Carrollton to Host Sixth Annual TEXFest March 6
Excitement is brewing for Carrollton’s sixth annual TEXFest, a Texas-sized festival featuring craft beer, good food, and local artists performing Texas music.
The festival will take place this Saturday, March 6 in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) from 3-9 p.m.
This year’s event will look different as the public’s health and safety continue to be the City’s highest priority. TEXFest will be broken into four sessions, with each session allowing a maximum capacity of 100 attendees. The schedule for TEXFest includes:
- Session One: 3-4:15pm
- Session Two: 4:30-5:45pm
- Session Three: 6-7:15pm
- Session Four: 7:30-9pm
While TEXFest entry is free, walk-up attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum capacity of 100 attendees per session has been reached. Those who would like to guarantee admission can pre-purchase a $6 ticket for admission into a session that also includes a commemorative souvenir beer glass.
Dallas-Fort Worth-based classic rock band Ashmore will kick off the event by entertaining the session one crowd. The group, which plays “100% Genuine Rock ‘N Roll,” formed in 2004 and has shared the stage with Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Nickelback, and more. The band consistently plays festivals throughout the DFW area and entertains crowds with their own versions of classic hits such as “Hotel California,” “Johnny B Goode,” and “Keep Your Hands to Yourself.” Following Ashmore is Texas-based classic rock band Big Jangle, who will wow the crowd during session two.
The evening sessions get started with Fort Worth-based indie rock duo Danni & Kris. The best friends are part of multiple groups, including Fleetwood Mac tribute band Little Lies, and '80s-influenced group PRIZM. Fort Worth Magazine calls the duo "two of the faces of the emerging Fort Worth funk." The duo has written originals such as "Coffee Stains" and "Daydream."
After Danni & Kris’ performance, Dallas-based artist Ryan Berg will end the event with his mix of blues, jazz, folk, and country styles. Berg was on Gwen Stefani’s team on “The Voice” in 2020 after John Legend was blocked from choosing him. Berg was also a performer at the Lone Star NYE 2021. Berg debuted his full-length album, The Velvet Ears, in 2017, which features hits such as “Sunflower” and “Molly Miss My.”
In addition to great music, TEXFest will offer a variety of food options, as well as craft beer from six local breweries, including 3 Nations Brewing Company, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Lakewood Brewing Company, Bishop Cider Company, Revolver Brewing, and Tupps Brewery. Commemorative beer glasses will be available for purchase to walk up attendees throughout the event, so everyone of age can enjoy responsibly and in style within the event’s beer garden.
COVID-19 health protocols such as sanitizing seating areas between sessions will be in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff. As a result of the safety measures, there will not be a mechanical bull at this year’s event. However, guests will have a chance to take old western-themed photos and pose with a live longhorn. These photo ops will be sanitized between participants.
Event sponsors to date include Old Downtown Carrollton Association, Olympus on Broadway, Lux on Main, and Union at Carrollton Square.
For more information about the event, including details about how to RSVP for guaranteed entry, visit cityofcarrollton.com/texfest.