Bringing together some of North Texas’ most beloved jazz and blues artists, the 5th Fair Park Blues & Jazz Festival gets underway Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. at the African American Museum, Dallas. Proceeds benefit the museum’s youth educational program.
The 2022 lineup includes Mahogany The Artist, Herbie K. Johnson, Rob Holbert, Joyce Lofton, R. L. Griffin, The Legendary Creators, and Corrian & The Crew.
Amsterdam Bar, located at 831 Exposition near air Park will shutter after tonight. The much beloved bar featured Monday night jazz sessions and was listed a one of the top 200 beer bars in the U.S. by Draft Magazine. The1 8 year old bar leaves Dallas with one less venue that features jazz. Look for music by Bobby Sparks tonight blowing out the last hurrah.
Owner Mike Scheel will be venturing off to make cider.
Tuesday nights are reserved for taking in live Jam sessions at Sandaga 813 which is located on Exposition near Fair Park. Nothing more; nothing less. Do not come expecting dinner or hand-crafted cocktails (note that the pours are strong), but do partake in some of the most remarkable Jazz creative improvisation. A $5 cover not only gets your soul cranked with unforgettable exquisite duets and solos performed by innovators of immense music powers. In jazz creative input is egalitarian. Let’s face it, jazz invented cool and why not take in some of this entertainment that this stage has to offer. Continue reading →
Tonight is Singer/ Songwriter night at The Free Man located at 2626 Commerce in Deep Ellum. If you or a friend are a frustrated talent and want to show the world your chops, stop by at 10pm where host JT Dale will feature you on the stage. This should be a fun and interesting night. Continue reading →
You might have met John Jay Myers, he is the guy who owns the Deep Ellum lounge with the Cajun twist The Free Man. He also runs a screen printing company called ClearSky24 and manages several of his own properties. In addition to all this you might often catch him on a Sunday evening sitting in on a few sets with his drum kit and cigar in tow. John is a busy and seemingly content family man. Continue reading →