Artist Spotlight: Mason Adams Project

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Artist Spotlight: Mason Adams Project
You can see Mason Adams Project 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: Americana
Goes great with: Jason Isbell, Tom Petty
Hometown: Dallas

Bio
Hailing from Dallas,Texas, Mason Adams Project is a 5- piece band, playing mostly original tunes by singer/songwriter, Mason Adams. MAP explores a rich blend of genres including: Folk, Southern Rock, Texas Country, and Bluegrass. This, paired with relatable lyrically- driven compositions is what makes MAP appealing to a wide range of listeners. The listener is taken on a musical journey of life experiences through storytelling and a dynamic musical approach. Beginning as the brain child of Mason Adams, the full band formed in 2017 and has gained popularity in the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene. This high energy act, with freight train rhythms, face- melting guitar solos, and shredding mandolin is sure to leave you wanting more.

Band Members
Mason Adams- Rythym Guitar, Lead Vocals
Gil Altom- Lead Guitar
Kevin Chretian- Mandolin
Jordan Raymer- Bass Guitar
Peter Lyman- Drums

Videos

Live video of “Lessons”

Find out more on Mason Adams Project

Bandcamp

Facebook

Spotify

Instagram

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

Start Your Week With an Epic Workout!

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Mondays can be a challenge, and you are not alone if you struggle – it is normal! Many people find it hard to get moving after the weekend and experience the Monday blues. Sleeping late, overindulging on favorite treats, parties, or lounging too much on the couch can catch up to you quickly when Monday hits.

One of the best ways to overcome Monday fatigue is to get moving at The Epic! Today sets the tone for the week ahead. The most important step is walking through the door. Think of why you started your journey or what you hope to achieve by Friday.

Memberships are hassle free and flexible. 1-month, 3-month, annual, and auto draft plans are available to fit your life and goals. No initiation fees and no annual maintenance fees.

Keep moving, keep focused, keep going! Never skip Monday! Visit JoinTheEpic.com or stop by the Guest Service desk to learn more!

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

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

The Epic Turns 6 Months!

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Time flies when you are having fun!

We opened our doors on November 17, 2018 and each day we strive to create community by unlocking opportunities to engage, inspire & change lives. The Epic is celebrating our 6 month opening the only way possible, by sharing it with all of you.

To honor this milestone, we will be offering the following specials all weekend long!
– 10% off all annual paid-in-full memberships: Let us be a part of your journey
– $79 GroupFit upgrade: Add unlimited group fitness classes to your annual membership
– $6 day pass: Bring a friend with you or try us out for the day
– $10 Epic swag t-shirts: Grab some new summer apparel in all different styles

* Valid Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2019
* GroupFit upgrade shares same expiration date as your annual membership
* Excludes Epic Waters Combo Pass, corporate, and group membership plans.

So stop in for a tour this weekend, take advantage of these great offers, utilize all of our amenities, and BE Epic!

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The 2019 CrossFit Open is at The Epic!

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The Reebok CrossFit Games Open is back again for 2019! Step out of your comfort zone and try 5 new workouts that will test you against the sport’s top athletes as well as members of other boxes worldwide (more than 400,000 people tested their fitness in the Open last year)! Competing in the Open can be helpful for pushing yourself further, hitting new performance heights and conquering challenging exercises for the first time. You just might surprise yourself!

WHO
The Open is for everyone of all abilities, ages 14 and up. Members of the Epic who have registered for the Open at https://games.crossfit.com/ will be able to join us during regular Friday class times to have your workout judged by our CF2960 coaches (no CF drop in fee required if you show proof of Open registration. Non-members will need to purchase a day pass).

WHERE
2960 Epic Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Workouts may be performed in our functional training area, the outside training space, the indoor tracks, or in the Warehouse. We will not know what the workouts will require until they are released by CrossFit.

WHEN
Each workout will be announced on Thursday, beginning on Feb. 21st. We will perform these workouts on the following Friday during regularly scheduled class times. Visit jointheepic.com/crossfit2960/<https://jointheepic.com/crossfit2960/> for the current schedule.

#jointheepic, #supportyourlocalbox, #hardworkpaysoff, #HWPO #intheopen

 

Upcoming Art Classes

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Come join us for the following classes:


Photography Basics with Ricky Saldivar

When: February 9th

Time: 3 – 4:30 pm

Price: $15 per person (Sign up at member services desk)

A workshop teaching technical and compositional techniques you can use with you phone or camera. Perfect for anyone who got a new camera over the holidays or looking to create more engaging content on social media. 

The class will cover do’s and dont’s, composition, controlling your camera and a specific time for practicing techniques around The Epic.

 


Pottery Workshop with Horacio Casillas

When: February 5th and 7th (Tuesday and Thursday)

Time: 7-8:30 pm (5th) and 7-8 pm (7th)

Pickup Artwork: February 9th, 11 am – 4 pm

Price: $15 per person (Sign up at member services desk)

An Epic opportunity to a creative experience, or create something personal for Valentine’s Day!  This two-part workshop teaches basic techniques for creating and glazing pinch pots.  Students will design and sculpt their pot during classes; then, the pots will be fired and ready for pickup, February 9th.

 

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