Local Spotlight: Songwriters in the Round


Join us for an evening of performances by a variety of singers-songwriters who will take the stage to share their music.

The show will last two hours with intermission. 

Concessions will be provided by AndiMac Candy Shack.

Performer info: 

Chris and Christy Harper (25 Septembers) - After 25 years of marriage, Chris and Christy Harper have finally decided to share their musical gifts with the world! This acoustic duo invokes harmonies so intimate it can only be described as two voices becoming one. Anchored by original songs, they will make you laugh, cry, and dream. Chris’ songs mix stories of life experiences and emotional truths which make him a great songwriter and he has been a member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association since 2017.

Brad Davis - Grammy Award winning record performer Brad Davis “The Shredder” tours solo & with a trio showcasing a unique brand of rockin’ acoustic Americana and performing exciting versions of pop, rock, blues & country hits & original vocal & high energy shredding instrumentals. He has worked with many notable bands and performers such as Robert Palmer, the Eagles, George Jones, The Band, Steve Miller, Nora Jones, Mumford & Sons, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Bob Dylan, TODO, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and more. Brad just recently toured in August 2019 opening for Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters. His tours also included The Forester Sisters, Marty Stuart, Sweet Hearts of the Rodeo, Earl Scruggs, and Sam Bush. Brad Davis is an Honorary Member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association. www.braddavismusic.com

Rob Owen and Michael Conner (Keys and Strings) - Rob Owen began his songwriting career in the 1980s and had many opportunities to perform his original songs while stationed in foreign countries with the US Army and has performed with Grammy Award Winner, Brad Davis, and been featured on several radio and songwriter award winning events. Rob is currently the President of the Fort Worth Songwriters’ Association and a lifetime member. www.reverbnation.com/robowen or www.6stringentertainment.biz.  Michael Conner was born and raised in Fort Worth and has been playing the piano since he was 3 years old and began composing and recording his music in high school. From a reel -to-reel tape recorder to present-day technology, Mike continues the craft in his home studio and while most of his songs are instrumentals, the songs that include lyrics allow him to work with vocalists and other songwriters. Mike is currently on the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Songwriters Association.

Matt and Connie Meek - A native of northwest Missouri before moving to Fort Worth, Matt Meek grew up in small towns and on gravel roads. When he was 14 he wrote his first song on a $75 Airline guitar. After high school, he joined the US Army and served 8 years before returning home to begin playing music more frequently. He toured Missouri and surrounding states with the band Cheap Guitars and honed his guitar and songwriting skills during that time. He got his first full-time music gig with the Pony Express Opry in St. Joseph Missouri, playing country music six nights a week as a backing band member for country music acts such as Johnny Lee, Cal Smith and Narvel Felts along with various others. Matt has been a member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association since March 2019.

Rhonda Lynn and Taylor Bonham (Proud Country) - Proud Country is a singer/songwriter duo out of Weatherford and proud military veterans with traditional/classic/roots country sound. Rhonda Lynn formed the duet with fellow veteran and singer/songwriter Taylor Bonham in 2018 and they perform in Texas and across the country, which included a performance at 2018 VFW State convention and National Convention. Both are national award winners for their songs about life during and after the military. Rhonda has been a member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association since April 2017. Check out Proud Country at www.proudcountry.net  

Rick Tate - Rick has lived in the Mansfield area since 1964, married his high school sweetheart Debbie, and raised three children, all of whom attended MHS. Active in sports throughout school, Rick's love of music was always on his mind. With careers in construction, sales, and aircraft manufacturing, Rick has been writing songs and performing for 25 years with success and a lot of memories and friends. Visit www.ricktatemusic.com to hear some of Rick's songs and see his upcoming performances. Rick is a lifetime member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association. 



Nov 16th, 2019 7:30pm - Nov 16th, 2019 10:00pm


$5 Adult

$4 Senior

$4 Student

$3 Season ticket buyers (Must purchase at least one (1) ticket to a minimum of four (4) shows from the Local Spotlight or Farr Best Theater Presents series at time of checkout)


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Farr Best Theater
109 N. Main Street
Mansfield, TX, Texas 76063

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