Ranch Bash Returns!

Ranch Bash returns to Panther Island Pavilion on October 19! Check out what Visit Fort Worth has to say about the great event.

“95.9 FM The Ranch has defiantly rejected mainstream country while supporting Texas, red dirt and Americana music. The station has a loyal fan base, and every fall hosts a celebration of sorts for them called Ranch Bash. This year’s 10 bands for $15 bucks lineup includes Casey Donahew, Shane Smith & The Saints, Sam Riggs, Josh Weathers, Copper Chief, Kolby Cooper, Vincent Neil Emerson, Ross Shifflett, James Cook and one more act to be announced.”


Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 26-28, 2019.

FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth – a three-day Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2019 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.

Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with midway rides, dachshund races, stein hoist competitions, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages.  New this year, Alex Meixner, nationally acclaimed polka and Oktoberfest performer will join the line-up.   Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and Auf Geht’s will be back again with polka and all of your Oktoberfest favorites.

Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens.  Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories.

Reata Restaurant brings back its unique pop-up German dining option – Reata Haus. The dining experience treats guests to authentic German meal options as well as snacks like Kasebrett (Cheeseboard) pretzel and sausage, all in a seated area in the air-conditioned Spaten Halle.

Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through September 25. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2019 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult.

Coming back this year is a special festival preview experience on Wednesday, September 25 that offers corporations or individuals the opportunity to purchase a table of eight for a private evening of culture and celebration complete with a plated German meal from Reata Haus. Enjoy entertainment, bier and more!

Visit Oktoberfestfw.com for festival information and to purchase tickets.

Link to the Oktoberfest Fort Worth video and photos: https://oktoberfestfw.com/photos/

Oktoberfest Fort Worth is presented by Spaten. The event benefits the Trinity River Vision Authority.


About Trinity River Vision Authority:

The Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) is responsible for implementation of a public infrastructure project which provides needed flood protection and fosters the development of an exciting, pedestrian oriented, urban waterfront neighborhood in Fort Worth. TRVA aims to attract business and entertainment to the district and is in charge of programming public spaces including the Panther Island Pavilion, a waterfront music venue and festival space directly adjacent to downtown Fort Worth.

Fort Worth’s Fourth 2019

Thanks to all that helped celebrate our country’s independence at with us at this year’s Fort Worth’s Fourth!

This year’s day long celebration brought out over 18,000 attendees. Many enjoyed the free tubing, live music from Poo Live Crew and Party Machine Band, as well as FREE kids activities thanks to Tarrant Regional Water District!

Fort Worth’s Fourth end the night with a BANG and those from all over were able to witness the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4th at Panther Island Pavilion.

See y’all next, same place and time


“Texas native Cody Johnson brings his high energy show to the Panther Island Pavilion this Saturday night.

Johnson went from bull rider/prison guard to a country music star who eventually sold 350,000 hard tickets to his shows in one calendar year.

Johnson was the first independent artist to sell out the Houston Rodeo at NRG stadium, selling over 75,000 tickets.

Johnson’s latest album “Ain’t Nothin’ to It” released this year, charted at number one on the Billboard’s country charts. Billboard declared, “Cody Johnson is the real thing.”

Johnson who has over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify will be playing on an outdoor stage backlit by the beautiful Fort Worth Skyline, which will make for an unforgettable experience.”

“The special guests will include Kevin Fowler, Chris Colston, and 6 time Grammy winner Ronnie Milsap.

So come out and join the CoJo Nation this Saturday night… this is one you don’t want to miss.”

Ubbi Dubbi Festival 2019

Ubbi Dubbi Festival was held on April 27th and 28th at Panther Island Pavilion—Fort Worth, TX.

The Ubbi Dubbi Festival was a SOLD OUT, two-day EDM festival that had brought in 21,127 festival goers day one and 20,110 day two, bringing the total number of festival goers to 41,237 over this past weekend. Ubbi Dubbi fans came from 50 different states and 6 countries!

Ubbi Dubbi was presented by Disco Donnie, the festival had performers such as Illenuim, ARMNHMR, Space Jesus, Keys N Krates and more! The festival was spread out across two main stages and a  smaller stage known as the “zoom room”. Light shows, fireworks, and glitter filled the weekend at Panther Island Pavilion!

Check out the recap videos for this year’s festival below:

Ubbi Dubbi Fam Video

Rockin’ the River has a whole new atti-TUBE!

Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion just got a lot cooler this summer.

Rockin’ the River is back again and got the 7-year itch since last summer! The popular summer music and tubing series, in its seventh year, is back at Panther Island Pavilion. The extended happy hour event, usually held on Thursday is making the switch to an all-day Saturday party. “We are pleased to deliver what our fans have been asking – to rock the river on the weekend.” said Trinity River Vision Authority Executive Director, J.D.Granger.

As always, Rockin’ the River remains a free event to the public. It will be a fist-full of summer festivals live on the Trinity River with thirty bands performing over the six-week music series. Some of the area’s top Texas Country artist will be headlining. To keep things funky, expect some rock and soul sprinkled in the lineup each week too. See the full band lineup here.


Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage.After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:15pm on the Pacifico Stage.

In addition to live music on two stages; food and beverage options will be available for purchase, as well as tube and watersport rentals. Regardless of the weather, the party does not stop. The fun simply moves indoors to The Shack. Lastly, each Rockin’ the River event will have the ultimate nightcap – a fireworks show right on the banks of the Trinity River.

This summer’s Rockin’ the River promises more tube and tan time, more music and fun. We can’t wait!

Rockin’ the River Saturday Series Finale!

Our patrons asked and we delivered. For the first time in Rockin’ the River history, folks can watch some great Texas Country music from a tube on a Saturday! The Saturday Series Finale will start at 1:00 pm this Saturday, August 13. Cooder Graw, Brandon Steadman, Aaron Einhouse and Statesboro Revue will play all day on the only waterfront stage in Texas and when the sun goes down there will be live music from the Southshore Stage at the after party. It is guaranteed to be a day filled with unbeatable live music, ice cold beer, tubing on the river, delicious food from Salsa Limon all in the heart of Fort Worth. Plus, the Coors Riverfront Ice House will offer shaded seating and live TVs so patrons can cheer on Team USA while they rock the river. As always, the night will close with a Texas-size fireworks show over the Trinity River.

The Damn Quails to Headline Opening Night of Rockin’ the River

It’s official, we can finally announce that The Damn Quails will headline the first night of Rockin’ the River 2016! A favorite from last year, The Damn Quails guarantee to put on a show that will knock your water socks off. Then after their performance, Joey Green Band will take to the Southshore Stage and continue entertaining the after party. Mark you calendar, gather your waterwings and start working on that swimsuit bod because Rockin’ the River is right around the corner!