It’s clear why Jewel will headline The Bridge, Dallas’s homeless recovery center’s, 10-year anniversary fundraiser. The four-time Grammy nominee and singer-songwriter has spoken openly about the poverty and homelessness that characterized her youth. It’s a story she’s told in her memoir, New York Times bestseller Never Broken, and in Our Journey Home, a feature-length documentary by Emmy Award-winning Stillmotion in collaboration with ReThink.
“When I was homeless, it was hard to get back on my feet because I had bad kidneys, I couldn’t hold down a job because I kept getting sick, and I kept getting sick because I couldn’t afford health insurance. Homelessness is a hard cycle to break. The Bridge goes beyond providing just the essentials and really supports the homeless in helping them break that cycle and have a successful second chance,” Jewel writes in a press release statement.
It’s less intuitive to find that bites for the event will be from Bullion (for VIP) and BTG, Bullion’s new catering concept (general admission). (Wild Salsa and Dallas Chop House will also create bites for general admission ticket-holders.) And yet, it’s an intriguing statement, in a way. Bullion, the restaurant both named for and shaped like a bar of gold, chose a downtown location—across from Union Station, near the courthouse and what was until recently the headquarters of the Dallas Morning News. That a downtown restaurant—note that the other caterers are downtown spots as well—would cater is interesting. That it should be Bullion is more so.
If glitter and a good dose of depth are your jam:
When: Thursday, September 20
Where: The Bomb Factory
Tickets: start at $150. You can find them here.