This Just In: April's Go West Fest Wants to Draw Attention to the Arts across the River

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Corey Howe and the Dead Flowers provide a backbeat.

A day of art, music and food called Go West Fest is a new event set for Saturday, April 7. Theater company Upstart Productions is steering the bash, which will happen in a converted warehouse space at 425 Bedford Street, just south of Singleton Boulevard in the La Bajada neighborhood of West Dallas. (The same space was recently the site of a sculpture and sound installation by SMU art students.)

Dallas bands Somebody's Darling, The Greg Schroeder Band, Madison King, J. Charles and the Trainrobbers, Corey Howe and the Dead Flowers, and the Hank Van Hawkins Band are scheduled to be on the bill. Special guests are expected to drop in for a tune or two, with showtime starting at 3 p.m. and going into the wee hours. (Local noise ordinances permitting.)

Visual artists featured in the gallery show for the event include Frank Lopez (one of our Mastermind grant winners), DFTU Studio/Gallery owners Lucy Kirkman and Justin Hunter Allen and performance-artist/installationists Slik Stockings.

Tickets are $15 at the door. Free parking on Singleton Boulevard. More deets to come later about this first-time wingding west of the Trinity.

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