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Saturday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m.: 508 Park: The Past Meets the Future

Join us for the opening reception and presentation for 508 Park: The Past Meets the Future, an exhibit and event celebrating the “resurrection” of the 1930 Art Deco building at 508 Park Avenue in Downtown Dallas hosted by the the Fine Arts Division of the Dallas Public Library.

508 Park: The Past Meets the Future allows the public a “sneak peek” at what they can expect to see in the Museum of Street Culture when the renovation of 508 Park is complete. The event is on the 4th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (1515 Young Street). The exhibit will be open June through December.

For more information, please call the Fine Arts Division: 214-670-1643.


Saturday, March 23: Three blues acts unite for FREE outdoor garden concert @ 508 Park

EntertainersBlues music will again fill the air at the historic 508 Park Ave. building on Saturday, March 23. The free, all-ages Music @ 508 Park will feature guitarists Holland K. Smith, Hunter Hendrickson and Troy Cartwright delivering upbeat country music along with blues riffs and solos at the south side of 508 Park in the community garden, just east of The Stewpot. Gates open at 3:40 p.m. and the concert will conclude with an "All Star" jam by 7 p.m.

"We are excited to have a new generation of local blues and country artists stepping forward to pay tribute to the history of 508 Park, where artists such as Robert Johnson and Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys recorded,” said the Rev. Bruce Buchanan, executive director of the Stewpot. "This is the first in a series of concerts that 508 Park will host."

Following the Stewpot Alliance's successful Soup's On fundraiser luncheon that focused on 508 Park, this friend-raising concert will celebrate music-making with our friends and neighbors. These local musicians donating their time and talent to perform will invite their fans, and we want to extend authentic FPC hospitality to them. FPC members are encouraged to BYO chairs and notify event coordinator Doug Fenn if you are willing to volunteer during the concert.

WHO: Holland K. Smith, Hunter Hendrickson and Troy Cartwright
WHERE: The Community Garden south of 508 Park Ave. just east of The Stewpot
Free parking available at First Presbyterian Church, 1835 Young Street
WHAT: Free all-ages Music @ 508 Park concert. Bring your own chair and picnic.
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m.
WHY: To extend FPC and Stewpot hospitality to our friends and neighbors and
to honor the history of local blues and country music recorded at 508 Park Ave.
To assist: Contact Doug Fenn, 214.707.2206 or dfenn@diem.com


Performance of "Thank You Stewpot Blues" written and performed by Gerald Williams, winner of the Sound-Alike division of The Stewpot's 'Robert Johnson Look-Alike/Sound-Alike', part of the celebrations for the 75th @ 508 Park Ave event.

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