Located at 301 East 5th Street, McDavid Studio has become one of the downtown Fort Worth scene's favorite nighttime hot spots. World-class artists of all flavors come to play for audiences of just over 200 people. The result: intimate and often definitive performances. Each show is a special occasion, with state-of-the-art acoustics and atmospheric lighting designed specifically for the Studio. Join the already loyal and ever-growing group of McDavid Studio enthusiasts for one of these stellar upcoming performances.

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Upcoming Performances

Dave Milsap
with Joe Corpening

Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Friday, 09/11/2015 7:30 PM
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"Dave is one of the best guitar players I've ever shared a stage with." - Delbert McClinton

Fort Worth-bred guitarist Dave Millsap returns to our intimate McDavid Studio for a night of fiery blues, soul and R&B.

Millsap spent his early years as a musician in East Texas, playing any gig that would pay. It was in a little club in Nacadogoches that he met Sonny Terry, one of the most famous delta blues singers ever, from the famed Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee.

"I played a few shows as a warm up act for them and Sonny's driver had to leave to go back to Philly to visit his sick mother for a while," Millsap says. "So Sonny asked me if I would drive him around in his white Cadillac until his driver got back. We would sit in his hotel room and Sonny would sing, play his harp and stomp his feet while I tried to play like Brownie. Sonny was great and he would sing all these songs and help me along. He must of thought, `This white boy would never be a blues guitar player.'" Millsap has since shared the stage with Bobby Whitlock, Steve Cropper, Chuck Berry , Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Jerry Williams, Lee Roy Parnell, Albert Collins, Ray Sharpe, Robert Ealey, Bruce Channell, Sam Meyers, Boz Scaggs, Hubert Sumlin, Stephen Bruton , Kim Wilson, Joe Ely and many others.

He spent many years as Delbert McClinton's touring guitarist, which landed him a Grammy nomination in 1989 for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Live In Austin. Millsap has continued his relationship with McClinton, performing on his annual music cruises.

Millsap's first CD, Nothing But Troubles, was done with the help of some very notable guitarist themselves, Ray Sharpe and the late Stephen Bruton.


UNT One O'Clock Lab Band
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Friday, 10/02/2015 7:30 PM
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The One O'Clock Lab Band celebrates the release of their latest recording, Lab 2015, with an exclusive Fort Worth CD release event at McDavid Studio.

The six-time Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble will perform selections from the album, which will be available to the audience for the first time in Fort Worth.

Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top
While Riding a Mechanical Bull
(And 16 Other Things I Learned
While I Was Drinking Last Thursday)

Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performances to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Wednesday, 11/11/2015 7:30 PM
Thursday, 11/12/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, 11/13/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 11/14/2015 3:00 PM
Saturday, 11/14/2015 7:30 PM
Sunday, 11/15/2015 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 11/18/2015 7:30 PM
Thursday, 11/19/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, 11/20/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 11/21/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 11/21/2015 3:00 PM
Sunday, 11/22/2015 3:00 PM
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Dixie Longate, America's favorite fast-talking Tupperware lady, is riding back into Fort Worth for a limited engagement of her brand-new show, "DIXIE'S NEVER WEAR A TUBE TOP WHILE RIDING A MECHANICAL BULL (AND 16 OTHER THINGS I LEARNED WHILE I WAS DRINKING LAST THURSDAY)."

The show kicks off a national tour right here in Fort Worth!

Put on your cowboy boots and walk into Dixie's favorite honky-tonk as she shares lessons learned after a hard night of drinking.

What do a jeweled crown, a cardboard cutout of Julie Andrews and a box of moon pies have in common? Spend the night with Dixie and find out as she swaps her Tupperware bowls for a mechanical bull. It's a night y'all will never forget.

UNT One O'Clock Lab Band
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Friday, 12/11/2015 7:30 PM
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Join the One O'Clock Lab Band for their annual "Holidays with the One O'Clock" concert at McDavid Studio.

The band will perform selections of arrangements for big band of your favorite Christmas tunes. A Fort Worth holiday tradition continues, featuring the best swingin' seasonal favorites!

Austin Lounge Lizards
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Friday, 02/05/2016 7:30 PM
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You know the slogan, "Keep Austin Weird"? These guys are one of the reasons why A-town is so zany. The Lizards' musical recipe consists of folk, country, rock and rap, often within the same song. Come see the unofficial mascots of Austin's music scene!

UNT One O'Clock Lab Band
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Monday, 05/02/2016 7:30 PM
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Catch the multi-Grammy nominated One O'Clock Lab Band in their final performance before going into the recording studio to record Lab 2016.

Enjoy a sneak-preview of the cutting-edge music that will be captured on the very latest CD by America's premiere large jazz ensemble.

The band will present Fort Worth premiere performances of brand new pieces to be recorded on Lab 2016. Be the first to hear the latest music in the decades-long tradition of critically-acclaimed recording projects by the six-time Grammy-nominated flagship ensemble of the UNT jazz program.

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