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The smooth guitar riffs, the low plucking of the bass, the boomin’ beating of the drums, and the groovy sound of the keys were on full display at Music on Main at the Main Street Arts Festival. 

The 35th edition of the festival kicked off Thursday and will feature hundreds of performers on four stages along the streets of downtown Fort Worth through Sunday. 

Blues and soul band, The Rhythmators, were the first performers of the festival on the UTA MAIN Stage at 9th Street. 

The Main Street Arts Festival is an annual event that returned this year after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. The event showcases different artists, street performers, and food counters on Main Street, from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center.

As the Rhythmators played, Katheryn Boulet Hoffman couldn’t stop groovin’ to the blues. 

“I try to find music that is danceable,” Hoffman said. “I love to hear and listen to dance music, I have a lot of dance training.” 

Hoffman, who’s lived in Fort Worth for 15 years, always looks forward to coming to the festival for the experience, she said. 

For people who haven’t been to the festival, Hoffman hopes they come out and experience it. 

“It’s a great community event, it brings all kinds of people together,” Hoffman said. “There’s a great selection of art and a wonderful selection of music.” 

David Moreno is a spring fellow reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Contact him at or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here

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David Moreno is a multimedia summer fellow for Fort Worth Report. He is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. To contact him,...

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