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

Austin Lounge Lizards
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Friday, 02/13/2015 7:30 PM
The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown moniker, "Music Capital of the World," and its motto: "Keep Austin Weird."

For 33 years, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table - subjects like politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and their crazy relatives.

With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical - but very memorable - skewering.

Rhett Butler and Don Ross
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Friday, 03/20/2015 7:30 PM
Dallas guitar hero Rhett Butler teams up with award-winning Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Don Ross for an evening of fiery guitar picking.

Betty Buckley, Ghostlight
Featuring Christian Jacob

Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Saturday, 03/28/2015 8:00 PM
Saturday, 03/28/2015 5:30 PM
Betty Buckley and pianist Christian Jacob will bring to McDavid Studio for two shows, in her hometown of Fort Worth, a haunting and timeless evening of music from her new album GHOSTLIGHT.

The album was recently selected by USA Today as the No. 2 pick of the Top Five Albums of 2014.

The new recording reunites her with longtime friend and producer T Bone Burnett. Buckley and Burnett began their musical collaboration when both were 19 years old, living in Fort Worth.

Broadway Legend Buckley has starred in ten Broadway shows including 1776, Cats and Sunset Boulevard and has been called "The Voice of Broadway". She is one of most respected and legendary leading ladies of theater, television and film.

Multi-Grammy-winning producer Burnett has combined his unique artistic sensibilities into massively popular musical projects such as the soundtracks to the films O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Walk the Line and Crazy Heart, and the television series Nashville.

"BETTY BUCKLEY is about finding her own soul in the soul of a song and adding to it in a way that makes it her own while making it irresistible to us. She is the opposite of a belter: she is, instead, an artist of restraint. We are disarmed in her presence. I'm neither exaggerating nor making this up, as you will find listening to Ghostlight surely her most accomplished album to date.
- Jeremy Gerard

BETTY BUCKLEY just released an album, Ghostlight, a collaboration with the great producer T Bone Burnett, an old friend from Texas, that captures more dimensions of her complex musical personality than anything she has recorded before. Broadway standards (Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered) sit comfortably beside gems by Mary Chapin Carpenter (Where Time Stands Still), Abbey Lincoln (Throw It Away) and Tom Waits (Take It With Me When I Go) whose lyrics cut to the bone.

In uncovering the truths in song lyrics, Ms. Buckley might be described as a heart surgeon." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Monte Montgomery
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Thursday, 04/02/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, 04/03/2015 7:30 PM
Monte Montgomery has embarked on an almost fantasy-like rock and roll rollercoaster ride, filled with dizzying accomplishments and mind-blowing accolades. Named one of the Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players by Guitar Player magazine, the Austin-based six-stringer been called everything from "guitar-god" to the "answer to the Fermi Paradox."

Dixie's Tupperware Party
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Season tickets also available! For more information, click here.
Dates / Times:
Wednesday, 04/08/2015 7:30 PM
Thursday, 04/09/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, 04/10/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 04/11/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 04/11/2015 3:00 PM
Sunday, 04/12/2015 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/15/2015 7:30 PM
Thursday, 04/16/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, 04/17/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 04/18/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 04/18/2015 3:00 PM
Sunday, 04/19/2015 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/22/2015 7:30 PM
Thursday, 04/23/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, 04/24/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 04/25/2015 3:00 PM
Saturday, 04/25/2015 7:30 PM
Sunday, 04/26/2015 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 04/29/2015 7:30 PM
Thursday, 04/30/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, 05/01/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 05/02/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 05/02/2015 3:00 PM
Sunday, 05/03/2015 3:00 PM
Back by Popular Demand!

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway, London and Melbourne by storm!

Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good old fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage.

Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became a member of the illustrious "No. 1 Tupperware Seller in the World" Club, as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products!

"Not your grandmother's Tupperware Party!" - NBC Today Show.

ADULT CONTENT WARNING: Contains strong adult content and language. For mature audiences only. Suggested for ages 16+.

Tom Russell and Thad Beckman
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Performance to be held at McDavid Studio
Dates / Times:
Wednesday, 05/13/2015 7:30 PM
Acclaimed California singer-songwriter Tom Russell returns to McDavid Studio, this time bringing along his likeminded friend and singer/guitarist Thad Beckman.

Russell's songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Guy Clark and Iris Dement, among others.

He's one of David Letterman's favorite artists, having appeared on Letterman's show half a dozen times over the years.

His music skews country, folk and rock but also pays tribute to the music of his youth - Tex-Mex and cowboy music.

UNT One O'Clock Lab Band
Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Dates / Times:
Friday, 05/15/2015 7:30 PM
Catch the multi-Grammy nominated One O'Clock Lab Band in their final performance before going into the recording studio to record Lab 2015.

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 2015. 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.

Presented by: Performing Arts Fort Worth
Season tickets also available! For more information, click here.
Dates / Times:
Wednesday, 05/27/2015 7:30 PM
Thursday, 05/28/2015 7:30 PM
Friday, 05/29/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 05/30/2015 7:30 PM
Saturday, 05/30/2015 2:30 PM
Sunday, 05/31/2015 2:30 PM
"Hilarious" is the only way to describe THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? You will laugh non-stop for 90 minutes as Robert Dubac ransacks his brain to answer the age old question: "What do women want?" All while drinking a beer.

Dubac has crafted an hysterical one-man multi-character show that tackles the babble of the sexes with precision and wit. With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook of his neck, Robert Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into five alter egos - each offering their own brand of misguided advice on how to straddle the gender gap.

Hailed by critics and audiences alike, THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? is a rare thing - a clever combination of theater and stand-up comedy that is laugh-out-loud funny, provocative and insightful all at once.

There are two types of people who should rush and see it - men and women!

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