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Carrollton Announces Full Entertainment Lineup for 11th Annual Festival at the Switchyard

Post Date:09/17/2021 12:58 PM

photo stripThe City of Carrollton is excited to announce the full entertainment lineup for the free 11th annual Festival at the Switchyard to be held on Saturday, November 6 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 headliner rock band Blue October with opener alt-rock band Dishwalla, along with upbeat soul band Tomar at the FCs, Heart tribute Even It Up, Latin-inspired band Canta Rhythm and Brass; Garth Brooks tribute Shameless; Chicago Tribute Authority; and JPGR: A Beatles Tribute. 

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 Main Stage Schedule*  
 National Anthem 11 a.m. 
 JPGR: A Beatles Tribute  12 p.m.
 Chicago Tribute Authority 1 p.m. 
 Canta Rhythm and Brass 2 p.m. 
 Shameless 3:10 p.m. 
 Even It Up 4:20 p.m. 
 Tomar and the FCs 5:50 p.m. 
 Dishwalla 7:20 p.m. 
 Blue October 8:50 p.m. 


 Front of Stage Schedule*  
 Newman Smith High School Troyanns Drill Team 11:40 a.m. 
 Korean American Youth Artists of Texas 12:40 p.m. 
 Motion, The Studio 1:40 p.m. 
 Sidekicks Martial Arts 2:50 p.m. 
 Class Act Tap Company 4 p.m. 


 Inside Plaza Arts Center*  
 Lone Star Circus 12:30 p.m. 
 Juggler David Slick 1:30 p.m. 
 Lone Star Circus 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. 2021 CFAS Poster

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. The face painting, balloon artists, and spin art booths close at 6 p.m.; and the rides and games close at 7 p.m.

Festival sponsors to date include 3 Nations Brewing Company, 97.1 The Eagle, AmerisourceBergen, Carrollton Regional Medical Center, DART, Four Corners Brewing Company, iHeartRadio, MAKE Music and Creative Arts, Olympus Properties, Republic Services, Resort Vacations Inc., Sam Pack Five Star Chevrolet and Ford Carrollton, Switchyard Apartments, The Dallas Morning News, and Western Extrusions. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event, which hosted more than 30,000 patrons in 2019. Visit or email for more information about the various Festival sponsorship packages available.

Volunteer opportunities are available for this year’s Festival. For more details about the volunteer process and guidelines, view this year’s volunteer application.

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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