Texas Monthly has released the full schedule for their second annual The Edge of Texas weekend, presented by VisitDallas, taking place in downtown Dallas on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th. Weekend passes as well as tickets to each of the three events during the weekend are available here.
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The Edge of Texas – celebrating most fascinating and entertaining subjects, ideas, stories and people in Texas – begins with a special opening night event, “Among the Outlaws: Live Music + Documentary Film + Conversations,” on September 7th at Belo Mansion & Pavilion. This exploration of the outlaw music movement features clips from the documentary “They Called Us Outlaws,” discussions with the filmmaker and its stars, and performances by Joe Ely, Jessi Colter, Jack Ingram, Holly Williams and more.
The events of Saturday, September 8th start with a day full of enlightening and entertaining editorial Q&As, storytelling and discussions with Texas thought leaders at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will explore the best of Texas through several distinct lenses: culture, business, cuisine, film, politics, and more. The Edge of Texas weekend will come to a close Saturday night at The Empire Room with the finale celebration, Texas Coming Together, a fusion of statewide creativity featuring cuisine by top chefs from around the state, one-of-a-kind experiences designed by the state’s most innovative minds, and live entertainment.
The schedule of events is listed below and can also be found at edge.texasmonthly.com.
Friday, September 7 // The Belo Mansion & Pavilion
“Among the Outlaws: Live Music + Documentary Film + Conversations” Kickoff Event
7 p.m.: VIP Party
8 p.m.: General Admission
A special exploration of the outlaw music movement featuring never-before-seen film clips from the highly anticipated documentary “They Called Us Outlaws,” presented in association with the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, spirited discussions with the filmmaker and its stars, and performances by Joe Ely, Jessi Colter, Jack Ingram, Holly Williams, and more. The 90-minute one-of-a-kind film and music program includes open bar and valet. VIP party begins at 7:00 PM with a pre-show performance, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. The evening talent includes the following:
- Joe Ely, AMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and member of The Flatlanders
- Jessi Colter, Grammy Hall of Fame award winner for “Wanted! The Outlaws” and wife of Waylon Jennings
- Jack Ingram, 2018 Academy of Country Music Song of the Year winner
- Holly Williams, singer-songwriter and granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr.
- Eric Geadelmann, filmmaker of “They Called Us Outlaws”
- Kyle Young, CEO of Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Saturday, September 8 // The Belo Mansion & Pavilion
Storytelling + Discussion
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A day-long event bringing the magazine to life with editorial Q&As, storytelling, and discussions with Texas thought leaders for the following scheduled events on two stages at The Belo Mansion & Pavilion:
– Stardom After Reality TV
10 AM / Edge Stage
Featuring ‘The Bachelorette’ TV star Rachel Lindsay and RuPaul’s Drag Race TV star Alyssa Edwards, moderated by Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth. The reality of reality TV by two stars – both accomplished before and after their time on TV. Learn about their journeys, the ups and downs of stardom, and how they navigated through the challenges of fame.
– The Sporting News
10 AM / Texas Stage
Featuring WFAA Weeknight Sports Anchor Dale Hansen, moderated by Executive Editor Michael Hall. For decades now, Dale Hansen has been reporting about sports in Dallas, becoming the most well-known broadcaster in the city. But he’s also famous—and infamous—for speaking his mind about things he cares about, things like guns in schools, gays in pro football, violence against women, and kneeling as patriotism. In this panel, Hansen talks about why he doesn’t just stick to sports.
– The Delicious Debate: Pitmasters vs. Chefs
11 AM / Edge Stage
Featuring Chef John Tesar, Chef & Pitmaster Ronnie Killen, and Pitmaster Jordan Jackson, moderated by BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn. Should we place pitmasters on the same level as chefs, or are they properly considered some other class of food savant? Prepare for a lively debate as we pose the question to some of the state’s leading culinary minds.
– The Border: Human Rights & The Law
11 AM / Texas Stage
Featuring Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Sister Norma Pimental, Former El Paso Border Patrol Sector Chief Victor Manjarrez, and Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez, moderated by Senior Editor Carlos Sanchez. Immigration and border security have emerged as two of the most consequential and interwoven public policy debates of our time. But the real human details often get lost in the noise. We speak with those on the front line of aiding those in need, enforcing the law, and stopping those who would do us harm.
– A Visual Journey Down the Rio Grande
Noon / Edge Stage
Featuring Explorer and Conservationist Jay Kleberg and Guatemalan-American River Guide Austin Alvarado, moderated by Chief Innovation Officer Tim Taliaferro. In this exclusive preview of a forthcoming documentary, be transported to the Rio Grande and travel from El Paso to the Coast. Along the way, see the incredible biodiversity of the region and hear the personal stories of people who live and work on or near the Rio Grande.
– Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution
Noon / Texas Stage
Featuring Award-Winning Author Ben Fountain, moderated by Senior Editor Eric Benson. Author Ben Fountain argues that the United States has twice faced crises so severe it had to reinvent itself. Listen in as he argues that the U.S. may be facing a third occasion for burning the old world order and resetting once again.
– Did Darlie Do It?
2PM / Edge Stage
Featuring original Prosecutor Toby Shook, moderated by Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth. In the mid-nineties, Darlie Routier was accused of stabbing her two young sons. She’s now on death row, despite steadfastly maintaining her innocence. It has been one of the biggest, most controversial cases in Texas for two decades. Skip Hollandsworth will interview the original prosecutor in the case, Toby Shook, about what happened, what the prosecution knew, and why Routier is still behind bars.
– Female Entrepreneurs: Brand Builders and Tastemakers
2 PM / Texas Stage
Featuring Founder & CEO of BIRD Bakery Elizabeth Chambers Hammer and Singer-Songwriter & Granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr. Holly Williams, moderated by Executive Editor Kathy Blackwell. Elizabeth Chambers Hammer and Holly Williams have both built their own brands on their own terms. Learn how they’ve folded their many roles into building and marketing to an audience on social and national media.
– The Uncertain Future of Texas Film
3 PM / Edge Stage
Featuring filmmakers A.J. Edwards, Augustine Frizzell, Andrew Bujalski, and Yen Tan, moderated by Senior Editor Eric Benson. Texas has long been a hotbed for independent-minded filmmaking, but our state is also a challenging place to make movies, with increasingly small production incentives leading many Texas-set projects to shoot in neighboring states. Talk with four leading Texas writer-directors about what it means to be a Texas filmmaker in 2018.
– Reality Check: An Early Look at Our Virtual Future
3 PM / Texas Stage
Featuring VP at Austin XR Studio SubVRsive Ty Root and EVP at Base Hologram Michael Swinney, moderated by Chief Innovation Officer Tim Taliaferro. Virtual and augmented reality have long been imagined as society-altering technologies. After much hype, has their hour finally arrived, and if so how are these emerging technologies set to reshape the day-to-day lives of Texans?
– The ltimate Californian in Texas
4 PM / Edge Stage
Featuring best-selling author and podcaster Tim Ferriss, moderated by Editor-at-Large Tom Foster. Following the runaway success of his first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, Ferriss became a fixture in Silicon Valley, investing in or advising such blockbuster companies as Uber and Facebook, all while building his own brand as an author and celebrity lifehacker. He’s a perfect Californian, in other words. So why did he recently move to Texas?
– What’s So Funny About Immigration?
4 PM / Texas Stage
Featuring comedian Mo Amer, moderated by Texas Monthly Writer-At-Large and host of The National Podcast Of Texas, Andy Langer. When Amer was just nine years old, his family fled Kuwait and settled in Houston. Immigtation issues have always been a central theme of his stand-up, and on the eve of Netflix releaing his first comedy special, we’ll discuss the situation at the border, flying without a passport, performing for the military, and what he’s learned from Dave Chappelle.
Saturday, September 8 // The Empire Room
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
At the Saturday night finale, celebrate with Texas Monthly at Texas Coming Together, a fusion of statewide creativity featuring cuisine by top chefs from around the state, one-of-a-kind experiences designed by the state’s most innovative minds, and a wide array of live entertainment. The night will include the following:
- Pop-Ups from BIRD Bakery and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
- Bruno Davaillon, Executive Chef of Bullion in Dallas
- Callie Speer, Executive Chef and Owner of Holy Roller in Austin
- DJ Sober, Dallas Celebrity DJ
- John Tesar, Food Network Star & Chef of Knife in Dallas
- Jordan Jackson, Pitmaster of Bodacious BBQ in Longview
- Katherine Clapner, Chef and Owner of Dallas’ Dude, Sweet Chocolate
- Kendra Scott Pop-Up Color Bar
- Minor Mishap Marching Band
- Ronnie Killen, Houston Pitmaster and Restaurateur
- Swoon, the Studio’s Decor and Design
- Virtural Reality Experience by SubVRsive
- “We Will Not Be Tamed” Campsite
*Festival schedule and lineup are subject to change
Tickets to each of the three Edge of Texas events are available individually or can be purchased as a weekend pass. Weekend badges are $200 each for General Admission tickets to all three events and $250 each for VIP tickets to Friday night and General Admission tickets to the two Saturday events. For tickets and additional information about Texas Monthly’s Edge of Texas 2018, presented by VisitDallas, visit edge.texasmonthly.com.