Music Awards Festival Recap: Vol. 1

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Posted June 29, 2011 by Anthony Mariani in Blotch

Thanks to Fort Worth photog Pete Rearden, who spent the duration of the 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival last weekend taking awesome action shots, candids, and ambient pics that really drive home the massive scope of the lovefest that is Music Awards every year. For the 2011 event, we had 48 bands perform. All from Fort Worth/Arlington. All nominees in our 2011 Music Awards. Participating venues this year included The Backyard at Capital Bar, Fred’s Texas Cafe, The Grotto, Lola’s Saloon, Magnolia Motor Lounge, Poag Mahone’s, The Pour House, and 7th Haven. More photos from additional photogs/contributors are on the way. Hope you had a good time. I know we Weekly folk did.

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Lola's Saloon.

Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers performed at 5pm at Lola's.

Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers performed at 5pm at Lola's.

The crowd at The Pour House waits for the Quaker City Nighthawks.

The crowd at The Pour House waits for the Quaker City Nighthawks.

The PH.

The PH.

Magnolia Motor Lounge.

Magnolia Motor Lounge.

1945's Andrew McMillan taps away at the 8-string at his band's 4pm set at Lola's.

1945's Andrew McMillan taps away at the 8-string at his band's 4pm set at Lola's.

Lola's.

Lola's.

Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers.

Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers.

The PH.

The PH.

Fred's. Nicely tented.

Fred's. Nicely tented.

Stella Rose rocks the face off Lola's.

Stella Rose rocks the face off Lola's.

Chilling at Fred's.

Chilling at Fred's.

The Cush performs at The Backyard at Capital Bar beneath the blazing sun.

The Cush performs at The Backyard at Capital Bar beneath the blazing sun.

Cap Bar.

Cap Bar.

Fred's.

Fred's.

Gabrielle Douglas from The Cush.

Gabrielle Douglas from The Cush.

Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers.

Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers.

Quaker City Night Hawks' David Matsler at The PH.

Quaker City Night Hawks' David Matsler at The PH.

Lola's.

Lola's.

Lola's.

Lola's.

The Cush at Cap Bar.

The Cush at Cap Bar.

Lola's back patio.

Lola's back patio.

Lola's front patio.

Lola's front patio.

1945's Andrew McMillan.

1945's Andrew McMillan.

Stella Rose's McKenna Madget at Lola's.

Stella Rose's McKenna Madget at Lola's.

(Temporary) Appraisers Steve Steward (bass) and Jordan Richardson (drums), the masterminds behind EPIC RUINS.

(Temporary) Appraisers Steve Steward (bass) and Jordan Richardson (drums), the masterminds behind EPIC RUINS.

The Cap Bar.

The Cap Bar.

EPIC RUINS' Jeff Dazey flips wigs at Lola's.

EPIC RUINS' Jeff Dazey flips wigs at Lola's.

Fred's.

Fred's.

Waiting for EPIC RUINS to take the stage at Lola's.

Waiting for EPIC RUINS to take the stage at Lola's.

Kevin Aldridge for EPIC RUINS.

Kevin Aldridge for EPIC RUINS.

Lola's.

Lola's.

Lola's is for lovers.

Lola's is for lovers.

The Grotto.

The Grotto.

The Grotto.

The Grotto.

Where there's fog, there is EPIC RUINS.

Where there's fog, there is EPIC RUINS.

Lola's.

Lola's.

In-demand drummer Matt Mabe plays his second of four shows throughout the day.

In-demand drummer Matt Mabe plays his second of four shows throughout the day.

The PH.

The PH.

Lola's.

Lola's.

EPIC RUINS.

EPIC RUINS.

Lola's.

Lola's.

Jordan Richardson flew in from L.A. to play with his band, EPIC RUINS.

Jordan Richardson flew in from L.A. to play with his band, EPIC RUINS.

Lola's.

Lola's.

Mabe.

Mabe.

McKenna.

McKenna.

Mabe, McKenna.

Mabe, McKenna.

Quaker City Night Hawks' Patrick Adams.

Quaker City Night Hawks' Patrick Adams.

Sam Anderson (EPIC RUINS, Quaker City Night Hawks).

Sam Anderson (EPIC RUINS, Quaker City Night Hawks).

Lola's.

Lola's.

Stella Rose's Stephen Beatty.

Stella Rose's Stephen Beatty.

Quaker City Night Hawks at The PH.

Quaker City Night Hawks at The PH.

Quaker City Night Hawks' David Matsler.

Quaker City Night Hawks' David Matsler.

Lola's.

Lola's.

1945.

1945.

The Grotto.

The Grotto.

Easily the most photographed bass player in town: Stella Rose's McKenna Madget.

Easily the most photographed bass player in town: Stella Rose's McKenna Madget.

The Cush's Todd Harwell at the Cap Bar.

The Cush's Todd Harwell at the Cap Bar.


5 Comments


  1.  
    DickMoeD

    What a great time and thanks for the great pics Weekly!




  2.  
    Anthony

    You’re welcome. Thanks for coming.




  3.  

    Had an awesome time! Btw, Steve is a full-fledged Appraiser.




  4.  
    Anthony

    Thanks for playing, Kev. Set was great, and I love the CD, man. Thanks for burning me a copy.




  5.  
    Sarah Whinery

    Fantastic photos!





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