Better than ezra headlining 2011 main st. Fort worth festival


by: Claire Bloxom 817-336-6824


More than 300 national, regional and local musicians will perform on three different stages in downtown Fort Worth April 14-17

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – February 10, 2011 – Better Than Ezra, known for its chart-topping hits such as “Good,” “Desperately Wanting” and “Juicy,” is just one of the powerhouse entertainers headlining this year’s MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST], Fort Worth’s largest annual arts and music festival. The New Orleans-based alternative rock band will perform on Friday night, April 15, at 9 p.m., on the Green Mountain Energy Company Stage, located at Main and 9th Streets in downtown Fort Worth. 

Better Than Ezra will join more than 300 national, regional and local musicians and entertainers at the 26th annual MAIN ST., taking place April 14-17. Tens of thousands of fans annually flock to the free, four-day festival, which showcases a nationally recognized juried art fair, local cuisine, live concerts, performance artists, street performers and more.

Other headliners at this year’s MAIN ST. include:

  • Thursday, April 14, 2011
    • 8:30 p.m. – Bettye LaVette – One of the greatest soul singers in American music history (Sundance Square Stage);
  • Friday, April 15, 2011
    • 1:30 p.m. – Chinese Acrobats of Hebei  "Must see” production combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes and a beautiful soundtrack (UT Arlington Performing Arts Stage – other performances include Friday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., and 9 p.m.);
    • 7 p.m. – Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Established New Orleans band featuring a masterful blend of a rock, with an improv-style associated with jazz and a horn-heavy front section that's the hallmark of funk (Green Mountain Energy Company Stage);
    • 7 p.m. – Ravi Coltrane – Critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer (Sundance Square Stage);
    • 9 p.m. – Better Than Ezra – Chart-topping New Orleans-based alternative rock band (Green Mountain Energy Company Stage);
    • 9 p.m. – Keb’ Mo’ – Three-time Grammy-winner singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sundance Square Stage);
  • Saturday, April 16, 2011
    • 7 p.m. – Mia Borders – One of the fastest-rising stars from New Orleans, the songwriter performs an energetic blend of funk, soul, and contemporary music (Green Mountain Energy Company Stage);
    • 9 p.m. – Ozomatli – A notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga (Green Mountain Energy Company Stage);
    • 9 p.m. – Rosanne Cash – Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter and eldest daughter of legendary Johnny Cash (Sundance Square Stage);
  • Sunday, April 17, 2011
    • 3:30 p.m. – Joe McBride  One of today's most popular contemporary jazz musicians (Sundance Square Stage);
    • 4:30 p.m. – Latin Express – This sensational jazz and R&B band from Fort Worth has been on the musical circuit for more than 30 years (Green Mountain Energy Company Stage);
    • 5:30 p.m. – Brave Combo – America's premier contemporary polka band, and a Grammy winning one at that (Sundance Square Stage);
    • 6:30 p.m. – Cienfuegos – 11-piece salsa orchestra that has one goal at each performance -- to keep the dancers moving (Green Mountain Energy Company Stage). 

For additional event information and a full concert line-up, visit MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival online at Festival information can also be found on Facebook at, on Twitter at, or by downloading the free MAIN ST. iPhone application directly from your Apple device or from the iTunes App Store.


MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 26th year in 2011 and is presented by Coors Light. Official Sponsors for 2011 are CHASE, Sundance Square, Green Mountain Energy, University of Texas at Arlington and XTO Energy. Media Sponsors include CBS 11/TXA 21 andD Magazine, as well as radio stations WRR 101.1, Mix 102.9, 102.1 The Edge, 106.1 KISS FM, 95.9 FM The Ranch, Country Legends 92.1, and Lone Star 92.5. Supporting Sponsors include Dallas/Fort Worth Professional Musicians Association, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T). 

The festival is produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and the Public Improvement District by provide a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, residential development and park management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights, which includes lighting ceremonies for the city’s Christmas tree. These events have an economic impact of more than $19 million annually and attract more than 500,000 visitors to downtown Fort Worth each year, all building to a sterling celebration of 26 years on MAIN ST. in 2011. For more information, visit

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