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Trees In Deep Ellum Brings Vitality To The City

trees3by Jon Daniel

The resurrection of the famous Trees Dallas  by new owners  Clint and Whitney Barlow in 2009 was a sure sign the Deep Ellum’s music scene was on the way back to prominence.  Trees has been bringing local and national acts of virtually every genre to Dallas ever since. Clint toured as the drummer for Vanilla Ice, and was a booking agent before reopening Trees. Clint’s music industry background focused the renovations on improving the sound, A/C and sight lines without losing the unique character of the building. Trees recently announced that the sound system will be upgraded again, with the new system going live in mid-August. This is the loudest venue in Dallas. Bring earplugs!

Trees was the scene of arguably the most infamous concert in Dallas history, where Kurt Cobain got into a fight with one the bouncers.   Continue reading

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How To Enjoy The Granada Theater

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Built in 1946, The Granada Theater is one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in Dallas. The current configuration as a music venue provides patrons with excellent sight lines to the raised stage.  In August of 2014, owner Mike Schoder will celebrate ten years of bringing music to Dallas from every part of the world. Mike has presided over a continuous upgrading of the sound, lighting and other facilities to make The Granada a great place to see any type of music.   Continue reading

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How To Enjoy The Kessler Theater

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Built in 1942, The Kessler Theater survived a tornado, fire, and being vacant for over 30 years to become one of the premier small music venues in the US. Originally built as a small movie theater, owner Edwin Cabaniss bought and renovated the property in 2009/2010. Artistic director Jeff Liles books an eclectic mix of bands, many of which rarely perform in a venue as intimate as The Kessler. The Kessler has a reputation among musicians and patrons for amazing sound, thanks to the work of sound engineer Paul Quigg.    Continue reading

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Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival May 16-18

by Steven Doyle

This weekend Richardson will be all abuzz with plenty of excitement for the whole family. Check out the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival which starts this Friday, May 16 and runs through out the weekend. There will be plenty of stages set up for all musical tastes, along with your favorite artists from across the country, and of course, food of all sorts.

With six performance stages and dozens of concerts planned over the three-day eclectic extravaganza, Wildflower! will bring the best bands and singer-songwriters together in Richardson’s scenic Galatyn Park. Ticket prices include: Three-Day Pass for $30; Single Day Adult for $20; Kids Pass (age 5-12) for $3; and 4 and under are free. You may also grab group tickets $15 each for 15 tickets or more.    Continue reading

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Sneak Peek At The Rustic

DSC00431by Steven Doyle

Last night The Rustic opened to a sold out crowd for for the Pat Green Kick Off concert. Green played soulfully to an extremely happy crowd as they sipped some terrific local beers and munched on select menu items such as shrimp tacos and chicharones. Tonight doors open 4pm, selected sneak peak menu service and live music starting at 7pm until midnight. 

Saturday The Rustic opens at 8am serving breakfast tacos and Bloody Marys until 10am. You can catch the TX/OU game starting at 11am, and a Pat Green concert at 2:30pm, all for $30 per person. The doors open to the public at 4pm Saturday and closes at midnight. The opening party continues Sunday opening at 11am with live music starting at 2:30pm and a Cowboy watching party at 7pm.         Continue reading

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New Things At craveDFW For You To Chew On

kid cooksby Steven Doyle

CraveDFW loves you. This summer things will get a bit hectic, but keep your eye on your favorite website that provides you with rich information on the Dallas food scene. We will be integrating more activities in the DFW area in coming weeks, plus adding more interviews and fun new features with guest writers and staffers. Plus we just added a few new interns for you to meet that have a fresh perspective on what to do in Dallas.       Continue reading

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