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Thursday, April 14
 

11:00am

Beyond the Pale

Beyond The Pale delivers a wild ride with stunning harmonies and dazzling instrumental flare. Weaving traditional Celtic music together with songs and world instrumental pieces, this quartet effortlessly spins out fiery reels, jigs, original songs, both humorous and haunting, offering culturally rich stories and music from around the world, including Celtic, Bluegrass, Folk, Mexican Polkas, Eastern European and Scandinavian tunes, Americana/Appalachian and even a little Texas Swing! The entire band sings, from well-crafted original songs to "celticized" versions of contemporary songs ranging from 1930's music hall songs to stunning a cappella pieces.

Expect the unexpected as Beyond The Pale cooks up a tasty acoustic stew on fiddle, flute, hammered dulcimer, accordion, guitar, bodhran, whistle, concertina and saxophone. Discover your roots and expand your borders with this highly versatile never-a-dull moment band!


www.musiciansdfw.org


Thursday April 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

11:00am

Stymie

Stymie is a band of four veteran musicians specializing in Classic Rock/Soul/Funk dance music. All four musicians sing lead vocals with special emphasis on vocal harmony. Their song list is unique in that it isn't your every day Top 40 music. The songs are suited to being danceable, with great vocals, and high energy


www.musiciansdfw.org


Thursday April 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:30am

Rodger Harrison

Rodger Harrison is a seasoned performer who can entice a crowd to sing along and get rowdy. His energetic style has thrilled audiences from Orlando to Boston, Houston to Milwaukee, and all points in between. Whether performing solo on guitar, or laying down the groove with a full band, Rodger brings quality entertainment, every time.


www.musiciansdfw.org

Thursday April 14, 2011 11:30am - 12:45pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/


Thursday April 14, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

12:00pm

The Flash

The Flash is a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo, who have been performing in circuses, theaters and busking all over America and internationally since 2000.

Their awe inspiring show is fun filled and appropriate for all ages.


www.acrojuggling.com

Thursday April 14, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/

Thursday April 14, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/

Thursday April 14, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Street Performer 3 300 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Gale Cruz

From a young school girl singing in The Texas Girls' Choir, to twenty plus years on the New York City scene, Gale Cruz has had the good fortune of backing up such artists as PHOEBE SNOW, PATTI AUSTIN, and PHYLLIS HYMAN. While in New York, Gale also led her own jazz group as well as corporate/society bands performing for numerous clients such as SMITH BARNEY, MAYOR BLOOMBERG and SONY CORP. to name a few. She also did numerous jingles and voice overs. Gale has recently relocated to her DALLAS/FT. WORTH roots.


http://www.carolmarksmusic.com

Thursday April 14, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

1:00pm

Trey & the Tritones

Trey & the Tritones is a stylish band for all occasions specializing in wedding receptions, banquets, dinner & dance evenings, corporate events, and private parties. Since 1992 this band has been entertaining audiences of all ages with their personality, professionalism, and wide variety of dance music. From Jazz, Swing, Ballroom, and Sinatra-style classics to Disco, Motown, Country, Classic Rock, and Pop, their variety will ensure a full dance floor and an event to remember. Whether you desire quiet, classy music to set the mood for your cocktail hour and dinner or fun, upbeat party tunes for your late night dancing, this band of professional musicians will play the crowd and keep all your guests entertained and involved. With years of experience, attention to detail, and a vibrant personality, Trey interacts with the crowd, emcees your activities, and helps keep your party flowing smoothly.

Because of their wide variety of music, Trey & the Tritones regularly entertains for theme parties and dances. In addition to almost every major hotel and country club in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, they have performed for clients in Chicago, Houston, Missouri, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They have shared the stage with such international stars as Robert Earl Keen, Marty Stuart, Eddy Raven, and the original Paul & Paula.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Thursday April 14, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

The Flash

The Flash is a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo, who have been performing in circuses, theaters and busking all over America and internationally since 2000.

Their awe inspiring show is fun filled and appropriate for all ages.


www.acrojuggling.com

Thursday April 14, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Sam Walker Trio

The Sam Walker Trio is composed of Sam Walker on guitar, Kyp Green on bass and Roy Snodgrass on drums. They have been playing together in the DFW area since 2001. This is a guitar trio in the tradition of the great guitar trios of Joe Pass, Barney Kessel and Jim Hall, among others. While the trio does perform a fair amount of original material, the majority of the repertoire comes from the long list of standard tunes favored by straight ahead jazzers, with an eye towards the lesser played, more obscure selections among those standards.


http://www.musiciansdfw.org/afm_bands/sam_walker/sam_walker.htm

Thursday April 14, 2011 2:00pm - 3:30pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2:30pm

Kelly

My repertoire covers favorites from the classic rock era such as The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkle, James Taylor and Jim Croce, to the newer pop hits of today. In addition to guitar and vocals I play harmonicas, thereby adding an extra "voice" to my sound. I also utilize a loop sampler. This is a footswitch-controlled echo effect, which allows me to play two or more guitar parts simultaneously. Because it "echoes" the phrase that I have just played, nothing is pre-recorded, and each show is one-of-a-kind. This means that I have a fuller, bigger sound and can play a wider variety of music than many would expect from a soloist.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Thursday April 14, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/


Thursday April 14, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Street Performer 3 300 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Bob Stewart & Co.

Drummer and percussionist Bob Stewart has played venues and events of all types imaginable while backing Lou Rawls, David "Fathead" Newman, James Clay, and many others. The core group also includes bass player Eric Zukoski. Eric Zukoski has backed artists ranging from The Drifters and Three Dog Night, to 1970's soul artist Al Wilson ("Show & Tell") and classical crossover star Daniel Rodgriguez, and can be heard on numerous recordings on rotation on TV and radio. Rounding out the core group is pianist Frank Hailey. As noted in All About Jazz, "Frank Hailey is a cousin of seminal jazz pianist and composer Cedar Walton. But . . . Hailey need not invoke the reputation of his well-known relative to gain recognition, revealing he is a fine piano performer in his own right."


www.musiciansdfw.org

Thursday April 14, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

3:00pm

Rob Holbert

Rob Holbert and MIRAGE are well known for their delivery of Smooth Jazz, Standards and Classics. Their variety of music and the sometimes eclectic arrangements of songs set them apart from most other Jazz groups today. The group also performs a variety of lively R&B covers and dance music that's sure to make any event an exciting one!!


www.robholbert.com


Thursday April 14, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/

Thursday April 14, 2011 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Ron Jones Quartet

Ron Jones performed at Birdland, 55 Bar, Blue Note and other New York venues while completing Master of Music at NYU. His jazz quartet has opened for Earl Klugh, Joe Lovano and Crosby Stills & Nash. They've performed at Ft Worth Main St. and Denton Arts Festival.

The quartet features Dallas' finest musicians performing originals from Ron's CDs and jazz classics.


http://www.musiciansdfw.org/afm_bands/ron_jones/ron_jones.htm


Thursday April 14, 2011 4:00pm - 5:30pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

4:30pm

Razzmajazz

Razzmajazz, one of the Southwest's premier Dixieland jazz bands, has been providing jazz music and comedy for all ages across the Metroplex and North Texas area since 1986. Our music is a mix of roaring 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's Dixieland Jazz and Swing Jazz performed in true MARDI GRAS PARTY style! We are available in a variety of sizes and forms to fit you event, venue, and budget. Instrumentation includes clarinet, trumpet, trombone, banjo, bass, and/or drums.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Thursday April 14, 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

The Flash

The Flash is a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo, who have been performing in circuses, theaters and busking all over America and internationally since 2000.

Their awe inspiring show is fun filled and appropriate for all ages.


www.acrojuggling.com

Thursday April 14, 2011 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Fingerprints

Fingerprints, the popular Dallas based sextet, is known as “one of the best kept music secrets in the South.” For many years standing room-only crowds have been lining up to hear the perfect blend of jazz and R&B by the Fingerprints musicians at venues and music festivals throughout the South and Southwest. With five accomplished CDs to date (Fingerprints, Reunion Live, Summertime Music, DNA and the newest release Dream Life), the distinguished sound of Fingerprints has been shaped through the years by its long-term members: Frederick Nichelson (bass), Claud Hardrick (saxophone, flute, vocals), Tim Jones (lead vocals, percussion), Kennan Wylie (drums, percussion), Jordache Grant (keyboards), and Robert Lacroix (guitar).


http://www.fingerprintsband.com


Thursday April 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Rebecca Henricks

Rebecca Henricks’ music is a unique blend of traditional country and bluegrass that is upbeat and offers her own humorous spin on small-town life, love and relationships. Her energy comes straight from her heart and her inner beauty shines through her infectious smile and personality. A modern-day June Carter Cash whose straighten-up-and-fly-right Texas roots, talent, and southern hospitality will have audiences at hello and charm them ever after. Her themes and lyrics give men and women something to think about and laugh about.

 

Producers and club owners call her shows "high energy and power-packed" and says that she "always makes you want to jump up and join in on the fun." Whether she is playing major festivals across the southwest, live music venues, or performing live on television, the passion she puts into singing a powerful ballad or rockin’ a classic country song is undeniable.

 


www.musiciansdfw.org


Thursday April 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

6:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/


Thursday April 14, 2011 6:00pm - 6:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

6:30pm

Kat Daddy

Kat Daddy delivers an exciting, eclectic mix of sounds from the 1950s to the present, focusing on classic rock and dance music. Based in Fort Worth/Dallas, this is a high-energy band that's always big fun.


www.katdaddyband.com


Thursday April 14, 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

6:30pm

Mark Harper

Mark Harper is a seasoned guitarist, performer and multi-platinum award winner who is introducing yet another side of his creative abilities to the world. Mark has recorded and performed with some of the industries top performers such as: Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Bebe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Phyllis Hyman, Tom Braxton, Fingerprints, The Mac Band, George Duke, Jonathan Butler, Michael Lington, Wayman Tisdale, Tower of Power and a host of others.

For seven years Mark was the guitarist for Wayman Tisdale. Mark and Wayman had a very special bond and friendship that was sealed at the very first rehearsal. After rehearsing all of the songs that Wayman had listed for an upcoming show, Mark began to play other songs of Wayman's while band members began to pack-up. Wayman was excited, joined Mark and right there a spark was ignited. They jammed for some time. After playing Wayman's music, both being fans of old school music they began to play songs from the 70's & 80's. By the time they finished an hour and a half had vanished! The spark that was ignited continued in Wayman's shows and fan's looked forward to the old school music tribute.

During his time with Wayman, Mark was in the process of writing and co-writing his solo project. Wayman heard some of the material and was astounded by what he heard. That inspired Mark and Wayman to record together on Mark's project. Mark and his keyboardist/co-producer, Tony Blaine, spent four days at Wayman's ranch completing the material for Mark's project. One of Wayman's favorite songs on the project was a song titled "Dedication" written for Mark by a long time friend and great musician, Steve Lewis. Wayman told Mark that "Dedication" was the perfect song for he and Mark to perform a duet and he felt people would love it! Just days prior to Wayman's passing, the radio mix for the single "Dedication" was complete. Wayman heard this duet with his friend and said, "That's a winner!" Neither Mark nor Wayman knew that the title of this track, Dedication, would in the end have a deep and personal meaning.


www.musiciansdfw.org

Thursday April 14, 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:00pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/

Thursday April 14, 2011 7:00pm - 7:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

8:00pm

The Flash

The Flash is a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo, who have been performing in circuses, theaters and busking all over America and internationally since 2000.

Their awe inspiring show is fun filled and appropriate for all ages.


http://acrojuggling.com/

Thursday April 14, 2011 8:00pm - 8:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

8:30pm

Bettye LaVette

Ms. LaVette is one of the greatest soul singers in American music history, possessed of an incredibly expressive voice that one moment will exude a formidable level of strength and intensity and the next will appear vulnerable, reflective, reeking of heartbreak. Unfortunately, it says much about the vagaries of the popular music industry that, although LaVette has been recording for over four decades, up to this point she has remained criminally unknown.


http://www.bettyelavette.com/

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Bettye LaVette

With one of her first singles turning into a national hit, 1962's "Let Me Down Easy", Detroit-raised LaVette would seem a natural soul star, but she was never able to cut an album deal. In 1972 her album A Child of the Seventies was shelved by Atlantic Records, then thought lost forever in a fire. She eked out a living on the European festival circuit, occasionally surfacing such as with the disco single "Doin' the Best that I Can", but... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2011 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:30pm

Definitely Maybe

Definitely Maybe® is the premier party band of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An eight-piece band featuring a hot horn section and dynamic vocalists, performing a wide range of styles - from old school funk, classic rock, and 70s dance music, to jazz standards, romantic ballads, roadhouse blues, and even a little country and western.


www.definitelymaybe.net


Thursday April 14, 2011 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
 
Friday, April 15
 

11:00am

The Flash

The Flash is a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo, who have been performing in circuses, theaters and busking all over America and internationally since 2000.

Their awe inspiring show is fun filled and appropriate for all ages.


www.acrojuggling.com


Friday April 15, 2011 11:00am - 11:45am
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Bar H Cowboys

Bob Boatright began playing his fiddle professionally at an early age. When his family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas he played two television shows a week and traveled the Texas and Oklahoma area playing dances and stage shows five and six nights a week.Bob continued playing dances three nights a week while attending Midwestern University in Wichita Falls where he received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mathematics. Bob was a member of the Original Texas Playboys, when the group retired after giving their famous "For The Last Time" concert in Fort Worth, following the death of their great piano player, AI Stricklin. During the last thirty-four years he has worked with Leon Rausch and band. Bob is currently working with Bob Will's Original Texas Playboys under the direction of Leon Rausch and Tommy Allsup. They were invited to play for Paul McCartney"s party for his "End of the World" Tour in Chicago. Bob has performed on stage with many of the top Western Swing Acts in the country. He also plays at many Western Swing Festivals, cowboy poetry gatherings, celebrity golf tournaments and other music festivals around the country.


www.musiciansdfw.org

Friday April 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

11:00am

Crawfish

Organized over 10 years ago, Crawfish was created from a select group of seasoned studio musicians from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Their act includes family-oriented entertainment and audience participation.

Whether it's performing a hot, New Orleans-style Mardi Gras party, a wedding reception, a formal dinner/dance for a charity fundraiser, a company Christmas Party, or a relaxed fun-in-the-sun music festival, Crawfish can help make the event enjoyable for all.

Crawfish has shared stages with an unbelievably long list of stars. While there isn't room to name them all, notables include: The Temptations, The Beachboys, The Monkees, The Shirelles, The Supremes, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Foundations, Chuck Berry, Leon Russell, Delbert McClinton, Three Dog Night, The Spinners, and Willie Nelson and Family. They can be heard on film scores and jingles for companies like McDonald's, Oldsmobile, Isuzu, Mazda and dozens of other radio and television programs. Crawfish has played during two Presidential Inaugurals, as well as festivals and parties throughout the Metroplex.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Friday April 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:30am

Yancey Stevens

Yancey Stevens and The City Slickers have established themselves as one of the most sought after bands in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Extensive club dates coupled with a fast rising number of corporate and private parties have brightened the demand for this band. High energy, versatility, and a clean cut look make Yancey Stevens and The City Slickers a hit on the dance floor as well as on the concert stage.


www.yanceystevens.com


Friday April 15, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/


Friday April 15, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com


Friday April 15, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

1:00pm

The Flash

The Flash is a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo, who have been performing in circuses, theaters and busking all over America and internationally since 2000.

Their awe inspiring show is fun filled and appropriate for all ages.


www.acrojuggling.com

Friday April 15, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/

Friday April 15, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Street Performer 3 300 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

James Gabriano

Guitarist and composer James Gabriano is an artist who plays his instrument with the intensity of an August afternoon in Texas. As a guest at one of his live performances, you are quickly drawn to his "flamenco jazz" style. The Latin rhythms and fiery guitar make you want to get up, stomp your heels, and click your castanets. Just catch his rendition of "Bambaleo" by the Gipsy Kings and you will feel the meaning. The band has been performing regularly around the metroplex.


www.jamesgabriano.com


Friday April 15, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

1:00pm

Nawlins Gumbo Kings

The N'awlins Gumbo Kings is comprised of six extremely accomplished musicians who have played with each other in various other configurations for decades. The flawless blending of their talent, styles and expertise creates a musical experience full of energy and excitement for both the band members and the audience.


www.gumbokings.com

Friday April 15, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

This "must see” production combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes and a beautiful soundtrack. Ranging in age from 19 to 25, these acrobats are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.


www.acrobatsofhebeichina.com


Friday April 15, 2011 1:30pm - 2:15pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2:00pm

The Flash

The Flash is a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo, who have been performing in circuses, theaters and busking all over America and internationally since 2000.

Their awe inspiring show is fun filled and appropriate for all ages.


www.acrojuggling.com

Friday April 15, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Jim's Jazz Band

The jazz that Jim's Jazz Band performs dates back to the early nineteen hundreds when jazz was called "jass". Even before people came up with the "jass" name, a couple of names that were popular were "The Blues" and "The Blue New Orleans Sound". Jim's Jazz Band holds the traditions of this jazz together in the sounds of the songs they play.


www.theoldjazz.com


Friday April 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth

The BFFW's mission is to encourage appreciation of the Mexican culture through the education of its history by teaching its traditional dance and music to people of all ages, thereby instilling pride and respect of its heritage. Along with our dancers, the BFFW Board, parents, and volunteers are very energetic and ready to serve the organization in fulfilling its mission. We are blessed to have the support of the community and give thanks for their continued encouragement.


www.dancefolklorico.com

Friday April 15, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

3:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/

Friday April 15, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/


Friday April 15, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Street Performer 3 300 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Paul Unger Quartet

A classically trained musician, Paul Unger is a full-time Double Bassist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He displays his talents as the leader of his popular jazz quartet by performing the classical jazz repertoire of Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard and John Coltrane.


www.musiciansdfw.org

Friday April 15, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Tania Cordobes

Cordobés delivers an eclectic, acoustic-based sound that is fun and accessible on the first listen. Her style is based on American folk and Cuban, with additional influences like bossa nova, flamenco and samba. Tania's original material combines beautiful melody, syncopation and soulful lyrics that embody her Cuban-American heritage. Her voice and the unique instrumentation of her band are perfect in any venue, from festivals to listening rooms.


http://taniacordobes.com


Friday April 15, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

3:30pm

The Flash

The Flash is a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo, who have been performing in circuses, theaters and busking all over America and internationally since 2000.

Their awe inspiring show is fun filled and appropriate for all ages.


www.acrojuggling.com

Friday April 15, 2011 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Don McRay

Don McRay is a local Singer/Songwriter that plays live Texas Music, as a solo, duo, trio, or with his full band.


www.donmcray.com


Friday April 15, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Navy Mid-South Premier Blues Band

FREEDOM and the BLUES CITY HORNS based out of Memphis, TN is the Navy’s Premier Blues Band. The band travels extensively throughout a 12-state region performing at various festivals and concert events. FREEDOM has been featured at such venues as The Big Muddy Blues Festival, Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival and other festivals in the Mid-south region.

The band operates from Millington, Tennessee as a part of Navy Band Mid-South, the United States Navy’s premier musical organization in the Mid-South region.



Friday April 15, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

4:15pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com


Friday April 15, 2011 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

Charley Lee

Charley Lee (referred to by his close friends as simply "the Rev'rend" plays an assortment of stringed instruments, including guitar, mandolin, banjo, slide guitar, and harmonica and kazoo, as well. All while his feet keep a percussive beat on an old wooden soda pop crate.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Friday April 15, 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/


Friday April 15, 2011 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Domino Effect

A combination of some of Dallas/Ft. Worths' most talented and seasoned musicians and performers, Domino Effect Entertainment offers the best in live music services. A party with the Domino Effect band means a party with some of the most highly energetic and techically superb talents that will keep the dance floor groovin'! Their musical services can cater to the needs of any event size and type; covering genres of FUNK, ROCK (CLASSIC AND CURRENT), POP, HIP-HOP, MOTOWN, JAZZ, R&B, and DISCO!!


www.musiciansdfw.org


Friday April 15, 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

5:00pm

Tom Braxton

Tom Braxton has thrilled audiences for more than 15 years with his superb saxophone skills. Jazz Review calls Braxton '...one of smooth jazz's most prolific saxophonists...with all the required tools to become a major force.' Braxton's distinctive sound - blending elements of jazz, Latin, funk and R&B - is certain to leave you spellbound.


www.tombraxton.com


Friday April 15, 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:30pm

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

This "must see” production combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes and a beautiful soundtrack. Ranging in age from 19 to 25, these acrobats are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.


www.acrobatsofhebeichina.com


Friday April 15, 2011 5:30pm - 6:15pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

6:00pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com

Friday April 15, 2011 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:00pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/

Friday April 15, 2011 7:00pm - 7:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

7:00pm

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Big Sam's Funky Nation have established their presence on the forefront of the New Orleans music scene. Trombone powerhouse and band leader "Big Sam" Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been celebrated as "the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz" by the San Francisco Chronicle and the band has been touted for consistently "bringing a straight raw party" by Jambase. 2010 has been a busy year for The Nation, with two European tours (France and Greece), a recurring role in the new HBO original series "Treme", and a busy US touring schedule including festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, South by Southwest, Doheney Blues Festival and Gathering of the Vibes. For 2011, BSFN does not intend to slow down. The momentum BSFN has recently accumulated will only continue to grow off of the successful release of their fourth and most prolific album to date, King Of The Party. Be on the lookout for BSFN's masterful blend of a rock, with an improv-style associated with jazz and a horn-heavy front section that's the hallmark of funk. The energy level is always high voltage when BSFN takes the stage.


http://www.bigsamsfunkynation.com

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Big Sam's Funky Nation

BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION: Presiding over his Funky Nation is Big Sam, formerly the trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who blows the funk out of his trombone and refuses to let the audience sit still. Between solos and trombone riffs, Big Sam second-lines (a uniquely New Orleans style of street-dance) and gets the crowd going both in movement and in replies to his call-and-response MC-style. A talented group of jazz-trained musicians makes... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

7:00pm

Ravi Coltrane CONCERT CANCELED

Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed and Grammy™ nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. Since 1991, Mr. Coltrane has worked as a sideman with many jazz luminaries, recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others, overseen important jazz reissues, and founded the prominent independent record label, RKM.


http://www.ravicoltrane.com/

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Ravi Coltrane

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is the son of John and Alice ...



Friday April 15, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/

Friday April 15, 2011 8:00pm - 8:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

9:00pm

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

This "must see” production combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes and a beautiful soundtrack. Ranging in age from 19 to 25, these acrobats are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.


www.acrobatsofhebeichina.com


Friday April 15, 2011 9:00pm - 9:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

9:00pm

Better Than Ezra

Everyone knows Better Than Ezra. They're the million-selling band with hits like "Good" and "A Lifetime" that sells out venues coast to coast and enjoys a legion of fans so faithful they've dubbed themselves the Ezralites. So, what's the story behind that name?

"We have never revealed it, even under duress," says front man Kevin Griffin. "We just said, 'Why don't we just keep it a secret, and that will be our one little publicity stunt.' As a result, there's a couple of books out there about the origin of band names. U2 or Rolling Stones will have a paragraph dedicated to them, and then there's like a page and a half on
the origins of Better Than Ezra, which is just hilarious."

While the band name remains a well-kept secret for now, the seemingly mysterious title of Better Than Ezra's latest project, Paper Empire, speaks right to the heart of a world asking a lot of questions and ultimately discovering the things worth holding onto.

"I was drawn to that phrase "Paper Empire,' Kevin explains. "It seemed apropos given the current economic woes and where we are right now. Most of these institutions in your life -- whether it's love, relationships, your belief system, religious convictions, or politics -- are pretty fragile when it comes down to it. There's a really precarious nature to everything that you hold dear in your life. If you recognize that, you're more likely to do a better job taking care of it."

The future of Better Than Ezra may have seemed a bit precarious to their fans who've been waiting for new material from the band since 2005's Before the Robots. While that project spawned BTE's radio hits "A Lifetime" and "Juicy," the guys felt a need to recharge their creative batteries after the tour behind that album was finished. Lead singer
Kevin Griffin took time to pen tunes for other artists including David Cook, Howie Day and Blondie while bassist Tom Drummond was busy producing other musicians in the band's native New Orleans. In late 2007, Kevin got the urge to fire up what he calls the "Better Than Ezra thing" and start recording his own material again.

"It happened really organically and when a song was good, it got recorded," Kevin explains. "We didn't feel that pressure to do it all in a two week blast. We took a year and a half. So, I think as a result, the songs on the album are the cream of the crop that stood the test of time in the editing process to make the album." The fruit of that recording method is highlighted in Paper Empire's first single "Absolutely Still.” Marked with Kevin's knack for creating an infectious melody and a
meaty lyric, the tune also encapsulates how fragile a love affair can really be.

"'Absolutely Still' is about when you're with someone, and you have those fleeting moments of clarity when everything is right between the two of you, and you can block out all the chaos and noise outside. You don't have to say anything and everything is understood. Before it all goes wrong, there are all those perfect moments of bliss."

While the driving, uptempo rhythm of "Absolutely Still" and the second-chance anthem "Just One Day" will cover familiar territory for BTE fans, Paper Empire contains a few musical detours most evident in the stoned childhood reflection of "Black Light" or the New Orleans gospel strains of "The Loveless."

"I think the reason we've been able to stick around as long as we have is that we're all bringing in new influences into the band. Whether I'm listening to a Friendly Fires album or MGMT or the new Raconteurs, you're gonna hear that in our music. The sound has always kind of changed as we've changed, but I think that's why we continue to have success and every album as a couple of songs that do well at radio. We stick around. It's gotta be interesting and challenging to us if we're gonna keep doing it."

Another vital influence to Better Than Ezra's ever-evolving sound is the group's newest member Michael Jerome on drums. Boasting a very accomplished resume (John Cale, Richard Thompson), Michael brings a nuanced yet powerful drumming style to the BTE sound.

"Some drummers are at the back of the beat, and really in the pocket and all about the feel. That's the way Michael is," Kevin says. "He's also a very muscular drummer as well. Being a three piece band, everybody's really gotta hold their own. Michael does that with aplomb."

Fans can witness Michael's drumming prowess when Better Than Ezra hits the road in support of Paper Empire. Bred in the southern college circuit that produced R.E.M. and The B-52's before them, BTE has made a point of putting on a surprising, high-energy live show every time they hit the stage.

"You can never accuse Better Than Ezra of being a shoegazer band. Our show is a lot of fun, and it's entertaining, whether we're getting people onstage to play our instruments or I'm using a digital sampler out in the crowd to sample phrases people are saying to me and then mix it into a song, There's usually something different that we're gonna do in addition to a different set list every night when you come and see us. That's our mantra -- we put on a great show."


http://www.betterthanezra.com/

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Better Than Ezra

View all Better Than Ezra tour dates You have been marked on my profile map! Click to zoom-in. We are THE mother f*^%$ing rock band from New Orleans, LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MySpace Exclusive! "Just One Day" video premiere! Just One Day New version of A LIFETIME video Windows Media Hi / Med / Lo Real Video Hi /Med / Lo Quicktime



Friday April 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

9:00pm

Keb' Mo'

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’s music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America--informing all of its musical roots—before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Born Kevin Moore in South Los Angeles to parents originally from the deep South, he adopted his better known stage name when he was a young player who became inspired by the force of this essential African-American legacy. In the storied tradition of bluesmen before him including Muddy Waters—formerly McKinley Morganfield—and Taj Mahal, who began his days as Henry St. Clair Fredericks, Moore became known as Keb’ Mo’.

Mo’s music is also a purely post-modern expression of the artistic and cultural journey that has transformed the blues, and his own point of view, over time. His distinctive sound embraces multiple eras and genres, including pop, rock folk and jazz, in which he is well-versed. In total, it owes as much to contemporary music’s singersongwriter movement, encompassing his longtime friends and collaborators Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, as to the spirit of blues godfather Robert Johnson that dwells in his work. For Keb’ Mo’, the common bond between these influences is the underlying storytelling ethic, the power of song to convey human experience and emotional weight.

Keb’ Mo’ is a three time Grammy winner for Contemporary Blues Album and was Grammy nominated for Country Song of the Year for ‘I Hope’ a co-write with the Dixie Chicks that appears on their latest album. His songs have also been covered by such artists as BB King, Wynonna, Joe Cocker, Buddy Guy, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones!

On camera he has appeared and performed music for several television and motion pictures including playing himself, singing “America The Beautiful” during the inauguration scene of the moving series finale of the award-winning show. 


http://www.kebmo.com/

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Keb' Mo' (born October 3, 1951 in South Los Angeles, California as Kevin Moore) is an American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He first started recording in the early 1970s with Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach. Creach hired him when Moore was just twenty-one years old; Moore appeared on four of Creach's albums. He was further immersed in the blues with his long stint in the Whodunit Band, headed by Bobby "Blue" Bland... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Saturday, April 16
 

11:00am

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/

Saturday April 16, 2011 11:00am - 11:45am
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com


Saturday April 16, 2011 11:00am - 11:45am
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

11:00am

Texas Gypsies

The Texas Gypsies have an eclectic sound, combining Classic standards, Gypsy jazz, Western swing, as well as our own originals from 3 CD's and a unique take on pop and jazz standards, with a look evocative of the '30s and '40s. The group features two guitars, violin and bass, but can add drums and a horn section for an even bigger sound.


www.texasgypsies.com


Saturday April 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

11:00am

Vintage Vibes

Vintage Vibes plays many crowd-pleasing varieties of timeless rock. They thrill audiences with melodic vocal harmonies, searing leads and driving rock and roll.


http://vintagevibesband.com/

Saturday April 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Dan Egger-Belandria

Dan Egger-Belandria represents new-generation Latino musical expression. Although born the U.S., his family heritage and childhood are tied to Venezuela where his spark for tropical music and percussion began. As a result, the performance options he offers are dynamic and flexible.

Having studied throughout the Americas with drumming masters Adel Gonzales (Chucho Valdes, Afro Cuban All Stars), Miguel "Angá" Diaz and Enrique Plá (Irakere), Amadito Valdez and Carlos Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club), Modesto Cepeda (director/Escuela de Bomba y Plena de Puerto Rico), including jazz at the University of Missouri, he is a skilled conga, bongo, timbale and drum set musician.

Dan has recorded and performed in various musical genres, including opening acts for Latin-jazz superstar Poncho Sanchez and reggae-great, Burning Spear. He is the band leader for the Austin-based Latin jazz group Señor Gato and the creator of the AquaDrums performance, which he has toured throughout the nation as part of the 2007 Bacardi B-Live tour. He also performs with the Austin flamenco group Sonido Sol.

Dan has made a life-long commitment to the art of Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music, his journey theatrical and dancing as well as accompanying DJs in various musical styles ranging from salsa to rock; house to reggaeton; calypso to samba.

 


Saturday April 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:30am

Chisholm Trail Cowboys

An authentic cowboy group for today, Billy Cate & The Chisholm Trail Cowboys sing harmonies made famous by The Sons of the Pioneers and The Riders of the Purple Sage. Dedicated to the preservation and cultivation of cowboy songs and cowboy poetry, Billy Cate & The Chisholm Trail Cowboys help relive the story of the Old West through music that is timeless.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Saturday April 16, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

Great Promise for the American Indians

Great Promise for American Indians is to presents Eagle Point Drum and Dancers showing the traditions and culture of American Indian Powwow. Songs in native language and style give audiences a look at the native world of yesterday and today.


Saturday April 16, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

UTA Jazz Orchestra

The UTA Jazz Orchestra is the premiere big band at the University of Texas at Arlington. The accomplishments of this organization have brought international attention to the University and the city of Arlington while providing truly extraordinary educational opportunities and cultural experiences for its musicians.


http://www.uta.edu/music/jazz/ensembles.htm#UTAJazzOrchestra

Saturday April 16, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

12:30pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/

Saturday April 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:30pm

FM Band

FM is an extremely talented band from the Dallas Fort Worth area. They bring together many years of experience with outstanding Male and Female vocals.


www.fmbandmusic.com

Saturday April 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

12:30pm

Scott Whitfield Dixieland

Whether it's strolling or staged with sound and back up tracks, Singer/Songwriter, Scott Whitfield delivers vocals, guitar and banjo work across the genres of jazz, country, lite rock, blues and western swing, as well as his originals.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Saturday April 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Lone Star Attitude

Texas has produced more Grammy Award winners than anywhere else on the planet. Lone Star Attitude is a unique show that pays tribute to the legends of Texas music (past and present). It celebrates the overall influence that Texans have had, and continue to have, on Rock, Pop, Country and Blues. It's not only a live musical tribute, but a high tech, visual experience as well. From Stevie Ray Vaughn and ZZ Top to Waylon & Willie, Lone Star Attitude is a one of a kind show that you'll only experience in Texas.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Saturday April 16, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:15pm

Dan Egger-Belandria

Dan Egger-Belandria represents new-generation Latino musical expression. Although born the U.S., his family heritage and childhood are tied to Venezuela where his spark for tropical music and percussion began. As a result, the performance options he offers are dynamic and flexible.

Having studied throughout the Americas with drumming masters Adel Gonzales (Chucho Valdes, Afro Cuban All Stars), Miguel "Angá" Diaz and Enrique Plá (Irakere), Amadito Valdez and Carlos Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club), Modesto Cepeda (director/Escuela de Bomba y Plena de Puerto Rico), including jazz at the University of Missouri, he is a skilled conga, bongo, timbale and drum set musician.

Dan has recorded and performed in various musical genres, including opening acts for Latin-jazz superstar Poncho Sanchez and reggae-great, Burning Spear. He is the band leader for the Austin-based Latin jazz group Señor Gato and the creator of the AquaDrums performance, which he has toured throughout the nation as part of the 2007 Bacardi B-Live tour. He also performs with the Austin flamenco group Sonido Sol.

Dan has made a life-long commitment to the art of Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music, his journey theatrical and dancing as well as accompanying DJs in various musical styles ranging from salsa to rock; house to reggaeton; calypso to samba.

 



Saturday April 16, 2011 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

This "must see” production combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes and a beautiful soundtrack. Ranging in age from 19 to 25, these acrobats are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.


www.acrobatsofhebeichina.com


Saturday April 16, 2011 1:30pm - 2:15pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/


Saturday April 16, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Hunter Hendrickson

Born in Dallas, Texas, Hunter Hendrickson is an emerging 18-year old guitar player that has tapped into the past through his guitar, bridging distant sounds of screaming blues and rock into the modern day with a purpose. Not only as a player, but as a singer/songwriter, he leaves behind old genre boundaries by pulling on a deep reservoir of all styles of music developed from years of a burning love affair with music and life. This can be heard not just in his flooring guitar playing, but his groaning voice and unique and sometimes painfully honest songwriting. Hunter's artistic and compelling intensity has led audiences to him that demand encores at venues across the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Saturday April 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2:00pm

The Flow

Fate has taken it upon herself to bring together two, well rounded musicians whose experience, charisma and talent combination, bring to you - the most solid, energetic and exciting musical duo in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The flow plays a variety of tunes that span the musical spectrum. They bring back music from the 60's and 70's as well as perform songs originating form the 80's to current day".


www.musiciansdfw.org


Saturday April 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Great Promise for the American Indians

Great Promise for American Indians is to presents Eagle Point Drum and Dancers showing the traditions and culture of American Indian Powwow. Songs in native language and style give audiences a look at the native world of yesterday and today.



Saturday April 16, 2011 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:30pm

Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth

The BFFW's mission is to encourage appreciation of the Mexican culture through the education of its history by teaching its traditional dance and music to people of all ages, thereby instilling pride and respect of its heritage. Along with our dancers, the BFFW Board, parents, and volunteers are very energetic and ready to serve the organization in fulfilling its mission. We are blessed to have the support of the community and give thanks for their continued encouragement.


www.dancefolklorico.com

Saturday April 16, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2:30pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com

Saturday April 16, 2011 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Street Performer 2 200 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:30pm

Bregget Rideau

For New Orleans native, Breggett Rideau, her first CD Release 'the opportune tune', afforded her the chance to do something she loves to do, which is sing and tell the story of her life through her extraordinary voice to appease the appetite of jazz enthusiasts and lovers of real, live This critically acclaimed songstress has defined an amazing legacy and has been a trailblazer throughout the DFW metroplex when it comes to preserving the rich, cultural heritage of traditional jazz music. According to The Dallas Morning News, "Ms. Rideau is one artist who's worth searching out. With her deep, resonant voice and her total command of jazz and soul, she's one of the area's most promising singers."


www.musiciansdfw.org

Saturday April 16, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:30pm

Eric Bailey Bagpipes

Eric Bailey has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Henderson State University where he graduated with honors and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He is the author of The Eric Bailey Bagpipe Method published by Neil Kjos Publishing Company in their Lessons with the Artist Series.

He has performed professionally for over 40 years and has played in Mexico, Panama, The Caribbean, Cuba and throughout the Continental United States.

Mr. Bailey has performed on flute, saxophone, or bagpipe with entertainers such as: Bob Hope, Meredith Wilson, Van Cliburn, Liberace and many more. He regularly appears as strolling bagpiper/ Celtic musician at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. A represent list of his solo work includes performances on bagpipe for numerous corporate events, private parties, and hundreds of weddings and funerals.

Eric Bailey is equally at home performing on Boehm flute, Celtic flute, Celtic whistle, saxophone and bagpipe.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Saturday April 16, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:15pm

Dan Egger-Belandria

Dan Egger-Belandria represents new-generation Latino musical expression. Although born the U.S., his family heritage and childhood are tied to Venezuela where his spark for tropical music and percussion began. As a result, the performance options he offers are dynamic and flexible.

Having studied throughout the Americas with drumming masters Adel Gonzales (Chucho Valdes, Afro Cuban All Stars), Miguel "Angá" Diaz and Enrique Plá (Irakere), Amadito Valdez and Carlos Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club), Modesto Cepeda (director/Escuela de Bomba y Plena de Puerto Rico), including jazz at the University of Missouri, he is a skilled conga, bongo, timbale and drum set musician.

Dan has recorded and performed in various musical genres, including opening acts for Latin-jazz superstar Poncho Sanchez and reggae-great, Burning Spear. He is the band leader for the Austin-based Latin jazz group Señor Gato and the creator of the AquaDrums performance, which he has toured throughout the nation as part of the 2007 Bacardi B-Live tour. He also performs with the Austin flamenco group Sonido Sol.

Dan has made a life-long commitment to the art of Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music, his journey theatrical and dancing as well as accompanying DJs in various musical styles ranging from salsa to rock; house to reggaeton; calypso to samba.

 



Saturday April 16, 2011 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/

Saturday April 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:15pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

3:30pm

Buster Brown Band

For more than thirty years, the legendary Buster Brown Band has toured the world and performed to thousands of fans with an infectious mix of old school rhythms and new surprises. The Buster Brown Band has graced the stage with numerous hit artists including The Gap Band, Stevie Wonder, Babyface, and Sheila E to name a few. With the powerful vocals of Kelly, Big Al, Roger Burton and James Kings, your soul will be lifted, and your feet will groove with the rhythm. And just a warning ladies: don't look in the face of Roger while he's singing Prince hits, you will be affected!


www.musiciansdfw.org

Saturday April 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

3:30pm

Cora Connection

David Gilden plays the kora, a 21 string harp from West Africa. He first heard it played in 1978 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. At the time, he was studying piano and jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating from Berklee in 1980, he focused on the kora. Since then Dave has performed across the U.S. and has released several recordings that have been featured on NPR and on radio stations throughout North America. Dave's unique musical style withe kora presents a unique fusion of not only West African traditions but Folk, Blues, Celtic, Latin music and other styles.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Saturday April 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com

Saturday April 16, 2011 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Johnny Red & the Roosters

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Johnnie Latham, who was inspired by B.B. King and Eric Clapton, started playing guitar on April 1st 1967 at the age of 15. In 1971, he started playing with his first rock & roll band. But by the late 70's he rediscovered his passion for the blues and started Johnnie Red & the Roosters, backing up Robert Ealey and Ray Sharpe. Over the years his band has played with Tina Turner, Chuck Berry (4 times), Buddy Guy, John Mayhall, The Fab. Thunderbirds, Delbert McClinton and many more. After 28 years with the Roosters, he is still plays with the same passion and energy as when he started the band in 1980.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Saturday April 16, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:15pm

Sol de Ballet Folklorico

Sol de Fort Worth Ballet Folklórico was founded by two folklórico instructors, Román Ramírez & Freddy Cantú, to offer children from their community an avenue to gain a sense of pride, self-esteem, and self-confidence, encouraging them to work within the community as catalysts for positive changes.  We want our dancers to know that with hard work and perseverance, they can become who they aspire to be.

The members of Sol de Fort Worth Ballet Folklórico have united their love and passion of Mexican folkloric art to maintain the heritage and history of México.  Through dance, they tell the history of the people who embraced a life filled with diversity in nationality, language, dress, religion, and culture.  The music and dance of México are representative of people worldwide who, during various times in history, made México their home.  The dancers take great pride in continuing this legacy of past and future generations.

Sol de Fort Worth Ballet Folklórico is actively involved in the community.  Students participate in the Cowntown Great American Cleanup; cleaning parks in our neighborhood & the Cowtown Marathon.  During the holiday season our students perform for local nursing homes and Cook’s Children’s Hospital.  Each student makes homemade Christmas cards and deliver them after the performance.  Our group also collected 600+ lbs of canned goods to donate to the Tarrant County Food Bank.

Sol de Fort Worth Ballet Folklórico actively seeks opportunities to support our community and help out in any way that we can.


http://www.solfw.com/


Saturday April 16, 2011 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/

Saturday April 16, 2011 4:30pm - 5:15pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

4:30pm

Robert Froehner Musical Saw

He had lessons in piano, organ, clarinet, and bassoon, but North Texas virtuoso Robert Froehner is self-taught on the instrument that made him a featured performer with symphony orchestras: the Craftsman saw. Froehner's musical saws range from a 16-inch "piccolo saw" to a 36-inch "bass saw," all hardware-store models ordinary except for the sound Froehner coaxes from them. Wikipedia describes the musical saw sound as "an ethereal tone, very similar to the theremin or a woman's clear voice."


www.theremin-saw.com


Saturday April 16, 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Phyrework

Phyrework was a seven piece funk/rock/jazz band from Dallas, TX that performed from 1976 to 1987. Similar to Tower of Power and Earth, Wind, and Fire, Mercury Records released their self titled LP produced by Michael Cooper of Con Funk Shun in 1978, and the group subsequently toured and opened concerts for Gino Vanelli, The Average White Band, The Barkays, Herbie Hancock, and many others. They self-released a 4 song EP in 1981, produced by Patrick Henderson and the band, and continued a long run as one of two house bands at a famous dance club in Dallas, Popsicle Toes. The group broke up in 1987, but all of the members (John Bryant,Gerald Calhoun,Bill Eden,Jim Foster,Frank Hames,Clarence Washington and Willie Smith) are healthy and still performing, with a reunion concert to take place April 16, 2011 at the Main St. Art Festival in Fort Worth.


Saturday April 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

5:30pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/


Saturday April 16, 2011 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:30pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com


Saturday April 16, 2011 5:30pm - 6:15pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

5:30pm

Poo Live Crew

Poo Live Crew, how do you sum up such a band? How about long hard practices, intense stylistic studies, tons of research, hours of theoretical training, and gallons of beer. PLC is all that minus the intense stylistic studies, tons of research, long hard practices, and hours of theoretical training. We're heading in a new direction and trying to do something not every cover band does. Our goal was to come up with a set list second-to-none, carefully engineered, and put together in 8.5 minutes. Actually, the Poo set is a carefully constructed plethora of music from 1968 to 98. Not to exclude any genre. The Poo mixes in eighties, pop rock, love ballads, new wave, country, pop Divas, and even sitcom themes.


www.poolivecrew.com


Saturday April 16, 2011 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:00pm

Great Promise for the American Indians

Great Promise for American Indians is to presents Eagle Point Drum and Dancers showing the traditions and culture of American Indian Powwow. Songs in native language and style give audiences a look at the native world of yesterday and today.



Saturday April 16, 2011 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:30pm

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

This "must see” production combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes and a beautiful soundtrack. Ranging in age from 19 to 25, these acrobats are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.


www.acrobatsofhebeichina.com

Saturday April 16, 2011 6:30pm - 7:15pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

7:00pm

Doyle Bramhall

It’s apropos that DOYLE BRAMHALL’s new Yep Roc CD is titled Is It News because, although they’re absolutely true to his deep roots in the blues, its dozen original tunes mark a turning point that is both ambitious and the logical summation of his artistic evolution. The answer to the forward thinking, envelope-pushing CD’s title is a resounding yes—and the news is all good!


“I wanted to make an all-original record that was big, energetic, intimate, and unpredictable,”Doyle states. “We got a lot of the sounds by pushing everything to the limit and then pulling it back from there.”

Fans already accustomed to Doyle’s high standards and willingness to chart new territory will nonetheless be pleased and surprised at just how high he raises the bar. This instant classic is the benchmark of Bramhall’s storied career—which is saying a lot! Continuing the tradition he started with the songs he co-wrote with Stevie Ray Vaughan, which struck a chord with the biggest audience the blues has ever enjoyed, he deftly expands the idiom’s vocabulary and texture.

Any discussion of Texas blues, be it T-Bone Walker or Stevie Ray, is incomplete without mention of Doyle Bramhall. As singer, songwriter, and drummer, he has been an integral part of that rich state’s music for almost 40 years and, indeed, one of the founding fathers of the blues/roots resurgence synonymous with the Lone Star state and the migration from Dallas to its musical epicenter, Austin. Considering the impact Texas, the state and the state of mind, has had on music around the globe, Bramhall’s importance cannot be overstated.

Growing up in Dallas, his Chessmen opened for Jimi Hendrix in 1968, when Doyle was still in his teens. Moving to Austin with the band’s guitarist, Jimmie Vaughan, the two formed Storm, which Bramhall eventually left to form the Nightcrawlers—this time with Vaughan’s little brother, Stevie Ray. Two Bramhall compositions, “Change It” and “Lookin’ Out The Window,” became linchpins of Stevie’s repertoire, and the pair began a fruitful songwriting collaboration that yielded seven more classics - including “The House Is Rockin’,” “Tightrope” and “Wall of Denial” from In Step, and three tunes from the Vaughan Brothers’ Family Style, which featured Bramhall on drums.

The term legend is bandied about, often in reference to Doyle, but there are few triple-threats as strong—as songwriter, singer (sited by Stevie Ray as his biggest vocal influence), and instrumentalist (blues queen Lou Ann Barton calls him as “the best drummer in the South”). So it was little surprise that his 1994 album, Bird Nest On The Ground, was such a powerful debut. Following that success, he produced critically acclaimed albums by Marcia Ball, Indigenous, and Chris Duarte, while leading
his own rocking band. His follow-up CD, Fitchburg Street, was a heartfelt ode to the blues and R&B he heard during his formative years in Big D—which also happens to be Doyle’s nickname, to differentiate between him and his son, guitar great Doyle Bramhall II.


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doyle-Bramhall/139911122742153?sk=app_120183798044738


Saturday April 16, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:00pm

Mia Borders

Mia Borders has captured the attention of both local and national audiences with her energetic blend of funk, soul, and contemporary songwriting.  Offbeat Magazine's Alex Rawls writes, "Note to self: Pay more attention to Mia Borders," and USA today named Mia one of the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's “hidden surprises.”  The April 2010 release of the band’s second full-length album, "Magnolia Blue,” earned them a nomination for Best Emerging Artist at the Big Easy Music Awards, as well as a nationally broadcast performance at N.O. Jazz Fest '10.  They hit the road this year and performed at Mount Helena Music Fest, San Jose Jazz Fest, Taos Mountain Music Fest, Voodoo Fest, and Bonnaroo (VIP pre-party with Big Sam's Funky Nation).  When the band opened for Corinne Bailey Rae at the House of Blues New Orleans in September 2010, "Borders drew the crowd in and had them cheering for more" (NewOrleans.com).  With this and much more ahead, Mia Borders has secured her role as one of the fastest rising artists from New Orleans.


http://www.miaborders.com

Saturday April 16, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

7:15pm

Dan Egger-Belandria

Dan Egger-Belandria represents new-generation Latino musical expression. Although born the U.S., his family heritage and childhood are tied to Venezuela where his spark for tropical music and percussion began. As a result, the performance options he offers are dynamic and flexible.

Having studied throughout the Americas with drumming masters Adel Gonzales (Chucho Valdes, Afro Cuban All Stars), Miguel "Angá" Diaz and Enrique Plá (Irakere), Amadito Valdez and Carlos Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club), Modesto Cepeda (director/Escuela de Bomba y Plena de Puerto Rico), including jazz at the University of Missouri, he is a skilled conga, bongo, timbale and drum set musician.

Dan has recorded and performed in various musical genres, including opening acts for Latin-jazz superstar Poncho Sanchez and reggae-great, Burning Spear. He is the band leader for the Austin-based Latin jazz group Señor Gato and the creator of the AquaDrums performance, which he has toured throughout the nation as part of the 2007 Bacardi B-Live tour. He also performs with the Austin flamenco group Sonido Sol.

Dan has made a life-long commitment to the art of Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music, his journey theatrical and dancing as well as accompanying DJs in various musical styles ranging from salsa to rock; house to reggaeton; calypso to samba.

 



Saturday April 16, 2011 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:45pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/


Saturday April 16, 2011 7:45pm - 8:30pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

9:00pm

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

This "must see” production combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes and a beautiful soundtrack. Ranging in age from 19 to 25, these acrobats are marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish.


www.acrobatsofhebeichina.com

Saturday April 16, 2011 9:00pm - 9:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

9:00pm

Ozomatli

In their fourteen years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors.

Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities. They are the voice of their city and they are citizens of the world.

Their music-- a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga-- has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A.

This has never been truer for Ozo than it is in 2009. More than ever before, the band is both of the world and of L.A.

Originally formed to play at an area labor protest over a decade ago, Ozomatli spent some of their early days participating in everything from earthquake prep "hip hop ghetto plays" at inner-city L.A. elementary schools to community activist events, protests, and city fundraisers. Ever since, they have been synonymous with their city: their music has been taken up by The Los Angeles Dodgers and The Los Angeles
Clippers, they recorded the street-view travelogue “City of Angels” in 2007 as a new urban anthem, and most recently, they were featured as part of the prominent L.A. figures imaging campaign “We Are 4 L.A.” on NBC.

"This band could not have happened anywhere else but L.A.,” saxophonist and clarinetist Ulises Bella has said. “Man, the tension of it, the multiculturalism of it. L.A. is like, we're bonded by bridges."

Ozo is also a product of the city’s grassroots political scene. Proudly born as a multi- racial crew in post-uprising 90s Los Angeles, the band has built a formidable reputation over four full-length studio albums and a relentless touring schedule for taking party rocking so seriously that it becomes new school musical activism.

"Just being who we are and just doing what we're doing with music at this time is very political," says bassist Wil-Dog Abers. "The youth see us up there and recognize themselves. So in a playful, party-type of way, I think it's real easy for this band to get dangerous. We are starting to realize just how big of a voice we actually have as a band and how important it is for us to use it."

In 2007, the reach and power of that voice went to new global heights. The band had long been a favorite of international audiences—playing everywhere from Japan to North Africa and Australia—and their music had always been internationalist in its scope, seamlessly blending and transforming traditions from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East (what other band could record a song once described as “Arabic jarocho dancehall”?), but last year, they entered the global arena in a different way.

They were invited by the U.S. State Department to serve as official Cultural Ambassadors on a series of government-sponsored international tours to Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East, tours that linked Ozomatli to a tradition of cultural diplomacy that also includes the esteemed likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong.

For those who wondered how a band known for its vigilant anti-war stance could become a partner with the very Bush administration they have so vocally critiqued in the past, the band was clear about their position: it was all about responding to a global “cry for change” by using music to promote messages of peace and understanding.

As Bella told The Los Angeles Times during the band’s visit to an orphanage in Cairo, “Our world standing has deteriorated. I’m totally willing and wanting to give a different image of America than America has given over the last five years.”

In places like Tunisia, India, Jordan, and Nepal, Ozo didn’t just play rousing free public concerts, but offered musical workshops and master classes and visited arts centers, summer camps, youth rehabilitation centers, and even a Palestinian refugee camp. They listened to  performances by local musicians and often joined in for impromptu jam
sessions with student bands and community musicians. Most shows ended up with kids dancing on stage and their new collaborators sitting in for a tabla solo or a run on the slide guitar.

In the case of Nepal, the band’s trip was part of a celebration of the country’s newly ratified peace accord and they arrived with a direct message: “different instruments but one rhythm, together we can make a prosperous Nepal.” Their concert, which drew over 14,000 people, was a historic one—Ozo were the first Western band to do a concert in Nepal and the event was the country’s first peaceful mass gathering that was not a protest or religious ceremony.

For the U.S Embassy in Nepal, Ozomatli were a model of how diversity promotes change. According to an official embassy release, “Ozomatli is living proof that diverse backgrounds make a stronger and more prosperous whole. Ozomatli’s nine members are committed to addressing social issues of local, national and international importance
and they use the power of their own diversity to achieve this.”

Suddenly the lessons of L.A. had found their way into the world at large.

“I’ve always felt that music is the key to every culture, the beginning of an understanding,” says vocalist and trumpet player Asdru Sierra. “It’s a language far more universal than politics.”


http://ozomatli.com/

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Saturday April 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

9:00pm

Rosanne Cash

 When I was 18, I was on the road with my dad. One day, we were sitting in the tour bus, talking about songs, and he mentioned a song, and I said, "I don’t know that one." He mentioned another one, and I said, "I don’t know that one, either." Then he started to get alarmed, so he spent the rest of the day making a list on a legal pad, and at the top he put "100 Essential Country Songs." And he handed it to me and he said, "This is your education."

The genesis of Rosanne Cash's remarkable new album, The List, dates back to that day in 1973—to a time before her eleven previous albums, her 1985 Grammy and numerous additional nominations, her twenty-one Top 40 country singles. She had just graduated high school and was starting to write songs of her own when her father, the incomparable Johnny Cash, discovered some gaps in her knowledge of American roots music.

"I think he was alarmed that I might miss something essential about who he was and who I was," says Cash. "He had a deeply intuitive understanding and overview of every critical juncture in Southern music—Appalachian songs, early folk songs, Delta blues, Southern gospel, right up to modern country music."

A handful of truly special guests join her for some of the recordings: Bruce  Springsteen ("Sea of Heartbreak"), Elvis Costello ("Heartaches by the Number"), Wilco's Jeff Tweedy ("Long Black Veil"), and Rufus Wainwright (Merle Haggard's "Silver Wings"). — a reflective song cycle about the loss of her father; her mother, Vivian Liberto; and her stepmother, June Carter Cash. She had held on to the original copy of the List for all those years, but had never thought to do anything with it. show, I had recently found the List again, so I wrote about it. And virtually every show, people started asking me. ‘Where’s the List? What about that List?’" , a break from that project's emotional intensity. On tour in Europe, she tentatively added a few songs from the List into her set.

Three dozen years later, Cash has selected twelve songs from the syllabus presented to her by her father and recorded her first album of covers. Still, she remains a songwriter to her core, so she approached each composition—from Jimmie Rodgers' "Miss the Mississippi and You" to Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country"—in search of its particular essence.

The result is a glorious range of sounds and moods, as rich and complex as such Cash masterworks as Seven Year Ache, Interiors, and Rules of Travel.

The idea for The List came about while Cash was on tour promoting her 2006 studio album, the widely acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Black Cadillac

'It just didn’t interest me," she says. "I learned all the songs, but then I set on my own course as a songwriter, and set about separating myself from my parents, as you do when you’re young. When I was writing the narratives for the Black Cadillac. 

Still, she resisted the idea of recording the classic songs herself. Eventually, though, Cash decided that she needed a change after Black Cadillac

The response was immediate. "People were eating it up, like they were hungry for these songs," she says. "And the import started to sink in—that this was about me and my dad, but it was also about a cultural legacy. These songs are as important as the Civil War to who we are as Americans.  Something clicked and I entered it full-bodied then, with all my heart."


http://www.rosannecash.com/

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Saturday April 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Sunday, April 17
 

11:00am

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/

Sunday April 17, 2011 11:00am - 11:45am
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

11:00am

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/


Sunday April 17, 2011 11:00am - 11:45am
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

3 Fools on 3 Stools

Curtis Tilton, Doc Wesson, and "Diamond" Jim Richmond are collectively known as "3 Fools on 3 Stools". A musical and comedic adventure that is sure to entertain and amuse you.This dynamic trio serves up a unique blend of Texas music, featuring harmony and humor. They mix great original songs with classic music from Jimmy Buffett, The Eagles, Van Morrison and the Beatles as well as Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, Marty Robbins, Jerry Jeff Walker and Merle Haggard.


www.musiciansdfw.org

Sunday April 17, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

11:00am

Glitter Rose

She's bad, she's beautiful, she rocks! Glitter Rose from Fort Worth, TX. This left-handed guitarist owns the stage with her charisma and her unique rockin' country sound. Glitter recently recorded her new hit single, "Doublewide on the Backside". She has also appeared on Good Morning Texas on the ABC Network and performed at PALMS Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Glitter has been songwriting and performing professionally for over 10 years. She has performed over 1,200 shows and has a decade of recording experience. Now, 24 years old, she is an ingeniously clever songwriter, an accomplished guitarist, and has a voice that is only GR. Glitter Rose can play in the style of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. A true artist, with a stage show that is unforgettable."


www.glitterrose.com

Sunday April 17, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Dan Egger-Belandria

Dan Egger-Belandria represents new-generation Latino musical expression. Although born the U.S., his family heritage and childhood are tied to Venezuela where his spark for tropical music and percussion began. As a result, the performance options he offers are dynamic and flexible.

Having studied throughout the Americas with drumming masters Adel Gonzales (Chucho Valdes, Afro Cuban All Stars), Miguel "Angá" Diaz and Enrique Plá (Irakere), Amadito Valdez and Carlos Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club), Modesto Cepeda (director/Escuela de Bomba y Plena de Puerto Rico), including jazz at the University of Missouri, he is a skilled conga, bongo, timbale and drum set musician.

Dan has recorded and performed in various musical genres, including opening acts for Latin-jazz superstar Poncho Sanchez and reggae-great, Burning Spear. He is the band leader for the Austin-based Latin jazz group Señor Gato and the creator of the AquaDrums performance, which he has toured throughout the nation as part of the 2007 Bacardi B-Live tour. He also performs with the Austin flamenco group Sonido Sol.

Dan has made a life-long commitment to the art of Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music, his journey theatrical and dancing as well as accompanying DJs in various musical styles ranging from salsa to rock; house to reggaeton; calypso to samba.

 



Sunday April 17, 2011 11:00am - 12:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:30am

Chisholm Trail Cowboys

An authentic cowboy group for today, Billy Cate & The Chisholm Trail Cowboys sing harmonies made famous by The Sons of the Pioneers and The Riders of the Purple Sage. Dedicated to the preservation and cultivation of cowboy songs and cowboy poetry, Billy Cate & The Chisholm Trail Cowboys help relive the story of the Old West through music that is timeless.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Sunday April 17, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

Great Promise for the American Indians

Great Promise for American Indians is to presents Eagle Point Drum and Dancers showing the traditions and culture of American Indian Powwow. Songs in native language and style give audiences a look at the native world of yesterday and today.


Sunday April 17, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com


Sunday April 17, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

UTA Jazz Orchestra

The UTA Jazz Orchestra is the premiere big band at the University of Texas at Arlington. The accomplishments of this organization have brought international attention to the University and the city of Arlington while providing truly extraordinary educational opportunities and cultural experiences for its musicians.


http://www.uta.edu/music/jazz/ensembles.htm#UTAJazzOrchestra

Sunday April 17, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

12:30pm

Don McRay

Don McRay is a local Singer/Songwriter that plays live Texas Music, as a solo, duo, trio, or with his full band.


www.donmcray.com

Sunday April 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:30pm

Ricki Derek & the Vegas Six

It seems like everyone thinks they can sing like Sinatra. Give them a listen, they can't. Ricki Derek can, but luckily, that's the way he really sings. He is not an impersonator, but rather a portal from a time when a show was really a show. Taking pieces of performers he loves from Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennet, and Dean Martin, Derek has used their inspiration to fuel his career. His home grown success is based not only on his raw talent, but also on his ability to give one of kind performances night after night and after after year.


www.rickiderek.com

Sunday April 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:30pm

Bonnie & Nick Norris

Bonnie & Nick Norris have been performing in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area since 1994. The brother and sister are available as a duo or as a band. Bonnie sings and plays a fierce fiddle and soulful violin while Nick maintains a solid driving rhythm on guitar. He awes the crowd with his signature sound when he solos on guitar, steel guitar, and banjo. Currently, Bonnie and Nick are writing and recording all original music for their upcoming CD.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Sunday April 17, 2011 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

1:00pm

Razzmajazz

Razzmajazz, one of the Southwest's premier Dixieland jazz bands, has been providing jazz music and comedy for all ages across the Metroplex and North Texas area since 1986. Our music is a mix of roaring 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's Dixieland Jazz and Swing Jazz performed in true MARDI GRAS PARTY style! We are available in a variety of sizes and forms to fit you event, venue, and budget. Instrumentation includes clarinet, trumpet, trombone, banjo, bass, and/or drums.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Sunday April 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Dan Egger-Belandria

Dan Egger-Belandria represents new-generation Latino musical expression. Although born the U.S., his family heritage and childhood are tied to Venezuela where his spark for tropical music and percussion began. As a result, the performance options he offers are dynamic and flexible.

Having studied throughout the Americas with drumming masters Adel Gonzales (Chucho Valdes, Afro Cuban All Stars), Miguel "Angá" Diaz and Enrique Plá (Irakere), Amadito Valdez and Carlos Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club), Modesto Cepeda (director/Escuela de Bomba y Plena de Puerto Rico), including jazz at the University of Missouri, he is a skilled conga, bongo, timbale and drum set musician.

Dan has recorded and performed in various musical genres, including opening acts for Latin-jazz superstar Poncho Sanchez and reggae-great, Burning Spear. He is the band leader for the Austin-based Latin jazz group Señor Gato and the creator of the AquaDrums performance, which he has toured throughout the nation as part of the 2007 Bacardi B-Live tour. He also performs with the Austin flamenco group Sonido Sol.

Dan has made a life-long commitment to the art of Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music, his journey theatrical and dancing as well as accompanying DJs in various musical styles ranging from salsa to rock; house to reggaeton; calypso to samba.

 



Sunday April 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:15pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com


Sunday April 17, 2011 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/


Sunday April 17, 2011 1:30pm - 2:15pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

1:30pm

The Flow

Fate has taken it upon herself to bring together two, well rounded musicians whose experience, charisma and talent combination, bring to you - the most solid, energetic and exciting musical duo in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The flow plays a variety of tunes that span the musical spectrum. They bring back music from the 60's and 70's as well as perform songs originating form the 80's to current day".


www.musiciansdfw.org


Sunday April 17, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

David Hall

David has been performing magic for 10 years and currently books over 350 shows a year. He started performing at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Southern Vermont where he was the resort magician for six years, working the base lodge in winter and street performing in the village during the summer. He has also performed for six years at the five-star Equinox Hotel and Resort, as well as performing walk-around magic at the Moose Crossing restaurant for the last 5 years. In the spring of 2000 he had his own 90 min TV special entitled “The life of a Teenage Magician and the Magic of David Hall” which aired on NATV located out of southern Vermont.


http://www.magicofdavidhall.com/


Sunday April 17, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Great Promise for the American Indians

Great Promise for American Indians is to presents Eagle Point Drum and Dancers showing the traditions and culture of American Indian Powwow. Songs in native language and style give audiences a look at the native world of yesterday and today.


Sunday April 17, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

Me & My Monkey

Me & My Monkey - The Beatles Tribute: Rod Bollinger as John Lennon (vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica), Paul Sacco as Paul McCartney (vocals, bass, keyboards), George Jara as George Harrison (vocals, guitar), and Michael Daniel as Ringo Starr (vocals, drums) The two original members, George Jara (George Harrison) and Rod Bollinger (John Lennon), have been with the group since it's inception just six years ago, adding Michael Daniel (Ringo Starr) shortly there afterward, and as recently as three years ago, adding Paul Sacco (Paul McCartney) to complete the line-up. Since then the band has traveled extensively perfecting its' world class "


www.meandmymonkey.com


Sunday April 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:30pm

Eric Bailey Bagpipes

Eric Bailey has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Henderson State University where he graduated with honors and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He is the author of The Eric Bailey Bagpipe Method published by Neil Kjos Publishing Company in their Lessons with the Artist Series.

He has performed professionally for over 40 years and has played in Mexico, Panama, The Caribbean, Cuba and throughout the Continental United States.

Mr. Bailey has performed on flute, saxophone, or bagpipe with entertainers such as: Bob Hope, Meredith Wilson, Van Cliburn, Liberace and many more. He regularly appears as strolling bagpiper/ Celtic musician at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. A represent list of his solo work includes performances on bagpipe for numerous corporate events, private parties, and hundreds of weddings and funerals.

Eric Bailey is equally at home performing on Boehm flute, Celtic flute, Celtic whistle, saxophone and bagpipe.


www.musiciansdfw.org

Sunday April 17, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:30pm

Naked Lunch

2008 marked NAKED LUNCH's tenth year of kicking out their tribute to the music of Steely Dan. Audiences continue to be amazed at how they are able to meticulously conjure the spirit of the Dan recordings while maintaining their own unintrusive musical imprint. Over the years, they've been joined by the likes of such esteemed Steely Dan alumni as Chuck Rainey and "Blue Lou" Marini (and some members have even gone on to play with other alum such as Dean Parks and Elliott Randall).


www.nakedlunch.net


Sunday April 17, 2011 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2:45pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com


Sunday April 17, 2011 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Ballet Folklorico de Azteca

BFA was established in 1975 and is Fort Worth's most recognized Mexican folk dance organization. 

We are a non-profit 501(C) 3, performing arts organization, whose mission is to  promote Mexican heritage and encourage multicultural understanding by teaching culture and history through dance and music to youth and adults, thereby preserving traditions and instilling pride.


http://www.bfazteca.com/


Sunday April 17, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

3:00pm

Dan Egger-Belandria

Dan Egger-Belandria represents new-generation Latino musical expression. Although born the U.S., his family heritage and childhood are tied to Venezuela where his spark for tropical music and percussion began. As a result, the performance options he offers are dynamic and flexible.

Having studied throughout the Americas with drumming masters Adel Gonzales (Chucho Valdes, Afro Cuban All Stars), Miguel "Angá" Diaz and Enrique Plá (Irakere), Amadito Valdez and Carlos Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club), Modesto Cepeda (director/Escuela de Bomba y Plena de Puerto Rico), including jazz at the University of Missouri, he is a skilled conga, bongo, timbale and drum set musician.

Dan has recorded and performed in various musical genres, including opening acts for Latin-jazz superstar Poncho Sanchez and reggae-great, Burning Spear. He is the band leader for the Austin-based Latin jazz group Señor Gato and the creator of the AquaDrums performance, which he has toured throughout the nation as part of the 2007 Bacardi B-Live tour. He also performs with the Austin flamenco group Sonido Sol.

Dan has made a life-long commitment to the art of Afro-Cuban and Caribbean music, his journey theatrical and dancing as well as accompanying DJs in various musical styles ranging from salsa to rock; house to reggaeton; calypso to samba.

 



Sunday April 17, 2011 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

The Gizmo Guys

Performing as the Gizmo Guys, Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, corporate functions of all types, cruise ships.... you name it, they've done it. Sure, they've made numerous television appearances, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their uniquely winning combination of dazzling technique and infectious humor. The Gizmo Guys' rapid-fire act exhilarates and inspires sidesplitting laughter in audience members of all ages.


http://thegizmoguys.com/


Sunday April 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Street Performer 6 600 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Eric Bailey Bagpipes

Eric Bailey has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Henderson State University where he graduated with honors and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He is the author of The Eric Bailey Bagpipe Method published by Neil Kjos Publishing Company in their Lessons with the Artist Series.

He has performed professionally for over 40 years and has played in Mexico, Panama, The Caribbean, Cuba and throughout the Continental United States.

Mr. Bailey has performed on flute, saxophone, or bagpipe with entertainers such as: Bob Hope, Meredith Wilson, Van Cliburn, Liberace and many more. He regularly appears as strolling bagpiper/ Celtic musician at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. A represent list of his solo work includes performances on bagpipe for numerous corporate events, private parties, and hundreds of weddings and funerals.

Eric Bailey is equally at home performing on Boehm flute, Celtic flute, Celtic whistle, saxophone and bagpipe.


www.musiciansdfw.org

Sunday April 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Cora Connection

David Gilden plays the kora, a 21 string harp from West Africa. He first heard it played in 1978 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. At the time, he was studying piano and jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating from Berklee in 1980, he focused on the kora. Since then Dave has performed across the U.S. and has released several recordings that have been featured on NPR and on radio stations throughout North America. Dave's unique musical style withe kora presents a unique fusion of not only West African traditions but Folk, Blues, Celtic, Latin music and other styles.


www.musiciansdfw.org


Sunday April 17, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:30pm

Joe McBride

Not even blindness can stop vocalist/keyboardist Joe McBride. His status as one of today's most popular contemporary jazz musicians is rooted in a solid foundation of talent. Born in 1963 in Fulton, Missouri, he began playing piano at age four and started singing in high school. As a teenager, McBride contracted a degenerative eye disease and eventually lost his eyesight, but his passion for music was never impaired. He continued his studies at the Missouri School for the Blind and at Webster University in suburban St. Louis. McBride trekked to the sunny shores of San Diego for a while before enrolling at North Texas State University to study jazz and performance.


http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/artists/Joe-McBride/

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Joe McBride

Born and raised in Fulton, MO, keyboardist/singer Joe McBride began playing the piano at age four. His uncle Bake McBride was an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cleveland Indians. His earliest influences were gospel music, bebop, straight-ahead jazz, Motown, and '70s R&B and funk. As a teenager, he began singing and playing at jazz clubs. Around this time, McBride was stricken with a degenerative eye disease that eventually claimed... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2011 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Great Promise for the American Indians

Great Promise for American Indians is to presents Eagle Point Drum and Dancers showing the traditions and culture of American Indian Powwow. Songs in native language and style give audiences a look at the native world of yesterday and today.



Sunday April 17, 2011 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

Robert Froehner Musical Saw

He had lessons in piano, organ, clarinet, and bassoon, but North Texas virtuoso Robert Froehner is self-taught on the instrument that made him a featured performer with symphony orchestras: the Craftsman saw. Froehner's musical saws range from a 16-inch "piccolo saw" to a 36-inch "bass saw," all hardware-store models ordinary except for the sound Froehner coaxes from them. Wikipedia describes the musical saw sound as "an ethereal tone, very similar to the theremin or a woman's clear voice."


www.theremin-saw.com

Sunday April 17, 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Strolling Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

Latin Express

This sensational band from Fort Worth has been on the musical circuit for more than 30 years. Led by brothers Carlos and Leo Saenz, Latin Express band has racked up many accolades over the years, including the "Little Joe y La Familia Lifetime Achievement Award.”


http://www.latinexpressband.com/

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Latin Express

Carlos D. Saenz began Latin Express in 1975 as a senior at Northside High School in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1979 he added his brother Leo who at the time was 14 years old and attending Trimble Tech High School. Since then, Carlos and Leo have kept the music going for 30 years now! In Janaury 2001 the band performed for the Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. Throughout the years the band has won numerous awards varying from: "The Fort... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2011 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

5:00pm

Ballet Folklorico de Azteca

BFA was established in 1975 and is Fort Worth's most recognized Mexican folk dance organization. 

We are a non-profit 501(C) 3, performing arts organization, whose mission is to  promote Mexican heritage and encourage multicultural understanding by teaching culture and history through dance and music to youth and adults, thereby preserving traditions and instilling pride.


http://www.bfazteca.com/


Sunday April 17, 2011 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Creates! Stage 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

The Checkerboard Guy

World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents.

David Aiken credits his success with the fact that he loves what he does. This love and joy for making people laugh transcends culture and language. Hey, the fact that he can do his show entirely in English, French and Japanese and dabbles in Spanish and Korean also helps.

Even though this guy studied theatre in university and has performed literally thousands of shows all over the globe, he still gets the biggest kick when the audience throws him a curve ball. Like the time he was performing his Evel Knievel parody The Flaming Leap of Death on his mini-motor scooter and a guy drove into the center of his audience on a very large, very loud Harley Davidson to contest who had the cooler motorcycle.

The ability to roll with the punches and leave them rolling in the aisles time and time again may explain why The Checkerboard Guy is in such high demand wherever producers are interested in making people laugh!


www.checkerhead.com


Sunday April 17, 2011 5:00pm - 5:45pm
UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage Main & 5th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

5:30pm

Brave Combo

Brave Combo is America's premier contemporary polka band, and a Grammy winning one at that. Their versatility knows no bounds: they're a world music act, a jazz quintet, a rock band, a Tex-Mex conjunto, a blues band, a cocktail combo, a Latin orchestra and a dance band par excellence.


http://www.brave.com/bo/

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Brave Combo

Applying the polka and world-music dance treatment to a most ...


Sunday April 17, 2011 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sundance Square Stage Main and 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:30pm

Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos is an 11pc salsa orchestra that has one goal at each performance: to keep the dancers moving. The band’s repertoire is a mixture of Latin styles, including classic salsa dura, contemporary salsa, timba, merengue, cumbia, Cuban son, and more. 

Starting out as a 3pc Cuban son group in 2004, Cienfuegos has expanded in size and repertoire to become the premier salsa orchestra in Austin, TX. The ensemble features a 3pc horn section, three percussionists, three vocalists, as well as bass and piano, to produce a high-energy sound that makes standing still virtually impossible.

 CIENFUEGOS was voted “Mejor Artista Nuevo” (Best New Artist) in Univision’s PREMIOS MUSICA LATINA de AUSTIN (Latin Music Awards of Austin) 2006 and won top honors in the Salsa/Merengue category in 2007. The band has previously been featured on Fox 7 News in the Morning in Austin, Great Day S.A. in San Antonio, and Horizontes Latin music program on Austin’s KUT 90.5 FM.  Mayor Will Winn and the Austin City Council honored the band by proclaiming Nov. 17, 2005, “CIENFUEGOS DAY”. 

 


http://www.musicacienfuegos.com

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Argentinean Latin rock band Cienfuegos got involved in the local ...



Sunday April 17, 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Green Mountain Energy Company Stage Main & 9th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102