Hey, West End Is Still a Thing, Say People Trying To Make West End a Thing

Dallas Fest is coming to... the West End?
Dallas Fest is coming to... the West End? Brad LaCour
The West End wants to remind you there’s still life left in the historic Dallas neighborhood. It will host Dallas Fest, a daylong arts festival, on May 5.

Dallas Fest will celebrate all things Dallas with concerts from local musicians such as Jessie Frye and Ronnie Heart, artists creating new works in front of crowds, and some of the cities’ most beloved food trucks parked and ready to serve. The event is free to all festival-goers, but VIP tickets are available for purchase.

The festival is family friendly, so parents eager to have a day out can bring the kiddos. A children’s zone will be set up with educational activities designed to make science, technology, engineering and somehow even math fun.

Jeremy Scott, Dallas Fest chairman and creator, has been working on the idea for the festival since last year.

“The reason we wanted to do this down here is because the last 15 or so years in the West End have seen a lot of blight, and been kind of ignored and forgotten, and this is quite a treasure down here," he says. "And so the idea is to keep these wonderful buildings that have a rich history moving forward. Innovation, technology, art, music, food — those are the things that kind of keep cities going.”

For a schedule of events and more information about VIP tickets, visit dallasfest.net.
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