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Go West Fest This Weekend

Upstart Productions is is producing GO WEST FEST on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 from 3PM until 1AM as the inaugural West Dallas Music Festival.

GO WEST FEST will be a day of local art, music, and food, and a celebration of the ever expanding city of art. After decades of work, the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge will soon lead into West Dallas, the diverse and culturally rich corridor towards Oak Cliff. This will also be the first show for THE NEST GALLERY, a series of spaces adjoining the performance space that will feature work from Dallas visual artists.

LOCAL BANDS SCHEDULED:

-Homespun Remedies, http://www.homespunremedies.com/
-Home By Hovercraft, http://homebyhovercraft.com/
-Somebody’s Darling, http://somebodysdarling.com/
-The Greg Schroeder Band, http://www.gregschroedermusic.com/
-Madison King, one of Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine’s 10 Artists To Watch in 2012,
http://www.madisonkingmusic.com/
-J. Charles and the Trainrobbers, http://www.thetrainrobbers.com/
-Corey Howe and The Dead Flowers, http://www.facebook.com/coreyhoweandthedeadflowers
-Jimmy James Band, Owner and operator of Jimmy’s Guitar Repair in Fair Park,
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jimmys-guitar-repair/150263658380021?sk=wall&filter=12
-Hank Van Hawkins Band, http://www.facebook.com/hankvanhawkins
-Here, In Arms, https://www.facebook.com/pages/here-in-arms/22617400677

GO WEST FEST LINE-UP:

4pm: Madison King
4:30pm: The Jimmy James Band
5pm: The Hank Van Hawkins Band
5:30pm: True Achiever (special festival bonus!!)
6pm: Here, In Arms
7pm: The Greg Schroeder Band
8pm: Corey Howe and The Dead Flowers
9pm: Home By Hovercraft
10pm: Homespun Remedies
11pm: J. Charles and The Trainrobbers
12am: Somebody’s Darling

This will also be the first show for THE NEST GALLERY, a series of spaces adjoining the performance space that will feature work from Dallas visual artists, in support and celebration of Dallas as a ever-expanding art city. Artists include:

-Frank Lopez, a recipient of a 2011 Dallas Observer Mastermind granthttp://www.franklopez.com/,
-Lucy Kirkman and Justin Hunter Allen, operators of the DFTU Gallery in Fair Parkhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Dont-Fuck-This-Up/345270362158937,
-performance/installation artists SLIK STOCKINGS
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SlikStockings/311362475575814,
West Dallas studio, Homeland Security, http://m.facebook.com/pages/Homeland-Security/146795925446467?id=146795925446467&_rdr, and others.

Both intimate and aggressive, the show will be glimpse into the dextrous art that is made in Dallas.
The Nest is located at 425 Bedford St. Dallas, TX 75212, one block south of Singleton Blvd. Parking is in free lots located along Singleton Blvd. More info at www.gowestfest.com