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Feel the need for speed? Texas Motor speedway has something just for you. Or if you'd rather spend an evening listening to the sounds of an orchestra, then the Bass Performance Hall accommodates the musical ear.
Regardless of your preferred style of entertainment, Fort Worth has a little bit of something for everyone.
The performing arts are strong in Fort Worth. Whether you want to see live comedy acts like Four-Day Weekend or local theater performances, Fort Worth has it all.
Fort Worth is home to Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, which opened in 1998. The 2,000-plus seat, five-tier concert hall is known as one of the top 10 opera houses in the world. The Bass Performance Hall is the home stage for the Fort Worth Opera, Texas Ballet Theater and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Also taking the stage at Bass Hall is the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Namesake of one of Fort Worth's most celebrated residents, the internationally celebrated competition, as well as the Cliburn Concert series, brings to town the world's foremost musicians.
For live theater performances, downtown is home to Jubilee Theatre, Circle Theatre, Hip Pocket, Stage West, and the beloved Casa Manana is just down the road from downtown.
Performing arts and festivals mesh in Fort Worth to create some wonderful opportunities to take the arts to the streets and the people of the area.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs in the park in the park each June and July for Concerts in the Garden. Artists from pop, classical, rock and country music appear with the orchestra, while guests lounge in chairs and on picnic blankets, and each evening culminates with a splendid fireworks show.
The Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival takes over downtown and draws an estimated 400,000 for a weekend each April to showcase some of the variety of music venues. Mayfest, another long-time favorite, attracts 300,000 visitors to Trinity Park each year for drinks, food and fun and also funds community projects with the $5 million it raises.
From theme parks like Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor to the Botanic Garden, fun of all kinds can be found in area attractions. Museums, too, range from modern art to science and history. Paintings from the masters and sculptures from the Old West all come to life in Fort Worth's cultural district.
Professional sports opportunities abound with the Fort Worth Brahmas minor-league professional hockey team and the Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team. Regional sports venues feature the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars.
Texas Motor Speedway in north Fort Worth provides thrills each year as the second-largest sports facility in the country and the third largest in the entire world. The track hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, including Textel Cup Nascar races. Fort Worth also plays host to the annual PGA Bank of American Colonial Golf Tournament, each year attracting a strong field of the PGA Tour's best players and is home of the National Cutting Horse Association, which hosts their three major association cuttings each year.