8-17 Day Concert Showcase

Next date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM

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Panther City.

Whatever you call Fort Worth, you won't want to miss the 8-17 day concert.  We're ready to show some big love to the 817 with free admission to an amazing showcase of four dynamic Fort Worth musicians/bands. All compliments of your Fort Worth Public Library.  Reserve your ticket today!

Evening Schedule

  • Doors to Will Rogers Auditorium open at 6 p.m.
  • Printed Threads will be onsite printing exclusive 8-17 Day t-shirts for sale benefitting the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation*.
  • Guests can explore unique art work from Fort Worth artists presented by Art Tooth.
  • Concessions will be available before and during the show.   
  • Showcase starts at 7 p.m. 

*Through the financial support of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation the Fort Worth Public Library pays all Amplify 817 artists in advance for their music streaming and ensures all artists are paid for performances and programs.

Concert Lineup


gr4nt portrait GR4NT

We'll kick off the evening with a high-energy set from GR4NT, a dynamic artist whose style blends seamlessly between soulful R&B, Rap, and Pop music. GR4NT performed for Amplify 817 New Year's Eve virtual concert in 2020 and has also been featured on Off the Record, a YouTube interview series hosted by the Fort Worth Public Library.  Recently opening for Averi Burk at Tulips FTW, his music has continued to evolve since joining Amplify 817 platform in 2020.



portrait of ben c jones Bencjones

Original Indie Alt-Rock solo artist and multi-instrumentalist Bencjones makes highly melodic, groove-drenched music that reaches new fans every single day. Ben performs regularly in Fort Worth and across North Texas and can be heard regularly on 91.7 KXT.  Ben is slated to appear in the 2023 season of Off the Record. 



horizontal portrait of averi burk Averi Burk

Following a headlining concert at Tulips FTW in May for the Amplify 817 series, Averi Burk added original shows for Fort Worth and Dallas Pride festivals continuing her rockin' momentum.  Averi was a featured artist this year at the Visit Fort Worth annual breakfast performing an original musical collaboration with Cliburn pianist Daniel Hsu and local rap and hip/hop performer Lou CharLe$.  As a featured artist at Fort Worth's SXSW main stage this year, Averi is quickly becoming a memorable voice of Fort Worth. 


cut throat finches band Cut Throat Finches

Cut Throat Finches: An ironic name for a tiny bird, with a giant Texas sound.  Once you've heard Cut Throat Finches, you've heard Texas Rock.  A staple on the Amplify 817 platform since 2020, the band is known as ambassadors for Fort Worth. Juan Salinas from Central Trak may have said it best when he said, "Cut Throat Finches is like if a British rock band decided to make music in the Cowtown of Fort Worth."


Plan your evening

  • Free, general admission seating is first-come-first-served
  • Parking at Will Rogers Auditorium is $15 per car, and is paid to their parking attendants
  • If you dine in Sundance Square or along West 7th, ride an Amplify817 DASH bus for $3; drop off and pick up at the Lancaster/Van Cliburn stop. 
  • Concessions and vendors will take cash or card

  • Photography is permitted during performances

  • No extended video recordings permitted

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  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM


Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth 76107  View Map

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