Dust off your festival gear, the Fort Worth edition of Untapped Festival is returning on June 11 and bringing with it indie rock band Built to Spill and rootsy singer-songwriter Hayes Carll.
The 4th annual event returns to its longtime home, Panther Island Pavilion on the outskirts of downtown, promising more 300 craft beers to pair with the tunes. Other performers announced Wednesday include Grupo Fantasma, David Ramirez, Rayland Baxter, White Reaper, Bummer Vacation and the Hendersons.
Since its founding in 2012, Untapped Festival has been a surefire sign of the growth in North Texas' beer scene. The first ever event in Dallas sold out and has since expanded to four cities, including Austin, Houston and San Antonio, growing with every installment. In 2014, The Dallas Morning News purchased the festival and last fall Untapped saw it biggest turnout yet, welcoming 9,000 people.
"We’re very proud to be part of the Dallas-Fort Worth beer community and feel lucky to have played a role in the massive growth craft beer has experienced in the area," said Matthew Harber, of the local Spune Productions company and co-founder of the event.
Last year, the Fort Worth festival was cut short due to weather conditions, but that didn't keep the good times from rolling.
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Tickets to Untapped Fort Worth are currently on sale in three tiers – concert only ($35 regularly, $29 pre-sale), concert + beer experience ($42, regularly, $35 pre-sale) and VIP ($65 regularly, $55 pre-sale). VIP tickets include early entry to the festival, and access to a lounge and special stage viewing area. In honor of Untapped's fifth anniversary, the fest is also offering a season pass, which includes access to events in Austin (May 14), Fort Worth (June 11), San Antonio (Sept. 17), Houston (Oct. 22) and Dallas (Nov. 12).