Events

Events in Sundance Square

Welcome to our interactive Calendar of Events! From live theatre and concerts to races and festivals, downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square is always hopping. Select a date from the calendar on the right to see what’s going on that day. Or if you prefer, view all the upcoming events in downtown Fort Worth for this week or this month. Whether you’re looking for something to do tonight or planning ahead, you’re sure to find something fun here!

Today

08/29 Sundance Square Plaza 8:00am 08/29 thru 08/30

ESPN College GameDay

FRIDAY, Aug 29 - 8AM-2PM
(SportsCenter segments, 8AM & College Football Live, 1:30PM)

SATURDAY, Aug 30 - 8AM-11AM
(ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY!)

*Please continue to check back for additional details and/or time updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESPN will begin and end its coverage of this year's college football season from Sundance Square Plaza, bringing its hugely popular College GameDay broadcast to downtown Fort Worth next month and again in January, the television network said.

"It's a can’t-miss spot," said Lee Fitting, senior coordinating producer for College GameDay. “Sundance Square has great natural energy and it’s got a great vibe to it.”

ESPN will be coming to downtown Fort Worth for the third time, after successful broadcasts from Sundance Square during April’s NCAA Men’s Final Four and the Super Bowl in 2011. During Super Bowl week, thousands of NFL fans turned out for the broadcasts, despite an unfortunate ice storm and frigid temperatures.

ESPN will broadcast Aug. 29-30 in Sundance Square before the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington between Florida State and Oklahoma State, and again in January for the national college football championship game at the stadium on Jan. 12.

Typically, College GameDay sets up on the campus of a school where the network is broadcasting a game that week. In 2010 and 2012, the broadcast was set up outside AT&T Stadium for game coverage. But this year the network chose the Fort Worth venue in the hopes of drawing out not only fans for the two teams, but all college football fans, Fitting said.

"We decided why not go to the people. That's when we have our success," Fitting said. "We want to set a GameDay attendance record here. We want fans to come out and make signs. We want to be blown away."

Fitting said the network hopes to create such excitement that it will attract thousands of college football fans donning their school colors to Sundance Square Plaza. He’d also like to see high school football teams, cheerleaders and bands in their uniforms.

Texas Christian University plays at home that weekend against the Samford University Bulldogs and Fitting said he hopes those teams will come out in force.

Tracy Gilmour, marketing director for Sundance Square, said they expect the full lineup of ESPN personalities, which is always fun for fans to see on the set. She called ESPN’s commitment a one-of-a-kind fan experience.

"We built the plaza with the intent that we could host these types of events with a national presence,” Gilmour said. "It's a big deal. We’re thrilled to further [our] relationship with ESPN. Fort Worth has treated them well, and Sundance Square has taken really good care of them."

Likewise, Bob Jameson president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, said ESPN broadcasts from Sundance Square are significant for the city, and not just for the large crowds they draw into downtown.

"Fort Worth is getting a very nice profile as a worthy destination," Jameson said. "We are very glad. Our profile is rising that much. It's a significant endorsement of this downtown."

The sports network will position its set in the middle of Sundance Square Plaza, between Third and Fourth, and Commerce and Houston, streets. The historic Tarrant County Courthouse will serve as a backdrop.

A demonstration gridiron will be set up in the plaza as part of the coverage, as well as a couple of large Jumbotrons to enhance the fan experience, Fitting said.

ESPN will begin offering programming from Sundance Square beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29. College Football Live will originate from the set at 2:30 p.m.

Their coverage will conclude Saturday morning with the College GameDay show, which features analysis and runs for three hours on Saturday mornings, starting at 8 a.m. Central time.

That evening, ABC will broadcast the 2014 Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium, featuring the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles and returning Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

The network will return Jan. 5 for a week of coverage before the college championship game, also being held at AT&T Stadium. This year, college football goes to a four-team playoff, culminating in the championship game on Jan. 12. The new format replaces the 16-year-old Bowl Championship Series.

College GameDay is hosted by Chris Fowler who is flanked by analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack. Reporters Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt and Gene Wojciechowski will be on hand.

At the end of each show, Corso likes to put on the head gear of the team he thinks will win the game. The Sundance Square broadcast will mark his 240th such prediction, Fitting said.

ESPN production crews bring in about 85 people, who will stay at downtown Fort Worth hotels.

Herbstreit, the network's lead analyst for ABC Saturday Night Football, who will be calling the Cowboys Classic game with Chris Fowler, said he’s looking forward to returning to Fort Worth, particularly its great food. He was at TCU in November 2009 when College GameDay came to Fort Worth for the Horned Frogs’ game against Utah.

"It's a great town," Herbstreit said from his home in Nashville. "Fort Worth has so much to offer. We're looking forward to coming down. One of my meals will be a great steak."

Herbstreit said it's too soon to start making predictions on the season, but said there is a lot of buzz already about how the new playoff format will work for college football.

"Week one is always interesting," he said.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/29/6004731/espn-bringing-college-gameday.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Article by Sandra Baker

06/02 Schakolad Chocolate Factory 11:00am 06/02 thru 08/29

Dollar Days at Schakolad Chocolate Factory

It's that time of year again and we couldn't be more excited. It's DOLLAR DAYS at Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Sundance Square June 2-Aug 29th.  

 

Monday- $1.00 Strawberries

Tuesday- 2 truffles for $1.00

Wednesday- $1.00 Pretzels

Thursday- $1.00 Oreos

Friday- $1.00 Texas Loli

 

While Supplies last daily, limit 10 per customer. ENJOY!

08/29 McDavid Studio 7:30pm

An Evening with Terry Bozzio

Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with "An Evening With Terry Bozzio" coast-to-coast North American tour!

Drawing from jazz, classical and ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is a storyteller, able to weave a hynotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement and passion.

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind artist - and one-of-a-kind show at McDavid Studio.

Presented by:  Performing Arts Fort Worth

08/29 Circle Theatre 8:00pm

Stella & Lou

Stella & Lou, a romantic comedy written by Bruce Graham, explores the friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time. 

Circle's production features John S. Davies* (Lou), Lisa Fairchild* (Stella), and Eric Wilder** (Donnie).  The director is Robin Armstrong.

Circle Theatre is located at 230 W. 4th Street in Sundance Square.  For more information, visit www.circletheatre.com today!

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
**Equity Membership Candidate

 

 

08/29 Scat Jazz Lounge 9:00pm

Shilah Phillips Performs Live!

American Idol semi finalist Shilah Phillips has a smooth and sultry sound.  Ms. Phillips has many accomplishments under her belt from Miss Texas, her charity work, and her passion for performing music all over the country.  Don't miss this wonderful night of entertainment.   To learn more about Shilah, go to www.shilahphillips.com.  Showtime is 9 p.m. Reservation requests accepted by calling 817-870-9100. 

Scat Jazz Lounge is located at 111 West 4th Street, Suite 11 in the historic Woolworth Building, basement level.  Look for the alleyway entrance off of 4th Street between the Worthington National Bank and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.  The popular nightspot is open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Friday's hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday they're open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Closed on Mondays.  Come early for Friday night shows and enjoy Happy Hour drink specials from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To see a complete calendar of upcoming shows, visit www.scatjazzlounge.com today!

 

Tomorrow

08/29 Sundance Square Plaza 8:00am 08/29 thru 08/30

ESPN College GameDay

FRIDAY, Aug 29 - 8AM-2PM
(SportsCenter segments, 8AM & College Football Live, 1:30PM)

SATURDAY, Aug 30 - 8AM-11AM
(ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY!)

*Please continue to check back for additional details and/or time updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESPN will begin and end its coverage of this year's college football season from Sundance Square Plaza, bringing its hugely popular College GameDay broadcast to downtown Fort Worth next month and again in January, the television network said.

"It's a can’t-miss spot," said Lee Fitting, senior coordinating producer for College GameDay. “Sundance Square has great natural energy and it’s got a great vibe to it.”

ESPN will be coming to downtown Fort Worth for the third time, after successful broadcasts from Sundance Square during April’s NCAA Men’s Final Four and the Super Bowl in 2011. During Super Bowl week, thousands of NFL fans turned out for the broadcasts, despite an unfortunate ice storm and frigid temperatures.

ESPN will broadcast Aug. 29-30 in Sundance Square before the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington between Florida State and Oklahoma State, and again in January for the national college football championship game at the stadium on Jan. 12.

Typically, College GameDay sets up on the campus of a school where the network is broadcasting a game that week. In 2010 and 2012, the broadcast was set up outside AT&T Stadium for game coverage. But this year the network chose the Fort Worth venue in the hopes of drawing out not only fans for the two teams, but all college football fans, Fitting said.

"We decided why not go to the people. That's when we have our success," Fitting said. "We want to set a GameDay attendance record here. We want fans to come out and make signs. We want to be blown away."

Fitting said the network hopes to create such excitement that it will attract thousands of college football fans donning their school colors to Sundance Square Plaza. He’d also like to see high school football teams, cheerleaders and bands in their uniforms.

Texas Christian University plays at home that weekend against the Samford University Bulldogs and Fitting said he hopes those teams will come out in force.

Tracy Gilmour, marketing director for Sundance Square, said they expect the full lineup of ESPN personalities, which is always fun for fans to see on the set. She called ESPN’s commitment a one-of-a-kind fan experience.

"We built the plaza with the intent that we could host these types of events with a national presence,” Gilmour said. "It's a big deal. We’re thrilled to further [our] relationship with ESPN. Fort Worth has treated them well, and Sundance Square has taken really good care of them."

Likewise, Bob Jameson president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, said ESPN broadcasts from Sundance Square are significant for the city, and not just for the large crowds they draw into downtown.

"Fort Worth is getting a very nice profile as a worthy destination," Jameson said. "We are very glad. Our profile is rising that much. It's a significant endorsement of this downtown."

The sports network will position its set in the middle of Sundance Square Plaza, between Third and Fourth, and Commerce and Houston, streets. The historic Tarrant County Courthouse will serve as a backdrop.

A demonstration gridiron will be set up in the plaza as part of the coverage, as well as a couple of large Jumbotrons to enhance the fan experience, Fitting said.

ESPN will begin offering programming from Sundance Square beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29. College Football Live will originate from the set at 2:30 p.m.

Their coverage will conclude Saturday morning with the College GameDay show, which features analysis and runs for three hours on Saturday mornings, starting at 8 a.m. Central time.

That evening, ABC will broadcast the 2014 Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium, featuring the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles and returning Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

The network will return Jan. 5 for a week of coverage before the college championship game, also being held at AT&T Stadium. This year, college football goes to a four-team playoff, culminating in the championship game on Jan. 12. The new format replaces the 16-year-old Bowl Championship Series.

College GameDay is hosted by Chris Fowler who is flanked by analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack. Reporters Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt and Gene Wojciechowski will be on hand.

At the end of each show, Corso likes to put on the head gear of the team he thinks will win the game. The Sundance Square broadcast will mark his 240th such prediction, Fitting said.

ESPN production crews bring in about 85 people, who will stay at downtown Fort Worth hotels.

Herbstreit, the network's lead analyst for ABC Saturday Night Football, who will be calling the Cowboys Classic game with Chris Fowler, said he’s looking forward to returning to Fort Worth, particularly its great food. He was at TCU in November 2009 when College GameDay came to Fort Worth for the Horned Frogs’ game against Utah.

"It's a great town," Herbstreit said from his home in Nashville. "Fort Worth has so much to offer. We're looking forward to coming down. One of my meals will be a great steak."

Herbstreit said it's too soon to start making predictions on the season, but said there is a lot of buzz already about how the new playoff format will work for college football.

"Week one is always interesting," he said.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/29/6004731/espn-bringing-college-gameday.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Article by Sandra Baker

08/30 Circle Theatre 3:00pm

Stella & Lou

Stella & Lou, a romantic comedy written by Bruce Graham, explores the friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time. 

Circle's production features John S. Davies* (Lou), Lisa Fairchild* (Stella), and Eric Wilder** (Donnie).  The director is Robin Armstrong.

Circle Theatre is located at 230 W. 4th Street in Sundance Square.  For more information, visit www.circletheatre.com today!

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
**Equity Membership Candidate

 

 

08/30 Bird Café 5:00pm 08/30 thru 08/31

LOBSTER BAKE at Bird Cafe

LOBSTER BAKE EVENT – Details to come.

817-332-2473 – Reservations

Bird Café in Sundance Square Plaza
155 E. Forth Street

08/30 Circle Theatre 8:00pm

Stella & Lou

Stella & Lou, a romantic comedy written by Bruce Graham, explores the friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time. 

Circle's production features John S. Davies* (Lou), Lisa Fairchild* (Stella), and Eric Wilder** (Donnie).  The director is Robin Armstrong.

Circle Theatre is located at 230 W. 4th Street in Sundance Square.  For more information, visit www.circletheatre.com today!

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
**Equity Membership Candidate

 

 

08/30 Scat Jazz Lounge 9:00pm

Ricki Derek & the Vegas Six

Ricki and his band swing into Scat for a night of Rat Pack Era music and beyond.  It's always a great time when Ricki and his Vegas Six band take the stage.  You'll crave a martini and a time machine!  Reservations can be made by calling the club at 817-870-9100 after 5 p.m.

Scat Jazz Lounge is located at 111 W. 4th Street, Suite 11 in the historic Woolworth Building, basement level.  Look for the alleyway entrance off of 4th Street between the Worthington National Bank and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.  The popular nightspot is open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.  Friday hours are 5 p.m. - 2 a.m., and Saturday 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.  Come early on Fridays and enjoy Happy Hour drink specials 'til 8 p.m.  Closed on Mondays.

To see a complete schedule of upcoming performances, go to www.scatjazzlounge.com today!

Sunday 08/31

08/30 Bird Café 5:00pm 08/30 thru 08/31

LOBSTER BAKE at Bird Cafe

LOBSTER BAKE EVENT – Details to come.

817-332-2473 – Reservations

Bird Café in Sundance Square Plaza
155 E. Forth Street

08/31 Scat Jazz Lounge 8:00pm

Black Dog Jazz Jam Sundays

This jazz jam is a long standing tradition in the Fort Worth scene. Scat is proud to host this great night of musicians just letting loose. You never know who is going to stop in. No cover charge for this event.  Showtime is 8:00 p.m.

Scat is located at 111 W. 4th Street, Ste. 11 in the historic Woolworth Building (basement level).  Look for the alleyway entrance off of 4th Street between the Worthington National Bank and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.  The club is open Tuesdays - Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m., Fridays 5 p.m. - 2 a.m., Saturdays 6 p.m. - 2 a.m., and Sundays, 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.  Closed on Mondays.  Come early and enjoy Happy Hour drink specials Fridays 'til 8 p.m.

For more information, visit www.scatjazzlounge.com or call 817-870-9100.

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