ARTSGOGGLE IS NOW BOOKING!

ARTSGOGGLE MUSIC BOOKING

TWO MUSIC FESTIVALS ON ONE DAY!

Magnolia Village and South Main Village will be music destinations on October 19. 

The 2024 ArtsGoggle will partner with South Main Village's new signature event, Lost 'N Sound, that is also taking place on October 19.

ArtsGoggle is centralized on Magnolia Avenue where visitor attendance typically exceeds 60,000-80,000 people. To help ease ArtsGoggle parking demands around the Magnolia Village area we operate an ArtsGoggle trolley service to dozens of South Main Village park-and-ride locations. With the ArtsGoggle trolley already drawing crowds to and from South Main Village for convenient parking, this year South Main Village has opted to align the season finale of their Lost 'N Sound music festival to occur on the same day as ArtsGoggle. These two festivals are combining forces for one huge day of art and music in the Near Southside.

Our Near Southside staff will produce and coordinate both ArtsGoggle and Lost 'N Sound simultaneously. Clear communications about the focus of each event is critical. Here is our best effort to explain the overlap.

ARTSGOGGLE = ART ON MAGNOLIA

ArtsGoggle takes place in Magnolia Village and has a primary focus is showcasing local visual arts. Stretching more than 18 blocks and anticipating more than 1,000 visual artists, ArtsGoggle is predominantly a visual art festival. However, each year, ArtsGoggle also hosts a series of "Main Stages" where local musicians join nationally touring performers. The 2023 ArtsGoggle featured three ArtsGoggle Main Stages and over 30 performances. This year's festival footprint on Magnolia Avenue will be slightly smaller as we lose three blocks of Magnolia Avenue's east end due to construction underway at JPS. This smaller festival site plan will require a thoughtful approach to the location of the ArtsGoggle stages. The 2024 ArtsGoggle will still host only one Main Stage on Magnolia Avenue and we expect that most of the music energy will shift to South Main Village indoor venues in partnership with Lost 'N Sound.


LOST 'N SOUND = MUSIC ON SOUTH MAIN

Lost 'N Sound takes place in South Main Village and has a primary focus is showcasing local musicians.

The Lost 'N Sound season season finale scheduled for October 19...ArtsGoggle day, so the two festivals will work together to bring a dynamic day of art and music to the Near Southside. Lost 'N Sound is a new four-event music series that launched in May 2024 and will host its' season finale on October 19. This popular new music festival hosts over 50 live music performances booked on each event date where thousands of patrons can be seen popping in and out of South Main Village "official venues" to check out the free performances on Lost 'N Sound day. All South Main Village venues are encouraged to host live music on October 19 with free attendance to the public. It is anticipated that over 30 South Main Village venues will participate in the joint Lost 'N Sound / ArtsGoggle finale by hosting live music on October 19.


BOTH LOST 'N SOUND AND ARTSGOGGLE ARE BOOKING MUSIC FOR OCTOBER 19.


APPLY FOR BOTH EVENTS USING ONE FORM HERE

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APPLY FOR BOOKING CONSIDERATION FOR BOTH EVENTS

We've made this extra easy for musicians.

To avoid creating a mess of double-work for musicians, ArtsGoggle will utilize the same music database that is currently being used by Lost 'N Sound. Musicians wishing to perform at Lost 'N Sound OR ArtsGoggle can apply using a single application.

Using the Lost 'N Sound music booking application, musicians will create a profile complete with their music links, bio, photos, video links, and fee requirements. The application also gives musicians a place to share their availability - as we are currently booking for both the September 14 Lost 'N Sound and the October 19 LNS + ArtsGoggle finale. You can let us know which (or both) of the dates you would like to be considered.

All musicians wishing to be considered for either ArtsGoggle or Lost 'N Sound should complete the Lost 'N Sound booking application.

MUSICIANS, IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR LOST 'N SOUND AND EXPRESSED AVAILABILITY FOR OCTOBER 19, YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT ANOTHER APPLICATION.

SUBMIT A BOOKING REQUEST FOR ARTSGOGGLE + LOST 'N SOUND

HOW BOOKING WORKS

ARTSGOGGLE MAIN STAGE ON MAGNOLIA will be booked by ArtsGoggle management. In addition to relying on relationships with talent scouts and booking agents, ArtsGoggle management will reference the music database when booking.

ARTSGOGGLE VENUES ON MAGNOLIA sometimes also host music. The Boiled Owl, The Chat Room, Maggies R&R are all great examples of venues that often produce music on ArtsGoggle day. These venues owners are also invited to use the music database to book music for ArtsGoggle day.

LOST 'N SOUND VENUES will book music directly, so musicians are likely to be contacted by the owners or managers of South Main Village businesses participating as an official venue. Lost 'N Sound venues will use the music database to browse available musicians who have expressed interest in performing.


AS MUSICIANS ARE BOOKED
the music database will allow venues to share their plans with other venues. This helps to ensure that musicians who have already been secured to perform are not bombarded with other requests for the same day.


MUSICIANS, IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR LOST 'N SOUND AND EXPRESSED AVAILABILITY FOR OCTOBER 19, YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT ANOTHER APPLICATION.

APPLY FOR BOTH EVENTS USING ONE FORM HERE

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OUR APPROACH

The ArtsGoggle stage has always focused on local musicians. Cut Throat Finches, J/O/E, Royal Sons, Squeezebox Bandits, Jacob Burr, Dead Heirs, SageModeWrex, Ishi, Henry the Archer, Phantomelo, Brave Little Howl, Sur Duda, Cotinga, Yokyo, Lou Charles, The Cush, Lazer Blazer, Brandi Waller Pace, Ferals, Avery Burk, Caftan, Go-Go Rillas, Mobley, Simon Flory & the Young Guns, Matt Tedder, Learning Names, Hotel Satellite, Generational Wealth, Celestial L'amour, Spring Palace, Igimèjí, Mobley, Brandon Kareem & The Kollective Soul, Ginny Mac, Carlos Ramos, Taylor Craig Mills, Carey Wolff, Jaybirds, Gaby Minton, Denver Williams & The Gas Money, Jake Paleschic, Zuriel Merek, Mel Garsek, Holy Moly and the Near Southside's own Texas Piano Man Robert Ellis are all recent ArtsGoggle performers.

ArtsGoggle strives to host a diverse lineup of regional artists across genres. In that effort, we are working to curate entertainment that reaches a broad audience and offers opportunity to lesser know artists as well as regionally acclaimed artists. When booking, ArtsGoggle shows strong preference to artists with a personal connection to the Near Southside and Fort Worth and prefer to book acts with original music, not cover or tribute performances.

Nationally touring acts also grace the ArtsGoggle stages, and in recent years the festival has hosted a stellar headliner performances from the likes of indie artists Sarah Jaffe, Ben Kweller, and Sir Woman.

ArtsGoggle also partners with non-profit music organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs. In years past, ArtsGoggle has hosted The Cliburn for pop-up concerts, showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performances, and invited programming from a variety of music schools.

ArtsGoggle performances start every hour on the hour at our official ArtsGoggle stages main stages. Entertainers are asked to perform 40-45 minute sets. A team of friendly stage managers and volunteers support all musicians performing at ArtsGoggle as we work to share the musical talent of Fort Worth with our community.