One City Music & Art Festival Raises $500 For Vogel Alcove
Over 200 people attended the first One City Music and Art Festival held at The Green Elephant in Dallas, TX. The music and art festival featured homegrown musicians, artists, and vendors from Dallas-Fort Worth.
Various genres of Electronic Dance Music, Hip Hop, Rock and Roll, and visual art were showcased on two stages and even the front entrance. EDM DFW, creators of One City Music & Art Festival, take pride in creating a diverse and safe experience for everyone. One City Music & Art Festival provided an escape, with no worries about race, color, religion, gender or sexual orientation or identity. The festival attendees came to have fun and they came to support Vogel Alcove.
Vogel Alcove, a children’s education and homeless shelter in Downtown Dallas, was the headliner for this event. For two months, young people from all over Dallas-Fort Worth took to social media to spread awareness about Vogel Alcove and the work they do for children who are in transition with no permanent home.
“Party With a Purpose” was the message that floated around Dallas as these young people came together to support a bigger cause. The term “starving artist” is real. The majority of artists don’t have much themselves. They are passionate and they care. By collaborating with others, word spread and One City Music & Art Festival was able to raise $500 for Vogel Alcove.
Some homegrown talent included Albatrozz, Blüd Bröthers, J Perez Music, Little Human, Melee Max, Richmond Punch, and The P-Town Skanks. One City Music & Art Festival featured a few out of state acts including Chynaman Music, Joonie C, Tajjie IParty and Trip G.
The event featured two stages, with hip-hop artists showcasing their stage presence and control in front of the hometown crowd. The rock bands, a first-ever at an EDM DFW experience was an excellent changeup and added variety from some great singers and musicians.
The festival vibes were on display outside as art and electronic dance music were the main attraction. Local visual artists, DJ’s and producers kept the good vibes going in the interactive environment of One City Music & Art Festival.
Brandon Webb, Founder of EDM DFW stated, “We wanted to do something special for local artists. We wanted to give them an opportunity to share ideas with other musicians, level up their skills in the process, and play a festival from a DFW company. We move with a mission to help our city first. It starts with young people. We were able to raise awareness about our most vulnerable young people in the city. Vogel Alcove does a great job of taking care of kids who are in tough situations. Their services are unique and definitely needed.
EDM DFW hosted One City Music & Art Festival on Friday September 15th. This is a new brand from the Dallas-Fort Worth company dedicated to serving the community through electronic dance music and by empowering young people with the entrepreneurial spirit.
Photos by Joseph Brewster Photography