2014 Dia de los Toadies
For the second year in a row, Toadies are bringing their annual music festival back to their hometown of Fort Worth for two nights of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll. Held on the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion, the seventh annual Dia De Los Toadies will continue its tradition of featuring Texas artists by showcasing some of the states greatest acts including: Dallas’ own country-rock legends, Old 97s and front man Rhett Miller; Austin’s three-piece rock trio, Ume; Fort Worth blues rockers, Quaker City Nighthawks; the reunited Dallas quintet, Pleasant Grove; roots rockers Somebody’s Darling; Austin’s trio of pre-teen rockers, Residual Kid; Fort Worth’s resident garage rockers, The Longshots; and funky town synth-punkers, Blank-Men.
Friday will be a full, almost-acoustic evening of tunes by Toadies and Old 97’s front man, Rhett Miller. Day two will be a full-out rock show featuring eight of Texas’ best rock bands as well as the festival’s namesake, Toadies. This year marks not only the seventh anniversary of Dia, but also the 20th anniversary of the Toadies platinum-selling album, Rubberneck, which the band will play in its entirety during the show.
Not only will this year’s festival feature the best in Texas music, but it will also allow fans to experience the best food trucks that Dallas-Fort Worth has to offer. This year’s food truck lineup consists of wood fired pizza by Bellatrino, So-Cal Tacos, Texas BBQ by Holy Smokes, Lee’s Grilled Cheese, Indo-Chinese cuisine from Bombay Street Food, sandwiches by The Butcher’s Son and ice cream by Gypsy Scoops, among others.
The festival will also feature a beach area where fans can cool off by taking a swim or participating in tubing and paddleboard during the show.