Lee Escobedo has invited panelists who are invested in a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) effort to create opportunities for visual art and music – which is contributing to the growing identity and reputation of the contemporary Dallas music scene on a national level.
Panelists will discuss issues of creating and curating music venues, booking acts, cultivating new talent, and the potential for larger events like concerts and festivals.
Dallas has experienced much new activity as of late, from this year’s Better Block, to the creation of Vice Palace and Two Bronze Doors. On the roster for discourse is the importance of neighborhoods to the vitality of a local music scene, the role that an arts district or a formal music district plays in the DIY scene and the possibilities present within under-appreciated and middle class neighborhoods for an audience and potential new venues.
Confirmed panelists: Chris “AV” Avant (artist, concert booker), Dustin Cavazos (hip-hop artist out of Oak Cliff), Arthur Pena (Director of Vice Palace), Simon Phoenix (Radio DJ, poet, Artist, Director, DJ), Natalie Vaughn (CEO of Two Bronze Doors), and Lily Taylor (Musician, concert-booker) Dallas-based singer Lily Taylor, is slated to do a brief performance after the panel with visual accompaniment by media artist, Sean Miller.