Rockin' the River 2016
PRESENTED BY
Presenting Sponsor - Andrews

TUBING IS BACKAT PANTHER ISLAND PAVILION

Come get your butt in the water and a beer in your hand, tube the Trinity River and enjoy free concerts every Thursday. Land lubbers are welcome too, so bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the music from the shore. Top it all off with an awesome fireworks show and we’d call that a near perfect night. New this year – a special Saturday Series Finale!

RAIN OR SHINE WE ROCK THE RIVER

WE NEVER CANCEL

In bad weather, shows move indoors to The Shack–located in the Panther Island Pavilion parking.


Gates Open at 4:30 pm

COME EARLY & GRAB A COLD ONE (or TWO)


Headliner plays 6:45–8:15 pm

ON THE COORS WATERFRONT STAGE


Clear the water at 8:15 pm

GET OUT & GRAB A REFILL


After Party Band plays 8:30–9:30 pm

ON THE SOUTHSHORE STAGE

Fireworks Show at 9:30 pm

USE #TUBETHETRINITY

We'll award the best Rockin' the River pic with a free tube rental each week!

MIDNIGHT RIVER CHOIR

ON THE COORS WATERFRONT STAGE

Drawn together out of mutual respect for each others’’ talents and the common thread of passion for creating soulful music (and the Guadalupe River) these true Texas singer/songwriters have established themselves as a “must see” in markets across the United States.

6:45 - 8:15pm

DISCOVER A NEW ARTIST!

Listen to our RTR 2016 playlist on Listen on Spotify

TROY CARTWRIGHT

ON THE SOUTHSHORE STAGE

Troy Cartwright is a country singer and songwriter born and currently residing in Dallas, Texas. He was selected as the winner of the 25th annual B. W. Stevenson Songwriting Competition, and is the recipient of the 2014 Rising Star Texas Music Award.

8:30 – 9:30pm

THE SERIES 4-PACK PASS

Your gang can rock the river all summer!

Get 4 passes for all 10 shows, VIP parking, free tubes, food, drinks & more. Details below.

AUGUST 4

MIDNIGHT RIVER CHOIR

followed by TROY CARTWRIGHT

AUGUST 11

DIRTY RIVER BOYS

followed by CODY BRYAN BAND

JUNE 16

THE DAMN QUAILS

followed by JOEY GREEN BAND

JUNE 23

PROPHETS & OUTLAWS

followed by ERICK WILLIS

JUNE 30

ELEVEN HUNDRED SPRINGS

followed by LARRY HOOPER

JULY 7

DALTON DOMINO

followed by AUSTIN MEADE

JULY 14

DOLLY SHINE

followed by GRADY SPENCER

JULY 21

PARKER MCCOLLUM

followed by CHANCE ANDERSON

JULY 28

ZANE WILLIAMS

followed by RAY JOHNSTON BAND
SERIES FINALE Saturday, August 13 featuring COODER GRAW
Panther Island Pavilion Series Finale
  • 1:00 pmGates Open
  • 2:00–3:00Brandon Steadman
  • 3:30–4:30Aaron Einhouse
  • 5:00–6:00Statesboro Revue
  • 6:30–8:00HEADLINER: COODER GRAW
  • 8:15–9:15After Party Austin Allsup
  • 9:15Fireworks Show
Come Tube the Trinity at Rockin the River

When does it start? Where is it located? Where is the beer? Can I bring my pet armadillo, Rufus? Calm down, all the answers, rules & how-to's are here.

Click on a topic below and you'll be an expert in no time.

It's a free weekly summer concert series with a cool twist, the stage is right on The Trinity River in the shadow of downtown Fort Worth. You can enjoy the show floating in the river or, if you're a land lubber, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a great view from the shore.

The Headliner plays on the Coors Waterfront Stage first then, on the Southshore Stage, The After Party Band keeps playing right up to the nightly fireworks show. We offer tubes to rent, great food from Salsa Limon and cold beer to boot. It's a uniquely-Fort Worth experience!

It's always beer thirty on Panther Island, but on show nights, gates open at 4:30 pm and the Headliner plays from 6:45–8:15 pm. At 8:15 everyone must clear the water and return to the shore. Then, the After Party Band plays until 9:30 pm when the fireworks show starts.

395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (the old Tandy Center for those who've been around a while). This takes you right to our front gate and parking lots.

Hey, parking and admission are free, so that leaves more money for beer! Here's the breakdown of all you might need some dough for:

Food and Drinks
  • Soda $2
  • Beer $4
  • A mess of good food from Salsa Limon is available
Rentals and Merch
  • Tube rentals $6 with a $2 token deposit which will be refunded when the tube is returned.
  • Kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards for rent.
  • Awesome tees, coozies and dry pouches for sale, too.

You can pay with cash OR credit card.

From monster trucks to Smart Cars, parking is always free.

The 2016 Rockin' the River Series 4-Pack Pass is a deal designed to allow you and three of your guests to experience a summer of shows in VIP style for the entire 10-show season.

It's a great alternative to boring corporate event offerings, or a way to expose friends, family or employees to an experience that is uniquely Fort Worth. Or, why not split the cost between four friends and make it a summer to remember?

YES, on a leash. We are dog lovers for sure, but they must be on a leash AT ALL TIMES! And please, pick up after that critter. No one wants to step in your dog's business.

Since there is a fireworks show, please consider the noise level before you bring your dog. Loud fireworks often scare dogs and cause them to run away.

If you want to bring your own tube you will need to inflate it yourself. You can bring your own self-inflated tube, raft, kayak or anything else that floats...just nothing with a motor!

NO. Coolers will be provided but must be returned at the end of the night. NO OUTSIDE COOLERS, BEVERAGE OR FOOD are allowed on site. Anyone that breaks this rule or is caught with outside beverages, will be asked to leave the event. Don't be that guy!

We've got you land lubbers covered, literally. No need to get wet, The Coors Riverfront Ice House will be back by popular demand to you with shaded tables, bartenders, ice cold beer and live TV, so you never have to miss a second of the big game!

  • Ok to bring
  • I.D. (to drink alcohol)
  • Cash or credit card
  • River shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach towels
  • Lawn chairs & blankets
  • Pets on leashes
  • DO NOT BRING
  • No outside coolers
  • No outside beverages
  • No outside food
  • No glass
  • No styrofoam
  • No noise makers
  • No motorized watercraft

Well, you're in a river. Seriously, we aren't responsible for wet, lost or stolen items. Take precautions to protect your stuff. A limited number of lockers will be available on site to store your belongings. Watertight dry pouches are also for sale to keep your phone, keys and wallet dry.

This event includes loud music and alcohol. Please use discretion in bringing young children. Children less than 30” tall will not be allowed in the water. All children 12 and under must wear a life jacket while in the water. Life jackets will be available on site, free of charge (generously provided by Tarrant Regional Water District and Cabela's).

Come Tube the Trinity at Rockin the River

Get a VIP Package Today

This VIP package is designed to make a splash with your group – all summer long.

The 2016 Rockin' the River Series 4-Pack Pass is a deal designed to allow you and three of your guests to experience a summer of shows in VIP style for the entire 10-show season.

It's a great alternative to boring corporate event offerings, or a way to expose friends, family or employees to an experience that is uniquely Fort Worth. Or, why not split the cost between four friends and make it a summer to remember?

The 2016 Series 4-Pack Pass includes these VIP perks:

  • (4) wristbands providing Series Pass access to all concerts
  • (1) VIP parking pass
  • FREE beverages (Miller Lite, Coors Lite, soft drinks or water)
  • FREE food provided by Salsa Limon
  • (4) FREE tubes every week to float the river during the concert–or, land lubbers can access reserved seating in the shady sponsor area.
  • (1) poster autographed by the 2016 Rockin' the River artists
  • A great value for all the weekly VIP perks included

Only a limited number available!

4-Pack Passes are available for $500 (that's just $125 each if you're splitting with a group of friends). The number of passes sold will be limited, so get yours before they sell out.

For more information, contact us by calling 817.698.0700 or by emailing here.

Get some Rockin the River Merch!

Each night, a different Young Professionals group will be your Beer Slingers. Tip them well —all gratuity goes to their cause!

June 16th
Hope Center for Autism

June 23rd
The Red Shoe Society of The Ronald McDonald House

June 30th
Connecting for Conquerors

July  7th
Texas Sporting Breed Rescue, Inc.

July 14th
Need YPO

July 21st
Fort Worth Margarita Society

July 28th
LMents

Aug  4th
SMPS Fort Worth Chapter

Aug 11th
Vision FW

Aug 13th
BRIDGE Black Professionals, Cowboy Santas & The Texas Tech Alumni Association
presented by
Rockin' the River thanks Andrews Distributing for being a presenting sponsor
Rockin' the River thanks Coors Brewing for being a presenting sponsor
supporting sponsors
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CONTACT US
Trinity River Vision Authority
307 W 7th Street, Suite 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

  • Trinity River Vision Authority
  • Panther Island Pavilion

©2016 Trinity River Vision Authority. Rockin' the River is produced by the Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA). The TRVA is responsible for implementation of a public infrastructure project which provides needed flood protection and fosters the development of an exciting, pedestrian oriented, urban waterfront neighborhood in Fort Worth. TRVA aims to attract business and entertainment to the district and is in charge of programming public spaces including the Panther Island Pavilion, a waterfront music venue and festival space directly adjacent to downtown Fort Worth.