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Roy Pope

Roy Pope now has indoor seating for you to enjoy their famous deli offerings. After many years of hearing the customers ask when they would have indoor seating it has no come to fruition. Roy Pope has been serving only the finest quality of products. Providing the friendliest, fastest service, with no waiting. An asset to our neighborhood community that we have been serving for over 70 years. We still do it right, the old-fashioned way. Located at 2300 Merrick St Fort Worth 76107, 817-732-2863

Concerts in the Gardens

As summertime traditions go, few cities have anything to compete with Fort Worth’s Concerts in the Garden. For more than 20 years, the concert series has combined the lush magnificence of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden – one of the oldest botanical gardens in the country – with stirring musical performances. Without fail, the concerts draw huge numbers from all walks of life, and stand as celebrations of Fort Worth’s cultural identity.”

Join us this summer for Concerts In The Garden – a 5-week music festival offering 16 nights of outdoor concerts, June 3–July 4, 2016 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on University Drive and Interstate 30 with fireworks every night.

  • Festival dates: June 3-July 4, 2016
  • Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Times: Gates open at 6:30 PM, concerts begin at 8:15 PM
  • Ticket Office: 817-665-6000

June 3: Preservation Hall Jazz Band: The famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes the stage for an evening of New Orleans jazz, bringing the sounds of the Big Easy to Cowtown. (The orchestra does not perform.)

June 4: Classical Mystery Tour: Tribute band Classical Mystery Tour performs the Beatles’ classics, such as Hey Jude and Eleanor Rigby, with orchestration by the FWSO, under the direction of conductor Martin Herman.

June 5: Gershwin in the Garden: The orchestra, led by conductor Jeff Tyzik, is joined by pianist Andrew Staupe and Broadway vocalist Doug LeBrecque for a “ ’S Wonderful” evening of Gershwin’s greatest hits, including Rhapsody in Blue.

June 10: The Music of Pink Floyd: The orchestra and conductor Brent Havens — and a full rock band — celebrate the musical legacy of Pink Floyd with such hits as Money andLearning to Fly.

June 11: The Music of Journey: The orchestra and conductor Havens rock out to anthems of the ’70s and ’80s including Don’t Stop Believin’ and Any Way You Want It.

June 12: And the Tony Goes to…: On the night of the 2016 Tony Awards telecast, the orchestra, under conductor Ron Spigelman, salutes Broadway favorites from Cabaret,ChicagoLes Misérables and more. Joining the FWSO musicians will be Tony nominee Christiane Noll and Phantom of the Opera star Hugh Panaro.

June 17-18: Star Wars & Beyond: A Laser Light Spectacular: In this family favorite, the orchestra, under the direction of Spigelman, peforms music from science-fiction films like “Star Wars,” including the newest movie, The Force Awakens. “Star Wars” characters will be on hand for photos, and a laser light show will accompany the music.

June 19: Asleep at the Wheel: Nine-time Grammy Award winner Asleep at the Wheel takes the stage for a concert of the best of Bob Wills and more Western swing favorites. (The orchestra does not perform.)

June 24: Lake Street Dive: Indie pop band Lake Street Dive will make its Concerts in the Garden debut on the heels of the February release of its newest album, Side Pony. (The orchestra does not perform.)

June 25: Green River Ordinance: Fort Worth-based band Green River Ordinance makes its third appearance at Concerts in the Garden, performing favorites Rise UpHeart of Me and more. (The orchestra does not perform.)

June 26: Rock ON!: The orchestra and Spigelman welcome vocalists Mandy Gonzalez, LaKisha Jones and Jeremy Kushnier for a musical journey through the ages — from the ’60s to today — including music of the Who, Carole King and Whitney Houston.

July 1: The Music of the Eagles: Always a sell-out, this tribute concert features a full rock band and the orchestra conducted by Havens, performing such Eagles hits as Hotel CaliforniaHeartache Tonight and Desperado.

July 2-4: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic: The orchestra, under conductor Daniel Black, celebrates Independence Day with a concert of marches, military salutes and the biggest Fourth of July tradition of all, fireworks

Tubing is back at Panther 
Island Pavilion

Rockin’ the River returns for a 6th year and adds a Saturday series finale!

Rockin’ the River is back for the sixth year and we have a great season lined up; we’re bringing in some fresh acts as well as favorites from previous years.  New this season is an all day, series finale happening on Saturday, August 13. “Since we started Rockin’ the River six years ago, our tubers have asked for the opportunity to float the river and enjoy a concert on a weekend,” said Trinity River Vision Authority Executive Director, J.D. Granger. “This year we’re responding to those requests and capping the season in style,” he said. Here’s what we have lined up for 2016:

June 16                To be announced May 15th

June 23                Prophets & Outlaws with Erick Willis

June 30                Eleven Hundred Springs with Larry Hooper

July 7                    Dalton Domino with Austin Meade

July 14                  Dolly Shine with Grady Spencer

July 21                  Parker McCollum with Chance Anderson

July 28                  Zane Williams with Ray Johnston Band

August 4            Midnight River Choir with Troy Cartwright

August 11            Dirty River Boys with Cody Bryan Band

August 13            Cooder Graw, Statesboro Revue, Aaron Einhouse, 
 Red Shahan and Austin Allsup

The Saturday show will start at 1:00 pm and end with a fireworks show at 9:15 pm. The gates open at 4:30 pm for all Thursday shows and patrons can bring a blanket and chairs or enjoy front row seats from the comfort of a tube. At 6:45 pm the headliner will kick off on the Coors Waterfront Stage. At 8:30pm the after party band will play on the Southshore Stage and then the festivities end at dark with a fireworks show. In addition to the two stages, the Coors Riverfront Ice House will be back serving ice cold brews, providing shaded seating as well as live TVs which play Rangers games when they’re on! And don’t forget, thanks to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, all Rockin’ the River events will happen rain or shine!