
With 50-years’ experience in music and entertainment, T Bone Burnett has earned an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, film and concert producer, record company owner and artists’ advocate. He’s worked and collaborated with musicians across many genres including Elton John, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Sara Bareilles, B.B. King, Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle and Leon Russell. Burnett’s work in film and television include The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Cold Mountain, The Hunger Games, Walk The Line, Inside Llewyn Davis, Crazy Heart, Roy Orbison’s Black and White Night, True Detective and Nashville.
Visit Fort Worth is the official destination marketing organization of the 13th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of creativity, culture and commerce. Visit Fort Worth is the parent organization of The Fort Worth Herd, the Fort Worth Film Commission, Fort Worth Sports Commission and music initiative Hear Fort Worth.