FWSSR 2022 Spring Newsletter

Auditorium Concert Series Created in 2020, the Auditorium Concert Series presented by TX Whiskey features entertainment from a variety of artists in an outstanding concert venue. For 2022, the expanded series drew diverse audiences with acts including Clint Black, Ryan Bingham, Jeff Foxworthy, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Old 97’s (along with Joshua Ray Walker and Giovanni and the Hired Guns). Creating the “next big thing” while maintaining what keeps the Stock Show legendary will always be a priority of management. Ranching Heritage Weekend, for example, was the new thing in the early 2000s and became a popular Stock Show standard. Working with staff at Dickies Arena and Live Nation, plans are underway to continue expanding the Auditorium Concert Series in 2023. “Growing our Auditorium Concert Series is an exciting challenge,” said Stock Show President and General Manager, Bradford S. Barnes. “Our goal is for the Will Rogers Auditorium to become a ‘go to place’ for exciting acts throughout our 23-day run.” LOCAL ACTS HIGHLIGHTED ON SIMMONS BANK PLAZA More and more, local musicians are attracting strong Fort Worth followings. Showcasing their talents in unique venues that highlight the local music scene remains a Stock Show priority. The Bud Light Roadhouse, The Corkyard and the Reliant Club featured approximately 50 talented musicians; an impressive number with many hailing from the Fort Worth area. Music busking on the Stock Show grounds only added to the local flavor. 10