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Carrollton Announces Full Entertainment Lineup for 10th Annual Festival at the Switchyard

Post Date:07/25/2019 3:43 PM

The City of Carrollton is excited to announce the full entertainment lineup for the free 10th annual Festival at the Switchyard to be held on Saturday, November 2 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). The lineup will bring a varied collection of musical talent and family fun to the Downtown Square. Artists include headliners neo-psychedelic pop-rock band Tripping Daisy and alt-country group Old 97’s, along with openers country-soul, swamp-funk band Shinyribs; high energy group Emerald City Band; Matchbox Twenty tribute band Matchbook 20; Monica’s Bidi Bidi, a tribute to the Tejano Queen; Kenny Chesney tribute band Barefoot Nation; rock band King Zero; and Thunder Road, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen. 

Main Stage Schedule*

National Anthem 11 a.m.
Thunder Road 11:05 a.m.
King Zero 12 p.m.
Barefoot Nation 1 p.m. 
Monica's Bidi Bidi Tribute  2 p.m.
Matchbook 20 3:10 p.m.
Emerald City Band 4:20 p.m.
Shinyribs 5:50 p.m. 
Old 97's 7:20 p.m. 
Tripping Daisy 8:50 p.m. 

In Front of Stage Schedule*

R. L. Turner High School Lionettes Drill Team 11:40 a.m. 
Newman Smith High School Drumline 12:40 p.m. 
Motion, The Studio 1:40 p.m. 
Sidekicks Martial Arts 2:50 p.m. 
Dallas Tap Dazzlers 4 p.m. 

Inside Plaza Arts Center*

D n D Juggling 12:30 p.m. 
Encore Productions Breakdancing and Hip-Hop 1:30 p.m. 
Magician Joshua Ayala 2:30 p.m. 
Stuntman Shel Higgins 3:30 p.m. 

*All times are approximate and may be subject to slight changes.

The City’s award-winning Festival at the Switchyard will be held on the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton, located between President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) and LBJ Freeway, just east of IH-35E on the south side of Belt Line Road and steps away from the Downtown Carrollton Station on the DART Green Line. Festival goers are highly encouraged to park at the North Carrollton/Frankford Station or the Trinity Mills Station and ride the DART to the Festival site, as parking is extremely limited. 

In addition to the exciting free concerts and live children’s entertainment, attendees will be able to grab a bite to eat from a variety of food vendors and unique Downtown restaurants, as well as browse Festival booths and the eclectic shops surrounding the Downtown Square. The event also offers a beer garden, free rides and games, free face painting, free balloon and spin art, free caricature drawings, free arts and crafts, and a free photo booth. Rides and games close at 7 p.m., and the face painting, balloon artists, and spin art booths close at 6 p.m.

Festival sponsors to date include Atmos Energy, The Dallas Morning News, DFWChild Magazine, Republic Services, Suburban Parent Magazine, Texans Credit Union, and Western Extrusions. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event, which hosted more than 40,000 patrons in 2018. Visit or email for more information about the various Festival sponsorship packages available.

For more information about the Festival at the Switchyard and the variety of artists performing at this year’s event, as well as to listen to music samples, visit For the latest updates, stay connected with the Festival on social media at and

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