The third annual Fortress Festival won’t take place till April, but Fortress Presents is already revealing Phase 1 of its lineup, and there’s a big name headlining: Leon Bridges, the soul singer who was raised in Fort Worth.
The festival will take place April 27-28 in the Fort Worth Cultural District, shortly before the first anniversary of the release of Bridges’ second album, “Good Thing,” released May 4, 2018.
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Bridges has performed in Fort Worth before, of course, but fest organizers emphasize that this will be his first major concert appearance in his hometown.
Also in the lineup: New Orleans funk-soul-rock group Tank and the Bangas; North Texas-raised rapper/activist Bobby Sessions; Austin psychedelic band the Bright Light Social Hour; Austin singer-rapper Abhi the Nomad; and Lubbock singer-songwriter Red Shahan.
Fortress Presents puts on Fortress Festival in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It’s not just a two-day music fest, but a celebration of art and culture as well. The festival will take places on the lawn adjacent to Will Rogers Coliseum and will have two outdoor main stages with non-overlapping acts.
Phase 2 will be announced in early 2019.