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.
Benefit Concert for Kate Hearne at Lola’s Saloon
Local singer-songwriter Kate Hearne has performed across the United States and Europe. More importantly, she touched the lives of many local fans and musicians. Last month, Hearne was struck with a still-undiagnosed affliction that left her on life support for 10 days. While she slowly recovers, her supporters have organized a benefit concert to raise funds for her medical bills. Local music scene stalwarts James Hinkle, Katie Robertson, Keegan McInroe, Carey Wolff and several other solo and group acts are performing what will surely be a memorable show.
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Pat Green at Billy Bob’s Texas
Texas Country star Pat Green has sold more than two million records through 13 albums since 1995. Two fun facts about this musician: Green’s hit “I Love Texas” is the Texas Ranger’s victory song, and Fort Worth’s newest fine art gallery (Gallerywinter) is owned by Green and features many of his original sculptures. You can catch the legendary Texas troubadour January 12 at Billy Bob’s Texas.
Sam Anderson at Fort Worth Live
Few bands have done more in recent years to keep the national rock spotlight on Fort Worth than Quaker City Night Hawks. You can catch the quartet’s singer/guitarist Sam Anderson on January 16. The downtown music venue offers an intimate listening experience, full-service bar and carefully curated acts that highlight Fort Worth’s best talent.
Coors Light Roadhouse
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo kicks off its 123rd year on January 18 at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Scoot around the dance floor of the Coors Light Roadhouse for free (admission is included with a valid grounds pass) to the likes of Jon Wolfe, Vincent Neil Emerson, Mike and the Moonpies, Cody Canada and many more.
Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz
Jazz trumpeter/vocalist Bryon Stripling is a pops concert favorite. His past performances include collaborations with Boston Pops, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Pops and many others. For one weekend this month, Stripling joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to lead performances of works by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, B.B. King and Muddy Waters. The show includes humorous vignettes about the music and its composers.
Cliburn at the Kimbell: Masters
Recognized around the world as a violinist of “rare equality,” Leonidas Kavakos joins pianist Enrico Pace for performances of works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Bartok and Enescu at the Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion. The concert is part of the Van Cliburn Foundation’s Cliburn Concerts series.