Towering angels watch over this magnificent Sundance Square concert hall which was modeled after New York City's Carnegie Hall. Great care was given to assure that this space would provide the best possible acoustics. Bass Performance Hall opened in 1998 as a venue for the acclaimed Van Cliburne International Piano Competition, an event held every four years. The hall also serves as home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet and the Fort Worth Opera. Visiting companies of all kinds — opera, modern dance, Broadway companies, etc. — perform in this elegant and majestic space. Valet parking and group discount rates are available too. Call for show times.
Since 1997, this huge stadium with an oval track 1.5 miles (2.41 kilometers) in circumference and more than 150,000 seats in the Grandstand alone has provided racing lovers with all the thrills they could hope for. This is the second largest racing venue in the United States, behind the Indianapolis 500 Speedway. Events at Texas Motor Speedway include major NASCAR races, car shows and the Thursday Night Stampede, a weekly showcase of local racers. Speedway World offers souvenirs as well as tours of the speedway. The cafeteria is open on racing nights, and the onsite camping grounds can accommodate 6,000 people.
The Jubilee Theatre, founded in 1981, is located in Fort Worth's Sundance Square entertainment district. This fine venue acts as a showcase for the talents of African-American performers, writers and directors. While dramas and comedies have their place here, the specialty is musicals. The turn-of-the-century backdrop is superb, and Sundance Square's preservation of the city's past architectural styles complements the work that is going on inside Jubilee.
As its name implies, Scat Jazz Lounge is a live music venue specializing in jazz performances. This 1920's speakeasy style lounge features an interior combination of swank and retro decor, making it easy to imagine you really are drinking at a Prohibition Era joint. The place is literally underground; you have to take an elevator down below ground level to get in. Once inside, the jazzy performances, stiff drinks and classy, retro elegance make this a juice joint worth coming back to.
This cavernous honky-tonk is America's 'Best Country Music Nightclub' according to both the Country Music Association and The Academy of Country Music. It's also one of the largest and most famous. Founded in 1981, Billy Bob's Texas offers enough room for 6,000 people to drink, play pool, play video games or dance to the live country music performed every night. Rodeo enthusiasts will enjoy the indoor arena where cowboys ride bucking bulls every weekend. Friday and Saturday night headliners are often among the biggest names in the industry, including Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Rimes, Hank Williams Jr. and Bob Hope. All have left hand prints, which are displayed in concrete around the club.
Opened in 1994, this beautiful ballpark is home to the American League's Texas Rangers. Located in Arlington, in a 270-acre (109-hectare) complex, the ballpark offers several modern features while visitors will also notice the homage to Texan history lining its walls. Fans of baseball will enjoy catching a game here. Few things beat watching a baseball game and enjoying a hot dog from the concession area.
One of the prolific theater companies in the area, Amphibian Stage Productions has carved a niche in the heart of theater enthusiasts with their engaging and thought provoking plays. From readings to full-fledged productions, National Theatre live screenings to comic acts, this space showcases enthralling shows. Their New Play Festival is where the nation's best modern playwrights script some acts to be performed on their stage. The Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theater is their black box performing space and can seat up to 120 people. Drop into their Bar for Spanish wines and cocktails. The Lobby is a chic space for elegant soirees.
Fort Worth Convention Center is a spacious complex and seats up to 14,000 people. It was formerly called the Tarrant County Convention Center. Being home to many professional teams like San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, it is always bustling with activities. Located within walking distance from downtown hotels, it contains exhibit halls, a ballroom, an arena and a theater. Big names such as Garth Brooks, LeAnn Rimes and Bryan White have performed here. Standard concert fare (beer, pretzels, nachos, etc.) is always available at concession stands during events.
The Fort Worth Convention Center Arena was said to have opened in 1968 in Fort Worth, Texas. It is a well known indoor convention center and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Of all the events hosted, some of the most notable artists that performed at this venue were Elvis Presley, Paul Mccartney, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, to name a few. The venue also hosts many sporting events and is a crowd pleaser among the visitors in the city.