The Junior League of Fort Worth Presents the 2023 Grand Entry Gala

Grab your dancing boots and put on your hats – it’s time to celebrate the kickoff of the 2023 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo!

Join the Junior League of Fort Worth (JLFW) “on the dirt” at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum on January 7 for its annual Grand Entry Gala!

Fort Worth, TX – Celebrate Fort Worth’s western heritage with an evening of fun and fundraising featuring a silent auction, dinner, dancing, and live music! For the first time ever, Grand Entry Gala is excited to present not one, not two, but THREE country music artists for an evening that you won’t forget! Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt, and Neal McCoy will be rocking Will Rogers with a non-stop list of hits. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime concert! The event will also showcase and acknowledge the 2023 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s annual Stock Show Art Contest winners during a scholarship presentation and auction of their art.

“The Junior League of Fort Worth is excited to celebrate the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo with our annual Grand Entry Gala. This year will prove to be an evening to remember with three legendary country artists headlining at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dancing and community support, all while kicking off the rodeo season!” said Becky Escott, President of JLFW.

This year, the JLFW will recognize Martha and Wilson Franklin, owners of M.L. Leddy’s, as the Honorary Chairs of Grand Entry Gala. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin are committed to service and philanthropy in the Fort Worth community as showcased with their involvement and support of many causes including the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Grand Entry Gala helps enable the Junior League of Fort Worth to give back to the local community. In 2022-2023, JLFW will give back over $650,000 to our Fort Worth community.

For more information or to purchase a table or sponsorship, visit Contact the Junior League of Fort Worth at 817.332.7500 for any additional information.