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Deep Ellum Arts Festival 2013

31 Mar

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What started out as a one-block street party in 1995 has now grown into one of the largest visual and performing arts Festivals in the southwest region. Despite its huge growth since the nineties the now 3-day art festival continues to offer FREE admission and a range of the finest works by local artists. The 19th Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival is on April 5-7. Get a real feel for the Deep Ellum Entertainment district during this weekend street party that features the highlights of what Dallas recognizes as anything considered “Deep Ellum”.

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  • – FREE Admission
  • – 6-city block street party
  • – Over 200 decorative and visual arts
  • – 100s original bands and performance artists
    – 5 stages of live music
    – Pet Parade
    – Food from over 30 local Dallas restaurants

    Peep out original works from every category of ART. Click here for the Artist Directory.

    Between the Texas Ford Stage on Good Latimer and the Artist Underground the music won’t stop at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. Soulful songwriters, Blues bands, DFW MC’s, indie bands and rock artists will all pump energy throughout the festival with performances all weekend long. Click here to see the 2013 Music Schedule.

    dscf0105Food is BIG in Texas festival success and Deep Ellum has some tasty treats. You can’t leave this street party without a taste of at least one eatery. Click here for a complete list of the Deep Ellum Texas Restaurants that will be offering concessions at this year’s festival.

    Interested in applying to volunteer, get your pet in the parade, be a sponsor, be a food vendor or even display your works as an artist, then CLICK HERE for online applications!

    ~2013 DEEP ELLUM FESTIVAL HOURS~

    April 5 – Friday
    5:00pm – 11:00pm

    April 6 – Saturday
    11:00am – 11:00pm

    April 7 – Sunday
    11:00am – 8:00pm

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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.

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    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.

    27th Annual Elite News Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Festival

    20 Jan

    mlk-smileThis Monday when we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, you can join Elite News for their annual MLK Day Parade and Festival in Dallas! The 27th Annual Elite News Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Festival ranks as one of the Top 5 celebrations commemorating Dr. King in the country with over 250,000 attendees each year. The 2013 MLK Day Dallas Parade will begin promptly at 10:00am, at the corner of M.L.K. Blvd. & Lamar St. For those participating, line up is at 7:30 am. The parade will proceed down M.L.K. Blvd. to Fair Park. The M.L.K. festival doors will be open at 10am at the Tower Building in Fair Park until 6pm that evening. This Dallas tradition is free and open to the public so join in the celebration as we recognize the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday.

    Photo from dallasnews.com

    Photo from dallasnews.com

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