Rockin’ the River Kicks off on July 6th in Fort Worth

2019-05-08T10:19:15-06:00 May 8th, 2019|Press Releases|

Rockin’ the River kicks off July 6, 2019 with Kody West headlining the all-day Music and Tubing Festival Popular Fort Worth tradition returns Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion. FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting ninth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 6 thru August 10 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River. Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage. After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:25pm on the after party stage before a weekly fireworks display. Kody West has been shaking up the Texas Music Scene with his mix of Country, Bluegrass and some good-for-the-soul grooves. West will bring his high energy show to the Rockin’ The River stage opening weekend on July 6. Also playing that day is the critically acclaimed Jonathan Terrell and his new breed of

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

2019-05-08T10:05:46-06:00 May 8th, 2019|Press Releases|

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion Live Entertainment | Free Tubing and KidsZone Activities |   VIP Experience | Fireworks    It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4, 2019. In its 12th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Thursday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free! Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy family activities, tubing and water shows. Plus, live music from self-proclaimed America's Favorite Cover band, Poo Live Crew. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Party Machine Band will fill the evening air. The high-energy cover band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. A jet-pack hydroflight show will light up the river to kick off a 29-minute fireworks show which is the largest show in North Texas on July 4. Gates Open 2 pm   |  

Statement from Congresswoman Granger: USACE expresses great support for Fort Worth Flood Control Project

2019-03-28T08:31:47-06:00 March 28th, 2019|Press Releases|

WASHINGTON—Today in Washington, top officials testified to their strong commitment for the Fort Worth Central City Flood Control Project. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works, stated "I very strongly support the project.” James further added "It is a good project.” In response to the committee's questioning the Corps' commitment to finishing projects once started, like the Fort Worth project,  Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, Commanding General Chief of Engineers, responded "Absolutely." He closed by saying if the administration provides the funding, "we are absolutely committed to ruthlessly continuing to complete all projects and get them done." “It has been an honor to work with the Fort Worth US Army Corps of Engineers," said Congresswoman Granger. "Fort Worth appreciates their continued commitment and their recognition of how important this project is for the protection of our community." Background: The Fort Worth Central City project (known locally as the Trinity River Vision/Panther Island Flood Control Project) would deliver needed flood protection for over 2400 acres of existing Fort Worth neighborhoods valued at over $2.4 billion.  The Project includes cleaning numerous hazardous waste sites providing critical urban aquatic ecosystem restoration. Construction was initiated in 2009 using a combination

Panther island Ice to Host FWISD Schools on Skates Program

2018-11-20T10:23:43-06:00 November 20th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2018 Panther Island Ice to Host FWISD Schools on Skates Program Schools on Skates Media Day to be held on November 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FORT WORTH, TX – Thanks to a partnership between the Trinity River Vision Authority, Bank of Texas and Blue Zones Project - Fort Worth thousands of FWISD elementary students will get the opportunity to experience Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, Panther Island Ice. FWISD Schools on Skates is a program which will allow students from 23 FWISD elementary schools to experience ice skating at Panther Island Ice. The media is invited for photo and interview opportunities on Wednesday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to kick off the Schools on Skates Program with students from Greenbriar Elementary. The Trinity River Vision Authority has partnered with Bank of Texas who have generously covered the cost of student transportation for the FWISD Schools on Skates program. “We are proud to partner with Trinity River Vision Authority again this year to support Fort Worth ISD and ensure as many children as possible have the opportunity to enjoy Panther Island Ice,” said Mark Nurdin, Fort Worth

Statement From Congresswoman Kay Granger On the Trinity River Vision Flood Control Project

2018-10-04T15:00:53-06:00 October 4th, 2018|Press Releases|

Statement From Congresswoman Kay Granger On the Trinity River Vision Flood Control Project FORT WORTH, TX – “Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once again strongly affirmed its commitment to the Trinity River Vision flood control project and acknowledged that it is authorized for federal funding in this coming year's 2019 Energy and Water Development Act. In the October 3, 2018 statement released by Corps, they declare: ‘The Trinity River Vision/Central City project continues to embody the vision of safety for the people of North Texas through the flood risk management and ecosystem improvement missions of the Corps.’ “This statement from the Corps is appreciated as it clarifies any misleading interpretations caused by Wednesday's McClatchy Fort Worth Star-Telegram article. The Trinity River Vision flood control project is both strongly supported by the Corps and has received Congressional approval (2016) for matching federal funding ($526 million). Clearly, it is no secret that such funding will be spread over several years to match the progress of the state and local government partners as in the pending completion by TxDOT on the project's new bridges. Nor is it a secret that as a result of recent

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

2018-07-25T14:36:13-06:00 July 25th, 2018|Press Releases|

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back! Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 27-29, 2018.   FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth - a Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2018 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, Oktoberfest Olympics, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more. Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and Auf Geht’s. Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens.  Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories. Reata Restaurant brings

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

2018-05-18T08:54:18-06:00 May 18th, 2018|Press Releases|

Live Entertainment  |  Free KidsZone Activities  |   VIP Experience It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4th. In its 11th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Wednesday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free! Expect a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and fly board shows. Plus live music from self-proclaimed America's Favorite Cover band, Poo Live Crew. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Downtown Fever will fill the evening air. The high-energy party band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. Flyboarders will also be performing lively shows on the river in between music acts, then right before the fireworks show lights up the sky, the jet-pack

Shinyribs, Dirty River Boys & Cody Canada are among the headliners scheduled to Rock the River this summer!

2018-04-24T20:21:33-06:00 April 24th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Rockin’ the River Photos:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4qm2nhr2a5r4h0a/AABsUCd081RWcjp_YmeZDWEPa?dl=0. Shinyribs, Dirty River Boys & Cody Canada are among the headliners scheduled to Rock the River this summer! Popular Fort Worth tradition returns Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion. FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting eighth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 7 thru August 11 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River. Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage. After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:25pm on the after party stage before a weekly fireworks display. Micky & the Motorcars bring their straight-ahead style of alternative country-rock to the stage to kick off the series on July 7. Also playing that day is

Rockin’ the River Season Finale!

2018-02-16T14:29:52-06:00 August 2nd, 2017|Press Releases|

Don’t miss the final float, Fort Worth’s coolest party comes to a close this Saturday, August 5. FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River wraps up its 6-week summer music and tubing festival at Panther Island Pavilion this Saturday and you are on the guest list! Five bands perform live on the Trinity River where all shows can be enjoyed from a tube or the shaded shore – absolutely FREE! Gates open at 1:00 pm with a variety of music on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage - the only one of its kind in Texas. Fort Worth natives, Grady Spencer & The Work kick off the day-long music fest, followed by country artist, Jared Deck. Bringing some funk with a modern blues vibe are The Peterson Brothers from Austin. Then, hold on to your tubes as Rockin’ the River welcomes the return of Bart Crow as the festival’s headliner. As the sun starts to set, the party drifts over to dry land around 8:15 pm. The O’s, a Dallas-based singer-songwriter duo, deliver their rocked-up folk sound to the South Shore Pacifico Stage. Afterwards, guests will be treated to an extra special fireworks show that promises

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

2018-02-01T10:37:31-06:00 June 27th, 2017|Press Releases|

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back! The 3-day German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 21-23, 2017. FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Oktoberfest Fort Worth is a Munich-style celebration so authentic you’ll forget you’re in Texas. Guests will enjoy traditional German food, music, dancing and much more. Lederhosen approved and new for 2017, is the Oktoberfest Midway with rides the whole family will enjoy. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, the YP Oktoberfest Olympics, traditional German vendors, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more. Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Brave Combo, Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and more. Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country.  Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, crepes, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens. Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through