“Fortress Festival” & All The Eats Come To Ft. Worth April 29th & 30th!

· The new music festival is in the Fort Worth Cultural District next weekend. ·

April 23, 2017 1 Comments 6 Photos

Fortress Festival is a brand new premier music festival for North Texas. The annual two-day festival will have its inaugural event on April 29 & 30, 2017 in Fort Worth’s world renowned Cultural District!

Two outdoor stages, one stage will be positioned at the museum’s reflecting pond & the other at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, will feature internationally acclaimed headliners Run The JewelsPurity Ring alongside sought after up-and-coming acts and a variety of local bands and boundary-testing musical pioneers.

Run The Jewels (Photo by Ross Gilmore/Redferns via Getty Images)

The Fortress Festival is a partnership between Fortress Presents and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. In addition to music, festival programming will take advantage of the diversity of venues available to create a cultural experience that will include multiple creative disciplines. Fortress Festival will provide North Texas with a festival comparable to any other major U.S. metropolitan area while pushing the festival experience into new frontiers.

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While on festival grounds, Fortress attendees will have the opportunity to eat and drink from a wide variety of high quality vendors and well-known local and national brands, including some of my favorites:

Alchemy Pops – frozen popsicles made using fresh, local ingredients in creative combinations

Cannon Chinese Kitchen – Contemporary Chinese restaurant serving traditional cuisine & cocktails in a restored 1930s home

Juiceland – Fresh juices and superfood smoothies

Salsa Limon – The best tacos in Fort Worth, TX. Mexican, modern, delicious

Shawarma Point – New York-style Mediterranean cuisine served deep in the heart of Texas

VIP patrons will also be provided with a menu of options from Righteous Foods, Lanny Lancarte’s cultural district health conscious eatery.

Additionally, all patrons will be able to drink and dine inside the Café Modern during its normal operating hours, featuring a menu by Executive Chef Denise Shavandy. The café bar will stay open until the last act finishes their set on the Modern stage. They will also have burgers on the grill on the patio until the headliner starts!

Four different general admission bars and two VIP bars will carry a variety of festive libations. Different bars will feature different varieties from each brewery so attendees should definitely make the rounds. The list includes some of Texas’ top choices:

Lone Star Beer

Rahr and Sons Brewery

Revolver Brewing

Austin Eastciders

Deep Eddy Vodka

Crooked Fox Bourbon

Pelican Harbor Rum

In addition to the on-site options, the Cultural District and West 7th area offers a large number of eateries + drinkeries to take advantage of before and after the festival. Highlights include:

Cork & Pig Tavern

Kona Grill

Rodeo Goat

The Reservoir

Many, many others

Both general admission and VIP passes are now on sale at FortressFestival.com/tickets. Two-day general admission tickets are $105, while VIP passes are $275. VIP passes give ticket holders a host of perks, including preferred viewing areas, free parking, dedicated lounges and restroom facilities and much more. Interested in VIP – HURRY! They are on track to sell out early this week!

Both general admission and VIP passes offer free access to the Modern’s galleries during the festival.

Follow Fortress Festival on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and @FortressFest on Snapchat.

The festival’s official hashtag is #FortressFest.




Stay hungry, Dallas.



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Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker

Brandon is a Dallas born-and-raised, tech-loving, obsessive foodie. His blog is dedicated to all the fun and affordable food the Dallas metroplex has to offer.

1 Comment

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    G.A. Amato

    April 25, 2017

    What an interesting article with all the information you need..

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