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Family-Friendly Monthly Concert Series


CELEBRATING ITS 12TH SEASON, FRIDAY ON THE GREEN is the once-monthly concert series presented the second Friday of April, May, June, September and October by Near Southside, Inc. and Historic Southside, Inc. The event is held at Magnolia Green, located on Lipscomb between Magnolia and Rosedale, and regularly attracts thousands of neighborhood families and visitors.  Friday on the Green features the region’s best live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Groups of families and friends show up with blankets, chairs and pets to enjoy a lineup of four great local bands, children’s activities and an artisan market. Like ArtsGoggle, word about Friday on the Green has spread throughout the region, taking the event to a new level of popularity, but with the feel of a neighborhood party still intact.



***2020 Near Southside Community Events Update***

We've monitored conditions, taken guidance from public health officials, and consulted with our production partners for many months. With an abundance of caution for your safety, today we are announcing the cancellation of our remaining 2020 outdoor community events including ArtsGoggle, PARK(ing) Day, and the entire Friday on the Green concert series. We're disappointed that we aren't sharing better news, but we remain hopeful that we will return for a dynamo 2021 season.

Despite the cancellations, the fall still offers exciting opportunities for our Near Southside community including NEW PROJECTS PLANNED in lieu of our regular programming with artists remaining front and center. Learn more at



REGISTRATION is not open at this time due to public health planning.  Please check back later for updates.  If the event is able to move forward, applications will open on this website at our events calendar.



April 10 |  May 8  |  June 12  | September 11  |  October 9

Rain date if needed November 6


TIMES 6:00 PM to 10:00PM


LOCATION Magnolia Green 1201 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104


COST Free to the public



NSI is seeking sponsorship for the 2020 Friday on the Green season.  The event provides a unique opportunity for company to promote its brand to thousands of attendees while also supporting a tremendously popular community event that has become a treasured component of life in the Near Southside. Please inquire for terms and benefits of sponsorship.

Presenting Sponsor (2 of 5 available) - $12,500

Market Sponsor (1 available) - $2,500

Community Partner (2 of 5 available) - $1,750

Beer Concessionaire (1 available) - $7,500

Wine Concessionaire (1 available) - $2,500

Food Vendor (8 available) - $1,250

Sweets or Non-Alcoholic Drinks Vendor (2 of 7 available) - $625



Each event typically brings an estimated attendance of 1,500-2,000 attendees. The Friday on the Green season opening and closing shows, April and October, typically have a heightened draw of around 2,000-3,000 attendees. Total attendance for the season is conservatively estimated at approximately 10,000.



Friday on the Green is presented by Near Southside, Inc. and Historic Southside, Inc. 



Historic Southside, Inc., managed by Near Southside, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations. W-9 forms will be provided at your request. 

Near Southside, Inc. is a private, member-funded, non-profit 501(c)(4) development company dedicated to the revitalization of Fort Worth’s Near Southside. NSI began as a small coalition of Near Southside businesses and community leaders and has grown dramatically over the last decade. We invite you to join us as we promote the redevelopment of Fort Worth’s Near Southside as a vibrant, urban, mixed-use neighborhood.



Please contact Megan Henderson, NSI Director of Events and Communications, at

817-923-1343 or