We’ve parsed through the lineups and cut through the noise to bring you a monthly roundup of the best live shows in Fort Worth.
Main ST. Arts Festival
Texas native Bonnie Bishop takes a detour from her active touring career to perform at Main St. Arts Festival. Bishop’s recent album, "Ain’t Who I Was," was recorded with the help of heavyweight producer Dave Cobb and has catapulted the songstress’ already active career to new heights.
The Nashville-based singer-songwriter will perform with local favorite Grady Spencer and the Work. Spencer has masterfully infused elements of blues and rock into classic country, resulting in a sound that Fort Worthians have hungrily lapped up. Get the details.
Animal Hope Benefit featuring Jeff Clayborn
The Live Oak lives on in memory, but its building has been repurposed with the same spirit of putting the music first. Fairmount Music Hall hosts country music artist Jeff Clayborn in a benefit concert to support Animal Hope Adoptions.
Be sure to request the humorous ode to adult beverages, “Be a Good Bartender,” from Clayborn’s newest EP. While the family-friendly event is free, there’s a suggested donation of $20. Get the details.
Poppin' Studio Ghibli-themed Pop-Up Art Show with Ronnie Heart
Part art show, part music performance, the monthly Poppin' with Ronnie Heart events bring together Fort Worth’s creatives and art fans like few events can. This month, iconic anime movie producer Studio Ghibli will be the theme for the artworks. Indie-folk rocker Scott Yoder takes the Main at South Side stage at 11 p.m. Get the details.
Award-winning country superstar Clint Black is back on the songwriting scene with a new album, a longplayer: "On Purpose." From deep, thoughtful ballads to cheekier songs, the multi-talented musician has once again shown the world that he is a force in country music. Catch him live at Billy Bob's Texas on April 28. Get the details.
APRIL 28 & 29
Last year, Fortress Fest gave Fort Worth a national platform to flex its musical muscles, blending local, regional, and national acts into a thoughtfully programmed experience. Once again set on the grounds of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the festival’s headliners include sardonic troubadour Father John Misty, trailblazing rappers De La Soul, Latino psyche rockers Chicano Batman, and local acts like Ronnie Heart, Sammy Kidd, and Juma Spears. Get the details.