Bales Musicians Out of Trouble

Last month, I reported on Jayson Bales' efforts to help musicians in need of health care and legal counsel. At that point, the plan was nothing more than an idea; luckily, ideas are quickly turning into action. Today, Bales sent out a press release announcing an event at the Granada Theatre on Sunday, April 2 (presumably, so that broke musicians didn't think this was some heartless April Fool's joke). Get your tax forms handy, rockers. Complete details after the jump. —Sam Machkovech


Re: Dallas Music Partners hosts its first ever education and community building event for the Dallas music community, Sunday April 2nd, at The Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., from Noon - 3pm.

Our Mission: To uplift, educate and empower the Dallas music community.

The Event: Dallas Music Partners will be providing three wonderful education forums on the issues of health care, tax planning and legal planning. Following each session, licensed physicians, CPAs and attorneys will be available to meet one on one to answer questions and assist members of the local music community and their families in receiving professional services. Services will only be available to members of the Dallas music community and their families including musicians, managers, booking agents, nightclub employees, music production employees, music sales employees and music journalists.

Schedule as follows:

Noon to 1 p.m.: Panel discussion with physicians and healthcare professional and a surprise musician guest on how to get healthcare treatment for the uninsured, local clinics available as resources, and general wellness information.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Panel discussion with CPAs and a special musician guest, just in time for the April 15th income tax filing deadline.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Panel discussion with attorney and a special musician guest to address legal issues faced by music professionals and individual legal issues, such as wills and estate planning.

Noon to 3 p.m.: During the entire event, our physician, CPA and attorney panelists will be available to consult one on one with individuals and their families to meet specific needs when their particular panel discussion is not in progress. (Physicians 1-3 p.m., CPAs 12-1 p.m., 2-3 p.m., Attorneys 1-2 p.m.)

There is no cost to the event, but it is open only to members of the Dallas music community. Dallas Music Partners will register new members at the event.

Our Sponsors & Directors

Mike Schoder, owner, The Granada Theater & CD World; Julia Garton, promoter, event planner, The Granada Theater; Salim Nourallah, performing songwriter, producer and owner, Pleasantry Lane Studios; Gene Sumerall, Certified Public Accountant; Rob Banes, Certified Public Accountant; Kate Mackley, photographer, journalist; John Dufilho, performing songwriter, The Deathray Davies, I Love Math ; Travis Hopper, performing songwriter, creative designer, The Richards Group; Johnny Line, Certified Public Accountant; Tania Ion Rivas, performing songwriter and President/A&R, Isometer Records; Stephen Duncan & Meredith Knoll, performing musicians, The Chemistry Set; Jayson Bales, performing songwriter, and financial advisor, Spectrum Strategies, LLC

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