Fort Worth has deep roots in music-blues, jazz, rock, country and classical.

Musicians such as Ornette Coleman, Townes Van Zandt, Van Cliburn, T-Bone Burnett and Leon Bridges are from here. A musical renaissance is taking shape in the city. Record labels, artists and music lovers are taking note. New venues are complementing legendary halls. People are discovering the new sounds of Fort Worth. On September 27, 2017 Fort Worth was designated the first music-friendly city in Texas by the Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor’s “Music-Friendly Communities” certification program. 

Fort Worth is the 13th-largest city in the United States and part of the No. 1 tourist destination in Texas. Fort Worth offers the No. 1 downtown in America, just minutes from DFW International Airport.  As one visitor describes us: "unpretentious, laid-back, and charismatic in all the right ways."

Find out more about our new music initiatives here. 

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Creative Industry Relief Fund

United Way has extended a local effort to support musicians and creatives by way of Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth. Learn how to apply and contribute here.

Ways to Support Local Musicians and Artists

Many in Fort Worth are heeding advice to practice social distancing during the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. The necessary precaution has lead to the cancellation of gigs and concerts that financially support local musicians.