Mixmaster presents "100 Creatives," in which we feature cultural entrepreneurs of Dallas in random order.
Fresh off the 18th year anniversary party, the guys at Crown & Harp have a lot to be thankful for, particularly our next Dallas luminary, Moody Fuqua.
Since 2013, Fuqua's been doing everything there, from picking out the drapes to organizing some of the most exciting all-local music cards to ever grace the Dallas music scene. And we're not alone in calling Crown & Harp the epicenter of the Lower Greenville "comeback tour."
For Fuqua however, it's about far more than putting on a good show. His true aim is to cultivate the local music scene here in Dallas, and help turn it into something bigger and better than it's ever been.
"There's so much music out there in the city and I felt like for a long time, up until really recently, only a little of it was getting attention and it was kind of hurting the scene," Fuqua says. Since he started booking shows for Crown & Harp he has worked to get people like fellow Dallas creative Stefan Gonzalez to help him promote and book local Dallas acts.
"Local shows actually draw now," Fuqua says. "All local bills actually are money makers now, so people on the other end of it looking on the money side are into it, which is awesome. This is what we wanted to happen. I mean their reasoning might not be so awesome, but hey man, it just means that all these local artists are getting the attention that they deserve."
They sure are, thanks in part to the hard work of people like Fuqua. He had a moment to spare for us, and we jumped at the chance to pick his brain.