Top Things To Do In Fort Worth This Weekend August 16th-18th
1) LeAnn Rimes FREE CONCERT
United Way of Tarrant County invites all members of the community to come out for a fun-filled evening of live entertainment with LeAnn Rimes. Grammy-Award Winning Artist LeAnn Rimes will headline “A Night to Live United,” a free concert to celebrate United Way’s work in the community and kick-off its 2019-2020 fundraising campaign. The concert is this Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Sundance Square. All the awesome FREE details are here!
Food is available at Sundance Square restaurants and concessions will be available in the plaza.
2) Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
This special concert has become an annual Bass Hall tradition. Texas singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett returns for one night only – a show that will surely sell out, so click away or you will miss out! Lovett will bring along his dusty odes to Texas and stories about the left-of-center characters who populate it, along with his long-running backup band, and, of course, his wry and dry sense of humor. Ticket info for one of Texas’ favorite sons is right here.
3) WuStock Rocks on at 81 Club / Billy Bob’s
On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Dr. Wu’ and the Texas Blues Project will celebrate at Billy Bob’s Texas “81 Club”. Despite the news that the Woodstock event in New York is cancelled, local musicians in Fort Worth have a full evening of music scheduled this Friday, August 16th.
Dr. Wu’ will perform the music of Woodstock – 26 songs from Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Band, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, The WHO, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Mountain, Sly & the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix and more! Dr. Wu’ says “It’s gonna’ be Groovy, Man”.
In addition to great music, a light show with original Woodstock footage and a Special Edition poster for Reserved Seat attendees are just a few of the goodies that Billy Bob’s has in store for you. So, dust off your lava lamps, break out your tie dye tops and bell bottoms, and get your tickets for a memorable night!
4) Texas Rangers host Minnesota Twins
The season is rounding the homestretch so do not miss this weekend opportunity to cheer on your Texas Rangers! As always, the Rangers have a fun-filled weekend planned with something for the entire family—-
T-Mobile Friday Fireworks
Enjoy a spectacular Woodstock-themed fireworks show from your seat after rooting on your Rangers as part of our T-Mobile Friday Fireworks show in celebration of Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary.
Coca-Cola / Walmart “The Perfect Game” Kenny Rogers Bobblehead (First 15,000 fans)
In 1994, against the Angels, Kenny Rogers collected the 14th Perfect Game in MLB history. He needed only 98 pitches to collect the 4-0 victory and to seal his name in history. On August 17, be one of the first 15,000 fans in the ballpark to receive a Coca-Cola / Walmart “The Perfect Game” Kenny Rogers Bobblehead, as part 2 of the 2-part “The Perfect Game” collection.
Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday ($1, 13 & Under)
Cool off with the Rangers on Sundays with $1 Blue Bell Ice Cream. Kids 13 and under can enjoy $1 ice cream while watching the Rangers in Globe Life Park.
5) Final Weekend for LUNGS at Stage West and Gutenberg, The Musical at Amphibian Stage Productions.
Get to the NEAR SOUTHSIDE for the wrap-up weekend for both of these great productions.
A play about the different types of love we feel in a lifetime.
A couple are deciding their future. Thirty-something, educated and thoughtful, they want to have a child for the right reasons. But in a time of overpopulation, erratic weather and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons?
Gutenberg, The Musical
This is not the story of Gutenberg. This is the story of Bud and Doug.
Here is what the critics are saying—
“Move over Hamilton. There’s another important historical figure to sing about and he’s not throwing away his shot…or his printing press.” – Bud Davenport and Doug Simon
“From start to finish, the ridiculously goofy Gutenberg! has a random-orbit wobble that feels exactly like an improv sketch gone rogue. Anything might happen in this show about showbiz, and about two dreamers who’d like to quit their day jobs and get in the game…Gutenberg! The Musical! is a night of ditzy, dippy fun…and right now, that seems like just the ticket.” Theater Jones
Disclaimer: What’s Up Fort Worth features many events in other cities (including Dallas) when our staff feels that the event has DFW market-wide interest and that fans in Fort Worth and Tarrant County will make the trek to Dallas for the event.