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Fortress Festival adds local food vendors as part of lineup

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Fortress Festival has plenty of good music to offer: Fort Worth’s own Leon Bridges and Chvrches, among others.

But there’s plenty of good food as well with a variety of locally-based restaurants and vendors, as well as special on-site offerings. The third annual music festival is returning Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 to Fort Worth, with tickets on sale now at

This year’s festival will feature a variety of tasty Fort Worth food options as well as across the state of Texas, with participants including Hopdoddy Burger Bar, who is acting as an official 2019 sponsor to serve its burgers on site throughout the event; plus Fort Worth’s own foodie hotspots like Avoca Coffee Roasters, Melt Ice Creams, Righteous Foods, and Salsa Limón.

New to this year, Fortress Festival has partnered with local eatery Righteous Foods to create a festival-exclusive menu. Inspired by one of this year’s top acts, Superorganism, Righteous Foods will serve the “Super Churro-ganism,” which features their signature cinnamon-dusted churro served warm with a side of Tea de Chocolate. Additionally, another popular local eatery, Salsa Limón, will be serving a special version of their carnitas pork and chicken tacos which will be served with Fortress Festival-themed colored tortillas. Patrons are encouraged to stop by both vendors to experience each offering during the festival.

New to the festival is the Vegan Village, a dedicated food court comprised entirely of DFW-based, plant-based restaurateurs and vendors, hand picked by Fort Worth’s own Spiral Diner power couple Amy McNutt and James Johnston. These offerings will include vendors like The Corn Dog Guy, serving up all-vegan corn dogs; the Latina-women-owned Reverie Bakeshop; Vegan Vibrationz, most known for its popular stand at the Shed at the Dallas Farmers Market, and Spiral Diner & Bakery, offering “vegan comfort food from the Lone Star State.”

VIP attendees will be able to purchase an exclusive offering from Jenny Castor of Luckybee Kitchen on Sunday, April 28. The curated menu will include the first course of Charcuterie Cones, second course of Blue Softshell Crab Grill with creamy roasted potatoes dauphinoise and jumbo grilled spring onions, and a dessert of Luckybee’s Chocolate Cupcake. These meals will be available for purchase by VIP for $29 in advance and $33 on the day of the show. An additional exclusive VIP meal will be soon be announced for Saturday, April 27.

The full music lineup for Fortress Festival 2019 has been released and includes a variety of acclaimed Texas-based performers alongside national headlining acts, including Leon Bridges, CHVRCHES, Khruangbin, Rae Sremmurd, Tank & The Bangas, Tinashe, Superorganism, Bobby Session, and more. For the full and daily lineup, visit

Single-day passes are on sale now for just $69 and $169 for GA and VIP, respectively, while two-day GA passes are still available for $109. There is also an extremely small allotment of regular two-day and Platinum VIP passes still remaining for purchase for $229 and $1,850, respectively, although these passes are on pace to sell out in advance. Festival parking passes are available online for just $17 per day or $30 for a two-day pass.

In partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fortress Festival 2019 will again offer music lovers from North Texas and across the country a boutique music festival experience celebrating music, art, and culture. Similar to last year, the event will take place in the Cultural District of Fort Worth—home to some of the most lauded art museums in the country, including Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Kimbell Art Museum—and will be entirely housed within the spacious lawn adjacent to the Will Rogers Coliseum, featuring two outdoor main stages with non-overlapping sets to ensure fans are able to catch every minute of each performance on each main stage.

Continuing the tradition set in the fest’s inaugural year, both GA and VIP Fortress Festival passes offer free access to the Modern Museum of Fort Worth’s award-winning galleries and exhibits. New this year, this benefit will be extended to include the week prior to the festival, beginning on Tuesday, April 23 and continuing through Sunday, April 28. During the festival, the Modern’s galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. for Fortress pass holders after they close to the public at 5 p.m.

This will mark the third annual Fortress Festival, which cumulatively has played host to over 20,000 total attendees across the event’s first two years. Since its inception, Fortress Festival has welcomed to its stages a variety of high-caliber music talent from Texas and around the globe, with previous acts including Father John Misty, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, Purity Ring, Flying Lotus, De La Soul, RZA, Slowdive, The Voidz, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Peter Hook & The Light, tUnE-yArDs, Houndmouth, Chicano Batman, Whitney, Jay Som, SURVIVE, and many others.

Fortress Festival would like to thank their 2019 partners who have helped make this third annual event possible, including presenting partner The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; stage sponsors Dickies and Seagram Company Ltd; as well as AlphaGraphics; Common Desk; Deep Eddy Vodka; Don Julio Tequilas; Topo Chico; Tiki Biosciences; The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, KXT 91.7 FM, Tarleton State University, Pan Ector Industries, Music Water; Higginbotham; The Bomb Factory; UNT Health Science Center, and Visit Fort Worth.

Stay tuned as additional festival details will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit Be sure to follow Fortress Fest on Facebook at, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at @FortressFest for updates and special promotions. The Festival’s official hashtag is #FortressFestival2019.

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