Open Mic Night at The Epic

By | Epic Extras

On July 19th we will be hosting another Open Mic Night.  We welcome all acts to come share YOUR talents with us!  We will set up 2 mics, 2 inputs and 2 monitors for quick transitions between acts.
Anyone can come on stage during the open mic, but if you have background music or any tech requirements please reach out beforehand so we can coordinate. Try to make your requirements as simple as possible so that we can make sure to save time for as many acts as possible.

Please note: If you plan to participate keep in mind that this Open Mic Night will be family friendly and we request you make sure all of your content remains clean for everyone.

To sign up and for questions about stage needs, contact our Sound Engineer, Quinston at qsmith@gptx.org.

Location: The Epic Theater Official Partner – Texas Trust Credit Union
Date: Friday, July 19th
Doors: 6:30 pm & ShowTime: 7:00 pm
Price: $3 presale & $5 at the door
Get Tickets Here
All Ages

 

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT – Mariachi Sol Azteca

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The Epic Theater official partner: Texas Trust Credit Union, is excited to have Mariachi Sol Azteca join our stage for an afternoon performance on SATURDAY, JULY 13th at 2:00 pm.

Mariachi Sol Azteca is from the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy and has been together as a school and ensemble for 6 years. The students travel to many workshops and competitions to make them better as an ensemble and individual players. They will be traveling to The Mariachi Nationals this summer to attend workshops with Mariachi Sol de Mexico and to compete at the Nationals competition. Mariachi Sol Azteca won first place at Nationals back in 2016.

This performance will be two 45 minute sets with a 15 minute intermission.

Date: Saturday, July 13th
Doors: 1:30 pm & ShowTime: 2:00 pm
Ages: All Ages
Price: $10 presale and $15 at the door
Get Tickets Here
All Ages

INDIE JAM DANCE PARTY

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This Friday we are having an INDIE JAM DANCE PARTY. We invite you to come hang out and listen to these two incredible bands.
Website

manintheraw- Acoustic indie math folk from Dallas. For fans of The Dodos/Owen.
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DTNS – Our passion is blending our love of music that has good vibes/energy with drumming. Don’t Settle Don’t Ever Quit Don’t Fit The Mold #DTNS.

Tickets – $8.00 Presale/ $10.00 Door
All Ages
Purchase tickets here 

Open Mic Night Recap

By | Epic Extras

On Friday, May 31st The Epic Theater hosted its first Open Mic Night. We had 8 talented acts come out and showcase their skills for an audience.
Many were new to the stage, while others were there to hone their skills. We welcome all talents of every skill level. We had everything from folk, singer-songwriter, hip hop, spoken word, and acapella.
Back by popular demand, we will be hosting another Open Mic Night on Friday, July 19th. So, regardless if you’re a fine tuned professional or just starting out, this stage is for you! Whether or not you’re interested in getting on stage we welcome you to check out our local talent.

To reserve your spot for the next Open Mic Night please email Quinston Smith at qsmith@gptx.org.
To purchase tickets click here: 
Presale: $3
Door: $5

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Arts & Music in June

By | Epic Extras

FREE Class on Wednesday June 5
Class Name: DJ Fundamentals with DJ Ivan G
Instructor: DJ Ivan G
Time: Youth (Ages 8-13) 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm & Adults (Ages 14+) 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Theater
Price: FREE on June 5th ONLY ($35 per head any class after June 5th)
About: Learn the art of DJing from start to finish. Learn Blending, cross fading, proper headphone uses and more. Taught by world renowned DJ Ivan G and the Legends DJ Factory. The course will be on Wednesday nights at The Epic. Both Youth and Adult courses are available.
Register HERE

Rescheduled Photography Class Saturday June 8
Class Name: Photography Basics
Instructor: Ricky Saldivar
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Art ClassroomPrice: $15 per person
Ages: All Ages
About: This class will cover: Do’s and Don’ts of camera use, Composition, Controlling your camera, Portrait techniques. Bring your own DSLR or smart phone with camera
Register HERE

Monoprinting Class Saturday June 8
Class Name: Creating the Printed Image: Monoprints
Instructor: Judy Stone-Nunnely
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Art Classroom
Price: $45 per person
Ages: 13+
About: Experiment with the endless possibilities of monoprints! In this introductory workshop, we’ll focus on the creation of simple and complex monoprints with a variety of creative approaches using stencils, brush techniques chine collé and layers of color. A review of design planning, hand printing and printing on the Epic’s new etching press will be covered. Discussion and technical demonstration will emphasize one-of-a-kind prints., working in a series, and developing images for personal art.
Register HERE

Indie Dance Jam Party Saturday June 22
Music by manintheraw and DTNS
Time: Doors 6:30p & Show: 7:00 pm
Location: The Epic Theater
Price: $8 Presale | $10 at the door
Ages: All Ages!
Click HERE for tickets.

3 Blocks Away with Kid Brothers Saturday June 29
Time: Doors 6:30p & Show: 7:00 pm
Location: The Epic Theater
Price: $8 Presale | $10 at the door
Ages: All Ages!
Click HERE for tickets.

Open Mic Night – THIS FRIDAY 5/31

By | Epic Extras

Come join us on Friday, May 31st for our first ever – Open Mic Night at The Epic Theater.  We welcome all acts to come share their talents.  We will set up mics, inputs and monitors for quick transitions, between acts.

Friday – May 31, 2019
Doors 6:30 pm & Showtime: 7:00 pm
$2.00 to attend and watch

For questions about stage needs, contact our Sound Engineer, Quinston at qsmith@gptx.org.

All ages welcome!

GET TICKETS HERE

YOU ARE ESSENTIAL Concert Benefiting The Trevor Project

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Come and join us for, “You Are Essential,” a benefit concert. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Trevor Project.  The concert line up will include Ryan Berg, Leighton Fields, Cody Jasper and Recent Rumors.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award ®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Ryan Berg: Ryan Berg & The Velvet Ears are an acoustic driven Blues/Jazz band from Dallas Texas. The project began when singer-songwriter Ryan Berg moved back to his hometown from San Marcos, Texas. Shortly after, Ryan began playing duos around the metroplex with lead guitarist, Glen Fleischman throughout 2014 when they met drummer, Charles Alexander. Since then, The Velvet Ears expanded it’s perimeters by collaborating with local artists like Nick Snyder, Patrick Smith, Matt McClellan, Kirk Hampton, as well as Austin, Texas band, The Mammoths. In 2016 The Velvet Ears began working with Ken Welker of 13th Floor Music, DFW booking agency. In the Summer of 2017 Ryan Berg & The Velvet Ears were pleased to announce the release of their debut full-length album titled “The Velvet Ears”. After the release of the album, “Molly Miss My” was featured on Dallas local radio station, 91.7 KTX. In 2018, Berg was announced runner up in KXT’s listeners favorite vote. Since then, The Velvet Ears play weekly around the DFW metroplex at venues like; The Rustic, The Free Man, Granada Theater, etc…

Leighton Fields:  There’s only so much for a musician to do in the farming community of Lenorah, Texas. He was surrounded by a mother that constantly sang hymns, a father that blared Led Zeppelin, a Tommy Dorsey record of his grandfathers, and an older brother that introduced him to punk rock. Somewhere in the mix he came across Sam Cooke, and that was the icing on the very diverse cake. Leighton joined his first band when he was 13 years old, and has been performing ever since. Two bands later, and after years of shuffling around from Midland, to Lubbock, a few months of living in a purple minivan, Leighton found his home in Dallas. He quickly became acquainted with his now producer, Jason Burt, and is getting ready to release a debut single in November, as well as an EP in the spring of 2018.

Cody Jasper: Born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in Amarillo, Texas, Cody Jasper left home at seventeen and started playing nightclubs in Colorado and Texas before he was old enough to drink legally. “I call that earning my stripes in the Rock n Roll scene.” Cody left Denver for Austin’s famed Sixth Street where he played sets almost every night of the week. He went on international tours that included stops in Los Angeles and London, England when he was twenty-two.
Now with twelve years of live performance experience he remains an artist who is inspired by his atmosphere, absorbing the music, the moods and the emotions of any environment he passes through. He recently relocated from Dallas, to Los Angeles, for a brief stay and in full circle fashion, he is now back in his birth state of Florida. “It’s about Southern Rock and the Allman Brothers.” Going back to his roots helped him find his musical niche.
Cody is now preparing his second album for release later in 2019. There will be several genres of musical styles included. “The songs on the record I’m putting out now is what I want to put out. I’m confident about it. It’s all me. It’s all honest songwriting. It’s all things I’ve been through, just like usual.”

Recent Rumors:  Recent Rumors is a pop rock band from Dallas, Texas that want to unite a generation of world changers through music. Josh, Tymothy, and Alex came together to write and perform unforgettable material that will do more than just stay in your brain. Recent Rumors hopes to create experiences to inspire people by promoting love, positivity, passion and equality.

Tickets – $15 Presale/ $20 Door
All Ages Welcome

Last Chance to Get Tickets for Josh Weathers at The Epic This Friday, May 17th

By | Epic Extras

Josh Weathers at The Epic Theater

Official Partner: Texas Trust Credit Union

The Epic Theater is proud to present “An Acoustic Evening with Josh Weathers.”   In 2013,  After a recorded clip of him singing “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston went viral on YouTube, Weathers has since been a rising star.  In 2011, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram called him “the hardest working man in local music.”  He even performed at the Salute To Our Armed Services Ball as part of the Presidential Inauguration weekend.

In 2014, Weathers actually left music to focus on more philanthropic efforts, then returned to the craft last year when he realized music will help those efforts. Those efforts have materialized into The “Love Like You Mean It” nonprofit, which is dedicated to “changing the treatment of young girls and women in India who, [at] as young as 5 years old, are cast into sex and slave trafficking.”

On May 17th, The Fort Worth bluesman will perform an acoustic set in what’s likely to be the highest-profiled gig to date for The Epic Theater. Come support Josh in an intimate, acoustic setting as he sings all of his greatest hits.

GA Lower Level: $15 advance, $20 at the door

GA Upper Balcony: $20 advance, $25 at the door

Doors 6:30 pm

Showtime 7:00 pm

All Ages

FREE – Texas Music Project Presents: The Peterson Brothers with Blair Robinson at The Epic Theater

By | Epic Extras

Texas Music Project Presents: The Peterson Brothers with Blair Robinson at The Epic Theater

Saturday, May 4th
The Epic Theater, Official Partner Texas Trust Credit Union
Doors: 5:00 pm
Music: 5:30 pm
FREE EVENT | Must RSVP JoinTheEpic.com to attend
All Ages

The Peterson Brothers combine youthful energy and modern influences with soul, funk, blues & jazz to a create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their live shows feature jam- band style improvisation.

Led by Glenn Jr. and Alex. The Peterson Brothers have toured throughout the United States, and had the opportunity to play with and open for the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Willie Nelson, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy, the late B.B. King and other musical greats. They have also played festivals throughout the U.S., including the Austin City Limits Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Minnesota State Fair, Riverbend Festival, Texas State Fair, Ogden Roots and Blues, King Biscuit Festival, Old Settler’s Music Fest, Kerrville Folk Festival, Lancaster Blues & Roots, Allentown Blues, Brews & Barbecue, and many more.

With a standing room only weekly residency at Austin’s famed music hall, The Continental Club, the Peterson Brothers have been referred to as, “The future of Austin music” by Mark Murray of Sun Radio, and “Some of the most talented musicians I have seen come out of Austin” by Jamfeed.

● “You can’t help but smile when you watch them play” Texas Lifestyle Magazine
● “Their set was bristling with fun and infectious energy” Austin360.com
● “The Peterson brothers, two barely-legal sibling guitarists from Texas, played one of the funkiest, most fun headline sets the festival has seen.” The Morning Call
● “The Peterson Brothers Band just rolled into Houston and killed it with blues, funk and some good ol rock n roll….” Hanks Americana Radio
● “The Peterson Brothers delivered an amazing blues and R&B set that was part Isaac Hayes, part Stevie Ray Vaughan and part Stanley Clarke.” Twangville.com
● “The only thing missing from the Peterson Brothers Band is the word “amazing” at the front of the name.” – San Antonio Express-News

 

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