The Original Social-Distanced Event
Enjoy a relaxing day of floating the Trinity River with a cold brew. Rent a tube, kayak, paddleboard, pedal boat or bring your own! Landlubbers are welcome too. Bring a towel and catch some rays on the Panther Island beach. From a tube or from the shore, spread out and enjoy open space, fresh air and live music on the Coors Light waterfront stage in the coolest seat in town.
Keep groups to 10 or less, contactless payment options, social distancing and health protocols on site
Sat, July 11
On the Coors Light
Micky & The Motorcars
Fireworks Show 9:25
Series VIP Pass
Make it a summer to remember
With this VIP package - impress your clients and employees with this alternative to boring corporate events. Heck, split the cost with your family and friends! This deal gives four peeps VIP access to the entire five-week tubing and music festival. But wait, there is more - we’ve also gotcha covered for food, brews and tubes.
- Two (2) VIP Parking Passes
- Four (4) Wristbands providing access to shaded VIP area for all concerts
- Ice-Cold Sodas and Water
- Adult Beverages from Coors Light and Miller Lite
- Food service from 6-8:30PM
- Shaded Seating
- Four (4) tubes each week
- Rockin’ the River VIP Gift
A limited number of VIP passes
are available and sell out quickly
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 and how-to's are here.
With your health and safety our primary concern, we will be adhering to the State of Texas executive orders regarding social gatherings of our size and will work to provide the best possible experience for all. Some, but not all, safety precautions include hand sanitizing stations throughout the Panther Island Pavilion beach area; cleaning and sanitizing recreational water equipment after use; disinfecting hard surfaces such as port-potties, picnic tables, and chairs; social distancing observed in seating and food and beverage lines; posters reminding everyone to follow social distancing; contactless payment options and all bartenders and event staff wearing PPE if in close contact with customers.
Searching for things to do in Fort Worth just got easier this summer. We offer a free weekly concert series with a cool twist - an outdoor live music venue and waterfront stage right on the Trinity River with the gorgeous backdrop of downtown Fort Worth. Enjoy the show from a tube or the shore for a uniquely-Fort Worth music experience!
The Fort Worth music venue is located at 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Parking is $10 and is located in the grassy lot by the festival. Click here to get directions.
Bands will perform rain or shine. In the event of bad weather, shows will move indoors to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, a 10,000 square foot metal building located at the same address.
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 years old 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).
- Cash and card are accepted
- Parking is $10
- Tube Rentals $6
- Pedal Boats Rentals $20 /hour
- Soda $2
- Beer $5
- Food (prices vary)
- Cheap sunglasses and other merchandise (prices vary and some can be purchased online)
- Kayak, paddleboard and canoe rentals (prices vary)
Please note: Tokens will be the ONLY method of payment for food vendors, bar and tube rentals. Tokens can be purchased with cash or credit card at the token booth located right by the VIP sections. All tokens are non-refundable!
Don’t forget to bring cash for tips.
NO! Six-pack coolers are generously provided by North Texas Marine, but must be returned at the end of the night. Outside coolers, beverages and food are NOT ALLOWED on-site. Anyone who breaks this rule or is caught sneaking these items in, will be asked to leave the event. Don’t be that guy...or gal!
YES, but they must be on a leash at ALL TIMES! And please, please, please - scoop your critter’s poop. No one wants to step in your dog’s business. Also consider the noise level when bringing your furry friend, loud fireworks may scare your dog and cause them to run away.
OK TO BRING
- I.D. (to rent tubes/boats or drink alcohol)
- Credit Card only
- River shoes
- Beach towels
- Lawn chairs & blankets
- Pets on leashes
- No cash
- No outside coolers
- No outside beverages
- No outside food
- No glass
- No Styrofoam
- No noise makers
- No motorized watercraft
- No drones
Rockin’ the River is produced by the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and benefits TRWD’s Trinity River recreation initiatives and programming on Panther Island.