UPDATE: Trinity River Vision Authority notified us around 10:30 a.m. Friday that additional tickets for “Slide the City” sold out in less than an hour. Our original post, which is about the PantherFest band lineup, is below. The music is free.
Back in February, we told you about PantherFest, a June 6 celebration of Fort Worth’s birthday featuring Fort Worth craft beer, music and food — and Slide the City, a 2,000-foot water slide down North Main Street that some of us are regarding with giddy anticipation while others are trying to take solace in the promise that the padded slide has ““more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.”
Here’s video of a shorter version of the slide.
The original story mentioned that the fest would include live music from Chris Watson “and local bands.” And now we know what those local bands are and what their schedule is across two stages. Lineups are staggered, so it’s possible to catch all the acts.
The lineup includes KFWR/95.9 “The Ranch” personality and multifacted singer Charla Corn, whom DFW.com profiled in July 2013; Shotgun Friday; R&B group Legacy 4; Chucho; Adrian Garza; Ryan Tharp; Two Ton Folk; DJ John Pollard; and Cody Culberson.
Admission is free, but if you want to ride the slide, you’ll need to buy tickets from Slide the City. A second wave (get it?) of tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday. For ticket info, go here. UPDATE: Trinity River Vision Authority notified us around 10:30 a.m. Friday that the additional tickets sold out in less than an hour.
Participating breweries include Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Martin House Brwing Co., Panther Island Brewing and The Collective Brewing Project, all Fort Worth-based. Food will be provided bu Salsa Limon, Fred’s Texas Cafe, Buttons, Smokeys Barbeque; Mexican Inn; Reata, Chadra Mezza & Grill, Gypsy Scoops, Mama’s Pizza and more.
The band schedule:
11 a.m.: DJ John Pollard
2: 45 p.m.: Ryan Tharp
4: 45 p.m.: Adrian Garza
6:45 p.m.: Charla Corn
8:45 p.m.: Chris Watson
Panther Island Brewing Stage
1 p.m.: Cody Culberson
2 p.m.: Legacy 4
4 p.m.: Two Ton Folk
6 p.m.: Chucho
8 p.m.: Shotgun Friday
For more information and updates, visit pantherfest.com