Best acoustic/folk nominees Big City Folk play The Grotto at 10 p.m. as part of an MAF'13 after-party tonight.

It’s the mooost wonderful tiiime of the yeeeaar.

As part of Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival 4-10 p.m. today (Sunday), 48 of some of the most progressive bands in town –– including Burning Hotels, Quaker City Night Hawks, Fungi Girls, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Holy Moly, The Hanna Barbarians, The Longshots, Calhoun, and The Will Callers –– will perform in eight venues in the West 7th corridor: Capital Bar, Fred’s Texas Café, The Grotto, Lola’s Saloon, Magnolia Motor Lounge, Poag Mahone’s, The Pour House, and Rodeo Goat. The full lineup is here. Maybe the best part? Admission is FREE!

But as great as MAF is, it’s just the iceberg to a tip of live music goodness in the West 7th corridor tonight. As soon as the last festival bands say their goodbyes at 10 p.m., get your after-party on with the quickness. At The Grotto (517 University Dr.), best acoustic/folk nominees Big City Folk will throw down some killer neo-bluegrass for your earholes, and at Lola’s (2736 W. 6th St.), one of Dallas’ finest C&W bands, The King Bucks, will play.


A couple programming notes: Due to an out-of-town travel snafu, Gunga Galunga will be unable to perform. They will be replaced by one-man-R&B-band Nathan Brown. That’s 5 p.m. at Capital Bar.

And to the bands playing the festival today: If you haven’t already, please check your FB inbox for important check-in info –– for your sake and for the sake of everyone else involved. Thank you.