8:00 PM20:00

Robert Johnson Revue with Steven Johnson

Mississippi-born Steven Johnson is the grandson of Robert Johnson.  Robert Johnson’s only recordings were produced by Don Law and Art Satherley of the American Record Corporation (Brunswick and Vocalion).   The first half of Johnson’s songs were recorded at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio in 1936 and the second half at 508 Park in Dallas in 1937.   Johnson died in 1938.  Johnson’s music was rereleased by Columbia in 1961 as “King of the Delta Blues Singers,” influencing musicians around the world.  Steven returns to Dallas to celebrate and perform his grandfather’s music at 508 Park, the location where history was made.


Join us for a great night of music. The Dallas Street Choir will be the opening act!

Tickets can be purchased here

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12:00 PM12:00

Free Blues Concert to celebrate Juneteenth and Robert Johnson's recordings at 508

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth and the 78th anniversary of Robert Johnson recording at 508 Park with a free, public lunchtime concert featuring acoustic blues musicians Rev. KM Williams and Joel Foy. Williams is a modern version of Old School Texas Country Bluesmen like Lightnin’ Hopkins and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Foy has shared the stage with a variety of blues artists including traditional artists like R&B piano legend Floyd Dixon, blues guitarist Lowell Fulson, B. B. King's organist Duke Jethro, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more. Bring your lunch and join us for a wonderful celebration!


RSVP here: it's free, but we'd love to know you are coming!

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to Oct 26

Dedication Weekend

We’ll dedicate the amphitheater and Sculpture Wall on October 24, at 3:30.

The full schedule for the weekend includes:

October 24

  • 9:00 am - Worship Service
  • 3:30 pm - Public unveiling of the Sculpture Wall
    • “Walk the Wall” guided tours and 508 Park information!
    • Sidewalk Sale for Stewpot Open Art program
  • 4:30 pm - 6 pm - Blues artist Larry Lampkin and his band

October 25

  • TBD - Legacy Tree Planting
  • 10 am - 2 pm - Master Gardeners’ Booth
  • 11am - Ruth Klein - Community Gardens, growing in small areas
  • Noon - 1 pm - Walk the Wall guided tours
  • 1 pm - Judy Meager - What Good are Bugs For

October 26

  • TBD - Walk the Wall guided tours
  • 12:30 pm - Bump City
  • 5:30pm - Jazz Vespers
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