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525 Commerce St. Fort Worth, TX 76102 | Fort Worth | 817-212-4280

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Since when did downtown Fort Worth become a European transport? When the Bass Hall opened. This uniquely beautiful concert hall is like nothing else in Dallas or Fort Worth. With five levels of seating, be cautious not to sit too high in the sky (painted ceiling) or you might be airsick.


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