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9th Annual Dallas Blues Festival – March 30

29 Mar

This Saturday, all the best blues comes to Dallas. Dallas is no stranger to the blues so this festival will be home for the artists and fans alike. This dynamic lineup includes Bobby Womack, Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters, Floyd Taylor, Shirley Brown and Theodis Ealy. The blues is alright and so is this festival! Floyd Taylor’s review of his late father’s music (Johnnie Taylor) is the best on the market. Johnnie’s tunes span decades of music that put listeners in a ‘soul heaven’. The Dallas singer marked the industry with hit after hit, his son does a phenomenal job covering his music and others! Bobby Womack is a legend among legends! His name is synonymous with blues and soul music. The ‘Bravest Man in the World’ is still going strong after intimating his recent, surprising health struggles but is still going strong and promises to deliver the award winning shows he’s known for!

Shirley Brown

Shirley Brown

The “Woman to Woman” legend Shirley Brown is bringing her soulful style to the Dallas Blues Festival.

Her legendary style and still smooth voice make her the perfect addition as the sole female headliner for the festival. Malaco Blues/R&B legend Mel Waiters is sure to have his whiskey, don’t forget to have yours! Don’t worry, Bobby Rush won’t be ‘studdin’ ya but is sure to have a song for all the “Hen Pecked” fellas, ‘Chicken Heads’ and “Young Tenderoni” in the house Saturday night! Of all the acts, Theodis Ealy is sure to get you on your feet…well, at least ‘stand up’ when he breaks out in his hit! Blues lovers and music lovers alike are sure to enjoy this festival. These artists bring amazing energy and years and years of road experience to this show as it convenes on the Dallas Convention Center this week.

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The festival will be in Arena, A 200S at the Dallas Convention Center. The festival begins at 7 pm. The address for the Dallas Convention Center is 650 S. Griffin St, Dallas, TX, 75202.


Gospel Music writer for the Examiner, Win Willis, is a musician and sound engineer from Fort Worth, Texas. Win Willis is a lover of all styles of music and loves to share and discuss music with other avid music lovers.

8th Annual Dallas Blues Festival

18 Mar

North American Entertainment’s 2012 Dallas Blues Fest will be March 24th at the Dallas Convention Center. The 8th annual Dallas Blues Fest is open to the public with ticket admission. All Blues fans are welcome to come out for soul stirring performances by artists like Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, Latimore, Millie Jackson, Floyd Taylor, Clarence Carter and Denise LaSalle.

Enjoy classic themes and sounds of the blues resognating through the convention center from 10:30am to 11:30pm. Last week the city went Green. Now it’s time to go “Blue”! Celebrate a form of music that has forever impacted America and continues to live on in the South. It will be a full day of everything blues, high energy performances, community and fun.

*Tickets to the Dallas Blues Festival are about $55 each.*

Dallas Convention Center
650 S. Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

2011 Lights All Night Schedule Announced!

29 Dec

“Lights All Night” has finally announced their set times for its complete roster of renowned electronic artists. Over 30 headlining acts will be showcased during the two-day dance festival held at the Dallas Convention Center on December 30th & 31st.

Check out the performance schedule for this year as artists perform on three main stages: Dance Hall, Bass Hall, and Groove Hall.


–DECEMBER 30, 2011–

8:00-8:45 / SANDRO SILVA
8:50-9:45 / DADA LIFE
9:55-11:20 / LAIDBACK LUKE
11:25-12:50 / BENNY BENASSI
1:00-3:00 / TIESTO

8:00-8:45 / CRIZZLY
8:55-9:55? / ARCHNEMESIS
10:00-11:00 / RJD2
11:05-12:10 / DIPLO
12:15-1:25 / EXCISION
1:30-3:00 / FLUX PAVILION

8:00-8:30 / SKRAUSE
8:35-9:20? / GRIZ
9:30-10:20 / ZOOGMA
10:30-11:20 / WHITE PANDA
11:25-12:20 / PAPER DIAMOND
12:25-1:50 / BIG GIGANTIC
1:55-3:00 / BONOBO (DJ SET)

–DECEMBER 31, 2011–

8:40-9:45 / NEON INDIAN
11:20-12:35 / GIRL TALK
11:25-12:50 / MSTRKRFT

8:00-8:45 / THE M MACHINE
8:50-9:50? / FELIX CARTAL
10:00-11:00 / PORTER ROBINSON
11:10-12:20 / ZED’S DEAD
12:25-1:35 / CASPA
1:45-3:00 / PENDULUM (DJ SET)

8:00-8:30 / REMIX WINNER
8:35-9:15? / GOVINDA
9:25-10:15 / NADIS WARRIORS
10:25-11:15 / MICHAL MENERT
11:20-12:30 / TREASURE FINGERS
12:35-1:45 / KILL THE NOISE
1:55-3:00 / SAVOY (LIVE)

Lights All Night Music Fest | New Year’s Eve Electronic Festival in Dallas

13 Dec

“Lights All Night” is one of the largest electronic music festivals in the country that will be taking place December 30–31 in Dallas. New Year’s Eve downtown has never been this big. At the end of December – the final 2 days of 2011 – over 30 performers will hit the stage at the Dallas Convention Center where “Lights All Night” is being held. You’ll get a peak at the brand new Omni Hotel also. The new 1,000 room luxury hotel is attached to the Dallas Convention Center via sky bridge, and registered guests of the event and hotel will have access to the skybridge connecting the Omni Dallas and the Convention center allowing for an ultimate NYE experience.

The New Omni Hotel lit up

“Lights All Night” will showcase artists on three main stages, dubbed Dance Hall, Bass Hall, and Groove Hall. The two-day festival will feature state-of-the-art production with a dynamic light show, live dancers and art installations. Enjoy a dynamic array of art installations. What better way to bring in 2012 than with other electronic and dance music fans like yourself?

Some of the Top DJs in the world will be there like: Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, and Porter Robinson, along with Ghostland Observatory, Girl Talk, Diplo, Neon Indian, and many more!


The following artists have been added to the Groove Hall lineup:

December 30th Concert
Big Gigantic
Bonobo (DJ Set)
Paper Diamond
White Panda

December 31st concert
DJ Treasure Fingers
DJ Kill The Noise
Savoy Live
Michal Menert
Nadis Warriors


These artists will join a lineup of some of the most celebrated electronic acts, featuring: Tiësto, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, Dada Life, Sandro Silva; as well as Girl Talk, Ghostland Observatory, Wolfgang Gartner, MSTRKRFT and Neon Indian.

*A complete list of performing artists can be found here.*

To Enter the DJ Competition, Dance Competition and Art Installation Submission.
Click here if you feel like you have what it takes to compete!

The Lights All Night Music Fest has also partnered with the American Red Cross to help bring awareness and procure donations for the North Texas Region. They are accepting donations at LightsAllNight.com. Click here to make a donation to the American Red Cross now to support victims of devastating natural disasters. Participating LAN artists will be contributing exclusive merchandise that will be auctioned to raise funds for the North Texas branch!

Bring in 2012 at LAN!


Ticket costs range from $99 to $290

There are also 2-Day passes available for $190 and $290 (VIP)

It all just depends on how fancy you’re trying to get that weekend. Unfortunately Platinum VIP Single Day tickets have already sold out.

Click here to purchase tickets or get your VIP passes

(You DO have to be 18 and older to attend Lights All Night.)

Hotels packages are also available with the new Omni Dallas Hotel and the Magnolia Dallas. Click here for more info on those packages.

DFW Happenings will keep you posted on all the set times for the event as they won’t be posted by LAN until 1 week prior. Gather your other Dance/Electronic buddies for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve 2012 with Lights All Night!

Dallas Convention Center – Omni Dallas Hotel
650 S. Griffin St. Dallas, Texas 75202


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