Why does it keep raining on the weekends in North Texas? It's really messing with festival season.
To dodge the heavy thunderstorm forecast on Saturday, the organizers of Homegrown Music and Arts Festival have decided to slide the one-day, outdoor concert into a two-day event, both indoors and out.
"The forecasted weather for Saturday looks dangerous, wet and cold outside, so moving the shows indoors is the best option," according to a festival statement. "Sunday's weather looks like perfect outdoor music festival weather."
Here's the plan: Two performers will take the stage Saturday, April 13 at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff. (Concertgoers might also find "a few surprises" that evening, they say.) The remainder of the performers, including headliner The Toadies and back-together bands Seryn and Tripping Daisy, will take the stage on Sunday, outside at Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas.
Some fans on Facebook are concerned that they paid for a Saturday ticket and can't make the Sunday main event. No details are available yet on if refunds will be issued. Anyone who already purchased a ticket, priced $54 to $99, can go to both days of concerts, they say. Check back here for updates.
Last year's Homegrown fest also faced some hardships, not because of rain but because of a lack of ticket sales. It was in jeopardy of being canceled, but that show went on — and our music critic at the time, Kelly Dearmore, was one of many music fans who issued a sigh of relief.
He called last year's Homegrown "an absolutely perfect night of Texas tunes under a pristine downtown sky."
If only the sky would be so dry in 2019. Here's the rain plan:
Saturday, April 13 at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff
- 4:30 p.m.: Israel Nash
- 6 p.m.: Ben Kweller
Sunday, April 14 at Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas
- Noon: Oscar DeLaughter
- 12:35 p.m.: Pearl Earl
- 1:10 p.m. 40 Acre Mule
- 1:55 p.m.: Jackie Venson
- 2:40 p.m.: The Suffers
- 3:25 p.m.: Robert Ellis
- 4:15 p.m.: Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
- 5:05 p.m.: Black Pumas
- 5:55 p.m.: Tripping Daisy
- 7:20 p.m.: Seryn
- 8:30 p.m.: The Toadies
We're always keeping an eye on how weather affects weekend events. Keep this link handy to see which events in North Texas are canceled, rescheduled or moved.
Homegrown Festival takes place Saturday, April 13 at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas, and Sunday, April 14 at Main Street Garden, 1902 Main St., Dallas.