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The Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dallas TRHT is a proud sponsor of  The Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival. Join us in Fort Worth’s Near Southside Cultural District for a day celebrating blackness in American roots music! The sound of old-time music is considered by many to be quintessentially American, yet the extensive Black influence – from the creation of the banjo and fiddle traditions to the roots of social dances performed alongside the music – is not widely acknowledged. The Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival (FWAAMFest) aims to change that. Featuring a show-stopping lineup of award-winning artists from across North America, it is the only major city festival of its kind in the United States, Black-led and centered on Black artists reclaiming their place in roots music through preservation and innovation.

This year’s lineup featured headliners Lizzie No and Jerron Paxton, as well as Corey Harris, Piedmont Acoustic Bluz Duo, Crys Matthews, Jontavious Willis, Joy Clark, Spice Cake Blues, Lilli Lewis, EJ Mathews, and Stephanie Anne Johnson.

FWAAMFest is a program of Decolonizing the Music Room, a Fort Worth nonprofit centering Black, Brown Indigenous, and Asian voices in music education and related fields.

FWAAMFest is supported in part by a grant from the Fort Worth Tourism Public Improvement District, and by generations donations from:

Tufara Waller Muhammad and Datule’ Artist Collective
Ear Trumpet Labs


March 16
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Southside Preservation Hall
1519 Lipscomb St
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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