Chris Van Horne, NBCDFW.com
A free concert is currently underway by the Trinity River north of downtown Fort Worth.
The Trinity River was rocking Thursday evening north of downtown Fort Worth.
The Trinity River Vision began its second year of Rockin’ the River events just north of the Tarrant County College campus at Taylor and Belnap streets with the first of six concerts.
The Josh Weathers Band took the stage after 6 p.m., two hours after tubers hit the water thanks to the Trinity River Vision and the Tarrant Regional Water District. The first 600 people to attend got free TRWD tubes for the evening.
The free concert and tubing event aims to get more people out on the river on an everyday basis. Organizers with the Trinity River Vision said they hope the event shows people what they’re missing.
“Most of the time only our trail users get to use the river,” Shelby Lyon said. “And what we want to do is bring the citizens of Fort Worth and the surrounding area to actually get on the river, have some fun and recreate and enjoy this great body of water that we have here in the Metroplex.”
Those flocking to the Panther Island Pavilion said they were there to enjoy the water and the music. The summer concert events will take place on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Last year, the event was just in its infancy, as the tubers went down the river listening to an iPod. It grew and developed over several attempts and this year’s events have added the music, some sponsors and made the tubing a stationary event.
For more on the concert series, click here.