Plaza Palooza, a free two-day festival by Sundance Square, will take center stage June 1 - 2 with chalk artists, a popular line-up of music, visual street artists and other fun entertainment.
“Plaza Palooza’s return this year promises a great lineup of visual and musical entertainment for North Texans to enjoy,” said Tracy Gilmour, director of marketing for Sundance Square. “This festival will offer great entertainment including new, emerging and popular bands, 3D Street Painting artists from across the country who will create 3D scenes, whimsical portraits, and fictional characters under the umbrellas in the plaza.”
The professional chalk artists will begin their street paintings Friday, June 1 from 1 to 9 pm. The 16 artists also will be in Sundance Square on Saturday, June 2 from 1 pm until they finish their original works of art, which will be on display throughout the weekend.
The schedule for the two-day festival:
Friday, June 1
1 – 9 pm – 3D Street Art
7 pm – Caleb Hawley (New York)
9 pm – The Hip Abduction (Florida)
Saturday, June 2
11 am – The Soul Rebels (New Orleans)
1 pm until completion – 3D Street Art
1 pm – Lawrence (New York)
3 pm – Winston Ramble (Alabama)
5 pm – The Roosevelts (Texas)
7 pm – Prophets and Outlaws (Texas)
9 pm – Luke Wade (Texas)
Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome during the concerts. Beverages will be available for purchase from the craft beer pavilion during the performances and restaurants will be open throughout the evening.
“We are only able to offer complimentary entertainment in Sundance Square when visitors support the restaurants and shops during these events,” remarked Gilmour. “Therefore, we will not allow outside coolers and food. We hope to continue to grow this event to become one of Fort Worth’s annual festivals for the community to enjoy.”
Parking is always free in Sundance Square after 5 pm on weekdays. Before 5 pm, parking is free with purchase from a Sundance Square restaurant or retailer. Validation is good for 2.5 hours of dining or shopping, or four hours for weekday movies. Weekends are free throughout the day and evening.
Sundance Square’s complimentary valet service has 10 locations throughout the development for guests to utilize. Guests can park their vehicle at one of the valet red umbrellas and pick it up at another location.
Sundance Square is a vibrant, award-winning entertainment district spanning 35 blocks in downtown Fort Worth. The multi-use development attracts more than 10 million visitors each year. The one-acre outdoor plaza features restaurants, shops, fountains, a stage, four 32-foot umbrellas, and covered seating. For more information about Sundance Square, visit sundancesquare.com or follow the business and entertainment development on Facebook.com/sundancesquare or Twitter@sundancesquare. Commercial and residential leasing information can be found at www.ssqmgmt.com.