Friday, February 1, 2013 , Updated 9:57 a.m., March 7, 2013
UPDATEDx3: Untapped Music and Beer Festival moves to Fort Worth
A Dallas date is also in the works.
FORT WORTH Local music production company Spune announced Friday that Untapped Festival will take place April 20, 2013. The inaugural Untapped Festival -- a beer and music day party, we'll call it -- took place in Dallas in September 2012. The next 2013 event will be in Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion in downtown.
[UPDATE: Musicians Justin Townes Earle, Deer Tick, Sarah Jaffe, and TENNIS will be headlining the fest. Local bands The Orbans, Skeleton Coast, Somebody's Darling, and Dove Hunter will also be performing, according to a press release.]
[UPDATE x2: Untapped announced Monday several local breweries that are participating in the Fort Worth event. Rahr and Sons Brewing Co., Cedar Creek Brewery, Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Franconia Brewing Co., Lakewood Brewing Co., and Peticolas Brewing Co. will return for a second year. Meanwhile, Armadillo Ale Works, Community Beer Company, Firewheel Brewing Co., Four Corners Brewing Co., Martin House Brewing Co., and Revolver Brewing will host sample tents for the first time.]
A Dallas installment of the event is in the works and is slated for the fall, “around the same time as last year,” said Annette Marin of Spune.
Tickets to Untapped Fort Worth go on sale Thursday in three different tiers — Concert plus beer tasting ($30), Concert only ($22) or VIP with rare tappings ($58). Buy pre-sale before Thursday and receive a 15 percent discount on tickets.
Untapped’s inaugural year at Trinity Groves was a testament to uprising of the Dallas brewing scene, where companies such as Lakewood Brewing Company and Peticolas Brewing Company made a solid presence. The event, which featured musical acts such as The Burning Hotels and The Eastern Sea, sold out in 2012 to an overwhelmingly supportive crowd.
According to our report last year, “The Dallas Untapped festival was not only a realization of its own goals, but it was also a meaningful moment for West Dallas' Trinity Groves project.”