The Arts District is partying for new openings this fall like it is 2009. First we have the celebrations for the opening of the new City Performance Hall this weekend. Next up, the opening of Klyde Warren Park, which we now know will feature a performance by The Polyphonic Spree and Trombone Shorty. Here’s the full release:
THE POLYPHONIC SPREE AND TROMBONE SHORTY
TO PLAY KLYDE WARREN PARK OPENING CELEBRATION
6,000 free general admission tickets available starting October 9
DALLAS (September 12, 2012) – The Concert for Dallas presented by Deloitte, the signature music festival highlighting the Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration presented by Chase, will feature performances by Grammy-nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Dallas indie rock icons, The Polyphonic Spree. The show is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. on Klyde Warren Park’s Great Lawn.
More acts are expected to be added to the lineup in the coming weeks. Entertainment production is sponsored by Jenny and John Kirtland and Tami Thomsen. The evening will culminate with a fireworks display presented by Oncor.
“The completion of Klyde Warren Park brings a sense of balance to our already stellar downtown environment,” said Tim DeLaughter, founder and front man of The Polyphonic Spree. “It breathes a futuristic beauty that is well received by all the wonderful architecture that surrounds it. I couldn’t be more proud of what the city of Dallas is offering our community. This is an event I am quite excited about. This project is definitely one for the books for me. I have always believed a blade of grass has the will to push through heavy weights of concrete. A green platform floats above!”
Approximately 6,000 free general admission tickets to The Concert for Dallas presented by Deloitte will be available starting October 9. Details on how to obtain these tickets will be announced closer to that date.
Other highlights of the two-day Grand Opening, which will spread across the Park’s 5.2 acres and adjacent Arts District, include a dedication ceremony, an outdoor performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and a sneak peek at the Park’s on-going programming. The opening will coincide with the final weekend of Art in October, the annual celebration of the Arts District.
Producer, actor and Dallas native Owen Wilson serves as the event’s Honorary Chair.
Additional Grand Opening sponsors include: Fossil, Sheila and Jody Grant, Museum Tower, Texas Capital Bank, Tenet Healthcare Corp./Melissa and Trevor Fetter, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Nancy and Randy Best, TXU Energy, Ernst & Young LLP, 2000 McKinney, Albertsons, Nancy and Randy Best, Boardwalk Auto Group, Carlson Capital, LP, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., Coca-Cola Refreshments, Ducky Bob’s Event Specialists, GoVision, Hall Wines, Ben E. Keith Co., Potbelly Sandwich Shops, Republic National Distributing Co., Todd Events, DJ Lucy Wrubel, CBS Radio, CBS 11/TXA 21, KERA and KXT.
The Klyde Warren Park Opening Celebration presented by Chase is produced by Fay + Sawers Productions.
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About Klyde Warren Park:
Klyde Warren Park will serve as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors to enjoy in the heart of the city. The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by the Office of James Burnett, will create an urban green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets in Downtown Dallas. The highly programmed park will include a performance pavilion, restaurant, shaded walking paths, a dog park, a children’s park, great lawn, water features, and an area for games and much more. To volunteer or make a donation, please visit www.KlydeWarrenPark.org or call 214-716-4500.
About Art In October
The Dallas Arts District presents the third annual Art in October with a line up of more than 170 events, many free or at a reduced price, during the month of October on Flora Street in Downtown Dallas. The month-long art celebration of the Dallas Arts District spotlights the district’s organizations, venues, exhibitions and programs with a variety of events while raising the bar from last year’s successes. Art in October 2012 is a diverse mix of stunning district-wide exhibitions and community- oriented elements designed to entertain and engage audiences of all ages.
For event information, please visit www.artinoctober.com.