Amon Carter Museum of American Art Hosts ‘Party on the Porch’ on September 26

Release date: 
August 17, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites the community to Party on the Porch on Saturday, September 26 from 5–10 p.m. This free event marks the completion of the museum’s renovation project and includes live music, food trucks and art.

Guests can listen to three fantastic local bands, Quaker City Night Hawks, The Unlikely Candidates and Ginny Mac, and eat at a variety of food trucks, including Bellatrino, Central Market, Gypsy Scoops, JBirds Chicken, Steel City Pops and Taco Heads. The Photo Bus, a vintage photo booth in an original 1979 Volkswagen bus, is coming to the Amon Carter as well, and drinks will be available for purchase from Bar Louie, who will have a full satellite bar on site. Special lighting effects throughout the evening will highlight the portico.

Ginny Mac kicks off the live music at 5:30 p.m. with a blend of country-and-western swing, Americana, hot jazz and international music. Next up are The Unlikely Candidates, a local indie rock band whose first single, “Follow My Feet,” spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Chart. Headlining the party is the four-man band Quaker City Night Hawks, whose hometown brand of southern rock combines Texas boogie, Memphis soul and heavy blues.

The extended gallery hours for Party on the Porch (until 9 p.m.) allow guests to visit their favorite Amon Carter artworks and go on a social media scavenger hunt. Docents will be on hand offering tours of the permanent collection and exhibitions.

Free parking is available at the UNT Health Science Center lot and east garage on Clifton Street (immediately north of the museum). For helpful information about Party on the Porch parking and accessibility, call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org. Visit the museum’s website for a schedule of events, and follow the hashtag #ACMparty on its social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for updates. Please no pets or outside food or drink. The museum is pleased to recognize the Party on the Porch sponsors Meador Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Fort Worth Weekly.

The museum’s facade renovation began in February 2015 and included updating the glass panels and replacing the revolving front door. The new glass aids in art conservation, helps keep the gallery spaces temperate and gives visitors the ability to enjoy the downtown view from inside the museum without the barrier of shades. The new entryway allows all visitors, especially those with strollers and wheelchairs, to easily enter the museum.

“The completion of our renovation project marks a threshold moment in the museum’s history,” says Director Andrew J. Walker. “While glancing back at our history, we look forward to our future, affirming our commitment to the local community and transforming our footprint into a gathering space for all audiences.”

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About Ginny Mac
Ginny Mac fronts a dynamic group that brings a fresh and exciting twist to vocal and instrumental stylings in country-and-western swing, Americana, hot jazz and international music. Ginny is also a former member of the two-time Grammy Award–winning group Brave Combo.

About The Unlikely Candidates
Now that they’ve signed to Atlantic Records, The Unlikely Candidates are hard at work on their major-label debut. They draw from the best of ‘90s pop rock, from Collective Soul to The Lemonheads, to produce the ultimate Gen-Y soundtrack.

About Quaker City Night Hawks
Quaker City Night Hawks is one of the biggest draws in North Texas. Their blistering barroom rock is inspired by old-time gospel as much as the Stones—the only explanation needed.

Source: Fort Worth Weekly