April 02, 2004
|A small local festival in Dallas' historic Deep Ellum, now a popular
entartainment district. Two stages bookend a 4 block stretch of Main Street, with a
bunch of the usual fest vendors in between: artists, crafts, candlemakers.
Poor food selection, and they do the ticket thing for food & beverage. Tickets
are only sold in strips of $10; leftover tickets are just one more way for the organizers
to gouge you.
But the good thing is, it's in Deep Ellum. There are plenty of bars that will happily accept your cash for a single beer, and lots of restaurants to choose from as well. And best of all, lots of clubs with their own live music playing. Half these photos aren't from folks playing the Fest, but gigging clubs right nearby.
Friday night was blues night on the main stage.
A decent kickoff to the 2004 Festival season. And just three weeks till Jazzfest!
|Pete Barbeck & 7th Son|
|The Main Stage|
|The Chris Ruest Trio,
with special guest Ron Jones on sax,
playing the rooftop at The Bone.
|Leo Hull and the Texas Blues Machine|
|... with Bobby Baranowski on drums|
|All Funk Radio|
|North Mississippi Allstars
at the Gypsy Tea Room
on Lead Guitar
|Holland K. Smith
at Deep Ellum Blues
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