Artist Spotlight: The Effinays

By | Epic Extras

You can see The Effinays perform on The Epic Theater stage during The Epic Music Showcase on Saturday, September 28.  Each week, we will highlight one of the artists on this year’s lineup, all composed of local music talent across different genres.  Tickets are available here.

Genre: Funk Reggae
Goes great with: Damien Marley, Los Cafres, Slightly Stoopid,
Hometown: Dallas

Bio
The Effinays is a funk/rock/reggae band from Dallas, TX. The band formed in 2007 and originally performed as an instrumental unit throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. In 2011, the band revamped the entire line up, except for one of the founding members and morphed in to the comedic, old school funk, classic rock, reggae with flashes of Latin grooves band that one could clearly sense that they enjoy what they do. The band has performed alongside Grammy Award winning artist and other notable artist such as Snoop Dogg (Lion), Grupo Fantasma and Ozomatli, War, The Black Crowes , B-Side players, Nappy Roots, Arrested Development, Cas Haley and many other artist.  Each member of The Effinays hails from different musical upbringings that they blend together effortlessly as one unit,

Band Members
Joe “Big Spook” Martinez – Lead Vocals
Jeremy “Pan Blanco” Piering – Bass Guitar
Jason ”Rev” Rudd – Lead Guitar
Aaron “AC” Capers – Drums
Justin Barksdale ”JB” – Keys

Tony Luna ”Tuna” – Percussion

Videos
“Whoa” on Sofar D/FW

“Yellow Blue” album

Find out more on The Effinays

Website

Facebook

Spotify

Instagram

Twitter

We hope to see you at The Epic Music Showcase to support The Effinays and all of these local artists!

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Open Mic Night This Friday! 8-23-2019

By | Epic Extras

Join us at The Epic Theater this Friday! 8-23-2019

The Epic Presents: Open Mic Night! Our open mic night is THE opportunity for local talent and creatives to showcase their style, gifts, and flair in our World Class Epic Theater ON STAGE. Every month, we offer individuals and groups the chance to sign up and perform in a family friendly environment. We accept everyone from all talent backgrounds including: Singing, Comedy Acts, Spoken Word Poetry, Rap Artists, etc. All Talent must be clean and family friendly. This event will be hosted by ALLNAMESTKN of Wake N Create LLC .

Ticket prices start at $3 for presale and $5 at the door.

Doors open at 6:30 and the show will begin at 7:00.

For more information contact Quinston @ qsmith@gptx.org or 972-337-3704

New – The Epic Artist-in-residence, Jessi Sawyer

By | Epic Extras

In partnership with The University of North Texas, The Epic’s Artist-in-Residence program will give opportunities to UNT art students while they take the next step in their career.  Once accepted, the artist will have a fully furnished loft as well as a studio where they can consistently produce works, regardless of medium.  Members and guests will be able to observe artists as they work. The artist will also teach classes as part of The Epic’s fine arts programming.

The Epic is proud to introduce our newest Artist-in-residence, Jessi Sawyer.

Jessi Sawyer is a metalsmith, jeweler, and art educator.  She recently graduated from University of North Texas with her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry.  Her work focuses on space and place and where those two things intersect. She draws from the landscapes of home (Minnesota) and investigates quiet and space in her work. She utilizes a variety of metalsmithing and jewelry techniques, including enamel on copper and steel, drawing, and repetitive processes. Jessi’s work has been exhibited both locally and nationally, and she currently has two pieces in a traveling exhibition on the west coast. She has taught several jewelry and metals classes and workshops, is a current Continuing Education and adjunct instructor in jewelry and Metals at Brookhaven College, and has a strong studio practice.

You can view more of her work here.

Back to School, Back to You!

By | Epic Extras

The start of the school year brings a change in routine, but that doesn’t have to stop you from progressing toward your goals or making time for yourself. Small adjustments such as meal prepping on the weekends, waking up 30 minutes earlier for a quick workout, or scheduling a group fitness class with a friend can keep you on track.

The Epic provides access to world class amenities and dedicated professionals to support you on the journey to your best self. Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

#backtoschool #backtofitness #neverskipmonday #motivationmonday #hasslefree #gptx #JoinTheEpic

August Open Mic Night at The Epic

By | Epic Extras

The Epic Presents: Open Mic Night! Our open mic night is THE opportunity for local talent and creatives to showcase their style, gifts, and flair in our World Class Epic Theater ON STAGE. Every month, we offer individuals and groups the chance to sign up and perform in a family friendly environment. We accept everyone from all talent backgrounds including: Singing, Comedy Acts, Spoken Word Poetry, Rap Artists, etc. All Talent must be clean and family friendly. Ticket prices start at $3 for pre-sale and $5 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 and the show will begin at 7:00.

For more information contact Quinston: qsmith@gptx.org or 972-337-3704

Artist Spotlight: Cure For Paranoia

By | Epic Extras

You can see Cure For Paranoia perform on The Epic Theater stage during The Epic Music Showcase on Saturday, September 28.  Each week, we will highlight one of the artists on this year’s lineup, all composed of local music talent across different genres.  Tickets are available here.

Genre: Soul-infused hip hop
Goes great with: Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Mos Def
Hometown: Dallas

Bio
The soul-infused hip-hop outfit has become the new face of the storied Dallas neighborhood. Now the band is taking Deep Ellum worldwide.

The musicians that make up Dallas hip-hop group Cure for Paranoia have their own bold energy and personal styles which would best be described as aggressively funky, a style that carries through to their music. Between Tomahawk Jonez’s and Jay Analog’s production, Stanley Francisko’s airy vocals, and Cameron McCloud’s brisk lyrical delivery, the band has designed its own brand of “trippy soul-infused hip-hop.”

The group formed when the four guys took a “doomsday road trip.” Following the advice of some conspiracy theorist friends, they packed up and headed to an ideal place to wait out the apocalypse. When an earth-shattering meteor didn’t hit, inspiration did. Having recently been diagnosed with bipolar paranoid schizophrenia, McCloud found clarity in making music with Analog, Jonez, and Francisko. By the time they returned home, the band was born.

Cure for Paranoia quickly made a name for themselves being awarded Dallas Observer’s Best New Act in 2016 and Best Group Act in 2017. They formed a relationship with Erykah Badu after McCloud was recorded rapping to her backstage of the Bomb Factory, which allowed them to perform at 2 of her sold out Birthday celebrations. The group’s diverse music has allowed them to share bills with a wide range of artists such as Nas, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelik, Run The Jewels, Ludacris, Flying Lotus, BADBADNOTGOOD, Purity Ring, 21 Savage, and tour with Bone Thugs -n- Harmony. Their song “Feel Alive” was used by ESPN for the 2018 US Open Grand Slam campaign.

 

Videos
Cinderblock Session

Music video for “Wired”

 

Find out more on Cure For Paranoia

Website

Facebook

Spotify

Instagram

Twitter

We hope to see you at The Epic Music Showcase to support Cure For Paranoia and all of these local artists!

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The Epic – Fall Pool Hours

By | Epic Extras

Fall Pool Hours
Grand Prairie ISD is heading back to school on August 19th. Please be advised of The Epic’s new pool schedule.

Fitness Swim –  for adults to lap swim, water walk, exercise or use the spa.  Children under the age of 12 may not swim at this time without aquatic staff approval. At least 2 lanes will be provided.

Monday – Thursday 
6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday
6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grand Fun Swim – for families and children to swim and play.  Water Features will be turned on. All children 6 and under must have an adult in the water within arms reach.

Monday – Thursday
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 
1:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Splash Pad Swim –  access to splash pad play structure area.  Children 6 and under must have a parent in the water with them and must stay in the Splash Pad area.

Monday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

GPISD Holiday Hours

Fitness Swim

Mon-Fri
6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Mon-Thu
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Grand Fun Swim      

Mon-Thur
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fri
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm.

I Feel Pretty – Women’s Day At The Epic Theater

By | Epic Extras

A day to unite and network with other women, rediscover your inner beauty, motivation to break outside your comfort zone, and reach your true potential.

Meet and Greet with refreshments and desserts

Guest Speakers

Prizes/Give aways including  a travel certificate, Mary Kay goody bag, designer jewelry, massage certifcates and a chiropractor certificate

and Q&A Panel.

$12.00 per ticket

For any questions, contact Stephanie Sanders, (214) 384-0237 stephsanders@Ifeelprettydfw.org

REGISTER HERE

Your Goals Are Epic!

By | Epic Extras

What are your goals and how can The Epic help? Whether you’re seeking to conquer health challenges, spend more meaningful time with family, break a personal fitness record, or simply improve your overall well-being, a membership to The Epic creates the opportunities to get you there.

Membership Access Includes:

  • State-of-the-art cardio, free weights, and strength training equipment
  • Indoor & outdoor functional training zones
  • Indoor walking track & 3rd level adventure track
  • Aquatics – lap swimming, vortex pool, toddler splash areas, and whirlpool spa
  • Epic Courts – open play basketball, futsal, pickleball, and volleyball
  • Game Room
  • Zone 1317 – Teen Room for ages 13-17
  • KidsPlay during parent/guardian play hours

Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are offered to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees. Want to make your membership even more epic? Upgrades are available for GroupFit, CrossFit 2960, KidsPlay babysitting, and Gold Medal parking.

No matter where you are on the journey to your best self, The Epic is with you every step of the way! Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more.

#neverskipmonday #motivationmonday #hasslefree #fitness #gptx #getstarted #epicresolutions #epicsummer #JoinTheEpic

The Epic Music Showcase

By | Epic Extras

Join us Saturday, September 28th for The Epic Music Showcase!  This showcase is a day of celebration for local Dallas/Fort Worth area music talent all coming together to perform on The Epic Theater stage presented by Texas Trust Credit Union. 

$15 Advance
$25 At the Door 

Grab your tickets HERE 

Here is our amazing lineup of artists you will not want to miss.  Stay tuned for more Artist Spotlight blogs highlighting each performer.

D and Chi  Indie Pop (Dallas)

Fresh off American Idol, KAABOO Texas and opening for Chaka Khan, D and Chi are set to climb to even higher heights in 2019. The Dallas Band showcase a fusion of pop, Rock, and Hip Hop music. Combine that with two-part harmonies and honest lyrics and you get genre-bending songs that you’ll be singing for months to come

Cure For Paranoia   Soul-infused Hip Hop (Dallas)

The musicians that make up Dallas hip-hop group Cure for Paranoia have their own bold energy and personal styles which would best be described as aggressively funky, a style that carries through to their music. Between Tomahawk Jonez’s and JayAnalog’s production, Stanley Francisko’s airy vocals, and Cameron McCloud’s brisk lyrical delivery, the band has designed its own brand of “trippy soul-infused hip-hop.”

The Effinays    Funk Reggae (Dallas)

A groove-oriented explosion of Funk, Latin Rhythms, Rock and Reggae-fied cultural diversity… The Effinays!

Savannah Low    Pop (Arlington)  

With a professional career spanning over 15 years, Low developed a passion for music at an early age that led to an abundance of performances across Texas—as an opener for the Jonas Brothers at the State Fair of Texas, and appearing on season 9 of American Idol as one of the top 40 contestants. After featuring on tracks and performing other’s music, Low turned her attention toward stepping out of her comfort zone to fulfill a lifelong dream of releasing her own music. This lead to the release of her debut solo EP, “Bare” in the beginning of 2019. Since then, Low has played venues such as Trees, Granada Theater and Texas Live! She is currently writing and working on new music.

Mason Adams Project   Americana (Dallas)

Taking the listener on a musical journey of life experiences through story-telling and  a dynamic musical approach. Everyone likes a party, I guess we’re all one in the same.

The Royals   Alternative Rock (Grand Prairie)

The Royals are a band from Grand Prairie, TX. They formed in the year of 2017, and have been performing professionally since 2018. Their influences range from classic rock to alternative rock.

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