a Friday Night Lights Tailgate & Pep Rally
at Panther Field
presented in association with Texas Monthly
FNL fans, prepare yourselves — we are going bigger than ever with a full-fledged Friday Night Lights Pep Rally presented in association with Texas Monthly and hosted on Panther Field(yes, you read that right). We’ve done this every year of ATX, so to mark our 5th (and FINAL) time hosting our Panthers (and Lions), plus 10 years since the series premiere, we’re going big (and going home). On Friday, June 10, join us for the ultimate Dillon, TX experience, featuring a pep rally, live music (featuring TBA special guests), tailgate activities, Texas eats (i.e. tacos, bbq, and anything with cheese), and surprise special guests (remember, we rarely announce who is coming, so you’re just gonna have to trust us), and – of course – a very special screening of a fan-favorite episode on the field where it all took place.
Who can attend?
Both Badgeholders and Non-Badgeholders (i.e. the general public) are welcome to attend —though badgeholders will have priority access to Panther Field and accompanying activities
for this year’s event. And as always, please keep in mind that all venues are subject to capacity (though admittedly, this is our first year filling a football field, so we plan to accommodate as many Panther & Lions fans as possible!).
NOTE: There are currently no plans to make single tickets available for this event.
Why give Badgeholders priority? You’ve never done that before!
Good question! We want this event to be as accessible as possible, and it remains absolutely a community event — but because this is our last and biggest FNL celebration for the foreseeable future, there will be no counter-programming on Friday, June 10. Due to this fact, we want to make sure that as many badgeholders are able to attend as possible!
Will cast & crew be in attendance?
Of course! As always, you can expect to see FNL favorites in person — though they may not be announced beforehand. We know this is a deciding factor for some, but you’re just going to have to trust us. Plus, we want to be clear that, more than anything, this year’s Tailgate is about coming together on Panther Field to celebrate FNL in the most Texas way we know how, and to share the love for a series that has been (and continues to be) at the heart of ATX.
You’re going to be ON Panther Field. It has been untouched for 5 years. It’s still called, “Panther Fieldhouse.” Isn’t that reason enough? Cue tears now.
Will there be other Friday Night Lights events at this year’s festival?
At this time, the Tailgate/Pep Rally is our only confirmed FNL event, but additional FNL panels/programming may be announced at the later date — so stay tuned. We promise to keep you all updated with regular announcements & additions from now through the festival!
For updates on the FNL Tailgate/Pep Rally, please keep an eye on our Events page. For additional questions about the festival in general, please reference our FAQ or contactTV@atxfestival.com.