Did you know there are hundreds of “garage bands” within Grand Prairie and even more in the entire DFW metroplex? These artists are of all ages and from a variety of music genres and backgrounds. Maybe you’re one of them or know someone who is.
We’ve said all along that The Epic is going to be a center for everyone! Yes, many of the features in this building are for the active user looking to get in shape, or sharpen their athletic abilities. And, The Epic will have some really awesome opportunities for these types of activities, and we’re very excited about them. But, while we highly encourage a healthy lifestyle, we also know that not everyone is an athlete. Not everyone is interested in spinning, swimming, or sprinting. Others enjoy singing or strumming a guitar. One of the reasons why The Epic lives up to its name is because it will be much more than a typical rec center. Much more than a gym.
So, this week’s “First Look” on JoinTheEpic.com will give you a sneak peek into one of the features that truly makes The Epic unique: The Epic Recording Studio. That’s right! Now, those garage bands and aspiring artists have a place to record their music!
Located on the second level near the artist-in-residence loft (more on this in a future blog) and the balcony level of the theater will be a recording studio. The studio was designed with acoustics in mind and is being built to provide a professional quality product for the artists. Users will be able to look from the control room with state-of-the-art equipment through soundproof glass into the performers’ space. Once produced, the artists will be able to take their tracks with them, and who knows, maybe even hear their songs playing on The Epic Internet Radio Station (more on this later, too!).
The Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is thrilled to be able to provide this unique opportunity to our citizens and guests. And, we’re proud to be yet another home for the GPISD students, as we will now have an additional venue to showcase their incredible talent. So, for all of the musicians out there, get ready! We’re looking forward to hearing all of the great music that will be produced at The Epic Recording Studio beginning early 2018!
Marketing & Communications Specialist – Parks, Arts & Recreation