Charley Crockett to Headline Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s Fourth Annual Party on the Porch

Release date: 
September 5, 2018

The Museum’s Free Outdoor Concert and Art Festival Will Be Held on Saturday, September 29 Featuring Cut Throat Finches and DJ Austin Patton

Fort Worth, TX, September 5, 2018—Party on the Porch, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s annual music and arts festival, returns for the fourth year with openers DJ Austin Patton and Cut Throat Finches and headliner Charley Crockett closing out the night. The community is invited to attend this free event featuring art–making, extended gallery hours, and live music on Saturday, September 29, from 6–10 p.m.

Outside on the plaza, partygoers can listen to two exciting bands with local roots: Fort Worth’s Cut Throat Finches, who were recently named Fort Worth Weekly’s 2018 Band of the Year; and Texas native Charley Crockett, named one of the “10 new country artists you need to know” by Rolling Stone, will perform as part of his Lonesome as a Shadow tour. The live music kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with DJ Austin Patton.

Additional outdoor activities include a presentation of picnic tables painted by children from a few of the museum’s community partners—Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains and three City of Fort Worth Community Centers: Northside, R. D. Evans, and Worth Heights. Partygoers can also leave their mark on a community mural inspired by the museum’s collection with local artist Sarah Ayala, or challenge a friend with a variety of lawn games. The porch will light up throughout the evening with special effects provided by Inside Image Design. Pan Ector is back by popular demand with their Fort Worth-themed T-shirts that are screenprinted on–site.

Get to know the Amon Carter’s collection with the “Party with the Art” pickup tour and explore favorite artworks in the galleries, chat with fellow art lovers, make your own work of art, and unleash your creativity with activities in the galleries. Dress up for a selfie, curate your own gallery space, have a caricature made, and add your thoughts to a community wishing wall for the upcoming museum renovations.

Twelve local food-trucks will be on–site serving a variety of dining options for every taste, and beer and wine will be available for purchase provided by Kincaid’s Grocery. Guests may also preorder Central Market picnic packs by calling 817.377.9307; the food baskets will be available for pick up at Central Market’s on–site store, with an additional assortment of food and beverages for purchase. Amon Carter museum members will receive access to a VIP area with free drinks and lite bites provided by Righteous Foods throughout the evening.

“Offering a fun, free event for everyone in the community held at one of Fort Worth’s most iconic locations is a highlight of the Amon Carter Museum’s annual lineup of diverse programming,” said Andrew J. Walker, the museum’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled to continue our tradition of highlighting the musical talent in Texas with Charley Crockett and the Cut Throat Finches for the fourth annual Party on the Porch.”

Free parking is available at the UNT Health Science Center lot and east garage on Clifton Street (north of the museum). Designated drop-off/pick-up points for ride sharing will be located on Gendy Street. For more information about Party on the Porch, parking and accessibility, call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org. Visit the museum’s website and follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. The Amon Carter will close at 5 p.m. and reopen for Party on the Porch at 6 p.m. Will Rogers Road will be closed between Lancaster Avenue and Camp Bowie Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the day of the event. Please no pets or outside food or drink.

Presenting Sponsor: Meador Auto Group. Sponsors: Central Market, Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation.

**About the Amon Carter Museum of American Art **
Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906–2005), the Amon Carter opened in 1961 and houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, photographs, sculpture and works on paper. The paintings collection spans early 19th-century expeditionary art to mid-20th-century Modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Singer Sargent. The museum is one of the nation’s major repositories of American photography from the 19th century to the present and holds the archives of luminaries such as Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter and Karl Struss. It is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the two greatest artists of the American West. Admission is free. Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday 12–5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. @theamoncarter