Delbert McClinton Added to Fan Zone Lineup!

Delbert McClinton Added to Fan Zone Lineup!

February 16, 2018

RFD-TV's The American Semi-Finals presented by DISH just got even more fun with the addition of Grammy-award winner Delbert McClinton to the AARP Stage lineup.

Located in the Fort Worth Stockyards. McClinton’s free performance in the Fan Zone highlights a week of rodeo action where visitors and Semi-Finals attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy fine food, experience great entertainment from the AARP stage and visit the new RFD-TV The Store.

“Delbert and his band will be a terrific grand finale to our week of entertainment in RFD-TV’s Fan Zone,” stated Patrick Gottsch, President of The American. “The Stockyards are going to be rockin’ on Saturday, and it’s all free and open to the public. I want to encourage everyone in the area to bring the whole family for a day of fun and celebration.”

Living his dream for more than six decades, McClinton will kick off his show at 5:00 pm the night before RFD-TV's The American presented by Dish, which allows qualifiers the opportunity to compete against top invitees for their own "American Dream," a $1 million cash prize. 

McClinton grew up around Lubbock and Fort Worth, and spent his early career in the desegregating roadhouses of Fort Worth’s Jacksboro Highway, leading the house bands for Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and others, while making a local name for himself.  Later, Delbert traveled to England where he headlined shows with Bruce Channel (“Hey Baby”) with a little-known Liverpool band [The Beatles] as the opening act. He then rolled into Los Angeles as songwriters began to take top billing, and headed back to Texas for the progressive movement and blues renaissance that helped kick off Austin’s role in American musical history. Delbert’s unique musical style grew from his Texas music beginnings. Influenced at a young age by Tejano, Western Swing, Rhythm and Blues and War songs, he developed a signature sound that served him well.

Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group), with Bonnie Raitt for "Good Man, Good Woman". 

The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world. On Prick of the Litter, Delbert incorporates a variety of styles, and as always, just enough to keep him comfortably outside the traditional marketing categories. In addition to the release of Prick Of The Litter, a biography is slated for release in September. He has also been nominated for Texas State Musician, a highly acclaimed state appointment akin to poet laureate.

McClinton's performance will cap a week of great music in the AARP Fan Zone.  Check out the complete performance schedule below and please note: all performances are FREE to the public. 

Schedule subject to change for inclement weather. All times are Central Time.

Please note the RFD-TV Fashion Show has moved to Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, Feb. 21 - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

  • 1:30-3:00 PM - Julia Rose Hatfield
  • 3:30 - 5:00 PM - The Brad Duval Band
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Matt Caldwell

Thursday, Feb. 22 - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

  • 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Greg Luce
  • 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Morgan Ashley
  • 3:00 - 3:45 PM - Austin English
  • 4:15 - 5:00 PM - Trio Paseador Hidalguense
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Nik & Sam
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Southern Chrome

Friday, Feb. 23

  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM - The Brad Duvall Band
  • 4:15 - 5:00 PM - Trio Paseador Hidalguense
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Clay Hollis
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Nik & Sam

Saturday, Feb. 24

  • 10:00 - 10:45 AM - Chance Danison
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Nik & Sam
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Kylie Frey
  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM - The RFD-TV Fashion Show
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM Delbert McClinton

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