Fort Worth’s live music scene has gone virtual. On April 1st, Billy Bob’s Texas live-streamed their 39th Anniversary Concert to which they reached 25,000 viewers and raised $10,000 for the Creative Industry Relief Fund. The fund is an ongoing effort that was started by local musician Rachel Gollay and extended by the United Way of Tarrant County, Hear Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Film Commission to provide $300 grants to qualified Tarrant County musicians, filmmakers and visual artists.
If you're searching for upcoming live-stream concerts to round out your April, we poached some great suggestions from Hear Fort Worth (@hearfortworth) and the online resource Help Fort Worth (helpftw.com).
Dead Vinyl’s shows combine classic metal aesthetics, raucous theatrics and extended solos of guitar-shredding wizardry. It’s a combustible mix that has made the quartet a mainstay of the local rock scene. You can catch their weekly live shows on Facebook Thursdays at 11 p.m.
Quaker City Night Hawks' co-founder and co-frontman Sam Anderson has added a semblance of normalcy into a chaotic chapter. I mark the passage of my weeks around his Friday shows (8 p.m.) that are live streamed from inside Main at South Side via their Facebook page. Hundreds, if not thousands, of other folks certainly do as well. Armed with a guitar and polished vocals, Anderson’s original songs are a sonic transportation to a world of harmonious bliss.
HIGHTOWER HAPPY HOUR
Hightower Happy Hour is the new acoustic sunset show of singer-songwriter Lindsay Hightower and her band. “Music has the power to transcend physical, cultural and even spiritual boundaries,” Hightower wrote on the event page. Tune in every Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a scenic performance on a North Texas Hillside. More info here.
SUNDAYS ON THE SCREEN
A new series of Facebook Live shows feature a wide range of fun content that includes musical performances, interviews, poetry readings and other interactions with Fort Worth’s creative class. Each week kicks off with a live musical performance that is followed by chats and performances by creatives, advocates and entrepreneurs.
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Jack Barksdale’s prodigious talents seem all the more amazing considering his young age. The 12-year-old musician can masterfully play several instruments, and his sound is informed by the legends of rock, blues and folk music. You can catch the young muso this Sunday at 7 p.m. via Facebook Live.
YOU’RE STILL FARMING & WE’RE STILL SINGING
Lightening may well strike twice as Billy Bob’s Texas works to duplicate the enormous success of its recent online anniversary show. On April 25th at 7 p.m., the famous venue will live-stream a show benefitting the Texas FFA Foundation, which prepares students for a career in agriculture. Follow Billy Bob’s Texas’ Instagram @billybobstexas for artist announcements via Instagram stories.
These musicians, the ones you love and follow, they do these shows for a living. All of these performers have Venmo or some type of online payment account. Those tips matter more than ever so please give generously if you can.