Make it to Main Street – This Saturday!

By | Epic Extras

The Epic Theater is hosting its first ever battle of the bands competition called “Make it to Main Street.”  Five bands will compete for the chance to be an opening slot feature at Main Street Fest.  Buy your tickets now!

Here are the performer’s participating in the competition (In no particular performance order)

Anoxik
They are 13 and 14 years old and began playing together about 2 years ago. Playing live shows with large crowds is what they love to do. Anoxik currently has ongoing gigs in Dallas, Rockwall, Royce City, Greenville, Caddo Mills, and Garland TX.  They started out as the House Band for the School of Rock in Rockwall.  “Our band is grateful for those experiences and it fueled our excitement for more live shows. House of Blues in Dallas, Six Flags of Texas Arlington Spring break shows were great. We recently traveled to San Antonio for our America’s Got Talent Audition.  We’ve recorded tracks at Luminous Sound Studio here in Dallas. It was a great experience for us. We are heading back in to record more originals and a collaboration recording is coming out soon. Stay tuned!”

Dirty Mondo
He has been making music since he was 14.  He is pretty much a one man band, he sings, plays guitar and piano.  Dirty Mondo has played showed shows in other bands before he had the opportunity to play his own songs.  He also makes beats for local rappers and singers.

Joe Dondo
Joe is an independent singer, songwriter, producer, and musician.  He has been practicing his craft for 10 years and has spent the last 3 years practicing live shows in Los Angeles, California where he was born.  His ultimate goal is to write songs that people of all ages relate too.  His music consists of homemade beats and electric guitar.

Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez is a singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Grand Prairie.  His love for music started before he could talk and his current musical direction is inspired by the great pop era of the 90’s.  You could say that he’s bringing back a style of music and showmanship that has been missing for decades.  He has performed such places as Silverlake Lounge in L.A., Pittsburgh State University in Kansas, and SXSW in Austin.  He has performed locally at House of Blues, Trees, RBC, and other local venues in Deep Ellum.  In December 2017 he released the 4th and final EP in a series called “Seasons,” and he currently has two EP’s scheduled to release before this summer.  “90’s Crush” will be released in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Royals
The Royals are an American rock band from Grand Prairie, TX that was originally created in 2015 during the member’s high school years and when they graduated they took a hiatus in 2017 to focus more on school and get adjusted to life at college.  In late-2018, the band got back together and started to jam with each other and have been playing professionally since December 2018.
Their main influence is music from the late 70’s – early 2000’s. especially Pink Floyd, Queen, Journey, Led Zeppellin, and The Beatles.  They have two singles on Apple Music and Spotify and are working towards their goal of recording their debut album, “Kings Row”, in February and mid-March.

Advance general admission tickets = $5
Tickets at the door = $8
All Ages

https://www.prekindle.com/event/63173-make-it-to-main-street-grand-prairie

Just Announced: Make it to Main Street Lineup

By | Epic Extras

The Epic Theater is hosting its first ever battle of the bands competition called “Make it to Main Street.”  Five bands will compete for the chance to be an opening slot feature at Main Street Fest.

Here are the performer’s participating in the competition (In no particular performance order)

Anoxik
We are 13 and 14 years old and began playing together about 2 years ago. Playing live shows with large crowds is what we love to do. We currently have ongoing gigs in Dallas, Rockwall, Royce City, Greenville, Caddo Mills, and Garland TX. We started out as the House Band for the School of Rock in Rockwall. Our band is grateful for those experiences and it fueled our excitement for more live shows. House of Blues in Dallas, Six Flags of Texas Arlington Spring break shows were great. We recently traveled to San Antonio for our America’s Got Talent Audition. We’ve recorded tracks at Luminous Sound Studio here in Dallas. It was a great experience for us. We are heading back in to record more originals and a collaboration recording is coming out soon. Stay tuned! Please contact us if you would like us to come out and play for your festival or venue.

Dirty Mondo
He has been making music since he was 14.  He is pretty much a one man band, he sings, plays guitar and piano.  Dirty Mondo has played showed shows in other bands before he had the opportunity to play his own songs.  He also makes beats for local rappers and singers.

Joe Dondo
Joe is an independent singer, songwriter, producer, and musician.  He has been practicing his craft for 10 years and has spent the last 3 years practicing live shows in Los Angeles, California where he was born.  His ultimate goal is to write songs that people of all ages relate too.  His music consists of homemade beats and electric guitar.

Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez is a singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Grand Prairie.  His love for music started before he could talk and his current musical direction is inspired by the great pop era of the 90’s.  You could say that he’s bringing back a style of music and showmanship that has been missing for decades.  He has performed such places as Silverlake Lounge in L.A., Pittsburgh State University in Kansas, and SXSW in Austin.  He has performed locally at House of Blues, Trees, RBC, and other local venues in Deep Ellum.  In December 2017 he released the 4th and final EP in a series called “Seasons,” and he currently has two EP’s scheduled to release before this summer.  “90’s Crush” will be released in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Royals
The Royals are an American rock band from Grand Prairie, TX that was originally created in 2015 during the member’s high school years and when they graduated they took a hiatus in 2017 to focus more on school and get adjusted to life at college.  In late-2018, the band got back together and started to jam with each other and have been playing professionally since December 2018.
Their main influence is music from the late 70’s – early 2000’s. especially Pink Floyd, Queen, Journey, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles.  They have two singles on Apple Music and Spotify and are working towards their goal of recording their debut album, “Kings Row”, in February and mid-March.

Support local talent and vote for your favorite band on March 2nd at The Epic Theater.

Doors Open at 6:00pm
Battle starts at 6:30pm
$5 Advance $8 Door
All Ages

Tickets: https://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/97934110369357536

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Valentines Weekend at The Epic

By | Epic Extras

Need something to do this Valentine’s weekend? The Epic has you covered with the following events for for a romantic night out, or if you’re just looking for something to do.

Chocolate, Wine and Yoga:
What: Yoga, Wine, and Chocolate for Valentine’s Day
When: Thursday, February 14th yoga starts at 5:30 pm, wine and chocolate at 6:30
Where: The Epic Culinary Kitchen presented by IKEA
Cost is $15 for those not enrolled in the yoga class or any questions, contact Culinary Specialist, Lesa Jones at 972-339-3717 or ljones@gptx.org

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing
What:  Here’s your chance to get a up close and personal look at our The Epic Culinary Kitchen presented by Ikea while guest chefs demonstrate and serve a specialty curated wine flight with food pairings.
When: Friday, February 15th at 7:00 PM
Where:  The Epic Culinary Kitchen presented by Ikea
Cost: $30 per person
Menu: Wines with food pairings
What To Expect: 5-course small plate and wine pairing with special guest from Deutsch family Wines.
– Classes are 1 ½ to 2 hours, unless otherwise noted above
– You will be seated in tables of 4
– Seating is un-assigned and on a first come first serve basis
For any questions, contact Culinary Specialist, Lesa Jones at 972-339-3717 or ljones@gptx.org

Parent’s Night Out Mini Camp (Childcare)
Parents’ Night Out is a 3-hour mini-camp filled with lots of fun games and activities designed to keep kiddos happy and entertained while parents embark on a date night out.
Registration Fee: $10/child
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Ages: 6years – 12years
Drop-off Location: Multi-Purpose Room (Epic Explore)
Pick-up Location: Gym Floor
Dress Code: Athletic clothing and closed toe shoes
Food: Snack will be provided. Make sure to pack extra snacks if needed.

Membership NOT Required. For any questions, please contact Victoria Guerra at vguerra@gptx.org or 972-339-3711.

 

The Epic’s Recording Studio – Ready to Book Sessions

By | Epic Extras

Come be one of the renowned artists to use The Epic Sound Recording Studio, featuring a hybrid workflow of analog and digital technology.

This particular recording studio was built around the Neve 5088 and can handle any genre or style with superb clarity and depth.  We have a mic locker that covers all bases, a masterfully designed recording space and a ProTools HD X system that gives our musicians the highest caliber professional recording experience.

Whether you’re a solo artist or a band needing to record your next album, we are ready to help you create your sound.

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Adaptive and Inclusive Fitness: How The Epic Can Help

By | Epic Extras

With over 120,000 feet of recreation space, which includes over $1 million dollars of cardio and strength equipment, and plenty of fitness, sports, arts and music programming, The Epic recreation center is well equipped for adaptive and inclusive programs, events and activities.  Inclusive recreation, also known as adaptive or accessible recreation, is a concept whereby people with disabilities are given the opportunity to participate in recreational activities. Through the use of activity modifications, members are able to participate in most of the activities available for able bodied/minded members.

We define disability as any condition of the body or mind that makes it more difficult for the individual to do certain activities and interact with the world around them.  The following is a list of, but is not limited to, disabilities that warrant adaptive and inclusive accommodations:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Amputation
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Obesity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Bifida
  • Stroke Victims

Everyone, including people with disabilities, needs physical activity for good health.  Regular exercise can help control weight, improve mental health and lower risk for death, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.  For the estimated 1 in 5 who have a disability in the United States, it is estimated that nearly half the adults with disabilities do not participate in any aerobic activity.

With the Epic’s multi purpose space, tracks and adaptive cardiovascular equipment, we can provide numerous ways to increase aerobic capacity.  Examples of aerobic activities for disabled members include walking, water aerobics, swimming, hand-crank bicycling, and various wheelchair athletics.  Also, through the adaptive use of free weights and machines, there are many resistance-based exercises to enhance muscular fitness.

The Epic Staff has qualified Recreation Aides with plenty of experience when it comes to special needs and disabilities.  Christine Klebba and Paola Elizalde have over 30 years of combined experience in this field and are will be available to help those with special accommodations.  Members/Guests can fill out an accommodation form/waiver at the front desk when specific assistance is needed.  If you are interested in adaptive fitness, please send all questions and concerns to tmenezes@gptx.org.

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The Epic Theater – Upcoming Shows

By | Epic Extras

Here is the upcoming schedule for The Epic Theater presented by TexasTrust.  For all tickets and updates check https://www.prekindle.com/events/theepic

 


1/19 – Trout Fishing in America (SOLD OUT)
Trout Fishing in America is a musical duo which performs folk rock and children’s music. The duo is composed of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet.

 


2/15 – Salsa Night
Come join us for a lesson from local salsa expert, Ramiro Gonzalez.  There will be a dance party to follow.  You don’t have to attend class to attend the dance.
Times: Class 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Dance 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Doors: 6:30 pm
Prices: Class $15 | Dance $5

 


2/23 – Spoken Word Exhibition
Presented by the Arlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, come join us for a spoken word, poetry exhibition celebrating voice, culture and creativity
Time: 6:30 pm | Doors: 5:30 pm
Prices: $10 GA, $15 VIP

 


3/2 – Make it to Main Street (Band Competition)
The Epic Theater is hosting its first ever battle of the bands competition called “Make it to Main Street.”  Five bands will compete for the chance to be an opening slot feature at Main Street Fest.  We’re looking for all kinds of genres and musical acts so gather your band mates, fill out an application, and after a selection process, we’ll host 5 bands at a competition on March 2, 2019.
Time: 6:30 pm| Doors: 6 pm
Prices: $5 GA, $8 DOOR

 


3/9 – Pullman Standard
With over 1500 shows logged across 30+ U.S. States since their first independently booked tour in 2011, the band will perform all of their rock hits like “Crazy Love.” The new album, “Diamond Hearts,” continues the legacy on yet another independent tour across the US.  Buy the album now on iTunes or Google Play, or stream it on Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming platforms!
Time: 7:00 pm | Doors:  6:30 pm
Prices: $10 GA

 

 


3/22 – Joshua Moore
Originally from Alabama, Joshua’s debut album, The Many Faces of Joshua Moore (due for release Summer 2018), promises to etch his musical genius into your soul, with amazing original songs like “Peace,” “We the People,” and “Trading Places.”
Time: 7:00 pm | Doors: 6:30 pm
Prices: $10 GA

 


3/30 – Joe Dondo
Local Singer/Songwriter and producer of his own music, Joe Dondo mixes rap and singing featured in tunes like “Out of my League.”
Time: 7:00 pm | Doors: 6:30 pm
Prices:  $5 GA

 


4/5 – Jacob Serrano
Jacob is a singer/songwriter and musician from Grand Prairie, Texas.  He recently graduated from Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy (GPFAA), where he received many accolades while competing and performing in events locally, across the nation and internationally. He was recognized as a Texas All-State Choir Vocalist for three consecutive years and is also the winner of the 2018 “Grand Prairie’s Got Talent” Competition!
Time: 7:00 pm | Doors: 6:30 pm
Prices:  $10 GA

Make it to Main Street – Band Competition at The Epic Theater

By | Epic Extras

The Epic Theater is hosting its first ever battle of the bands competition called “Make it to Main Street.”  Five bands will compete for the chance to be an opening slot feature at Main Street Fest.  We’re looking for all kinds of genres and musical acts so gather your band mates, fill out an application, and after a selection process, we’ll host 5 bands at a competition on March 2, 2019.  The entry fee will be $10 per band. The competition will start at 6:30 pm.  After gathering applications, The Epic’s Arts and Music team will select 5 bands and sound checks will be coordinated closer to the competition date.

To enter, please see/fill out the attached application and email to kmarrs@gptx.org

For all questions about the competition, please email Krista Marrs kmarrs@gptx.org and/or Thomas Menezes at tmenezes@gptx.org.

 

Gallery 2960 – The Epic’s Visual Art Gallery

By | Epic Extras

The Epic’s Art Gallery is equipped to host gallery showings for budding visual artists as well as established local artists.  With the capability to provide an accompanying opening and closing reception, our goal is to show artwork for at least a month at a time so that the work will be exposed to hundreds of members and guests on a daily basis.  All artwork will be labeled with name, title of work and price, if the artist chooses to sell.  We will accept all appropriate, family friendly artwork including paintings, drawings, ceramics and other mixed media.

If you’d like to show artwork, email The Epic’s Art Specialist, Jefferson Muncy at jmuncy@gptx.org.  Please include examples of your artwork.

Here are some examples from our current ceramics exhibition

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Holiday Art Classes at The Epic

By | Epic Extras

The Epic is equipped with a fully functioning art classroom/studio and we will be featuring a range of visual arts programs for all ages.  Whether you’ve wanted to learn about painting or drawing at a beginner’s level, or looking for a space to continue your art practice, our studio will offer many options.  We’re kicking off the arts program just in time for the holidays.

If you’re looking for a holiday gift option, you can attend our Greenhouse card making class in which you’ll be taught how to make your own personalized cards for family and friends, decorated by you.  Additionally, we will host our first art class led by ceramics expert and resident artist, Horacio Casillas.  He will teach a class in which students make ornaments, just in time to hang on the tree or give as a gift.

If you have a class idea or would like to use the art space, please contact our Visual Arts Specialist, Jeff Muncy at jmuncy@gptx.org

New Year’s Eve: The Inspiration Band!

By | Epic Extras

Don’t have New Year’s Eve plans yet?  We have you covered.

The Epic Theater is proud to host our very first New Year’s Eve Event!  Ring in the New Year with The Inspiration Band.  The party starts at 9 pm and will go until 1 am.

Offering one of the best deals for a NYE event, general admission tickets will be only $20 with additional suite and drink options.  Everyone over 16 years of age is welcome!

 

Click on the following link for tickets:

https://www.prekindle.com/event/65728-the-epic-new-years-eve-the-inspiration-band-grand-prairie

The Inspiration Band is comprised of eight musicians/vocalists/artists and professionals from various backgrounds in New York, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.

They came together simply for the passion of reproducing great family fun music from the past and current Top 40 hit playlists. These guys and ladies took on the vision to create a live show in which the entire family could enjoy together.  The band has already performed at Bass Performance Hall, American Airlines Center, Sundance Square, Grapefest, Irving Main Street Fest, Grapevine Main Street Fest, Keller Concert in the Park, Hard Rock, Old Red Museum, Mesquite Concert in the Park, Glass Cactus, Cowtown Marathon and Grand Prairie Main Street Festival.

Here is an example of their show:

https://youtu.be/jEhuHAyx3t8

 

Get your tickets now and bring in the New Year with The Epic Theater and The Inspiration Band!

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