Improvisers will draw bandmates out of a hat and 5 bands will perform completely improvised music for your listening pleasure/displeasure!
Jess Garland Medlock
Andrew Jordan Miller
Sarah Ruth Alexander
$10 (no one turned away for lack of funds); Cash or credit card at door
FREE with security guard
Garage closes at 10:00pm
First Presbyterian Church of Dallas Parking Garage
Corner of Park and Young
408 Park Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Outdoor seating provided or bring your blanket
Small coolers welcome
No pets or firearms or high heels
In case of rain, event will be held at alternate location to be announced
INFO on the Space:
The 508 Amphitheater is located on the north side of the 508 Park Building, formerly known as the Warner Brothers Film Exchange. The 508 Amphitheater is located on the former site of the Columbia Pictures Film Exchange which was part of the area of downtown Dallas known as “Film Row” where multiple film exchanges delivered films to and from theaters across the state of Texas.
In 1930, Warner Brothers purchased Brunswick Records and moved the regional offices to the 3rd floor of the 508 Park building. The regional manager, Don Law, along with his boss Art Satherley, produced 843 recordings at 508 Park between 1935 and 1939. Later, Don and Art would each head Columbia Records country music division.
Notable music moments:
1935 — Gene Autry records the hit “Nobody’s Darlin’ but Mine”
1935 — The first recordings of Bob Wills with the Texas Playboys
1937 — Robert Johnson make his second and final recordings
1938 — The Stamps Quartet
1938 — Bob Wills records “San Antonio Rose”
1939 — Lolo Cavazos
The 508 Park building is part of the larger Encore Park project and will be renovated with historical exhibits open to the public, a recording studio and event/performance spaces.
BENEFIT: Proceeds from this evening's performance will go to fund Encore Park iniciatives which also include income-generating and creativity-nurturing programming for homeless and at risk individuals.