Music & Entertainment

Artists interested in joining this years Local line-up are encouraged to contact Alexa Beasley at ableasley@cityofforney.org or 972-564-7329. 
FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST

TALENT SHOWCASE

6:30PM TO 9:00PM

The Showcase is also open to all ages and welcomes vocal, instrumental, theater, dance, magic or any other variety acts to audition. 

CASH PRIZES ARE AWARDED TO 1ST, 2ND & 3RD PLACE WINNERS!
ELIGIBILITY
The showcase is open only to those who permanently reside in Forney, TX or are currently enrolled in Forney ISD. The showcase is open to both individuals and groups. The showcase is open only to amateurs; individuals who DO NOT make their living (or supplement their salary) by entertaining or teaching. All acts must be appropriate for family audiences. This applies to the content of the lyrics and the choice of wardrobe.

APPLICATION & AUDTITION

Application fee of $20.00 is required. In place of on-site auditions, all applicants are required to submit a video recording of their act. All contestants must perform the same act or musical selection during the audition video and showcase performance. Acts whose performance does not match their audition recording will be disqualified. Audition videos are limited to 5 minutes and must include Performance Title, and Name/s and Age/s of all performers.
To be considered applications must be completed in entirety, audition video must be received within 3 days of submission of application.

SHOWCASE
A total of 20 acts will be selected to perform at the Showcase. Prizes, including cash prize, will be awarded to the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. 


SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND

MAIN STAGE

12:00PM TO 6:00PM


12:00PM - OPENING CEREMONY
Please join us as we kick off our Saturday festivities with an opening ceremony including the Posting of the Colors by the FISD Air Force JROTC, Singing of the National Anthem and Welcome. 
12:30PM-5:30PM - LIVE MUSIC
6:00PM - IBCA AWARD
Join us as we award over $7000 in prizes to our BBQ Pit Masters!

SPELLMAN AMPHITHEATER

6:00PM - 10:30PM
9:00pm - JACK INGRAM

The City of Forney is excited to announce that ‘Jack Ingram’ will be headlining the 2018 BBQ Cook-Off at Community Park, 241 S. FM 548 on June 1 and 2. Throughout a recording career that has spanned more than 20 years, Jack Ingram has maintained a reputation for uncompromising, personally charged song craft and energetic, charismatic performances, earning him prominent stature in a prestigious tradition of iconoclastic singer-songwriters. 

In the mid to late 2000’s, is when Ingram became a “name-to-know” among both Country and Texas-Country fans. From 2005 through 2010, Ingram produced 10 top-100 US Country singles and three top-15 singles, including his #1 hit “Wherever You Are” in 2005. 

In 2016, Ingram independently released his most recent album, “Midnight Motel”. “It was really important to me at this point in my life to avoid thinking about any commercial decisions about the music,” Ingram explained. “Every night after my kids went to bed, I’d go into my music room and stay there until about three or four, just working out the songs like I did at the beginning of my career. I wanted to bring people into that space with me.”





060218 Jack Ingram Photo