Posted on August 23, 2011 at 9:25 AM
The Fort Worth Music Festival
Formerly known as “Jazz by the Boulevard,” for the past eight years, the name has been changed to “Fort Worth Music Festival” to reflect the growth and evolving musical personality in Fort Worth. The festival is a two day, all-ages music, art and culinary festival from September 30 through October 1, 2011. Proceeds from the show will raise funds to restore and beautify Camp Bowie, the city’s oldest boulevard.
Ride and Drive
Event goers also have a chance to get behind the wheel of some of the most luxurious and talked about Cadillac’s of 2011 with an exclusive ride and drive at the Ft. Worth Music Festival. Learn about Cadillac’s rewritten design centered on art, science and innovative technology. Be the first to get in on the ride Saturday, October 1st from 1-8pm.
Lineup and Tickets:
Join some of the best names in national, regional, and local music scene at the Fort Worth Music Fest. Held on the tree lined lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the festival is a celebration of Fort Worth’s rich and diverse musical heritage. Two days of non-stop music featuring twenty acts on two stages, cooking classes by area chefs, artworks for sale by local artists and hip gear by local vendors make up the 2011 Fort Worth Music Festival.
Friday Night Headliner
Kermit Ruffins- A true example of what passion is, Kermit Ruffins beams with his passion for creating music. The 44 year old New Orleans native grew up lured by swinging jazz music. A jazz trumpeter and singer, heavily influenced by Louis Armstrong, he co-founded the Rebirth Brass Band in 1983 and founded the Barbecue Swingers in 1992. Ruffins, has played at Austin City Limits, the French Quartet and is currently appearing as himself in HBO’s Treme.
Friday Night Performances:
4:30PM: Amanda Walden
5:15PM: Derek Larson
6:15PM: Josh Weathers and the True+ Endeavors
7:30PM: Marcia Ball
9:00PM: Kermit Ruffins
4:30PM: Whiskey Folk Ramblers
5:15PM: Gene Ween and Dave Dreiwitz
6:45PM: Meat Puppets
Saturday Night Headliner
Kirk Whalum- An American smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter, one of the most inspirational and accomplished jazz instrumentalists of his generation. Kirk, has some remarkable notches on his resume working on projects for Vince Gill, Barbara Streisand, Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” Whalum’s creative passion runs deepest in his gospel roots.
Saturday Night Performances
1:30PM: School of Rock
5:00PM: John David Kent
6:15PM: Luke Wade and No Civilians
7:30PM: Tatiana Mayfield
9:00PM: Kirk Whalum
1:30PM: Oil Boom
2:30PM: Quaker City Night Hawks
4:30PM: The Orbans
6:00PM: Telegraph Canyons
September 30-October 1, 2011
Will Rogers Memorial Stadium
One day: $75 per person
Two Day Passes: $100 per person
Early Bird Ticket
Buy before August 31st
Advance Pricing: $10
Gate Price: $15
American Music, American Cars
Much like a city with deep roots in Texas music, Cadillac is the luxury car of America planting its tires on American made road in 1902. The collaboration of American music, luxury, technology, art and design is an irrefutable force to be reckoned with.
New luxury sports coupe is Cadillac’s most dramatic expression of Art & Science. The interior of the CTS emphasizes technical precision with elegant, hand-crafted details. An integrated center stack design – with a satin metallic finish – blends into the lower instrument panel that sweeps forward and away from front-seat occupants. The hand-assembled center console leads seamlessly into the center stack, providing a sportier “cockpit” feel for the driver and passenger without compromising space.
The powertrain’s performance is channeled through a chassis that delivers sports car performance without punishment. The hardware includes an independent short/long arm (SLA) front suspension system, with hydraulic control arm front bushings; and a multi-link rear suspension mounted on a fully isolated sub frame. Also included are four-wheel disc performance brakes, premium steering and limited-slip differential.