In what can only be described as “A Doozy”, DowntownFortWorth.com’s infamous annual letter-hunting contest, known and loved by many as both a drama-inducing local newspaper journalist bridge-burner as well as enabler of self-guided tours where entrants become hypnotized in their search of signage obscurities, the 10th installment promises to raise the bar in titillating fashion.
“Sure, it’s more challenging than ever, but the prize haul will justify all that time spent scrutinizing downtown’s vast array of fonts and bevel-styles,” explains Robert McKee, chief provocateur of Downtown Fort Worth.com’s Game and Wildlife Division.
For the first time in over a decade, the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival begins with nary a wind — a tradition that, year after year, seemed to bring all sorts of torrents, hail storms and wind shears powerful enough to knock over tents prior to downtown’s biggest event. As veteran meteorologist Rebecca Miller of WB33 had explained to us, areas such as downtown Fort Worth are more susceptible to more violent winds as the flow of air through the city is blocked and redirected by the buildings, causing turbulence and increased wind speeds on the ground; though this weekend appears to be trouble-free weather-wise. The Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival runs until 10:00pm Thursday, 10:30pm Friday and Saturday and 8:00pm Sunday.
Who knew the best endorsement a downtown establishment could ask for would come from not the Dallas Cowboys but… Pittsburgh Steelers? Pete’s, the dueling piano bar upstairs from The Library bar at 6th & Houston, has been mentioned by name by a myriad of sports networks and news websites due to a surprise visit and serenade by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Tuesday.
The Fort Worth Symphony is offering readers of DowntownFortWorth.com a 50% discount on selected seating sections for The Music of Michael Jackson at the Bass Hall on January 7th at 8pm. The show features Las Vegas entertainer James Delisco backed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as they cover songs throughout the span of Michael Jackson’s career. Call 817.665.6000 to book your seats!
Under the newly constructed and much-welcomed 8.0 patio shade screen, Mayor Mike Moncrief, Ed Bass, John Goff of Crescent Real Estate, and Stephanie Druley of ESPN announce the exciting news that downtown Fort Worth will host ESPN’s coveted broadcast center during the entire week leading up to Superbowl XLV. The final seven minutes of the press-conference features Moncrief at his most passionate, more
Stephanie Druley of ESPN, along with Mayor Mike Moncrief, Sundance Square founder and downtown visionary Ed Bass, and John Goff, CEO of Crescent Real Estate announced during a joint-press conference ESPN’s decision to have Downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square be their broadcast center during Superbowl Week of the upcoming Superbowl XLV. Full video of the 26 minute press-conference is posted here.