Fort Worth Music Festival

Fort Worth Music Festival 2024

FEBRUARY 28, 2024 - MARCH 02, 2024


This music festival in the heart of Texas puts on a honky-tonkin’ good show, and supports rising artists.

Look up country music in the Encyclopedia, and here’s what you’ll find: in the back of a smoky dance hall, between the bar and a makeshift stage of recycled feed pallets, a dozen tired-eyed cattle ranchers two-step to lonesome lyrics, sung by a man in a wide-brimmed hat. Outside in a stockyard, cattle cow-yodel about their impending doom underneath the starry Texas sky. 

The Fort Worth Music Festival & Conference pretty much hits that nail square on the head. Dance halls? Check. Lonesome lyrics? Check. Stockyard? Check. Wide-brimmed hats? Triple-check. Cattle? You probably don’t have to stray too far. 

Now in its second year, the Fort Worth Music Festival & Conference is held in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, now a hotspot of music venues, bars and restaurants. This four-day festival focuses on broadly-inclusive country, with a heavy seasoning of rock Americana, and highlights those who got their start in the Lone Star State. Headliners include Texas homeboy William Clark Green and Austin-based Band of Heathens, while supporting artists include the local, Deep Ellum-grown Angel White, who blends R&B, country western and soul pop, and The Tejas Brothers, who call themselves the original Fort Worth Tex-Mex Honky Tonk band.

The Fort Worth Music Festival also has a conference component. Musicians and industry professionals can purchase special passes, which give access to panel discussions and keynote speakers with live music industry executives, networking opportunities, and workshops in addition to all of the festival performances. 

The Specs 

  • Last year, the inaugural festival drew 3,500 attendees from more than 25 states. 
  • The Bluebonnet GA pass includes admission to all shows on Friday and Saturday. 
  • The Lonestar GA pass includes admission to three days of shows (Thursday through Saturday). 
  • The Silver VIP pass includes admission to four days of shows and panels, plus VIP tables and other perks. See all of the ticket options here.
  • Artist and Industry Professional Passes are also available. 
  • Flying into Dallas? Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to the Big D here


Where is the Fort Worth Music Festival located?

At venues across the Fort Worth Stockyards, a historic district located around Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164. 

How close are the venues to each other?

All of the venues are within easy walking distance from one another.

What is the closest airport to the Fort Worth Music Festival?

Fly into the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW, 25 miles, 35 minute drive). Grab a rideshare or the TEXrail Metro to your accommodations. 

Which artists are on the Fort Worth Music Festival 2024 lineup?

Jordan Nix & Shelby Stone, Radney Foster, Catie Offerman, Fonteyn, Futurebirds, The Nude Party, Them Dirty Roses, Uncle Lucius, The Weathered Souls, Cam Allen, Clayton Mullen, Cameron Sacky Band, DJ Real Hypha, Grady Spencer & the Work, Jack Ingram, Jacob Stelly, John Baumann, Kvde, Kylie Frey, Louis Thesinger, Parker Ryan, Shelby Stone, Summer Dean, Travis Roberts, Whitey Morgan & the 78’s, Abraham Alexander, Angel White, Band of Heathens, Ben Kweller, Blue Water Highway, Calder Allen, Cole Barnhill, Davin James, Holly Beth, Jade Marie Patek, Matt Hillyer, Mila Rae, Nick Brumley, Palmer Anthony, Presley Haile, Race Ricketts, Shaker Hymns, Shinyribs, Slade Coulter, Tejas Brothers, William Clark Green.

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BY Katherine James