Northeast Tarrant

Happenings in August

Events and Activities

14 A reception hosted by the Keller Public Arts Program honors three Texas artists featured in “Classic Visions; 3 Artists, 3 Visions,” this month’s Public Arts Gallery display. Taking place in the foyer of Keller Town Hall from 7-9 p.m., the reception is free and open to the public. The Classic Visions exhibit showcases works by Pat Wayman, Arthur Guerra and Jeannette Cuevas, and remains on display in the Public Arts Gallery from Aug. 4-28. 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, 817-743-4000,

14 Lawn chairs and coolers are the order of the day during Roanoke’s Evenings on Oak Street concerts, and the August event features Revolving Door, a DFW country, classic rock and blues cover band that favors soulful hits of past decades. Monthly concerts are 7-8 p.m. March through October at the Austin Street Plaza in historic downtown Roanoke. This family event is also pooch-friendly and free. 221 N. Oak Street, Roanoke, 817-491-2411,

15 Families can enjoy the last of the summer fireworks at NRH20 Family Waterpark while they float in the water or relax on the beach. The fireworks show begins at dusk, around 9 p.m. It is free with park admission. 9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, 817-427-6500, www.

16 Catch the final concert in the city of Keller’s free summer series, 8-10 p.m., at Bear Creek Park. The concert features The Killdares, a Celtic rock group, and the ever-popular Josh Weathers Band. The evening will also have a “Dog Days of Summer” event. Dogs are welcome to splash in doggie pools, have their pictures taken in a photo booth and enjoy treats. Food trucks and vendors will be on hand with human fare. 400 Bear Creek Park Road, 817-743-4050,

Worth the Drive

9 Country superstar Loretta Lynn comes to Bass Hall in Fort Worth to share songs from a career and body of work that spans half a century. With her rags-to-riches tale and Coal Miner’s Daughter title that refers simultaneously to a hit single, an album and her best-selling autobiography — one of six she’s written — Lynn is a culturally significant performer who peppers her singing with storytelling and a fair share of down-home wisdom and humorous anecdotes. Tickets are $33-$88 and showtime is 7:30 p.m. 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 877-212-4280,

29-31 The sixth annual Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival draws a relaxed Labor Day weekend crowd with three days full of blues and rock performances by the likes of five-time Grammy award winner Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, Petty Theft, Royal Southern Brotherhood and more. Chefs battle it out for a people’s choice award and top honors in a cash prize Battle of the BBQ contest sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Tickets are $7 online, $10 at the gate (for a day) or $15 for a weekend pass. Specialty seating for concerts ranges from $30-$50 and parking costs vary. 1900 L. Don Dodson Drive, Bedford, 817-952-2128,