Fort Worth’s female musicians are a dynamic force, touring regionally, performing locally and growing enviable followings. These performers should top your list for live music outings.

Danni and Kris

With several performances a week, acoustic pop duo Danni and Kris are one of the most active acts in the Fort. Their new single “Into You” is bright and uplifting, with soaring vocals that dance atop breezy guitar work.

Catch Danni and Kris July 28 at Hopfusion Ale Works.



Gollay’s “Built for Love” remains one of the most hookish tunes to come out of the 817 in recent years. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Rachel Gollay regularly performs in the Near Southside. Her new release "Player EP" is an odyssey that unfolds through alternating ambient mood evocations and song.

Catch Gollay July 18 at Magnolia Motor Lounge.


Summer Dean

The Honky Tonk Country Club recently disbanded, but its co-founder and local “AmeriTonk” singer-songwriter Summer Dean are on to bigger ventures. Dean is joining Bonnie Montgomery and Andrea Colburn for the Ameripolitan Outlaw Daughters Tour.

Catch Summer Dean August 8 at Magnolia Motor Lounge.


Ansley Dougherty

After 10 years of performing in various rock groups (including Panic Volcanic), Ansley Dougherty has gone solo with a lighter sound that puts her vocal chops and adept songwriting in the foreground. Her newest LP "Rituals" is available on vinyl and online.

Catch Ansley Dougherty July 21 at Main at South Side.


Ting Tang Tina

Teenage indie-rockers Ting Tang Tina recently snagged the Best New Artist award at the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards. Their first release, "Love is Trippy," is full of lovely mid-tempo sing-along tunes.

Catch Ting Tang Tina August 5 at Three Links in Dallas.


Claire Hinkle

Daughter of famed blues-rocker James Hinkle, Claire recently released "Let It Out." She was also nominated for a 2018 Weekly Music Festival Award for Best Soul/Blues act — a formidable start for a high school senior.

Catch Claire Hinkle October 5 at Magnolia Motor Lounge.

Claire Hinkle