Ballin for Lupus

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How do you get the coolest athletes in the country in one room? You create competition with a cause.

Bo Talley Williams and game host “The Voice of DFW” with the celebrity players. Click here for the full roster

The 10th annual Ballin for Lupus Luvs Foundation Charity Basketball Game -created by  Bo Talley and Coach Fred Williams- was held at The Epic in Grand Prairie last weekend. The event opened with the purple carpet, where the honorees of the event (those battling lupus and organizations aimed to support research for lupus) got to show off their fabulous outfits and speak about their experiences. The purple carpet also featured the night’s competitors – a celebrity lineup of WNBA players, NCAA champions, newscasters, and other noteworthy women.

Emphasis on women. The whole event was intentionally hosted, organized, and performed by powerful ladies “ to inspire and empower women while highlighting the importance of unity in raising awareness for Lupus”

But the players weren’t the only hard hitters. The event was stacked with talented entertainment. Previous The Voice contestant Cassandra Robertson performed the national anthem, followed by a rendition of the Negro National anthem by Crishelle White. During half-time, White got behind the keys with her band Audacity and got the whole stadium to their feet. Even the athletes joined in for an impromptu halftime show!

Unity seemed to be the theme of the night. Compliments and smiles were given freely, and gratitude was overflowing. During halftime, Bo Talley Williams gave out personal awards to the honorees and people that make an impact in our community.

It was a close game, but the Purple Team (coached by Tiffany Archibald and Jokiva Bellard) took the trophy for the 10th year in a row!

The real achievement was the overwhelming united effort to uplift and aid those with lupus, coupled with the acknowledgment of amazing women with a heart for the community.

Vandella Menifee, recipient of the Elendora Talley Fennell Community Service Award, says it best.

“I AM… Grateful for an opportunity to be in a space where women are inspiring women! I AM… Thankful for being a part of helping change lives and bringing awareness to Lupus in an exciting way! I AM… Humbled by being the recipient of this Community Service Award celebrating 10 years in the community bringing UNITY!”

This event was surrounded by love, laughter, and community… and I can’t wait to do it again next year.

Author: Ania Hodges 

Epic Showdown 2023

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Join in the fun Saturday, July 15 for The Epic Showdown 2023.
  • Epic Showdown features an exhibition basketball game between Team Epic and the Grand Prairie Police Department.
  • This FREE Community Event takes place during July Parks & Recreation month!
  • Enjoy food, giveaways, and prizes!
Doors – 6:00 p.m.
Tip Off – 6:30 p.m.

Fight Festival at The Epic

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Fight Fit Fight League is bringing Fight Fest to The Epic. May 27 – 28 MMA & Muay Thai competitions will take place on both courts in The Epic. Please be aware of the increased foot traffic in the facility these days.

  • Multi-Purpose Sport Court: Closed Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28
  • Basketball Court: Closing at 3PM Friday, May 26. Closed Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28
  • Warehouse: Closed Saturday, May 27
  • Indoor Walking Track: Open during facility operating hours for Members Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28
Spectator Tickets

Dino Dash at The Epic

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Saturday, April 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Epic is hosting an Epic Dino Dash Fun Run & Relay Race, a dinosaur-themed event open to all Epic members; non-members will pay an additional $10 fee and will be granted access to The Epic on the day of the event.

We have partnered with Loop 9 BBQ and BodySpec Dexa Scans to offer discounts and prizes at the event, and BodySpec will be on site for walk-up scans.


FUN RUN $10 for members, $20 for non-members
10:30 a.m.

  • The Fun Run will take place on the GrandLawn and participants will run (or walk) laps around the pond between The Epic and The Summit to their desired distance. Each lap around the pond is 2,023 feet; 8 laps equal 5 kilometers.
  • Fun Run participants are encouraged to dress up in their own dinosaur-themed costumes and will receive a participation medal at the end of the event.


RELAY RACE $15 for members, $25 for non-members
11:30 a.m.

  • The Relay Race will take place on the GrandLawn and will include up to 5 teams of 4 (20 participants total for each race; the number of relay races will be determined by the number of registered participants).
  • Each team will be provided matching inflatable dinosaur costumes for the race. Each participant will run one lap around the pond between The Epic and The Summit, a total of 2,023 feet, before passing the baton to a fellow teammate. The race will continue until each team member has completed one lap around the pond.
  • Each participant will receive a medal at the end of the event.
  • You do not need to form a team before registering; we will contact you ahead of the event to organize teams based on preference and registration.

Finish 2022 in an Epic Way!

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Finish 2022 in an Epic way, by joining The Epic. Enjoy the remainder of 2022 for you and your entire family or a single adult plan. Membership sale available for purchase in person at The Epic July 5, 2022 – July 31, 2022

  • $222- Family Membership | 5 Family member max, same household
  • $122- Adult Membership | Ages 19 and up

Membership valid from date of purchase and will expire on December 31, 2022.

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

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


Live video of “Lessons”

Find out more on Mason Adams Project





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 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